Michael McDonald Bringing "Real Love" to Valentine's Day at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

As Michael McDonald once sang: "Grindin' down a secret part of you..."

For 40 years, folks have been making love (and occasionally babies) to the strong and sweet and syrupy strains of this St. Louis native's soulful voice.

After all, they don't call a man by a nickname like White Chocolate for nothing. So this Valentine's Day, if you're searching for some "Real Love," look no further than a dinner and a show with everyone's favorite ivory cocoa product, a very special someone, and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Oh, and don't forget to book a suite with a king bed.

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Of course, Michael McDonald began his rise to White Chocolate-dom as an essentially unknown background-voice-for-hire on such Steely Dan classics as 1975's Katy Lied, '76's The Royal Scam, and 1977's Aja.

By the mid '70s, though, he had joined the Doobie Brothers, with whom he recorded "Real Love," "Takin' It to the Streets," "Little Darling," "It Keeps You Runnin'," "Minute by Minute," and "What a Fool Believes," helping to inspire millions of post-hippies to commit spontaneous acts of free love on waterbeds, shag rugs, and mattresses in the backs of vans.

Since '82, he's been doin' it solo. And now the legendary 62-year-old singer of love songs ("Here to Love You," "Can't Make It Love," "Let Me Go Love," and so many more) wants to spend Valentine's with you, grindin' and drinkin' and eatin' at Miami Beach's most iconic love nest.

So call your lover, buy a couple of V-Day tix, and enjoy some White Chocolate, "a two-hour open bar featuring specialty cocktails," "validated $12 discounted parking," a "pre-show $175 dinner at one of Fontainebleau's restaurants: Hakkasan, Michael Mina 74, StripSteak, Scarpetta, Blade, La Côte or Vida"... And yes, each other.

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Michael McDonald. As part of the BleauLive concert series. Saturday, February 14. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets for dinner and a show cost $175 plus fees via Call 305-538-2000 or visit

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