Get Down With Trombone Shorty Before Getting Down With Your Lover.
Look out: Valentine's Day, perhaps the most divisive holiday known to man, is here again.
The Central Track crew has at least, hopefully, alleviated some of those fears with suggestions on what to wear based on how long you've been with your special someone and how to prepare a passably romantic meal even if a run to 7-11 is the best you can afford. Oh, thank heaven for them.
But no matter if you're one of the haves or have-nots in the V-Day dating realm this year, there are still plenty of things to do tonight — even if it's just sitting at home and catching the First Lady of Neo-Soul, Dallas' own Erykah Badu, as she shares the Late Show with David Letterman stage with Mark Ronson and The Dap-Kings.
Trombone Shorty at House of Blues
Born into a well-known New Orleans jazz family, Troy Andrews began cutting his brass chops since the age of six, and spent his formative years as a member of several prominent NOLA brass bands. The outfit he now fronts, Orleans Avenue, fuses contemporary jazz with funk and R&B. He's a versatile performer — enough so that he's collaborated with a wide-ranging batch of performers, such as like Jeff Beck, Kid Rock, Warren Haynes, and the Rebirth Brass Band. And quite effortlessly, at that.
Trey Songz with Ne-Yo at Verizon Theatre
Valentine's Double Feature at Lakewood Theater: Ricki Derek and screening of
Timeless classics are always a safe bet when looking to impress a Valentine's date. After dinner, let Rick Derek and the Cupid Quartet croon your sweetie with Rat Pack-era favorites before the lights dim and a showing of Casablanca follows. Here's looking at you, kid.
Valentine's Day Massacre at Moxley Manor
For some folks, Valentine's Day is a day of romance. For others, it's frightening as hell. Fitting, then, that the masterminds behind the Moxley Manor have decided to open their Bedford haunted house for a special “Valentine's Day Massacre” tour.