It’s shaping up to be a good month for our 16th president: Abe Lincoln turns 204 today, and on Feb. 24, Steven Spielberg’s biopic seems poised to take home a handful of Oscars. Let’s celebrate the old rail-splitter with this look at five TV Lincolns.
v Lincoln Case (Glen Corbett on “Route 66,” 1963-64): A Vietnam War vet (TV’s first) who became the substitute traveling companion of Tod Stiles (Martin Milner) after his original partner (George Maharis) left the series.
v Lincoln “Linc” Hayes (Clarence Williams III on “The Mod Squad,” 1968-72): One of the trio of youthful lawbreakers (he had been arrested in the Watts race riots) who became undercover LAPD officers.
v Matt Lincoln (Vincent Edwards on “Matt Lincoln,” 1970-71): A hip psychiatrist who founded a telephone hotline service for troubled teens.
v Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell on “Prison Break,” 2005-09): Accused murderer who will be executed unless his brother’s elaborate plan to spring him from jail succeeds.
v Sean and Beverly Lincoln (Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig on “Episodes,” 2011-): British husband-and-wife TV-writing team who move to Hollywood to write a series for Matt LeBlanc.
“State of the Union Address” (8 p.m., all major broadcast and many cable networks): The U.S. Constitution mandates the yearly event — even if you’d rather be watching “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
“The Face” (9 p.m., Bravo): “The Face” is a new supermodel search that has 12 attractive wannabes moving into a posh loft and trying to prove that they’re ready for their close-ups. Naomi Campbell and fellow models Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha oversee the competition.
TV Listings, b6
Charlie Daniels, Aaron Lewis tickets
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for two country music concerts at The Harv auditorium at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort: Aaron Lewis on March 23, and the Charlie Daniels Band April 13. Both shows start at 8 p.m.
Lewis, the frontman for the rock band Staind, has a growing career as a solo country artist. Charlie Daniels had a string of hits in the ’70s, including “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”
Tickets for both shows start at $20 (plus fees and taxes). Go to moreatmountaineer.com or etix.com, or call 800-804-0468, ext. 8297.
Top Hat presents ‘Little Mermaid’
Top Hat Productions will present the stage musical “Disney’s Little Mermaid” Friday and Saturday, and Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2 at the Fairview Arts & Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
The cast includes Kelsie Moon and Joe Asente as Ariel and Prince Eric, and Joshua Green, Jacinda Madison, Vinny Marchionte, Mark Samuel, Brian Palumbo and a 28-person ensemble.
For tickets, go to tophatproductions.org or call 1-800-838-3006. A matinee for school children will be Feb. 21. Call 330-881-0980 for information.