COUNTRY TOUCHDOWN: What’s the best way to kick-off a new football season? Well, with Tim McGraw, of course. The Grammy-winning country superstar will be performing for “XLV Countdown: Live From Cowboys Stadium” presented by Frito-Lay tonight. And the tailgating is off to a good start this year. At a whopping 25 bucks, enjoy McGraw, a performance by Fort Worth’s Van Cliburn, NFL footage of the past shown on the stadium screens, and a tribute to Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. Phew! This event will be money well spent. It all starts at 7:30 p.m.
FASHION FRENZY: Around the globe women are being wined and dined at department stores - oh, and taking advantage of some stylish shopping discounts! Tonight marks the biggest fashion extravaganza of the year, Fashion’s Night Out 2010. As some stores here in Dallas offer special goodies with each purchase, ahem Jimmy Choo, take a break from all the couture and visit Neiman Marcus Willow Bend to meet a man who photographs all of the fabulous people and places. Photographer/film director Stewart Cohen will be signing autographs for his new book featuring all of the glamorous people, “Identity: A Photographic Meditation From The Inside Out,” along with your signed copy indulge in champagne, appetizers and fashion shows scheduled at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
RIOT ACT: If fashion’s not your thing, throw on a leather jacket and get ready to rock at the Verizon Theater for the 2010 Honda Civic Tour. Headlining the event are the four guys and one gal band from Tennessee you may know as Paramore. This band is all about creating music for the people; with their last album “Riot!” going platinum and their latest album “Brand New Eyes” reaching chart-topping sales, Paramore isn’t just another girl-fronted band. Their music is a cross between “emo” and “pop rock” creating a sound all their own, but does tend to bring about memories of No Doubt. See Paramore along with Canadian artists Tegan and Sara tonight at the Verizon Theater. Showtime is at 6:30 p.m.
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