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© St. Petersburg Times, published April 6, 2001

BLUES: Bluesman James Peterson and his band perform at The Shed in Homosassa from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Peterson is known for his high-powered singing and guitar solos. His song list includes classic electric blues and original compositions. The Shed is on the Homosassa River in Old Homosassa at 5300 Cherokee Way, next to MacRae's bait shop. Food and drink available. Free admission. Call 628-5714.

MYSTERY PRODUCTION: The Inverness Middle School drama club will present the mystery The Comeback Caper at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria. Free admission. Call Joy Livingston at 726-1471.

DIVA STORY: The Citrus County Art League Performing Arts Group will present the Tony Award-winning play Master Class at the Art League Cultural Center on County Road 486 in Citrus Hills. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m tonight and Saturday and 2:30 Sunday. Tickets are $9. This is the show's final weekend.

ARTS BAZAAR: Members of the Citrus County Art League will sell original art work and unused art supplies at bargain prices from 9 a.m to 1 p.m Saturday at the art league, 2644 N Annapolis Ave.

BERGSMA VISITS: Nationally known artist Jody Bergsma will be at Vanishing Breeds art studio on the Courthouse Square in Inverness from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. She is known for her Dream Keepers and Natural Elements paintings.

Curtain calls

AUDITIONS: Playhouse 19, 865 U.S 19 S Crystal River, will hold auditions for the musical Man of LaMancha at 7 p.m. April 23 and 24. Come prepared to sing. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Cassette tapes and CDs may be used as long as they are instrumentals. Have a monologue no longer than 2 minutes. Call 563-1333.

Look ahead

LITTLE FOXES: The story of a prosperous and despotic Southern family, Little Foxes, comes to Playhouse 19, 865 U.S. 19 S, Crystal River, Thursdays through Sundays from April 20 through May 13. Call the box office at 563-1333.

CHOIR MUSIC: Central Florida Master Choir will present Carmina Burana, Carl Orff's master choral work, at 3 p.m. April 22 at Curtis Peterson Auditorium in Lecanto. The performance will feature a dance interpretation by Dance Alive! of Gainesville. The group will be accompanied by the Masterplayers Chamber Orchestra and also feature guest soprano, baritone, and tenor soloists, all under the direction of Susan Robinson. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students in advance; $12 and $7, respectively at the door. Tickets available at Rosemary's Hallmark Shop in Beverly Hills; Crystal River Music; Sportsmans Bowl and Century 21 J.W. Morton Real Estate in Inverness; Radio Shack in Dunnellon and Gus's Gold & Gems at the Publix Shopping Plaza in Citrus Hills.

COUNTRY AT THE PAVILION: Country music guitarist Ray Riggs and the All Stars perform at Rock Crusher Canyon Garden Pavilion April 13. Riggs, one of the players from the Mickey Mouse Club Band and television show, has a rich musical history. He served as band leader and guitarist for Barbara Mandrell and has recorded with Buck Owens, Tex Williams and the Bakersfield Brass. Joining the All Stars are the Justice Brothers. Other All Stars are Ron Smith on keyboards and Roger Guy on drums. Whitnee Bohms is the featured singer. She is currently the lead singer for the female a cappella group Triple Play and was the opening act for the 1998 Crystal River Jam. Admission is $15, including a buffet. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is from 6 to 8 and performance from 7 to 10 p.m. Call 795-1313.

BEATLES FOREVER: 1964 ... The Tribute, will perform at 7 p.m. April 14 at Rock Crusher Canyon amphitheater stage. 1964 is billed as one of the best Beatles tribute groups. It has appeared on national television and major concert festivals. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the gate. Children 5 and under free. Blankets and lawn chairs recommended for the outdoor show. No coolers. Call 795-1313.

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