Arts Calendar



Oct. 30 - Nov. 2
Craft Guild of Dallas Fall 2014 Show and Sale

The Craft Guild of Dallas will present its Fall 2014 Show and Sale Thursday, October 30th through Sunday, November 2nd at its Studio and Exhibition space at 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75254. This event will showcase unique, one of a kind, handcrafted works of art made by members of the Craft Guild. You will see and have the opportunity to purchase artists' works in jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, and fiber art. During the four-day Show and Sale, our studios will also be open and will feature live artist demonstrations. The public is invited to attend the free opening night reception Thursday evening, October 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring live music, refreshments, and a silent auction benefiting the Craft Guild of Dallas.
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Oct. 30 - Nov. 6
King of Glory GUSTO! Opera Workshop on ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

Napoleon was once asked what got everyone riled up to make a revolution. The emperor answered, “It was that ‘Marriage of Figaro’ by Mozart” because it made the aristocracy look so bad. This immensely popular opera will be the subject of a series of three workshops presented by Steve Lund, former academic dean at Dallas Lutheran School and instructor in Richland College’s Emeritus Program. The workshops will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 30; Tuesday, November 4; and Thursday, November 6. “The Marriage of Figaro” is being presented by the Dallas Opera at the Winspear Opera House.
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Oct. 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Understanding Muslim Societies: Why it is Critical

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, from the Latino Cultural Center.
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Oct. 16 & Nov. 20
Music at the Meadows

Larry Palmer, University Organist and Professor of Harpsichord and Organ in the Meadows School of the Arts Experience centuries-old music on an eighteenth-century organ surrounded by masterworks in the Museum’s permanent collection. Professor Palmer will present two programs on the Museum’s Oldovini organ: in October,"Scarlatti's Cat" and in November, "Dos Prados: Larry Palmer's Favorite Music for the Pascoal Caetano Oldovini Organ."
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Oct. 30
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents James Ehnes, violin

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

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

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

The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Choir presents a 7:30 pm performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem.
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Nov. 1
Arlington Jones: The Soul Gent

Join Steinway Artist Arlington Jones for a live recording of his new solo piano jazz album. Jones is a classically trained jazz piano maestro with soulful Southern music roots. He makes the piano speak through lush harmonies, impeccable groove, infectious energy, and soulful rhythms. This event is for all ages.
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Nov. 1
Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert!

Come join The Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra for a FREE concert November 1st! The symphony, under the baton of Maestro Esteban Rojas, has prepared selections sure to enrich the mind and invigorate the senses. Included in the program is: Candide: Overture - Leonard Bernstein Concerto for Violin - Felix Mendelssohn, Eleanor Dunbar - Violin Symphony #2 - Ludwig van Beethoven
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Nov. 1
Fort Worth Civic Orchestra concert

Season opener
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Nov. 1
NTSO Concert 1

Join us for the NTSO's first concert of the 2014-2015 season, featuring: • Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture • Satie (arr. Simpson), Trois Gymnopedies • Mussorgsky (orch. Simpson), Pictures at an Exhibition
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Nov. 1
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

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

Jazz pianist and UT Dallas faculty member Kelly Durbin annually invites outstanding local musicians to perform with him at UT Dallas. This year’s guests include jazz bassist, composer, producer and lecturer James Gilyard.
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Nov. 2
Arts Fifth Avenue Leonard Belota Memorial Concert

A jazz concert in memory of Leonard Belota, featuring the TCC Monday Night Big Band, the Arts Fifth Avenue Jazz Collective,and Johnny Case,Keith Wingate and friends.
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Nov. 2
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Chamber Concert and Art Show

Free vocal and choral concert at Lovers Lane UMC Sanctuary
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Nov. 2
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Alessandro Mazzamuto, piano

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

The Wyeth Quartet is comprised of the principal and associate principal string players of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The group has thrilled audiences of all ages with its virtuosic and energetic performances of classical and contemporary chamber music.
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Nov. 2
Christ the King Catholic Church concert

Music by Holst, and Vaughn Williams
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Nov. 2
East Dallas Christian Church presents A Latin American Concert

Pianists, Jose Cubela and Ilka Araujo, dance on the keys with works of Cervantes, Lecuona, Villa-Lobos, and a premier work “Prelúdios Paranaenses” by Daniel Solyom. Flutist, Daniel Pardo and Guitarist, Giampiero Scuderi perform classic folkloric music of Venezuela and Colombia. The East Dallas Chancel Choir with soloists: Martin Antonio Guerra, and Matt Woodbury will perform the Kyrie and Gloria from Ariel Ramirez’s Misa Criolla.
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Nov. 2
Highlander Concerts present Brahms Requiem

This performance of Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem (A German Requiem) will feature an unpublished adaptation of texts from the Authorized (King James) Version of the scriptures by Robert Shaw. When he committed to giving the German people a Requiem in their own language, Brahms followed after the great reformer Martin Luther, whose German translation of the scriptures Brahms adapted for this work. When presented to English-speaking audiences, Brahms’ Requiem is often sung in English in keeping with this spirit of presenting the scriptures in the common tongue. Rather than attempt to translate the German text into English, as others have done with varying degrees of success, Shaw (as had Brahms) turned to the most beautiful and beloved translation of the Bible in his own language. This performance preserves the soaring beauty of the composition, the authenticity of the scriptures, and the intent of those who sought to comfort the grieving with words they could understand. Soloists are Julie Liston Johnson, soprano, and Michael Hix, baritone.
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Nov. 2
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

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

In remembrance of all the saints who have finished their earthly race, the HPUMC Chancel Choir presents music celebrating our promise of eternal life.
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Nov. 2
Transfigured Nights: Evensong for All Souls' Day

Transfigured Nights commemorates All Souls’ Day with an Evensong service in remembrance of the faithful departed. The Transfiguration Choir will sing Herbert Howell’s hauntingly beautiful Magnifi cat and Nunc dimittis from the St. Paul’s Service. The Anthem will be Joel Martinson’s setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem “Lord, grant us eyes to see” for choir, English horn and organ.
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Nov. 3
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Finckel-Han-Setzer Trio

Cellist David Finckel, violinist Philip Setzer, and pianist Wu Han make as fine a piano trio as the world knows. Given their résumés, this is no surprise. Finckel spent more than thirty years with the famed Emerson String Quartet. Setzer is a founding and continuing member of the Emerson Quartet. Han has an outstanding career as an orchestral soloist and chamber player, as well as a close recording and touring relationship with Finckel. So, it will be no surprise either that we are bringing this trio back for a third performance.
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Nov. 3
TCU FACULTY & FRIENDS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES presents AN EVENING WITH pianist JAMES DICK

Sextuor, FP 100 Francis Poulenc Selections from Waltzes, Op. 39 Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B. 155 Antonín Dvořák Shauna Thompson, flute Stewart Williams, oboe Gary Whitman, clarinet Charles Hall, bassoon Heather Test, horn Elisabeth Adkins and Gary Levinson, violins Misha Galaganov, viola Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello James Dick and John Owings, pianos
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Nov. 3
UNT Guest Artist Recital: Dwight Parry, Oboe and Ekaterina Chernaya, piano

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

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra opens the season with a flourish as we explore well known overtures and fanfares! Featuring the music of Carmen Suite No 1 by Bizet and Quest for the Grail by Mogensen, this is a concert that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats!
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Nov. 5
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Journey” The Essence of Jazz—Piano and Bass

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

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

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

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

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

Join the FWSO for a musical anthology of Hitchcock's greatest thrills and chills! You'll hear the spine-tingling scores created by Lyn Murray, Bernard Hermann and Dmitri Tiomkin for movies like To Catch A Thief, Vertigo, and North By Northwest – complete with scenes from each film played on Bass Hall's movie screen. Suspense has never sounded so good!
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Nov. 7
Meadows School of the Arts presents American Horn Quartet

a concert by the international award-winning American Horn Quartet, called “the finest brass chamber ensemble in the world”
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Nov. 8
Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents ''An American Salute!'' concert

It's a musical "Salute to America!" Join us to remember the wars this country has fought as the full orchestra honors the nation's veterans with the familiar strains of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again" in Morton Gould's "American Salute," Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever," Charles Ives' "Variations on America," Bilik's "American Civil War Fantasy," Meyer's "An American Rhapsody," Richard Rodgers' "Victory at Sea" (WWII), John Williams' "Midway March," and a medley of all the services' official songs in "Armed Forces Salute." Veterans with valid military ID will receive half-price tickets and be recognized and thanked at the concert.
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Nov. 8
Resounding Harmony presents The Music of Living: I Hope You Dance

Join Resounding Harmony, DFW’s only philanthropic community chorus, on November 8 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas City Performance Hall as they present The Music of Living: I Hope You Dance, a concert event benefiting the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. The organization is committed to providing accurate and current information, resources and support for people with Down syndrome, their families and the community.
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Nov. 9
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Joyce Jones, Organist

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

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

The music of Ovid Young, Steinway Artist, former member of the Nielson and Young Piano duo, composer, arranger and organist will be performed Sunday night, November 9 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Featured soloists and a Festival Choir will perform his music.
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Nov. 9
Texas Camerata presents Salve Regina

Soprano Camille King and countertenor Ryland Angel are featured with Texas Camerata performing favorite vocal works by Vivaldi, Rosenmuller, and Rameau.
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Nov. 9
Wedgwood Concert Series On the Wings of Music

Piano trios by Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Larissa Cherkasov, piano Eugene Cherkasov, violin Nan Zhang, cello
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Nov. 9
Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra presents Symphony No.9 E Minor, Op. 95 by Antonín Dvořák

Join us for a evening of great classical music highlighted by a performance of Dvořák’s Symphony No.9 in E minor “From the New World”, Op.95. Other pieces performed by our orchestras include Giuseppe Verdi’s Two Dances from Aida, John Barry’s Somewhere in Time and Joey Lee’s (李哲藝) Taiwanese Dance Music No. 2 (台灣舞曲第二號).
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Nov. 9
Dallas Bach Society Family Concert

Eric Smith, on the baroque cello, plays a Bach suite for solo cello and Beethoven’s Sonata in G minor, plus a splendid Adagio from Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach. Hear for yourself how Bach’s amazing solo suites sound on an instrument from his time, and how the change of style and of the cello bow led to a different kind of music in the early Beethoven sonatas for cello.
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Nov. 9
Richardson Symphony Orchestra presents Family Concert 2014"The Orchestra Grows Up"

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Nov. 10
UNT Brass Band A Salute to American Veterans

repertoire commemorating major conflicts, pieces composed in memory of those who have given their lives in service to the United States and works celebrating military service members. Popular tunes such as The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Listen to the Mockingbird and the Armed Forces Medley are on the program, which will be directed by Brian Bowman, Regents Professor of music.
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Nov. 11
UNT University Singers tribute to American veterans

The University Singers tribute to American veterans on Nov. 11 will premiere a newly commissioned work by UNT alumnus Kevin Walczyk, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer. It will be performed during the second half of the concert. Drifting Gently Through the Endless Beauty is a cantata that incorporates biblical texts; draft column writings from Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent and journalist Ernie Pyle, who was killed during World War II near Okinawa Island in Japan; and an anonymous poem adopted by the U.S. Marines. Written for mezzo-soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir, woodwind quintet, harp, piano and percussion, the multi-movement piece explores concepts of selfless sacrifice, grief and loss felt throughout the war and during its aftermath.
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Nov. 12
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher presents Alisa Weilerstein in Recital

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

Kurt Weill - Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (Suite from the "Three Penny Opera") Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2, Op. 61
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Nov. 13
CLIBURN AT THE KIMBELL: David Fray

French pianist David Fray was named “Newcomer of the Year 2008” by BBC Music Magazine. A frequent soloist with leading orchestras, he has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, and Riccardo Muti, with recent highlights including performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Cleveland and Boston Symphony Orchestras. He also maintains an active career as a recitalist, performing in the most important concert halls across Europe, Asia, and the United States, including the Louvre in Paris, Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Carnegie Hall in New York. Welcome this phenomenal artist in his Cliburn Concerts debut.
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Nov. 13
Entertainment Series of Irving present the 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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Nov. 13
Symphony Arlington presents Emily Sun, violin

Join us for our fall performance featuring violinist, Emily Sun performing Barber's Violin Concerto.
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Nov. 14
Meadows Wind Ensemble presents A Celebration of the Music of William Bolcom

The MWE welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom for a celebration of his music, featuring performances of his Cabaret Songs for voice and “reduced” band and his First Symphony for Band. The program will also include Kurt Weill’s jazz- and cabaret-inspired classic, Little Threepenny Music, a suite from The Threepenny Opera, featuring “Mack the Knife,” “Polly’s Song” and other hits from the iconic opera.
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Nov. 14
Mesquite Arts Council presents Johnny Case and the Texas Swingtet

A western swing concert featuring Carolyn Martin, Billy Briggs, Steve Story, Greg Hardy,Johnny Cox,Johnny Case and Dave Martin. This will be great music and loads of fun!
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Nov. 14-16
Dallas Symphony presents Alisa Weilerstein

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

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

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

Hopkinson Smith is internationally renowned and respected for his mastery of the lute and other early plucked instruments. He is justly regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of Renaissance and Baroque music in the world.
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Nov. 15
Dallas Meditation Center presents A Celebration of Change - Benefit Concert

A concert experience featuring Classical, spiritual, popular and interactive music performances. The concert benefits Dallas Meditation Center's re-location fund and is hosted by Center for Spiritual Living, Dallas. Performers include Toni Austin-Allen, Cornell Kinderknecht, Cynthia Stuart, Noelle Chesney, Jamie Allen, Andrew Tinker, Kerri Arista, Timothy Hagan, Michael Kenny, Lainey Bernstein, Shanti Webb, Taikodelic and others.
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Nov. 15
Las Colinas Symphony presents Emily Sun, violin

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

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

The Gruca White Ensemble was formed in April 2013 as part of The Music Settlement’s Centennial Celebration, and became Artists in Residence for the vibrant Cleveland community music school the following year. Classical Guitarist Robert Gruca and flutist Linda White offer an entirely new concert experience by alternating the best of the flute and guitar repertoire, their own arrangements of latin, jazz, and rock tunes with short impromptus – improvised jams in a variety of styles that will make you want to join in. With each concert, a new experience unfolds which will take your ears and your imagination on a unique ride. All Astraios concerts feature activities for the audience, designed to help you approach classical music in a new way. We encourage questions and hope you’ll stick around for our post-concert reception to meet the performers. This concert is FREE but reservations are recommended.
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Nov. 15
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Masters of Form and Color

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

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

Jacaranda Guitar Ensemble(Pedro Haley, Leslie Enlow, Carlo Pezzimenti) will play trios and duets from Spain and the Americas.
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Nov. 15
Orchestra of New Spain presents The Renaissance: Valencia & the Flemish

When Carlos V arrived in 16th century Spain with his Flemish musicians, he found a rich tradition of music already flourishing in Valencia. A rich trading city between Spain and its colony in Naples, it was also an arts center that produced two excellent composers of liturgical as well as popular songs: Carceres and Fletxa. Father and son wrote extraordinary ensaladas (literally Salads), groups of short popular songs that were composed as a cycle, marked by jaunty Spanish rhythms and dance like melodies that we recognize from popular dances.
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Nov. 15
Plano Symphony presents THE RITE OF SPRING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Premiere of Universal Language by Dallas composer Margaret Barrett Inspired by the Dallas Museum of Art's current Slavs and Tatars exhibit, this work is based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and performed by the Dallas-based world music ensemble, Obscure Dignitaries.
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Nov. 22
Eisemann Center Presents The Hit Men - Former stars of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Former members of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and other chart-busting groups have united to form THE HIT MEN, a super group of musicians and vocalists who were the Four Seasons and the Shondells with Tommy James. They are the authentic rock and rollers whose legacy includes hundreds of hit records of the 60s, 70s and 80s – the guys who made and played the hits that make up the soundtrack of our lives.
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Nov. 23
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church presents Friends of Music Chamber Recital

Yuri Anshelevich, cello; Gabriel Sanchez, piano
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Nov. 29 & 30
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays

It's a holly jolly Christmas with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Boys Choir and the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale! Enjoy your favorite holiday carols with an audience sing-along in the only place in Texas where snow flurries are guaranteed!
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Nov. 29
Stonebridge United Methodist Church McKinney presents Christmas with The Annie Moses Band

Performing a blend of jazz and classical music at over 100 venues across the country each year, the band, all Julliard trained siblings with roots in McKinney, will truly come home for the holidays! Great-Grandmother Annie Moses, the group’s namesake, was born and lived in the McKinney area until her death from cancer at the age of 49. This is the first time the band will return to McKinney to perform.
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Dec. 1 - 15
Arborlawn United Methodist Church Noonday Advent Recitals

These three Noonday Advent Recitals are scheduled beginning at 12:00 noon with a light lunch to follow benefiting our youth ensemble, Cantabile. These recitals feature local Arborlawn talent and guest artists, as well.
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Dec. 2
Eisemann Center Presents A Darlene Love Christmas - Love for the Holidays

It’s no wonder The New York Times raves: “Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics.” Through the years, Darlene Love has continued to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm stage presence and sensational performances.
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Dec. 2
Fort Worth Symphony presents Messiah

Recognized as Handel's masterpiece from its first performance in 1742, don't miss Fort Worth's finest Messiah performed by the FWSO and the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale. Now a holiday classic, the thrilling choruses alternating with soaring solos and triumphant orchestration make Handel's Messiah a joyful and powerful beginning to your winter celebration!
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Dec. 3
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Present” Jazz Duos and Quartets

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

Made famous by the Academy-Award winning 1965 film The Sound of Music, the von Trapps – great-grandchildren of Maria and the Captain – return to Fort Worth with a Christmas concert for the entire family. Enjoy this one-night-only performance of seasonal American and Austrian songs and let the sound of music fill your holiday!
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Dec. 5
Lewisville Lake Symphony and Lewisville High School Choirs present Holiday Images: Sounds of the Season

The Lewisville Lake Symphony's Christmas Concert will feature The Main Street Singers and Cantori, Lewisville High School Choirs. The audience will hear traditional Christmas carols as well as old favorites.
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Dec. 5
Chamber Music International Concert 3

CMI presents 4 virtuoso violinists frolicking with fantasies on Carmen, Don Giovanni, La Boheme, Rags of Joplin and Jazz of Gershwin!! Program: Fantasy on Don Giovanni for 4 violins & bass....W.A. Mozart arr.Milone Sonata for Two Violins....Sergei Prokofiev Carmen Fantasy for Four Violins & Bass....Georges Bizet arr.Milone La Bohème Fantasy....Giacomo Puccini arr. Milone Rags....Scott Joplin arr. Milone It Ain't Necessarily So....George Gershwin arr. Milone Czardas....Vittorio Monti arr. Milone
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Dec. 5
Dallas Bach Society presents Baroque Christmas

DBS provides a Grand Tour of European music celebrating the Christmas holidays in Baroque style. Works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Couperin, Corelli, and Schütz.
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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
Lewisville Lake Symphony presents Holiday Images: Sounds Of The Season

Featuring the choirs of Lewisville High School with Steve DeCrow as the director, with a special appearance by Santa and a sing-along.
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Dec. 5
UT Dallas presents Musica Nova

Students from the UT Dallas Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music ensemble will perform with faculty members and guest artists under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodríguez.
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Dec. 6
Plano Civic Chorus presents Handel's Messiah

Messiah remains the perennial favorite of audiences worldwide! Your Christmas season will simply not be complete without hearing the inspiring “Hallelujah Chorus.” This performance includes Parts the First, Second, and Third and features four of the most popular soloists from across the metroplex! Featuring soloists Teresa Gomez, Virginia Dupuy, Joseph Davisson, David Grogan , and accompanied by the Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Dec. 6
Richardson Symphony presents Holiday Classics with The New Collection

Celebrate the season as The New Collection, under the inspired direction of Paris Rutherford, joins Maestro Couturiaux and the Richardson Symphony Orchestra for an evening of traditional and popular holiday favorites. Imagine 26 voices blended together in soaring harmonies, exciting jazz rhythms, improvised solos, vocal percussion, and touching lyrics.
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Dec. 6
UT Dallas 38th Annual Holiday Sing: Holidays Around the World

UT Dallas’ oldest continuous cultural tradition this year celebrates “Holidays Around the World,” performed by the UT Dallas Chamber Singers, the UT Dallas Community Chorale and the UT Dallas Wind Ensemble. A free reception follows the performance.
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Dec. 7
Broadway Baptist Church Messiah Sing

You will have many opportunities to hear George Frideric Handel's immortal Messiah this advent season, but the Broadway Series offers you the opportunity to join with the Chancel and Chapel Choirs and The Orchestra at Broadway in this annual Christmas Messiah Sing. Bring your own score, or utilize one of the church's scores available in the narthex. Don't miss this exciting and unique event
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Dec. 7
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents Here We Come A-Caroling

For many of our patrons, the Christmas season doesn’t officially begin until the Schola concerts! Join us this year for Echoes of Christmases Past (music by Parsons, Hassler, Bruckner), and invigorating Carols of the Season (music by Adams, Hella Johnson, Lauridsen, Sund, Young). These concerts also include cameo performances by the high school choirs from Keller Central High School and the Trinity Valley School of Fort Worth.
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Dec. 7
TowerArts Concert: Festival of Carols

This annual favorite will get you in the Christmas spirit as all of HPUMC's choirs combine to present cherished music of the season accompanied by brass and the mighty Dobson organ.
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Dec. 7
Transfigured Nights Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols

The Transfiguration Choir and congregation celebrate the Advent season through scripture and song. A holiday reception will follow the service.
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Dec. 8 & 9
Dallas Symphony presents Organ and Brass Christmas Spectacular!

Back by popular demand, this big brassy extravaganza is better than ever! The Dallas Symphony's incredible brass and percussion sections perform holiday favorites, featuring the Meyerson's mighty Lay Family Concert Organ. The majesty and mystery of the season comes alive to the glorious sounds of brass!
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Dec. 8
Keyboard Conversations® "Rachmaninoff and Friends"

The romanticism of Russian Soul! Glorious preludes of Rachmaninoff, excerpts from the popular Seasons of Tchaikovsky, the hair-raising Suggestion Diabolique of Prokofiev and the mystical musical musings of Scriabine. Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with broad, popular appeal and lively commentary, making the music more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety and there is a question and answer session following the concert. Gain a whole new perspective and enrich your life with great music! If you’re a newcomer to classical music, you’ll be captivated to hear pianist Jeffrey Siegel talk about the great composers' lives and illustrate musical themes from each featured work. If you’re a seasoned listener, you’ll delight in Siegel’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and be thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
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Dec. 8
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents Here We Come A-Caroling

For many of our patrons, the Christmas season doesn’t officially begin until the Schola concerts! Join us this year for Echoes of Christmases Past (music by Parsons, Hassler, Bruckner), and invigorating Carols of the Season (music by Adams, Hella Johnson, Lauridsen, Sund, Young). These concerts also include cameo performances by the high school choirs from Keller Central High School and the Trinity Valley School of Fort Worth.
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Dec. 9
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. 13
DSO Family Christmas

The family tradition continues during the holidays with the DSO, its chorus and The Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas. And if you're good, Santa himself will make a special visit!
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Dec. 13
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS ROCKS EXTRAVAGANZA!

The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! tour. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His December concert will include Setzer’s legendary guitar magic on hits such as “Rock This Town,” “(She’s) Sexy +17,” “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Jump, Jive and Wail” and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics.
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Dec. 13
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Cheer

An Irving tradition for many years, this holiday concert will offer yuletide cheer to you and your loved ones. Steve Amerson, America’s tenor, and the Richland Choir, will stir your soul, as they sing your favorite Christmas carols and songs of the season…plus a special appearance from the most famous character from the North Pole!
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Dec. 13
Joy to the World Jazz Concert

The Joy to the World Jazz Concert, is a performance of standard Christmas songs arranged by Ray L. Baker in the various forms of jazz such as Swing, Bebop, Funk and Latin jazz, and performed by top professional jazz musicians in the DFW area. The Joy To The World Jazz Concert is family-oriented and provide not only enjoyable art for your ears but also throughout the concert a narrator will give educational tidbits of the origins of the Christmas Carols. We know that you’ll enjoy the “innovative jazz arrangements” of Christmas songs such as, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Silent Night, Deck The Halls and Go Tell it on the Mountain” all with from a different cultural and musical perspective.
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Dec. 13
Women’s Chorus of Dallas presents Celebrate The HoliDAZE!

Make the winter holidays all the merrier with new spins on your favorite carols – some unexpected, some a bit silly, and some just plain hilarious! The chorus will captivate you during the second half with Sarah Quartel’s stunning Snow Angel, a beautiful work for women’s chorus, piano, and cello. Be sure to arrive early for a special prelude concert in the lobby!
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Dec. 14
Broadway Baptist Church presents An Advent Festival

Broadway's Chancel Choir joins with The Orchestra at Broadway in An Advent Festival, celebrating the joyful music of this special time of year. Dr. Brent Beasley will preach in this wonderful time of worship
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Dec. 14
Arborlawn Festival of Worship in Advent

A seasonal favorite each year! The Chancel Choir and The Chancel Orchestra at Arborlawn perform all new music from the Advent and Christmas seasons to include works by Roberts, Greer, and Cherwien, with a few surprises thrown in. Senior Minister Ben Disney will be preaching. Join us for this wonderful service of worship! Services at 8:45 am and 11:00am
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Dec. 14
Highlander Concerts present Rejoice!

HPPC Chancel Choir Highland Park Orchestra Greg Hobbs, Conductor
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Dec. 14
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Always a seasonal highlight, this year’s Christmas concert features the beloved blend of scripture and song led by the PCPC adult, youth, and children’s choirs with symphony orchestra—all combining to present a poignant evening, including the traditional candlelit finale.
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Dec. 15 - 16
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember the Christmas When

We hope that this concert brings back FOND memories for you and your family
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Dec. 15
Dallas Symphony presents Blind Boys of Alabama

Gospel greats, Blind Boys of Alabama and special guest Ruthie Foster come to Dallas to perform a special holiday concert full of soulful spirit and harmonious praise.
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Dec. 17
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents "ANGELS AND SHEPHERDS" CONCERT

GDYO’s "Angels and Shepherds" Concert is a time-honored tradition for many music lovers in the community. Featuring the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas and the Women’s Chorus, the concert repertoire will include holiday favorites and orchestral classics. Pieces to be performed include: Ola Gjeilo, Gloria; Rutter, The Shepherds Pipe Carol; Rutter, Angels Carol; and many more!
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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. 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
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
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. 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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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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May 16-Nov. 16
Theatre Too presents Shear Madness

This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
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Oct. 10 - Nov. 2
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents HAIR

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

Adapted from the book by Gerald N. Lund for stage by Jen Geigle Johnson What would America be like today without our Constitution? It’s a document we take for granted, but Artisan Center Theater’s THE FREEDOM FACTOR - A WORLD PREMIERE will give us a very dramatic answer to that question. The production is based on a Gerald N. Lund book much-admired by Artisan Co-Founders Dee Ann and Richard Blair. This exciting play has been adapted for the stage by Jen Geigle Johnson in collaboration with Amy and Dave Sorter, Joe Sturgeon, Dorothy Sanders and Rick and DeeAnn Blair. The play introduces us to Bryce Sherwood, a senatorial aide in Washington, D.C. who is recruited to be a key player in an attempt to pass an amendment that would eliminate the checks and balances built into the Constitution. But, when Founding Father Nathaniel Gorham, one of the original signers of the Constitution, appears to him, his refusal to understand the dangers of his position gets him transported by Gorham into a world where the Constitution was never ratified. Thrown into a strange land of violence, oppression and fear, Bryce begins to appreciate the true value of the great document and the price that must be paid to keep the freedoms it has given us. But, will he be able to pay that price?
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Oct. 10-Nov. 2
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents Little Women

Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and the novel), Little Women, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing, and heart. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache, and hope-- the sounds of a young America finding its voice.
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Oct. 10-Nov. 2
Watertower Theatre presents Bonnie & Clyde

This new musical blends the music of Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) with the electrifying love story of two of Texas’ most famed outlaws. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two dreamers that found their way into violent circumstances. Their adventurous story captured the attention of an entire nation! Stuck in a dead-end job in depression era Texas, young Bonnie Parker falls for charismatic Clyde Barrow. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. As their fame, notoriety — and body count — rise; the ill-fated lovers find themselves racing toward an inevitable end. Recommended for mature audiences
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Oct. 16-Nov. 22
Circle Theatre presents Fellowship!

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

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

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

They’re back…they’re dead…and they’re hungry….The cult classic returns to the DCT stage! Radiation from a fallen satellite transforms the dead into flesh-eating zombies, and no one is safe. It’s the 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life (figuratively speaking)! Full of thrills, chills, and dark satire.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 1
Ohlook Performing Art Center presents Evil Dead, the Musical

What's better at Halloween than a bunch of deadites torturing college students in an abandoned cabin in the woods? Complete with dancing and singing, this show is laugh out loud funny.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 2
Teatro Dallas presents Festival of Death

Three short one act well-rounded, contrasting and powerful pieces. Ironic, mysterious, cruel, poetic, macabre! Exhibit of altars for the dead in the lobby. Meet the visual artists who will set up altars honoring the dead at a special DOD evening that includes a casual conversation about the origins of this millenerian ritual and delicacies prepared during this holiday.
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Oct. 18-Nov. 15
Artisan Center Theater presents Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS

It’s Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, and three fairies – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – must use their magic to save her from the spell of evil sorceress Maleficent! This classic fairy tale comes to life in Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY KIDS. Songs from the beloved film, including “Once Upon a Dream,” accompany fun new songs like “Maleficent!” and “A Little Magic Now” to bring a fresh telling of the story to a new generation of kids and families.
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Oct. 23-Nov. 15
Garland Civic Theatre presents Cabaret

One of Broadway’s greatest productions by the same creators as last year’s smash hit at GCT – CHICAGO! Right this way, your table’s waiting at CABARET, the Tony award winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way…
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Oct. 23-Nov. 1
Plano Children’s Theatre presents The Witches

This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse.
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Oct. 23
Rover Dramawerks presents The Fourth Wall

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

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

Figaro loves Susanna, but he’s not the only one. In a single crazy, romantic day, doors will be locked and unlocked, disguises donned, kisses exchanged and innermost hearts revealed – to some of the most memorable music Mozart ever composed. Leading this merry band is Italian bass-baritone Mirco Palazzi (Figaro), who charmed us out of our seats as Leporello in his 2010 U.S. debut, along with Austrian soprano Beate Ritter and Australian soprano Nicole Car in their exciting American debuts! Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume and staged by Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty – this Figaro could very well be a marriage made in heaven!
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Oct. 24-Nov. 2
Lyric Stage presents The Golden Apple

Erik Haagensen penned a very good description of THE GOLDEN APPLE in Show Music magazine. “It’s one of those musicals everybody knows is good but nobody knows. With The Golden Apple, librettist John Latouche and composer Jerome Moross virtually invented a new musico-dramatic form. This delightful show, best described as a “musical comedy opera,” offers a consistently surprising and enchanting collection of contradictions. Based on Homer’s epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, it presents classical Greek myth as accessible American folklore. It combines satire and sentiment, one-liner jokes and three-dimensional characters, giddy fun and genuine ideas, all in a commercial entertainment that is also a work of art. Both a musical comedy without dialogue and an opera without operatic music, it is as capable of pleasing the tired businessman as it is the Sondheim acolyte. A recognized theatrical milestone dating from 1954, it has had little practical effect on the evolution of the musical, and yet the very form it pioneered is now the dominant commercial form of musical theatre.”
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Oct. 30-Nov. 23
Amphibian Stage Productions presents FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode

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

by Richard Strauss • Once in a great while, the term “over the top” doesn’t seem nearly high enough. A king’s unbridled lust and his stepdaughter’s obsession with John the Baptist combine with explosive force in this lushly passionate rendering of Oscar Wilde’s play, set in ancient Judea. It’s a work that requires a phenomenal cast and the Dallas Opera delivers, starting with soprano Deborah Voigt in the title role and baritone Greer Grimsley as the prophet in their long-awaited company debuts! Conducted by Evan Rogister, this Biblical tale of lust and betrayal in the court of King Herod (sung by tenor Robert Brubaker) promises to reveal humanity at its most depraved and to uncover our deepest, darkest secrets…one veil at a time.
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Oct. 31-Nov. 2
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Director's Choice

Dallas Black Dance Theatre opens their 2014/15 Wyly Theatre season with the introduction of a new series, the Director’s Choice. Celebrating modern, contemporary choreographers, the slate of timeless classics include masterworks by Alvin Ailey, Gene Hill Sagan, Elisa Monte and a new work by former DBDT dancer and Point Park University professor, Garfield Lemonius. Be one of the first to experience the magic.
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Nov. 1
Latino Cultural Center presents Elisa Monte Dance Company

Following the critical success of Threading in 1979, choreographer Elisa Monte continued her artistic vision by creating the Elisa Monte Dance Company of New York City. Combining vigorous athleticism and expert form, Monte’s choreography takes a global view of movement that puts the world of dance within her audience’s grasp. Recently, critics have praised the company’s “distinctly unique style that is both forceful and subtle.”
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Nov. 1
Dallas Opera presents THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF, TDO’s newest production is an adaptation of the popular folk tale based on scenes from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. Incorporated into the lively performance are key messages for students, including the importance of attending school regularly and the need to be kind. Performed in English
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Nov. 1
Performing Arts Fort WorthHal Holbrook in "Mark Twain Tonight!"

Hal Holbrook returns to Bass Hall with his acclaimed "Mark Twain Tonight!" show, which he has toured the country every year since 1954. Each year, the Tony Award-winning actor adds and edits material, changing it to fit the times. Much of it is serious; some is not. "There's a lot of funny stuff in the show that doesn't have to do with serious matters," Holbrook said in an interview with The Maui News. "Because he was very funny. He was the first stand-up comic, you might say, in America."
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Nov. 1
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

From the producers of the stage hit, THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS comes the highly anticipated theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ THE GREAT DIVORCE. In this dantesque celestial journey from Hell to Paradise, Lewis draws some of the most fiercely funny characters he ever created. This is C. S. Lewis at his imaginative best!
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Nov. 6-9
Carroll Senior High School presents Tarzan the Musical

Enjoy a musical based on the Disney Film Tarzan and sing along to music by Phil Collins.
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Nov. 7 & 8
C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce at the Majestic Theater

From the producers of the stage hit THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS comes the highly anticipated theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ THE GREAT DIVORCE. In this dantesque celestial journey from Hell to Paradise, Lewis draws some of the most fiercely funny characters he ever created. This is C.S. Lewis at his imaginative best!
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Nov. 8-16
Casa Manana presents A Tuna Christmas

Hilarious holiday fun ensues in A Tuna Christmas. It’s 24 hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters of the third smallest town in Texas are attempting to cope with seasonal traumas such as a disaster prone little theatre production of A Christmas Carol and the sabotage of a yard decorating contest by a mysterious Christmas phantom.
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Nov. 8
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents Latin American Fiesta!

Featuring Panama's leading oboist, Juan Castillo and Italian pianist Valeria Vetruccio. Enjoy this panoramic view of music from the Americas as the ISO takes you on a musical tour through Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Mexico.
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Nov. 9 & 10
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Two Gentleman of Verona

An Unabridged Staged Reading Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But one look at the beautiful Silvia on a trip to Milan changes everything. Now he’s smitten with his best friend’s lover and his sweetheart has no intention of going away quietly. Events spin out of control as romantic rivals face off in this wild comic tale.
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Nov. 9, 14 & 16
UNT Opera: Lehar's The Merry Widow

Paula Homer, director Stephen Dubberly, conductor
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Nov. 11-Dec. 6
Undermain Theater presents The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

A Regional Premiere Once upon a time (2005), in a faraway land (Russia), 20 year-old Annie knocks on the door of a distant family relation to take some business classes (and lose her American accent). What she discovers are three friends who introduce her to the glitz and corruption of modern Russia, as Soviet echoes linger just under the surface.
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Nov. 13-15
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora Series presents THE SECOND CITY

Legendary comedy theatre with resident stages in Chicago, Toronto, and Touring Ensembles entertaining over 1,000,000 guests each year. Training ground for a host of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and over 500 more. Winner of over 30 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations in Chicago and over 35 Dora Award nominations in Toronto honoring excellence in professional theatre. The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry. From Amy Poehler to Jane Lynch, Jason Sudeikis to Julia-Louis Dreyfus – The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium. Drawing from the vast archives of material, the Touring Company produces a two-act review of The Second City’s celebrated brand of topical sketch comedy, hilarious songs, and on the spot improvisation that changes with every performance. An evening with The Second City provides audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, a night of cutting edge comedy, and an unforgettable experience. *May contain adult content and language.
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Nov. 13 - 15
Eisemann Center Presents Steve Solomon's Cannoli, Latkes and Guilt! The Therapy Continues...

Just in case you’ve missed one of Steve Solomon’s award-winning My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish...comedies; he’s back with a hilarious show featuring the very best comedy bits from his earlier three shows - plus loads of new comedy pieces from one of America's best storytellers and dialecticians.
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Nov. 14 - Dec. 6
Family Music Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Family Music Theatre presents the musical version of the classic Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL with fantastic music by Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Enchanted) performed by a large multi-generational cast and live orchestra with super production numbers of song and dance and touching moments to bring the true Christmas spirit to all. Performances are November 14-15, 21-22 and December 5-6, 2014 at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 1:30 PM on Saturday afternoons.
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Nov. 16
Eisemann Center Presents Hansel and Gretel

Join us in this wondrous retelling of The Brothers Grimm fairy tale of parents, children, and witches. Hansel and Gretel stray from the path which invariably leads you to a Witch’s gingerbread house. Produced by Theatre IV, Hansel and Gretel outsmart the Witch and find that the real treasure is family and home. Story Time at Barnes & Noble on 15th St. in Plano takes place on Fri, Nov. 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm.
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Nov. 16
An Evening with PRIMUS & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at the Majestic Theatre

Prepare to enter a world of pure imagination this November, as veteran thrash-funk eccentrics Primus bring their tour, a wall to (lickable) wall tribute to the 1971 musical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, to The Majestic. Touring for first time since 2008 — leader Les Claypool, guitarist Larry Lalonde and drummer Tim ''Herb'' Alexander — promise a show unlike any you have ever seen.
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Nov. 18-23
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Elf

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.Nov. 18-23 Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
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Nov. 20
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents LAST COMIC STANDING LIVE TOUR

Last Comic Standing, America’s most compelling comedy competition, takes to the road to showcase the winners and other outstanding comics from NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated series. Content Advisory: May contain adult content and language.
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Nov. 20-22
Open Classical presents The True (Not Exactly True) Story of Thanksgiving

This comic 90 minute one staged act opera by Open Classical Director Mark Landson presents an irreverent take on the Thanksgiving story, to the tune—but not the lyrics—of popular classical masterpieces! Audiences will learn fascinating bits of “history,” such as the pilgrims’ harrowing escape from the Dutch language, their failure to get good cheeseburgers in the New World, and the hilarious misunderstanding that led to the treaty between the settlers and Wampanoag tribe. In addition to a talented eight person cast of classical vocalists, the show will feature a live accompanying chamber group, including Mark Landson, violinist and narrator, pianist-turned-Pilgrim Thiago Nascimento and Open Classical’s famous clarinet-playing turkey, Bent Buemi. The score is a compilation of some of the most famous arias and choruses in classical vocal music, including selections from Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Barber of Seville, plus favorites from Verdi and Bizet.
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Nov. 20-Dec. 14
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. 21 & 22
Titas presents Brian Brooks Moving Company

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

‘Tis the season to be jolly, when last season’s soldout, family favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping, special effects. A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ newest “must see” holiday tradition.
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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. 28-30
Chamberlain Performing Arts presents the Nutcracker

featuring Chamberlain Performing Arts company dancers. The cast will include our guest artists Maria Kowroski and Tyler Angle, principal dancers with New York City Ballet, as our Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
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Nov. 28
Open Classical presents The True (Not Exactly True) Story of Thanksgiving

This comic 90 minute one staged act opera by Open Classical Director Mark Landson presents an irreverent take on the Thanksgiving story, to the tune—but not the lyrics—of popular classical masterpieces! Audiences will learn fascinating bits of “history,” such as the pilgrims’ harrowing escape from the Dutch language, their failure to get good cheeseburgers in the New World, and the hilarious misunderstanding that led to the treaty between the settlers and Wampanoag tribe. In addition to a talented eight person cast of classical vocalists, the show will feature a live accompanying chamber group, including Mark Landson, violinist and narrator, pianist-turned-Pilgrim Thiago Nascimento and Open Classical’s famous clarinet-playing turkey, Bent Buemi. The score is a compilation of some of the most famous arias and choruses in classical vocal music, including selections from Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Barber of Seville, plus favorites from Verdi and Bizet.
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Nov. 28-Dec. 14
Rockwall Community Playhouse presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
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Nov. 28-Dec. 7
Texas Ballet Theater presents THE NUTCRACKER

Texas Ballet Theater, the resident professional ballet company of the Winspear Opera House, presents The Nutcracker. Tour the enchanted Land of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and experience a journey filled with sward wielding mice, dancing sugarplums and flying carpets. This delightful holiday treat is sure to please fans of all ages.
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Nov. 28-Dec. 7
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 of 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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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. 5-7
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. 5-7
Dallas Ballet Company Presents The Nutcracker

Let the holiday season begin! Under the artistic direction of Brent and Judy Klopfenstein, Dallas Ballet Company returns to the Granville Arts Center to present this holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This Christmas tradition begins with the dream of a young girl Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Through the battle scene of scurrying young mice and brave soldiers the victorious Nutcracker Prince takes Clara through the Snow Kingdom and Kingdom of Sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and tasty treats from around the world. Guest Artists this year include April Daly, Miguel Blanco and the Joffrey Ballet. Come and enjoy this wonderful ballet tradition with a cast of more than two hundred students from the Dallas Ballet Center.
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Dec. 5-14
Repertory Company Theatre presents LES MISERABLES

The wait is finally over for the 8-time Tony Award winning musical that has thrilled audiences around the world. This holiday season, Repertory Company Theatre will present a unique production created solely for our Promenade Theatre. The audience will become part of the production and part of the story in the intimate setting. Les Miserables is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel about ex-convict Jean Valjean and his attempts to start a new life as he is pursued relentlessly by policeman Javert over decades through the tumult of revolutionary France.
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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. 6
Opera in Concert presents Gems of French Opera

In the cast of singers are the 2014 Dallas Opera Competition winner, soprano Audra Methvin, award-winning tenor Johnathan Riesen, former Metropolitan Opera baritone Edward Crafts, mezzo soprano Charis Peden and coloratura soprano Margaret Garrett. Stephen Dubberly, Music Director of UNT Opera and Associate Conductor and Chorus Director of the Ft. Worth Opera, is the pianist and music director for this performance. The program will feature arias and ensembles from operas by Bizet, Meyerbeer, Rossini, Offenbach, Thomas, Lulli, David, Messager, Reyer and Delibes.
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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. 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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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 14-Dec. 7
Dallas Museum of Art presents From the Village to Vogue – The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

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

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

Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection brings a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist.
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July 12-Nov. 16
Irving Arts Center presents Simply Beautiful – Photographs from National Geographic

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

See the work of B. G. (Banwarhlal Giridharlal) Sharma, whose designs dominated the Hindu market in the second half of the 20th century. His painted works, catholic in subject matter, were individually signed and sold or presented on behalf of the Indian government to international dignitaries.
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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. 2 - Nov. 1
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Tale of Tails and Trails by Julie Grim

Painting a Tale of every Tail and Trail! Pet Portrait and Plein Artist Julie Grim paints a Tail of Tails and Trails! With her loose brush strokes and impressionist style she brings out the emotion in her oil paintings whether it is in the expressive eyes of a lazy Labrador, or the sunlit Texas Hill Country landscapes.
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Sept. 5-Oct. 31
Artists’ Showplace Gallery presents Africa in a Different Light by photographer Graham Hobart

Artist's Statement "In a Different Light" is my attempt to bring dignity and wonder to the animal kingdom. I want to bring a renewed awareness to their vulnerability that will translate to action on our part. This includes supporting efforts to intercept poachers and educating or giving incentives to the indigenous peoples that live near the animals to stop destroying what is left of the animal’s remaining habitat."
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Sept. 6 - Nov. 15
PDNB Gallery presents Geof Kern

This fall, PDNB Gallery will kick off the season with a solo show for the highly recognized fashion and advertising photographer, Geof Kern, (b. 1950, Brooklyn, NY). Kern is a Dallas treasure, well known in fashion circles, particularly the Neiman Marcus set. This exhibition strongly illustrates the influence of high art on the world of advertising. A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with forward by D.J. Stout, former Texas Monthly photo editor and current design consultant for Pentagram. Geof Kern will be signing copies during the artist reception. on Saturday, September 6th from 5-8pm.
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Sept. 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 - Nov. 1
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 24th Anniversary Show: One-of-a-Kind

An anniversary celebration featuring unique works in glass from artists nationwide.
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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. 4, Nov. 1 & Dec. 6
Meadows Museum presents New Ways of Seeing

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

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with admission; reservations are not required but encouraged.
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct. 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. 23 & 30
Meadow’s Museum: What’s My Line?

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

A camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own. Susan Sontag Behind Closed Doors; Art made in secret; away from observers, reporters, or intruders, usually in a closed room. Done in private. Work that leaves the viewer feeling voyeuristic. Images that are emotionally difficult, off-putting, unresolved, or in a space that is entirely too personal, often painfully so. Off-limits. Portraits that embody the characters psyche that can lead to extreme forms, but can also act as a sort of catharsis. Visual images that are seedy in extremities In this exhibition the viewer is being giving a privileged view behind closed doors adding a voyeuristic feel to the images. It’s as if an eye can roam onto images made not to be seen. The work will focus on video, digital photography and sculptural installation. Artists such as Francis Bagley, Hillary Holsonback and Danielle Georgiou will be featured.
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Oct 25 - 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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Oct. 28-Nov. 7
TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY Department of Visual Arts presents Lucky Seven Student Exhibition

One undergraduate and one graduate student from each program area has been chosen to have work exhibited in this show.
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Oct. 30 - Nov. 2
Craft Guild of Dallas Fall 2014 Show and Sale

The Craft Guild of Dallas will present its Fall 2014 Show and Sale Thursday, October 30th through Sunday, November 2nd at its Studio and Exhibition space at 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75254. This event will showcase unique, one of a kind, handcrafted works of art made by members of the Craft Guild. You will see and have the opportunity to purchase artists' works in jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, and fiber art. During the four-day Show and Sale, our studios will also be open and will feature live artist demonstrations. The public is invited to attend the free opening night reception Thursday evening, October 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring live music, refreshments, and a silent auction benefiting the Craft Guild of Dallas.
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Nov. 1 - 29
Islamic Art Revival Series 3rd International Juried Exhibition of Islamic Art

The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) is a series of events focused on sharing and rediscovering the forgotten beauty and grandeur that is strikingly evident in the masterpieces of Islamic art from around the globe. Started by a cross-cultural coalition of students, small business owners and local nonprofits, IARS explores how the patterns that first emerged centuries ago influence art and architecture in today's world. Events will stress art education and cultural exchange across a variety of mediums. IARS builds bridges using the universal beauty of Islamic Art as a connector and translator across generations and cultures - from heart to heart through time. 47 Artists from countries, including USA, CANADA,,ITALY,INDIA,GERMANY,MEXICO, UNITED KINGDOM and PAKISTAN are selected by the Juror Iftikhar Dadi, the Associate Professor of Art History, and Head of the Arts Department at the Cornell University. The public opening and reception is on November, 01, 2014
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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 - 8
Continental Gin Building Artist Open Studio

The historic Continental Gin Building will open its doors to feature 40 local artists and their creative space on November 7th and 8th. Guests will view unique work while experiencing the inspirational environment, where such beautiful creations are formed. The studio will be open on Friday, November 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will also be a silent auction held throughout both days, and the winners will be notified via phone. T-shirts are also avalible for sale! Guests will view beautiful pieces from artists such as Ginger Gunshot, Iris Candelaria, Andrea Guay, Susan Matthews, Michael Sutton, and many more.
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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. 9
Islamic Art Revival Experience 2014

Experience Islamic Art first-hand: Have a henna design painted on your hand! Experience music, storytelling, lecture presentations, fashion show and drumming! Experience digital geomatic art! Have your name written in Arabic calligraphy! Create Islamic Art to take home! Watch Islamic Art films! Have your picture taken in an ethnic costume! Enjoy a variety of all new cultural performances! Share the experience of Islamic Art with your family!
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Nov. 15-Jan. 25
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt

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

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from Jake LaMotta's memoir Raging Bull: My Story. It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian American middleweight boxer whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family. Also featured in the film are Joe Pesci as Joey, La Motta's well-intentioned brother (Rated R – strong boxing violence, pervasive strong language and some sexuality)
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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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Feb 22 - Dec 31
Bird House Exhibit

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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Aug. 1-Oct. 31
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary presents Passenger Pigeon on View

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger pigeon, which was once the most numerous bird in North America. See a specimen of the pigeon at the Heard, one of the few educational facilities in the state of Texas with a specimen in its collection and the only one of such locations to display it during this national event.
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Sep 20 - Nov 26
Autumn at the Arboretum

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

Designed to be one of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring the world of mathematics ever to tour, 2theXtreme: MathAlive! promises to spark imagination and reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. The exhibition, which has drawn huge crowds across the U.S., brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more. Through nearly 40 unique, interactive experiences, the bilingual exhibition takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
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Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31
OhLook Performing Arts Center presents Nightmare on Quail Creek: The Haunted Forest

Venture into the forest of this creepy outdoor haunt to encounter some of the spookiest characters from classic horror movies. In addition to the haunt, there will be a kid’s area with Halloween themed activities and refreshments, 7:30pm to 9:30pm on all the nights the Haunted Forest is open, for those not yet brave enough to venture into the forest.
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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. 30 - Nov. 6
King of Glory GUSTO! Opera Workshop on ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

Napoleon was once asked what got everyone riled up to make a revolution. The emperor answered, “It was that ‘Marriage of Figaro’ by Mozart” because it made the aristocracy look so bad. This immensely popular opera will be the subject of a series of three workshops presented by Steve Lund, former academic dean at Dallas Lutheran School and instructor in Richland College’s Emeritus Program. The workshops will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 30; Tuesday, November 4; and Thursday, November 6. “The Marriage of Figaro” is being presented by the Dallas Opera at the Winspear Opera House.
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Oct. 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Understanding Muslim Societies: Why it is Critical

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

Learn more about Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, from the Latino Cultural Center.
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Oct. 31
First Christian Church FALL FESTIVAL CELEBRATION

The community is invited to treat their families and friends to a great time of fun and fellowship. This free event offers a safe environment and features: a bounce house, carnival games, trunk or treat candy giveaway, face painting, cake walk, and prizes.
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Oct. 31 & Nov. 1
Ghost Tales at the Bath House

Celebrate Halloween with the Dallas Storytelling Guild. The Dallas Storytelling Guild returns to the Bath House Black Box Theater for two evenings of spooky tales for adults and teens. Participating storytellers are Tim Couch, Jiaan Powers, Steve McCluer, Richard Nash, MaryAnn Clarke, Ann Marie Newman, Julia Gibson, Eric Barnes and Gene & Peggy Helmick-Richardson.
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Nov. 1
Bruno Groening Circle of Friends Documentary film of Bruno Groening,

This film documents the life of Germany's most well-known healer, Bruno Groening, and the mass healings that occurred in Germany after World War II. Many film viewers report feeling a tingling or a current in their bodies and even the disappearance of pain and illnesses. Today, healings still continue in the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, even by simply watching the film.
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Nov. 2
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents The Plight of Christians in Iraq

It doesn’t make the front page. You rarely hear about it on the news. Christians throughout the Middle East are being persecuted and murdered. Juliana Taimoorazy, founder of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, will discuss the history and current situation of Christian minorities in the region. Q and A will follow.
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Nov. 4
First Tuesday Social Justice Films

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

Gil Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post. He has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets.


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Nov. 6
Bruno Groening Circle of Friends present Healing on the Spiritual Path: A Physician's Perspective

Dr. M. Machacek-Dobay M.D. from Austria will present healings that are medically inexplicable, and individuals who have been healed will share their experiences. Participants can experience the healing force during this lecture.
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Nov. 6
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live Richard Norton Smith presents On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller

Richard Norton Smith re-creates Rockefeller’s improbable rise to the governor’s mansion, his politically disastrous divorce and remarriage, and his often surprising relationships with presidents and political leaders from FDR to Henry Kissinger. A frustrated architect turned master builder, an avid collector of art and an unabashed ladies’ man, “Rocky” promoted fallout shelters and affordable housing with equal enthusiasm. From the deadly 1971 prison uprising at Attica and unceasing battles with New York City mayor John Lindsay to his son’s unsolved disappearance (and the grisly theories it spawned), the punitive drug laws that bear his name, and the much-gossiped-about circumstances of his death, Nelson Rockefeller’s was a life of astonishing color, range, and relevance. On His Own Terms, a masterpiece of the biographer’s art, vividly captures the soaring optimism and polarizing politics of this American Original.
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Nov. 7 - 9
St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Fort Worth Greek Food Festival

The highlight of our festival is of course the wonderful Greek Food! We serve traditional favorites like Athenian chicken, Moussaka, Spanakopita and Gyros as well as Greek Fries, delicious sweets and much more! We will have live Greek music, folk dance performances, shopping, and a dedicated Children’s Area. The Greek Festival is fun for the whole family!
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Nov. 8
Living History with Eugene Boone at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A Dallas County deputy sheriff, Boone discovered the rifle on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Prior to joining the sheriff’s department, he worked at the Dallas Times Herald and had contact with Jack Ruby. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Nov. 9
The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House 2nd Sunday Afternoon Jazz Jam

If you enjoy playing or singing or just listening to Jazz in a quiet setting while having a glass of wine or cold beer, come on down to the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House at 3839 W. Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75233 on the 2nd Sunday of each month. ~~~~ There is no admission fee. Donations are distributed among the performers. ~~~~ Players bring your instruments, singers bring your voice and both bring your Real Books (Hal Leonard 6th edition VOL I & II) and join in. Something new? Bring it along as well with the sheet music and the lyrics. Please be as self contained as possible. ~~~~ If you just want to sit and listen, bring your soft drinks, wine or beer and food, if you wish. Come planning on a good time and fine music. ~~~~ The LWCH is a non-profit organization run by volunteers presenting a variety of live musical programs. Watch for more information on our events at our website http://www.labyrinthwalkcoffeehouse.com/ or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LabyrinthWalkCoffeeHouse ~~~~ (Donations of used ink or toner cartridges to aid in our recycling program will be greatly appreciated.)
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Nov. 9
UKRAINIAN Fall Festival

Great food, children games, cake walk, raffle prizes, live music and dancing!
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Nov. 13
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors Live thryn Harrison Presents Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

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

Bands of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides social and financial support to underprivileged women and children. Our mission is to educate, train, provide financial support, and provide services, in a way that improves the quality of life of disadvantage women and children in Dallas and surrounding areas.
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Nov. 15
Family Funday at the Irving Arts Center

Families are invited to use the free supplies at the creation station to practice metal embossing techniques with inspiration from the Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed exhibition. Ticket is required for entry into the Peruvian Gold Exhibition.
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Nov. 15 - 16
Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

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

What began as a routine assignment for Dallas Times Herald photographers William Allen, Darryl Heikes, Bob Jackson, and Eamon Kennedy quickly evolved into one of the most significant news stories of the 20th century. These photojournalists captured some of the most significant moments at Dallas Love Field, during the presidential motorcade, at Parkland Memorial Hospital, at the Tippit murder scene, inside Dallas police headquarters, and other important locations throughout the assassination weekend. Their work documented the unfolding story of the president’s death, the investigation, and subsequent murder and burial of suspect Lee Harvey Oswald. Join us for an extraordinary conversation with the four former Dallas Times Herald photographers as they recount their unique memories of what it was like to be caught in the whirlwind of historical events and how the experience affected their careers and personal lives. Photographs from the Dallas Times Herald Collection—the Museum’s first significant donation—will be featured in this special presentation that helps to commemorate the Museum’s 25th anniversary.
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Dec. 6
Jane Austen's Birthday Luncheon

Start the holiday Jane Austen style - with discussions of disease, death, and literary design at the annual December luncheon honoring Jane Austen’s 239th birthday. During her life, Jane Austen saw disease all around her and imbricated these everyday occurrences into her finely constructed stories. Whether it is Jane Bennet’s cold or Fanny Price’s headaches the events of sickness, health, and injury that are scattered throughout the novels, as arbitrary as they may seem, are indeed deliberate. In her en”gross”ing presentation, Dr. Cheryl Kinney will review characters in each of the novels that suffer from illness (real and imagined) emphasizing Jane Austen’s use of disease as a literary device. Dr. Kinney will also illuminate the suspected causes of those conditions in Regency England as well as common (and universally ineffective) treatments. The lecture will illustrate why Jane Austen considered illness a “dangerous indulgence” and how our favorite author viewed “the cure for all disease”. In addition to a complete supply of leeches, potions, and cures, the vendors will offer a stunning array of Jane Austen items perfect for gifts. The event is open to members and guests and those with an interest in Jane Austen.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

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

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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May 16-Nov. 16
Theatre Too presents Shear Madness

This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
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June 14-Dec. 7
Dallas Museum of Art presents From the Village to Vogue – The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

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

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

Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection brings a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist.
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July 12-Nov. 16
Irving Arts Center presents Simply Beautiful – Photographs from National Geographic

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

See the work of B. G. (Banwarhlal Giridharlal) Sharma, whose designs dominated the Hindu market in the second half of the 20th century. His painted works, catholic in subject matter, were individually signed and sold or presented on behalf of the Indian government to international dignitaries.
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Aug. 1-Oct. 31
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary presents Passenger Pigeon on View

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger pigeon, which was once the most numerous bird in North America. See a specimen of the pigeon at the Heard, one of the few educational facilities in the state of Texas with a specimen in its collection and the only one of such locations to display it during this national event.
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Aug. 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. 2 - Nov. 1
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Tale of Tails and Trails by Julie Grim

Painting a Tale of every Tail and Trail! Pet Portrait and Plein Artist Julie Grim paints a Tail of Tails and Trails! With her loose brush strokes and impressionist style she brings out the emotion in her oil paintings whether it is in the expressive eyes of a lazy Labrador, or the sunlit Texas Hill Country landscapes.
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Sept. 5-Oct. 31
Artists’ Showplace Gallery presents Africa in a Different Light by photographer Graham Hobart

Artist's Statement "In a Different Light" is my attempt to bring dignity and wonder to the animal kingdom. I want to bring a renewed awareness to their vulnerability that will translate to action on our part. This includes supporting efforts to intercept poachers and educating or giving incentives to the indigenous peoples that live near the animals to stop destroying what is left of the animal’s remaining habitat."
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Sept. 6 - Nov. 15
PDNB Gallery presents Geof Kern

This fall, PDNB Gallery will kick off the season with a solo show for the highly recognized fashion and advertising photographer, Geof Kern, (b. 1950, Brooklyn, NY). Kern is a Dallas treasure, well known in fashion circles, particularly the Neiman Marcus set. This exhibition strongly illustrates the influence of high art on the world of advertising. A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with forward by D.J. Stout, former Texas Monthly photo editor and current design consultant for Pentagram. Geof Kern will be signing copies during the artist reception. on Saturday, September 6th from 5-8pm.
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Sept. 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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Sep 20 - Nov 26
Autumn at the Arboretum

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

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

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

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

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

Designed to be one of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring the world of mathematics ever to tour, 2theXtreme: MathAlive! promises to spark imagination and reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. The exhibition, which has drawn huge crowds across the U.S., brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more. Through nearly 40 unique, interactive experiences, the bilingual exhibition takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
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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. 4, Nov. 1 & Dec. 6
Meadows Museum presents New Ways of Seeing

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

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with admission; reservations are not required but encouraged.
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct. 10 - Nov. 2
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents HAIR

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

Adapted from the book by Gerald N. Lund for stage by Jen Geigle Johnson What would America be like today without our Constitution? It’s a document we take for granted, but Artisan Center Theater’s THE FREEDOM FACTOR - A WORLD PREMIERE will give us a very dramatic answer to that question. The production is based on a Gerald N. Lund book much-admired by Artisan Co-Founders Dee Ann and Richard Blair. This exciting play has been adapted for the stage by Jen Geigle Johnson in collaboration with Amy and Dave Sorter, Joe Sturgeon, Dorothy Sanders and Rick and DeeAnn Blair. The play introduces us to Bryce Sherwood, a senatorial aide in Washington, D.C. who is recruited to be a key player in an attempt to pass an amendment that would eliminate the checks and balances built into the Constitution. But, when Founding Father Nathaniel Gorham, one of the original signers of the Constitution, appears to him, his refusal to understand the dangers of his position gets him transported by Gorham into a world where the Constitution was never ratified. Thrown into a strange land of violence, oppression and fear, Bryce begins to appreciate the true value of the great document and the price that must be paid to keep the freedoms it has given us. But, will he be able to pay that price?
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Oct. 10-Nov. 2
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents Little Women

Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and the novel), Little Women, follows the adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March as they grow up in Civil War America. The beloved story of the March sisters is timeless and deals with issues as relevant today as when they were written. Now, this wonderful narrative has been brought to life as an exhilarating new musical filled with glorious music, dancing, and heart. Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache, and hope-- the sounds of a young America finding its voice.
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Oct. 10-Nov. 2
Watertower Theatre presents Bonnie & Clyde

This new musical blends the music of Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) with the electrifying love story of two of Texas’ most famed outlaws. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two dreamers that found their way into violent circumstances. Their adventurous story captured the attention of an entire nation! Stuck in a dead-end job in depression era Texas, young Bonnie Parker falls for charismatic Clyde Barrow. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. As their fame, notoriety — and body count — rise; the ill-fated lovers find themselves racing toward an inevitable end. Recommended for mature audiences
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Oct. 11-Jan. 4
MythBusters – The Explosive Exhibition at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Hands-on learning includes exhibits like Energy Blast, DinoLabs and DinoDig, the Children’s Museum (especially for kids age 8 and younger) and much more. Additionally, visitors can check out the Noble Planetarium, IMAX films and other engaging activities.
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Oct. 16-Nov. 22
Circle Theatre presents Fellowship!

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

Told through vignettes detailing the shift in Southern racial attitudes between 1948 and 1973, Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the decades long relationship between a stubborn, Southern matriarch and her proud, African-American chauffeur who journey from suspicion and mistrust to respect and affection in this Pulitzer Prize®-winning play. DTC welcomes back 2014 Academy Award®-nominee June Squibb (last seen in Dividing the Estate) as the indomitable Miss Daisy in this iconic tale of the transformative power of friendship that will warm your heart.
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Oct. 16 & Nov. 20
Music at the Meadows

Larry Palmer, University Organist and Professor of Harpsichord and Organ in the Meadows School of the Arts Experience centuries-old music on an eighteenth-century organ surrounded by masterworks in the Museum’s permanent collection. Professor Palmer will present two programs on the Museum’s Oldovini organ: in October,"Scarlatti's Cat" and in November, "Dos Prados: Larry Palmer's Favorite Music for the Pascoal Caetano Oldovini Organ."
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Oct. 17-Nov. 2
Cara Mía Theatre presents the sand show

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

They’re back…they’re dead…and they’re hungry….The cult classic returns to the DCT stage! Radiation from a fallen satellite transforms the dead into flesh-eating zombies, and no one is safe. It’s the 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life (figuratively speaking)! Full of thrills, chills, and dark satire.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 1
Ohlook Performing Art Center presents Evil Dead, the Musical

What's better at Halloween than a bunch of deadites torturing college students in an abandoned cabin in the woods? Complete with dancing and singing, this show is laugh out loud funny.
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Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31
OhLook Performing Arts Center presents Nightmare on Quail Creek: The Haunted Forest

Venture into the forest of this creepy outdoor haunt to encounter some of the spookiest characters from classic horror movies. In addition to the haunt, there will be a kid’s area with Halloween themed activities and refreshments, 7:30pm to 9:30pm on all the nights the Haunted Forest is open, for those not yet brave enough to venture into the forest.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 2
Teatro Dallas presents Festival of Death

Three short one act well-rounded, contrasting and powerful pieces. Ironic, mysterious, cruel, poetic, macabre! Exhibit of altars for the dead in the lobby. Meet the visual artists who will set up altars honoring the dead at a special DOD evening that includes a casual conversation about the origins of this millenerian ritual and delicacies prepared during this holiday.
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Oct. 18-Nov. 15
Artisan Center Theater presents Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS

It’s Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, and three fairies – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – must use their magic to save her from the spell of evil sorceress Maleficent! This classic fairy tale comes to life in Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY KIDS. Songs from the beloved film, including “Once Upon a Dream,” accompany fun new songs like “Maleficent!” and “A Little Magic Now” to bring a fresh telling of the story to a new generation of kids and families.
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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. 23-Nov. 15
Garland Civic Theatre presents Cabaret

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

On these Thursday evenings, visitors will use a variety of drawing materials and techniques to create a work of art inspired by the exhibition of Goya’s print series.
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Oct. 23-Nov. 1
Plano Children’s Theatre presents The Witches

This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse.
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Oct. 23
Rover Dramawerks presents The Fourth Wall

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

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

A camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own. Susan Sontag Behind Closed Doors; Art made in secret; away from observers, reporters, or intruders, usually in a closed room. Done in private. Work that leaves the viewer feeling voyeuristic. Images that are emotionally difficult, off-putting, unresolved, or in a space that is entirely too personal, often painfully so. Off-limits. Portraits that embody the characters psyche that can lead to extreme forms, but can also act as a sort of catharsis. Visual images that are seedy in extremities In this exhibition the viewer is being giving a privileged view behind closed doors adding a voyeuristic feel to the images. It’s as if an eye can roam onto images made not to be seen. The work will focus on video, digital photography and sculptural installation. Artists such as Francis Bagley, Hillary Holsonback and Danielle Georgiou will be featured.
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Oct. 24-Nov. 9
Dallas Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro

Figaro loves Susanna, but he’s not the only one. In a single crazy, romantic day, doors will be locked and unlocked, disguises donned, kisses exchanged and innermost hearts revealed – to some of the most memorable music Mozart ever composed. Leading this merry band is Italian bass-baritone Mirco Palazzi (Figaro), who charmed us out of our seats as Leporello in his 2010 U.S. debut, along with Austrian soprano Beate Ritter and Australian soprano Nicole Car in their exciting American debuts! Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume and staged by Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty – this Figaro could very well be a marriage made in heaven!
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Oct. 24-Nov. 2
Lyric Stage presents The Golden Apple

Erik Haagensen penned a very good description of THE GOLDEN APPLE in Show Music magazine. “It’s one of those musicals everybody knows is good but nobody knows. With The Golden Apple, librettist John Latouche and composer Jerome Moross virtually invented a new musico-dramatic form. This delightful show, best described as a “musical comedy opera,” offers a consistently surprising and enchanting collection of contradictions. Based on Homer’s epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, it presents classical Greek myth as accessible American folklore. It combines satire and sentiment, one-liner jokes and three-dimensional characters, giddy fun and genuine ideas, all in a commercial entertainment that is also a work of art. Both a musical comedy without dialogue and an opera without operatic music, it is as capable of pleasing the tired businessman as it is the Sondheim acolyte. A recognized theatrical milestone dating from 1954, it has had little practical effect on the evolution of the musical, and yet the very form it pioneered is now the dominant commercial form of musical theatre.”
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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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Oct. 28-Nov. 7
TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY Department of Visual Arts presents Lucky Seven Student Exhibition

One undergraduate and one graduate student from each program area has been chosen to have work exhibited in this show.
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Oct. 30 - Nov. 2
Craft Guild of Dallas Fall 2014 Show and Sale

The Craft Guild of Dallas will present its Fall 2014 Show and Sale Thursday, October 30th through Sunday, November 2nd at its Studio and Exhibition space at 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75254. This event will showcase unique, one of a kind, handcrafted works of art made by members of the Craft Guild. You will see and have the opportunity to purchase artists' works in jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, and fiber art. During the four-day Show and Sale, our studios will also be open and will feature live artist demonstrations. The public is invited to attend the free opening night reception Thursday evening, October 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring live music, refreshments, and a silent auction benefiting the Craft Guild of Dallas.
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Oct. 30 - Nov. 6
King of Glory GUSTO! Opera Workshop on ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

Napoleon was once asked what got everyone riled up to make a revolution. The emperor answered, “It was that ‘Marriage of Figaro’ by Mozart” because it made the aristocracy look so bad. This immensely popular opera will be the subject of a series of three workshops presented by Steve Lund, former academic dean at Dallas Lutheran School and instructor in Richland College’s Emeritus Program. The workshops will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 30; Tuesday, November 4; and Thursday, November 6. “The Marriage of Figaro” is being presented by the Dallas Opera at the Winspear Opera House.
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Oct. 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Understanding Muslim Societies: Why it is Critical

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more about Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, from the Latino Cultural Center.
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Oct. 31-Nov. 2
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Director's Choice

Dallas Black Dance Theatre opens their 2014/15 Wyly Theatre season with the introduction of a new series, the Director’s Choice. Celebrating modern, contemporary choreographers, the slate of timeless classics include masterworks by Alvin Ailey, Gene Hill Sagan, Elisa Monte and a new work by former DBDT dancer and Point Park University professor, Garfield Lemonius. Be one of the first to experience the magic.
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Oct. 31
First Christian Church FALL FESTIVAL CELEBRATION

The community is invited to treat their families and friends to a great time of fun and fellowship. This free event offers a safe environment and features: a bounce house, carnival games, trunk or treat candy giveaway, face painting, cake walk, and prizes.
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Oct. 31 & Nov. 1
Ghost Tales at the Bath House

Celebrate Halloween with the Dallas Storytelling Guild. The Dallas Storytelling Guild returns to the Bath House Black Box Theater for two evenings of spooky tales for adults and teens. Participating storytellers are Tim Couch, Jiaan Powers, Steve McCluer, Richard Nash, MaryAnn Clarke, Ann Marie Newman, Julia Gibson, Eric Barnes and Gene & Peggy Helmick-Richardson.
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Oct. 31 & Nov. 2
Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Berio, Saint-Saens and Rachmaninoff

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

This film documents the life of Germany's most well-known healer, Bruno Groening, and the mass healings that occurred in Germany after World War II. Many film viewers report feeling a tingling or a current in their bodies and even the disappearance of pain and illnesses. Today, healings still continue in the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, even by simply watching the film.
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Nov. 1 - 29
Islamic Art Revival Series 3rd International Juried Exhibition of Islamic Art

The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) is a series of events focused on sharing and rediscovering the forgotten beauty and grandeur that is strikingly evident in the masterpieces of Islamic art from around the globe. Started by a cross-cultural coalition of students, small business owners and local nonprofits, IARS explores how the patterns that first emerged centuries ago influence art and architecture in today's world. Events will stress art education and cultural exchange across a variety of mediums. IARS builds bridges using the universal beauty of Islamic Art as a connector and translator across generations and cultures - from heart to heart through time. 47 Artists from countries, including USA, CANADA,,ITALY,INDIA,GERMANY,MEXICO, UNITED KINGDOM and PAKISTAN are selected by the Juror Iftikhar Dadi, the Associate Professor of Art History, and Head of the Arts Department at the Cornell University. The public opening and reception is on November, 01, 2014
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Nov. 1
Latino Cultural Center presents Elisa Monte Dance Company

Following the critical success of Threading in 1979, choreographer Elisa Monte continued her artistic vision by creating the Elisa Monte Dance Company of New York City. Combining vigorous athleticism and expert form, Monte’s choreography takes a global view of movement that puts the world of dance within her audience’s grasp. Recently, critics have praised the company’s “distinctly unique style that is both forceful and subtle.”
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Nov. 1
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Mozart Requiem Concert

The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Choir presents a 7:30 pm performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem.
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Nov. 1
Arlington Jones: The Soul Gent

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

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

Come join The Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra for a FREE concert November 1st! The symphony, under the baton of Maestro Esteban Rojas, has prepared selections sure to enrich the mind and invigorate the senses. Included in the program is: Candide: Overture - Leonard Bernstein Concerto for Violin - Felix Mendelssohn, Eleanor Dunbar - Violin Symphony #2 - Ludwig van Beethoven
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Nov. 1
Fort Worth Civic Orchestra concert

Season opener
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Nov. 1
NTSO Concert 1

Join us for the NTSO's first concert of the 2014-2015 season, featuring: • Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture • Satie (arr. Simpson), Trois Gymnopedies • Mussorgsky (orch. Simpson), Pictures at an Exhibition
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Nov. 1
Performing Arts Fort WorthHal Holbrook in "Mark Twain Tonight!"

Hal Holbrook returns to Bass Hall with his acclaimed "Mark Twain Tonight!" show, which he has toured the country every year since 1954. Each year, the Tony Award-winning actor adds and edits material, changing it to fit the times. Much of it is serious; some is not. "There's a lot of funny stuff in the show that doesn't have to do with serious matters," Holbrook said in an interview with The Maui News. "Because he was very funny. He was the first stand-up comic, you might say, in America."
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Nov. 1
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

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

From the producers of the stage hit, THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS comes the highly anticipated theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ THE GREAT DIVORCE. In this dantesque celestial journey from Hell to Paradise, Lewis draws some of the most fiercely funny characters he ever created. This is C. S. Lewis at his imaginative best!
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Nov. 1
UT Dallas presents Kelly Durbin and Friends

Jazz pianist and UT Dallas faculty member Kelly Durbin annually invites outstanding local musicians to perform with him at UT Dallas. This year’s guests include jazz bassist, composer, producer and lecturer James Gilyard.
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Nov. 2
Arts Fifth Avenue Leonard Belota Memorial Concert

A jazz concert in memory of Leonard Belota, featuring the TCC Monday Night Big Band, the Arts Fifth Avenue Jazz Collective,and Johnny Case,Keith Wingate and friends.
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Nov. 2
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents The Plight of Christians in Iraq

It doesn’t make the front page. You rarely hear about it on the news. Christians throughout the Middle East are being persecuted and murdered. Juliana Taimoorazy, founder of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, will discuss the history and current situation of Christian minorities in the region. Q and A will follow.
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Nov. 2
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Chamber Concert and Art Show

Free vocal and choral concert at Lovers Lane UMC Sanctuary
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Nov. 2
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Alessandro Mazzamuto, piano

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

The Wyeth Quartet is comprised of the principal and associate principal string players of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The group has thrilled audiences of all ages with its virtuosic and energetic performances of classical and contemporary chamber music.
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Nov. 2
Christ the King Catholic Church concert

Music by Holst, and Vaughn Williams
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Nov. 2
East Dallas Christian Church presents A Latin American Concert

Pianists, Jose Cubela and Ilka Araujo, dance on the keys with works of Cervantes, Lecuona, Villa-Lobos, and a premier work “Prelúdios Paranaenses” by Daniel Solyom. Flutist, Daniel Pardo and Guitarist, Giampiero Scuderi perform classic folkloric music of Venezuela and Colombia. The East Dallas Chancel Choir with soloists: Martin Antonio Guerra, and Matt Woodbury will perform the Kyrie and Gloria from Ariel Ramirez’s Misa Criolla.
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Nov. 2
Highlander Concerts present Brahms Requiem

This performance of Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem (A German Requiem) will feature an unpublished adaptation of texts from the Authorized (King James) Version of the scriptures by Robert Shaw. When he committed to giving the German people a Requiem in their own language, Brahms followed after the great reformer Martin Luther, whose German translation of the scriptures Brahms adapted for this work. When presented to English-speaking audiences, Brahms’ Requiem is often sung in English in keeping with this spirit of presenting the scriptures in the common tongue. Rather than attempt to translate the German text into English, as others have done with varying degrees of success, Shaw (as had Brahms) turned to the most beautiful and beloved translation of the Bible in his own language. This performance preserves the soaring beauty of the composition, the authenticity of the scriptures, and the intent of those who sought to comfort the grieving with words they could understand. Soloists are Julie Liston Johnson, soprano, and Michael Hix, baritone.
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Nov. 2
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

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

In remembrance of all the saints who have finished their earthly race, the HPUMC Chancel Choir presents music celebrating our promise of eternal life.
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Nov. 2
Transfigured Nights: Evensong for All Souls' Day

Transfigured Nights commemorates All Souls’ Day with an Evensong service in remembrance of the faithful departed. The Transfiguration Choir will sing Herbert Howell’s hauntingly beautiful Magnifi cat and Nunc dimittis from the St. Paul’s Service. The Anthem will be Joel Martinson’s setting of Christina Rossetti’s poem “Lord, grant us eyes to see” for choir, English horn and organ.
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Nov. 3
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Finckel-Han-Setzer Trio

Cellist David Finckel, violinist Philip Setzer, and pianist Wu Han make as fine a piano trio as the world knows. Given their résumés, this is no surprise. Finckel spent more than thirty years with the famed Emerson String Quartet. Setzer is a founding and continuing member of the Emerson Quartet. Han has an outstanding career as an orchestral soloist and chamber player, as well as a close recording and touring relationship with Finckel. So, it will be no surprise either that we are bringing this trio back for a third performance.
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Nov. 3
TCU FACULTY & FRIENDS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES presents AN EVENING WITH pianist JAMES DICK

Sextuor, FP 100 Francis Poulenc Selections from Waltzes, Op. 39 Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B. 155 Antonín Dvořák Shauna Thompson, flute Stewart Williams, oboe Gary Whitman, clarinet Charles Hall, bassoon Heather Test, horn Elisabeth Adkins and Gary Levinson, violins Misha Galaganov, viola Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello James Dick and John Owings, pianos
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Nov. 3
UNT Guest Artist Recital: Dwight Parry, Oboe and Ekaterina Chernaya, piano

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

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

A celebration of shape, color and the Holiday Season. Featuring glass ornaments from artists nationwide.
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Nov. 5
Lone Star Youth Orchestra presents Symphony Fanfare

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra opens the season with a flourish as we explore well known overtures and fanfares! Featuring the music of Carmen Suite No 1 by Bizet and Quest for the Grail by Mogensen, this is a concert that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats!
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Nov. 5
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth A Conversation with Gil Hoffman: Peace, Politics, and Plutonium: An Insider’s Look at the Mayhem in the Middle East

Gil Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post. He has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets.


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Nov. 5
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Journey” The Essence of Jazz—Piano and Bass

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

Dr. M. Machacek-Dobay M.D. from Austria will present healings that are medically inexplicable, and individuals who have been healed will share their experiences. Participants can experience the healing force during this lecture.
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Nov. 6-9
Carroll Senior High School presents Tarzan the Musical

Enjoy a musical based on the Disney Film Tarzan and sing along to music by Phil Collins.
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Nov. 6 & 8
Dallas Symphony presents Bluebeard's Castle

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

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

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

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

The historic Continental Gin Building will open its doors to feature 40 local artists and their creative space on November 7th and 8th. Guests will view unique work while experiencing the inspirational environment, where such beautiful creations are formed. The studio will be open on Friday, November 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will also be a silent auction held throughout both days, and the winners will be notified via phone. T-shirts are also avalible for sale! Guests will view beautiful pieces from artists such as Ginger Gunshot, Iris Candelaria, Andrea Guay, Susan Matthews, Michael Sutton, and many more.
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Nov. 7 - 9
St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Fort Worth Greek Food Festival

The highlight of our festival is of course the wonderful Greek Food! We serve traditional favorites like Athenian chicken, Moussaka, Spanakopita and Gyros as well as Greek Fries, delicious sweets and much more! We will have live Greek music, folk dance performances, shopping, and a dedicated Children’s Area. The Greek Festival is fun for the whole family!
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Nov. 7 & 8
C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce at the Majestic Theater

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

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

Join the FWSO for a musical anthology of Hitchcock's greatest thrills and chills! You'll hear the spine-tingling scores created by Lyn Murray, Bernard Hermann and Dmitri Tiomkin for movies like To Catch A Thief, Vertigo, and North By Northwest – complete with scenes from each film played on Bass Hall's movie screen. Suspense has never sounded so good!
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Nov. 7
Meadows School of the Arts presents American Horn Quartet

a concert by the international award-winning American Horn Quartet, called “the finest brass chamber ensemble in the world”
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Nov. 8-16
Casa Manana presents A Tuna Christmas

Hilarious holiday fun ensues in A Tuna Christmas. It’s 24 hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters of the third smallest town in Texas are attempting to cope with seasonal traumas such as a disaster prone little theatre production of A Christmas Carol and the sabotage of a yard decorating contest by a mysterious Christmas phantom.
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Nov. 8
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents Latin American Fiesta!

Featuring Panama's leading oboist, Juan Castillo and Italian pianist Valeria Vetruccio. Enjoy this panoramic view of music from the Americas as the ISO takes you on a musical tour through Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Mexico.
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Nov. 8
Living History with Eugene Boone at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A Dallas County deputy sheriff, Boone discovered the rifle on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Prior to joining the sheriff’s department, he worked at the Dallas Times Herald and had contact with Jack Ruby. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Nov. 8
Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents ''An American Salute!'' concert

It's a musical "Salute to America!" Join us to remember the wars this country has fought as the full orchestra honors the nation's veterans with the familiar strains of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again" in Morton Gould's "American Salute," Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever," Charles Ives' "Variations on America," Bilik's "American Civil War Fantasy," Meyer's "An American Rhapsody," Richard Rodgers' "Victory at Sea" (WWII), John Williams' "Midway March," and a medley of all the services' official songs in "Armed Forces Salute." Veterans with valid military ID will receive half-price tickets and be recognized and thanked at the concert.
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Nov. 8
Resounding Harmony presents The Music of Living: I Hope You Dance

Join Resounding Harmony, DFW’s only philanthropic community chorus, on November 8 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas City Performance Hall as they present The Music of Living: I Hope You Dance, a concert event benefiting the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas. The organization is committed to providing accurate and current information, resources and support for people with Down syndrome, their families and the community.
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Nov. 9
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Joyce Jones, Organist

International favorite, Joyce Jones, plays a recital on the 106-rank Dan Garland Organ. This recital is a benefit for the Restoration of the Epworth Rectory, Birthplace of John Wesley. There is no charge for this event but we will accept offerings.
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Nov. 9
Islamic Art Revival Experience 2014

Experience Islamic Art first-hand: Have a henna design painted on your hand! Experience music, storytelling, lecture presentations, fashion show and drumming! Experience digital geomatic art! Have your name written in Arabic calligraphy! Create Islamic Art to take home! Watch Islamic Art films! Have your picture taken in an ethnic costume! Enjoy a variety of all new cultural performances! Share the experience of Islamic Art with your family!
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Nov. 9
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Mount Vernon Music: Mark Miller, violin; Ute Miller, viola; Ron Clinton, piano

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

The music of Ovid Young, Steinway Artist, former member of the Nielson and Young Piano duo, composer, arranger and organist will be performed Sunday night, November 9 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church. Featured soloists and a Festival Choir will perform his music.
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Nov. 9
Texas Camerata presents Salve Regina

Soprano Camille King and countertenor Ryland Angel are featured with Texas Camerata performing favorite vocal works by Vivaldi, Rosenmuller, and Rameau.
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Nov. 9
The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House 2nd Sunday Afternoon Jazz Jam

If you enjoy playing or singing or just listening to Jazz in a quiet setting while having a glass of wine or cold beer, come on down to the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House at 3839 W. Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75233 on the 2nd Sunday of each month. ~~~~ There is no admission fee. Donations are distributed among the performers. ~~~~ Players bring your instruments, singers bring your voice and both bring your Real Books (Hal Leonard 6th edition VOL I & II) and join in. Something new? Bring it along as well with the sheet music and the lyrics. Please be as self contained as possible. ~~~~ If you just want to sit and listen, bring your soft drinks, wine or beer and food, if you wish. Come planning on a good time and fine music. ~~~~ The LWCH is a non-profit organization run by volunteers presenting a variety of live musical programs. Watch for more information on our events at our website http://www.labyrinthwalkcoffeehouse.com/ or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LabyrinthWalkCoffeeHouse ~~~~ (Donations of used ink or toner cartridges to aid in our recycling program will be greatly appreciated.)
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Nov. 9
UKRAINIAN Fall Festival

Great food, children games, cake walk, raffle prizes, live music and dancing!
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Nov. 9
Wedgwood Concert Series On the Wings of Music

Piano trios by Mendelssohn and Dvorak. Larissa Cherkasov, piano Eugene Cherkasov, violin Nan Zhang, cello
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Nov. 9
Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra presents Symphony No.9 E Minor, Op. 95 by Antonín Dvořák

Join us for a evening of great classical music highlighted by a performance of Dvořák’s Symphony No.9 in E minor “From the New World”, Op.95. Other pieces performed by our orchestras include Giuseppe Verdi’s Two Dances from Aida, John Barry’s Somewhere in Time and Joey Lee’s (李哲藝) Taiwanese Dance Music No. 2 (台灣舞曲第二號).
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Nov. 9
Dallas Bach Society Family Concert

Eric Smith, on the baroque cello, plays a Bach suite for solo cello and Beethoven’s Sonata in G minor, plus a splendid Adagio from Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach. Hear for yourself how Bach’s amazing solo suites sound on an instrument from his time, and how the change of style and of the cello bow led to a different kind of music in the early Beethoven sonatas for cello.
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Nov. 9
Richardson Symphony Orchestra presents Family Concert 2014"The Orchestra Grows Up"

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Nov. 9 & 10
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Two Gentleman of Verona

An Unabridged Staged Reading Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But one look at the beautiful Silvia on a trip to Milan changes everything. Now he’s smitten with his best friend’s lover and his sweetheart has no intention of going away quietly. Events spin out of control as romantic rivals face off in this wild comic tale.
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Nov. 9, 14 & 16
UNT Opera: Lehar's The Merry Widow

Paula Homer, director Stephen Dubberly, conductor
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Nov. 10
UNT Brass Band A Salute to American Veterans

repertoire commemorating major conflicts, pieces composed in memory of those who have given their lives in service to the United States and works celebrating military service members. Popular tunes such as The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Listen to the Mockingbird and the Armed Forces Medley are on the program, which will be directed by Brian Bowman, Regents Professor of music.
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Nov. 11-Dec. 6
Undermain Theater presents The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

A Regional Premiere Once upon a time (2005), in a faraway land (Russia), 20 year-old Annie knocks on the door of a distant family relation to take some business classes (and lose her American accent). What she discovers are three friends who introduce her to the glitz and corruption of modern Russia, as Soviet echoes linger just under the surface.
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Nov. 11
UNT University Singers tribute to American veterans

The University Singers tribute to American veterans on Nov. 11 will premiere a newly commissioned work by UNT alumnus Kevin Walczyk, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer. It will be performed during the second half of the concert. Drifting Gently Through the Endless Beauty is a cantata that incorporates biblical texts; draft column writings from Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent and journalist Ernie Pyle, who was killed during World War II near Okinawa Island in Japan; and an anonymous poem adopted by the U.S. Marines. Written for mezzo-soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir, woodwind quintet, harp, piano and percussion, the multi-movement piece explores concepts of selfless sacrifice, grief and loss felt throughout the war and during its aftermath.
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Nov. 12
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher presents Alisa Weilerstein in Recital

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

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

Legendary comedy theatre with resident stages in Chicago, Toronto, and Touring Ensembles entertaining over 1,000,000 guests each year. Training ground for a host of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and over 500 more. Winner of over 30 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations in Chicago and over 35 Dora Award nominations in Toronto honoring excellence in professional theatre. The Second City continues to produce the premiere comic talent in the industry. From Amy Poehler to Jane Lynch, Jason Sudeikis to Julia-Louis Dreyfus – The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium. Drawing from the vast archives of material, the Touring Company produces a two-act review of The Second City’s celebrated brand of topical sketch comedy, hilarious songs, and on the spot improvisation that changes with every performance. An evening with The Second City provides audiences with the chance to see comedy stars in the making, a night of cutting edge comedy, and an unforgettable experience. *May contain adult content and language.
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Nov. 13 - 15
Eisemann Center Presents Steve Solomon's Cannoli, Latkes and Guilt! The Therapy Continues...

Just in case you’ve missed one of Steve Solomon’s award-winning My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish...comedies; he’s back with a hilarious show featuring the very best comedy bits from his earlier three shows - plus loads of new comedy pieces from one of America's best storytellers and dialecticians.
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Nov. 13
CLIBURN AT THE KIMBELL: David Fray

French pianist David Fray was named “Newcomer of the Year 2008” by BBC Music Magazine. A frequent soloist with leading orchestras, he has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, and Riccardo Muti, with recent highlights including performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Cleveland and Boston Symphony Orchestras. He also maintains an active career as a recitalist, performing in the most important concert halls across Europe, Asia, and the United States, including the Louvre in Paris, Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Carnegie Hall in New York. Welcome this phenomenal artist in his Cliburn Concerts debut.
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Nov. 13
Entertainment Series of Irving present the 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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Nov. 13
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors Live thryn Harrison Presents Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured

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

Join us for our fall performance featuring violinist, Emily Sun performing Barber's Violin Concerto.
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Nov. 14 - Dec. 6
Family Music Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Family Music Theatre presents the musical version of the classic Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL with fantastic music by Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Enchanted) performed by a large multi-generational cast and live orchestra with super production numbers of song and dance and touching moments to bring the true Christmas spirit to all. Performances are November 14-15, 21-22 and December 5-6, 2014 at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 1:30 PM on Saturday afternoons.
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Nov. 14
Meadows Wind Ensemble presents A Celebration of the Music of William Bolcom

The MWE welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom for a celebration of his music, featuring performances of his Cabaret Songs for voice and “reduced” band and his First Symphony for Band. The program will also include Kurt Weill’s jazz- and cabaret-inspired classic, Little Threepenny Music, a suite from The Threepenny Opera, featuring “Mack the Knife,” “Polly’s Song” and other hits from the iconic opera.
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Nov. 14
Mesquite Arts Council presents Johnny Case and the Texas Swingtet

A western swing concert featuring Carolyn Martin, Billy Briggs, Steve Story, Greg Hardy,Johnny Cox,Johnny Case and Dave Martin. This will be great music and loads of fun!
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Nov. 14-16
Dallas Symphony presents Alisa Weilerstein

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

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

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

Hopkinson Smith is internationally renowned and respected for his mastery of the lute and other early plucked instruments. He is justly regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of Renaissance and Baroque music in the world.
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Nov. 15
Dallas Meditation Center presents A Celebration of Change - Benefit Concert

A concert experience featuring Classical, spiritual, popular and interactive music performances. The concert benefits Dallas Meditation Center's re-location fund and is hosted by Center for Spiritual Living, Dallas. Performers include Toni Austin-Allen, Cornell Kinderknecht, Cynthia Stuart, Noelle Chesney, Jamie Allen, Andrew Tinker, Kerri Arista, Timothy Hagan, Michael Kenny, Lainey Bernstein, Shanti Webb, Taikodelic and others.
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Nov. 15
Las Colinas Symphony presents Emily Sun, violin

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

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

The Gruca White Ensemble was formed in April 2013 as part of The Music Settlement’s Centennial Celebration, and became Artists in Residence for the vibrant Cleveland community music school the following year. Classical Guitarist Robert Gruca and flutist Linda White offer an entirely new concert experience by alternating the best of the flute and guitar repertoire, their own arrangements of latin, jazz, and rock tunes with short impromptus – improvised jams in a variety of styles that will make you want to join in. With each concert, a new experience unfolds which will take your ears and your imagination on a unique ride. All Astraios concerts feature activities for the audience, designed to help you approach classical music in a new way. We encourage questions and hope you’ll stick around for our post-concert reception to meet the performers. This concert is FREE but reservations are recommended.
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Nov. 15
Bands of Hope 3rd Annual Charity Gala

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

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

The FAMILY CONCERT is a parade of opera’s greatest hits including a wide variety of types of arias and overtures. Patrons may be surprised at just how many pieces they already know and love and this event is sure to be enjoyed by fans of all ages.
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Nov. 15
Family Funday at the Irving Arts Center

Families are invited to use the free supplies at the creation station to practice metal embossing techniques with inspiration from the Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed exhibition. Ticket is required for entry into the Peruvian Gold Exhibition.
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Nov. 15 - 16
Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

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

Jacaranda Guitar Ensemble(Pedro Haley, Leslie Enlow, Carlo Pezzimenti) will play trios and duets from Spain and the Americas.
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Nov. 15
Orchestra of New Spain presents The Renaissance: Valencia & the Flemish

When Carlos V arrived in 16th century Spain with his Flemish musicians, he found a rich tradition of music already flourishing in Valencia. A rich trading city between Spain and its colony in Naples, it was also an arts center that produced two excellent composers of liturgical as well as popular songs: Carceres and Fletxa. Father and son wrote extraordinary ensaladas (literally Salads), groups of short popular songs that were composed as a cycle, marked by jaunty Spanish rhythms and dance like melodies that we recognize from popular dances.
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Nov. 15
Plano Symphony presents THE RITE OF SPRING

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

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

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

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

Join us in this wondrous retelling of The Brothers Grimm fairy tale of parents, children, and witches. Hansel and Gretel stray from the path which invariably leads you to a Witch’s gingerbread house. Produced by Theatre IV, Hansel and Gretel outsmart the Witch and find that the real treasure is family and home. Story Time at Barnes & Noble on 15th St. in Plano takes place on Fri, Nov. 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm.
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Nov. 16
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert - Abilene Chamber Players

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

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

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

Tuneful toe-tappers from Great Britain's grandest composers. Music by Edward Elgar, Eric Coates, Percy Grainger and Arthur Sullivan.
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Nov. 18-23
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Elf

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.Nov. 18-23 Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
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Nov. 18
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza Dallas Times Herald 1963: Photographers Remember the Kennedy Assassination

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

Last Comic Standing, America’s most compelling comedy competition, takes to the road to showcase the winners and other outstanding comics from NBC’s Emmy Award-nominated series. Content Advisory: May contain adult content and language.
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Nov. 20-22
Open Classical presents The True (Not Exactly True) Story of Thanksgiving

This comic 90 minute one staged act opera by Open Classical Director Mark Landson presents an irreverent take on the Thanksgiving story, to the tune—but not the lyrics—of popular classical masterpieces! Audiences will learn fascinating bits of “history,” such as the pilgrims’ harrowing escape from the Dutch language, their failure to get good cheeseburgers in the New World, and the hilarious misunderstanding that led to the treaty between the settlers and Wampanoag tribe. In addition to a talented eight person cast of classical vocalists, the show will feature a live accompanying chamber group, including Mark Landson, violinist and narrator, pianist-turned-Pilgrim Thiago Nascimento and Open Classical’s famous clarinet-playing turkey, Bent Buemi. The score is a compilation of some of the most famous arias and choruses in classical vocal music, including selections from Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Barber of Seville, plus favorites from Verdi and Bizet.
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Nov. 20-Dec. 14
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. 21-23
Dallas Symphony presents The Golden Age of Jazz

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

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

Premiere of Universal Language by Dallas composer Margaret Barrett Inspired by the Dallas Museum of Art's current Slavs and Tatars exhibit, this work is based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and performed by the Dallas-based world music ensemble, Obscure Dignitaries.
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Nov. 22
Eisemann Center Presents The Hit Men - Former stars of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Former members of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and other chart-busting groups have united to form THE HIT MEN, a super group of musicians and vocalists who were the Four Seasons and the Shondells with Tommy James. They are the authentic rock and rollers whose legacy includes hundreds of hit records of the 60s, 70s and 80s – the guys who made and played the hits that make up the soundtrack of our lives.
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Nov. 23
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church presents Friends of Music Chamber Recital

Yuri Anshelevich, cello; Gabriel Sanchez, piano
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Nov. 23
ATTPAC Sunset Screening: Raging Bull

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

‘Tis the season to be jolly, when last season’s soldout, family favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping, special effects. A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ newest “must see” holiday tradition.
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Nov. 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-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. 28-30
Chamberlain Performing Arts presents the Nutcracker

featuring Chamberlain Performing Arts company dancers. The cast will include our guest artists Maria Kowroski and Tyler Angle, principal dancers with New York City Ballet, as our Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
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Nov. 28
Open Classical presents The True (Not Exactly True) Story of Thanksgiving

This comic 90 minute one staged act opera by Open Classical Director Mark Landson presents an irreverent take on the Thanksgiving story, to the tune—but not the lyrics—of popular classical masterpieces! Audiences will learn fascinating bits of “history,” such as the pilgrims’ harrowing escape from the Dutch language, their failure to get good cheeseburgers in the New World, and the hilarious misunderstanding that led to the treaty between the settlers and Wampanoag tribe. In addition to a talented eight person cast of classical vocalists, the show will feature a live accompanying chamber group, including Mark Landson, violinist and narrator, pianist-turned-Pilgrim Thiago Nascimento and Open Classical’s famous clarinet-playing turkey, Bent Buemi. The score is a compilation of some of the most famous arias and choruses in classical vocal music, including selections from Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Barber of Seville, plus favorites from Verdi and Bizet.
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Nov. 28-Dec. 14
Rockwall Community Playhouse presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
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Nov. 28-Dec. 7
Texas Ballet Theater presents THE NUTCRACKER

Texas Ballet Theater, the resident professional ballet company of the Winspear Opera House, presents The Nutcracker. Tour the enchanted Land of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and experience a journey filled with sward wielding mice, dancing sugarplums and flying carpets. This delightful holiday treat is sure to please fans of all ages.
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Nov. 28-Dec. 7
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 of 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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Nov. 29 & 30
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays

It's a holly jolly Christmas with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Boys Choir and the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale! Enjoy your favorite holiday carols with an audience sing-along in the only place in Texas where snow flurries are guaranteed!
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Nov. 29
Stonebridge United Methodist Church McKinney presents Christmas with The Annie Moses Band

Performing a blend of jazz and classical music at over 100 venues across the country each year, the band, all Julliard trained siblings with roots in McKinney, will truly come home for the holidays! Great-Grandmother Annie Moses, the group’s namesake, was born and lived in the McKinney area until her death from cancer at the age of 49. This is the first time the band will return to McKinney to perform.
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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. 1 - 15
Arborlawn United Methodist Church Noonday Advent Recitals

These three Noonday Advent Recitals are scheduled beginning at 12:00 noon with a light lunch to follow benefiting our youth ensemble, Cantabile. These recitals feature local Arborlawn talent and guest artists, as well.
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Dec. 2
Eisemann Center Presents A Darlene Love Christmas - Love for the Holidays

It’s no wonder The New York Times raves: “Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics.” Through the years, Darlene Love has continued to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm stage presence and sensational performances.
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Dec. 2
Fort Worth Symphony presents Messiah

Recognized as Handel's masterpiece from its first performance in 1742, don't miss Fort Worth's finest Messiah performed by the FWSO and the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale. Now a holiday classic, the thrilling choruses alternating with soaring solos and triumphant orchestration make Handel's Messiah a joyful and powerful beginning to your winter celebration!
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Dec. 3
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Present” Jazz Duos and Quartets

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

Made famous by the Academy-Award winning 1965 film The Sound of Music, the von Trapps – great-grandchildren of Maria and the Captain – return to Fort Worth with a Christmas concert for the entire family. Enjoy this one-night-only performance of seasonal American and Austrian songs and let the sound of music fill your holiday!
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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
Lewisville Lake Symphony and Lewisville High School Choirs present Holiday Images: Sounds of the Season

The Lewisville Lake Symphony's Christmas Concert will feature The Main Street Singers and Cantori, Lewisville High School Choirs. The audience will hear traditional Christmas carols as well as old favorites.
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Dec. 5-7
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. 5
Chamber Music International Concert 3

CMI presents 4 virtuoso violinists frolicking with fantasies on Carmen, Don Giovanni, La Boheme, Rags of Joplin and Jazz of Gershwin!! Program: Fantasy on Don Giovanni for 4 violins & bass....W.A. Mozart arr.Milone Sonata for Two Violins....Sergei Prokofiev Carmen Fantasy for Four Violins & Bass....Georges Bizet arr.Milone La Bohème Fantasy....Giacomo Puccini arr. Milone Rags....Scott Joplin arr. Milone It Ain't Necessarily So....George Gershwin arr. Milone Czardas....Vittorio Monti arr. Milone
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Dec. 5
Dallas Bach Society presents Baroque Christmas

DBS provides a Grand Tour of European music celebrating the Christmas holidays in Baroque style. Works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Couperin, Corelli, and Schütz.
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Dec. 5-7
Dallas Ballet Company Presents The Nutcracker

Let the holiday season begin! Under the artistic direction of Brent and Judy Klopfenstein, Dallas Ballet Company returns to the Granville Arts Center to present this holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This Christmas tradition begins with the dream of a young girl Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Through the battle scene of scurrying young mice and brave soldiers the victorious Nutcracker Prince takes Clara through the Snow Kingdom and Kingdom of Sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and tasty treats from around the world. Guest Artists this year include April Daly, Miguel Blanco and the Joffrey Ballet. Come and enjoy this wonderful ballet tradition with a cast of more than two hundred students from the Dallas Ballet Center.
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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
Lewisville Lake Symphony presents Holiday Images: Sounds Of The Season

Featuring the choirs of Lewisville High School with Steve DeCrow as the director, with a special appearance by Santa and a sing-along.
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Dec. 5-14
Repertory Company Theatre presents LES MISERABLES

The wait is finally over for the 8-time Tony Award winning musical that has thrilled audiences around the world. This holiday season, Repertory Company Theatre will present a unique production created solely for our Promenade Theatre. The audience will become part of the production and part of the story in the intimate setting. Les Miserables is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel about ex-convict Jean Valjean and his attempts to start a new life as he is pursued relentlessly by policeman Javert over decades through the tumult of revolutionary France.
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Dec. 5
UT Dallas presents Musica Nova

Students from the UT Dallas Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music ensemble will perform with faculty members and guest artists under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodríguez.
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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. 6
Jane Austen's Birthday Luncheon

Start the holiday Jane Austen style - with discussions of disease, death, and literary design at the annual December luncheon honoring Jane Austen’s 239th birthday. During her life, Jane Austen saw disease all around her and imbricated these everyday occurrences into her finely constructed stories. Whether it is Jane Bennet’s cold or Fanny Price’s headaches the events of sickness, health, and injury that are scattered throughout the novels, as arbitrary as they may seem, are indeed deliberate. In her en”gross”ing presentation, Dr. Cheryl Kinney will review characters in each of the novels that suffer from illness (real and imagined) emphasizing Jane Austen’s use of disease as a literary device. Dr. Kinney will also illuminate the suspected causes of those conditions in Regency England as well as common (and universally ineffective) treatments. The lecture will illustrate why Jane Austen considered illness a “dangerous indulgence” and how our favorite author viewed “the cure for all disease”. In addition to a complete supply of leeches, potions, and cures, the vendors will offer a stunning array of Jane Austen items perfect for gifts. The event is open to members and guests and those with an interest in Jane Austen.
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Dec. 6
Opera in Concert presents Gems of French Opera

In the cast of singers are the 2014 Dallas Opera Competition winner, soprano Audra Methvin, award-winning tenor Johnathan Riesen, former Metropolitan Opera baritone Edward Crafts, mezzo soprano Charis Peden and coloratura soprano Margaret Garrett. Stephen Dubberly, Music Director of UNT Opera and Associate Conductor and Chorus Director of the Ft. Worth Opera, is the pianist and music director for this performance. The program will feature arias and ensembles from operas by Bizet, Meyerbeer, Rossini, Offenbach, Thomas, Lulli, David, Messager, Reyer and Delibes.
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Dec. 6
Plano Civic Chorus presents Handel's Messiah

Messiah remains the perennial favorite of audiences worldwide! Your Christmas season will simply not be complete without hearing the inspiring “Hallelujah Chorus.” This performance includes Parts the First, Second, and Third and features four of the most popular soloists from across the metroplex! Featuring soloists Teresa Gomez, Virginia Dupuy, Joseph Davisson, David Grogan , and accompanied by the Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Dec. 6
Richardson Symphony presents Holiday Classics with The New Collection

Celebrate the season as The New Collection, under the inspired direction of Paris Rutherford, joins Maestro Couturiaux and the Richardson Symphony Orchestra for an evening of traditional and popular holiday favorites. Imagine 26 voices blended together in soaring harmonies, exciting jazz rhythms, improvised solos, vocal percussion, and touching lyrics.
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Dec. 6
UT Dallas 38th Annual Holiday Sing: Holidays Around the World

UT Dallas’ oldest continuous cultural tradition this year celebrates “Holidays Around the World,” performed by the UT Dallas Chamber Singers, the UT Dallas Community Chorale and the UT Dallas Wind Ensemble. A free reception follows the performance.
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Dec. 7
Broadway Baptist Church Messiah Sing

You will have many opportunities to hear George Frideric Handel's immortal Messiah this advent season, but the Broadway Series offers you the opportunity to join with the Chancel and Chapel Choirs and The Orchestra at Broadway in this annual Christmas Messiah Sing. Bring your own score, or utilize one of the church's scores available in the narthex. Don't miss this exciting and unique event
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Dec. 7
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents Here We Come A-Caroling

For many of our patrons, the Christmas season doesn’t officially begin until the Schola concerts! Join us this year for Echoes of Christmases Past (music by Parsons, Hassler, Bruckner), and invigorating Carols of the Season (music by Adams, Hella Johnson, Lauridsen, Sund, Young). These concerts also include cameo performances by the high school choirs from Keller Central High School and the Trinity Valley School of Fort Worth.
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Dec. 7
TowerArts Concert: Festival of Carols

This annual favorite will get you in the Christmas spirit as all of HPUMC's choirs combine to present cherished music of the season accompanied by brass and the mighty Dobson organ.
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Dec. 7
Transfigured Nights Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols

The Transfiguration Choir and congregation celebrate the Advent season through scripture and song. A holiday reception will follow the service.
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Dec. 8 & 9
Dallas Symphony presents Organ and Brass Christmas Spectacular!

Back by popular demand, this big brassy extravaganza is better than ever! The Dallas Symphony's incredible brass and percussion sections perform holiday favorites, featuring the Meyerson's mighty Lay Family Concert Organ. The majesty and mystery of the season comes alive to the glorious sounds of brass!
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Dec. 8
Keyboard Conversations® "Rachmaninoff and Friends"

The romanticism of Russian Soul! Glorious preludes of Rachmaninoff, excerpts from the popular Seasons of Tchaikovsky, the hair-raising Suggestion Diabolique of Prokofiev and the mystical musical musings of Scriabine. Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with broad, popular appeal and lively commentary, making the music more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety and there is a question and answer session following the concert. Gain a whole new perspective and enrich your life with great music! If you’re a newcomer to classical music, you’ll be captivated to hear pianist Jeffrey Siegel talk about the great composers' lives and illustrate musical themes from each featured work. If you’re a seasoned listener, you’ll delight in Siegel’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and be thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
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Dec. 8
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents Here We Come A-Caroling

For many of our patrons, the Christmas season doesn’t officially begin until the Schola concerts! Join us this year for Echoes of Christmases Past (music by Parsons, Hassler, Bruckner), and invigorating Carols of the Season (music by Adams, Hella Johnson, Lauridsen, Sund, Young). These concerts also include cameo performances by the high school choirs from Keller Central High School and the Trinity Valley School of Fort Worth.
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Dec. 9
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. 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
DSO Family Christmas

The family tradition continues during the holidays with the DSO, its chorus and The Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas. And if you're good, Santa himself will make a special visit!
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Dec. 13
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS ROCKS EXTRAVAGANZA!

The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! tour. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His December concert will include Setzer’s legendary guitar magic on hits such as “Rock This Town,” “(She’s) Sexy +17,” “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Jump, Jive and Wail” and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics.
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Dec. 13
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Cheer

An Irving tradition for many years, this holiday concert will offer yuletide cheer to you and your loved ones. Steve Amerson, America’s tenor, and the Richland Choir, will stir your soul, as they sing your favorite Christmas carols and songs of the season…plus a special appearance from the most famous character from the North Pole!
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Dec. 13
Joy to the World Jazz Concert

The Joy to the World Jazz Concert, is a performance of standard Christmas songs arranged by Ray L. Baker in the various forms of jazz such as Swing, Bebop, Funk and Latin jazz, and performed by top professional jazz musicians in the DFW area. The Joy To The World Jazz Concert is family-oriented and provide not only enjoyable art for your ears but also throughout the concert a narrator will give educational tidbits of the origins of the Christmas Carols. We know that you’ll enjoy the “innovative jazz arrangements” of Christmas songs such as, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Silent Night, Deck The Halls and Go Tell it on the Mountain” all with from a different cultural and musical perspective.
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Dec. 13
Women’s Chorus of Dallas presents Celebrate The HoliDAZE!

Make the winter holidays all the merrier with new spins on your favorite carols – some unexpected, some a bit silly, and some just plain hilarious! The chorus will captivate you during the second half with Sarah Quartel’s stunning Snow Angel, a beautiful work for women’s chorus, piano, and cello. Be sure to arrive early for a special prelude concert in the lobby!
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Dec. 14
Broadway Baptist Church presents An Advent Festival

Broadway's Chancel Choir joins with The Orchestra at Broadway in An Advent Festival, celebrating the joyful music of this special time of year. Dr. Brent Beasley will preach in this wonderful time of worship
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Dec. 14
Arborlawn Festival of Worship in Advent

A seasonal favorite each year! The Chancel Choir and The Chancel Orchestra at Arborlawn perform all new music from the Advent and Christmas seasons to include works by Roberts, Greer, and Cherwien, with a few surprises thrown in. Senior Minister Ben Disney will be preaching. Join us for this wonderful service of worship! Services at 8:45 am and 11:00am
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Dec. 14
Highlander Concerts present Rejoice!

HPPC Chancel Choir Highland Park Orchestra Greg Hobbs, Conductor
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Dec. 14
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Always a seasonal highlight, this year’s Christmas concert features the beloved blend of scripture and song led by the PCPC adult, youth, and children’s choirs with symphony orchestra—all combining to present a poignant evening, including the traditional candlelit finale.
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Dec. 15 - 16
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember the Christmas When

We hope that this concert brings back FOND memories for you and your family
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Dec. 15
Dallas Symphony presents Blind Boys of Alabama

Gospel greats, Blind Boys of Alabama and special guest Ruthie Foster come to Dallas to perform a special holiday concert full of soulful spirit and harmonious praise.
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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. 17
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents "ANGELS AND SHEPHERDS" CONCERT

GDYO’s "Angels and Shepherds" Concert is a time-honored tradition for many music lovers in the community. Featuring the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas and the Women’s Chorus, the concert repertoire will include holiday favorites and orchestral classics. Pieces to be performed include: Ola Gjeilo, Gloria; Rutter, The Shepherds Pipe Carol; Rutter, Angels Carol; and many more!
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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. 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
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
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. 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. 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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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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