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FEB 11-12, 2011 DEVOS HALL 7:30PM


Tickets start at $20 616.451.2741 Ticketmaster.com


Parking is available in ramps along Monroe. Late seating is limited. Sung in Italian with projected English translations. Casual attire is welcome.


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show will officially be announced in April. The second show, Five Guys Named Moe, will transport you from the stage to the era of 1930s radio, featuring the hits of Louis Jordan. The performance runs July 22-Aug. 7. The following production is a mix of a Hitchcock masterpiece and a juicy spy novel with a dash of Monty Python. The 39 Steps features more than 150 characters, an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, miss- ing fingers, spies, murder, and some good old-fashioned romance. Performances run Aug.12-28. Wrapping up the season is Scott Nevins’ One Night Stand. From TruTV’s hit show “The Smoking Gun Presents,” Nevins is touring the country with his critically ac- claimed solo comedy experience. His One Night Stand is a scandalous comedy romp filled with insider Hollywood gossip, and hilarious personal anecdotes. Performances are Aug. 31-Sept. 4. Tickets for MSW’s 2011 season will go on sale this spring. Flex Pass Gift Certificates are currently on sale … What A Do Theatre announced that Affluenza! by James Sherman will be the first production of its inaugural season. The dates of the staged readings will be Feb. 11 and 12, and again on Feb. 25 and 26 at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Battle Creek. Show time for each performance is 8 p.m. To make reserva- tions, visit whatado.org/reservations. Ticket prices are $15.


FILM /// If you’ve been desperate to find Four Lions (the film David Smith recommended in his


much-loved Foreigner personality type in our December issue), well, it’s here. At the UICA, that is. The film, which is a Jihad satire that follows a group of Jihadi Islamist terrorists from Sheffield, England, will be playing Feb. 11-17. For show times, visit uica.org … In honor of LaughFest (March 10-20), Celebration Cinema will showcase “Saturday Night Live” on the Big Screen. From Feb. 26 through March 19, you can vote online (celebrationcinema.com/laugh) on while “Saturday Night Live” star you would like to see on the big screen.


FASHION /// If you haven’t been counting the days until Lady Gaga’s arrival to Grand Rapids, then you can skip this portion. But, if you have, and have no clue what to wear, Cheeky Strutt (216 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids) is here to help. The Grand Rapids salon


is having a Get Gaga-fied party in honor of the March 1 show at Van Andel Arena.


SPORTS /// Muskegon’s Skee Town Skirtz roller derby team recently announced its 2011 season schedule. Seven home games and eight away games are planned for this year. Skee Town Skirtz was one of the biggest successes to come out of Michigan’s lakeshore, boast- ing nine wins and three losses in its first


COMING IN MARCH


Get ready to laugh. For 11 days, comedy will be taking over Grand Rapids in the form of LaughFest. In the meantime, we’ll let you know what funny things you can do in West Michigan the other 20 days in our Funny Issue.


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February 15


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season (2009), which gave the team national recognition. The team’s next bout is against the Killamazoo Derby Darlins on Feb. 19 at Kalamazoo. For more information about Skee Town Skirtz and the 2011 season, visit skeetownskirtz.com. n


Random Notes is compiled by REVUE staff and minions including Jayson Bussa, Lindsay Patton-Carson and Ellen Tailor.


For more breaking news about music, the- atre and entertainment, visit the REVUE blog at revuewm.blogspot.com. Send your news to editor@revuewm.com.


HOT HOLLYWOOD HEADLINES | by Ellen Tailor


leased their loins to a tenant for the next nine months. Poor Victoria Beckham, she’s carrying her fourth soon- to-be soccer player with hottie hubby David Beckham. Selma Blair and Alicia Silverstone will be first time mommas this year. Jewel is harvesting a gem with hubby Ty Murray. All the while, Owen Wilson didn’t even have a second to breathe after his announcement be- fore he became a dad to his new son. How about Natalie Portman?! Not only did she learn her first and second positions from Black Swan choreographer-turned-fiancé Benjamin Millepied, he apparently also taught her how to plié in the bedroom, leading to a mini ballerina. Jane


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HERE’S SOMETHING IN THE water around Hollywood and I do not want a taste. Babies, babies, and gosh darn it…MORE BABIES! It seems like every celebrity with a uterus has


Krakowski’s (“30Rock”) kid is already the coolest in the class after meeting Justin Bieber at the Golden Globes, and the most fashionable will be designer Rachel Zoe’s spawn. Muse front man Matthew Bellamy knocks up actress Kate Hudson further proving that beauty, or in this case handsomeness, is in the eye of the beholder. The first autograph I ever got was from “Sister, Sister” stars Tia and Tamara Mowry. (Anyone else remember them?!) Tia is preggers now but no word on whether or not Tamara will follow her twin’s footsteps. One person not jumping on the bambino band wagon…this girl! My boyfriend, Captain America, will be pleased to hear the news.


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