Arts Calendar



July 27
Plano Community Band presents An Evening of Jazz

featuring drummer, Stockton Helbing
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July 1 - 29
Broadway Baptist Church Magnolia Green Series

Join Broadway at Magnolia Green for five Wednesdays in July. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather your picnic blankets or lawn chairs, you family and friends for a fun concert in the park
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July 27
Plano Community Band presents An Evening of Jazz

featuring drummer, Stockton Helbing
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July 30
Latino Cultural Center presents An evening of Spanish Music featuring lyric soprano Judith Rodriguez

Spanish Songs, Spanish Opera, and Spanish Zarzuela by Fernando Obradors, Oscar Esplá, Enrique Granados, and Manuel de Falla.
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July 30
Orchestra of New Spain presents Music for Portrait of Infanta Margarita in Blue Dress

While Diego Velázquez was painting secular subjects for the court, there were musical artists exploring the delights of what we now call secular music, and what in other cultures were called madrigals, chansons and carols (and not just for Christmas!) Tonos humanos of the late Renaissance allowed guitarists and poets of the early 17th c. the liberty of moving beyond traditional references to Mary and Christ in order to express earthly love in and for itself, just as Velazquez had left behind religious painting for courtly and aristocratic subjects. The music for this concert is for five players and singers, intimate music for amorous ends and entertainments: Eric Smith on cello; Gregory Hamilton on theorbo (bass) and guitar; Heidi Klein and Katrina Burggraf-Kledas, sopranos; and Nicolas Garza, male alto. Among the works on the program will be music from Tous les Matins du Monde of Marin Marais.
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Aug. 2
Richardson Community band presents And All That Jazz!

with Micah Bell, trumpet soloist
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Aug. 7
First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth presents Alexei Sultanov Tribute Concert

Featuring World Class cellist Dace Sultanov and friends, this annual evening concert will infuse music and memories of 1989 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist Alexei Sultanov in his annual birthday tribute concert. Celebrating the powerful spirit and beautiful music of the love of her life — and her all time inspiration — Dace will perform this special annual birthday tribute concert to tell the inspiring story of Alexei Sultanov, whose name means “little star.”
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Aug. 9
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House 2nd Sunday Jazz Jam

Jazz Musicians & Fans are invited to the free 2nd Sunday Jazz from 5 pm to 7 pm. Admission is free!!! Tips distributed among the performers. Musicians bring your instruments, voice, & Real Books (Hal Leonard 6th edition VOL I & II) Something new? bring it with the sheet music & the lyrics. Musicians, please be as self contained as possible. Drummers always needed to set up and share. You may bring soft drinks, wine, beer, food, and family and friends
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Aug. 14
Sammons Center for the Arts Cabaret & Cabernet

The Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines at Oak Lawn, brings back its popular Cabaret & Cabernet on Friday, August 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Meadows Hall. The event features performances by more than ten local cabaret stars and a selection of fine wines. Admission is $325 for a table of eight and $250 for a table of six. Tickets, which include valet parking, a wine tasting, other beverages, appetizers, and the showcase, may be purchased by calling (214) 520-7789; all major credit cards are accepted. Cabaret & Cabernet begins at 7:30 p.m. with a wine tasting, followed at 8:00 p.m. by a showcase of some of the DFW area's most talented cabaret artists including Mike Bogle, WT Greer, Carolyn Lee Jones, Jennifer Martin and emcee Linda Petty, the 2014 Sammons Cabaret Artist of the Year. Each singer performs one song from the Great American Songbook, a Broadway show tune, ballad or torch song, accompanied by the Larry Petty Combo. The event benefits Sammons Cabaret, a unique combination of theater and music held in the intimate setting of Kurth Hall at the Sammons Center on the third Thursday of each month, February through May and September through December.
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Aug. 16
Richardson Community band Season finale

Outdoor summer concert
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Aug. 20
Fort Worth Library third Thursday Jazz: Texas Gypsies

This ensemble blends blues and Texas swing to create music recalling the golden era. Influenced by Django Reinhardt, bandleader Steve Curry will dazzle you with his fretboard gymnastics.
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Aug. 22
Metropolitan Winds present Movie Music

Your favorite wind band presents exciting music from Hollywood. Favorite films and soon to be released sequels are included.
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Aug. 22
Vaudeville Night Returns to Labyrinth Walk Coffee House

Vaudeville” begins at 8 pm at the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House. Tickets for the performance are $10 on line or at the door . Just as the original Vaudeville in the early 1880’s, the show consists of a variety of unrelated acts including comedy form Tracy Tanwar and the WigOuts; singing and music from Karen Allen, Steve Leach and Emmeline; dance from Glorian Mulligan-Stratton and the Polynesian Princess and her Ukelele with Hula dancers; and something always special from the Circus Freaks.
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Aug. 29
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

Violinist David Coucheron makes his FWSO debut performing Mozart’s “Turkish” Violin Concerto. Also on the program are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, which will delight with its humorous and cheerful energy, and Haydn’s dramatic and impassioned Overture to L’isola disabitata. Haydn Overture to L'isola disabitata Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219, "Turkish" Beethoven Symphony No. 2
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Aug. 29
The Rich-Tone Chorus presents

In a new show, Tag, You're It!, the five-time international champion Rich-Tone Chorus invites you to play "tag" through song! In the lobby before the show, we'll be singing tags (those wonderful, soaring finales in barbershop harmony arrangements) – and you’re invited to sing along, or just enjoy the music. During the show there'll be lots of audience participation and amazing harmonies of special guests, OC Times – 2008 Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Champions known for their unique blend of traditional barbershop with a touch of country, swing and pop culture.
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Aug. 30
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

Pianist Gustavo Miranda-Bernales performs Haydn’s lively Piano Concerto No. 11. Also on the program are Beethoven’s ever-popular Leonore Overture No. 3 and Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, a resplendent work of extraordinary eloquence, joy and brilliance. Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 Mozart Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"
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Sept. 4-6
Dallas Symphony presents The Sinatra Century

Ol' Blue Eyes was born 100 years ago, and we celebrate the supreme showman in a night of his greatest hits - I've Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York, and The Lady is a Tramp. Selections include: I've Got You Under My Skin New York, New York The Lady is a Tramp Much more!
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Sept. 11-13
Fort Worth Symphony presents MOZART & RACHMANINOFF

An opening concert that is too big for one soloist! Enjoy Mozart’s delightful Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos featuring long-time friends and piano duo, Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier. Also on the program is Rachmaninoff’s swan song, the joyful Symphonic Dances, and Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony, a work that pays homage to our past and looks forward to a brighter future.
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Sept. 12
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS

Over the course of the past five years, Evan Felker,, vocals, guitar bassist RC Edwards, fiddle player Kyle Nix, guitarist Ryan Engleman and drummer Gabe Pearson, have honed the rowdy, quick-witted sound that’s brought folks of all stripes together in front of those stages. And on Goodbye Normal Street, the Troubadours’ third full-length album, the band takes that blend of nice and easy and nice and rough and distills it into a 43-minute ride that takes in the scenery of America’s Heartland and the inner workings of a group of 20-somethings on a quest for something better.
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Sept. 20
ATTPAC Classical Criterion: Itzhak Perlman/Emanuel Ax

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.
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Sept. 20
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents Fort Worth Opera

Opera Shots - pop-up opera that's accessible and fun! Open lawn seating Family friendly Free
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Sept. 25
Entertainment Series of Irving presents Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band

A modern bluegrass band playing and singing the best of the Beatles music composed by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison.
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Sept. 26
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents UTA Wind Symphony

Sweeping wind ensemble compositions from our own backyard Free Open lawn seating Family friendly
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Sept. 26
Plano Symphony presents TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Hector Guzman and your Plano Symphony Orchestra open the 2015-2016 Season with a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s glorious music. Winner of the 1989 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Juilliard graduate Chee-Yun Kim has performed with the world’s foremost orchestras from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the San Francisco Symphony.
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Sept. 27
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents Stefan Karlsson & Magnus Broo with the UTA Jazz Orchestra

Jazz masters in piano and trumpet join UTA for jazz on the lawn Free Open lawn seating Family friendly
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July 9-Aug. 2
Amphibian Stage Productions presents The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote

Alonso Quixano’s fascination with medieval romance novels devolves into delusion when the small-town man rechristens himself Don Quixote de la Mancha—a chivalrous knight bent on battling wicked and protecting all who are good. With his trusty sidekick Sancho Panza and their faithful steed Donkey Jorge, Don Quixote sets off on an epic adventure. This new adaptation of the classic novel is a celebration of imagination and proves that a little craziness isn’t such a bad thing.
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July 10 - Aug. 2
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents The Producers

The Producers is a musical about a musical, a show within a show...except the musical being produced is written by a Nazi about his hero, Hitler...and, the objective of the production is failure. Producer Max Bialystock, whose specialty is seducing rich little old ladies, takes on a repressed, yearning-to-break-free accountant, Leo Bloom, as apprentice producer in the quest to fund and mount the show, Springtime for Hitler. The music is great, the jokes are as fresh as they are old, most of the chorus girls are beautiful, and the material, which respects no taboos, is pure Mel Brooks at his finest.
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July 10-Aug. 1
2015 Festival of Independent Theatres

A robust and vibrant independent theatre community will be on full display in one of the most diverse and intriguing programs ever produced in the 17-year history of the Festival of Independent Theatres. A record number of submissions has given way to a variety filled lineup that includes plays, storytelling, historical drama, modern dance, circus acts, stage combat, a controversially titled one-man show and two special performance events: jazz musician Caleb Veazey in a tribute to the legends of Dallas jazz and Kathryn Taylor Rose in a cabaret about the pitfalls of millennial dating entitled Love Me Tinder.
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July 17-Aug. 29
Artisan Center Theater Presents GUYS AND DOLLS

GUYS AND DOLLS tells the tale of the romantic misadventures of four now-famous musical comedy characters. There’s prim Salvation Army Sgt. Sarah Brown who wants to reform all the evildoers around Times Square. She meets her match in the high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson. Masterson’s friend Nathan Detroit is trying to find a spot for his floating card game while keeping Chicago mobsters at bay and resisting marriage to Adelaide, his long-suffering girlfriend. Detroit bets Masterson that he can’t make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. That “next girl” turns out to be the pure-at-heart Miss Sarah Brown. The bet is the perfect set up for a lot of complications, especially when Sky and Sarah fall in love and the police move in on Nathan Detroit. “Call it sad, call it funny, but it’s better than even money ….”
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July 23 - Aug. 15
Garland Civic Theatre Into The Woods

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows 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. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
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July 23-Aug. 8
Second Thought Theatre presents Othello By William Shakespeare

Jealousy, love, betrayal, seduction. Shakespeare’s Othello resonates just as strongly today as it did when it was first penned and performed. Director Joel Ferrell returns to STT after 2013’s critically acclaimed Gruesome Playground Injuries to tackle this great classic. In true STT fashion, the production will focus on creative staging and dynamic acting in an intimate environment. One of the finest plays in the English cannon, Othello is about how fear and hatred poison the human heart and lead to great tragedy.
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July 24-Aug. 9
Uptown Players presents Catch Me If You Can

Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – none of which he has any qualifications for. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected.
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July 24-Aug. 8
Curtains: The Musical at the Irving Arts Center

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a brand new musical. But when the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast & crew become suspects in a murder investigation. Enter a local detective who happens to be a musical theatre fan! In a quest to find the culprit, the detective feels the surest way to solve the crime will be to keep the entire cast of suspicious characters sequestered in the theatre
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July 24-Aug. 2
Repertory Company Theatre presents Mary Poppins

Using a little bit of discipline, a spoonful of sugar and a whole lot of magic, the quintessential nanny reacquaints the Banks family with the things that really matter in life. This Disney classic is fun for all ages. With “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Step In Time."
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July 24-Aug. 2
Trinity Episcopal Church Fort Worth Candlewater Players present Into the Woods

All youth production of Into the Woods.
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July 25-Sept. 5
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair!
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July 28 - Aug. 2
Junior Players present A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Bollywood Spectacular!

The Bard goes Bollywood this summer as the participants of Junior Players' Discover Shakespeare program present A Midsummer Night’s Dream will all of the excitement that Bollywood has to offer. Performances are Tuesday, July 28, 2015 – Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Samuell-Grand Park Amphitheater. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and show begins at 8:15 p.m. This year’s production will feature 25 of North Texas’ most talented high school students from 15 different high schools.
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July 28-Aug. 16
ATTPac presents MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.
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July 30 – Aug. 23,
Theatre three presents The Glass Menagerie

The very definition of an American Classic! A young man invites us to join him on a journey into his memories, as he revisits the people and the events that would forever change his life. Williams’ thinly-veiled autobiographical play has captivated theater goers for generations.
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July 31-Aug. 15
Mesquite Community Theatre presents Noises Off

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of chaos as a cast of itinerant actors rehearses a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slam, on- and off-stage intrigue arises, and errant sardines all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
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Aug. 3
ATTPAC presents An Evening with Serial’s Sarah Koenig

Sarah Koenig Host and Co-Creator of SERIAL Sarah Koenig worked for more than ten years as a producer of This American Life before she and Julie Snyder started Serial. She’s guest-hosted TAL several times, most memorably for the "No Coincidence, No Story" show. She’s produced and reported some of TAL's most popular shows, including "Switched at Birth," "Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde," "Petty Tyrant," and "Habeas Schmabeas," a Peabody Award-winning show about Guantanamo Bay. Before joining This American Life in 2004, Sarah covered criminal justice and was a State House reporter at The Baltimore Sun and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire.
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Aug. 6-sept. 13
Stage West presents Mr. Burns, a post electric play, by Ann Washburn

The electrical grid has fallen, and society has crumbled. On a dangerous, electric-less night, a mismatched group of strangers gather round an isolated campfire, trying to recall an episode of The Simpsons. A paean to live theater, and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
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Aug. 7 - 15
Plano Children's Theatre presents The producers

A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers
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Aug. 7-23
Theatre Arlington presents Mama Won’t Fly

A hysterically funny race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding. Savannah's problem: Mama Won’t Fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to transport her equally strong-willed mother cross-country in Mama’s vintage sedan. Hold on tight for a ride you won’t soon forget!
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Aug. 10 - 11
Music Theatre of Denton presents Auditions for The Addams Family Musical

Music Theatre of Denton announces open auditions for The Addams Family Denton, TX – July 18, 2015 – Open call auditions to get creepy and kooky in Music Theatre of Denton’s Oct. 23 – Nov 1 production of The Addams Family. Auditions will be 7p.m. Aug. 10-11 at the Campus Theatre in historic downtown Denton, 214 W. Hickory St. Not all roles will require callback auditions, but date, time, and location for callbacks will be provided for those whom they apply. Director Bill Kirkley will present this death-oriented family’s adventures as they invite Wednesday’s new love interest, Lucas Beinekes to their home. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst pain and suffering, but this new infatuation of Wednesday’s is just too “normal.” This family’s weird world is about to be flipped upside down in just one evening. John Norine Jr. will be the Music Director for this production and Rebecca McDonald is the choreographer. Please prepare 16 bars from a Broadway piece in the style of this show. Selections from Addams Family are acceptable, but not preferred. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No prerecorded accompaniment will be allowed. Dependant on time, the auditions may also include readings from the script. Printable audition forms will be available approximately 2 weeks prior to auditions. More information such as character descriptions can be found at http://www.musictheatreofdenton.com.
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Aug. 13-16
ROCKWALL SUMMER MUSICALS PRESENTS WEST SIDE STORY

West Side Story will transport audiences to the vibrant battleground of the 1950’s New York City west side. Written by Arthur Laurents and inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story follows the doomed trajectory of love for Tony and Maria, as their rival gangs, the Jets and Sharks, clash over territory and power. The exciting music by Leonard Bernstein and passionate lyrics by Stephen Sondheim need no introduction for anyone with even a passing interest in musical theatre. “Something’s Coming”, “Maria”, “America” and “Gee Officer Krupke” will keep you humming even after the show!
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Aug. 14
Royale Ballet Dance Academy presents Ghosts

Ghosts​ is a new contemporary one act ballet set in 1920s Appalachia which features both original choreography and musical score. It tells the story of a young girl, Hazel, who has never been able to fit in. Left fatherless after World War I, neglected by her mother and rejected by her peers, she is isolated and alone until one evening she is befriended by a young boy, Ralph, who is like none other. Hazel grows up unaware that she is in fact in the presence of a ghost. One fateful night, the connection is suddenly destroyed by a jealous specter and her menacing spirits. Hazel, now grown, is left to face her reality, given the choice to hope for more or to settle in despair. Ghosts is a story of loss, hope and finding friendship in the most unlikely of places.
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Aug. 14-30
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and hilarious musical.
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Aug. 15
Oral fixation presents best of season 4

These juicy personal stories were voted on by hundreds of fans like YOU and promise to take you on a wild ride. Starting off from “Go With the Flow” is a poignant tale of a gal getting her period after her mom dies. From “Train Wreck” comes a powerful tale of redemption then a hysterically awkward teen shares how she felt “Outside the Box”. A man divulges his dive into the underworld of strip clubs from “Slippery Slope” and we learn about a woman’s sense duality having a black side and a white side from “Two Peas in a Pod”. A mother shocks us with the poop-streaked walls of her autistic child’s bedroom from “Writing on the Wall” and our resident assistant director brings it all home with her anti-outdoors perspective from “Happy Camper”.
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Aug. 16 - 17
Shakespeare at Winedale Twelfth Night performed by the Shakespeare at Winedale Summer Class

Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2015 Summer Class will travel to the Contemporary Theatre of Dallas for the first time for their touring performance of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. There will be one performance only: on Sunday, August 16th, at 7:00pm.
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Aug. 21 - 29
Plano Children's Theatre presents The Chocolate War

A compelling coming-of-age story about young people in conflict at a New England prep school. The story depicts a secret student organization's manipulation of the student body, which descends into cruel and ugly mob mentality against a lone, non-conforming student. Recommended audience age: 13+ due to mature language and violence.
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Aug. 22
Ballet Frontier of Texas presents Straight to the Heart with Tchaikovsky

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents an enchanting new collection of works set to classical and contemporary music. The performance showcases Straight to the Heart by Roy Tobias, Enraptured by Jay Kim, Last Cup of Water by Chung-Lin Tseng, and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet #1 by Chung-Lin Tseng. Come enjoy this exciting evening of ballet that will touch the heart!
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Sept. 2-Oct. 11
Dallas Theater Center presents Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical

Hilarious and downright irreverent, MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical distills the spirit of an iconic television series and bottles it into an original musical comedy! Set in present-day Kornfield Kounty, this highly anticipated show introduces a new generation of irresistible characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl who heads out to follow her dreams in the big city… of Tampa. When she returns home to introduce her slick city-boy beau to her friends and family, everything goes haywire!
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Sept. 3-26
Garland Civic Theatre presents Spider's Web By Agatha Christie

Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham-Brown, is adept at spinning tales of adventure for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with, especially as she suspects the murderer might be her young stepdaughter. Worse still, the victim is the man who broke up Henry's first marriage! Clarissa's fast talking places her in some hair raising experiences, as she comes to learn that the facts are much more terrifying than fiction...
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Sept. 4 - 6
Dance Council or North Texas Second Annual Dallas DanceFest


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Sept. 4-13
Texas Ballet Theater presents DRACULA

This spellbinding masterpiece brought to stage by the legendary Ben Stevenson will transfix you from first to last bite.
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Sept. 16-Nov. 15
Dallas Theater Center presents The Mountaintop

What thoughts and emotions were pulsing through Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mind and heart on his last night on Earth? Set in Memphis’ Lorraine motel just hours before the civil rights leader was assassinated, The Mountaintop presents King as a very human man, stripped of the mountains of mythology now woven into his remembrance. This recent Broadway hit and the 2010 winner of Britain’s Olivier Award for Best New Play will bring every audience member within feet of the actors in an intensely intimate Studio Theatre production. Crackling with metaphysical magical realism, The Mountaintop throws lightning bolts of insight upon our societal strengths and frailties and our own personal accomplishments and failings as, with Dr. King, we ponder the cost of what we contribute and the legacy of what we leave behind.
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Sept. 16-26
Shakespeare Dallas presents King Lear

King Lear, an aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia, chooses to retire and to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. The gift is not freely given as Lear tests each of his daughters for their worthiness. As a result, he loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return. A wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation, King Lear has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years and is considered one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition.
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Sept. 18 - Oct. 25
Dallas Children's Theater presents Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Recommended for ages 5 and up Parlez-vous francais? Well, Nancy does because it's fancy! But her refined etiquette is not enough to get her the lead role in the upcoming school play. C’est la vie! She must summon the strength to forge ahead when a sudden turn of events casts her best friend as the lead. The Mermaid Ballet, complete with a scene-stealing dancing shark, will have your spirit dancing and make your children hysterically happy.
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Sept. 18 & 19
TITAS PRESENTS TWYLA THARP 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The 50th Anniversary Tour will be the first time since 2002 that Tharp has toured a group of dancers. Tharp’s company is comprised of 12 dancers, many of whom have worked with Tharp over the years. The music compositions for the new works are by J.S. Bach, Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein, and John Zorn.
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Sept. 23-oct. 4
ATTPAC broadway Series presents MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony Awards® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards® including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.
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Sept. 24-26
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora presents MURDER FOR TWO

Nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding lead actor in a musical, Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The New York Times calls it “INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.”
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Sept. 24
RUSSIAN GRAND BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE

THIS FULL-LENGTH CLASSIC PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BALLET, TCHAIKOVSKY’S SWAN LAKE, FEATURES RUSSIA’S BRIGHTEST BALLET STARS. There’s a good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the ‘ballet of all ballets’. The combination of pure romanticism, the story about love and deception and Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music all continue to reach new generations of audiences.
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Sept. 26-Oct. 4
Casa Manana presents Fiddler on the Roof

Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

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

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

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Feb. 7 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents American Still Life

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

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

cropping, framing, and distorted views subtly deconstruct conventional notions of cityscapes, edging peripheral street scenes and grey, winter skies toward the sublime. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's video/performance A Lot of Sorrow offers a different approach to Scapes. He arranged for the band The National to play their song "Sorrow" repeatedly and continuously on stage for six hours, creating a work that is repetitive over a long duration, but surprisingly expansive. While the mood of A Lot of Sorrow wanes and swells throughout the performance, the shadowy and atmospheric nocturnal scenes, along with the song, create a beautiful and austere scape to contemplate the emotion of sorrow and harness the artist's desire to work through personal and collective emotion (his, the band's, the crowd's, and the viewer's). Artists engaging in the theme of Scapes include Uta Barth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rosemary Laing, Richard Misrach, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith, and Frank Thiel.
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March 7-Aug. 15
At Home and at Court: Chinese and Japanese Paintings from the Crow Collection

This exhibition draws on the museum’s holdings of paintings from China and Japan, and explores the East Asian painting formats of hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and folding screens. These mediums, and the traditional subjects of landscapes, religious figures, bird and flower compositions, and seasonal plants, are part of the shared fine-art heritage of China and Japan celebrated with works created for enjoyment in private and public, at home and at court.
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March 21 - Oct 4
Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime

Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime showcases how baseball has mirrored trends in our larger society. At various points, the sport has personified America’s racial, economic, and national struggles. During good times and bad, presidents have connected with this uniquely American sport. Just as George W. Bush attended a World Series game after 9/11, Herbert Hoover attended the World Series in 1929 and 1931 to calm fears during the Great Depression. In telling this important piece of our history, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is using baseball-related documents and artifacts from its archives as well as from other presidential libraries. The exhibit also draws from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and other collections.
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April 18-August 2
The Meadows Museum presents The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters

Ranked among the top of private art holdings of Spain, the Juan Abelló Collection comprises works by some of the greatest artists from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. For more than thirty years, empresario Juan Abelló and his wife, Anna Gamazo, have searched the globe to bring together the finest and rarest of masterpieces by Spanish artists such as El Greco, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, and Juan Gris, as well as works by a variety of international modern masters spanning half a millennium, from Lucas Cranach to Amedeo Modigliani and Francis Bacon. Their acquisition in 2003 of the extraordinary Álbum Alcubierre, 108 drawings from the sixteenth to eighteenth century collected by the Second Count of Águila (1715-1784), considerably strengthened their already stellar holdings.
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May 2-Sept. 26
bath House Cultural Center presents Wild & Peaceful: Life at White Rock Lake - Photographs by Anna Palmer

Presented at the White Rock Lake Museum, located inside the Bath House Cultural Center Dallas artist, Anna Palmer, has been visiting and photographing White Rock Lake for several years and has never ceased to be amazed at the diversity of life that exists in that place. Anna believes that the lake is a popular attraction and destination for a variety of reasons. The artist observes that many people visit the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The serene setting of the lake offers a tranquil refuge for those who seek a temporary respite from urban stress. Considered a peaceful haven in the middle of the city, White Rock Lake provides a placid atmosphere that appeals to a large number of visitors every day. But Anna points out that the lake also provides the public with a livelier side that comes from the rich ecosystem found in the area. She expresses that the undisturbed nature and untamed wildlife of the lake are as enticing and stimulating as the gentler side of the lake.
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May 16-Aug. 16
Arlington Museum of Art presents Toulouse-Lautrec and The Post Impressionists

Toulouse-Lautrec and The Post Impressionists contains almost 200 pieces from avant-garde Post-Impressionist artists working in a new French “modern” style. Built around the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter of scenes and artists from the famed Paris theatre, the Moulin Rouge, this expansive exhibit will explore the anti-establishment movement among artists seeking alternative means to bring their art to a broad public and break out of the traditional molds.
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May 16-Oct. 18
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Jean Shin: Inclusions

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

This will be PDNB Gallery's fourth solo exhibition for the renowned landscape photographer, Michael Kenna. This very special show will highlight photographs of France taken in the past several decades. The exhibition follows the release of his latest book, FRANCE, by Nazraeli Press, and his exhibition in Paris at Le Musée Carnavalet. This exhibition will include some early works from the 1980's, and some newer images that have not been exhibited. Locations will include Le Desert de Retz, Les Tuileries, Falaise d'Aval, Mont Saint Michel and the Eiffel Tower. Opening reception will be Saturday, May 16th from 5-8pm
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May 23 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833). Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. Gallery of the Louvre stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements.
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May 30-Aug. 30
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Phyllida Barlow Exhibition

See this major exhibition of the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow. Barlow employs commonplace materials (wood, plaster, concrete, cardboard and strips of colorful cloth or tape) in extraordinary, monumental, hand-built structures that expound a dizzying array of novel sculptural forms.
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June 2 - Aug. 15
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Glamorous Women in Fabulous Places | Trish Biddle

In this solo exhibit, Texas Artist Trish Biddle showcases her sense of design, and captures the retro vintage style of fashion, elegance, sophistication and the simplicity of bygone eras.
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June 20-Aug. 1
Texas Discovery gardens presents Macro/Micro – The Visual Explorations of John S. Mead

Venture out on a safari without leaving the air conditioned gallery at Texas Discovery Gardens this summer. Featuring vibrant colors and unique perspectives of animals and plants found around the globe, John S. Mead’s photographs capture the explorer in all of us.
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June 21
Visual Art League of Lewisville Fresh Ideas Show 2015 - Call for Entries

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas June 27 through August 8, 2015.
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June 25-Aug. 22
Sun to Moon Gallery presents Nature in our Backyard: The Trinity River & Great Trinity Forest

Fine photographic prints by Dan Burkholder, Scot Miller, Jill Skupin Burkholder & R.P. Washburne
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June 26-sept. 27


The Texas-Mexico border is more than a line between two countries. It is a realm unto itself with a culture of its own, shaped partly by forces from the interior on both sides, but more decisively by the millions who choose to live and work there. The border is a cradle of hope-and anxiety-for the well-being of both Mexico and the United States.
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June 27 – Sept. 27
Irving Arts center presents Drawing Stories – The Picture Book Art of Marla Frazee

This retrospective on display in Carpenter Hall Lobby includes over 80 illustrations spanning 15 years. Marla Frazee is a Caldecott Honor winner for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. Frazee has said that as soon as she could read and write, she made little tiny books and stapled them together.
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June 27-Aug. 1
The Public Trust presents Favio Moreno: Grotesque Beauty

Favio Moreno returns to The Public Trust with his third solo exhibition, Grotesque Beauty, which features all new works on canvas and paper. This body of work is a return to the bold figurative explorations of his debut solo show When All Else Fails.
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June 28-Sept. 20
Kimbell Art Museum presents Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

The 55 paintings in the exhibition span a period of more than 400 years (1490–1932) and include some of the greatest holdings of the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art—the three institutions that comprise the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. The paintings from the Scottish National Gallery include many of the major schools of art—Italian, French and Dutch, in addition to Scottish. Many of these works have never been seen in the United States, including Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (c. 1490), which has not been exhibited outside of Scotland for more than 150 years. Other artists include the Renaissance masters Titian and Paolo Veronese; the 17th-century painters El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Jan Lievens, Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer; and such 19th-century figures as Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. The exhibition will also feature celebrated Scottish painters Allan Ramsay and Sir Henry Raeburn. Additional pieces from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will include canvases by Van Dyck, William Dobson, Sir David Wilkie and Richard Dadd. From the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will come key paintings by Edouard Vuillard, Pablo Picasso, André Derain, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Max Ernst. A particular highlight of the exhibition will be Georges Braque’s Candlestick (1911), among the first Cubist paintings to incorporate the written word.
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July 1-30
Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents Dane & Delp

Dane & Delp is a collaborative exhibition between fiber artists Nicole Dane and Vanessa Delp. Their work explores the relationships between the self and others via emotions and spirituality. The exhibition will include weavings, paintings on fabric, and other fiber works.
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July 5 - Sep. 13
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection

Drawn from the celebrated American Indian art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection showcases approximately 120 masterworks, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. The exhibition provides rare access to many exquisite works from one of the most comprehensive and diverse collections of American Indian art in private hands.
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July 7 - Sept. 13
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection

Drawn from the celebrated American Indian art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection showcases approximately 120 masterworks, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. The exhibition provides rare access to many exquisite works from one of the most comprehensive and diverse collections of American Indian art in private hands.
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July 8-Aug. 3
Haley-Henman presents Arjoon KC The Story of Blocks

Arjoon KC is a USA based Nepalese artist. The Story of Blocks is a narrative of how life seems centered around our familiar geography of interactions: the block we live in, the block we work in, and the block we play in. Arjoon KC is exploring his defiance of the predictable by giving us a view to see how we all have our blocks, but do we have them in a row?
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July 11 – Aug. 15
Valley House Gallery presents Carol Cook The Waiting Room & Miles Cleveland Goodwin Where We Prayed

Valley House Gallery is pleased to announce our first exhibition for Dallas artist Carol Cook. After receiving her BFA from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, Cook earned a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. In 2000, Cook earned her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Dallas. Since childhood, I have been making clay figures to express what interested me. This group of small, fired-clay figures is an outgrowth of many years of three-dimensional shorthand. When I make a figure I try to feel what my subjects feel from the inside out. I choose the motif of people in their furniture because people’s lives are played out and influenced by the chairs they occupy. These sculptures are part of my ongoing response to a special, sometimes forgotten, segment of our population and the inspirational encounters I have had with them. —Carol Cook
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July 16-aug. 22
Sun to Moon Gallery presents “Vida Cubana” Fine photographic prints of Cuban life by R.P. Washburne

R.P. "Dick" Washburne traveled to Cuba three times; two month-long trips in 2000 and a two-week trip in 2011. He spent countless hours roaming the streets, seeking locations and scenes that were stories in themselves. With this exhibition, we present some of those stories, showing a fascinating look into a Cuba before the inevitable changes occur.
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July 18 - Aug. 1
FUN SHOW III at PDNB Gallery (Photographs Do Not Bend)   

The phenomenal biennial FUN SHOW is once again upon us. PDNB Gallery will showcase a number of rare, curious objects, all hand picked by our own Gallery Director and avid collector, Burt Finger. Peruse this FUN world of collectibles, such as art glass, folk art, kitsch, paintings, antiques, objet d'art, and vernacular photography, each with a unique and extraordinary story to tell. A treasured old, battered WWII issue Canteen can tell many stories. It still holds water. For example, Wouldn't it be great to bring to the gym? Opening reception for FUN SHOW III will take place, Saturday, July 18th from 5 - 8 pm. Current exhibition, Michael Kenna: France, will continue to be on view in our Main Gallery.
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July 31-Sepr. 4
Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents ''Bahay''

Bahay encompasses the nature of Matt and Isabel’s own subjectivity, relationship with nature, religious practice and ethnicity. Their influences stem from Philippine folklore, to colonialism, and current cultural practices in both the micro, intimate, interior environment of the home; and its position within external environment of the community through a worldwide lens.
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Aug. 1-Sept. 12
Ro2 Art presents CHAOS!!! 2015

Ro2 Art is pleased to present CHAOS!!! 2015 - a curated exhibition of small works featuring over 100 Ro2 Artists and guests. The show consists of work in virtually every medium – all presented on an intimate scale.
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Aug. 5 - 29
HALEY-HENMAN presents Cristina Sánchez: Moments and Feelings

Cristina Sánchez focuses on line and composition in her figurative expressions of the human form. Simple organic materials provide inspiration that connect her work to the Earth. Her sculptures are clay fired at high and low temperatures with simple finishes of soda and other glazes. She also paints on natural materials of wood and stone. Her artwork is direct and open for the viewer's own perspective.
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Aug. 8 - Sept. 5
PDNB Gallery presents New York: Michael Kenna, John Albok, Harold Feinstein and Others

This late summer exhibition explores the diversity and evolving landscape of the Big Apple, from street scenes to architectural studies, through a survey of both vintage and modern views. Photographs from the 1920's – 1960's of New York will include street scenes of kids playing and entertaining themselves in a variety of nostalgic city kid ways. Summer scenes from Coney Island will be included. Both Morris Engel and Harold Feinstein captured the energy of Coney Island like no others. Also included in this exhibition are the captivating and iconic images of New York by John Albok. A master at documenting everyday life, John Albok's passion and gentle spirit captures the rich life of a majestic city. Michael Kenna, a contemporary artist, provides us with stellar images of New York architecture. His studies of the enigmatic Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, and Empire State building reflect his high regard for great design and engineering that dictate a great city. This exhibition coincides with PDNB's third Biennial FUN SHOW! New Items and reduced pricing will be added to the FUN SHOW! for the opening of the New York exhibition. Opening event – Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM.
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Aug. 12 & 13
Amphibian Stage Productions presents film of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Amphibian Stage Productions will show a film of the Theatre for a New Audience's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Of all Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most phantasmagorical, with fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy, and darkly poetic. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this immersive, inventive cinematic experience was filmed last autumn during Taymor's highly acclaimed inaugural stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the centre of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.
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Aug. 22 - Sep. 19
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up, featuring one-of-a-kind and limited edition work incorporating art glass and various other mediums from some of our favorite artists. Opening Reception Saturday, August 22nd, 10 - 5:30. The exhibit will continue through September 19th.
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April 1 – Sep. 7
Giants of the Jurassic

See the new exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.
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May 8-Aug. 21
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Exhibit

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

See four giant houses draped in red, white and blue in celebration of Texas for the Dallas Arboretum's annual exhibit of flower houses. The four 12-foot-tall topiary houses, each featuring a fairy tale with a Texas twist, are located in the Pecan Grove. As the days get warmer, look for the houses to transition to lush foliage displays. For the first time ever, you’ll see true “green houses” nestled under the welcoming shade of the trees in Pecan Grove. Also, see the covered wagon pulled by two life-size topiary horses. Lone Star and Blue Bonnet, two large topiary longhorn cattle with real horns, and a 15-foot-tall Texas Star complete the scene.
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June 2 - Sep. 30
The Heard Museum Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures.
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June 13-Sept. 7
The Perot Museum presents AMAZING ANIMALS: BUILT TO SURVIVE TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Imagine shrimp that can break through glass, spider webs that are stronger than steel and sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey. From the inside out, every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move and discover. Explore how plants and animals stay in one piece despite the crushing forces of gravity, the pressure of water and wind, and the attacks of predators. Using surprising tactics, creatures endure the planet’s extreme temperatures, find food against fierce competition, and – without metal, motors or electricity – circulate their own life-sustaining fluids. Feel how hard a giraffe’s heart works to pump blood up to its head. Try to “fly” and study the many different ways creatures jump, gallop, slither and swim. And see technological breakthroughs – like Velcro, wind turbines and chainsaws – that were inspired by nature’s ingenuity.
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July 2 - Aug. 25
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance GROUND ZERO 360: NEVER FORGET

Ground Zero 360: Never Forget, a critically acclaimed exhibit honors the victims and commemorates the heroism of police officers, firefighters and other first responders. The exhibit showcases photographs of New-York based Irish photographer Nicola McClean, who captured the confusion, panic, and remarkable heroism at Ground Zero and the surrounding neighborhoods in the hours and days that followed. Artifacts include the helmets of fallen rescue workers and fragments of granite and steel I-beams from the World Trade Center, which visitors are encouraged to touch.
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Aug. 1
Adventure Asia: Field Day the Crow Way

As summer draws to a close and anticipation builds for the new school year, join in the fun of a unique art museum field day. With art, music, and games galore the Crow Collection is excited to prepare visitors for aAug. year of wellness focusing on body, mind, heart and art.
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Aug. 4
First Tuesday Social Justice Films Rhapsody in August – remembering the bombing of Nagasaki

Directed by international famed Akira Kurosawa and starring Richard Gere, Rhapsody in August, is presented on by First Tuesday Social Justice Films 1991- PG - 98 min. Japanese with English subtitles. “The movie takes place during one summer in the life of a very old woman (Sachiko Murase) whose husband was killed by the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. Her children and grandchildren have come to visit her. . . her nephew,(Richard Gere) the son of her brother comes to visit. He is half Japanese, half Caucasian, and around him the subject of her husband's death is discussed only gingerly. . .
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Aug. 15
Butterflies and Bugs Family Festival at Texas Discovery Gardens

See displays of live and pinned insects, and enjoy kids' crafts, activities and a family-friendly guided tour at this annual celebration of insects. Then watch the butterfly release at 12pm.
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departs Aug. 16
Masters on the Seas

Sail with Gary Levinson Associate Principal Concertmaster Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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Sept. 19
The Heard Museum presents How to Identify Wildflowers

Talk led by Jim Varnum, Master Naturalist Location: Heard Museum’s Laughlin Hall You can learn a lot about a plant just by looking at its flower! In this talk, you will learn about flower parts and then go outside to identify wildflowers in bloom in the area. Be sure to dress and prepare appropriately for the weather and outdoor conditions (including insects).
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

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

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

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Feb. 7 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents American Still Life

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

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

cropping, framing, and distorted views subtly deconstruct conventional notions of cityscapes, edging peripheral street scenes and grey, winter skies toward the sublime. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's video/performance A Lot of Sorrow offers a different approach to Scapes. He arranged for the band The National to play their song "Sorrow" repeatedly and continuously on stage for six hours, creating a work that is repetitive over a long duration, but surprisingly expansive. While the mood of A Lot of Sorrow wanes and swells throughout the performance, the shadowy and atmospheric nocturnal scenes, along with the song, create a beautiful and austere scape to contemplate the emotion of sorrow and harness the artist's desire to work through personal and collective emotion (his, the band's, the crowd's, and the viewer's). Artists engaging in the theme of Scapes include Uta Barth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rosemary Laing, Richard Misrach, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith, and Frank Thiel.
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March 7-Aug. 15
At Home and at Court: Chinese and Japanese Paintings from the Crow Collection

This exhibition draws on the museum’s holdings of paintings from China and Japan, and explores the East Asian painting formats of hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and folding screens. These mediums, and the traditional subjects of landscapes, religious figures, bird and flower compositions, and seasonal plants, are part of the shared fine-art heritage of China and Japan celebrated with works created for enjoyment in private and public, at home and at court.
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March 21 - Oct 4
Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime

Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime showcases how baseball has mirrored trends in our larger society. At various points, the sport has personified America’s racial, economic, and national struggles. During good times and bad, presidents have connected with this uniquely American sport. Just as George W. Bush attended a World Series game after 9/11, Herbert Hoover attended the World Series in 1929 and 1931 to calm fears during the Great Depression. In telling this important piece of our history, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is using baseball-related documents and artifacts from its archives as well as from other presidential libraries. The exhibit also draws from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and other collections.
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April 1 – Sep. 7
Giants of the Jurassic

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

April 18-August 2
The Meadows Museum presents The Abelló Collection: A Modern Taste for European Masters

Ranked among the top of private art holdings of Spain, the Juan Abelló Collection comprises works by some of the greatest artists from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. For more than thirty years, empresario Juan Abelló and his wife, Anna Gamazo, have searched the globe to bring together the finest and rarest of masterpieces by Spanish artists such as El Greco, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, and Juan Gris, as well as works by a variety of international modern masters spanning half a millennium, from Lucas Cranach to Amedeo Modigliani and Francis Bacon. Their acquisition in 2003 of the extraordinary Álbum Alcubierre, 108 drawings from the sixteenth to eighteenth century collected by the Second Count of Águila (1715-1784), considerably strengthened their already stellar holdings.
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May 2-Sept. 26
bath House Cultural Center presents Wild & Peaceful: Life at White Rock Lake - Photographs by Anna Palmer

Presented at the White Rock Lake Museum, located inside the Bath House Cultural Center Dallas artist, Anna Palmer, has been visiting and photographing White Rock Lake for several years and has never ceased to be amazed at the diversity of life that exists in that place. Anna believes that the lake is a popular attraction and destination for a variety of reasons. The artist observes that many people visit the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The serene setting of the lake offers a tranquil refuge for those who seek a temporary respite from urban stress. Considered a peaceful haven in the middle of the city, White Rock Lake provides a placid atmosphere that appeals to a large number of visitors every day. But Anna points out that the lake also provides the public with a livelier side that comes from the rich ecosystem found in the area. She expresses that the undisturbed nature and untamed wildlife of the lake are as enticing and stimulating as the gentler side of the lake.
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May 8-Aug. 21
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Exhibit

Follow the yellow brick road and step into the pages of an interactive exhibition, featuring the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with the artwork of W.W. Denslow. For children 2–12 years of age, visitors will feel like they’re walking through a storybook as they learn about science, art and history against the backdrop of the first American fairy tale.
READ MORE

May 16-July 31
Dallas Arboretum presents Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist

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

Toulouse-Lautrec and The Post Impressionists contains almost 200 pieces from avant-garde Post-Impressionist artists working in a new French “modern” style. Built around the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter of scenes and artists from the famed Paris theatre, the Moulin Rouge, this expansive exhibit will explore the anti-establishment movement among artists seeking alternative means to bring their art to a broad public and break out of the traditional molds.
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May 16-Oct. 18
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Jean Shin: Inclusions

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

This will be PDNB Gallery's fourth solo exhibition for the renowned landscape photographer, Michael Kenna. This very special show will highlight photographs of France taken in the past several decades. The exhibition follows the release of his latest book, FRANCE, by Nazraeli Press, and his exhibition in Paris at Le Musée Carnavalet. This exhibition will include some early works from the 1980's, and some newer images that have not been exhibited. Locations will include Le Desert de Retz, Les Tuileries, Falaise d'Aval, Mont Saint Michel and the Eiffel Tower. Opening reception will be Saturday, May 16th from 5-8pm
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May 23 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833). Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. Gallery of the Louvre stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements.
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May 30-Aug. 30
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Phyllida Barlow Exhibition

See this major exhibition of the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow. Barlow employs commonplace materials (wood, plaster, concrete, cardboard and strips of colorful cloth or tape) in extraordinary, monumental, hand-built structures that expound a dizzying array of novel sculptural forms.
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June 2 - Aug. 15
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Glamorous Women in Fabulous Places | Trish Biddle

In this solo exhibit, Texas Artist Trish Biddle showcases her sense of design, and captures the retro vintage style of fashion, elegance, sophistication and the simplicity of bygone eras.
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June 2 - Sep. 30
The Heard Museum Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures.
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June 13-Sept. 7
The Perot Museum presents AMAZING ANIMALS: BUILT TO SURVIVE TRAVELING EXHIBITION

Imagine shrimp that can break through glass, spider webs that are stronger than steel and sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey. From the inside out, every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move and discover. Explore how plants and animals stay in one piece despite the crushing forces of gravity, the pressure of water and wind, and the attacks of predators. Using surprising tactics, creatures endure the planet’s extreme temperatures, find food against fierce competition, and – without metal, motors or electricity – circulate their own life-sustaining fluids. Feel how hard a giraffe’s heart works to pump blood up to its head. Try to “fly” and study the many different ways creatures jump, gallop, slither and swim. And see technological breakthroughs – like Velcro, wind turbines and chainsaws – that were inspired by nature’s ingenuity.
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June 20-Aug. 1
Texas Discovery gardens presents Macro/Micro – The Visual Explorations of John S. Mead

Venture out on a safari without leaving the air conditioned gallery at Texas Discovery Gardens this summer. Featuring vibrant colors and unique perspectives of animals and plants found around the globe, John S. Mead’s photographs capture the explorer in all of us.
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June 21
Visual Art League of Lewisville Fresh Ideas Show 2015 - Call for Entries

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas June 27 through August 8, 2015.
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June 25-Aug. 22
Sun to Moon Gallery presents Nature in our Backyard: The Trinity River & Great Trinity Forest

Fine photographic prints by Dan Burkholder, Scot Miller, Jill Skupin Burkholder & R.P. Washburne
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June 26-sept. 27


The Texas-Mexico border is more than a line between two countries. It is a realm unto itself with a culture of its own, shaped partly by forces from the interior on both sides, but more decisively by the millions who choose to live and work there. The border is a cradle of hope-and anxiety-for the well-being of both Mexico and the United States.
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June 27 – Sept. 27
Irving Arts center presents Drawing Stories – The Picture Book Art of Marla Frazee

This retrospective on display in Carpenter Hall Lobby includes over 80 illustrations spanning 15 years. Marla Frazee is a Caldecott Honor winner for All the World and A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. Frazee has said that as soon as she could read and write, she made little tiny books and stapled them together.
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June 27-Aug. 1
The Public Trust presents Favio Moreno: Grotesque Beauty

Favio Moreno returns to The Public Trust with his third solo exhibition, Grotesque Beauty, which features all new works on canvas and paper. This body of work is a return to the bold figurative explorations of his debut solo show When All Else Fails.
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June 28-Sept. 20
Kimbell Art Museum presents Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

The 55 paintings in the exhibition span a period of more than 400 years (1490–1932) and include some of the greatest holdings of the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art—the three institutions that comprise the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. The paintings from the Scottish National Gallery include many of the major schools of art—Italian, French and Dutch, in addition to Scottish. Many of these works have never been seen in the United States, including Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child (c. 1490), which has not been exhibited outside of Scotland for more than 150 years. Other artists include the Renaissance masters Titian and Paolo Veronese; the 17th-century painters El Greco, Diego Velázquez, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Jan Lievens, Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer; and such 19th-century figures as Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne. The exhibition will also feature celebrated Scottish painters Allan Ramsay and Sir Henry Raeburn. Additional pieces from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery will include canvases by Van Dyck, William Dobson, Sir David Wilkie and Richard Dadd. From the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will come key paintings by Edouard Vuillard, Pablo Picasso, André Derain, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Max Ernst. A particular highlight of the exhibition will be Georges Braque’s Candlestick (1911), among the first Cubist paintings to incorporate the written word.
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July 1 - 29
Broadway Baptist Church Magnolia Green Series

Join Broadway at Magnolia Green for five Wednesdays in July. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather your picnic blankets or lawn chairs, you family and friends for a fun concert in the park
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July 1-30
Fort Worth Community Arts Center presents Dane & Delp

Dane & Delp is a collaborative exhibition between fiber artists Nicole Dane and Vanessa Delp. Their work explores the relationships between the self and others via emotions and spirituality. The exhibition will include weavings, paintings on fabric, and other fiber works.
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July 2 - Aug. 25
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance GROUND ZERO 360: NEVER FORGET

Ground Zero 360: Never Forget, a critically acclaimed exhibit honors the victims and commemorates the heroism of police officers, firefighters and other first responders. The exhibit showcases photographs of New-York based Irish photographer Nicola McClean, who captured the confusion, panic, and remarkable heroism at Ground Zero and the surrounding neighborhoods in the hours and days that followed. Artifacts include the helmets of fallen rescue workers and fragments of granite and steel I-beams from the World Trade Center, which visitors are encouraged to touch.
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July 5 - Sep. 13
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection

Drawn from the celebrated American Indian art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection showcases approximately 120 masterworks, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. The exhibition provides rare access to many exquisite works from one of the most comprehensive and diverse collections of American Indian art in private hands.
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July 7 - Sept. 13
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection

Drawn from the celebrated American Indian art collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection showcases approximately 120 masterworks, including fine examples of basketry, pottery, sculpture, ivories, kachina dolls, regalia, and pictographic arts from tribes across the North American continent. The exhibition provides rare access to many exquisite works from one of the most comprehensive and diverse collections of American Indian art in private hands.
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July 8-Aug. 3
Haley-Henman presents Arjoon KC The Story of Blocks

Arjoon KC is a USA based Nepalese artist. The Story of Blocks is a narrative of how life seems centered around our familiar geography of interactions: the block we live in, the block we work in, and the block we play in. Arjoon KC is exploring his defiance of the predictable by giving us a view to see how we all have our blocks, but do we have them in a row?
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July 9-Aug. 2
Amphibian Stage Productions presents The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote

Alonso Quixano’s fascination with medieval romance novels devolves into delusion when the small-town man rechristens himself Don Quixote de la Mancha—a chivalrous knight bent on battling wicked and protecting all who are good. With his trusty sidekick Sancho Panza and their faithful steed Donkey Jorge, Don Quixote sets off on an epic adventure. This new adaptation of the classic novel is a celebration of imagination and proves that a little craziness isn’t such a bad thing.
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July 10 - Aug. 2
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents The Producers

The Producers is a musical about a musical, a show within a show...except the musical being produced is written by a Nazi about his hero, Hitler...and, the objective of the production is failure. Producer Max Bialystock, whose specialty is seducing rich little old ladies, takes on a repressed, yearning-to-break-free accountant, Leo Bloom, as apprentice producer in the quest to fund and mount the show, Springtime for Hitler. The music is great, the jokes are as fresh as they are old, most of the chorus girls are beautiful, and the material, which respects no taboos, is pure Mel Brooks at his finest.
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July 10-Aug. 1
2015 Festival of Independent Theatres

A robust and vibrant independent theatre community will be on full display in one of the most diverse and intriguing programs ever produced in the 17-year history of the Festival of Independent Theatres. A record number of submissions has given way to a variety filled lineup that includes plays, storytelling, historical drama, modern dance, circus acts, stage combat, a controversially titled one-man show and two special performance events: jazz musician Caleb Veazey in a tribute to the legends of Dallas jazz and Kathryn Taylor Rose in a cabaret about the pitfalls of millennial dating entitled Love Me Tinder.
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July 11 – Aug. 15
Valley House Gallery presents Carol Cook The Waiting Room & Miles Cleveland Goodwin Where We Prayed

Valley House Gallery is pleased to announce our first exhibition for Dallas artist Carol Cook. After receiving her BFA from the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, Cook earned a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. In 2000, Cook earned her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Dallas. Since childhood, I have been making clay figures to express what interested me. This group of small, fired-clay figures is an outgrowth of many years of three-dimensional shorthand. When I make a figure I try to feel what my subjects feel from the inside out. I choose the motif of people in their furniture because people’s lives are played out and influenced by the chairs they occupy. These sculptures are part of my ongoing response to a special, sometimes forgotten, segment of our population and the inspirational encounters I have had with them. —Carol Cook
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July 16-aug. 22
Sun to Moon Gallery presents “Vida Cubana” Fine photographic prints of Cuban life by R.P. Washburne

R.P. "Dick" Washburne traveled to Cuba three times; two month-long trips in 2000 and a two-week trip in 2011. He spent countless hours roaming the streets, seeking locations and scenes that were stories in themselves. With this exhibition, we present some of those stories, showing a fascinating look into a Cuba before the inevitable changes occur.
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July 17-Aug. 29
Artisan Center Theater Presents GUYS AND DOLLS

GUYS AND DOLLS tells the tale of the romantic misadventures of four now-famous musical comedy characters. There’s prim Salvation Army Sgt. Sarah Brown who wants to reform all the evildoers around Times Square. She meets her match in the high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson. Masterson’s friend Nathan Detroit is trying to find a spot for his floating card game while keeping Chicago mobsters at bay and resisting marriage to Adelaide, his long-suffering girlfriend. Detroit bets Masterson that he can’t make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. That “next girl” turns out to be the pure-at-heart Miss Sarah Brown. The bet is the perfect set up for a lot of complications, especially when Sky and Sarah fall in love and the police move in on Nathan Detroit. “Call it sad, call it funny, but it’s better than even money ….”
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July 18 - Aug. 1
FUN SHOW III at PDNB Gallery (Photographs Do Not Bend)   

The phenomenal biennial FUN SHOW is once again upon us. PDNB Gallery will showcase a number of rare, curious objects, all hand picked by our own Gallery Director and avid collector, Burt Finger. Peruse this FUN world of collectibles, such as art glass, folk art, kitsch, paintings, antiques, objet d'art, and vernacular photography, each with a unique and extraordinary story to tell. A treasured old, battered WWII issue Canteen can tell many stories. It still holds water. For example, Wouldn't it be great to bring to the gym? Opening reception for FUN SHOW III will take place, Saturday, July 18th from 5 - 8 pm. Current exhibition, Michael Kenna: France, will continue to be on view in our Main Gallery.
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July 23 - Aug. 15
Garland Civic Theatre Into The Woods

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. The story follows 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. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
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July 23-Aug. 8
Second Thought Theatre presents Othello By William Shakespeare

Jealousy, love, betrayal, seduction. Shakespeare’s Othello resonates just as strongly today as it did when it was first penned and performed. Director Joel Ferrell returns to STT after 2013’s critically acclaimed Gruesome Playground Injuries to tackle this great classic. In true STT fashion, the production will focus on creative staging and dynamic acting in an intimate environment. One of the finest plays in the English cannon, Othello is about how fear and hatred poison the human heart and lead to great tragedy.
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July 24-Aug. 9
Uptown Players presents Catch Me If You Can

Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying, splashy musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – none of which he has any qualifications for. But when Frank's lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end...and finds something he never expected.
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July 24-Aug. 8
Curtains: The Musical at the Irving Arts Center

It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a brand new musical. But when the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast & crew become suspects in a murder investigation. Enter a local detective who happens to be a musical theatre fan! In a quest to find the culprit, the detective feels the surest way to solve the crime will be to keep the entire cast of suspicious characters sequestered in the theatre
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July 24-Aug. 2
Repertory Company Theatre presents Mary Poppins

Using a little bit of discipline, a spoonful of sugar and a whole lot of magic, the quintessential nanny reacquaints the Banks family with the things that really matter in life. This Disney classic is fun for all ages. With “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Step In Time."
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July 24-Aug. 2
Trinity Episcopal Church Fort Worth Candlewater Players present Into the Woods

All youth production of Into the Woods.
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July 25-Sept. 5
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair!
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July 27
Plano Community Band presents An Evening of Jazz

featuring drummer, Stockton Helbing
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July 28 - Aug. 2
Junior Players present A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Bollywood Spectacular!

The Bard goes Bollywood this summer as the participants of Junior Players' Discover Shakespeare program present A Midsummer Night’s Dream will all of the excitement that Bollywood has to offer. Performances are Tuesday, July 28, 2015 – Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Samuell-Grand Park Amphitheater. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and show begins at 8:15 p.m. This year’s production will feature 25 of North Texas’ most talented high school students from 15 different high schools.
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July 28-Aug. 16
ATTPac presents MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.
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July 30
Latino Cultural Center presents An evening of Spanish Music featuring lyric soprano Judith Rodriguez

Spanish Songs, Spanish Opera, and Spanish Zarzuela by Fernando Obradors, Oscar Esplá, Enrique Granados, and Manuel de Falla.
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July 30
Orchestra of New Spain presents Music for Portrait of Infanta Margarita in Blue Dress

While Diego Velázquez was painting secular subjects for the court, there were musical artists exploring the delights of what we now call secular music, and what in other cultures were called madrigals, chansons and carols (and not just for Christmas!) Tonos humanos of the late Renaissance allowed guitarists and poets of the early 17th c. the liberty of moving beyond traditional references to Mary and Christ in order to express earthly love in and for itself, just as Velazquez had left behind religious painting for courtly and aristocratic subjects. The music for this concert is for five players and singers, intimate music for amorous ends and entertainments: Eric Smith on cello; Gregory Hamilton on theorbo (bass) and guitar; Heidi Klein and Katrina Burggraf-Kledas, sopranos; and Nicolas Garza, male alto. Among the works on the program will be music from Tous les Matins du Monde of Marin Marais.
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July 30 – Aug. 23,
Theatre three presents The Glass Menagerie

The very definition of an American Classic! A young man invites us to join him on a journey into his memories, as he revisits the people and the events that would forever change his life. Williams’ thinly-veiled autobiographical play has captivated theater goers for generations.
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July 31-Aug. 15
Mesquite Community Theatre presents Noises Off

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of chaos as a cast of itinerant actors rehearses a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slam, on- and off-stage intrigue arises, and errant sardines all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
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July 31-Sepr. 4
Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents ''Bahay''

Bahay encompasses the nature of Matt and Isabel’s own subjectivity, relationship with nature, religious practice and ethnicity. Their influences stem from Philippine folklore, to colonialism, and current cultural practices in both the micro, intimate, interior environment of the home; and its position within external environment of the community through a worldwide lens.
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Aug. 1
Adventure Asia: Field Day the Crow Way

As summer draws to a close and anticipation builds for the new school year, join in the fun of a unique art museum field day. With art, music, and games galore the Crow Collection is excited to prepare visitors for aAug. year of wellness focusing on body, mind, heart and art.
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Aug. 1-Sept. 12
Ro2 Art presents CHAOS!!! 2015

Ro2 Art is pleased to present CHAOS!!! 2015 - a curated exhibition of small works featuring over 100 Ro2 Artists and guests. The show consists of work in virtually every medium – all presented on an intimate scale.
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Aug. 2
Richardson Community band presents And All That Jazz!

with Micah Bell, trumpet soloist
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Aug. 3
ATTPAC presents An Evening with Serial’s Sarah Koenig

Sarah Koenig Host and Co-Creator of SERIAL Sarah Koenig worked for more than ten years as a producer of This American Life before she and Julie Snyder started Serial. She’s guest-hosted TAL several times, most memorably for the "No Coincidence, No Story" show. She’s produced and reported some of TAL's most popular shows, including "Switched at Birth," "Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde," "Petty Tyrant," and "Habeas Schmabeas," a Peabody Award-winning show about Guantanamo Bay. Before joining This American Life in 2004, Sarah covered criminal justice and was a State House reporter at The Baltimore Sun and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire.
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Aug. 4
First Tuesday Social Justice Films Rhapsody in August – remembering the bombing of Nagasaki

Directed by international famed Akira Kurosawa and starring Richard Gere, Rhapsody in August, is presented on by First Tuesday Social Justice Films 1991- PG - 98 min. Japanese with English subtitles. “The movie takes place during one summer in the life of a very old woman (Sachiko Murase) whose husband was killed by the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. Her children and grandchildren have come to visit her. . . her nephew,(Richard Gere) the son of her brother comes to visit. He is half Japanese, half Caucasian, and around him the subject of her husband's death is discussed only gingerly. . .
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Aug. 5 - 29
HALEY-HENMAN presents Cristina Sánchez: Moments and Feelings

Cristina Sánchez focuses on line and composition in her figurative expressions of the human form. Simple organic materials provide inspiration that connect her work to the Earth. Her sculptures are clay fired at high and low temperatures with simple finishes of soda and other glazes. She also paints on natural materials of wood and stone. Her artwork is direct and open for the viewer's own perspective.
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Aug. 6-sept. 13
Stage West presents Mr. Burns, a post electric play, by Ann Washburn

The electrical grid has fallen, and society has crumbled. On a dangerous, electric-less night, a mismatched group of strangers gather round an isolated campfire, trying to recall an episode of The Simpsons. A paean to live theater, and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
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Aug. 7 - 15
Plano Children's Theatre presents The producers

A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers
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Aug. 7
First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth presents Alexei Sultanov Tribute Concert

Featuring World Class cellist Dace Sultanov and friends, this annual evening concert will infuse music and memories of 1989 Van Cliburn Piano Competition Gold Medalist Alexei Sultanov in his annual birthday tribute concert. Celebrating the powerful spirit and beautiful music of the love of her life — and her all time inspiration — Dace will perform this special annual birthday tribute concert to tell the inspiring story of Alexei Sultanov, whose name means “little star.”
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Aug. 7-23
Theatre Arlington presents Mama Won’t Fly

A hysterically funny race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding. Savannah's problem: Mama Won’t Fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to transport her equally strong-willed mother cross-country in Mama’s vintage sedan. Hold on tight for a ride you won’t soon forget!
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Aug. 8 - Sept. 5
PDNB Gallery presents New York: Michael Kenna, John Albok, Harold Feinstein and Others

This late summer exhibition explores the diversity and evolving landscape of the Big Apple, from street scenes to architectural studies, through a survey of both vintage and modern views. Photographs from the 1920's – 1960's of New York will include street scenes of kids playing and entertaining themselves in a variety of nostalgic city kid ways. Summer scenes from Coney Island will be included. Both Morris Engel and Harold Feinstein captured the energy of Coney Island like no others. Also included in this exhibition are the captivating and iconic images of New York by John Albok. A master at documenting everyday life, John Albok's passion and gentle spirit captures the rich life of a majestic city. Michael Kenna, a contemporary artist, provides us with stellar images of New York architecture. His studies of the enigmatic Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, and Empire State building reflect his high regard for great design and engineering that dictate a great city. This exhibition coincides with PDNB's third Biennial FUN SHOW! New Items and reduced pricing will be added to the FUN SHOW! for the opening of the New York exhibition. Opening event – Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM.
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Aug. 9
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House 2nd Sunday Jazz Jam

Jazz Musicians & Fans are invited to the free 2nd Sunday Jazz from 5 pm to 7 pm. Admission is free!!! Tips distributed among the performers. Musicians bring your instruments, voice, & Real Books (Hal Leonard 6th edition VOL I & II) Something new? bring it with the sheet music & the lyrics. Musicians, please be as self contained as possible. Drummers always needed to set up and share. You may bring soft drinks, wine, beer, food, and family and friends
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Aug. 10 - 11
Music Theatre of Denton presents Auditions for The Addams Family Musical

Music Theatre of Denton announces open auditions for The Addams Family Denton, TX – July 18, 2015 – Open call auditions to get creepy and kooky in Music Theatre of Denton’s Oct. 23 – Nov 1 production of The Addams Family. Auditions will be 7p.m. Aug. 10-11 at the Campus Theatre in historic downtown Denton, 214 W. Hickory St. Not all roles will require callback auditions, but date, time, and location for callbacks will be provided for those whom they apply. Director Bill Kirkley will present this death-oriented family’s adventures as they invite Wednesday’s new love interest, Lucas Beinekes to their home. Morticia and Gomez Addams want to continue living amongst pain and suffering, but this new infatuation of Wednesday’s is just too “normal.” This family’s weird world is about to be flipped upside down in just one evening. John Norine Jr. will be the Music Director for this production and Rebecca McDonald is the choreographer. Please prepare 16 bars from a Broadway piece in the style of this show. Selections from Addams Family are acceptable, but not preferred. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No prerecorded accompaniment will be allowed. Dependant on time, the auditions may also include readings from the script. Printable audition forms will be available approximately 2 weeks prior to auditions. More information such as character descriptions can be found at http://www.musictheatreofdenton.com.
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Aug. 12 & 13
Amphibian Stage Productions presents film of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Amphibian Stage Productions will show a film of the Theatre for a New Audience's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Of all Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most phantasmagorical, with fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy, and darkly poetic. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this immersive, inventive cinematic experience was filmed last autumn during Taymor's highly acclaimed inaugural stage production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the centre of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.
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Aug. 13-16
ROCKWALL SUMMER MUSICALS PRESENTS WEST SIDE STORY

West Side Story will transport audiences to the vibrant battleground of the 1950’s New York City west side. Written by Arthur Laurents and inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story follows the doomed trajectory of love for Tony and Maria, as their rival gangs, the Jets and Sharks, clash over territory and power. The exciting music by Leonard Bernstein and passionate lyrics by Stephen Sondheim need no introduction for anyone with even a passing interest in musical theatre. “Something’s Coming”, “Maria”, “America” and “Gee Officer Krupke” will keep you humming even after the show!
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Aug. 14
Royale Ballet Dance Academy presents Ghosts

Ghosts​ is a new contemporary one act ballet set in 1920s Appalachia which features both original choreography and musical score. It tells the story of a young girl, Hazel, who has never been able to fit in. Left fatherless after World War I, neglected by her mother and rejected by her peers, she is isolated and alone until one evening she is befriended by a young boy, Ralph, who is like none other. Hazel grows up unaware that she is in fact in the presence of a ghost. One fateful night, the connection is suddenly destroyed by a jealous specter and her menacing spirits. Hazel, now grown, is left to face her reality, given the choice to hope for more or to settle in despair. Ghosts is a story of loss, hope and finding friendship in the most unlikely of places.
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Aug. 14
Sammons Center for the Arts Cabaret & Cabernet

The Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines at Oak Lawn, brings back its popular Cabaret & Cabernet on Friday, August 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Meadows Hall. The event features performances by more than ten local cabaret stars and a selection of fine wines. Admission is $325 for a table of eight and $250 for a table of six. Tickets, which include valet parking, a wine tasting, other beverages, appetizers, and the showcase, may be purchased by calling (214) 520-7789; all major credit cards are accepted. Cabaret & Cabernet begins at 7:30 p.m. with a wine tasting, followed at 8:00 p.m. by a showcase of some of the DFW area's most talented cabaret artists including Mike Bogle, WT Greer, Carolyn Lee Jones, Jennifer Martin and emcee Linda Petty, the 2014 Sammons Cabaret Artist of the Year. Each singer performs one song from the Great American Songbook, a Broadway show tune, ballad or torch song, accompanied by the Larry Petty Combo. The event benefits Sammons Cabaret, a unique combination of theater and music held in the intimate setting of Kurth Hall at the Sammons Center on the third Thursday of each month, February through May and September through December.
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Aug. 14-30
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and hilarious musical.
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Aug. 15
Butterflies and Bugs Family Festival at Texas Discovery Gardens

See displays of live and pinned insects, and enjoy kids' crafts, activities and a family-friendly guided tour at this annual celebration of insects. Then watch the butterfly release at 12pm.
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Aug. 15
Oral fixation presents best of season 4

These juicy personal stories were voted on by hundreds of fans like YOU and promise to take you on a wild ride. Starting off from “Go With the Flow” is a poignant tale of a gal getting her period after her mom dies. From “Train Wreck” comes a powerful tale of redemption then a hysterically awkward teen shares how she felt “Outside the Box”. A man divulges his dive into the underworld of strip clubs from “Slippery Slope” and we learn about a woman’s sense duality having a black side and a white side from “Two Peas in a Pod”. A mother shocks us with the poop-streaked walls of her autistic child’s bedroom from “Writing on the Wall” and our resident assistant director brings it all home with her anti-outdoors perspective from “Happy Camper”.
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Aug. 16 - 17
Shakespeare at Winedale Twelfth Night performed by the Shakespeare at Winedale Summer Class

Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2015 Summer Class will travel to the Contemporary Theatre of Dallas for the first time for their touring performance of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. There will be one performance only: on Sunday, August 16th, at 7:00pm.
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departs Aug. 16
Masters on the Seas

Sail with Gary Levinson Associate Principal Concertmaster Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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Aug. 16
Richardson Community band Season finale

Outdoor summer concert
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Aug. 20
Fort Worth Library third Thursday Jazz: Texas Gypsies

This ensemble blends blues and Texas swing to create music recalling the golden era. Influenced by Django Reinhardt, bandleader Steve Curry will dazzle you with his fretboard gymnastics.
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Aug. 21 - 29
Plano Children's Theatre presents The Chocolate War

A compelling coming-of-age story about young people in conflict at a New England prep school. The story depicts a secret student organization's manipulation of the student body, which descends into cruel and ugly mob mentality against a lone, non-conforming student. Recommended audience age: 13+ due to mature language and violence.
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Aug. 22 - Sep. 19
Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Mixing It Up

Mixing It Up, featuring one-of-a-kind and limited edition work incorporating art glass and various other mediums from some of our favorite artists. Opening Reception Saturday, August 22nd, 10 - 5:30. The exhibit will continue through September 19th.
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Aug. 22
Ballet Frontier of Texas presents Straight to the Heart with Tchaikovsky

Ballet Frontier of Texas presents an enchanting new collection of works set to classical and contemporary music. The performance showcases Straight to the Heart by Roy Tobias, Enraptured by Jay Kim, Last Cup of Water by Chung-Lin Tseng, and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet #1 by Chung-Lin Tseng. Come enjoy this exciting evening of ballet that will touch the heart!
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Aug. 22
Metropolitan Winds present Movie Music

Your favorite wind band presents exciting music from Hollywood. Favorite films and soon to be released sequels are included.
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Aug. 22
Vaudeville Night Returns to Labyrinth Walk Coffee House

Vaudeville” begins at 8 pm at the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House. Tickets for the performance are $10 on line or at the door . Just as the original Vaudeville in the early 1880’s, the show consists of a variety of unrelated acts including comedy form Tracy Tanwar and the WigOuts; singing and music from Karen Allen, Steve Leach and Emmeline; dance from Glorian Mulligan-Stratton and the Polynesian Princess and her Ukelele with Hula dancers; and something always special from the Circus Freaks.
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Aug. 29
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

Violinist David Coucheron makes his FWSO debut performing Mozart’s “Turkish” Violin Concerto. Also on the program are Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, which will delight with its humorous and cheerful energy, and Haydn’s dramatic and impassioned Overture to L’isola disabitata. Haydn Overture to L'isola disabitata Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219, "Turkish" Beethoven Symphony No. 2
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Aug. 29
The Rich-Tone Chorus presents

In a new show, Tag, You're It!, the five-time international champion Rich-Tone Chorus invites you to play "tag" through song! In the lobby before the show, we'll be singing tags (those wonderful, soaring finales in barbershop harmony arrangements) – and you’re invited to sing along, or just enjoy the music. During the show there'll be lots of audience participation and amazing harmonies of special guests, OC Times – 2008 Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Champions known for their unique blend of traditional barbershop with a touch of country, swing and pop culture.
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Aug. 30
Fort Worth Symphony presents THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN, HAYDN AND MOZART

Pianist Gustavo Miranda-Bernales performs Haydn’s lively Piano Concerto No. 11. Also on the program are Beethoven’s ever-popular Leonore Overture No. 3 and Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, a resplendent work of extraordinary eloquence, joy and brilliance. Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3 Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11 Mozart Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"
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Sept. 2-Oct. 11
Dallas Theater Center presents Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical

Hilarious and downright irreverent, MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical distills the spirit of an iconic television series and bottles it into an original musical comedy! Set in present-day Kornfield Kounty, this highly anticipated show introduces a new generation of irresistible characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl who heads out to follow her dreams in the big city… of Tampa. When she returns home to introduce her slick city-boy beau to her friends and family, everything goes haywire!
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Sept. 3-26
Garland Civic Theatre presents Spider's Web By Agatha Christie

Clarissa, the second wife of Henry Hailsham-Brown, is adept at spinning tales of adventure for their bored diplomatic circle. When a murder takes place in her drawing room she finds live drama much harder to cope with, especially as she suspects the murderer might be her young stepdaughter. Worse still, the victim is the man who broke up Henry's first marriage! Clarissa's fast talking places her in some hair raising experiences, as she comes to learn that the facts are much more terrifying than fiction...
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Sept. 4 - 6
Dance Council or North Texas Second Annual Dallas DanceFest


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Sept. 4-6
Dallas Symphony presents The Sinatra Century

Ol' Blue Eyes was born 100 years ago, and we celebrate the supreme showman in a night of his greatest hits - I've Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York, and The Lady is a Tramp. Selections include: I've Got You Under My Skin New York, New York The Lady is a Tramp Much more!
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Sept. 4-13
Texas Ballet Theater presents DRACULA

This spellbinding masterpiece brought to stage by the legendary Ben Stevenson will transfix you from first to last bite.
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Sept. 11-13
Fort Worth Symphony presents MOZART & RACHMANINOFF

An opening concert that is too big for one soloist! Enjoy Mozart’s delightful Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos featuring long-time friends and piano duo, Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier. Also on the program is Rachmaninoff’s swan song, the joyful Symphonic Dances, and Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony, a work that pays homage to our past and looks forward to a brighter future.
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Sept. 12
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS

Over the course of the past five years, Evan Felker,, vocals, guitar bassist RC Edwards, fiddle player Kyle Nix, guitarist Ryan Engleman and drummer Gabe Pearson, have honed the rowdy, quick-witted sound that’s brought folks of all stripes together in front of those stages. And on Goodbye Normal Street, the Troubadours’ third full-length album, the band takes that blend of nice and easy and nice and rough and distills it into a 43-minute ride that takes in the scenery of America’s Heartland and the inner workings of a group of 20-somethings on a quest for something better.
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Sept. 16-Nov. 15
Dallas Theater Center presents The Mountaintop

What thoughts and emotions were pulsing through Martin Luther King, Jr.’s mind and heart on his last night on Earth? Set in Memphis’ Lorraine motel just hours before the civil rights leader was assassinated, The Mountaintop presents King as a very human man, stripped of the mountains of mythology now woven into his remembrance. This recent Broadway hit and the 2010 winner of Britain’s Olivier Award for Best New Play will bring every audience member within feet of the actors in an intensely intimate Studio Theatre production. Crackling with metaphysical magical realism, The Mountaintop throws lightning bolts of insight upon our societal strengths and frailties and our own personal accomplishments and failings as, with Dr. King, we ponder the cost of what we contribute and the legacy of what we leave behind.
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Sept. 16-26
Shakespeare Dallas presents King Lear

King Lear, an aging monarch obscured by the shadows of dementia, chooses to retire and to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. The gift is not freely given as Lear tests each of his daughters for their worthiness. As a result, he loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return. A wrenching story of love, loss, endurance and reconciliation, King Lear has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years and is considered one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition.
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Sept. 18 - Oct. 25
Dallas Children's Theater presents Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Recommended for ages 5 and up Parlez-vous francais? Well, Nancy does because it's fancy! But her refined etiquette is not enough to get her the lead role in the upcoming school play. C’est la vie! She must summon the strength to forge ahead when a sudden turn of events casts her best friend as the lead. The Mermaid Ballet, complete with a scene-stealing dancing shark, will have your spirit dancing and make your children hysterically happy.
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Sept. 18 & 19
TITAS PRESENTS TWYLA THARP 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The 50th Anniversary Tour will be the first time since 2002 that Tharp has toured a group of dancers. Tharp’s company is comprised of 12 dancers, many of whom have worked with Tharp over the years. The music compositions for the new works are by J.S. Bach, Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein, and John Zorn.
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Sept. 19
The Heard Museum presents How to Identify Wildflowers

Talk led by Jim Varnum, Master Naturalist Location: Heard Museum’s Laughlin Hall You can learn a lot about a plant just by looking at its flower! In this talk, you will learn about flower parts and then go outside to identify wildflowers in bloom in the area. Be sure to dress and prepare appropriately for the weather and outdoor conditions (including insects).
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Sept. 20
ATTPAC Classical Criterion: Itzhak Perlman/Emanuel Ax

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.
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Sept. 20
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents Fort Worth Opera

Opera Shots - pop-up opera that's accessible and fun! Open lawn seating Family friendly Free
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Sept. 23-oct. 4
ATTPAC broadway Series presents MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony Awards® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards® including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.
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Sept. 24-26
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora presents MURDER FOR TWO

Nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding lead actor in a musical, Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The New York Times calls it “INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.”
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Sept. 24
RUSSIAN GRAND BALLET PRESENTS SWAN LAKE

THIS FULL-LENGTH CLASSIC PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BALLET, TCHAIKOVSKY’S SWAN LAKE, FEATURES RUSSIA’S BRIGHTEST BALLET STARS. There’s a good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the ‘ballet of all ballets’. The combination of pure romanticism, the story about love and deception and Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet music all continue to reach new generations of audiences.
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Sept. 25
Entertainment Series of Irving presents Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band

A modern bluegrass band playing and singing the best of the Beatles music composed by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison.
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Sept. 26
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents UTA Wind Symphony

Sweeping wind ensemble compositions from our own backyard Free Open lawn seating Family friendly
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Sept. 26-Oct. 4
Casa Manana presents Fiddler on the Roof

Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
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Sept. 26
Plano Symphony presents TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR

Hector Guzman and your Plano Symphony Orchestra open the 2015-2016 Season with a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s glorious music. Winner of the 1989 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Juilliard graduate Chee-Yun Kim has performed with the world’s foremost orchestras from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the San Francisco Symphony.
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Sept. 27
Levitt Pavilion Arlington presents Stefan Karlsson & Magnus Broo with the UTA Jazz Orchestra

Jazz masters in piano and trumpet join UTA for jazz on the lawn Free Open lawn seating Family friendly
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