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Cheyenne Jackson: Eyes wide open

Cheyenne Jackson: Eyes wide open

If we're lucky, at some point during Cheyenne Jackson's performance in Fort Lauderdale on Valentine's Day, the Tony Award-winning former "30 Rock" star will slide into the heartache of "A Case of You," a smoldering torch from Joni Mitchell's iconic "Blue" album.

While its appearance, if it comes, may be in stark contrast to the rest of the concert, a blissful evening of show tunes and sparkly chatter hosted by gleeful impresario Seth Rudetsky, the song's complicated assessment of love, rejection and dependency feels perfect for a Feb. 14 reading.

Jackson performed the song, inspired by a Diana Krall arrangement, on the 2011 album "Live at...