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JANUARY 24, 2020

The Capitol Steps at The Lyric Theatre, 6PM - 8PM and 8:30PM - 10:30PM
$53. "The political satire troupe The Capitol Steps, founded in 1981 by a group of Capitol Hill staffers, has a definite political bias. They disdain the pompous, the self-important and the just plain silly, regardless of political affiliation. They skewer political figures and hangers-on of both parties in equal measure. The only sure thing is that whatever your political preferences, they will make you laugh.

The group began when staffers to then Senator Charles Percy were asked to plan entertainment for a Christmas party. As they tell it, their first idea was a Nativity play, but in the whole Congress, they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. Please direct all comments about irreverence to the Capitol Steps, Washington, DC. They work in song parodies and are long-time staples on NPR and at The Lyric, where they always get the year off to a great start.

Elaina Newport, a founding member of the group, loves Florida because we keep them in material. From the days of hanging chads to the feeling that Florida is bemused every time Election Day rolls around, as if it's the first ever held, the group knows that Florida will have something to give.

In a 2018 interview for City Beat magazine, Newport noted that things have been changing so rapidly of late that they sometimes write a song and the person is gone from the scene before the singer has learned the song. (Think Anthony Scaramucci.) People like Paul Manafort ("I'm So Indicted") and others have ebbed and flowed in the ongoing drama. Still, the Steps have covered six presidents and the high bar for satire is set.

"Until now, Bill Clinton was the golden age of political satire," she said. "There was a little bit of the same thing going on with Clinton as with Trump; it was hard to be more ridiculous than the actual stories, with Linda Tripp putting a wire in her bra and Monica (Lewinsksy) keeping the dress. That story got more and more bizarre. The same is true today. The good news is we're bipartisan. If you'd seen the show in the Clinton years, you would have been like, 'Oh, you've got so many songs about Democrats.' Now the Republicans are the party in power, and the party in power is always funnier."

No one is too powerful to escape the Steps treatment. There may be songs about small hands or bad hair and the subject need not be American. Vladimir Putin had his turn with "Putin on the Blitz." Beto O'Rourke was popular last year and all of the men wanted to play him because of his youthful good looks. Newport noted that they all hoped they were handsome enough. She also said that the good news is the presence of more women in the troupe because there are more women in power. You can probably figure that Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be immortalized in song very soon.

Of course, things change very quickly in Cap Steps world. People we don't even know about may break through and find themselves getting the Cap Steps treatment. It really is a sign they've arrived.

As for Newport, she has always maintained that she is completely nonpartisan. She worked for two Republican senators, Chuck Percy and Al D'Amato, both of whom were defeated. She is married to a former Clinton appointee and considers herself "an extreme moderate." Whether you tilt left, right or are just down the middle, you'll find the Capitol Steps the antidote for whatever ails our political system." 772-286-7827, www.lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

JANUARY 25, 2020

Caribbean Vibes Dance Party @ the Knights of Columbus Council 7514, 6PM
Buffet style dinner at 7PM. Tickets are $25. Tropical buffet and dance party. Featuring the soulful founds of Leah and The Neighbors. For tickets, please contact Pete Wicinski at 772-361-4514 or Bill Felton at 772-380-5817. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 451 SW Ravenswood Lane, Port St Lucie

JANUARY 29, 2020

The Tap Pack at the Lyric Theatre, 7PM - 9PM
"The Rat Pack was the epitome of cool. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the gang personified an era that is long past but not forgotten. Enter The Tap Pack, five talented Australian blokes who sing, joke around and tap dance in an elegant and entertaining nod to the originals. They're a modern Rat Pack with world class tapping skills and it begs the question: why are Australian men so gorgeous?

The guys, dressed in slick suits, pay homage to the Rat Pack with their witty banter and smooth vocals and a swinging live jazz band, but it is the extraordinary tap dancing that will amaze. They grab you from the first downbeat and the pace of the show never slows as they joke, compete and perform cool classics with a fresh twist. They infuse tap dance with swing music and dance up a storm. The talented performers have stage, film and television credits and more than 20 musical productions among them.

This is the group's first U.S. tour, but they have packed in audiences at the Sydney Opera House and London's West End. TimeOut London said that the show "was an astonishing tap display that builds in intensity...hammering out completely different rhythms with each foot, soaring in the air, touching toe to heel. Genuinely breathtaking." The Sydney Morning Herald called the hometown lads "a terrific cast and some hot tapping. Take this chance to get the full, swoon-inducing effect of these classy young men with their incredibly fast feet."

The Tap Pack is pure entertainment. They sing, they dance, they joke. They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style. It's Old School Cool from the new Kings of Swing. They'll tap their way into your heart." Tickets are $53. www.lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events! 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Recycled Percussion at The Lyric Theatre, 7PM - 9PM
$50. "Taking percussion to a whole new level, Recycled Percussion is a "junk rock" performance perfect for the whole family. After becoming a national phenomenon following their appearance on America's Got Talent in 2009, Recycled Percussion has brought their brand of innovative rock percussion to audiences across the United States and around the world in over 15 countries. In their immersive performances, the quartet of percussionists use buckets, power tools, ladders, trashcans, and anything else they can get their hands on to make music.

Formed in Goffstown, New Hampshire, Recycled Percussion was formed by Justin Spencer in 1995. Along with groups like Stomp, the junk rock group helped give birth to this exciting style of music. Recycled Percussion got their first break in 2009, when they appeared on America's Got Talent. They became the then highest-placed non-singing act to ever compete when they finished 3rd in the competition. Since then, the group has had guest appearances on the Carson Daly Show, the Today Show, China's Got Talent, and the Latin Grammy Awards. Recycled Percussion was featured on the cover of USA Today and voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times. In 2010, the percussionists became headliners in Las Vegas, performing nightly in the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip. Don't miss Recycled Percussion in their performance at The Lyric Theatre." 772-286-7827, www.lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

FEBRUARY 1, 2020
Show starts at 8PM. The 2020 We Love Lucie Concert Series is presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, Southern Eagle Distributing, Inc., Ocean & Field, Bud Light, Corona Extra, BABE Wine and is also sponsored by Sunrise Ford and Sunrise Volkswagen.

The multi-platinum classic rock band will perform songs from their latest album, The Mission, as well as a retrospective of their Top 10 hits, including “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights),” “Renegade,” “Mr. Roboto” and more. Experience the authentic and distinctive Styx sound live on stage, performed by founding band members Chuck Panozzo and James “JY” Young and Styx long-timers Tommy Shaw, Todd Sucherman, Lawrence Gowan and Ricky Phillips.

Tickets are $50 - $249. Available at the Civic Center box office (open Monday – Friday from 9AM - 4:30PM), online at www.etix.com , or by phone at 1-800-514-3849. Sales tax and ticket fees apply. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port St Lucie

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

Showtimes are 6PM - 8PM and 8:30PM - 10:30PM. $50. "Jack Greenberg signed the up-and-coming Swedish pop group ABBA to its first U.S. recording contract in 1974. It was hard to envision then what was to become a global phenomenon, spawning a Broadway show and several hit movies. When Greenberg first saw Abbacadabra, an ABBA tribute band, he said it was a revelation.

"I know ABBA inside and out and when I first saw Abbacadabra perform, I couldn't believe it. It was like watching the real deal." Greenberg put his money where his mouth is and now manages the tribute band, which came to life in 2004. Gary Raffanelli, a musician, entrepreneur, Benny Andersson look-alike and ABBA fan, saw the group in 1979 and decided to put together a tribute band. He called on his friend Sandy Selby, who has a four-octave range, to help dissect the vocal parts. Every musical note would have to be transcribed and replayed into the computer. All of the parts were assemble and compared to the original ABBA tracks for accuracy.

Raffanelli brought together a team of highly trained vocalists and internationally-known keyboardists, percussionists and bassists to recreate the sounds and sights of an ABBA show. The group's first show was at the El Dorado Resort and Casino in Reno, but they were soon playing to sold out crowds around the country and on cruise lines such as Princess and Royal Caribbean. Fittingly, in 2007, they began performing in Europe, where ABBA first came to fame.

The group covers 20 of ABBA's mega-hits, including "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen," "The Winner Takes it All," and "Take a Chance on Me." They are known for their attention to detail, from the sound to the clothing. Listening to them is like taking a step back in time, when everyone was dancing.

Tony Orlando once told Gary Raffanelli that "When you're dreaming about your life and future, shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you'll still be up there among the stars." Raffanelli took a chance and it has paid off big time, for his band, and most especially, for his audiences. You can take a chance, too.

Partial proceeds to benefit Tykes & Teens. Tykes & Teens was founded in 1996, and has provided mental health services to more than 35,000 local children in need. We are dedicated to strengthening families and preventing suicide, substance use and other dangerous behaviors by ensuring that all children have access to high quality mental health services. This includes counseling as well as a wide range of specialized programming that helps families cope with issues such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying, school suspension and more. Services are provided in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River Counties. At Tykes & Teens we believe that we cannot wait for another tragedy to happen—locally or nationally—to make affordable, accessible mental health services a priority. Learn more or donate at: www.tykesandteens.org ." 772-286-7827, www.lyrictheatre.com . Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

FEBRUARY 6, 2020

The Cocktail Cabaret at The Lyric Theatre, 7PM - 9PM
$50. "Do you remember when the Happy Hour meant a lounge act to enjoy while you sipped your favorite drink? The Cocktail Cabaret takes its audience back to the time of the Happy Hour lounge act in Las Vegas with a show that is upbeat, stylish, intimate musical cabaret, reminiscent of vintage Vegas. The musical revue features a combination of live, original music and standards, performed by four-Broadway-caliber singers from the Great White Way and America's Got Talent and a four-piece band led by concert pianist Philip Fortenberry, who performed as Liberace's hand and body double in the HBO movie, Beyond the Candelabra.

Fortenberry is the co-producer and pianist of the show, which debuted in 2017 at Cleopatra's Barge at Caesar's Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. The pianist, who holds a Master of Music Degree in classical piano performance from New Jersey City University, was an adjunct faculty member at the Steinhardt School of Education at NYU and continued private piano studies at Juilliard. His "flying fingers" have performed for 10 Broadway shows and eight national tours, including Cats, Ragtime, and The Lion King.

In addition to Fortenberry and the band, the cast includes Niki Scalera, a Broadway veteran who performed as Penny in Hairspray, Jane in Disney's Tarzan, and in Neil Simon's Jake's Women. Maren Wade was featured on America's Got Talent and starred as Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades: The Parody, at Bally's. Eric Jordan Young is a quadruple threat as a singer, director, choreographer and playwright. He received the Broadway World Award in 2011 and 2012 for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in VEGAS! The Show. Ron Remke is a frequent soloist with symphonies throughout North America and toured with Kiss Me Kate. His debut CD is a collection of Broadway classics.

The singers and band aim to please with crowd favorites that include songs like "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "It's Now or Never," "Scotch and Soda," "Red Red Wine," "That's Life," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and, in tribute to their roots, "Viva Las Vegas." Get a cocktail, come into the theater and relax. It's Happy Hour." 772-286-7827, www.lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

FEBRUARY 8, 2020

Alex Lopez @ The Port St Lucie Civic Center, 6:30PM - 9PM
"Two immensely talented bands taking the blues world by storm bring their brand of critically acclaimed blues to Port St Lucie. Alex Lopez and his band The Xpress bring a British infused blues/rock music that critics and fans are raving about plus their high energy engaging show is known for keeping audiences on their feet.

Special Guest, 2016 International Blues Challenge finalist The Hector Anchondo Band will perform songs from his masterful album "Roll the Dice" which leaped to the top of blues charts and earned Hector international recognition. YES - Two artists one amazing blues show!" Tickets are $12, $17 for VIP. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port St Lucie

FEBRUARY 8, 2020

R&D Family Ent Presents the 2nd annual Red & White Valentines Day Party
@ the Polish American Social Club, 9PM - 3AM. Tickets are $20 in advance, $35 for VIP (more at the door). Featuring guest deejays Renaissance Disco From Kingston Jamaica and Principle new wave and DJ C-Smood. Dress Code will be enforced. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St Lucie

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

Robert Klein at The Lyric Theatre, 7PM - 9PM
$58. "Robert Klein describes himself as an "uncomedian comedian, talking reality." Uncomedy and reality must be pretty funny, because Klein, who attended the Yale University Drama School and was a member of The Second City comedy troupe, has been nominated for two Emmys, two Grammys and a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical, They're Playing Our Song.

Klein grew up in the Bronx and attended Alfred University in upstate New York. He planned to be a pre-med major, but his theater teacher convinced Klein's father to send him to Yale. Klein stayed at Yale for one year and learned of an opportunity to apply to Second City. At 23, he was hired by the famed improv troupe and stayed for a year. When he returned to New York, Mike Nichols cast him in the Broadway musical, The Apple Tree. He starred in HBO's first stand-up comedy special and has starred in nine one-man shows on the network. They usually conclude with his "I Can't Stop My Leg," routine, which provided the title for a recent documentary about him, Robert Klein: Still Can't Stop His Leg.

For Klein, everyday life is the stuff of his stand-up. Whether it is the relationship between parents and children, the ubiquitous lawyers who advertise to the injured, the hypocrisy of public figures or his own aging, it is all fodder for his wit. "The golden years," he has said. "Someone sent me an AARP card on my 50th birthday. I needed that like a hole in the head. You get a nice magazine with great pricing on oxygen and flowers."

In a 1998 interview with Dan Markowitz, Klein reflected on his career to date. "I started with absolutely nothing, no connections," he said. "I think I've made a lot of people laugh, which I think is a reasonably high calling. I think I definably developed a trend in stand-up as an uncomedian comedian, talking reality. It was important to me not to be the guy wearing cufflinks, making fat girlfriend jokes. A lot of people like Seinfeld and Leno and Billy Crystal said I had a certain influence over them." While Klein mines getting older for laughs and underlying truths, he isn't slowing down. He's having too much fun, skewering the pretentious, the pompous and the just plain silly, as he always has. It's fortunate we get to come along for the ride." 772-286-7827, www.lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

TURNSTILES, The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Show @ the Lyric Theatre, 7PM - 9PM
"Fall in love again to the music of Billy Joel! Join the Nationally Touring local favorite, TURNSTILES, The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Show for a very special Valentines Day event! Book using the couples discount code (Couple214) to get 10% off when you purchase two tickets!" Tickets are $30 - $45, www.lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

FEBRUARY 14, 2020
Hosted by The Treasure Coast (FL) Chapter Of The Links, Incorporated. "Join us for a night of dinner, dancing, and fun as we kick off our Chapter's major scholarship fundraising event of the year! This is not just a couples affair! Anyone can enjoy the energetic atmosphere this event is sure to deliver including a delectable dinner, fun gaming tables, and amazing raffle prizes! And there's more! Dance the night away to the tunes of a soulful live band while engaging with some of the area's finest people."

All proceeds benefit the educational and charitable programs of the Links Foundation. Sponsorship's are welcome. For more information contact Claire Nash at 772-210-4453. Ticket are $100 (donor benefits FMV - $75, tax deductible amount - $24.50), available on eventbrite . Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 3325 Ballantrae Blvd., Port St Lucie

FEBRUARY 15, 2020

The Machine at The Lyric Theatre, 7PM - 9PM
$45. "Paying tribute to the seminal band Pink Floyd is about more than playing the music. For more than 30 years, The Machine has extended the legacy of Pink Floyd while creating their own legacy and making the songs their own. The New York-based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for the fans. The Machine is known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd's extensive 16-album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems.

While founding members Joe Pascarell (guitar, vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums) and long-time stage mates Stephen Bard (bass, vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals) are top-flight musicians, The Machine has also been about the dramatic lighting and video. In fact, special shows include lasers from the same company that provides classic Pink Floyd laser effects for Roger Waters and David Gilmour tours. The group explores collective improvisation that parallels the work of early 1970s Pink Floyd, and their use of theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays continues in the spirit of later Floyd lineups of the 1980s. The Machine is also known for recreating entire albums as part of the show, accepting requests from fans and going from A-Z, with one song for each letter of the alphabet.

The Machine has performed at theaters, casinos and movie festivals including Bonnaroo, Riverbend and Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo's Artpark and Germany's Rock of Ages. They have thrilled audiences in North America, Europe and Asia. The musicians have also shared the stage with the Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville and San Diego Symphonies and the Buffalo Philharmonic. The Machine was the first of the Pink Floyd tribute bands and after 30 years, many consider it the best. You'll wish you were here." 772-286-7827, www.lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Catapult: Amazing Magic of Shadow Dance @ the Sunrise Theatre, 7PM - 9PM
"Catapult Entertainment is collaborative by nature and one of the ways that we live up to our unusual name is by launching ideas at each other. Sometimes these ideas land with a thud and sometimes they explode and blow us away.  When ideas explode they change the creative landscape and there is great rejoicing as we run around like kids exploring and playing in our newly expanded world." Restoration Fee included in each ticket purchase. Tickets are $39 - $45. www.sunrisetheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 117 S 2nd Street, Fort Pierce

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

Julie Budd @ The Lyric Theatre, 7PM - 9PM
"Julie Budd is considered to be one of the most exciting and charismatic singers on the scene today. Celebrated for her prolific work across film, television, theater and music recordings, she remains a beloved entertainer with a worldwide fan base.

Julie has performed and co-starred with some of the most legendary stars in show business history including Frank Sinatra, Danny Thomas, Joan Rivers, and Liberace – to name just a few. Her numerous recordings span a wide range of genres and have garnered broad acclaim." Tickets are $50, available at www.lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

MARCH 9, 2020

$50. "Don't hate Frank Marino because he looks better in a gown than you do. Don't hate him because his hair and makeup are always perfect and he walks on Manolo Blahnik stilettos. His show, DIVAS, features an all-star cast of superstar female impersonators, and on any given night, you are likely to meet Britney, Cher, Diana Ross, Beyonce, and more. Even Madonna and Dolly may stop by. Marino, the show's emcee and star, Joan Rivers, changes between every act and struts on stage in designer gowns, strapped into his stilettos. His campy voice, smooth performance style and comic delivery are part of the reason for his success, but the main reason is his incredible energy. As his promo material says, "Niagara Fall could take lessons." Be-dah-da-dum.

Marino grew up in New York and always knew he'd be a star. He has spent some 25 years on the Las Vegas Strip as the star of An Evening of La Cage, and in 2005, then Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman proclaimed February 1 to be "Frank Marino Day." He has a street, Frank Marino Drive, named after him and a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Fame. In 2009, he was named Las Vegas' "Entertainer of the Century," and has performed more than 25,000 shows to more than 10 million people.

Marino is an author, newscaster, columnist and actor. His first book, His Majesty, the Queen, was a best-seller and he appeared in Miss Congeniality 2 with Sandra Bullock and in the off-Broadway hit, Tony 'n Tina's Wedding.

While Marino always knew he'd be a star, he didn't know the path would be covered with designer clothes and wig changes. "The ladder of success was even harder to climb wearing high heels," he said.

Come meet the DIVAS. It won't be a drag. Partial proceeds to benefit Mary's Shelter. Join Mary's Shelter for a Girls Night Out pre-party at Vine & Barley Stuart, followed by the show at The Lyric Theatre. Proceeds to benefit expectant homeless women and their babies at Mary's Shelter. Details and reservations at www.MarysShelterTC.org/Events ." 772-286-7827, www.lyrictheatre.com . Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

MARCH 13, 2020

Mystery Dinner Fundraiser at Creative Catering at St. Lucie Trail Golf Club, 6PM - 10PM
All Proceeds go to Maddie's Fight Foundation. 1920's gangster themed costume party with dinner, drinks, raffles, silent auction and FUN!

THEY IMPROV will create a murder mystery involving a Head Mobster and members of his entourage. Plots may include blackmail, betrayal, infidelity and theft. During the meal you will be introduced to the characters, listen closely for clues before the BIG MURDER. Then, you will be asked to sift through clues to analyze who you and your partners think committed the murder and why.

Come dressed in your best 1920's gangster attire. There will be prizes for best dressed! Bring your cash for the 50/50, raffles and silent auction. Tickets are $55 - $1,000. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 915 SW Country Club Drive, Port St Lucie

MARCH 28, 2020

Paula Poundstone at The Lyric Theatre, 6PM - 8PM and 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Paula Poundstone began her career at open mic nights in Boston. Hosting open mic nights was great training. "It's the Thigh-Master of stand-up," she said. "At the time, I only had a few minutes of material. "I was hosting a show that began at 7 and ran until 1. While the audience might rotate, it was long. I could have gotten away introducing the acts, but the idea of hosting was that some people were pretty bad and you had to get the crowd back. It was on-stage training, the only way to do stand-up. You have to have a real audience. You're working with them for five minutes. More would be torture for the audience and the comic. What job do you get to practice for a few minutes at a time? You get a lot of rejection. I was pretty well-versed."

Poundstone traveled across the country by Greyhound bus and ended up in San Francisco, where Robin Williams saw her and encouraged her to come to Los Angeles. Her career took off and she was the first woman to perform at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. She was also the first woman to win a CableACE Award (she has two) and was named to Comedy Central's 2004 list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. In 2010, she was voted into the Comedy Hall of Fame. She is also a fixture on NPR's comedy quiz show, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, where she holds the record for game losses and probably for strange answers. "The others cheat," she said. "You wouldn't think NPR would put up with that."

Poundstone said that she learned early on that she had to be herself. "Over the years, it's the only thing I've consistently worked at, becoming more and more myself. I react as myself and trust my own instincts. Otherwise, I'm serving too many masters. I'm not everyone's cup of tea, but the crowds that come to see me, they've already predetermined (that they want to see me) or there's a connection. Then we have a great time."

Poundstone said that her shows are autobiographical and are full of stories about a house full of animals and kids. She said that no topic is out-of-bounds, but some things just don't come up. "I don't sit around, trying to come up with jokes on controversial topics," she said. "I think there's something funny in everything. A sense of humor was provided as a coping mechanism." She doesn't talk much about sex because the show is autobiographical and she doesn't talk about that which she doesn't do. (She said it.)

In 2017, Poundstone released her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness, in which she offered herself as a guinea pig in a series of unscientific experiments. The book debuted at #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers List in Humor and the audiobook was one of five finalists for 2018 Audio Book of the year. It was also a semi-finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the U.S. In 2019, her stand-up special, Cats, Cops and Stuff, was named by Time magazine as one of the five funniest stand-up specials ever. Come see what all the fun's about. Don't "Wait Wait." 9PM. Tickets are $45, purchase at lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events! 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

APRIL 11, 2020

The Motowners @ Tradition Town Hall, 8PM - 10PM
"The Motowners show is a fantastic tribute to the many artist and great songs from the classic Motown years. Expect to hear smash hits by the Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and many more." $35 - $45. Purchase tickets . Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events! 10799 SW Civic Lane, Port St Lucie

APRIL 17, 2020

"Mercury" the Story of Queen's Front Man at the Lyric Theatre, 8PM - 9:30PM
"Back by popular demand, after sold out shows in California, Chicagoland, and more, come hear the new, improved touring concert "Mercury" the story of Queen's front man. It's about a band that rocked the world, and the fame, decadence, tragedy and triumph that swirled around its leader.

The show features internationally acclaimed countertenor, Terry Barber plus guitarist Don Carr (Oakridge Boys), pianist/singer and recent Tony winner, Grace Field, plus creator of the Troubadour's Journey, Jonathan Cummings on drums/singing, and last but certainly not least, the incredible Bones Moltedo on bass.

Hear incredible renditions of We Will Rock You, The Show Must Go On, Under Pressure, I Want It All, Hammer To Fall, Radio Ga Ga, Fat Bottomed Girls, Love Of My Life, We Are The Champions, Barcelona, The Great Pretender, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody and more." Tickets are $32 - $45. www.lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

APRIL 18, 2020

Comedian Tom Papa at the Lyric Theatre, 7PM - 9PM
"Comedian Tom Papa's first book, Your Dad Stole my Rake and Other Family Dilemmas, looks at families in all their weirdness, from the crazy aunts with mustaches to grandparents who communicate by yelling to uncles who use marijuana as a condiment. It is, the promo material says, "for anyone who has a family, grew up in a family or spent time with another human being."

That's the universality of Papa's humor. We know the people he talks about. He is the head writer and regular cast member of Live from Here, the newest incarnation of the legendary radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. He is featured in his own segment, "Out In America With Tom Papa." The comedian is a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and on Conan O'Brien's show and his third hour-long stand-up special, Human Mule, is available for purchase or streaming. It had its premiere in 2016 on Epix. His first two specials, directed by Rob Zombie, were the critically-acclaimed Tom Papa: Freaked Out and Tom Papa Live in New York City.

Papa is host of the hit podcast and SiriusXM show, Come to Papa, a weekly hour-long show featuring him exploring the funny side of life. His guests have included Mel Brooks, Ray Romano, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld. Several times a year, in New York and Los Angeles, Papa hosts a Come to Papa scripted radio play that is recorded live for the podcast and radio show. He has residences at Largo in Los Angeles and The Village Underground in New York City and he writes the script for each show and casts top actors and comedians to act or perform stand-up, all backed by a live band. Performers who have participated include Matt Damon, Sarah Silverman, Joel McHale, Jim Gaffigan, Kevin Nealon and Kevin Pollock.

In 2013, Papa was seen alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film,
Behind the Candelabra, which was directed by Stephen Soderbergh and won 11 Emmys. He was also seen in the hot Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer. His movie credits include The Informant with Matt Damon, The Haunted World of El Superbeast, directed by Rob Zombie, and Analyze This, with Robert DeNiro. On television, Papa was chosen by Jerry Seinfeld to host the NBC series, The Marriage Rep, which ran for two seasons. He had a recurring role in the Julia Louis-Dreyfus series, The New Adventures of Old Christine and has his own NBC series, Come to Papa. Tom Papa is one funny guy. You'll want to come to Papa, too." Tickets are $38. www.lyrictheatre.com. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events! 59 SW Flagler Avenue, Stuart

APRIL 25, 2020

Alton Prater Events presents Rhythms & Reggae at the Causeway Cove Marina
5:30PM - 10:30PM.  Join Alton Prater Events for this family event featuring R&B recording artist Tony Terry singing his 90s smash hit "With You" and more! Rhythms & Reggae (R&R) features some of the hottest local and national Blues, Jazz, Latin, R&B, Reggae Bands and solo artists. We offer a Fun Zone for the kids, bounce houses, fun and games, arts/craft and several food vendors. Come Join us for some R&R!

No coolers please. Tickets are $20 - $50, available on eventbrite. For vendor or more information, call Alton at 561-288-5999 or email info@altonprater.com . Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events! 601 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce

NOVEMBER 14, 2020
Show starts at 8PM. The 2020 We Love Lucie Concert Series is presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, Southern Eagle Distributing, Inc., Ocean & Field, Bud Light, Corona Extra, BABE Wine and is also sponsored by Sunrise Ford and Sunrise Volkswagen.
"Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey, dubbed Little River Band “the best singing band in the world.” LRB’s distinctive harmonies and smooth musical stylings earned them chart-topping success throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits that live on today, such as “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” “Happy Anniversary” and more. Inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame, Little River Band has sold over 30 million records worldwide. They continue to sell out shows from coast to coast, bringing vocal and musical energy to their timeless classic hits."

Tickets are $35 - $45. Available at the Civic Center box office (open Monday – Friday from 9AM - 4:30PM), online at www.etix.com , or by phone at 1-800-514-3849. Sales tax and ticket fees apply. Browse SupportStLucieCounty.com for more events. 9221 SE Civic Center Place, Port St Lucie

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