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© St. Petersburg Times, published March 9, 2001

TODAY: Presenter Eddie Morelli will bring The Super Stars of Doo Wop to the Center for the Arts at River Ridge at 7:30 p.m. Performers include Jimmy Beaumont and the Skyliners (Since I Don't Have You); Arlene Smith (Maybe); Gene Chandler (Duke of Earl); the Marcels (Blue Moon); Vito Picone and the Elegants (Little Star); and Tommy and the Saints and the S.R.O. All Star Doo Wop Band. Tickets are $35 and $30. Call (727) 843-0162.

TODAY-SATURDAY: The Timber Greens Chorus will present "Disney, One More Time," a medley of 21 Disney classics, and other favorites at 7:30 p.m. at the Timber Greens Country Club, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey (off Little Road). Admission is $5. Call (727) 372-8633 today for availability.

TODAY-MARCH 18: The exhibit Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Homefront, 1941-1945 will be at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. The fourth in a film history of Americans in World War I, From Rosie to Roosevelt, will be shown at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with commentary by Eckerd College history scholar Jim Schnur.

TODAY-MARCH 25: The musical Hello, Dolly continues at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Performances are 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 3 p.m. Sundays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash bar. Dinner and show, $35.95, show only, $24.95; ages 12 and younger, $19.95 and $14.95. Call 863-7949 in west Pasco; elsewhere, toll-free 1(888) 655-7469.

TODAY-MARCH 18: The comedy Barefoot in the Park continues weekends at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for students. Box office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (727) 842-6777.

SATURDAY: Neil Diamond impersonator Bobby Palermo will be featured at the Richey Community Orchestra's Legends and Superstars concert at 3 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $8, open seating. Call (727) 863-0068 or 919-3866.

SATURDAY: The Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze blues band will perform 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at Bourbon Street Concert Club, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. The band features Wally "Sweet Daddy" Greaney singing and playing harmonica and saxophone. Admission is $5. Authentic Cajun food will be available.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY: The 12th annual Will McLean Music Festival will be at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 7 miles west of Dade City and 1.5 miles east of I-75 on County Road 41 at Exit 60. Folk musicians from Florida will perform on several different stages from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $20 for both days; $12 for Saturday; and $10 for Sunday. Camping hookups are $12; rough camping, $7. Call (352) 754-3082.

SUNDAY: The Hot Lips Good Time Dixieland Band will perform at 2 p.m. at New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. Admission is $2.50. Tickets are available at branch libraries and at the door.

SUNDAY: The Richey Concert Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. The program includes Greg Cannella's Arrival March, Song of the South, Baby Elephant Walk, the Heebee Jeebees, Unchained Melody and Sweet Caroline. Featured performers are baritone horn Mel Campbell and bass saxophone players Doug Deutsch and Steve Farlekas. Admission is $2. Parking is free.

SUNDAY: The Community United Methodist Church of Holiday will present Musical Love Fest at 5 p.m. at the church, 3214 U.S. 19, Holiday. Featured performers are Lori Hafer, John Lamp, Jerry Slosberg and Shirley Taylor. The program includes classical, gospel and jazz music. Admission is free, but an offering will be accepted.

TUESDAY: The film of Verdi's Otello will be shown at 10 a.m. at the Hudson Regional Library off Fivay Road, Hudson. The film stars Placido Domingo in the title role and Katia Ricciarelli as the ill-fated Desdemona. Admission is free.

Quick trips

TODAY-MARCH 25: The comedy The Day They Kidnapped the Pope continues Thursdays and weekends at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Performances are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for age 17 and younger. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and one hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

TODAY: Irish musicians Mick Moloney and Marie and Martin Reilly will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine. St. Admission is $13. Call (727) 942-5605.

SATURDAY-APRIL 21: An exhibit by Spring Hill artist Antonio Caparello will be at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Ave. (Alt. U.S. 19). Viewing hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. There will be a reception for the artist from 3 to 6 p.m. on March 24.

SUNDAY: The Frog Prince Players will present the marionette show Jack and the Beanstalk at 2 p.m. at the theater, 210 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. A puppet-making workshop follows the performance. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 4 and older. Call (727) 942-2222 or 784-6392 for reservations.

SUNDAY: Temple Beth David will present Oy Vay Cabaret at 2:30 p.m. at the temple, 13833 E Linden, Spring Hill. The show features Carla Becker, Jim Cappelano, Tammy Clark, Frank McDowell, Pam Surbaugh, Taylor and Jimmy Ferraro. Admission is $10. Call (352) 688-3835 or 686-3175.

Look ahead

APRIL 1: Tickets are on sale for the annual Suncoast Sampler food gala at Gulf View Square mall to benefit the Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation. More than 25 restaurants in Pasco and Hernando counties will serve samples of their specialties. Participants include Boston Cooker, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Chili's, CiCi's Pizza, Hops, Hooters, Johnny Leverock's, Scarpo's Maryland Seafood House and Outback Steak House. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and are available at Gulf View Square information booth or at any PHCC campus.

Curtain calls

MARCH 25: Applications are due today to audition on March 25 for the annual Reaching for the Stars talent competition held by the Alzheimer's Family Organization at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Those who audition pay a $10 audition fee ($5 for each additional member of a group, with a maximum charge of $20). The show itself will be at 2 p.m. May 6 at the Center for the Arts. Prizes range from $50 to $200 U.S. Savings Bonds. For audition applications and time slot, call (727) 848-8888 or 1(888) 496-8004.

TODAY: Local artists may apply to exhibit their work at New Port Richey City Hall. Forms are available at the city manager's office at City Hall, 5919 Main St., New Port Richey, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

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