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Aug. 21
Fort Worth Library third Thursday Jazz Series: Clyde George Quintet

Vocalist Victor Cager and saxophonist Mack Goldsbury join George as he cranks up the Hammond B-3 organ for a blend of 60s soul, blues and jazz.
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Aug. 22
Fort Worth Symphony Great Performances Festival: Brahms & Dvorák Concert One

Fort Worth favorite Augustin Hadelich returns to launch the 2014 festival with the sweeping Brahms Violin Concerto, followed by Dvorák's blockbuster Symphony "From The New World" – a work inspired by the fresh sights and sounds of 1890's America.
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Aug. 23
Brahms & Dvorák Concert Two

The engaging Academic Festival Overture opens the second evening followed by Irish mezzo-soprano Zandra McMaster, who makes her Fort Worth debut in a performance of Dvorák's expressive Biblical Songs. We close the evening with lively folk music: Brahms' Hungarian Dances, which inspired Dvorák to compose his Slavonic Dances.
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Aug. 23
McKinney Performing Arts Center presents Dailey & Vincent

Dailey & Vincent is one of the top Bluegrass bands in America From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. The concoction of their fantastically powerful vocal blends, four award-winning studio albums and heavy touring schedules has gained them well-deserved attention from bluegrass, country and gospel critics and fans alike.
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Aug. 23
Richtones 

5-Time International Champion The Rich-Tone Chorus Annual Show Featuring Love Notes
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Aug. 24
Fort Worth Symphony Brahms & Dvorák Concert Three

The final festival evening showcases violinist Augustin Hadelich with Dvorák's lyrical Violin Concerto, following the turbulent Tragic Overture. The festival closes with Brahms' powerful First Symphony.
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Aug. 24
Northridge Presbyterian Church presents a free organ recital

Dr. Grady E. Coyle, AAGO, ChM., will present a free organ recital in celebration of his 35th anniversary at the church. The program includes Bach’s monumental “Passacaglia in C-minor” and Franck’s stunningly beautiful “Chorale in B-minor,” as well as an exciting transcription of William Walton’s coronation march “Orb and Sceptre,” composed for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1952. Smaller pieces by Sweelinck, Brahms, Wilhelm Middelshulte, Carlyle Sharpe and Frank Bridge round out the program.
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Aug. 28
Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet

Listen to the Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet perform a family-friendly concert at the library. The quintet performs a variety of woodwind quintet music spanning the gamut of music from classical to pops.
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Aug. 30
Meadows School of the Arts presents Brazen Brass 5

Brazen Brass 5, an ensemble-in-residence at SMU Meadows and national winner of the 2014 Aspen Music Festival and School Brass Quintet Fellowship, presents a lively evening of music for brass instruments. The program includes works by Malcolm Arnold and Oskar Böhme, as well as newer works commissioned and composed within the past few years.
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Aug. 30
Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra concert

ROCKWALL MUSICFEST AND THE GREATER ROCKWALL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME WELL KNOWN CIVIC LEADER, DEWAYNE CAIN, AS OUR GUEST TO WELCOME HONOREE RALPH HALL TO THE ANNUAL LABOR DAY CONCERT AT THE HARBOR. THRILL TO THE MUSIC OF COLE PORTER, JOHN WILLIAMS, AND A SPECIAL PATRIOTIC MUSICAL SALUTE TO CONGRESSMAN HALL FOR HIS DECADES OF SERVICE. MICHAEL J. MANLEY, THE ORCHESTRA'S WELL KNOWN CONDUCTOR, WILL CONDUCT THIS 57 PIECE ORCHESTRA OF LOCAL MUSICIANS, PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS, AND TALENTED RISD ORCHESTRAL STUDENTS.
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Sept. 3
Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Genesis” Traditional and Latin Sax and Jazz Guitars

Opening Group: Vicho Vicencio Jazz & Latin Band is led by the founding Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz, saxophonist Fernando A. (Vicho) Vicencio. Bringing the pleasing sounds of traditional jazz and Latin jazz to the series, Vicho’s band includes Chris Borin on trumpet, Ricardo Bozas on percussion, Brian Piper on piano, James Driscoll on bass, and Stockton Helbing on drums. Second Set: Guitar Encounter is a convergence of three generations of jazz guitarists—Donnie Gililland, Sam Walker, and Joel Cross—joined by James Driscoll on bass and Andrew Griffith on drums. Playing electric and acoustic guitars, the group is reminiscent of the Great Guitars, which featured Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Charlie Byrd.
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Sept. 5-7
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Let's Dance

Tango, Waltz and Cha-cha with the DSO as award-winning dancers strut their stuff on stage! Jeff Tyzik conducts Ted Louis Levy, Tap Dancer Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, Dancers Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig, Dancers Forrest Walsh and Melissa Shahin, Dancers Michael Lynche, Vocalist Julie Jo Hughes, Vocalist
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Sept. 5-7
Fort Worth Symphony presents STAR WARS & BEYOND: A JOHN WILLIAMS ADVENTURE

It's the music that brought to life the most action-packed films of the 20th century – Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Saving Private Ryan, and Star Wars! Launch your 2014-2015 Pops season with the music of five-time Academy Award winner and legendary film composer John Williams.
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sept. 6
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Artist and Distinguished Alumni Recital Series: Alexander Kobrin, piano, and Emanuel Borok, violin

Cliburn gold medalist Alexander Kobrin (piano) and Meadows Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Borok (violin) present the first of three concerts devoted to the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas. The remaining two concerts will be March 7 and May 11, 2015.
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Sept. 8
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Recital: Larry Palmer, Harpsichord and Organ

For his 45th annual faculty recital at SMU, Dr. Palmer will play organ works by Saint-Saens, Bach, De Grigny, Calvin Hampton, Wilbur Held and Thomas Hewitt-Jones.
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Sept. 9
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

Tuesday's concert on September 9 will be a Rush Hour "hard hat concert" by the DSO (general admission) celebrating all the people who made the building possible, with special recognition to the workers from J.W. Bateson. Karina Canellakis conducts the performance.
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Sept. 10
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

Many disciplines from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will perform a Rush Hour Concert (general admission) on Wednesday, September 10.
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Sept. 11
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

On Thursday, September 11, the Dallas Symphony Chorus with the Lay Family Concert Organ will present a Rush Hour Concert (general admission) that includes a salute to Dallas police, firefighters and first-responders.
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Sept. 12-14
Fort Worth Symphony presents BEETHOVEN'S TRIPLE CONCERTO

The 2014-2015 Symphonic season opens with the fresh and forceful sounds of new FWSO Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne, followed by Beethoven's sweeping Triple Concerto in C Major. Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony closes the first symphonic program.
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Sept. 12
The Meadows Wind Ensemble Plays the Classics

The MWE classics concert has become an annual tradition, featuring repertoire chosen by members of the Ensemble. This year’s concert will feature as guest artists the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet performing a work composed specifically for them, Scott Switzer’s Breaking Out for bassoon quartet and wind orchestra. The program also includes Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor, op. 44, and Paul Hindemith’s 1950s “classic” for concert band, the Symphony in Bb.
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Sept. 13
McKinney Community Band presents It's Showtime!

fall concert
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Sept. 13
Timeless Concerts presents Evening in Italy

A passionate evening of great Italian tenor opera arias by Puccini, Leoncavallo and more. A piano trio (piano/violin/cello) by lesser known composer Giuseppe Martucci, a contemporary of Puccini will surprise you, probably becoming a new favorite! The hour long concert is followed by a complimentary wine/fruit/cheese buffet with soft drinks. You may bring your own wine. The post-concert party will be accompanied by a pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, playing your requests for dancing. Concert musicians: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang, and tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc.
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Sept. 13
Cliburn semifinalist Alexey Chernov

Pianist Alexey Chernov, prize-winner in more than 20 international piano competitions including a dozen first-place awards, will perform a concert in the intimate setting of the Arlington Woman’s Club, 1515 E. Abram St., at 7 p.m. Saturday September 13.
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Sept. 13
Meadows Virtuosi Players

Formed in 2012, the Meadows Virtuosi Players concert series presents select Meadows student musicians performing side by side with their faculty colleagues. Directors Andrés Díaz and Matt Albert will be joined by Meadows voice faculty member Camille King, who will be featured in Gabriel Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson.
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Sept. 14
Texas Camerata presents Ava Pine

Soprano Ava Pine joins Texas Camerata to perform sacred cantatas and motets by Handel.
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Sept. 14
THE DALLAS OPERA presents AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO

THE DALLAS OPERA is THRILLED TO PRESENT AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM THEIR NEW CD “LOVE DUETS” IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL!
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Sept. 14
Voices of Change present Salon-Brunch

featuring: Margaret Barrett, composer program: Faith in Nights for piano Letters to Jackie for tenor, trumpet and piano Join us for Salon-Brunch: A Gathering and a Performance featuring light food and drink, stimulating conversation and live music by Voices of Change.
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Sept. 15
Texas Camerata presents Ava Pine

An encore performance featuring sacred cantatas and motets by Handel.
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Sept. 16
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 1: Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 with Alex McDonald

Kazuhiro Takagi returns for his second year as concertmaster of the DCS as it opens its season with captivating performances of two compositional retrospectives, both with twentieth-century flair. Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite features gorgeous renaissance melodies with Celtic influence, and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 presents two fantastic soloists. Pianist Alex McDonald performs with Oscar Garcia Montoya on trumpet, as they deliver a captivating rendition of the composer’s neo-baroque masterpiece. The evening concludes with Dvorak’s romantic and familiar Serenade for Strings.
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Sept. 18
Fort Worth Library Third Thursday Jazz Series: Shelley Carrol Quartet

Tenor saxophonist, Shelley Carrol, performs the music of John Coltrane, including his masterwork, “A Love Supreme.”
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Sept. 19
Chamber Music International Concert 1

Piano Solo....TBA Divertimento in Eb Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 563....W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 87....Antonín Dvořák
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Sept. 19-21
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler 9

Mahler died just two years after composing his final, impassioned elegy, never having heard it performed. Jaap van Zweden conducts BACH/STOKOWSKI Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor MAHLER Symphony No. 9
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Sept. 19
Titas presents Youssou N'Dour in concert

Youssou N'Dour and The Super Etoile is Africa's most popular live band. N’Dour is a singer endowed with remarkable range and poise. The New York Times described his voice as an “arresting tenor, a supple weapon deployed with prophetic authority.” N'Dour absorbs the entire Senegalese musical spectrum in his work. Named "African Artist of the Century" by the England’s Folk Roots, N'Dour and his band, The Super Etoile, has made his musical style “Mbalax” famous throughout the world.
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Sept. 20
Chamber Music International Concert 1

Divertimento in Eb Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 563....W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 87....Antonín Dvořák
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Sept. 20
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF FORT WORTH presents “THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: PARIS TO BUDAPEST”

The highly -popular Amernet String Quartet returns to CMSFW for this concert. Joining them on this program are Charles Stegeman violin, and Baya Kakouberi, piano. Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami since 2004, the group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. They rose to international attention after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition and then were named first prize winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition.
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Sept. 20
Plano Symphony presents CLIBURN GOLD ENCORE

An Evening of Romance HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR HAOCHEN ZHANG, PIANO Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor Dvořak: Symphony No. 8 (PSO Debut)
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Sept. 21
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents CONOR OBERST

Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. His new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is out on May 19 via Nonesuch Records.
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Sept. 21
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Piano Recital: Carol Leone

Dr. Leone, who was a first prize winner in the National Beethoven Sonata Competition, will include Beethoven’s celebrated 30th piano sonata in E major, op.109 in the program.
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Sept. 23
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Chamber Music Recital: Liudmila Georgievskaya and Friends

Dallas Symphony and Meadows faculty members Barbara Sudweeks, viola, and Paul Garner, clarinet, together with award-winning Meadows alumni Thomas Schwan, pianist and composer, and Liudmila Georgievskaya, pianist and Meadows faculty member, present a fascinating program ranging from Mozart to Berg.
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Sept. 25-28
Hilary Hahn Performs Beethoven

Technology joins the symphony sounds of the DSO as van Zweden leads the Dallas premiere of American composer Mason Bates' water-inspired Liquid Interface. Hilary Hahn returns to the Meyerson stage performing Beethoven's extraordinary concerto for violin.
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Sept. 25
The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents THE PIANO GUYS

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 35 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” But it’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that has brought them to their major label debut album, The Piano Guys, released on Sony Masterworks on October 2nd, 2012.
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Sept. 26
Meadows Symphony Orchestra

The program includes the Overture to The School for Scandal, Samuel Barber’s first composition for full orchestra; premiered in 1933, it captures the wit and energy of the 18th-century dramatic comedy that inspired it. International concert artist and Meadows professor of cello Andrés Díaz is guest soloist for the challenging Cello Concerto No. 2 by Russian composer Dmitry Kabalevsky, a stunning work of lyricism and pathos. Also featured is Sibelius’s remarkable Symphony No. 2, known for its sumptuous sounds and powerful passions, and characterized by the composer as “a struggle between death and salvation.”
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Sept. 27
Steinway Hall - Dallas presents Zoya Shuhatovich Piano Recital

On Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Zoya Shuhatovich will appear at Steinway Hall - Dallas in a solo piano recital.
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Sept. 27
Fort Worth Symphony presents Sara Evans

Considered heir apparent to legendary singers Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette, Sara Evans brings country back to Bass Performance Hall in a performance of her greatest hits, like "Suds in a Bucket," "Born to Fly," and "A Little Bit Stronger."
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Sept. 28
Lord of Life Lutheran Church presents Drew Lang, Marimba

The Fine Arts/Concert Series of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Plano, begins its sixteenth consecutive season of offering concerts to the community on Sunday, 28 September, at 4.30pm, presenting virtuoso percussionist Drew Lang. Mr Lang specializes in music for the marimba, a pitched instrument producing sound through striking a set of wooden bars with mallets to produce musical tones and amplified through resonators below the instrument. An increasingly-popular instrument with origins in Central America and Africa, this concert will feature the first marimba solos ever written (from the 1950s) to music commissioned or written for Mr Lang. Percussionist Drew Lang performs regularly with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and many regional orchestras in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He is also the principal mallet player with the Dallas Wind Symphony and percussionist for Casa Mañana Musicals. As a marimba specialist, has commissioned and premiered and recorded works for marimba in solo, chamber and concerto settings. Drew appears throughout the United States as a soloist and in his duo with Flutist Helen Blackburn. He is on the percussion faculties at Southern Methodist University and Eastfield College.
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Sept. 28
St. Andrew United Methodist Church presents Clare College Choir

Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano presents this fine ensemble in concert on Sunday evening, September 28, at 7:00 pm in their acoustically outstanding Sanctuary.
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Sept. 30
Cliburn at the Bass presents pianist Beatrice Rana

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana drew mass attention during the 2013 Cliburn Competition for “intensely personalized music-making” (Dallas Morning News ) that “had an electrical current running through virtually every measure” (The Plain Dealer). Already a rising star, Ms. Rana was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. Recent and upcoming debuts include: Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kennedy Center, and Paris’ Théâtre des Champs Élysées with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Leonard Slatkin, and Fayçal Karoui.
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Sept. 30
Dallas Winds present FLOURISHES & CANONS

Hear the Dallas premiere of John Mackey's new Symphony for Band. Special guest Marianne Gedigian performs Lowell Liebermann's Concerto for Flute.
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Oct. 1
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Continuance” The Jazz Man and The Jazz Ladies

Opening Group: Roger Boykin Trio features multi-instrumentalist and Texas jazz legend, Roger Boykin. Roger, who led the series early in its evolution, graces the stage as the second Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz. A pianist, guitarist, and saxophonist (just to name a few of the instruments he plays), Roger is joined by Andrew Griffith on drums and Buddy Mohmed on bass. Second Set: Sweethearts of Rhythm is a jam-packed collection of women in jazz in a special, first-time performance by vocalists Carolyn Lee Jones, Heather Paterson, Tatiana Mayfield, and Nina Katrina, backed by a band led by pianist Julie Bonk, with Peggy Honea on bass, Andrea Bunton on drums, and special guest Rachella Parks-Washington on sax. The band’s name is derived from the 1940s all-women’s band, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
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Oct. 2-5
Dallas Symphony presents Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax's playing has been called "ravishing" and "full of bravura." He will perform what is often called Mozart's finest piano concerto. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 is the second of the composer's "war symphonies" and reflects upon the philosophical tolls of war and humanity's yearning for a true and total peace.
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Oct. 3
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, earning her a #1 single, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and her first two Grammy Awards® for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 1977, Cole scored a No. 1 R&B hit with "I've Got Love on My Mind" from her third release, Unpredictable, which became her first platinum album. The singer expanded her success with her own TV special in 1977, which was the first of more than 300 major television appearances in her career, including dramatic roles on "Law and Order" and "Touched by an Angel" as well as guest spots on talk shows with Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Larry King.
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Oct. 3-5
Fort Worth Symphony presents BEETHOVEN & RAVEL

With five solo albums topping the classical charts, American pianist Simone Dinnerstein makes her Fort Worth debut with Beethoven's famous "Emperor" concerto.
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Oct. 4
Richardson Symphony Opening Night Concert featuring Elena Urioste, violin

Suppé: Overture to Poet and Peasant Glazunov: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 82 Elena Urioste, violin Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
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Oct. 6
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet is recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.
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Oct. 6
Entertainment Series of Irving presents Habaneros

Part of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, this energetic ensemble will take you on a musical journey to the "Heart of Havana". Classically trained, this groups will introduce you to the music and culture of their homeland and will delight you with the familiar classical pieces as well as some lively Latin numbers. As you immerse yourself in their vibrant music, breathtaking imagery of Cuba will be displayed on the screen to give you an appreciation of the culture that makes Habaneros so special.  
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Oct. 8
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert #2: The Lodger,

Named “Best Way to Watch a Silent Film 2014” by D Magazine, the DCS is joining forces with the Video Association of Dallas to serve up another unforgettable evening of live music and film. This concert gives you a front row seat to opening night of VideoFest 27 as we screen Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, The Lodger. This newly released masterpiece is visually pristine, and you’ll experience it in the best way imaginable, as the orchestra performs a new musical score by Douglas Pipes live-to-film.
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Oct. 10
Chamber Music International concert 2

The lovely pairing of Mozart’s imaginative work combining violins, viola, double bass, and horns with a late Brahms String Quintet— this is part of an Austrian/German lineage spanning over 200 years with Brahms representing the end of an era.
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Oct. 10-12
Dallas Symphony presents Rodgers and Hammerstein

Watch spectacularly remastered scenes from your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein movie musicals as the DSO performs the hit scores. Sean O'Loughlin conducts Selections from The King and I Selections from Oklahoma! Selections from South Pacific
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Oct. 10-12
Fort Worth symphony presents A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates the sublime musical legacy of Marvin Hamlisch, winner of numerous awards (three Oscars, three Golden Globes, four Grammys, four Emmys, and a Tony), composer of more than forty film scores, and creator of one of the longest running Broadway shows, A Chorus Line. Conductor Larry Blank and show-stopping vocalists Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque and Donna McKechnie present the very best of this legendary composer!
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Oct. 11
Cliburn at the Modern presents Lowell Liebermann, composer 

Lowell Liebermann is one of America’s most frequently performed and recorded composers—a favorite among orchestras and distinguished artists worldwide.His compositions have been recorded and released by over 40 labels, and his Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Stephen Hough and the BBC Scottish Symphony, was nominated for a Grammy®. He has served as composer-in-residence for many organizations, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo’s Pacific Music Festival, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and won the Cliburn’s American Composers Invitational in 2001. He maintains an active performing schedule as pianist and conductor, in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie.
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Oct. 12
Dallas Bach Society presents La Danse: Hommage à Jean-Philippe Rameau

We celebrate the 250th anniversary of the greatest French Baroque composer with a wide-ranging selection of his work, featuring the New York Baroque Dance Company and renowned soprano Ann Monoyios. Featured will be dances, chamber music, Pièces de clavecin, and two pieces of opera-ballet as performed at the Paris Opera during the Baroque period: La Danse from Les Fêtes d’Hébé, and the prologue to Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour, the latter a fresh realization direct from performances at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.
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Oct. 13
Keyboard Conversations® "The Miracle of Mozart!"

The delightful, witty variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; the haunting, introspective Adagio in B Minor; and the powerful, declamatory Sonata in A Minor, written after the death of his mother. Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with broad, popular appeal and lively commentary, making the music more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety and there is a question and answer session following the concert. Gain a whole new perspective and enrich your life with great music! If you’re a newcomer to classical music, you’ll be captivated to hear pianist Jeffrey Siegel talk about the great composers' lives and illustrate musical themes from each featured work. If you’re a seasoned listener, you’ll delight in Siegel’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and be thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
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Oct. 16
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of David R. Anavitarte, features Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor. Joseph Kingma, soloist.
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Oct. 18
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents French Romantics

Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Gary Levinson, violin; Richard Young, viola; Ronald Leonard, cello; Mozart, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493; Beethoven, Sonata No. 4 in A minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 23; Fauré, Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45.
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Oct. 18
Dallas Winds present FRANKENSTEIN - THE MOVIE!

Universal Pictures' 1931 Frankenstein is still the scariest of them all. Starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive, it had dialogue and sound effects but no music score... until now. See the classic thriller on the big screen, accompanied by a World Premiere performance of Michael Shapiro's Overture and Score to Frankenstein by The Dallas Winds.
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Oct. 18
Voices of Change present SoundBites XXXV

featuring Andrew Rudin, composer Join us for another in our series of SoundBites featuring delicious wine tastings and live performances of new music. ⋅Lively conversation ⋅Excellent wines ⋅Brilliant new music performed live
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Oct. 19
Voices of Change presents Premiere and Party

Celebrating our 40th Season Aaron Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano Geoffrey Gordon: Bright White Smooth (flute, harp, viola) Manuel De Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole (violin, piano) Olivier Messiaen: Appel Interstellaire (solo horn) Andrew Rudin: Dreaming at the Wheel (baritone, two flutes, two clarinets, string quartet, piano, percussion)
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Oct. 20
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of David R. Anavitarte, features Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor. Joseph Kingma, soloist.
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May 16-Sept. 20
Theatre Too presents Shear Madness

This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
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July 11-Aug. 23
Artisan Center Theater presents TARZAN

TARZAN is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic story and the 1999 Disney animated, smash-hit film about an orphan jungle boy raised by a nurturing family of apes. The young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan, now a man, encounters strangers like himself for the first time. This is a heartwarming tale of parental love, a child’s need for acceptance, and his search for his place in his family and the world.
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July 19-Aug. 23
artisan Center Theater presents Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS

The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns, leading our protagonists to rally their follow jungle creatures into battle and restore peace to the jungle.
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July 31-Aug. 23
Garland Civic Theatre presents The Wiz

Ease on down the road! Winner of seven Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! 
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Aug. 6-24
ATTPAC Broadway Series presents THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY CAMERON MACKINTOSH Exclusive 2014 Texas Engagement Since its debut, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has grossed over $5.6 billion worldwide, with over 65,000 performances that have been seen by 130 million people in 30 countries and 152 cities in 13 languages. The show has won more than 70 major theater awards. Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
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Aug. 7-31
Theatre Three presents Candy Barr’s Last Dance

A world premiere comedy by Ronnie Claire Edwards Candy Barr was the colorful celebrity stripper; THE favorite of Dallas’ power brokers in the ‘40s and ‘50s. On the day of Candy’s funeral, three fellow strippers rendez-vous to go to the services together and gaily uncover more than Candy used to take off.
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Aug. 8-23
MESQUITE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS Driving Miss Daisy

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of 72, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning 25 years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now 97 and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible — and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.
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Aug. 8-24
Theatre Arlington Presents The Nerd

Willum Cubbert, an unassuming young architect, invites Rick Steadman (someone who saved Willum’s life, but whom Willum has never met) to stay with him. When Rick arrives, Willum realizes Rick is a hopeless “nerd” with absolutely NO social skills. The longer Rick stays, the more things lead to one uproarious incident after another, until Willum finds himself contemplating violence, with hilarious results. recommended for mature audiences, due to some language by one of the characters.
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Aug. 14 - 30
Frisco Youth Theatre presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
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Aug. 14-30
Churchmouse Productions presents None of the Above

Written By Jenny Lyn Bader Directed by Jared Culpepper Jamie, 17, a sophisticated New York City private school student, answers the door one day expecting her drug dealer—and instead finds her SAT tutor. Things degenerate from there. First Jamie tries to get out of being tutored and then she tries to cut a deal with the tutor, Clark. He doesn’t have much sympathy for her plight. They clash right away and seem to have very different values and priorities. But as the play progresses, Jamie and Clark negotiate an unusual pact. Soon enough, all the snap judgments these two have about each other will get thrown out the window, and they’ll both be surprised by what they learn.
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Aug. 15 - 24
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Love, Loss and What I Wore

The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre is proud to announce its 2014 Scholarship Benefit show, Love, Loss and What I Wore, written by Norah Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. The show runs two weekends only, August 15-24 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 P.M. and Sundays at 3 P.M. Love, Loss and What I Wore is a funny and touching play performed as a series of monologues by five women whose stories tell of their life experiences and the clothing that has anchored those moments in their memories. It is a show about matters of the heart and the closet.
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Aug. 15-23
First United Methodist Church, Dallas presents “Elsie Janis and the Boys”

The “Female Bob Hope of WWI” comes to life at the FUMC Rotunda in the brand new musical, ELSIE JANIS & THE BOYS, by playwright and Disney Radio Staff Writer – Carol J Crittenden and NYC Composer, John T. Prestianni. This small cast musical utilizes vintage music popular back in the day and original music created just for the show. All cast members sing, and most play multiple roles, as they recreate the historic six months that the US military fought in the War to End all Wars – a time period that Elsie, a real life entertainer and super trouper – took her show to the front in France.
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Aug. 21-Sept. 20
Circle Theatre presents Stella & Lou

This romantic comedy proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them. Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. The two friends are sharing their usual comfortable conversation, when Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion. As the two deal with the difficult decisions they now face, they reflect on their pasts and look ahead to the future. In Stella & Lou, playwright Bruce Graham examines "the human condition" with a kind heart and a gentle sense of humor. (Adult Language)
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Aug. 21-Sept. 28
Stage West presents Beyond Therapy, by Christopher Durang

The witty and wild date comedy. Prudence and Bruce have each posted a singles ad at the suggestion of their respective therapists. When they meet, their blind date wavers somewhere near total fiasco. While the therapists themselves border on psychotic, and both ex- and current lovers force their way into the picture, Prudence and Bruce try to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining sanity.
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Aug. 22-31
Repertory Company Theatre presents Into the Woods

INTO THE WOODS is a unique musical. A great story that takes many of the Grimm fairytales, spins them on their head and intertwines them in a very interesting and unique way. The first act follows the traditional fairytales that we’re all familiar with, and the second act shows what happens after the happily ever after.
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Aug. 22-Sept. 6
Upstart Productions presents Year of the Rooster

Odysseus Rex is a champion. He is his trainer’s greatest hope. He is his opponents’ greatest fear. One day he will destroy the sun. Gil Pepper has been stepped on by everyone around him. Abused by his ailing mother, emasculated by his McDonald’s co-workers and taunted by his wealthy rivals… but he’s finally got an ace in the hole – Odysseus Rex – a rooster he’s been training since birth to be a fearsome killing machine. Now, for the first time in Gil’s life, he’s experiencing things he’s never had – hope, victory, and revenge.
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Aug. 27 - 30
Plano Childrens Theatre presents The Odysey

Ten years have passed since the fall of Troy, and the Greek hero Odysseus still has not returned to his kingdom in Ithaca. A large and rowdy mob of suitors who have overrun Odysseus’s palace and pillaged his land continue to court his wife, Penelope. There is a plot to assassinate Telemachus, Odysseus’s son. Meanwhile, Odysseus has been kidnapped and imprisoned by the beautiful nymph Calypso.
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Aug. 29 - 31
Dance Council or North Texas presents Dallas DanceFest

Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is excited to announce the companies and artists selected to perform at the inaugural Dallas DanceFest (DDF) which runs August 29-31, 2014 at the Dallas City Performance Hall. Times listed above. The three-day event promises to deliver excellence, vibrancy, vitality, and diversity in dance. DDF features performances by Dallas luminaries including Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Dallas Black Dance Theatre in addition to established, emerging, and academic dance companies and artists. The full roster of performers is below. 2014 DDF is dedicated to choreographer Bruce Wood who passed away suddenly at the end of May. Wood played a pivotal role in establishing and promoting dance in North Texas. Dance Council Honors coincides with DDF and takes place Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Dallas City Performance Hall. This year’s honorees include Nita Braun*, Suzie Jary, Beth Wortley, Buster Cooper*, Joe Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia, and Dylis Croman. The afternoon begins with a reception followed by a program that includes performances by 2014 DCNT Scholarship recipients, professional dance companies, a silent auction, and the Honors awards presentation. (* awarded posthumously). Tickets for DDF and Dance Council Honors will be available beginning August 1. Companies and artists to perform at the 2014 Dallas DanceFest include: Avant Chamber Ballet Ballet Ensemble of Texas BODYART Booker T. Washington HSPVA Repertory Dance Company I Booker T. Washington HSPVA Repertory Dance Company II Bruce Wood Dance Project Chado Danse Chamberlain Performing Arts Dallas Ballet Company Dallas Black Dance Theatre Dallas Black Dance Theatre II Dark Circles Contemporary Dance METdance Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation Mejia Ballet International Rhythmic Souls Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Dance Ensemble Tarrant County College’s Movers Unlimited Texas Ballet Theater
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Aug. 29-Oct. 4
Artisan Center Theater presents SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, a gospel musical that replicates an old-timey hymn singing, takes place at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in rural North Carolina. The year is 1938, when prayers were prompted by, among other things, layoffs at the local pickle plant. Seeking to fill the pews, Pastor Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin’ evening of singin’ and witnessin’. More than two dozen gospel songs, many of them vintage pop hymns, and hilarious stories from the more or less devout Sanders provide a richly entertaining evening that has everyone clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.
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Sept. 2-14
Dallas Summer Musicals presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 3-6
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora Series presents BUYER & CELLAR

Alex More (Plano native Michael Urie) has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement of Barbra Streisand. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?
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Sept. 5-14
Lyric Stage presents Fiddler on the Roof

Lyric Stage celebrates its 22nd Season opener with Fiddler on the Roof.
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Sept. 7
Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation presents Ramayana

Life story of lord Rama, a mythological story from the greatest epic Ramayana in a dance drama in Bharatnatyam, Indian classical dance style will be showcased with over 20 artists visiting from Kalakshetra, Chennai India.
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Sept. 11 - Oct. 4
Rover Dramawerks presents Sherlock Holmes and the Jersey Lily

The cunning of Sherlock Holmes meets the beauty and charm of Lillie Langtree, the wit of Oscar Wilde, and a host of villains in this exciting new play involving blackmail, theatre, and love. Shows run Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with one matinee at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 20. Performed at Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Rd., Suite 580 in Plano, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75 in the Ruisseau Village shopping center.
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Sept. 11-Oct. 4
Garland Civic Theatre presents Appointment with Death By Agatha Christie

When an American invalid is found dead at her Jerusalem hotel, a group of travelers find themselves among the suspects. The audience will be on the edge of their seats as the story lures them to its surprising conclusion! “You do see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman that Poirot had ever met, but he still had a duty to find her killer…
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Sept. 12 - Oct. 5
Theatre Arlington presents Whodunit...the Musical

A wealthy spinster and her maid take a beautiful Connecticut summer home in 1931…a gunshot sounds and the body of a total stranger is found lying in the middle of the living room…then another. A very austere detective arrives and things get REALLY strange…and funny.
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Sept. 12 & 13
Titas presents MOMIX

Invention and Innovation barely begin to define the creativity that is MOMIX. More than any other company, MOMIX reinvents themselves with every new work. Alchemia, MOMIX’s newest work, is no exception and again redefines modern dance. “Dance-illusionist,” MOMIX conjures a magical and surrealistic world using light, shadow, props and the human body.
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Sept. 13 & 14
Bruce Wood Dance Project presents LOVETT + MORE

Featuring Bruce Wood works chosen by the dancers as their favorites to perform, LOVETT + MORE will be a show as big as Texas.
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Sept. 16 - Oct. 11
Undermain Theatre presents Tomorrow Come Today

Tomorrow Come Today is a world premiere Science-Fiction drama set in a not-too-distant future where technological advances have enabled the wealthy to cheat death, the members of the elite have the ability to switch from one body to a newer, healthier, sexier body at will, living for hundreds of years. But the planet's climate clock is running out. Dahlquist’s futuristic thriller takes us on a shape-shifting ride into a world all-too familiar to our own.
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Sept. 16-21
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 17-28
Shakespeare Dallas presents Antony and Cleopatra

After defeating Brutus and Cassius, following the assassination of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony becomes one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire, together with Octavius Caesar and Lepidus, and is responsible for the eastern part of the empire. He falls in love with Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, and settles in Alexandria. However, he is compelled to return to Rome when the empire is threatened by the rebellion of Sextus Pompey, the son of Pompey, who had been defeated by Julius Caesar.
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Sept. 19-Oct. 26
Dallas Children's Theater presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

In this hilarious musical take on the classic fairy tale, Princess Rapunzel must find a way to escape from the wicked (and wickedly fabulous) Lady Za Za. Thankfully, the handsome Sir Roderick is ready to help Rapunzel take her rightful place as ruler of the kingdom. A wise old dragon, a hairstylist named Edgar, and a mysterious gypsy woman round out this goofy cast of characters. Let down your hair!
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Sept. 19-28
Repertory Company Theatre presents FATHER OF THE BRIDE

The story follows the surprise engagement of Stanley Banks’ daughter and the wedding planning that nearly breaks his will and bank account.
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Sept. 20-28
Casa Manana presents The Sound of Music

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. The world’s most beloved musical is sure to capture your heart and become one of your favorite things.
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Sept. 25-Oct. 19
Theatre Three presents Hands on a Hardbody

A musical by Doug Wright, Amanda Green, & Trey Anastasio For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.
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Sept. 27
Titas presents Spectrum Dance Company

One of the dance world’s most important contemporary choreographers, TITAS Presents is thrilled to bring Donald Byrd’s new company into our new season. Beautiful dancers, well trained, and intricate, subtle choreography makes Spectrum Dance a stunning addition to the season.
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Sept. 28-29
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

An Unabridged Staged Reading Experience the greatest love story of all time. True love blossoms in Verona between the children of the feuding Montagues and the Capulets. The secret marriage of these star-crossed lovers ignites a string of tragic events that leaves both families united in grief at the final curtain.
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Oct. 10-Nov. 2
Watertower Theatre presents Bonnie & Clyde

This new musical blends the music of Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) with the electrifying love story of two of Texas’ most famed outlaws. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two dreamers that found their way into violent circumstances. Their adventurous story captured the attention of an entire nation! Stuck in a dead-end job in depression era Texas, young Bonnie Parker falls for charismatic Clyde Barrow. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. As their fame, notoriety — and body count — rise; the ill-fated lovers find themselves racing toward an inevitable end. Recommended for mature audiences
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Oct. 11 & 12
AVANT CHAMBER BALLET presents Carnival of Animals – World Premiere

Carnival of Animals – World Premiere Choreography by Katie Puder Music by Camille Saint-Saens Exactly Woven Choreography by Katie Puder Music by Dimitri Shostakovich
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OCT. 16-NOV. 16
Dallas Theater Center presents DRIVING MISS DAISY

Told through vignettes detailing the shift in Southern racial attitudes between 1948 and 1973, Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the decades long relationship between a stubborn, Southern matriarch and her proud, African-American chauffeur who journey from suspicion and mistrust to respect and affection in this Pulitzer Prize®-winning play. DTC welcomes back 2014 Academy Award®-nominee June Squibb (last seen in Dividing the Estate) as the indomitable Miss Daisy in this iconic tale of the transformative power of friendship that will warm your heart.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 2
Cara Mía Theatre presents the sand show

From Cara Mía’s newest addition to the resident ensemble and Prism Co’s co-founder, Jeffrey Colangelo directs members from Prism Co.and Cara Mía Theatre Co. to create a unique movement-based performance about the quest to find and revive the ancient Aztec deity Tezcatlipoca. Archaeologists dig and ravage through hallowed land in Mexico, but when they come across sacred sand beings that seek to bring Tezcatlipoca’s destructive nature back to the surface of the earth, do they preserve the rituals they religiously studied or do they go down fighting?
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Oct. 17-31
Dallas Children's Theater presents Night of the Living Dead

They’re back…they’re dead…and they’re hungry….The cult classic returns to the DCT stage! Radiation from a fallen satellite transforms the dead into flesh-eating zombies, and no one is safe. It’s the 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life (figuratively speaking)! Full of thrills, chills, and dark satire.
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Oct. 19-20
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Sonnets with Music Part 1

An Unabridged Staged Reading An original presentation of Shakespeare’s “Sonnets of Sundry Notes to Music” and his narrative poem “The Phoenix and the Turtle” conceived and directed by Shawn Magill. Sonnets with Music encompasses diverse art forms through innovative collaborations in theater, music, film and beyond— mixing poetry with theatricality and original compositions by Dallas’ top local music acts, headlined by the classical with a folk twist indie band Home by Hovercraft.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

The Kindertransport was a rescue operation that granted safe passage to 10,000 Jewish children caught in the path of Nazi Germany. In most cases, they left parents and siblings behind. The Kindertransport required steadfast determination, expediency, and the balancing acts of numerous individuals and organizations. Examine all the details that had to be nailed down; the numerous transportation schedules to synchronize; the sacrifices of parents to save their children and the selflessness of the people who provided homes for the children. Meet the Upstanders who made what seemed impossible happen at great risk to themselves; meet the parents who were forced to make heart-wrenching decisions; and finally, meet the children who escaped Hitler.
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May 3-Aug. 31
Irving Arts Center presents A David Small World

See this exhibition in the Carpenter Hall Lobby showcasing 70 original works by award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, David Small. Organized and toured by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene. His droll wit shines through his art and writing in books like George Washington's Cows and Fenwick's Suit.  In 2001, he received the Caldecott Medal for So You Want to Be President? written by Judith St. George.  Many of his books have been created in partnership with his wife Sarah Stewart, a native of Texas.
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May 9-Aug. 31
Botanical Menagerie Exhibition at Texas Discovery Gardens

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with Jim Hastings and daughter Zoe. Both artists, they are featured in Texas Discovery Gardens’ summer exhibit. Botanical Menagerie features ink and watercolor pieces that tie our urban existence in with the natural world, of which we often forget we are a part. Zoe Hastings is a junior at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Zoe also works as a studio assistant at Studio Arts Dallas. Jim Hastings is an artist and educator. Jim has a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a MA in Art Education from The University of North Texas. Jim has 5 children, of which Zoe is his oldest.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure

This display of ten, rare large-format photogravures by Alfred Stieglitz showcases the creative process of an artist. These exquisite versions of some of Stieglitz’s most important photographs were in his private collection at the time of his death. They reveal how the artist tested inks and papers in his efforts to best relay the beauty of the world and his vision. The exhibition is drawn from a generous gift of Doris Bry, who worked for many years as the assistant and exclusive art dealer for Georgia O’Keeffe.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art: No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection

This exhibition features a selection of twenty paintings from the private collection of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, a St. Louis couple devoted to art of the American Midwest made between the World Wars. With distinctive tastes and discerning eyes, the Sinquefields have built an extraordinary collection that conveys the importance of this region in the national story of American art. The exhibition includes work by the famed Regionalists Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, and, as well as paintings by John Atherton, Joe Jones, and John Rogers Cox, who like their more celebrated colleagues, interpreted the reality of the heartland with passion, vigor, and poignancy.
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May 16-Sept. 14
GRAPEVINE’S GRAND GALLERY presents HUMAN PLUS: REAL LIVES + REAL ENGINEERING

this fun and interactive exhibit tells compelling stories of engineers and users with disabilities who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals. The exhibit also allows guests to interact and get their hands on a broad range of actual ability-enhancing tools.
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May 25- Aug. 31
Meadows Museum presents The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya

The Kunsthalle of Hamburg holds one of the most significant collections of Spanish drawings found outside of Spain, containing works by Alonso Cano, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Juan de Valdés Leal and Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, among others. This is the first exhibition to present the exquisite collection on a large scale, 123 years after they were purchased. As part of the continued collaboration between the Meadows Museum and the Museo Nacional del Prado, the jointly organized exhibition will present around 80 drawings, first in Dallas, then Madrid.
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June 1-Sept. 21
Drawing from the Masters at the Meadows Museum

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as guest artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
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Jun. 14 - Sep. 7
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades. This 40-year survey includes works from each period of Archibald John Motley Jr.’s (1891—1981) career. Motley’s scenes of life in the African-American community, often in his hometown of Chicago, depict a parallel universe of labor and leisure and are infused with the rhythms and colors of jazz. His portraits are voyeuristic examinations of race, gender and sexuality. Also included in the exhibition are his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico, as well as works that address slavery and racial stereotypes.
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June 14-Sept. 28
CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART presents Shen Wei Exhibition

In the significant recent series of paintings featured in this exhibition, Shen Wei narrows his focus to a study of the grisaille palette and the expressive textures of oil paint. These compositions in black, white and gray are shrouded in an aura of mystery. The shapes and textures can, in places, appear to resemble elements of a sublime and awesome landscape – jagged rocks, rushing water, imposing clouds, and elusive figures and animals. These same works, in places, recede into shadow, abstraction, and above all the materiality of a heavy impasto and thick textured paint on canvas. They have a dreamlike quality reminiscent of Surrealist explorations of the unconscious that melds, unexpectedly, with visible brushstrokes and the traces of swift, decisive action. Meditations on landscape, the subtly beautiful, and the strange have long been the domain of literati artists in China. Shen Wei, with this new series, takes these meditations to new heights and profound depths.
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June 14-Dec. 7
Dallas Museum of Art presents From the Village to Vogue – The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

See 26 pieces including silver and gold jewelry created by the celebrated African-American artist, plus more than 30 pieces by his contemporaries.
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June 27 - Jan. 31
Frontiers of Flight Museum presents VICTORY FROM WITHIN: THE AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE

This new traveling exhibit details the American prisoner of war experience from the Civil War to modern conflicts.  The exhibit was created by the National Park Service in cooperation with the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Friends of Andersonville to give more citizens the opportunity to explore the American POW story. The exhibit includes sections on Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom, and displays artifacts and audio-visual interviews from actual prisoners of war.
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June 28-Aug. 20
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives Are Our Lessons

Within months of the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, the Germans established a ghetto in the city of Łódź and forced more than 160,000 Jews to move there. The Łódź Ghetto was overcrowded and unsanitary. Starvation quickly set in as conditions became unbearable. The Łódź Ghetto’s Jewish Council hired Mendel Grossman and Henryk Ross, Jewish photographers and inhabitants of the ghetto themselves, to take clandestine photos of Jews working inside the ghetto. The Jewish Council hoped the photos would prove to the Nazis that the work of Lodz’s Jewish inhabitants and therefore their lives were necessary to the war effort. Grossman and Ross took the photos at great personal risk. They went far beyond their mandate, taking thousands of private photos of Jewish life and conditions in Łódź. They managed to hide the photos before being deported and their photos ensured that the world would know of life in the ghetto—as captured on film by sympathetic observers. Faces of the Ghetto presents their work. The images capture the nearly imperceptible sparks of individual hope smoldering in the eyes of suffering Jewish men, women, and children--as if to say where ever there is life, there is hope.
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June 28-Oct. 24
Greater Denton Arts Council presents American Brides: Inspiration & Ingenuity

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas. It will feature more than forty wedding gowns, dresses, and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present. "American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity" emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition. Most of the wedding gowns on display are drawn from the core of the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC). These selections from the TFC also include several 19th century bridal gowns on loan from Steven Porterfield, who owns the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, Texas and is often a guest appraiser on “The Antique Roads Show.
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June 29-Oct. 26
Dallas Museum of Art presents Mind’s Eye – Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne

See works by artists Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix in this DMA-organized exhibition, located in Chilton I Gallery. The exhibit, drawn from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection, as well as from several private collections, features more than 100 works on paper, many of which are rarely on view, in various media by 70 artists. Mind’s Eye offers new insights into the working methods and practices of these artists, providing an intimate view of their approach to art making while also presenting the drawings and watercolors as finished works of art in their own right.
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July 1-Sept. 27
Refreshing Journey: Recent Art by Jenny Hong DeLaughter at the bath House Cultural Center

The White Rock Lake Museum (located inside the Bath House Cultural Center) presents Refreshing Journey, an exhibition of drawings inspired by White Rock Lake by Dallas artist Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition celebrates the interaction of humans with the natural environment of White Rock Lake. The painter gracefully depicts scenes from life at the lake with her drawings. With the splendid view of the lake as the background of many of her drawings, Jenny captures images of family gatherings, landscapes, wildlife, and other special moments with insightful perception and sensibility. Although the artist has demonstrated a predilection for painting abstract compositions on canvas, she chose to rely on the medium of small-scale drawings to create the artwork for her show. The selected size and media create a sense of deep intimacy between the viewer and the work of art, which serves as an invitation for a closer, more introspective look of the artist’s creations.
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July 7 - Jan. 11
Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection

Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection brings a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist.
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July 11 - Aug. 30
Latino Cultural Center presents Tex-mex Kitchens Of Dallas, 1950-1970

From the oven to the tortillería, the evolution of the Tex-Mex kitchen in Dallas reflects the growing and enduring presence of Mexican-American culture in North Texas. The contributions of the Martínez family, owners of the El Fenix restaurants; the Luna family, proprietors of the first tortillería in Dallas; and the Cuellar family, owners of the El Chico restaurants, put the name "Tex-Mex" on the Dallas food menu. The conception of the staple frozen margarita by Mariano Martínez further attests to an evolved Tex-Mex cuisine.
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July 11 - Aug. 30
The Evolution Of Ricardo Paniagua

Self-described as the "Ugly Duckling of the Dallas arts scene," Ricardo Paniagua has pioneered a style of painted sculpture and canvas involving "spiritually technological" geometric patterns.
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July 12-Nov. 16
Irving Arts Center presents Simply Beautiful – Photographs from National Geographic

See more than 50 images from National Geographic’s Image Collection that highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive.
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July 19-Jan. 19
The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Seeing and Believing – Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma

See the work of B. G. (Banwarhlal Giridharlal) Sharma, whose designs dominated the Hindu market in the second half of the 20th century. His painted works, catholic in subject matter, were individually signed and sold or presented on behalf of the Indian government to international dignitaries.
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July 19-Oct. 5
George W. Bush Presidential Center presents Oscar de la Renta – Five Decades of Style

See more than 50 garments, some on view for the first time, in this major retrospective of legendary American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has designed for iconic women of style, including First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush. The exhibit explores his significant career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces. His designs for First Ladies will offer an opportunity to examine the unique role of the First Lady as our country’s official hostess to world leaders and diplomats and as a trendsetter in style, fashion, and entertaining. A video component will introduce visitors to the collection through stories, images, and personal accounts from Mrs. Bush and Mr. de la Renta.
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July 25-Sept. 30
The Evolving Universe, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

The cosmos constantly changes. Stars are born, live out their lives, and die sometimes calmly, sometimes explosively. Galaxies form, grow and collide dramatically. "The Evolving Universe" explores how the stars, galaxies and universe undergo the same stages as life on Earth: from birth, to maturity and eventually, to death. Visitors to “The Evolving Universe” can choose one of two paths to explore the cosmos. They can begin close to home with our solar system and move outward to the farthest reaches of the universe. Or they can begin 13.7 billion years ago at the moment of the Big Bang and move forward in time to the present day. Along their journey, guests will learn how a variety of telescopes and instruments reveal the fascinating history of the expanding universe.
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July 26-Aug. 23
The Mac 2014 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue

The Annual Membership Exhibition is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC - providing a place for creative expression and vigorous dialogue between artists and patrons of the arts. The Annual Membership Exhibition celebrates emerging and established artistic talent in Dallas and surrounding areas. Each year a theme for the exhibition is selected by The MAC staff and Board of Directors. The MAC Staff and Board of Directors invites all MAC members or newly joining members to submit works of art in all media from visual to performance art and literary reading relating to the theme Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue.
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July 26 - Sep. 13
Visual Art League of Lewisville Fresh Ideas Show 2014

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas July 26 through September 13, 2014. The exhibit is open to all current Visual Art League members and to all artists who sign-up for membership at the time of entry. The prize money for all awards combines to over $1,200. First Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $500.00, and a solo show in 2015 at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery. There will also be cash prizes for 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mentions and a People's Choice Award. The Juror this year is Diane Walker-Gladney. Diane is a contemporary painter whose work is featured in numerous public and private collections, including the Longview Museum of Fine Art. Her achievements include being featured in the 24th edition of the critically acclaimed periodical, New American Paintings. She was also named a Hunting Art Prize finalist three times. Diane holds a master’s degree in Art. She is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas. Visit www.visualartleague.org for more information. The Visual Art League of Lewisville may be contacted via email on their website, or by phone at 972-420-9393. The MCL Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville, Texas.
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Aug. 2 - Oct. 4
Lakeside Market ArtAbout Saturdays

With the Lakeside Market Plano ArtFest 2014 being such a success, we are presenting ArtAbout Saturdays. These events will be first Saturdays, August through October and will run from 9 am - 2 pm. If you love pieces from local artisan and craftsmen, as well as, great culinary items and handmade goods, this is the place for you to be! Join us in the front portion of the Lakeside Market Plano shopping center for these great market-style events. Lakeside Market Plano is located on Preston Rd and Spring Creek Parkway (4025 Preston Rd Plano, TX 75093) www.LakesideMarketPlano.Com
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Aug. 6-30
HALEY-HENMAN presents HENRY BIBER: IN ATTENDANCE OF THE UNACCUSTOMED LANDSCAPE

Henry Biber, formerly a practicing clinical psychologist, creates these images to make the customarily hidden more perceptible. In this exhibited series he offers the themes of reflection, rebirth, indirection, existing beyond our self-made cocoons, and the existence of the not yet visible. Indeed, the title of the show provokes an introspection of one's interior landscapes of past, present and future.
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Aug. 7-30
Artists' Showplace Gallery presents Brain Freeze

Art by three Metroplex art teachers - Rebekah Luckett, Jordan Taub and Megan Eakins - will be on exhibit at the Artists' Showplace Gallery. Whimsical, chaotic, unconventional, sculptural are just a few words that describe this amazing and interesting exhibit by artists, all of whom are graduates of the University of North Texas.
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Aug. 7-30
Valley House Gallery presents "Summer Cut."

What makes the cut in the summer? Inspired by shorter summer haircuts and hemlines, this fresh exhibition celebrates the short and sweet of summer fun! Eight artists, new to the gallery, have been invited to exhibit their works alongside gallery artists.
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Aug. 9 - 30
PDNB Gallery presents The Most Important Photograph Ever Made!

View from the Window at Le Gras is the earliest surviving photograph produced by the father of photography, Nicéphore Niépce. circa 1826. This historic jewel is now in the permanent collection of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin. Because of the light sensitive nature of the print, it is presented in a custom made darkly lit booth, to be viewed by a single person at a time. PDNB Gallery will exhibit what we believe is the MOST IMPORTANT photograph made since the famous Niépce photograph. The significance of this photograph cannot be measured or valued. Over 150 years have passed since the invention, and there has been no other photographic print produced that is as important. Because this photograph is rare and cannot be presented in normal gallery lighting, the work of art will be presented inside a curtained area. Opening reception Aug. 9th from 5 - 8 pm. PDNB Gallery will be closed Aug.12th - 16th.
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Aug. 10-30
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents Annual Membership Show at Mary Tomas Gallery

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit community arts organization and school of visual arts geared to beginning, emerging and working artists presents its juried annual membership show Saturday, August 9 through August 30, 2014 at Mary Tomás Gallery in the Dallas Design District. The juried show is as varied as the classes offered at CAC, including several works of sculpture, mosaic, fused glass, jewelry, drawing, painting, photography and ceramics. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 9 from 6pm to 9pm.
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Aug. 16 - Sep. 20
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 20th Annual Goblet Invitational

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass is proud to announce their 20th Annual Goblet Invitational showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition drinking vessels from artists nationwide. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 16th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
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Aug. 23
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation present Princess Mononoke

PRINCESS MONONOKE is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record upon its original release in Japan. While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him superhuman power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. The girl Mononoke is a force of nature—with blood-smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, and doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera.
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Aug. 26 - Sep. 18
Texas Woman's University presents Combinations 2014: TWU Visual Arts Faculty with Guests

Reception: Sept. 2 / 5-8pm: The exhibition ‘Combinations 2014: TWU Visual Arts Faculty with Guests’ features artwork by faculty members of TWU Department of Visual Arts and guest artists invited by the faculty. This biennial exhibition highlights the work of the TWU faculty, allowing students, the university, and the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton arts communities to see the compelling work being created and shown locally, nationally and internationally by the Visual Arts faculty members.
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Aug. 28
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents BLACKMAIL

Hitchcock’s silent BLACKMAIL is one of the best British films, if not the best, of the late 1920s. Made in 1929 during the transition to the sound era, it was commissioned as both a silent film and as part-talkie with music and some dialogue scenes. Czech film actress Anny Ondra stars as Alice White, a young woman whose brief flirtation with an artist turns suddenly and terribly sour.  Hitchcock’s masterly thriller boasts great London locations including the British Museum, Whitehall and the Lyons Tea House at Piccadilly Circus.
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Aug. 29
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock present Psycho

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's Master of Suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released PSYCHO and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), PSYCHO announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before. "Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece blends a brutal manipulation of audience identification and an incredibly dense, allusive visual style to create the most morally unsettling film ever made."
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Aug. 29
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock present The 39 Steps

A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent, but when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring trying to steal top-secret information. "At 35, with more than a dozen features already under his belt, the director triumphed with this dazzling mixture of spycraft, banter, expository nonsense and manic chases along the Scottish Highlands."
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Aug. 30 - Mar. 15
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.
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Aug. 30
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents NOTOROIUS

Described by Hitchcock himself as "the first true Hitchcock movie," this masterfully silent thriller is set in a fog-bound London terrorized by a Jack the Ripper-style murderer known only as The Avenger. His victims, all young blonde women, are discovered each Tuesday night. This is one of the great British silent era crime films, starring matinée idol Ivor Novello as the mysterious new lodger who appears to be acting rather strangely.
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Aug. 31
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents REAR WINDOW

A temporarily wheelchair-bound photojournalist is convinced that a murder has been committed in the apartment across the way. Considered by many to be one of Hitchcock's best, REAR WINDOW screened at the 1954 Venice Film festival, received four Academy Award nominations, is ranked #48 on the AFI's Top 100 movie list, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
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Aug. 31
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents The Lodger

"A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger." This screening is silent with live musical accompaniment performed by Curtis Heath.
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Sept. 2
First Tuesday Social Justice Films“ 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” - a free presentation

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions Rick Ray asked Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, during an interview in the monastery in Dharamsala, India. There is no charge and popcorn and refreshments are provided. Audience discussion follows. A First Tuesday Social Justice presentation.
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Sept. 5
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Mean Girls

The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen MEAN GIRLS.
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Sept. 5-Oct. 31
Artists’ Showplace Gallery presents Africa in a Different Light by photographer Graham Hobart

Artist's Statement "In a Different Light" is my attempt to bring dignity and wonder to the animal kingdom. I want to bring a renewed awareness to their vulnerability that will translate to action on our part. This includes supporting efforts to intercept poachers and educating or giving incentives to the indigenous peoples that live near the animals to stop destroying what is left of the animal’s remaining habitat."
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Sept. 5-Oct. 4
The Goss-Michael Foundation presents The Space Between

The Goss-Michael Foundation is pleased to present The Space Between, a major solo show of new work from British artist Adam Ball.
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Sept. 6 - Nov. 15
PDNB Gallery presents Geof Kern

This fall, PDNB Gallery will kick off the season with a solo show for the highly recognized fashion and advertising photographer, Geof Kern, (b. 1950, Brooklyn, NY). Kern is a Dallas treasure, well known in fashion circles, particularly the Neiman Marcus set. This exhibition strongly illustrates the influence of high art on the world of advertising. A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with forward by D.J. Stout, former Texas Monthly photo editor and current design consultant for Pentagram. Geof Kern will be signing copies during the artist reception. on Saturday, September 6th from 5-8pm.
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Sept. 14
Family Funday at the Irving Arts Center

Go Wild With Art
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) DADA Bike Swarm

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208. The event is FREE and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA)DADA Fall Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary. FREE!
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Sept. 21-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. During this decade, New York was the center for the development of a new synthesis of media and ideas about the relationship between art and popular culture. It was also a city that inspired a new audaciousness in the art and the art market that would follow. Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s examines this context and decade through a broad range of media, including painting, performance, sculpture, photography, and installation. Artists featured in the exhibition include Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Troy Brauntuch, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Peter Halley, Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, Jack Goldstein, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, Philip Taaffe, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool. The exhibition is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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Sept. 25
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth The Day My God Died:A Documentary Presented by the Gendercide Awareness Project

Film Screen and Panel Discussion
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Sept. 25
World Affairs Council presents The Day My God Died

Screening & Discussion
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Oct. 2 - Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

Navigating the West, a dynamic exhibition featuring seventeen iconic river paintings and fifty drawings, reveals for the first time how George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) created his art and artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. Then and now our nation’s waterways—how they are used, controlled, and the lives of the people closest to them—remain a current and important issue.
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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. 9 - 12
Video Association of Dallas Dallas VideoFest 27

Dallas Videofest is the major event presented by the Video Association of Dallas, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.
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Oct. 16 - 19
Video Association of Dallas Dallas VideoFest 27

Dallas Videofest is the major event presented by the Video Association of Dallas, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.
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Nov. 7-Aug. 31
Old Red Museum presents Dream No Small Dreams

The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture presents a special, temporary exhibit Dream No Small Dreams: How Erik Jonsson Led Dallas from Tragedy to Triumph in the 1960s, which examines Jonsson’s visionary leadership of Dallas.
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Feb 22 - Dec 31
Bird House Exhibit

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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April 6 - Sept. 1
The World's Largest Dinosaurs at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

This fascinating exhibition reveals amazing insights into the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth - the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. So massive! So tall! Such long necks and tiny heads! Come face-to-face with a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its incredible 30-foot neck. Th¬rough video projections and innovative exhibits see her giant heart, lungs, digestive and other systems at work and appreciate more about how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves and survives. You'll understand why scientists from many fields consider these giants one of Earth’s great success stories. Gigantic-ize your experience. Save when you bundle your tickets to see The World’s Largest Dinosaurs and the 3D film Dinosaurs: Giants Of Patagonia!
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July 4-Aug. 23
Mesquite ProRodeo Series

Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in events such as bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and bareback riding.
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Aug. 1-31
August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

Get discounted general admission to the arboretum during the entire month. As always, members receive free general admission and parking year-round. This is a great opportunity for new arboretum visitors to bring the kids out to experience the eight-acre Children’s Adventure Garden.
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Aug. 1-Oct. 31
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary presents Passenger Pigeon on View

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger pigeon, which was once the most numerous bird in North America. See a specimen of the pigeon at the Heard, one of the few educational facilities in the state of Texas with a specimen in its collection and the only one of such locations to display it during this national event.
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Aug. 22
It's Vaudeville Night at the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House

“Vaudeville” returns August 22, 8 pm at the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House (LWCH), hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas. Just as the original Vaudeville in the early 1880’s, the show consists of a variety of unrelated acts. (Special event for those who come early: Ice Cream Social - 6:00-7:30.) Performers include Judith Anderson, folk singer (see her comedy skit as Second Hand Rose at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrR-mtZ0XKQ); Lady Diamond, classical jazz singer and The Wigouts - an unusual and indescribable group of people doing an unusual and totally indescribable routine, plus more. Tickets for the performance are $10 on line or at the door.
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Aug. 24
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Open House

The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra kicks off its 50th year by hosting a music-centered Open House at Orchestra Hall from 2 to 6 PM on August 24th. Orchestra Hall is located at the corner of Trail Lake Drive and Granbury Road in Fort Worth. With an instrument petting zoo, games and crafts for children, the music of two youth orchestras, and food trucks for the young of all ages, it will be perfect indoor and outdoor family entertainment.
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Aug. 27 - 29
Children's and Youth Chorus of Collin County 2014-2015 Auditions

The Children’s and Youth Chorus of Collin County just returned from their second Carnegie Hall Performance in New York City. Auditions are now being scheduled for the 2014-15 season. Three choirs provides opportunities for children and teens in grades 4-5; 6-8 and 9-12. To learn more about the chorus or to schedule an audition, call 972-618-4536 or visit www.ChildrensChorusOfCollinCounty.org. Auditions will be held from August 27-29.
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Aug. 31
Dance Council Honors

The Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is proud to announce the 2014 Dance Council Honors which will take place August. 31, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Dallas City Performance, coinciding with the inaugural Dallas DanceFest, August 29-31, 2014. The afternoon will begin with a reception followed by a program that includes performances by 2014 DCNT Scholarship recipients, professional dance companies, the awards presentation and a silent auction. Tickets will be available through the DCNT website beginning August 1. The date and venue aren’t the only changes attendees will notice this year. The DCNT is also pleased to announce the renaming of the Texas Tap Legend Award in honor of Buster Cooper who passed away in March at the age of 90. A Dallas tap icon, Cooper will be honored with the final Texas Tap Legend award. Every year the DCNT selects five individuals whose passion and commitment to the dance community has greatly impacted the art form in North Texas. The 2014 Dance Council Honorees are: Nita Braun – Mary McLarry Bywaters Award for Lifetime Achievement Suzie Jary – Mary Warner Award for Service to Dance Beth Wortley – Larry White Dance Educator Award Buster Cooper – Texas Tap Legend Award Jou Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia – Buster Cooper Tap Legend Award Dylis Croma – Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence
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Sept. 4
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents AN EVENING WITH KEN BURNS AND THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

This event will feature a first look at the new documentary from the acclaimed Academy Award-winning historical documentary writer, director/producer. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
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Sept. 6
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Meyerson 25 Celebration

Festivities kick-off Saturday, September 6, 2014 with the J.J. Pearce High School marching band leading a parade down Flora Street into the Meyerson and taking the stage to honor its legacy as the first group besides the Dallas Symphony to sign a performance contract at the then-new Meyerson Symphony Center. Free, day-long events for the open house include family activities, building tours, educational crafts and games, and 20-minute performances by Dallas-area ensembles and dance troupes, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Avant Chamber Ballet, Turtle Creek Chorale and others. Dallas Winds will close the day with a performance at 2:15 p.m. A Drumline competition will take place outside the Meyerson Symphony Center on Flora Street with area high schools performing throughout the day. A variety of popular food trucks will be stationed on Flora Street and concessions will be available inside the Meyerson for purchase.
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Sept. 6
Living History with Nancy Myers at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A headlining exotic dancer at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club at the time of the assassination, Myers was a performer under the stage name “Tammi True.” Myers knew Ruby for several years, having gone to Ruby’s Vegas Club as a teenager before working at the Carousel. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Sept. 6
Lone Star Youth Orchestra Auditions

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in North Texas. The LSYO is open to middle and high school students who live in the metroplex. Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday evenings from September to May, and results in four fully realized symphonic concerts at the Irving Arts Center.
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Sept. 6
Savannahs Meadow presents Farm to Fork Dining Experience

As you begin your fairytale inspired evening at Savannah’s Meadow the scent of lavender fills the air. Relaxation begins with each breath you take as lavender permeates the air. As the sun retires to the west, suddenly you are transported into the enchanted forest of lavender and lights.
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Sept. 8
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

On Monday, September 8, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra will be featured in a Rush Hour Concert at 6:30 p.m. (general admission). Free docent-led building tours will also be available on Monday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on every hour, as well as a free Bach's Lunch by program annotator Laurie Shulman. Her "The Concert Hall as Instrument" talk will begin at noon (space is limited, reservations are required.
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Sept. 9
Dallas Historical Society presents Los Barrios: History of Mexican American Settlement in Dallas Beginning in the 1900s

The historical development of several barrios, or Mexican American neighborhoods in Dallas dates ti the early 1900s. Pike Park, in the heart of Little Mexico, center of cultural and social life for Mexican Americans in early Dallas, regularly brought together barrio communities throughout Dallas to celebrate their cultural heritage, traditions, and values.
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Sept. 11-14
GrapeFest 

Head to the 28th annual, four-day wine festival with live music, wine tastings, concessions and family activities including carnival rides, midway games and the KidsWorld play area.
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Sept. 13
Texas Discovery Gardens: Garden Explorers Walk: Fall Wow's in our Gardens

Get out in the garden on this family friendly walk! Search for everything Mother Nature shares with us this time of year. It ends in time for you to catch the Butterfly Release talk at noon in our conservatory. Included w/ admission ($8/adults, $6 for ages 60+, $4 for ages 3-11).
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Sept. 20
Dallas Children's Theater presents Knights & Princesses Dream Ball

Dallas Children’s Theater is convening its royal court of brave Knights and lovely Princesses for a Dream Ball to be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Rosewood Center. The Ball will follow a performance of the season opener Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, and it promises to be an evening of feast, fun, and festivities. Children ages 4 to 10 and their parents are invited to attend. Tickets to the Dream Ball are $50 per person and proceeds will support DCT’s Sensory-Friendly Programming, which benefits children with autism, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome and other developmental differences.
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Sept. 21
Peace Day Dallas Awareness Adventure

As part of Peace Day Dallas, CISV-DFW and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will present Awareness Adventure, a three-and-half mile loop with clues and answers regarding Dallas’ journey through history. The touring mobile app will guide participants through the city, highlighting Dallas’ past and intertwining it with the current day to challenge participants to be part of a progressive and tolerant city. The Awareness Adventure is for all ages, offering fun facts, exciting trivia and great stories about our city, state, nation and world, including historical events taught through the city’s art, landscape and architecture.
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Sept. 25
Music at the Meadows with Enrique Muñoz, guitarist

Passion in Every Note From the region in Spain known for being the birthplace of Andres Segovia, comes guitarist Enrique Muñoz. Muñoz, a protege of Francisco Cuenca of Linares, will perform a varied program featuring the following composers: Bach, Tarrega, Moreno Torroba, and alongside these greats, the current composers Jorge Cardoso of Buenos Aires, and Francisco Cuenca of Andalucia's Cordoba province.
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Sept. 28
DFW International presents Fiesta Latinoamericana!

DFW International Community Alliance announces the 8th annual Fiesta Latinoamericana!, a free family cultural celebration. The region's only Cultural Festival of the Americas features two stages of music and dance, Children's Discovery Center workshop, a Parade of Nations, plus interactive activities for the entire family!
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Oct. 1
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents RICK STEVES’ THE HOLY LAND: ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS TODAY

This event will feature the international travel expert and PBS television personality as he recounts his recent one-month visit to the Middle East. You’ll follow him as he connects with students at Palestinian universities, visits with Zionist settlers whose claim to the land goes back to Biblical times, bobs like a cork in the Dead Sea, roasts coffee with Bedouin nomads, and walks in the footsteps of the fascinating spectrum of people who call this region home and struggle to share it peacefully. While there are no easy answers to the complex challenges of the Holy Land, with this entertaining evening, Rick shares vivid insights in a land a third of humanity considers holy.
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Oct. 4
Living History with Pierce Allman at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

As WFAA-Radio program director, Allman was one of the first media representatives inside the Texas School Depository after the assassination. He is believed to have encountered Lee Harvey Oswald leaving the building. He currently narrates the Museum’s audio guide. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Oct. 14
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort WorthFreedom and Power in the Digital Age

Program with Ben Blink, Senior Policy Analyst, Google
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Oct. 16
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

Program with Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Nov. 7-Aug. 31
Old Red Museum presents Dream No Small Dreams

The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture presents a special, temporary exhibit Dream No Small Dreams: How Erik Jonsson Led Dallas from Tragedy to Triumph in the 1960s, which examines Jonsson’s visionary leadership of Dallas.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

The Kindertransport was a rescue operation that granted safe passage to 10,000 Jewish children caught in the path of Nazi Germany. In most cases, they left parents and siblings behind. The Kindertransport required steadfast determination, expediency, and the balancing acts of numerous individuals and organizations. Examine all the details that had to be nailed down; the numerous transportation schedules to synchronize; the sacrifices of parents to save their children and the selflessness of the people who provided homes for the children. Meet the Upstanders who made what seemed impossible happen at great risk to themselves; meet the parents who were forced to make heart-wrenching decisions; and finally, meet the children who escaped Hitler.
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Feb 22 - Dec 31
Bird House Exhibit

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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April 6 - Sept. 1
The World's Largest Dinosaurs at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

This fascinating exhibition reveals amazing insights into the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth - the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. So massive! So tall! Such long necks and tiny heads! Come face-to-face with a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its incredible 30-foot neck. Th¬rough video projections and innovative exhibits see her giant heart, lungs, digestive and other systems at work and appreciate more about how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves and survives. You'll understand why scientists from many fields consider these giants one of Earth’s great success stories. Gigantic-ize your experience. Save when you bundle your tickets to see The World’s Largest Dinosaurs and the 3D film Dinosaurs: Giants Of Patagonia!
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May 3-Aug. 31
Irving Arts Center presents A David Small World

See this exhibition in the Carpenter Hall Lobby showcasing 70 original works by award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, David Small. Organized and toured by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene. His droll wit shines through his art and writing in books like George Washington's Cows and Fenwick's Suit.  In 2001, he received the Caldecott Medal for So You Want to Be President? written by Judith St. George.  Many of his books have been created in partnership with his wife Sarah Stewart, a native of Texas.
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May 9-Aug. 31
Botanical Menagerie Exhibition at Texas Discovery Gardens

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree with Jim Hastings and daughter Zoe. Both artists, they are featured in Texas Discovery Gardens’ summer exhibit. Botanical Menagerie features ink and watercolor pieces that tie our urban existence in with the natural world, of which we often forget we are a part. Zoe Hastings is a junior at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Zoe also works as a studio assistant at Studio Arts Dallas. Jim Hastings is an artist and educator. Jim has a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and a MA in Art Education from The University of North Texas. Jim has 5 children, of which Zoe is his oldest.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure

This display of ten, rare large-format photogravures by Alfred Stieglitz showcases the creative process of an artist. These exquisite versions of some of Stieglitz’s most important photographs were in his private collection at the time of his death. They reveal how the artist tested inks and papers in his efforts to best relay the beauty of the world and his vision. The exhibition is drawn from a generous gift of Doris Bry, who worked for many years as the assistant and exclusive art dealer for Georgia O’Keeffe.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art: No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection

This exhibition features a selection of twenty paintings from the private collection of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, a St. Louis couple devoted to art of the American Midwest made between the World Wars. With distinctive tastes and discerning eyes, the Sinquefields have built an extraordinary collection that conveys the importance of this region in the national story of American art. The exhibition includes work by the famed Regionalists Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, and, as well as paintings by John Atherton, Joe Jones, and John Rogers Cox, who like their more celebrated colleagues, interpreted the reality of the heartland with passion, vigor, and poignancy.
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May 16-Sept. 14
GRAPEVINE’S GRAND GALLERY presents HUMAN PLUS: REAL LIVES + REAL ENGINEERING

this fun and interactive exhibit tells compelling stories of engineers and users with disabilities who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals. The exhibit also allows guests to interact and get their hands on a broad range of actual ability-enhancing tools.
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May 16-Sept. 20
Theatre Too presents Shear Madness

This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
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May 25- Aug. 31
Meadows Museum presents The Spanish Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya

The Kunsthalle of Hamburg holds one of the most significant collections of Spanish drawings found outside of Spain, containing works by Alonso Cano, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Juan de Valdés Leal and Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, among others. This is the first exhibition to present the exquisite collection on a large scale, 123 years after they were purchased. As part of the continued collaboration between the Meadows Museum and the Museo Nacional del Prado, the jointly organized exhibition will present around 80 drawings, first in Dallas, then Madrid.
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June 1-Sept. 21
Drawing from the Masters at the Meadows Museum

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as guest artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
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Jun. 14 - Sep. 7
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades. This 40-year survey includes works from each period of Archibald John Motley Jr.’s (1891—1981) career. Motley’s scenes of life in the African-American community, often in his hometown of Chicago, depict a parallel universe of labor and leisure and are infused with the rhythms and colors of jazz. His portraits are voyeuristic examinations of race, gender and sexuality. Also included in the exhibition are his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico, as well as works that address slavery and racial stereotypes.
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June 14-Sept. 28
CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART presents Shen Wei Exhibition

In the significant recent series of paintings featured in this exhibition, Shen Wei narrows his focus to a study of the grisaille palette and the expressive textures of oil paint. These compositions in black, white and gray are shrouded in an aura of mystery. The shapes and textures can, in places, appear to resemble elements of a sublime and awesome landscape – jagged rocks, rushing water, imposing clouds, and elusive figures and animals. These same works, in places, recede into shadow, abstraction, and above all the materiality of a heavy impasto and thick textured paint on canvas. They have a dreamlike quality reminiscent of Surrealist explorations of the unconscious that melds, unexpectedly, with visible brushstrokes and the traces of swift, decisive action. Meditations on landscape, the subtly beautiful, and the strange have long been the domain of literati artists in China. Shen Wei, with this new series, takes these meditations to new heights and profound depths.
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June 14-Dec. 7
Dallas Museum of Art presents From the Village to Vogue – The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

See 26 pieces including silver and gold jewelry created by the celebrated African-American artist, plus more than 30 pieces by his contemporaries.
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June 27 - Jan. 31
Frontiers of Flight Museum presents VICTORY FROM WITHIN: THE AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE

This new traveling exhibit details the American prisoner of war experience from the Civil War to modern conflicts.  The exhibit was created by the National Park Service in cooperation with the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Friends of Andersonville to give more citizens the opportunity to explore the American POW story. The exhibit includes sections on Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom, and displays artifacts and audio-visual interviews from actual prisoners of war.
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June 28-Aug. 20
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives Are Our Lessons

Within months of the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, the Germans established a ghetto in the city of Łódź and forced more than 160,000 Jews to move there. The Łódź Ghetto was overcrowded and unsanitary. Starvation quickly set in as conditions became unbearable. The Łódź Ghetto’s Jewish Council hired Mendel Grossman and Henryk Ross, Jewish photographers and inhabitants of the ghetto themselves, to take clandestine photos of Jews working inside the ghetto. The Jewish Council hoped the photos would prove to the Nazis that the work of Lodz’s Jewish inhabitants and therefore their lives were necessary to the war effort. Grossman and Ross took the photos at great personal risk. They went far beyond their mandate, taking thousands of private photos of Jewish life and conditions in Łódź. They managed to hide the photos before being deported and their photos ensured that the world would know of life in the ghetto—as captured on film by sympathetic observers. Faces of the Ghetto presents their work. The images capture the nearly imperceptible sparks of individual hope smoldering in the eyes of suffering Jewish men, women, and children--as if to say where ever there is life, there is hope.
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June 28-Oct. 24
Greater Denton Arts Council presents American Brides: Inspiration & Ingenuity

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas. It will feature more than forty wedding gowns, dresses, and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present. "American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity" emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition. Most of the wedding gowns on display are drawn from the core of the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC). These selections from the TFC also include several 19th century bridal gowns on loan from Steven Porterfield, who owns the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, Texas and is often a guest appraiser on “The Antique Roads Show.
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June 29-Oct. 26
Dallas Museum of Art presents Mind’s Eye – Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne

See works by artists Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix in this DMA-organized exhibition, located in Chilton I Gallery. The exhibit, drawn from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection, as well as from several private collections, features more than 100 works on paper, many of which are rarely on view, in various media by 70 artists. Mind’s Eye offers new insights into the working methods and practices of these artists, providing an intimate view of their approach to art making while also presenting the drawings and watercolors as finished works of art in their own right.
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July 1-Sept. 27
Refreshing Journey: Recent Art by Jenny Hong DeLaughter at the bath House Cultural Center

The White Rock Lake Museum (located inside the Bath House Cultural Center) presents Refreshing Journey, an exhibition of drawings inspired by White Rock Lake by Dallas artist Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition celebrates the interaction of humans with the natural environment of White Rock Lake. The painter gracefully depicts scenes from life at the lake with her drawings. With the splendid view of the lake as the background of many of her drawings, Jenny captures images of family gatherings, landscapes, wildlife, and other special moments with insightful perception and sensibility. Although the artist has demonstrated a predilection for painting abstract compositions on canvas, she chose to rely on the medium of small-scale drawings to create the artwork for her show. The selected size and media create a sense of deep intimacy between the viewer and the work of art, which serves as an invitation for a closer, more introspective look of the artist’s creations.
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July 4-Aug. 23
Mesquite ProRodeo Series

Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in events such as bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and bareback riding.
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July 7 - Jan. 11
Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection

Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection brings a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist.
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July 11 - Aug. 30
Latino Cultural Center presents Tex-mex Kitchens Of Dallas, 1950-1970

From the oven to the tortillería, the evolution of the Tex-Mex kitchen in Dallas reflects the growing and enduring presence of Mexican-American culture in North Texas. The contributions of the Martínez family, owners of the El Fenix restaurants; the Luna family, proprietors of the first tortillería in Dallas; and the Cuellar family, owners of the El Chico restaurants, put the name "Tex-Mex" on the Dallas food menu. The conception of the staple frozen margarita by Mariano Martínez further attests to an evolved Tex-Mex cuisine.
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July 11-Aug. 23
Artisan Center Theater presents TARZAN

TARZAN is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic story and the 1999 Disney animated, smash-hit film about an orphan jungle boy raised by a nurturing family of apes. The young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan, now a man, encounters strangers like himself for the first time. This is a heartwarming tale of parental love, a child’s need for acceptance, and his search for his place in his family and the world.
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July 11 - Aug. 30
The Evolution Of Ricardo Paniagua

Self-described as the "Ugly Duckling of the Dallas arts scene," Ricardo Paniagua has pioneered a style of painted sculpture and canvas involving "spiritually technological" geometric patterns.
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July 12-Nov. 16
Irving Arts Center presents Simply Beautiful – Photographs from National Geographic

See more than 50 images from National Geographic’s Image Collection that highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive.
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July 19-Jan. 19
The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Seeing and Believing – Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma

See the work of B. G. (Banwarhlal Giridharlal) Sharma, whose designs dominated the Hindu market in the second half of the 20th century. His painted works, catholic in subject matter, were individually signed and sold or presented on behalf of the Indian government to international dignitaries.
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July 19-Aug. 23
artisan Center Theater presents Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS

The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns, leading our protagonists to rally their follow jungle creatures into battle and restore peace to the jungle.
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July 19-Oct. 5
George W. Bush Presidential Center presents Oscar de la Renta – Five Decades of Style

See more than 50 garments, some on view for the first time, in this major retrospective of legendary American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has designed for iconic women of style, including First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush. The exhibit explores his significant career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces. His designs for First Ladies will offer an opportunity to examine the unique role of the First Lady as our country’s official hostess to world leaders and diplomats and as a trendsetter in style, fashion, and entertaining. A video component will introduce visitors to the collection through stories, images, and personal accounts from Mrs. Bush and Mr. de la Renta.
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July 25-Sept. 30
The Evolving Universe, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

The cosmos constantly changes. Stars are born, live out their lives, and die sometimes calmly, sometimes explosively. Galaxies form, grow and collide dramatically. "The Evolving Universe" explores how the stars, galaxies and universe undergo the same stages as life on Earth: from birth, to maturity and eventually, to death. Visitors to “The Evolving Universe” can choose one of two paths to explore the cosmos. They can begin close to home with our solar system and move outward to the farthest reaches of the universe. Or they can begin 13.7 billion years ago at the moment of the Big Bang and move forward in time to the present day. Along their journey, guests will learn how a variety of telescopes and instruments reveal the fascinating history of the expanding universe.
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July 26-Aug. 23
The Mac 2014 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue

The Annual Membership Exhibition is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC - providing a place for creative expression and vigorous dialogue between artists and patrons of the arts. The Annual Membership Exhibition celebrates emerging and established artistic talent in Dallas and surrounding areas. Each year a theme for the exhibition is selected by The MAC staff and Board of Directors. The MAC Staff and Board of Directors invites all MAC members or newly joining members to submit works of art in all media from visual to performance art and literary reading relating to the theme Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue.
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July 26 - Sep. 13
Visual Art League of Lewisville Fresh Ideas Show 2014

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas July 26 through September 13, 2014. The exhibit is open to all current Visual Art League members and to all artists who sign-up for membership at the time of entry. The prize money for all awards combines to over $1,200. First Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $500.00, and a solo show in 2015 at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery. There will also be cash prizes for 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mentions and a People's Choice Award. The Juror this year is Diane Walker-Gladney. Diane is a contemporary painter whose work is featured in numerous public and private collections, including the Longview Museum of Fine Art. Her achievements include being featured in the 24th edition of the critically acclaimed periodical, New American Paintings. She was also named a Hunting Art Prize finalist three times. Diane holds a master’s degree in Art. She is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas. Visit www.visualartleague.org for more information. The Visual Art League of Lewisville may be contacted via email on their website, or by phone at 972-420-9393. The MCL Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville, Texas.
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July 31-Aug. 23
Garland Civic Theatre presents The Wiz

Ease on down the road! Winner of seven Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! 
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Aug. 1-31
August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

Get discounted general admission to the arboretum during the entire month. As always, members receive free general admission and parking year-round. This is a great opportunity for new arboretum visitors to bring the kids out to experience the eight-acre Children’s Adventure Garden.
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Aug. 1-Oct. 31
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary presents Passenger Pigeon on View

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger pigeon, which was once the most numerous bird in North America. See a specimen of the pigeon at the Heard, one of the few educational facilities in the state of Texas with a specimen in its collection and the only one of such locations to display it during this national event.
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Aug. 2 - Oct. 4
Lakeside Market ArtAbout Saturdays

With the Lakeside Market Plano ArtFest 2014 being such a success, we are presenting ArtAbout Saturdays. These events will be first Saturdays, August through October and will run from 9 am - 2 pm. If you love pieces from local artisan and craftsmen, as well as, great culinary items and handmade goods, this is the place for you to be! Join us in the front portion of the Lakeside Market Plano shopping center for these great market-style events. Lakeside Market Plano is located on Preston Rd and Spring Creek Parkway (4025 Preston Rd Plano, TX 75093) www.LakesideMarketPlano.Com
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Aug. 6-24
ATTPAC Broadway Series presents THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY CAMERON MACKINTOSH Exclusive 2014 Texas Engagement Since its debut, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has grossed over $5.6 billion worldwide, with over 65,000 performances that have been seen by 130 million people in 30 countries and 152 cities in 13 languages. The show has won more than 70 major theater awards. Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
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Aug. 6-30
HALEY-HENMAN presents HENRY BIBER: IN ATTENDANCE OF THE UNACCUSTOMED LANDSCAPE

Henry Biber, formerly a practicing clinical psychologist, creates these images to make the customarily hidden more perceptible. In this exhibited series he offers the themes of reflection, rebirth, indirection, existing beyond our self-made cocoons, and the existence of the not yet visible. Indeed, the title of the show provokes an introspection of one's interior landscapes of past, present and future.
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Aug. 7-30
Artists' Showplace Gallery presents Brain Freeze

Art by three Metroplex art teachers - Rebekah Luckett, Jordan Taub and Megan Eakins - will be on exhibit at the Artists' Showplace Gallery. Whimsical, chaotic, unconventional, sculptural are just a few words that describe this amazing and interesting exhibit by artists, all of whom are graduates of the University of North Texas.
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Aug. 7-31
Theatre Three presents Candy Barr’s Last Dance

A world premiere comedy by Ronnie Claire Edwards Candy Barr was the colorful celebrity stripper; THE favorite of Dallas’ power brokers in the ‘40s and ‘50s. On the day of Candy’s funeral, three fellow strippers rendez-vous to go to the services together and gaily uncover more than Candy used to take off.
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Aug. 7-30
Valley House Gallery presents "Summer Cut."

What makes the cut in the summer? Inspired by shorter summer haircuts and hemlines, this fresh exhibition celebrates the short and sweet of summer fun! Eight artists, new to the gallery, have been invited to exhibit their works alongside gallery artists.
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Aug. 8-23
MESQUITE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS Driving Miss Daisy

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of 72, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning 25 years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now 97 and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible — and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.
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Aug. 8-24
Theatre Arlington Presents The Nerd

Willum Cubbert, an unassuming young architect, invites Rick Steadman (someone who saved Willum’s life, but whom Willum has never met) to stay with him. When Rick arrives, Willum realizes Rick is a hopeless “nerd” with absolutely NO social skills. The longer Rick stays, the more things lead to one uproarious incident after another, until Willum finds himself contemplating violence, with hilarious results. recommended for mature audiences, due to some language by one of the characters.
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Aug. 9 - 30
PDNB Gallery presents The Most Important Photograph Ever Made!

View from the Window at Le Gras is the earliest surviving photograph produced by the father of photography, Nicéphore Niépce. circa 1826. This historic jewel is now in the permanent collection of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin. Because of the light sensitive nature of the print, it is presented in a custom made darkly lit booth, to be viewed by a single person at a time. PDNB Gallery will exhibit what we believe is the MOST IMPORTANT photograph made since the famous Niépce photograph. The significance of this photograph cannot be measured or valued. Over 150 years have passed since the invention, and there has been no other photographic print produced that is as important. Because this photograph is rare and cannot be presented in normal gallery lighting, the work of art will be presented inside a curtained area. Opening reception Aug. 9th from 5 - 8 pm. PDNB Gallery will be closed Aug.12th - 16th.
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Aug. 10-30
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents Annual Membership Show at Mary Tomas Gallery

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit community arts organization and school of visual arts geared to beginning, emerging and working artists presents its juried annual membership show Saturday, August 9 through August 30, 2014 at Mary Tomás Gallery in the Dallas Design District. The juried show is as varied as the classes offered at CAC, including several works of sculpture, mosaic, fused glass, jewelry, drawing, painting, photography and ceramics. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, August 9 from 6pm to 9pm.
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Aug. 14 - 30
Frisco Youth Theatre presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice's madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
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Aug. 14-30
Churchmouse Productions presents None of the Above

Written By Jenny Lyn Bader Directed by Jared Culpepper Jamie, 17, a sophisticated New York City private school student, answers the door one day expecting her drug dealer—and instead finds her SAT tutor. Things degenerate from there. First Jamie tries to get out of being tutored and then she tries to cut a deal with the tutor, Clark. He doesn’t have much sympathy for her plight. They clash right away and seem to have very different values and priorities. But as the play progresses, Jamie and Clark negotiate an unusual pact. Soon enough, all the snap judgments these two have about each other will get thrown out the window, and they’ll both be surprised by what they learn.
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Aug. 15 - 24
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Love, Loss and What I Wore

The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre is proud to announce its 2014 Scholarship Benefit show, Love, Loss and What I Wore, written by Norah Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. The show runs two weekends only, August 15-24 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 P.M. and Sundays at 3 P.M. Love, Loss and What I Wore is a funny and touching play performed as a series of monologues by five women whose stories tell of their life experiences and the clothing that has anchored those moments in their memories. It is a show about matters of the heart and the closet.
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Aug. 15-23
First United Methodist Church, Dallas presents “Elsie Janis and the Boys”

The “Female Bob Hope of WWI” comes to life at the FUMC Rotunda in the brand new musical, ELSIE JANIS & THE BOYS, by playwright and Disney Radio Staff Writer – Carol J Crittenden and NYC Composer, John T. Prestianni. This small cast musical utilizes vintage music popular back in the day and original music created just for the show. All cast members sing, and most play multiple roles, as they recreate the historic six months that the US military fought in the War to End all Wars – a time period that Elsie, a real life entertainer and super trouper – took her show to the front in France.
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Aug. 16 - Sep. 20
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 20th Annual Goblet Invitational

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass is proud to announce their 20th Annual Goblet Invitational showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition drinking vessels from artists nationwide. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 16th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
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Aug. 21-Sept. 20
Circle Theatre presents Stella & Lou

This romantic comedy proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them. Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. The two friends are sharing their usual comfortable conversation, when Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion. As the two deal with the difficult decisions they now face, they reflect on their pasts and look ahead to the future. In Stella & Lou, playwright Bruce Graham examines "the human condition" with a kind heart and a gentle sense of humor. (Adult Language)
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Aug. 21
Fort Worth Library third Thursday Jazz Series: Clyde George Quintet

Vocalist Victor Cager and saxophonist Mack Goldsbury join George as he cranks up the Hammond B-3 organ for a blend of 60s soul, blues and jazz.
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Aug. 21-Sept. 28
Stage West presents Beyond Therapy, by Christopher Durang

The witty and wild date comedy. Prudence and Bruce have each posted a singles ad at the suggestion of their respective therapists. When they meet, their blind date wavers somewhere near total fiasco. While the therapists themselves border on psychotic, and both ex- and current lovers force their way into the picture, Prudence and Bruce try to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining sanity.
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Aug. 22
Fort Worth Symphony Great Performances Festival: Brahms & Dvorák Concert One

Fort Worth favorite Augustin Hadelich returns to launch the 2014 festival with the sweeping Brahms Violin Concerto, followed by Dvorák's blockbuster Symphony "From The New World" – a work inspired by the fresh sights and sounds of 1890's America.
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Aug. 22
It's Vaudeville Night at the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House

“Vaudeville” returns August 22, 8 pm at the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House (LWCH), hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas. Just as the original Vaudeville in the early 1880’s, the show consists of a variety of unrelated acts. (Special event for those who come early: Ice Cream Social - 6:00-7:30.) Performers include Judith Anderson, folk singer (see her comedy skit as Second Hand Rose at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrR-mtZ0XKQ); Lady Diamond, classical jazz singer and The Wigouts - an unusual and indescribable group of people doing an unusual and totally indescribable routine, plus more. Tickets for the performance are $10 on line or at the door.
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Aug. 22-31
Repertory Company Theatre presents Into the Woods

INTO THE WOODS is a unique musical. A great story that takes many of the Grimm fairytales, spins them on their head and intertwines them in a very interesting and unique way. The first act follows the traditional fairytales that we’re all familiar with, and the second act shows what happens after the happily ever after.
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Aug. 22-Sept. 6
Upstart Productions presents Year of the Rooster

Odysseus Rex is a champion. He is his trainer’s greatest hope. He is his opponents’ greatest fear. One day he will destroy the sun. Gil Pepper has been stepped on by everyone around him. Abused by his ailing mother, emasculated by his McDonald’s co-workers and taunted by his wealthy rivals… but he’s finally got an ace in the hole – Odysseus Rex – a rooster he’s been training since birth to be a fearsome killing machine. Now, for the first time in Gil’s life, he’s experiencing things he’s never had – hope, victory, and revenge.
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Aug. 23
Brahms & Dvorák Concert Two

The engaging Academic Festival Overture opens the second evening followed by Irish mezzo-soprano Zandra McMaster, who makes her Fort Worth debut in a performance of Dvorák's expressive Biblical Songs. We close the evening with lively folk music: Brahms' Hungarian Dances, which inspired Dvorák to compose his Slavonic Dances.
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Aug. 23
McKinney Performing Arts Center presents Dailey & Vincent

Dailey & Vincent is one of the top Bluegrass bands in America From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as fresh voices in their genre. The concoction of their fantastically powerful vocal blends, four award-winning studio albums and heavy touring schedules has gained them well-deserved attention from bluegrass, country and gospel critics and fans alike.
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Aug. 23
Miyazaki at the Modern: Masterpieces of Animation present Princess Mononoke

PRINCESS MONONOKE is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record upon its original release in Japan. While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him superhuman power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolf-gods who is waging battle against the human outpost of Iron Town, on the edge of the forest. The girl Mononoke is a force of nature—with blood-smeared lips, riding bareback on a great white wolf, and doing battle with both gods and humans, she is as iconic a figure as any from film, literature, or opera.
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Aug. 23
Richtones 

5-Time International Champion The Rich-Tone Chorus Annual Show Featuring Love Notes
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Aug. 24
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Open House

The Fort Worth Youth Orchestra kicks off its 50th year by hosting a music-centered Open House at Orchestra Hall from 2 to 6 PM on August 24th. Orchestra Hall is located at the corner of Trail Lake Drive and Granbury Road in Fort Worth. With an instrument petting zoo, games and crafts for children, the music of two youth orchestras, and food trucks for the young of all ages, it will be perfect indoor and outdoor family entertainment.
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Aug. 24
Fort Worth Symphony Brahms & Dvorák Concert Three

The final festival evening showcases violinist Augustin Hadelich with Dvorák's lyrical Violin Concerto, following the turbulent Tragic Overture. The festival closes with Brahms' powerful First Symphony.
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Aug. 24
Northridge Presbyterian Church presents a free organ recital

Dr. Grady E. Coyle, AAGO, ChM., will present a free organ recital in celebration of his 35th anniversary at the church. The program includes Bach’s monumental “Passacaglia in C-minor” and Franck’s stunningly beautiful “Chorale in B-minor,” as well as an exciting transcription of William Walton’s coronation march “Orb and Sceptre,” composed for Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1952. Smaller pieces by Sweelinck, Brahms, Wilhelm Middelshulte, Carlyle Sharpe and Frank Bridge round out the program.
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Aug. 26 - Sep. 18
Texas Woman's University presents Combinations 2014: TWU Visual Arts Faculty with Guests

Reception: Sept. 2 / 5-8pm: The exhibition ‘Combinations 2014: TWU Visual Arts Faculty with Guests’ features artwork by faculty members of TWU Department of Visual Arts and guest artists invited by the faculty. This biennial exhibition highlights the work of the TWU faculty, allowing students, the university, and the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton arts communities to see the compelling work being created and shown locally, nationally and internationally by the Visual Arts faculty members.
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Aug. 27 - 29
Children's and Youth Chorus of Collin County 2014-2015 Auditions

The Children’s and Youth Chorus of Collin County just returned from their second Carnegie Hall Performance in New York City. Auditions are now being scheduled for the 2014-15 season. Three choirs provides opportunities for children and teens in grades 4-5; 6-8 and 9-12. To learn more about the chorus or to schedule an audition, call 972-618-4536 or visit www.ChildrensChorusOfCollinCounty.org. Auditions will be held from August 27-29.
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Aug. 27 - 30
Plano Childrens Theatre presents The Odysey

Ten years have passed since the fall of Troy, and the Greek hero Odysseus still has not returned to his kingdom in Ithaca. A large and rowdy mob of suitors who have overrun Odysseus’s palace and pillaged his land continue to court his wife, Penelope. There is a plot to assassinate Telemachus, Odysseus’s son. Meanwhile, Odysseus has been kidnapped and imprisoned by the beautiful nymph Calypso.
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Aug. 28
Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet

Listen to the Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet perform a family-friendly concert at the library. The quintet performs a variety of woodwind quintet music spanning the gamut of music from classical to pops.
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Aug. 28
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents BLACKMAIL

Hitchcock’s silent BLACKMAIL is one of the best British films, if not the best, of the late 1920s. Made in 1929 during the transition to the sound era, it was commissioned as both a silent film and as part-talkie with music and some dialogue scenes. Czech film actress Anny Ondra stars as Alice White, a young woman whose brief flirtation with an artist turns suddenly and terribly sour.  Hitchcock’s masterly thriller boasts great London locations including the British Museum, Whitehall and the Lyons Tea House at Piccadilly Circus.
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Aug. 29 - 31
Dance Council or North Texas presents Dallas DanceFest

Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is excited to announce the companies and artists selected to perform at the inaugural Dallas DanceFest (DDF) which runs August 29-31, 2014 at the Dallas City Performance Hall. Times listed above. The three-day event promises to deliver excellence, vibrancy, vitality, and diversity in dance. DDF features performances by Dallas luminaries including Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Dallas Black Dance Theatre in addition to established, emerging, and academic dance companies and artists. The full roster of performers is below. 2014 DDF is dedicated to choreographer Bruce Wood who passed away suddenly at the end of May. Wood played a pivotal role in establishing and promoting dance in North Texas. Dance Council Honors coincides with DDF and takes place Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Dallas City Performance Hall. This year’s honorees include Nita Braun*, Suzie Jary, Beth Wortley, Buster Cooper*, Joe Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia, and Dylis Croman. The afternoon begins with a reception followed by a program that includes performances by 2014 DCNT Scholarship recipients, professional dance companies, a silent auction, and the Honors awards presentation. (* awarded posthumously). Tickets for DDF and Dance Council Honors will be available beginning August 1. Companies and artists to perform at the 2014 Dallas DanceFest include: Avant Chamber Ballet Ballet Ensemble of Texas BODYART Booker T. Washington HSPVA Repertory Dance Company I Booker T. Washington HSPVA Repertory Dance Company II Bruce Wood Dance Project Chado Danse Chamberlain Performing Arts Dallas Ballet Company Dallas Black Dance Theatre Dallas Black Dance Theatre II Dark Circles Contemporary Dance METdance Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation Mejia Ballet International Rhythmic Souls Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Dance Ensemble Tarrant County College’s Movers Unlimited Texas Ballet Theater
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Aug. 29-Oct. 4
Artisan Center Theater presents SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, a gospel musical that replicates an old-timey hymn singing, takes place at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in rural North Carolina. The year is 1938, when prayers were prompted by, among other things, layoffs at the local pickle plant. Seeking to fill the pews, Pastor Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin’ evening of singin’ and witnessin’. More than two dozen gospel songs, many of them vintage pop hymns, and hilarious stories from the more or less devout Sanders provide a richly entertaining evening that has everyone clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.
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Aug. 29
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock present Psycho

In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's Master of Suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released PSYCHO and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), PSYCHO announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before. "Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece blends a brutal manipulation of audience identification and an incredibly dense, allusive visual style to create the most morally unsettling film ever made."
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Aug. 29
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock present The 39 Steps

A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent, but when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring trying to steal top-secret information. "At 35, with more than a dozen features already under his belt, the director triumphed with this dazzling mixture of spycraft, banter, expository nonsense and manic chases along the Scottish Highlands."
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Aug. 30 - Mar. 15
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.
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Aug. 30
Meadows School of the Arts presents Brazen Brass 5

Brazen Brass 5, an ensemble-in-residence at SMU Meadows and national winner of the 2014 Aspen Music Festival and School Brass Quintet Fellowship, presents a lively evening of music for brass instruments. The program includes works by Malcolm Arnold and Oskar Böhme, as well as newer works commissioned and composed within the past few years.
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Aug. 30
Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra concert

ROCKWALL MUSICFEST AND THE GREATER ROCKWALL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME WELL KNOWN CIVIC LEADER, DEWAYNE CAIN, AS OUR GUEST TO WELCOME HONOREE RALPH HALL TO THE ANNUAL LABOR DAY CONCERT AT THE HARBOR. THRILL TO THE MUSIC OF COLE PORTER, JOHN WILLIAMS, AND A SPECIAL PATRIOTIC MUSICAL SALUTE TO CONGRESSMAN HALL FOR HIS DECADES OF SERVICE. MICHAEL J. MANLEY, THE ORCHESTRA'S WELL KNOWN CONDUCTOR, WILL CONDUCT THIS 57 PIECE ORCHESTRA OF LOCAL MUSICIANS, PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS, AND TALENTED RISD ORCHESTRAL STUDENTS.
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Aug. 30
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents NOTOROIUS

Described by Hitchcock himself as "the first true Hitchcock movie," this masterfully silent thriller is set in a fog-bound London terrorized by a Jack the Ripper-style murderer known only as The Avenger. His victims, all young blonde women, are discovered each Tuesday night. This is one of the great British silent era crime films, starring matinée idol Ivor Novello as the mysterious new lodger who appears to be acting rather strangely.
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Aug. 31
Dance Council Honors

The Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is proud to announce the 2014 Dance Council Honors which will take place August. 31, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Dallas City Performance, coinciding with the inaugural Dallas DanceFest, August 29-31, 2014. The afternoon will begin with a reception followed by a program that includes performances by 2014 DCNT Scholarship recipients, professional dance companies, the awards presentation and a silent auction. Tickets will be available through the DCNT website beginning August 1. The date and venue aren’t the only changes attendees will notice this year. The DCNT is also pleased to announce the renaming of the Texas Tap Legend Award in honor of Buster Cooper who passed away in March at the age of 90. A Dallas tap icon, Cooper will be honored with the final Texas Tap Legend award. Every year the DCNT selects five individuals whose passion and commitment to the dance community has greatly impacted the art form in North Texas. The 2014 Dance Council Honorees are: Nita Braun – Mary McLarry Bywaters Award for Lifetime Achievement Suzie Jary – Mary Warner Award for Service to Dance Beth Wortley – Larry White Dance Educator Award Buster Cooper – Texas Tap Legend Award Jou Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia – Buster Cooper Tap Legend Award Dylis Croma – Natalie Skelton Award for Artistic Excellence
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Aug. 31
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents REAR WINDOW

A temporarily wheelchair-bound photojournalist is convinced that a murder has been committed in the apartment across the way. Considered by many to be one of Hitchcock's best, REAR WINDOW screened at the 1954 Venice Film festival, received four Academy Award nominations, is ranked #48 on the AFI's Top 100 movie list, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
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Aug. 31
Scare Tactics: Six by Hitchcock presents The Lodger

"A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger." This screening is silent with live musical accompaniment performed by Curtis Heath.
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Sept. 2
First Tuesday Social Justice Films“ 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” - a free presentation

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions Rick Ray asked Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, during an interview in the monastery in Dharamsala, India. There is no charge and popcorn and refreshments are provided. Audience discussion follows. A First Tuesday Social Justice presentation.
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Sept. 2-14
Dallas Summer Musicals presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 3-6
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora Series presents BUYER & CELLAR

Alex More (Plano native Michael Urie) has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement of Barbra Streisand. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?
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Sept. 3
Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Genesis” Traditional and Latin Sax and Jazz Guitars

Opening Group: Vicho Vicencio Jazz & Latin Band is led by the founding Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz, saxophonist Fernando A. (Vicho) Vicencio. Bringing the pleasing sounds of traditional jazz and Latin jazz to the series, Vicho’s band includes Chris Borin on trumpet, Ricardo Bozas on percussion, Brian Piper on piano, James Driscoll on bass, and Stockton Helbing on drums. Second Set: Guitar Encounter is a convergence of three generations of jazz guitarists—Donnie Gililland, Sam Walker, and Joel Cross—joined by James Driscoll on bass and Andrew Griffith on drums. Playing electric and acoustic guitars, the group is reminiscent of the Great Guitars, which featured Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Charlie Byrd.
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Sept. 4
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents AN EVENING WITH KEN BURNS AND THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

This event will feature a first look at the new documentary from the acclaimed Academy Award-winning historical documentary writer, director/producer. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
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Sept. 5
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Mean Girls

The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen MEAN GIRLS.
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Sept. 5-Oct. 31
Artists’ Showplace Gallery presents Africa in a Different Light by photographer Graham Hobart

Artist's Statement "In a Different Light" is my attempt to bring dignity and wonder to the animal kingdom. I want to bring a renewed awareness to their vulnerability that will translate to action on our part. This includes supporting efforts to intercept poachers and educating or giving incentives to the indigenous peoples that live near the animals to stop destroying what is left of the animal’s remaining habitat."
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Sept. 5-7
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Let's Dance

Tango, Waltz and Cha-cha with the DSO as award-winning dancers strut their stuff on stage! Jeff Tyzik conducts Ted Louis Levy, Tap Dancer Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, Dancers Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig, Dancers Forrest Walsh and Melissa Shahin, Dancers Michael Lynche, Vocalist Julie Jo Hughes, Vocalist
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Sept. 5-7
Fort Worth Symphony presents STAR WARS & BEYOND: A JOHN WILLIAMS ADVENTURE

It's the music that brought to life the most action-packed films of the 20th century – Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Saving Private Ryan, and Star Wars! Launch your 2014-2015 Pops season with the music of five-time Academy Award winner and legendary film composer John Williams.
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Sept. 5-14
Lyric Stage presents Fiddler on the Roof

Lyric Stage celebrates its 22nd Season opener with Fiddler on the Roof.
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Sept. 5-Oct. 4
The Goss-Michael Foundation presents The Space Between

The Goss-Michael Foundation is pleased to present The Space Between, a major solo show of new work from British artist Adam Ball.
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Sept. 6 - Nov. 15
PDNB Gallery presents Geof Kern

This fall, PDNB Gallery will kick off the season with a solo show for the highly recognized fashion and advertising photographer, Geof Kern, (b. 1950, Brooklyn, NY). Kern is a Dallas treasure, well known in fashion circles, particularly the Neiman Marcus set. This exhibition strongly illustrates the influence of high art on the world of advertising. A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with forward by D.J. Stout, former Texas Monthly photo editor and current design consultant for Pentagram. Geof Kern will be signing copies during the artist reception. on Saturday, September 6th from 5-8pm.
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Sept. 6
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Meyerson 25 Celebration

Festivities kick-off Saturday, September 6, 2014 with the J.J. Pearce High School marching band leading a parade down Flora Street into the Meyerson and taking the stage to honor its legacy as the first group besides the Dallas Symphony to sign a performance contract at the then-new Meyerson Symphony Center. Free, day-long events for the open house include family activities, building tours, educational crafts and games, and 20-minute performances by Dallas-area ensembles and dance troupes, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Avant Chamber Ballet, Turtle Creek Chorale and others. Dallas Winds will close the day with a performance at 2:15 p.m. A Drumline competition will take place outside the Meyerson Symphony Center on Flora Street with area high schools performing throughout the day. A variety of popular food trucks will be stationed on Flora Street and concessions will be available inside the Meyerson for purchase.
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Sept. 6
Living History with Nancy Myers at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A headlining exotic dancer at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club at the time of the assassination, Myers was a performer under the stage name “Tammi True.” Myers knew Ruby for several years, having gone to Ruby’s Vegas Club as a teenager before working at the Carousel. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Sept. 6
Lone Star Youth Orchestra Auditions

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in North Texas. The LSYO is open to middle and high school students who live in the metroplex. Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday evenings from September to May, and results in four fully realized symphonic concerts at the Irving Arts Center.
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sept. 6
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Artist and Distinguished Alumni Recital Series: Alexander Kobrin, piano, and Emanuel Borok, violin

Cliburn gold medalist Alexander Kobrin (piano) and Meadows Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Borok (violin) present the first of three concerts devoted to the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas. The remaining two concerts will be March 7 and May 11, 2015.
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Sept. 6
Savannahs Meadow presents Farm to Fork Dining Experience

As you begin your fairytale inspired evening at Savannah’s Meadow the scent of lavender fills the air. Relaxation begins with each breath you take as lavender permeates the air. As the sun retires to the west, suddenly you are transported into the enchanted forest of lavender and lights.
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Sept. 7
Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation presents Ramayana

Life story of lord Rama, a mythological story from the greatest epic Ramayana in a dance drama in Bharatnatyam, Indian classical dance style will be showcased with over 20 artists visiting from Kalakshetra, Chennai India.
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Sept. 8
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Recital: Larry Palmer, Harpsichord and Organ

For his 45th annual faculty recital at SMU, Dr. Palmer will play organ works by Saint-Saens, Bach, De Grigny, Calvin Hampton, Wilbur Held and Thomas Hewitt-Jones.
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Sept. 8
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

On Monday, September 8, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra will be featured in a Rush Hour Concert at 6:30 p.m. (general admission). Free docent-led building tours will also be available on Monday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on every hour, as well as a free Bach's Lunch by program annotator Laurie Shulman. Her "The Concert Hall as Instrument" talk will begin at noon (space is limited, reservations are required.
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Sept. 9
Dallas Historical Society presents Los Barrios: History of Mexican American Settlement in Dallas Beginning in the 1900s

The historical development of several barrios, or Mexican American neighborhoods in Dallas dates ti the early 1900s. Pike Park, in the heart of Little Mexico, center of cultural and social life for Mexican Americans in early Dallas, regularly brought together barrio communities throughout Dallas to celebrate their cultural heritage, traditions, and values.
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Sept. 9
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

Tuesday's concert on September 9 will be a Rush Hour "hard hat concert" by the DSO (general admission) celebrating all the people who made the building possible, with special recognition to the workers from J.W. Bateson. Karina Canellakis conducts the performance.
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Sept. 10
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

Many disciplines from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will perform a Rush Hour Concert (general admission) on Wednesday, September 10.
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Sept. 11 - Oct. 4
Rover Dramawerks presents Sherlock Holmes and the Jersey Lily

The cunning of Sherlock Holmes meets the beauty and charm of Lillie Langtree, the wit of Oscar Wilde, and a host of villains in this exciting new play involving blackmail, theatre, and love. Shows run Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with one matinee at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 20. Performed at Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Rd., Suite 580 in Plano, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75 in the Ruisseau Village shopping center.
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Sept. 11-Oct. 4
Garland Civic Theatre presents Appointment with Death By Agatha Christie

When an American invalid is found dead at her Jerusalem hotel, a group of travelers find themselves among the suspects. The audience will be on the edge of their seats as the story lures them to its surprising conclusion! “You do see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman that Poirot had ever met, but he still had a duty to find her killer…
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Sept. 11-14
GrapeFest 

Head to the 28th annual, four-day wine festival with live music, wine tastings, concessions and family activities including carnival rides, midway games and the KidsWorld play area.
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Sept. 11
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

On Thursday, September 11, the Dallas Symphony Chorus with the Lay Family Concert Organ will present a Rush Hour Concert (general admission) that includes a salute to Dallas police, firefighters and first-responders.
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Sept. 12 - Oct. 5
Theatre Arlington presents Whodunit...the Musical

A wealthy spinster and her maid take a beautiful Connecticut summer home in 1931…a gunshot sounds and the body of a total stranger is found lying in the middle of the living room…then another. A very austere detective arrives and things get REALLY strange…and funny.
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Sept. 12-14
Fort Worth Symphony presents BEETHOVEN'S TRIPLE CONCERTO

The 2014-2015 Symphonic season opens with the fresh and forceful sounds of new FWSO Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne, followed by Beethoven's sweeping Triple Concerto in C Major. Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony closes the first symphonic program.
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Sept. 12
The Meadows Wind Ensemble Plays the Classics

The MWE classics concert has become an annual tradition, featuring repertoire chosen by members of the Ensemble. This year’s concert will feature as guest artists the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet performing a work composed specifically for them, Scott Switzer’s Breaking Out for bassoon quartet and wind orchestra. The program also includes Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor, op. 44, and Paul Hindemith’s 1950s “classic” for concert band, the Symphony in Bb.
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Sept. 12 & 13
Titas presents MOMIX

Invention and Innovation barely begin to define the creativity that is MOMIX. More than any other company, MOMIX reinvents themselves with every new work. Alchemia, MOMIX’s newest work, is no exception and again redefines modern dance. “Dance-illusionist,” MOMIX conjures a magical and surrealistic world using light, shadow, props and the human body.
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Sept. 13
McKinney Community Band presents It's Showtime!

fall concert
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Sept. 13
Timeless Concerts presents Evening in Italy

A passionate evening of great Italian tenor opera arias by Puccini, Leoncavallo and more. A piano trio (piano/violin/cello) by lesser known composer Giuseppe Martucci, a contemporary of Puccini will surprise you, probably becoming a new favorite! The hour long concert is followed by a complimentary wine/fruit/cheese buffet with soft drinks. You may bring your own wine. The post-concert party will be accompanied by a pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, playing your requests for dancing. Concert musicians: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang, and tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc.
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Sept. 13 & 14
Bruce Wood Dance Project presents LOVETT + MORE

Featuring Bruce Wood works chosen by the dancers as their favorites to perform, LOVETT + MORE will be a show as big as Texas.
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Sept. 13
Cliburn semifinalist Alexey Chernov

Pianist Alexey Chernov, prize-winner in more than 20 international piano competitions including a dozen first-place awards, will perform a concert in the intimate setting of the Arlington Woman’s Club, 1515 E. Abram St., at 7 p.m. Saturday September 13.
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Sept. 13
Meadows Virtuosi Players

Formed in 2012, the Meadows Virtuosi Players concert series presents select Meadows student musicians performing side by side with their faculty colleagues. Directors Andrés Díaz and Matt Albert will be joined by Meadows voice faculty member Camille King, who will be featured in Gabriel Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson.
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Sept. 13
Texas Discovery Gardens: Garden Explorers Walk: Fall Wow's in our Gardens

Get out in the garden on this family friendly walk! Search for everything Mother Nature shares with us this time of year. It ends in time for you to catch the Butterfly Release talk at noon in our conservatory. Included w/ admission ($8/adults, $6 for ages 60+, $4 for ages 3-11).
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Sept. 14
Family Funday at the Irving Arts Center

Go Wild With Art
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Sept. 14
Texas Camerata presents Ava Pine

Soprano Ava Pine joins Texas Camerata to perform sacred cantatas and motets by Handel.
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Sept. 14
THE DALLAS OPERA presents AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO

THE DALLAS OPERA is THRILLED TO PRESENT AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM THEIR NEW CD “LOVE DUETS” IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL!
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Sept. 14
Voices of Change present Salon-Brunch

featuring: Margaret Barrett, composer program: Faith in Nights for piano Letters to Jackie for tenor, trumpet and piano Join us for Salon-Brunch: A Gathering and a Performance featuring light food and drink, stimulating conversation and live music by Voices of Change.
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Sept. 15
Texas Camerata presents Ava Pine

An encore performance featuring sacred cantatas and motets by Handel.
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Sept. 16 - Oct. 11
Undermain Theatre presents Tomorrow Come Today

Tomorrow Come Today is a world premiere Science-Fiction drama set in a not-too-distant future where technological advances have enabled the wealthy to cheat death, the members of the elite have the ability to switch from one body to a newer, healthier, sexier body at will, living for hundreds of years. But the planet's climate clock is running out. Dahlquist’s futuristic thriller takes us on a shape-shifting ride into a world all-too familiar to our own.
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Sept. 16
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 1: Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 with Alex McDonald

Kazuhiro Takagi returns for his second year as concertmaster of the DCS as it opens its season with captivating performances of two compositional retrospectives, both with twentieth-century flair. Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite features gorgeous renaissance melodies with Celtic influence, and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 presents two fantastic soloists. Pianist Alex McDonald performs with Oscar Garcia Montoya on trumpet, as they deliver a captivating rendition of the composer’s neo-baroque masterpiece. The evening concludes with Dvorak’s romantic and familiar Serenade for Strings.
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Sept. 16-21
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 17-28
Shakespeare Dallas presents Antony and Cleopatra

After defeating Brutus and Cassius, following the assassination of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony becomes one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire, together with Octavius Caesar and Lepidus, and is responsible for the eastern part of the empire. He falls in love with Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, and settles in Alexandria. However, he is compelled to return to Rome when the empire is threatened by the rebellion of Sextus Pompey, the son of Pompey, who had been defeated by Julius Caesar.
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Sept. 18
Fort Worth Library Third Thursday Jazz Series: Shelley Carrol Quartet

Tenor saxophonist, Shelley Carrol, performs the music of John Coltrane, including his masterwork, “A Love Supreme.”
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Sept. 19
Chamber Music International Concert 1

Piano Solo....TBA Divertimento in Eb Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 563....W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 87....Antonín Dvořák
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Sept. 19-Oct. 26
Dallas Children's Theater presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

In this hilarious musical take on the classic fairy tale, Princess Rapunzel must find a way to escape from the wicked (and wickedly fabulous) Lady Za Za. Thankfully, the handsome Sir Roderick is ready to help Rapunzel take her rightful place as ruler of the kingdom. A wise old dragon, a hairstylist named Edgar, and a mysterious gypsy woman round out this goofy cast of characters. Let down your hair!
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Sept. 19-21
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler 9

Mahler died just two years after composing his final, impassioned elegy, never having heard it performed. Jaap van Zweden conducts BACH/STOKOWSKI Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor MAHLER Symphony No. 9
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Sept. 19-28
Repertory Company Theatre presents FATHER OF THE BRIDE

The story follows the surprise engagement of Stanley Banks’ daughter and the wedding planning that nearly breaks his will and bank account.
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Sept. 19
Titas presents Youssou N'Dour in concert

Youssou N'Dour and The Super Etoile is Africa's most popular live band. N’Dour is a singer endowed with remarkable range and poise. The New York Times described his voice as an “arresting tenor, a supple weapon deployed with prophetic authority.” N'Dour absorbs the entire Senegalese musical spectrum in his work. Named "African Artist of the Century" by the England’s Folk Roots, N'Dour and his band, The Super Etoile, has made his musical style “Mbalax” famous throughout the world.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) DADA Bike Swarm

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208. The event is FREE and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA)DADA Fall Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary. FREE!
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Sept. 20-28
Casa Manana presents The Sound of Music

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. The world’s most beloved musical is sure to capture your heart and become one of your favorite things.
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Sept. 20
Chamber Music International Concert 1

Divertimento in Eb Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 563....W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 87....Antonín Dvořák
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Sept. 20
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF FORT WORTH presents “THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: PARIS TO BUDAPEST”

The highly -popular Amernet String Quartet returns to CMSFW for this concert. Joining them on this program are Charles Stegeman violin, and Baya Kakouberi, piano. Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami since 2004, the group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. They rose to international attention after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition and then were named first prize winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Children's Theater presents Knights & Princesses Dream Ball

Dallas Children’s Theater is convening its royal court of brave Knights and lovely Princesses for a Dream Ball to be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Rosewood Center. The Ball will follow a performance of the season opener Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, and it promises to be an evening of feast, fun, and festivities. Children ages 4 to 10 and their parents are invited to attend. Tickets to the Dream Ball are $50 per person and proceeds will support DCT’s Sensory-Friendly Programming, which benefits children with autism, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome and other developmental differences.
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Sept. 20
Plano Symphony presents CLIBURN GOLD ENCORE

An Evening of Romance HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR HAOCHEN ZHANG, PIANO Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor Dvořak: Symphony No. 8 (PSO Debut)
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Sept. 21
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents CONOR OBERST

Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. His new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is out on May 19 via Nonesuch Records.
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Sept. 21
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Piano Recital: Carol Leone

Dr. Leone, who was a first prize winner in the National Beethoven Sonata Competition, will include Beethoven’s celebrated 30th piano sonata in E major, op.109 in the program.
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Sept. 21-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. During this decade, New York was the center for the development of a new synthesis of media and ideas about the relationship between art and popular culture. It was also a city that inspired a new audaciousness in the art and the art market that would follow. Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s examines this context and decade through a broad range of media, including painting, performance, sculpture, photography, and installation. Artists featured in the exhibition include Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Troy Brauntuch, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Peter Halley, Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, Jack Goldstein, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, Philip Taaffe, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool. The exhibition is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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Sept. 21
Peace Day Dallas Awareness Adventure

As part of Peace Day Dallas, CISV-DFW and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will present Awareness Adventure, a three-and-half mile loop with clues and answers regarding Dallas’ journey through history. The touring mobile app will guide participants through the city, highlighting Dallas’ past and intertwining it with the current day to challenge participants to be part of a progressive and tolerant city. The Awareness Adventure is for all ages, offering fun facts, exciting trivia and great stories about our city, state, nation and world, including historical events taught through the city’s art, landscape and architecture.
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Sept. 23
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Chamber Music Recital: Liudmila Georgievskaya and Friends

Dallas Symphony and Meadows faculty members Barbara Sudweeks, viola, and Paul Garner, clarinet, together with award-winning Meadows alumni Thomas Schwan, pianist and composer, and Liudmila Georgievskaya, pianist and Meadows faculty member, present a fascinating program ranging from Mozart to Berg.
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Sept. 25
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth The Day My God Died:A Documentary Presented by the Gendercide Awareness Project

Film Screen and Panel Discussion
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Sept. 25
World Affairs Council presents The Day My God Died

Screening & Discussion
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Sept. 25-28
Hilary Hahn Performs Beethoven

Technology joins the symphony sounds of the DSO as van Zweden leads the Dallas premiere of American composer Mason Bates' water-inspired Liquid Interface. Hilary Hahn returns to the Meyerson stage performing Beethoven's extraordinary concerto for violin.
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Sept. 25
Music at the Meadows with Enrique Muñoz, guitarist

Passion in Every Note From the region in Spain known for being the birthplace of Andres Segovia, comes guitarist Enrique Muñoz. Muñoz, a protege of Francisco Cuenca of Linares, will perform a varied program featuring the following composers: Bach, Tarrega, Moreno Torroba, and alongside these greats, the current composers Jorge Cardoso of Buenos Aires, and Francisco Cuenca of Andalucia's Cordoba province.
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Sept. 25
The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents THE PIANO GUYS

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 35 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” But it’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that has brought them to their major label debut album, The Piano Guys, released on Sony Masterworks on October 2nd, 2012.
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Sept. 25-Oct. 19
Theatre Three presents Hands on a Hardbody

A musical by Doug Wright, Amanda Green, & Trey Anastasio For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.
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Sept. 26
Meadows Symphony Orchestra

The program includes the Overture to The School for Scandal, Samuel Barber’s first composition for full orchestra; premiered in 1933, it captures the wit and energy of the 18th-century dramatic comedy that inspired it. International concert artist and Meadows professor of cello Andrés Díaz is guest soloist for the challenging Cello Concerto No. 2 by Russian composer Dmitry Kabalevsky, a stunning work of lyricism and pathos. Also featured is Sibelius’s remarkable Symphony No. 2, known for its sumptuous sounds and powerful passions, and characterized by the composer as “a struggle between death and salvation.”
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Sept. 27
Steinway Hall - Dallas presents Zoya Shuhatovich Piano Recital

On Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Zoya Shuhatovich will appear at Steinway Hall - Dallas in a solo piano recital.
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Sept. 27
Fort Worth Symphony presents Sara Evans

Considered heir apparent to legendary singers Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette, Sara Evans brings country back to Bass Performance Hall in a performance of her greatest hits, like "Suds in a Bucket," "Born to Fly," and "A Little Bit Stronger."
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Sept. 27
Titas presents Spectrum Dance Company

One of the dance world’s most important contemporary choreographers, TITAS Presents is thrilled to bring Donald Byrd’s new company into our new season. Beautiful dancers, well trained, and intricate, subtle choreography makes Spectrum Dance a stunning addition to the season.
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Sept. 28
Lord of Life Lutheran Church presents Drew Lang, Marimba

The Fine Arts/Concert Series of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Plano, begins its sixteenth consecutive season of offering concerts to the community on Sunday, 28 September, at 4.30pm, presenting virtuoso percussionist Drew Lang. Mr Lang specializes in music for the marimba, a pitched instrument producing sound through striking a set of wooden bars with mallets to produce musical tones and amplified through resonators below the instrument. An increasingly-popular instrument with origins in Central America and Africa, this concert will feature the first marimba solos ever written (from the 1950s) to music commissioned or written for Mr Lang. Percussionist Drew Lang performs regularly with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and many regional orchestras in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He is also the principal mallet player with the Dallas Wind Symphony and percussionist for Casa Mañana Musicals. As a marimba specialist, has commissioned and premiered and recorded works for marimba in solo, chamber and concerto settings. Drew appears throughout the United States as a soloist and in his duo with Flutist Helen Blackburn. He is on the percussion faculties at Southern Methodist University and Eastfield College.
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Sept. 28
St. Andrew United Methodist Church presents Clare College Choir

Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano presents this fine ensemble in concert on Sunday evening, September 28, at 7:00 pm in their acoustically outstanding Sanctuary.
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Sept. 28
DFW International presents Fiesta Latinoamericana!

DFW International Community Alliance announces the 8th annual Fiesta Latinoamericana!, a free family cultural celebration. The region's only Cultural Festival of the Americas features two stages of music and dance, Children's Discovery Center workshop, a Parade of Nations, plus interactive activities for the entire family!
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Sept. 28-29
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

An Unabridged Staged Reading Experience the greatest love story of all time. True love blossoms in Verona between the children of the feuding Montagues and the Capulets. The secret marriage of these star-crossed lovers ignites a string of tragic events that leaves both families united in grief at the final curtain.
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Sept. 30
Cliburn at the Bass presents pianist Beatrice Rana

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana drew mass attention during the 2013 Cliburn Competition for “intensely personalized music-making” (Dallas Morning News ) that “had an electrical current running through virtually every measure” (The Plain Dealer). Already a rising star, Ms. Rana was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. Recent and upcoming debuts include: Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kennedy Center, and Paris’ Théâtre des Champs Élysées with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Leonard Slatkin, and Fayçal Karoui.
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Sept. 30
Dallas Winds present FLOURISHES & CANONS

Hear the Dallas premiere of John Mackey's new Symphony for Band. Special guest Marianne Gedigian performs Lowell Liebermann's Concerto for Flute.
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Oct. 1
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Continuance” The Jazz Man and The Jazz Ladies

Opening Group: Roger Boykin Trio features multi-instrumentalist and Texas jazz legend, Roger Boykin. Roger, who led the series early in its evolution, graces the stage as the second Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz. A pianist, guitarist, and saxophonist (just to name a few of the instruments he plays), Roger is joined by Andrew Griffith on drums and Buddy Mohmed on bass. Second Set: Sweethearts of Rhythm is a jam-packed collection of women in jazz in a special, first-time performance by vocalists Carolyn Lee Jones, Heather Paterson, Tatiana Mayfield, and Nina Katrina, backed by a band led by pianist Julie Bonk, with Peggy Honea on bass, Andrea Bunton on drums, and special guest Rachella Parks-Washington on sax. The band’s name is derived from the 1940s all-women’s band, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
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Oct. 1
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents RICK STEVES’ THE HOLY LAND: ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS TODAY

This event will feature the international travel expert and PBS television personality as he recounts his recent one-month visit to the Middle East. You’ll follow him as he connects with students at Palestinian universities, visits with Zionist settlers whose claim to the land goes back to Biblical times, bobs like a cork in the Dead Sea, roasts coffee with Bedouin nomads, and walks in the footsteps of the fascinating spectrum of people who call this region home and struggle to share it peacefully. While there are no easy answers to the complex challenges of the Holy Land, with this entertaining evening, Rick shares vivid insights in a land a third of humanity considers holy.
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Oct. 2 - Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

Navigating the West, a dynamic exhibition featuring seventeen iconic river paintings and fifty drawings, reveals for the first time how George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) created his art and artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. Then and now our nation’s waterways—how they are used, controlled, and the lives of the people closest to them—remain a current and important issue.
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Oct. 2-5
Dallas Symphony presents Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax's playing has been called "ravishing" and "full of bravura." He will perform what is often called Mozart's finest piano concerto. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 is the second of the composer's "war symphonies" and reflects upon the philosophical tolls of war and humanity's yearning for a true and total peace.
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Oct. 3
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, earning her a #1 single, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and her first two Grammy Awards® for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 1977, Cole scored a No. 1 R&B hit with "I've Got Love on My Mind" from her third release, Unpredictable, which became her first platinum album. The singer expanded her success with her own TV special in 1977, which was the first of more than 300 major television appearances in her career, including dramatic roles on "Law and Order" and "Touched by an Angel" as well as guest spots on talk shows with Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Larry King.
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Oct. 3-5
Fort Worth Symphony presents BEETHOVEN & RAVEL

With five solo albums topping the classical charts, American pianist Simone Dinnerstein makes her Fort Worth debut with Beethoven's famous "Emperor" concerto.
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Oct. 4
Living History with Pierce Allman at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

As WFAA-Radio program director, Allman was one of the first media representatives inside the Texas School Depository after the assassination. He is believed to have encountered Lee Harvey Oswald leaving the building. He currently narrates the Museum’s audio guide. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Oct. 4
Richardson Symphony Opening Night Concert featuring Elena Urioste, violin

Suppé: Overture to Poet and Peasant Glazunov: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 82 Elena Urioste, violin Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
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Oct. 6
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet is recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.
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Oct. 6
Entertainment Series of Irving presents Habaneros

Part of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, this energetic ensemble will take you on a musical journey to the "Heart of Havana". Classically trained, this groups will introduce you to the music and culture of their homeland and will delight you with the familiar classical pieces as well as some lively Latin numbers. As you immerse yourself in their vibrant music, breathtaking imagery of Cuba will be displayed on the screen to give you an appreciation of the culture that makes Habaneros so special.  
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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. 8
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert #2: The Lodger,

Named “Best Way to Watch a Silent Film 2014” by D Magazine, the DCS is joining forces with the Video Association of Dallas to serve up another unforgettable evening of live music and film. This concert gives you a front row seat to opening night of VideoFest 27 as we screen Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, The Lodger. This newly released masterpiece is visually pristine, and you’ll experience it in the best way imaginable, as the orchestra performs a new musical score by Douglas Pipes live-to-film.
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Oct. 9 - 12
Video Association of Dallas Dallas VideoFest 27

Dallas Videofest is the major event presented by the Video Association of Dallas, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.
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Oct. 10
Chamber Music International concert 2

The lovely pairing of Mozart’s imaginative work combining violins, viola, double bass, and horns with a late Brahms String Quintet— this is part of an Austrian/German lineage spanning over 200 years with Brahms representing the end of an era.
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Oct. 10-12
Dallas Symphony presents Rodgers and Hammerstein

Watch spectacularly remastered scenes from your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein movie musicals as the DSO performs the hit scores. Sean O'Loughlin conducts Selections from The King and I Selections from Oklahoma! Selections from South Pacific
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Oct. 10-12
Fort Worth symphony presents A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates the sublime musical legacy of Marvin Hamlisch, winner of numerous awards (three Oscars, three Golden Globes, four Grammys, four Emmys, and a Tony), composer of more than forty film scores, and creator of one of the longest running Broadway shows, A Chorus Line. Conductor Larry Blank and show-stopping vocalists Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque and Donna McKechnie present the very best of this legendary composer!
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Oct. 10-Nov. 2
Watertower Theatre presents Bonnie & Clyde

This new musical blends the music of Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) with the electrifying love story of two of Texas’ most famed outlaws. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two dreamers that found their way into violent circumstances. Their adventurous story captured the attention of an entire nation! Stuck in a dead-end job in depression era Texas, young Bonnie Parker falls for charismatic Clyde Barrow. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. As their fame, notoriety — and body count — rise; the ill-fated lovers find themselves racing toward an inevitable end. Recommended for mature audiences
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Oct. 11 & 12
AVANT CHAMBER BALLET presents Carnival of Animals – World Premiere

Carnival of Animals – World Premiere Choreography by Katie Puder Music by Camille Saint-Saens Exactly Woven Choreography by Katie Puder Music by Dimitri Shostakovich
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Oct. 11
Cliburn at the Modern presents Lowell Liebermann, composer 

Lowell Liebermann is one of America’s most frequently performed and recorded composers—a favorite among orchestras and distinguished artists worldwide.His compositions have been recorded and released by over 40 labels, and his Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Stephen Hough and the BBC Scottish Symphony, was nominated for a Grammy®. He has served as composer-in-residence for many organizations, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo’s Pacific Music Festival, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and won the Cliburn’s American Composers Invitational in 2001. He maintains an active performing schedule as pianist and conductor, in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie.
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Oct. 12
Dallas Bach Society presents La Danse: Hommage à Jean-Philippe Rameau

We celebrate the 250th anniversary of the greatest French Baroque composer with a wide-ranging selection of his work, featuring the New York Baroque Dance Company and renowned soprano Ann Monoyios. Featured will be dances, chamber music, Pièces de clavecin, and two pieces of opera-ballet as performed at the Paris Opera during the Baroque period: La Danse from Les Fêtes d’Hébé, and the prologue to Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour, the latter a fresh realization direct from performances at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.
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Oct. 13
Keyboard Conversations® "The Miracle of Mozart!"

The delightful, witty variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; the haunting, introspective Adagio in B Minor; and the powerful, declamatory Sonata in A Minor, written after the death of his mother. Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with broad, popular appeal and lively commentary, making the music more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety and there is a question and answer session following the concert. Gain a whole new perspective and enrich your life with great music! If you’re a newcomer to classical music, you’ll be captivated to hear pianist Jeffrey Siegel talk about the great composers' lives and illustrate musical themes from each featured work. If you’re a seasoned listener, you’ll delight in Siegel’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and be thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
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Oct. 14
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort WorthFreedom and Power in the Digital Age

Program with Ben Blink, Senior Policy Analyst, Google
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Oct. 16
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of David R. Anavitarte, features Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor. Joseph Kingma, soloist.
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Oct. 16 - 19
Video Association of Dallas Dallas VideoFest 27

Dallas Videofest is the major event presented by the Video Association of Dallas, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.
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Oct. 16
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

Program with Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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OCT. 16-NOV. 16
Dallas Theater Center presents DRIVING MISS DAISY

Told through vignettes detailing the shift in Southern racial attitudes between 1948 and 1973, Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the decades long relationship between a stubborn, Southern matriarch and her proud, African-American chauffeur who journey from suspicion and mistrust to respect and affection in this Pulitzer Prize®-winning play. DTC welcomes back 2014 Academy Award®-nominee June Squibb (last seen in Dividing the Estate) as the indomitable Miss Daisy in this iconic tale of the transformative power of friendship that will warm your heart.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 2
Cara Mía Theatre presents the sand show

From Cara Mía’s newest addition to the resident ensemble and Prism Co’s co-founder, Jeffrey Colangelo directs members from Prism Co.and Cara Mía Theatre Co. to create a unique movement-based performance about the quest to find and revive the ancient Aztec deity Tezcatlipoca. Archaeologists dig and ravage through hallowed land in Mexico, but when they come across sacred sand beings that seek to bring Tezcatlipoca’s destructive nature back to the surface of the earth, do they preserve the rituals they religiously studied or do they go down fighting?
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Oct. 17-31
Dallas Children's Theater presents Night of the Living Dead

They’re back…they’re dead…and they’re hungry….The cult classic returns to the DCT stage! Radiation from a fallen satellite transforms the dead into flesh-eating zombies, and no one is safe. It’s the 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life (figuratively speaking)! Full of thrills, chills, and dark satire.
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Oct. 18
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents French Romantics

Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Gary Levinson, violin; Richard Young, viola; Ronald Leonard, cello; Mozart, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493; Beethoven, Sonata No. 4 in A minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 23; Fauré, Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45.
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Oct. 18
Dallas Winds present FRANKENSTEIN - THE MOVIE!

Universal Pictures' 1931 Frankenstein is still the scariest of them all. Starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive, it had dialogue and sound effects but no music score... until now. See the classic thriller on the big screen, accompanied by a World Premiere performance of Michael Shapiro's Overture and Score to Frankenstein by The Dallas Winds.
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Oct. 18
Voices of Change present SoundBites XXXV

featuring Andrew Rudin, composer Join us for another in our series of SoundBites featuring delicious wine tastings and live performances of new music. ⋅Lively conversation ⋅Excellent wines ⋅Brilliant new music performed live
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Oct. 19-20
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Sonnets with Music Part 1

An Unabridged Staged Reading An original presentation of Shakespeare’s “Sonnets of Sundry Notes to Music” and his narrative poem “The Phoenix and the Turtle” conceived and directed by Shawn Magill. Sonnets with Music encompasses diverse art forms through innovative collaborations in theater, music, film and beyond— mixing poetry with theatricality and original compositions by Dallas’ top local music acts, headlined by the classical with a folk twist indie band Home by Hovercraft.
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Oct. 19
Voices of Change presents Premiere and Party

Celebrating our 40th Season Aaron Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano Geoffrey Gordon: Bright White Smooth (flute, harp, viola) Manuel De Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole (violin, piano) Olivier Messiaen: Appel Interstellaire (solo horn) Andrew Rudin: Dreaming at the Wheel (baritone, two flutes, two clarinets, string quartet, piano, percussion)
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Oct. 20
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of David R. Anavitarte, features Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor. Joseph Kingma, soloist.
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