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May 29-31
Dallas Symphony presents On Broadway!

Two-time Grammy-Award® winner Sylvia McNair's magnificent soprano brings out the best of Broadway as she performs selections from My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Camelot, Porgy and Bess, The King and I and A Chorus Line. Jeff Tyzik leads this electrifying conclusion to the 2014/15 Dallas Symphony Pops Series.
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May 30
Dallas Symphony presents Peter and the Wolf

Project Trio joins the Dallas Symphony in reinventing Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. This contemporary version will inspire imaginations young and old.
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May 30
Dallas zoo Safari Nights Concert Series presents Petty Theft and The Bird Dogs

Saturday nights will sizzle this summer at the Dallas Zoo, when the Safari Nights evening concert series returns featuring great music, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the stars of the Zoo.
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May 30
Open Classical presents Altius Quartet

The Altius Quartet, silver medalists of the renowned Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2014, plays a set of exhilarating concerts in preparation for their appearance at the 2015 Melbourne Chamber Music Competition. The program they bring to this set of concerts is a quartet “Sampler Pack”, featuring a sampling of some of the great movements of the string quartet repertoire from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Haydn and contemporary American composer Kevin Puts. They bring an energetic performance style and friendly audience interaction, the group also peppers their moving classical performances with original arrangements of popular tunes from AHA’s “Take On Me” to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”.
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May 30
Opera in Concert Presents The Bard’s Operas

a program of operatic arias and ensembles inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Music director and pianist Stephen Dubberly presides over the performance, joined by pianist Anatolia Ioannides and six outstanding singers; tenor Martin Clark; baritone Edward Crafts, mezzo Legera Danielides, soprano Julie Gilbreath, soprano Michele Kruske, and mezzo Charis Peden.
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May 30
The Contemporary Chorale presents Sounds of Sondheim

All pieces in this performance attribute lyrics or lyrics and music to the renowned composer, Stephen Sondheim. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Melanie Moore, this 60 member mixed chorus will perform selections from West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and more. In addition to The Contemporary Chorale, the performance will feature guest-artist, Scott Bardin, the live accompaniment of the Chorale Combo (comprised of Scott Ayers, Eric Czechowski, Kyle Henson) and collaborative pianist, Crysta Jones. Choreographer, Becky Fudge, will stage the performance.
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May 31
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Freddie Jones in Jazz Under the Stars

Freddie Jones wraps up this year’s Jazz Under the Stars Scheduled for the Gazebo, performance will move inside if weather is bad. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (beer and wine allowed. Tickets available on line or at the gate. Jones, a jazz trumpet player and composer, is an amazing, energetic musical talent who has played his trumpet throughout the southwest, performing in hot spots from Austin’s The Elephant Room to Little Rock’s Riverfront Auditorium to numerous festivals in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, Oklahoma City, and everywhere in between. He is the trumpet behind the National Anthem at the Dallas Cowboy home games and has entertained abroad in Paris, the Hague, and Rotterdam.
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May 31
Lewisville Civic Chorale presents Bach's Lunch: Music Scattered around Anna and Johann's Kitchen Table

Artistic Director Lewis Worthington and the Chorale will perform music by JS Bach, Hildegard, Josquin, Binchois, Hassler, Palestrina, Victoria, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel, and some surprises along the way.
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May 31
Open Classical presents Altius Quartet

The Altius Quartet, silver medalists of the renowned Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2014, plays a set of exhilarating concerts in preparation for their appearance at the 2015 Melbourne Chamber Music Competition. The program they bring to this set of concerts is a quartet “Sampler Pack”, featuring a sampling of some of the great movements of the string quartet repertoire from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Haydn and contemporary American composer Kevin Puts. They bring an energetic performance style and friendly audience interaction, the group also peppers their moving classical performances with original arrangements of popular tunes from AHA’s “Take On Me” to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”.
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June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Mesquite Community Band 24th annual Music in the Park FREE summer concert series

This family-friendly gathering will feature both classic and contemporary band music, affordable concessions, door prizes and theme baskets each week.
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June 2
DSO Parks Concert

Conducted by Karina Canellakis Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Marquez, Anderson, Bernstein, and John Williams
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June 3
DSO Parks concert

Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Marquez, Anderson, Bernstein, and John Williams
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June 4
Christ the King Catholic Church organ dedication concert

dedication of the Henry McDowell and Dottie Thompson pipe organ The Christ the King Singers will perform works by di Lasso and Perti -- as well as motets by Peter Philips and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The choir will also give the Dallas premiere of English composer Philip Stopford's "Festival Benedicitie." Other gems on the program include Josef Rheinberger's setting of "Regina Caeli" for women's voices and John Rutter's "Magnificat." And Hentus van Rooyen, Guillermo Martinez and Michael Shake will perform solo works for the organ.
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June 4
Keller Summer Nights

The second annual Keller Summer Nights is back and better than ever! Join Public Arts and Parks and Recreation each Thursday evening in June on the lawns at Keller Town Hall. Each week family friendly music and movies will be the highlight of those beginning summer nights. Bring a picnic with your favorite beverages or select some munchies from the food trucks. Sit back, relax and enjoy. This event is free and suitable for All ages and pet friendly. Glass containers are not permitted.
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june 5
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents SHELBY LYNNE

AT&T Performing Arts Center presents SHELBY LYNNE Cloudy memories make for darker grays/ But blue is how I paint myself today So begins Shelby Lynne’s 13th full-length album I Can’t Imagine, quite possibly the most brilliantly crafted and intensely affecting set of compositions since her landmark collection I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000.
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June 5
Dallas Symphony presents Star-Crossed Lovers

Celebrate music's most passionate couples with selections from Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story and The Fault in Our Stars.
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June 5
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: 25th Anniversary Celebration with Pink Martini

Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure, brilliantly combining elements of classical, jazz, world music, and timeless pop. Celebrate the launch of the 25th Anniversary Concerts in the Garden with their infectious signature sound, joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
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June 5
Piano Texas Festival: A Tribute to José Feghali

Distinguished Artist Recital Series opens with a Tribute to José Feghali
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June 6
Piano Texas Festival: Eugen Indjic

Eugen Indjic was born in Belgrade in 1947. His mother was a Russian amateur pianist and his father a Serbian army general under King Peter II of Yugoslavia. Immigrating to the US with his mother at the age of four, he there became interested in music after hearing a recording of Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu and Polonaise in A flat major. Moved by a desire to master these pieces, he took systematic piano lessons with Georgian pianist, Liubov Stephani.Eugen Indjic made his first public performance at the age of nine, appearing with the Springfield Symphony, playing Mozart’s D minor Piano Concerto. After two years, Mrs. Stephani introduced him to Alexander Borovsky (the eminent Russian pianist and Prokofiev’s classmate in Yesipova’s class) who taught him in Boston for the next five years (1959-1964). At the age of eleven, he was already playing Liszt’s Campanella and 13th Hungarian Rhapsody on NBC television and at twelve, made his first recording for RCA Victor on Rachmaninov’s own piano, playing Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations.
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June 6
The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House presents An invitation to a Emmeline’s CD Release Party

You’re invited to Emmeline’s CD Release Party on June 6 from 7-9 pm. There is no cover charge at this Labyrinth Walk Coffee House event held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd. Dallas. http://www.labyrinthwalkcoffeehouse.com Emmeline is a pint-sized singer/songwriter from Dallas who revels in big words, unconventional cords, and persistent melodies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOFmO5_3zyY) Her songs tell stories audiences can relate to and she shows a sense of humor in her interaction with them. She will sing some favorite old songs as well as new ones from the new CD. Although there is no cover charge, donations to assist in the cost of the CD will be appreciated.
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June 6
Dallas Symphony presents organist Paul Jacobs

J.S. BACH: Sinfonia from Cantata, BWV 29 MOZART: Andante in F, K. 616 GUILMANT: Sonata in D minor, Op. 42 I. Introduction et Allegro - II. Pastorale - III. Final REGER: Introduction, Variations, and Fugue on an Original Theme, Op. 73
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June 6
Dallas zoo Safari Nights Concert Series presents The Relatives

Saturday nights will sizzle this summer at the Dallas Zoo, when the Safari Nights evening concert series returns featuring great music, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the stars of the Zoo.
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June 6
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR: A Tribute to the Beatles

Enjoy your favorite hits by the Fab Four, including “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “All You Need is Love,” and much, much more.
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June 6
third annual LEV ARONSON LEGACY FESTIVAL opening gala concert

“Homage to Pablo Casals” featuring Amit Peled, accompanied by pianist, Spencer Myer - Keynote speech by Dr. Melissa Kraut and concert features music by Handel, Bach, Beethoven, Fauré, and Saint-Saens
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June 7
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: 1812 Overture and Symphonic Sparklers

Join us for an evening of symphonic masterpieces including Tchaikovsky’s popular 1812 Overture set to jaw-dropping fireworks! You’ll be entranced by some of classical music’s greatest hits! The perfect soundtrack to a picnic under the stars.
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June 7
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Alex McDonald, piano

A competitor in the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition, Alex McDonald presents a recital of masterworks in Cambridge Hall, giving an up- close view of his dazzling technique.
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June 7
third annual LEV ARONSON LEGACY FESTIVAL Chris Adkins Recital

Concert features Bach d minor Solo Cello Suite
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June 8
Plano Community Band presents a Night at the Movies

Free outdoor concert by the plano Community Band
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June 8
third annual LEV ARONSON LEGACY FESTIVAL Tom Landschoot Recital

Concert features music by Beethoven, Bruch and Franck
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June 9
third annual LEV ARONSON LEGACY FESTIVAL Brian Thornton Recital

along with violinist Emanuel Borok and pianist Spencer Myer - Performing music by Brahms, Piatti and Herbert
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June 9
DSO concert at Paul Quinn College

free community concert by the DSO
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June 10
an evening with pianist Mona Golabek

When renowned classical pianist, Mona Golabek performs, she hears her mother’s voice telling her to share “the spiritual power of great words and music to heal our souls.” That is why she often does not simply play music. She also tells stories--especially her mother’s story.
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June 10
Open Classical “Just Add Cello”

Featuring collaborations between Lev Aronson Festival cellists and local DFW vocalists, composers and dancers.
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June 11
Keller Summer Nights

The second annual Keller Summer Nights is back and better than ever! Join Public Arts and Parks and Recreation each Thursday evening in June on the lawns at Keller Town Hall. Each week family friendly music and movies will be the highlight of those beginning summer nights. Bring a picnic with your favorite beverages or select some munchies from the food trucks. Sit back, relax and enjoy. This event is free and suitable for All ages and pet friendly. Glass containers are not permitted.
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June 12
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: THE MUSIC OF U2

“Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?” Well look no further! Be there when vocalist Brody Dolyniuk and a full rock band lead the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra through an evening celebrating U2’s greatest hits as you’ve never seen them before. This show is A MUST SEE for U2 fans!
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June 12
Piano Texas Festival presents Piotr Paleczny

One of the most outstanding Polish pianists and professors, laureate of five international piano competitions. He completed piano studies at the Frederick Chopin Music University in Warsaw in the class of prof. Jan Ekier. The opportunity of having artistic contact with Arthur Rubinstein and Witold Lutoslawski also had a huge impact on the final development of his artistic personality.
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June 12-14
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Turtle-ly 80s

Join us as we celebrate our founding decade of teased hair, baggy pants, and more! It's also your chance to sing along with TCC for many of the songs!
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June 13
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: THE MUSIC OF JOURNEY

It’ll be the best rock concert of the summer! The FWSO presents The Music of Journey – one of the most popular American rock bands of all time. Relive the greatest anthems of the 70s and the 80s with hits like “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way you Want It,” and many more, all backed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
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June 13
Piano Texas Festival presents Dina Yoffe

Top prize-winner at the Schumann and Chopin International Piano Competitions. Participant at international music festivals in Europe, Japan, U.S.A.Honorary member of Japan Piano Teachers Association Artistic Director of the Festival and Master Classes “Musical Summer” in Malaga (Spain)
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June 13
Plano Men of Note present Benefit Patriotic Concert

Come enjoy an hour of patriotic songs featuring the Men of Note, the Contemporary Chorale, the Note-Ably North Texas chorus and Breakaway quartet, complete with Color Guard and patriotic readings.
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June 14
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: A Tribute to Elvis with Kraig Parker

Get “all shook up” with Kraig Parker’s award-winning tribute to Elvis Presley. This is as close as it gets to reliving the magic of the King – enjoy favorites like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog”and more performed by the man hailed as the “world’s foremost Elvis tribute artist.”
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June 14
Musicians of the DSO present a Benefit concert for Dallas Casa

Conducted by Gerhardt Zimmermann, the concert will include music by Saint-Saens, Mozart, and Mendelssohn.
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June 14
Piano Texas Young Artist Concerto Concert

Winners of the Young Artist Concerto Competition with the Fort Worth Symphony
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June 18
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents KING SUNNY ADE AND HIS AFRICAN BEATS

Since the evolution of juju music in Nigeria in the thirties no exponent has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Ade. As a singer, composer and guitarist, he has succeeded over the years in taking this Nigerian social music type to international heights. Ade came on the scene in 1966 following his induction as a samba player in a small group led by showman and comedian Baba Sala, known in real life as Moses Olaiya. And with his own ten piece band, the Green Spots, Ade made his first record in 1967, playing the guitar solos himself. He however, blazed into prominence a year after with a hit single in praise of Stationery Stores football club which carved him a gold disc as a result of its massive sales. Since then Ade has been in the limelight.
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June 18
Keller Summer Nights

The second annual Keller Summer Nights is back and better than ever! Join Public Arts and Parks and Recreation each Thursday evening in June on the lawns at Keller Town Hall. Each week family friendly music and movies will be the highlight of those beginning summer nights. Bring a picnic with your favorite beverages or select some munchies from the food trucks. Sit back, relax and enjoy. This event is free and suitable for All ages and pet friendly. Glass containers are not permitted.
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June 18
Piano Texas Festival Teachers and Amateurs Concerto Concert

Winners of the Teachers/Amateurs Concerto Competition with the Fort Worth Symphony
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June 19
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: VIDEO GAMES LIVE

Gamers unite! Experience the sights and sounds of some of the most popular video games of all time in this multi-media concert event. With music from Mario, Zelda, Halo, Tron, Final Fantasy and more, combined with synchronized images and spectacular lighting, Video Games Live is more than just a concert… it's an explosive entertainment experience!
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June 19
Piano Texas Festival presents Arie Vardi

Beginning his artistic career at the age of fifteen, Israeli born Arie Vardi went on to receive international acclaim as one of the country’s foremost pianists. After winning the Chopin Competition in Israel, he appeared with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta, and upon winning the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest, he played numerous concerts throughout Europe. Alongside his study of music at the Rubin Academy, he succeeded in achieving a degree in law at Tel Aviv University. Vardi continued his piano studies in Basel with Paul Baumgartaner and studied composition with Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen. He has performed widely as soloist with major orchestras under the baton of Semion Bychkov, Sergio Commissiona, Lukas Foss, Kurt Masur, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Zubin Mehta, Paul Paray, Paul Sacher, Gustavo Dudamel and David Zinman, among others.
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June 20
Timeless Concerts present Cool Off In Scandinavia!

Joyful music by young Ola Gjeilo, from Norway, who attended Juilliard School in NYC, only now in his 30s, became an award winning composer of works for orchestra and choir, as well as small ensemble jazz, the latter of which you will hear performed by Timeless Concerts musicians, as well as works by another Norwegian, of the Romantic Era, Sinding. Tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc will also perform songs by Grieg, as well as Puccini. The one hour concert is followed by a party accompanied by pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, who will take your request. Complimentary fruit/cheese/dessert buffet, cash bar. Concert musicians: violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Smith, pianist Heejung Kang.
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June 20
Dallas Symphony presents The Music of John Williams and Hollywood's Great Composers

Your favorite film scores come alive as the DSO performs music from Superman, E.T., Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
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June 20
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: The Music of the Eagles

The Eagles’ timeless tunes are amplified by a full rock band, the symphony orchestra’s lush musical palette and Terry Brock’s commanding vocals.
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June 20
Piano Texas Festival presents Dang Thai Son

An outstanding international musician of our time, Vietnamese pianist Dang Thai Son was propelled to the forefront of the musical world in October 1980, when he was awarded the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Xth International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. It was also the first time that a top international competition was won by an Asian pianist.He began piano studies with his mother in Hanoi. Discovered by the Russian pianist Isaac Katz, who was on visit in Vietnam in 1974, he pursued his advanced training at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia with Vladimir Natanson and Dmitry Bashkirov.
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June 21 - 28
The Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival

Twenty-four exceptional 13 to 17-year-old pianists from 14 countries will compete in the first Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, June 21-28, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas in Ed Landreth Auditorium and PepsiCo Recital Hall on the campus of TCU. 1997 Cliburn Gold Medalist, in-demand touring artist, and esteemed adjudicator Jon Nakamatsu will serve as jury chairman, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform with each of three finalists under the baton of dynamic conductor Mei-Ann Chen. Competition performances will be webcast live at Cliburn.org. Festival lectures are free and open to the public. There will be 2 free community concerts -- June 25-12:30-1:30 at the FW Central Library, and June 27-11 am-1:30 pm in Sundance Square.
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June 21
DSO on the Go: The Music of John Williams and Hollywood's Great Composers

Jeff Tyzik Conducts KORNGOLD Overture from the movie Captain Blood STEINER "Tara's Theme" from the movie Gone with the Wind STEINER Casablanca Suite from the movie Casablanca ROZSA Overture, Love Theme and March from the movie El Cid ARLEN, Arr. Tyzik Orchestral Suite from the movie The Wizard of Oz MANCINI Selections from the movie The Pink Panther MANCINI Selections from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's MANCINI Selections from the movie Peter Gunn INTERMISSION WILLIAMS "Superman March" from the movie Superman WILLIAMS "Hedwig's Theme" from the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WILLIAMS "Adventures on Earth" from the movie E.T. WILLIAMS "The Flight to Neverland" from the movie Hook WILLIAMS Suite from the movie Far and Away WILLIAMS Selections from the movie Jurassic Park WILLIAMS "The Throne Room" from the movie Star Wars
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June 21
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: ABBACADABRA The Ultimate ABBA Tribute

Break out your bell bottoms, and dust off your disco ball… The music of ABBA is finding its way back into the hearts of those who lived it then and taking over the hearts of those who are experiencing it for the first time now. You won’t be able to sit still when ABBACADABRA performs “S.O.S.,” “Super Trooper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and more.
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June 21
New Texas Symphony Orchestra concert four

Zampa Overture Suite for Solo Trumpet, Brass, and Percussion America the Beautiful for Solo Trumpet and Orchestra Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
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June 21
Piano Texas Young Artist Concerto Concert

Winners of the Young Artists Concerto Competition with the Fort Worth Symphony
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June 22
Plano Community Band presents Kids’ Night Out

Free outdoor concert by the plano Community Band
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June 24
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents DAWES

On All Your Favorite Bands, Dawes manage to transcend their well-documented Southern California influences to establish their own sound and themes, which range from the glass half full optimism of the first single, “Things Happen” and the minor-chord tension of “I Can’t Think About It Now” (featuring background vocals from Gillian Welch and the McCrary Sisters) to the soulful gospel of “Waiting for Your Call,” the rocking tongue-in-cheek lyrics of “Right On Time” and the epic, Dylan-esque set piece, “Now That It’s Too Late, Maria.”
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June 25
Keller Summer Nights

The second annual Keller Summer Nights is back and better than ever! Join Public Arts and Parks and Recreation each Thursday evening in June on the lawns at Keller Town Hall. Each week family friendly music and movies will be the highlight of those beginning summer nights. Bring a picnic with your favorite beverages or select some munchies from the food trucks. Sit back, relax and enjoy. This event is free and suitable for All ages and pet friendly. Glass containers are not permitted.
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June 26
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: Starwars and beyond

Worlds collide in this perennial family favorite when the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra brings to life music from Star Wars and more. Come get your picture taken with Star Wars characters and watch our stunning laser light show!
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June 27
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: RICKY SKAGGS AND KENTUCKY THUNDER

You don’t have to be a fan of bluegrass and country to enjoy and appreciate the musical journey that Ricky Skaggs will take you on. Performing with the best musicians he’s worked with to date, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder carry a lightning speed, rhythm, and a passion for this distinctly American art form that can’t be matched.
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June 27
Resounding Harmony presents Through the Eyes of a Child

Resounding Harmony is continuing our seventh season of musical philanthropy, raising money for North Texas nonprofit organizations through benefit concerts. From our inaugural concert for the North Texas Food Bank to our recent concert supporting the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, Resounding Harmony has raised almost $250,000 for organizations within the DFW Metroplex. This concert event will benefit the Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that becomes the voice for children who find themselves in our court system due to neglect and abuse.
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June 28
First United Methodist Church Dallas presents An Americana Concert

FUMC Music and Arts presents An Americana Concert featuring Imperial Brass and the FUMC Chancel Choir The Chancel Choir will be joined by the Imperial Brass 20-piece ensemble with percussion, under the direction of Dana Effler, for an evening of song, celebration and tribute, . Proceeds benefit the Music and Arts Ministry of FUMC Dallas. Musical selections will feature: •A Salute to the Armed Forces •A highlight of Irving Berlin American favorites •America the Beautiful •The Star-Spangled Banner •And more!
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June 28
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: LUKE WADE

You’ve seen his rise to fame on NBC’s The Voice. Now rising star and Texas native Luke Wade is sharing his honest lyrics wrapped in infectious melodies with audiences across the nation. You will delight in his unique charm and soulful voice when he performs on the Concerts in the Garden stage.
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June 28
God & Country Concert & Extravaganza

Favorite sacred and patriotic selections to welcome the Independence Day holiday, performed by Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir, ringers, men's ensemble and KidSing children's choir.
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June 28
Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra presents An American Celebration

Singers are invited to join the orchestra on four selections including: a special arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and Wilhousky”s “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” at the concert we will be honoring both Rockwall area First Responders and our Armed Forces, past and present. Rehearsal for interested singers is May 31, 1:30-2:15 pm.
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June 29
Broadway Baptist Church presents Todd Wilson/American Guild of Organists

Regarded across America and around the world as one of today's finest concert organists, Todd Wilson performs in this seasons Broadway series.
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July 2-4
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the garden: OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY FIREWORKS PICNIC

One of Fort Worth’s favorite traditions! Celebrate Independence Day in true patriotic fashion with thrilling marches, heartfelt military salutes and the most spectacular fireworks show in town.
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July 3
Plano Community Band Patriotic Pops

Free patriotic concert by the Plano Community Band
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July 4
Arborlawn United Methodist Church 26th Annual Salute to America

Join us for this annual Fort Worth tradition. oncerts at Arborlawn presents the 200-voice Festival Chorus in the 26th Annual “Salute to America” concert on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in Arborlawn’s sanctuary.
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July 4
Dallas winds present A Star-Spangled Spectacular!

The Dallas Winds light up the Meyerson Center with a flag-waving show honoring the USA. This must-see annual musical extravaganza features the most patriotic wind band tunes in an endless parade of dazzling musicianship. So break out the red, white and blue – it’s a family-friendly July 4th, Dallas Winds-style!
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July 5
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the garden: THE TEXAS TENORS

They have appeared on NBC's America's Got Talent, had a hit PBS special and a Billboard Top 10 album "You Should Dream,” and they appeared for the first time with the FWSO at last year’s Concerts in the Gardens. From Alabama to Puccini, the Texas Tenors bring their unique blend of country, classical and Broadway to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm.
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July 9
ATTPAC Classical Criterion: Filarmónica Joven de Colombia

Launched in 2010, Filarmónica Joven de Colombia (Colombian Youth Philharmonic) has become an icon in Colombia and the region. FJC has performed eighty-three concerts in sixteen cities throughout its home country, has been showcased for the last two years as the academic program centerpiece of the Cartagena Music Festival, has led international tours that included presentations in venues ranging from Sala Sao Paulo to the New World Center in Miami, and has been the subject of several episodes of NPR’s From The Top.
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May 5-31
Richardson Theatre Centre presents THE LITTLE FOXES

Southern belle, Regina Giddens, and her brothers scheme to outwit Regina's husband Horace, who opposes their attempts to profit from a cotton factory in partnership with a Chicago businessman, in Lillian Hellman's look at the power of money to destroy lives.
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May 7-31
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Mercy Killers

Blue collar 'Joe' grapples with his red state ideals when he realizes the measures he must take to care for his beloved wife. A surprisingly tender love story, Mercy Killers is an unblinking look at healthcare in America.
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May 7-31
Theatre Three presents The Liar

Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today.
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May 8-June 14
Theatre Too presents The Lady With All The Answers

David Rambo’s The Lady with All the Answers is an insightful, compelling and engaging portrait of the renowned columnist who for decades answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples, and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off limits! Set in 1975 in her fourteen room Chicago apartment, Ann Landers struggles late into the night writing a column, the most important of her career. This particular column is very personal and she hesitates to let sixty million readers know that she indeed may not have all the answers. Gene Raye Price will once again play Ann Landers under Marty Van Kleeck’s direction.
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May 9-June 7
Teatro Dallas presents Poetry Dances

The Poetry Dances Program kicks off on May 9, 2015 taking us to the shores of Cuba from the end of García Menocal's dictatorship in 1917 to Castro's revolutionary victory in 1959. It includes Nicolás Guillén's experiences during the Batista dictatorship, when Afro-Cubans and African-Americans suffered decades of brutal racism. Charged with provocative and fascinating imagery, Guillén's poetry becomes the troubled waves of the Caribbean Sea then sublimely turns the tides towards the beauty of multiculturalism.
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May 15-31
Artes de la Rosa presents Man of La Mancha: The Musical

A thrilling new production of one of the best loved musicals, Man of La Mancha vividly imagines Don Quixote through the life of the great Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes. The musical moves seamlessly between incarceration and Cervantes's own outsized imagination, where his noble idealism finds expression in his great literary creation, Don Quixote. Man of La Mancha is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Join us as the footlights disappear, time ceases to exist and the "Man of La Mancha" speaks for humankind remaining with your soul well after the shows final bow. Dare to dream the impossible!
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May 15 - 31
ONSTAGE in Bedford present The Boys Next Door

The place is a communal residence in New England, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker named Jack. Mingled with scenes from their daily lives, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth. Rated PG-13
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May 15-31
Rockwall Community Playhouse present Wizard of Oz

Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.
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May 22-June 7
African American Repertory Theater presents Radio Golf

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson Directed by Benard Cummings August Wilson’s final play in a ten-play cycle about the African American experience in each decade of the 20th century, Radio Golf is the finale of the African American Repertory Theater’s season and a regional premiere. Harmond Wilks, an Ivy League-educated lawyer with an equally educated and ambitious wife, plans to redevelop a poverty-stricken section of Pittsburgh. At the same time, Harmond announces his candidacy to become Pittsburgh’s first black mayor. Plans change as details emerge about the redevelopment area’s significant past, prompting Harmond to confront motives of history and his own ambition.
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May 22-July 4
Artisan Center Theater Presents The Music Man

THE MUSIC MAN is a classic, flag-waving, feel-good, American musical comedy, with an interesting twist – Footloose con man sets out to fleece a fictional Iowa town during the early days of the twentieth century, but instead learns a lesson in moral responsibility from the town’s comely librarian. This All American Musical Favorite features songs such as “76 Trombones”, “You Got Trouble”, “Goodnight My Someone”, “Till There Was You”, “The Wells Fargo Wagon”, and many others.
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May 22-June 27
Kitchen Dog Theater presents The Firestorm by Meridith Friedman

When a racially charged prank from a gubernatorial candidate's past emerges in the media, his African-American wife is thrust to the forefront of his campaign. Charged with defending her white husband against accusations of racism and saving the campaign from collapse, she begins to have serious questions about the very foundation of her marriage.
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May 29-31
Plano Children’sTheatre presents Fiddler on the Roof

See the new Frisco Youth Theatre perform the junior version of this traditional musical. Directed by Melinda Bellatti and located in the Black Box Theater.
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May 29-31
Texas Ballet Theater presents Artistic Director's Choice

Rubies is a "crisp and witty" collaboration between choreographer George Balanchine and composer Igor Stravinsky. Balanchine worked to put into dance form the essence of the jewels that he admired. Rubies is one act from the world's first-ever plot-less ballet, Jewels. In this act, the dancers race like lightening across the stage to an upbeat jazz-inflected score. Petite Mort is an intense piece that juxtaposes pleasure and death. Set to movements composed by Mozart, this is a breathtaking work that showcases the unique vision of Jiri Kylian, including demanding choreography that features foils as dance partners. Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to present a world premiere by Jonathan Watkins, commissioned specifically for TBT dancers. Watkins is an internationally recognized choreographer and a former company member of The Royal Ballet.
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May 29-June 13
The Farnsworth Invention

It’s 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called “television.” Separated by two thousand miles, who gains the edge and unlocks the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy? The answer comes to life in this compelling historical drama from acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin, creator of the hit TV series The West Wing, The Newsroom, and the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network.
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MAY 29 & 30
TITAS PRESENTS BALLET WEST

From Balanchine to Bournonville and Petipa to Tharp, Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times over presenting the very best in American classical ballet. A company of gifted dancers, the company gained instant fame as the focus of the reality TV series Breaking Pointe. Ballet West’s dancers have become household names across the country.
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May 30-June 7
Casa Manana presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Follow the incredible journey of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame to the top of the record charts during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll, to his untimely death in 1959 in this popular tribute. Dubbed the “World’s Most Successful Rock Musical,” Buddy will have you dancing in the aisles with rousing hits such as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll be the Day” and “Maybe Baby.”
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June 3
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the MRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.
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June 4-20
Echo Theatre presents Precious Little by Madeleine George

A linguist is obsessed with a dying language, an ape who “talks” and her unborn child’s future. What makes us heard? Can there be power in Quiet?
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June 4 - July 12
Stage West presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

2013 Tony-winner for Best Play. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia have settled into a Chekhovian sort of existence at their farmhouse estate, drinking their coffee, watching life go by, and longing for…more. And then their movie star sister, Masha returns with her latest boy-toy Spike in tow, and life begins to go off the rails. Old resentments are combined with the arrival of a young aspiring actress, a housekeeper who spouts prophecies, a party requiring Disney costumes, and an impending sale of the farmhouse. It’s an explosive recipe, and the results are pricelessly funny to watch. And no knowledge of Chekhov is required!
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June 5 & 6
Amphibian Stage Productions presents comedian Baron Vaughn

The soon-to-be breakout star of the new Netflix show Grace and Frankie, Baron Vaughn is bringing his absurdist take on such subjects as race, relationships, Cocoa Puffs and credit scores to Fort Worth for a special two-night stand-up comedy event. Vaughn is known for an act as energetic as it is intelligent, with finely-crafted ramblings that shoot off into pop culture references. Case in point: a commentary on failed relationships rapidly devolves into a medley of early-90s cartoon theme songs - DuckTales, TaleSpin and Gummi Bears included.
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June 5-14
Denton Community Theatre Presents Enchanted April

“For those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine,” is the advertisement that captures the attention of housewife Lotty Wilton. She is sure that this is the answer to her restless spirit – a break from a less than satisfying life with her ambitious husband, Mellersh. She convinces an acquaintance, Rose Arnott, that they are destined to rent the Italian castle for the month of April. Although Rose is not as sure about the plan, she has her own problems with her husband that she would like to take a vacation from. Neither of the women are wealthy so Lotty finds an older, often cranky widow, and a young socialite with a wild reputation to share the expense of this adventure. Once this unlikely foursome arrives and meets the housekeeper/cook, who speaks only Italian, the rejuvenating atmosphere does start to work its magic. By the time the owner of the castle comes to visit and Lotty’s and Rose’s husbands drop in, the women are feeling hopeful about their futures. Will it prove to be enough to repair all the hurts the foursome have brought with them? Whatever the answer to that may be – the audience can count on laughing with these quirky characters and feeling the positive effects of wisteria and sunshine.
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June 5 - 13
G2K Cinderella

The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series uniquely adapts musicals specifically for youth performers. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella's dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love!
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June 6-July 18
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will transport a new generation of audiences to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true. Adapted for the stage with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.
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June 9 - 13
Dance Council of North Texas presents National Tap Dance Celebration

Dance Council of North Texas in partnership with Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) presents the Before-the-Show Show, If the Shoe Fits….. Tap!!, 45 minutes of exciting, fast-paced tap dancing performed by tappers from all over the Metroplex just prior to DSM’s presentation of the Broadway hit Cinderella in the Music Hall at Fair Park from 6:30-7:15PM, Tuesday, June 9 through Saturday, June 13, 2015. Tracy Jordan, a renowned tap dancer and choreographer and director of DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards, Sherri Wooten, co-owner of Li-Sher Dance Studio in Commerce, and Joe Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia directors of The Chaplin Cotillions join forces to co-direct The Hoofin' Crew, a group of highly talented, individually-selected performers. Don’t miss them strut their stuff throughout this not-to-be-missed, annual favorite tap dance celebration. The Before-the-Show Show acts as a red carpet welcome for audiences on their way to the Music Hall. If the Shoe Fits…. Tap!! features the finest tap dancing in the Metroplex including 2015 DCNT Tap Dance Scholarship recipients.
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June 12-21
Dallas Summer Musicals presents Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.
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June 13
Cara Mia Theatre presents MAREA

When a mysterious woman wielding a straight razor appears in Maria's apartment, reality unravels and she is sent on a hallucinogenic journey from New York to Miami to Havana to discover the truth behind a tragic family secret. Marea contains adult language and content
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June 18 - 21
Disney's Mary Poppins at Plano Courtyard Theater

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon.
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June 19-21
ATTPAC presents CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY

Created and directed by renown theatrical and circus impresario Neil Goldberg, CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations that are brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. The astounding feats performed in this action packed Cirque Dream are enhanced with spectacular costumes nominated for an American Theatre Wing Best Costume Design Award. The journey comes to life in a fantastical jungle setting filled with flowers, magical trees and a variety of special effects. From the Butterfly Ballet and Flipping Monkeys to Hopping Frogs and Stretching Lizards, this world-class explosion of imagination, athleticism and Broadway theatrics will exhilarate and entertain audiences of all ages.
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June 19-July 12
Dallas Children's Theater presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

DCT’s National Tour production is back from a whirlwind musical travelogue across the United States! Stanley is a normal 10-year-old boy—too normal, if you ask him. His wish for adventure is granted when a bulletin board flattens Stanley, enabling him to mail himself all around the world! Stanley—the ultimate exchange student—scours the globe, visiting Paris, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and more! In this heartwarming musical adventure, Stanley learns that there is no place like home.
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June 19-July 12
DCT's National Touring Production of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

DCT’s National Tour production is back from a whirlwind musical travelogue across the United States! Stanley is a normal 10-year-old boy—too normal, if you ask him. His wish for adventure is granted when a bulletin board flattens Stanley, enabling him to mail himself all around the world! Stanley—the ultimate exchange student—scours the globe, visiting Paris, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and more! In this heartwarming musical adventure, Stanley learns that there is no place like home.
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June 19-28
Repertory Company Theatre presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

New, restaged version of the classic American, frontier dance musical! A proper ‘rootin-tootin’ old school musical.
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June 23-July 5
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Annie

The original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 37 years. The beloved score for ANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
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June 23-28
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some surprising new twists!
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June 25 - 28
Rockwall Summer Musicals present Guys and Dolls

Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, Guys and Dolls celebrates Broadway’s golden era with music by the legendary Frank Loesser, witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon’s comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City. Loesser’s toe-tapping score includes fan-favorites such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat,” and “I’ve Never Been In Love Before” as the perfect music to complement Runyon’s colorful characters.
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June 25-27
AT&T Performing Arts Center OFF BROADWAY ON FLORA series presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, with its starry rotating cast and compulsively entertaining subject matter, has become an international hit. This intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron and directed by Karen Carpenter, has entered its second smash year at New York’s Westside Theatre. Produced by Daryl Roth, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the popular book, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences in New York and now across the country. Love, Loss, and What I Wore will be performed by Eve Plumb, Daisy Egan, Nancy Giles, Ashley Austin Morris and Joyce Van Patten. *May contain some adult themes.
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July 3-12
Godspell, a Gateway Church, Summer Musical

The title of the show comes from the Old Saxon spelling of the word “gospel” and means “good story.” Set in a modern-day coffeehouse, the story follows Jesus as He calls individuals from diverse backgrounds to follow Him and teaches them various lessons via modern methods of storytelling, including celebrity impressions, current pop culture references, songs, dances, and lots of comedy and fun. The result is that the overall tone of Godspell is fresh, playful, and improvised, yet also extremely moving and meaningful.
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July 11-19
McKinney Summer Musicals present Camelot

This summer, let MSM transport you to the enchanting land of Camelot, where you will be immersed in a timeless tale of love and chivalry, featuring England’s King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. MSM’s production will include a live orchestra, singing, dancing, an unplanned romance, and thrilling swordfights.
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Sept. 4 - 6
Dance Council or North Texas Second Annual Dallas DanceFest


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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct 25 - Aug 29
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Fierce Loyalty – A Samurai Complete

See this permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai, which showcases one of the Crow Collection’s most recent and spectacular acquisitions—a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world.
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Jan. 15 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Audubon’s Beasts

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Jan. 17-May 31
Irving Arts Center presents Big Bend: Photographs by Terry Cockerham

Featuring dramatic black and white photographs of Big Bend National Park, famous for its natural resources and spectacular geology, by Irving Resident Terry Cockerham.
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Jan. 24-June 21
Irving Arts Center presents Golden Legacy – Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books

Enjoy 60 masterpieces of original illustration art in the most extensive public showing ever from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books. Launched in 1942 against the backdrop of WWII, Little Golden Books made high quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Toured by the Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene Texas.
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Feb. 7 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents American Still Life

This exhibition showcases approximately sixty works from the museum’s collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century still lifes. Organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812), the exhibition includes works from across the collection including paintings by the trompe l‘oeil masters William Harnett and John Frederic Peto, vibrant floral subjects by Georgia O’Keeffe and Arthur Dove, prints by Louis Lozowick, and photographs by Wynn Bullock and Carlotta Corpron.
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Feb. 21 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Like Father, Like Son: Edward and Brett Weston

Edward Weston (1886–1958) and his son Brett (1911–1993) were both master photographers. Yet rarely is their work shown together. Featuring twenty-three prints, this exhibition offers an unusual opportunity to compare the visions of these two artists and to see how each balanced recording the world’s direct appearance with a sense of abstraction.
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Feb. 21-Aug. 23
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video

cropping, framing, and distorted views subtly deconstruct conventional notions of cityscapes, edging peripheral street scenes and grey, winter skies toward the sublime. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's video/performance A Lot of Sorrow offers a different approach to Scapes. He arranged for the band The National to play their song "Sorrow" repeatedly and continuously on stage for six hours, creating a work that is repetitive over a long duration, but surprisingly expansive. While the mood of A Lot of Sorrow wanes and swells throughout the performance, the shadowy and atmospheric nocturnal scenes, along with the song, create a beautiful and austere scape to contemplate the emotion of sorrow and harness the artist's desire to work through personal and collective emotion (his, the band's, the crowd's, and the viewer's). Artists engaging in the theme of Scapes include Uta Barth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rosemary Laing, Richard Misrach, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith, and Frank Thiel.
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Feb. 28 - June 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art present Remington and Russell

Although they were contemporaries, Frederic Remington (1861–1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) could hardly have been more different. This focused exhibition of paintings and sculptures selected from the Amon Carter’s extensive collection offers visitors an opportunity to gain insight into dissimilarities between the two artists. Remington and Russell followed their own unique paths to become the greatest practitioners of the art of the American West. Yet, regardless of their differences, they not only manifested the Western Myth, they were largely responsible for creating it.
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March 7-Aug. 15
At Home and at Court: Chinese and Japanese Paintings from the Crow Collection

This exhibition draws on the museum’s holdings of paintings from China and Japan, and explores the East Asian painting formats of hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and folding screens. These mediums, and the traditional subjects of landscapes, religious figures, bird and flower compositions, and seasonal plants, are part of the shared fine-art heritage of China and Japan celebrated with works created for enjoyment in private and public, at home and at court.
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March 7-May 29
Texas Discovery Gardens presents The Island of Misfit Toys

Darlene Schaper combines decorative elements and embellishes objects into 3D sculptural worlds of wonder. Using vintage fur, lace, discarded toys, and more, she reinvents obscure antiques and oddities into precious animals, sculptures, shrines and reliquaries. Her choice of media includes items on their last stop before becoming landfill from thrift shops, curbside on trash day, and craigslist free ads. Darlene intends to inform the viewer through art about our ever-growing waste threat and remind us of our connection with the Earth and its creatures affected by our actions.
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March 21 - Oct 4
Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime

Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime showcases how baseball has mirrored trends in our larger society. At various points, the sport has personified America’s racial, economic, and national struggles. During good times and bad, presidents have connected with this uniquely American sport. Just as George W. Bush attended a World Series game after 9/11, Herbert Hoover attended the World Series in 1929 and 1931 to calm fears during the Great Depression. In telling this important piece of our history, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is using baseball-related documents and artifacts from its archives as well as from other presidential libraries. The exhibit also draws from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and other collections.
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March 27 - May 30
Elm Street Studio Exhibition: Facets | watercolor paintings by Connie Logan Levsen

From weapons to watercolors…see how one Artist went from a 30-year career in law enforcement to painting the delicate facets of crystal vases, tea-cups, and vintage quilts. This solo exhibition of Connie Logan Levsen is on view until May 30. A reception is scheduled for April 24 from 6-8pm.
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April 17 - May 31
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents Fine Line

Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness explores the mind through the art of photography with sound. It brings true human stories to life. Through exquisite imagery and the subjects’ own voices, photographer Michael Nye gives us an exhibit that defies the labels and overcomes the stigma. He allows us to move past our fears and biases by meeting people with mental illnesses.
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April 18-August 2
The Meadows Museum presents The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters

Ranked among the top of private art holdings of Spain, the Juan Abelló Collection comprises works by some of the greatest artists from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. For more than thirty years, empresario Juan Abelló and his wife, Anna Gamazo, have searched the globe to bring together the finest and rarest of masterpieces by Spanish artists such as El Greco, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, and Juan Gris, as well as works by a variety of international modern masters spanning half a millennium, from Lucas Cranach to Amedeo Modigliani and Francis Bacon. Their acquisition in 2003 of the extraordinary Álbum Alcubierre, 108 drawings from the sixteenth to eighteenth century collected by the Second Count of Águila (1715-1784), considerably strengthened their already stellar holdings.
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April 25 - May 30
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Introducing

A fabulous exhibit of contemporary artists whose work is new for the gallery. Featured artists include Dave and Patti Hegland, David Thai, and Jesse Whipkey. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10-5:30 p.m.
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May 2-Sept. 26
bath House Cultural Center presents Wild & Peaceful: Life at White Rock Lake - Photographs by Anna Palmer

Presented at the White Rock Lake Museum, located inside the Bath House Cultural Center Dallas artist, Anna Palmer, has been visiting and photographing White Rock Lake for several years and has never ceased to be amazed at the diversity of life that exists in that place. Anna believes that the lake is a popular attraction and destination for a variety of reasons. The artist observes that many people visit the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The serene setting of the lake offers a tranquil refuge for those who seek a temporary respite from urban stress. Considered a peaceful haven in the middle of the city, White Rock Lake provides a placid atmosphere that appeals to a large number of visitors every day. But Anna points out that the lake also provides the public with a livelier side that comes from the rich ecosystem found in the area. She expresses that the undisturbed nature and untamed wildlife of the lake are as enticing and stimulating as the gentler side of the lake.
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May 5, 19, & June 17
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

Dallas Architecture Forum will present 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions for three evenings at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas. On May 5, May 19 and June 17 attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, have the chance to see each of the residences, and hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. Valet parking will be available. Business or cocktail attire is recommended. All receptions will be from 6 pm to 8 pm (come and go) with brief remarks by the design team around 6:45 pm. There is limited attendance for these cocktail receptions, and advance purchase of tickets is required. The Series of three receptions for two people is $250 for Forum members and $300 for non-members, and the Series of three receptions for one person is $150 for Forum members and $175 for non-members. Individual cocktail receptions are $75 per person per evening for Forum members and $90 per person per evening for non-members. Admission to the cocktail receptions may be purchased online, beginning April 9, at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/365_2015.html, or by mailing a check for the applicable amount, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum”, to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. If paying by check include email address and phone number so the Forum may contact you to confirm your reservation. Confirmed attendees will receive an email with the addresses of each residence. No tickets will be mailed. Confirmed attendees names will be on the check-in lists at each event.
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May 6-30
HALEY-HENMAN presents Joshua West: Soliloquies

Joshua West is a narrative painter of figures, landscapes and portraits. As the title of the show suggests, his paintings are depictions of his own soul and thoughts in times of solitude and reflection. In many ways, the works are autobiographical using gestures of the figure and landscape to represent various moods or situations from his past. More to the point is how his "soliloquies" about the human condition are for our discovery concerning our current and future time. Joshua West currently teaches Advanced and Intermediate Watercolor, Drawing, and Two Dimensional Design at the University of North Texas College of Visuals Arts and Design. He has received significant awards, honors and scholarships. Haley-Henman proudly represents him as he begins a promising career.
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May 14 – June 20
Sun to Moon Gallery presents "TEXAS: Terlingua to Uncertain” Fine photographic prints by Dan Burkholder, Charles Cramer, Scot Miller, Alan Ross, Jill Skupin Burkholder & R.P. Washburne

Texas is a big state and there’s a lot to see! From Terlingua in Big Bend country, to the Texas Hill Country and the LBJ Ranch, to Uncertain, Texas on Caddo Lake, and back to Dallas and Sun to Moon Gallery on Levee Street in the Design District; this exhibition features a range of imagery, photographic styles and artistic interpretations. Gallery visitors will experience stunning black-and-white, bromoil, platinum/palladium over gold leaf, and large format color prints in this exhibition, all showcasing the state of Texas.
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May 15-June 20
Artspace 111 presents Devon Nowlin Casual Luxury Complex

For this exhibition of new works, Nowlin has created paintings, photographs and small sculptures that speak to the personal and market-driven desire to curate environments and person as that aspire for a lifestyle of "casual luxury". The intersection between art and commerce is an important aspect of her work, where she is interested in drawing parallels between today's art industry and the world of marketing, personal image, and cultural attainment. This parallel is something that fashion retailers and magazine advertisers have been so effective at inspiring among the public. Nowlin will be creating an environment suggestive of a comfortable residential space inside of a commercial art gallery that evokes the style and nature of popular lifestyle marketing retailers.
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May 16-June 20
PDNB Gallery presents 20 Years: The Collector

PDNB Gallery is happy to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a show featuring highlights from the past 20 years. Most of the photographs that will be exhibited will be on loan from collectors. Artists included in this exhibition are Keith Carter, Chema Madoz, Esteban Pastorino Diaz, Bill Owens, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, George Krause, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Lee Friedlander, Misty Keasler, Delilah Montoya and John Albok. Exhibition runs from May 16 - June 20, 2015. Opening reception will be May 16th from 5-8 pm.
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May 16-Oct. 18
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Jean Shin: Inclusions

Brooklyn-based artist Jean Shin has been nationally recognized for her elaborate sculptures and site-specific installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. As demonstrated in Shin’s previous works, she begins each project by collecting vast amounts of a particular object – many of which appear to have no value – and in turn draws meaning from these objects to create conceptually rich sculptures, videos and site-specific installations. Jean Shin: Inclusions will feature photography, digital prints, and video from several of Shin’s previous works including her Found Installation Series (2002), Celadon Threads (2008), And we move (2008) and Penumbra (2003
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May 16-Aug. 1
PDNB Gallery presents Michael Kenna: France

This will be PDNB Gallery's fourth solo exhibition for the renowned landscape photographer, Michael Kenna. This very special show will highlight photographs of France taken in the past several decades. The exhibition follows the release of his latest book, FRANCE, by Nazraeli Press, and his exhibition in Paris at Le Musée Carnavalet. This exhibition will include some early works from the 1980's, and some newer images that have not been exhibited. Locations will include Le Desert de Retz, Les Tuileries, Falaise d'Aval, Mont Saint Michel and the Eiffel Tower. Opening reception will be Saturday, May 16th from 5-8pm
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May 16-June 29
Samuel Lynne Galleries present Tom Holland: NOW... and a little bit of history

Holland has had an illustrious career, one that has garnered critical acclaim for the last half century. In 1981, Hilton Kramer of the NYTimes predicted of Holland's work at the MOMA, "I would be very surprised if these constructions did not soon have some direct influence on sculpture itself." Indeed they have done just that, earning Holland a place in major public art collections and museums around the United States. Holland's paintings are in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been called California's most important living contemporary artist and one of the top ten living artists in the country.
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May 16-June 27
The Mac presents DeForrest Judd: Paintings; Olaniyi R. Akindiya, AKIRASH: ADITTU (Puzzle); Angela Chestnut: SYN – AESTHETIC

After more than 20 years, these shows are The McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s last three exhibitions in its current Uptown location. In the spring of 2016, The MAC is relocating to The Cedars neighborhood, South of Downtown on 1601 S. Ervay Street, just South of the Farmers Market and Dallas City Hall. DeForrest Judd (American, 1916 – 1992), was best known for his depiction of nature: mountains, lakes, flowers, rocks, cactus, the Texas Gulf Coast, scenes of everyday life that were painted or drawn in a semi-abstract form. A skillfull landscape artist, Judd was renowned for his abstract depictions of natural bodies painted in an simplistic, economical style, and characterized by bold use of colors and a deft handling of geometric forms.
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May 19 - 30
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, Comanche, Texas

A visionary storyteller, Esther Pearl Watson (b. 1973) blends memories and imagination to capture her Texas upbringing. A mural-size painting (about 13 feet tall and 10 feet wide), Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, was created specifically for the Amon Carter’s atrium. It is part of the museum’s program of rotating contemporary artworks in the atrium space and an exciting addition to an ongoing exploration of Texas artists and their contributions to modern American art.
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May 23 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833). Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. Gallery of the Louvre stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements.
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May 23-June 20
The Public Trust presents truly, madly: New work by Kasumi Chow & Desiree Espada

truly, madly is feeling wholeheartedly however shallow or deep. In this series of collaborative photographs by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada, the artists construct single colorful frames of common objects juxtaposed by portraits of young women, teetering between anxiety and euphoria. The photographs are glazed with mild angst, impulse, and deliberately awkward situations. There is a vanitas-laden visual syntax at work. However, these contemporary still lifes are more visually succinct in their delivery than their predecessors. A lopped off pony tail stands on its own upon a bright yellow backdrop, chola-style nails offer fist-fulls of lifeless gelatinous gummy worms, a ring pop is cast off into a glass of champagne. These works are not about eternal preservation or nature morte, but rather about unapologetically living in the moment, where humor and sorrow intersect all in the same square.
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May 30-Aug. 30
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Phyllida Barlow Exhibition

See this major exhibition of the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow. Barlow employs commonplace materials (wood, plaster, concrete, cardboard and strips of colorful cloth or tape) in extraordinary, monumental, hand-built structures that expound a dizzying array of novel sculptural forms.
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May 30-July 4
Valley House Gallery presents Vera Barnett: The Painted Word

In this body of work, Vera Barnett has turned to the written word—quotes, poetry, literature, sayings—for inspiration. From those words, Barnett derives poignant meaning through compositions she develops. Barnett creates the elements of the composition—by sewing and painting plastic, cardboard, and cloth to create figures and animals; by painting backdrops using cardboard and tape; and by assembling found objects. Once these elements are set up in her studio, Barnett paints her still life arrangement in a trompe l’oeil manner so real as to confound the viewer. Barnett says, “I am drawn to art that explores the emotional relationships between people, their environment and circumstances that they find themselves in. I wish to reconstruct these ideas through my own vision, my life and experiences.” Barnett studied at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. This is her second solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery. Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches will present a solo exhibition of Barnett’s work in 2016.
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May 31
ATTPAC Sunset Screenings: John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon

100 minutes, Not Rated (Crime, Drama, Film-Noir) The Maltese Falcon is a 1929 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask beginning with the September 1929 issue. The story has been adapted several times for the cinema. The main character, Sam Spade, appears in this novel only and in three lesser known short stories, yet is widely cited as the crystallizing figure in the development of the hard-boiled private detective genre. Raymond Chandler's character Philip Marlowe, for instance, was strongly influenced by Hammett's Spade. Spade was a departure from Hammett's nameless detective, The Continental Op. Sam Spade combined several features of previous detectives, most notably his cold detachment, keen eye for detail, and unflinching determination to achieve his own justice. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Maltese Falcon 56th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century
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June 3-27
Haley-Henman presents Pouran Borders: Apocalypse

Pouran Borders seriously takes her role as an artist as one who brings to our attention things we might not necessarily see. What we don't see, we can easily dismiss as not relevant to our vision. As we speed past our industrial and urban architecture, we might not notice the composition, line, structure and form -the landscape on the verge of an apocalypse. Her focus on monumental water tanks, telephone poles, and electrical towers refers us to the conceptual artists, Bern and Hilla Becher, who photographed water tanks and other industrial structures as a process to reveal a typology of form, and Rackstraw Downes, a realist painter who gave up painting the Maine coastline for the harsh landscape of West Texas with its power plants and lines.
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June 4-27
Rover Dramawerks present Suite Surrender

It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel with assistants, luggage…and legendary feud in tow. Even with members of the Navy diving out of the fourth floor windows into the swimming pool and running maneuvers in the lobby, everything seems to be in order for their wartime benefit performance. That is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this riotous love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.
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June 6
Adventure Asia – Family Days at the Crow

Use a variety of mediums and methods to create your own art inspired by the current exhibition Inclusions.
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June 13
Irving Arts Center Family Funday –Little Golden Books

Family Funday Celebrates Little Golden Books - Create your own “golden” masterpiece inspired by the exhibition Golden Legacy – Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books, closing June 21. Supplies are provided.
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June 21
ATTPAC Sunset Screenings: Howard Hawk’s His Girl Friday

92 minutes, Not Rated (Comedy, Drama, Romance) His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur. The major change in this version, introduced by Hawks, is that the role of Hildy Johnson is a woman. The film stars Cary Grant as Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson and features Ralph Bellamy as Bruce Baldwin. The film was #19 on American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
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March 24-June 30
THE WARTIME ESCAPE: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France

Beloved monkey Curious George, the main character in the children’s books and animated episodes shown on PBS, almost didn’t exist. Margret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George, were German-Jews honeymooning in Paris in June 1940 just after Hitler commenced the invasion of France. The exhibit chronicles Rey’s escape from France and the Nazis. During their harrowing escape they carried with them the manuscripts that would be the impetus for the mischievous primate known to generations as Curious George.
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April 1 – Sep. 7
Giants of the Jurassic

See the new exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.
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April 30-May 3
Mayfest 

Fort Worth's premier family-friendly festival for live music on seven stages, an art and gift market, activities at the children's area, and the Mayfest Run as well as rides, games and a wide offering of food and beverages.
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May 8-Aug. 21
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Exhibit

Follow the yellow brick road and step into the pages of an interactive exhibition, featuring the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with the artwork of W.W. Denslow. For children 2–12 years of age, visitors will feel like they’re walking through a storybook as they learn about science, art and history against the backdrop of the first American fairy tale.
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May 16-July 31
Dallas Arboretum presents Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist

See four giant houses draped in red, white and blue in celebration of Texas for the Dallas Arboretum's annual exhibit of flower houses. The four 12-foot-tall topiary houses, each featuring a fairy tale with a Texas twist, are located in the Pecan Grove. As the days get warmer, look for the houses to transition to lush foliage displays. For the first time ever, you’ll see true “green houses” nestled under the welcoming shade of the trees in Pecan Grove. Also, see the covered wagon pulled by two life-size topiary horses. Lone Star and Blue Bonnet, two large topiary longhorn cattle with real horns, and a 15-foot-tall Texas Star complete the scene.
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May 29-31
Dallas International Guitar Festival

Join guitar dealers, manufacturers, collectors, celebrities and music enthusiasts at this 37th annual event featuring live performances and exhibits.
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June 2
American Jewish Committee present Israel, America, and the Challenges of the Changing Middle East: What Does the Future Hold?

New York Times Best Selling Author Ari Shavit 'Israel, America, an the Challenges of the Changing Middle East: What Does the Future Hold?' Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:30PM VIP Reception for Sponsors ($1,250 Minimum Contribution) 7-7:30PM Registration 7:30PM Program Dessert Reception Following Event
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June 2
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

Luncheon, Program & Book Signing with W.H.Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute Charles Murray
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June 4
Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander Speaker Series: Rabbi Michael Schudrich

Please join us for an evening with Poland’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Michael Schudrich. When a skinhead punched Rabbi Michael Schudrich on a street in Warsaw, the Chief Rabbi of Poland punched him back. This is just one of the reasons why Poland needs him. For centuries, Poland was home to the largest Jewish community in the World, but nearly 90 percent of that community was murdered during the Holocaust. Many who survived left, vowing never to return. Of those who stayed, many hid their Jewish roots. Consequently, generations of Poles have grown not knowing of their heritage. Since the fall of Communism in 1989, a growing number of Poles have learned of their Jewish roots. Rabbi Schudrich is the person they often turn to for help.
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June 6 - July 25
Dance Council of North Texas Vitruvian Salsa Festival

Dance Council of North Texas, in collaboration with the Town of Addison and SalsaDallas, presents the 2nd annual Vitruvian Salsa Festival, a free summer salsa celebration that brings together live music, dance performances, salsa lessons, dancing, free parking, and delectable food trucks each Saturday night from 6-10PM in June and July 2015. Come early for a bite at one of the gourmet food trucks on site. Emcee Ramiro Gonzalez and DJ Alex Santiago open each evening at 6PM. At 6:30PM, Luis Delgadillo ~ SalsaDallas’ premier instructor, teaches a free thirty-minute Salsa lesson. Live bands fire up their syncopated Latin rhythms that are fun for the entire family from 7-9:30PM. DJ Santiago continues with the finest music for dancing until 10PM. All but the food is completely free! Check out the all-star Latin lineup below: Saturday, June 6 – Features Havana NRG Saturday, June 13 – Features Orquesta Sabor Saturday, June 20 – Features Saraguey Saturday, June 27 – Features Carabali Saturday, July 4 – Features Havana NRG Saturday, July 11 – Features Saraguey Saturday, July 18 – Features Carabali Saturday, July 25 – Features Havana NRG VIVA LA SALSA! THIS SUMMER AT VITRUVIAN PARK!
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June 6
Butterfly House Discovery Tours at Texas Discovery Gardens

Join entomologist John Watts for a family-friendly tour of the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. The tour is followed by the daily noon butterfly release.
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June 6
Dog Day Afternoon with Operation Kindness

Gather the pups and come out to Operation Kindness’ Dog Day Afternoon — the largest festival in Dallas celebrating dogs and the people who love them. The 21st annual free event will be held Saturday, June 6 at Flag Pole Hill near White Rock Lake.
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June 12-14
Taste of Dallas

Enjoy all-ages kids' activities, eat treats at The Sweet Factory, and taste cuisine from more than 50 of Dallas’s best restaurants, plus food trucks, at this annual food festival. Restaurants on the Esplanade will feature tastings from their menu for only $1–$4. Many restaurants will also be offering heart-healthy options.
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June 13-Sept. 7
The Perot Museum presents AMAZING ANIMALS: BUILT TO SURVIVE TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Imagine shrimp that can break through glass, spider webs that are stronger than steel and sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey. From the inside out, every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move and discover. Explore how plants and animals stay in one piece despite the crushing forces of gravity, the pressure of water and wind, and the attacks of predators. Using surprising tactics, creatures endure the planet’s extreme temperatures, find food against fierce competition, and – without metal, motors or electricity – circulate their own life-sustaining fluids. Feel how hard a giraffe’s heart works to pump blood up to its head. Try to “fly” and study the many different ways creatures jump, gallop, slither and swim. And see technological breakthroughs – like Velcro, wind turbines and chainsaws – that were inspired by nature’s ingenuity.
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June 15
ATTPAC presents Neil deGrasse Tyson “An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies”

From “Star Wars to Gravity”, an entertaining and enlightening review of all the science that our favorite movies got wrong, combined with some of the stuff they got right.
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June 20
Jane Austen Society of North Texas presents Living in Jane Austen's World

Spend the morning living like Jane Austen (without the threat of disease or dying in childbirth) in workshops that will take you back to the 1800s. Make a Regency Style earring and pendent set that even Lady Catherine would approved, learn how to dance like that fine-eyed, husband-catching Elizabeth Bennet or take a Regency penmanship class and join the ranks of those letter writing hunks Darcy, Robert Martain, and Captain Wentworth (okay, maybe not Captain Wentworth in just one workshop!)
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June 20
Jane Austen Society of North Texas presents Netherfield Ball

Enjoy an elegant evening of English Country Dancing
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June 22 - 27
City of Keller Public Arts Remembering Our Fallen

“Remembering Our Fallen” is a war memorial that consists of individual state exhibits created to remember our country’s Fallen from The War on Terror since the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001. But unlike most war memorials made of brick and mortar, these are designed to travel so that more people can have the opportunity to remember our Fallen while being reminded of the tremendous cost of our freedom. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken.
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July 2 - Aug. 25
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance GROUND ZERO 360: NEVER FORGET

Ground Zero 360: Never Forget, a critically acclaimed exhibit honors the victims and commemorates the heroism of police officers, firefighters and other first responders. The exhibit showcases photographs of New-York based Irish photographer Nicola McClean, who captured the confusion, panic, and remarkable heroism at Ground Zero and the surrounding neighborhoods in the hours and days that followed. Artifacts include the helmets of fallen rescue workers and fragments of granite and steel I-beams from the World Trade Center, which visitors are encouraged to touch.
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July 6 - 18
ChamberWorks Summer Music Academy

ChamberWorks Summer Music Academy is a two-week intensive designed to prepare beginning to advanced, string students (harp included) with the fundamentals to succeed in the arts. ChamberWorks has been awarded the Juilliard Summer Grant and has been featured in the Dallas Morning News. It was founded in 2010 by Juilliard violist, Marcus R. Pyle.
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departs Aug. 16
Masters on the Seas

Sail with Gary Levinson Associate Principal Concertmaster Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct 25 - Aug 29
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Fierce Loyalty – A Samurai Complete

See this permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai, which showcases one of the Crow Collection’s most recent and spectacular acquisitions—a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world.
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Jan. 15 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Audubon’s Beasts

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Jan. 17-May 31
Irving Arts Center presents Big Bend: Photographs by Terry Cockerham

Featuring dramatic black and white photographs of Big Bend National Park, famous for its natural resources and spectacular geology, by Irving Resident Terry Cockerham.
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Jan. 24-June 21
Irving Arts Center presents Golden Legacy – Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books

Enjoy 60 masterpieces of original illustration art in the most extensive public showing ever from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books. Launched in 1942 against the backdrop of WWII, Little Golden Books made high quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Toured by the Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene Texas.
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Feb. 7 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents American Still Life

This exhibition showcases approximately sixty works from the museum’s collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century still lifes. Organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812), the exhibition includes works from across the collection including paintings by the trompe l‘oeil masters William Harnett and John Frederic Peto, vibrant floral subjects by Georgia O’Keeffe and Arthur Dove, prints by Louis Lozowick, and photographs by Wynn Bullock and Carlotta Corpron.
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Feb. 21 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Like Father, Like Son: Edward and Brett Weston

Edward Weston (1886–1958) and his son Brett (1911–1993) were both master photographers. Yet rarely is their work shown together. Featuring twenty-three prints, this exhibition offers an unusual opportunity to compare the visions of these two artists and to see how each balanced recording the world’s direct appearance with a sense of abstraction.
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Feb. 21-Aug. 23
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video

cropping, framing, and distorted views subtly deconstruct conventional notions of cityscapes, edging peripheral street scenes and grey, winter skies toward the sublime. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's video/performance A Lot of Sorrow offers a different approach to Scapes. He arranged for the band The National to play their song "Sorrow" repeatedly and continuously on stage for six hours, creating a work that is repetitive over a long duration, but surprisingly expansive. While the mood of A Lot of Sorrow wanes and swells throughout the performance, the shadowy and atmospheric nocturnal scenes, along with the song, create a beautiful and austere scape to contemplate the emotion of sorrow and harness the artist's desire to work through personal and collective emotion (his, the band's, the crowd's, and the viewer's). Artists engaging in the theme of Scapes include Uta Barth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rosemary Laing, Richard Misrach, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith, and Frank Thiel.
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Feb. 28 - June 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art present Remington and Russell

Although they were contemporaries, Frederic Remington (1861–1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) could hardly have been more different. This focused exhibition of paintings and sculptures selected from the Amon Carter’s extensive collection offers visitors an opportunity to gain insight into dissimilarities between the two artists. Remington and Russell followed their own unique paths to become the greatest practitioners of the art of the American West. Yet, regardless of their differences, they not only manifested the Western Myth, they were largely responsible for creating it.
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March 7-Aug. 15
At Home and at Court: Chinese and Japanese Paintings from the Crow Collection

This exhibition draws on the museum’s holdings of paintings from China and Japan, and explores the East Asian painting formats of hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and folding screens. These mediums, and the traditional subjects of landscapes, religious figures, bird and flower compositions, and seasonal plants, are part of the shared fine-art heritage of China and Japan celebrated with works created for enjoyment in private and public, at home and at court.
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March 7-May 29
Texas Discovery Gardens presents The Island of Misfit Toys

Darlene Schaper combines decorative elements and embellishes objects into 3D sculptural worlds of wonder. Using vintage fur, lace, discarded toys, and more, she reinvents obscure antiques and oddities into precious animals, sculptures, shrines and reliquaries. Her choice of media includes items on their last stop before becoming landfill from thrift shops, curbside on trash day, and craigslist free ads. Darlene intends to inform the viewer through art about our ever-growing waste threat and remind us of our connection with the Earth and its creatures affected by our actions.
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March 21 - Oct 4
Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime

Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime showcases how baseball has mirrored trends in our larger society. At various points, the sport has personified America’s racial, economic, and national struggles. During good times and bad, presidents have connected with this uniquely American sport. Just as George W. Bush attended a World Series game after 9/11, Herbert Hoover attended the World Series in 1929 and 1931 to calm fears during the Great Depression. In telling this important piece of our history, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is using baseball-related documents and artifacts from its archives as well as from other presidential libraries. The exhibit also draws from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and other collections.
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March 24-June 30
THE WARTIME ESCAPE: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France

Beloved monkey Curious George, the main character in the children’s books and animated episodes shown on PBS, almost didn’t exist. Margret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George, were German-Jews honeymooning in Paris in June 1940 just after Hitler commenced the invasion of France. The exhibit chronicles Rey’s escape from France and the Nazis. During their harrowing escape they carried with them the manuscripts that would be the impetus for the mischievous primate known to generations as Curious George.
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March 27 - May 30
Elm Street Studio Exhibition: Facets | watercolor paintings by Connie Logan Levsen

From weapons to watercolors…see how one Artist went from a 30-year career in law enforcement to painting the delicate facets of crystal vases, tea-cups, and vintage quilts. This solo exhibition of Connie Logan Levsen is on view until May 30. A reception is scheduled for April 24 from 6-8pm.
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April 1 – Sep. 7
Giants of the Jurassic

See the new exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.
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April 17 - May 31
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents Fine Line

Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness explores the mind through the art of photography with sound. It brings true human stories to life. Through exquisite imagery and the subjects’ own voices, photographer Michael Nye gives us an exhibit that defies the labels and overcomes the stigma. He allows us to move past our fears and biases by meeting people with mental illnesses.
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April 18-August 2
The Meadows Museum presents The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters

Ranked among the top of private art holdings of Spain, the Juan Abelló Collection comprises works by some of the greatest artists from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. For more than thirty years, empresario Juan Abelló and his wife, Anna Gamazo, have searched the globe to bring together the finest and rarest of masterpieces by Spanish artists such as El Greco, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, and Juan Gris, as well as works by a variety of international modern masters spanning half a millennium, from Lucas Cranach to Amedeo Modigliani and Francis Bacon. Their acquisition in 2003 of the extraordinary Álbum Alcubierre, 108 drawings from the sixteenth to eighteenth century collected by the Second Count of Águila (1715-1784), considerably strengthened their already stellar holdings.
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April 25 - May 30
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Introducing

A fabulous exhibit of contemporary artists whose work is new for the gallery. Featured artists include Dave and Patti Hegland, David Thai, and Jesse Whipkey. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10-5:30 p.m.
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April 30-May 3
Mayfest 

Fort Worth's premier family-friendly festival for live music on seven stages, an art and gift market, activities at the children's area, and the Mayfest Run as well as rides, games and a wide offering of food and beverages.
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May 2-Sept. 26
bath House Cultural Center presents Wild & Peaceful: Life at White Rock Lake - Photographs by Anna Palmer

Presented at the White Rock Lake Museum, located inside the Bath House Cultural Center Dallas artist, Anna Palmer, has been visiting and photographing White Rock Lake for several years and has never ceased to be amazed at the diversity of life that exists in that place. Anna believes that the lake is a popular attraction and destination for a variety of reasons. The artist observes that many people visit the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The serene setting of the lake offers a tranquil refuge for those who seek a temporary respite from urban stress. Considered a peaceful haven in the middle of the city, White Rock Lake provides a placid atmosphere that appeals to a large number of visitors every day. But Anna points out that the lake also provides the public with a livelier side that comes from the rich ecosystem found in the area. She expresses that the undisturbed nature and untamed wildlife of the lake are as enticing and stimulating as the gentler side of the lake.
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May 5, 19, & June 17
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

Dallas Architecture Forum will present 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions for three evenings at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas. On May 5, May 19 and June 17 attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, have the chance to see each of the residences, and hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. Valet parking will be available. Business or cocktail attire is recommended. All receptions will be from 6 pm to 8 pm (come and go) with brief remarks by the design team around 6:45 pm. There is limited attendance for these cocktail receptions, and advance purchase of tickets is required. The Series of three receptions for two people is $250 for Forum members and $300 for non-members, and the Series of three receptions for one person is $150 for Forum members and $175 for non-members. Individual cocktail receptions are $75 per person per evening for Forum members and $90 per person per evening for non-members. Admission to the cocktail receptions may be purchased online, beginning April 9, at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/365_2015.html, or by mailing a check for the applicable amount, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum”, to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. If paying by check include email address and phone number so the Forum may contact you to confirm your reservation. Confirmed attendees will receive an email with the addresses of each residence. No tickets will be mailed. Confirmed attendees names will be on the check-in lists at each event.
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May 5-31
Richardson Theatre Centre presents THE LITTLE FOXES

Southern belle, Regina Giddens, and her brothers scheme to outwit Regina's husband Horace, who opposes their attempts to profit from a cotton factory in partnership with a Chicago businessman, in Lillian Hellman's look at the power of money to destroy lives.
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May 6-30
HALEY-HENMAN presents Joshua West: Soliloquies

Joshua West is a narrative painter of figures, landscapes and portraits. As the title of the show suggests, his paintings are depictions of his own soul and thoughts in times of solitude and reflection. In many ways, the works are autobiographical using gestures of the figure and landscape to represent various moods or situations from his past. More to the point is how his "soliloquies" about the human condition are for our discovery concerning our current and future time. Joshua West currently teaches Advanced and Intermediate Watercolor, Drawing, and Two Dimensional Design at the University of North Texas College of Visuals Arts and Design. He has received significant awards, honors and scholarships. Haley-Henman proudly represents him as he begins a promising career.
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May 7-31
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Mercy Killers

Blue collar 'Joe' grapples with his red state ideals when he realizes the measures he must take to care for his beloved wife. A surprisingly tender love story, Mercy Killers is an unblinking look at healthcare in America.
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May 7-31
Theatre Three presents The Liar

Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today.
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May 8-Aug. 21
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Exhibit

Follow the yellow brick road and step into the pages of an interactive exhibition, featuring the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with the artwork of W.W. Denslow. For children 2–12 years of age, visitors will feel like they’re walking through a storybook as they learn about science, art and history against the backdrop of the first American fairy tale.
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May 8-June 14
Theatre Too presents The Lady With All The Answers

David Rambo’s The Lady with All the Answers is an insightful, compelling and engaging portrait of the renowned columnist who for decades answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples, and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off limits! Set in 1975 in her fourteen room Chicago apartment, Ann Landers struggles late into the night writing a column, the most important of her career. This particular column is very personal and she hesitates to let sixty million readers know that she indeed may not have all the answers. Gene Raye Price will once again play Ann Landers under Marty Van Kleeck’s direction.
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May 9-June 7
Teatro Dallas presents Poetry Dances

The Poetry Dances Program kicks off on May 9, 2015 taking us to the shores of Cuba from the end of García Menocal's dictatorship in 1917 to Castro's revolutionary victory in 1959. It includes Nicolás Guillén's experiences during the Batista dictatorship, when Afro-Cubans and African-Americans suffered decades of brutal racism. Charged with provocative and fascinating imagery, Guillén's poetry becomes the troubled waves of the Caribbean Sea then sublimely turns the tides towards the beauty of multiculturalism.
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May 14 – June 20
Sun to Moon Gallery presents "TEXAS: Terlingua to Uncertain” Fine photographic prints by Dan Burkholder, Charles Cramer, Scot Miller, Alan Ross, Jill Skupin Burkholder & R.P. Washburne

Texas is a big state and there’s a lot to see! From Terlingua in Big Bend country, to the Texas Hill Country and the LBJ Ranch, to Uncertain, Texas on Caddo Lake, and back to Dallas and Sun to Moon Gallery on Levee Street in the Design District; this exhibition features a range of imagery, photographic styles and artistic interpretations. Gallery visitors will experience stunning black-and-white, bromoil, platinum/palladium over gold leaf, and large format color prints in this exhibition, all showcasing the state of Texas.
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May 15-31
Artes de la Rosa presents Man of La Mancha: The Musical

A thrilling new production of one of the best loved musicals, Man of La Mancha vividly imagines Don Quixote through the life of the great Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes. The musical moves seamlessly between incarceration and Cervantes's own outsized imagination, where his noble idealism finds expression in his great literary creation, Don Quixote. Man of La Mancha is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Join us as the footlights disappear, time ceases to exist and the "Man of La Mancha" speaks for humankind remaining with your soul well after the shows final bow. Dare to dream the impossible!
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May 15 - 31
ONSTAGE in Bedford present The Boys Next Door

The place is a communal residence in New England, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker named Jack. Mingled with scenes from their daily lives, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth. Rated PG-13
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May 15-June 20
Artspace 111 presents Devon Nowlin Casual Luxury Complex

For this exhibition of new works, Nowlin has created paintings, photographs and small sculptures that speak to the personal and market-driven desire to curate environments and person as that aspire for a lifestyle of "casual luxury". The intersection between art and commerce is an important aspect of her work, where she is interested in drawing parallels between today's art industry and the world of marketing, personal image, and cultural attainment. This parallel is something that fashion retailers and magazine advertisers have been so effective at inspiring among the public. Nowlin will be creating an environment suggestive of a comfortable residential space inside of a commercial art gallery that evokes the style and nature of popular lifestyle marketing retailers.
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May 15-31
Rockwall Community Playhouse present Wizard of Oz

Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.
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May 16-July 31
Dallas Arboretum presents Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist

See four giant houses draped in red, white and blue in celebration of Texas for the Dallas Arboretum's annual exhibit of flower houses. The four 12-foot-tall topiary houses, each featuring a fairy tale with a Texas twist, are located in the Pecan Grove. As the days get warmer, look for the houses to transition to lush foliage displays. For the first time ever, you’ll see true “green houses” nestled under the welcoming shade of the trees in Pecan Grove. Also, see the covered wagon pulled by two life-size topiary horses. Lone Star and Blue Bonnet, two large topiary longhorn cattle with real horns, and a 15-foot-tall Texas Star complete the scene.
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May 16-June 20
PDNB Gallery presents 20 Years: The Collector

PDNB Gallery is happy to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a show featuring highlights from the past 20 years. Most of the photographs that will be exhibited will be on loan from collectors. Artists included in this exhibition are Keith Carter, Chema Madoz, Esteban Pastorino Diaz, Bill Owens, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, George Krause, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Lee Friedlander, Misty Keasler, Delilah Montoya and John Albok. Exhibition runs from May 16 - June 20, 2015. Opening reception will be May 16th from 5-8 pm.
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May 16-Oct. 18
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Jean Shin: Inclusions

Brooklyn-based artist Jean Shin has been nationally recognized for her elaborate sculptures and site-specific installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. As demonstrated in Shin’s previous works, she begins each project by collecting vast amounts of a particular object – many of which appear to have no value – and in turn draws meaning from these objects to create conceptually rich sculptures, videos and site-specific installations. Jean Shin: Inclusions will feature photography, digital prints, and video from several of Shin’s previous works including her Found Installation Series (2002), Celadon Threads (2008), And we move (2008) and Penumbra (2003
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May 16-Aug. 1
PDNB Gallery presents Michael Kenna: France

This will be PDNB Gallery's fourth solo exhibition for the renowned landscape photographer, Michael Kenna. This very special show will highlight photographs of France taken in the past several decades. The exhibition follows the release of his latest book, FRANCE, by Nazraeli Press, and his exhibition in Paris at Le Musée Carnavalet. This exhibition will include some early works from the 1980's, and some newer images that have not been exhibited. Locations will include Le Desert de Retz, Les Tuileries, Falaise d'Aval, Mont Saint Michel and the Eiffel Tower. Opening reception will be Saturday, May 16th from 5-8pm
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May 16-June 29
Samuel Lynne Galleries present Tom Holland: NOW... and a little bit of history

Holland has had an illustrious career, one that has garnered critical acclaim for the last half century. In 1981, Hilton Kramer of the NYTimes predicted of Holland's work at the MOMA, "I would be very surprised if these constructions did not soon have some direct influence on sculpture itself." Indeed they have done just that, earning Holland a place in major public art collections and museums around the United States. Holland's paintings are in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been called California's most important living contemporary artist and one of the top ten living artists in the country.
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May 16-June 27
The Mac presents DeForrest Judd: Paintings; Olaniyi R. Akindiya, AKIRASH: ADITTU (Puzzle); Angela Chestnut: SYN – AESTHETIC

After more than 20 years, these shows are The McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s last three exhibitions in its current Uptown location. In the spring of 2016, The MAC is relocating to The Cedars neighborhood, South of Downtown on 1601 S. Ervay Street, just South of the Farmers Market and Dallas City Hall. DeForrest Judd (American, 1916 – 1992), was best known for his depiction of nature: mountains, lakes, flowers, rocks, cactus, the Texas Gulf Coast, scenes of everyday life that were painted or drawn in a semi-abstract form. A skillfull landscape artist, Judd was renowned for his abstract depictions of natural bodies painted in an simplistic, economical style, and characterized by bold use of colors and a deft handling of geometric forms.
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May 19 - 30
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, Comanche, Texas

A visionary storyteller, Esther Pearl Watson (b. 1973) blends memories and imagination to capture her Texas upbringing. A mural-size painting (about 13 feet tall and 10 feet wide), Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, was created specifically for the Amon Carter’s atrium. It is part of the museum’s program of rotating contemporary artworks in the atrium space and an exciting addition to an ongoing exploration of Texas artists and their contributions to modern American art.
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May 22-June 7
African American Repertory Theater presents Radio Golf

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson Directed by Benard Cummings August Wilson’s final play in a ten-play cycle about the African American experience in each decade of the 20th century, Radio Golf is the finale of the African American Repertory Theater’s season and a regional premiere. Harmond Wilks, an Ivy League-educated lawyer with an equally educated and ambitious wife, plans to redevelop a poverty-stricken section of Pittsburgh. At the same time, Harmond announces his candidacy to become Pittsburgh’s first black mayor. Plans change as details emerge about the redevelopment area’s significant past, prompting Harmond to confront motives of history and his own ambition.
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May 22-July 4
Artisan Center Theater Presents The Music Man

THE MUSIC MAN is a classic, flag-waving, feel-good, American musical comedy, with an interesting twist – Footloose con man sets out to fleece a fictional Iowa town during the early days of the twentieth century, but instead learns a lesson in moral responsibility from the town’s comely librarian. This All American Musical Favorite features songs such as “76 Trombones”, “You Got Trouble”, “Goodnight My Someone”, “Till There Was You”, “The Wells Fargo Wagon”, and many others.
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May 22-June 27
Kitchen Dog Theater presents The Firestorm by Meridith Friedman

When a racially charged prank from a gubernatorial candidate's past emerges in the media, his African-American wife is thrust to the forefront of his campaign. Charged with defending her white husband against accusations of racism and saving the campaign from collapse, she begins to have serious questions about the very foundation of her marriage.
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May 23 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833). Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. Gallery of the Louvre stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements.
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May 23-June 20
The Public Trust presents truly, madly: New work by Kasumi Chow & Desiree Espada

truly, madly is feeling wholeheartedly however shallow or deep. In this series of collaborative photographs by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada, the artists construct single colorful frames of common objects juxtaposed by portraits of young women, teetering between anxiety and euphoria. The photographs are glazed with mild angst, impulse, and deliberately awkward situations. There is a vanitas-laden visual syntax at work. However, these contemporary still lifes are more visually succinct in their delivery than their predecessors. A lopped off pony tail stands on its own upon a bright yellow backdrop, chola-style nails offer fist-fulls of lifeless gelatinous gummy worms, a ring pop is cast off into a glass of champagne. These works are not about eternal preservation or nature morte, but rather about unapologetically living in the moment, where humor and sorrow intersect all in the same square.
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May 29-31
Dallas International Guitar Festival

Join guitar dealers, manufacturers, collectors, celebrities and music enthusiasts at this 37th annual event featuring live performances and exhibits.
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May 29-31
Dallas Symphony presents On Broadway!

Two-time Grammy-Award® winner Sylvia McNair's magnificent soprano brings out the best of Broadway as she performs selections from My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Camelot, Porgy and Bess, The King and I and A Chorus Line. Jeff Tyzik leads this electrifying conclusion to the 2014/15 Dallas Symphony Pops Series.
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May 29-31
Plano Children’sTheatre presents Fiddler on the Roof

See the new Frisco Youth Theatre perform the junior version of this traditional musical. Directed by Melinda Bellatti and located in the Black Box Theater.
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May 29-31
Texas Ballet Theater presents Artistic Director's Choice

Rubies is a "crisp and witty" collaboration between choreographer George Balanchine and composer Igor Stravinsky. Balanchine worked to put into dance form the essence of the jewels that he admired. Rubies is one act from the world's first-ever plot-less ballet, Jewels. In this act, the dancers race like lightening across the stage to an upbeat jazz-inflected score. Petite Mort is an intense piece that juxtaposes pleasure and death. Set to movements composed by Mozart, this is a breathtaking work that showcases the unique vision of Jiri Kylian, including demanding choreography that features foils as dance partners. Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to present a world premiere by Jonathan Watkins, commissioned specifically for TBT dancers. Watkins is an internationally recognized choreographer and a former company member of The Royal Ballet.
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May 29-June 13
The Farnsworth Invention

It’s 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called “television.” Separated by two thousand miles, who gains the edge and unlocks the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy? The answer comes to life in this compelling historical drama from acclaimed writer Aaron Sorkin, creator of the hit TV series The West Wing, The Newsroom, and the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network.
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MAY 29 & 30
TITAS PRESENTS BALLET WEST

From Balanchine to Bournonville and Petipa to Tharp, Ballet West boasts a rich and varied repertoire, elegant and versatile artists and an American style and legacy that is as dynamic, expansive and unexpected as the Rocky Mountain region it represents. Ballet West has toured the world several times over presenting the very best in American classical ballet. A company of gifted dancers, the company gained instant fame as the focus of the reality TV series Breaking Pointe. Ballet West’s dancers have become household names across the country.
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May 30-June 7
Casa Manana presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Follow the incredible journey of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame to the top of the record charts during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll, to his untimely death in 1959 in this popular tribute. Dubbed the “World’s Most Successful Rock Musical,” Buddy will have you dancing in the aisles with rousing hits such as “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll be the Day” and “Maybe Baby.”
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May 30
Dallas Symphony presents Peter and the Wolf

Project Trio joins the Dallas Symphony in reinventing Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. This contemporary version will inspire imaginations young and old.
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May 30
Dallas zoo Safari Nights Concert Series presents Petty Theft and The Bird Dogs

Saturday nights will sizzle this summer at the Dallas Zoo, when the Safari Nights evening concert series returns featuring great music, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the stars of the Zoo.
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May 30-Aug. 30
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Phyllida Barlow Exhibition

See this major exhibition of the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow. Barlow employs commonplace materials (wood, plaster, concrete, cardboard and strips of colorful cloth or tape) in extraordinary, monumental, hand-built structures that expound a dizzying array of novel sculptural forms.
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May 30
Open Classical presents Altius Quartet

The Altius Quartet, silver medalists of the renowned Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2014, plays a set of exhilarating concerts in preparation for their appearance at the 2015 Melbourne Chamber Music Competition. The program they bring to this set of concerts is a quartet “Sampler Pack”, featuring a sampling of some of the great movements of the string quartet repertoire from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Haydn and contemporary American composer Kevin Puts. They bring an energetic performance style and friendly audience interaction, the group also peppers their moving classical performances with original arrangements of popular tunes from AHA’s “Take On Me” to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”.
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May 30
Opera in Concert Presents The Bard’s Operas

a program of operatic arias and ensembles inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Music director and pianist Stephen Dubberly presides over the performance, joined by pianist Anatolia Ioannides and six outstanding singers; tenor Martin Clark; baritone Edward Crafts, mezzo Legera Danielides, soprano Julie Gilbreath, soprano Michele Kruske, and mezzo Charis Peden.
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May 30
The Contemporary Chorale presents Sounds of Sondheim

All pieces in this performance attribute lyrics or lyrics and music to the renowned composer, Stephen Sondheim. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Melanie Moore, this 60 member mixed chorus will perform selections from West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and more. In addition to The Contemporary Chorale, the performance will feature guest-artist, Scott Bardin, the live accompaniment of the Chorale Combo (comprised of Scott Ayers, Eric Czechowski, Kyle Henson) and collaborative pianist, Crysta Jones. Choreographer, Becky Fudge, will stage the performance.
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May 30-July 4
Valley House Gallery presents Vera Barnett: The Painted Word

In this body of work, Vera Barnett has turned to the written word—quotes, poetry, literature, sayings—for inspiration. From those words, Barnett derives poignant meaning through compositions she develops. Barnett creates the elements of the composition—by sewing and painting plastic, cardboard, and cloth to create figures and animals; by painting backdrops using cardboard and tape; and by assembling found objects. Once these elements are set up in her studio, Barnett paints her still life arrangement in a trompe l’oeil manner so real as to confound the viewer. Barnett says, “I am drawn to art that explores the emotional relationships between people, their environment and circumstances that they find themselves in. I wish to reconstruct these ideas through my own vision, my life and experiences.” Barnett studied at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. This is her second solo exhibition at Valley House Gallery. Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches will present a solo exhibition of Barnett’s work in 2016.
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May 31
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Freddie Jones in Jazz Under the Stars

Freddie Jones wraps up this year’s Jazz Under the Stars Scheduled for the Gazebo, performance will move inside if weather is bad. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (beer and wine allowed. Tickets available on line or at the gate. Jones, a jazz trumpet player and composer, is an amazing, energetic musical talent who has played his trumpet throughout the southwest, performing in hot spots from Austin’s The Elephant Room to Little Rock’s Riverfront Auditorium to numerous festivals in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, Oklahoma City, and everywhere in between. He is the trumpet behind the National Anthem at the Dallas Cowboy home games and has entertained abroad in Paris, the Hague, and Rotterdam.
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May 31
ATTPAC Sunset Screenings: John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon

100 minutes, Not Rated (Crime, Drama, Film-Noir) The Maltese Falcon is a 1929 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask beginning with the September 1929 issue. The story has been adapted several times for the cinema. The main character, Sam Spade, appears in this novel only and in three lesser known short stories, yet is widely cited as the crystallizing figure in the development of the hard-boiled private detective genre. Raymond Chandler's character Philip Marlowe, for instance, was strongly influenced by Hammett's Spade. Spade was a departure from Hammett's nameless detective, The Continental Op. Sam Spade combined several features of previous detectives, most notably his cold detachment, keen eye for detail, and unflinching determination to achieve his own justice. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Maltese Falcon 56th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century
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May 31
Lewisville Civic Chorale presents Bach's Lunch: Music Scattered around Anna and Johann's Kitchen Table

Artistic Director Lewis Worthington and the Chorale will perform music by JS Bach, Hildegard, Josquin, Binchois, Hassler, Palestrina, Victoria, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel, and some surprises along the way.
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May 31
Open Classical presents Altius Quartet

The Altius Quartet, silver medalists of the renowned Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2014, plays a set of exhilarating concerts in preparation for their appearance at the 2015 Melbourne Chamber Music Competition. The program they bring to this set of concerts is a quartet “Sampler Pack”, featuring a sampling of some of the great movements of the string quartet repertoire from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Haydn and contemporary American composer Kevin Puts. They bring an energetic performance style and friendly audience interaction, the group also peppers their moving classical performances with original arrangements of popular tunes from AHA’s “Take On Me” to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”.
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June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Mesquite Community Band 24th annual Music in the Park FREE summer concert series

This family-friendly gathering will feature both classic and contemporary band music, affordable concessions, door prizes and theme baskets each week.
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June 2
American Jewish Committee present Israel, America, and the Challenges of the Changing Middle East: What Does the Future Hold?

New York Times Best Selling Author Ari Shavit 'Israel, America, an the Challenges of the Changing Middle East: What Does the Future Hold?' Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:30PM VIP Reception for Sponsors ($1,250 Minimum Contribution) 7-7:30PM Registration 7:30PM Program Dessert Reception Following Event
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June 2
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

Luncheon, Program & Book Signing with W.H.Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute Charles Murray
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June 2
DSO Parks Concert

Conducted by Karina Canellakis Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Marquez, Anderson, Bernstein, and John Williams
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June 3
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem

Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brain science institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the MRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.
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June 3
DSO Parks concert

Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Marquez, Anderson, Bernstein, and John Williams
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June 3-27
Haley-Henman presents Pouran Borders: Apocalypse

Pouran Borders seriously takes her role as an artist as one who brings to our attention things we might not necessarily see. What we don't see, we can easily dismiss as not relevant to our vision. As we speed past our industrial and urban architecture, we might not notice the composition, line, structure and form -the landscape on the verge of an apocalypse. Her focus on monumental water tanks, telephone poles, and electrical towers refers us to the conceptual artists, Bern and Hilla Becher, who photographed water tanks and other industrial structures as a process to reveal a typology of form, and Rackstraw Downes, a realist painter who gave up painting the Maine coastline for the harsh landscape of West Texas with its power plants and lines.
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June 4
Christ the King Catholic Church organ dedication concert

dedication of the Henry McDowell and Dottie Thompson pipe organ The Christ the King Singers will perform works by di Lasso and Perti -- as well as motets by Peter Philips and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The choir will also give the Dallas premiere of English composer Philip Stopford's "Festival Benedicitie." Other gems on the program include Josef Rheinberger's setting of "Regina Caeli" for women's voices and John Rutter's "Magnificat." And Hentus van Rooyen, Guillermo Martinez and Michael Shake will perform solo works for the organ.
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June 4
Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander Speaker Series: Rabbi Michael Schudrich

Please join us for an evening with Poland’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Michael Schudrich. When a skinhead punched Rabbi Michael Schudrich on a street in Warsaw, the Chief Rabbi of Poland punched him back. This is just one of the reasons why Poland needs him. For centuries, Poland was home to the largest Jewish community in the World, but nearly 90 percent of that community was murdered during the Holocaust. Many who survived left, vowing never to return. Of those who stayed, many hid their Jewish roots. Consequently, generations of Poles have grown not knowing of their heritage. Since the fall of Communism in 1989, a growing number of Poles have learned of their Jewish roots. Rabbi Schudrich is the person they often turn to for help.
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June 4-20
Echo Theatre presents Precious Little by Madeleine George

A linguist is obsessed with a dying language, an ape who “talks” and her unborn child’s future. What makes us heard? Can there be power in Quiet?
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June 4
Keller Summer Nights

The second annual Keller Summer Nights is back and better than ever! Join Public Arts and Parks and Recreation each Thursday evening in June on the lawns at Keller Town Hall. Each week family friendly music and movies will be the highlight of those beginning summer nights. Bring a picnic with your favorite beverages or select some munchies from the food trucks. Sit back, relax and enjoy. This event is free and suitable for All ages and pet friendly. Glass containers are not permitted.
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June 4-27
Rover Dramawerks present Suite Surrender

It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel with assistants, luggage…and legendary feud in tow. Even with members of the Navy diving out of the fourth floor windows into the swimming pool and running maneuvers in the lobby, everything seems to be in order for their wartime benefit performance. That is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this riotous love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.
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June 4 - July 12
Stage West presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

2013 Tony-winner for Best Play. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia have settled into a Chekhovian sort of existence at their farmhouse estate, drinking their coffee, watching life go by, and longing for…more. And then their movie star sister, Masha returns with her latest boy-toy Spike in tow, and life begins to go off the rails. Old resentments are combined with the arrival of a young aspiring actress, a housekeeper who spouts prophecies, a party requiring Disney costumes, and an impending sale of the farmhouse. It’s an explosive recipe, and the results are pricelessly funny to watch. And no knowledge of Chekhov is required!
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June 5 & 6
Amphibian Stage Productions presents comedian Baron Vaughn

The soon-to-be breakout star of the new Netflix show Grace and Frankie, Baron Vaughn is bringing his absurdist take on such subjects as race, relationships, Cocoa Puffs and credit scores to Fort Worth for a special two-night stand-up comedy event. Vaughn is known for an act as energetic as it is intelligent, with finely-crafted ramblings that shoot off into pop culture references. Case in point: a commentary on failed relationships rapidly devolves into a medley of early-90s cartoon theme songs - DuckTales, TaleSpin and Gummi Bears included.
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june 5
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents SHELBY LYNNE

AT&T Performing Arts Center presents SHELBY LYNNE Cloudy memories make for darker grays/ But blue is how I paint myself today So begins Shelby Lynne’s 13th full-length album I Can’t Imagine, quite possibly the most brilliantly crafted and intensely affecting set of compositions since her landmark collection I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000.
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June 5
Dallas Symphony presents Star-Crossed Lovers

Celebrate music's most passionate couples with selections from Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story and The Fault in Our Stars.
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June 5-14
Denton Community Theatre Presents Enchanted April

“For those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine,” is the advertisement that captures the attention of housewife Lotty Wilton. She is sure that this is the answer to her restless spirit – a break from a less than satisfying life with her ambitious husband, Mellersh. She convinces an acquaintance, Rose Arnott, that they are destined to rent the Italian castle for the month of April. Although Rose is not as sure about the plan, she has her own problems with her husband that she would like to take a vacation from. Neither of the women are wealthy so Lotty finds an older, often cranky widow, and a young socialite with a wild reputation to share the expense of this adventure. Once this unlikely foursome arrives and meets the housekeeper/cook, who speaks only Italian, the rejuvenating atmosphere does start to work its magic. By the time the owner of the castle comes to visit and Lotty’s and Rose’s husbands drop in, the women are feeling hopeful about their futures. Will it prove to be enough to repair all the hurts the foursome have brought with them? Whatever the answer to that may be – the audience can count on laughing with these quirky characters and feeling the positive effects of wisteria and sunshine.
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June 5
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: 25th Anniversary Celebration with Pink Martini

Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure, brilliantly combining elements of classical, jazz, world music, and timeless pop. Celebrate the launch of the 25th Anniversary Concerts in the Garden with their infectious signature sound, joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
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June 5 - 13
G2K Cinderella

The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series uniquely adapts musicals specifically for youth performers. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella's dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love!
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June 5
Piano Texas Festival: A Tribute to José Feghali

Distinguished Artist Recital Series opens with a Tribute to José Feghali
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June 6 - July 25
Dance Council of North Texas Vitruvian Salsa Festival

Dance Council of North Texas, in collaboration with the Town of Addison and SalsaDallas, presents the 2nd annual Vitruvian Salsa Festival, a free summer salsa celebration that brings together live music, dance performances, salsa lessons, dancing, free parking, and delectable food trucks each Saturday night from 6-10PM in June and July 2015. Come early for a bite at one of the gourmet food trucks on site. Emcee Ramiro Gonzalez and DJ Alex Santiago open each evening at 6PM. At 6:30PM, Luis Delgadillo ~ SalsaDallas’ premier instructor, teaches a free thirty-minute Salsa lesson. Live bands fire up their syncopated Latin rhythms that are fun for the entire family from 7-9:30PM. DJ Santiago continues with the finest music for dancing until 10PM. All but the food is completely free! Check out the all-star Latin lineup below: Saturday, June 6 – Features Havana NRG Saturday, June 13 – Features Orquesta Sabor Saturday, June 20 – Features Saraguey Saturday, June 27 – Features Carabali Saturday, July 4 – Features Havana NRG Saturday, July 11 – Features Saraguey Saturday, July 18 – Features Carabali Saturday, July 25 – Features Havana NRG VIVA LA SALSA! THIS SUMMER AT VITRUVIAN PARK!
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June 6
Piano Texas Festival: Eugen Indjic

Eugen Indjic was born in Belgrade in 1947. His mother was a Russian amateur pianist and his father a Serbian army general under King Peter II of Yugoslavia. Immigrating to the US with his mother at the age of four, he there became interested in music after hearing a recording of Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu and Polonaise in A flat major. Moved by a desire to master these pieces, he took systematic piano lessons with Georgian pianist, Liubov Stephani.Eugen Indjic made his first public performance at the age of nine, appearing with the Springfield Symphony, playing Mozart’s D minor Piano Concerto. After two years, Mrs. Stephani introduced him to Alexander Borovsky (the eminent Russian pianist and Prokofiev’s classmate in Yesipova’s class) who taught him in Boston for the next five years (1959-1964). At the age of eleven, he was already playing Liszt’s Campanella and 13th Hungarian Rhapsody on NBC television and at twelve, made his first recording for RCA Victor on Rachmaninov’s own piano, playing Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations.
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June 6
The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House presents An invitation to a Emmeline’s CD Release Party

You’re invited to Emmeline’s CD Release Party on June 6 from 7-9 pm. There is no cover charge at this Labyrinth Walk Coffee House event held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd. Dallas. http://www.labyrinthwalkcoffeehouse.com Emmeline is a pint-sized singer/songwriter from Dallas who revels in big words, unconventional cords, and persistent melodies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOFmO5_3zyY) Her songs tell stories audiences can relate to and she shows a sense of humor in her interaction with them. She will sing some favorite old songs as well as new ones from the new CD. Although there is no cover charge, donations to assist in the cost of the CD will be appreciated.
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June 6
Adventure Asia – Family Days at the Crow

Use a variety of mediums and methods to create your own art inspired by the current exhibition Inclusions.
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June 6-July 18
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella will transport a new generation of audiences to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true. Adapted for the stage with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.
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June 6
Butterfly House Discovery Tours at Texas Discovery Gardens

Join entomologist John Watts for a family-friendly tour of the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. The tour is followed by the daily noon butterfly release.
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June 6
Dallas Symphony presents organist Paul Jacobs

J.S. BACH: Sinfonia from Cantata, BWV 29 MOZART: Andante in F, K. 616 GUILMANT: Sonata in D minor, Op. 42 I. Introduction et Allegro - II. Pastorale - III. Final REGER: Introduction, Variations, and Fugue on an Original Theme, Op. 73
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June 6
Dallas zoo Safari Nights Concert Series presents The Relatives

Saturday nights will sizzle this summer at the Dallas Zoo, when the Safari Nights evening concert series returns featuring great music, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the stars of the Zoo.
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June 6
Dog Day Afternoon with Operation Kindness

Gather the pups and come out to Operation Kindness’ Dog Day Afternoon — the largest festival in Dallas celebrating dogs and the people who love them. The 21st annual free event will be held Saturday, June 6 at Flag Pole Hill near White Rock Lake.
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June 6
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR: A Tribute to the Beatles

Enjoy your favorite hits by the Fab Four, including “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “All You Need is Love,” and much, much more.
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June 6
third annual LEV ARONSON LEGACY FESTIVAL opening gala concert

“Homage to Pablo Casals” featuring Amit Peled, accompanied by pianist, Spencer Myer - Keynote speech by Dr. Melissa Kraut and concert features music by Handel, Bach, Beethoven, Fauré, and Saint-Saens
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June 7
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: 1812 Overture and Symphonic Sparklers

Join us for an evening of symphonic masterpieces including Tchaikovsky’s popular 1812 Overture set to jaw-dropping fireworks! You’ll be entranced by some of classical music’s greatest hits! The perfect soundtrack to a picnic under the stars.
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June 7
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Alex McDonald, piano

A competitor in the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition, Alex McDonald presents a recital of masterworks in Cambridge Hall, giving an up- close view of his dazzling technique.
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June 7
third annual LEV ARONSON LEGACY FESTIVAL Chris Adkins Recital

Concert features Bach d minor Solo Cello Suite
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June 8
Plano Community Band presents a Night at the Movies

Free outdoor concert by the plano Community Band
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June 8
third annual LEV ARONSON LEGACY FESTIVAL Tom Landschoot Recital

Concert features music by Beethoven, Bruch and Franck
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June 9 - 13
Dance Council of North Texas presents National Tap Dance Celebration

Dance Council of North Texas in partnership with Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) presents the Before-the-Show Show, If the Shoe Fits….. Tap!!, 45 minutes of exciting, fast-paced tap dancing performed by tappers from all over the Metroplex just prior to DSM’s presentation of the Broadway hit Cinderella in the Music Hall at Fair Park from 6:30-7:15PM, Tuesday, June 9 through Saturday, June 13, 2015. Tracy Jordan, a renowned tap dancer and choreographer and director of DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards, Sherri Wooten, co-owner of Li-Sher Dance Studio in Commerce, and Joe Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia directors of The Chaplin Cotillions join forces to co-direct The Hoofin' Crew, a group of highly talented, individually-selected performers. Don’t miss them strut their stuff throughout this not-to-be-missed, annual favorite tap dance celebration. The Before-the-Show Show acts as a red carpet welcome for audiences on their way to the Music Hall. If the Shoe Fits…. Tap!! features the finest tap dancing in the Metroplex including 2015 DCNT Tap Dance Scholarship recipients.
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June 9
third annual LEV ARONSON LEGACY FESTIVAL Brian Thornton Recital

along with violinist Emanuel Borok and pianist Spencer Myer - Performing music by Brahms, Piatti and Herbert
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June 9
DSO concert at Paul Quinn College

free community concert by the DSO
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June 10
an evening with pianist Mona Golabek

When renowned classical pianist, Mona Golabek performs, she hears her mother’s voice telling her to share “the spiritual power of great words and music to heal our souls.” That is why she often does not simply play music. She also tells stories--especially her mother’s story.
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June 10
Open Classical “Just Add Cello”

Featuring collaborations between Lev Aronson Festival cellists and local DFW vocalists, composers and dancers.
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June 11
Keller Summer Nights

The second annual Keller Summer Nights is back and better than ever! Join Public Arts and Parks and Recreation each Thursday evening in June on the lawns at Keller Town Hall. Each week family friendly music and movies will be the highlight of those beginning summer nights. Bring a picnic with your favorite beverages or select some munchies from the food trucks. Sit back, relax and enjoy. This event is free and suitable for All ages and pet friendly. Glass containers are not permitted.
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June 12-21
Dallas Summer Musicals presents Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.
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June 12
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: THE MUSIC OF U2

“Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?” Well look no further! Be there when vocalist Brody Dolyniuk and a full rock band lead the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra through an evening celebrating U2’s greatest hits as you’ve never seen them before. This show is A MUST SEE for U2 fans!
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June 12
Piano Texas Festival presents Piotr Paleczny

One of the most outstanding Polish pianists and professors, laureate of five international piano competitions. He completed piano studies at the Frederick Chopin Music University in Warsaw in the class of prof. Jan Ekier. The opportunity of having artistic contact with Arthur Rubinstein and Witold Lutoslawski also had a huge impact on the final development of his artistic personality.
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June 12-14
Taste of Dallas

Enjoy all-ages kids' activities, eat treats at The Sweet Factory, and taste cuisine from more than 50 of Dallas’s best restaurants, plus food trucks, at this annual food festival. Restaurants on the Esplanade will feature tastings from their menu for only $1–$4. Many restaurants will also be offering heart-healthy options.
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June 12-14
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Turtle-ly 80s

Join us as we celebrate our founding decade of teased hair, baggy pants, and more! It's also your chance to sing along with TCC for many of the songs!
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June 13-Sept. 7
The Perot Museum presents AMAZING ANIMALS: BUILT TO SURVIVE TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Imagine shrimp that can break through glass, spider webs that are stronger than steel and sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey. From the inside out, every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move and discover. Explore how plants and animals stay in one piece despite the crushing forces of gravity, the pressure of water and wind, and the attacks of predators. Using surprising tactics, creatures endure the planet’s extreme temperatures, find food against fierce competition, and – without metal, motors or electricity – circulate their own life-sustaining fluids. Feel how hard a giraffe’s heart works to pump blood up to its head. Try to “fly” and study the many different ways creatures jump, gallop, slither and swim. And see technological breakthroughs – like Velcro, wind turbines and chainsaws – that were inspired by nature’s ingenuity.
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June 13
Cara Mia Theatre presents MAREA

When a mysterious woman wielding a straight razor appears in Maria's apartment, reality unravels and she is sent on a hallucinogenic journey from New York to Miami to Havana to discover the truth behind a tragic family secret. Marea contains adult language and content
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June 13
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: THE MUSIC OF JOURNEY

It’ll be the best rock concert of the summer! The FWSO presents The Music of Journey – one of the most popular American rock bands of all time. Relive the greatest anthems of the 70s and the 80s with hits like “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Faithfully,” “Any Way you Want It,” and many more, all backed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
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June 13
Irving Arts Center Family Funday –Little Golden Books

Family Funday Celebrates Little Golden Books - Create your own “golden” masterpiece inspired by the exhibition Golden Legacy – Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books, closing June 21. Supplies are provided.
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June 13
Piano Texas Festival presents Dina Yoffe

Top prize-winner at the Schumann and Chopin International Piano Competitions. Participant at international music festivals in Europe, Japan, U.S.A.Honorary member of Japan Piano Teachers Association Artistic Director of the Festival and Master Classes “Musical Summer” in Malaga (Spain)
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June 13
Plano Men of Note present Benefit Patriotic Concert

Come enjoy an hour of patriotic songs featuring the Men of Note, the Contemporary Chorale, the Note-Ably North Texas chorus and Breakaway quartet, complete with Color Guard and patriotic readings.
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June 14
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: A Tribute to Elvis with Kraig Parker

Get “all shook up” with Kraig Parker’s award-winning tribute to Elvis Presley. This is as close as it gets to reliving the magic of the King – enjoy favorites like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Hound Dog”and more performed by the man hailed as the “world’s foremost Elvis tribute artist.”
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June 14
Musicians of the DSO present a Benefit concert for Dallas Casa

Conducted by Gerhardt Zimmermann, the concert will include music by Saint-Saens, Mozart, and Mendelssohn.
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June 14
Piano Texas Young Artist Concerto Concert

Winners of the Young Artist Concerto Competition with the Fort Worth Symphony
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June 15
ATTPAC presents Neil deGrasse Tyson “An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies”

From “Star Wars to Gravity”, an entertaining and enlightening review of all the science that our favorite movies got wrong, combined with some of the stuff they got right.
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June 18
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents KING SUNNY ADE AND HIS AFRICAN BEATS

Since the evolution of juju music in Nigeria in the thirties no exponent has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Ade. As a singer, composer and guitarist, he has succeeded over the years in taking this Nigerian social music type to international heights. Ade came on the scene in 1966 following his induction as a samba player in a small group led by showman and comedian Baba Sala, known in real life as Moses Olaiya. And with his own ten piece band, the Green Spots, Ade made his first record in 1967, playing the guitar solos himself. He however, blazed into prominence a year after with a hit single in praise of Stationery Stores football club which carved him a gold disc as a result of its massive sales. Since then Ade has been in the limelight.
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June 18 - 21
Disney's Mary Poppins at Plano Courtyard Theater

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon.
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June 18
Keller Summer Nights

The second annual Keller Summer Nights is back and better than ever! Join Public Arts and Parks and Recreation each Thursday evening in June on the lawns at Keller Town Hall. Each week family friendly music and movies will be the highlight of those beginning summer nights. Bring a picnic with your favorite beverages or select some munchies from the food trucks. Sit back, relax and enjoy. This event is free and suitable for All ages and pet friendly. Glass containers are not permitted.
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June 18
Piano Texas Festival Teachers and Amateurs Concerto Concert

Winners of the Teachers/Amateurs Concerto Competition with the Fort Worth Symphony
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June 19-21
ATTPAC presents CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY

Created and directed by renown theatrical and circus impresario Neil Goldberg, CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations that are brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. The astounding feats performed in this action packed Cirque Dream are enhanced with spectacular costumes nominated for an American Theatre Wing Best Costume Design Award. The journey comes to life in a fantastical jungle setting filled with flowers, magical trees and a variety of special effects. From the Butterfly Ballet and Flipping Monkeys to Hopping Frogs and Stretching Lizards, this world-class explosion of imagination, athleticism and Broadway theatrics will exhilarate and entertain audiences of all ages.
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June 19-July 12
Dallas Children's Theater presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

DCT’s National Tour production is back from a whirlwind musical travelogue across the United States! Stanley is a normal 10-year-old boy—too normal, if you ask him. His wish for adventure is granted when a bulletin board flattens Stanley, enabling him to mail himself all around the world! Stanley—the ultimate exchange student—scours the globe, visiting Paris, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and more! In this heartwarming musical adventure, Stanley learns that there is no place like home.
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June 19-July 12
DCT's National Touring Production of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

DCT’s National Tour production is back from a whirlwind musical travelogue across the United States! Stanley is a normal 10-year-old boy—too normal, if you ask him. His wish for adventure is granted when a bulletin board flattens Stanley, enabling him to mail himself all around the world! Stanley—the ultimate exchange student—scours the globe, visiting Paris, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and more! In this heartwarming musical adventure, Stanley learns that there is no place like home.
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June 19
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: VIDEO GAMES LIVE

Gamers unite! Experience the sights and sounds of some of the most popular video games of all time in this multi-media concert event. With music from Mario, Zelda, Halo, Tron, Final Fantasy and more, combined with synchronized images and spectacular lighting, Video Games Live is more than just a concert… it's an explosive entertainment experience!
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June 19
Piano Texas Festival presents Arie Vardi

Beginning his artistic career at the age of fifteen, Israeli born Arie Vardi went on to receive international acclaim as one of the country’s foremost pianists. After winning the Chopin Competition in Israel, he appeared with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Zubin Mehta, and upon winning the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest, he played numerous concerts throughout Europe. Alongside his study of music at the Rubin Academy, he succeeded in achieving a degree in law at Tel Aviv University. Vardi continued his piano studies in Basel with Paul Baumgartaner and studied composition with Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen. He has performed widely as soloist with major orchestras under the baton of Semion Bychkov, Sergio Commissiona, Lukas Foss, Kurt Masur, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Zubin Mehta, Paul Paray, Paul Sacher, Gustavo Dudamel and David Zinman, among others.
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June 19-28
Repertory Company Theatre presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

New, restaged version of the classic American, frontier dance musical! A proper ‘rootin-tootin’ old school musical.
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June 20
Jane Austen Society of North Texas presents Living in Jane Austen's World

Spend the morning living like Jane Austen (without the threat of disease or dying in childbirth) in workshops that will take you back to the 1800s. Make a Regency Style earring and pendent set that even Lady Catherine would approved, learn how to dance like that fine-eyed, husband-catching Elizabeth Bennet or take a Regency penmanship class and join the ranks of those letter writing hunks Darcy, Robert Martain, and Captain Wentworth (okay, maybe not Captain Wentworth in just one workshop!)
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June 20
Jane Austen Society of North Texas presents Netherfield Ball

Enjoy an elegant evening of English Country Dancing
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June 20
Timeless Concerts present Cool Off In Scandinavia!

Joyful music by young Ola Gjeilo, from Norway, who attended Juilliard School in NYC, only now in his 30s, became an award winning composer of works for orchestra and choir, as well as small ensemble jazz, the latter of which you will hear performed by Timeless Concerts musicians, as well as works by another Norwegian, of the Romantic Era, Sinding. Tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc will also perform songs by Grieg, as well as Puccini. The one hour concert is followed by a party accompanied by pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, who will take your request. Complimentary fruit/cheese/dessert buffet, cash bar. Concert musicians: violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Smith, pianist Heejung Kang.
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June 20
Dallas Symphony presents The Music of John Williams and Hollywood's Great Composers

Your favorite film scores come alive as the DSO performs music from Superman, E.T., Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.
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June 20
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: The Music of the Eagles

The Eagles’ timeless tunes are amplified by a full rock band, the symphony orchestra’s lush musical palette and Terry Brock’s commanding vocals.
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June 20
Piano Texas Festival presents Dang Thai Son

An outstanding international musician of our time, Vietnamese pianist Dang Thai Son was propelled to the forefront of the musical world in October 1980, when he was awarded the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Xth International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. It was also the first time that a top international competition was won by an Asian pianist.He began piano studies with his mother in Hanoi. Discovered by the Russian pianist Isaac Katz, who was on visit in Vietnam in 1974, he pursued his advanced training at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia with Vladimir Natanson and Dmitry Bashkirov.
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June 21 - 28
The Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival

Twenty-four exceptional 13 to 17-year-old pianists from 14 countries will compete in the first Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, June 21-28, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas in Ed Landreth Auditorium and PepsiCo Recital Hall on the campus of TCU. 1997 Cliburn Gold Medalist, in-demand touring artist, and esteemed adjudicator Jon Nakamatsu will serve as jury chairman, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform with each of three finalists under the baton of dynamic conductor Mei-Ann Chen. Competition performances will be webcast live at Cliburn.org. Festival lectures are free and open to the public. There will be 2 free community concerts -- June 25-12:30-1:30 at the FW Central Library, and June 27-11 am-1:30 pm in Sundance Square.
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June 21
ATTPAC Sunset Screenings: Howard Hawk’s His Girl Friday

92 minutes, Not Rated (Comedy, Drama, Romance) His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur. The major change in this version, introduced by Hawks, is that the role of Hildy Johnson is a woman. The film stars Cary Grant as Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson and features Ralph Bellamy as Bruce Baldwin. The film was #19 on American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
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June 21
DSO on the Go: The Music of John Williams and Hollywood's Great Composers

Jeff Tyzik Conducts KORNGOLD Overture from the movie Captain Blood STEINER "Tara's Theme" from the movie Gone with the Wind STEINER Casablanca Suite from the movie Casablanca ROZSA Overture, Love Theme and March from the movie El Cid ARLEN, Arr. Tyzik Orchestral Suite from the movie The Wizard of Oz MANCINI Selections from the movie The Pink Panther MANCINI Selections from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's MANCINI Selections from the movie Peter Gunn INTERMISSION WILLIAMS "Superman March" from the movie Superman WILLIAMS "Hedwig's Theme" from the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone WILLIAMS "Adventures on Earth" from the movie E.T. WILLIAMS "The Flight to Neverland" from the movie Hook WILLIAMS Suite from the movie Far and Away WILLIAMS Selections from the movie Jurassic Park WILLIAMS "The Throne Room" from the movie Star Wars
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June 21
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: ABBACADABRA The Ultimate ABBA Tribute

Break out your bell bottoms, and dust off your disco ball… The music of ABBA is finding its way back into the hearts of those who lived it then and taking over the hearts of those who are experiencing it for the first time now. You won’t be able to sit still when ABBACADABRA performs “S.O.S.,” “Super Trooper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and more.
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June 21
New Texas Symphony Orchestra concert four

Zampa Overture Suite for Solo Trumpet, Brass, and Percussion America the Beautiful for Solo Trumpet and Orchestra Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
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June 21
Piano Texas Young Artist Concerto Concert

Winners of the Young Artists Concerto Competition with the Fort Worth Symphony
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June 22 - 27
City of Keller Public Arts Remembering Our Fallen

“Remembering Our Fallen” is a war memorial that consists of individual state exhibits created to remember our country’s Fallen from The War on Terror since the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001. But unlike most war memorials made of brick and mortar, these are designed to travel so that more people can have the opportunity to remember our Fallen while being reminded of the tremendous cost of our freedom. Its legacy will be that these men and women will be remembered and their names will be spoken.
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June 22
Plano Community Band presents Kids’ Night Out

Free outdoor concert by the plano Community Band
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June 23-July 5
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Annie

The original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 37 years. The beloved score for ANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
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June 23-28
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SOUTH PACIFIC that's delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love - the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more - plus some surprising new twists!
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June 24
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents DAWES

On All Your Favorite Bands, Dawes manage to transcend their well-documented Southern California influences to establish their own sound and themes, which range from the glass half full optimism of the first single, “Things Happen” and the minor-chord tension of “I Can’t Think About It Now” (featuring background vocals from Gillian Welch and the McCrary Sisters) to the soulful gospel of “Waiting for Your Call,” the rocking tongue-in-cheek lyrics of “Right On Time” and the epic, Dylan-esque set piece, “Now That It’s Too Late, Maria.”
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June 25 - 28
Rockwall Summer Musicals present Guys and Dolls

Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, Guys and Dolls celebrates Broadway’s golden era with music by the legendary Frank Loesser, witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon’s comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City. Loesser’s toe-tapping score includes fan-favorites such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat,” and “I’ve Never Been In Love Before” as the perfect music to complement Runyon’s colorful characters.
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June 25-27
AT&T Performing Arts Center OFF BROADWAY ON FLORA series presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, with its starry rotating cast and compulsively entertaining subject matter, has become an international hit. This intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron and directed by Karen Carpenter, has entered its second smash year at New York’s Westside Theatre. Produced by Daryl Roth, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the popular book, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences in New York and now across the country. Love, Loss, and What I Wore will be performed by Eve Plumb, Daisy Egan, Nancy Giles, Ashley Austin Morris and Joyce Van Patten. *May contain some adult themes.
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June 25
Keller Summer Nights

The second annual Keller Summer Nights is back and better than ever! Join Public Arts and Parks and Recreation each Thursday evening in June on the lawns at Keller Town Hall. Each week family friendly music and movies will be the highlight of those beginning summer nights. Bring a picnic with your favorite beverages or select some munchies from the food trucks. Sit back, relax and enjoy. This event is free and suitable for All ages and pet friendly. Glass containers are not permitted.
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June 26
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: Starwars and beyond

Worlds collide in this perennial family favorite when the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra brings to life music from Star Wars and more. Come get your picture taken with Star Wars characters and watch our stunning laser light show!
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June 27
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: RICKY SKAGGS AND KENTUCKY THUNDER

You don’t have to be a fan of bluegrass and country to enjoy and appreciate the musical journey that Ricky Skaggs will take you on. Performing with the best musicians he’s worked with to date, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder carry a lightning speed, rhythm, and a passion for this distinctly American art form that can’t be matched.
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June 27
Resounding Harmony presents Through the Eyes of a Child

Resounding Harmony is continuing our seventh season of musical philanthropy, raising money for North Texas nonprofit organizations through benefit concerts. From our inaugural concert for the North Texas Food Bank to our recent concert supporting the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, Resounding Harmony has raised almost $250,000 for organizations within the DFW Metroplex. This concert event will benefit the Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that becomes the voice for children who find themselves in our court system due to neglect and abuse.
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June 28
First United Methodist Church Dallas presents An Americana Concert

FUMC Music and Arts presents An Americana Concert featuring Imperial Brass and the FUMC Chancel Choir The Chancel Choir will be joined by the Imperial Brass 20-piece ensemble with percussion, under the direction of Dana Effler, for an evening of song, celebration and tribute, . Proceeds benefit the Music and Arts Ministry of FUMC Dallas. Musical selections will feature: •A Salute to the Armed Forces •A highlight of Irving Berlin American favorites •America the Beautiful •The Star-Spangled Banner •And more!
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June 28
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden: LUKE WADE

You’ve seen his rise to fame on NBC’s The Voice. Now rising star and Texas native Luke Wade is sharing his honest lyrics wrapped in infectious melodies with audiences across the nation. You will delight in his unique charm and soulful voice when he performs on the Concerts in the Garden stage.
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June 28
God & Country Concert & Extravaganza

Favorite sacred and patriotic selections to welcome the Independence Day holiday, performed by Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir, ringers, men's ensemble and KidSing children's choir.
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June 28
Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra presents An American Celebration

Singers are invited to join the orchestra on four selections including: a special arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and Wilhousky”s “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” at the concert we will be honoring both Rockwall area First Responders and our Armed Forces, past and present. Rehearsal for interested singers is May 31, 1:30-2:15 pm.
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June 29
Broadway Baptist Church presents Todd Wilson/American Guild of Organists

Regarded across America and around the world as one of today's finest concert organists, Todd Wilson performs in this seasons Broadway series.
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July 2 - Aug. 25
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance GROUND ZERO 360: NEVER FORGET

Ground Zero 360: Never Forget, a critically acclaimed exhibit honors the victims and commemorates the heroism of police officers, firefighters and other first responders. The exhibit showcases photographs of New-York based Irish photographer Nicola McClean, who captured the confusion, panic, and remarkable heroism at Ground Zero and the surrounding neighborhoods in the hours and days that followed. Artifacts include the helmets of fallen rescue workers and fragments of granite and steel I-beams from the World Trade Center, which visitors are encouraged to touch.
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July 2-4
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the garden: OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY FIREWORKS PICNIC

One of Fort Worth’s favorite traditions! Celebrate Independence Day in true patriotic fashion with thrilling marches, heartfelt military salutes and the most spectacular fireworks show in town.
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July 3-12
Godspell, a Gateway Church, Summer Musical

The title of the show comes from the Old Saxon spelling of the word “gospel” and means “good story.” Set in a modern-day coffeehouse, the story follows Jesus as He calls individuals from diverse backgrounds to follow Him and teaches them various lessons via modern methods of storytelling, including celebrity impressions, current pop culture references, songs, dances, and lots of comedy and fun. The result is that the overall tone of Godspell is fresh, playful, and improvised, yet also extremely moving and meaningful.
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July 3
Plano Community Band Patriotic Pops

Free patriotic concert by the Plano Community Band
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July 4
Arborlawn United Methodist Church 26th Annual Salute to America

Join us for this annual Fort Worth tradition. oncerts at Arborlawn presents the 200-voice Festival Chorus in the 26th Annual “Salute to America” concert on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in Arborlawn’s sanctuary.
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July 4
Dallas winds present A Star-Spangled Spectacular!

The Dallas Winds light up the Meyerson Center with a flag-waving show honoring the USA. This must-see annual musical extravaganza features the most patriotic wind band tunes in an endless parade of dazzling musicianship. So break out the red, white and blue – it’s a family-friendly July 4th, Dallas Winds-style!
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July 5
Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the garden: THE TEXAS TENORS

They have appeared on NBC's America's Got Talent, had a hit PBS special and a Billboard Top 10 album "You Should Dream,” and they appeared for the first time with the FWSO at last year’s Concerts in the Gardens. From Alabama to Puccini, the Texas Tenors bring their unique blend of country, classical and Broadway to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm.
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July 6 - 18
ChamberWorks Summer Music Academy

ChamberWorks Summer Music Academy is a two-week intensive designed to prepare beginning to advanced, string students (harp included) with the fundamentals to succeed in the arts. ChamberWorks has been awarded the Juilliard Summer Grant and has been featured in the Dallas Morning News. It was founded in 2010 by Juilliard violist, Marcus R. Pyle.
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July 9
ATTPAC Classical Criterion: Filarmónica Joven de Colombia

Launched in 2010, Filarmónica Joven de Colombia (Colombian Youth Philharmonic) has become an icon in Colombia and the region. FJC has performed eighty-three concerts in sixteen cities throughout its home country, has been showcased for the last two years as the academic program centerpiece of the Cartagena Music Festival, has led international tours that included presentations in venues ranging from Sala Sao Paulo to the New World Center in Miami, and has been the subject of several episodes of NPR’s From The Top.
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July 11-19
McKinney Summer Musicals present Camelot

This summer, let MSM transport you to the enchanting land of Camelot, where you will be immersed in a timeless tale of love and chivalry, featuring England’s King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. MSM’s production will include a live orchestra, singing, dancing, an unplanned romance, and thrilling swordfights.
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departs Aug. 16
Masters on the Seas

Sail with Gary Levinson Associate Principal Concertmaster Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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Sept. 4 - 6
Dance Council or North Texas Second Annual Dallas DanceFest


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