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Things to do Thursday March 11


Florida Strawberry Festival: Things get juicy for fans of old-school country and rock. Country stalwarts the Oak Ridge Boys play at 3:30 p.m. ($10-$15 for reserved seats), and arena rocker REO Speedwagon lights up the festival stage at 7:30 p.m. ($15-$20 ). Admission to the Plant City festival is $10; $5 ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger with paid adult. See

Betty's Not a Vitamin: The energizer bunnies of the local music scene, these hard-working guys are like a jukebox set on random. See them at 9 p.m. with the Ideal Husbands at Pegasus Lounge, 10008 N 30th St., Tampa. $5-$7. (813) 971-1679.

Crime in Stereo: The hard-core revivalists from Levittown, N.Y., play at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba in Ybor City. $10. (813) 248-9500.

Need to Breathe: The Southern Christian rock band, whose music has appeared on The Hills, will be at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16.

What to watch

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 9 p.m., CBS: A boy's murder is linked to a case that no one has investigated in years. Kind of like how Laurence Fishburne did that crossover episodes with other CSI franchises we haven't watched in ages.

Ticket window

Tickets for these shows go on sale this week:

Jonny Lang, 8 p.m. May 21 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, $37-$53, on sale at noon Friday at the box office, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, or by calling (727) 791-7400.

Blues Traveler, 7 p.m. April 26 at State Theatre, St. Petersburg, $24, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster online at or by calling (866) 448-7849.

Ron White, 10 p.m. May 22 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, $48.75, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office.

Earth, Wind and Fire, 8 p.m. June 29 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, $53-$101, on sale at noon Friday at the box office.

To note

The run of Cavalia, the Cirque du Soleil-style horse show that opens Friday in Tampa, has been extended. Additional shows will be 8 p.m. March 24-26, 3 and 8 p.m. March 27 and 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. March 28. For more about the show, see today's Weekend section, which is printed in advance.

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