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Published Aug. 25, 2007

A man armed with a broken bottle robbed the 7-Eleven at 131st Street and Walsingham Road around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday. Two female employees were present when the man entered the store and asked if he could purchase a bottle of wine, police said. The man, who appears in video footage to be a shirtless white male with a mustache, had a black shirt wrapped around his right arm. When an employee told him it was too late to buy liquor, he took two items from the store and put them on the counter as if to purchase them. As he did this, he shoved his right arm toward an employee and demanded money, police said. The employee noticed a broken bottle wrapped inside the shirt and gave him an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber fled the scene and is still at large, but police said they have excellent video and audio of the incident that could help identify the suspect. Anyone with more information should contact Sgt. Ed Sohoski of Largo police at (727) 586-7438.


Children's author to appear at mall

If you missed children's author Barbara Birenbaum's first appearance in Clearwater over the weekend, don't fret. The author of such books as Quipnotes About Moms, Quipnotes About Dads, Groundhog Phil's Message and Lighthouse Christmas will have two more appearances at Dillard's in the Westfield Countryside mall, 27001 U.S 19 N, Suite 8329. She'll be there for a book signing and meet-the-public appearance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (727) 531-4973.

Salvation Army's concert today

Treat yourself to an inspiring morning with the gospel trio Hopes Call, performing from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Salvation Army Worship Center, 1625 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. Cost is $8 and includes a continental breakfast. Doors open at 8:45. Call (727) 538-9889.


American-Indian culture on display

Spend an evening under the stars with the Spirit People of America for a glimpse of American-Indian culture through storytelling, dance and music around a campfire. This free event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St., Largo. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call Barbara Stalbird at (727) 518-3047.


Tenor Alberto Mizrahi to perform

Greek-born tenor Alberto Mizrahi, one of the world's leading interpreters of Jewish music, will give a concert performance titled The Voice of the People at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Pianist Dr. Alan Mason will accompany. Mizrahi is Hazzon of the historic Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago and has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts and opera. Known as the "Jewish Pavarotti," Mizrahi's repertoire, spanning nine languages, makes his performances unique in the field. General admission is $20, admission for center members or students is $18. Call (727)942-5605.