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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: American Stage opens the next chapter in the August Wilson Century Cycle at 8 tonight at 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$50. (727) 823-7529.

Dom Irrera: This veteran comic is called the "king of clubs" because, despite his success in comedy and acting (Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens), he still works out his material in small clubs. Shows are 8 and 10 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa. $14-$16. (813) 960-1197.


The Music of Queen: Brody Dolyniuk takes on the vocals of the flamboyant Freddie Mercury with the Florida Orchestra at 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $40-$100. (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

Barry Manilow: Just about everyone has an inner appreciation of the man who sings of love, and Lola, and Mandy. Show is 8 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa. $9.99-$129.99. (813) 301-2500.

Art on the House: Today begins a treat at the Tampa Museum of Art with admission "on the house" for visitors from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays at 120 W Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa.


Supernanny, 8 p.m., ABC: I-ro-ny: Noun. 1. The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal intention. 2. An outcome of events contrary to what was expected. 3. A parenting educator having screaming brats who needs a British nanny to show what's what.

SEASON PREMIERE, Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., Fox: At some point, you'd think Gordon Ramsay would just pull some of these people aside and explain to them that, hey, running a restaurant isn't for everyone.

SERIES FINALE, Medium, 8 p.m., CBS: So long, Patricia Arquette. You made the midseason bearable for seven seasons. Now we have to deal with more reality shows.


Busch Gardens unveiled all new cars for its Gwazi roller coaster, and the Things to Do crew took a test drive. Details at


Tickets for Diary of Black Men will not go on sale Saturday. Incorrect information appeared Thursday on ETC.

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