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On your radar: Mike Doughty will perform and read from his memoir in Ybor— or go see Frankie Avalon at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Real Music Concert Series: With Frankie Avalon: The singer and former teen idol performs today at this series that features notable names from swingin' big bands to sock-hop era idols. Shows are 11:30 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. Included with park admission: $79.99, $71.99 ages 3–9.

Clearwater Farmers Market: Find fresh produce, cheese, baked goods, flowers and plants at 9 a.m. at Cleveland Street and N Fort Harrison Avenue in Clearwater. (727) 461-7674 .

Seven Guitars: August Wilson's play explores the mystery of who killed musician Floyd Barton at 7:30 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29–$47, $10 student rush 30 minutes before show. (727) 823-7529;

Mike Doughty: Doughty will perform solo music and read from his memoir about his career, addiction and the years with his former band, Soul Coughing, at 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $17.50.

Date night

Les Miserables: See the epic play before it closes this weekend. This 25th anniversary production of the mostly all-sung musical set in 1830s Paris features a reimagined staging, quicker pace and an impeccable cast at 7:30 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $55–$110. (813) 229-7827;

To watch

Modern Family, 9 p.m., ABC: Phil is jealous of his wife's business partner, who happens to be Greg Kinnear, but we're more interested in Mitchell and Cameron staying with Jay and Gloria while their house is being tented. That'll be way more fun.

Person to Person, 8 p.m., CBS: Edward R. Murrow's seminal interview show returns with CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose and 60 Minutes' Lara Logan sharing the duties. Take that, Barbara Walters.

Top Chef: Texas, 10 p.m., Bravo: The cheftestants have to choose ingredients for a challenge blindfolded. We hope they aren't making anything with boiling water.

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On your radar: Mike Doughty will perform and read from his memoir in Ybor— or go see Frankie Avalon at Busch Gardens 02/07/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7:59am]
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