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Credit: Brad Gregg

We kid, we kid. Beck’s un-electability, however, is the premise behind his live comedy show, which makes a stop Friday at the Civic Center Music Hall (a performing arts venue built and maintained with public funds).

Unelectable is sure to incite the choir.

In a 2009 Salon article, Steve Almond called Beck a “wildly imaginative performer, a man who weds the operatic impulses of the demagogue to the grim mutterings of the conspiracy theorist.”

Sounds irresistible! The Beck brand peddles all mediums: web, social media, radio, video, GBTV, The Blaze magazine, books, and even a clothing line. On his website, you can find Beck-approved services; he recommends you buy gold from Goldline, urges you to protect your identity with LifeLock, and suggests you start a free trial with Carbonite to ensure your computer files are secure. But he’s no fear-monger.

Beck
fans will be delighted that Friday’s visit is the first of two
productions in the region this summer. He chose Dallas for “Restoring
Love,” a one-time “evening of inspiration and entertainment” in late
July.

In his promo
video, Beck coos for five minutes about the event, which he said,
somewhat cryptically, was inspired by a trip to Poland. Can the Cowboys
stadium contain all that love, or for that matter, all the tears sure to
be shed at the faux-unity lovefest?

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