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Sunday, May 24, 2015
“Ain’t Misbehavin’”, May 21-24, in the Murray Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $20. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m.
“Annapurna,” by Sharr White, presented by Jobsite Theater; April 29 through May 24, at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets start at $34.53. Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045, or visit www.strazcenter.org.
ST. PETERSBURG – Dmitry Baevsky, a formidable alto saxophonist from the New York jazz scene who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, will perform Sunday, May 24, 3 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.
Presented in partnership with Blue Line Music, Baevsky is known for his dark, warm tone, superior technique, harmonic sophistication and hard-driving and tasteful playing. The saxophonists will be celebrating his birthday during the show.
Baevsky has proven himself to be a formidable force to be reckoned with, confirming his prodigious abilities in countless appearances with some of the music’s greatest artists. He will be performing with Nate Najar on guitar, John Webber on bass and Joe Strasser drums.
DUNEDIN – When Stephen P. Brown realized President Lincoln’s assassination and the first publicly recognized Memorial Day occurred so close to each other, he simply had to find live music to share with the residents of Pinellas County that reflected both historic events.
Brown is the Dunedin Concert Band director and conductor. The band will present “Celebrate Sacrifice” at a free outdoor concert Sunday, May 24, 3 p.m., at the John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park, 420 Main St. Donations will be accepted.
“The piece includes the famous Civil War song ‘When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again’ and is a terrific way to celebrate the lives of all those who sacrificed themselves whilst serving in the military,” said Brown in a press release.
Attendees may bring a chair and a picnic. Donations are encouraged to help the band present more live music in and around the community. Conducted and presented by Brown, the Dunedin Concert Band also will perform with guest conductor John R. Nalezny, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force, and the Commander and Conductor of Air Force Bands.
Expressions Academy of Dance presents “Oh, So Fancy!”, Sunday, May 24, 3 p.m., at The Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $22 in advance and $26 the day of the show. Call 822-3590 or visit www.mypalladium.org.
The seventh annual Freedom Fest, Friday through Sunday, May 22-24, on State Street in downtown Oldsmar.
Sponsored by the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, Freedom Fest will feature live music from start to finish, plenty of food and arts and craft vendors and fun activities for the kids. Hours will be Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
The big tent will be back to supplement the shade of the beautiful oaks and provide more seating to enjoy the great music. Cost is $2 a person. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.
“Grand Hotel, the Musical,” by Luther Davis, Robert Wright, George Forrest and Maury Yeston, Thursday through Sunday, May 7-24, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students. Call 446-1360 or visit franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
“If the Shoe Fits,” by Matt Thompson and Matt Chiorini, through July 12, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Matinees are Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. Evening performances are Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m. Cost is $29.95 for dinner and the show. Call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com.
Steve Earle & The Dukes, Sunday, May 24, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $39.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
Earle is a master storyteller. Some of his songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris. In 1986, his debut record, “Guitar Town,” was released and shot to No. 1 on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.”
Earle has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. Throughout his more than 30-year career, Earle has mined the rich veins of American roots music from country to rock and roll, folk and rockabilly. On his 16th studio album of his singular career, Terraplane, Earle plays tribute to the blues , influenced by the blues giants he saw growing up in Texas – Llightnin’ Hopkins, Freddy King, Johnny Winter, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Canned Heat and Billy Gibbons. Special guests The Mastersons will open the show.
“The Tempest,” from the play by William Shakespeare, adapted by Eric Davis; May 23 through June 14, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Call 498-5205 or visit www.freefalltheatre.com.
Performances are Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets prices vary depending upon performance time.
Shakespeare’s magic-filled exploration of the politics of colonialism erupts with power and relevance in this one-man spectacle. The play draws startling parallels between Shakespeare’s final work and the post-colonial “New World.” Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, shipwrecks his conniving brother by means of a magical storm.
As the befuddled travelers encounter the ephemeral Ariel, the earthy Caliban, and Prospero’s sheltered daughter Miranda, old rivalries and new romances take root. In another time and place, one man’s voyage from Cuba to the U.S. begins to echo the events and politics of Shakespeare’s play.