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Shrine Circus opens tomorrow

The 52nd annual Zenobia Shrine Circus comes to the SeaGate Convention Centre, 401 Jefferson Ave., tomorrow-Sunday. Among the featured acts are Patricia White and her big cats, the Globe of Death, the Redpath Family Flyers, and the Hawthorn elephants.

Show times are 1 and 5:30 p.m. tomorrow and Friday, and noon and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Most tickets for tomorrow's 5:30 p.m. show will be $7; tickets for remaining performances range from $7 to $16 from the box office, 419-255-3300; the Shrine office, 1-800-Go-Circus, and Ticketmaster.

Ron Clark, Disney's American Teacher of the Year in 2000, will speak at 7 tonight and 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. His appearance is part of a national tour promoting his book, The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Student in Every Child. Tickets are $25 from the Junior League, 419-534-3138.

Singer Ronnie Milsap will perform with the Toledo Symphony at 8 p.m. Saturday in the theater. Tickets range from $21 to $55 from 419-246-8000.

Blues Messenger is to perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Peristyle Lobby for the Toledo Museum of Art's It's Friday! event. Also on Friday, pianist John Cleveland will perform ragtime music at 12:15 p.m. in the Great Gallery.

Guest performers this week at Mickey Finn's Pub, 602 Lagrange St., include Big Al & the Heavyweights at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Cover is $8. The Joe Hoffman Band with Geronimo's Cadillac will take the stage at 10 p.m. Saturday.

The University of Toledo will host the 14th annual Richard M. Summers Memorial Lecture, featuring Gary Soto, at 4 p.m. Friday in Doermann Theater. Soto is a distinguished poet, essayist, story-teller, and dramatist. Author of 10 poetry collections for adults, he will be reading and hosting a book signing. The event is free and open to the public. Information, 419-530-2318.

Also at UT will be the 66th annual celebration of Songfest as it takes over Savage Hall at 7 p.m. Saturday. This year, 17 student organizations will be singing and dancing to the theme of “American Bandstand,” competing in three divisions: women, men and co-ed competition. Songfest is free, but donations will be collected and given to Aurora House, a local women's shelter.


Cleo Parker Robinson Dance will perform at 8 tonight in the Biggs Theatre of Ohio Northern University's Freed Center for the Performing Arts, Ada. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and non-ONU students, $8 for children under 12. Information: 419-772-1900.

The Grass Roots, featuring original lead singer Rob Grill, will appear at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin. Tickets range from $18-$28 from the box office, 419-448-8544.


The Bach Collegium Japan will present Bach's St. Mathew Passion at 7:30 tonight in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 East Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor. Tickets are $25 and $35. Information: 800-221-1229.

The University of Michigan school of music will present Oklahoma! at 8 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Ann Arbor's Power Center for the Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher St. Tickets are $15 and $20, $8 for students. Information: 734-764-2538.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is scheduled Friday-Sunday and April 17-19 in the Croswell Opera House, 129 East Maumee St., Adrian. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and April 17-19 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and April 19. Tickets are $22, and $20 for seniors and students from 517-264-7469.

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