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Alejandro Sanz The Latin Grammy Award and Spanish-born hearthrob will bring his fusion of flamenco, jazz, rock and even hip-hop to Morsani Hall tonight at 8 at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. Tickets are $58.25-$78.25. Call (813) 229-7827.

Brass Bed The indie rockers from Lafayette, La., create a musical stew of roots rock that's infused with psychedelic, vintage and country spices. Orlando's Baron Von Bear opens tonight's show at 10 at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City; $6.

Tampa Gator Club Get a football recruiting update for alumni, fans and friends of the University of Florida tonight from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sports Pizzarena, 4516 S Dale Mabry. Joe Girvan, sports anchor for Bay News 9, will share his insights. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers/guests and seating is limited. See

Florida Superstars Dancesport Festival Get your spangles on with some ballroom and Latin dance competitions today through Saturday with Nick Kosovich of Dancing With the Stars as host. Day sessions: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., $20. Evening sessions: 8 p.m. to midnight, $25-$110. Ends Sunday night with "Anything Goes Showdown," with winners from each category competing against each other at the Tradewinds Island Grand Beach Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Reservations required. (863) 668-9668.


You know people in the Sunshine State are crazy, and we have a blog to prove it. Head on over to Bizarre Florida at to see what's stranger than fiction.

Coming up

Gasparilla March Triumphant A 1960s tradition is revived Saturday when Mayor Pam Iorio demands the Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla return the keys to the city. At noon, the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship docks at Channelside Bay Plaza in Tampa; family activities in the courtyard include live music, beads, balloons and face-painting. Then 500 pirates march from the Florida Aquarium to the Channelside courtyard for the return of the keys. At 7, the ship departs and fireworks follow. Florida Aquarium offers free admission to children ages 12 and younger in pirate costume. (813) 353-8108.

Common Ground - Coexist This juried exhibition at the always-eclectic Studio@620 brings together a range of people and talent in its multicultural roster of events. Everything from open-mike and spoken-word nights, play and book readings, film and art. The opening Friday is from 6 to 9 p.m. at 620 First Ave. S in St. Petersburg. Admission is free. (727) 895-6620 or


On TV tonight

America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW We hate clips shows, but ANTM will be back later this month, so it's better than nothing. Meanwhile, someone should tell the CW that MTV and VH1 are playing the heck out of this all the time.

Supernanny, 9 p.m., ABC Jo Frost lays the smack down on a married couple who let their 5-year-old hellion claw mom's arms bloody when he's put on time-out. We would show the little freak what blood really looks like.

CSI: NY, 10 p.m., CBS A victim flops out of one of those fancy, self-cleaning restrooms dead from drowning. Lt. Dan has to figure out if he can blame the toilet bowl, or if somebody set the whole thing up. We're guessing it was the toilet bowl.

SEASON PREMIERE UFO Hunters, 10 p.m., History Another dose of incredulity served up by the network behind Ghost Hunters. The second X-Files movie is coming soon enough, people.