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Diana Ross attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California,  November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Diana Ross attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Diana Ross: One of the most iconic female singers of all time began her journey five decades ago as the leader singer of The Supremes. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $58.75-$128.75. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: Viva Italia!: Under the direction of Stuart Malina, the orchestra presents Symphony No. 4 "Italian" (Mendelssohn), Fountains of Rome (Respighi), La Traviata Prelude to Act 1 (Verdi) and Cappriccio Italien (Tchaikovsky). 11 a.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $24-$42. (727) 892-3337.

Real Music Series: The Diamonds: The series features live mixed music from the 1950s to today. Performances held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Included with daily admission. 11:30 a.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Oscar Shorts: Live Action: View the 2015 Oscar nominated best live action short films including Ave Maria, Shok and Everything Will Be OK. All films are appropriate for ages 13 and older only. 4:45 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $11, $9 members. Animated shorts follow at 7:30 p.m. (813) 274-8982.

Decapitated: The late '90s metal outfit hails from Poland. 6:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15-$18. (727) 895-3045.

Sunshine City Songwriters Festival: Songs Around the Campfire: The event will bring 8 singer-songwriters to 7 different venues throughout downtown St. Petersburg. Concerts and workshops included. 7 p.m., The Ale and The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 323-2787.

Think + Drink (Science) Cafe: Grab a beer or glass of wine and join a forum about cutting edge science. In this portion, Guy "Harley" Means presents "Hydrogeology 101: An Overview of Florida's Water Resources." 7 p.m., South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. $5, $3 members. (941) 746-4131.

The Lion King: Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor bring to life Disney's popular story of hope and adventure through visuals, puppets and music by Elton John and Tim Rice. Through Feb. 14. 7:30 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$195. (813) 229-7827.

EXTENDED: Jitney: The ninth installment in August Wilson's Century Cycle tells of a taxi dispatch business serving African-Americans in 1977 Pittsburgh. Through Feb. 28. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49, $20 students. (727) 823-7529.

Bryson Tiller: The singer-rapper is known for his hit, Don't. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 247-2555; theritzybor.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Chinese New Year at Glazer: Children can learn about Chinese culture and welcome the Year of the Monkey. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox. It's time to face the music. Now that the top 24 vocalists have been chosen, which ones have the talent and charisma to win over our hearts? Twelve finalists perform tonight.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 10 02/09/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:30pm]
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