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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH - When a street banner goes up at the intersection of Gulf Boulevard and Walsingham Road in Indian Rocks Beach, a community event is coming soon.

The big, blue banner was produced by Nate Poole of IllumiNATE Graphics in Largo and was erected last week to promote the upcoming Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association’s Biggest Beach Party Ever, set for Saturday, April 26, 4 to 10 p.m.

Homeowners Association Vice President Phil Wrobel said in a press release “from preparing promotional material - posters, ads, etc. - to coordinating food vendors and staffing the booths at the event, we have a group of volunteers who never fail to get it done.”

Century 21 Beggins, which has sponsored the Biggest Beach Party Ever in past years, teamed up with Paramount Title to support it again this year.

“Community events are the heart and soul of Indian Rocks Beach and we’re delighted to help make this one the event of the year,” said Beggins Marketing Manager Kathy MacKinnon.

Discount Loans brings continuous music by three local bands to the Beach Party stage. Southern Jam and El Tree-Oh with special guest harmonica player and Indian Rocks resident Chris “Awesome” Dawson perform first before headliners The Surfin’ Raccoons, musicians who have played many local area clubs for 15 years.
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CLEARWATER - The city of Clearwater’s 61st Fun ’n Sun Celebration runs April 25 through May 4. The 2014 event features a variety of events, including concerts sponsored by WQYK and Q105, Blast Friday and a comedy and beer-tasting event.

The festival gives residents and visitors a chance to celebrate the area’s gorgeous spring weather and beautiful surroundings while enjoying live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun. The annual event features a variety of events for all to enjoy, with a focus on Clearwater’s attractions.
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TREASURE ISLAND - The third annual Treasure Island Blues Bash is Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Treasure Island Community Center Park. Headlining this year’s event is Texas guitarist Beautiful Bobby Blackmon. Admission is free.

The festival begins at 11 a.m. with two sets from the 18-piece swing and jazz band Tomkats Jazz Orchestra. Next up at 1:30 p.m. are Florida blues and Americana icon T.C. Carr and Bolts of Blue, featuring Josh Nelms on guitar.
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CLEARWATER - The Morton Plant Mease Foundation is hosting New York Times bestselling author, Mary Kay Andrews, at its annual Planters Spring Luncheon on Monday, April 28, 11 a.m., at the Sandpearl Resort and Spa, 500 Mandalay Ave. The annual event is presented by regions Bank and benefits local nursing students with scholarships to continue their education.

Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 21 novels, including “Ladies’ Night,” “Christmas Bliss,” “Spring Fever,” and “Summer Rental.” She also wrote 10 critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Her mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Awards.

The Planters is a group of Morton Plant Mease Foundation members dedicated to establishing an educational, social and friend-raising network for women and supports community outreach programs and events. The luncheon supports the Lois Odence Endowment, providing nursing students with financial assistance for such expenses as childcare and transportation, and has granted more than $100,000 to deserving students.
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CLEARWATER - Live Like You’re On Stage! at Dillard’s in the Westfield Countryside Mall Friday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the education programs At The Marcia P. Hoffman School Of The Arts At Ruth Eckerd Hall. 

The fifth annual fashion show will be in front of Dillard’s indoor mall entrance on the lower level. Tickets are on sale now.  Dillard’s at Westfield Countryside Mall is located at 27001 U.S. 19 N. in Clearwater.

The morning will begin with breakfast, followed by a fashion show that will feature the latest trends of the season and will be hosted by comedian Tim Wilkins.
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ST. PETERSBURG - St. Petersburg Preservation’s Saturday morning and first Friday lunchtime walking tours conclude with a series of April tour offerings.

A monthly summer evening tour will be offered starting in May. Tours are free to SPP members and cost $5 for nonmembers. Reservations are not required. For information, call 824-7802 or visit www.stpetepreservation.org.

Following is a list of upcoming tours:
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ST. PETERSBURG - The Tampa Bay Rays’ promotion schedule for 2014 will feature giveaway items on 18 Saturdays and Sundays.

The Rays will also bring back the popular Tampa Bay Times Ticket Tandem program from last season. Through this program, fans have the opportunity to purchase a special ticket for Friday games that includes an exclusive, limited edition keepsake.

The Rays’ 2014 schedule is again filled with unique treasures, all on weekend dates. This year’s giveaways include the Wil Myers Rookie of the Year bobblehead, April 5 vs. Rangers; DJ Kitty plush hat, May 10 vs. Indians; Chris Archer Christmas stocking, July 27 vs. Red Sox; Joe Maddon Mr. Potato Head, Aug. 2 vs. Angels; and Evan Longoria ’80s hair band drummer bobblehead, Sept. 6 vs. Orioles.
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TARPON SPRINGS - The City of Tarpon Springs presents cooking classes from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, March 15, April 12 and 26, at the historic Safford House, 23 Parkin Court, Tarpon Springs.

The cost is $20 a class, or $18 for students with an ID card.

Excellent community cooks teach the delicious cuisine of the Greek islands Cuba -- and everyone enjoys a meal together after the class. Join in for food, fun, and fascinating cultural insights at the historic Safford House. The schedule is as follows.
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TAMPA - Dive in for a limited-time exhibition - Sea Lion Splash - coming to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo March 1 to May 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This family attraction will feature a colony of coastal sea lions, daily presentations (educational shows) and an outdoor activity area.

Sea Lion Splash features a rotating group of three to five aquatic ambassadors representing both California and Patagonia sea lions. While the sea lions charm the audience, guests will learn about the variety of life along the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and conserving natural habitats for these charismatic creatures.
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• Thursday, April 24, 2014
Annual Poetry Celebration
Annual Poetry Celebration, Thursday, April 24, 6 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor.

Kicking off the evening will be a Poets’ Mingle where guests are invited to kick back, enjoy wine, coffee and refreshments while listening to a special performance by the local musical duo The Last Ghost Dance. An open mic will round out the evening with readings from local poets.

The free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Safety Harbor Public Library. For information, call 724-1525, ext. 4112.
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Anything Goes
“Anything Goes,” Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, 7:30 p.m., at Clearwater High School, 540 S. Hercules Ave., Clearwater. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. For information, call Joy Roche at 298-1620, ext. 2125, or email rochej@pcsb.org.
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Chicago
“Chicago,” April 23-26, 7:30 p.m., at Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

Known for producing Broadway, movie and television stars, Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg will showcase its newest cast of Broadway hopefuls in an exciting production of “Chicago” at the school’s Janet Root Theatre.

The longest running American musical in Broadway history, “Chicago” is the ultimate tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery – all set to show-stopping songs and dance moves originally created by famed choreographer Bob Fosse.

Totally unique to the show, and the local arts community, is the use of spectacular human flying sequences created by Flying by Foy, the leading theatrical flying service used in Broadway shows, Las Vegas reviews and television productions. The flying sequences are made possible by businessman and philanthropist Bill Edwards.
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Dunedin Showcase Theater: “Destiny”
DUNEDIN - Dunedin Showcase Theater: Destiny, Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m., at Dunedin Community Center.  

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Seats are first-come, first-served. Show tickets are $10 each.

Call 812-4530.
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, at Northeast High School, 5500 16th St. N., St Petersburg. Performances will be 7 p.m. There will be one matinee on Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m.

The Drama Department at Northeast High School will present its adaptation and production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a fun and endearing six time Tony Award-winning musical.

The story follows six kids in the throes of puberty who are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. With its enormously appealing cast of lovable misfits, nerds, neurotics and eccentrics, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ anguish, which chronicles the experience of adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

This quirky yet charming show even includes audience spellers, guaranteeing a different show every time.

Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults. Proceeds will benefit the students of Northeast High School’s drama program. For information, call Jessica Mansis at 434-8970.
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• Friday, April 25, 2014
A Bad Year for Tomatoes
“A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” by John Patrick, March 13 through May 4, at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Evening performances are presented Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are presented Thursdays and Saturdays, with seating at 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 which includes dinner and show.

This hilarious comedy deals with the very funny misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks to “get away from it all” in a small New England town. Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marloe leases a house in New England to write her autobiography. Dealing with her nosy omnipresent neighbors turns out to be more difficult than she imagined so she invents a mad homicidal sister who is kept locked in an upstairs room. The ruse works well at first until the local handyman develops an affection for “Sister Sadie” and complications ensue.
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Anything Goes
“Anything Goes,” Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, 7:30 p.m., at Clearwater High School, 540 S. Hercules Ave., Clearwater. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. For information, call Joy Roche at 298-1620, ext. 2125, or email rochej@pcsb.org.
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Blast Friday
Blast Friday, Friday, April 25, 5:30 to 10 p.m., on the 400 block of Cleveland Street, Clearwater. The kick-off event of the 61st Fun ’n Sun Celebration, Blast Friday is downtown Clearwater’s free, family-friendly street festival.

Bright House Networks is the sponsor the monthly event that features a variety of vendors, food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, starting at 5:30 p.m. The fun continues until 10 p.m.

Entertainment will feature a performance by Mark Farner with Stormbringer.

For information, call 791-7400 or visit www.blastfridayclearwater.com.
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Chicago
“Chicago,” April 23-26, 7:30 p.m., at Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St. NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.

Known for producing Broadway, movie and television stars, Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg will showcase its newest cast of Broadway hopefuls in an exciting production of “Chicago” at the school’s Janet Root Theatre.

The longest running American musical in Broadway history, “Chicago” is the ultimate tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery – all set to show-stopping songs and dance moves originally created by famed choreographer Bob Fosse.

Totally unique to the show, and the local arts community, is the use of spectacular human flying sequences created by Flying by Foy, the leading theatrical flying service used in Broadway shows, Las Vegas reviews and television productions. The flying sequences are made possible by businessman and philanthropist Bill Edwards.
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Dunedin Showcase Theater: “Destiny”
DUNEDIN - Dunedin Showcase Theater: Destiny, Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m., at Dunedin Community Center.  

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Seats are first-come, first-served. Show tickets are $10 each.

Call 812-4530.
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Guitarist Michael Chapdelaine
Guitarist Michael Chapdelaine, Friday, April 25, 7 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Chapelaine will be joined by special guest Nate Najar.

During this event, each of these talented gentlemen will play some solo numbers, both classical and otherwise, and then they will play a duet or two together.

Chapdelaine won the world's top competitions in both "fingerstyle" and "classical" guitar, the 1998 National Fingerpicking Champion and the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition. He is the only person to ever have won both awards.

Admission is $20 per person and $15 for students and seniors. Visit www.studio620.org or call 895-6620.
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Rob Thomas
Rob Thomas, Friday, April 25, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $65. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.

Thomas is one of the most distinctive vocalists and accomplished songwriters in contemporary music, garnering a string of accolades, both for his work as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty as well as for solo work and collaborations with other artists.

In 2004, the Songwriters Hall of Fame presented Thomas with its first ever “Starlight Award,” created to recognize a songwriter in the early years of his or her career that has already made a lasting impact. He has won numerous BMI and ASCAP Awards and has earned the Songwriter of the Year crown from both Billboard magazine and BMI, two years in a row.

Thomas is best known for his chart-topping hits such as “Lonely No More” and “This is How a Heart Breaks” and Matchbox Twenty hits like “Push,” “3AM,” “If You’re Gone” and “Bent.” Thomas also earned three Grammy Awards for “Smooth,” his smash collaboration with Santana.
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Suncoast Symphony Orchestra Concert
Suncoast Symphony Orchestra Concert, Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., at North Bay Community Church, 3170 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Donations will be accepted. The theme of the concert will be movie music. Call 686-2094.
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Talking With
“Talking With,” by Jane Martin, April 18 through May 4, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $17. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org.

“Talkin With” was the 1992 winner of the Theatre Critics Association Award for Best Regional Play. It is a collection of extraordinary monologues written by the "mysteriously pseudonymous" Jane Martin.

These 11 monologues make up an "evening of idiosyncratic characters who amuse, move, and frighten, always speaking from their souls," and range from a "baton twirler who has found God through twirling, a fundamentalist snake handler, an ex-rodeo rider crowded out of the life she has cherished by a man in three-piece suits who wants her to dress up ‘like Mini Damn Mouse in a tutu,’ an actress willing to go to any length to get a job, to an old woman whose dream is to live in McDonald's.”
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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, at Northeast High School, 5500 16th St. N., St Petersburg. Performances will be 7 p.m. There will be one matinee on Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m.

The Drama Department at Northeast High School will present its adaptation and production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a fun and endearing six time Tony Award-winning musical.

The story follows six kids in the throes of puberty who are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves. With its enormously appealing cast of lovable misfits, nerds, neurotics and eccentrics, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a hilarious tale of overachievers’ anguish, which chronicles the experience of adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

This quirky yet charming show even includes audience spellers, guaranteeing a different show every time.

Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults. Proceeds will benefit the students of Northeast High School’s drama program. For information, call Jessica Mansis at 434-8970.
 ... Read More 
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