Arts Calendar



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. 1-25
Haley Henman presents BRENDA MCKINNEY WHAT IS YOUR MANTRA?

A Solo Exhibition of New Works This exhibit is the second solo show for Ms. McKinney presented by Haley-Henman at Gallery 422. Her new works are collaged mandalas that express metaphors of social and cultural realities. Professor McKinney uses symbols from various cultures that represent courage, leadership, physical strength, prestige, versatility, excellence, encouragement, and good health. The materials are recycled from postcards, maps, paint swatches and other printed adve
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Oct. 1-5
Texas Woman's University Drama Department presents Speech & Debate

Speech and Debate is centered on three teens attempting to reveal a scandal that could rock their school and destroy the reputation of more than one local politician. In this funny and timely play, the students decide that the only way to expose the hypocrisy of their small town is to stage an original musical adaptation of The Crucible replete with modern dance, amateur electronica and a sexually confused Abraham Lincoln.
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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. 2 & 3
Dallas Winds Tuba Quartet

Dallas Winds Tuba Quartet performs a free concert.
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Oct. 3
Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series, featuring Yibing Zhang, Piano

Pianist Yibing Zhang will play works by Beethoven, Mozart, Kapustin, and Gershwin in an International Chamber Series concert that links Flower Mound to communities across the globe as part of the October “Daniel Pearl World Music Days”. Since its founding in 2002, more than 10,000 Music Days performances in 129 countries have created a chain that commemorates the life of Daniel Pearl and uses the power of music to reaffirm a commitment to tolerance and humanity. After classical training as a violinist, Daniel Pearl decided that reporting was his vocation and rose to become the Wall Street Journal’s South Asia Bureau Chief based in Mumbai, India. He was kidnapped and assassinated by terrorists in Pakistan while working on a story about Al-Qaeda. The concert is sponsored by the Lewisville Lake Symphony in cooperation with the College of Music at the University of North Texas. Yibing Zhang, born in China in Liaoning Province, will be awarded Honorary Citizenship of Flower Mound by Tom Hayden, Mayor of Flower Mound, prior to the concert. Zhang is one of a series of international artists in the 12-year-old Chamber Series to be given this honor. Zhang is a graduate of the prestigious Beijing Central Conservatory and received his Master of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory in May, 2014. His performances include a number of chamber music concerts at the China National Center for the Arts and solo recitals in Boston. In 2004, Mr. Zhang received third prize in the Asia-Pacific Regional Competition as well as the International Robert Schumann Piano Competition in Germany. He received a full scholarship to the Summer Academy Allegro Vivo in Austria in 2007, and in 2008 won third prize in the China Central Television Piano and Violin Competition. Beginning in fall of 2014, Yibing Zhang will be on full scholarship with a Teaching Fellow appointment in the Graduate Artist Certificate program at UNT, studying with Dr. Pamela Mia Paul.
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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
Denton Bach Players present Feuilles d'automne (Autumn Leaves)

The 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s death affords the Denton Bach Players an opportunity to explore once again the rich repertoire of French Baroque chamber music, this time featuring works by Rameau, Michel Blavet, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Marin Marais, and more.
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Oct. 4
New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents Musical Gold of Peru Concert

In partnership with the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving and the Consulate General of Peru in Dallas, the Latino Cultural Center will present a concert honoring the Peruvian tradition in music. Led by Dr. Sergio Espinosa, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Arlington, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving was founded in 1988 and is a community orchestra that offers the greater Dallas and North Texas community a variety of enjoyable and traditional selections of symphonic music.
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Oct. 4
Dallas Winds Brass Quintet

Dallas Winds Brass Quintet perform a free concert.
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Oct. 4
French Music & Masterpieces with soprano Virginie Verrez

Join us for an exploration of French music and art! Mezzo soprano Virginie Verrez and pianist Bretton Brown will perform French songs while taking you on a journey through scenes of love, nature, and beauty.
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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. 5
Meadows Faculty Artist and Distinguished Alumni Recital Series: 2x2 Pianos and Percussion – Bax, Chung, Howard and Jones

Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, international award-winning pianists, husband and wife and Meadows faculty members, perform masterpieces of the 20th century from the two-piano repertoire. The program includes Debussy’s mesmerizing En blanc et noir, Ravel’s dizzying original transcription of La Valse and Lutoslawski’s exciting Variations on a Theme by Paganini. They will be joined by Dallas Symphony Orchestra star percussionists and Meadows faculty members Doug Howard and Brian Jones for Bartok’s epic Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.
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Oct. 5
Park Cities Baptist Church presents Cynthia Clawson in Concert

Cynthia Clawson is a recipient of a Grammy and five Dove awards for her work as a songwriter, vocal artist, and musician. Her music career has spanned four decades. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets required. Doors open at 5:30pm.
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Oct. 5
ACB & MWS in Joint Concert

Arlington Community Band and Mansfield Wind Symphony in a joint concert featuring brass and percussion sections playing Fanfare for the Copmmon Man by Aaron Copland
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Oct. 5
Highland Park Chorale in Concert

Led by conductor Greg Hobbs, the acclaimed Highland Park Chorale performs a completely a cappella program of compositions ranging from Palestrina and William Byrd, to modern sounds of John Tavener & Urmas Sisask, to exciting new arrangements of African American Spirituals.
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Oct. 5
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Menagerie Multicultural Ensemble

The Menagerie Multicultural Ensemble was founded in March 2014 on the principles of friendship and musicianship amongst differing countries, cultures, and languages. Musicians from the University of North Texas come from Brazil, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Columbia, and the United States. The instrumentation is non-traditional and flexible with the incorporation of the clarinet, pipa, violin, flute, a jazz rhythm section, and world percussion. The mission of Menagerie is to explore multicultural music making in an increasingly diverse world.
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Oct. 5
New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents Musical Gold of Peru

To celebrate the Arts Center’s Peruvian Gold exhibition, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents a concert featuring the music of Peru, including selections by Vidal Pulgar, Claudio Rebagliati, Jose Maria Valleo-Riestra, Johann Sebastian Bach and more.
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Oct. 5
VOCES INTIMAE presents eGO: The Vision Within

Featuring Carol Wilson, Soprano Rebecca Wascoe, Soprano Jeffrey Peterson, Piano Xiaobo Chen, Piano Repertoire Strauss, Krämerspiegel Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder Larson, The Magdalene
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Oct. 6 - 7
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember the Sacrifice

Chorale music program includes camp songs, songs of home and loves left behind, rallying cries and prayers of deliverance to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
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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. 9-11
Five Second Rule concert

Five Second Rule performs a free concert.
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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
UNT Guest Artist Recital: Jun Fan, Piano

Born in Wuhan, in Hubei Province, China, Ms. Fan began piano lessons at the age of four and gave her first performance only six months later. Throughout her studies she was the recipient of a number of prizes including Third Prize in the Piano Competition for Young People of Middle and Western Regions of China, First Prize on the Youth Division of the distinguished Pearl River Cup International Competition, and First Prize in the MIDO – Sino-France International Piano Competition, which resulted in an invitation to perform in Paris as part of a cultural exchange. Additionally, as the Sixth Prize winner of the Second International Shanghai Youth Competition in 2004, she was the only performer representing China. Ms. Fan is an active solo performer, having frequently gone abroad to represent China with the support of the Ministry of Culture. She has appeared as soloist with a number of orchestras including the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, France Poitou-Charentes Orchestra, South Africa JMI Orchestra and many others.
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Oct. 10
US Ocarina Festival Feature Concert

Internationally-known local talents Cris Gale and Cornell Kinderknecht open the festival in concert, freshly back from their recent Carnegie Hall performances. Guest performer is Cynthia Smith. They will be joined on stage by Patrick Michot, guitar, and Cynthia Stuart, piano.
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Oct. 11
Orchestra of New Spain presents Dia de la Raza with the Mexican Consulate General

Mexican mezzo - soprano Elda Peralta joins the orchestra in the tonadilla Los Comicos de Mexico, and works from Peru, Guatemala and Mexico. Tijuana native, following a successful career in Chicago, Ms Peralta brings a rich mezzo color to this fiesta concert. Orchestra soloists Anna Popova and Jendi Tarde join Ms. Peralta in this program of energetic baroque music typical of the Americas: jácaras, seguidillas, and more.
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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. 11
St. Monica Great Performances: Hector Olivera

Since entering the Buenos Aires Conservatory as a child prodigy at age six, Maestro Hector Olivera has become one of the most sought after and revered international concert organists of the present time.
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Oct. 11
Texas Voices present Long Time Ago

Journey back to our country’s early years as The Texas Voices presents a wistful mix of Shaker hymns, shape note tunes, spirituals, and folk songs. Inspiring and nostalgic, this music is sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!
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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. 12
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Jeffery Ou, Piano

Jeffery Ou is currently in his second year of graduate studies at UNT, where he is a candidate for the Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance, studying with Gustavo Romero. He received his B.Mus. in Performance in August 2013 under Dr. Steven Harlos at UNT. Ou has performed to great acclaim in many events, including: 2004 North Texas Youth Music Competition (First Prize and Overall Grand Prize Winner); 2006 Collin County Young Artist Competition (Third Prize); 2006 Northeast Texas Piano Competition (Second Prize overall); three-time prizewinner in the Dallas Symphonic Festival (2006-2008); two-time prizewinner in the Baylor-Waco Piano Competition (2006, 2008). He was a Semifinalist in the 2007 Vladimir Viardo International Piano Competition, 2009 Lennox International Young Artist Competition, and 2009 Juanita Miller State Concerto Competition. He was also a Finalist in the 2009 Vernell Gregg (national) Young Artist Competition and the 2009 Fort Worth Symphony Young Artist Competition. In 2014, Ou was named the runner-up for the Isabel Scionti Piano Performance Scholarship Fund, an annual award given to one pianist each from UNT and TWU.
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Oct. 12
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents Deep River

In our opening concert, Schola Cantorum will sing some of the world’s most moving and beautiful music – African American Spirituals, including settings by Dawson, Fleming, Hogan, Hairston, Ringwald, and Shaw/Parker.
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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. 13
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents Deep River

In our opening concert, Schola Cantorum will sing some of the world’s most moving and beautiful music – African American Spirituals, including settings by Dawson, Fleming, Hogan, Hairston, Ringwald, and Shaw/Parker.
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Oct. 13
Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble concert

First on the program is the Quartet in D major, Op. 64, No. 5, subtitled “The Lark” by Franz Joseph Haydn. The clarinet is a featured instrument of the remainder of the program. Though not generally known for chamber music, Carl Maria von Weber’s friendship with the Munich clarinetist Barmann resulted in a handful important works for that instrument. His Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 34, written between 1811 and 1815, is an important addition to the repertoire. Its dramatic style and song-like melodies remind the listener that Weber is perhaps best known for his operas. The Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 by W.A. Mozart is one of his finest chamber works. It was also written for a specific performer, the clarinetist Anton Stadler, and it stands as the seminal composition for pairing a solo instrument with the string quartet. It also holds a unique place in pop culture as an element employed to great dramatic effect in the final episode of the TV series M*A*S*H.
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Oct. 14
Texas Voices/Jacaranda Guitar Ensemble present Music of the Americas

The Texas Voices directed by Alan Dyer will be performing music from North America The Jacaranda Guitar Ensemble(Carlo Pezzimenti, Leslie Enlow, Pedro Haley) will perform music from Mexico, Cuba and South America
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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 & 18
Inner City All Stars concert

Inner City All Stars perform a free concert.
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Oct. 16 & Nov. 20
Music at the Meadows

Larry Palmer, University Organist and Professor of Harpsichord and Organ in the Meadows School of the Arts Experience centuries-old music on an eighteenth-century organ surrounded by masterworks in the Museum’s permanent collection. Professor Palmer will present two programs on the Museum’s Oldovini organ: in October,"Scarlatti's Cat" and in November, "Dos Prados: Larry Palmer's Favorite Music for the Pascoal Caetano Oldovini Organ."
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Oct. 16
symphony Arlington presents Simone Sala, piano

Join Symphony Arlington for its 2014-2015 Season premiere featuring Italian pianist, Simone Sala performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
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Oct. 17 & 18
Dallas Symphony ReMix: Song of the Symphony

Nicholas Carter, conducts Jessica Rivera, soprano MOZART Abduction from the Seraglio Overture PURCELL, arr. Stokowski "Dido's Lament" from Dido and Aeneas FALLA Siete canciones populares espanolas (Seven Popular Spanish Songs) RACHMANINOFF Vocalise HOLST Selections from St. Paul's Suite GERSHWIN Girl Crazy Overture
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Oct. 17
Garland Symphony presents Simone Sala, piano

Join the Garland Symphony for its 2014-2015 Season premiere featuring Italian pianist, Simone Sala performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
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Oct. 17
UT Dallas presents Texas Guitar Quartet

The Texas Guitar Quartet is Isaac Bustos, Jonathan Dotson, Alejandro Montiel and Joseph Williams II. As soloists, they have garnered acclaim on concert stages around the world and prizes in dozens of international guitar competitions. Together, they bring their unique passions and talents to an ensemble dedicated to presenting chamber music of the highest quality. Recent performances were presented by the New York City Classical Guitar Society, Victoria Bach Festival, Austin Classical Guitar Society, Guitar Houston, Texas Music Festival, Troubadour Series at Wofford College, University of Texas at Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition, and Austin Chamber Music.
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Oct. 18
Silver Serenaders of Texas present What a Wonderful World

The Silver Serenaders of Texas, a Senior Adult Community Choir, is currently in its thirty-third season. A concert with special guest Keron Jackson, will be given in the Dallas Baptist University Pilgrim Chapel on October 18, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm. This concert will feature both Christian and secular music including several patriotic choral arrangements. No tickets are required.
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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
Las Colinas Symphony presents Simone Sala, piano

Join Las Colinas Symphony for its 2014-2015 Season premiere featuring Italian pianist, Simone Sala performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
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Oct. 18
UT Dallas presents Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded and conducted by Misha Rachlevski, is one of Russia’s leading classical ensembles. The orchestra is comprised of outstanding young musicians who perform with both warmth and high energy. The orchestra’s previous appearances at UT Dallas have attracted capacity audiences.
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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
Church of the Holy Communion Organ concert

Miami Organ Competition winner Alcee Chriss III will perform a variety of organ music on the church's 31-rank Garland instrument. The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
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Oct. 19
Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents Places in the West

After a long, hot summer, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) kicks off its spectacular ninth season on Sunday, October 19 with Places in the West! The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The program will feature Alfred Newman’s How the West Was Won, Ron Nelson’s Aspen Jubilee, Roshanne Etezady’s Points of Departure, Philip Sparke’s Sunrise at Angel’s Gate, Mark Camphouse’s Yosemite Autumn, Dana Wilson’s Colorado Peaks, and John Philip Sousa’s New Mexico March. The Lone Star Wind Orchestra will be led by Music Director and Conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon and will feature soprano Jennifer Ciobanu! Come early and join the Prosper High School Mixed Varsity Choir in the hall at 2:05 p.m. as they showcase their vocal talents and talk about singing songs of the west.
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Oct. 19
Mu Phi EpsilonConcert - Young-Hyun Cho, piano

Dr. Young-Hyun Cho is Assistant Professor of Piano at UT Arlington. She received degrees from Seoul National University, Peabody Conservatory and Eastman School of Music. She has won several piano competitions, including the Eastman Concerto Competition, Harrison Winter Piano Competition, KBS Music Competition, and Music Association of Korea Competition. She appears frequently as orchestral soloist, solo recitalist, and chamber musician.
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Oct. 19
Orpheus Chamber Singers present This Shining Night: An Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a musical celebration of Orpheus’s second decade with a collection of music capturing the exciting and innovative programming that has become one of our trademarks. Whether it be joyful American folksongs, the serenity of Lauridsen’s ‘Nocturnes’, lilting Waltzes by Brahms or the virtuosity of Bach’s motet ‘Singet dem Herrn’, Orpheus always surprises and inspires!
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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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Oct. 20
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Susan Boyle

Grammy-nominated singing sensation Susan Boyle is embarking on her first U.S. tour! For the very first time in her phenomenally successful career, Susan will be holding her own on American stages, performing a sensational and contemporary repertoire of iconic album tracks and never-heard-before classics that will captivate and enthrall her audiences.
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Oct. 21
Zion Lutheran Church presents Bruce Vantine's Cornerstone Chorale & Brass

Bruce Vantine’s Cornerstone Chorale & Brass, a widely acclaimed professional touring ensemble, will present a unique combination of traditional choral and instrumental music with narration -- woven together with newly composed musical themes. Internationally recognized country music artist Janie Fricke will be the special guest narrator. Donations accepted at the program will benefit Boldly Building Zion’s Mission providing resources for music, education, and community service.
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Oct. 21
Afrizo Dallas Concert

Coming all the way from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya, this dynamic group sings and dances their way through a concert full of African traditional and gospel-style music.
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Oct. 22
UNT presents Alice Giles, harpist

Alice Giles has been celebrated as one of the world’s leading harp soloists. The Australian-born musician first attracted international notice when she won First Prize in the 8th Israel International Harp Contest at the age of 21. Since then she has performed extensively both in recital and with orchestras in Europe, America, Australia, and Israel. She presented her first solo recital at the age of 13 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, was awarded the coveted Churchill International Fellowship and an Australia Council Grant to study in the USA and made her New York debut recital at Merkin Hall in 1983. She has given many premiere performances for her instrument, has commissioned a complete program of new works for the electro-acoustic harp, and is Artistic Director of the Seven Harp Ensemble, which has commissioned many new works by Australian composers.
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Oct. 23
Cliburn Competition Finalist Fei-Fei Dong

As part of Cliburn in the Community, the library will host a free performance by pianist Fei-Fei Dong. A graduate of The Julliard School, this exciting, gifted musician was a critic and crowd favorite at the 2013 Cliburn Competition. Ms. Dong will play a variety of pieces from the classical repertoire.
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Oct. 23
Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society

Denis Azabagic
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Oct. 24-25
Dallas Symphony presents Tony DeSare

This contemporary crooner has been called "two parts Frank Sinatra to one part Billy Joel" by The New York Times. Jeff Tyzik conducts Tony DeSare, vocals
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Oct. 24-26
Fort Worth Symphony presents CLIBURN GOLD

The FWSO proudly launches a new artistic partnership with 2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko in a two-year commitment to performing all five Prokofiev piano concertos. The formidable Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor is paired in this program with Verdi's majestic overture to Nabucco and Brahms' joyful Symphony No. 2 in D Major.
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Oct. 25
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra present Brahms' magnificent Quintet in F minor, Opus 34 and string music by Dallas violinist and composer Bruce Patti.
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oct. 25
Plano Symphony presents SIMPLY SINATRA

From the Cleveland Pops to the Toronto Symphony, Steve Lippia’s recent performance schedule includes appearances with over 70 orchestras in North America. He is one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists performing today with his interpretations of the “classics,” including his acclaimed tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” “Simply Sinatra” has enjoyed rave reviews. Steve joins Hector Guzman and your Plano Symphony Orchestra in favorites, including Come Fly with Me, The Lady is a Tramp, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York, and more.
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oct. 26
Church of the Incarnation presents The Choir of Westminster Abbey

The Choir of Westminster Abbey is renowned worldwide as one of the finest choirs of its type. Comprising some 30 boys and 12 professional adult singers, the Choir plays a central role both in the daily choral services in the Abbey and in the many royal, state and national occasions that take place there.
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Oct. 26
Mu Phi EpsilonConcert - Mary Alice Rich and Friends, Chamber Ensemble

Violinist/composer Mary Alice Rich has been a member of Musical Arts Club for several years. Most of the musicians who will join her for this collaborative Library Recital are also members of Musical Arts: Susan Poelchau, Gretchen Nichols, Jane Aten, Emily Hartnett, Laurie Shulman, Debbie Ragsdale, Laura Logan Brandenburg, Sonja Ryberg, and Dante Davis. The program will feature works by Ms. Rich, including selections from her opera Wading Home based on the novel by Rosalyn Story. The opera was awarded an MPower Grant from the Sphinx Competition and will be presented in concert form on April 2, 2015 at the Dallas City Performance Hall. Ms. Rich is a graduate of University of Illinois and three-time winner of the Texas Orchestra Directors Association Composition Contest .
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Oct. 26
Afrizo Dallas Concert

Coming all the way from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya, this dynamic group sings and dances their way through a concert full of African traditional and gospel-style music.
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Oct. 26
Dallas Symphony presents Where the Wild Things Are

"Let the wild rumpus start!" when the Dallas Symphony presents music inspired by Maurice Sendak's,Where the Wild Things Are. Come dressed as your favorite monster for our annual costume contest; you might win and be hailed as King of the Meyerson!
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Oct. 26
ensemble75  presents A Concert of Ice and Fire (Chamber works by Suk, Faure, and Smetana)

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) Nocturnes Op. 62 No. 2 in E Major Op. posth. in C minor Op. 27 No. 2 in Db Major Federico Mompou (1893 - 1987) Selections from "Impresiones Intimas" Pajaro triste Cuna Secreto - Domenico Codispoti, piano César Franck (1822 - 1890) Piano Quintet I. Molto moderato quasi lento II. Lento, con molto sentimento III. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco - Florence Wang, violin - Mai Ke, violin - Steven Juarez, viola - Nan Zhang, cello - Domenico Codispoti, piano
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Oct. 26
Greater Dallas youth Orchestra presents "FAMILY, HOME, AND COUNTRY" CONCERT

Join the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra as we open our 43rd season with special guest flute soloist Demarre McGill, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Flute, performing Mozart’s Flute Concert No. 1 in G-major. Also on the program, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italian.
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Oct. 26
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS SPOOKY SYMPHONY

Family-friendly concert celebrating Halloween.
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Oct. 30
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents James Ehnes, violin

Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, James Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Paavo Järvi, and Lorin Maazel. He has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly with many of the world’s most well-known orchestras, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, London Symphony, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, and the NHK Symphony Orchestras. His extensive discography of over 25 recordings has garnered many international awards and prizes, including a Grammy®, a Gramophone, and six Juno Awards.
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Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Dallas Symphony presents Scheherazade

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade dazzles with its tales of 1001 nights and conjures all the romance and exoticism of the Near East.
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Oct. 31 & Nov. 2
Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Berio, Saint-Saens and Rachmaninoff

Luciano Berio’s playful Quattro Versioni, which layers together four versions of a charming work by Boccherini, opens the concert, followed by Saint-Saens’ Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor. An instant success when it debuted in 1868, it remains one of Saint-Saens’ most popular works; award-winning guest pianist Hando Nahkur, who is pursuing his Artist’s Diploma degree at Meadows, is soloist. The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff’s imaginative and lively Symphonic Dances.
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Nov. 1
Arlington Jones: The Soul Gent

Join Steinway Artist Arlington Jones for a live recording of his new solo piano jazz album. Jones is a classically trained jazz piano maestro with soulful Southern music roots. He makes the piano speak through lush harmonies, impeccable groove, infectious energy, and soulful rhythms. This event is for all ages.
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Nov. 1
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

Sheer excitement, beauty, and classical elegance come together in Haydn's last major choral work, Harmoniemesse. Haydn's critics at the time were sure he was void of any new musical ideas but this great mass surprised tham all! The concert also features Haydn's delightful TE Deum No. 2, composed for Maria Theresa, and two audience favorites from Haydn's friend and colleague, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!. Featuring soloists Haley Sicking, Brooke Gibson, Alex Bumpas, Brandon Gibson, and accompanied by the Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Nov. 1
UT Dallas presents Kelly Durbin and Friends

Jazz pianist and UT Dallas faculty member Kelly Durbin annually invites outstanding local musicians to perform with him at UT Dallas. This year’s guests include jazz bassist, composer, producer and lecturer James Gilyard.
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Nov. 2
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Alessandro Mazzamuto, piano

Winner of International Classical Music Awards’ 2013 Young Instrumental Artist of the Year, the 26-year-old Sicilian pianist Alessandro Mazzumoto has also won more than 60 national and international competitions in piano and chamber music. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as La Verdi (Milan), the Rias Berlin Youth Orchestra (Germany), the Chamber Orchestra of Kiev (Ukraine), the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ploesti (Romania), and the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania) and has performed in numerous European and American venues. Alessandro is a graduate student in the Performers Diploma program at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, TX, where he studies with Professors Carol Leone and Joaquin Achucarro.
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Nov. 2
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

Sheer excitement, beauty, and classical elegance come together in Haydn's last major choral work, Harmoniemesse. Haydn's critics at the time were sure he was void of any new musical ideas but this great mass surprised tham all! The concert also features Haydn's delightful TE Deum No. 2, composed for Maria Theresa, and two audience favorites from Haydn's friend and colleague, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!. Featuring soloists Haley Sicking, Brooke Gibson, Alex Bumpas, Brandon Gibson, and accompanied by the Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Nov. 2
TowerArts Concert: All Saints Concert

In remembrance of all the saints who have finished their earthly race, the HPUMC Chancel Choir presents music celebrating our promise of eternal life.
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Nov. 3
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Finckel-Han-Setzer Trio

Cellist David Finckel, violinist Philip Setzer, and pianist Wu Han make as fine a piano trio as the world knows. Given their résumés, this is no surprise. Finckel spent more than thirty years with the famed Emerson String Quartet. Setzer is a founding and continuing member of the Emerson Quartet. Han has an outstanding career as an orchestral soloist and chamber player, as well as a close recording and touring relationship with Finckel. So, it will be no surprise either that we are bringing this trio back for a third performance.
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Nov. 3
UNT Guest Artist Recital: Dwight Parry, Oboe and Ekaterina Chernaya, piano

Dwight Parry is the principal oboist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 2006-2007, he held the same position with the San Diego Symphony and before that was a fellow in the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. He has performed as guest principal oboist with the New York Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera, and the Deutsche Symphonie of Berlin. Originally from Southern California, he found his passion for music studying piano, voice, and jazz saxophone, but it was not until his sophomore year of high school that he began playing the oboe. Dwight received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California with Allan Vogel and his Master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music with John Mack.
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Nov. 5
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Journey” The Essence of Jazz—Piano and Bass

Opening Group: The James Gilyard Ensemble is fronted by beloved Sammons Jazz bassist James Gilyard. James served as the third and longest-tenured Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz. Remembered for implementing two educational components to Sammons Jazz, “Sammons Jazz Youth Outreach Concerts” and “Jazz Essentials,” James was also known for mentoring and helping fellow artists produce CDs. James is joined by Quamon Fowler on sax, Eric Willis on piano, Andrew Griffith on drums, Dana Sudborough on vibraphone, and vocalist Simone Rodgers. Second Set: The Frank Hailey Trio features pianist Frank Hailey, who has received positive response to his latest album, “An Old Sweet Song.” Smooth, polished, and giving lots of attention given to the melody, Frank is joined on stage by Eric Zukoski on bass and his son, Michael Hailey, on drums.
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Nov. 6 & 8
Dallas Symphony presents Bluebeard's Castle

Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle is a chilling tale of seven locked doors, one curious bride and a castle filled with dark secrets. Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung take the lead in this work that had its North American premiere in Dallas in 1949. Mozart's "Little G Minor" symphony opens the program.
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Nov. 6-8
UT Dallas presents Best of Broadway VII: Comedy Tonight

Featuring Vocal Instruction students and the UT Dallas Chamber Singers, “Best of Broadway” returns with a night of selected comedic songs from the Broadway hits A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Kiss Me Kate, Urinetown, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and A Very Potter Musical!
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Nov. 6
Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents JOSHUA BELL

Often referred to as the "poet of the violin," JOSHUA BELL is one of the world's most celebrated violinists. He continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty, and charismatic stage presence. His restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of "classical music superstar." Recently named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bell is the first person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. In 2014 Joshua reunites with his beloved Academy of St Martin in the Fields, directing Beethoven’s 3rd and 5th Symphonies and recording the violin concertos of Bach. He will also perform the Brahms concerto with the legendary Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Paavo Järvi and the Sibelius with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A U.S. recital tour with Sam Haywood, a performance at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra and dates with the Los Angeles Philharmonic round out the season.
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Nov. 7 & 8
Dallas Bach Society presents House Concert 1 The Historical Cello in Germany

Experience what Theater Jones called the “Royal Treatment” of the Dallas Bach Society House Concert series, with exquisite music and gracious hospitality to be enjoyed up close and personal – just as in the great salons.
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Nov. 7-9
Fort Worth Symphony presents HITCHCOCK!

Join the FWSO for a musical anthology of Hitchcock's greatest thrills and chills! You'll hear the spine-tingling scores created by Lyn Murray, Bernard Hermann and Dmitri Tiomkin for movies like To Catch A Thief, Vertigo, and North By Northwest – complete with scenes from each film played on Bass Hall's movie screen. Suspense has never sounded so good!
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Nov. 9
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Joyce Jones, Organist

International favorite, Joyce Jones, plays a recital on the 106-rank Dan Garland Organ. This recital is a benefit for the Restoration of the Epworth Rectory, Birthplace of John Wesley. There is no charge for this event but we will accept offerings.
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Nov. 9
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Mount Vernon Music: Mark Miller, violin; Ute Miller, viola; Ron Clinton, piano

The Mount Vernon Music Association is a membership-based nonprofit devoted to bringing outstanding performances of classical, cultural and jazz chamber music to underserved audiences in rural Northeast Texas. Presently concertmaster of the East Texas Orchestra, violinist Mark Miller also performs with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and other area ensembles. He is a founder and president of Mount Vernon Music Association, a membership-based nonprofit devoted to bringing outstanding performances of classical, cultural and jazz chamber music to underserved audiences in rural Northeast Texas. He also co-directs the chamber series “The Color of Sound” at Texas A&M University – Commerce, where for eleven years he taught and performed as an Artist-in-Residence with his wife, violist Ute Miller, and the ensemble Duo Renard. Their most recent recording, on the Fleur de Son label, is of music by Mozart and contemporary composer Benedikt Brydern. Following studies at SUNY Purchase, Indiana University - Bloomington and Boston University, Mark studied with Jürgen Kussmaul in Germany, where he was assistant concertmaster in the Robert Schumann Chamber Orchestra of Düsseldorf and a member of the Beethoven Orchester Bonn. He has appeared as soloist with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. Ute Miller serves as principal violist of the East Texas Symphony, and performs regularly with the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras. She has appeared as a soloist with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. Ute is a founder, treasurer and managing director of Mount Vernon Music Association. Her musical studies include the prestigious Konzertexamen diploma from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, and a year at Boston University as a student of Raphael Hillyer, founding member of the Juilliard Quartet. In addition to playing with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, she served for seven years as assistant principal violist of the Gürzenich Orchester-Cologne Philharmonic, and for eight years as principal violist of the Dallas Opera Orchestra.
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Nov. 9
Texas Camerata presents Salve Regina

Soprano Camille King and countertenor Ryland Angel are featured with Texas Camerata performing favorite vocal works by Vivaldi, Rosenmuller, and Rameau.
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Nov. 12
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher presents Alisa Weilerstein in Recital

Alisa Weilerstein opens the Nasher’s 2014-15 Soundings season with a program framed by Bach’s cello suites and exploring the works for solo cello of Zoltán Kodály, Benjamin Britten and Osvaldo Golijov.
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Nov. 12
UNT Symphony Orchestra

Kurt Weill - Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (Suite from the "Three Penny Opera") Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2, Op. 61
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Nov. 13
Symphony Arlington presents Emily Sun, violin

Join us for our fall performance featuring violinist, Emily Sun performing Barber's Violin Concerto.
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Nov. 14-16
Dallas Symphony presents Alisa Weilerstein

The Dallas Symphony Chorus debuts on the 2014/15 season in two Fauré favorites. Alisa Weilerstein, called "one of the most exciting American cellists of the new generation" by The New York Times, presents Elgar's masterpiece for the instrument.
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Nov. 14-16
Fort Worth Symphony presents AMERICAN BALLADS

In an all-American first half, violin prodigy Simone Porter makes her Fort Worth debut with Samuel Barber's lyrical Violin Concerto, following Copland's Shaker-melody filled ballet suite Appalachian Spring. Resisting peer pressure to compose a nationalistic paean to Stalin and Red Russia, Shostakovich's exuberant neo-classical Ninth symphony has become one of his most accessible and loved works.
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Nov. 14
Garland Symphony presents Emily Sun, violin

Join us for our fall performance featuring violinist, Emily Sun performing Barber's Violin Concerto.
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Nov. 14
UT Dallas presents Hopkinson Smith

Hopkinson Smith is internationally renowned and respected for his mastery of the lute and other early plucked instruments. He is justly regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of Renaissance and Baroque music in the world.
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Nov. 15
Las Colinas Symphony presents Emily Sun, violin

Join us for our fall performance featuring violinist, Emily Sun performing Barber's Violin Concerto.
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Nov. 15
Timeless Concerts present Around the World In An Hour

If you love the music on Dancing With The Stars, or from romantic movies, Spanish dances, or toe tapping songs heard in French cafes, then this concert is for you!! We'll show you what Timeless Concerts has in our vast repertoire, from Argentinian tangos, to Russian gems for piano solo, to beautiful opera arias for tenor. The concert is followed by a party with dessert/fruit/cheese buffet, cash bar, and our pianist/vocalist takes requests for dancing.
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Nov. 15
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Masters of Form and Color

Alessandro Deljavae, piano; Gary Levinson, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; Jason Calloway, cello. Brahms, Violin Sonata No.2 in A Major, Op. 100; Brahms, Viola Sonata in F minor, Op. 120.No.1; Dvorák, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87.
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Nov. 15
DALLAS OPERA FAMILY CONCERT

The FAMILY CONCERT is a parade of opera’s greatest hits including a wide variety of types of arias and overtures. Patrons may be surprised at just how many pieces they already know and love and this event is sure to be enjoyed by fans of all ages.
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Nov. 15
Plano Symphony presents THE RITE OF SPRING

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR EMANUEL BOROK, VIOLIN Stravinsky: Rite of Spring Brahms: Violin Concerto When Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, (Le Sacre du printemps), a ballet score for large orchestra, made its debut in Paris, it caused a sensation and near-riot in the audience. Now possibly Stravinsky's most famous score, the piece was created as a work for the stage with passages for specific characters. Over time, the music has achieved great recognition as a concert piece, and is now considered one of the most prominent works of the 20th Century.
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Nov. 15
UT Dallas presents Arkady Fomin Memorial Concert

Clavier Trio members David Korevaar and Jesús Castro-Balbi perform a memorial concert celebrating the life of Arkady Fomin, a gifted violinist and inspiring educator who was the founder of the New Conservatory of Music, a long-time member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and member of the UT Dallas faculty.
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Nov. 16
Broadway Baptist Church presents Pipedreams Live! With Michael Barone

The host of American Public Media's Pipedreams program teams up with resident organist Al Travis, the Festival Brass Ensemble and guest soloists Dr. Jerry Westenkuelhler, Dr. Robert August Dr. Joseph Butler, Dr. Bradley Welch, Dr. Yoon-Mi Lim and Dr. Isabelle Demers for a colorful concert of extraordinary music for the King of Instruments
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Nov. 16
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Abilene Chamber Players

The Abilene Chamber Players was founded in 1998 by the instrumental performance faculty in the School of Music and Fine Arts at Hardin-Simmons University in Texas. The current members include faculty from both Hardin-Simmons University and Tarleton State University. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music from the Baroque to the most contemporary music of the 21st century.
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Nov. 18
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 3: Trevor & Orth

Presenting not one, but two amazing soloists, this concert is sure to impress. Violinist Chloé Trevor is sure to dazzle on The Lark Ascending, as you’ll experience some of Vaughan-Williams’ most powerful evocative pastoral writings. The solo will be followed by Charles Ives’ rarely performed, yet equally bucolic, Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting”. The orchestra also welcomes Kyle Orth, winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition 2014, to perform Mozart’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor.
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Nov. 18
Dallas Winds present KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

Tuneful toe-tappers from Great Britain's grandest composers. Music by Edward Elgar, Eric Coates, Percy Grainger and Arthur Sullivan.
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Nov. 21-23
Dallas Symphony presents The Golden Age of Jazz

Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and guests celebrate the music and musicians who define America's great art form.
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Nov. 22
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Premiere of Universal Language by Dallas composer Margaret Barrett Inspired by the Dallas Museum of Art's current Slavs and Tatars exhibit, this work is based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and performed by the Dallas-based world music ensemble, Obscure Dignitaries.
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Nov. 29 & 30
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays

It's a holly jolly Christmas with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Boys Choir and the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale! Enjoy your favorite holiday carols with an audience sing-along in the only place in Texas where snow flurries are guaranteed!
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Dec. 3
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Present” Jazz Duos and Quartets

Opening Group: The Brethren featuring Arlington Jones and Dwight Sills brings current Artistic Director and pianist Arlington Jones together with famed guitarist Dwight Sills. They developed a musical camaraderie while touring and working together through the years with other artists. This collaboration is influenced by noteworthy piano and guitar duos in jazz like Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass, Grant Green and McCoy Tyner, and Wes Montgomery and Tommy Flanagan. Second Set: The Shelley Carrol Quartet features renowned Texas Tenor Shelley Carrol, a legendary saxophonist who has toured the world with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Bringing a traditional sax quartet sound to Sammons Jazz, Shelley is joined by Michael Palma on piano, Jonathan Fisher on bass, and Andrew Griffith on drums.
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May 16-Nov. 16
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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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. 6-Oct. 11
Artisan Center Theater presentsInto the Woods, Jr.

The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in INTO THE WOODS JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers and audiences. All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
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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. 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. 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-Oct. 5
Rockwall Community Playhouse presents Rumors by Neil Simon

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
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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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Oct. 1-5
Texas Woman's University Drama Department presents Speech & Debate

Speech and Debate is centered on three teens attempting to reveal a scandal that could rock their school and destroy the reputation of more than one local politician. In this funny and timely play, the students decide that the only way to expose the hypocrisy of their small town is to stage an original musical adaptation of The Crucible replete with modern dance, amateur electronica and a sexually confused Abraham Lincoln.
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Oct. 2 - 11
University of Texas at Dallas presents Tragedy: A Tragedy

Will the sun rise again? It’s looking unlikely, but no worries: our crack news team is on the story. A charming display of witty satire in the face of Armageddon, the play takes the form of a local TV newscast covering nightfall. This 75-minute play serves as a poke in the eye to media in an age of geopolitical uncertainty, pending disaster and a preoccupation with ratings. What begins as a parody of the news media’s vapid patter eventually breaks down into a philosophic exploration of the endurance of humanity during catastrophes.
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Oct. 2-26
Jubilee Theatre presents The Brother’s Size

In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is a wall of tough love. Younger brother Oshoosi still struggles to find his footing in the world complicated by his mysterious past. What begins as a ritual, evolves into a tough yet tender drama about the bonds of brotherhood. Poetry and myths are spun into this hot-blooded, music-filled contemporary drama from one of the country's most exciting new voices. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more" … an unforgettable theatrical event that will leave you breathless.
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Oct. 3-12
Grand Prairie Arts Council presents Noises Off!

Called the funniest comedy farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
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Oct. 8-16
The Matchmaker

Horace Vandergelder meets his match in Dolly Levi. This is a comic look at matchmaking and falling in love. It is fun for the whole family. This Thornton Wilder play is the base for the musical Hello, Dolly.
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Oct. 9 - 25
WingSpan Theatre Company presents THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY - By Tennessee Williams

WingSpan Theatre Company presents the hauntingly beautiful, rarely produced masterpiece THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY - By Tennessee Williams. Directed by: Susan Sargeant
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Oct. 10 - Nov. 2
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents HAIR

Forty-seven years ago, Hair was considered controversial for its views on war, race, religion, patriotism and love, among other issues. Today, it is a history of a period of time that changed the world, peopled with flower children, protesters of war, and youth hell-bent on shocking their parents as they ushered in the Age of Aquarius. Hair is a milestone American show — the first and still ultimate rock musical. The soundtrack is both memorable and iconic, and the ideas still fresh and controversial. Hair is a joyous and groundbreaking step back in time and shouldn’t be missed! Hair is rated R for nudity, language, and controversial subject matter.
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Oct. 10-Nov. 8
Artisan Center Theater presents THE FREEDOM FACTOR

Adapted from the book by Gerald N. Lund for stage by Jen Geigle Johnson What would America be like today without our Constitution? It’s a document we take for granted, but Artisan Center Theater’s THE FREEDOM FACTOR - A WORLD PREMIERE will give us a very dramatic answer to that question. The production is based on a Gerald N. Lund book much-admired by Artisan Co-Founders Dee Ann and Richard Blair. This exciting play has been adapted for the stage by Jen Geigle Johnson in collaboration with Amy and Dave Sorter, Joe Sturgeon, Dorothy Sanders and Rick and DeeAnn Blair. The play introduces us to Bryce Sherwood, a senatorial aide in Washington, D.C. who is recruited to be a key player in an attempt to pass an amendment that would eliminate the checks and balances built into the Constitution. But, when Founding Father Nathaniel Gorham, one of the original signers of the Constitution, appears to him, his refusal to understand the dangers of his position gets him transported by Gorham into a world where the Constitution was never ratified. Thrown into a strange land of violence, oppression and fear, Bryce begins to appreciate the true value of the great document and the price that must be paid to keep the freedoms it has given us. But, will he be able to pay that price?
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Oct. 10-26
Casa Mañana presents Snow White and the Prince

Watch professional actors in this musical retelling of the classic story. Hidden away in a castle because the evil queen fears her beauty, Snow White prepares for her 18th birthday ball and dreams of finding her prince charming. The evil queen will stop at nothing, however, to be the fairest of the land, and Snow White is forced to flee into the forest. By the creators of Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale and How I Became a Pirate, this clever retelling of a classic is suitable for all audiences.
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Oct. 10-12
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth Presents Sky Descending: A Dancing Dialectic between Two Buildings

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth will perform a site-specific work utilizing the lawn, porches, and steps across the Kimbell Art Museum campus in a unique celebration of its architecture and natural surroundings. Just as the Kahn Building and Piano Pavilion are placed “close enough for a conversation,” the choreography will explore the idea of “dialogue” as a thematic thread.
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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
Target Second Saturday at the Latino Cultural Center

Target Second Saturday is a monthly program featuring activities ranging from traditional artisanal crafts to visual arts, sculpture and drawing classes. This program also features dance classes, pottery and clay making, and the creation of oil and acrylic pieces on wood and/or canvas. 12 pm performance of ''Spooky Strings'' presented by Le Theatre de Marionette Trick or Treat! It's ''Spooky Strings''... Le Theatre's delightfully entertaining variety show featuring a medley of Halloween characters performing amusing musical numbers as a Halloween talent show. See a mummy moonwalking to ''Stayin' Alive'', a charming Werewolf serenading a lucky audience member to ''Blue Moon'', and a Skeleton that just can't seem to hold himself together!
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Oct. 13
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents: Go with the flow

Headlined by the “storytelling dynamo” herself Nicole Stewart who follow up on her “Bun in the Oven” piece from last season that went on to be featured on the Huffington Post, this cast also features Koryan Wright, the hysterical sister of Dallas treasure Erykah Badu, who will share tidbits from her phase with lesbianism. Other highlights include a tale of adventure in the whitewater of Chile, a woman coming to terms with her incurable cancer, a reflection on going through that most pivotal moment of adolescence without a mother, and a hysterical stint on “Wheel of Fortune.” This season opener sets the standard high for another year full of stories that will shock, scintillate, and soothe the audience through a roller coaster of emotions.
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Oct. 13
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents: Go with the flow

On Wednesday, October 15th at 8:00pm, Dallas’ runaway hit storytelling series, Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales), will remount its 4th season opener featuring seven juicy true tales on the theme “Go With the Flow” at the famed Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. This show features the same dynamic cast as the show at the Wyly- but with a different backdrop- and REDUCED TICKET PRICES! That's right we're taking it back to our original pricing of $15 in advance, $20 at the door. $10 students/seniors. $12/ticket for groups of 10 or more. Headlined by Nayrok Udab, the stand-up comic sister of Dallas treasure Erykah Badu, who will share tidbits from her phase with lesbianism, this line-up of female power also includes a tale of adventure in the whitewater of Chile, a woman coming to terms with her incurable cancer, a reflection on going through that most pivotal moment of adolescence without a mother, and a hysterical stint on “Wheel of Fortune.” This season opener sets the standard high for another year full of stories that will shock, scintillate, and soothe the audience through a roller coaster of emotions.
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Oct. 16-Nov. 22
Circle Theatre presents Fellowship!

Once Upon a time two visionaries in Las Angeles had a brilliant idea. The books and movies based on the Lord of the Rings were so popular why not have a bit of fun and write a musical parody of the Fellowship of the Ring? They shared their idea with a composer and a multi-talented cast of actors who then banded together with them to create a cult theater classic, Fellowship! Their merry little musical won numerous big awards and critics’ picks and played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and New York. Circle is proud to bring its own production of Fellowship! to the "land of cowboys and culture" for its southwest premiere.
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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. 16-19
Eisemann Center presents Endurance

Trapped in Antarctica with no hope of rescue, the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton kept 27 men alive for two years in the most inhospitable climate on earth. Ninety-five years later, in the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression, Hartford insurance man Walter Spivey, struggling to justify his recent promotion and save his employees' jobs, relives Shackleton's story. Endurance brings every moment of the story into perfect focus in an elegant, humorous and moving show.
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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. 17-26
Music Theatre of Denton presents Les Misérables

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, this musical was the second longest running show in Broadway history when it closed in 2003. It has enjoyed a blockbuster movie adaptation as well as several national and international tours; a 2014 Broadway revival of the show garnered an additional 3 Tony nominations.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 1
Ohlook Performing Art Center presents Evil Dead, the Musical

What's better at Halloween than a bunch of deadites torturing college students in an abandoned cabin in the woods? Complete with dancing and singing, this show is laugh out loud funny.
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Oct. 17
St. Matthew's Cathedral Arts presents Dallas Black Dance Theatre II

Join St. Matthew's Cathedral Arts and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre II for an elegant performance including ballet, modern, jazz and ethnic works.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 2
Teatro Dallas presents Festival of Death

Three short one act well-rounded, contrasting and powerful pieces. Ironic, mysterious, cruel, poetic, macabre! Exhibit of altars for the dead in the lobby. Meet the visual artists who will set up altars honoring the dead at a special DOD evening that includes a casual conversation about the origins of this millenerian ritual and delicacies prepared during this holiday.
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Oct. 17-19
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Sleeping Beauty

Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to be joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra once again to present The Sleeping Beauty, a classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora, Prince Florimund, the evil fairy Carabosse and a 100-year Curse.
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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. 23 - 25
UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities presents Score

One score (20 years) has passed since the first dance class was offered by the School of Arts and Humanities. Score will celebrate this landmark anniversary by presenting original choreography by faculty members Michele Hanlon, Misty Owens and Micki Saba for the UTDance Ensemble. Score will feature performances by alumni Jennifer Dennison, Paige Ghent and Ashley Merritt.
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Oct. 23-Nov. 22
Circle Theatre presents Fellowship! The Musical Parody of "The Fellowship of the Ring"

Once upon a time, two visionaries in Los Angeles had a brilliant idea. The books and movies based on The Lord of the Rings were so popular...why not have a bit of fun and write a musical parody of The Fellowship Of The Ring? They shared their idea with a composer and a multi-talented cast of actors who then banded together with them to create a cult theater classic, Fellowship! Their merry little musical won numerous big awards and critics’ picks and played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and New York. Circle is proud to bring its own production of Fellowship! to the "land of cowboys and culture" for its southwest premiere.
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Oct. 23-Nov. 15
Garland Civic Theatre presents Cabaret

One of Broadway’s greatest productions by the same creators as last year’s smash hit at GCT – CHICAGO! Right this way, your table’s waiting at CABARET, the Tony award winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way…
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Oct. 23
Rover Dramawerks presents The Fourth Wall

Peggy, a simple upper - class housewife, has a strange obsession with a blank wall in her house, as she has redecorated the living room to resemble a stage set with everything facing this blank "fourth wall." As each character enters the room, they, too, begin to behave as if they are acting in a play, or even a musical, when they occasionally burst into song. Cleverly tackling contemporary topics while illuminating the nature of theater and its current state in America, this is a drawing room comedy by one of the most prolific and produced playwrights in America, with the wit of Noel Coward and the songs of Cole Porter.
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Oct. 24 - Nov. 9
Theatre Arlington presents Miracle on South Division Street

Clara and her kids have always known they were special since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! A deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.
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Oct. 24-Nov. 9
Dallas Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro

Figaro loves Susanna, but he’s not the only one. In a single crazy, romantic day, doors will be locked and unlocked, disguises donned, kisses exchanged and innermost hearts revealed – to some of the most memorable music Mozart ever composed. Leading this merry band is Italian bass-baritone Mirco Palazzi (Figaro), who charmed us out of our seats as Leporello in his 2010 U.S. debut, along with Austrian soprano Beate Ritter and Australian soprano Nicole Car in their exciting American debuts! Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume and staged by Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty – this Figaro could very well be a marriage made in heaven!
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Oct. 24
DALLAS OPERA THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK!

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas’s popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual “Dallas Opera Opening Night Simulcast in the Park” featuring Mozart’s class-conscious romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. THE LIVE PERFORMANCE WILL BE PROJECTED ON TWO HIGH-DEFINITION LED SCREENS. MOZART’S 1786 MASTERPIECE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY OUR DISTINGUISHED MUSIC DIRECTOR EMMANUEL VILLAUME, WHO CONTINUES TO DRAW RAVE REVIEWS FOR HIS CONDUCTING AROUND THE GLOBE.
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Oct. 30-Nov. 23
Amphibian Stage Productions presents FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode

Sam Peliczowski mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one restaurant--and everyone wants a piece of him. Through the course of the evening, we meet Sam's father, a likeable guy from South Bend; the temperamental chef; Jean-Claude, the snooty Maitre D'; Naomi Campbell's annoying (but funny) assistant; and several powerful New York types, among many others--all played by Amphibian's own Carman Lacivita. A hit in Amphibian's 2005 ‘Phibs at the Modern Reading Series, FULLY COMMITTED returns to Amphibian, this time with set and costumes. "Fully Committed creates more tension than a James Bond suspense caper, and it's more thrilling than a high-wire circus act." "A tornado! The audience is in stitches from beginning to end,"
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Oct. 30-Nov. 8
Dallas Opera presents salome

by Richard Strauss • Once in a great while, the term “over the top” doesn’t seem nearly high enough. A king’s unbridled lust and his stepdaughter’s obsession with John the Baptist combine with explosive force in this lushly passionate rendering of Oscar Wilde’s play, set in ancient Judea. It’s a work that requires a phenomenal cast and the Dallas Opera delivers, starting with soprano Deborah Voigt in the title role and baritone Greer Grimsley as the prophet in their long-awaited company debuts! Conducted by Evan Rogister, this Biblical tale of lust and betrayal in the court of King Herod (sung by tenor Robert Brubaker) promises to reveal humanity at its most depraved and to uncover our deepest, darkest secrets…one veil at a time.
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Nov. 1
Dallas Opera presents THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF, TDO’s newest production is an adaptation of the popular folk tale based on scenes from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. Incorporated into the lively performance are key messages for students, including the importance of attending school regularly and the need to be kind. Performed in English
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Nov. 7 & 8
C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce at the Majestic Theater

From the producers of the stage hit THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS comes the highly anticipated theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ THE GREAT DIVORCE. In this dantesque celestial journey from Hell to Paradise, Lewis draws some of the most fiercely funny characters he ever created. This is C.S. Lewis at his imaginative best!
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Nov. 9 & 10
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Two Gentleman of Verona

An Unabridged Staged Reading Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But one look at the beautiful Silvia on a trip to Milan changes everything. Now he’s smitten with his best friend’s lover and his sweetheart has no intention of going away quietly. Events spin out of control as romantic rivals face off in this wild comic tale.
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Nov. 13-15
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora Series presents THE SECOND CITY

Legendary comedy theatre with resident stages in Chicago, Toronto, and Touring Ensembles entertaining over 1,000,000 guests each year. Training ground for a host of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and over 500 more. Winner of over 30 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations in Chicago and over 35 Dora Award nominations in Toronto honoring excellence in professional theatre. The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry. From Amy Poehler to Jane Lynch, Jason Sudeikis to Julia-Louis Dreyfus – The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium. Drawing from the vast archives of material, the Touring Company produces a two-act review of The Second City’s celebrated brand of topical sketch comedy, hilarious songs, and on the spot improvisation that changes with every performance. An evening with The Second City provides audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, a night of cutting edge comedy, and an unforgettable experience. *May contain adult content and language.
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Nov. 16
An Evening with PRIMUS & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at the Majestic Theatre

Prepare to enter a world of pure imagination this November, as veteran thrash-funk eccentrics Primus bring their tour, a wall to (lickable) wall tribute to the 1971 musical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, to The Majestic. Touring for first time since 2008 — leader Les Claypool, guitarist Larry Lalonde and drummer Tim ''Herb'' Alexander — promise a show unlike any you have ever seen.
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Nov. 20
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents LAST COMIC STANDING LIVE TOUR

Last Comic Standing, America’s most compelling comedy competition, takes to the road to showcase the winners and other outstanding comics from NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated series. Content Advisory: May contain adult content and language.
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Nov. 21 & 22
Titas presents Brian Brooks Moving Company

Recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, Brian Brooks has become a force to be reckoned with on the international dance landscape. Innovative, risky and wildly imaginative, Brian Brooks Movement Company is a breath of fresh air in the dance world. Whether in New York’s famed Joyce Theater or the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brian Brooks has established himself as one of the most interesting dance makers in New York.
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Nov. 25-Dec. 27
Dallas Theater Center presents A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, when last season’s soldout, family favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping, special effects. A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ newest “must see” holiday tradition.
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DEC. 30-JAN. 4
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS BLUE MAN GROUP

THE THEATRICAL TOUR FEATURES BRAND NEW CONTENT HIGHLIGHTED BY CLASSIC BLUE MAN FAVORITES. THE NEW SOUND, SET, AND VIDEO DESIGN CENTERING AROUND A PROSCENIUM-SIZED LED CURTAIN AND HIGH-RESOLUTION SCREEN CREATE AN ENTIRELY NEW, HIGH-IMPACT VISUAL EXPERIENCE FOR BROADWAY HOUSES ACROSS THE NATION. BLUE MAN GROUP HAS RECEIVED PRAISE FROM CRITICS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE BALTIMORE SUN RAVES, “BLUE MAN GROUP PACKS A WALLOP. IT’S A BIG, LOUD, FUNNY, SILLY, VISUALLY ARRESTING PRODUCTION!” THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER SAYS BLUE MAN GROUP IS “A HUGELY ENTERTAINING SHOW FOR ANYONE AGES 9 TO 90”. THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS PROCLAIMS IT’S “AN EXHILARATING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, LAUGH-YOURSELF-SILLY EVENING OF PERCUSSION-HEAVY ROCK MUSIC, COMEDY AND PLAYFUL COMMENTARY.”
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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 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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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-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 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 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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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. 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-Oct. 25
FORT WORTH CONTEMPORARY ARTS present After Walker Evans

In 1935 Walker Evans was commissioned to produce a portfolio of African objects from the exhibition African Negro Art (1935) at MoMA. Evans’ photographs were taken in order to present the objects as works of art connected to the Western art historical tradition rather than ethnographic objects. Evans’ “documents” examined the physical form of each object, sometimes shooting from more than one angle. The isolation of each of the individual forms, without any neighboring or background context, created a framework that stripped any geographic or anthropological underpinnings to reveal a Modernist and possibly formalist ideology.
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Sept. 2 - Nov. 1
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Tale of Tails and Trails by Julie Grim

Painting a Tale of every Tail and Trail! Pet Portrait and Plein Artist Julie Grim paints a Tail of Tails and Trails! With her loose brush strokes and impressionist style she brings out the emotion in her oil paintings whether it is in the expressive eyes of a lazy Labrador, or the sunlit Texas Hill Country landscapes.
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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. 6-Oct. 4
Mary Tomas Studio Gallery presents Scratching The Surface: A Collection of Thought Provoking Latin American Artists and Their Works

The exhibition features passionate works representing Latin American expressions in art, SCRATCHING THE SURFACE implores the viewer to look deeper into each artists' process and the personal history articulated in their work. SCRATCHING THE SURFACE artists include: Abstract Expressionist Painter Johannes Boekhoudt, Costa Rica/Dallas; Surrealist Painter Carlos Cancio, Puerto Rico/Spain; Expressionist Painter Sandra Lara, Dallas; Abstract Contemporary Painter Norlan Santana, Costa Rica/Nicaragua; and Abstract Expressionist Painter Fred Villanueva, Dallas.
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Sept. 12-Oct. 17
Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents La Rica Latinoamérica: A Photographic Journey Through a Region Full of Richness

La Rica Latinoamérica is an exhibit that documents the travels of Edén Soto Alva through Latin America. Soto Alva’s photography captures the scenic beauty, as well as a glimpse into the daily social life of Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, and Peru.
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Sept. 13-dec. 31
Texas Discovery Gardens presents Beauty and The Landscape: Melodee Martin Ramirez

Artist and Professor Melodee Martin Ramirez draws on her transformative experiences in nature to create large-scale oil paintings. From realistic landscapes to the more abstract, her work reflects travels throughout Texas. Emotion and vibrant color runs through each painting, many of which reach up to four feet wide.
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Sept. 13-Jan. 4
Nashr Sculture Center presents Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been hailed as a genius, even being called by Paul Goldberger in The New Yorker “the next Leonardo da Vinci” for the uniquely inventive nature of his work. This exhibition, the first North American museum presentation of the work of Heatherwick and his studio, examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early projects such as the handbag designed for Longchamp and the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs, as well as current large architectural projects in the U.K., South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China. Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion — known as the Seed Cathedral — at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo; a distillery and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire Gin in Hampshire, England; a teaching building at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and a mixed use complex in Shanghai.
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Sept. 13-Oct. 12
Ro2 Art presents LUSCIOUS: Erica Stephens and Julon Pinkston

Ro2 Art is proud to bring together two painters who aren't afraid to lay it on thick! Erica Stephens and Julon Pinkston will display work side-by-side; with Stephens' deliciously feminine floral, cake-like paintings alongside Pinkston's highly constructed works, where acrylic paint is manipulated to emulate ubiquitous materials.
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Sept. 21 - March 1
Meadows Museum presents Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) produced almost 300 etchings and lithographs that reveal his personal vision, tireless invention, and enthusiasm for technical experimentation. Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention presents Goya’s printed oeuvre as an integral—indeed defining—component of his life and career and invites a reconsideration of the artist’s paintings within the Meadows Museum’s collection. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view complete 1st-edition sets of his four major print series, "Los Caprichos" (1799), "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (1810-19), "La Tauromaquia" (1816), and "Los Disparates" (1816-23).
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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-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth PresentsNEW YORK IN THE 1980s: URBAN THEATER

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents NEW YORK IN THE 1980s: URBAN THEATER. Vibrant and vital, discordant and obscene, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. As the artists who emerged in that decade now set records at auction, the era is ripe to be reexamined. 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. Over 25,000 square feet of exhibition space will be devoted to the exhibition, presenting iconic works that capture the mood, energy, and critical themes that distinguished the art of the 1980s in one of the world's greatest urban centers.
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Sept. 27 - Nov. 1
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 24th Anniversary Show: One-of-a-Kind

An anniversary celebration featuring unique works in glass from artists nationwide.
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Sept. 30 - Oct. 22
Texas Woman's University presents Michelle Mackey/Marcelyn McNeil/Lorraine Tady

TWU Department of Visual Arts welcomes three painters working in abstraction for our next exhibition. Each artist develops imagery in very unique ways, while still attending to formal elements of painting and composition.
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Oct. 1-25
Haley Henman presents BRENDA MCKINNEY WHAT IS YOUR MANTRA?

A Solo Exhibition of New Works This exhibit is the second solo show for Ms. McKinney presented by Haley-Henman at Gallery 422. Her new works are collaged mandalas that express metaphors of social and cultural realities. Professor McKinney uses symbols from various cultures that represent courage, leadership, physical strength, prestige, versatility, excellence, encouragement, and good health. The materials are recycled from postcards, maps, paint swatches and other printed adve
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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-Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum presents Navigating the West – George Caleb Bingham and the River

See this exhibition featuring 16 iconic river paintings and 50 preparatory drawings by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) depicting boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers, most notably the Missouri and Mississippi.
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Oct. 4 & 5
Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. This year approximately 1,400 artists submitted their work for consideration. For each show, jurors select over 240 artists to exhibit their museum-quality work. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Cottonwood isn't just about the art, though. The festival also features local bands who perform the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Be sure to check out the Lakeside Courtyard, where you can sit in the shade by the lake and relax while you enjoy the music. Food and spirits are also available in the courtyard.
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Oct. 4 - Dec. 31
Irving Arts Center presents Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed

The Irving Arts Center in partnership with National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C presents a remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs. Peruvian Gold will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, textiles, ceremonial ornaments, ceramics and jewelry. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered. The extraordinary gold headdress dates from the Middle Sican period (A.D. 900-1100). This exhibition will be the first time it has been on display in the United States since it was unearthed in 1991.
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Oct. 4 - 25
Deities, Demigods, & Digegno

A hometown show of fine artist, Randall M. Good, UNT CVAD graduate. The show consists of oils, watercolors, & drawings from his religious, mythological, & angel series. Randall is well know for his figurative paintings, highly original yet reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance & Mannerist era masters.
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Oct. 4, Nov. 1 & Dec. 6
Meadows Museum presents New Ways of Seeing

Every month, families can enjoy a different art activity relating to works in the galleries. The program is led by SMU Delta Gammas who introduce ways to create art without the sense of sight. These drop-in programs are designed for adults and children of all ages, abilities and experience levels.
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Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, and 16
Drawing from the Masters at the Meadow’s Museum

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as 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. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with admission; reservations are not required but encouraged.
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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. 11 - 12
CERA Pottery Studio 13th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival

13th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival - Oct 11-12, 2014 - 10am - 5pm. Over 40 artists - pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass art plus more crafts available for sale. Pottery wheel and clay hand-building demonstrations. Hands on demo: Purchase bisque ware and glaze it yourself. Then we will Raku fire it while you wait. Tour the facility & talk with the artists. Food trucks. Free admission/parking. For more information www.lmrapotterystudio.com or for a reminder potteryinthepark@lmrapotterystudio.com.
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oct. 11
INsights & OUTlooks at the Meadow’s Museum

Acknowledging that every museum visitor possesses a unique set of interests and abilities, this program offers participants multiple ways to engage with and discover works of art. Through a variety of multisensory, interdisciplinary activities, we will enjoy an in-depth exploration of Franciso Goya’s prints series and create a work of our own. The program is designed for adults and students, ages 15 and older. It will be presented by education staff and artist John Bramblitt who is blind. Free; advance registration is required.
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Oct. 11-Jan. 4
MythBusters – The Explosive Exhibition at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Hands-on learning includes exhibits like Energy Blast, DinoLabs and DinoDig, the Children’s Museum (especially for kids age 8 and younger) and much more. Additionally, visitors can check out the Noble Planetarium, IMAX films and other engaging activities.
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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. 18 - 19
Texas Map Society, Map Fair of the West

The Map Fair of the West at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas on October 18-19 is an extravagant shopping event for map collectors and the general public bringing in map dealers from around the U.S. and Europe. For the first time in Texas, visitors can explore the offerings of 16 dealers in a single location. According to Gerald Saxon, president of the Texas Map Society, “This is the first year the Map Fair has come to the DFW area, giving people in Texas and the region an opportunity to talk with the finest map dealers in the world and to see and purchase rare and historically significant maps.” From purchasers who are looking to make a modest investment to those who are interested in the rare and unusual, maps in every price range will be offered. In addition, a special exhibit, “Maps of the Holy Land” will be on display at the Museum, and the Map Fair will feature lectures on how to care for and repair antique maps, and background and tips for understanding and collecting Biblical maps. The Map Fair of the West will be open from 10am to 5pm on October 18 and 10am to 4pm on October 19. Admission to the Museum is included in the $5 admission price for the Map Fair, payable at the door.
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Oct. 18
Mannerism and the Madonna: Portraying Mary In Art

Since the beginning of Randall's artistic explorations, Religious themes, especially those featuring Mary, have played an important role. The artist will explain the unique and personal way he has portrayed the Madonna over the years citing pieces that are on exhibit in the current show.
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Oct. 19-Jan. 25
Kimbell Art Museum presents Faces of Impressionism – Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay

Faces of Impressionism explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture¬¬ – Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir – will be represented in depth.
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Oct. 23 & 30
Meadow’s Museum: What’s My Line?

On these Thursday evenings, visitors will use a variety of drawing materials and techniques to create a work of art inspired by the exhibition of Goya’s print series.
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Oct. 24 - Dec. 12
UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities presents Behind Closed Doors

A camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own. Susan Sontag Behind Closed Doors; Art made in secret; away from observers, reporters, or intruders, usually in a closed room. Done in private. Work that leaves the viewer feeling voyeuristic. Images that are emotionally difficult, off-putting, unresolved, or in a space that is entirely too personal, often painfully so. Off-limits. Portraits that embody the characters psyche that can lead to extreme forms, but can also act as a sort of catharsis. Visual images that are seedy in extremities In this exhibition the viewer is being giving a privileged view behind closed doors adding a voyeuristic feel to the images. It’s as if an eye can roam onto images made not to be seen. The work will focus on video, digital photography and sculptural installation. Artists such as Francis Bagley, Hillary Holsonback and Danielle Georgiou will be featured.
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Oct. 25-Feb. 22
The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion at Crow Collection of Asian Art

In the late 1960s, Mary Baskett was curator of prints at the Cincinnati Museum of Art. A graduate of Wellesley College with a Master’s degree in East Asian art history from the University of Hawaii, Baskett was already well-traveled throughout South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Hong Kong. In pursuit of the work of contemporary printmakers, she began travelling to Japan where she found intriguing avant-garde fashion. She began avidly collecting and wearing these clothes, particularly those of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo, then little-known outside of Japan. In the 1970s and 1980s, Miyake, Yamamoto, and Kawakubo shocked the fashion world with their post-modern “anti-fashion” garments characterized by asymmetry, raw edges, unconventional construction, oversized proportions, and monochromatic palettes. While maintaining many differences, these artists often reference elements of traditional Japanese dress in their designs, merging conventional features with avant-garde concept
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Oct. 26
ATTPAC Sunset Screening: The Shining

The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. The film is based on Stephen King's 1977 novel of the same name, though there are significant changes. (Rated R – strong terror, disturbing images, language and a scene of sexual content involving graphic nudity)
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Oct. 26-Feb. 8
Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse at the Dallas Museum of Art

The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will premiere at the DMA in October 2014. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse, co-organized by the DMA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will showcase approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne to, highlight the well-established painting genre in France during the 1800s.
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Nov. 5 - Dec. 31
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Ornament Extravaganza

A celebration of shape, color and the Holiday Season. Featuring glass ornaments from artists nationwide.
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Nov. 15-Jan. 25
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt

Jules de Balincourt was born in 1972 in Paris and currently lives in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco in 1998 and his MFA from Hunter College in New York in 2005. De Balincourt has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art, France; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Vanderbilt University.
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Nov. 23
ATTPAC Sunset Screening: Raging Bull

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from Jake LaMotta's memoir Raging Bull: My Story. It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian American middleweight boxer whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family. Also featured in the film are Joe Pesci as Joey, La Motta's well-intentioned brother (Rated R – strong boxing violence, pervasive strong language and some sexuality)
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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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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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Sep 20 - Nov 26
Autumn at the Arboretum

See the storybook pumpkin village in the Pecan Grove made of 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, enjoy family programs, a hay bale maze and music performances, and take home a pumpkin from the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch.
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Sept. 27-Jan. 4
The Perot Museum presents 2theXtreme: MathAlive!

Designed to be one of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring the world of mathematics ever to tour, 2theXtreme: MathAlive! promises to spark imagination and reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. The exhibition, which has drawn huge crowds across the U.S., brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more. Through nearly 40 unique, interactive experiences, the bilingual exhibition takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
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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
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live S. C. Gwynne Presents Rebel Yell

From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling accountof how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jacksonbecame a great and tragic American hero. Rebel Yell is written with the swiftly vivid narrative that is Gwynne’s hallmark and is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict between historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.
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Oct. 4
ALMAC (American Legion Military Appreciation Celebration

We are having our annual ALMAC (American Legion Military Appreciation Celebration) on Saturday Oct. 4th from 10am until 1am in Mansfield, 2951 FM 917. Entrance fee is $10. We have home cooked food, entertainment, auctions, and fun for the kids. All proceeds are used to buy essentials for our troops overseas in the Middle East. We send the packages out at Christmas time.
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Oct. 4
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents AdventureAsia – Discover India

Celebrate the life of one of India’s most influential leaders, Mahatma Gandhi, during this family program.
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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. 7
First Tuesday Social Justice Films

First Tuesday Social Justice Films presents Prayers for Bobby, courtesy of A&E Television Networks, LLC. This television film premiered on Lifetime Network on January 24, 2009. Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff hosts the free screening on Oct. 7 at 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75233. Refreshments provided. Audience discussion follows. The movie is based on the book, Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son, by Leroy F. Aarons, which is itself based on the true story of the life and legacy of Bobby Griffith, a young gay man who killed himself in 1983. The film stars Ryan Kelley as Bobby Griffith and Sigourney Weaver as his mother, Mary. The film was nominated for many awards and received the 2010 GLAAD Media Award, the Audience Favorite Award at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. The Nov. 4th film is 5 Broken Cameras. These films are co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center http://dallaspeacecenter.org. For more information about the film series, visit http://www.firsttuesdayfilms.org/index.shtml or http://www.facebook.com/firsttuesdayfilms. Help us recycle: The movie is free and if you bring an empty ink or toner cartridge, it is even freer!
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Oct. 9
Keller PublicArts presents Keller's Got Talent

The 7th annual keller's Got Tallent
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Oct. 11
Art & Jazz Festival 2014

The Harbor Rockwall Art & Jazz combines the works of fabulous local artists, craftsmen, photographers, woodworkers, and handcrafted items along with the great jazz sounds of Fall. Come out and enjoy live performances, an array of creations from local artists, and activities and fun at the Kid's Creation Station. There's something for the entire family at this annual event, and it's all set with the gorgeous back drop of Lake Ray Hubbard! www.TheHarborRockwall.Com
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Oct. 11
US Ocarina Festival and Talent Showcase

Day 2 of the festival features an afternoon of workshops on playing the ocarina. In the evening, a concert will be presented with local talent as well as ocarinists from around the country.
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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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Oct. 16
Highland Park United Methodist Church Autors Live Dr. Eben Alexander Presents The Map of Heaven

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. Part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven explores humankind’s spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our true destiny really is.
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Oct. 17
Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art

Browse through the permanent collections and enjoy music, dancing, talks and performances in the galleries. Family programming includes Yoga for Kids and Bedtime Stories with Arturo in the C3 studio.
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Oct. 18
14th Annual Fall Round-Up at Grapevine’s historic Nash Farm

Activities at the 14th Annual Fall Round-Up include kitchen gardening, live music, farm animals, blacksmith and wood carving demonstrations, cotton picking, heritage toys, heritage games, wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations, petting zoo and more. Back again this year is the Somethin’ Pumpkin Baking Contest where guests can enter their best pumpkin-flavored baked goods.
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Oct. 18
8th Annual Halloween at the Heard: A Family Fun Night Fundraiser

Halloween at the Heard features a safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! Live-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs trail. Families will enjoy an evening full of fun activities including a presentation of a movie on the Heard's outdoor amphitheater stage. Kids ages 12 and under will also have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest. Those who dare will be able to take a trail detour after the movie through our "Haunted Forest" and “Ghost Town” where they may encounter a ghost or creature of the night (not recommended for younger children)! Visitors will get to walk through the Heard’s newest indoor exhibit, Project Passenger Pigeon, which will be open until dusk. Clix Photography will take professional photos of guests in their costumes.
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Oct. 18
Plano International Festival

Enjoy ethnic cuisine, multicultural music and dance performances, an eco-friendly area and health fair at this annual festival in downtown Plano.
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Oct. 23
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba: Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States

Luncheon & Program
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Oct. 24
World Affairs Council 2014 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

Reception & Presentation with Dr. Robert M. Gates
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Oct. 24
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth 2014 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

Dinner & Program with Dr. Robert M. Gates: Secretary of Defense (2006-2011)
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Oct. 25
Dallas Public Library Children's Center presents Edgar Allan Poe Victorian Halloween

Spend the day celebrating a Victorian Halloween Steampunk style, featuring the works of Edgar Allan Poe and other tales of assorted Victorian monsters. Meet special guest Gordon McAlpine, author of “The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe”. Enjoy Halloween games and activities, haunted rooms, costume contests and spooky readings from Edgar Allan Poe's scariest stories!
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Oct. 25
Day of the Dead Festival

Enjoy activities and games at the pumpkin patch, sample recipes from the salsa cook-off and watch the coffin races, a lantern-lit twilight parade, street performers and side show entertainers at this family festival that celebrates the harvest, Día de los Muertos and Halloween.
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Oct. 25-26
Japanese Garden Fall Festival

Stroll along the meandering paths of the beautifully-landscaped Japanese Garden as you listen to the sounds of koto music and taiko drumming. Watch the graceful Sakura Dancers, the deft use of Japanese swords and the demonstration of martial arts.
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Oct. 27
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live jodi Picoult Presents Leaving Time: A Novel

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is #1 bestselling author Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.
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Oct. 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Understanding Muslim Societies: Why it is Critical

Program with Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli: Senior Advisor to Secretary of State for Women’s Empowerment (2006-2008)
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Oct. 30
Ideas in Bloom: Day of the Dead with Latino Cultural Center

Learn more about Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, from the Latino Cultural Center.
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Nov. 4
First Tuesday Social Justice Films

5 Broken Cameras is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production which will be shown Nov.4 starting at 7:00 pm. The film is presented free of charge by the First Tuesday Social Justice Films at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas. Refreshments are provided. Audience discussion follows. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. This deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements, follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval. As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess. - See more at: http://firsttuesdayfilms.org/ 94 min. This presentation is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center. For more information about the film series, visit http://www.firsttuesdayfilms.org/index.shtml or http://www.facebook.com/firsttuesdayfilms. Help us recycle: The movie is free and if you bring an empty ink or toner cartridge, it is even freer!
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Nov. 6
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live Richard Norton Smith presents On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

Richard Norton Smith re-creates Rockefeller’s improbable rise to the governor’s mansion, his politically disastrous divorce and remarriage, and his often surprising relationships with presidents and political leaders from FDR to Henry Kissinger. A frustrated architect turned master builder, an avid collector of art and an unabashed ladies’ man, “Rocky” promoted fallout shelters and affordable housing with equal enthusiasm. From the deadly 1971 prison uprising at Attica and unceasing battles with New York City mayor John Lindsay to his son’s unsolved disappearance (and the grisly theories it spawned), the punitive drug laws that bear his name, and the much-gossiped-about circumstances of his death, Nelson Rockefeller’s was a life of astonishing color, range, and relevance. On His Own Terms, a masterpiece of the biographer’s art, vividly captures the soaring optimism and polarizing politics of this American Original.
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Nov. 8
Living History with Eugene Boone at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A Dallas County deputy sheriff, Boone discovered the rifle on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Prior to joining the sheriff’s department, he worked at the Dallas Times Herald and had contact with Jack Ruby. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Nov. 13
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors Live thryn Harrison Presents Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

Every era must retell and reimagine the Maid of Orleans's extraordinary story in its own way, and in Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, the superb novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison gives us a Joan for our time—a shining exemplar of unshakable faith, extraordinary courage, and self-confidence during a brutally rigged ecclesiastical inquisition. Deftly weaving historical fact, myth, folklore, artistic representations, and centuries of scholarly and critical interpretation into a compelling narrative, she restores Joan of Arc to her rightful position as one of the greatest heroines in all of human history.
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Nov. 15
Bands of Hope 3rd Annual Charity Gala

Bands of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides social and financial support to underprivileged women and children. Our mission is to educate, train, provide financial support, and provide services, in a way that improves the quality of life of disadvantage women and children in Dallas and surrounding areas.
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Nov. 15 - 16
Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

Shop Local • Shop Handmade • Shop Funky The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience is a FREE 2-day family AND pet-friendly handmade shopping event! Bring the family and be a part of the funky fun featuring over 120 Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors & Food Makers selling their unique hand-crafted items! Attend Both Days...it's that FUNKY! EVENT FEATURES: * Handmade Shopping Extravaganza * 150 Swag Bags & Charitable Raffle * Pet Adoptions by HSNT * Toys For Tots Drop Off * Photos with SANTA CLAUS * Funky Finds Balloons for All * Event T-shirts for Charity & More!
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Nov. 18
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Dallas Times Herald 1963: Photographers Remember the Kennedy Assassination

What began as a routine assignment for Dallas Times Herald photographers William Allen, Darryl Heikes, Bob Jackson, and Eamon Kennedy quickly evolved into one of the most significant news stories of the 20th century. These photojournalists captured some of the most significant moments at Dallas Love Field, during the presidential motorcade, at Parkland Memorial Hospital, at the Tippit murder scene, inside Dallas police headquarters, and other important locations throughout the assassination weekend. Their work documented the unfolding story of the president’s death, the investigation, and subsequent murder and burial of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald. Join us for an extraordinary conversation with the four former Dallas Times Herald photographers as they recount their unique memories of what it was like to be caught in the whirlwind of historical events and how the experience affected their careers and personal lives. Photographs from the Dallas Times Herald Collection—the Museum’s first significant donation—will be featured in this special presentation that helps to commemorate the Museum’s 25th anniversary.
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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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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-Nov. 16
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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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-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 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 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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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. 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. 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-Oct. 25
FORT WORTH CONTEMPORARY ARTS present After Walker Evans

In 1935 Walker Evans was commissioned to produce a portfolio of African objects from the exhibition African Negro Art (1935) at MoMA. Evans’ photographs were taken in order to present the objects as works of art connected to the Western art historical tradition rather than ethnographic objects. Evans’ “documents” examined the physical form of each object, sometimes shooting from more than one angle. The isolation of each of the individual forms, without any neighboring or background context, created a framework that stripped any geographic or anthropological underpinnings to reveal a Modernist and possibly formalist ideology.
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Sept. 2 - Nov. 1
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Tale of Tails and Trails by Julie Grim

Painting a Tale of every Tail and Trail! Pet Portrait and Plein Artist Julie Grim paints a Tail of Tails and Trails! With her loose brush strokes and impressionist style she brings out the emotion in her oil paintings whether it is in the expressive eyes of a lazy Labrador, or the sunlit Texas Hill Country landscapes.
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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. 6-Oct. 11
Artisan Center Theater presentsInto the Woods, Jr.

The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in INTO THE WOODS JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers and audiences. All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
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Sept. 6-Oct. 4
Mary Tomas Studio Gallery presents Scratching The Surface: A Collection of Thought Provoking Latin American Artists and Their Works

The exhibition features passionate works representing Latin American expressions in art, SCRATCHING THE SURFACE implores the viewer to look deeper into each artists' process and the personal history articulated in their work. SCRATCHING THE SURFACE artists include: Abstract Expressionist Painter Johannes Boekhoudt, Costa Rica/Dallas; Surrealist Painter Carlos Cancio, Puerto Rico/Spain; Expressionist Painter Sandra Lara, Dallas; Abstract Contemporary Painter Norlan Santana, Costa Rica/Nicaragua; and Abstract Expressionist Painter Fred Villanueva, Dallas.
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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-Oct. 17
Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents La Rica Latinoamérica: A Photographic Journey Through a Region Full of Richness

La Rica Latinoamérica is an exhibit that documents the travels of Edén Soto Alva through Latin America. Soto Alva’s photography captures the scenic beauty, as well as a glimpse into the daily social life of Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, and Peru.
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Sept. 13-dec. 31
Texas Discovery Gardens presents Beauty and The Landscape: Melodee Martin Ramirez

Artist and Professor Melodee Martin Ramirez draws on her transformative experiences in nature to create large-scale oil paintings. From realistic landscapes to the more abstract, her work reflects travels throughout Texas. Emotion and vibrant color runs through each painting, many of which reach up to four feet wide.
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Sept. 13-Jan. 4
Nashr Sculture Center presents Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been hailed as a genius, even being called by Paul Goldberger in The New Yorker “the next Leonardo da Vinci” for the uniquely inventive nature of his work. This exhibition, the first North American museum presentation of the work of Heatherwick and his studio, examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early projects such as the handbag designed for Longchamp and the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs, as well as current large architectural projects in the U.K., South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China. Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion — known as the Seed Cathedral — at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo; a distillery and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire Gin in Hampshire, England; a teaching building at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and a mixed use complex in Shanghai.
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Sept. 13-Oct. 12
Ro2 Art presents LUSCIOUS: Erica Stephens and Julon Pinkston

Ro2 Art is proud to bring together two painters who aren't afraid to lay it on thick! Erica Stephens and Julon Pinkston will display work side-by-side; with Stephens' deliciously feminine floral, cake-like paintings alongside Pinkston's highly constructed works, where acrylic paint is manipulated to emulate ubiquitous materials.
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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. 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-Oct. 5
Rockwall Community Playhouse presents Rumors by Neil Simon

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
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Sep 20 - Nov 26
Autumn at the Arboretum

See the storybook pumpkin village in the Pecan Grove made of 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, enjoy family programs, a hay bale maze and music performances, and take home a pumpkin from the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch.
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Sept. 21 - March 1
Meadows Museum presents Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) produced almost 300 etchings and lithographs that reveal his personal vision, tireless invention, and enthusiasm for technical experimentation. Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention presents Goya’s printed oeuvre as an integral—indeed defining—component of his life and career and invites a reconsideration of the artist’s paintings within the Meadows Museum’s collection. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view complete 1st-edition sets of his four major print series, "Los Caprichos" (1799), "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (1810-19), "La Tauromaquia" (1816), and "Los Disparates" (1816-23).
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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-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth PresentsNEW YORK IN THE 1980s: URBAN THEATER

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents NEW YORK IN THE 1980s: URBAN THEATER. Vibrant and vital, discordant and obscene, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. As the artists who emerged in that decade now set records at auction, the era is ripe to be reexamined. 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. Over 25,000 square feet of exhibition space will be devoted to the exhibition, presenting iconic works that capture the mood, energy, and critical themes that distinguished the art of the 1980s in one of the world's greatest urban centers.
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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 - Nov. 1
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 24th Anniversary Show: One-of-a-Kind

An anniversary celebration featuring unique works in glass from artists nationwide.
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Sept. 27-Jan. 4
The Perot Museum presents 2theXtreme: MathAlive!

Designed to be one of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring the world of mathematics ever to tour, 2theXtreme: MathAlive! promises to spark imagination and reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. The exhibition, which has drawn huge crowds across the U.S., brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more. Through nearly 40 unique, interactive experiences, the bilingual exhibition takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
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Sept. 30 - Oct. 22
Texas Woman's University presents Michelle Mackey/Marcelyn McNeil/Lorraine Tady

TWU Department of Visual Arts welcomes three painters working in abstraction for our next exhibition. Each artist develops imagery in very unique ways, while still attending to formal elements of painting and composition.
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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. 1-25
Haley Henman presents BRENDA MCKINNEY WHAT IS YOUR MANTRA?

A Solo Exhibition of New Works This exhibit is the second solo show for Ms. McKinney presented by Haley-Henman at Gallery 422. Her new works are collaged mandalas that express metaphors of social and cultural realities. Professor McKinney uses symbols from various cultures that represent courage, leadership, physical strength, prestige, versatility, excellence, encouragement, and good health. The materials are recycled from postcards, maps, paint swatches and other printed adve
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Oct. 1-5
Texas Woman's University Drama Department presents Speech & Debate

Speech and Debate is centered on three teens attempting to reveal a scandal that could rock their school and destroy the reputation of more than one local politician. In this funny and timely play, the students decide that the only way to expose the hypocrisy of their small town is to stage an original musical adaptation of The Crucible replete with modern dance, amateur electronica and a sexually confused Abraham Lincoln.
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Oct. 2 - 11
University of Texas at Dallas presents Tragedy: A Tragedy

Will the sun rise again? It’s looking unlikely, but no worries: our crack news team is on the story. A charming display of witty satire in the face of Armageddon, the play takes the form of a local TV newscast covering nightfall. This 75-minute play serves as a poke in the eye to media in an age of geopolitical uncertainty, pending disaster and a preoccupation with ratings. What begins as a parody of the news media’s vapid patter eventually breaks down into a philosophic exploration of the endurance of humanity during catastrophes.
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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-Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum presents Navigating the West – George Caleb Bingham and the River

See this exhibition featuring 16 iconic river paintings and 50 preparatory drawings by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) depicting boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers, most notably the Missouri and Mississippi.
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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. 2 & 3
Dallas Winds Tuba Quartet

Dallas Winds Tuba Quartet performs a free concert.
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Oct. 2
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live S. C. Gwynne Presents Rebel Yell

From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling accountof how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jacksonbecame a great and tragic American hero. Rebel Yell is written with the swiftly vivid narrative that is Gwynne’s hallmark and is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict between historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.
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Oct. 2-26
Jubilee Theatre presents The Brother’s Size

In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is a wall of tough love. Younger brother Oshoosi still struggles to find his footing in the world complicated by his mysterious past. What begins as a ritual, evolves into a tough yet tender drama about the bonds of brotherhood. Poetry and myths are spun into this hot-blooded, music-filled contemporary drama from one of the country's most exciting new voices. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more" … an unforgettable theatrical event that will leave you breathless.
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Oct. 3
Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series, featuring Yibing Zhang, Piano

Pianist Yibing Zhang will play works by Beethoven, Mozart, Kapustin, and Gershwin in an International Chamber Series concert that links Flower Mound to communities across the globe as part of the October “Daniel Pearl World Music Days”. Since its founding in 2002, more than 10,000 Music Days performances in 129 countries have created a chain that commemorates the life of Daniel Pearl and uses the power of music to reaffirm a commitment to tolerance and humanity. After classical training as a violinist, Daniel Pearl decided that reporting was his vocation and rose to become the Wall Street Journal’s South Asia Bureau Chief based in Mumbai, India. He was kidnapped and assassinated by terrorists in Pakistan while working on a story about Al-Qaeda. The concert is sponsored by the Lewisville Lake Symphony in cooperation with the College of Music at the University of North Texas. Yibing Zhang, born in China in Liaoning Province, will be awarded Honorary Citizenship of Flower Mound by Tom Hayden, Mayor of Flower Mound, prior to the concert. Zhang is one of a series of international artists in the 12-year-old Chamber Series to be given this honor. Zhang is a graduate of the prestigious Beijing Central Conservatory and received his Master of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory in May, 2014. His performances include a number of chamber music concerts at the China National Center for the Arts and solo recitals in Boston. In 2004, Mr. Zhang received third prize in the Asia-Pacific Regional Competition as well as the International Robert Schumann Piano Competition in Germany. He received a full scholarship to the Summer Academy Allegro Vivo in Austria in 2007, and in 2008 won third prize in the China Central Television Piano and Violin Competition. Beginning in fall of 2014, Yibing Zhang will be on full scholarship with a Teaching Fellow appointment in the Graduate Artist Certificate program at UNT, studying with Dr. Pamela Mia Paul.
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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. 3-12
Grand Prairie Arts Council presents Noises Off!

Called the funniest comedy farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
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Oct. 4 & 5
Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. This year approximately 1,400 artists submitted their work for consideration. For each show, jurors select over 240 artists to exhibit their museum-quality work. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Cottonwood isn't just about the art, though. The festival also features local bands who perform the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Be sure to check out the Lakeside Courtyard, where you can sit in the shade by the lake and relax while you enjoy the music. Food and spirits are also available in the courtyard.
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Oct. 4
Denton Bach Players present Feuilles d'automne (Autumn Leaves)

The 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s death affords the Denton Bach Players an opportunity to explore once again the rich repertoire of French Baroque chamber music, this time featuring works by Rameau, Michel Blavet, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Marin Marais, and more.
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Oct. 4 - Dec. 31
Irving Arts Center presents Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed

The Irving Arts Center in partnership with National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C presents a remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs. Peruvian Gold will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, textiles, ceremonial ornaments, ceramics and jewelry. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered. The extraordinary gold headdress dates from the Middle Sican period (A.D. 900-1100). This exhibition will be the first time it has been on display in the United States since it was unearthed in 1991.
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Oct. 4
New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents Musical Gold of Peru Concert

In partnership with the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving and the Consulate General of Peru in Dallas, the Latino Cultural Center will present a concert honoring the Peruvian tradition in music. Led by Dr. Sergio Espinosa, Associate Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Arlington, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving was founded in 1988 and is a community orchestra that offers the greater Dallas and North Texas community a variety of enjoyable and traditional selections of symphonic music.
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Oct. 4
ALMAC (American Legion Military Appreciation Celebration

We are having our annual ALMAC (American Legion Military Appreciation Celebration) on Saturday Oct. 4th from 10am until 1am in Mansfield, 2951 FM 917. Entrance fee is $10. We have home cooked food, entertainment, auctions, and fun for the kids. All proceeds are used to buy essentials for our troops overseas in the Middle East. We send the packages out at Christmas time.
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Oct. 4
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents AdventureAsia – Discover India

Celebrate the life of one of India’s most influential leaders, Mahatma Gandhi, during this family program.
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Oct. 4
Dallas Winds Brass Quintet

Dallas Winds Brass Quintet perform a free concert.
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Oct. 4 - 25
Deities, Demigods, & Digegno

A hometown show of fine artist, Randall M. Good, UNT CVAD graduate. The show consists of oils, watercolors, & drawings from his religious, mythological, & angel series. Randall is well know for his figurative paintings, highly original yet reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance & Mannerist era masters.
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Oct. 4
French Music & Masterpieces with soprano Virginie Verrez

Join us for an exploration of French music and art! Mezzo soprano Virginie Verrez and pianist Bretton Brown will perform French songs while taking you on a journey through scenes of love, nature, and beauty.
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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, Nov. 1 & Dec. 6
Meadows Museum presents New Ways of Seeing

Every month, families can enjoy a different art activity relating to works in the galleries. The program is led by SMU Delta Gammas who introduce ways to create art without the sense of sight. These drop-in programs are designed for adults and children of all ages, abilities and experience levels.
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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. 5
Meadows Faculty Artist and Distinguished Alumni Recital Series: 2x2 Pianos and Percussion – Bax, Chung, Howard and Jones

Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, international award-winning pianists, husband and wife and Meadows faculty members, perform masterpieces of the 20th century from the two-piano repertoire. The program includes Debussy’s mesmerizing En blanc et noir, Ravel’s dizzying original transcription of La Valse and Lutoslawski’s exciting Variations on a Theme by Paganini. They will be joined by Dallas Symphony Orchestra star percussionists and Meadows faculty members Doug Howard and Brian Jones for Bartok’s epic Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion.
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Oct. 5
Park Cities Baptist Church presents Cynthia Clawson in Concert

Cynthia Clawson is a recipient of a Grammy and five Dove awards for her work as a songwriter, vocal artist, and musician. Her music career has spanned four decades. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets required. Doors open at 5:30pm.
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Oct. 5
ACB & MWS in Joint Concert

Arlington Community Band and Mansfield Wind Symphony in a joint concert featuring brass and percussion sections playing Fanfare for the Copmmon Man by Aaron Copland
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Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, and 16
Drawing from the Masters at the Meadow’s Museum

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as 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. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with admission; reservations are not required but encouraged.
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Oct. 5
Highland Park Chorale in Concert

Led by conductor Greg Hobbs, the acclaimed Highland Park Chorale performs a completely a cappella program of compositions ranging from Palestrina and William Byrd, to modern sounds of John Tavener & Urmas Sisask, to exciting new arrangements of African American Spirituals.
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Oct. 5
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Menagerie Multicultural Ensemble

The Menagerie Multicultural Ensemble was founded in March 2014 on the principles of friendship and musicianship amongst differing countries, cultures, and languages. Musicians from the University of North Texas come from Brazil, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Columbia, and the United States. The instrumentation is non-traditional and flexible with the incorporation of the clarinet, pipa, violin, flute, a jazz rhythm section, and world percussion. The mission of Menagerie is to explore multicultural music making in an increasingly diverse world.
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Oct. 5
New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents Musical Gold of Peru

To celebrate the Arts Center’s Peruvian Gold exhibition, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents a concert featuring the music of Peru, including selections by Vidal Pulgar, Claudio Rebagliati, Jose Maria Valleo-Riestra, Johann Sebastian Bach and more.
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Oct. 5
VOCES INTIMAE presents eGO: The Vision Within

Featuring Carol Wilson, Soprano Rebecca Wascoe, Soprano Jeffrey Peterson, Piano Xiaobo Chen, Piano Repertoire Strauss, Krämerspiegel Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder Larson, The Magdalene
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Oct. 6 - 7
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember the Sacrifice

Chorale music program includes camp songs, songs of home and loves left behind, rallying cries and prayers of deliverance to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
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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
First Tuesday Social Justice Films

First Tuesday Social Justice Films presents Prayers for Bobby, courtesy of A&E Television Networks, LLC. This television film premiered on Lifetime Network on January 24, 2009. Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff hosts the free screening on Oct. 7 at 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75233. Refreshments provided. Audience discussion follows. The movie is based on the book, Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son, by Leroy F. Aarons, which is itself based on the true story of the life and legacy of Bobby Griffith, a young gay man who killed himself in 1983. The film stars Ryan Kelley as Bobby Griffith and Sigourney Weaver as his mother, Mary. The film was nominated for many awards and received the 2010 GLAAD Media Award, the Audience Favorite Award at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. The Nov. 4th film is 5 Broken Cameras. These films are co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center http://dallaspeacecenter.org. For more information about the film series, visit http://www.firsttuesdayfilms.org/index.shtml or http://www.facebook.com/firsttuesdayfilms. Help us recycle: The movie is free and if you bring an empty ink or toner cartridge, it is even freer!
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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. 8-16
The Matchmaker

Horace Vandergelder meets his match in Dolly Levi. This is a comic look at matchmaking and falling in love. It is fun for the whole family. This Thornton Wilder play is the base for the musical Hello, Dolly.
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Oct. 9
Keller PublicArts presents Keller's Got Talent

The 7th annual keller's Got Tallent
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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. 9 - 25
WingSpan Theatre Company presents THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY - By Tennessee Williams

WingSpan Theatre Company presents the hauntingly beautiful, rarely produced masterpiece THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY - By Tennessee Williams. Directed by: Susan Sargeant
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Oct. 9-11
Five Second Rule concert

Five Second Rule performs a free concert.
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Oct. 10 - Nov. 2
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents HAIR

Forty-seven years ago, Hair was considered controversial for its views on war, race, religion, patriotism and love, among other issues. Today, it is a history of a period of time that changed the world, peopled with flower children, protesters of war, and youth hell-bent on shocking their parents as they ushered in the Age of Aquarius. Hair is a milestone American show — the first and still ultimate rock musical. The soundtrack is both memorable and iconic, and the ideas still fresh and controversial. Hair is a joyous and groundbreaking step back in time and shouldn’t be missed! Hair is rated R for nudity, language, and controversial subject matter.
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Oct. 10-Nov. 8
Artisan Center Theater presents THE FREEDOM FACTOR

Adapted from the book by Gerald N. Lund for stage by Jen Geigle Johnson What would America be like today without our Constitution? It’s a document we take for granted, but Artisan Center Theater’s THE FREEDOM FACTOR - A WORLD PREMIERE will give us a very dramatic answer to that question. The production is based on a Gerald N. Lund book much-admired by Artisan Co-Founders Dee Ann and Richard Blair. This exciting play has been adapted for the stage by Jen Geigle Johnson in collaboration with Amy and Dave Sorter, Joe Sturgeon, Dorothy Sanders and Rick and DeeAnn Blair. The play introduces us to Bryce Sherwood, a senatorial aide in Washington, D.C. who is recruited to be a key player in an attempt to pass an amendment that would eliminate the checks and balances built into the Constitution. But, when Founding Father Nathaniel Gorham, one of the original signers of the Constitution, appears to him, his refusal to understand the dangers of his position gets him transported by Gorham into a world where the Constitution was never ratified. Thrown into a strange land of violence, oppression and fear, Bryce begins to appreciate the true value of the great document and the price that must be paid to keep the freedoms it has given us. But, will he be able to pay that price?
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Oct. 10-26
Casa Mañana presents Snow White and the Prince

Watch professional actors in this musical retelling of the classic story. Hidden away in a castle because the evil queen fears her beauty, Snow White prepares for her 18th birthday ball and dreams of finding her prince charming. The evil queen will stop at nothing, however, to be the fairest of the land, and Snow White is forced to flee into the forest. By the creators of Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale and How I Became a Pirate, this clever retelling of a classic is suitable for all audiences.
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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
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth Presents Sky Descending: A Dancing Dialectic between Two Buildings

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth will perform a site-specific work utilizing the lawn, porches, and steps across the Kimbell Art Museum campus in a unique celebration of its architecture and natural surroundings. Just as the Kahn Building and Piano Pavilion are placed “close enough for a conversation,” the choreography will explore the idea of “dialogue” as a thematic thread.
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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
UNT Guest Artist Recital: Jun Fan, Piano

Born in Wuhan, in Hubei Province, China, Ms. Fan began piano lessons at the age of four and gave her first performance only six months later. Throughout her studies she was the recipient of a number of prizes including Third Prize in the Piano Competition for Young People of Middle and Western Regions of China, First Prize on the Youth Division of the distinguished Pearl River Cup International Competition, and First Prize in the MIDO – Sino-France International Piano Competition, which resulted in an invitation to perform in Paris as part of a cultural exchange. Additionally, as the Sixth Prize winner of the Second International Shanghai Youth Competition in 2004, she was the only performer representing China. Ms. Fan is an active solo performer, having frequently gone abroad to represent China with the support of the Ministry of Culture. She has appeared as soloist with a number of orchestras including the Beijing Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, France Poitou-Charentes Orchestra, South Africa JMI Orchestra and many others.
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Oct. 10
US Ocarina Festival Feature Concert

Internationally-known local talents Cris Gale and Cornell Kinderknecht open the festival in concert, freshly back from their recent Carnegie Hall performances. Guest performer is Cynthia Smith. They will be joined on stage by Patrick Michot, guitar, and Cynthia Stuart, piano.
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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
CERA Pottery Studio 13th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival

13th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival - Oct 11-12, 2014 - 10am - 5pm. Over 40 artists - pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass art plus more crafts available for sale. Pottery wheel and clay hand-building demonstrations. Hands on demo: Purchase bisque ware and glaze it yourself. Then we will Raku fire it while you wait. Tour the facility & talk with the artists. Food trucks. Free admission/parking. For more information www.lmrapotterystudio.com or for a reminder potteryinthepark@lmrapotterystudio.com.
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Oct. 11
Orchestra of New Spain presents Dia de la Raza with the Mexican Consulate General

Mexican mezzo - soprano Elda Peralta joins the orchestra in the tonadilla Los Comicos de Mexico, and works from Peru, Guatemala and Mexico. Tijuana native, following a successful career in Chicago, Ms Peralta brings a rich mezzo color to this fiesta concert. Orchestra soloists Anna Popova and Jendi Tarde join Ms. Peralta in this program of energetic baroque music typical of the Americas: jácaras, seguidillas, and more.
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Oct. 11
Art & Jazz Festival 2014

The Harbor Rockwall Art & Jazz combines the works of fabulous local artists, craftsmen, photographers, woodworkers, and handcrafted items along with the great jazz sounds of Fall. Come out and enjoy live performances, an array of creations from local artists, and activities and fun at the Kid's Creation Station. There's something for the entire family at this annual event, and it's all set with the gorgeous back drop of Lake Ray Hubbard! www.TheHarborRockwall.Com
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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. 11
INsights & OUTlooks at the Meadow’s Museum

Acknowledging that every museum visitor possesses a unique set of interests and abilities, this program offers participants multiple ways to engage with and discover works of art. Through a variety of multisensory, interdisciplinary activities, we will enjoy an in-depth exploration of Franciso Goya’s prints series and create a work of our own. The program is designed for adults and students, ages 15 and older. It will be presented by education staff and artist John Bramblitt who is blind. Free; advance registration is required.
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Oct. 11-Jan. 4
MythBusters – The Explosive Exhibition at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Hands-on learning includes exhibits like Energy Blast, DinoLabs and DinoDig, the Children’s Museum (especially for kids age 8 and younger) and much more. Additionally, visitors can check out the Noble Planetarium, IMAX films and other engaging activities.
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Oct. 11
St. Monica Great Performances: Hector Olivera

Since entering the Buenos Aires Conservatory as a child prodigy at age six, Maestro Hector Olivera has become one of the most sought after and revered international concert organists of the present time.
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Oct. 11
Target Second Saturday at the Latino Cultural Center

Target Second Saturday is a monthly program featuring activities ranging from traditional artisanal crafts to visual arts, sculpture and drawing classes. This program also features dance classes, pottery and clay making, and the creation of oil and acrylic pieces on wood and/or canvas. 12 pm performance of ''Spooky Strings'' presented by Le Theatre de Marionette Trick or Treat! It's ''Spooky Strings''... Le Theatre's delightfully entertaining variety show featuring a medley of Halloween characters performing amusing musical numbers as a Halloween talent show. See a mummy moonwalking to ''Stayin' Alive'', a charming Werewolf serenading a lucky audience member to ''Blue Moon'', and a Skeleton that just can't seem to hold himself together!
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Oct. 11
Texas Voices present Long Time Ago

Journey back to our country’s early years as The Texas Voices presents a wistful mix of Shaker hymns, shape note tunes, spirituals, and folk songs. Inspiring and nostalgic, this music is sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!
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Oct. 11
US Ocarina Festival and Talent Showcase

Day 2 of the festival features an afternoon of workshops on playing the ocarina. In the evening, a concert will be presented with local talent as well as ocarinists from around the country.
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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. 12
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Jeffery Ou, Piano

Jeffery Ou is currently in his second year of graduate studies at UNT, where he is a candidate for the Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance, studying with Gustavo Romero. He received his B.Mus. in Performance in August 2013 under Dr. Steven Harlos at UNT. Ou has performed to great acclaim in many events, including: 2004 North Texas Youth Music Competition (First Prize and Overall Grand Prize Winner); 2006 Collin County Young Artist Competition (Third Prize); 2006 Northeast Texas Piano Competition (Second Prize overall); three-time prizewinner in the Dallas Symphonic Festival (2006-2008); two-time prizewinner in the Baylor-Waco Piano Competition (2006, 2008). He was a Semifinalist in the 2007 Vladimir Viardo International Piano Competition, 2009 Lennox International Young Artist Competition, and 2009 Juanita Miller State Concerto Competition. He was also a Finalist in the 2009 Vernell Gregg (national) Young Artist Competition and the 2009 Fort Worth Symphony Young Artist Competition. In 2014, Ou was named the runner-up for the Isabel Scionti Piano Performance Scholarship Fund, an annual award given to one pianist each from UNT and TWU.
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Oct. 12
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents Deep River

In our opening concert, Schola Cantorum will sing some of the world’s most moving and beautiful music – African American Spirituals, including settings by Dawson, Fleming, Hogan, Hairston, Ringwald, and Shaw/Parker.
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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. 13
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents: Go with the flow

Headlined by the “storytelling dynamo” herself Nicole Stewart who follow up on her “Bun in the Oven” piece from last season that went on to be featured on the Huffington Post, this cast also features Koryan Wright, the hysterical sister of Dallas treasure Erykah Badu, who will share tidbits from her phase with lesbianism. Other highlights include a tale of adventure in the whitewater of Chile, a woman coming to terms with her incurable cancer, a reflection on going through that most pivotal moment of adolescence without a mother, and a hysterical stint on “Wheel of Fortune.” This season opener sets the standard high for another year full of stories that will shock, scintillate, and soothe the audience through a roller coaster of emotions.
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Oct. 13
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents Deep River

In our opening concert, Schola Cantorum will sing some of the world’s most moving and beautiful music – African American Spirituals, including settings by Dawson, Fleming, Hogan, Hairston, Ringwald, and Shaw/Parker.
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Oct. 13
Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble concert

First on the program is the Quartet in D major, Op. 64, No. 5, subtitled “The Lark” by Franz Joseph Haydn. The clarinet is a featured instrument of the remainder of the program. Though not generally known for chamber music, Carl Maria von Weber’s friendship with the Munich clarinetist Barmann resulted in a handful important works for that instrument. His Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, Op. 34, written between 1811 and 1815, is an important addition to the repertoire. Its dramatic style and song-like melodies remind the listener that Weber is perhaps best known for his operas. The Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 by W.A. Mozart is one of his finest chamber works. It was also written for a specific performer, the clarinetist Anton Stadler, and it stands as the seminal composition for pairing a solo instrument with the string quartet. It also holds a unique place in pop culture as an element employed to great dramatic effect in the final episode of the TV series M*A*S*H.
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Oct. 14
Texas Voices/Jacaranda Guitar Ensemble present Music of the Americas

The Texas Voices directed by Alan Dyer will be performing music from North America The Jacaranda Guitar Ensemble(Carlo Pezzimenti, Leslie Enlow, Pedro Haley) will perform music from Mexico, Cuba and South America
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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. 13
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents: Go with the flow

On Wednesday, October 15th at 8:00pm, Dallas’ runaway hit storytelling series, Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales), will remount its 4th season opener featuring seven juicy true tales on the theme “Go With the Flow” at the famed Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. This show features the same dynamic cast as the show at the Wyly- but with a different backdrop- and REDUCED TICKET PRICES! That's right we're taking it back to our original pricing of $15 in advance, $20 at the door. $10 students/seniors. $12/ticket for groups of 10 or more. Headlined by Nayrok Udab, the stand-up comic sister of Dallas treasure Erykah Badu, who will share tidbits from her phase with lesbianism, this line-up of female power also includes a tale of adventure in the whitewater of Chile, a woman coming to terms with her incurable cancer, a reflection on going through that most pivotal moment of adolescence without a mother, and a hysterical stint on “Wheel of Fortune.” This season opener sets the standard high for another year full of stories that will shock, scintillate, and soothe the audience through a roller coaster of emotions.
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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. 22
Circle Theatre presents Fellowship!

Once Upon a time two visionaries in Las Angeles had a brilliant idea. The books and movies based on the Lord of the Rings were so popular why not have a bit of fun and write a musical parody of the Fellowship of the Ring? They shared their idea with a composer and a multi-talented cast of actors who then banded together with them to create a cult theater classic, Fellowship! Their merry little musical won numerous big awards and critics’ picks and played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and New York. Circle is proud to bring its own production of Fellowship! to the "land of cowboys and culture" for its southwest premiere.
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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. 16-19
Eisemann Center presents Endurance

Trapped in Antarctica with no hope of rescue, the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton kept 27 men alive for two years in the most inhospitable climate on earth. Ninety-five years later, in the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression, Hartford insurance man Walter Spivey, struggling to justify his recent promotion and save his employees' jobs, relives Shackleton's story. Endurance brings every moment of the story into perfect focus in an elegant, humorous and moving show.
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Oct. 16
Highland Park United Methodist Church Autors Live Dr. Eben Alexander Presents The Map of Heaven

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. Part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven explores humankind’s spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our true destiny really is.
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Oct. 16 & 18
Inner City All Stars concert

Inner City All Stars perform a free concert.
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Oct. 16 & Nov. 20
Music at the Meadows

Larry Palmer, University Organist and Professor of Harpsichord and Organ in the Meadows School of the Arts Experience centuries-old music on an eighteenth-century organ surrounded by masterworks in the Museum’s permanent collection. Professor Palmer will present two programs on the Museum’s Oldovini organ: in October,"Scarlatti's Cat" and in November, "Dos Prados: Larry Palmer's Favorite Music for the Pascoal Caetano Oldovini Organ."
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Oct. 16
symphony Arlington presents Simone Sala, piano

Join Symphony Arlington for its 2014-2015 Season premiere featuring Italian pianist, Simone Sala performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
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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. 17 & 18
Dallas Symphony ReMix: Song of the Symphony

Nicholas Carter, conducts Jessica Rivera, soprano MOZART Abduction from the Seraglio Overture PURCELL, arr. Stokowski "Dido's Lament" from Dido and Aeneas FALLA Siete canciones populares espanolas (Seven Popular Spanish Songs) RACHMANINOFF Vocalise HOLST Selections from St. Paul's Suite GERSHWIN Girl Crazy Overture
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Oct. 17
Garland Symphony presents Simone Sala, piano

Join the Garland Symphony for its 2014-2015 Season premiere featuring Italian pianist, Simone Sala performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
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Oct. 17
Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art

Browse through the permanent collections and enjoy music, dancing, talks and performances in the galleries. Family programming includes Yoga for Kids and Bedtime Stories with Arturo in the C3 studio.
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Oct. 17-26
Music Theatre of Denton presents Les Misérables

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, this musical was the second longest running show in Broadway history when it closed in 2003. It has enjoyed a blockbuster movie adaptation as well as several national and international tours; a 2014 Broadway revival of the show garnered an additional 3 Tony nominations.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 1
Ohlook Performing Art Center presents Evil Dead, the Musical

What's better at Halloween than a bunch of deadites torturing college students in an abandoned cabin in the woods? Complete with dancing and singing, this show is laugh out loud funny.
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Oct. 17
St. Matthew's Cathedral Arts presents Dallas Black Dance Theatre II

Join St. Matthew's Cathedral Arts and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre II for an elegant performance including ballet, modern, jazz and ethnic works.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 2
Teatro Dallas presents Festival of Death

Three short one act well-rounded, contrasting and powerful pieces. Ironic, mysterious, cruel, poetic, macabre! Exhibit of altars for the dead in the lobby. Meet the visual artists who will set up altars honoring the dead at a special DOD evening that includes a casual conversation about the origins of this millenerian ritual and delicacies prepared during this holiday.
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Oct. 17-19
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Sleeping Beauty

Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to be joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra once again to present The Sleeping Beauty, a classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora, Prince Florimund, the evil fairy Carabosse and a 100-year Curse.
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Oct. 17
UT Dallas presents Texas Guitar Quartet

The Texas Guitar Quartet is Isaac Bustos, Jonathan Dotson, Alejandro Montiel and Joseph Williams II. As soloists, they have garnered acclaim on concert stages around the world and prizes in dozens of international guitar competitions. Together, they bring their unique passions and talents to an ensemble dedicated to presenting chamber music of the highest quality. Recent performances were presented by the New York City Classical Guitar Society, Victoria Bach Festival, Austin Classical Guitar Society, Guitar Houston, Texas Music Festival, Troubadour Series at Wofford College, University of Texas at Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition, and Austin Chamber Music.
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Oct. 18
Silver Serenaders of Texas present What a Wonderful World

The Silver Serenaders of Texas, a Senior Adult Community Choir, is currently in its thirty-third season. A concert with special guest Keron Jackson, will be given in the Dallas Baptist University Pilgrim Chapel on October 18, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm. This concert will feature both Christian and secular music including several patriotic choral arrangements. No tickets are required.
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Oct. 18 - 19
Texas Map Society, Map Fair of the West

The Map Fair of the West at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas on October 18-19 is an extravagant shopping event for map collectors and the general public bringing in map dealers from around the U.S. and Europe. For the first time in Texas, visitors can explore the offerings of 16 dealers in a single location. According to Gerald Saxon, president of the Texas Map Society, “This is the first year the Map Fair has come to the DFW area, giving people in Texas and the region an opportunity to talk with the finest map dealers in the world and to see and purchase rare and historically significant maps.” From purchasers who are looking to make a modest investment to those who are interested in the rare and unusual, maps in every price range will be offered. In addition, a special exhibit, “Maps of the Holy Land” will be on display at the Museum, and the Map Fair will feature lectures on how to care for and repair antique maps, and background and tips for understanding and collecting Biblical maps. The Map Fair of the West will be open from 10am to 5pm on October 18 and 10am to 4pm on October 19. Admission to the Museum is included in the $5 admission price for the Map Fair, payable at the door.
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Oct. 18
14th Annual Fall Round-Up at Grapevine’s historic Nash Farm

Activities at the 14th Annual Fall Round-Up include kitchen gardening, live music, farm animals, blacksmith and wood carving demonstrations, cotton picking, heritage toys, heritage games, wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations, petting zoo and more. Back again this year is the Somethin’ Pumpkin Baking Contest where guests can enter their best pumpkin-flavored baked goods.
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Oct. 18
8th Annual Halloween at the Heard: A Family Fun Night Fundraiser

Halloween at the Heard features a safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! Live-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs trail. Families will enjoy an evening full of fun activities including a presentation of a movie on the Heard's outdoor amphitheater stage. Kids ages 12 and under will also have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest. Those who dare will be able to take a trail detour after the movie through our "Haunted Forest" and “Ghost Town” where they may encounter a ghost or creature of the night (not recommended for younger children)! Visitors will get to walk through the Heard’s newest indoor exhibit, Project Passenger Pigeon, which will be open until dusk. Clix Photography will take professional photos of guests in their costumes.
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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
Las Colinas Symphony presents Simone Sala, piano

Join Las Colinas Symphony for its 2014-2015 Season premiere featuring Italian pianist, Simone Sala performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
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Oct. 18
Mannerism and the Madonna: Portraying Mary In Art

Since the beginning of Randall's artistic explorations, Religious themes, especially those featuring Mary, have played an important role. The artist will explain the unique and personal way he has portrayed the Madonna over the years citing pieces that are on exhibit in the current show.
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Oct. 18
Plano International Festival

Enjoy ethnic cuisine, multicultural music and dance performances, an eco-friendly area and health fair at this annual festival in downtown Plano.
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Oct. 18
UT Dallas presents Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded and conducted by Misha Rachlevski, is one of Russia’s leading classical ensembles. The orchestra is comprised of outstanding young musicians who perform with both warmth and high energy. The orchestra’s previous appearances at UT Dallas have attracted capacity audiences.
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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
Church of the Holy Communion Organ concert

Miami Organ Competition winner Alcee Chriss III will perform a variety of organ music on the church's 31-rank Garland instrument. The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
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Oct. 19
Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents Places in the West

After a long, hot summer, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra (LSWO) kicks off its spectacular ninth season on Sunday, October 19 with Places in the West! The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The program will feature Alfred Newman’s How the West Was Won, Ron Nelson’s Aspen Jubilee, Roshanne Etezady’s Points of Departure, Philip Sparke’s Sunrise at Angel’s Gate, Mark Camphouse’s Yosemite Autumn, Dana Wilson’s Colorado Peaks, and John Philip Sousa’s New Mexico March. The Lone Star Wind Orchestra will be led by Music Director and Conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon and will feature soprano Jennifer Ciobanu! Come early and join the Prosper High School Mixed Varsity Choir in the hall at 2:05 p.m. as they showcase their vocal talents and talk about singing songs of the west.
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Oct. 19
Mu Phi EpsilonConcert - Young-Hyun Cho, piano

Dr. Young-Hyun Cho is Assistant Professor of Piano at UT Arlington. She received degrees from Seoul National University, Peabody Conservatory and Eastman School of Music. She has won several piano competitions, including the Eastman Concerto Competition, Harrison Winter Piano Competition, KBS Music Competition, and Music Association of Korea Competition. She appears frequently as orchestral soloist, solo recitalist, and chamber musician.
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Oct. 19-Jan. 25
Kimbell Art Museum presents Faces of Impressionism – Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay

Faces of Impressionism explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture¬¬ – Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir – will be represented in depth.
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Oct. 19
Orpheus Chamber Singers present This Shining Night: An Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a musical celebration of Orpheus’s second decade with a collection of music capturing the exciting and innovative programming that has become one of our trademarks. Whether it be joyful American folksongs, the serenity of Lauridsen’s ‘Nocturnes’, lilting Waltzes by Brahms or the virtuosity of Bach’s motet ‘Singet dem Herrn’, Orpheus always surprises and inspires!
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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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Oct. 20
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Susan Boyle

Grammy-nominated singing sensation Susan Boyle is embarking on her first U.S. tour! For the very first time in her phenomenally successful career, Susan will be holding her own on American stages, performing a sensational and contemporary repertoire of iconic album tracks and never-heard-before classics that will captivate and enthrall her audiences.
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Oct. 21
Zion Lutheran Church presents Bruce Vantine's Cornerstone Chorale & Brass

Bruce Vantine’s Cornerstone Chorale & Brass, a widely acclaimed professional touring ensemble, will present a unique combination of traditional choral and instrumental music with narration -- woven together with newly composed musical themes. Internationally recognized country music artist Janie Fricke will be the special guest narrator. Donations accepted at the program will benefit Boldly Building Zion’s Mission providing resources for music, education, and community service.
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Oct. 21
Afrizo Dallas Concert

Coming all the way from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya, this dynamic group sings and dances their way through a concert full of African traditional and gospel-style music.
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Oct. 22
UNT presents Alice Giles, harpist

Alice Giles has been celebrated as one of the world’s leading harp soloists. The Australian-born musician first attracted international notice when she won First Prize in the 8th Israel International Harp Contest at the age of 21. Since then she has performed extensively both in recital and with orchestras in Europe, America, Australia, and Israel. She presented her first solo recital at the age of 13 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, was awarded the coveted Churchill International Fellowship and an Australia Council Grant to study in the USA and made her New York debut recital at Merkin Hall in 1983. She has given many premiere performances for her instrument, has commissioned a complete program of new works for the electro-acoustic harp, and is Artistic Director of the Seven Harp Ensemble, which has commissioned many new works by Australian composers.
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Oct. 23 - 25
UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities presents Score

One score (20 years) has passed since the first dance class was offered by the School of Arts and Humanities. Score will celebrate this landmark anniversary by presenting original choreography by faculty members Michele Hanlon, Misty Owens and Micki Saba for the UTDance Ensemble. Score will feature performances by alumni Jennifer Dennison, Paige Ghent and Ashley Merritt.
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Oct. 23
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba: Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States

Luncheon & Program
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Oct. 23-Nov. 22
Circle Theatre presents Fellowship! The Musical Parody of "The Fellowship of the Ring"

Once upon a time, two visionaries in Los Angeles had a brilliant idea. The books and movies based on The Lord of the Rings were so popular...why not have a bit of fun and write a musical parody of The Fellowship Of The Ring? They shared their idea with a composer and a multi-talented cast of actors who then banded together with them to create a cult theater classic, Fellowship! Their merry little musical won numerous big awards and critics’ picks and played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and New York. Circle is proud to bring its own production of Fellowship! to the "land of cowboys and culture" for its southwest premiere.
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Oct. 23
Cliburn Competition Finalist Fei-Fei Dong

As part of Cliburn in the Community, the library will host a free performance by pianist Fei-Fei Dong. A graduate of The Julliard School, this exciting, gifted musician was a critic and crowd favorite at the 2013 Cliburn Competition. Ms. Dong will play a variety of pieces from the classical repertoire.
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Oct. 23
Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society

Denis Azabagic
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Oct. 23-Nov. 15
Garland Civic Theatre presents Cabaret

One of Broadway’s greatest productions by the same creators as last year’s smash hit at GCT – CHICAGO! Right this way, your table’s waiting at CABARET, the Tony award winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way…
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Oct. 23 & 30
Meadow’s Museum: What’s My Line?

On these Thursday evenings, visitors will use a variety of drawing materials and techniques to create a work of art inspired by the exhibition of Goya’s print series.
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Oct. 23
Rover Dramawerks presents The Fourth Wall

Peggy, a simple upper - class housewife, has a strange obsession with a blank wall in her house, as she has redecorated the living room to resemble a stage set with everything facing this blank "fourth wall." As each character enters the room, they, too, begin to behave as if they are acting in a play, or even a musical, when they occasionally burst into song. Cleverly tackling contemporary topics while illuminating the nature of theater and its current state in America, this is a drawing room comedy by one of the most prolific and produced playwrights in America, with the wit of Noel Coward and the songs of Cole Porter.
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Oct. 24 - Nov. 9
Theatre Arlington presents Miracle on South Division Street

Clara and her kids have always known they were special since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! A deathbed confession causes the family legend to unravel. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.
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Oct. 24 - Dec. 12
UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities presents Behind Closed Doors

A camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own. Susan Sontag Behind Closed Doors; Art made in secret; away from observers, reporters, or intruders, usually in a closed room. Done in private. Work that leaves the viewer feeling voyeuristic. Images that are emotionally difficult, off-putting, unresolved, or in a space that is entirely too personal, often painfully so. Off-limits. Portraits that embody the characters psyche that can lead to extreme forms, but can also act as a sort of catharsis. Visual images that are seedy in extremities In this exhibition the viewer is being giving a privileged view behind closed doors adding a voyeuristic feel to the images. It’s as if an eye can roam onto images made not to be seen. The work will focus on video, digital photography and sculptural installation. Artists such as Francis Bagley, Hillary Holsonback and Danielle Georgiou will be featured.
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Oct. 24
World Affairs Council 2014 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

Reception & Presentation with Dr. Robert M. Gates
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Oct. 24-Nov. 9
Dallas Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro

Figaro loves Susanna, but he’s not the only one. In a single crazy, romantic day, doors will be locked and unlocked, disguises donned, kisses exchanged and innermost hearts revealed – to some of the most memorable music Mozart ever composed. Leading this merry band is Italian bass-baritone Mirco Palazzi (Figaro), who charmed us out of our seats as Leporello in his 2010 U.S. debut, along with Austrian soprano Beate Ritter and Australian soprano Nicole Car in their exciting American debuts! Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume and staged by Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty – this Figaro could very well be a marriage made in heaven!
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Oct. 24
DALLAS OPERA THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK!

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas’s popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual “Dallas Opera Opening Night Simulcast in the Park” featuring Mozart’s class-conscious romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. THE LIVE PERFORMANCE WILL BE PROJECTED ON TWO HIGH-DEFINITION LED SCREENS. MOZART’S 1786 MASTERPIECE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY OUR DISTINGUISHED MUSIC DIRECTOR EMMANUEL VILLAUME, WHO CONTINUES TO DRAW RAVE REVIEWS FOR HIS CONDUCTING AROUND THE GLOBE.
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Oct. 24-25
Dallas Symphony presents Tony DeSare

This contemporary crooner has been called "two parts Frank Sinatra to one part Billy Joel" by The New York Times. Jeff Tyzik conducts Tony DeSare, vocals
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Oct. 24-26
Fort Worth Symphony presents CLIBURN GOLD

The FWSO proudly launches a new artistic partnership with 2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko in a two-year commitment to performing all five Prokofiev piano concertos. The formidable Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor is paired in this program with Verdi's majestic overture to Nabucco and Brahms' joyful Symphony No. 2 in D Major.
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Oct. 24
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth 2014 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

Dinner & Program with Dr. Robert M. Gates: Secretary of Defense (2006-2011)
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Oct. 25
Dallas Public Library Children's Center presents Edgar Allan Poe Victorian Halloween

Spend the day celebrating a Victorian Halloween Steampunk style, featuring the works of Edgar Allan Poe and other tales of assorted Victorian monsters. Meet special guest Gordon McAlpine, author of “The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe”. Enjoy Halloween games and activities, haunted rooms, costume contests and spooky readings from Edgar Allan Poe's scariest stories!
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Oct. 25
Day of the Dead Festival

Enjoy activities and games at the pumpkin patch, sample recipes from the salsa cook-off and watch the coffin races, a lantern-lit twilight parade, street performers and side show entertainers at this family festival that celebrates the harvest, Día de los Muertos and Halloween.
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Oct. 25
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra present Brahms' magnificent Quintet in F minor, Opus 34 and string music by Dallas violinist and composer Bruce Patti.
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Oct. 25-26
Japanese Garden Fall Festival

Stroll along the meandering paths of the beautifully-landscaped Japanese Garden as you listen to the sounds of koto music and taiko drumming. Watch the graceful Sakura Dancers, the deft use of Japanese swords and the demonstration of martial arts.
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oct. 25
Plano Symphony presents SIMPLY SINATRA

From the Cleveland Pops to the Toronto Symphony, Steve Lippia’s recent performance schedule includes appearances with over 70 orchestras in North America. He is one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists performing today with his interpretations of the “classics,” including his acclaimed tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” “Simply Sinatra” has enjoyed rave reviews. Steve joins Hector Guzman and your Plano Symphony Orchestra in favorites, including Come Fly with Me, The Lady is a Tramp, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York, and more.
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Oct. 25-Feb. 22
The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion at Crow Collection of Asian Art

In the late 1960s, Mary Baskett was curator of prints at the Cincinnati Museum of Art. A graduate of Wellesley College with a Master’s degree in East Asian art history from the University of Hawaii, Baskett was already well-traveled throughout South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Hong Kong. In pursuit of the work of contemporary printmakers, she began travelling to Japan where she found intriguing avant-garde fashion. She began avidly collecting and wearing these clothes, particularly those of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo, then little-known outside of Japan. In the 1970s and 1980s, Miyake, Yamamoto, and Kawakubo shocked the fashion world with their post-modern “anti-fashion” garments characterized by asymmetry, raw edges, unconventional construction, oversized proportions, and monochromatic palettes. While maintaining many differences, these artists often reference elements of traditional Japanese dress in their designs, merging conventional features with avant-garde concept
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oct. 26
Church of the Incarnation presents The Choir of Westminster Abbey

The Choir of Westminster Abbey is renowned worldwide as one of the finest choirs of its type. Comprising some 30 boys and 12 professional adult singers, the Choir plays a central role both in the daily choral services in the Abbey and in the many royal, state and national occasions that take place there.
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Oct. 26
Mu Phi EpsilonConcert - Mary Alice Rich and Friends, Chamber Ensemble

Violinist/composer Mary Alice Rich has been a member of Musical Arts Club for several years. Most of the musicians who will join her for this collaborative Library Recital are also members of Musical Arts: Susan Poelchau, Gretchen Nichols, Jane Aten, Emily Hartnett, Laurie Shulman, Debbie Ragsdale, Laura Logan Brandenburg, Sonja Ryberg, and Dante Davis. The program will feature works by Ms. Rich, including selections from her opera Wading Home based on the novel by Rosalyn Story. The opera was awarded an MPower Grant from the Sphinx Competition and will be presented in concert form on April 2, 2015 at the Dallas City Performance Hall. Ms. Rich is a graduate of University of Illinois and three-time winner of the Texas Orchestra Directors Association Composition Contest .
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Oct. 26
Afrizo Dallas Concert

Coming all the way from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya, this dynamic group sings and dances their way through a concert full of African traditional and gospel-style music.
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Oct. 26
ATTPAC Sunset Screening: The Shining

The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. The film is based on Stephen King's 1977 novel of the same name, though there are significant changes. (Rated R – strong terror, disturbing images, language and a scene of sexual content involving graphic nudity)
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Oct. 26-Feb. 8
Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse at the Dallas Museum of Art

The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will premiere at the DMA in October 2014. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse, co-organized by the DMA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will showcase approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne to, highlight the well-established painting genre in France during the 1800s.
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Oct. 26
Dallas Symphony presents Where the Wild Things Are

"Let the wild rumpus start!" when the Dallas Symphony presents music inspired by Maurice Sendak's,Where the Wild Things Are. Come dressed as your favorite monster for our annual costume contest; you might win and be hailed as King of the Meyerson!
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Oct. 26
ensemble75  presents A Concert of Ice and Fire (Chamber works by Suk, Faure, and Smetana)

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) Nocturnes Op. 62 No. 2 in E Major Op. posth. in C minor Op. 27 No. 2 in Db Major Federico Mompou (1893 - 1987) Selections from "Impresiones Intimas" Pajaro triste Cuna Secreto - Domenico Codispoti, piano César Franck (1822 - 1890) Piano Quintet I. Molto moderato quasi lento II. Lento, con molto sentimento III. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco - Florence Wang, violin - Mai Ke, violin - Steven Juarez, viola - Nan Zhang, cello - Domenico Codispoti, piano
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Oct. 26
Greater Dallas youth Orchestra presents "FAMILY, HOME, AND COUNTRY" CONCERT

Join the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra as we open our 43rd season with special guest flute soloist Demarre McGill, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Flute, performing Mozart’s Flute Concert No. 1 in G-major. Also on the program, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italian.
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Oct. 26
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS SPOOKY SYMPHONY

Family-friendly concert celebrating Halloween.
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Oct. 27
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live jodi Picoult Presents Leaving Time: A Novel

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is #1 bestselling author Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.
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Oct. 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Understanding Muslim Societies: Why it is Critical

Program with Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli: Senior Advisor to Secretary of State for Women’s Empowerment (2006-2008)
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Oct. 30-Nov. 23
Amphibian Stage Productions presents FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode

Sam Peliczowski mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one restaurant--and everyone wants a piece of him. Through the course of the evening, we meet Sam's father, a likeable guy from South Bend; the temperamental chef; Jean-Claude, the snooty Maitre D'; Naomi Campbell's annoying (but funny) assistant; and several powerful New York types, among many others--all played by Amphibian's own Carman Lacivita. A hit in Amphibian's 2005 ‘Phibs at the Modern Reading Series, FULLY COMMITTED returns to Amphibian, this time with set and costumes. "Fully Committed creates more tension than a James Bond suspense caper, and it's more thrilling than a high-wire circus act." "A tornado! The audience is in stitches from beginning to end,"
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Oct. 30
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents James Ehnes, violin

Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, James Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Paavo Järvi, and Lorin Maazel. He has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly with many of the world’s most well-known orchestras, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, London Symphony, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, and the NHK Symphony Orchestras. His extensive discography of over 25 recordings has garnered many international awards and prizes, including a Grammy®, a Gramophone, and six Juno Awards.
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Oct. 30-Nov. 8
Dallas Opera presents salome

by Richard Strauss • Once in a great while, the term “over the top” doesn’t seem nearly high enough. A king’s unbridled lust and his stepdaughter’s obsession with John the Baptist combine with explosive force in this lushly passionate rendering of Oscar Wilde’s play, set in ancient Judea. It’s a work that requires a phenomenal cast and the Dallas Opera delivers, starting with soprano Deborah Voigt in the title role and baritone Greer Grimsley as the prophet in their long-awaited company debuts! Conducted by Evan Rogister, this Biblical tale of lust and betrayal in the court of King Herod (sung by tenor Robert Brubaker) promises to reveal humanity at its most depraved and to uncover our deepest, darkest secrets…one veil at a time.
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Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Dallas Symphony presents Scheherazade

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade dazzles with its tales of 1001 nights and conjures all the romance and exoticism of the Near East.
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Oct. 30
Ideas in Bloom: Day of the Dead with Latino Cultural Center

Learn more about Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, from the Latino Cultural Center.
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Oct. 31 & Nov. 2
Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Berio, Saint-Saens and Rachmaninoff

Luciano Berio’s playful Quattro Versioni, which layers together four versions of a charming work by Boccherini, opens the concert, followed by Saint-Saens’ Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor. An instant success when it debuted in 1868, it remains one of Saint-Saens’ most popular works; award-winning guest pianist Hando Nahkur, who is pursuing his Artist’s Diploma degree at Meadows, is soloist. The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff’s imaginative and lively Symphonic Dances.
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Nov. 1
Arlington Jones: The Soul Gent

Join Steinway Artist Arlington Jones for a live recording of his new solo piano jazz album. Jones is a classically trained jazz piano maestro with soulful Southern music roots. He makes the piano speak through lush harmonies, impeccable groove, infectious energy, and soulful rhythms. This event is for all ages.
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Nov. 1
Dallas Opera presents THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF, TDO’s newest production is an adaptation of the popular folk tale based on scenes from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. Incorporated into the lively performance are key messages for students, including the importance of attending school regularly and the need to be kind. Performed in English
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Nov. 1
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

Sheer excitement, beauty, and classical elegance come together in Haydn's last major choral work, Harmoniemesse. Haydn's critics at the time were sure he was void of any new musical ideas but this great mass surprised tham all! The concert also features Haydn's delightful TE Deum No. 2, composed for Maria Theresa, and two audience favorites from Haydn's friend and colleague, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!. Featuring soloists Haley Sicking, Brooke Gibson, Alex Bumpas, Brandon Gibson, and accompanied by the Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Nov. 1
UT Dallas presents Kelly Durbin and Friends

Jazz pianist and UT Dallas faculty member Kelly Durbin annually invites outstanding local musicians to perform with him at UT Dallas. This year’s guests include jazz bassist, composer, producer and lecturer James Gilyard.
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Nov. 2
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Alessandro Mazzamuto, piano

Winner of International Classical Music Awards’ 2013 Young Instrumental Artist of the Year, the 26-year-old Sicilian pianist Alessandro Mazzumoto has also won more than 60 national and international competitions in piano and chamber music. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as La Verdi (Milan), the Rias Berlin Youth Orchestra (Germany), the Chamber Orchestra of Kiev (Ukraine), the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ploesti (Romania), and the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania) and has performed in numerous European and American venues. Alessandro is a graduate student in the Performers Diploma program at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, TX, where he studies with Professors Carol Leone and Joaquin Achucarro.
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Nov. 2
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

Sheer excitement, beauty, and classical elegance come together in Haydn's last major choral work, Harmoniemesse. Haydn's critics at the time were sure he was void of any new musical ideas but this great mass surprised tham all! The concert also features Haydn's delightful TE Deum No. 2, composed for Maria Theresa, and two audience favorites from Haydn's friend and colleague, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!. Featuring soloists Haley Sicking, Brooke Gibson, Alex Bumpas, Brandon Gibson, and accompanied by the Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Nov. 2
TowerArts Concert: All Saints Concert

In remembrance of all the saints who have finished their earthly race, the HPUMC Chancel Choir presents music celebrating our promise of eternal life.
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Nov. 3
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Finckel-Han-Setzer Trio

Cellist David Finckel, violinist Philip Setzer, and pianist Wu Han make as fine a piano trio as the world knows. Given their résumés, this is no surprise. Finckel spent more than thirty years with the famed Emerson String Quartet. Setzer is a founding and continuing member of the Emerson Quartet. Han has an outstanding career as an orchestral soloist and chamber player, as well as a close recording and touring relationship with Finckel. So, it will be no surprise either that we are bringing this trio back for a third performance.
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Nov. 3
UNT Guest Artist Recital: Dwight Parry, Oboe and Ekaterina Chernaya, piano

Dwight Parry is the principal oboist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 2006-2007, he held the same position with the San Diego Symphony and before that was a fellow in the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. He has performed as guest principal oboist with the New York Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera, and the Deutsche Symphonie of Berlin. Originally from Southern California, he found his passion for music studying piano, voice, and jazz saxophone, but it was not until his sophomore year of high school that he began playing the oboe. Dwight received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California with Allan Vogel and his Master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music with John Mack.
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Nov. 4
First Tuesday Social Justice Films

5 Broken Cameras is a Palestinian-Israeli-French co-production which will be shown Nov.4 starting at 7:00 pm. The film is presented free of charge by the First Tuesday Social Justice Films at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas. Refreshments are provided. Audience discussion follows. Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. This deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements, follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval. As the years pass in front of the camera, we witness Gibreel grow from a newborn baby into a young boy who observes the world unfolding around him with the astute powers of perception that only children possess. - See more at: http://firsttuesdayfilms.org/ 94 min. This presentation is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center. For more information about the film series, visit http://www.firsttuesdayfilms.org/index.shtml or http://www.facebook.com/firsttuesdayfilms. Help us recycle: The movie is free and if you bring an empty ink or toner cartridge, it is even freer!
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Nov. 5 - Dec. 31
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Ornament Extravaganza

A celebration of shape, color and the Holiday Season. Featuring glass ornaments from artists nationwide.
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Nov. 5
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Journey” The Essence of Jazz—Piano and Bass

Opening Group: The James Gilyard Ensemble is fronted by beloved Sammons Jazz bassist James Gilyard. James served as the third and longest-tenured Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz. Remembered for implementing two educational components to Sammons Jazz, “Sammons Jazz Youth Outreach Concerts” and “Jazz Essentials,” James was also known for mentoring and helping fellow artists produce CDs. James is joined by Quamon Fowler on sax, Eric Willis on piano, Andrew Griffith on drums, Dana Sudborough on vibraphone, and vocalist Simone Rodgers. Second Set: The Frank Hailey Trio features pianist Frank Hailey, who has received positive response to his latest album, “An Old Sweet Song.” Smooth, polished, and giving lots of attention given to the melody, Frank is joined on stage by Eric Zukoski on bass and his son, Michael Hailey, on drums.
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Nov. 6 & 8
Dallas Symphony presents Bluebeard's Castle

Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle is a chilling tale of seven locked doors, one curious bride and a castle filled with dark secrets. Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung take the lead in this work that had its North American premiere in Dallas in 1949. Mozart's "Little G Minor" symphony opens the program.
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Nov. 6
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live Richard Norton Smith presents On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

Richard Norton Smith re-creates Rockefeller’s improbable rise to the governor’s mansion, his politically disastrous divorce and remarriage, and his often surprising relationships with presidents and political leaders from FDR to Henry Kissinger. A frustrated architect turned master builder, an avid collector of art and an unabashed ladies’ man, “Rocky” promoted fallout shelters and affordable housing with equal enthusiasm. From the deadly 1971 prison uprising at Attica and unceasing battles with New York City mayor John Lindsay to his son’s unsolved disappearance (and the grisly theories it spawned), the punitive drug laws that bear his name, and the much-gossiped-about circumstances of his death, Nelson Rockefeller’s was a life of astonishing color, range, and relevance. On His Own Terms, a masterpiece of the biographer’s art, vividly captures the soaring optimism and polarizing politics of this American Original.
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Nov. 6-8
UT Dallas presents Best of Broadway VII: Comedy Tonight

Featuring Vocal Instruction students and the UT Dallas Chamber Singers, “Best of Broadway” returns with a night of selected comedic songs from the Broadway hits A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Kiss Me Kate, Urinetown, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and A Very Potter Musical!
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Nov. 6
Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents JOSHUA BELL

Often referred to as the "poet of the violin," JOSHUA BELL is one of the world's most celebrated violinists. He continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty, and charismatic stage presence. His restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of "classical music superstar." Recently named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bell is the first person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. In 2014 Joshua reunites with his beloved Academy of St Martin in the Fields, directing Beethoven’s 3rd and 5th Symphonies and recording the violin concertos of Bach. He will also perform the Brahms concerto with the legendary Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Paavo Järvi and the Sibelius with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A U.S. recital tour with Sam Haywood, a performance at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra and dates with the Los Angeles Philharmonic round out the season.
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Nov. 7 & 8
C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce at the Majestic Theater

From the producers of the stage hit THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS comes the highly anticipated theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ THE GREAT DIVORCE. In this dantesque celestial journey from Hell to Paradise, Lewis draws some of the most fiercely funny characters he ever created. This is C.S. Lewis at his imaginative best!
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Nov. 7 & 8
Dallas Bach Society presents House Concert 1 The Historical Cello in Germany

Experience what Theater Jones called the “Royal Treatment” of the Dallas Bach Society House Concert series, with exquisite music and gracious hospitality to be enjoyed up close and personal – just as in the great salons.
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Nov. 7-9
Fort Worth Symphony presents HITCHCOCK!

Join the FWSO for a musical anthology of Hitchcock's greatest thrills and chills! You'll hear the spine-tingling scores created by Lyn Murray, Bernard Hermann and Dmitri Tiomkin for movies like To Catch A Thief, Vertigo, and North By Northwest – complete with scenes from each film played on Bass Hall's movie screen. Suspense has never sounded so good!
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Nov. 8
Living History with Eugene Boone at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A Dallas County deputy sheriff, Boone discovered the rifle on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Prior to joining the sheriff’s department, he worked at the Dallas Times Herald and had contact with Jack Ruby. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Nov. 9
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Joyce Jones, Organist

International favorite, Joyce Jones, plays a recital on the 106-rank Dan Garland Organ. This recital is a benefit for the Restoration of the Epworth Rectory, Birthplace of John Wesley. There is no charge for this event but we will accept offerings.
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Nov. 9
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Mount Vernon Music: Mark Miller, violin; Ute Miller, viola; Ron Clinton, piano

The Mount Vernon Music Association is a membership-based nonprofit devoted to bringing outstanding performances of classical, cultural and jazz chamber music to underserved audiences in rural Northeast Texas. Presently concertmaster of the East Texas Orchestra, violinist Mark Miller also performs with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and other area ensembles. He is a founder and president of Mount Vernon Music Association, a membership-based nonprofit devoted to bringing outstanding performances of classical, cultural and jazz chamber music to underserved audiences in rural Northeast Texas. He also co-directs the chamber series “The Color of Sound” at Texas A&M University – Commerce, where for eleven years he taught and performed as an Artist-in-Residence with his wife, violist Ute Miller, and the ensemble Duo Renard. Their most recent recording, on the Fleur de Son label, is of music by Mozart and contemporary composer Benedikt Brydern. Following studies at SUNY Purchase, Indiana University - Bloomington and Boston University, Mark studied with Jürgen Kussmaul in Germany, where he was assistant concertmaster in the Robert Schumann Chamber Orchestra of Düsseldorf and a member of the Beethoven Orchester Bonn. He has appeared as soloist with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. Ute Miller serves as principal violist of the East Texas Symphony, and performs regularly with the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras. She has appeared as a soloist with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. Ute is a founder, treasurer and managing director of Mount Vernon Music Association. Her musical studies include the prestigious Konzertexamen diploma from the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, and a year at Boston University as a student of Raphael Hillyer, founding member of the Juilliard Quartet. In addition to playing with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, she served for seven years as assistant principal violist of the Gürzenich Orchester-Cologne Philharmonic, and for eight years as principal violist of the Dallas Opera Orchestra.
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Nov. 9
Texas Camerata presents Salve Regina

Soprano Camille King and countertenor Ryland Angel are featured with Texas Camerata performing favorite vocal works by Vivaldi, Rosenmuller, and Rameau.
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Nov. 9 & 10
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Two Gentleman of Verona

An Unabridged Staged Reading Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But one look at the beautiful Silvia on a trip to Milan changes everything. Now he’s smitten with his best friend’s lover and his sweetheart has no intention of going away quietly. Events spin out of control as romantic rivals face off in this wild comic tale.
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Nov. 12
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher presents Alisa Weilerstein in Recital

Alisa Weilerstein opens the Nasher’s 2014-15 Soundings season with a program framed by Bach’s cello suites and exploring the works for solo cello of Zoltán Kodály, Benjamin Britten and Osvaldo Golijov.
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Nov. 12
UNT Symphony Orchestra

Kurt Weill - Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (Suite from the "Three Penny Opera") Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2, Op. 61
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Nov. 13-15
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora Series presents THE SECOND CITY

Legendary comedy theatre with resident stages in Chicago, Toronto, and Touring Ensembles entertaining over 1,000,000 guests each year. Training ground for a host of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and over 500 more. Winner of over 30 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations in Chicago and over 35 Dora Award nominations in Toronto honoring excellence in professional theatre. The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry. From Amy Poehler to Jane Lynch, Jason Sudeikis to Julia-Louis Dreyfus – The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium. Drawing from the vast archives of material, the Touring Company produces a two-act review of The Second City’s celebrated brand of topical sketch comedy, hilarious songs, and on the spot improvisation that changes with every performance. An evening with The Second City provides audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, a night of cutting edge comedy, and an unforgettable experience. *May contain adult content and language.
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Nov. 13
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors Live thryn Harrison Presents Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

Every era must retell and reimagine the Maid of Orleans's extraordinary story in its own way, and in Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, the superb novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison gives us a Joan for our time—a shining exemplar of unshakable faith, extraordinary courage, and self-confidence during a brutally rigged ecclesiastical inquisition. Deftly weaving historical fact, myth, folklore, artistic representations, and centuries of scholarly and critical interpretation into a compelling narrative, she restores Joan of Arc to her rightful position as one of the greatest heroines in all of human history.
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Nov. 13
Symphony Arlington presents Emily Sun, violin

Join us for our fall performance featuring violinist, Emily Sun performing Barber's Violin Concerto.
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Nov. 14-16
Dallas Symphony presents Alisa Weilerstein

The Dallas Symphony Chorus debuts on the 2014/15 season in two Fauré favorites. Alisa Weilerstein, called "one of the most exciting American cellists of the new generation" by The New York Times, presents Elgar's masterpiece for the instrument.
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Nov. 14-16
Fort Worth Symphony presents AMERICAN BALLADS

In an all-American first half, violin prodigy Simone Porter makes her Fort Worth debut with Samuel Barber's lyrical Violin Concerto, following Copland's Shaker-melody filled ballet suite Appalachian Spring. Resisting peer pressure to compose a nationalistic paean to Stalin and Red Russia, Shostakovich's exuberant neo-classical Ninth symphony has become one of his most accessible and loved works.
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Nov. 14
Garland Symphony presents Emily Sun, violin

Join us for our fall performance featuring violinist, Emily Sun performing Barber's Violin Concerto.
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Nov. 14
UT Dallas presents Hopkinson Smith

Hopkinson Smith is internationally renowned and respected for his mastery of the lute and other early plucked instruments. He is justly regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of Renaissance and Baroque music in the world.
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Nov. 15
Las Colinas Symphony presents Emily Sun, violin

Join us for our fall performance featuring violinist, Emily Sun performing Barber's Violin Concerto.
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Nov. 15
Timeless Concerts present Around the World In An Hour

If you love the music on Dancing With The Stars, or from romantic movies, Spanish dances, or toe tapping songs heard in French cafes, then this concert is for you!! We'll show you what Timeless Concerts has in our vast repertoire, from Argentinian tangos, to Russian gems for piano solo, to beautiful opera arias for tenor. The concert is followed by a party with dessert/fruit/cheese buffet, cash bar, and our pianist/vocalist takes requests for dancing.
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Nov. 15
Bands of Hope 3rd Annual Charity Gala

Bands of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides social and financial support to underprivileged women and children. Our mission is to educate, train, provide financial support, and provide services, in a way that improves the quality of life of disadvantage women and children in Dallas and surrounding areas.
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Nov. 15
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Masters of Form and Color

Alessandro Deljavae, piano; Gary Levinson, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; Jason Calloway, cello. Brahms, Violin Sonata No.2 in A Major, Op. 100; Brahms, Viola Sonata in F minor, Op. 120.No.1; Dvorák, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87.
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Nov. 15
DALLAS OPERA FAMILY CONCERT

The FAMILY CONCERT is a parade of opera’s greatest hits including a wide variety of types of arias and overtures. Patrons may be surprised at just how many pieces they already know and love and this event is sure to be enjoyed by fans of all ages.
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Nov. 15 - 16
Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

Shop Local • Shop Handmade • Shop Funky The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience is a FREE 2-day family AND pet-friendly handmade shopping event! Bring the family and be a part of the funky fun featuring over 120 Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors & Food Makers selling their unique hand-crafted items! Attend Both Days...it's that FUNKY! EVENT FEATURES: * Handmade Shopping Extravaganza * 150 Swag Bags & Charitable Raffle * Pet Adoptions by HSNT * Toys For Tots Drop Off * Photos with SANTA CLAUS * Funky Finds Balloons for All * Event T-shirts for Charity & More!
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Nov. 15
Plano Symphony presents THE RITE OF SPRING

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR EMANUEL BOROK, VIOLIN Stravinsky: Rite of Spring Brahms: Violin Concerto When Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, (Le Sacre du printemps), a ballet score for large orchestra, made its debut in Paris, it caused a sensation and near-riot in the audience. Now possibly Stravinsky's most famous score, the piece was created as a work for the stage with passages for specific characters. Over time, the music has achieved great recognition as a concert piece, and is now considered one of the most prominent works of the 20th Century.
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Nov. 15-Jan. 25
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt

Jules de Balincourt was born in 1972 in Paris and currently lives in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco in 1998 and his MFA from Hunter College in New York in 2005. De Balincourt has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art, France; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Vanderbilt University.
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Nov. 15
UT Dallas presents Arkady Fomin Memorial Concert

Clavier Trio members David Korevaar and Jesús Castro-Balbi perform a memorial concert celebrating the life of Arkady Fomin, a gifted violinist and inspiring educator who was the founder of the New Conservatory of Music, a long-time member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and member of the UT Dallas faculty.
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Nov. 16
Broadway Baptist Church presents Pipedreams Live! With Michael Barone

The host of American Public Media's Pipedreams program teams up with resident organist Al Travis, the Festival Brass Ensemble and guest soloists Dr. Jerry Westenkuelhler, Dr. Robert August Dr. Joseph Butler, Dr. Bradley Welch, Dr. Yoon-Mi Lim and Dr. Isabelle Demers for a colorful concert of extraordinary music for the King of Instruments
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Nov. 16
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Abilene Chamber Players

The Abilene Chamber Players was founded in 1998 by the instrumental performance faculty in the School of Music and Fine Arts at Hardin-Simmons University in Texas. The current members include faculty from both Hardin-Simmons University and Tarleton State University. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music from the Baroque to the most contemporary music of the 21st century.
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Nov. 16
An Evening with PRIMUS & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at the Majestic Theatre

Prepare to enter a world of pure imagination this November, as veteran thrash-funk eccentrics Primus bring their tour, a wall to (lickable) wall tribute to the 1971 musical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, to The Majestic. Touring for first time since 2008 — leader Les Claypool, guitarist Larry Lalonde and drummer Tim ''Herb'' Alexander — promise a show unlike any you have ever seen.
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Nov. 18
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 3: Trevor & Orth

Presenting not one, but two amazing soloists, this concert is sure to impress. Violinist Chloé Trevor is sure to dazzle on The Lark Ascending, as you’ll experience some of Vaughan-Williams’ most powerful evocative pastoral writings. The solo will be followed by Charles Ives’ rarely performed, yet equally bucolic, Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting”. The orchestra also welcomes Kyle Orth, winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition 2014, to perform Mozart’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor.
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Nov. 18
Dallas Winds present KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON

Tuneful toe-tappers from Great Britain's grandest composers. Music by Edward Elgar, Eric Coates, Percy Grainger and Arthur Sullivan.
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Nov. 18
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Dallas Times Herald 1963: Photographers Remember the Kennedy Assassination

What began as a routine assignment for Dallas Times Herald photographers William Allen, Darryl Heikes, Bob Jackson, and Eamon Kennedy quickly evolved into one of the most significant news stories of the 20th century. These photojournalists captured some of the most significant moments at Dallas Love Field, during the presidential motorcade, at Parkland Memorial Hospital, at the Tippit murder scene, inside Dallas police headquarters, and other important locations throughout the assassination weekend. Their work documented the unfolding story of the president’s death, the investigation, and subsequent murder and burial of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald. Join us for an extraordinary conversation with the four former Dallas Times Herald photographers as they recount their unique memories of what it was like to be caught in the whirlwind of historical events and how the experience affected their careers and personal lives. Photographs from the Dallas Times Herald Collection—the Museum’s first significant donation—will be featured in this special presentation that helps to commemorate the Museum’s 25th anniversary.
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Nov. 20
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents LAST COMIC STANDING LIVE TOUR

Last Comic Standing, America’s most compelling comedy competition, takes to the road to showcase the winners and other outstanding comics from NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated series. Content Advisory: May contain adult content and language.
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Nov. 21-23
Dallas Symphony presents The Golden Age of Jazz

Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and guests celebrate the music and musicians who define America's great art form.
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Nov. 21 & 22
Titas presents Brian Brooks Moving Company

Recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, Brian Brooks has become a force to be reckoned with on the international dance landscape. Innovative, risky and wildly imaginative, Brian Brooks Movement Company is a breath of fresh air in the dance world. Whether in New York’s famed Joyce Theater or the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brian Brooks has established himself as one of the most interesting dance makers in New York.
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Nov. 22
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Premiere of Universal Language by Dallas composer Margaret Barrett Inspired by the Dallas Museum of Art's current Slavs and Tatars exhibit, this work is based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and performed by the Dallas-based world music ensemble, Obscure Dignitaries.
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Nov. 23
ATTPAC Sunset Screening: Raging Bull

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from Jake LaMotta's memoir Raging Bull: My Story. It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian American middleweight boxer whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family. Also featured in the film are Joe Pesci as Joey, La Motta's well-intentioned brother (Rated R – strong boxing violence, pervasive strong language and some sexuality)
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Nov. 25-Dec. 27
Dallas Theater Center presents A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, when last season’s soldout, family favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping, special effects. A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ newest “must see” holiday tradition.
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Nov. 29 & 30
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays

It's a holly jolly Christmas with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Boys Choir and the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale! Enjoy your favorite holiday carols with an audience sing-along in the only place in Texas where snow flurries are guaranteed!
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Dec. 3
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Present” Jazz Duos and Quartets

Opening Group: The Brethren featuring Arlington Jones and Dwight Sills brings current Artistic Director and pianist Arlington Jones together with famed guitarist Dwight Sills. They developed a musical camaraderie while touring and working together through the years with other artists. This collaboration is influenced by noteworthy piano and guitar duos in jazz like Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass, Grant Green and McCoy Tyner, and Wes Montgomery and Tommy Flanagan. Second Set: The Shelley Carrol Quartet features renowned Texas Tenor Shelley Carrol, a legendary saxophonist who has toured the world with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Bringing a traditional sax quartet sound to Sammons Jazz, Shelley is joined by Michael Palma on piano, Jonathan Fisher on bass, and Andrew Griffith on drums.
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DEC. 30-JAN. 4
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS BLUE MAN GROUP

THE THEATRICAL TOUR FEATURES BRAND NEW CONTENT HIGHLIGHTED BY CLASSIC BLUE MAN FAVORITES. THE NEW SOUND, SET, AND VIDEO DESIGN CENTERING AROUND A PROSCENIUM-SIZED LED CURTAIN AND HIGH-RESOLUTION SCREEN CREATE AN ENTIRELY NEW, HIGH-IMPACT VISUAL EXPERIENCE FOR BROADWAY HOUSES ACROSS THE NATION. BLUE MAN GROUP HAS RECEIVED PRAISE FROM CRITICS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE BALTIMORE SUN RAVES, “BLUE MAN GROUP PACKS A WALLOP. IT’S A BIG, LOUD, FUNNY, SILLY, VISUALLY ARRESTING PRODUCTION!” THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER SAYS BLUE MAN GROUP IS “A HUGELY ENTERTAINING SHOW FOR ANYONE AGES 9 TO 90”. THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS PROCLAIMS IT’S “AN EXHILARATING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, LAUGH-YOURSELF-SILLY EVENING OF PERCUSSION-HEAVY ROCK MUSIC, COMEDY AND PLAYFUL COMMENTARY.”
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