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Thursday Musicale concert to be presented at church

The Thursday Musicale will present the second concert of the season at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, 217 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey. Delores K. Long is the director of the 50-member Women's Chorus. Sue Bond is piano accompanist and Mary Schoen is organist.

Bond will direct two numbers with Joyce Thorpe accompanying.

Billie Helm, Thursday Musicale president, will give the welcome.

Gelene Sell will introduce guest artist Donald Pearson, tenor soloist. He will present a varied program of music from G.

F. Handel to Richard Rodgers. Pearson, a native of Boston, is a former student of William Hicks of the Lotus Male Quartet, and Gertrude Ehrhart. He studied on a scholarship given by the Handel and Hayden Society of Boston. He has performed in many operettas and was first tenor in two prominent Boston male quartets. He retired to Florida three years ago and is a choir member and tenor soloist at First United Methodist Church of Hudson.

The Thursday Musicale is a non-profit organization dedicated to performing a variety of music and to introducing talented residents of West Pasco to the community.

There is no admission charge for concerts, but an offering will be taken to support the scholarship fund.

Richey Theatre presents female "Odd Couple'

A female version of Neil Simon's comedy The Odd Couple will be presented at the Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey beginning Nov. 8.

Curtain time is 8 p.m. for the shows from Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 13-17 and on Nov. 19. Sunday matinees on Nov. 11 and 18 will begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and are available at the box office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Nora Culbertson is the director. The show features Barbara Halioris as Olive (the slob) and Candy Roth Grigsby as Florence (the neat one). Candy Barron, Yate Cutliff, Bob Palisi, Ray Russell, Lynn Sawyer and Gail Schuldt also appear in the production.

For information, call (813) 842-6777.

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