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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 18

Florida Orchestra Rock Series, the Music of Michael Jackson: Featured vocalist James Delisco performs with the orchestra in this concert that revisits 40 years of Jackson's career. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $35-$75. (727) 892-5798.

Natalie Merchant: The alt-rock legend and former lead singer for 10,000 Maniacs brings her socially conscious music to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater at 8 p.m. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Kevin Nealon: The longtime Saturday Night Live cast member (and Doug from Weeds) gets back to his standup roots at 8 and 10:30 p.m. at the Improv in Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

Wale: The rapper who was recently nominated for a Grammy for Lotus Flower Bomb performs at 10 p.m. at the Kennedy, 2408 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $20. (813) 259-9669.


SERIES FINALE Fringe, 8 p.m., Fox We reach 100 episodes and the end of the series at the exact same time! Such an eventful night!


For tickets to the Sunshine Blues Festival in St. Petersburg on Sunday, go to or call toll-free 1-800-745-3000. A phone number was incorrect in Thursday's Weekend section.

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