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Greek-born tenor Alberto Mizrahi, one of the world's leading interpreters of Jewish music, will give a concert performance, "The Voice of the People" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Pianist 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.


Get in spirit with breakfast, movie

The Palm Harbor Activity Community Center has a couple of events Saturday that are sure to get people in the holiday spirit. The first is a breakfast with Santa, scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon at the center, 1500 16th St. There will be breakfast and pictures with Santa. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door, but there is a $2 discount if you bring a toy. The second event is a free family movie night. The movie Santa Clause 2 will be shown at Pop Stansell Park, at Eighth Street and Florida Avenue. Bring a toy and get a free movie meal. For more information on either event, call (727) 771-6000.


Children's author to appear at mall

If you missed children's author Barbara Birenbaum's first appearance in Clearwater during 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 at Westfield Countryside mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Suite 8329. She will be there for a book signing and a meet-the-public appearance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (727) 531-4973.


Broken bottle used in store robbery

A man armed with a broken bottle robbed the 7-Eleven at 131st Street and Walsingham Road about 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 as shirtless and white 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 was still at large, but police said they have excellent video and audio of the incident that could help identify the suspect. Anyone with information should call Largo police Sgt. Ed Sohoski at (727) 586-7438.