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It's happening: Lady Gaga is coming to Portland. On Tuesday, January 15, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta—a mouthful, no wonder she shortened it to Gaga—and about a zillion backup dancers will traipse through the Rose Garden on Gaga's "Born This Way Ball" tour. I believe it is Gaga's first time to the Rose City since her August 19, 2010 tour stop, and her first time since Born This Way came out. Expect an understated, almost minimal stage presentation with virtually nothing in the way of bombast or visuals.

Wait. No. Expect the opposite of that.

Tix on sale this Friday at 10 am via Livenation.