Arts Calendar



Dec. 18
Apex Arts League presents FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Holiday Brass Performance

Join FWSO Assistant Conductor Daniel Black and the Fort Worth Symphony Brass Ensemble, with special guests the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir, in a performance of holiday favorites including Deck the Halls, Angels We Have Heard on High, Carol of the Bells, and Joy to the World.
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Dec. 18
Concert Bells of Fort Worth Christmas Portraits

What does Christmas look like? That may sound like an odd question, 
but most of us can picture answers 
almost before we start thinking about it. 
What do you picture? Is it snow? 
Grandma‘s house? Parties? 
A candlelight service? 
Santa and his reindeer? This winter, let Concert Bells share all 
those images with you and bring them to a different kind of life. We‘ll be painting portraits of all the season‘s moments through 
pictures, stories, and especially music. 
So join us for a Christmas concert of a different color, where the familiar sights unfold into soundscapes you can enter into and dwell in.
Concert Bells of Fort Worth is dedicated to musical 
excellence through artistic handbell performance.
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Dec. 18
Texas Boys Choir Christmas Festival Concert

Texas Boys Choir presents its 2014 Christmas Festival Concert featuring all performing choirs of the organization. The story of Christmas is told through the reading of Scripture and original poetry, performances by the choirs and congregational singing of carols. Come hear the boys as they share music samplings, both ancient and modern, from around the world.
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Dec. 18
Brazos Chamber Orchestra presents "All Is Well"

Christmas Cantata Featuring Healing Heart Chorus And Christmas Favorites
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Dec. 18
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

The Christmas season is filled with music and we hope you’ll join us at one of our three performances. Our most popular concerts of the season will feature motets both old and new conveying both the warmth and joy of the season. Motets by Praetorius, Hildegard, Ferko, Whitbourn, Willan, Khvoshchinsky and others will be featured as well as our annual carol sing along.
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Dec. 18
Symphony Arlington presents Holidays with the Symphony

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 18-21
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Jangled

Each holiday season we are inundated with messages, noises, pressures, and commitments that can sometimes leave us...well... "Jangled." Join TCC for our traditional and beloved holiday concert as we rediscover the true spirit of the holidays and celebrate this truly magical season.
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Dec. 5-21
DSO Christmas Pops

The Dallas Symphony's beloved traditions returns with an all-new concert featuring holiday favorites, Christmas classics, majestic choir music and a sing-along to familiar carols. Lawrence Loh, conductor Dallas Symphony Chorus: Joshua Habermann, director Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas: Cynthia Nott, director
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Dec. 14 & 21
Church of the Incarnation presents Lessons & Carols

The venerable service of “Lessons and Carols” takes place at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas, with familiar choral settings and scriptural accounts that look ahead to the birth of Jesus Christ, Son of God. The Church of the Incarnation is renowned for the beauty and solemnity with which choir and selected readers unfold the Christmas narrative according to a much-loved pattern dating from 1918.
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Dec. 18
Apex Arts League presents FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Holiday Brass Performance

Join FWSO Assistant Conductor Daniel Black and the Fort Worth Symphony Brass Ensemble, with special guests the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir, in a performance of holiday favorites including Deck the Halls, Angels We Have Heard on High, Carol of the Bells, and Joy to the World.
READ MORE

Dec. 18
Concert Bells of Fort Worth Christmas Portraits

What does Christmas look like? That may sound like an odd question, 
but most of us can picture answers 
almost before we start thinking about it. 
What do you picture? Is it snow? 
Grandma‘s house? Parties? 
A candlelight service? 
Santa and his reindeer? This winter, let Concert Bells share all 
those images with you and bring them to a different kind of life. We‘ll be painting portraits of all the season‘s moments through 
pictures, stories, and especially music. 
So join us for a Christmas concert of a different color, where the familiar sights unfold into soundscapes you can enter into and dwell in.
Concert Bells of Fort Worth is dedicated to musical 
excellence through artistic handbell performance.
READ MORE

Dec. 18
Texas Boys Choir Christmas Festival Concert

Texas Boys Choir presents its 2014 Christmas Festival Concert featuring all performing choirs of the organization. The story of Christmas is told through the reading of Scripture and original poetry, performances by the choirs and congregational singing of carols. Come hear the boys as they share music samplings, both ancient and modern, from around the world.
READ MORE

Dec. 18
Brazos Chamber Orchestra presents "All Is Well"

Christmas Cantata Featuring Healing Heart Chorus And Christmas Favorites
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Dec. 18
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

The Christmas season is filled with music and we hope you’ll join us at one of our three performances. Our most popular concerts of the season will feature motets both old and new conveying both the warmth and joy of the season. Motets by Praetorius, Hildegard, Ferko, Whitbourn, Willan, Khvoshchinsky and others will be featured as well as our annual carol sing along.
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Dec. 18
Symphony Arlington presents Holidays with the Symphony

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 18-21
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Jangled

Each holiday season we are inundated with messages, noises, pressures, and commitments that can sometimes leave us...well... "Jangled." Join TCC for our traditional and beloved holiday concert as we rediscover the true spirit of the holidays and celebrate this truly magical season.
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dec. 19
Carrollton Wind Symphony Sounds of The Season

They'll perform Greensleeves, Jingle Bells Fantasy, a medley of other holiday favorites, and of course the classic Sleigh Ride!
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Dec. 19
Garland Symphony presents Holidays with the Symphony

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 19
Irving Symphonic Band presents A Musical Wonderland

The Irving Symphonic Band marches into the Holidays with the sounds of the season.
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Dec. 20
Concert Bells of Fort Worth present Christmas Portraits

What does Christmas look like? That may sound like an odd question, 
but most of us can picture answers 
almost before we start thinking about it. 
What do you picture? Is it snow? 
Grandma‘s house? Parties? 
A candlelight service? 
Santa and his reindeer? This winter, let Concert Bells share all 
those images with you and bring them to a different kind of life. We‘ll be painting portraits of all the season‘s moments through 
pictures, stories, and especially music. 
So join us for a Christmas concert of a different color, where the familiar sights unfold into soundscapes you can enter into and dwell in.
Concert Bells of Fort Worth is dedicated to musical 
excellence through artistic handbell performance.
READ MORE

Dec. 20
Dallas bach Society presents Messiah Sing-Along

Building on momentum and tremendous response from last season’s Messiah Sing- Along, this season’s performance will feature both Premium/General Admission seating. SATB Seating will be organized at the concert for people who want to sit in Choral sections.
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dec. 20
Las Colinas Symphony presents Holidays with the Symphony

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 20
Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents A Dickens Christmas!

Just imagine Christmases past... and present... with characters from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"! Actors from the Mesquite Community Theatre take us back into the past, with music from jolly old England like Vaughn Williams' Fantasia on "Greensleeves" and Delius's own version of "Sleigh Ride." Then they bring us back to the present for Christmas carols and our annual holiday pops sing-along. It's a family evening of fun, nostalgia and holiday favorites!
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Dec. 20
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

Our most popular concerts of the season will feature motets both old and new conveying both the warmth and joy of the season. Motets by Praetorius, Hildegard, Ferko, Whitbourn, Willan, Khvoshchinsky and others will be featured as well as our annual carol sing along.
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Dec. 20
Plano Symphony HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Over 3,100 patrons set attendance records for the 2013 “Home for the Holidays” concerts, one of Collin County’s most popular holiday traditions. With nearly 200 musicians, “Home for the Holidays” includes seasonal favorites for large orchestra and chorus, the popular audience sing-along, visitors from the North Pole, humor, the great pipe organ at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, and surprises. The 2014 concerts also feature Acoustix, a quartet with all four members part of The Vocal Majority. Acoustix is known for their diverse blend of gospel, Americana, patriotic selections, jazz, a touch of barbershop harmony and, of course, the sounds of the season. Enjoy happy holidays with your Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Dec. 21


Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time ever on their Winter Tour 2014, beginning on November 13th. Don't miss this tour as this album features one of the band's most popular songs, 'Christmas Canon.' Dec. 21 7:30 p.m.
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dec. 21
Artes de la Rosa presents Holiday Concert featuring the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble

Deck the halls with the Fort Worth Symphony Brass Ensemble and Assistant Conductor Daniel Black in a performance of holiday favorites featuring special guests, the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir.
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Dec. 21
East Dallas Christian Church presents Sing We Now of Christmas

Keith Critcher conducts the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir and Children’s Choir in a glorious array of Christmas music – a gift for the holiday, presented FREE of charge. A highlight of the program is the powerful GLORIA by John Rutter. Alison Read, harpist, and David Cooper, principal French horn of the Dallas Symphony are among the guest artists who’ll perform.
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Dec. 21
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

The Christmas season is filled with music and we hope you’ll join us at one of our three performances. Our most popular concerts of the season will feature motets both old and new conveying both the warmth and joy of the season. Motets by Praetorius, Hildegard, Ferko, Whitbourn, Willan, Khvoshchinsky and others will be featured as well as our annual carol sing along.
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Dec. 21
Plano Symphony HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Over 3,100 patrons set attendance records for the 2013 “Home for the Holidays” concerts, one of Collin County’s most popular holiday traditions. With nearly 200 musicians, “Home for the Holidays” includes seasonal favorites for large orchestra and chorus, the popular audience sing-along, visitors from the North Pole, humor, the great pipe organ at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, and surprises. The 2014 concerts also feature Acoustix, a quartet with all four members part of The Vocal Majority. Acoustix is known for their diverse blend of gospel, Americana, patriotic selections, jazz, a touch of barbershop harmony and, of course, the sounds of the season. Enjoy happy holidays with your Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Dec. 21
The Irish Tenors

Backed for the first time by the Allen Philharmonic, The Irish Tenors will bring their Premiere Irish Christmas Celebration Tour to Allen Event Center. Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998, with sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl and major concert halls throughout the world.
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Dec. 22
Dallas Bach Society presents Handel’s Messiah

A complete performance of Handel’s Messiah featuring the Dallas Bach Choir and Orchestra, with soloists Ava Pine, Soprano, Drew Minter, Countertenor, Dann Coakwell, Tenor, and David Grogan, Bass.
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Dec. 23
Dallas Winds present Christmas at the Meyerson

concert of Christmas favorites
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Dec. 24
Broadway Baptist Church presents Lessons and Carols

Through music and scripture readings, this service follows the tradition of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols established by King's College, Cambridge University. The service features the Chancel Choir and the Festival Brass.
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Dec. 24
37th Annual Merry TubaChristmas Concert

Come one, come all to the Merry TUBACHRISTMAS concert on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Thanks-Giving Square! A group of more than 175 area tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, and baritone players will present their 37th annual Dallas concert of holiday carols. This year�s guest conductor will be Dr. Jeff Baker, professor of tuba at Texas A&M- Commerce.
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Dec. 29
Lewisville Lake Symphony Chamber Concert

A talented trio of musicians, who have won acclaim all over the world for their performances, will play works by Poulenc, Debussy, Persichetti, and Ibert on December 29 as The Lewisville Lake Symphony presents the second of four International Chamber Concerts this season. The trio of musicians include flutist Krystin Son, harpist Megan Kruitbosch, and pianist Shuo-Hui (Sophie) Hung. Ms Son has performed at Carnegie Hall and has been a featured soloist with many orchestras, including the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Academy Symphony Orchestra. Ms Kruitbosch performs regularly at harp festivals in Georgia and New York and plays with the UNT Symphony Orchestra. Ms Hung has been soloist with a numerous distinguished orchestras in Taiwan and was selected as a participant in the Aspen Music Festival and School, performing in a spotlight concert during the festival residency. The three musicians have won numerous national and international awards and are students at the University of North Texas.
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Dec. 31
Fort Worth Symphony presents Swingin' New Year's Eve

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing! Let the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Mike Berkowitz fill your New Year's Eve with the hottest standards of the swing era. Hits like "Sing Sing Sing," and Count Basie's "One O-Clock Jump" along with your favorite Sinatra, Glen Miller and Henry Mancini tunes will have you dancing in the aisles all night long!
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Dec. 31
Redneck Tenors Live! A New Year's Eve Concert benefitting the OhLook Performing Arts Center

Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge are returning to Lewisville as the 3 Redneck Tenors! Singing everything from contemporary pop to, of course, opera, these 3 Rednecks have performed in houses worldwide including the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Opera House, and Theater Neue Flora. In concert, The Boys throw in stand up comedy and improv along with glorious breathtaking voices that will leave you standing on your feet with excitement. Join these Rednecks at The Grand Theatre in Lewisville for The 3 Redneck Tenors Live! A New Year's Eve Concert benefitting the OhLook Performing Arts Center. Prepare to be wowed by specialty performances from OhLook top performers during the second act of this glorious New Year's Eve concert.
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Dec. 31
Dallas Bach Society presents Brandenburg Concertos, Complete

Ring in the New Year with the Dallas Bach Society with a performance of J.S. Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos. The Society is joined by virtuoso instrumentalists from around the U.S. for a festive performance of Bach’s greatest instrumental music, the set of Concerts à plusieurs instruments which he offered to the Margrave of Brandenburg. While this manuscript failed in its purpose of procuring a court position for the composer, and indeed languished unplayed for a century, the Brandenburg Concertos are Bach’s greatest instrumental music and have provided endless enjoyment for music lovers since they were popularized in the nineteenth century.
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Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Ring in the New Year with style and celebrate the most festive night of the year with the Dallas Symphony! Enjoy an elegant Viennese-inspired concert featuring waltzes and your favorite classics.
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Jan. 3
BEN FOLDS with the Fort Worth Symphony

Back by popular demand, Ben Folds will return to the Bass Performance Hall stage. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter will join the FWSO in a one-night-only performance, featuring fan favorites and his new piano concerto!
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Jan. 3
Chamber Music Society of fort Worth presents Legends of Their Time

Dicterow-deMaine-Biegel Piano Trio with Jeffery Biegel, piano; Glenn Dicterow, violin, and Robert deMaine, cello. Also, Gary Levinson, violin; Karen Dreyfus, viola. Suk, Elegie, Op. 23; Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8; Dohnányi, Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1
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Jan. 3 & 4
The 39th Annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival at University Christian Church

This celebration of the victory of good over evil is perhaps the oldest continuing festival of the Christmas season. It began as a holiday tradition in the grand manor houses of England, and was brought to America during colonial days. There's never a dull moment in this fast moving presentation, which is loaded with surprise entrances and exits by the performers.
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Jan. 8-11
Dallas Symphony presents Paganini

Newly-appointed artist-in-residence Conrad Tao brings his energy and spirit to Rachmaninoff's virtuosic concerto. Former DSO Music Director Eduardo Mata is remembered on the 20th anniversary of his death in a performance of Carlos Chávez's Sinfonia India, a work loved by Mata and performed on the first concert at the Meyerson.
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Jan. 9-11
Fort Worth Symphony presents GRAMMY-WINNING PERCUSSION

Pulitzer Prize winner and returning FWSO Composer-in-Residence Jennifer Higdon makes a welcome appearance in the symphonic line-up when percussionist Collin Currie performs her Grammy-winning Percussion Concerto. Rachmaninoff's monumental Symphony No. 2 travels from turmoil to triumph, closing the concert with a blazing fanfare.
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Jan. 10
Entertainment Series of Irving presents SAX-Sational Featuring Rob Verdi

This show offers audiences a glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones ever manufactured and pays tribute to legendary artists who contributed to the development of jazz and the popularity of the sax. Rob Verdi works and shares the stage with local high school students, sharing his knowledge of music and performance. Verdi holds a music education degree and helped to form the Side Street Strutters Jazz Band in 1983.
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Jan. 10
The Texas A&M University Singing Cadets

Enjoy the ''Voice of Aggieland'' as this premier men's chorus shares the spirit and traditions of Texas A&M through music. The Cadets will showcase their versatility by performing selections of patriotic, collegiate, sacred, Broadway and comic musical genres. Since 1893, the Singing Cadets have garnered the acclaim of thousands, including presidents of the United States, and will thrill your family as well.
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Jan. 11
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Jeremy Collins, Guitar

A recording artist and winner of numerous awards and competitions, Jeremy Collins brings his brilliant technique to this recital, featuring original compositions from his album, Winter Dream.
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Jan. 11
The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor, Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital The two o’clock recital will also feature the exciting and accomplished playing of Mr. Polenzani’s frequent recording partner, pianist Julius Drake.
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Jan. 11
TowerArts Concert: Amahl and the Night Visitors

Celebrating the Epiphany of our Lord, soloists, choir and chamber orchestra present Gian Carlo Menotti's moving drama about the Three Kings and the healing power of Christ's love.
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Jan. 11
VOCES INTIMAE: eMBRACE: Journey Through Life

Featuring Kristen Lassiter, Soprano Laura Mercado-Wright, Mezzo-soprano Anastasia Markina, Piano Repertoire Heggie, Facing Forward, looking back Schumann, Frauenliebe und-leben Beecher, Three Immigrant Songs
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Jan. 15
First Baptist Dallas presents Singing Men of North central Texas

Organized in 1974, this group of six regional choirs is composed primarily of music ministers and music directors associated with area churches. This group has participated in Christian outreach efforts around the world, as well as the State of Texas. The program will include some classic anthems, gospel hymns, music from the Ukraine, and a patriotic tribute to our men and women of the Armed Forces.
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Jan. 15
Fort Worth Symphony presents An Evening with Kholodenko and Friends

featuring Vadym Kholodenko An intimate chamber concert at the Kimbell Art Museum. Vadym Kholodenko will perform Brahms's Clarinet Trio in A minor, op. 114, Poulenc's Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano, FP 43, and Brahms's Horn Trio in E-flat, op. 40, with members of the FWSO.
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Jan. 15
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church presents Mario Frangoulis In Concert

Athens-based Frangoulis is often described as the “powerhouse” tenor with a range from rock to opera, pop to folk. Mentored by the legendary Marilyn Horne and trained vocally and theatrically, Frangoulis attended both London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Julliard School in New York. A recipient of the Maria Callas award, he has performed on stage, in films and concerts, and on television in roles as diverse as Marius in Les Miserables to Tony in West Side Story. He’s also performed live with the Boston Pops and just completed his second collaboration with PBS on a special concert in Athens, Greece at the Herodes Atticus Amphitheatre at the Acropolis.
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Jan. 16
Eisemann Center Presents Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX

Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of the rock group STYX. The Chicago-based band originated in 1962 when 14 year old DeYoung and brothers John and Chuck Panozzo gathered in the basement of his childhood home to form one of America's most successful and enduring bands. STYX has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and DeYoung has written eight of their nine top ten singles. STYX was the only band to ever record four consecutive triple platinum albums. He wrote and sang several classics including: Lady, Come Sail Away, Best of Times, Mr. Roboto, Show Me the Way, Desert Moon, Don't Let It End, and the 1979 Peoples Choice Award winner, Babe.
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Jan. 16 & 17
Dallas Symphony ReMix: Appalachian Spring

Enjoy cocktails in the hall and transcend into idealistic America with music from Copland and Adams! Afterwards, meet and mingle with the musicians. Case Scaglione conducts
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Jan. 17
Dallas Symphony presents organist Cameron Carpenter

This extravagantly talented artist displays dazzling technique on the Meyerson's Fisk Opus 100 organ.
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Jan. 17
Plano Symphony presents THE ROYAL FAMILY OF GUITAR

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR CELIN ROMERO, GUITAR PEPE ROMERO, GUITAR CELINO ROMERO, GUITAR LITO ROMERO, GUITAR Rossini: Overture to William Tell Selections by the Romeros Ravel: Alborada del gracioso Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz for 4 Guitars and Orchestra Respighi: Pines of Rome
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Jan. 17
Voices of Change present SoundBites XXXVI

Join us for another in our series of SoundBites featuring delicious wine tastings and live performances of new music. ⋅Lively conversation ⋅Excellent wines ⋅Brilliant new music performed live
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Jan. 18
DSO on the GO: Southlake

Experience the colorful facets of the Dallas Symphony. The sparkling rhythms of a Vivaldi violin concerto, an enchanting symphony by Schubert and the timeless beauty of Tchaikovsky will set spirits soaring. KARINA CANELLAKIS CONDUCTS
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Jan. 18
Voices of Change present Fanfare for Forty Years

Celebrating 40 years of modern classical music Benjamin Britten: Fanfare for St. Edmondsbury (three trumpets) Britten: Fantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings Mark Adamo: The Racer’s Widow (mezzo-soprano, cello, piano) Ernest Bloch: Piano Quintet #1
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Jan. 22-25
Dallas Symphony presents Beethoven's First

DSO Principal French Horn David Cooper takes center stage in Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. The song cycle, composed at the request of legendary hornist Dennis Brain, features settings of British poets and reflects on the concept of night, from its most peaceful to its most sinister. Two "firsts" complete the concert program - the first Brandenburg Concerto of Bach and Beethoven's debut symphony.
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Jan. 23
UT Dallas presents Jim Riggs and The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra

Saxophonist Jim Riggs and The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra initiate the spring 2015 season with their brand of “big band jazz.” The Orchestra includes musicians from the renowned University of North Texas jazz faculty. Individuals in the orchestra have performed with giants of jazz such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Buddy Rich.
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Jan. 23-25
Kenny G with the FWSO

Superstar Kenny G joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for three unforgettable performances! Relax to the mellow sounds of Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and highest-selling instrumental musician of our time, as he performs hits like "Havana," "Forever in Love," "Heart and Soul," "Silhouette" and "My Heart Will Go On."
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Jan. 23
UT Dallas presents Jim Riggs and The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra

Saxophonist Jim Riggs and The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra initiate the spring 2015 season with their brand of “big band jazz.” The Orchestra includes musicians from the renowned University of North Texas jazz faculty. Individuals in the orchestra have performed with giants of jazz such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Buddy Rich.
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Jan. 25
Credo Choir presents Street Requiem

Famed mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade will join Credo Choir, the Dallas Street Choir, and the Richland College Chamber Singers in a performance of Street Requiem, by Australian composers, Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne, and Jonathon Welch. Street Requiem, a 40-minute work scored for mixed choir, soloists, and chamber ensemble, aims to bring a sense of peace, remembrance, and hope to communities struggling with homelessness and street violence. The work is neither secular nor religious, but is intended to be spiritual and includes English and African lyrics, as well as traditional Latin texts. While at times deeply moving, the work is optimistic and uplifting, and employs gospel, Celtic, neo-Romantic, neo-Baroque, and contemporary compositional styles and instrumentation to reflect the multicultural and multi-faith traditions of modern city living.
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Jan. 25
Transfigured Nights presents Kimberly Marshall, organist

Internationally-acclaimed organist Kimberly Marshall performs a recital of works entitled A Dance through Time. The program will include music by Scheidemann, Frescobaldi, Buxtehude, Bach and Pamela Decker.
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Jan. 26
Artbeat presents In the Mood

IN THE MOOD celebrates America's Greatest Generation through the jazzy, sentimental and patriotic music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s.
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Jan. 27
Dallas Winds presentBAND GEEKS FOREVER

The best & brightest band students in North Texas join the seasoned pros of the DWS! Audience favorites by Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz and Paul Hindemith.
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Jan. 29
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

The most in-demand American tenor in the world in the bel canto repertoire, Lawrence Brownlee continues to astonish audiences with the power and agility of his instrument. From firmly American roots, Brownlee has become a star on the international scene, performing opposite the leading ladies of opera and lauded continually for the seemingly effortless beauty of his voice. He has been featured in nearly every major theater in the world and enjoys a relationship with many premier conductors and symphony orchestras, and has also performed recitals at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Grand Théâtre de Genève in Switzerland, and on London’s Rosenblatt Series.
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Jan. 29-Feb. 1
Serkin Performs Mozart

As Prokofiev lost hope for the production of his opera The Fiery Angel, he found new life for the music in his Symphony No. 3. The DSO last performed the piece in 1995.The always-affable Peter Serkin brings spirit to Mozart's buoyant Piano Concerto No. 19. Rimsky-Koraskov's Capriccio espangnol takes us to Spain in this beloved piece based on Spanish folk tunes. James Gaffigan conducts
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Jan. 30
Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series: Kyle Orth

Hailed as a pianist of unusual virtuosity and artistic sensitivity, Kyle Orth is praised by audiences and critics alike. Having concertized across the United States, Israel, and Mexico, Mr. Orth is widely recognized as a captivating and moving musician. The Fort Worth Star Telegram admiringly labeled him a "piano phenom" who delivers "spine tingling" performances.
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Jan. 30 & 31
Dallas Bach Society presents Around the Mediterranean

Experience what Theater Jones called the “Royal Treatment” of the Dallas Bach Society House Concert series, with exquisite music and gracious hospitality to be enjoyed up close and personal – just as in the great salons. Available as a stand-alone subscription, or add-on to your traditional concert series season subscription. Soprano Nell Snaidas, a specialist in early Italian music, zarzuela, and Sephardic song, offers a musical tour of the Mediterranean countries. Ms. Snaidas began her career singing the lead roles in zarzuelas with Repertorio Español in New York, sang opera of Alessandro Scarlatti at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, has toured all over Europe and Latin America with her specialty of Italian and Spanish Baroque, and also starred internationally as “Christine” in Phantom of the Opera, as well as singing solo in the Broadway cast album of Hair.
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Jan. 30-Feb. 1
Fort Worth Symphony presents LALO & SCHUMANN

Spanish cellist Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas makes his Fort Worth debut with Lalo's rarely-performed Cello Concerto, followed by Schumann's massive Symphony No. 2 with its stunning slow movement and gestures to Beethoven's influence.
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Jan. 30
Meadows Community Series - The Best of the MWE: San Antonio Here We Come!

This City Performance Hall concert will give Dallas audiences a chance to hear an electric – and eclectic! – program that the Meadows Wind Ensemble is preparing for a gala February concert in San Antonio at the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association Conference. The conference is attended by well over 25,000 music professionals annually, and the MWE was selected to perform by a rigorous audition process. This “Best of the MWE” program will feature music written on commission for the MWE as well as a number of works that have come to be associated almost exclusively with the MWE.
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Jan. 31
UT Dallas Arts presents Lin/Castro-Balbi Duo

Pianist Gloria Lin and cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi have received critical acclaim for their performances around the world. Both are faculty members at Texas Christian University. They are founders of the music project Caminos del Inka, dedicated to promoting music of the Americas.
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Jan. 31
DSO on the GO: Frisco

GLINKA: Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3 in C minor RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol JAMES GAFFIGAN CONDUCTS
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Jan. 31
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Two titans of classical music composed chamber music for the unusual combination of winds and strings. Mozart referred to this Quintet as "his best work." Using the Mozart composition as a model, the young Beethoven penned a quintet for the same instruments yet composed in his own distinct style.
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Feb. 1
Dallas Bach Society Free Family Concert

Nell Snaidas, soprano A specialist in early Italian music, zarzuela, and Sephardic song, the brilliant New York soprano shares and afternoon of early music from around the Mediterranean. Ms. Snaidas began her career singing the lead roles in zarzuelas with Repertorio Español in New York and starred internationally as “Christine” in Phantom of the Opera, and well as singing solo in the Broadway cast album of Hair.
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Feb. 3
UNT Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: Federica Lotti, fluteflute and Massimo Somenzi, piano

Federica Lotti began studying flute at the age of eleven with R. Fabbriciani. She graduated in five years from the Music Conservatory "L. Cherubini"of Florence and immediately started a brilliant concert career. She mastered with a scholarship under S. Gazzelloni at the "Chigiana Music Academy" of Siena, with C. Klemm at the Music Academy of Città di Castello and at "S. Cecilia" Music Academy in Rome, with A. Marion. She also studied at the International Academy of Nizza, with P.Y. Artaud at IRCAM of Paris and at Ferienkursenvof Darmstadt. She has performed in Spain, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Turkey, Rumania, Poland, Croatia, Sweden, USA and has recorded for RAI TV, Radio Koper, Tyrol Radio. She issued CDs with EDIPAN and Tau Kay. She plays the whole flute-family (from bass flute to piccolo) and also performs contemporary music techniques collaborating with numerous composers such as Bo, Mirigliano, Pasquotti, Samorì and Ugoletti.
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Feb. 4
UNT Symphony Orchestra

Broberg - Celestial Dawning Holst - The Planets, Opus 32
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Feb. 6
UNT Guest Artist/Faculty Recital: Baumer String Quartet

Nathan Olson, violin Aaron Requiro, violin John T. Posadas, viola David Requiro, cello with Susan Dubois, viola
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Feb. 6
UT Dallas presents Chad Ibison

Chad Ibison is an outstanding young guitarist who won the 2012 Texas Guitar Competition. Chad Ibison is gaining attention throughout the United States as an emerging artist of great virtuosity. He has distinguished himself in many competitions including first place at the 2010 A&M Guitar Symposium, 2009 CSU Guitar Symposium and the 2009 ECU Guitar Workshop Competition. In June of 2008, Chad performed as a semifinalist in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. In 2007, Mr. Ibison was a semifinalist in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, and was selected as a concerto soloist with the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Feb. 7
Texas Camerata presents Musica Transalpina

Paul Leenhouts, recorder, returns as guest artistic director for this concert of instrumental chamber music from the Austrian Baroque.
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Feb. 8
Schola Cantorum presents Invitations

In this season of love, we invite you to hear Jean Belmont Ford's choral cycle that traces the age old story of courtship from the awakening of love to its culmination. Sung by the Schola Cantorum Chamber Choir, Belmont's Invitations will be paired with additional choral and solo work that embrace the season.
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Feb. 8
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Adkins & Nielson, Cello and Piano

Treasured PCPC artists Christopher Adkins, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello, and Stephen Nielson, Steinway Artist, return for their annual chamber concert in the intimate Cambridge Hall.
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Feb. 9
Dallas Chamber Music presents Music of the Spheres Society

Stephanie Chase, acclaimed as “one of the violin greats of our era” (Newhouse News), clarinetist Jon Manasse, among the most distinguished classical artists of his generation, and brilliant pianist Jon Nakamatsu will come together for an evening with the Music of the Spheres.
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Feb. 12-15
Dallas Symphony presents Brahms Piano Concerto No 1

"It does have lots of horns, horns being quite the thing to express heroism," wrote Richard Strauss of his Ein Heldenleben, or A Hero's Life. Strauss' tone poem tells a tale of a hero, his battles, victories and the end of his life. Yefim Bronfman returns to the DSO performing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1, Jaap van Zweden conducts
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Feb. 14
Timeless Concerts Valentine Special

Our most popular event! Most romantic music of operas and musicals, performed by our extraordinary tenor, Don O'Neal LeBlanc, and supreme soprano, Lucy Creech, accompanied by strings and piano. Always a crowd pleaser, the Argentinian tangos, and previews of upcoming concerts. The Valentines Special of Timeless Concerts is the perfect evening out for enjoying a concert of gorgeous instrumental and vocal music, interesting stories about the composers and songs, then dancing to the trio of vocal/pianist Erik Barnes with bass and drums. Requests accepted! BYOB accepted! Instrumentalists: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang.
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Feb. 14
Irving Symphony presents A Valentine's Treat: Love Stories from the Movies

Be touched by some of the most outstanding music from the Big Screen! Selections from: Love Story, Gone With The Wind, Romeo and Juliet, Scent of a Woman, An Affair to Remember, and many more. Make this Valentine's a truly romantic and musical evening.
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Feb. 14
Richardson Symphony presents A Night at the Movies

Enjoy Valentine’s Day with the RSO and experience the sounds of the past 75 years of great motion picture scores.
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Feb. 15
Dallas Bach Society Presents Armonia Celeste — Three Ladies of Ferrara

Our friends from the Armonia Celeste ensemble perform a sizzling concert of virtuoso Italian chamber music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara, the most popular ensemble of its time, with Baroque harp, lutes and guitar. Come and enjoy the music which set the standard for all things Baroque!
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Feb. 17
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 4: Bumping Into Broadway

The DCS continues its popular silent film series with a live-to-film performance of a newly commissioned score for Harold Lloyd’s hilarious classic, Bumping Into Broadway. The DCS also performs the Appalachian Spring Suite, one of Copland’s most popular and enduring classics.
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Feb. 17
Meadows School of the Arts presents Verlaine Trio Recital

The Verlaine Trio features three internationally acclaimed musicians: violinist Maria Schleuning and cellist Jolyon Pegis, both of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and award-winning pianist Liudmila Georgievskaya, Meadows faculty member.
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Feb. 20-22
Dallas Symphony presents Disney in Concert

Relive fond childhood memories with scenes from the new golden age of Disney animation accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Featuring music from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and more.
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Feb. 20
The Texas A&M University Singing Cadets

Now in their 110th touring season, the internationally renowned Texas A&M Singing Cadets are making their Dallas Arts District debut this February. Enjoy the ''Voice of Aggieland'' as this premier men's chorus shares the spirit and traditions of Texas A&M through music. The Cadets will showcase their versatility by performing selections of patriotic, collegiate, sacred, Broadway and comic musical genres. Since 1893, the Singing Cadets have garnered the acclaim of thousands, including presidents of the United States, and will thrill your family as well.
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Feb. 21
Orpheus Chamber Singers present My Soul’s Repose

Orpheus presents an evening of choral treasures chosen to help find peace, quiet and healing in today’s hectic world. The music on this concert will be recorded for our newest CD. Music by Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Fauré, Duruflé, Pärt and Bryars will be featured.
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March 11-14
Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition

The Dallas International Piano Competition 2015 is presented in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from all over the world. Three rounds of competition take place before an internationally renowned jury panel, and prizes are awarded for the most outstanding performances. Come on down, bring the whole family, and watch it all live.
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Nov. 14-Dec. 20
ARTISAN CENTER Theater presents SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS

At Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, it is a Wednesday night, December 24, 1941, eighteen days after Pearl Harbor and FDR’s declaration of war. Though the war has been gaining momentum in the US for several years, the direct involvement in battle at Christmastime has brought family members from far and wide for what might be their last holiday together. The Sanders Family first performed at Mount Pleasant Baptist in June of 1938, after a five-year hiatus from the Gospel Circuit. Since then, they have returned to Mount Pleasant each year at Homecoming. This is their last performance before the war forces the group to disband. If you loved SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN you will love this holiday-themed sequel. The Sanders Family is back with their own special way of celebrating. SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS is packed with lots of Christmas carols and Gospel songs that will send you on your way singing through the rest of the holidays.
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Nov. 20-Dec. 21
Theatre Three presents Civil War Christmas

A musical by Paula Vogel It’s a bitterly cold Christmas Eve in 1864 and all along the Potomac, from the White House to the battlefields, friends and foes alike find their lives strangely and poetically intertwined. This holiday musical inspiringly weaves together carols and folk songs, beautifully portraying a uniquely moving moment of our American heritage.
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Nov. 21-Dec. 21
Dallas Children's Theater presents Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts' Frosty & Friends

Join Frosty, Santa, and their friends for an all-new revue that blends a variety of musical and puppetry styles. In the magical world of Kathy Burks’ celebrated troupe, ornaments spring to life and dance along to carols, kittens frolic under the Christmas tree, and angels dance in the snow. Celebrate the spirit of the season!
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Nov. 21-Dec. 21
Dallas Children's Theater presents Miracle on 34th Street

Based on the beloved film and novel, this is a nostalgic holiday treat for the whole family! A single mother and her young daughter, Susan, have given up on Christmas... until they meet a mysterious gentleman at Macy’s claiming to be Santa Claus. This jolly Kris Kringle brings them hope and unleashes waves of goodwill throughout New York City. Could he be the real Santa Claus?
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Nov. 22-Dec. 20
Artisan Center Theater presents Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…” Everyone knows this Christmas Holiday Classic by heart! But did you know the mouse’s name was Izzy, shut out of his snug home on Christmas Eve? Be part of Izzy’s great adventure to the North Pole where he meets Santa’s Elves, Rosie the Reindeer and comes face to face with the Abominable Snowman! Izzy and Rosie save the day, helping Santa and his Reindeer deliver the goodies just in time for Christmas morning! Packed with laughs and audience participation, this fun show ends with a lump in your throat and everyone reciting Clement Moore’s famous poem!
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Nov. 25-Dec. 27
Dallas Theater Center presents A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, when last season’s soldout, family favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping, special effects. A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ newest “must see” holiday tradition.
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Nov. 28 - Jan. 4
Stage West presents The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin

It’s London, 1879, and The Explorers Club is in crisis. A woman has been proposed for membership! The members of this venerable club are in shock—who could imagine such a thing? What’s really needed here is a good stiff drink, but unfortunately, they have the worst bartender in all of London. And this is just the beginning of the hijinks in Nell Benjamin’s The Explorers Club.
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Nov. 28-Dec. 23
Casa Manana presents Here Comes Santa Claus

It’s time for the holidays, but Simon isn’t feeling so cheerful. It’s another Christmas watching his friends receive toys and presents, while the space under his tree remains empty. With the help of elves and a little bit of magic and cheer, will Simon find the true spirit of Christmas? Here Comes Santa Claus continues the time-honored tradition of spending the holiday season with Casa. This musical is suitable for all audiences.
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Nov. 29-Dec. 28
Theatre Britain presents Beauty & The Beast

Theatre Britain presents the world premiere of BEAUTY & THE BEAST A traditional British panto by Jackie Mellor-Guin Belle's family has fallen on hard times. When her father hears of a chance to regain some of his fortune, he sets off on a long journey. On his way home, empty-handed and without the gifts he promised his children, he gets lost in the forest and takes refuge in a mysterious castle. As he is leaving in the morning, he sees a beautiful rose and picks it to take home to Belle. Little does he know that the master of the house, a fearsome Beast, has decreed the penalty for picking the roses is death. The Beast promises to spare the father's life if Belle comes to live with him at the castle. The classic love story with all the usual panto ingredients - wacky characters, the Dame, a ghost, a blacklight scene and, of course, oodles of audience participation. A traditional British panto is a fairy tale told in the style of melodrama. The audience is encouraged to cheer for the good guys, boo and hiss the bad guys and join in with the characters on stage. The show works on two levels, with a story children can follow and jokes adults can appreciate.
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Dec. 3-20
One Thirty Productions presents A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show

It's December 24, 1947. Left on his own due to a winter storm, radio Station manager Bob Bennett forges ahead with the station's presentation of “A Christmas Carol,” complete with full sound effects, music and attempting to play all 22 characters. Starring Metroplex favorite, B.J. Cleveland.
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Dec. 4-27
Garland Civic Theatre presents Sunset Boulevard

Get ready for your close up! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s glorious, award winning musical will transport you into the world of film noir as SUNSET BOULEVARD weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of ‘talkies’. Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.
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Dec. 5 - 21
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls is the hilarious, shamelessly sentimental, and utterly captivating play based on the true story of a group of middle-aged British women who came upon a unique and empowering idea for raising money for leukemia research after the husband of one of their members dies. They devise an “alternative” charity calendar in the style of many popular calendars – (nearly) bare ladies! Their calendar and story earned them international fame and to date they have raised more than $5 million for their cause. As a story of friendship and good works, Calendar Girls is GLCT’s idea of the perfect holiday offering. The show is rated PG-13 for adult content and semi-nudity. In
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Dec. 5-21
Theatre Arlington Presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Theatre Arlington proudly continues our 42nd anniversary season with the hilarious holiday comedy favorite, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson. McCall’s Magazine dubbed it “an American classic”, while The Seattle Times called it “one of the best Christmas stories ever – and certainly one of the funniest.” The story was first published as a short story in McCall’s magazine, prior to being expanded into a best-selling Young Adult book, which was then adapted into a stage play, and later into a movie. The first professional production was given by the Seattle Children’s Theatre on November 26, 1982. It has continued to be a family holiday favorite ever since then.
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Dec 5-Jan 4
Watertower Theatre presents The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

Those crazy characters from Armadillo Acres, North Florida’s premier mobile living community, are back this holiday season! Everyone's filled with warmth and beer, but when a freak bout of amnesia strikes Darlene, the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza.The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical is the sequel to the smash hit original The Great American Trailer Park Musical which WaterTower Theatre audiences remember well! Contains adult language and content
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Dec. 6-21
Cara Mía Theatre presents Zoot Suit

A World Premiere Directed by a member of El Teatro Campesino’s 25th Anniversary National Tour, Rodney Garza, Zoot Suit is based on events surrounding the real-life trial of 17 wrongly convicted Mexican – American youths for the murder of José Gallardo Diaz. Zoot Suit, a high energy thought provoking musical, opening on young Henry Reyna’s final night before joining the Navy. A night of fun and freedom turn into horror as he and his gang are accused of murder. Held without bail and despite sufficient evidence, Henry is wrongfully convicted and sent to prison. Premiering on Broadway in 1978, the musical has since been toured nationally and adapted into a feature film. Zoot Suit has become a cultural staple about the lives of Mexican Americans in barrios of Los Angeles set against the backdrop of the Zoot Suit Riots and the rumblings of World War II.
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Dec. 11-21
South Dallas cultural Center presents A Hostile Holiday

This delightful show centers around Hostile the Crocodile and an artistic bunch of crocs, 'gators, frogs, mosquitoes and other swamp things residing during Hurricane Katrina in the fictitious High Side Swamp. The swamp’s beloved Watermain Theater is destroyed in the storm and all must work together to rebuild it. There's no time for Hostile's bad attitude 'cause the show must go on in time for Christmas!
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Dec. 12-20
OhLook Theater presents Scrooge's Groovy Christmas

Scrooge's Groovy Christmas is an adaptation of the Dickens classic by Matt Lord. Watch Scrooge visit his past, present and future 70's style, after eating a bowl of mushroom soup! Jacob Marley becomes Bob Marley in this hilarious rendition you don't want to miss. Scrooge’s Groovy Christmas is an OhLook signature late night show, with performances at 11 pm. Feel free to bring your own “holiday cheer”.
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Dec. 12-21
Denton Community Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Classic Christmas tale by Charles Dickens.
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Dec. 12-21
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents EMMA by Jane Austen

Matchmaker Emma Woodhouse has just moved on to her newest “project” - a sweet, but modest girl named Harriet Smith. Having played matchmaker for her governess, vivacious Emma is determined to find Harriet an impressive suitor in spite of her lacking social standing. But as Emma becomes entangled in the romantic lives of her friends and acquaintances, she unwittingly falls in love with the least likely of bachelors in this lighthearted take of gossip, matrimony, and misunderstanding.
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Dec. 12-27
Texas Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater ushers in the holiday season with its traditional performance of The Nutcracker. Clara receives a mysterious Nutcracker from her godfather and it becomes the center for an astonishing dream. Come join Clara on her magical journey as she travels with a Nutcracker turned Prince to The Land of Sweets where she is treated to a celebration of sweets from around the world who dance just for her. Filled with enchantment and wonder, The Nutcracker is a delightful addition to any holiday celebration. Flying carpets, snow, and our talented dancers make this show unforgettable.
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Dec. 16-21
RUDOLPH  the RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut, delighting audiences across the country. Fifty years later, the longest running and highest rated television special comes to life, live on stage with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical featuring the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly-jolly cast of iconic characters. Rudolph and friends, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, help Santa save Christmas this holiday season.
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Dec. 17-28
ATTPAC Broadway Series presents Once

Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
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Dec. 20 & 21
Allen Civic ballet presents the Nutcracker

Follow Clara as she embarks on a journey through the Land of Snow to the Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of the Sweets. Live musical accompaniment by the Allen Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
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Dec. 20 & 21
The 30th Annual Tuzer Ballet Nutcracker

Tuzer Ballet presents its 30th annual production of the holiday ballet, Peter Tchaikovsky's, The Nutcracker. Whether you are experiencing it as a family tradition or discovering the magic for the first time, the memory of this beloved ballet will stay with you forever. Come and be transported to the wondrous world of swirling snowflakes, magical gifts and the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
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Dec. 22 & 23
Collin County Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

Collin County Ballet Theatre presents "The Nutcracker" featuring the Plano Symphony Orchestra. International Guest Artist Adiarys Almieda will return to the Eisemann to dazzle the stage performing the role of the elegant Sugar Plum Fairy with her husband Joseph Gatti as the Sugar Plum Cavalier. Russian Ballerina & CCBT Artist in Residence Iuliia Ilina will perform the radiant Snow Queen. Kirt Hathaway will return to the stage and perform the role of the magical Herr Drosselmeyer joined by Bruce Wood Project artist and SMU Faculty member Albert Drake will be featured in the spectacular Russian Trepak.
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dec. 27-Jan. 4
Dallas Children's Theater presents Lone Star Circus' Oh là là

Back by popular demand! Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable circus extravaganza featuring an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns, and more. Produced by the award-winning Lone Star Circus, this sensational and joyous circus spectacular is a holiday tradition enjoyed by the whole family.
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DEC. 30-JAN. 4
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS BLUE MAN GROUP

THE THEATRICAL TOUR FEATURES BRAND NEW CONTENT HIGHLIGHTED BY CLASSIC BLUE MAN FAVORITES. THE NEW SOUND, SET, AND VIDEO DESIGN CENTERING AROUND A PROSCENIUM-SIZED LED CURTAIN AND HIGH-RESOLUTION SCREEN CREATE AN ENTIRELY NEW, HIGH-IMPACT VISUAL EXPERIENCE FOR BROADWAY HOUSES ACROSS THE NATION. BLUE MAN GROUP HAS RECEIVED PRAISE FROM CRITICS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE BALTIMORE SUN RAVES, “BLUE MAN GROUP PACKS A WALLOP. IT’S A BIG, LOUD, FUNNY, SILLY, VISUALLY ARRESTING PRODUCTION!” THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER SAYS BLUE MAN GROUP IS “A HUGELY ENTERTAINING SHOW FOR ANYONE AGES 9 TO 90”. THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS PROCLAIMS IT’S “AN EXHILARATING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, LAUGH-YOURSELF-SILLY EVENING OF PERCUSSION-HEAVY ROCK MUSIC, COMEDY AND PLAYFUL COMMENTARY.”
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Dec. 31 - Jan. 1
Keith & Margo’s Murder Mystery Midnight Madness

Keith & Margo’s 24th Annual Murder Mystery Midnight Madness on Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:30 PM - 1:00 AM. $139.00 per person incl. reception, gourmet dinner, champagne at midnight, drink ticket, cash bar, Comedy Mystery, dancing, prizes, party favors, balloon drop, taxes, tips. Add $130 for Guest Room (double occupancy), Breakfast for Two. Omni Park West Hotel, 1590 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75234. Reservations murdermysterytexas.com/locations/dallas/nye-omni-park-west/ or 972-263-5178.
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Jan. 1-Feb. 1
Dallas Theater Center presents THE BOOK CLUB PLAY

Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: book club. But when her book club becomes the subject of a film documentary their discussions about life and literature take a hilarious turn. Add a club-crashing newcomer along with some provocative book titles and the club’s long-intertwined group dynamics begin to unravel as the friends start to read between the lines.
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Jan. 2-31
Artisan Center Theater presents ALL SHOOK UP

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY Get ready to shake things up in Artisan’s first show of 2015 with the musical comedy ALL SHOOK UP, featuring 24 of Elvis Presley’s unforgettable hits! It’s a wonderfully entertaining celebration of life – one that anyone, of any age, can enjoy. It’s written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro and features such classic songs as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and many others. Set during the 1950’s in a town void of much joy or any real excitement, things definitely get shaken up when a guitar-playing motorcycle riding, oozing with machismo stranger named Chad passes through. He changes the struggling Midwest town forever with only the power of love and, of course, rock-and-roll. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” there’s lots of unrequited love and mistaken identities. This is clever, fresh fun with great music and high-energy dancing that will knock your socks off.
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Jan. 3, 10 & 17
Plano Metropolitan Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast

Enjoy an original rendition of Beauty and the Beast performed by local student dancers ages 10–18.
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Jan. 8-11
Junior Players present In the Heights

In the Heights presents the universal story of a vibrant immigrant community seeking their 21st century version of the American dream. With Grammy Award-winning music and lyrics as well as a book by 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, In The Heights is a cleverly crafted mixture of comedy and heart set to a lusty new beat. The rich and eclectic score is a joyous mix of hip-hop, rap, jazz, pop, salsa, and merengue. Set on the pulsing streets of the vibrant New York neighborhood of Washington Heights, this musical is a non-stop dance spectacular.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 8
Theatre Three presents Tru

Written by Jay Presson Allen, this tour-de-force one-man show performed by Greater Tuna’s Jaston Williams reveals a lonely Truman Capote soothing himself with pills, vodka, cocaine, and chocolate truffles as he muses about his checkered life and career.
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Jan. 14-18
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Disney’s Beauty and the beast

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest"
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Jan. 16 - Feb. 1
Theatre Arlington presents Boeing-Boeing

Meet self-styled Parisian lothario, Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline stewardess with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until schedule changes bring all three to his apartment at the same time.
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Jan. 17-Feb. 7
Undermain Theatre presents The Flick

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2013 OBIE Award, Playwriting winner. 2013 New York Critics Circle Award, Best Play In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and big heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
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Jan. 21
Fort Worth Opera Regional Premiere of Dog Days

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) will introduce audiences to their revolutionary 2015 regional premiere, Dog Days, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. during their first Opera Overture event of the year at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Designed to pull back the curtain on the lesser-known works of the company’s annual spring festival, this Opera Overture will explore the inspiration for and important themes at play in the groundbreaking opera Dog Days by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek—the creative team behind FWOpera’s 2016 world premiere commission JFK. In a conversation moderated by FWOpera General Director Darren K. Woods, Little and Vavrek, along with the Dog Days’ producer Beth Morrison, will candidly discuss the work and the importance of new opera. Additionally, guests will hear live performances of excerpts from Dog Days by FWOpera’s Studio Artists and will watch segments from the opera’s 2012 world premiere performance through exclusive multimedia components.
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Jan. 22-Feb. 14
Garland Civic Theatre presents Bad Seed

A chilling masterpiece of suspense! This classic thriller from Broadway asks, what happens to ordinary families when they must come to grips with the question..
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Jan. 25-26
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 1

An Unabridged Staged Reading With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war while his son Prince Hal pals around London’s taverns and brothels with the notorious Sir John Falstaff. The onset of war thrusts Hal and Falstaff into the brutal reality of battle where Hal is forced to face his responsibility to his family and his country.
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Jan. 28
Shaping Sound

Created by Emmy Award-nominated choreographers TRAVIS WALL, NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers.
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Jan. 30-Feb. 7
The Dallas Opera presents Everest

Set high in the Austrian Alps, the first half of this exciting double bill is the climactic final act of an opera about a free-spirited and fiercely passionate young woman who realizes, too late, that love delayed isn’t always love denied. Soprano Latonia Moore, the star of our 2012 production of Aida, makes a triumphant return to the Dallas Opera stage as the strong-minded heroine of this Alpine romance. Tenor Carl Tanner makes his company debut as her beloved Hagenbach in this brand-new abridged production staged by director Candace Evans and conducted by Anthony Barrese.
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Jan. 31
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents An Evening with Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is currently a regular panelist on NPR’s widely popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me,” where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy is heard by 5 million homes across the country, internationally on NPR Worldwide, and on the Internet via podcast. Her latest comedy CD, “I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston,” recorded at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, was released on April Fools’ Day 2013. Also in 2013, Poundstone joined Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers and several other prominent women in comedy in Showtime’s feature-length documentary produced by Lions Gate entitled, “WHY WE LAUGH TOO: Women of Comedy.”
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Jan. 31
Dallas Opera presents THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a fun, fully-staged one-act opera about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of a quack “doctor” and his mysterious potion! This comedy is a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the beautiful music of Gaetano Donizetti, who bridged the gap between Rossini and Verdi. This charming opera will be presented in English.
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Feb. 6-8
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Merry Widow

For the second time in the 2014-2015 season, Texas Ballet Theater will be joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, this time for The Merry Widow. When a wealthy widow attends a ball where she is to be courted by a suitor, she becomes mixed up in a whirlwind of romantic confusion. Adapted from the operetta of the same name.
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Feb. 7
UT Dallas Arts present Paul Taylor Dance Company

The New York Times described Paul Taylor as “the greatest choreographer alive.” The company has performed his works in venues of every size and description around the world. Ruth Andrien, current director, and members of the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company will teach master classes in the Paul Taylor style in addition to creating and setting a Taylor inspired work for the UTDance Ensemble. The UTDance Ensemble will perform in a showcase at 6 p.m., before the Paul Taylor Dance Company takes the stage at 8 p.m.
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Feb. 10-22
ATTPAC presents THE BOOK OF MORMON

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
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Feb. 15
Eisemann Center Presents The Teacher from teh Black Lagoon and Other Story Books

Theatreworks USA presents an exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books. Books include: The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee; Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey; Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard; I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen; Lily’s Plastic Purple Purse by Kevin Henkes; Love Splat (Splat the Cat) by Rob Scotton, and The Grasshopper and the Ant based on a fable by Aesop and adapted by Eric March. Story Time at Barnes & Noble on 15th St. in Plano takes place on Fri, Feb. 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
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Feb. 15-16
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 2

King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Uncertain that Hal is fit to succeed him, the King struggles to secure his legacy while Falstaff is charged with recruiting fresh troops from the countryside. But the temptation for personal wealth is too great to resist, leaving Hal caught between his sovereign duty and his loyalty to an old friend.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

The Kindertransport was a rescue operation that granted safe passage to 10,000 Jewish children caught in the path of Nazi Germany. In most cases, they left parents and siblings behind. The Kindertransport required steadfast determination, expediency, and the balancing acts of numerous individuals and organizations. Examine all the details that had to be nailed down; the numerous transportation schedules to synchronize; the sacrifices of parents to save their children and the selflessness of the people who provided homes for the children. Meet the Upstanders who made what seemed impossible happen at great risk to themselves; meet the parents who were forced to make heart-wrenching decisions; and finally, meet the children who escaped Hitler.
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June 27 - Jan. 31
Frontiers of Flight Museum presents VICTORY FROM WITHIN: THE AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE

This new traveling exhibit details the American prisoner of war experience from the Civil War to modern conflicts.  The exhibit was created by the National Park Service in cooperation with the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Friends of Andersonville to give more citizens the opportunity to explore the American POW story. The exhibit includes sections on Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom, and displays artifacts and audio-visual interviews from actual prisoners of war.
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July 7 - Jan. 11
Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection

Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection brings a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist.
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July 19-Jan. 19
The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Seeing and Believing – Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma

See the work of B. G. (Banwarhlal Giridharlal) Sharma, whose designs dominated the Hindu market in the second half of the 20th century. His painted works, catholic in subject matter, were individually signed and sold or presented on behalf of the Indian government to international dignitaries.
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Aug. 30 - Mar. 15
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.
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Sept. 13-dec. 31
Texas Discovery Gardens presents Beauty and The Landscape: Melodee Martin Ramirez

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

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been hailed as a genius, even being called by Paul Goldberger in The New Yorker “the next Leonardo da Vinci” for the uniquely inventive nature of his work. This exhibition, the first North American museum presentation of the work of Heatherwick and his studio, examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early projects such as the handbag designed for Longchamp and the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs, as well as current large architectural projects in the U.K., South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China. Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion — known as the Seed Cathedral — at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo; a distillery and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire Gin in Hampshire, England; a teaching building at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and a mixed use complex in Shanghai.
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Sept. 21 - March 1
Meadows Museum presents Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) produced almost 300 etchings and lithographs that reveal his personal vision, tireless invention, and enthusiasm for technical experimentation. Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention presents Goya’s printed oeuvre as an integral—indeed defining—component of his life and career and invites a reconsideration of the artist’s paintings within the Meadows Museum’s collection. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view complete 1st-edition sets of his four major print series, "Los Caprichos" (1799), "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (1810-19), "La Tauromaquia" (1816), and "Los Disparates" (1816-23).
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Sept. 21-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. During this decade, New York was the center for the development of a new synthesis of media and ideas about the relationship between art and popular culture. It was also a city that inspired a new audaciousness in the art and the art market that would follow. Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s examines this context and decade through a broad range of media, including painting, performance, sculpture, photography, and installation. Artists featured in the exhibition include Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Troy Brauntuch, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Peter Halley, Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, Jack Goldstein, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, Philip Taaffe, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool. The exhibition is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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Sept. 21-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth PresentsNEW YORK IN THE 1980s: URBAN THEATER

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents NEW YORK IN THE 1980s: URBAN THEATER. Vibrant and vital, discordant and obscene, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. As the artists who emerged in that decade now set records at auction, the era is ripe to be reexamined. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. Over 25,000 square feet of exhibition space will be devoted to the exhibition, presenting iconic works that capture the mood, energy, and critical themes that distinguished the art of the 1980s in one of the world's greatest urban centers.
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Oct. 2 - Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

Navigating the West, a dynamic exhibition featuring seventeen iconic river paintings and fifty drawings, reveals for the first time how George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) created his art and artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. Then and now our nation’s waterways—how they are used, controlled, and the lives of the people closest to them—remain a current and important issue.
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Oct. 2-Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum presents Navigating the West – George Caleb Bingham and the River

See this exhibition featuring 16 iconic river paintings and 50 preparatory drawings by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) depicting boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers, most notably the Missouri and Mississippi.
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Oct. 4 - Dec. 31
Irving Arts Center presents Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed

The Irving Arts Center in partnership with National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C presents a remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs. Peruvian Gold will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, textiles, ceremonial ornaments, ceramics and jewelry. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered. The extraordinary gold headdress dates from the Middle Sican period (A.D. 900-1100). This exhibition will be the first time it has been on display in the United States since it was unearthed in 1991.
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Oct. 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. 11-Jan. 4
MythBusters – The Explosive Exhibition at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Hands-on learning includes exhibits like Energy Blast, DinoLabs and DinoDig, the Children’s Museum (especially for kids age 8 and younger) and much more. Additionally, visitors can check out the Noble Planetarium, IMAX films and other engaging activities.
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Oct. 19-Jan. 25
Kimbell Art Museum presents Faces of Impressionism – Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay

Faces of Impressionism explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture¬¬ – Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir – will be represented in depth.
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Oct. 23 - Dec. 19
DeGolyer Library, SMU presents Defined by Light: Photography’s First 75 Years. Images and Objects from the Collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus in Celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Announcement of Photography

The DeGolyer Library at SMU is proud to announce the opening of the Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection exhibition. The exhibit will begin with materials from before the invention of photography with the camera obscura and end in the early 20th century with examples from masters of photography from each era.
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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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Oct. 25-Feb. 22
The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion at Crow Collection of Asian Art

In the late 1960s, Mary Baskett was curator of prints at the Cincinnati Museum of Art. A graduate of Wellesley College with a Master’s degree in East Asian art history from the University of Hawaii, Baskett was already well-traveled throughout South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Hong Kong. In pursuit of the work of contemporary printmakers, she began travelling to Japan where she found intriguing avant-garde fashion. She began avidly collecting and wearing these clothes, particularly those of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo, then little-known outside of Japan. In the 1970s and 1980s, Miyake, Yamamoto, and Kawakubo shocked the fashion world with their post-modern “anti-fashion” garments characterized by asymmetry, raw edges, unconventional construction, oversized proportions, and monochromatic palettes. While maintaining many differences, these artists often reference elements of traditional Japanese dress in their designs, merging conventional features with avant-garde concept
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Oct. 26-Feb. 8
Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse at the Dallas Museum of Art

The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will premiere at the DMA in October 2014. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse, co-organized by the DMA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will showcase approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne to, highlight the well-established painting genre in France during the 1800s.
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Nov. 4 - Jan. 3
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Second Journey | Marie Maines

Join Mrs. Maines as she navigates her “Second Journey,” the surreal state of growing older, through a series of pastel paintings of barns and other abandoned structures. The buildings she paints are usually uninhabited, but still speak of the lives lived inside them. They seem to be waiting patiently – expectantly – ready for those lives to begin again.
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Nov. 5 - Dec. 31
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Ornament Extravaganza

A celebration of shape, color and the Holiday Season. Featuring glass ornaments from artists nationwide.
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Nov. 7-Dec. 20
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts present Javier Téllez

Video installation artist Javier Téllez makes films in collaboration with psychiatric patients and people with disabilities. Combining elements of fiction and documentary, Téllez and his collaborators rewrite familiar stories or make their own, to the point where patients participate as actors in the films. Through performances developed through role playing and improvisation, the artist and actors draw attention to questions about what is normal as well as investigating social prejudices and stereotypes. Fort Worth Contemporary Arts will present two of the artist’s films - - Caligari und der Schlafwandler, 2008 and O Rinoceronte de Dürer, 2010 - - neither of which have been shown in Texas before. Made in Berlin and Potsdam, Caligari und der Schlafwandler (2008, b/w, 27 minutes) references the famous German expressionist silent film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” 1919, which was the first film in history about a psychiatric institution. Unlike the original film, Téllez’s response does not involve a murderous crime as a plot driver, but rather his Dr. Caligari is a hypnotist who communicates with Cesare, a sleepwalker from another planet. Themes that resonate throughout the film include identity and otherness, as well as the subjective perception of space. Similar concerns are addressed in O Rinoceronte de Dürer (2010, HD colour, 41 minutes), made on location in a panoptic structure in the grounds of the Miguel Bombarda Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal. Built in 1896, the panoptic was designed as a prison for the criminally insane, according to ideas proposed by Jeremy Bentham, an 18th century philosopher and social reformer. It once housed 300 patients and was used as a prison until 2000. Téllez introduces us to characters portrayed by psychiatric patients who have imagined the lives of past inhabitants and reconstructed some of their daily activities. The title of the film references an etching of a rhinoceros by German renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. The animal was given as a gift to the King of Portugal in 1515, but later perished in a shipwreck en route to Italy. Dürer never saw the infamous rhino, but rather had to imagine its form and draw it based on written descriptions.
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Nov. 8 - Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Modern Masters of the Woodcut

Drawn entirely from the museum’s collection, the prints reveal how the American woodcut has evolved over the past century. While many of the prints retain their connections to traditional methods of woodblock printing, they all reveal a pliant medium capable of bold new forms of artistic expression. The exhibition includes prints by a number of major figures in the field, including Gustave Baumann, Paul Landacre, and Clare Leighton. Also included in the exhibition are several illustrated books featuring woodcuts or wood engravings from museum’s research library.
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Nov. 15-Jan. 25
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt

Jules de Balincourt was born in 1972 in Paris and currently lives in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco in 1998 and his MFA from Hunter College in New York in 2005. De Balincourt has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art, France; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Vanderbilt University.
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Nov. 15-Dec. 23
Valley House Gallery presents Bob Stuth-Wade Knocking From The Inside

Valley House Gallery is pleased to present our 9th exhibition of Bob Stuth-Wade's work. Pounding like a heart on this door of separation by painting about the other side, about the vast intimacy of the desert, about innocence in the eyes of a child, about the comfort of a small town and well-lit studio, till that cadence becomes the beat of a song that remembers, “I am knocking from the inside.
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Nov. 20-Jan. 10
Sun to Moon Gallery 13th Anniversary Celebration

Finely crafted photographic prints by twelve photographers
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Nov. 22 - Feb. 21
PDNB Gallery presents Experimental Photography

PDNB Gallery will feature an exhibition with many artists who have created new pathways using light to extract unique images. This group exhibition will showcase many examples of methods used such as solarization, photogram, manipulated negatives, double exposure, and more. Featured artists include Gyory Kepes, Carlotta Corpron, Ida Lansky, Barbara Maples, Luigi Veronesi, Robert Erickson, Carlos Jurado, Harold Edgerton, and Eadweard Muybridge. Experimental Photography runs Nov. 22, 2014 - Feb. 21, 2015 with an opening reception Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 5-8pm.
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Nov. 22-Jan. 13
All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas at the White House 2002

All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas at the White House 2002 will be the second in a series of exhibits that serve as the foundation for holiday celebrations at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. That year, the White House Christmas theme celebrated the important role animals play in the White House. Highlights will include featured indigenous bird ornaments designed by an artist from each of the 50 states, replicas of First Family pets that were displayed throughout the White House, and the first edition of Barney Cam, a much loved tradition through all of the President and Mrs. Bush’s time in Washington, DC.
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Nov. 28-Jan. 3
Haley-Henman presents The Salon Show

A Group Exhibition with Mirtha Aertker, Henry Biber, Pierre Durand, Gisa Elwazir, Sakin Jael, Chris Kemler, Cindy Holmes, Heather Levy, Midge Lynn, Brenda McKinney, James B. Mills, Piloto, Brett Schneider, Madeleine Terry, Nicholas Troilo, Saul Waranch, Joshua West
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Dec. 10-Jan. 17
Dallas Center for Architecture presents Building Toys and Toy Buildings

Lincoln Logs. TinkerToys. Erector Sets. LEGO. And, of course, the humble wooden block. The timeline of the toys that we’ve used to build our fantasy buildings, towns and towers is long and varied. The Dallas Center for Architecture explores this experience in Building Toys and Toy Buildings: Architecture Through A Child’s Eyes. The exhibition includes a wide spectrum of vintage and modern toys, including unusual examples like the Eames House of Cards, AstroBrite and Girder and Panel Sets. A section of the exhibition examines a variety of blocks—from German stone Anchor Blocks dating from the early 1900’s to the colored Playskool wooden blocks that have been a part of so many toy boxes for decades. Additionally, the show looks at the various toy buildings in existence, with a special emphasis on doll houses, including one of the first Barbie Dream Houses and a house built by an architect for his daughter in the 1970’s. Also included are groups of buildings from the Fisher-Price collection and the metal toys of the Marx Company. A highlight of the show is a 6-foot tall K’Nex Ferris Wheel made up of 8,550 individual pieces. While the exhibit itself is “hands-off,” visitors will have the chance to design and build their own structure with blocks, TinkerToys and LEGOs in our “Construction Zone.”
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Dec. 20
Holiday Fun Day at the Irving Arts Center

Making Crowns and Jewelry inspired by the Peruvian Gold* exhibition and creating holiday greeting cards with the Irving Art Association.
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Jan. 5 - 28
Keller Public Arts Abstract Impressionism

Arlington resident and professional artist Vern Johnson will share his work with the community during the month of January. Mr. Johnson spent 26 years as an "in-house" designer and consultant designer to furniture and product manufacturers in California and Texas. He chose a new career path along with the change of the centuries when he became a fulltime professional artist. "As a full time painter, I am free to pursue my own passions. Free to set my own objectives and solutions without committees."
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Jan. 9 - March 7
Video Association of Dallas presents Dallas Medianale

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary will host the Video Association of Dallas, the organization behind the annual Dallas VideoFest, and its new production The Dallas Medianale in January and February of 2015. The Dallas Medianale will consist of installations, screenings, and intermedia performances in the galleries and black box theater of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, showcasing the work of internationally renowned artists working in film and video. These works will range from iconic works of early video art to immersive performances with radical repurposing of obsolete video technology. We will revisit pioneers of early computer films alongside bleeding-edge experiments in moving images and interactivity. Artists featured in the various exhibitions and events will include Bruce Nauman, Joe Sola, Francis Alÿs, Gary Hill, Owen Kydd, John Whitney, James Whitney, Jennifer Reeder, Kyle Evans and James Connolly of Cracked Ray Tube, Sean Miller, Liz Larsen of LZX Industries, William Sarradet, Andrew Blanton, and many more. Dates: January 9th – Screenings and Performances in the MAC’s Black Box Theater January 10th – Cracked Ray Tube Workshop at Oil and Cotton, Screenings at the MAC’s Black Box Theater. January 17th – Opening of first exhibition of installations in the MAC’s galleries. February 13th – Opening of second exhibition “Call and Response” - installations in the MAC’s galleries, screening of films from Experimental Response Cinema. March 17th – Closing evening event in the MAC’s galleries.
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Jan. 15 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Audubon’s Beasts

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Jan. 23-Feb. 20
VALUE ADDED, Opening Reception


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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. 27-March 13
Ut Dallas presents Love Us for Good

Love Us For Good is a multi-media exhibition of works from members of 500X Gallery in Dallas. Recently celebrating its 35th anniversary, 500X is the oldest artist-run space in Texas. The show is curated by Diane Durant, outgoing president of 500X.
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Feb 22 - Dec 31
Bird House Exhibit

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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Sept. 27-Jan. 4
The Perot Museum presents 2theXtreme: MathAlive!

Designed to be one of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring the world of mathematics ever to tour, 2theXtreme: MathAlive! promises to spark imagination and reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. The exhibition, which has drawn huge crowds across the U.S., brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more. Through nearly 40 unique, interactive experiences, the bilingual exhibition takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
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Oct. 20 - Jan. 31
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance Drawn to Action: The Life and Work of Arthur Szyk

Arthur Szyk, a Polish-Jewish refugee who ultimately settled in the US during WWII was a tireless advocate for democracy, the West, and the anti-fascism. His elaborate and ornate political cartoons were featured on the covers of many of the most prominent American wartime magazines and journals. Szyk was also a passionate advocate for Zionism and the creation of the State of Israel and illustrated a Passover Haggadah (1934-1936) and other Judaica. His political cartoons were instantly recognizable and very popular with the American public during the war. They were also savagely anti-Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. The exhibit will be organized around the themes of: PERPETRATORS - RESISTANCE - PROPAGANDA - ODE TO HOMELAND - WARNING CALLS The exhibit is being curated in-house at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance from a collection of prints and other materials that are generously being loaned by Gregg and Michelle Philipson of Austin,TX. The exhibit will also feature two original Szyk prints generously loaned to the Museum by Mr. Harlan Crow of Dallas, TX.
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Nov 16 - Jan 4
Dallas Arboretum presents The 12 Days of Christmas

See the new $1.6 million exhibition of dramatically designed 15-foot-tall gazebos, made for each day of the popular carol and include either life-size Victorian-costumed mannequins or whimsical animals, with music accompaniment. The Arboretum selected the same team that creates many of the elaborate sets and intricate costumes for The Dallas Opera productions to design and build this holiday exhibition. "Each gazebo is encased in glass to both protect it from the elements and to lend an almost 'music box' quality to the exhibition." During the day, guests are invited to visit the DeGolyer Estate, which will be decorated top to bottom with a collection of Byers' Choice Ltd. Christmas Caroler figurines that were collected throughout the United States and beyond.
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Nov. 22-Jan. 4
Trains at NorthPark

See the most elaborate toy trains exhibit in Texas with trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include downtown Dallas, with the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the State Fair of Texas and the Cotton Bowl; New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; New England’s fall foliage; the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and various other highlights. The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features.
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Dec. 13-21
Christmas on Main

Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main! With the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths and set aglow with twinkling lights that children of all ages can enjoy. Tractor-drawn wagon rides will depart behind the Gazebo during select hours. Rides are $1 per person, per ride, proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Nash Farm.
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Dec. 13 - 20
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Holiday Trail of Lights

Holiday Trail of Lights brings the Beauty of Holiday Season into Nature On December 13th, 19th & 20th from 6:30-9 P.M., hundreds of families will bundle up and experience the 6th annual Holiday Trail of Lights. Designed to enhance, not overpower, the beautiful nature sanctuary, the warm ambiance of this half-mile walking trail makes this event the most unique holiday light display in North Texas. Children and the young at heart will enjoy the opportunity to have a professional photo taken with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting. Hot beverages and treats will be available for purchase. Family-friendly entertainment will complement the holiday atmosphere. Local musicians will delight audiences with live holiday music in the Heard outdoor amphitheater. Strolling carolers will sing for guests as they walk through the museum and grounds. Visitors to this holiday fundraiser will support the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary and have fun with the whole family.
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Dec. 13-23
North Pole Express

Create a unique "Family Christmas Memory" aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's North Pole Express®. Your North Pole Express experience includes: • A train ride that will be full of fun and holiday spirit; • Commemorative cup of Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk for all; • Commemorative gift for all children; • Journey through a Christmas tree maze; • An appearance by Santa and • a keepsake photo with Santa for each family!
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Dec. 19
One Starry Night

Bethlehem comes to life in this interactive experience at Wilshire Baptist Church on Friday, Dec. 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For families and people of all ages. Live animals. Costumed characters. The story of Christmas jumps off the pages of the Bible and becomes real life. All are welcome. It's all free.
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Dec. 20
The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Winter Solstice Celebration

The 2014 Winter Solstice Celebration in Oak Cliff will see entertainment, various ceremonies, storytelling, children’s crafts, and fortune telling throughout the evening, indoors and out. There is no admission or parking fee, but please bring a canned good for the needy and, if you have any, empty ink or toner cartridges for the recycling program. Donations will be graciously accepted to cover the cost of the event and performers will accept tips for the time and talent they are donating. For more information including performers and schedules, check the website.
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Dec. 20-Jan. 5
The Perot Museum presents Winter Wonderland Demonstrations

Beginning Dec. 20, as part of the Perot Museum’s 2nd birthday celebration, Museum educators will roll-out special seasonal demonstrations that will run throughout the holiday season. From live shows with cold habitat animals from the Dallas Zoo, to experiments with super-cold liquid nitrogen, the Perot Museum takes birthday festivities to a winter wonderland extreme: • Hear a winter tale read aloud at Story Time, daily 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. • Animal Adventures with the Dallas Zoo, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1 and 2 p.m. • Fruit DNA Extraction, daily 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Extreme Freeze Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations, daily 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. • Snow: Polymer Science, daily Dec. 26 – Jan. 3 at 5 p.m. • Science on the Spot featuring wintry demonstrations, daily 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
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Dec. 23
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary Winter's Wonderland

Looking for something fun to do as a family? Designed for kids and adults to attend together, each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor and outdoor activities as well as a take home project. Ever wonder what animals and plants do to survive the winter? Join us as we explore how nature prepares for winter as we meet one of our animal ambassadors, make a winter themed ornament, and take a hike on the sanctuary. Ages: 5 to adult Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 yrs or older. Each adult may be accompanied by up to 4 children. Tuition: non-members $23/person; members $20/person Please wear clothing appropriate for spending time outside walking on uneven terrain. Pre-registration required.
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Dec. 30
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary Dino Olympics

Looking for something fun to do as a family? Designed for kids and adults to attend together, each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor and outdoor activities as well as a take home project. Are you as fast or as tall as a dinosaur? Find out as you compare your feats with some dinosaur records. Enjoy a guided hike through the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit, meet a modern day reptile, and make a pre-historic themed craft to take home. Ages: 5 to adult Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 yrs or older. Each adult may be accompanied by up to 4 children. Tuition: non-members $23/person; members $20/person Please wear clothing appropriate for spending time outside walking on uneven terrain. Pre-registration required.
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Jan. 2
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary presents Bird Tweets

Looking for something fun to do as a family? Designed for kids and adults to attend together, each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor and outdoor activities as well as a take home project. Winter is a great time to bird watch. Learn some basic bird info and take a brief bird walk on our sanctuary. Make a decorative bird feeder “tweet” to take home to share with your feathered backyard friends. Ages: 5 to adult Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 yrs or older. Each adult may be accompanied by up to 4 children. Tuition: non-members $23/person; members $20/person Please wear clothing appropriate for spending time outside walking on uneven terrain. Pre-registration required.
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Jan. 6
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff presents A Documentary on Fracking–Free to the Public

“Gasland 2” is January’s offering from the First Tuesday Social Justice Films at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75233. The film will be shown on January 6 at 7:00 pm.There is no admission charged. Refreshments are provided. Audience discussion will follow. “In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide). “GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox's words ‘contaminating our democracy’.” http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/about-the-film Each month, First Tuesday Social Justice Films hosts free, public screenings of socially relevant films followed by audience talk back. The Festival is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center.
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Jan. 11
Spring Soiree Bridal Show

The big Spring Soiree by Soiree Boutique Bridal Shows, Inc. will take place at the absolutely gorgeous (and wildly popular with our brides!) Occasions at Stone River, on Sunday, January 11th from noon - 4 pm. Look for fabulous Spring 2015 bridal looks, premier area wide wedding professionals, a beautiful bridal style fashion show, tastings from the very craveable Occasions catering menu, live entertainment, a groom's area, dove releases, and let's not forget the amazing prizes and much more! Brides can register for early free tickets now at www.SoireeBoutiqueBridalShows.Com, otherwise, tickets will be $12 at the door, (and fyi...the more people you bring with you to the show, the more Grand Prize drawings entries you'll receive!!)
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Feb. 3
First Tuesday Social Justice Films Pay 2 Play – a film on our Monopoly inspired government system.

“Pay to Pay” – a film by Director John Ennis – will be presented by the First Tuesday Social Justice Films on February 3, 7: 00 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75233. There is no admission charged. Refreshments are provided. Audience discussion will follow.~~“Looking into the Pay 2 Play System, Ennis learns about The Powell Memo, a treatise written by Lawrence Powell in 1972 as a strategy to create the appearance of broad public support for a corporate agenda through think tanks, academic stooges, and anti-union laws. As Ennis is watching this agenda unfold in new anti-union laws in 2011 in Wisconsin and Ohio, he feels helpless to get the word out, so he turns to the exciting but dangerous underworld of street art as an effort at “ubiquity” of the message, as described in the Powell Memo.~~“Revelations from the Wisconsin protests lead to identifying a long running shadow organization known as ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council, which writes corporate friendly legislation and brings it to lawmakers across the country. While the corporate money and legislative power of ALEC make them seem invincible, Ennis observes how the individual efforts of citizens brings the law-writing giant to its knees.” http://www.pay2play.tv/issues ~~ Each month, First Tuesday Social Justice Films hosts free, public screenings of socially relevant films followed by audience talk back. The Festival is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center http://dallaspeacecenter.org
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Feb. 15-May 10
The Perot Museum presents The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes (Feb. 15 – May 10, 2015) delves into the world of one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in literature and popular culture. In this hands-on exhibition, museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remains in practice today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, along with investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes. Guests will be transported into Victorian London to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods employed by Holmes more than a century ago. The bilingual exhibition also includes a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

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

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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June 27 - Jan. 31
Frontiers of Flight Museum presents VICTORY FROM WITHIN: THE AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE

This new traveling exhibit details the American prisoner of war experience from the Civil War to modern conflicts.  The exhibit was created by the National Park Service in cooperation with the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Friends of Andersonville to give more citizens the opportunity to explore the American POW story. The exhibit includes sections on Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom, and displays artifacts and audio-visual interviews from actual prisoners of war.
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July 7 - Jan. 11
Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection

Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection brings a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist.
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July 19-Jan. 19
The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Seeing and Believing – Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma

See the work of B. G. (Banwarhlal Giridharlal) Sharma, whose designs dominated the Hindu market in the second half of the 20th century. His painted works, catholic in subject matter, were individually signed and sold or presented on behalf of the Indian government to international dignitaries.
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Aug. 30 - Mar. 15
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.
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Sept. 13-dec. 31
Texas Discovery Gardens presents Beauty and The Landscape: Melodee Martin Ramirez

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

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been hailed as a genius, even being called by Paul Goldberger in The New Yorker “the next Leonardo da Vinci” for the uniquely inventive nature of his work. This exhibition, the first North American museum presentation of the work of Heatherwick and his studio, examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early projects such as the handbag designed for Longchamp and the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs, as well as current large architectural projects in the U.K., South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China. Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion — known as the Seed Cathedral — at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo; a distillery and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire Gin in Hampshire, England; a teaching building at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and a mixed use complex in Shanghai.
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Sept. 21 - March 1
Meadows Museum presents Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) produced almost 300 etchings and lithographs that reveal his personal vision, tireless invention, and enthusiasm for technical experimentation. Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention presents Goya’s printed oeuvre as an integral—indeed defining—component of his life and career and invites a reconsideration of the artist’s paintings within the Meadows Museum’s collection. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view complete 1st-edition sets of his four major print series, "Los Caprichos" (1799), "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (1810-19), "La Tauromaquia" (1816), and "Los Disparates" (1816-23).
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Sept. 21-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Vibrant, vital, and discordant, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. During this decade, New York was the center for the development of a new synthesis of media and ideas about the relationship between art and popular culture. It was also a city that inspired a new audaciousness in the art and the art market that would follow. Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s examines this context and decade through a broad range of media, including painting, performance, sculpture, photography, and installation. Artists featured in the exhibition include Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ross Bleckner, Troy Brauntuch, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Peter Halley, Keith Haring, Nan Goldin, Jack Goldstein, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan McCollum, Richard Prince, David Salle, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, Philip Taaffe, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool. The exhibition is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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Sept. 21-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth PresentsNEW YORK IN THE 1980s: URBAN THEATER

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents NEW YORK IN THE 1980s: URBAN THEATER. Vibrant and vital, discordant and obscene, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. As the artists who emerged in that decade now set records at auction, the era is ripe to be reexamined. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. Over 25,000 square feet of exhibition space will be devoted to the exhibition, presenting iconic works that capture the mood, energy, and critical themes that distinguished the art of the 1980s in one of the world's greatest urban centers.
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Sept. 27-Jan. 4
The Perot Museum presents 2theXtreme: MathAlive!

Designed to be one of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring the world of mathematics ever to tour, 2theXtreme: MathAlive! promises to spark imagination and reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. The exhibition, which has drawn huge crowds across the U.S., brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more. Through nearly 40 unique, interactive experiences, the bilingual exhibition takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
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Oct. 2 - Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

Navigating the West, a dynamic exhibition featuring seventeen iconic river paintings and fifty drawings, reveals for the first time how George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) created his art and artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. Then and now our nation’s waterways—how they are used, controlled, and the lives of the people closest to them—remain a current and important issue.
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Oct. 2-Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum presents Navigating the West – George Caleb Bingham and the River

See this exhibition featuring 16 iconic river paintings and 50 preparatory drawings by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) depicting boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers, most notably the Missouri and Mississippi.
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Oct. 4 - Dec. 31
Irving Arts Center presents Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed

The Irving Arts Center in partnership with National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C presents a remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs. Peruvian Gold will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, textiles, ceremonial ornaments, ceramics and jewelry. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered. The extraordinary gold headdress dates from the Middle Sican period (A.D. 900-1100). This exhibition will be the first time it has been on display in the United States since it was unearthed in 1991.
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Oct. 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. 11-Jan. 4
MythBusters – The Explosive Exhibition at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Hands-on learning includes exhibits like Energy Blast, DinoLabs and DinoDig, the Children’s Museum (especially for kids age 8 and younger) and much more. Additionally, visitors can check out the Noble Planetarium, IMAX films and other engaging activities.
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Oct. 19-Jan. 25
Kimbell Art Museum presents Faces of Impressionism – Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay

Faces of Impressionism explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century. The major figures of Impressionist portraiture¬¬ – Caillebotte, Cézanne, Degas, Monet and Renoir – will be represented in depth.
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Oct. 20 - Jan. 31
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance Drawn to Action: The Life and Work of Arthur Szyk

Arthur Szyk, a Polish-Jewish refugee who ultimately settled in the US during WWII was a tireless advocate for democracy, the West, and the anti-fascism. His elaborate and ornate political cartoons were featured on the covers of many of the most prominent American wartime magazines and journals. Szyk was also a passionate advocate for Zionism and the creation of the State of Israel and illustrated a Passover Haggadah (1934-1936) and other Judaica. His political cartoons were instantly recognizable and very popular with the American public during the war. They were also savagely anti-Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. The exhibit will be organized around the themes of: PERPETRATORS - RESISTANCE - PROPAGANDA - ODE TO HOMELAND - WARNING CALLS The exhibit is being curated in-house at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance from a collection of prints and other materials that are generously being loaned by Gregg and Michelle Philipson of Austin,TX. The exhibit will also feature two original Szyk prints generously loaned to the Museum by Mr. Harlan Crow of Dallas, TX.
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Oct. 23 - Dec. 19
DeGolyer Library, SMU presents Defined by Light: Photography’s First 75 Years. Images and Objects from the Collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus in Celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Announcement of Photography

The DeGolyer Library at SMU is proud to announce the opening of the Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection exhibition. The exhibit will begin with materials from before the invention of photography with the camera obscura and end in the early 20th century with examples from masters of photography from each era.
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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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Oct. 25-Feb. 22
The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion at Crow Collection of Asian Art

In the late 1960s, Mary Baskett was curator of prints at the Cincinnati Museum of Art. A graduate of Wellesley College with a Master’s degree in East Asian art history from the University of Hawaii, Baskett was already well-traveled throughout South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Hong Kong. In pursuit of the work of contemporary printmakers, she began travelling to Japan where she found intriguing avant-garde fashion. She began avidly collecting and wearing these clothes, particularly those of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Rei Kawakubo, then little-known outside of Japan. In the 1970s and 1980s, Miyake, Yamamoto, and Kawakubo shocked the fashion world with their post-modern “anti-fashion” garments characterized by asymmetry, raw edges, unconventional construction, oversized proportions, and monochromatic palettes. While maintaining many differences, these artists often reference elements of traditional Japanese dress in their designs, merging conventional features with avant-garde concept
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Oct. 26-Feb. 8
Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse at the Dallas Museum of Art

The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will premiere at the DMA in October 2014. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse, co-organized by the DMA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will showcase approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne to, highlight the well-established painting genre in France during the 1800s.
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Nov. 4 - Jan. 3
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Second Journey | Marie Maines

Join Mrs. Maines as she navigates her “Second Journey,” the surreal state of growing older, through a series of pastel paintings of barns and other abandoned structures. The buildings she paints are usually uninhabited, but still speak of the lives lived inside them. They seem to be waiting patiently – expectantly – ready for those lives to begin again.
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Nov. 5 - Dec. 31
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Ornament Extravaganza

A celebration of shape, color and the Holiday Season. Featuring glass ornaments from artists nationwide.
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Nov. 7-Dec. 20
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts present Javier Téllez

Video installation artist Javier Téllez makes films in collaboration with psychiatric patients and people with disabilities. Combining elements of fiction and documentary, Téllez and his collaborators rewrite familiar stories or make their own, to the point where patients participate as actors in the films. Through performances developed through role playing and improvisation, the artist and actors draw attention to questions about what is normal as well as investigating social prejudices and stereotypes. Fort Worth Contemporary Arts will present two of the artist’s films - - Caligari und der Schlafwandler, 2008 and O Rinoceronte de Dürer, 2010 - - neither of which have been shown in Texas before. Made in Berlin and Potsdam, Caligari und der Schlafwandler (2008, b/w, 27 minutes) references the famous German expressionist silent film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” 1919, which was the first film in history about a psychiatric institution. Unlike the original film, Téllez’s response does not involve a murderous crime as a plot driver, but rather his Dr. Caligari is a hypnotist who communicates with Cesare, a sleepwalker from another planet. Themes that resonate throughout the film include identity and otherness, as well as the subjective perception of space. Similar concerns are addressed in O Rinoceronte de Dürer (2010, HD colour, 41 minutes), made on location in a panoptic structure in the grounds of the Miguel Bombarda Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal. Built in 1896, the panoptic was designed as a prison for the criminally insane, according to ideas proposed by Jeremy Bentham, an 18th century philosopher and social reformer. It once housed 300 patients and was used as a prison until 2000. Téllez introduces us to characters portrayed by psychiatric patients who have imagined the lives of past inhabitants and reconstructed some of their daily activities. The title of the film references an etching of a rhinoceros by German renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. The animal was given as a gift to the King of Portugal in 1515, but later perished in a shipwreck en route to Italy. Dürer never saw the infamous rhino, but rather had to imagine its form and draw it based on written descriptions.
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Nov. 8 - Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Modern Masters of the Woodcut

Drawn entirely from the museum’s collection, the prints reveal how the American woodcut has evolved over the past century. While many of the prints retain their connections to traditional methods of woodblock printing, they all reveal a pliant medium capable of bold new forms of artistic expression. The exhibition includes prints by a number of major figures in the field, including Gustave Baumann, Paul Landacre, and Clare Leighton. Also included in the exhibition are several illustrated books featuring woodcuts or wood engravings from museum’s research library.
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Nov. 14-Dec. 20
ARTISAN CENTER Theater presents SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS

At Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, it is a Wednesday night, December 24, 1941, eighteen days after Pearl Harbor and FDR’s declaration of war. Though the war has been gaining momentum in the US for several years, the direct involvement in battle at Christmastime has brought family members from far and wide for what might be their last holiday together. The Sanders Family first performed at Mount Pleasant Baptist in June of 1938, after a five-year hiatus from the Gospel Circuit. Since then, they have returned to Mount Pleasant each year at Homecoming. This is their last performance before the war forces the group to disband. If you loved SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN you will love this holiday-themed sequel. The Sanders Family is back with their own special way of celebrating. SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS is packed with lots of Christmas carols and Gospel songs that will send you on your way singing through the rest of the holidays.
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Nov. 15-Jan. 25
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt

Jules de Balincourt was born in 1972 in Paris and currently lives in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco in 1998 and his MFA from Hunter College in New York in 2005. De Balincourt has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art, France; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Vanderbilt University.
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Nov. 15-Dec. 23
Valley House Gallery presents Bob Stuth-Wade Knocking From The Inside

Valley House Gallery is pleased to present our 9th exhibition of Bob Stuth-Wade's work. Pounding like a heart on this door of separation by painting about the other side, about the vast intimacy of the desert, about innocence in the eyes of a child, about the comfort of a small town and well-lit studio, till that cadence becomes the beat of a song that remembers, “I am knocking from the inside.
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Nov 16 - Jan 4
Dallas Arboretum presents The 12 Days of Christmas

See the new $1.6 million exhibition of dramatically designed 15-foot-tall gazebos, made for each day of the popular carol and include either life-size Victorian-costumed mannequins or whimsical animals, with music accompaniment. The Arboretum selected the same team that creates many of the elaborate sets and intricate costumes for The Dallas Opera productions to design and build this holiday exhibition. "Each gazebo is encased in glass to both protect it from the elements and to lend an almost 'music box' quality to the exhibition." During the day, guests are invited to visit the DeGolyer Estate, which will be decorated top to bottom with a collection of Byers' Choice Ltd. Christmas Caroler figurines that were collected throughout the United States and beyond.
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Nov. 20-Jan. 10
Sun to Moon Gallery 13th Anniversary Celebration

Finely crafted photographic prints by twelve photographers
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Nov. 20-Dec. 21
Theatre Three presents Civil War Christmas

A musical by Paula Vogel It’s a bitterly cold Christmas Eve in 1864 and all along the Potomac, from the White House to the battlefields, friends and foes alike find their lives strangely and poetically intertwined. This holiday musical inspiringly weaves together carols and folk songs, beautifully portraying a uniquely moving moment of our American heritage.
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Nov. 21-Dec. 21
Dallas Children's Theater presents Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts' Frosty & Friends

Join Frosty, Santa, and their friends for an all-new revue that blends a variety of musical and puppetry styles. In the magical world of Kathy Burks’ celebrated troupe, ornaments spring to life and dance along to carols, kittens frolic under the Christmas tree, and angels dance in the snow. Celebrate the spirit of the season!
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Nov. 21-Dec. 21
Dallas Children's Theater presents Miracle on 34th Street

Based on the beloved film and novel, this is a nostalgic holiday treat for the whole family! A single mother and her young daughter, Susan, have given up on Christmas... until they meet a mysterious gentleman at Macy’s claiming to be Santa Claus. This jolly Kris Kringle brings them hope and unleashes waves of goodwill throughout New York City. Could he be the real Santa Claus?
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Nov. 22 - Feb. 21
PDNB Gallery presents Experimental Photography

PDNB Gallery will feature an exhibition with many artists who have created new pathways using light to extract unique images. This group exhibition will showcase many examples of methods used such as solarization, photogram, manipulated negatives, double exposure, and more. Featured artists include Gyory Kepes, Carlotta Corpron, Ida Lansky, Barbara Maples, Luigi Veronesi, Robert Erickson, Carlos Jurado, Harold Edgerton, and Eadweard Muybridge. Experimental Photography runs Nov. 22, 2014 - Feb. 21, 2015 with an opening reception Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 5-8pm.
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Nov. 22-Jan. 13
All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas at the White House 2002

All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas at the White House 2002 will be the second in a series of exhibits that serve as the foundation for holiday celebrations at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. That year, the White House Christmas theme celebrated the important role animals play in the White House. Highlights will include featured indigenous bird ornaments designed by an artist from each of the 50 states, replicas of First Family pets that were displayed throughout the White House, and the first edition of Barney Cam, a much loved tradition through all of the President and Mrs. Bush’s time in Washington, DC.
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Nov. 22-Dec. 20
Artisan Center Theater presents Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…” Everyone knows this Christmas Holiday Classic by heart! But did you know the mouse’s name was Izzy, shut out of his snug home on Christmas Eve? Be part of Izzy’s great adventure to the North Pole where he meets Santa’s Elves, Rosie the Reindeer and comes face to face with the Abominable Snowman! Izzy and Rosie save the day, helping Santa and his Reindeer deliver the goodies just in time for Christmas morning! Packed with laughs and audience participation, this fun show ends with a lump in your throat and everyone reciting Clement Moore’s famous poem!
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Nov. 22-Jan. 4
Trains at NorthPark

See the most elaborate toy trains exhibit in Texas with trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include downtown Dallas, with the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the State Fair of Texas and the Cotton Bowl; New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; New England’s fall foliage; the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and various other highlights. The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features.
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Nov. 25-Dec. 27
Dallas Theater Center presents A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, when last season’s soldout, family favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping, special effects. A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ newest “must see” holiday tradition.
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Nov. 28-Jan. 3
Haley-Henman presents The Salon Show

A Group Exhibition with Mirtha Aertker, Henry Biber, Pierre Durand, Gisa Elwazir, Sakin Jael, Chris Kemler, Cindy Holmes, Heather Levy, Midge Lynn, Brenda McKinney, James B. Mills, Piloto, Brett Schneider, Madeleine Terry, Nicholas Troilo, Saul Waranch, Joshua West
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Nov. 28 - Jan. 4
Stage West presents The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin

It’s London, 1879, and The Explorers Club is in crisis. A woman has been proposed for membership! The members of this venerable club are in shock—who could imagine such a thing? What’s really needed here is a good stiff drink, but unfortunately, they have the worst bartender in all of London. And this is just the beginning of the hijinks in Nell Benjamin’s The Explorers Club.
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Nov. 28-Dec. 23
Casa Manana presents Here Comes Santa Claus

It’s time for the holidays, but Simon isn’t feeling so cheerful. It’s another Christmas watching his friends receive toys and presents, while the space under his tree remains empty. With the help of elves and a little bit of magic and cheer, will Simon find the true spirit of Christmas? Here Comes Santa Claus continues the time-honored tradition of spending the holiday season with Casa. This musical is suitable for all audiences.
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Nov. 29-Dec. 28
Theatre Britain presents Beauty & The Beast

Theatre Britain presents the world premiere of BEAUTY & THE BEAST A traditional British panto by Jackie Mellor-Guin Belle's family has fallen on hard times. When her father hears of a chance to regain some of his fortune, he sets off on a long journey. On his way home, empty-handed and without the gifts he promised his children, he gets lost in the forest and takes refuge in a mysterious castle. As he is leaving in the morning, he sees a beautiful rose and picks it to take home to Belle. Little does he know that the master of the house, a fearsome Beast, has decreed the penalty for picking the roses is death. The Beast promises to spare the father's life if Belle comes to live with him at the castle. The classic love story with all the usual panto ingredients - wacky characters, the Dame, a ghost, a blacklight scene and, of course, oodles of audience participation. A traditional British panto is a fairy tale told in the style of melodrama. The audience is encouraged to cheer for the good guys, boo and hiss the bad guys and join in with the characters on stage. The show works on two levels, with a story children can follow and jokes adults can appreciate.
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Dec. 3-20
One Thirty Productions presents A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show

It's December 24, 1947. Left on his own due to a winter storm, radio Station manager Bob Bennett forges ahead with the station's presentation of “A Christmas Carol,” complete with full sound effects, music and attempting to play all 22 characters. Starring Metroplex favorite, B.J. Cleveland.
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Dec. 4-27
Garland Civic Theatre presents Sunset Boulevard

Get ready for your close up! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s glorious, award winning musical will transport you into the world of film noir as SUNSET BOULEVARD weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of ‘talkies’. Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.
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Dec. 5 - 21
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls is the hilarious, shamelessly sentimental, and utterly captivating play based on the true story of a group of middle-aged British women who came upon a unique and empowering idea for raising money for leukemia research after the husband of one of their members dies. They devise an “alternative” charity calendar in the style of many popular calendars – (nearly) bare ladies! Their calendar and story earned them international fame and to date they have raised more than $5 million for their cause. As a story of friendship and good works, Calendar Girls is GLCT’s idea of the perfect holiday offering. The show is rated PG-13 for adult content and semi-nudity. In
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Dec. 5-21
DSO Christmas Pops

The Dallas Symphony's beloved traditions returns with an all-new concert featuring holiday favorites, Christmas classics, majestic choir music and a sing-along to familiar carols. Lawrence Loh, conductor Dallas Symphony Chorus: Joshua Habermann, director Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas: Cynthia Nott, director
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Dec. 5-21
Theatre Arlington Presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Theatre Arlington proudly continues our 42nd anniversary season with the hilarious holiday comedy favorite, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson. McCall’s Magazine dubbed it “an American classic”, while The Seattle Times called it “one of the best Christmas stories ever – and certainly one of the funniest.” The story was first published as a short story in McCall’s magazine, prior to being expanded into a best-selling Young Adult book, which was then adapted into a stage play, and later into a movie. The first professional production was given by the Seattle Children’s Theatre on November 26, 1982. It has continued to be a family holiday favorite ever since then.
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Dec 5-Jan 4
Watertower Theatre presents The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

Those crazy characters from Armadillo Acres, North Florida’s premier mobile living community, are back this holiday season! Everyone's filled with warmth and beer, but when a freak bout of amnesia strikes Darlene, the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza.The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical is the sequel to the smash hit original The Great American Trailer Park Musical which WaterTower Theatre audiences remember well! Contains adult language and content
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Dec. 6-21
Cara Mía Theatre presents Zoot Suit

A World Premiere Directed by a member of El Teatro Campesino’s 25th Anniversary National Tour, Rodney Garza, Zoot Suit is based on events surrounding the real-life trial of 17 wrongly convicted Mexican – American youths for the murder of José Gallardo Diaz. Zoot Suit, a high energy thought provoking musical, opening on young Henry Reyna’s final night before joining the Navy. A night of fun and freedom turn into horror as he and his gang are accused of murder. Held without bail and despite sufficient evidence, Henry is wrongfully convicted and sent to prison. Premiering on Broadway in 1978, the musical has since been toured nationally and adapted into a feature film. Zoot Suit has become a cultural staple about the lives of Mexican Americans in barrios of Los Angeles set against the backdrop of the Zoot Suit Riots and the rumblings of World War II.
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Dec. 10-Jan. 17
Dallas Center for Architecture presents Building Toys and Toy Buildings

Lincoln Logs. TinkerToys. Erector Sets. LEGO. And, of course, the humble wooden block. The timeline of the toys that we’ve used to build our fantasy buildings, towns and towers is long and varied. The Dallas Center for Architecture explores this experience in Building Toys and Toy Buildings: Architecture Through A Child’s Eyes. The exhibition includes a wide spectrum of vintage and modern toys, including unusual examples like the Eames House of Cards, AstroBrite and Girder and Panel Sets. A section of the exhibition examines a variety of blocks—from German stone Anchor Blocks dating from the early 1900’s to the colored Playskool wooden blocks that have been a part of so many toy boxes for decades. Additionally, the show looks at the various toy buildings in existence, with a special emphasis on doll houses, including one of the first Barbie Dream Houses and a house built by an architect for his daughter in the 1970’s. Also included are groups of buildings from the Fisher-Price collection and the metal toys of the Marx Company. A highlight of the show is a 6-foot tall K’Nex Ferris Wheel made up of 8,550 individual pieces. While the exhibit itself is “hands-off,” visitors will have the chance to design and build their own structure with blocks, TinkerToys and LEGOs in our “Construction Zone.”
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Dec. 11-21
South Dallas cultural Center presents A Hostile Holiday

This delightful show centers around Hostile the Crocodile and an artistic bunch of crocs, 'gators, frogs, mosquitoes and other swamp things residing during Hurricane Katrina in the fictitious High Side Swamp. The swamp’s beloved Watermain Theater is destroyed in the storm and all must work together to rebuild it. There's no time for Hostile's bad attitude 'cause the show must go on in time for Christmas!
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Dec. 12-20
OhLook Theater presents Scrooge's Groovy Christmas

Scrooge's Groovy Christmas is an adaptation of the Dickens classic by Matt Lord. Watch Scrooge visit his past, present and future 70's style, after eating a bowl of mushroom soup! Jacob Marley becomes Bob Marley in this hilarious rendition you don't want to miss. Scrooge’s Groovy Christmas is an OhLook signature late night show, with performances at 11 pm. Feel free to bring your own “holiday cheer”.
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Dec. 13-21
Christmas on Main

Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main! With the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths and set aglow with twinkling lights that children of all ages can enjoy. Tractor-drawn wagon rides will depart behind the Gazebo during select hours. Rides are $1 per person, per ride, proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Nash Farm.
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Dec. 12-21
Denton Community Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Classic Christmas tale by Charles Dickens.
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Dec. 12-21
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents EMMA by Jane Austen

Matchmaker Emma Woodhouse has just moved on to her newest “project” - a sweet, but modest girl named Harriet Smith. Having played matchmaker for her governess, vivacious Emma is determined to find Harriet an impressive suitor in spite of her lacking social standing. But as Emma becomes entangled in the romantic lives of her friends and acquaintances, she unwittingly falls in love with the least likely of bachelors in this lighthearted take of gossip, matrimony, and misunderstanding.
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Dec. 12-27
Texas Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater ushers in the holiday season with its traditional performance of The Nutcracker. Clara receives a mysterious Nutcracker from her godfather and it becomes the center for an astonishing dream. Come join Clara on her magical journey as she travels with a Nutcracker turned Prince to The Land of Sweets where she is treated to a celebration of sweets from around the world who dance just for her. Filled with enchantment and wonder, The Nutcracker is a delightful addition to any holiday celebration. Flying carpets, snow, and our talented dancers make this show unforgettable.
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Dec. 13 - 20
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Holiday Trail of Lights

Holiday Trail of Lights brings the Beauty of Holiday Season into Nature On December 13th, 19th & 20th from 6:30-9 P.M., hundreds of families will bundle up and experience the 6th annual Holiday Trail of Lights. Designed to enhance, not overpower, the beautiful nature sanctuary, the warm ambiance of this half-mile walking trail makes this event the most unique holiday light display in North Texas. Children and the young at heart will enjoy the opportunity to have a professional photo taken with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting. Hot beverages and treats will be available for purchase. Family-friendly entertainment will complement the holiday atmosphere. Local musicians will delight audiences with live holiday music in the Heard outdoor amphitheater. Strolling carolers will sing for guests as they walk through the museum and grounds. Visitors to this holiday fundraiser will support the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary and have fun with the whole family.
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Dec. 13-23
North Pole Express

Create a unique "Family Christmas Memory" aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's North Pole Express®. Your North Pole Express experience includes: • A train ride that will be full of fun and holiday spirit; • Commemorative cup of Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk for all; • Commemorative gift for all children; • Journey through a Christmas tree maze; • An appearance by Santa and • a keepsake photo with Santa for each family!
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Dec. 14 & 21
Church of the Incarnation presents Lessons & Carols

The venerable service of “Lessons and Carols” takes place at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 3966 McKinney Ave., Dallas, with familiar choral settings and scriptural accounts that look ahead to the birth of Jesus Christ, Son of God. The Church of the Incarnation is renowned for the beauty and solemnity with which choir and selected readers unfold the Christmas narrative according to a much-loved pattern dating from 1918.
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Dec. 16-21
RUDOLPH  the RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut, delighting audiences across the country. Fifty years later, the longest running and highest rated television special comes to life, live on stage with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical featuring the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly-jolly cast of iconic characters. Rudolph and friends, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, help Santa save Christmas this holiday season.
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Dec. 17-28
ATTPAC Broadway Series presents Once

Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
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Dec. 18
Apex Arts League presents FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Holiday Brass Performance

Join FWSO Assistant Conductor Daniel Black and the Fort Worth Symphony Brass Ensemble, with special guests the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir, in a performance of holiday favorites including Deck the Halls, Angels We Have Heard on High, Carol of the Bells, and Joy to the World.
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Dec. 18
Concert Bells of Fort Worth Christmas Portraits

What does Christmas look like? That may sound like an odd question, 
but most of us can picture answers 
almost before we start thinking about it. 
What do you picture? Is it snow? 
Grandma‘s house? Parties? 
A candlelight service? 
Santa and his reindeer? This winter, let Concert Bells share all 
those images with you and bring them to a different kind of life. We‘ll be painting portraits of all the season‘s moments through 
pictures, stories, and especially music. 
So join us for a Christmas concert of a different color, where the familiar sights unfold into soundscapes you can enter into and dwell in.
Concert Bells of Fort Worth is dedicated to musical 
excellence through artistic handbell performance.
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Dec. 18
Texas Boys Choir Christmas Festival Concert

Texas Boys Choir presents its 2014 Christmas Festival Concert featuring all performing choirs of the organization. The story of Christmas is told through the reading of Scripture and original poetry, performances by the choirs and congregational singing of carols. Come hear the boys as they share music samplings, both ancient and modern, from around the world.
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Dec. 18
Brazos Chamber Orchestra presents "All Is Well"

Christmas Cantata Featuring Healing Heart Chorus And Christmas Favorites
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Dec. 18
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

The Christmas season is filled with music and we hope you’ll join us at one of our three performances. Our most popular concerts of the season will feature motets both old and new conveying both the warmth and joy of the season. Motets by Praetorius, Hildegard, Ferko, Whitbourn, Willan, Khvoshchinsky and others will be featured as well as our annual carol sing along.
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Dec. 18
Symphony Arlington presents Holidays with the Symphony

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 18-21
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Jangled

Each holiday season we are inundated with messages, noises, pressures, and commitments that can sometimes leave us...well... "Jangled." Join TCC for our traditional and beloved holiday concert as we rediscover the true spirit of the holidays and celebrate this truly magical season.
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dec. 19
Carrollton Wind Symphony Sounds of The Season

They'll perform Greensleeves, Jingle Bells Fantasy, a medley of other holiday favorites, and of course the classic Sleigh Ride!
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Dec. 19
Garland Symphony presents Holidays with the Symphony

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 19
Irving Symphonic Band presents A Musical Wonderland

The Irving Symphonic Band marches into the Holidays with the sounds of the season.
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Dec. 19
One Starry Night

Bethlehem comes to life in this interactive experience at Wilshire Baptist Church on Friday, Dec. 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For families and people of all ages. Live animals. Costumed characters. The story of Christmas jumps off the pages of the Bible and becomes real life. All are welcome. It's all free.
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Dec. 20
Concert Bells of Fort Worth present Christmas Portraits

What does Christmas look like? That may sound like an odd question, 
but most of us can picture answers 
almost before we start thinking about it. 
What do you picture? Is it snow? 
Grandma‘s house? Parties? 
A candlelight service? 
Santa and his reindeer? This winter, let Concert Bells share all 
those images with you and bring them to a different kind of life. We‘ll be painting portraits of all the season‘s moments through 
pictures, stories, and especially music. 
So join us for a Christmas concert of a different color, where the familiar sights unfold into soundscapes you can enter into and dwell in.
Concert Bells of Fort Worth is dedicated to musical 
excellence through artistic handbell performance.
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Dec. 20
The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Winter Solstice Celebration

The 2014 Winter Solstice Celebration in Oak Cliff will see entertainment, various ceremonies, storytelling, children’s crafts, and fortune telling throughout the evening, indoors and out. There is no admission or parking fee, but please bring a canned good for the needy and, if you have any, empty ink or toner cartridges for the recycling program. Donations will be graciously accepted to cover the cost of the event and performers will accept tips for the time and talent they are donating. For more information including performers and schedules, check the website.
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Dec. 20 & 21
Allen Civic ballet presents the Nutcracker

Follow Clara as she embarks on a journey through the Land of Snow to the Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Kingdom of the Sweets. Live musical accompaniment by the Allen Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
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Dec. 20
Dallas bach Society presents Messiah Sing-Along

Building on momentum and tremendous response from last season’s Messiah Sing- Along, this season’s performance will feature both Premium/General Admission seating. SATB Seating will be organized at the concert for people who want to sit in Choral sections.
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Dec. 20
Holiday Fun Day at the Irving Arts Center

Making Crowns and Jewelry inspired by the Peruvian Gold* exhibition and creating holiday greeting cards with the Irving Art Association.
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dec. 20
Las Colinas Symphony presents Holidays with the Symphony

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 20
Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents A Dickens Christmas!

Just imagine Christmases past... and present... with characters from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"! Actors from the Mesquite Community Theatre take us back into the past, with music from jolly old England like Vaughn Williams' Fantasia on "Greensleeves" and Delius's own version of "Sleigh Ride." Then they bring us back to the present for Christmas carols and our annual holiday pops sing-along. It's a family evening of fun, nostalgia and holiday favorites!
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Dec. 20
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

Our most popular concerts of the season will feature motets both old and new conveying both the warmth and joy of the season. Motets by Praetorius, Hildegard, Ferko, Whitbourn, Willan, Khvoshchinsky and others will be featured as well as our annual carol sing along.
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Dec. 20
Plano Symphony HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Over 3,100 patrons set attendance records for the 2013 “Home for the Holidays” concerts, one of Collin County’s most popular holiday traditions. With nearly 200 musicians, “Home for the Holidays” includes seasonal favorites for large orchestra and chorus, the popular audience sing-along, visitors from the North Pole, humor, the great pipe organ at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, and surprises. The 2014 concerts also feature Acoustix, a quartet with all four members part of The Vocal Majority. Acoustix is known for their diverse blend of gospel, Americana, patriotic selections, jazz, a touch of barbershop harmony and, of course, the sounds of the season. Enjoy happy holidays with your Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Dec. 20 & 21
The 30th Annual Tuzer Ballet Nutcracker

Tuzer Ballet presents its 30th annual production of the holiday ballet, Peter Tchaikovsky's, The Nutcracker. Whether you are experiencing it as a family tradition or discovering the magic for the first time, the memory of this beloved ballet will stay with you forever. Come and be transported to the wondrous world of swirling snowflakes, magical gifts and the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
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Dec. 20-Jan. 5
The Perot Museum presents Winter Wonderland Demonstrations

Beginning Dec. 20, as part of the Perot Museum’s 2nd birthday celebration, Museum educators will roll-out special seasonal demonstrations that will run throughout the holiday season. From live shows with cold habitat animals from the Dallas Zoo, to experiments with super-cold liquid nitrogen, the Perot Museum takes birthday festivities to a winter wonderland extreme: • Hear a winter tale read aloud at Story Time, daily 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. • Animal Adventures with the Dallas Zoo, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1 and 2 p.m. • Fruit DNA Extraction, daily 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. • Extreme Freeze Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations, daily 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. • Snow: Polymer Science, daily Dec. 26 – Jan. 3 at 5 p.m. • Science on the Spot featuring wintry demonstrations, daily 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
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Dec. 21


Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time ever on their Winter Tour 2014, beginning on November 13th. Don't miss this tour as this album features one of the band's most popular songs, 'Christmas Canon.' Dec. 21 7:30 p.m.
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dec. 21
Artes de la Rosa presents Holiday Concert featuring the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble

Deck the halls with the Fort Worth Symphony Brass Ensemble and Assistant Conductor Daniel Black in a performance of holiday favorites featuring special guests, the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir.
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Dec. 21
East Dallas Christian Church presents Sing We Now of Christmas

Keith Critcher conducts the Chancel Choir, Bell Choir and Children’s Choir in a glorious array of Christmas music – a gift for the holiday, presented FREE of charge. A highlight of the program is the powerful GLORIA by John Rutter. Alison Read, harpist, and David Cooper, principal French horn of the Dallas Symphony are among the guest artists who’ll perform.
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Dec. 21
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

The Christmas season is filled with music and we hope you’ll join us at one of our three performances. Our most popular concerts of the season will feature motets both old and new conveying both the warmth and joy of the season. Motets by Praetorius, Hildegard, Ferko, Whitbourn, Willan, Khvoshchinsky and others will be featured as well as our annual carol sing along.
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Dec. 21
Plano Symphony HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Over 3,100 patrons set attendance records for the 2013 “Home for the Holidays” concerts, one of Collin County’s most popular holiday traditions. With nearly 200 musicians, “Home for the Holidays” includes seasonal favorites for large orchestra and chorus, the popular audience sing-along, visitors from the North Pole, humor, the great pipe organ at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, and surprises. The 2014 concerts also feature Acoustix, a quartet with all four members part of The Vocal Majority. Acoustix is known for their diverse blend of gospel, Americana, patriotic selections, jazz, a touch of barbershop harmony and, of course, the sounds of the season. Enjoy happy holidays with your Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Dec. 21
The Irish Tenors

Backed for the first time by the Allen Philharmonic, The Irish Tenors will bring their Premiere Irish Christmas Celebration Tour to Allen Event Center. Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan have been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998, with sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl and major concert halls throughout the world.
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Dec. 22 & 23
Collin County Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

Collin County Ballet Theatre presents "The Nutcracker" featuring the Plano Symphony Orchestra. International Guest Artist Adiarys Almieda will return to the Eisemann to dazzle the stage performing the role of the elegant Sugar Plum Fairy with her husband Joseph Gatti as the Sugar Plum Cavalier. Russian Ballerina & CCBT Artist in Residence Iuliia Ilina will perform the radiant Snow Queen. Kirt Hathaway will return to the stage and perform the role of the magical Herr Drosselmeyer joined by Bruce Wood Project artist and SMU Faculty member Albert Drake will be featured in the spectacular Russian Trepak.
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Dec. 22
Dallas Bach Society presents Handel’s Messiah

A complete performance of Handel’s Messiah featuring the Dallas Bach Choir and Orchestra, with soloists Ava Pine, Soprano, Drew Minter, Countertenor, Dann Coakwell, Tenor, and David Grogan, Bass.
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Dec. 23
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary Winter's Wonderland

Looking for something fun to do as a family? Designed for kids and adults to attend together, each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor and outdoor activities as well as a take home project. Ever wonder what animals and plants do to survive the winter? Join us as we explore how nature prepares for winter as we meet one of our animal ambassadors, make a winter themed ornament, and take a hike on the sanctuary. Ages: 5 to adult Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 yrs or older. Each adult may be accompanied by up to 4 children. Tuition: non-members $23/person; members $20/person Please wear clothing appropriate for spending time outside walking on uneven terrain. Pre-registration required.
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Dec. 23
Dallas Winds present Christmas at the Meyerson

concert of Christmas favorites
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Dec. 24
Broadway Baptist Church presents Lessons and Carols

Through music and scripture readings, this service follows the tradition of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols established by King's College, Cambridge University. The service features the Chancel Choir and the Festival Brass.
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Dec. 24
37th Annual Merry TubaChristmas Concert

Come one, come all to the Merry TUBACHRISTMAS concert on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Thanks-Giving Square! A group of more than 175 area tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, and baritone players will present their 37th annual Dallas concert of holiday carols. This year�s guest conductor will be Dr. Jeff Baker, professor of tuba at Texas A&M- Commerce.
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dec. 27-Jan. 4
Dallas Children's Theater presents Lone Star Circus' Oh là là

Back by popular demand! Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable circus extravaganza featuring an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns, and more. Produced by the award-winning Lone Star Circus, this sensational and joyous circus spectacular is a holiday tradition enjoyed by the whole family.
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Dec. 29
Lewisville Lake Symphony Chamber Concert

A talented trio of musicians, who have won acclaim all over the world for their performances, will play works by Poulenc, Debussy, Persichetti, and Ibert on December 29 as The Lewisville Lake Symphony presents the second of four International Chamber Concerts this season. The trio of musicians include flutist Krystin Son, harpist Megan Kruitbosch, and pianist Shuo-Hui (Sophie) Hung. Ms Son has performed at Carnegie Hall and has been a featured soloist with many orchestras, including the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Seoul Academy Symphony Orchestra. Ms Kruitbosch performs regularly at harp festivals in Georgia and New York and plays with the UNT Symphony Orchestra. Ms Hung has been soloist with a numerous distinguished orchestras in Taiwan and was selected as a participant in the Aspen Music Festival and School, performing in a spotlight concert during the festival residency. The three musicians have won numerous national and international awards and are students at the University of North Texas.
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Dec. 30
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary Dino Olympics

Looking for something fun to do as a family? Designed for kids and adults to attend together, each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor and outdoor activities as well as a take home project. Are you as fast or as tall as a dinosaur? Find out as you compare your feats with some dinosaur records. Enjoy a guided hike through the Dinosaurs Live! exhibit, meet a modern day reptile, and make a pre-historic themed craft to take home. Ages: 5 to adult Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 yrs or older. Each adult may be accompanied by up to 4 children. Tuition: non-members $23/person; members $20/person Please wear clothing appropriate for spending time outside walking on uneven terrain. Pre-registration required.
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DEC. 30-JAN. 4
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS BLUE MAN GROUP

THE THEATRICAL TOUR FEATURES BRAND NEW CONTENT HIGHLIGHTED BY CLASSIC BLUE MAN FAVORITES. THE NEW SOUND, SET, AND VIDEO DESIGN CENTERING AROUND A PROSCENIUM-SIZED LED CURTAIN AND HIGH-RESOLUTION SCREEN CREATE AN ENTIRELY NEW, HIGH-IMPACT VISUAL EXPERIENCE FOR BROADWAY HOUSES ACROSS THE NATION. BLUE MAN GROUP HAS RECEIVED PRAISE FROM CRITICS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE BALTIMORE SUN RAVES, “BLUE MAN GROUP PACKS A WALLOP. IT’S A BIG, LOUD, FUNNY, SILLY, VISUALLY ARRESTING PRODUCTION!” THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER SAYS BLUE MAN GROUP IS “A HUGELY ENTERTAINING SHOW FOR ANYONE AGES 9 TO 90”. THE SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS PROCLAIMS IT’S “AN EXHILARATING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, LAUGH-YOURSELF-SILLY EVENING OF PERCUSSION-HEAVY ROCK MUSIC, COMEDY AND PLAYFUL COMMENTARY.”
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Dec. 31
Fort Worth Symphony presents Swingin' New Year's Eve

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing! Let the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Mike Berkowitz fill your New Year's Eve with the hottest standards of the swing era. Hits like "Sing Sing Sing," and Count Basie's "One O-Clock Jump" along with your favorite Sinatra, Glen Miller and Henry Mancini tunes will have you dancing in the aisles all night long!
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Dec. 31
Redneck Tenors Live! A New Year's Eve Concert benefitting the OhLook Performing Arts Center

Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge are returning to Lewisville as the 3 Redneck Tenors! Singing everything from contemporary pop to, of course, opera, these 3 Rednecks have performed in houses worldwide including the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Opera House, and Theater Neue Flora. In concert, The Boys throw in stand up comedy and improv along with glorious breathtaking voices that will leave you standing on your feet with excitement. Join these Rednecks at The Grand Theatre in Lewisville for The 3 Redneck Tenors Live! A New Year's Eve Concert benefitting the OhLook Performing Arts Center. Prepare to be wowed by specialty performances from OhLook top performers during the second act of this glorious New Year's Eve concert.
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Dec. 31
Dallas Bach Society presents Brandenburg Concertos, Complete

Ring in the New Year with the Dallas Bach Society with a performance of J.S. Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concertos. The Society is joined by virtuoso instrumentalists from around the U.S. for a festive performance of Bach’s greatest instrumental music, the set of Concerts à plusieurs instruments which he offered to the Margrave of Brandenburg. While this manuscript failed in its purpose of procuring a court position for the composer, and indeed languished unplayed for a century, the Brandenburg Concertos are Bach’s greatest instrumental music and have provided endless enjoyment for music lovers since they were popularized in the nineteenth century.
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Dec. 31 - Jan. 1
Keith & Margo’s Murder Mystery Midnight Madness

Keith & Margo’s 24th Annual Murder Mystery Midnight Madness on Wednesday December 31, 2014 8:30 PM - 1:00 AM. $139.00 per person incl. reception, gourmet dinner, champagne at midnight, drink ticket, cash bar, Comedy Mystery, dancing, prizes, party favors, balloon drop, taxes, tips. Add $130 for Guest Room (double occupancy), Breakfast for Two. Omni Park West Hotel, 1590 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75234. Reservations murdermysterytexas.com/locations/dallas/nye-omni-park-west/ or 972-263-5178.
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Dec. 31
New Year’s Eve with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Ring in the New Year with style and celebrate the most festive night of the year with the Dallas Symphony! Enjoy an elegant Viennese-inspired concert featuring waltzes and your favorite classics.
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Jan. 1-Feb. 1
Dallas Theater Center presents THE BOOK CLUB PLAY

Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: book club. But when her book club becomes the subject of a film documentary their discussions about life and literature take a hilarious turn. Add a club-crashing newcomer along with some provocative book titles and the club’s long-intertwined group dynamics begin to unravel as the friends start to read between the lines.
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Jan. 2
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary presents Bird Tweets

Looking for something fun to do as a family? Designed for kids and adults to attend together, each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor and outdoor activities as well as a take home project. Winter is a great time to bird watch. Learn some basic bird info and take a brief bird walk on our sanctuary. Make a decorative bird feeder “tweet” to take home to share with your feathered backyard friends. Ages: 5 to adult Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 yrs or older. Each adult may be accompanied by up to 4 children. Tuition: non-members $23/person; members $20/person Please wear clothing appropriate for spending time outside walking on uneven terrain. Pre-registration required.
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Jan. 2-31
Artisan Center Theater presents ALL SHOOK UP

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY Get ready to shake things up in Artisan’s first show of 2015 with the musical comedy ALL SHOOK UP, featuring 24 of Elvis Presley’s unforgettable hits! It’s a wonderfully entertaining celebration of life – one that anyone, of any age, can enjoy. It’s written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro and features such classic songs as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and many others. Set during the 1950’s in a town void of much joy or any real excitement, things definitely get shaken up when a guitar-playing motorcycle riding, oozing with machismo stranger named Chad passes through. He changes the struggling Midwest town forever with only the power of love and, of course, rock-and-roll. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” there’s lots of unrequited love and mistaken identities. This is clever, fresh fun with great music and high-energy dancing that will knock your socks off.
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Jan. 3
BEN FOLDS with the Fort Worth Symphony

Back by popular demand, Ben Folds will return to the Bass Performance Hall stage. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter will join the FWSO in a one-night-only performance, featuring fan favorites and his new piano concerto!
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Jan. 3
Chamber Music Society of fort Worth presents Legends of Their Time

Dicterow-deMaine-Biegel Piano Trio with Jeffery Biegel, piano; Glenn Dicterow, violin, and Robert deMaine, cello. Also, Gary Levinson, violin; Karen Dreyfus, viola. Suk, Elegie, Op. 23; Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8; Dohnányi, Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1
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Jan. 3, 10 & 17
Plano Metropolitan Ballet presents Beauty and the Beast

Enjoy an original rendition of Beauty and the Beast performed by local student dancers ages 10–18.
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Jan. 3 & 4
The 39th Annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival at University Christian Church

This celebration of the victory of good over evil is perhaps the oldest continuing festival of the Christmas season. It began as a holiday tradition in the grand manor houses of England, and was brought to America during colonial days. There's never a dull moment in this fast moving presentation, which is loaded with surprise entrances and exits by the performers.
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Jan. 5 - 28
Keller Public Arts Abstract Impressionism

Arlington resident and professional artist Vern Johnson will share his work with the community during the month of January. Mr. Johnson spent 26 years as an "in-house" designer and consultant designer to furniture and product manufacturers in California and Texas. He chose a new career path along with the change of the centuries when he became a fulltime professional artist. "As a full time painter, I am free to pursue my own passions. Free to set my own objectives and solutions without committees."
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Jan. 6
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff presents A Documentary on Fracking–Free to the Public

“Gasland 2” is January’s offering from the First Tuesday Social Justice Films at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75233. The film will be shown on January 6 at 7:00 pm.There is no admission charged. Refreshments are provided. Audience discussion will follow. “In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide). “GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox's words ‘contaminating our democracy’.” http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/about-the-film Each month, First Tuesday Social Justice Films hosts free, public screenings of socially relevant films followed by audience talk back. The Festival is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center.
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Jan. 8-11
Dallas Symphony presents Paganini

Newly-appointed artist-in-residence Conrad Tao brings his energy and spirit to Rachmaninoff's virtuosic concerto. Former DSO Music Director Eduardo Mata is remembered on the 20th anniversary of his death in a performance of Carlos Chávez's Sinfonia India, a work loved by Mata and performed on the first concert at the Meyerson.
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Jan. 8-11
Junior Players present In the Heights

In the Heights presents the universal story of a vibrant immigrant community seeking their 21st century version of the American dream. With Grammy Award-winning music and lyrics as well as a book by 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, In The Heights is a cleverly crafted mixture of comedy and heart set to a lusty new beat. The rich and eclectic score is a joyous mix of hip-hop, rap, jazz, pop, salsa, and merengue. Set on the pulsing streets of the vibrant New York neighborhood of Washington Heights, this musical is a non-stop dance spectacular.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 8
Theatre Three presents Tru

Written by Jay Presson Allen, this tour-de-force one-man show performed by Greater Tuna’s Jaston Williams reveals a lonely Truman Capote soothing himself with pills, vodka, cocaine, and chocolate truffles as he muses about his checkered life and career.
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Jan. 9 - March 7
Video Association of Dallas presents Dallas Medianale

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary will host the Video Association of Dallas, the organization behind the annual Dallas VideoFest, and its new production The Dallas Medianale in January and February of 2015. The Dallas Medianale will consist of installations, screenings, and intermedia performances in the galleries and black box theater of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, showcasing the work of internationally renowned artists working in film and video. These works will range from iconic works of early video art to immersive performances with radical repurposing of obsolete video technology. We will revisit pioneers of early computer films alongside bleeding-edge experiments in moving images and interactivity. Artists featured in the various exhibitions and events will include Bruce Nauman, Joe Sola, Francis Alÿs, Gary Hill, Owen Kydd, John Whitney, James Whitney, Jennifer Reeder, Kyle Evans and James Connolly of Cracked Ray Tube, Sean Miller, Liz Larsen of LZX Industries, William Sarradet, Andrew Blanton, and many more. Dates: January 9th – Screenings and Performances in the MAC’s Black Box Theater January 10th – Cracked Ray Tube Workshop at Oil and Cotton, Screenings at the MAC’s Black Box Theater. January 17th – Opening of first exhibition of installations in the MAC’s galleries. February 13th – Opening of second exhibition “Call and Response” - installations in the MAC’s galleries, screening of films from Experimental Response Cinema. March 17th – Closing evening event in the MAC’s galleries.
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Jan. 9-11
Fort Worth Symphony presents GRAMMY-WINNING PERCUSSION

Pulitzer Prize winner and returning FWSO Composer-in-Residence Jennifer Higdon makes a welcome appearance in the symphonic line-up when percussionist Collin Currie performs her Grammy-winning Percussion Concerto. Rachmaninoff's monumental Symphony No. 2 travels from turmoil to triumph, closing the concert with a blazing fanfare.
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Jan. 10
Entertainment Series of Irving presents SAX-Sational Featuring Rob Verdi

This show offers audiences a glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones ever manufactured and pays tribute to legendary artists who contributed to the development of jazz and the popularity of the sax. Rob Verdi works and shares the stage with local high school students, sharing his knowledge of music and performance. Verdi holds a music education degree and helped to form the Side Street Strutters Jazz Band in 1983.
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Jan. 10
The Texas A&M University Singing Cadets

Enjoy the ''Voice of Aggieland'' as this premier men's chorus shares the spirit and traditions of Texas A&M through music. The Cadets will showcase their versatility by performing selections of patriotic, collegiate, sacred, Broadway and comic musical genres. Since 1893, the Singing Cadets have garnered the acclaim of thousands, including presidents of the United States, and will thrill your family as well.
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Jan. 11
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Jeremy Collins, Guitar

A recording artist and winner of numerous awards and competitions, Jeremy Collins brings his brilliant technique to this recital, featuring original compositions from his album, Winter Dream.
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Jan. 11
Spring Soiree Bridal Show

The big Spring Soiree by Soiree Boutique Bridal Shows, Inc. will take place at the absolutely gorgeous (and wildly popular with our brides!) Occasions at Stone River, on Sunday, January 11th from noon - 4 pm. Look for fabulous Spring 2015 bridal looks, premier area wide wedding professionals, a beautiful bridal style fashion show, tastings from the very craveable Occasions catering menu, live entertainment, a groom's area, dove releases, and let's not forget the amazing prizes and much more! Brides can register for early free tickets now at www.SoireeBoutiqueBridalShows.Com, otherwise, tickets will be $12 at the door, (and fyi...the more people you bring with you to the show, the more Grand Prize drawings entries you'll receive!!)
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Jan. 11
The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor, Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital The two o’clock recital will also feature the exciting and accomplished playing of Mr. Polenzani’s frequent recording partner, pianist Julius Drake.
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Jan. 11
TowerArts Concert: Amahl and the Night Visitors

Celebrating the Epiphany of our Lord, soloists, choir and chamber orchestra present Gian Carlo Menotti's moving drama about the Three Kings and the healing power of Christ's love.
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Jan. 11
VOCES INTIMAE: eMBRACE: Journey Through Life

Featuring Kristen Lassiter, Soprano Laura Mercado-Wright, Mezzo-soprano Anastasia Markina, Piano Repertoire Heggie, Facing Forward, looking back Schumann, Frauenliebe und-leben Beecher, Three Immigrant Songs
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Jan. 14-18
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Disney’s Beauty and the beast

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest"
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Jan. 15 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Audubon’s Beasts

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Jan. 15
First Baptist Dallas presents Singing Men of North central Texas

Organized in 1974, this group of six regional choirs is composed primarily of music ministers and music directors associated with area churches. This group has participated in Christian outreach efforts around the world, as well as the State of Texas. The program will include some classic anthems, gospel hymns, music from the Ukraine, and a patriotic tribute to our men and women of the Armed Forces.
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Jan. 15
Fort Worth Symphony presents An Evening with Kholodenko and Friends

featuring Vadym Kholodenko An intimate chamber concert at the Kimbell Art Museum. Vadym Kholodenko will perform Brahms's Clarinet Trio in A minor, op. 114, Poulenc's Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano, FP 43, and Brahms's Horn Trio in E-flat, op. 40, with members of the FWSO.
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Jan. 15
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church presents Mario Frangoulis In Concert

Athens-based Frangoulis is often described as the “powerhouse” tenor with a range from rock to opera, pop to folk. Mentored by the legendary Marilyn Horne and trained vocally and theatrically, Frangoulis attended both London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Julliard School in New York. A recipient of the Maria Callas award, he has performed on stage, in films and concerts, and on television in roles as diverse as Marius in Les Miserables to Tony in West Side Story. He’s also performed live with the Boston Pops and just completed his second collaboration with PBS on a special concert in Athens, Greece at the Herodes Atticus Amphitheatre at the Acropolis.
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Jan. 16
Eisemann Center Presents Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX

Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of the rock group STYX. The Chicago-based band originated in 1962 when 14 year old DeYoung and brothers John and Chuck Panozzo gathered in the basement of his childhood home to form one of America's most successful and enduring bands. STYX has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and DeYoung has written eight of their nine top ten singles. STYX was the only band to ever record four consecutive triple platinum albums. He wrote and sang several classics including: Lady, Come Sail Away, Best of Times, Mr. Roboto, Show Me the Way, Desert Moon, Don't Let It End, and the 1979 Peoples Choice Award winner, Babe.
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Jan. 16 - Feb. 1
Theatre Arlington presents Boeing-Boeing

Meet self-styled Parisian lothario, Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline stewardess with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until schedule changes bring all three to his apartment at the same time.
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Jan. 16 & 17
Dallas Symphony ReMix: Appalachian Spring

Enjoy cocktails in the hall and transcend into idealistic America with music from Copland and Adams! Afterwards, meet and mingle with the musicians. Case Scaglione conducts
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Jan. 17
Dallas Symphony presents organist Cameron Carpenter

This extravagantly talented artist displays dazzling technique on the Meyerson's Fisk Opus 100 organ.
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Jan. 17
Plano Symphony presents THE ROYAL FAMILY OF GUITAR

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR CELIN ROMERO, GUITAR PEPE ROMERO, GUITAR CELINO ROMERO, GUITAR LITO ROMERO, GUITAR Rossini: Overture to William Tell Selections by the Romeros Ravel: Alborada del gracioso Rodrigo: Concierto Andaluz for 4 Guitars and Orchestra Respighi: Pines of Rome
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Jan. 17-Feb. 7
Undermain Theatre presents The Flick

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2013 OBIE Award, Playwriting winner. 2013 New York Critics Circle Award, Best Play In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and big heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
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Jan. 17
Voices of Change present SoundBites XXXVI

Join us for another in our series of SoundBites featuring delicious wine tastings and live performances of new music. ⋅Lively conversation ⋅Excellent wines ⋅Brilliant new music performed live
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Jan. 18
DSO on the GO: Southlake

Experience the colorful facets of the Dallas Symphony. The sparkling rhythms of a Vivaldi violin concerto, an enchanting symphony by Schubert and the timeless beauty of Tchaikovsky will set spirits soaring. KARINA CANELLAKIS CONDUCTS
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Jan. 18
Voices of Change present Fanfare for Forty Years

Celebrating 40 years of modern classical music Benjamin Britten: Fanfare for St. Edmondsbury (three trumpets) Britten: Fantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings Mark Adamo: The Racer’s Widow (mezzo-soprano, cello, piano) Ernest Bloch: Piano Quintet #1
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Jan. 21
Fort Worth Opera Regional Premiere of Dog Days

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) will introduce audiences to their revolutionary 2015 regional premiere, Dog Days, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. during their first Opera Overture event of the year at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Designed to pull back the curtain on the lesser-known works of the company’s annual spring festival, this Opera Overture will explore the inspiration for and important themes at play in the groundbreaking opera Dog Days by David T. Little and Royce Vavrek—the creative team behind FWOpera’s 2016 world premiere commission JFK. In a conversation moderated by FWOpera General Director Darren K. Woods, Little and Vavrek, along with the Dog Days’ producer Beth Morrison, will candidly discuss the work and the importance of new opera. Additionally, guests will hear live performances of excerpts from Dog Days by FWOpera’s Studio Artists and will watch segments from the opera’s 2012 world premiere performance through exclusive multimedia components.
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Jan. 22-25
Dallas Symphony presents Beethoven's First

DSO Principal French Horn David Cooper takes center stage in Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. The song cycle, composed at the request of legendary hornist Dennis Brain, features settings of British poets and reflects on the concept of night, from its most peaceful to its most sinister. Two "firsts" complete the concert program - the first Brandenburg Concerto of Bach and Beethoven's debut symphony.
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Jan. 22-Feb. 14
Garland Civic Theatre presents Bad Seed

A chilling masterpiece of suspense! This classic thriller from Broadway asks, what happens to ordinary families when they must come to grips with the question..
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Jan. 23
UT Dallas presents Jim Riggs and The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra

Saxophonist Jim Riggs and The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra initiate the spring 2015 season with their brand of “big band jazz.” The Orchestra includes musicians from the renowned University of North Texas jazz faculty. Individuals in the orchestra have performed with giants of jazz such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Buddy Rich.
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Jan. 23-25
Kenny G with the FWSO

Superstar Kenny G joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for three unforgettable performances! Relax to the mellow sounds of Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and highest-selling instrumental musician of our time, as he performs hits like "Havana," "Forever in Love," "Heart and Soul," "Silhouette" and "My Heart Will Go On."
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Jan. 23
UT Dallas presents Jim Riggs and The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra

Saxophonist Jim Riggs and The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra initiate the spring 2015 season with their brand of “big band jazz.” The Orchestra includes musicians from the renowned University of North Texas jazz faculty. Individuals in the orchestra have performed with giants of jazz such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Buddy Rich.
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Jan. 23-Feb. 20
VALUE ADDED, Opening Reception


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Jan. 25
Credo Choir presents Street Requiem

Famed mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade will join Credo Choir, the Dallas Street Choir, and the Richland College Chamber Singers in a performance of Street Requiem, by Australian composers, Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne, and Jonathon Welch. Street Requiem, a 40-minute work scored for mixed choir, soloists, and chamber ensemble, aims to bring a sense of peace, remembrance, and hope to communities struggling with homelessness and street violence. The work is neither secular nor religious, but is intended to be spiritual and includes English and African lyrics, as well as traditional Latin texts. While at times deeply moving, the work is optimistic and uplifting, and employs gospel, Celtic, neo-Romantic, neo-Baroque, and contemporary compositional styles and instrumentation to reflect the multicultural and multi-faith traditions of modern city living.
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Jan. 25-26
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 1

An Unabridged Staged Reading With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war while his son Prince Hal pals around London’s taverns and brothels with the notorious Sir John Falstaff. The onset of war thrusts Hal and Falstaff into the brutal reality of battle where Hal is forced to face his responsibility to his family and his country.
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Jan. 25
Transfigured Nights presents Kimberly Marshall, organist

Internationally-acclaimed organist Kimberly Marshall performs a recital of works entitled A Dance through Time. The program will include music by Scheidemann, Frescobaldi, Buxtehude, Bach and Pamela Decker.
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Jan. 26
Artbeat presents In the Mood

IN THE MOOD celebrates America's Greatest Generation through the jazzy, sentimental and patriotic music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s.
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Jan. 27
Dallas Winds presentBAND GEEKS FOREVER

The best & brightest band students in North Texas join the seasoned pros of the DWS! Audience favorites by Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz and Paul Hindemith.
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Jan. 28
Shaping Sound

Created by Emmy Award-nominated choreographers TRAVIS WALL, NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers.
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Jan. 29
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

The most in-demand American tenor in the world in the bel canto repertoire, Lawrence Brownlee continues to astonish audiences with the power and agility of his instrument. From firmly American roots, Brownlee has become a star on the international scene, performing opposite the leading ladies of opera and lauded continually for the seemingly effortless beauty of his voice. He has been featured in nearly every major theater in the world and enjoys a relationship with many premier conductors and symphony orchestras, and has also performed recitals at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Grand Théâtre de Genève in Switzerland, and on London’s Rosenblatt Series.
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Jan. 29-Feb. 1
Serkin Performs Mozart

As Prokofiev lost hope for the production of his opera The Fiery Angel, he found new life for the music in his Symphony No. 3. The DSO last performed the piece in 1995.The always-affable Peter Serkin brings spirit to Mozart's buoyant Piano Concerto No. 19. Rimsky-Koraskov's Capriccio espangnol takes us to Spain in this beloved piece based on Spanish folk tunes. James Gaffigan conducts
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Jan. 30
Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series: Kyle Orth

Hailed as a pianist of unusual virtuosity and artistic sensitivity, Kyle Orth is praised by audiences and critics alike. Having concertized across the United States, Israel, and Mexico, Mr. Orth is widely recognized as a captivating and moving musician. The Fort Worth Star Telegram admiringly labeled him a "piano phenom" who delivers "spine tingling" performances.
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Jan. 30 & 31
Dallas Bach Society presents Around the Mediterranean

Experience what Theater Jones called the “Royal Treatment” of the Dallas Bach Society House Concert series, with exquisite music and gracious hospitality to be enjoyed up close and personal – just as in the great salons. Available as a stand-alone subscription, or add-on to your traditional concert series season subscription. Soprano Nell Snaidas, a specialist in early Italian music, zarzuela, and Sephardic song, offers a musical tour of the Mediterranean countries. Ms. Snaidas began her career singing the lead roles in zarzuelas with Repertorio Español in New York, sang opera of Alessandro Scarlatti at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, has toured all over Europe and Latin America with her specialty of Italian and Spanish Baroque, and also starred internationally as “Christine” in Phantom of the Opera, as well as singing solo in the Broadway cast album of Hair.
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Jan. 30-Feb. 1
Fort Worth Symphony presents LALO & SCHUMANN

Spanish cellist Adolfo Gutiérrez Arenas makes his Fort Worth debut with Lalo's rarely-performed Cello Concerto, followed by Schumann's massive Symphony No. 2 with its stunning slow movement and gestures to Beethoven's influence.
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Jan. 30
Meadows Community Series - The Best of the MWE: San Antonio Here We Come!

This City Performance Hall concert will give Dallas audiences a chance to hear an electric – and eclectic! – program that the Meadows Wind Ensemble is preparing for a gala February concert in San Antonio at the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association Conference. The conference is attended by well over 25,000 music professionals annually, and the MWE was selected to perform by a rigorous audition process. This “Best of the MWE” program will feature music written on commission for the MWE as well as a number of works that have come to be associated almost exclusively with the MWE.
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Jan. 30-Feb. 7
The Dallas Opera presents Everest

Set high in the Austrian Alps, the first half of this exciting double bill is the climactic final act of an opera about a free-spirited and fiercely passionate young woman who realizes, too late, that love delayed isn’t always love denied. Soprano Latonia Moore, the star of our 2012 production of Aida, makes a triumphant return to the Dallas Opera stage as the strong-minded heroine of this Alpine romance. Tenor Carl Tanner makes his company debut as her beloved Hagenbach in this brand-new abridged production staged by director Candace Evans and conducted by Anthony Barrese.
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Jan. 31
UT Dallas Arts presents Lin/Castro-Balbi Duo

Pianist Gloria Lin and cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi have received critical acclaim for their performances around the world. Both are faculty members at Texas Christian University. They are founders of the music project Caminos del Inka, dedicated to promoting music of the Americas.
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Jan. 31
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents An Evening with Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is currently a regular panelist on NPR’s widely popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me,” where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy is heard by 5 million homes across the country, internationally on NPR Worldwide, and on the Internet via podcast. Her latest comedy CD, “I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston,” recorded at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, was released on April Fools’ Day 2013. Also in 2013, Poundstone joined Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers and several other prominent women in comedy in Showtime’s feature-length documentary produced by Lions Gate entitled, “WHY WE LAUGH TOO: Women of Comedy.”
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Jan. 31
Dallas Opera presents THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a fun, fully-staged one-act opera about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of a quack “doctor” and his mysterious potion! This comedy is a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the beautiful music of Gaetano Donizetti, who bridged the gap between Rossini and Verdi. This charming opera will be presented in English.
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Jan. 31
DSO on the GO: Frisco

GLINKA: Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3 in C minor RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol JAMES GAFFIGAN CONDUCTS
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Jan. 31
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Two titans of classical music composed chamber music for the unusual combination of winds and strings. Mozart referred to this Quintet as "his best work." Using the Mozart composition as a model, the young Beethoven penned a quintet for the same instruments yet composed in his own distinct style.
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Feb. 1
Dallas Bach Society Free Family Concert

Nell Snaidas, soprano A specialist in early Italian music, zarzuela, and Sephardic song, the brilliant New York soprano shares and afternoon of early music from around the Mediterranean. Ms. Snaidas began her career singing the lead roles in zarzuelas with Repertorio Español in New York and starred internationally as “Christine” in Phantom of the Opera, and well as singing solo in the Broadway cast album of Hair.
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Feb. 3
First Tuesday Social Justice Films Pay 2 Play – a film on our Monopoly inspired government system.

“Pay to Pay” – a film by Director John Ennis – will be presented by the First Tuesday Social Justice Films on February 3, 7: 00 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75233. There is no admission charged. Refreshments are provided. Audience discussion will follow.~~“Looking into the Pay 2 Play System, Ennis learns about The Powell Memo, a treatise written by Lawrence Powell in 1972 as a strategy to create the appearance of broad public support for a corporate agenda through think tanks, academic stooges, and anti-union laws. As Ennis is watching this agenda unfold in new anti-union laws in 2011 in Wisconsin and Ohio, he feels helpless to get the word out, so he turns to the exciting but dangerous underworld of street art as an effort at “ubiquity” of the message, as described in the Powell Memo.~~“Revelations from the Wisconsin protests lead to identifying a long running shadow organization known as ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council, which writes corporate friendly legislation and brings it to lawmakers across the country. While the corporate money and legislative power of ALEC make them seem invincible, Ennis observes how the individual efforts of citizens brings the law-writing giant to its knees.” http://www.pay2play.tv/issues ~~ Each month, First Tuesday Social Justice Films hosts free, public screenings of socially relevant films followed by audience talk back. The Festival is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center http://dallaspeacecenter.org
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Feb. 3
UNT Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: Federica Lotti, fluteflute and Massimo Somenzi, piano

Federica Lotti began studying flute at the age of eleven with R. Fabbriciani. She graduated in five years from the Music Conservatory "L. Cherubini"of Florence and immediately started a brilliant concert career. She mastered with a scholarship under S. Gazzelloni at the "Chigiana Music Academy" of Siena, with C. Klemm at the Music Academy of Città di Castello and at "S. Cecilia" Music Academy in Rome, with A. Marion. She also studied at the International Academy of Nizza, with P.Y. Artaud at IRCAM of Paris and at Ferienkursenvof Darmstadt. She has performed in Spain, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Turkey, Rumania, Poland, Croatia, Sweden, USA and has recorded for RAI TV, Radio Koper, Tyrol Radio. She issued CDs with EDIPAN and Tau Kay. She plays the whole flute-family (from bass flute to piccolo) and also performs contemporary music techniques collaborating with numerous composers such as Bo, Mirigliano, Pasquotti, Samorì and Ugoletti.
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Feb. 4
UNT Symphony Orchestra

Broberg - Celestial Dawning Holst - The Planets, Opus 32
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Feb. 6-8
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Merry Widow

For the second time in the 2014-2015 season, Texas Ballet Theater will be joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, this time for The Merry Widow. When a wealthy widow attends a ball where she is to be courted by a suitor, she becomes mixed up in a whirlwind of romantic confusion. Adapted from the operetta of the same name.
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Feb. 6
UNT Guest Artist/Faculty Recital: Baumer String Quartet

Nathan Olson, violin Aaron Requiro, violin John T. Posadas, viola David Requiro, cello with Susan Dubois, viola
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Feb. 6
UT Dallas presents Chad Ibison

Chad Ibison is an outstanding young guitarist who won the 2012 Texas Guitar Competition. Chad Ibison is gaining attention throughout the United States as an emerging artist of great virtuosity. He has distinguished himself in many competitions including first place at the 2010 A&M Guitar Symposium, 2009 CSU Guitar Symposium and the 2009 ECU Guitar Workshop Competition. In June of 2008, Chad performed as a semifinalist in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. In 2007, Mr. Ibison was a semifinalist in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, and was selected as a concerto soloist with the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra.
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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. 7
Texas Camerata presents Musica Transalpina

Paul Leenhouts, recorder, returns as guest artistic director for this concert of instrumental chamber music from the Austrian Baroque.
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Feb. 7
UT Dallas Arts present Paul Taylor Dance Company

The New York Times described Paul Taylor as “the greatest choreographer alive.” The company has performed his works in venues of every size and description around the world. Ruth Andrien, current director, and members of the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company will teach master classes in the Paul Taylor style in addition to creating and setting a Taylor inspired work for the UTDance Ensemble. The UTDance Ensemble will perform in a showcase at 6 p.m., before the Paul Taylor Dance Company takes the stage at 8 p.m.
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Feb. 8
Schola Cantorum presents Invitations

In this season of love, we invite you to hear Jean Belmont Ford's choral cycle that traces the age old story of courtship from the awakening of love to its culmination. Sung by the Schola Cantorum Chamber Choir, Belmont's Invitations will be paired with additional choral and solo work that embrace the season.
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Feb. 8
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Adkins & Nielson, Cello and Piano

Treasured PCPC artists Christopher Adkins, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello, and Stephen Nielson, Steinway Artist, return for their annual chamber concert in the intimate Cambridge Hall.
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Feb. 9
Dallas Chamber Music presents Music of the Spheres Society

Stephanie Chase, acclaimed as “one of the violin greats of our era” (Newhouse News), clarinetist Jon Manasse, among the most distinguished classical artists of his generation, and brilliant pianist Jon Nakamatsu will come together for an evening with the Music of the Spheres.
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Feb. 10-22
ATTPAC presents THE BOOK OF MORMON

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
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Feb. 12-15
Dallas Symphony presents Brahms Piano Concerto No 1

"It does have lots of horns, horns being quite the thing to express heroism," wrote Richard Strauss of his Ein Heldenleben, or A Hero's Life. Strauss' tone poem tells a tale of a hero, his battles, victories and the end of his life. Yefim Bronfman returns to the DSO performing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1, Jaap van Zweden conducts
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Feb. 14
Timeless Concerts Valentine Special

Our most popular event! Most romantic music of operas and musicals, performed by our extraordinary tenor, Don O'Neal LeBlanc, and supreme soprano, Lucy Creech, accompanied by strings and piano. Always a crowd pleaser, the Argentinian tangos, and previews of upcoming concerts. The Valentines Special of Timeless Concerts is the perfect evening out for enjoying a concert of gorgeous instrumental and vocal music, interesting stories about the composers and songs, then dancing to the trio of vocal/pianist Erik Barnes with bass and drums. Requests accepted! BYOB accepted! Instrumentalists: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang.
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Feb. 14
Irving Symphony presents A Valentine's Treat: Love Stories from the Movies

Be touched by some of the most outstanding music from the Big Screen! Selections from: Love Story, Gone With The Wind, Romeo and Juliet, Scent of a Woman, An Affair to Remember, and many more. Make this Valentine's a truly romantic and musical evening.
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Feb. 14
Richardson Symphony presents A Night at the Movies

Enjoy Valentine’s Day with the RSO and experience the sounds of the past 75 years of great motion picture scores.
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Feb. 15
Eisemann Center Presents The Teacher from teh Black Lagoon and Other Story Books

Theatreworks USA presents an exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books. Books include: The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee; Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey; Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard; I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen; Lily’s Plastic Purple Purse by Kevin Henkes; Love Splat (Splat the Cat) by Rob Scotton, and The Grasshopper and the Ant based on a fable by Aesop and adapted by Eric March. Story Time at Barnes & Noble on 15th St. in Plano takes place on Fri, Feb. 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
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Feb. 15-16
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 2

King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Uncertain that Hal is fit to succeed him, the King struggles to secure his legacy while Falstaff is charged with recruiting fresh troops from the countryside. But the temptation for personal wealth is too great to resist, leaving Hal caught between his sovereign duty and his loyalty to an old friend.
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Feb. 15-May 10
The Perot Museum presents The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes (Feb. 15 – May 10, 2015) delves into the world of one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in literature and popular culture. In this hands-on exhibition, museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remains in practice today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, along with investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes. Guests will be transported into Victorian London to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods employed by Holmes more than a century ago. The bilingual exhibition also includes a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes.
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Feb. 15
Dallas Bach Society Presents Armonia Celeste — Three Ladies of Ferrara

Our friends from the Armonia Celeste ensemble perform a sizzling concert of virtuoso Italian chamber music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara, the most popular ensemble of its time, with Baroque harp, lutes and guitar. Come and enjoy the music which set the standard for all things Baroque!
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Feb. 17
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 4: Bumping Into Broadway

The DCS continues its popular silent film series with a live-to-film performance of a newly commissioned score for Harold Lloyd’s hilarious classic, Bumping Into Broadway. The DCS also performs the Appalachian Spring Suite, one of Copland’s most popular and enduring classics.
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Feb. 17
Meadows School of the Arts presents Verlaine Trio Recital

The Verlaine Trio features three internationally acclaimed musicians: violinist Maria Schleuning and cellist Jolyon Pegis, both of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and award-winning pianist Liudmila Georgievskaya, Meadows faculty member.
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Feb. 20-22
Dallas Symphony presents Disney in Concert

Relive fond childhood memories with scenes from the new golden age of Disney animation accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Featuring music from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and more.
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Feb. 20
The Texas A&M University Singing Cadets

Now in their 110th touring season, the internationally renowned Texas A&M Singing Cadets are making their Dallas Arts District debut this February. Enjoy the ''Voice of Aggieland'' as this premier men's chorus shares the spirit and traditions of Texas A&M through music. The Cadets will showcase their versatility by performing selections of patriotic, collegiate, sacred, Broadway and comic musical genres. Since 1893, the Singing Cadets have garnered the acclaim of thousands, including presidents of the United States, and will thrill your family as well.
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Feb. 21
Orpheus Chamber Singers present My Soul’s Repose

Orpheus presents an evening of choral treasures chosen to help find peace, quiet and healing in today’s hectic world. The music on this concert will be recorded for our newest CD. Music by Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Fauré, Duruflé, Pärt and Bryars will be featured.
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Feb. 27-March 13
Ut Dallas presents Love Us for Good

Love Us For Good is a multi-media exhibition of works from members of 500X Gallery in Dallas. Recently celebrating its 35th anniversary, 500X is the oldest artist-run space in Texas. The show is curated by Diane Durant, outgoing president of 500X.
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March 11-14
Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition

The Dallas International Piano Competition 2015 is presented in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from all over the world. Three rounds of competition take place before an internationally renowned jury panel, and prizes are awarded for the most outstanding performances. Come on down, bring the whole family, and watch it all live.
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