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Hernando diversions this week and beyond

Jazzy farewell

The Hernando Jazz Society will wrap up its season with a musical performance, "See You in September," from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. During the show, the society will award three scholarships; the scholarship winners also will perform. Admission is free for members; nonmembers pay $9. Cash bar and light menu available. Call Bill McLoughlin at (352) 799-9690.

This week

Suburban corruption: Everything in the Garden will be presented at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Set in the late 1960s, the drama is about corruption, money, hypocrisy and life in suburbia. Weekend performances end May 23. Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for students. Visit or call (352) 683-5113.

Suzuki concert: The Suzuki Strings School of Violin, Viola and Cello will present its annual student concert and recital Sunday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Advanced students will perform at 2:30 p.m. and beginners at 4:30. Performing will be musicians ages 2 through adult. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $5, in advance and at the door. Funds benefit the Charlotte Murrin Memorial Suzuki Foundation, which provides music scholarships to Hernando County students. Call Ruth Brown at (352) 442-2703.

Let freedom sing: The Nature Coast Festival Chorus will present "Songs of Faith and Freedom" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. The chorus will perform patriotic hymns and seasonal works by John Rutter and Z. Randall Stroope. The Nature Coast Children's Chorale also will perform. Admission is free; no reservations required. An offering will be accepted during intermission. Call Shirley, (352) 597-2235.

Quick trips

A lotta laughs: The Show Palace Dinner Theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson, continues the musical comedy Sweet Charity with matinees and evening shows through June 13. Dinner and show, $46; show only, $34.95, plus tax and tip; 12 and younger, $28.45 and $23.45. Call toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

Rumble in the ring: The Florida Championship Wrestling Live, Family Tradition Tour, will be at the Crystal River Armory, 8851 W Venable St., Crystal River, on Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m.; bell time is 8. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and $25 for ringside (includes a meet-and-greet with selected wrestlers). Tickets available at Buddy's Home Furnishings in Brooksville and Inverness or at

Look ahead

Rock tribute: Rock N' Soul: A Tribute to the Music of the 1960s and '70s will be from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Gates open at 4 p.m. Featuring Act 3, singing songs of the Temptations, the Four Tops and other Motown hits, plus British Export, performing hits of the Beatles. Food, drinks and vendors available. Advance tickets $7; $10 at gate. Call (352) 666-4746 or visit

Curtain call

Stars of Tomorrow Talent Search: Singers, dancers and performing artists of all ages are invited to audition for the Stars of Tomorrow Talent Search, which is at 7:30 p.m. May 21 at the Eleanor Dempsey Performing Arts Center, 13651 Hays Road, Hudson. The show is hosted by John Timpanelli. Acts must be acceptable to audiences of all ages. Cash and prizes will be awarded. All acts must audition on Sunday; for an appointment time, call (727) 379-6557.

Hernando diversions this week and beyond 05/13/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 4:18pm]
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