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(published February 20, 1998)

MTV's Loveline Live at Lied Center Feb. 25

Those searching for answers in matters of love and loins will get a chance to ask the experts when MTV's Loveline lands on the Lied Center stage at the University of Nebraska next week.

Loveline hosts Dr. Drew Pinsky (right) and Adam Carolla (left) will begin doling out advice to Lincoln's lovelorn at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Tickets are $5 for University of Nebraska students and $10 for everyone else.

Loveline is a lively, light-hearted and informative advice show that has become a breakthrough hit on MTV. The show mixes professional advice with humor to answer questions about sex, love and relationship issues. Qustions are solicited from a studio audience as well as from viewers and listeners around the country via telephone, fax and e-mail. Although funny in its delivery, the show deals with many serious issues important to today's young adults, including sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, sexual dysfunction, domestic violence and drug addiction.

"The goal of the show, first and foremost, is education, and secondly to help people as much as we can," said Pinsky, also known as "Dr. Drew" to legions of fans who have listened to his radio call-in show for 14 years. He is the non-judgmental, authoritative half who provides insight into controversial and complex issues raised by those in the Loveline audience. Carolla, on the other hand, is a veteran stand-up comedian who says his job is simply to entertain. He is an opinionated, wise-cracking comic who adds levity to otherwise solemn matters.

Already a hit on television and radio, Loveline now takes its unique blend of education and entertainment on the road to college campuses across the country. In the Lied Center show, Pinsky and Carolla will be joined on stage by one lucky student audience member to be chosen that night. A reception with the Loveline hosts will follow the program in the Lied Center lobby.

Tickets are available by calling the Lied Box Office at (402) 472-4747.

Pinsky earned his bachelor's degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Southern California. A board-certified internist and addictionalogist, he is the medical director for chemical dependency services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena and chief of service in the department of medicine.

Carolla honed his stand-up comedy skills with the Groundling and Acme Improv groups in Los Angeles. He has performed at the Comedy Store and the Improv. Before Loveline, he was on the KROQ-FM morning radio show in Los Angeles. His father is a psychologist and his 83-year-old grandmother is a sex therapist.

-Amy Cyphers, Public Relations