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Concerts: Feb. 25

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BIG BAND

MARCH 6: Swing and Sway the Hawaiian Way with Jay Smith and his 16-piece band, 7:30 p.m. harmony Hall, 7605 Lakeshore Drive, Colony Cove, Ellenton; $5. Information: 723-1933.

Gospel

FEB. 25: The Lesters, Bradenton Tropical Palms, 2310 14th St. W., Bradenton. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. with a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. Program at 9:30 a.m. Donation: $8. Information: 756-1838. The legendary Blackwood Brothers Quartet March 4. The Crist Family March 11.

Classical

FEB. 25: SCF orchestra and wind ensemble with the Manatee High School Symphonic band and wind ensemble spring concert, 7:30 p.m. Neel Performing Arts Center; $8 for public and $4 for SCF students and staff.

MARCH 21: Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra “An Invitation to the Opera,” 2 p.m. CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria; $20. Info: 727-9886.

JAZZ

MARCH. 2: SCF Jazz Combo and Jazz Bands, 8 p.m. Neel Performing Arts Center; $8 general admission and $4 students and SCF employees

MARCH 7: International Dixieland Band Concert, 3 p.m. Braden River Presbyterian Church, 5150 Perida Blvd. E.; $5/. Information: 704-7858 or 239-0202.

Rock Blues

FEB. 26: New Music New College presents Crossroads 2: The Conversation Continues A Rock Happening under the Stars, 8 p.m. Caples Fine Arts Complex at New College of Florida, 5313 Bay Shore Rd.; $12. Info: 487-4888.

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BIG BAND

FEB. 26: The U.S. Army Chorus, 5 and 7 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota free.

MARCH 4: Courtyard Concert at Ringling Museum, 6:30 p.m. The Bay Band; $10 law seating, $15 reserved seating. RSVP at 358-3180.

CLASSICAL

FEB. 27: GuitarSarasota presents Thomas Koch and Pablo Gonsalez Jazey, 7:30 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St.; $15, $5 student rush. Call 360-7399 for more information.

MARCH: 1: Itzhak Perlman, 8 p.m. Van Wezel; $30-$85

MARCH: 2: Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, 8 p.m. Van Wezel; $30-$80.

MARCH 6: The Musicians from Marlboro, 7:30 p.m. Historic Asolo,; $35-$40

MARCH 4-7: Sarasota Orchestra presents Masterworks 6, 8 p.m. March 4 and 6 Van Wezel and March 5 at Neel Performing Arts Hall, 2:30 p.m. March 7 Van Wezel; $29-$82.

CHORAL

MARCH 6,7: Sarasota Chorus of the Keys annual Show, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota: $20-$40.

MARCH 7: Key Chorale, 4:30 p.m. Historic Asolo; $20

JAZZ

FEB. 25: Genres of Jazz, 6 p.m. Art Center Sarasota; $5 members/$8 for nonmembers. Info: 365-2032

MARCH 1: Sarasota Jazz Festival presents Four Freshman, 8 p.m. Players Theatre; $35-$40

MARCH 2: Sarasota Jazz Festival presents Jazz violinist Doug Cameron Quartet, 8 p.m. Players Theatre; $30-$35

MARCH 3: Sarasota Jazz Festival presents Jazz Greg Nielsen’s All Star Band, 3 p.m. Players Theatre; $20

OPERA

FEB. 26: Sarasota Opera mini concert series presents “Company Favorites,” noon Sarasota Opera House; free. “Operetta” on March 5 and “Sarasota Opera Souvenir” on March 12.

MARCH 12: Sarasota Opera mini concert series presents “Covers at Three” 3 p.m. Sarasota Opera House; free.

MARCH 19: Sarasota Opera mini concert series presents “American Renaissance,” 4 p.m. Sarasota Opera House; free

ROCK/BLUES

MAR. 5: One Night with Elvis fundraiser, 5 and 7 p.m. Sarasota Classic Car Museum; $12. Info: 355-6228

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Christian

FEB. 27: Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin with Flyleaf, 7 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum; $37 and up.

ROCK/BLUES

FEB. 25: The Black Dahlia Murder with Obscura, Augury and Hatesphere, 7 p.m. State Theatre; $14/$16

FEB. 25: Corey Smith, 8 p.m. Ritz Theatre; $10-$16/$20

FEB. 26: They Might Be Giants with special guests TBA, 7:30 p.m. The Ritz Ybor; $20/$23

FEB. 26: Worst Case Scenario with Falling Awake, Next to Holiday, Full Flight and Last Minute Life, 7 p.m. State Theatre; $8

FEB. 26: Michael Burks, 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse; $12/$15

FEB. 27: Keller Williams, 8 p.m. State Theatre; $21/$25

FEB. 27: WMNF presents Dave Alvin and Two Guilty Women with Amanda Shires and Her Men, 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse; $17/$20

FEB. 28: Exposure Music Festival featuring local alternative and punk bands, all ages, 11 a.m. State Theatre; $12

MARCH. 2: Shotgun Party with Honey Island Swamp Band, 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse; $7/$10

MARCH. 6: The Steve Morse Band, 8 p.m. State Theatre; $20/$25

MARCH. 5: Southern Culture On The Skids, 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse; $15/$20

MARCH. 5: Dropkick Murphys, 6:30 p.m. Ritz Ybor; $25

MARCH. 8: Soulfly and Prong, 7 p.m. State Theatre; $18

MARCH. 9: Christie Lenee with Brian Ashley Jones, 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse; $7

MARCH. 11: Zach Deputy with guest Wisebird, 7 p.m. Push Ultra Lounge; $10/$12

MARCH. 13: WMNF presents Chuck Prophet with peter Mulvy, 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse; $17/$20

MARCH. 14: OTEP with Bury your Dead, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Destrophy, 5 p.m. State Theatre; $18

MARCH: 18: Badfish (Tribute to Sublime) and Scotty Don’t, 8 p.m. State Theatre; $18/$20

MARCH. 20: W.A.S.P., 7 p.m. State Theatre; $18

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