Kem and Kindred the Family Soul at the Landmark Theater
Just in time for Valentine's Day: thumping R&B grooves, soulful voices, a little jazz and hip-hop. Singer Kem and the duo behind Kindred the Family Soul come to the Landmark Theater Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. to do more than a simple box of chocolates and a teddy bear can. Though Kem's songs praise the spiritual more than the carnal, and Kindred has some of the edge of hip-hop, the "Into You" tour plans to turn the Landmark into a bearskin rug in front of a fire. Tickets are $37.50 in advance. 262-8100 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Rah Bras at McCormack's Irish Pub
In the year of Mozart, it's a good idea to take a look at where, some 250 years later, music taken us. Turns out it's still as crazy as he was, only a lot more electronic. Rah Bras is opera for the schizoid personality: big vocals, high-performance synthesizers, a buzzing undercurrent that sets the hair on edge even as you start gyrating along. They play McCormack's Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. 648-1003.
The Richmond Symphony takes a stab at love
Also just in time for Valentine's Day: three nights of orchestral love songs by Fauré, Tchaikovsky and Wagner. Will couples be getting down and making sweet love after the concerts? Maybe, if they don't know how Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" ends. (Mood killer.) Concerts are Feb. 10, 11 and 13 at various locations. $20-$60.
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