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Broadway stars to perform at Civic Psst, it’s not happening until February, but we’re giving you a special heads-up: Television and Broadway veterans Edie Falco and Stephen Wallem will be performing in Kalamazoo. Falco and Wallem are coming to perform in a special production of A.R. Gurney’s play Love Letters Feb. 14 and 15 at the Civic Auditorium. The shows, which begin at 7:30 both nights, are a fundraising event for the Civic. Falco is an award-winning actress best known for her television roles as Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos and as the title character in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie. Wallem is a Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated actor best known as Thor Lundgren on Nurse Jackie. He returns to Kalamazoo after being seen as Max Bialystock in the Farmers Alley Theatre production of The Producers last summer. Tickets are $50 per person and include a post-show reception with the performers. For tickets or more information, visit kazoocivic.com or call 343-1313.

Something Folk

Red Tail Ring on stage at Bell’s The acoustic roots pair Red Tail Ring will perform at Bell’s Eccentric Café at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Laurel Premo and Michael Beauchamp, who hail from Kalamazoo, have played their lush, intricate arrangements of original folk music and traditional ballads with banjo, fiddle, guitar and close harmonies across the United States and in Europe. On Jan. 17 they will be playing with blues musicians Kane & Steele in a rare seated concert in Bell’s Back Room. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show and are available at Ticketweb.com and Bell's General Store, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave.

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