UFans of country singer Sammy Kershaw should be ready after 9 a.m. to call for tickets for his April 24 show at Pepsi Roadhouse, Route 18, Burgettstown, Pa. Tickets are priced from $48 to $68, and the Roadhouse serves dinner. Call Ticketmaster.
UOr dial up Ticketmaster after 10 a.m. for tickets to these upcoming shows at Agora Theater and Ballroom, 5000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: Swedish rock band The Sounds, with IMA Robot and Kill Hannah, 8 p.m. Feb. 21; and progressive metal rock by Dream Theater, 7:30 p.m. March 20.
UKid Rock feels like makin' music. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. for the Detroit rap-rock performer's March 20 concert at Gund Arena, Cleveland and at noon for the March 19 show at A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh. Tickets are $23 and $33 plus fees in Cleveland, $35 in Pittsburgh, and available through Ticketmaster. Kid Rock covers Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love," which is the first single to be released from his latest, self-titled album.
UWhich World Wrestling Entertainment's "Pre-Game Pandemonium" show should you attend? Depends on whom you like to watch. If you're a fan of WWE's "Raw" division, whose stars are on TV on Monday nights, report to YSU Beeghly Center at 1:30 p.m. If you follow the "Smackdown!" stars on Thursday nights, Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh is the place to be, at 2:30 p.m. In either case, you'll have time to get to a TV to watch the Super Bowl, hence the "Pre-Game Pandemonium" billing. Call Ticketmaster for details.
UFunny Farm Comedy Club in Liberty will sell tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday for comedian and actor Greg Giraldo's shows at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and at 8 and 10:15 p.m. Feb. 28. Call (330) 759-4242. Giraldo has appeared on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" and "The Colin Quinn Show."
UPenn Ohio Singers will sweeten the evening with song at the For the Love of Chocolate Festival next Thursday at Holiday Inn Metroplex, off Belmont Avenue, Liberty. As patrons sample candies, cakes and other culinary treats, Penn Ohio Singers quartets will move from table to table and offer impromptu serenades. For tickets to this American Red Cross fund raiser, call (330) 726-6063.
UThey step dance, they tap dance -- that's why they call themselves Rhythm in Shoes. This Dayton-based dance company will show off various styles at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in W.D. Packard Music Hall, Mahoning Avenue, Warren, as a guest of Warren Civic Music Association. Rhythm in Shoes marries traditional dance with modern performance. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students. Call (330) 841-2931.
UChristian rock will rule March 19 and 20 when the See Spot Rock Tour, featuring five bands, stops to play at Allen Theatre on Playhouse Square, Cleveland and Club Laga in Pittsburgh, respectively. Headlining band 12 Stones features lead singer Paul McCoy, who was guest vocalist on Evanescence's hit single "Bring Me to Life." Skillet is among "Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2004," according to Christian Music Planet magazine; Pillar earned Radio & amp; Records' "Rock Record of the Year" award in 2002; Grits makes its name by crafting crossover hip-hop hits; and Big Dismal, from Tallahassee, Fla., also has been recognized by Radio & amp; Records magazine. Call about the Cleveland show, Ticketmaster regarding Pittsburgh.
UActor Hal Holbrook says he's approaching his 2,000th performance of his one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight." Perhaps he'll mark that milestone when he performs Feb. 11 at Westminster College Orr Auditorium, New Wilmington, Pa., or March 5 in Palace Theatre on Playhouse Square, Cleveland. Holbrook's portrayal of the author (real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens) began off-Broadway in 1959. From there, the road led to Broadway, where he won a Tony Award; the air waves, thanks to a TV special on CBS; and then to hundreds of communities. For Westminster tickets, call (724) 946-7354; for Cleveland tickets, call
UComedian Rodney Carrington, who will soon be the star of his own TV sitcom, will perform Feb. 28 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Tickets are being sold through Funny Farm Comedy Club, (330) 759-4242. Carrington's four comedy albums have earned him a great deal of radio air time, and his stand-up shows have graduated to larger venues with bigger production values. Filming of Carrington's pilot for ABC will begin this spring. The focus will be on the work and home life of an up-and-coming comedian who dabbles in funny, irreverent songs.