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March 18,2017 00:36

SOUTHEASTERN PRO RODEO: The competitions, now in their 24th year, will saddle up at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala. There will be bareback ...and more »

Mar 17, 2017 at 2:01 AM

Rodeo, rock and 'Evita'

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MARCH 24-25SOUTHEASTERN PRO RODEO: The competitions, now in their 24th year, will saddle up at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala. There will be bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and, of course, bull riding. The action starts at 7:30 p.m. both days. These are professional-circuit qualifiers. Admission is $15 in advance and $18 at the gate; free for ages 5 and younger. (401-5900 and www.OcalaRodeo.com)MARCH 24RICHARD NADER'S DOO WOP & ROCK N' ROLL LEGENDS: Concert featuring The Charlie Thomas Drifters, Tommy Mara, The Crests and Terry Sylvester starts at 7 p.m. at Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., On Top of the World, Ocala. $31-$33. (854-3670 and www.CDCulturalCenter.com)MARCH 31SOUTHERN RAISED: The Gospel Music Concert series at College Road Baptist Church concludes with the sibling group Southern Raised at 7 p.m. at the church, 5010 SW College Road, Ocala. $10 donation requested at the door. (237-5741)APRIL 2PATRICIA ZHUGE: The Marion Chamber Society will present award-winning, 10-year-old pianist Patricia Zhuge at 2 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW State Road 200. Free. (867-1340)APRIL 7-28"THE ART OF AGING": A collaborative effort between Marion Senior Services and Marion Cultural Alliance, this exhibit will celebrate aging through art, stories and education. It will feature photographs, lectures, and paintings by Marion Cultural Alliance member artists over 55. It also will showcase work by Ocala photographer Ralph Demilio. The exhibit will be at the Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. Opening reception runs 5-6 p.m. April 7. (369-1500)APRIL 8BOOK SIGNING: Local author Shelley Fraser Mickle will celebrate the release of her new book, "American Pharoah: Triple Crown Champion," with a signing at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookseller at Market Street at Heath Brook, 4414 SW College Road, Ocala. (237-1581)APRIL 8-9OCALA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The orchestra will perform a program called "American Graffiti" at 7:30 p.m. April 8 and 3 p.m. April 9 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala . Tickets start at $15. Student tickets are $10. Highlights: Philip Glass’ "Violin Concerto No. 1," a tour of American music including George Gershwin’s "Cuban Overture" and Aaron Copland’s "Four Dance Episodes" from “Rodeo,” and a tribute to Irving Berlin. The guest artist will be Boston-area violinist Gabriel Lefkowitz. (351-1606 and www.reillyartscenter.com)APRIL 7-15"EVITA": Central Florida Musical Theatre students will perform this Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical based on the life of Eva Perón at 7:30 p.m. April 7-8 and April 14-15, and at 3 p.m. April 9 and April 15 in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. The show is directed by Kirstin Kennedy, CF assistant professor of Theatre. $6-$12. Free for CF students, faculty and staff with ID. (873-5810 and Tickets.CF.edu)APRIL 22-23KINGDOM OF THE SUN CONCERT BAND: The concerts called "E is for Euphonium" will feature soloist Don Palmire, a former U.S. Army Band principal euphoniumist who also had played with the U.S. Marine Band and the Dallas Wind Symphony. The band will play full concerts at 2 p.m. April 22 and 3 p.m. April 23 at Marion Technical Institute, 1614 SE Fort King St., Ocala. Free. (624-9291 and kingdomofthesunband.org)APRIL 23MARION CIVIC CHORALE: Ocala's Marion Civic Chorale is celebrating 30 years of singing with concerts dubbed “Standing Ovation." Music starts at 3 p.m. April 23 at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, and at 3 p.m. April 30 at St. George Anglican Cathedral, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The shows are free, but donations will support MCC's scholarship fund. (262-227-6495)MAY 5"THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES": A cast of female community leaders will present monologues at 7:30 p.m. at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. $18 general admission. (351-1606 and www.reillyartscenter.com)

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