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Published Feb. 14, 2008

Do you have what it takes to be a star? Test your talents and confidence at the Rising Star Talent Competition from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 28 at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill.

Jimmy Danelli, from the sitcom Ellen, will host the contest, which is open to amateur and professional solo variety acts, including comedians, musicians, dancers and magicians.Contestants perform a 31/2-minute set and vie for audience votes. After a nine-week qualifying round, 15 finalists will compete for a $500 prize.

Contact Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg,(727) 822-4562.

St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Undead gangsters from the '20s and '30s will invade Ybor City this Friday for the Zombie Pub Crawl beginning at 5 p.m. Friday at Dirty Shame, 1929 E Seventh Ave.

Other bars on the Deadite Empirecrawl are Reservoir Bar, Crowbar, Boneyard and the Castle with games and contests at different locations. $6 wristband available only at Dirty Shame from 5 to 8 p.m. Those 18 and older get to play. For more information, go to