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Courtesy of the Scottish Ballet

Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 4, 2013 at 6:13 p.m.

A BALLET NAMED 'DESIRE':

In 2012, the Scottish Ballet marked the 75th anniversary of “A Streetcar Named Desire” by creating a new take on Tennessee William's dramatic classic that wowed audiences throughout the United Kingdom. On Thursday, the company brings the production to the Phillips Center as the second stop on its first U.S. tour with the production.

Scottish Ballet “A Streetcar Named Desire”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $25-$50, $10 for UF students. (392-2787, Ticketmaster.com)

MUSIC:

The Turtle Island Quartet joins with singer/multi-instrumentalist Nellie McKay for the world premiere of a performance spotlighting the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn and the Weimar cabaret on Friday at University Auditorium.

Turtle Island Quartet and Nellie McKay: 7:30 p.m. Friday, University Auditorium, UF campus. Tickets: $20-$30, $10 UF students. (392-2787, Ticketmaster.com)

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This week's “Free Fridays” concert features In Flyte, A Tribute to the Music of the Byrds, with performers including Mark Miale, Tony McMahon, Monica Leadon Cooper & Friends, and Jana Horton and Another Fine Mess.

In Flyte, A Tribute to the Music of the Byrds: 8-10 p.m. Friday, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Free.

THEATER:

The University of Florida production of “Never the Sinner,” which recounts the Leopold and Loeb murder trial, is on stage at the McGuire Black Box Theatre d Tuesday through Sunday.

“Never the Sinner”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, McGuire Black Box Theatre, UF campus. Tickets: $13-$17. (392-1653, www.ticketmaster.com)

COMEDY:

On Thursday, Comedy Night at Emerson features comedians Sean G and Barry S. Naylor along with host Cameron “Scooter” Magruder in a performance presented by the UF Association of Black Alumni. The show, which marks the start of Black Alumni Weekend, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Emerson Alumni Hall.

Comedy Night at Emerson: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Emerson Alumni Hall, 1938 W. University Drive. Tickets: $30, $20 for students with ID. (www.ufalumni.ufl.edu/blackalumniweekend)

AT THE MOVIES:

“Captain Phillips”: Action drama

“Machete Kills”: Drama

“Romeo & Juliet”: Drama

ALBUM RELEASES:

“Silver Bell”: Patty Griffin

“Bangerz”: Miley Cyrus

“Fortress”: Alter Bridge

“Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song”: Amos Lee

“You Can't Make Old Friends”: Kenny Rogers

BOOK RELEASES:

“The House of Hades”: Rick Riordan

“Four Blood Moons”: John Hagee

“Starry Night: A Christmas Novel”: Debbie Macomber

“Doing Hard Time”: Stuart Woods

DVD RELEASES:

“After Earth”: Action

“Home Run”: Christian sports drama

“The Purge”: Horror, thriller

“Stuck in Love”: Comedy

“90210: The Final Season”: TV drama

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