Frank-ly, My Dear

If you want to know what a real Frank Sinatra fan looks like, don't bother with American Idol and last week's Sinatra tribute shows. Don't get us wrong, Harry Connick Jr. is great, but he's a little, well, large-scale, for our blood. We like an homage to be intimate and within walking distance of some good Tex-Mex if at all possible. Thanks to local crooner Ricki Derek, it is. Derek honors Sinatra on the anniversary of his death (May 14, 1998) and, coincidentally, the anniversary of Derek's first show, with a full-blown blue-eyed spectacular. The first half? The entirety of the It Might as Well Be Swing album. The second? All the hits, baby, with some trivia and prizes thrown in for good measure. The show starts at 9 p.m., with doors at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, $25 reserved seating. Call 214-821-SHOW or visit
Fri., May 14, 9 p.m., 2010
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Merritt Martin
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