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Nicole Kidman just turned 45, but there was no middle-aged woman celebration for her. Keith Urban made sure of that. It was dinner and a show , but dinner and a show the way Urban does it. Since they are in Sydney right now, Urban, Kidman and Kidman’s parents went first to the Apollo in Potts Point . It calls itself an Australian Greek restaurant and has things like kalaboki salad mung beans yoghurt sesame, kritharaki pasta braised oxtail tomato and skordalia, pig’s tail salad walnuts sorrel currants pomegranate farro and taramasalata mullet roe dip. (All things that tend to scream, “You’re not in Nashville anymore!”) Then after that dining experience, they headed off to Lady Gaga’s Sydney concert. There’s no word on whether they had monster pit passes or not. But speaking from experience, if you are trying to forget that you are 45, being up against the stage — and elbow to elbow with screaming fans — definitely does the trick.