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Events in Pasco County, Feb. 17-23

music that's our history

"The Haitian Revolution and the Rise of American Music," a lecture exploring the impact of slavery on the development of American music, is at 6 p.m. today at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. Presentation includes performance of some period music. Free. Visit

Theater buffs

• The musical Hairspray continues matinees and evenings through Feb. 26 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. For adults, dinner and show $49.50, show only $38.45 plus tax and tip; for ages 12 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95. (727) 863-7949 in west Pasco; toll-free elsewhere at 1-888-655-7469.

• The award-winning drama Proof runs today through Sunday at the Forum at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Shows are at 8 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $10. (352) 683-5113.

Susan Marie Frontczak performs Eleanor Roosevelt: A Living History Part I, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $15-$18. (727) 942-5605.

Art offerings

• Meet photographer and printmaker Eric C. Durham, Dade City Center for the Arts' featured artist, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the HiBrow Gallery, 14125 Seventh St., Dade City. (352) 521-3823.

• Opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday for the exhibit "Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss," which runs through April 5 at the Pasco-Hernando Community College art gallery in the Alric Pottberg Library, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. (727) 816-3231.

"New Port Richey and Beyond in Pasco County" runs through Feb. 25 at the West Pasco Art Guild and Gallery, 6202 Jefferson St. (727) 841-7732 or visit


• John Timpanelli Supper Club presents concert versions of Fiddler on the Roof and South Pacific at 7 p.m. today, 3 p.m. Sunday and noon Tuesday at the Quality Inn and Suites, 5316 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Dinner and show is $30; show only $15. Reservations only. (727) 379-6557 or (727) 326-2374.

7 Bridges, an Eagles tribute band, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in the performing arts center at Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. $25-$30. (727) 816-3707 or visit

• Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival runs Saturday and Sunday at Coachman Park in Clearwater, featuring five-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Beverly McClellan and award-winning vocalist Janiva Magness. Free general admission; tickets for reserved seating may be purchased at clearwater

Hernando Symphony Orchestra presents "The Best of Broadway" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hernando Performing Arts Center, 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville; and 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Springstead Theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. $12 adults, $5 students. (352) 683-5113.

Consider this

• Sixth annual Bivouac and Barracks event, featuring a World War II encampment, vintage aircraft, military vehicles and weapons demo, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zephyrhills Barracks Museum, 39444 South Ave. Free. (813) 355-7277.

• Painting With a Twist, an art and social studio in Trinity, hosts an event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday to benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Refreshments and giveaways; studio donates half the proceeds to the nonprofit organization. (727) 376-1112 or

Send events to Arleen Spenceley, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey 34668 or email Submit items at least two weeks in advance.

Events in Pasco County, Feb. 17-23 02/16/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 16, 2012 2:15pm]
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