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Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
“Black Comedy,” by Peter Shaffer, Sept. 12-28, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m.
Released in 1984, “Purple Rain” made Prince a superstar. The album spent 24 weeks at No. 1 on the music charts and has sold more than 10 million copies since its release. Prince won two Grammy Awards for “Purple Rain,” including Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Special.
The album also was nominated for Album of the Year. The soundtrack also won an Oscar for Best Original Song Score in 1985. “Purple Rain” is regularly ranked among the best albums in music history.
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 as you remember it from the original recording. The attention to detail is staggering – every sound from the album is re-created live on stage by world-class musicians assembled for each album presentation.
“Doubt, A Parable,” by John Patrick Shanley, Sept. 4-14, at Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for members and students. Opening night seats are $10.
Performances will be Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 942-5605 or visit www.tarponarts.org.
Nick Abounader directs the play. In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.
Recently seen on film with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep, this play is a must see. Cast includes Father Flynn, played by Michael Shurtz, Sister Aloysius (Jeannine Hinkel), Sister James (Michelle Procida), and Mrs. Muller (D. Cole).
Erasure, Sunday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $29. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com.
The award-winning songwriting duo of Vince Clarke and Andy Bell unleashed on the world a succession of both influential and chart-topping pop anthems of the ‘80s, ‘90s through to today. Songs like “A Little Respect,” “Sometimes,” “Victim Of Love,” “Ship Of Fools,” “Blue Savannah,” “Star,” “Chains Of Love” and “The Circus” ensured a formidable presence on the singles charts complemented by five consecutive No. 1 albums and the beginning of the worldwide Abba revival, “Abba-esque.”
The band's newest album, “The Violet Flame,” will be released this fall.
“Greater Tuna,” by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard; through Oct. 19, 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. In this wonderful and hilarious satire of life in small town Texas, the people who live in this all-to-nosy community are certainly unforgettable.
The second annual Mad Beach Bike Fest, Sunday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., along Madeira Way in Madeira Beach.
Presented by Monthly Madness on Mad Beach and Full Throttle Magazine, the event will showcase motorcycle enthusiasts who will be showing off their classic, antique, new and customized motorcycles from all eras.
Food vendors and others offering bike-related gear will be on hand. Proceeds will benefit the city’s 9/11 Memorial Fund.
Activities throughout the day will include a Bikini Bike Wash from noon to 2 p.m.; a Bikini Contest at 1 p.m., as well as a 50/50 drawing and live auction.
DUNEDIN – Dunedin’s Downtown Merchants Association will present Taste of Dunedin on Sunday, Sept. 14, 1 to 5 p.m.
In addition to some delicious offerings prepared by the famed Dunedin restaurants, this year’s event will include live music in Pioneer Park throughout the afternoon and arts and crafts booths and demonstrations along Main Street in Dunedin.
Everyone who purchases tickets for Taste of Dunedin, either in Pioneer Park on the day of the event or online at www.DunedinRestaurantWeek.com, will have an opportunity to register to win prizes including a three-day, two-night stay in the penthouse suite at Beso Del Sol Resort.
All of Dunedin’s restaurants have been invited to participate. Since the event is sponsored by the Dunedin Downtown Merchants Association, many of Dunedin’s boutique shops will have taste items available along with information about the restaurants around town that have prepared the delicious foods. The Main Street Dunedin restaurants will have their own taste samples available, too.
Proceeds from the event will help DDMA produce future events during 2014. To celebrate the excellent cuisine available in Dunedin, the entire month of September has been designated as Culinary Month by Dunedin’s Mayor Dave Eggers.
Taste of Dunedin will be a fitting kickoff to Dunedin Restaurant Week, which will begin on Sept. 14 and continue the culinary celebration through the following Sunday.
Participating Dunedin restaurants will offer special foods and drinks as they seek to win this year’s Platinum Plate Awards for Best Food, Best Chef and Best Event Promoter during Dunedin Restaurant Week.