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Armstrong will come alive again


© St. Petersburg Times, published July 29, 2000

The sweet sounds of Dixieland and Louis Armstrong's jazz music highlight the entertainment events for the weekend.

The Garden Pavilion at Rock Crusher Canyon Amphitheater, 275 S Rock Crusher Road, Crystal River, will host the Razz-Ma-Tazz band, with special guest Bill White, a Louis Armstrong tribute musician.

White not only plays excellent renditions of Satchmo tunes, he also impersonates the legendary horn player.

Razz-Ma-Tazz, the pavilion's new house band, performs all types of music and has a Dixieland flair.

Music is from 7 to 10 p.m. Restaurant and bar opens at 5. Admission is $5 and parking is free. Call 795-1313.

Young actors at Playhouse 19 will perform Once Upon a Shoe, a musical filled with great Mother Goose rhymes and other children's songs.

Show times are 2 and 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The play is about Mother Goose's children, who confront hard times when they must leave their home, an old shoe. To ward off homelessness, the children stage a musical. Songs include Jack and Jill, The House That Jack Built, Put on a Parade and Nobody Ever Wants to Volunteer.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under. Call the box office at 563-1333. The theater camp is under the direction of Playhouse 19 managing director Judy Poplawski.

Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E Silver Springs Blvd., will present Under the Mushroom and Odyssey 2000 today and Sunday.

Under the Mushroom tells the story of a group of young friends who discover a secret world in the back yard.

In Odyssey 2000, a missing time machine takes some time travelers through history, meeting legendary figures such as Mark Twain.

Performances are 7 p.m. today, 2:15 and 7 p.m on Saturday and 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. Call (352) 236-2274.

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