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/// DANCE THE COMEDY OF


Aasif Mandvi Behind the


Fake News show time Saturday @ 8pm March 12, 2011 Frauenthal Theater Muskegon


Scenes of the REAL


about the show FakeNewsGuy.com


Tickets on sale thru the web site or the Frauenthal Box Office


TheDailyShowwithJonStewartcorrespondent Aasif Mandvi brings audiences behind the scenes of the hit primetime news satire. He shows how the writers and correspondents analyze the best and worst of each day's news to bring you hilarious insight into the often ridiculous world of politics and international relations.


DRUMLine Live High-Steps to West Michigan Stages


| by Samara Napolitan


Mariah-Carey-baby-daddy days realized this, as he exchanged this very line with a fellow P1 snare in the movie Drumline. The 2002 film, which encapsulates marching band mythos and electricity, im- pressed critics with its artistic representation of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band half- time shows and competitions. Now, the creative team


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behind Drumline has adapted that same high-stepping energy and bold musicianship into an international theatrical tour, DRUMLine Live. After a successful 2009 tour, which included a performance at Western Michigan University’s Miller Auditorium, the marching band extravaganza is returning to West Michigan for an encore. “Regardless of whether or not you are a


ORGET THE FOOTBALL — band geeks already know that halftime is game time. Even Nick Cannon in his pre-


“We sold out our nearly 3,500-seat house


with little to almost no advertising,” Gauthier said.


The 39-member cast is composed of


DRUMLINE LIVE Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, Grand Rapids Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.; $44-$40 fhfineartscenter.com, (616) 493-8966


Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo Feb. 4, 8 p.m.; $15-$35 millerauditorium.com, (269) 387-2300


current and past members of HBCU bands, af- firming the authenticity of the high-energy and show-style marching tradition. Musically, these bands are renowned for their powerful brass timbre and funky rhythms in- spired by the best of Motown, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and contemporary hip-hop artists. Visually, they master the fine line between flamboyancy and military precision with inspiring choreography, fun costumes, and upbeat athleticism. DRUMLine Live combines all of these ele- ments in an explosive on-stage performance. Even those football nuts


big fan of marching band music or the film, you will still love this show,” says Bethany Gauthier, assistant director of marketing at Miller Auditorium. After booking DRUMLine Live in 2009,


Gauthier and the rest of the Kalamazoo theatre were thrilled by their patrons’ enthusiastic response.


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who are familiar with Big Ten halftime perfor- mances will find DRUMLine Live invigorating as they savor the immediacy of the stage and the interactive components that are often minimized by a giant football field. “In addition to experiencing the music,


you can focus on the pageantry and the cho- reography that is difficult to see up close at a game,” Gauthier said. n


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SOUNDS | SCENE


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