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Moscow Ballet to perform 'The Sleeping Beauty'

AVON PARK - The Moscow Festival Ballet will present "The Sleeping Beauty" at 7:30 tonight in the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts.

This adaptation of the classic fairytale was choreographed by Marius Petipa, scored by Tchaikovsky and is considered one of the finest achievements of classical ballet.

The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Radchenko, sought to realize his vision of a company that would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company.

Tickets are $33, $36 and $39. They are available for purchase at www.performances.south florida.edu or at the SFSC Box Office, 784-7178.

The Sounds of Soul coming to SFSC

AVON PARK - The Sounds of Soul will bring the classic music of Motown to the SFSC Matinee Series at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The Sounds of Soul have been performing since 1996.

The group is composed of six seasoned members who have excelled as outstanding singers, dancers and songwriters.

Each member has shared the national recording spotlight driven by the power of Capital Records, Big Apple Records and R & S Records, to name a few.

The show is a combination of Motown classics mixed with some of the greatest songs of all time.

Get ready to soak in the hits of The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Supremes, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner and more.

The Sounds of Soul is known for its recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies and flashy, upscale stage presence.

Tickets are $16, $18 and $20 and are available at www .performances.southflorida.edu or by calling the SFSC Box Office at 784-7178.

Tamburitzans to bring European dance

AVON PARK - Returning to the South Florida State College Matinee Series will be the Duquesne University Tamburitzans at 1:30 p.m. March 4 in the Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The group is America's longest-running multicultural song and dance company.

This ensemble of talented young folk artists is dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs, dress and dances of Eastern European and neighboring folk cultures.

The ensemble, founded in 1937 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, takes its name from the tamburitza family of stringed folk instruments predominant in the music of Eastern Europe.

Company members come from all corners of the United States, Canada and Eastern Europe.

Tickets are $13, $16 and $19, and are available for purchase at www.performances.southflorida .edu or by calling the college's box office at 784-7178.