- $20 for one ticket to see Steve March-Tormé (up to $32 value)
- When: Friday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: River Raisin Centre for the Arts
- General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Steve March-Tormé performing Mel Tormé's "Lulu's Back in Town"
- The apple: not far from the tree
- The tree: Steven's papa, jazz legend Mel Tormé—a household name for fans of old-fashioned crooning and composer of the "The Christmas Song"
- Words Steve uses to describe his live show of jazz standards and original pop tunes: "Snap, sizzle, pop!"
- What Splash Magazine says about his act: "Mel Tormé must be grinning ear to ear with pride as he looks down on the singing act of son Steve March-Tormé. Each one is absolutely superb in both departments: singing and showmanship."
- Warning: if you bring flowers, your Valentine's date might wind up throwing them at Steve
River Raisin Centre for the Arts
In 1938, when Hollywood was still in it's "Golden Era," it was a safe bet that most of the citizens of Monroe could be found gathered in one place: the Monroe Movie Theatre. Although the movies were still black and white, the theater itself was bursting with art deco technicolor flair, where matinees and evening shows brought in guests by the thousands. But in the mid '70s, when the Hollywood system favored multiplex blockbusters and John Travolta vehicles, the Monroe Movie Theatre was left to become a vacant museum of memories. Thankfully, in 1987, members of the Downtown Kiwanis Club stepped in front of a looming wrecking ball and jumpstarted the theater's renovation process, which eventually lead to its 1988 rebirth as the River Raisin Centre for the Arts. Lovingly restored with all of its art deco intact, the former theater is now an integral part of the community culture, ushering in live performances and arts education programs that spotlight local talent such as the River Raisin Ballet Company, the Motor City Dance Extension, the RRCA Dance Academy, and the Music Theatre Company.