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On your radar: Joan Jett in Tampa, and a night of jazz in St. Pete — or maybe you prefer Eastern bloc beats?

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: The hard-rocking pioneer for women in rock permeated pop culture with tunes like I Love Rock N' Roll and I Hate Myself for Loving You. 10 p.m., Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. $45. (813) 627-7625.

Kym Purling and Friends Benefit: Pianist Kym Purling and an all-star band, plus other local jazz musicians, host this night of jazz music to benefit the children of Nepal. A portion of the proceeds will support the Global Action Coalition, a food program that feeds children. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20.

The Glitch Mob: This electronic trio (Drink the Sea) performs tonight at 8 p.m., Czar, 1420 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15 in advance, $20 day of show.

Swagg Fest: The rain on Friday canceled this show featuring three rising hip-hop acts based in Tampa Bay: Lil Kee, Shawty and Famous Kid Brick. All tickets purchased for the July 8 show will be honored. Doors open at 7 p.m. at Jannus Live!, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $10–$15.

Edward Maya: Romanian DJ club king Edward Maya brings his hitmaking Eastern bloc beats, along with Russian songstress Vika Jigulina, to the Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road, St. Petersburg at 10 p.m. $10-$20. (727) 571-2222;

Kids and family

Itty bitty splashtime: Little kids rule the pool today starting at 9:45 a.m. where kids 5 and younger take over the splash area at Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $1.50, 2 and younger no fee.

To watch

2011 ESPYs, 9 p.m., ESPN: Seth Myers returns as host of this awards show, which honors the best person in every sport on Earth.

Series premiere, Roseanne's Nuts, 9 p.m., Lifetime: Ever wonder what Rosey has been up to lately? Can you believe she's managing a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii? Actually, yes, we can.

Season premiere, Rescue Me, 10 p.m., FX: We doubt Tommy and the gang's last season will be all sunshine and lollipops, don't you?

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On your radar: Joan Jett in Tampa, and a night of jazz in St. Pete — or maybe you prefer Eastern bloc beats? 07/12/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:07am]
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