Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

September 21, 2012

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Step back to the ’80s with tribute

Moonwalk back to the 1980s like a “Smooth Criminal” and sing along to Who’s Bad, as in the Michael Jackson tribute band. Lead singer, Joseph Bell’s strikingly similar hair, moves and voice deserve a fist pump and “Long-live MJ!” chant. Start the first weekend of fall off with a “Scream” for sequins jackets and patent shoes at The Vogue, 6259 N. College Ave. Indianapolis. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the pseudo-MJ will sweep the stage and craze the crowd at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Laugh without an explanation

Laugh without an explanation? Comedian Kevin Hart will be.

The actor/comedian featured in movies such as “Meet the Fockers” and “The Five-Year Engagement” and TV shows such as “Modern Family” will be telling his tales with some major comedic twists on his comedy tour, “Let Me Explain.”

Bring your friends, laugh a lot and let Kevin do the explaining for you this weekend.

Start the satire tonight at 8 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis. For ticket information, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Rock out with Melvins in Indy

Melvins Lite and Tweak Bird will be amping up crowds at The Vogue in Indianapolis Sept. 22. Bring in the first night of fall with a roar and jam out with the heavy metal band. Tickets are $16 if you snag them today or $18 at the door. The non-smoking event kicks off at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.