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Wednesday, July 30, 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.
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.
Yes, Saturday, Aug. 2, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com.
Yes, the iconic British progressive rock band from the 1970s, comes to The Mahaffey Theater for its 2014 summer tour. They will perform their first two classic albums in their entirety and more.
It will be a first-ever event when Yes performs every song on Fragile, the 1971 groundbreaking album. Following “Fragile,” the group will perform a run-through of 1972's “Close to the Edge” and an encore of the band's greatest hits.
During the night's encore, the group – bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and singer Jon Davison – will offer a sneak listen and perform material from their upcoming July 8 release “Heaven and Earth.”
Chris Squire and Jon Anderson founded Yes in 1968 and created some of the most important and influential music in rock history. “Fragile,” which sold more than two million copies, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Album charts in the United States. “Close to the Edge,” a gold-certified album, charted in the U.S. for 32 week, peaking at No. 3. It was named one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time” by Guitar World in 2006 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded.
Yes has sold more than 50 million records during its 46-year career. Iconic songs include “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”
The Marly Music Series featuring Gary Schocker, flute, and Jason Vieaux, guitar; Sunday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m., in the Marly Room at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID. Visit www.fine-arts.org. Admission to the entire museum is included in the ticket price. For information, call 896-2667.
These two museum favorites demonstrate extraordinary rapport. Both have pursued exciting solo careers and bring the very best of their talent and their eclectic musical interests to their joint concerts. Their inventive program includes Vivaldi’s Sonata in G Minor, Op. 13, No. 6 (“The Faithful Shepherd”), “Café 1930” and “Bordel 1900” from Astor Piazzolla’s L’histoire du Tango, Antônio Carlos Jobim’s A Felicidade (arranged by Roland Dyens), and three works by Mr. Schocker, including the world premiere of Mysterious Barcodes.
Under The Sun, Sunday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $49.50. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Under The Sun, the annual festival tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock and roll, will return for another summer run, this time starring a spectacular lineup that includes Blues Traveler, Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Smash Mouth
. In 2013, the inaugural Under The Sun tour was among the most popular and acclaimed events, earning ecstatic media attention with each stop along the way. Critical applause also came from all corners, with Entertainment Weekly officially declaring UTS13 to be “the coolest tour of the summer.”