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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 15

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15:  Singer Scott Stapp of Creed performs at the Wiltern Theatre on May 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Singer Scott Stapp of Creed performs at the Wiltern Theatre on May 15, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Scott Stapp: The former Creed front man brings his solo tour, following the release of his memoir, Sinner's Creed, which details his fundamentalist upbringing, the rise of Creed, and his ongoing battle with addiction, the rediscovery of his faith, and the launch of his solo career. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25.50-$45.50. (727) 822-3590.

Gasparilla: Tall Tales and Scandalous Stories: Ye Mystic Grenadiers (Shamus Warren, Todd Burnett, L.B. Sierra and Frank Smith) provide an evening of story telling and adventurous escapades to kick off the Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition exhibit. Remains open through Feb. 21. 6:45 p.m., Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 254-1891.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.: In this up-close-and-personal evening in the intimate theater, the season six winner of NBC's America's Got Talent brings his personal touch to the songs of Frank Sinatra. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25. (813) 229-7827.

Our Town: Since its premiere in 1938, Thornton Wilder's play has remained one of the most often performed works in the American canon. Its longevity is a testament not only to Wilder's words, but the questions it ponders. Through Feb. 14. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$43. (727) 498-5205.

Tab Benoit: This is one Cajun man who's definitely got the blues. Growing up in Louisiana, he started playing the guitar in his teenage years. Dre and the Collective open. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 971-0666.

Lisa Lampanelli: The "Queen of Mean" is an insult comic who's been dubbed an "equal opportunity offender," and is a regular on Howard Stern radio shows. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $35-$50. (800) 826-9303.

They're Playing Our Song: Neil Simon's romantic musical comedy in which a courting composer and lyricist are not a match made in heaven, but love eventually triumphs. Through Jan. 24. 8 p.m., Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. $26; $15 for students. (727) 784-3322.

Florida Orchestra Pops: The Fabulous Forties: With award-winning swing dancers, it's a swinging salute to one of the greatest eras of American popular music with such favorites as In the Mood and One O'Clock Jump, along with music from films, Broadway and more. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (813) 229-7827.

The Soft Moon: The post-punk act headlines after Killing Joke, who they were originally set to open for, had to cancel their tour. 9 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10. (813) 248-9500.

The Appleseed Collective: Americana music rooted in traditions from all over the world and from every decade. No cover. 10 p.m., Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, 5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. (813) 234-1000.

TroyBoi: The South East London producer/DJ fuses multiple genres. 10 p.m., Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10-$15. (813) 873-8368.

Jim Norton: The comedian, radio personality and bestselling author is the co-host of Opie with Jim Norton on Sirius XM Radio and has a comedy special on Hulu. 18 and older. 18 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $35. (813) 960-1197.

Dylan Scott: The Nashville-based country singer-songwriter tours in support of his album, Stripped. 10:30 p.m., Round Up, 10051 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. $10 advance, $15 at the door. (813) 855-1229.

Guy Torry: Guy has been seen on BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Showtime at the Apollo and Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Children's Educational Series: The Emperor's New Clothes: A series of plays filled with educational messages masked by fun. This is a school show. 10:45 a.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $8.50 adult, $7.50 child, $26 family four pack. (727) 587-6793.

TO WATCH

Hell's Kitchen, 9 p.m., Fox. If you can't stand the heat, get away from the kitchen. Season 15 debuts with chef Gordon Ramsay welcoming contestants to verbally abuse. 9 p.m., Fox.

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