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The works of artists Susan Duda, Stuart Harrison, Judy Johnson and Jana Withers, pictured at right, are on display through the end of August at Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. A reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit and reception are co-hosted by the restaurant and the Spring Hill Art League. For information, call Sandra LaValley at (352) 799-9690 or visit

This week

Soulful jazz: Vocalist Gwendolyn Battle will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Five Boroughs Bistro Restaurant, 1252 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Battle will sing favorites by Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole and others. Admission is free. There will be dancing, a full dinner menu and a cash bar. Table reservations for groups of 10 or more can be made. Call (352) 835-7122.

Quick trip

Potpourri of talent: The finals of the Hernando/Pasco Has Talent Contest will be at 7:30 p.m. July 30 at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center (West Campus), 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Spectator admission is $15 per person. Contestants will be competing for cash prizes: First prize is $500, second prize $300 and third prize $200. Funds raised will support PHCC Foundation scholarships. For information, call (352) 848-1411.

Behind the scenes: The comedy-farce Noises Off, presented by Hat Trick Theatre, continues weekends through July 31 at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Adults, $16 at the door or $14 in advance; students and seniors, $11 at the door or $9 in advance. Call (727) 857-2604 or send e-mail to

Look ahead

Dance back in time: The Spring Hill Community Association will present a Summer Sock Hop with Lil Deuce Coupe at 7 p.m. July 29 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. There will be a contest for the best 1950s attire, raffles and prizes. Refreshments will be served. Beer and wine will be available. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call (352) 666-4746.

Pint-size Millie: A children's production of the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior will be presented weekends Aug. 5 to 14 on the Forum stage at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10 each. Call the box office at (352) 683-5113 or visit

Curtain call

Chicago: Performers who can sing, dance and act are encouraged to audition for the Stage West Community Playhouse production of the musical Chicago. Auditions are 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Production dates are Nov. 10 to 20. There are speaking roles for 10 women and nine men. Bring prepared music, preferably a song from the show, as well as dance shoes. Accompaniment provided as necessary. There will be readings from the script. The director is Barbara Everest. Call (352) 683-4302 or send an e-mail to

Entertainment notes 07/21/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:30pm]
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