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On the radar: Upcoming events this week in the Tampa Bay area

Hello, JoBros: The Jonas Brothers concert Tuesday at the St. Pete Times Forum is not sold out. If your tween girl just squealed, you'll be happy to know a $19.33 ticket, plus fees, is now being offered. Call Ticketmaster toll-free at 1-800-745-3000. More concert options include rockers Counting Crows at 7 tonight at Ruth Eckerd Hall, (727) 791-7400; mellow fellows Air Supply at 8 p.m. Friday at the Ritz Ybor, Tampa, (813) 247-2555; and country duo Big and Rich after the 7:08 p.m. Rays game against the Texas Rangers on Saturday at Tropicana Field. Concert included in game ticket.

On stage: If American Idol winner Taylor Hicks is the one that you want, see him as Teen Angel in the musical Grease from Tuesday through Sunday at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Tampa; see for times and tickets. Also, it's the last week for Doubt, the award-winning play about a priest accused of fooling around with a student. Shows are Wednesday through Sunday at American Stage's Raymond James Theater in St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529 for times and tickets.

Workshop: Dr. Gene Cohen, a nationally recognized pioneer in the field of aging, will conduct a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Marcia P. Hoffman Performing Arts Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Cohen, director of the George Washington University Center on Aging Health and Humanities, is the author of more than 150 publications and has appeared on several TV news shows. A PBS film has been developed on his new book, The Creative Age. His keynote presentation will highlight research about the benefits of professionally conducted art programs on the health and social activities of older people. Registration fee is $32. Half-day seminars are $20. For more information, call (727) 712-2729.

Get a torso cast: Come to the O'Brien's of Brandon to get plastered — but not by booze. From 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the pub plays host to a Faces of Courage fundraiser — a nonprofit organization that provides outings and camps for free to those with cancer and their family and friends. For a minimum donation of $50, participants at the Get Plastered for a Cause event will be covered from belly button to collarbone in plaster. They'll receive a cast of their torso, which they can take home and decorate. Free and open to all ages. Call the pub at (813) 661-9688 or Faces of Courage at (813) 877-2267.

On the radar: Upcoming events this week in the Tampa Bay area 08/16/09 [Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 7:40pm]
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