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SoundBytes: Kendra Wilkinson, Craig Ferguson, Jennifer Nettles, KMFDM and more

-- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is stepping up its celebrity game this summer with its new summer club and pool party series, Hard Rock Heatwave. In addition to concerts by the Beach Boys (July 18) and Eddie Money (Sept. 1), they're inviting celebrities and DJs like Playboy bunny turned reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson, above, and onetime Bayside High School student Mario Lopez to hang out. The lineup: The Cataracs (July 12), KayJay (July 19), Kendra Wilkinson (July 26), DJ Scene (Aug. 2), Mario Lopez (Aug. 9), the Pussycat Dolls' Kaya Jones (Aug. 16), and DJ Change (Aug. 23, 30 and a slew of other Friday nights this summer). The pool parties are free, but ticket prices for individual events vary. Click here for info.

-- Troubled Howard Stern sidekick and stand-up comic Artie Lange is coming to the Mahaffey Theater on Sept. 28. Tickets are $32.50-$65, and they go onsale July 12. Click here.

-- World-class DJ Paul van Dyk is coming to the Amphitheatre in Ybor City on Aug. 10. Tickets are $20-$27. Click here.

-- Late night host Craig Ferguson is the latest big name that Ruth Eckerd Hall will be bringing to the Palladium in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $65-$85 and they'll go onsale later this week. Click here.

-- Cassical duo 2Cellos, who scored a viral hit with their cover of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal, are coming to the Straz Center on Oct. 27. Tickets start at $32.50.

-- The Pretty Reckless, a raucous glam-punk group fronted by Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen, is coming to the Orpheum on Sept. 26. Tickets are $15-$17 and they go onsale July 12. Click here.

-- Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles is coming to Tampa for an intimate acoustic performance at US 103.5 FM on July 31. Want to win tickets? Click here.

-- German industrial icons KMFDM are coming to the Orpheum on Nov. 6. Tickets are $23-$27, and they go on sale July 12.

-- Also coming to the Orpheum: Rapper Dizzy Wright on Oct. 20. Tickets are $15-$17 and they go on sale July 12.

-- One week after performing with Anamanaguchi at Crowbar on July 21, young Florida hip-hop sensation Kitty (nee Pryde) will return to open for Cannibal Ox at Crowbar on July 28. Click here.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, July 8, 2013 4:54pm]


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