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March 31, 2005

COMING UP

The calendar may say spring, but it sure feels like the Winter Olympics inside the 1st Mariner Arena. Venture inside and you'll see the huge ice rink. And more than that, you'll see seven Olympic gold medalists, who will all be performing Saturday, as part of "Smucker's Stars on Ice."

Skating fans can catch 2002 Olympic champions Sarah Hughes, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, Alexei Yagudin, Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze. Also performing will be Ekaterina Gordeeva (right), Todd Eldredge, Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman, Steven Cousins and Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao.

This year's routines are set to the theme of "Imagination."

"Smucker's Stars on Ice" takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets $25-$55. Call 410-547-SEAT. --Lori Sears

NEXT WEEK IN LIVE

Chatting with Matthew McConaughey about his coming film Sahara ... Duran Duran ( Simon LeBon is pictured) says fans of its old and new songs should enjoy its current tour.

NOW OR NEVER

The Baltimore Jewish Film Festival's slate of eight choice films with Jewish themes kicks off Saturday at 8:30 p.m. with Wondrous Oblivion, Paul Morrison's tale of an 11-year-old Jewish boy in 1960s London who makes pals with a Jamaican family in his otherwise white working-class neighborhood. Delroy Lindo plays the head of the Jamaican household. Eric Zakim, professor of Modern Hebrew Literature and Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park will be the guest speaker. Screenings are held at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. Tickets, $8, are available at the JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave., or at www.balti morejff.com. For more information, call Claudine Davison at 410-542-4900, ext. 239.

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