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More on Joe: Centennial Opera Group will continue its series "Viva Giuseppe, the Life and Operas of Verdi" at 12:30 p.m. today at Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. The program will feature an illustrated video lecture by historian Robert Greenberg and video excerpts of operas sung by Katia Ricciarelli and Placido Domingo. Free.

Tribute to burlesque: Sugar Babies has been extended matinees and evenings through June 1 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $44; show only, $32.95; ages 12 and younger, $26.45 and $21.45, all plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere, at 1-888-655-7469.

Welcome to Valhalla: The New Century Opera company will perform Richard Wagner's The Valkyries in English at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. Tickets are $20. Call (727) 942-5605 or go to

Whodunnit: Stage West Community Playhouse continues the Agatha Christie mystery Murder on the Nile at 8 p.m. today, Saturday and May 9, 10, 16 and 17; and at 2 p.m. Sunday and May 11 and 18 at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18, reserved seating. The box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and an hour before each show. Call (352) 683-5113.

Asian liaisons: The award-winning South Korean film, Untold Scandal, will be shown at 8:30 p.m. today at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. The sexually-charged film is set in 19th-century Korea during the Chosun Dynasty (Korea's "Victorian Age") and has a plot similar to Dangerous Liaisons and Cruel Intentions. It's 124 minutes long; Korean with English subtitles. Free.

New art exhibit: Ceramics artist Peter Hamann will exhibit his Asian-influenced work Saturday through June 7 at the Pasco Arts Council's art center, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday. A reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 9. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Finale to the season: Richey Concert Band will give its final concert of the season at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Sims Park Band Shell. The program includes Love Letters in the Sand and I Could Have Danced All Night, plus marches and sing-alongs. Take folding chairs or blankets for seating and a picnic lunch. Free, but a donation will be accepted.

Eclectic sounds: Singer Susan Falcone will be featured in "Cover to Cover" at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Falcone sings everything from Sinatra to pops to opera. Tickets are $5. Call (727) 842-6777. This is her final concert of the season.

Celtic music: The singing group Juniper will perform Celtic and alternative folk music at 1 p.m. May 10 at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. Free.

Reluctant bride: Nuptials, a comedy, will be presented by drama students at River Ridge High School at 7 p.m. May 10 and 2 p.m. May 11 at the school's auditorium, Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Tickets are $6, open seating. Call (727) 372-9361 or at the door, if available.

Last chance: West Pasco Art Guild's all media art show, "Natural Florida," concludes today at the gallery, 6206 Jefferson Street, New Port Richey. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Free.

Pasco entertainment events 05/01/08 [Last modified: Friday, May 2, 2008 4:36pm]
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