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Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
Ahn Trio, Sunday, Feb. 1, 3 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for members and students. Call 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.
Born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at Juilliard, the members of the Ahn Trio – sisters Maria, Lucia and Angella – are redefining the art and architecture of chamber music, breathing new life into the standard piano trio literature with commissioned works from visionary composers like Pat Metheny, Kenji Bunch, Maurice Jarre, Nikolai Kapustin and Michael Nyman.
The trio’s latest CD, “Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac,” reached No. 8 on the Billboard charts. The trio thrives on dissolving the barriers between art forms. They have fused their work with that of dancers, singers, painters, and photographers, sharing their innovative spirit and ever-evolving vision of music.
“Caught in the Net,” by Ray Cooney, Jan. 10 through March 1, at the 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 $32 for dinner and the show. Call 446-5898 or visit www.earlybirddinnertheatre.com.
“Don’t Dress for Dinner,” by Marc Camoletti and Robin Hawdon, Jan. 16 through Feb. 1, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $19. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org.
“Educating Rita,” by Willy Russell; Jan. 22 through Feb. 1, at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 South Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.
Performances will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for members and students. Tickets for opening night are $10. Call 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.
Directed by Rick Bronson, “Educating Rita” examines Frank, a tutor of English in his 50s whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26-year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.
The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.
“Footloose,” by Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow and Walter Bobbie; Jan. 23 through Feb. 8, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $24 for adults and $10 for students. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 866-1973 or visit www.spcitytheatre.org.
SAFETY HARBOR – Hiroya Tsukamoto, internationally acclaimed Japanese guitarist, will perform Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N.
Tsukamoto will perform acoustic, new folkloric music. A guitarist and composer from Kyoto, Japan, Tsukamoto received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and performs internationally with his group, Blue Note.
“Tsukamoto’s music takes us on an impressionistic journey filled with natural soundscapes imparting a mood of peace and tranquility,” according to a press release promoting the concert.
The Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library sponsor the event. For information, call 724-1525, ext. 4112.