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Celebs in town this week: John Stamos, Kristin Chenoweth, Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz with ‘DWTS’

Here's a look at celebrities that are set to be in town Feb. 12-18. If you happen to see someone famous, let us know on Twitter or via email.

John Stamos is performing in Clearwater with the Beach Boys on Tuesday, and they were in Orlando Saturday to perform at Universal's Mardi Gras. So it's a good bet the Full House hunk is somewhere around these parts already. Have mercy!

Kristin Chenoweth and Andrea Bocelli are performing Wednesday (Valentine's Day) at Amalie Arena after performing Sunday in Miami. Chenoweth tweeted earlier that she was joining Bocelli this week, and " See you soon, Charlotte, Miami & Tampa!"

Dancing With the Stars Live also rolls into town this week for a Wednesday show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, with Malcolm in the Middle's Frankie Muniz and season winner Jordan Fisher (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Hamilton) as well as dancers Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Hayley Erbert and Brandon Armstrong.

Also on Wednesday, Rufus Wainwright is performing at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater.

Chloe, Christi and Gianna from the TV show Dance Moms will be at the Florida State Fair's Dance Championship at 2 p.m. Saturday. A guide to the state fair.

Actor-comedian Colin Quinn (SNL, Trainwreck and a pal of Jerry Seinfeld) is in Clearwater for a show Saturday at the Capitol Theatre.

Last Comic Standing winner and Truth & Iliza host Iliza Schlesinger is in Tampa on Saturday for a show at Tampa Theatre, then goes on to Orlando.

Actor/voice actor Dante Basco (Rufio from Hook and the voice of Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender) is giving a talk Tuesday at Eckerd College.

Country singer Kelsea Ballerini is performing Friday at Ruth Eckerd and Saturday at Mardi Gras at Universal.

SNL (and University of Miami) alum Finesse Mitchell is at the at Improv this week, Wednesday to Saturday.

Activist Symone Sanders, who was press secretary for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, is giving a talk Friday at Eckerd College.

Here are some tweets from this week’s celebrity visitors:

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