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Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015
Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival
The fourth annual Madeira Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Craft Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28-29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit artfestival.com.
The Ries Brothers, Saturday, Nov 28, 7:30 p.m., in Murray Theatre, at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Clearwater’s own rising stars, The Ries Brothers will perform their third concert at the Murray Theatre. The Ries Brothers recently completed their second tour opening for the legendary band Chicago. They have also opened for Daughtry, Los Lonely Boys, REO Speedwagon and Little River Band, among others.
Older brother Charlie (20) handles the lead vocals while simultaneously playing the drums and keyboard bass. Kevin (16) plays guitar, provides background vocals and is the co-writer on many of their original songs.
In the summer of 2013, the boys participated in the exclusive Los Angeles Grammy Museum Music Revolution Project at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The Ries Brothers were recently named by The Tampa Bay Times as one of their favorite artists of 2014.
TARPON SPRINGS – Meet all the merchants and new businesses in the Tarpon Springs community in a Wine Walk Saturday, Nov. 28, 4 to 8 p.m., starting either at the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce office, 111 E. Tarpon Ave., or at Wine at the Docks, 828 Dodecanese Blvd.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Purchase tickets at the chamber of commerce office or online using PayPal at tarponspringsfloridausa.com.
The cost includes a souvenir wine glass, wine tastings, appetizers, raffles and special promotions.
For more information, call 942-9463 or 543-1593.
The 2015 Dave Koz and Friends Christmas tour will feature Dave along with three special guests.
Koz will be joined by two tour “alumni” – the irrepressible Jonathan Butler, who has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, and Dutch saxophone star Candy Dulfer, who was introduced with the smash pop single “Lily Was Here” and has since released 10 studio albums and performed with such artists as Prince, Dave Stewart and Lionel Ritchie – and the legendary Bill Medley, who will be touring with Koz for the first time.
Medley, who co-founded The Righteous Brothers with Bobby Hatfield, has released 14 solo albums including the Grammy-winning “Dirty Dancing.” Together, the four musicians will put fresh spins on holiday classics as well as other selections that beautifully capture the spirit of the season.
“The 39 Steps,” adapted by Patrick Barlow, based on the book by John Buchan from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock; presented by American Stage Theatre; Nov. 18 through Dec. 13, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. For performance times and ticket prices, call 823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org.
USA Dance, Monday, Nov. 30, 7 to 10:15 p.m., at Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd., Gulfport. Admission is $8 and includes a dance workshop, professional and amateur exhibitions, dance hosts and snacks. For information, call 397-5754.
Kenny G, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $53.25. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
The Grammy Award winning saxophonist returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall. In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz.
Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide – 45 million in the U.S. alone – and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.
He will be performing many of his career hits and as well as songs of the holiday. Kenny G has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business during his legendary career, ranging from Michael Bolton to Weezer to Whitney Houston as well as pop superstar Katy Perry on her single Last Friday Night and he continues to play to sold-out houses both here and abroad. In January, Kenny G released his 14th studio album, “Brazilian Nights,” via Concord Records. The 10-song set, Kenny’s tribute to the ‘masters’ of Bossa Nova, is a mixture of classics and Kenny G originals.