Flying Sequin Alert

Let's get this out of the way: Tickets to Dancing With the Stars: The Tour range from $49.50 to $225. Yeah, that's right. And be forewarned, you can drop two Franklins for dancefloor ducats and not get to see Cloris Leachman's octogenarian cleavage heave its way through a paso doble or Kim Kardashian's ass bust a quickstep. Because they won't be there. Neither will 2008 champ Brooke Burke. No tween scream, no daytime drama queen, no chef, no surly comedian and no Super Bowl champ, either. The folks fans will get to see are singers Toni Braxton and Lance Bass, actress Marlee Matlin and Olympic track star Maurice Greene. Four. Four out of 13 contestants. Four plus 10 pros, so you better love ballroom dancing a helluva lot. Fortunately, the pros can dance the pants off pretty much anyone in attendance, so the entertainment factor and degree of difficulty is sure to be higher than what was on the show. Plus, you can always take bets on whose garment tape will actually stay intact during the jive...oh, and if the men actually have more Lycra-tic support than the ladies. But you might need the $225 seats to tell for sure in the enormous American Airlines Center 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 214-373-8000 or visit
Sun., Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2009
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Merritt Martin
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