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Gaelic Storm brings its Celtic rock sound to the Performing Arts Center at Pasco-Hernando Community College.

Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm brings its Celtic rock sound to the Performing Arts Center at Pasco-Hernando Community College.

Music

Local venues have schedules packed with performances by musicians with big names and big sounds. The artists' repertoires range in style from Celtic rock to jazz and swing. Music fans, mark your calendars:

Friday

Jazz and swing: Rhythm Kings Dance Orchestra performs from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. Show up at 6 for a free dance lesson (no partner required). The Rhythm Kings play jazz, swing and big-band hits of the '20s, '30s and '40s. Tickets are $12, or $10 for members and students. (727) 942-5605 or tarponarts.org.

Saturday

Gaelic Storm: An annual favorite, Celtic rock band Gaelic Storm returns for its eighth performance at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The band is promoting its album The Boathouse. Tickets are $30 for center-section seats and $25 for side-section seats. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more, seniors, season ticket holders and PHCC students, faculty and staff. Order online at phcc.edu/tix, at the box office at the PHCC College Store on the New Port Richey campus between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by phone. (727) 816-3707.

Sunday

Gospel trio: Greater Vision, an award-winning gospel trio, performs at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church, 6040 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. Doors open at 2. A love offering will be collected. (813) 782-1071.

The Best of Broadway: The Ditchfield Family Singers perform a multimedia Broadway music concert at 3 p.m. at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. Combining singing and storytelling, the Ditchfields perform excerpts from popular musicals including The Music Man, The Sound of Music, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. Tickets are $15. (727) 774-7382.

Amernet String Quartet: The Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University, performs at 3 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. The quartet, formed in 1991 by four graduates of the Juilliard School of Music — violinist Marcia Littley, cellist Javier Arias, violinist Misha Vitenson and violist Michael Klotz — has garnered worldwide praise. Tickets are $22, or $18 for members and students. (727) 942-5605 or tarponarts.org.

Jan. 29

Patsy Cline: A tribute to Patsy Cline begins at 2 p.m. at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The performance, by Barbara Van Eychen, showcases Cline's music, from honky-tonk and country-western to the pop music she performed until her death at age 30. Tickets are $11. (727) 842-6777.

Feb. 2

Frankie Dee NY Orchestra: The Frankie Dee NY Orchestra hosts its "Big Band Dance" from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., Brooksville. Doors open at 1 p.m. Celebrate the Super Bowl with live music. Songs include big band, jazz and cheek-to-cheek favorites, plus Latin, ballroom and soft rock. Includes free "munchies," but BYOB and other food. Ice is provided. Seats are guaranteed only for people who reserve them in advance. $12 per person. (352) 596-9486.

Looking ahead

Mardi Gras Dinner Concert: Tickets are on sale for the Richey Community Orchestra's Mardi Gras dinner concert. Cocktails are at 1 p.m., with dinner at 1:30 and the show at 3 on March 9 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Tickets are $40. (727) 919-3866.

Editor's note:

This article has been updated to reflect the following correction: In a listing published Jan. 22, the name of an orchestra and the location of its concert were incorrect. The Richey Community Orchestra's Mardi Gras concert will be at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey.

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