Best of the Day: Complexions dance concert and more

Get out to the fair and commemorate Black History Month.

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You only need one reason to go see Complexions tonight at the Straz: The the third piece in their show — Innervisions. It's a spirited, modern-dance tribute to the music of Stevie Wonder.

Classically trained, the company represents a wide range of styles, and dancers are encouraged to add their own 'zazz to their performances.

Artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson’s appreciation of multicultural artistry that informs their choreography. The company overlaps styles, periods, venues and culture, creating an open, continually evolving form of dance with a special unity and worldly charm. Today at 7:30 p.m. Regularly priced tickets are $29.50-$45.50. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827. strazcenter.org.

For more going on today, read on ...


It's perfect weather for the Florida State Fair today. Entertainment includes a Cheer & Dance Competition that runs until 7 p.m. at the Entertainment Hall. Chris Mabrey's "My Fun Show" offers comedic hypnosis 4 and 6 p.m. Midway Ride Armband Day $30 at the gate. Click here for a detailed schedule.
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Commemorate Black History Month: At John F. Germany Library, in the Kotler Art Gallery, a display of the Burgert Brothers depicting local African-Americans in and around Tampa Bay during the early 20th century. The photos will be on display through Feb. 28. Also today, at 3 p.m., you can learn about Spiritual Songs: The History Of The Negro Spiritual at the Brandon branch library.

One of the three plays this season to garner a five-star review, Two Trains Running takes us back to 1969, and in Memphis Lee’s diner in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, seven African-Americans gather to talk about money and death and social justice. Bob Devin Jones directs this time, and the play stars Kim Sullivan, Alan Bomar Jones and ranney joining a tiptop cast. Note: when Hambone says he wants his ham, he — and Wilson — aren’t kidding. Today at 3 p.m. Play runs through Sun., Feb. 23. American Stage Theatre Company, 163 Third St. N., St Petersburg. $39-$49. 727-823-7529. americanstage.org.


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