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By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published February 16, 2001
JAZZED UP: The Hernando Jazz Society will perform a "Salute to Charlie Parker" at the fourth annual Jazz Vespers at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in the Pines, 7029 Cedar Lane (off State Road 50 east of Brooksville). The concert is free. For information, call 666-4867.
TWICE THE ROMANCE: The musical Romance Romance continues through Saturday at the New Millennia Studio, 316 S Broad St., Brooksville. Performances are 7:30 tonight and 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. For information and tickets, call 848-0901.
LOVING LITERACY: The fourth annual Hernando County Reading Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the West Hernando/Foggia Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., off Cortez Boulevard in Spring Hill. The event, which is part of the county's Literacy Week activities, includes games, crafts and storytelling. For information, call 592-5606.
ART SMART: There will be a reception for Spring Hill oil painter Antonio Caparello from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Your Arts Desire, 8235 River Country Drive, Spring Hill. The artist's work will be on display, and he will demonstrate his technique. The event is free. For information, call 592-4646.
MULTIMEDIA ARTIST: The work of Spring Hill Art League Artist of the Month Carol Szynwelski will be on display through February during business hours at the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, 10005 Cortez Blvd. in Spring Hill. A Michigan native, Szynwelski works in many different media. The exhibit is free. For information, call 596-4000.
CULTURE NIGHTS: Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Culture Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23 to celebrate Black History Month at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. The game/recreation room will be open for youth and their parents, grandparents and friends. Participants may play pool, pingpong, air hockey, Foosball, PlayStation and arcade games. The event is free. For information, call 544-5498.
FOUR IN THE FORUM: Four one-act plays will be presented Feb. 23-25 at the Forum at Stage West, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students. The theater's box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call 683-5113.
ALL UNDER CONTROL: There will be a Fun-Fly for vintage radio-controlled model airplanes Feb. 24 and 25 at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation on State Road 50, east of Weeki Wachee. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The event is sponsored by the Hernando Aero Modelers and Chapter Two Vintage Radio Control Society. Admission is free. Parking is $2. For information, call 688-9395.
JAZZ IT UP: The Hernando Jazz Society and the Kiwanis Club will hold their annual music show at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in Springstead Theatre at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The concert benefits the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. For information, call 683-7254.
FLUTE SWEET: The Brooksville Music Club will sponsor performances by flutists Louise Voscinar and Melissa Parker at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W in Brooksville. The event is free. For information, call 796-5420.
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY: Three sopranos will take a "Sentimental Journey" on March 2-4 at the Forum at Stage West, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12. The theater's box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call 683-5113.
HOLY JOKES!: The Day They Kidnapped the Pope opens March 8 and continues Thursdays and weekends through March 25 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students age 17 and younger. The theater's box office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call 683-5113.
A WRITER SPEAKS: Idella Parker, writer, speaker, educator and former maid for writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, will speak at 7 tonight at Pasco-Hernando Community College's Dade City campus (room A-222). Parker's book, Idella: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' "Perfect Maid', tells about her experiences as Rawlings' maid and the day-to-day life of African-Americans in the segregated Florida town of Reddick.
UNCOMMON THREADS: The fiber art exhibit "A Thread Runs Through It" continues at the Pasco Arts Center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday, through Feb. 28. Works by five Florida fabric artists are on view 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
FOUR ON THE FLOOR: The Spectrum Quartet will recreate the music of the Motown group the Four Tops at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center. Admission is $10 to $14. Call (727) 847-5313 or 816-3241 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. today. Tickets can be purchased at the center box office during those hours.
FINNTASTIC: The Mickey Finn Show, a comedy Dixieland show, will be at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for front of center sections, $10 for back rows and outer sections. For tickets, call 774-4459 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays.
BACK TO THE '50S: Monroe Powell's Platters will recreate the famous 1950s sound of the original group at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Performing Arts Center at New Port Richey branch of Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road. Tickets are $10, $12 and $14. For information, call (727) 816-3241
Auditions for the Lillian Hellman drama Little Foxes will be at the Richey Suncoast Theatre at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Roles are for three women and seven men of various ages. Director is Dick Poole. Production dates are April 5-8, 13-15, and 20-22.
Auditions for the musical Carousel will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Roles for singer-dancers of all ages are available. Those who audition are asked to prepare 16 bars of up-tempo and ballad music, bring sheet music, cassette or compact disc (with no vocal) and be prepared to dance and read from script. All positions area paid. Several lead roles have been cast. Production dates are Wednesdays-Sundays March 30 to May 20.