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Saturday, July 26, 2014
God of Carnage
“God of Carnage,” by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton; July 18 through Aug. 10, presented by American Stage Theatre, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg.
Performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.
Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle
Classic Albums Live performs “Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle,” Sunday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., at The Capitol, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
Few bands of the 1960s retained as much a sense of the roots of rock and roll as did Creedence Clearwater Revival. Their music is rife with country, rockabilly and R&B influences, a combination that produced several hit singles including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Lodi,” “Susie Q,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” “Travelin’ Band,” “Fortunate Son,” “Down On The Corner,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Proud Mary.”
Anything but a cover band, like a symphony orchestra performing the works of Mozart, Classic Albums Live forgoes the gimmickry of costumes and impersonations, putting the music first. These world-class musicians tackle iconic music, concentrating solely on re-creating it faithfully from the original recording.
USA Dance, Monday, July 28, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Admission is $7 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754.
Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA featuring New York Guitar Cats
The seventh annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA featuring New York Guitar Cats, Friday, Aug. 1, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Admission is $5 for museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. Cost includes admission to the entire museum, as well as to the world premiere of My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. Visit www.fine-arts.org.
The series spotlights some of the best jazz in the area. The MFA Café will be open for dinner, and beer and wine will be available. Table reservations are strongly recommended. Call the café at 822-1032.
An audience favorite throughout the area, the New York Guitar Cats – Gary Relkin and Greg Smith – favor contemporary jazz and modern harmonies, with bebop, rhythm and blues, Brazilian, and pop added for good measure. They have been greatly influenced by the likes of Pat Metheny and Chick Corea. Both attended the illustrious Berklee College of Music in Boston, with its superlative jazz program.