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Fred Johnson comes to Largo

Tampa Bay renowned jazz vocalist Fred Johnson has performed internationally with notable jazz artists Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Herbie Mann. At 8 tonight, he'll bring his unique blend of talent to Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Johnson, who has a degree from the National Academy of Performing Arts in New York, will entertain his audience with an improvisational sound technique called Sound Sculpture. Tickets are $10.50. There will be cabaret-style seating and a cash bar. Call (727) 587-6751.

Collect things? Check this out

Old and new toys, comics, movie posters, trading cards and beanie babies are just some of the items that will be up for grabs Sunday at the TNT Collectible Show. Organizers say it's a great opportunity to buy, sell and trade collectibles. It's 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Honeywell Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N., Largo. Actress Lee Benton, a former Tampa resident and model, will be at the show to celebrate her birthday, sign autographs and meet local fans. Her acting credits include Lois and Clark, T. J. Hooker and Fantasy Island. Admission is $2; it's free for children 6 and younger. Call (813) 932-0494.

Play pokes fun at fitness business

For most folks, getting in shape is serious business. But for the Oldsmar Players, it's a laughing matter. At least that's what they're hoping the audience does when they present Trimming the Fat, an original one-act comedy satire on the health and fitness industry by Cynthia Rae and M.L. Harris. Shows are 7:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at Oldsmar Arts Centre, 402 St. Petersburg Drive. Advance tickets are $4 and are available at the Oldsmar Library, 101 State St. W, and the Arts Centre. Admission is $5 at the door. Call (813) 891-4244 or (813) 814-1562.

Hear Irish folk music tonight

Irish entertainer Brendan Nolan will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Nolan began playing folk and acoustic music in the Dublin area during the late 1970s. He eventually crossed the Atlantic and landed in Montreal, where he performed at the Old Dublin Pub. Though Nolan now calls St. Pete Beach his home, he appears at folk festivals and clubs throughout Florida and the United States. One of Nolan's four albums, Southern Sunset, was recorded live at the former Iron Horse Cafe in Tarpon Springs. Tickets for tonight's show cost $8. Call 942-5605.