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Things to do in Pasco for Jan. 1

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The Horio: Work by Tarpon Springs photographer Beeba Christopoulos Lekkas is on display in an exhibit called "The Horio: Greek Life in Tarpon Springs" at the Center for Gulf Coast Folklife in the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. The images are an insider's view of poignant and exquisite moments in the daily life of the Greek community. The exhibit runs through April 5. (727) 942-5605.

Musically inclined

A Musical Excursion: Musicians Theresa Villani and Anne Marie Scotto perform at 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. (727) 853-1279. nprlibrary.org.

Blast from the past: Shirley Alston Reeves, better known as the former lead singer of the '60s group the Shirelles, performs at 6:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 11 at the Show Palace, 16128 U.S. 19 in Hudson. $35. (727) 863-7949; showpalace.net.

Big band sounds: The 42nd Street Big Band performs Fabulous '50s: The Legends Live On at 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. $12. (727) 842-6777.

Jazz and swing: Rhythm Kings Dance Orchestra performs from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 21 and March 28 at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. Show up at 6 p.m. 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. tarponarts.org.

Gospel trio: Greater Vision, an award-winning group, performs at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at First Christian Church, 6040 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. Doors open at 2 p.m. A love offering will be collected for the group. (813) 782-1071.

The Best of Broadway: The Ditchfield Family Singers perform a multimedia Broadway music concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 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 Miserables. Tickets are $15. (727) 774-7382.

Looking ahead

Luck be a lady tonight: The five-time Tony Award-winning show Guys and Dolls features unforgettable characters and a colorful panorama of Times Square and its denizens circa 1950. The show runs from Jan. 16 to Feb. 23 at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19 in Hudson. Cocktails start at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Fridays, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 p.m. Sundays. $49.50 for dinner and show; $38.45 show only; ages 11 and younger, $24.95 and $19.95, all plus tax and tip. (727) 863-7949 or showpalace.net.

Food, music and fun: Drive or fly in to the annual Pigs in Z-Hills Barbecue and Blues Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, 39450 South Ave. Enjoy barbecue, blues music, a car and motorcycle show, aviation displays, museum of military history, swine terrace, vendors, business expo and a kids' zone. Bring lawn chairs. No pets. (813) 782-1913; zephyrhillschamber.org.

Barrel of laughs: Former Saturday Night Live cast member Joe Piscopo performs an eclectic evening of songs, jokes and surprises at 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill. $45. (352) 688-3390; palacegrand.com.

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