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Byline: LAURA CAPITANO

LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCAL

ALL IN ALL, IT'S JUST ANOTHER BRICK ON THE BARBIE

Tonight at the Florida Theatre: Laser-riffic tribute group The Australian Pink Floyd Show! And you can count on some sonic authenticity, too, along with visual artistry, as the Florida Theatre Web site bills the group as having "Obsessive respect for the source material." Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35-$40.

OPERA SEASON! WOO HOO!

LIVE FROM NEW YORK, IT'S SATURDAY AFTERNOON

The Metropolitan Opera season is here, opera-types! Thanks to The Met: Live in HD, you don't even have to leave town to catch one. Enjoy the full season, plus encore presentations, at three local movie theaters: AMC Orange Park 24, AMC Regency Square 24 and Tinseltown USA. Ticket prices vary by location, but hover around $20.

Oct. 24 (1 p.m.) and Nov. 11 (6 :30 p.m.): "Aida"

Nov. 7 (1 p.m.) and 18 (6 :30 p.m.): "Turandot"

Dec. 19 (1 p.m.) and Jan. 6 (6 :30 p.m.): Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Jan. 9 (1 p.m.) and 27 (6 :30 p.m.): "Der Rosenkavalier"

Jan. 16 (1 p.m.) and Feb. 3 (6 :30 p.m.): "Carmen"

Feb. 6 (1 p.m.) and 24 (6 :30 p.m.): "Simon Boccanegra"

March 27 (1 p.m.) and April 14 (6 :30 p.m.): "Hamlet"

May 1 (1 p.m.) and 19 (6 :30 p.m.): "Armida"

QUICK SIX

TASTE THE BEST

Publisher's Weekly tells us 24,000 new cookbooks hit the shelves each year. Luckily, Food & Wine magazine suggests a short list of 25 as the "best" of the year. A few to consider (complete list at Jacksonville.com/CapifanoNation):

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