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Hear some University of South Florida professors jazz it up at the USF Faculty Jazz Recital at the Music Recital Hall, FAH 101, USF's Tampa campus. Admission is $6 general, $4 for students and seniors. USF faculty members Jack Wilkin (jazz studies/saxophone), Chuck Owen (jazz ensemble/piano), Mark Neuenshwander (professor of bass/bass) and David Via (adjunct professor/drums) will jam with other guests from USF's School of Music starting at 4 p.m. Call (813) 974-2323.

+ The Rainbow Readers gay and lesbian book discussion group will meet tonight at 7:30 at Peninsular Branch of the Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library, 3909 Neptune, to discuss All She Wanted by Aphrodite Jones. The book was the basis for the recent movie Boys Don't Cry. Call (813) 221-1423.

THINGS TO VIEW . . .

+ Four best friends (who don't necessarily like each other all the time) share urban life in the new UPN comedy series Girlfriends. Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones and Persia White star as the Girlfriends, while Reggie Hayes portrays a friendly colleague. 9:30 p.m.

+ Just in time for the Olympics, HBO airs the Academy Award-winning documentary, One Day in September, about the Black September movement that staged a deadly invasion of the Israeli housing compound at Munich's Olympic Village on Sept. 5, 1972. The extraordinary film includes an interview with the only remaining survivor of the eight Palestinian terrorists. 8 p.m.

+ NBC is capitalizing on the Today show's success by sending the crew to Sydney, Australia, for the Olympics. The telecasts from there will begin today, several days before the opening ceremonies on Sept. 15. 7 a.m.

_ Compiled by Times staff writer Sharon Kennedy Wynne. Information for this feature can be sent to weekendsptimes.com. For a complete roundup: www.tampabay.com.

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