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Host Kathy Griffin speaks on stage at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Host Kathy Griffin speaks on stage at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Kathy Griffin : The Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian has had her own late-night talk show, reality series and holds the Guinness Book of World Records for writing and starring in 20 televised stand-up specials. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $52.50-$103.75. (727) 791-7400.

Gasparilla International Film Festival: Rita Moreno: After the screening of her new comedy Remember Me, Rita Moreno will receive a lifetime achievement award. 6 p.m., Centro Ybor 20, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12, $10 seniors (for film). (813) 693-2367.

Duran Duran: Simon Le Bon and company will work through classic pop hits like Girls On Film and The Wild Boys and support of their latest album Paper Gods. But a slew of fans will also turn out for openers disco-funk legends Chic, featuring producer and guitarist Nile Rodgers. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.95-$135.95. (813) 740-2446.

Ry Cooder, Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs: Three of the most powerful emissaries of the American Southern roots music tradition join forces for the supergroup of Cooder-White-Skagg. 7:30 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$75. (813) 229-7827.

Ace Frehley: One of the founding members and the lead guitarist for hard rockers, Kiss, will be joined by special guest, Geoff Tate, an original lead singer of Queensryche. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39-$55. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto: Teen violinist Simone Porter makes her TFO debut in a program that also includes Haydn's Symphony No. 96, The Miracle, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3331.

(Title of Show): M.A.D. Theatre presents the Tony-nominated one-act musical comedy about writing a musical comedy. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25. (813) 229-7827.

Dunedin Highland Games: This giant annual event features numerous bands and clans with competitions in Highland games and heavy athletics, Scottish bagpiping and drumming. 8 a.m., Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. $16 advance, $18 at the gate, 12 and younger free. (727) 465-6229.

Safety Harbor SongFest: Notables names on the third annual line-up include country duo Love and Theft, cellist Ben Sollee, bluesman Otis Taylor, Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander with his son, Robin Jr., Shawn Mullins and more. 11 a.m., Safety Harbor Waterfront Park, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor. $25, $40 weekend pass; $35 early bird until Jan. 31. (727) 725-4018.

Spring-Summer Concert Series: Rocket Man: From Elton John to beach music, the series has something for all musical tastes. A tribute to Elton John. 8 p.m., Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $20, $15 advance. (727) 369-5746.

Zach Deputy: The multi- instrumental artist describes his sound as "island-infused, drum 'n' bass, gospel-ninja-soul." 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 971-0666.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Out of this World Coders: Join Star Wars characters including R2D2, BB8 and Rey as you pilot a robot with code and watch it follow your commands. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $20, $15 members. (813) 987-6000.

TO WATCH

2016 World Figure Skating Championships, 9 p.m., NBC. Grace and athleticism make for a dazzling combination at the championship, being held in Boston. The competition includes women's and men's single, ice dance and pairs.

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