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"BEATLES LEGACY"

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The Choral Society of Pensacola's 2014-15 Season opens with a concert titled Beatles Legacy at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25. The concert takes place in the beautiful First United Methodist Church sanctuary at 6 East Wright Street in downtown Pensacola. Joining the 60-member Choral Society chorus will be popular local soprano, Sheila Murphy, and the Pensacola State College Jazz Choir. Choral Society Artistic Director, Xiaolun, Chen will conduct the concert. Accompaniment will be provided by pianist Ila Brown.
 
The first half of the concert will feature a performance of the beautiful oratorio Ecce Cor Meum(Behold My Heart). Composed by Paul McCartney in 2006, Ecce Cor Meum is a four-movement work that demonstrates McCartney's ability to create music in a classical form. This piece will feature the magnificent pipe organ at First United Methodist Church.
 
The second half of the concert will feature the Pensacola State College Jazz Choir performing such Beatles standards as Yesterday, Can't Buy Me Love and  Blackbird, followed by a medley titled The Beatles in Revue, performed by the Choral Society chorus.
 
The Choral Society is pleased to recognize The Bear Family Foundation as Concert Sponsors for Beatles Legacy. The Choral Society's media partners are the Pensacola News Journal and WUWF 88.1 FM.
 
Tickets for the concert are $22.00 for reserved section seating, $18.00 for general admission, and $5.00 for students. Visa and MasterCard can be used to purchase tickets in advance, and there is a $2.00 discount per ticket on the purchase of reserved or general admission tickets for groups of ten or more.  Call 850-484-1806 or go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/583467 to purchase tickets in advance.
 
Tickets can also be purchased through the Pensacola State College Lyceum Ticket Office (850-484-1847). Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour prior to performance time.
 
Season subscriptions, featuring reserved section seating for all three of the Choral Society's 2014-15 concerts, are available for $55. The remainder of the season includes Handel's Messiah (December 6, 2014) and Mozart's Grand Mass in C Minor (April 18, 2015).
 
For more information about the Choral Society of Pensacola: phone 850-484-1806; e-mail csop1@juno.com; web site www.choralsocietyofpensacola.com.


80TH ANNUAL PENSACOLA INTERSTATE FAIR

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It's Magical! It's Fun! It's the Fair! The 80th Annual Pensacola Interstate Fair promises all the fun and excitement that its become known for over the years, along with big name music acts and television personalities.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22, come out and see Jimmy Riffle, star of Animal Planets Gator Boys, perform stunts and capture techniques during the Scales, Tails and Teeth Gator Show. There will be two shows both days at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm followed by meet and greet sessions after each.

Also on Tuesday, Oct. 21, local country sensation Chloe Channell takes the stage at 6:30 pm. Chloe began her singing career at age seven on the Farmers Opry stage. She has since earned national attention by performing at Radio City Music Hall during the quarter finals of America's Got Talent.

YouTube and A&E star Big Smo will bring his blend of country, rap and hip-hop to the Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 8:00 pm. His newly debuted album, Kuntry Livin', gives a look inside the mind of a true original with songs such as Kickin' It In Tennessee and blue collar anthem Workin'.

Also on Wednesday, Oct. 22, everyone is invited to watch or participate in the Livestock Auction at 7:00 pm. This event includes prize-winning steer raised by students, and all proceeds from the auction go back to those students.

As part of our special Senior Appreciation Day, come on out and take part in an afternoon and evening of nostalgia on Thursday, Oct. 23 as The Drifters Revue performs two shows at 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm. Sing and dance along to The Drifters hits like Under the Boardwalk, This Magic Moment and Up On the Roof. 
   
American chart topper Craig Morgan will kick off the country-filled final weekend of the Fair on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 pm. Since his first top ten hit Almost Home, Morgan has continued to heat up the airwaves with other hits like That's What I Love About Sunday, Redneck Yacht Club, and International Harvester and Wake Up Lovin' You.  

To help bring a close to the 2013 Fair entertainment fun, award-winning American country music band Eli Young Band will perform their hits on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 pm. Hailing from Texas, Eli Young Band has made it big with songs like Drunk Last Night, Crazy Girl, Even If It Breaks Your Heart, and their newest single, Dust. 

There will also be many attractions that are available for viewing throughout the week, including the AG-tivity Center, new rides and Eudora Farms Exotic Petting Zoo.

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty at the hands-on AG-tivity Center. The AG-venture stations provide interactive agricultural activities for children of all ages such as making butter, germinating seeds and several other activities aimed at educating the public and building a stronger awareness of agriculture. Students are invited to touch, taste and feel Florida's agriculture while learning where their food comes from and about the important contributions Florida farmers make to their communities and state.

Coming back for its second year at the Fair, Eudora Farms is an exotic petting zoo, which features animals that are not commonly seen in normal petting zoos, such as camels, an African watusi, a porcupine, an alpaca and many more. Go to EudoraFarms.com to learn more.

All musical performances are located on the Pepsi Open Air Stage. Entertainment shows at the Pensacola Interstate Fair are free with the price of admission.

For more information, call (850) 944-4500 or visit www.pensacolafair.com. You can also join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PensacolaInterstateFair.


WITCHES AND WARLOCKS HAUNT DOWTOWN PENSACOLA

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The 2014 Witches and Warlocks Convention bring horror, humor and a Shakespearean accent to downtown Pensacola. Climb aboard a Winterfest trolley and Glinda the Good Witch will lead you on encounters with some of the most famous spell-casters in history. You'll learn a charm to protect yourself from their dark magic, release a helpless victim from a terrible curse, and pick up some candy along the way, thanks to actors from First City Shakespeare.

This tour is a little bit spooky and a whole lot of fun for the family, with singing, interactive visits with the witches, and goodies for everyone. The rides last 90 minutes, beginning and ending at the Visitor Information Center at the foot of the Pensacola Bay Bridge. Cost is $5 for children 10 and younger, $25 for adults.

There will be two performances at 6 and 8 pm on Oct. 24, Oct. 25 and Oct. 31.

The Halloween Trolley Tour is a production of First City Shakespeare in conjunction with Pensacola Winterfest, a nonprofit group with a long record of family-friendly entertainment.

First City Shakespeare, directed by Michelle Hancock, is a group of actors and artists in Pensacola. They perform Shakespeare in schools and the community to promote classical theatre, the arts, and the work of the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company. They bring the work of William Shakespeare out of the textbook and into the classroom and theatre where it can be experienced as it was originally intended.

For information or tickets, visit www.halloweentrolley.com or call (850) 417-7321.
 


THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

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We've all been there...stranded, in the rain, outside the mansion of a crazed transvestite, right? A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940's through early 1970's, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror.

Come up to the Lab and see whats on the Slab! LIVE! Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show returns to Pensacola Little Theatre October 27-31. Only Five Performances Monday through Friday at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $14 to $30. Call the Box Office to reserve your seats today at 850-432-2042. Prop Bags will also be available for $5. No personal props allowed.

There will also be a Rocky Horror Costume Contest on October 31. Sign up starts at 6:30 pm and Contest starts at 7:00 pm. There will be a $5 entry fee for the contest. Directed by Carla Rhodes. Music Direction by Diane Queen. Choreography by Jessica Jensen and Holly Dayton. 
 
Pensacola Little Theatre is proudly celebrating their 78th season. Special thanks to our media sponsors: WEAR ABC 3, WFGX My 35, Ballinger Publishing: Gosport, Pensacola Magazine, Downtown Crowd, The Daily Pages, Island Times, WUWF 88.1. FM, Navarre Press, NewsRadio1620, Soft Rock 94.1, NASH 102.7, Magic 106.1, News Talk 1370, Splash! Magazine and Gulf Breeze News. Financial support for PLT programs is provided in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and ACE.
 
Pensacola Little Theatre is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization providing a complete theatrical experience to children and adults through performances, volunteer opportunities, outreach programs and classes. PLT is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 South Jefferson St., Downtown Pensacola. For additional information, visit PensacolaLittleTheatre.com or call (850) 432-2042.

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