Do you like to move it move it? Then you'll be glad to know that the good folks at Dreamworks Theatricals are bringing the company's first-ever live touring show, Madagascar Live, to the Palace Theatre for five shows Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27.

We hope you enjoy our feature story on Rodney Crowell. Since his show is sold out, we're giving you a full additional five Fab shows (plus a bonus).

BONUS REPLACEMENT SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOW:

Dig a pair of Austin-based writers/performers in Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20/$23. Call (614) 470-FOLK.


Do you like to move it move it?

Then you'll be glad to know that the good folks at Dreamworks Theatricals are bringing the company's first-ever live touring show, Madagascar Live, to the Palace Theatre for five shows Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27. Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, King Julien and the Penguins will all be on hand for this original story full of high jinks, music and all the Alex the Lion snow globes you could ever want. (NOTE: Alex the Lion snow globes unconfirmed.)

Tickets are $82.50-$12.50. Call 1-800-745-3000.


Smile and wave, boys.

In that glorious place where Justin Bieber meets Fall Out Boy, you find The Ready Set.

TRS is the stage name for Indiana-born pop artist Jordan Witzigreuter, who, faced with the need to tour, has since formed a more formal "band." You have likely heard, if nothing else, last year's hit tune Love Like Woe, which we assume is a purposeful double-meaning.

With openers Allstar Weekend, The Downtown Friction and We Are in the Crowd, The Ready Set plays The Basement Saturday, Feb. 26.

Tickets are $15. Call 1-800-745-3000.


If a symphony orchestra is an orchestra constituted for the purpose of performing symphonies, then the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27, concerts at the Ohio Theatre hit the nail on the head.

Former artistic consultant Gunther Herbig conducts a program that includes Mozart's Symphony No. 36 ("Linz"), Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished") and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8. The lives of these three central European composers miss overlapping by a handful of years at either end - the program provides a chronology of the four-movement (save in, obviously, Schubert's case) form.

Tickets are $66.50-$20.50. Call (614) 228-8600.


The Pete Yorn/Ben Kweller show Wednesday, March 2, at the Newport Music Hall, strikes The Beat as one of those "makes sense" headliner-opening act bills.

Yorn has always reminded The Beat a bit of Lindsey Buckingham - more clever than Jackson Browne and more literate than John Mayer, less earnest than either. Pixies mastermind Frank Black produced Yorn's latest release, a self-titled effort that came out last fall.

He's complemented by Tom Petty-meets-Matthew Sweet rocker Kweller.

Tickets are $22/$25. Call 1-800-745-3000.


The daughter of Texas blues guitarist and singer Johnny Copeland, Shemekia Copeland got her start singing the blues at age 16.

Still young in her early 30s, she has torn up the blues circuit, but would sound equally at home if rock radio should ever be is ready for a new blues diva in the Tina Turner/Bonnie Raitt mold.

The Harlem-born blues songstress displays pipes seasoned beyond her years, blazing a white hot vocal trail with her well-bodied alto.

"For as long as I live, my father's music will live through me," her bio states.

Copeland will play Vonn Jazz & Blues Thursday, March 3. Tickets are $20. Call (614) 431-5200.