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'From My Hometown' opens at the Madison

WHAT "From My Hometown," featuring singers from "American Idol" and "The X Factor," is an American-dream tale of three soul singers who leave home for an amateur night shot at the Apollo Theater. Matthew Johnson, a recent "X Factor" contestant and Grammy Awards show arranger, and Todrick Hall, who made it to the round of 16 on the ninth season of "Idol," join Chicago actor Jonathan Butler-Duplessis to form the "Hometown" trio, singing such R&B hits as "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay," and "Lonely Teardrops." This is the first musical performed at the new Madison Theater at Molloy College.

WHEN | WHERE Thursday and Friday nights at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., Madison Theatre at Molloy College, Public Square building, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre

INFO $35-$65; madisontheatreny.org, 516-678-5000, ext. 7715

ART: Jim Torok at Public Square

WHAT Also opening at Molloy College's is the "Jim Torok: New Work" show in the new Public Square Gallery. Represented by the Pierogi Gallery in Manhattan, Torok is known for his Pop story boards -- brightly colored works on paper that form large-scale installations.

WHEN | WHERE 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays through March 27, Public Square Gallery, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre

INFO Free; 516-678-5000, ext. 6549

PLUS: 'Artists' Choice'

WHAT Members of b.j. spoke gallery have invited outside artists to exhibit with them in an "Artists' Choice" show. Liz Ehrlichman selected longtime friend Ronnie Sussman, whose abstract "Redirect" contrasts with her "Still Life With Self Portrait." Lili Maglone invited architectural student Benjamin Horst, whose model of a contemporary church could hardly be more dissimilar to her "Ottava" abstract painting. More in visual harmony are Katherine Kriss' "Urban Rhythms" and her father Francis' "Lower East Side."

WHEN | WHERE Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and Tuesdays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, through Feb. 26 at b.j. spoke gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington

INFO Free; bjspokegallery.org, 631-549-5106

MUSIC: Naomi Zeitlin love songs

WHAT It's not too early to observe Valentine's Day. Get him or her in a romantic mood (without appearing to be cheap -- this is a free concert) with cabaret singer Naomi Zeitlin's love-songs revue, before next weekend's dinner/candy/flowers extravaganza. Zeitlin's musical theater credits include "Fiddler on the Roof," "Man of La Mancha" and "Company." Besides singing Gershwin, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim classics, Zeitlin writes her own songs, featured on "Never Too Late" and "The Color of Your Dreams" CDs.

WHEN | WHERE 2 p.m. Sunday, Connetquot Library, 760 Ocean Ave., Bohemia

INFO Free; connetquotlibrary.org, 631-567-5079

PLUS: John Lennon tribute

Carlo Cantamessa, who impersonated John Lennon for 28 years as part of the cast of "Beatlemania," presents a solo Lennon tribute at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., 8 p.m. Saturday, $35; smithtownpac.org, 631-724-3700.

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