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TODAY-SATURDAY | 02.11-02.12 and 02.16-02.19

'The Music Man'

Coastal Carolina University Theatre presents "The Music Man" at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday, and Feb. 18-19, and 3 p.m. Feb. 19 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

The musical comedy, written by Meredith Willson and set in 1912 River City, Iowa, follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons people into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize. The catch is he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef.

Filled with laughs and romance, the original 1957 hit Broadway version of "The Music Man" won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 seniors, alumni, and CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty and staff with ID; $5 CCU and HGTC students with ID, and ages 17 and younger. Details at 349-2502 or or www.coastal.edu/culturalarts.

SATURDAY | 02.12

'Shuckin' on the Strand'

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's third annual gsSCENE "Shuckin' on the Strand Oyster Roast" will be 1-6 p.m. Saturday at the Hot Fish Club, 4911 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet.

Attendance is limited to 500 people, so advance registration is recommended. Tickets are $20, available at www.gsSCENE.com or by calling 916-7232, and include all-you-can-eat oysters, two drinks and food prepared by Prosser's BBQ.

Formed in May 2008 with community service as a main goal, gsSCENE has grown to more than 350 area professionals ages 21 to 39. The organization also has events monthly including educational seminars, and socials, and a Kickin' It for Charity kickball tournament.

OPENING TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY | 02.15, 02.16

Ireland show resumes at Palace; Broadway opens

Two shows open next week at the Palace Theatre at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach: "The Magical Spirit of Ireland" reopens at 6 p.m. Tuesday, running through Dec. 30.

The Palace's Broadway series opener "Always ... Patsy Cline" starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday, lasting through March 19.

Tickets are $29.95 for either show.

Details at 448-0588 or www.palacemb.com.

TUESDAY | 02.15

'Tea and Ethics'

"New Racism in the Old South" will be the topic of discussion at Coastal Carolina University's "Tea and Ethics" session at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Recital Hall and Feb. 22 at the CCU Myrtle Beach Education Center, at 79th Avenue North and U.S. 17 Bypass.

Jason Eastman, assistant professor of sociology, will focus on racial discrepancies and inequalities in contemporary society. Admission is free. Details at 349-2440.

Other scheduled lectures in the series are:

March 9 | "Transcended Earth: Ethics and Eco Art," with Warner Hyde, assistant professor of ceramics at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., in the Edwards College courtyard.

March 29 | "Ethics of Flipping Off the Buddha on 501," with Ron Green, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, in the CINO Grille main dining room on campus.

April 11 | "Waking Up to Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey into New Ethical Territory," with Peggy McIntosh, associate director of Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, in the Wall Auditorium.

THURSDAY | 02.17

Claremont Trio

The next performance in FPC Concerts' 2011 "Promenades" brings the Claremont Trio to town, at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach.

Twin sisters Emily and Julia Bruskin, on violin and cello, respectively, formed the trio with pianist Donna Kwong in 1999 at The Juilliard School. They will perform music by Mozart, Brahms, and a ballet based on Paul Schoenfield's "Cafe Music."

The Claremonts are based in New York City near their namesake: Claremont Avenue. More information at www.claremonttrio.com.

Tickets at the door ar $7. Details at 448-4496 or www.myrtlebeachpresbyterianchurch.org/m-concert-and-events.cfm.

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