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ACCESSline’s fun guide

Our Picks for February 2/6, Orpheum, Sioux City: Rockestra – Chicks Who Rock 2/10, Englert, Iowa City: An evening with Rosanne Cash 2/11, Five Flags Arena, Dubuque: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS 2/13, 2/14, Five Flags Theater, Dubuque: Dubuque Sympony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto 2/13, 2/14, Capitol Theatre, Davenport: Ballet Quad Cities, “Love Stories” 2/13, Orpheum, Sioux City: Sioux City Symphony – Quartetto Gelato 2/20, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines: A Year with Frog and Toad 2/21, The Mill Restaurant, Iowa City: The Awful Purdies (Benefit for Pat’s Learning Adventure) 2/23, Capitol Theatre, Davenport: A solo performance by Bryan Adams 2/23-2/28, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines: Steppenwolf’s August: Osage County 2/25, CSPS/Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids: Catie Curtis 2/26, GRAND REOPENING OF THE IOWA THEATER BUILDING, CEDAR RAPIDS: THE PRODUCERS

... and March

3/6, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines: Judy Garland in Concert 3/10-3/14, US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids: Cirque du Soleil ALEGRIA 3/13, Orpheum, Sioux City: Sioux City Symphony with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Deep Inside Hollywood by Romeo San Vicente

Kristin Chenoweth

Kerry and Kristin sittin’ in a tree… In the ongoing development saga of the slow-to-boil Dusty Springfield movie, the original question seems to have been definitively answered—and after a protracted period of “she is” and then “oh wait, no she isn’t,” the starring role has gone (finally!) to Romeo’s favorite Pushing Daisies alum Kristin Chenoweth. That’s the good news, since we can’t think of anyone who doesn’t love her. And the hopefully even better news is the possible addition of Kerry Washington, who’s now circling the role of Springfield’s love interest. It’s all negotiations and talks right now, but the Ray co-star has already appeared in the lesbian-themed She Hate Me and played a lesbian in the indie film The Dead Girl, opposite the late Brittany Murphy. Furthermore, she’s beautiful, she’s talented, she’d be great in the role and, frankly, four out of five lesbians surveyed agree that it would be really hot to see her making out with Chenoweth.

Gregg Araki goes “Kaboom”

When your most recent film, a goofy stoner-comedy called Happy Face, gets unjustly ignored and barely released, what’s your next move as a director? Go back to your roots and make a hot, young teenage

sci-fi comedy thriller about sexual awakenings, that’s what. Gregg Araki’s latest film, Kaboom, stars Kelly Lynch (The L Word) and Araki mainstay James Duval alongside sexy young stars Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Juno Temple (Atonement) and Haley Bennett (The Haunting of Molly Hartley). The plot involves a Twin Peaks-style small town mystery, some hallucinogenic cookies and a lot of boundary-blurring sexual connections. Translation: it’s what you already know and –presumably – love about Araki’s weirdly cool worldview. Be on the lookout later this year for an explosion of old-school New Queer Cinema in a theater that shows that sort of thing near you.

“Cummings Farm” hosts an orgy

After the low-key success of 2009’s indie film Humpday, the one about the two straight men playing a game of Gay Chicken by planning to make a video of themselves having sex, it’s no surprise to see other scruffy, alt-comedies about nervous heterosexuals experimenting with naughty action coming down the pipeline. So welcome to Cummings Farm (pun almost certainly intended), about three straight couples deciding that it’s time to try group sex for the first time. And while it’s almost a certainty that they will all come to some TTHOLLYWOOD continued page 16

“As a straight man I really have nothing to gain by standing up for equal rights for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexual, and/or my Transgender friends. Except for the fact that I have many friends who are still subjected to hurtful comments by a society that hasn’t yet embraced fully the nature of... nature. Supporting a limiting system of rules for specific people to follow is prejudice. It’s the Antithesis of Christ Consciousness and (like smoking) it’s Soooo last century. Allowing love to freely flourish will only enhance the life experience—For All.” — Top-10 pop singer Jason Mraz on his blog, Dec. 31.

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