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Published: Wednesday, 3/9/2005

Irish music set in several venues

Join the King of Blarney, Hal Roach as he performs with the Irish Sopranos in a 2 p.m. matinee concert tomorrow at the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Roach is also known as the "Bob Hope of Ireland." Tickets are $28.50 from the box office, 419-381-8851.

Five time Grammy winning blues legend Buddy Guy will be in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the theater. Tickets are $27.50 and $34.50 from the box office.

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Smucker's Stars on Ice Tour "Imagination" is coming at 7 p.m. Tuesday to the Toledo Sports Arena, One Main St. Stars participating include Llia Kulik, Sarah Hughes, Alexei Yagudin, Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze, Todd Eldredge, Steven Cousins, and others. Tickets start at $25 from the box office, 419-698-4545 and Ticketmaster, 419-474-1333.

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The Irish Rovers will be in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Adult tickets are $29 and $15 for students from 419-824-3999.

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Spirit of the Dance returns to the Valentine Theatre for a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Valentine Theatre, 400 North Superior St. Irish in orgin, the show weaves together the sensual Latin styles of Flamenco, Salsa and Tango with the precision of tap, ballroom and Irish dance. Tickets range from $26 to $37 from the box office, 419-242-2787.

Also at the theatre, will be The National Acrobats of Taiwan performing at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The 40-member troupe leaps through the air, balances on each other's controlled bodies and spins on the sharp edges of weapons. Tickets range from $20 to $42 from the box office, 419-242-2787.

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Seals and Seal, starring England Dan & Jim Seals will take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ritz Theatre, 30 South Washington St., Tiffin. The two brothers, became the two duos yielding some of the most memorable hits ever. Jim Seals performed with Seals & Crofts, and Dan Seals performed with England Dan and John Ford Coley. Tickets range from $19 to $49 from the box office, 419-448-8544 or online at www.ritztheatre.org.

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Elvis Presley's Sweet Sweet Spirit Fan club will host The Toledo Elvis Festival this weekend at the Zenobia Shrine, 1511 Madison Ave. Special guests include DJ Fontana, The Stamps Quartet, and The Sweet Inspirations, Jerry Schilling, Ed Bonja, Stephen Christopher and Sirius DJ Doc Walker. A benefit concert with a tribute anthology by Robert Rosencrantz, Mike Albert, Matt King and Leo Day and the Roustabout Show Band is also scheduled. Elvis memorabilia will also be on display, along with a karaoke contest. Proceeds benefit the Earth Angel Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Shriners Hospital Fund. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and noon on Saturday, with admission to the Sock Hop in the ballroom, followed by the main event room opening at 2 p.m. General admission is $25 with tickets going up to $55 from 419-727-5847.

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Blue Grass With Class, a bluegrass festival presented by Pina and Robert White, will be held this weekend at the Holiday Inn, State Rt. 2 and U.S. 250 in Sandusky. Doors open at 1 p.m.; music starts at 2. Robert White & The Candy Mountain Express will perform both days. Friday's entertainment includes Born Again, Mitch Harrell & South River Express, Ottawa County Boys, and Bluegrass Legends. Saturday's performers include Lili Mae, Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers, and The Cagle Family. Admission is $20 each day. Information, 419-726-5089.

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New Works Writers Series will present a staged reading from the play Who Will Sing for Lena? at a wine-tasting event at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Blueprint, 1919 Monroe St. Written by Dr. Janice Liddel Clark, Atlanta University professor, playwright, and native of Toledo, the play commemorates the 60th anniversary of Lena Baker, an African American domestic, who on March 5, 1945, became the first and only woman to die in Georgia's electric chair. This staged reading is part of a simultaneous World Premier by selected actresses in different parts of the world. Admission is $7. Information, 419-241-9182.

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Solve a 148-year old mystery in two hours at the March fundraiser for the Toledo School for the Arts as they present An Affair to Dismember, a dinner show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Sylvania Historic Village, 5171 North Main St., Sylvania. Tickets are $45 from 419-246-8732 ext. 226.

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Kissinger will headline at Fuse, 513 Jefferson Ave. Friday. Winner of six Austin music awards, the band will release their latest record, Me and Otto on WCI Records in May; they take the stage at 11:30 p.m. Cover is $5 for those 21 and older, and $8 for those under 21.

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Who will be the next East Side Karaoke King and Queen? Find out Tuesday at Mutt Lynch's, 141 Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m.; tickets are $25 per person, and include 3 tacos and 3 drink tickets. An additional $25 will enter you into the contest. Reserved seats, 419-779-6965.

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The Northern Lights Lodge No. 40 of the Maumee Masonic order will be showing the film, National Treasure at 2 p.m. Saturday (an again if it's a sellout, at 5 p.m.) at the Maumee Indoor Theater on Conant Street. Money raised will support the Special Olympics.

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Auditions for Archbold Community Theatre's production of Titanic will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Giffey Hall in Ridgeville Corners. Actors must be 16 years old and older and must come prepared with a memorized song. A CD/tape player will be available. Information, 419-446-2664.

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Theatre Kidz, Inc., will hod auditions for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the former YMCA wing of the Lutheran Church of the Master, 28744 Simmons Rd., Perrysburg. Show dates will be June 10-12. Information, 419-344-6884.



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