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Preston's picks: Lady Antebellum at American Airlines Center, Lenny Kravitz at Verizon Theatre

Posted 10:23am on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Lady Antebellum at American Airlines Center

Country-pop trio Lady Antebellum hasn't recaptured the success of its breakout single, Need You Now (from the 2010 album of the same name), but that doesn't mean the band's career is faltering. It's currently in the midst of a successful arena tour, promoting Own the Night, its third full-length, released last year, and is fresh off a Grammy win for Night as best country album. One could make the argument that Lady A (as the fans like to call the group) represents the more plastic end of the countrypolitan spectrum, but that doesn't seem to bother fans one iota. With Darius Rucker and Thompson Square.

7:30 p.m. Saturday. American Airlines Center, Dallas. $25-$69.50.

Lenny Kravitz at Verizon Theatre

It's fair to say that singer-songwriter and guitarist Lenny Kravitz hasn't exactly set the world on fire during the '00s. His last couple albums -- 2004's Baptism and 2008's It Is Time for a Love Revolution -- have sold just a hair over 2 million copies combined. He has dabbled in acting (you might remember him as a kindly nurse in the harrowing Precious; he also appears in the forthcoming Hunger Games adaptation), and now, has returned to music with 2011's Black and White America. In interviews, Kravitz describes America as his "funk album," a no-frills, straightforward dive into the sounds that shaped his youth.

8 p.m. Wednesday. Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie. $39.75-$59.75.

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