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Things to do on Tuesday, Oct. 14

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The Wizard of Oz: From novel to film to stage, few stories have captured hearts like The Wizard of Oz. The stage version is an adaptation by London's Royal Shakespeare Company. It hews closely to the movie but adds a number to fill out the second act: a song called Jitterbug that was cut from the film. Strange as it may seem, this isn't the first musical set in Oz. Wicked, a prequel to the original story, tells the story of the green-skinned girl who grows up to be the Wicked Witch of the West. 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thur., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. Oct. 14-19. Morsani Hall at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $38.50-$67.50. (813) 229-7827.

Midtown Through Our Eyes: A Taste of Midtown: This summer, 12 student journalists, cameras and notebooks in hand, spread out across St. Pete's Midtown neighborhood to document it through their eyes. The work they collected is on display through Saturday at Studio@620. Tonight they welcome the public to experience Midtown through food. 5 to 8 p.m. today at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.

Ravi Shankar: Despite his 88 years, the legendary Indian sitarist is still going strong. Consider this: His first public performance in India was in 1939. Shankar was a large influence on the Beatles and, hey, he even played at Woodstock! One more claim to fame: He has fathered two musically talented daughters, Anoushka Shankar, who accompanies him in concert tonight, and Norah Jones. 7:30 tonight at Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 315 Hull Road, Gainesville. $25-$50. Toll-Free (800) 905-2787.

— Adam Newman

Things to do on Tuesday, Oct. 14 10/13/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 3:40pm]
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