Arts Calendar



April 25
East Dallas Christian Church presents With a Song in My Heart: LAUGHTER, LIGHT & LOVE

A GALA CONCERT of Classics, Comedic, Sacred, and Broadway music.
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April 25
Christopher Martin Gallery presents Controlled Spill

Join us April 25, 2015 from 7 pm - 10 pm in celebrating Christopher Martin's 20 years of painting.
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April 25
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents GET CURIOUS AT BOOKMARKS!

GET CURIOUS AT BOOKMARKS! Join the Dallas Holocaust Museum at Bookmarks in the Northpark Mall for a bilingual reading of Curious George, and learn about the journey that saved the authors of this mischievous monkey. Age: Pre-K and 2nd grade No admission required
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Apr. 25
Eisemann Center Presents The Joy Luck Club

Closing out the MainStage Shows for 2014-2015 will be The Joy Luck Club, based on the best-selling book by Amy Tan. A timeless tale with universal relevance, it tells the story of four Mahjong-playing mothers, all from different provinces in China and their relationships with their children. It follows the paths of these immigrant women from China – and the relationships they have with their American-born daughters, their hopes, fears, and tragic pasts. This classic mother-daughter story encompasses many universal themes: family, hope, love, sacrifice, strength, and wishes for a better life. This production is presented in partnership with the Dallas Chinese Community Center.
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April 25 May 3 & 9
Fort Worth Opera presents La Traviata

Lose yourself in an age–old story of love lost. Beautiful, but secretly ill, Violetta Valéry is content with her life as the most sought after courtesan in Paris, until she finds true love with an unlikely man, Alfredo Germont. As their love grows, Violetta must tragically end their relationship to protect Alfredo's family name and help ensure the marriage of his sister. La Traviata is opulent in every sense, from visually striking sets and ornate costumes, courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago, to memorable music that is nothing short of spectacular.
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April 25
Islamic Association of North Texas (IACC) presents Open Mosque Day

Bring your families and friends to enjoy the hospitality of your Muslim neighbors. We have designed wonderful activities and programs for you. - Kids' Zone : Kids will enjoy various fun activities, games and performances by local entertainers. - Art and Culture : See beautiful works of Islamic Art (calligraphy and mosaics). - Tour of the facility : Our guides will lead you through a tour of the facility including prayer hall and ablution centers. - Q/A Sessions : Scholars will be available to answer your questions
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April 25 - May 30
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Introducing

A fabulous exhibit of contemporary artists whose work is new for the gallery. Featured artists include Dave and Patti Hegland, David Thai, and Jesse Whipkey. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10-5:30 p.m.
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April 25
Timeless Concerts presents Everyone Loves A Piano

Our brilliant pianist, Heejung Kang, will play some of the most beautiful piano solos of various eras and styles, from Liszt to Rachmaninoff. The Brahms piano trio for piano, violin and cello, originally composed by Brahms for 6 string instruments, will also be included. The musicians of Timeless will accompany tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc and soprano Lucy Tamez Creech on their choice of solos as they are back by popular demand! Post-concert pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, will take your requests for dancing, or just listening. Complimentary fruit/cheese/desserts buffet, cash bar. Other instrumentalists: violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith.
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April 25
Dallas Symphony presents organist Leo van Doeselaar

The superb organist of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam brings his deeply-felt music-making to the Fisk Opus 100 organ.BACH Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 535 BACH/WILHELM MIDDELSCHULTE Ciaccona in D minor (from Partita No. 2 for violin solo, BWV 1004) FRANCK Grande Pièce Symphonique BRAHMS Prelude and Fugue in G minor BRAHMS/LIONEL ROGG Variations on a Theme of Haydn SAINT-SAENS/E.H. LEMARE Danse Macabre
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April 25
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

A brass extravaganza led by Gregory Hustis features outstanding brass musicians from across the metroplex.
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April 25 & 26
Fort Worth Botanic Garden Japanese Garden Spring Festival

Spring Festival
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April 25 - 26
North Dallas Artist Studio Tour

The North Dallas Artist Studio Tour is an educational art event that invites the public into working studios of North Dallas artists, allowing an intimate view of the creative process. The Tour seeks to raise public awareness of the quality and diversity of artwork being produced by local artists and to demonstrate that art adds meaning and richness to community life.
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April 25
Odysseus Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Beethoven's 9th Symphony, The Choral Symphony, will be performed by Odysseus Chamber Orchestra featuring The Frisco Chorale.
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April 25
Titas presents PARSONS DANCE COMPANY

Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company based in New York City. Under the artistic direction of David Parsons, the company presents uplifting, family-friendly contemporary dance to audiences around the world. Parsons Dance is a company of 8 full-time dancers and maintains a repertory of more than 70 works by David Parsons, as well as commissions by emerging choreographers and collaborations with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, Michael Gordon, Milton Nascimento, William Ivey Long, Annie Leibovitz, Donna Karan and Alex Katz, among many others.
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April 25 - 26
White Rock Home Tour

The 10th annual White Rock Home Tour includes three mid-century modern homes and 3 new build modern homes. All proceeds benefit Victor H. Hexter Elementary School PTA. Tickets are $15 in advance at select Tom Thumb locations, White Rock Coffee, Green Spot Market & Fuels and Hypnotic Donut & Biscuits. Tickets may be purchased for $20 at any home on the tour.
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April 23-25
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Britten, Beatles & Bond

TCC presents selections from our favorite friends from ''across the pond'' - The Beatles, Elton John and even contemporary artists such as Adele, and yes, even the Spice Girls. We won't forget our more ''serious'' British composers, with works by Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
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April 24 & 25
Men Of Note presents Of Fireflies and Fathoms

Of Fireflies and Fathoms celebrates the grandeur of the mighty Mississippi River and the cultures, characters, and stories that line its course. Songs like “Up A Lazy River,” “South Rampart Street Parade,” and “Old Saint Louie” reach back into America’s past. More recent joys and sorrows come out in “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “Lost In the Stars,” and “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables. Many more old favorites and new ones fill out a great program of music the whole family will enjoy.
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April 25
East Dallas Christian Church presents With a Song in My Heart: LAUGHTER, LIGHT & LOVE

A GALA CONCERT of Classics, Comedic, Sacred, and Broadway music.
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April 25
Timeless Concerts presents Everyone Loves A Piano

Our brilliant pianist, Heejung Kang, will play some of the most beautiful piano solos of various eras and styles, from Liszt to Rachmaninoff. The Brahms piano trio for piano, violin and cello, originally composed by Brahms for 6 string instruments, will also be included. The musicians of Timeless will accompany tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc and soprano Lucy Tamez Creech on their choice of solos as they are back by popular demand! Post-concert pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, will take your requests for dancing, or just listening. Complimentary fruit/cheese/desserts buffet, cash bar. Other instrumentalists: violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith.
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April 25
Dallas Symphony presents organist Leo van Doeselaar

The superb organist of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam brings his deeply-felt music-making to the Fisk Opus 100 organ.BACH Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 535 BACH/WILHELM MIDDELSCHULTE Ciaccona in D minor (from Partita No. 2 for violin solo, BWV 1004) FRANCK Grande Pièce Symphonique BRAHMS Prelude and Fugue in G minor BRAHMS/LIONEL ROGG Variations on a Theme of Haydn SAINT-SAENS/E.H. LEMARE Danse Macabre
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April 25
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

A brass extravaganza led by Gregory Hustis features outstanding brass musicians from across the metroplex.
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April 25
Odysseus Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Beethoven's 9th Symphony, The Choral Symphony, will be performed by Odysseus Chamber Orchestra featuring The Frisco Chorale.
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April 26
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Great Choruses of The Master

This concert features the Chancel Choir at Arborlawn with The Orchestra at Arborlawn. The performance will showcase major choruses from Haydn's Creation, Brahms' German Requiem, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, Faure's Requiem in D Minor, Mozart's Requiem in D Minor, and others. Senior Minister Ben Disney will be preaching. Join us for this wonderful service of worship!
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April 26
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church presents Wyatt Smith Organ Concert

On Sunday, April 26 at 7:30pm, concert organist Wyatt Smith will perform a concert at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church. The concert will feature works from the 1700's all the way to the 2000's. Wyatt, a native of Rapid City, South Dakota, is currently a graduate student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, studying organ performance with Martin Jean and improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the University of South Dakota. Wyatt has concertized extensively throughout the U.S., and was the winner of the 2011 AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists held in Des Moines, Iowa. He was among the winners of the 2011 USD Concerto Competition. His performances have been heard on several episodes of American Public Media's Pipedreams, and South Dakota Public Radio and Television. $10 Suggested Donation. A reception will follow the concert.
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April 26
DALLAS CHAMBER CHOIR presents THE ROAD HOME

Join the Dallas Chamber Choir for an evening of exquisite choral music in the beautiful All Saints Catholic Church. Works featured include: The Road Home – Stephen Paulus; Amor de mi Alma – Z. Randall Stroope; Dirait-on – Morten Lauridsen; Shenandoah – arr. James Erb; Elijah Rock – arr. Moses Hogan; And more... Sunday, April 26, 2015, 7 PM All Saints Catholic Church 5231 Meadowcreek Drive Dallas, TX 75248 FREE admission. Donations accepted; reception follows. Open to all ages, faith traditions, cultural backgrounds. We will be recording this concert so may not be suitable for very young children. Dallas Chamber Choir is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
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April 26
Lord of Life Lutheran Church presents Stacy Arnold, Classical Guitarist in Concert

Stacy Arnold is recognized for his artistry as a concert soloist, recording artist, and educator whose concerts have been described as "a variety of guitar music, stylistically pleasing in every way" and applauded for his innate musicianship, virtuosity, and beautiful tone. Mr. Arnold has toured throughout the United States at universities, colleges, arts organizations, and classical guitar societies. Mr. Arnold's concerts are characterized by performances that represent the history of the guitar, presenting composers from 16th century Renaissance Spain to the modern day, featuring the sambas, choros, and waltzes of Latin America.
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April 26
Broadway Baptist Church presents The Texas Boys Choir

The Texas Boys Choir performs in this seasons Broadway Series.
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April 26
Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas presents The Poet Sings

Join CCGD for its Season Finale and Gala Performance, The Poet Sings, featuring choral settings of such noted writers as William Blake, Lewis Carroll, e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Christina Rosetti, William Shakespeare, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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April 26
Francis Vidil benefit concert

Francis is one of the few performers in the world being able to play the organ and the trumpet simultaneously.
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April 26
Meadows School of the Arts presents A Joyful Noise - Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir and Diva Dolce

In honor of the work’s 50th anniversary, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms will be performed by a combined choir of current and former members of the Meadows choral program. This “reunion” concert will also include other choral works that celebrate the delights of the world around us.
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April 26
Plano Community Band Spring Concert

Free concert by the Plano Community Band
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April 26
Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents BROOKLYN RIDER

Johnny Gandelsman, violin? Colin Jacobsen, violin? Nicholas Cords, viola? Eric Jacobsen, cello??
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April 27
Apex Arts League presents TCU Frog Corps and Vocal Majority Chorus

In its fifth year, the TCU Frog Corps has distinguished itself as a leading TCU campus-wide all male singing spirit group. With 70 young men, this entertaining group—donning their trademark purple blazers—sing for TCU events, community organizations and athletic events.
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April 27
Keyboard Conversations® "Classics Go Pop!"

This final program of the season features well-loved, familiar, enchanting compositions of great composers that never go out of style or lose their appeal. The program includes the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert and others. 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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April 28
Concert Bells of Fort Worth present Reflections in Bronze - A Tribute to David R. Davidson

Handbell Concert - David Davidson was a wonderful person and musician who inspired and challenged others to be better than they thought they could be. Through his charismatic leadership and teaching, he raised the musical bar wherever he went. This spring we reflect on the many ways that David Davidson advanced the art of handbell ringing, not only in the Dallas community, but internationally. If you didn’t know him before our performance, you will certainly leave with a better understanding of why he is so revered in the handbell community (and beyond!).
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April 28
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

On the program is the ‘Guitar Concerto in D’ by Antonio Vivaldi, featuring Guitarist Sonny Tyler. We will honor our own United States of America with a suite of ‘American Folk Songs’; we will soar to the air with selections from ‘Man of Steel’. We will visit the circus with the ‘Entrance to the Gladiators’ and then finish the evening with the music of Marvin Hamlisch.
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April 28
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 5: Sight of Sound

The season concludes with selections from the second annual Sight of Sound International Film Competition. Sponsored in part by the Video Association of Dallas, we will debut entries from filmmakers across the globe who have created new visual art for pairing with classical music. This year we are exploring music by Grieg, Pärt, Vivaldi, Elgar, Schubert and others.
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April 29
UNT Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus

Vaughan-Williams - Five Mystical Songs Jeffery Snider, baritone Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "The Choral," Opus 125 Carol Wilson, soprano Molly Fillmore, mezzo soprano William Joyner, tenor Stephen Morscheck, bass
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April 30
ATTPAC Patio Sessions present Boxcar Bandits

Boxcar Bandits began when Texas Rex enlisted the help of some local musicians and began performing under the moniker in February 2006 in their town of Denton, TX. Equally at home at a beer joint or concert hall, the Bandits meld old-time, bluegrass, western swing and country with the sounds of string band instruments to create the “North Texas Skunkgrass” sound.
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April 30
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

On the program is the ‘Guitar Concerto in D’ by Antonio Vivaldi, featuring Guitarist Sonny Tyler. We will honor our own United States of America with a suite of ‘American Folk Songs’; we will soar to the air with selections from ‘Man of Steel’. We will visit the circus with the ‘Entrance to the Gladiators’ and then finish the evening with the music of Marvin Hamlisch.
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April 30
DSO on the GO: Oak Cliff

Mozart's Symphony No. 40 Karina Canellakis Conducts MOZART: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio MOZART: Symphony No. 40 RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite
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May 1 – 3
Dallas Symphony presents Callaway Sings Streisand

Ann Hampton Callaway's extravagantly gorgeous voice will dazzle you as this Tony-Award® nominee brings an effortless elegance to the hits of Barbra Streisand, one of the greatest names in show business. Lawrence Loh conducts Ann Hampton Callaway, vocals
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May 1 & 3
Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert

The program includes Above Light by award-winning Meadows faculty composer Xi Wang and features winners of the annual Meadows Concerto Competition, who are chosen to perform with the orchestra from a highly competitive field of talented Meadows students.
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May 1 & 2
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Musica de Mayo

Chamber Chorus and members of TCC present a festive concert of sizzling music celebrating the Latino culture. This concert will feature choral music from Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and Spain.
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May 2
UT Dallas Choral Concert

Annual Choral Concert The event season wraps up with the annual choral concert that highlights the voices of the UT Dallas Chamber Singers* and the UT Dallas Community Chorale**. * Directed by Kathryn Evans, with Michael McVay, accompanist ** Directed by Derrick Brookins
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May 2
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE

Rhonda Vincent was told her voice was too “bluegrass” for mainstream country music. When she sang bluegrass, fans raved that they loved her “country music.” There is only one voice and there is only one Rhonda Vincent. But IS she a bluegrass singer or a country singer? The simple answer – yes. Anyone who knows a mandolin from a Martin guitar knows that Vincent is the bona fide Queen of Bluegrass, a soulful singer who was named Female Vocalist of the Year seven consecutive times by the International Bluegrass Music Association. She has also recorded contemporary country albums and sung with her close friend Dolly Parton, recorded with Willie Nelson and opened for George Jones. Bluegrass or country, country or bluegrass, her voice is unique, recognizable and flawless. It’s only her.
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May 2
Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra's Annual Interactive Children's Concert!

Don't forget to bring the whole family to the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra's Annual Interactive Children's Concert!
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May 2
Mesquite Symphony presents The Music Starts Here

A joyful celebration of our community and music
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May 2
Voices of Change present SoundBites XXXVII

Join us for another in our series of SoundBites featuring delicious wine tastings and live performances of new music. ⋅Lively conversation ⋅Excellent wines ⋅Brilliant new music performed live
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May 3
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Jazz Under the Stars with Shoot Low Sheriff

The first of 4 performances stars Shoot Low Sheriff at the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff. In the gazebo if weather permits; otherwise inside. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (beer and wine allowed. Tickets available on line or at the gate. Shoot Low Sheriff recaptures the sound of the Southern dancehalls of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Their music includes a combination of swing standards and original compositions, as well as New Orleans jazz, ragtime and jump blues.
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May 3
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Chamber Artists Recital

Free, eclectic musical recital
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May 3
Flower Mound Symphony Children's Special Needs Concert!

Don't miss the Flower Mound Symphony's first ever Children's Special Needs Concert! All are welcome!
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May 3
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Flute Choir Performance

This group utilizes all instruments in the flute family, including piccolo, C-flute, alto flute, and bass flute. Members are high school seniors or younger.
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May 3
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents jazz institute concert

featuring the 6 Jazz Institute combos
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May 3
Home Free Vocal Band

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.
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May 3
Lakewood Guitar Studio recital

Lakewood Guitar Studio has its first official recital May 3rd at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff. Mr. Tillman is grateful for the success of his studio and looks forward to having more opportunities to contribute to the community in the future.
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May 3
Richardson Community Band presents Happy Everything!

Featured guest artist:: Candy McComb, Vocal Soloist and Barry Samsula, WRR Radio Host
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May 3
The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir Spring Concert

This unique handbell choir of over 50 members will perform entirely from memory, without a conductor, and use no tables or gloves! This performance includes more than an hour of an extensive repertoire ranging from the 16th Century “Change Ringing,” Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite,” Handel’s “Hallelujah,” the Bach-Gounod “Ave Maria,” the familiar samba “Brazil,” a medley from “Les Miserables,” to some original pieces including “Ragtime Revue,” and “Boogie Bells.” There will also be a special appearance by the Alumni Choir of The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir.
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May 3
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Leena Conquest Trio

An international star, Leena Conquest has toured Italy, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Tunisia and more. She graduated from Stanford, studied music at New York University and dance at Alvin Ailey, debuted at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2011, and was a member of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Featured on the Downbeat Critic's Poll Top Ten Album in 2011, she appeared in the 2013 documentary filmed in Paris, Billy Holiday Forever - Ladies Sing the Blues. Leena Conquest is a sophisticated chanteuse and a powerhouse entertainer.
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May 3
Voices of Change presents Anniversary Serenade and Sonata

Celebrating the Finale of our 40th Season Dmitri Shostakovich: Waltzes (flute, clarinet, piano) Thomas Schwan: Piano Trio (violin, cello, piano) Bela Bartok: Piano Sonata Kaija Saariaho: Serenatas (cello, percussion, piano) Peter Schickele: Serenade for Three (clarinet, violin, and piano)
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May 4
Art Music Mondays

A chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration’s Performance Hall, Art Music, under the direction of cellist Gayane Manasjan Fullford, provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas’ best musicians. This performance features pieces for harp and strings by Françaix, Spohr, and Beethovent, featuring violinists Aleksandr Snytkin and Steven Li, violist Dimitry Kustanovich, cellist Gayane Fullford, and harpist Megan Li. Each event is free of admission and includes coffee and light desserts. All performances are on Monday evenings and begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
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May 4
Arlington Youth Symphony Concert

The Arlington Youth Symphony will conclude its season with performances from all three of its orchestras. Led by conductors Clifton Evans, Diane Harper, and Jennifer Lemin.
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May 4
Dallas Symphony presents A Musician's View

STRAVINSKY Fanfare for a New Theatre GOLIJOV Lullaby and Doina MARTINU Quartet for Horn, Clarinet, Cello and Side Drum STRAVINSKY Octet DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 12, "American"
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May 5
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

On the program is the ‘Guitar Concerto in D’ by Antonio Vivaldi, featuring Guitarist Sonny Tyler. We will honor our own United States of America with a suite of ‘American Folk Songs’; we will soar to the air with selections from ‘Man of Steel’. We will visit the circus with the ‘Entrance to the Gladiators’ and then finish the evening with the music of Marvin Hamlisch.
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May 6
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents SOLUNA Opening Performance

SOLUNA kicks off with screenings of works by visual artist Alex Prager, including her acclaimed film Face in the Crowd, with music specially arranged for orchestra by composer Ali Helnwein. Premium tickets include a VIP after-party to celebrate the opening of the festival.
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May 6
Sammons Jazz presents “Artistic Director’s Concert” Duos and Trios

Opening Group: The Brethren featuring Arlington Jones and Kevin Whalum. The Brethren teams up Artistic Director and pianist Arlington Jones with acclaimed jazz vocalist Kevin Whalum for music in the style of the duo Bobby McFerrin and Herbie Hancock. Kevin has been described as Al Jarreau meets Bill Withers and is known around the world for his vocal work with his brother, famed saxophonist Kirk Whalum. Second Set: Arlington Jones Trio Featuring Andrew Griffith and Braylon Lacy features Steinway Artist Arlington Jones on piano, Andrew Griffith on drums and Braylon Lacy on bass. The group shines light on the music of the great female jazz pianist, Mary Lou Williams.
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May 7
Dallas Symphony presents Rachmaninoff + Korngold

Amernet String Quartet Misha Vitenson, Marcia Littley, violins Michael Klotz, viola Jason Calloway, cello Musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Eunice Keem, Miika Gregg, violins Ann Marie Brink, viola Theodore Harvey, cello and Baya Kakouberi, piano
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May 7
Oaxacan Cultural Exchange Performance – SOLUNA

An educational initiative between the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, and the DSO’s SOLUNA: International Music & Arts Festival, this cultural exchange began in August 2014 when six DSO musicians traveled to Oaxaca for a week-long residency including private lessons, music coaching and ensemble rehearsals. The exchange concludes when select Oaxacan music students travel to Dallas to perform with the DSO’s Young Strings students and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The concert will feature chamber music by renowned Mexican and American composers.
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May 7
Symphony Arlington presents pianist, Lindsay Garritson

Join us for our Season Finale featuring award winning pianist, Lindsay Garritson performing Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. In addition to Ms. Garritson's performance, Symphony Arlington will perform Wagner's Overture to Rienzi and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F Minor. Don't miss the season finale of our 15th Anniversary Season!!
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May 8 & 9
Dallas Symphony presents ReMix: Hollywood Exile

Famed visual artist Pipilotti Rist's original video projections accompany Rozsa's electrifying Andante for String Orchestra. DSO Artist-in-Residence Conrad Tao performs the Spellbound Concerto. Plus, the early 20th Century's most famous composers who improbably found a home in Hollywood - Korngold, Schoenberg, Steiner, and Stravinsky.
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May 9
Dallas Symphony presents Copland + Bartok

• Featuring DSO Artist-in-residence Conrad Tao Conrad Tao, piano and DSO Artist-in-Residence Nathan Olson, violin Gregory Raden, clarinet COPLAND Piano Sonata RACHMANINOFF Vocalise with Nathan Olson, violin BARTOK Contrasts with Greg Raden, clarinet; Nathan Olson, violin RACHMANINOFF Three Etudes-tableaux
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May 9
Arlington Community Band Salute to Community Bands 2015

Arlington Community Bands present Salute to Community Bands 2015 10:00 am Rockwall Community Band 11:15 am East Fort Worth Jazz Band 12:30 pm Irving Symphonic Band 1:45 pm Metro Praise Orchestra 3:00 pm Oak Lawn Band 4:25 pm Mansfield Wind Symphony 5:30 pm Greater FtWorth Community Band 7:00 pm Arlington Community Band
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May 9
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra presents la bella italia! featuring Lindsay Garritson, Piano

Join the LCSO in our season finale of our la bella Italia season featuring Lindsay Garritson, pianist performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Also on this performance will be Wagner’s Overture to Rienzi, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 in F Minor, plus more.
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May 9
Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble presents Oldies but Goodies

Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble presents "Oldies but Goodies" Bonnie Riddle, director
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May 9
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

The 8th Annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert presents award winning 13-year-old violinist Claire Wells.
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May 9
Richardson Symphony Season Finale

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
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May 10
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House 2nd Sunday Afternoon Jazz Jam

Enjoy playing or singing or just listening to Jazz? Come to the Jazz Jam on 2nd Sunday of each month. Admission is free!!! Tips distributed among the performers. Players bring your instruments of choice, voice, and Real Books (Hal Leonard 6th edition VOL I & II. Musicians please be as self contained as possible. Drummers always needed to set up and share their drums. You may bring soft drinks wine, beer and food .
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May 10
Dallas Symphony presents Phantasy Quartet for Oboe + Strings

The Amernet String Quartet With Erin Hannigan, Oboe and Musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Amernet String Quartet Misha Vitenson, Marcia Littley, violins Michael Klotz, viola Jason Calloway, cello NICHOLAS MAW Intrada BERNARD RANDS String Quartet No. 2 BRITTEN Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings Erin Hannigan, oboe KORNGOLD String Sextet
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May 10
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra concert

featuring Sinfonietta, Dallas String Ensemble, Young Performers Orchestra
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May 10
Meadows Community Series: Soluna Festival - Meadows Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Meadows Symphony Orchestra will perform a special concert as part of the 2015 Soluna International Music & Arts Festival presented in May by the Dallas Symphony. The concert will reprise three works presented earlier in the MSO season, including Above Light by award-winning Meadows faculty composer Xi Wang; Saint-Saens’ Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor, featuring guest pianist Hando Nahkur, an international prizewinner and the first student accepted into Meadows’ prestigious Artist Diploma program; and Rachmaninoff’s imaginative and lively Symphonic Dances.
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May 10
The Texas Voices present Music of Debra Scroggins | Celebrating 10 Years

Delight in a Mother’s Day concert filled with the lyrical and emotionally engaging music of Debra Scroggins, all from the splendid surroundings of SMU’s Caruth Auditorium. The concert features audience favorites from over the years, like "Decision," "Orpheus with His Lute," and "The Blooming Bright Star of Belle Isle." New pieces include "Hope" and "With a Grateful Heart."
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May 10
Transfigured Nights presents George Frideric Handel ~Music for Choir, Organ & Orchestra

This 2014-2015 Trans�� gured Nights season fi nale will feature the Transfi guration Choir, the Jerry D. Godwin Organ and an Orchestra together for the fi rst time in a celebration of the music of G. F. Handel. Works will include two Chandos Anthems (1717-1718) for choir and soloists, and one of his delightful Organ Concertos, originally composed for use between acts of his oratorio productions.
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May 10
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Demarre McGill & Baya Kakouberi

Demarre McGill was named Principal Flutist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra beginning in September, 2013.Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Demarre McGill is one of the most entertaining and sought-after flutists of his generation.
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May 10
Women’s Chorus of Dallas presents CELEBRATE...…Our Roots!

Moms, nanas, aunts, friends – all will enjoy an afternoon of inspiration, breathtaking gardens, and beautiful music at the Texas Discovery Gardens concert . Enjoy a wonderful afternoon that concludes with the ever-popular live butterfly release, accompanied by live music from the chorus!
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May 14 & 16
Dallas Symphony presents Bernstein 3

The American master gives voice to the eternal struggle of Creator and creation, father and son. The DSO with the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas perform the impassioned Kaddish. Plus Bernstein's Serenade with violinist Liza Ferschtman.
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May 14
The Heights Baptist Church presents Singing Men of North Central Texas

Organized in 1974, this group of six regional choirs is composed primarily of music ministers and music directors associated with area churches. This group has participated in Christian outreach efforts around the world, as well as the State of Texas. The program will include some classic anthems, gospel hymns, music from the Ukraine, and a patriotic tribute to our men and women of the Armed Forces.
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May 15
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Christian Elliot, Organist

Christian Elliott is one of today’s prominent concert organists. The concert will include a silent movie and Broadway show tunes.
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May 15
Dallas Symphony presents Transfigured Night

GINASTERA String Quartet No. 3 GOLIJOV Last Round SCHOENBERG Transfigured Night
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May 15-17
Fort Worth Symphony presents RACH 2

Christopher Theofanidis' Rainbow Body is followed by Rachmaninoff's turbulent Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring legendary Irish pianist Barry Douglas. Described as a Mexican Rite of Spring, the ritualistic La noche de los mayas concludes the concert in a frenzy of percussion.
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May 16
Sounds Modern presents Framing Desire

Sounds Modern presents a concert of chamber music that evokes and reframes distant places, people, and sounds. These musical acts of sympathetic magic provide a sonic dimension to the Modern’s exhibition Framing Desire. Compositions by Takemitsu, Gubaidulina, Piazzolla, and May performed by Elizabeth McNutt, Jaymee Haefner, Daphne Gerling, Steven Harlos, Kourtney Newton, Andrew May.
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May 16
Concert Bells of Fort Worth present Reflections in Bronze - A Tribute to David R. Davidson

Handbell Concert - David Davidson was a wonderful person and musician who inspired and challenged others to be better than they thought they could be. Through his charismatic leadership and teaching, he raised the musical bar wherever he went. This spring we reflect on the many ways that David Davidson advanced the art of handbell ringing, not only in the Dallas community, but internationally. If you didn’t know him before our performance, you will certainly leave with a better understanding of why he is so revered in the handbell community (and beyond!).
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May 16
Irving Chorale presents Sing Your Way Home

Songs about home come from almost every genre and tempo of music and touch many decades. While the mix of songs is varied, they all speak of the universal comfort we get when we think of home. Songs like Goin' Home, We'll Build Our House, and Home On the Range start a list of songs that will provide for this evening of heart and home.
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May 16
Oral Fixation presents Destination America

The Dallas Museum of Art organized this show in partnership with SOLUNA Festival as part of the Arts & Letters Live series. Oral Fixation director Nicole Stewart was inspired by the DMA’s initiative beginning in 2013 to host a US naturalization ceremony annually for recent immigrants. This remarkable evening will showcase the power of the human spirit through seven immigrants and refugees sharing their true, personal stories of coming to America.
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May 17
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House presents E-Flat Porch Band - Jazz Under the Stars

E-Flat Porch Band stars in the 2nd of 4 performances at Labyrinth Walk Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff. Scheduled for the Gazebo, performance will move inside if weather is bad. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (beer and wine allowed. Tickets available on line or at the gate. E-Flat Porch Band is a small band with a big sound. Their music is played on acoustic instruments with guitar playing styles include finger picking and slide guitar and more. The music is influenced by Country Blues, Texas folk music, Jazz and swing standards, and Depression Era country songwriters.
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May 17
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Ross King Pipe Organ at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church

Arlington Heights United Methodist Church in Fort Worth will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their Riss King Pipe Organ with a concert of Pipes, Bells & Brass. The concert will feature Alan Kerr, Church Organist in a program of solos by Marcello, Bach, Gigout and an arrangement by the well known Texas organist Joyce Jones. She was the recitalist for the opening concert of the organ when installed. The program will feature Bell Conte Ringers, a Brass Quintet and Timpani and Congregational singing under the direction of Frank Shroyer, Director of Handbell Ministries.
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May 17
Dallas Symphony Orchestra and ATTPAC present St. Vincent

St. Vincent (Annie Clark) has been moving at a breakneck speed for the past two years, barely stopping to catch her breath amidst a whirlwind of recording and touring. In 2011 she released her third album, 'Strange Mercy,' called "one of the year's best" by The New York Times and "something to behold" by Pitchfork. The record cemented her status as one of her generation's most fearsome and inventive guitarists, earned her the covers of SPIN, Paper, and Under the Radar, performances everywhere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fallon to Conan, and a year-long sold-out tour of her biggest venues to date around the world. It was during this already monumentally busy time that she completed work with David Byrne on their collaborative album 'Love This Giant,' another critical smash that was dubbed "marvelous" by the New Yorker and "magical" by NPR.
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May 17
Greater dallas Youth Orchestra presents "COSSACKS, GYPSIES, AND A SCOUNDREL" CONCERT

The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras will present the "Cossacks, Gypsies, and a Scoundrel" concert on May 17 preceded by the Spring Gala. Pieces to be performed on the concert include Tchaikovsky’s Cossack Dance from Mazeppa (with the 2014-15 student conducting competition winner), Ravel’s Tzigane with violin soloist Maria Schleuning, Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9.
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May 17
Orpheus Presents ''Skyfall! Music from the Silver Screen'

Our 20th season ends with a blockbuster program of Orpheus performing some of the greatest music featured in your favorite films. We’ll sing Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”, Orff’s “O Fortuna”, and tunes from Les Miserables, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Wizard of Oz, and many more. We will also offer a new choral arrangement of Adele’s “Skyfall”. You’ll also thrill to the combined choirs of Orpheus and the 80-voice A Cappella Choir of Lovejoy High School on several selections.
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May 17
Titus Art Song Recital Series presents Marilyn Horne Song Competition in recital

2014 Winners Michelle Bradley (soprano) and Michael Gaertner (pianist) Michelle Bradley, 31, born in Versailles, Kentucky, is a graduate of Kentucky State and Bowling Green State universities. She currently resides in Houston, Texas, where she studies with Lois Alba. The recipient of a Houston Ebony Opera Guild Encouragement Award, Ms. Bradley won the Lois Alba Aria Competition in 2011. In December 2013, she placed third and received the Audience Choice Award at the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert Vocal Competition.
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May 17
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Gary Levinson & Steven Harlos

Gary Levinson enjoys a multifaceted career as a violin soloist, chamber musician and a pedagogue. In 2013 he accepted the prestigious post of Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth. Praised for his intense musicality and adroit technique by American and European critics, he has served as the Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony since 2002. He will be accompanied by Steven Harlos on piano.
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May 18
Dvorak + Prokofiev

Featuring musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, including: Alexander Kerr and Nathan Olson, violins Ellen Rose, viola Christopher Adkins, cello David Cooper, horn Gregory Raden, clarinet Lucille Chung, piano PROKOFIEV Sonata for Two Violins DOHNANYI Sextet DVORAK Piano Quintet in A major
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May 19
Concert Bells of Fort Worth present Reflections in Bronze - A Tribute to David R. Davidson

Handbell Concert - David Davidson was a wonderful person and musician who inspired and challenged others to be better than they thought they could be. Through his charismatic leadership and teaching, he raised the musical bar wherever he went. This spring we reflect on the many ways that David Davidson advanced the art of handbell ringing, not only in the Dallas community, but internationally. If you didn’t know him before our performance, you will certainly leave with a better understanding of why he is so revered in the handbell community (and beyond!).
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May 19
Arts District Chorale presents Annelies

Music by James Whitbourn Libretto by Melanie Challenger A musical adaptation of the diary of Anne Frank that brings to life the period from 1942-44 when Anne and her family hid from the Nazis. This presentation in Dallas City Performance Hall will mark the North Texas premiere of Annelies, honoring the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the arrival of the Arts District Chorale in their new permanent performance home in the Dallas Arts District. For this special premier event, the Chorale will feature the cast of the 2014 Grammy Award-nominated album with soprano Arianna Zukerman and The Lincoln Trio with Bharat Chandra on clarinet.
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May 21-23
Dallas Symphony presents Mahler 3

Writing about his third symphony to a colleague, Mahler said, "You can't imagine how it will sound! With over 100 musicians on stage and two choruses, Mahler 3 is colossal in its scope and sweeping in emotion as it envisions the magnificence of Nature. Jaap van Zweden conducts Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano Women of the Dallas Symphony Chorus: Joshua Habermann, director Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas: Terrie Preskitt-Brown, director MAHLER Symphony No. 3
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May 21
Fort Worth Symphony family concert: MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB

Mary and her little lamb, Petunia, became lost on their way home from school one day. Their story is set to variations of the familiar tune "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Join us in helping Mary and Petunia find their way back home! Come early and see the instruments up close at our instrument petting zoo.
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May 22
Chamber Music International Concert 6

CMI is proud to present the 2014 Gold Medalist of the 9th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
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May 23
Metropolitan Winds present Planet Earth

Metropolitan Winds presents internationally acclaimed composer, Johan de Meij as he conducts the Winds and The Women's Chorus of Dallas in his SYMPHONY # 3, PLANET EARTH. Maestro de Meij will also lead the combined ensembles in other compositions and transcriptions of his, including the Shostakovich Jazz Suite, Riverdance, Songs From The Catskills and more!
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May 23
Plano Civic Chorus presents Songs of Love, Lamentations & Life

Music That Celebrates the American Spirit The American Spirit—bold, optimistic, noble, undaunted, idealistic, kind, generous, compassionate, unique, inventive, virtuous, enthusiastic! No one word could ever fully embody that spirit that fills every American with pride. The concert features a pastiche of music woven together with poetry and memorable speeches that will attempt to exemplify The American Spirit. Alan Dyer, along with his outstanding choral ensemble, The Texas Voices, and longtime PCC accompanist Jon Schweikhard will be the featured guest artists. PCC will also premiere a new work for double chorus composed by Composer in Residence, Debra Scroggins!
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May 24
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Lady Diamond sparkles in Jazz Under the Stars

Lady Diamond is the 3rd performer in a series of 4 performances present by Labyrinth Walk Coffee House. Scheduled for the Gazebo, performance will move inside if weather is bad. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (beer and wine allowed. Tickets available on line or at the gate. Lady Diamond is an incredibly multi-talented woman gives vocal performances with a jazz style leaves her audience wanting more. One could arguably say her style is a mixture of Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Diane Krall. She sung background for Michael Bolton, Andrae Crouch and many more and is the emcee of the World Famous House of Blues Sunday Gospel and appears there regularly as a jazz artist.
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May 24
Fort Worth Symphony family concert: MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB

Mary and her little lamb, Petunia, became lost on their way home from school one day. Their story is set to variations of the familiar tune "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Join us in helping Mary and Petunia find their way back home!
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May 24
Plano Civic Chorus presents Songs of Love, Lamentations & Life

Music That Celebrates the American Spirit The American Spirit—bold, optimistic, noble, undaunted, idealistic, kind, generous, compassionate, unique, inventive, virtuous, enthusiastic! No one word could ever fully embody that spirit that fills every American with pride. The concert features a pastiche of music woven together with poetry and memorable speeches that will attempt to exemplify The American Spirit. Alan Dyer, along with his outstanding choral ensemble, The Texas Voices, and longtime PCC accompanist Jon Schweikhard will be the featured guest artists. PCC will also premiere a new work for double chorus composed by Composer in Residence, Debra Scroggins!
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May 24
TowerArts Concert: Salute to the USA

Celebrate your Memorial Day weekend with an old-fashioned picnic on the lawn followed by a patriotic concert that promises to thrill your soul.
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May 24
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with the Stockton Helbing Trio

Stockton Helbing Trio – Performing Cool Miles from Miles Davis “Cool” period A former member of UNT's famous One O'Clock Lab Band, drummer Stockton Helbing now tours with Doc Severinson and was formerly Music Director for Maynard Ferguson. He is also Artist-in-Residence at Oklahoma State University.
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May 29-31
Dallas Symphony presents On Broadway!

Two-time Grammy-Award® winner Sylvia McNair's magnificent soprano brings out the best of Broadway as she performs selections from My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Camelot, Porgy and Bess, The King and I and A Chorus Line. Jeff Tyzik leads this electrifying conclusion to the 2014/15 Dallas Symphony Pops Series.
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May 30
Dallas Symphony presents Peter and the Wolf

Project Trio joins the Dallas Symphony in reinventing Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. This contemporary version will inspire imaginations young and old.
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May 30
The Contemporary Chorale presents Sounds of Sondheim

All pieces in this performance attribute lyrics or lyrics and music to the renowned composer, Stephen Sondheim. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Melanie Moore, this 60 member mixed chorus will perform selections from West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and more. In addition to The Contemporary Chorale, the performance will feature guest-artist, Scott Bardin, the live accompaniment of the Chorale Combo (comprised of Scott Ayers, Eric Czechowski, Kyle Henson) and collaborative pianist, Crysta Jones. Choreographer, Becky Fudge, will stage the performance.
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May 31
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Freddie Jones in Jazz Under the Stars

Freddie Jones wraps up this year’s Jazz Under the Stars Scheduled for the Gazebo, performance will move inside if weather is bad. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (beer and wine allowed. Tickets available on line or at the gate. Jones, a jazz trumpet player and composer, is an amazing, energetic musical talent who has played his trumpet throughout the southwest, performing in hot spots from Austin’s The Elephant Room to Little Rock’s Riverfront Auditorium to numerous festivals in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, Oklahoma City, and everywhere in between. He is the trumpet behind the National Anthem at the Dallas Cowboy home games and has entertained abroad in Paris, the Hague, and Rotterdam.
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june 5
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents SHELBY LYNNE

AT&T Performing Arts Center presents SHELBY LYNNE Cloudy memories make for darker grays/ But blue is how I paint myself today So begins Shelby Lynne’s 13th full-length album I Can’t Imagine, quite possibly the most brilliantly crafted and intensely affecting set of compositions since her landmark collection I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000.
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June 7
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Alex McDonald, piano

A competitor in the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition, Alex McDonald presents a recital of masterworks in Cambridge Hall, giving an up- close view of his dazzling technique.
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June 18
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents KING SUNNY ADE AND HIS AFRICAN BEATS

Since the evolution of juju music in Nigeria in the thirties no exponent has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Ade. As a singer, composer and guitarist, he has succeeded over the years in taking this Nigerian social music type to international heights. Ade came on the scene in 1966 following his induction as a samba player in a small group led by showman and comedian Baba Sala, known in real life as Moses Olaiya. And with his own ten piece band, the Green Spots, Ade made his first record in 1967, playing the guitar solos himself. He however, blazed into prominence a year after with a hit single in praise of Stationery Stores football club which carved him a gold disc as a result of its massive sales. Since then Ade has been in the limelight.
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June 21 - 28
The Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival

Twenty-four exceptional 13 to 17-year-old pianists from 14 countries will compete in the first Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, June 21-28, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas in Ed Landreth Auditorium and PepsiCo Recital Hall on the campus of TCU. 1997 Cliburn Gold Medalist, in-demand touring artist, and esteemed adjudicator Jon Nakamatsu will serve as jury chairman, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform with each of three finalists under the baton of dynamic conductor Mei-Ann Chen. Competition performances will be webcast live at Cliburn.org. Festival lectures are free and open to the public. There will be 2 free community concerts -- June 25-12:30-1:30 at the FW Central Library, and June 27-11 am-1:30 pm in Sundance Square.
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June 24
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents DAWES

On All Your Favorite Bands, Dawes manage to transcend their well-documented Southern California influences to establish their own sound and themes, which range from the glass half full optimism of the first single, “Things Happen” and the minor-chord tension of “I Can’t Think About It Now” (featuring background vocals from Gillian Welch and the McCrary Sisters) to the soulful gospel of “Waiting for Your Call,” the rocking tongue-in-cheek lyrics of “Right On Time” and the epic, Dylan-esque set piece, “Now That It’s Too Late, Maria.”
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June 28
Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra presents An American Celebration

Singers are invited to join the orchestra on four selections including: a special arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and Wilhousky”s “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” at the concert we will be honoring both Rockwall area First Responders and our Armed Forces, past and present.
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April 2-May 3
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS COLOSSAL

Winner of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, Colossal is an epic theatrical event. With the flexible Wyly Theatre transformed into a football field, director Kevin Moriarty and acclaimed choreographer Bruce Wood will create an intensely physical production of this spectacular and deeply moving new play. Featuring full contact choreography and a drumline, the play centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater. Contains adult themes and strong language. Recommended for ages 16 and above.
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April 3-25
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Junie B. Jones The Musical

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend Lucille doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal”, and first grade has never been more exciting.
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April 4-May 19
Cara Mia Theatre Co. presents Lydia

Set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico, Lydia is an intense, lyrical, and magical new play. The Flores family welcomes Lydia, an undocumented maid, into their El Paso home to care for their daughter Ceci, who was tragically disabled in a car accident on the eve of her quinceañera, her fifteenth birthday. Lydia’s immediate and seemingly miraculous bond with the girl sets the entire family on a mysterious and shocking journey of discovery. Contains adult content.
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April 9-May 10
Stage West presents Red, by John Logan

Abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has taken on an assistant to aid him in creating the largest commission in the history of modern art. As the two study and learn about each other, tensions mount, and when the assistant begins to challenge the ideas of his mentor, Rothko is faced with the possibility that his crowning achievement may also become his downfall. With cracking wit and profound depth, this tight, provocative piece is a searing look into the disquieting depths of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability.
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April 10-26
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Our Town

1938 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama, the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families through their lives.
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April 16-May 9
Garland Civic Theatre presents Carrie The Musical

A madly feverish musical that strait-forwardly addresses the highly relevant subject of bullying in our society… Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who is bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie has just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she is not afraid to use it. This gripping rock musical about a telekinetic teen will have the strange power to move you!
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April 17-May 10
Casa Manana presents The Wizard of Oz

Click your heels and come home to Casa! Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, her dog Toto and her friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, as they set out to find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. You’ll be humming your favorite timeless classics, including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road." This musical is suitable for all audiences.
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April 17-May 10
WaterTower Theatre presents All My Sons

Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller’s landmark drama examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream. An explosive secret threatens to tear the family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions. Based on a true story
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April 22-30
Midsummer Night's Dream

It's not summer yet, but take this dreamy journey with the mesmerizing talent that is…..Booker T Theatre.
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April 23-May 3
Brookhaven College presents A Streetcar Named Desire

Theatre Brookhaven presents the final drama of the spring season, "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams.
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April 23-MAY 24
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Scandalous secrets, shocking betrayals, dashing suitors and devious rivals are brought to glorious life in a period-perfect adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel. At the emotional heart of this classic romantic comedy are the marital hopes, unpredictable misadventures and sincere, sisterly bonds of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Will Elinor’s common sense or Marianne’s impulsive passion be the key to marriage and happiness? Come experience the production that is certain to become an instant treasure for Austen aficionados of all ages.
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April 24-May 2
Fort Worth Opera presents Dog Days

When everything is lost, we are all just animals. How far can we be pushed before we lose it all? Against a desolate landscape tattered by a catastrophic war, 13–year–old Lisa befriends a man who has chosen to live as a dog, begging for scraps of food at a time when scraps are all that is left. As seasons pass, rations diminish. For Lisa and her family, the hope for a life they once knew fades and it seems that all that remains is their humanity. But how long before that too is lost? Based on the powerful short story Dog Days by Judy Budnitz.
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April 24 - May 3
Repertory Company Theatre presents Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance

Gilbert & Sullivan’s swashbuckling romp, PIRATES OF PENZANCE-April 24-May 3, Repertory Company Theater-650 N Coit, Richardson. This production is your chance to get carried away by pirates, bumbling British Bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty modern Major-General, for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall.
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April 24-May 16
Artisan Center Theater presents ON GOLDEN POND

This charming love story follows Ethel and Norman at their summer home in Maine. The long-married Thayers, Ethel and Norman, are enjoying perhaps their last summer at Golden Pond. A major disappointment in their lives revolves around the absence of grandchildren from their only child who, besides not following in their solid marital footsteps, nurses a chip on her shoulder towards her father. But this summer, their daughter, whom they haven’t seen in years, unexpectedly arrives with her uptight fiancé and his 13-year-old son. This summer they rediscover the joys of living, and another summer on Golden Pond may await. Based on his parents’ lives, Ernest Thompson’s story is humorous, touching, and very perceptive.
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April 24-25
Contemporary Ballet Dallas presents Spring Forward

CBD closes its 14th Anniversary season of concert dance with Spring Forward. Local choreographer Addison Reed premieres Springtime in Paris, reminding us of the innocence and joy of young love! Choreographer Jennifer Obeney premieres Relative Chaos. Relative Chaos features the mystical sounds of music by Nigel Stanford and draws on the nine planets in the solar system to bring order. And finally, Valerie Tabor will premiere The Ballet Waltz, set to Chopin’s popular Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2. Mrs. Tabor is also restaging audience favorites A Change is Coming and ASSERCITUS!. ASSERCITUS! features a modern movement base and is set to the driving sounds of various Gregorian chants. A Change is Coming includes songs by The Beatles and focuses on bringing harmony between different people.
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April 24-May 3
Lyric Stage presents LADY IN THE DARK

LADY IN THE DARK deals with the psychoanalysis of central character Liza Elliott, editor of the high fashion magazine Allure (inspired by Diana Vreeland of Vogue). The theme of psychoanalysis is said to be based on director/author Moss Hart’s own experiences with psychoanalyst Gregory Zilboorg. Except for the final song, all the music in the play is heard in three dream sequences: the Glamour Dream, the Wedding Dream, and the Circus Dream which are like mini musicals within a straight play. The final song, “My Ship,” functions as a leitmotif for Liza’s insecurity: as each dream commences, a snippet of the tune is heard, as it is a haunting melody which Liza recognizes but cannot name, or sing with words, until her anxiety is resolved.
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April 24 - May 10
Theatre Off The Square presents The Fox on the Fairway

THEATRE OFF THE SQUARE IN WEATHERFORD proudly presents the third production of their 2015 Season of Shows. The Fox on the Fairway is written by Ken Ludwig and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. A tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, this play takes audiences on a hilarious romp of private country club life. It's a furiously paced comedy that is filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans. “A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with... golf.”
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Apr. 25
Eisemann Center Presents The Joy Luck Club

Closing out the MainStage Shows for 2014-2015 will be The Joy Luck Club, based on the best-selling book by Amy Tan. A timeless tale with universal relevance, it tells the story of four Mahjong-playing mothers, all from different provinces in China and their relationships with their children. It follows the paths of these immigrant women from China – and the relationships they have with their American-born daughters, their hopes, fears, and tragic pasts. This classic mother-daughter story encompasses many universal themes: family, hope, love, sacrifice, strength, and wishes for a better life. This production is presented in partnership with the Dallas Chinese Community Center.
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April 25 May 3 & 9
Fort Worth Opera presents La Traviata

Lose yourself in an age–old story of love lost. Beautiful, but secretly ill, Violetta Valéry is content with her life as the most sought after courtesan in Paris, until she finds true love with an unlikely man, Alfredo Germont. As their love grows, Violetta must tragically end their relationship to protect Alfredo's family name and help ensure the marriage of his sister. La Traviata is opulent in every sense, from visually striking sets and ornate costumes, courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago, to memorable music that is nothing short of spectacular.
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April 25
Titas presents PARSONS DANCE COMPANY

Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company based in New York City. Under the artistic direction of David Parsons, the company presents uplifting, family-friendly contemporary dance to audiences around the world. Parsons Dance is a company of 8 full-time dancers and maintains a repertory of more than 70 works by David Parsons, as well as commissions by emerging choreographers and collaborations with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, Michael Gordon, Milton Nascimento, William Ivey Long, Annie Leibovitz, Donna Karan and Alex Katz, among many others.
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April 26-27
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry VIII

The conclusion to the saga of the Kings of England, Henry VIII follows Britain’s most opulent king as he maneuvers through the political landscape of Renaissance England, hastening the rise and fall of cardinals and queens as he bends the Catholic Church to his considerable will in his quest to produce a male heir.
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April 29-May 10
ATTPAC presents Disney’s NEWSIES

NEWSIES, the new American musical, features a Tony® Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES is directed by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award® for his work. The entire creative team has reunited to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America.
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April 30 - May 2
UT Dallas Spring Into Dance

Student produced, Spring Into Dance represents a semester of focused learning and creativity. In addition to a Paul Taylor influenced work set by special guest Ruth Andrien, the concert features choreography created by UT Dallas dance composition students and performed by the UTDance Ensemble.
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April 30 - May 23
Circle Theatre presents I and You

Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door, carrying a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s poetry and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. When these two let down their guard and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that brought them together.
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April 30-May 3
Musical Theatre Academy at Theatre Three presents Bye Bye Birdie

Directed by Mark C. Guerra and musical direction by Lynn Ambrose with a cast featuring Dallas area students from ages 10 – 19, Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, has a pompadour and thick sideburns; he wears gaudy gold costumes and speaks in a rugged voice. Albert Peterson, his agent, is a very pleasant mild mannered young man. Albert’s faithful secretary Rose Alvarez keeps him and Birdie moving forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad’s induction. Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor. All of the phones in her town are already busy during The Telephone Hour as Kim has just been pinned to Hugo, a local boy. She is a pretty girl of fifteen and sings with spring like ardor How Lovely to Be a Woman, as she pulls on the plaid woolen socks and the baggy mustard colored sweater considered stylish and popular among young ladies. Bye Bye Birdie is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all.
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May 1-17
Dallas Children's Theater presents Jackie & Me

Like many other 10-year-old boys, Joey Stoshak is crazy about baseball. Unlike his peers, Joey has a knack for time travel. When Joey is assigned to write a report on an African American hero, he uses his special ability to go to 1947 Brooklyn and meet Jackie Robinson. When his trip back in time unexpectedly changes the color of Joey’s skin, he is forced to face harsh truths about prejudice and discrimination. Adapted from the popular series of young adult novels by Dan Gutman, this powerful play explores what Jackie Robinson can teach us about the true nature of heroism.
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May 1-10
Music Theatre of Denton presents The Wedding Singer

This show takes its story and themes directly from the 1998 movie of the same title starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore; but with a few musical twists and surprises. MTD’s production will include music direction by Ray Staniszewki and Choreography by Anne Black. Due to adult content and themes, this production is recommended for mature audiences only.
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May 1-24
Theatre Arlington presents Urinetown, the Musical

Hilarity reigns supreme as Theatre Arlington proudly presents, Urinetown, the Musical, continuing our 42nd anniversary season with this three time Tony Award winner. This irreverently humorous satire pokes fun at the legal system, capitalism, bureaucracy, corporate management, big business and Broadway musicals as an art form. Nominated for a total of ten Tony Awards, and winning Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Direction of a Musical, it also garnered a total of three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards. With a great book, score and fantastic, high-energy choreography, this production promises to be a real crowd-pleaser!
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MAY 1 & 2
Titas presents FRANCE’S MALANDAIN’S BALLET BIARRITZ

Malandain Ballet Biarritz is one of the most important companies on the French choreographic landscape and has forged a solid reputation around the world. A visionary if there ever was once, Malandain has taken hold of this ballet monument, Cinderella, score by Prokofiev, to provide us with a very fresh personal vision of the story ballet. Flowing, brilliant, ethereal, sometimes gossamery, often inventive and always spiritual choreography, the remarkable dancers of Ballet Biarritz brilliantly capture Malandain’s magical and inventive vision of this ballet classic.
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May 2 & 10
Hamlet 

A timeless tragedy with a modern twist. A centuries–old masterpiece that still resonates today, Ambroise Thomas' score and Shakespeare's state of Denmark have been reimagined by Thaddeus Strassberger as an industrial 20th–century post–Soviet–type nation. Upon learning of the murder of his father at the hands of his uncle Claudius, Hamlet begins to plot his revenge. His fixation on avenging his father drives his fiancée Ophélie mad in a powerful scene of vocal prowess and intensity. Though Hamlet may ultimately achieve his revenge, it comes at a dire cost.
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May 3
Meadows Community Series: Dancing in the Park

Meadows dance students present a creative movement class for children in grades K-6 followed by excerpts of their original, student-choreographed ballet, modern and jazz works created for the Meadows School’s Sharp Show senior showcase.
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May 3-4
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Love, marriage and Falstaff. The impoverished Sir John Falstaff gets more than he bargained for when he simultaneously pursues the amorous attentions of two of the town’s wealthy married women. But after comparing notes the ladies are quick to create a scheme of their own aimed at teaching the fat night an uproariously funny and unmerciful lesson in the art of romance.
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May 5
Avant Chamber Ballet at SOLUNA Festival

Avant Chamber Ballet presents an evening of tradition and innovation in partnership with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Dallas City Performance Hall. The performance brings together works by master choreographers of ballet all with live music from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians. Works by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Paul Mejia, and Katie Puder
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May 6-23
One Thirty Productions presents Heroes

It is August 1959 and we are on the grounds of a French “sanctuary” for Veterans of the First World War. On a secluded bench (well guarded by a stone dog) sit Phillipe, who is afflicted by bouts of unconsciousness brought about by cranial shrapnel, Gustav, who suffers from agoraphobia, and Henri, who periodically limps into town and reports back that he has discovered a local girls' school and its lovely headmistress. They decide to undertake an expedition and they immediately fall into an argument about the details of the trip: what route to take, and what provisions, and should they build a raft.
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May 7-31
Theatre Three presents The Liar

Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today.
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May 8-June 14
Theatre Too presents The Lady With All The Answers

David Rambo’s The Lady with All the Answers is an insightful, compelling and engaging portrait of the renowned columnist who for decades answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples, and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off limits! Set in 1975 in her fourteen room Chicago apartment, Ann Landers struggles late into the night writing a column, the most important of her career. This particular column is very personal and she hesitates to let sixty million readers know that she indeed may not have all the answers. Gene Raye Price will once again play Ann Landers under Marty Van Kleeck’s direction.
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May 9
Dallas Cirque Theatre

An amazing youth circus show! Dallas Cirque Theatre loves to thrill audiences with its signature fusion of artistry, acrobatics, and high-flying cirque! Dallas Cirque Theatre Kids Troupe and Dallas Cirque Theatre - Guyer Division bring you unforgettable performances of high-impact entertainment to the stage in an array of acts including aerial silk, spanish web, cirque hoops, contortion, juggling, acrobatics and more!
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May 9-June 7
Teatro Dallas presents Poetry Dances

The Poetry Dances Program kicks off on May 9, 2015 taking us to the shores of Cuba from the end of García Menocal's dictatorship in 1917 to Castro's revolutionary victory in 1959. It includes Nicolás Guillén's experiences during the Batista dictatorship, when Afro-Cubans and African-Americans suffered decades of brutal racism. Charged with provocative and fascinating imagery, Guillén's poetry becomes the troubled waves of the Caribbean Sea then sublimely turns the tides towards the beauty of multiculturalism.
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May 15-31
Artes de la Rosa presents Man of La Mancha: The Musical

A thrilling new production of one of the best loved musicals, Man of La Mancha vividly imagines Don Quixote through the life of the great Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes. The musical moves seamlessly between incarceration and Cervantes's own outsized imagination, where his noble idealism finds expression in his great literary creation, Don Quixote. Man of La Mancha is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Join us as the footlights disappear, time ceases to exist and the "Man of La Mancha" speaks for humankind remaining with your soul well after the shows final bow. Dare to dream the impossible!
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May 15-17
Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Spring Celebration Series

DBDT closes the season with imaginative and innovative works that push boundaries. Premiering in this series will be a new commissioned work by master choreographer, Jamal Story and the return of Monologues by Sean J. Smith.
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May 15-23
First United Methodist Church Dallas presents Agatha Christie's ''And Then There Were None''

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead – poisoned. One down and nine to go! Who will be the last and ultimately the killer?
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May 15-31
Rockwall Community Playhouse present Wizard of Oz

Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.
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May 16
Youth Ballet of Texas presents Peter Pan: The Ballet

Come see Peter, Wendi, Tinkerbell, and Hook in a brand new production by Youth Ballet of Texas. Peter Pan: The Ballet takes you on an adventure to Neverland to see Tiger Lily, the Lost boys, pirates, mermaids, and more. You know the way - 2nd star on the right, and straight on till morning!
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May 16
Titas presents COMMAND PERFORMANCE GALA

Remarkable and breath-taking, Command Performance is the definitive Dance Event of the Year. From classic pas de deux to amazing contemporary works, TITAS Presents’ annual gala is simply not to be missed. Dancers include Yuan Yuan Tan (San Francisco Ballet), Clifford Williams, MOMIX, and special guest Lil Buck, remaining cast yet to be announced.
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May 22
Booker T. Washington HSPVA Opera Workshop presents The Magic Flute

The Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Opera Workshop presents a fully staged abridged production of Mozart's Magic Flute in English with Orchestra. An entertaining production for children of all ages.
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May 22-June 27
Kitchen Dog Theater presents The Firestorm by Meridith Friedman

When a racially charged prank from a gubernatorial candidate's past emerges in the media, his African-American wife is thrust to the forefront of his campaign. Charged with defending her white husband against accusations of racism and saving the campaign from collapse, she begins to have serious questions about the very foundation of her marriage.
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May 29-31
Texas Ballet Theater presents Artistic Director's Choice

Rubies is a "crisp and witty" collaboration between choreographer George Balanchine and composer Igor Stravinsky. Balanchine worked to put into dance form the essence of the jewels that he admired. Rubies is one act from the world's first-ever plot-less ballet, Jewels. In this act, the dancers race like lightening across the stage to an upbeat jazz-inflected score. Petite Mort is an intense piece that juxtaposes pleasure and death. Set to movements composed by Mozart, this is a breathtaking work that showcases the unique vision of Jiri Kylian, including demanding choreography that features foils as dance partners. Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to present a world premiere by Jonathan Watkins, commissioned specifically for TBT dancers. Watkins is an internationally recognized choreographer and a former company member of The Royal Ballet.
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June 9 - 13
Dance Council of North Texas presents National Tap Dance Celebration

Dance Council of North Texas in partnership with Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) presents the Before-the-Show Show, If the Shoe Fits….. Tap!!, 45 minutes of exciting, fast-paced tap dancing performed by tappers from all over the Metroplex just prior to DSM’s presentation of the Broadway hit Cinderella in the Music Hall at Fair Park from 6:30-7:15PM, Tuesday, June 9 through Saturday, June 13, 2015. Tracy Jordan, a renowned tap dancer and choreographer and director of DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards, Sherri Wooten, co-owner of Li-Sher Dance Studio in Commerce, and Joe Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia directors of The Chaplin Cotillions join forces to co-direct The Hoofin' Crew, a group of highly talented, individually-selected performers. Don’t miss them strut their stuff throughout this not-to-be-missed, annual favorite tap dance celebration. The Before-the-Show Show acts as a red carpet welcome for audiences on their way to the Music Hall. If the Shoe Fits…. Tap!! features the finest tap dancing in the Metroplex including 2015 DCNT Tap Dance Scholarship recipients.
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June 19-21
ATTPAC presents CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY

Created and directed by renown theatrical and circus impresario Neil Goldberg, CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations that are brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. The astounding feats performed in this action packed Cirque Dream are enhanced with spectacular costumes nominated for an American Theatre Wing Best Costume Design Award. The journey comes to life in a fantastical jungle setting filled with flowers, magical trees and a variety of special effects. From the Butterfly Ballet and Flipping Monkeys to Hopping Frogs and Stretching Lizards, this world-class explosion of imagination, athleticism and Broadway theatrics will exhilarate and entertain audiences of all ages.
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June 23-July 5
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Annie

The original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 37 years. The beloved score for ANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
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Sept. 4 - 6
Dance Council or North Texas Second Annual Dallas DanceFest


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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

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

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

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Jan. 17-May 31
Irving Arts Center presents Big Bend: Photographs by Terry Cockerham

Featuring dramatic black and white photographs of Big Bend National Park, famous for its natural resources and spectacular geology, by Irving Resident Terry Cockerham.
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Jan. 24-June 21
Irving Arts Center presents Golden Legacy – Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books

Enjoy 60 masterpieces of original illustration art in the most extensive public showing ever from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books. Launched in 1942 against the backdrop of WWII, Little Golden Books made high quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Toured by the Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene Texas.
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Feb. 1-May 3
“Goya: A Conversation: Ambassador Loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris”

In collaboration with the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Meadows Museum will exhibit Goya’s full-length portrait of Ferdinand Guillemardet, on loan February 1-May 3, 2015. Guillemardet was France’s ambassador to Spain (1798-1800) and, while in the country, he commissioned a portrait from the court painter. This work will be hung with the Meadows’ six other Goya paintings in addition to the Portrait of Richard Worsam Meade by Vicente López y Portaña. Meade was an American businessman in Spain, shortly after Guillemardet’s ambassadorship.
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Feb. 1-May 3
Meadows Museum presents “Goya and López: A Conversation”

In collaboration with the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Meadows Museum will exhibit Goya’s full-length portrait of Ferdinand Guillemardet, on loan February 1-May 3, 2015. Guillemardet was France’s ambassador to Spain (1798-1800) and, while in the country, he commissioned a portrait from the court painter. This work will be hung with the Meadows’ six other Goya paintings in addition to the Portrait of Richard Worsam Meade by Vicente López y Portaña. Meade was an American businessman in Spain, shortly after Guillemardet’s ambassadorship.
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Feb. 7 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents American Still Life

This exhibition showcases approximately sixty works from the museum’s collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century still lifes. Organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812), the exhibition includes works from across the collection including paintings by the trompe l‘oeil masters William Harnett and John Frederic Peto, vibrant floral subjects by Georgia O’Keeffe and Arthur Dove, prints by Louis Lozowick, and photographs by Wynn Bullock and Carlotta Corpron.
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Feb. 7-April 25
Bath House Cultural Center presents Pollinators and Predators

Photographs of nature by Bob Curry.
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Feb. 14-April 26
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones

See a new traveling exhibition that reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time. You may recognize some of Chuck Jones' characters including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepé Le Pew and the Road Runner.
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Feb. 21 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Like Father, Like Son: Edward and Brett Weston

Edward Weston (1886–1958) and his son Brett (1911–1993) were both master photographers. Yet rarely is their work shown together. Featuring twenty-three prints, this exhibition offers an unusual opportunity to compare the visions of these two artists and to see how each balanced recording the world’s direct appearance with a sense of abstraction.
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Feb. 21 - May 9
PDNB Gallery presents Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

The compelling images by Earlie Hudnall, Jr, will be featured this Spring, in his second solo exhibition at PDNB Gallery. Hudnall, who is one of the most notable African American photographers living today, has extensively documented the African American neighborhoods in Houston, Texas. During his time at Texas Southern University in the late 1960’s, he was hired to be a photographer for the Model Cities Program, part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty initiative. This project introduced him to the various communities of Houston such as the Fourth Ward, Fifth Ward, Trinity Garden and the Hispanic neighborhoods. His photographs capture life as it is. He travels through neighborhoods documenting kids playing in the streets, women at church wearing elaborate hats, mothers hugging their kids, July 4th parades. Earlie Hudnall’s photographs were included in the traveling exhibition, African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond, organized by the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Artist reception will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 5-8pm
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Feb. 21-Aug. 23
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video

cropping, framing, and distorted views subtly deconstruct conventional notions of cityscapes, edging peripheral street scenes and grey, winter skies toward the sublime. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's video/performance A Lot of Sorrow offers a different approach to Scapes. He arranged for the band The National to play their song "Sorrow" repeatedly and continuously on stage for six hours, creating a work that is repetitive over a long duration, but surprisingly expansive. While the mood of A Lot of Sorrow wanes and swells throughout the performance, the shadowy and atmospheric nocturnal scenes, along with the song, create a beautiful and austere scape to contemplate the emotion of sorrow and harness the artist's desire to work through personal and collective emotion (his, the band's, the crowd's, and the viewer's). Artists engaging in the theme of Scapes include Uta Barth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rosemary Laing, Richard Misrach, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith, and Frank Thiel.
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Feb. 28 - June 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art present Remington and Russell

Although they were contemporaries, Frederic Remington (1861–1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) could hardly have been more different. This focused exhibition of paintings and sculptures selected from the Amon Carter’s extensive collection offers visitors an opportunity to gain insight into dissimilarities between the two artists. Remington and Russell followed their own unique paths to become the greatest practitioners of the art of the American West. Yet, regardless of their differences, they not only manifested the Western Myth, they were largely responsible for creating it.
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Feb. 28-April 28
17th Annual Young Masters Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art

The O’Donnell Foundation announces the seventeenth annual Young Masters Exhibition on view February 28, 2015 through April 28, 2015 at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) in the Concourse Gallery. The exhibition features selected original works created by Advanced Placement® Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students from ten Dallas-area high schools participating in the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP Arts Incentive Program.
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March 1-May 24
The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass at the Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum is pleased to announce The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass, a selection of paintings and sculptures amassed by two pillars of Texas philanthropy and business. From this collection of Impressionist to post--World War II art, 37 works of painting and sculpture will be on view, including an impressive pair of paintings by Van Gogh----Street in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 1888, and Enclosed Field with Ploughman, 1889----and a major still life by Picasso, Fruit Bowl, Bottle, and Guitar, 1923. Important paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, Miró, Léger, Chagall and Rothko and sculptures by Rodin, Maillol and Segal will also be on view.
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March 7-Aug. 15
At Home and at Court: Chinese and Japanese Paintings from the Crow Collection

This exhibition draws on the museum’s holdings of paintings from China and Japan, and explores the East Asian painting formats of hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and folding screens. These mediums, and the traditional subjects of landscapes, religious figures, bird and flower compositions, and seasonal plants, are part of the shared fine-art heritage of China and Japan celebrated with works created for enjoyment in private and public, at home and at court.
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March 7-May 29
Texas Discovery Gardens presents The Island of Misfit Toys

Darlene Schaper combines decorative elements and embellishes objects into 3D sculptural worlds of wonder. Using vintage fur, lace, discarded toys, and more, she reinvents obscure antiques and oddities into precious animals, sculptures, shrines and reliquaries. Her choice of media includes items on their last stop before becoming landfill from thrift shops, curbside on trash day, and craigslist free ads. Darlene intends to inform the viewer through art about our ever-growing waste threat and remind us of our connection with the Earth and its creatures affected by our actions.
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March 14-April 25
Bird. Art: The Artist's Eye View of Birds at the bath House Cultural Center

Bird. Art: The Artist’s Eye View of Birds is an art exhibition that is intended to enlighten visitors to birds and artists that are part of North Texas. Nature is a multi-sensory experience and so is this show. Regardless of the medium used, the artist reveals something about the subject matter we don’t see for ourselves. This is especially true of things we take for granted or barely notice. The exhibition aspires to provide visitors different perspectives on something we see every day and celebrate the bird through artistic expression.
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March 21 - Oct 4
Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime

Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime showcases how baseball has mirrored trends in our larger society. At various points, the sport has personified America’s racial, economic, and national struggles. During good times and bad, presidents have connected with this uniquely American sport. Just as George W. Bush attended a World Series game after 9/11, Herbert Hoover attended the World Series in 1929 and 1931 to calm fears during the Great Depression. In telling this important piece of our history, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is using baseball-related documents and artifacts from its archives as well as from other presidential libraries. The exhibit also draws from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and other collections.
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March 21-May 9
The Mac presents Three New Exhibitions - Flor Garduno, Joy Laville, and Chuck and George

Award-winning Mexican artist Joy Laville presents a retrospective exhibition of her works over the past five decades by marking her first in Dallas in more than 30 years. During the 1980s, Laville's four exhibitions in Dallas attracted many collectors who have treasured her work and can now see the evolution of her painting over five decades. A new generation can discover this singular artist, whose painting, they will observe, is like a river: always the same, always different. Age has neither slowed Laville down nor diminished the strength that imbues her work. The uniformity of the fifty works in the exhibition reveals how at age 91, the artist paints as well as, if not better than, in 1962, the year of the first work in the MAC show. Her characteristic pastel colors, which belie the power of the landscapes or the immediacy of the women she paints, render an environment where events develop, where she observes them happening, without judgment or opinion. A woman lying between two rocks in front of the sea is presented, as simply another element in the universe. A woman has dropped her book after falling asleep in a lazy afternoon. A seascape seems timeless until we notice what is barely perceptible-two figures standing below the path of an approaching dark cloud. For Laville, each of these moments of knowing takes place in a weave of time, space, and light.
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March 27 - May 30
Elm Street Studio Exhibition: Facets | watercolor paintings by Connie Logan Levsen

From weapons to watercolors…see how one Artist went from a 30-year career in law enforcement to painting the delicate facets of crystal vases, tea-cups, and vintage quilts. This solo exhibition of Connie Logan Levsen is on view until May 30. A reception is scheduled for April 24 from 6-8pm.
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March 28 - April 26
Gray Matters Gallery presents A Flexible Arrangement

Now more than ever before, we are aware of the ways that a photograph can exaggerate, mask, and distort reality. The artists in
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March 28 - May 9
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts present Jonathan Schipper

Jonathan Schipper thinks about time in terms of the frame rate. Though he is not a filmmaker, the frame-per-second measurement can be used to manipulate our perception of time and the duration of actions or events. In many of his works, including Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle (2008) and Measuring Angst (2010) Schipper transforms physical phenomena we typically experience instantaneously by dramatically slowing down time to allow for a close examination of destructive forces (and occasionally, allow some hope for reconstruction). The process of destruction as an inherent part of creation is also a primary interest in Schipper’s work. Detritus (2014) and To Dust (2011) are two works in which destruction is continuously taking place, and where time is sped up to allow us to observe a deterioration that naturally takes place over eons. For Detritus, viewers watch a 3D printer continuously build tiny structures out of salt, which rapidly disintegrate in an environment where humidity is being produced by a hot tub occupying the same gallery space. The constant building and rebuilding of structures by the machine creates a sort of mini-apocalypse over a compacted period of time. To Dust is a beautiful work comparing erosion to time’s entropic effects on the body. Two life-sized classical sculptural forms of cast concrete are suspended by chains, upside down, and touching each other face to face. Their imperceptible movements by gravity and natural forces in the environment cause the two bodies to slowly erode into each other, creating a ever-growing pile of concrete dust on the floor beneath them.
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April 2 – May 9
Sun to Moon Gallery presents “WALDEN Illuminated” Photographs by Scot Miller

In celebration of a new edition of Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition with its new introduction by recording artist Don Henley, founder of the Walden Woods Project, and foreword by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner E.O. Wilson, Sun to Moon Gallery presents “Walden Illuminated” by Scot Miller. The book showcases eighty-nine of his stunning color photographs capturing Walden as vividly as Henry David Thoreau's words. “Walden Illuminated” features fine prints from the book and several new Walden Pond prints by Scot. Sales benefit the Walden Woods Project.
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April 3-29
Texas Woman’s University presents Variable Array

Work by current graduate students in TWU Department of Visual Arts chosen by the faculty in the department. The work shows the broad range of ideas, concepts and techniques that are employed by the students at TWU. The work ranges from formal investigations in paint and graphite to very experimental works with alternative media, unique sculptural installation and work with social and political impact.
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April 4 – May 3
Ro2 Art presents Jesse Meraz: HAUTE FAUXX

Ro2 Art is pleased to welcome artist Jesse Meraz for his solo exhibition, HAUTE FAUXX, a collection of “displays” that employ the trappings of falsehoods, fantasy, and enchantments to address the Fashion industry’s empty promises – but more importantly, the consumer’s attraction to “prestige” goods, fabricated truth and glossy lifestyles.
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April 7-May 17
Mythology – Visual Arts Guild of Frisco

See this juried spring art show featuring work from local artists working in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, and sculpture.
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April 8-May 2
Haley-Henman presents James B. Mills

Haley-Henman presents the premier solo exhibition of Books Buried / Books Restored by James B. Mills. James B. Mills' art dualism is extreme. On one hand, he creates clay vessels filled with information, called books that are then buried with ceremony in chosen places where they disintegrate and are transformed. On the other hand, he calls forth archaeologists years later taking these books out of the ground to discover their meaning. In their analysis of ceramic, bone, twine, and metal they incorrectly reassemble the pieces resulting in a new creation with will last for at least 10,000 years.
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April 9-30
Keller Public Arts present Inspired Texans

Irma Ward, Tina Bohlman, Shirley Kinworthy, Lynn LaRose, Steve Miller, TK Riddle and Randy Saffle bring their individual award winning artistic talents to Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller 76248, during the month of April, 2015. Plein Air, Still Life and portraits will be seen via each artists inspiration and media. The artists will be on hand for a reception on Thursday evening, April 9th from 7 to 9 pm. For more info contact 817-743-4000, publicarts@cityofkeller.com or view the website at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts
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April 9-26
Haley-Henman presents Prism

PRISM is a movement theatre piece exploring the creation of civilization in three stages: darkness, light and color. The following artists of Haley-Henman are collaborating with the actors of Prism Co. in art installations: Biber,Borders, DeSalvo-Marcucci, Durand, Elwazir, Ford, Arjoon KC, Kemler, Holmes, Levy, Lynn & Newman, McKinney, Mills, Piloto, Terry & Co., Waranch, and West.
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April 11-May 3
Plan X: 500X Members Exhibition

Erin and Elissa Stafford are local Dallas artists and curators. The two sisters have been curating the art space Red Arrow Contemporary for three years. They are currently in the process of transforming their gallery into a curatorial artist residency space that is geared toward visual artists. It is their belief that curating is an extension of the artist's practice that only enhances the artist's experience. Curated by the sisters, Plan X is an exhibition of work by the current members of 500X.
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April 17 - May 31
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents Fine Line

Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness explores the mind through the art of photography with sound. It brings true human stories to life. Through exquisite imagery and the subjects’ own voices, photographer Michael Nye gives us an exhibit that defies the labels and overcomes the stigma. He allows us to move past our fears and biases by meeting people with mental illnesses.
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April 22 - May 6
Marco Art Tours present Winston Church: An Extraordinary Life, World War II and His Finest Hour

Dr. Martha Fielder will continue these slide illustrated lectures remembering the life of Winston Churchill during the years of World War II, and beyond. Advance registration required. Skip 5/13.
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April 24-26
The Southlake Women’s Club proudly presents Art in the Square 2015

The 16th Art in the Square takes visitors on a journey of art as they tour the two and half days of a juried fine arts festival featuring world renowned artists and entertainers for patrons in the DFW metroplex. The event has raised over $2,000,000 for local charities that help women, families and children.
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April 25
Christopher Martin Gallery presents Controlled Spill

Join us April 25, 2015 from 7 pm - 10 pm in celebrating Christopher Martin's 20 years of painting.
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April 25 - May 30
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Introducing

A fabulous exhibit of contemporary artists whose work is new for the gallery. Featured artists include Dave and Patti Hegland, David Thai, and Jesse Whipkey. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10-5:30 p.m.
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April 25 - 26
North Dallas Artist Studio Tour

The North Dallas Artist Studio Tour is an educational art event that invites the public into working studios of North Dallas artists, allowing an intimate view of the creative process. The Tour seeks to raise public awareness of the quality and diversity of artwork being produced by local artists and to demonstrate that art adds meaning and richness to community life.
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April 26
ATTPAC Sunset Screenings: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca

130 minutes, Not Rated (Mystery, Thriller) Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-drama film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it was his first American project, and his first film produced under contract with David O. Selznick. The film's screenplay was a version by Joan Harrison and Robert E. Sherwood based on Philip MacDonald and Michael Hogan's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel Rebecca. The film was produced by Selznick and stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter, Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife, and Judith Anderson as the stern housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers. The film is shot in black and white, and is a gothic tale. We never see Maxim de Winter's first wife, Rebecca, who died before the story starts, but her reputation, and recollections about her, are a constant presence to Maxim, his new young second wife, and the housekeeper Danvers.
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May 2 & 3
Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event that features works from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years. Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. This year approximately 1,400 artists submitted their work for consideration. For each show, jurors select over 240 artists to exhibit their museum-quality work. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Cottonwood Art Festival is more than just the art. The festival also features top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Check out the courtyard, sit in the shade by the lake, relax and enjoy the music. Spirits are also available in the courtyard.
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May 5, 19, & June 17
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

Dallas Architecture Forum will present 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions for three evenings at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas. On May 5, May 19 and June 17 attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, have the chance to see each of the residences, and hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. Valet parking will be available. Business or cocktail attire is recommended. All receptions will be from 6 pm to 8 pm (come and go) with brief remarks by the design team around 6:45 pm. There is limited attendance for these cocktail receptions, and advance purchase of tickets is required. The Series of three receptions for two people is $250 for Forum members and $300 for non-members, and the Series of three receptions for one person is $150 for Forum members and $175 for non-members. Individual cocktail receptions are $75 per person per evening for Forum members and $90 per person per evening for non-members. Admission to the cocktail receptions may be purchased online, beginning April 9, at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/365_2015.html, or by mailing a check for the applicable amount, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum”, to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. If paying by check include email address and phone number so the Forum may contact you to confirm your reservation. Confirmed attendees will receive an email with the addresses of each residence. No tickets will be mailed. Confirmed attendees names will be on the check-in lists at each event.
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May 6-30
HALEY-HENMAN presents Joshua West: Soliloquies

Joshua West is a narrative painter of figures, landscapes and portraits. As the title of the show suggests, his paintings are depictions of his own soul and thoughts in times of solitude and reflection. In many ways, the works are autobiographical using gestures of the figure and landscape to represent various moods or situations from his past. More to the point is how his "soliloquies" about the human condition are for our discovery concerning our current and future time. Joshua West currently teaches Advanced and Intermediate Watercolor, Drawing, and Two Dimensional Design at the University of North Texas College of Visuals Arts and Design. He has received significant awards, honors and scholarships. Haley-Henman proudly represents him as he begins a promising career.
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May 15-June 20
Artspace 111 presents Devon Nowlin Casual Luxury Complex

For this exhibition of new works, Nowlin has created paintings, photographs and small sculptures that speak to the personal and market-driven desire to curate environments and person as that aspire for a lifestyle of "casual luxury". The intersection between art and commerce is an important aspect of her work, where she is interested in drawing parallels between today's art industry and the world of marketing, personal image, and cultural attainment. This parallel is something that fashion retailers and magazine advertisers have been so effective at inspiring among the public. Nowlin will be creating an environment suggestive of a comfortable residential space inside of a commercial art gallery that evokes the style and nature of popular lifestyle marketing retailers.
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May 16-June 20
PDNB Gallery presents 20 Years: The Collector

PDNB Gallery is happy to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a show featuring highlights from the past 20 years. Most of the photographs that will be exhibited will be on loan from collectors. Artists included in this exhibition are Keith Carter, Chema Madoz, Esteban Pastorino Diaz, Bill Owens, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, George Krause, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Lee Friedlander, Misty Keasler, Delilah Montoya and John Albok. Exhibition runs from May 16 - June 20, 2015. Opening reception will be May 16th from 5-8 pm.
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May 16-Aug. 1
PDNB Gallery presents Michael Kenna: France

This will be PDNB Gallery's fourth solo exhibition for the renowned landscape photographer, Michael Kenna. This very special show will highlight photographs of France taken in the past several decades. The exhibition follows the release of his latest book, FRANCE, by Nazraeli Press, and his exhibition in Paris at Le Musée Carnavalet. This exhibition will include some early works from the 1980's, and some newer images that have not been exhibited. Locations will include Le Desert de Retz, Les Tuileries, Falaise d'Aval, Mont Saint Michel and the Eiffel Tower. Opening reception will be Saturday, May 16th from 5-8pm
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May 16-June 29
Samuel Lynne Galleries present Tom Holland: NOW... and a little bit of history

Holland has had an illustrious career, one that has garnered critical acclaim for the last half century. In 1981, Hilton Kramer of the NYTimes predicted of Holland's work at the MOMA, "I would be very surprised if these constructions did not soon have some direct influence on sculpture itself." Indeed they have done just that, earning Holland a place in major public art collections and museums around the United States. Holland's paintings are in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been called California's most important living contemporary artist and one of the top ten living artists in the country.
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May 23 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833). Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. Gallery of the Louvre stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements.
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May 23-Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833). Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. Gallery of the Louvre stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements. Filled with his careful and personal selection of the Louvre’s finest works, all of which he painstakingly reproduced in miniature, the painting is a signal work of transatlantic exchange intended to connect American audiences with great European artworks.
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May 31
ATTPAC Sunset Screenings: John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon

100 minutes, Not Rated (Crime, Drama, Film-Noir) The Maltese Falcon is a 1929 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask beginning with the September 1929 issue. The story has been adapted several times for the cinema. The main character, Sam Spade, appears in this novel only and in three lesser known short stories, yet is widely cited as the crystallizing figure in the development of the hard-boiled private detective genre. Raymond Chandler's character Philip Marlowe, for instance, was strongly influenced by Hammett's Spade. Spade was a departure from Hammett's nameless detective, The Continental Op. Sam Spade combined several features of previous detectives, most notably his cold detachment, keen eye for detail, and unflinching determination to achieve his own justice. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Maltese Falcon 56th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century
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June 21
ATTPAC Sunset Screenings: Howard Hawk’s His Girl Friday

92 minutes, Not Rated (Comedy, Drama, Romance) His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur. The major change in this version, introduced by Hawks, is that the role of Hildy Johnson is a woman. The film stars Cary Grant as Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson and features Ralph Bellamy as Bruce Baldwin. The film was #19 on American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
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Feb. 15-May 10
The Perot Museum presents The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes (Feb. 15 – May 10, 2015) delves into the world of one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in literature and popular culture. In this hands-on exhibition, museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remains in practice today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, along with investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes. Guests will be transported into Victorian London to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods employed by Holmes more than a century ago. The bilingual exhibition also includes a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes.
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March 24-June 30
THE WARTIME ESCAPE: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France

Beloved monkey Curious George, the main character in the children’s books and animated episodes shown on PBS, almost didn’t exist. Margret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George, were German-Jews honeymooning in Paris in June 1940 just after Hitler commenced the invasion of France. The exhibit chronicles Rey’s escape from France and the Nazis. During their harrowing escape they carried with them the manuscripts that would be the impetus for the mischievous primate known to generations as Curious George.
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March 28-May 9
Artspace111 presents Nancy Lamb: The Gang's All Here

Artspace111 announces "The Gang’s All Here," a show chronicling the last 30 years of artist Nancy Lamb’s career. The signature fun and festive paintings Nancy Lamb has become synonymous with will be paired with a collection of her favorite personal photographs. As a look inside her creative process, photographs of the past thirty years will be showcased alongside a selection of paintings they inspired. Snapshots of family, friends, events and jovial moments give insight into the life and work of one of Fort Worth’s most beloved artist.
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April 1 – Sep. 7
Giants of the Jurassic

See the new exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.
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April 4-May 25
35th Annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century style! Visitors will enjoy the thrill of full combat jousts and Birds of Prey exhibitions, laugh and cheer at the non-stop Renaissance entertainment on 21 stages and be enchanted by Mermaids. They can also help King Henry VIII celebrate his 20th year as the reigning monarch of Scarborough Renaissance Festival® and encounter hundreds of costumed performers throughout the festival.
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April 24-26
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Enjoy this 35th annual three-day event featuring more than 2000 performers showcasing the best in jazz, pop, rhythm & blues and full orchestra music. See community groups represent a wide variety of dance, choral, storytelling and theatre performances. Stop by the children’s art tent or explore the works of regional and national artists.
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April 24-26
Earth Day Texas 2015

Enjoy eco-friendly family activities including tree climbing, arts and crafts, live music, hands-on workshops, an expo and more.
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April 24-26
Friends of the Richardson Library BOOK SALE

50,000 + books, CDs, DVDs, etc. Most books $2 and under.
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April 24 - 25
Granbury Wine Walk

Historic Granbury gears up for 6th annual swirl, sip and stroll Granbury Wine Walk is Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, noon-8pm
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April 25
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents GET CURIOUS AT BOOKMARKS!

GET CURIOUS AT BOOKMARKS! Join the Dallas Holocaust Museum at Bookmarks in the Northpark Mall for a bilingual reading of Curious George, and learn about the journey that saved the authors of this mischievous monkey. Age: Pre-K and 2nd grade No admission required
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April 25
Islamic Association of North Texas (IACC) presents Open Mosque Day

Bring your families and friends to enjoy the hospitality of your Muslim neighbors. We have designed wonderful activities and programs for you. - Kids' Zone : Kids will enjoy various fun activities, games and performances by local entertainers. - Art and Culture : See beautiful works of Islamic Art (calligraphy and mosaics). - Tour of the facility : Our guides will lead you through a tour of the facility including prayer hall and ablution centers. - Q/A Sessions : Scholars will be available to answer your questions
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April 25 & 26
Fort Worth Botanic Garden Japanese Garden Spring Festival

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April 25 - 26
White Rock Home Tour

The 10th annual White Rock Home Tour includes three mid-century modern homes and 3 new build modern homes. All proceeds benefit Victor H. Hexter Elementary School PTA. Tickets are $15 in advance at select Tom Thumb locations, White Rock Coffee, Green Spot Market & Fuels and Hypnotic Donut & Biscuits. Tickets may be purchased for $20 at any home on the tour.
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April 27
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Her Excellency Paula Caldwell

A Conversation with Her Excellency Paula Caldwell, Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Haiti
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April 28


Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present “Creating Thriving Neighborhoods,” a Panel Discussion on Tuesday, April 28, moderated by Catherine Cuellar, Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District. The Dallas Architecture Forum Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue! The venue for this Panel, presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum, is 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201. This free Dallas Architecture Forum Panel will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at 6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend the Panel. Many Dallas neighborhoods have evolved with clear identities and personalities, while several flourished under the radar before getting noticed. Some retain their vibrancy; meanwhile others fade. What causes certain urban areas to endure? How has Dallas built connective infrastructure, developed mixed-use neighborhoods, and implemented citizen programs that enliven and populate urban neighborhoods? What else is on the horizon, and what might Dallas learn from other city successes? allas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present “Creating Thriving Neighborhoods,” a Panel Discussion on Tuesday, April 28, moderated by Catherine Cuellar, Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District. The Dallas Architecture Forum Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue! The venue for this Panel, presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum, is 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201. This free Dallas Architecture Forum Panel will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at 6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend the Panel. Many Dallas neighborhoods have evolved with clear identities and personalities, while several flourished under the radar before getting noticed. Some retain their vibrancy; meanwhile others fade. What causes certain urban areas to endure? How has Dallas built connective infrastructure, developed mixed-use neighborhoods, and implemented citizen programs that enliven and populate urban neighborhoods? What else is on the horizon, and what might Dallas learn from other city successes?
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April 30
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance COMMEMORATION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

COMMEMORATION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE Please join us as we commemorate the 100 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide In cooperation with the local Armenian community on this day we will commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide with the Screening of the PBS documentary film, The American Genocide. A reception will proceed film beginning at 5:30 p.m. The film will begin promptly at 6:45 p.m. April 30, 2015 Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance 211 N. Record St. Suite # 100 Dallas, TX 75202-3361 This event is free. RSVP required to rsvp@dallasholocaustmuseum.org
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April 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Economic Issues in Texas Mexico Relations: Trade and energy opportunities

The third entry in the Council’s 2015 series Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas, speakers for this event include: Jorge Alberto Schiavon, Professor, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, Mexico; Gustavo Vega, Professor, The College of Mexico; Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center; and Alberto De La Pena, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP. This event will focus on the economic issues in Texas and Mexico relations as well as the trade and energy opportunities present on both sides of the border.
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May 1
The Lone Star Film Society Presents THE BURBS

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen Joe Dante’s THE ‘BURBS as part of the 2015 ArthouseFW spring schedule. During the screening, the LSFS will raffle off an 11x17 poster signed by Dante himself! All those who attend will automatically be entered for a chance to win. Starring Tom Hanks as everyman Ray Peterson, THE 'BURBS tells the story of a neighborhood whose fences are just not tall enough. After a suspiciously creepy family moves in down the block, the neighbors can't help but speculate wildly about the newcomers intent, which escalates into total suburbanite anarchy. Produced by another of Corman's proteges, Ron Howard, and co-starring Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, and a young Corey Feldman, THE 'BURBS is a gothic comedy about the All-American suburban way of life. Individual screening tickets are $7 for the general public, and $5 for LSFS members, Modern Contemporaries and Reel People. Currently enrolled college students with a valid ID receive free admission. Tickets and season passes are for sale at lonestarfilmsociety.com and will be available at the door beginning one hour before show time.
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May 2
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents 2015 Asian Festival

One of the first events marking Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, The Asian Festival showcases over 30 countries. Created to appeal to a broad-range of visitors to educate and celebrate the arts and cultures of Asia, this year’s event will feature performances ranging from traditional and contemporary dance, music to lion dances and more.
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May 2
The Lone Star Film Society Presents LONE STAR

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen John Sayles’ LONE STAR as part of the 2015 ArthouseFW spring schedule. During the screening, the LSFS will raffle off an 11x17 poster signed by Dante himself! All those who attend will automatically be entered for a chance to win. When Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) believes he has discovered the body of his brutal predecessor Charlie Wade (Kris Kristofferson), the investigation leads him across the literal and political landscape of West Texas, uncovering stories of violence and corruption in his border town community.
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May 2
Titas presents Big Barre with France’s Malandain Ballet Biarritz

FREE OUTDOOR BALLET CLASS IN DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT All levels of dancers experienced or not are welcome to participate. The class will be led by dancers from one of France’s premiere touring ballet companies, Malandain Ballet Biarritz We recommend comfortable clothing (overalls, leggings), socks or sneakers, or shoes demi-pointe.
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May 3
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents GET CURIOUS AT KLYDE WARREN PARK!

Join the Dallas Holocaust Museum on a journey through Klyde Warren Park. Meet us at the playground for a reading of the Journey that Saved Curious George, pick up your passport and trace the journey that saved the mischievous monkey and its authors.
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May 3
Dallas Metroplex Musicians' Association presents John Archie Sanders Festival of Hymns

JOHN ARCHIE SANDERS FESTIVAL OF HYMNS The Dallas Metroplex Musicians’ Association announces the Inaugural Festival of Hymns in honor of John Archie Sanders a local vocalist who recorded with Eartha Kitt. Dallas Metroplex Musicians’ Association invites you to attend the First Annual John Archie Sanders Festival of Hymns. The annual event is named in honor of Sanders who is known throughout the Metroplex for her accomplished vocal musicianship. She served as a leading soloist in the St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Dallas choir for over sixty years. Sanders performed in numerous events with Dallas Symphony Center Chorus, played leading role of “Queenie” in the musical, “Showboat,” at First United Methodist Church Rotunda Theater, sang in “Showboat” Chorus at Fair Park Music Hall, sang on the recording of Eartha Kitt’s album, “My Way,” and participates in the Annual Sacred Choral Music Workshop sponsored by DMMA. The mission of DMMA, an affiliate of the historic National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. (NANM), is to: • Promote the achievements of African American artists in the field of music • Provide a forum for the performance of music composed and/or arranged by African Americans • Establish a tradition for the performance and subsequently the preservation of the Negro Spiritual that is inherent in the African American experience • Assist in the development of the next generation of musicians – the talented youth of the Metroplex • Develop higher professional standards and promote the exchange of ideas in the spirit of fellowship among musicians
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May 8-Aug. 21
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Exhibit

Follow the yellow brick road and step into the pages of an interactive exhibition, featuring the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with the artwork of W.W. Denslow. For children 2–12 years of age, visitors will feel like they’re walking through a storybook as they learn about science, art and history against the backdrop of the first American fairy tale.
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May 8
Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour Dallas

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour Dallas is an unforgettable wine tasting experience that features more than two hundred of the world’s finest wineries pouring their best bottles. Sample some of the world’s hard-to-find wine and discover new favorites—without having to step out of the Lone Star State.
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May 13
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen

Headlines and news stories sometimes render terror and mayhem into brief reports and statistics. Lisa Shannon's latest book presents the face-to-face startling, personal reality of awful experiences on the other side of the world. The book Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmenemerged from the friendship of the Portland, Oregon-based writer/human rights activist with an expatriate Congolese woman living in her hometown. Shannon and her friend, Mama Koko's daughter Francisca, went to the Congo on a fact-finding mission - it was not a happy tourism expedition but it was a journey of discovery.
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May 15-17
31st Annual Main Street Fest

Enjoy the KidCave, museum exhibits and live entertainment for kids. Visit the Carnival and Midway while you're there.
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May 15
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER presents Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad with special guest Zoë Keating

MacArthur Fellow and host of the Peabody Award-winning Radiolab Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab (radiolab.org), a public radio program broadcast on 524 stations across the nation and downloaded more than nine million times a month as a podcast. Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology - which she uses to sample her cello onstage - and for her DIY approach, releasing her music online without the help of a record label.
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May 19
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story

“A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture—the good and the bad.” —Bob WoodwardJack Devine ran Charlie Wilson’s War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert action of the Cold War, and it was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into the hands of the mujahideen during their war with the Soviets, paving the way to a decisive victory against the Russians. He also pushed the CIA’s effort to run down the narcotics trafficker Pablo Escobar in Colombia. He tried to warn the director of central intelligence, George Tenet, that there was a bullet coming from Iraq with his name on it. He was in Chile when Allende fell, and he had too much to do with Iran-Contra for his own taste, though he tried to stop it. And he tangled with Rick Ames, the KGB spy inside the CIA, and hunted Robert Hanssen, the mole in the FBI. Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story is the spellbinding memoir of Devine’s time in the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served for more than thirty years, rising to become the acting deputy director of operations, responsible for all of the CIA’s spying operations. This is a story of intrigue and high-stakes maneuvering, all the more gripping when the fate of our geopolitical order hangs in the balance. But this book also sounds a warning to our nation’s decision makers: covert operations, not costly and devastating full-scale interventions, are the best safeguard of America’s interests worldwide. Part memoir, part historical redress, Good Hunting debunks outright some of the myths surrounding the Agency and cautions against its misuses. Beneath the exotic allure—living abroad with his wife and six children, running operations in seven countries, and serving successive presidents from Nixon to Clinton—this is a realist, gimlet-eyed account of the Agency. Now, as Devine sees it, the CIA is trapped within a larger bureaucracy, losing swaths of turf to the military, and, most ominous of all, is becoming overly weighted toward paramilitary operations after a decade of war. Its capacity to do what it does best—spying and covert action—has been seriously degraded. Good Hunting sheds light on some of the CIA’s deepest secrets and spans an illustrious tenure—and never before has an acting deputy director of operations come forth with such an account. With the historical acumen of Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars and gripping scenarios that evoke the novels of John le Carré even as they hew closely to the facts on the ground, Devine offers a master class in spycraft. ... Taken from MacMillan Publishers Part of the Focus on Intelligence Series
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May 25
Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center present An Evening at the Bath House Cultural Center

First-ever Fundraiser benefiting the Bath House Cultural Center
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June 2
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

Luncheon, Program & Book Signing with W.H.Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute Charles Murray
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June 6 - July 25
Dance Council of North Texas Vitruvian Salsa Festival

Dance Council of North Texas, in collaboration with the Town of Addison and SalsaDallas, presents the 2nd annual Vitruvian Salsa Festival, a free summer salsa celebration that brings together live music, dance performances, salsa lessons, dancing, free parking, and delectable food trucks each Saturday night from 6-10PM in June and July 2015. Come early for a bite at one of the gourmet food trucks on site. Emcee Ramiro Gonzalez and DJ Alex Santiago open each evening at 6PM. At 6:30PM, Luis Delgadillo ~ SalsaDallas’ premier instructor, teaches a free thirty-minute Salsa lesson. Live bands fire up their syncopated Latin rhythms that are fun for the entire family from 7-9:30PM. DJ Santiago continues with the finest music for dancing until 10PM. All but the food is completely free! Check out the all-star Latin lineup below: Saturday, June 6 – Features Havana NRG Saturday, June 13 – Features Orquesta Sabor Saturday, June 20 – Features Saraguey Saturday, June 27 – Features Carabali Saturday, July 4 – Features Havana NRG Saturday, July 11 – Features Saraguey Saturday, July 18 – Features Carabali Saturday, July 25 – Features Havana NRG VIVA LA SALSA! THIS SUMMER AT VITRUVIAN PARK!
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June 20
Jane Austen Society of North Texas presents Living in Jane Austen's World

Spend the morning living like Jane Austen (without the threat of disease or dying in childbirth) in workshops that will take you back to the 1800s. Make a Regency Style earring and pendent set that even Lady Catherine would approved, learn how to dance like that fine-eyed, husband-catching Elizabeth Bennet or take a Regency penmanship class and join the ranks of those letter writing hunks Darcy, Robert Martain, and Captain Wentworth (okay, maybe not Captain Wentworth in just one workshop!)
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June 20
Jane Austen Society of North Texas presents Netherfield Ball

Enjoy an elegant evening of English Country Dancing
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departs Aug. 16
Masters on the Seas

Sail with Gary Levinson Associate Principal Concertmaster Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

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

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

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Jan. 17-May 31
Irving Arts Center presents Big Bend: Photographs by Terry Cockerham

Featuring dramatic black and white photographs of Big Bend National Park, famous for its natural resources and spectacular geology, by Irving Resident Terry Cockerham.
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Jan. 24-June 21
Irving Arts Center presents Golden Legacy – Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books

Enjoy 60 masterpieces of original illustration art in the most extensive public showing ever from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books. Launched in 1942 against the backdrop of WWII, Little Golden Books made high quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Toured by the Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene Texas.
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Feb. 1-May 3
“Goya: A Conversation: Ambassador Loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris”

In collaboration with the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Meadows Museum will exhibit Goya’s full-length portrait of Ferdinand Guillemardet, on loan February 1-May 3, 2015. Guillemardet was France’s ambassador to Spain (1798-1800) and, while in the country, he commissioned a portrait from the court painter. This work will be hung with the Meadows’ six other Goya paintings in addition to the Portrait of Richard Worsam Meade by Vicente López y Portaña. Meade was an American businessman in Spain, shortly after Guillemardet’s ambassadorship.
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Feb. 1-May 3
Meadows Museum presents “Goya and López: A Conversation”

In collaboration with the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Meadows Museum will exhibit Goya’s full-length portrait of Ferdinand Guillemardet, on loan February 1-May 3, 2015. Guillemardet was France’s ambassador to Spain (1798-1800) and, while in the country, he commissioned a portrait from the court painter. This work will be hung with the Meadows’ six other Goya paintings in addition to the Portrait of Richard Worsam Meade by Vicente López y Portaña. Meade was an American businessman in Spain, shortly after Guillemardet’s ambassadorship.
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Feb. 7 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents American Still Life

This exhibition showcases approximately sixty works from the museum’s collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century still lifes. Organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812), the exhibition includes works from across the collection including paintings by the trompe l‘oeil masters William Harnett and John Frederic Peto, vibrant floral subjects by Georgia O’Keeffe and Arthur Dove, prints by Louis Lozowick, and photographs by Wynn Bullock and Carlotta Corpron.
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Feb. 7-April 25
Bath House Cultural Center presents Pollinators and Predators

Photographs of nature by Bob Curry.
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Feb. 14-April 26
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones

See a new traveling exhibition that reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time. You may recognize some of Chuck Jones' characters including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepé Le Pew and the Road Runner.
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Feb. 15-May 10
The Perot Museum presents The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes (Feb. 15 – May 10, 2015) delves into the world of one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in literature and popular culture. In this hands-on exhibition, museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remains in practice today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, along with investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes. Guests will be transported into Victorian London to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods employed by Holmes more than a century ago. The bilingual exhibition also includes a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes.
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Feb. 21 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Like Father, Like Son: Edward and Brett Weston

Edward Weston (1886–1958) and his son Brett (1911–1993) were both master photographers. Yet rarely is their work shown together. Featuring twenty-three prints, this exhibition offers an unusual opportunity to compare the visions of these two artists and to see how each balanced recording the world’s direct appearance with a sense of abstraction.
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Feb. 21 - May 9
PDNB Gallery presents Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

The compelling images by Earlie Hudnall, Jr, will be featured this Spring, in his second solo exhibition at PDNB Gallery. Hudnall, who is one of the most notable African American photographers living today, has extensively documented the African American neighborhoods in Houston, Texas. During his time at Texas Southern University in the late 1960’s, he was hired to be a photographer for the Model Cities Program, part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty initiative. This project introduced him to the various communities of Houston such as the Fourth Ward, Fifth Ward, Trinity Garden and the Hispanic neighborhoods. His photographs capture life as it is. He travels through neighborhoods documenting kids playing in the streets, women at church wearing elaborate hats, mothers hugging their kids, July 4th parades. Earlie Hudnall’s photographs were included in the traveling exhibition, African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond, organized by the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Artist reception will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 5-8pm
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Feb. 21-Aug. 23
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video

cropping, framing, and distorted views subtly deconstruct conventional notions of cityscapes, edging peripheral street scenes and grey, winter skies toward the sublime. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's video/performance A Lot of Sorrow offers a different approach to Scapes. He arranged for the band The National to play their song "Sorrow" repeatedly and continuously on stage for six hours, creating a work that is repetitive over a long duration, but surprisingly expansive. While the mood of A Lot of Sorrow wanes and swells throughout the performance, the shadowy and atmospheric nocturnal scenes, along with the song, create a beautiful and austere scape to contemplate the emotion of sorrow and harness the artist's desire to work through personal and collective emotion (his, the band's, the crowd's, and the viewer's). Artists engaging in the theme of Scapes include Uta Barth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rosemary Laing, Richard Misrach, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith, and Frank Thiel.
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Feb. 28 - June 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art present Remington and Russell

Although they were contemporaries, Frederic Remington (1861–1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) could hardly have been more different. This focused exhibition of paintings and sculptures selected from the Amon Carter’s extensive collection offers visitors an opportunity to gain insight into dissimilarities between the two artists. Remington and Russell followed their own unique paths to become the greatest practitioners of the art of the American West. Yet, regardless of their differences, they not only manifested the Western Myth, they were largely responsible for creating it.
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Feb. 28-April 28
17th Annual Young Masters Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art

The O’Donnell Foundation announces the seventeenth annual Young Masters Exhibition on view February 28, 2015 through April 28, 2015 at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) in the Concourse Gallery. The exhibition features selected original works created by Advanced Placement® Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students from ten Dallas-area high schools participating in the O’Donnell Foundation’s AP Arts Incentive Program.
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March 1-May 24
The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass at the Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum is pleased to announce The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass, a selection of paintings and sculptures amassed by two pillars of Texas philanthropy and business. From this collection of Impressionist to post--World War II art, 37 works of painting and sculpture will be on view, including an impressive pair of paintings by Van Gogh----Street in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 1888, and Enclosed Field with Ploughman, 1889----and a major still life by Picasso, Fruit Bowl, Bottle, and Guitar, 1923. Important paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, Miró, Léger, Chagall and Rothko and sculptures by Rodin, Maillol and Segal will also be on view.
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March 7-Aug. 15
At Home and at Court: Chinese and Japanese Paintings from the Crow Collection

This exhibition draws on the museum’s holdings of paintings from China and Japan, and explores the East Asian painting formats of hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, and folding screens. These mediums, and the traditional subjects of landscapes, religious figures, bird and flower compositions, and seasonal plants, are part of the shared fine-art heritage of China and Japan celebrated with works created for enjoyment in private and public, at home and at court.
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March 7-May 29
Texas Discovery Gardens presents The Island of Misfit Toys

Darlene Schaper combines decorative elements and embellishes objects into 3D sculptural worlds of wonder. Using vintage fur, lace, discarded toys, and more, she reinvents obscure antiques and oddities into precious animals, sculptures, shrines and reliquaries. Her choice of media includes items on their last stop before becoming landfill from thrift shops, curbside on trash day, and craigslist free ads. Darlene intends to inform the viewer through art about our ever-growing waste threat and remind us of our connection with the Earth and its creatures affected by our actions.
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March 14-April 25
Bird. Art: The Artist's Eye View of Birds at the bath House Cultural Center

Bird. Art: The Artist’s Eye View of Birds is an art exhibition that is intended to enlighten visitors to birds and artists that are part of North Texas. Nature is a multi-sensory experience and so is this show. Regardless of the medium used, the artist reveals something about the subject matter we don’t see for ourselves. This is especially true of things we take for granted or barely notice. The exhibition aspires to provide visitors different perspectives on something we see every day and celebrate the bird through artistic expression.
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March 21 - Oct 4
Baseball: America's Presidents, America's Pastime

Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime showcases how baseball has mirrored trends in our larger society. At various points, the sport has personified America’s racial, economic, and national struggles. During good times and bad, presidents have connected with this uniquely American sport. Just as George W. Bush attended a World Series game after 9/11, Herbert Hoover attended the World Series in 1929 and 1931 to calm fears during the Great Depression. In telling this important piece of our history, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is using baseball-related documents and artifacts from its archives as well as from other presidential libraries. The exhibit also draws from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and other collections.
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March 21-May 9
The Mac presents Three New Exhibitions - Flor Garduno, Joy Laville, and Chuck and George

Award-winning Mexican artist Joy Laville presents a retrospective exhibition of her works over the past five decades by marking her first in Dallas in more than 30 years. During the 1980s, Laville's four exhibitions in Dallas attracted many collectors who have treasured her work and can now see the evolution of her painting over five decades. A new generation can discover this singular artist, whose painting, they will observe, is like a river: always the same, always different. Age has neither slowed Laville down nor diminished the strength that imbues her work. The uniformity of the fifty works in the exhibition reveals how at age 91, the artist paints as well as, if not better than, in 1962, the year of the first work in the MAC show. Her characteristic pastel colors, which belie the power of the landscapes or the immediacy of the women she paints, render an environment where events develop, where she observes them happening, without judgment or opinion. A woman lying between two rocks in front of the sea is presented, as simply another element in the universe. A woman has dropped her book after falling asleep in a lazy afternoon. A seascape seems timeless until we notice what is barely perceptible-two figures standing below the path of an approaching dark cloud. For Laville, each of these moments of knowing takes place in a weave of time, space, and light.
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March 24-June 30
THE WARTIME ESCAPE: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France

Beloved monkey Curious George, the main character in the children’s books and animated episodes shown on PBS, almost didn’t exist. Margret and H.A. Rey, creators of Curious George, were German-Jews honeymooning in Paris in June 1940 just after Hitler commenced the invasion of France. The exhibit chronicles Rey’s escape from France and the Nazis. During their harrowing escape they carried with them the manuscripts that would be the impetus for the mischievous primate known to generations as Curious George.
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March 27 - May 30
Elm Street Studio Exhibition: Facets | watercolor paintings by Connie Logan Levsen

From weapons to watercolors…see how one Artist went from a 30-year career in law enforcement to painting the delicate facets of crystal vases, tea-cups, and vintage quilts. This solo exhibition of Connie Logan Levsen is on view until May 30. A reception is scheduled for April 24 from 6-8pm.
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March 28 - April 26
Gray Matters Gallery presents A Flexible Arrangement

Now more than ever before, we are aware of the ways that a photograph can exaggerate, mask, and distort reality. The artists in
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March 28-May 9
Artspace111 presents Nancy Lamb: The Gang's All Here

Artspace111 announces "The Gang’s All Here," a show chronicling the last 30 years of artist Nancy Lamb’s career. The signature fun and festive paintings Nancy Lamb has become synonymous with will be paired with a collection of her favorite personal photographs. As a look inside her creative process, photographs of the past thirty years will be showcased alongside a selection of paintings they inspired. Snapshots of family, friends, events and jovial moments give insight into the life and work of one of Fort Worth’s most beloved artist.
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March 28 - May 9
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts present Jonathan Schipper

Jonathan Schipper thinks about time in terms of the frame rate. Though he is not a filmmaker, the frame-per-second measurement can be used to manipulate our perception of time and the duration of actions or events. In many of his works, including Slow Inevitable Death of American Muscle (2008) and Measuring Angst (2010) Schipper transforms physical phenomena we typically experience instantaneously by dramatically slowing down time to allow for a close examination of destructive forces (and occasionally, allow some hope for reconstruction). The process of destruction as an inherent part of creation is also a primary interest in Schipper’s work. Detritus (2014) and To Dust (2011) are two works in which destruction is continuously taking place, and where time is sped up to allow us to observe a deterioration that naturally takes place over eons. For Detritus, viewers watch a 3D printer continuously build tiny structures out of salt, which rapidly disintegrate in an environment where humidity is being produced by a hot tub occupying the same gallery space. The constant building and rebuilding of structures by the machine creates a sort of mini-apocalypse over a compacted period of time. To Dust is a beautiful work comparing erosion to time’s entropic effects on the body. Two life-sized classical sculptural forms of cast concrete are suspended by chains, upside down, and touching each other face to face. Their imperceptible movements by gravity and natural forces in the environment cause the two bodies to slowly erode into each other, creating a ever-growing pile of concrete dust on the floor beneath them.
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April 1 – Sep. 7
Giants of the Jurassic

See the new exhibit, featuring more than 20 roaring, animatronic dinosaurs, plus the world-renowned, interactive theater puppet experience of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live.
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April 2-May 3
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS COLOSSAL

Winner of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, Colossal is an epic theatrical event. With the flexible Wyly Theatre transformed into a football field, director Kevin Moriarty and acclaimed choreographer Bruce Wood will create an intensely physical production of this spectacular and deeply moving new play. Featuring full contact choreography and a drumline, the play centers on a University of Texas football player, struggling to move forward in the wake of a catastrophic spinal injury. A play about love, ability, and extraordinary feats of strength, Colossal is both a celebration and critical examination of our nation’s most popular form of theater. Contains adult themes and strong language. Recommended for ages 16 and above.
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April 2 – May 9
Sun to Moon Gallery presents “WALDEN Illuminated” Photographs by Scot Miller

In celebration of a new edition of Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition with its new introduction by recording artist Don Henley, founder of the Walden Woods Project, and foreword by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner E.O. Wilson, Sun to Moon Gallery presents “Walden Illuminated” by Scot Miller. The book showcases eighty-nine of his stunning color photographs capturing Walden as vividly as Henry David Thoreau's words. “Walden Illuminated” features fine prints from the book and several new Walden Pond prints by Scot. Sales benefit the Walden Woods Project.
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April 3-25
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Junie B. Jones The Musical

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie’s friend Lucille doesn’t want to be her best pal anymore, and on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher Mr. Scary thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal”, and first grade has never been more exciting.
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April 3-29
Texas Woman’s University presents Variable Array

Work by current graduate students in TWU Department of Visual Arts chosen by the faculty in the department. The work shows the broad range of ideas, concepts and techniques that are employed by the students at TWU. The work ranges from formal investigations in paint and graphite to very experimental works with alternative media, unique sculptural installation and work with social and political impact.
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April 4-May 25
35th Annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is interactive fun for everyone, 16th Century style! Visitors will enjoy the thrill of full combat jousts and Birds of Prey exhibitions, laugh and cheer at the non-stop Renaissance entertainment on 21 stages and be enchanted by Mermaids. They can also help King Henry VIII celebrate his 20th year as the reigning monarch of Scarborough Renaissance Festival® and encounter hundreds of costumed performers throughout the festival.
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April 4-May 19
Cara Mia Theatre Co. presents Lydia

Set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico, Lydia is an intense, lyrical, and magical new play. The Flores family welcomes Lydia, an undocumented maid, into their El Paso home to care for their daughter Ceci, who was tragically disabled in a car accident on the eve of her quinceañera, her fifteenth birthday. Lydia’s immediate and seemingly miraculous bond with the girl sets the entire family on a mysterious and shocking journey of discovery. Contains adult content.
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April 4 – May 3
Ro2 Art presents Jesse Meraz: HAUTE FAUXX

Ro2 Art is pleased to welcome artist Jesse Meraz for his solo exhibition, HAUTE FAUXX, a collection of “displays” that employ the trappings of falsehoods, fantasy, and enchantments to address the Fashion industry’s empty promises – but more importantly, the consumer’s attraction to “prestige” goods, fabricated truth and glossy lifestyles.
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April 7-May 17
Mythology – Visual Arts Guild of Frisco

See this juried spring art show featuring work from local artists working in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, and sculpture.
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April 8-May 2
Haley-Henman presents James B. Mills

Haley-Henman presents the premier solo exhibition of Books Buried / Books Restored by James B. Mills. James B. Mills' art dualism is extreme. On one hand, he creates clay vessels filled with information, called books that are then buried with ceremony in chosen places where they disintegrate and are transformed. On the other hand, he calls forth archaeologists years later taking these books out of the ground to discover their meaning. In their analysis of ceramic, bone, twine, and metal they incorrectly reassemble the pieces resulting in a new creation with will last for at least 10,000 years.
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April 9-30
Keller Public Arts present Inspired Texans

Irma Ward, Tina Bohlman, Shirley Kinworthy, Lynn LaRose, Steve Miller, TK Riddle and Randy Saffle bring their individual award winning artistic talents to Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller 76248, during the month of April, 2015. Plein Air, Still Life and portraits will be seen via each artists inspiration and media. The artists will be on hand for a reception on Thursday evening, April 9th from 7 to 9 pm. For more info contact 817-743-4000, publicarts@cityofkeller.com or view the website at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts
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April 9-26
Haley-Henman presents Prism

PRISM is a movement theatre piece exploring the creation of civilization in three stages: darkness, light and color. The following artists of Haley-Henman are collaborating with the actors of Prism Co. in art installations: Biber,Borders, DeSalvo-Marcucci, Durand, Elwazir, Ford, Arjoon KC, Kemler, Holmes, Levy, Lynn & Newman, McKinney, Mills, Piloto, Terry & Co., Waranch, and West.
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April 9-May 10
Stage West presents Red, by John Logan

Abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has taken on an assistant to aid him in creating the largest commission in the history of modern art. As the two study and learn about each other, tensions mount, and when the assistant begins to challenge the ideas of his mentor, Rothko is faced with the possibility that his crowning achievement may also become his downfall. With cracking wit and profound depth, this tight, provocative piece is a searing look into the disquieting depths of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability.
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April 10-26
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Our Town

1938 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama, the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families through their lives.
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April 11-May 3
Plan X: 500X Members Exhibition

Erin and Elissa Stafford are local Dallas artists and curators. The two sisters have been curating the art space Red Arrow Contemporary for three years. They are currently in the process of transforming their gallery into a curatorial artist residency space that is geared toward visual artists. It is their belief that curating is an extension of the artist's practice that only enhances the artist's experience. Curated by the sisters, Plan X is an exhibition of work by the current members of 500X.
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April 16-May 9
Garland Civic Theatre presents Carrie The Musical

A madly feverish musical that strait-forwardly addresses the highly relevant subject of bullying in our society… Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who is bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie has just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she is not afraid to use it. This gripping rock musical about a telekinetic teen will have the strange power to move you!
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April 17 - May 31
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents Fine Line

Fine Line: Mental Health/Mental Illness explores the mind through the art of photography with sound. It brings true human stories to life. Through exquisite imagery and the subjects’ own voices, photographer Michael Nye gives us an exhibit that defies the labels and overcomes the stigma. He allows us to move past our fears and biases by meeting people with mental illnesses.
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April 17-May 10
Casa Manana presents The Wizard of Oz

Click your heels and come home to Casa! Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy, her dog Toto and her friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, as they set out to find the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. You’ll be humming your favorite timeless classics, including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road." This musical is suitable for all audiences.
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April 17-May 10
WaterTower Theatre presents All My Sons

Set in post-World War II, Arthur Miller’s landmark drama examines the relationships between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream. An explosive secret threatens to tear the family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions. Based on a true story
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April 22-30
Midsummer Night's Dream

It's not summer yet, but take this dreamy journey with the mesmerizing talent that is…..Booker T Theatre.
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April 22 - May 6
Marco Art Tours present Winston Church: An Extraordinary Life, World War II and His Finest Hour

Dr. Martha Fielder will continue these slide illustrated lectures remembering the life of Winston Churchill during the years of World War II, and beyond. Advance registration required. Skip 5/13.
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April 23-May 3
Brookhaven College presents A Streetcar Named Desire

Theatre Brookhaven presents the final drama of the spring season, "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams.
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April 23-MAY 24
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Scandalous secrets, shocking betrayals, dashing suitors and devious rivals are brought to glorious life in a period-perfect adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel. At the emotional heart of this classic romantic comedy are the marital hopes, unpredictable misadventures and sincere, sisterly bonds of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Will Elinor’s common sense or Marianne’s impulsive passion be the key to marriage and happiness? Come experience the production that is certain to become an instant treasure for Austen aficionados of all ages.
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April 23-25
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Britten, Beatles & Bond

TCC presents selections from our favorite friends from ''across the pond'' - The Beatles, Elton John and even contemporary artists such as Adele, and yes, even the Spice Girls. We won't forget our more ''serious'' British composers, with works by Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
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April 24-May 2
Fort Worth Opera presents Dog Days

When everything is lost, we are all just animals. How far can we be pushed before we lose it all? Against a desolate landscape tattered by a catastrophic war, 13–year–old Lisa befriends a man who has chosen to live as a dog, begging for scraps of food at a time when scraps are all that is left. As seasons pass, rations diminish. For Lisa and her family, the hope for a life they once knew fades and it seems that all that remains is their humanity. But how long before that too is lost? Based on the powerful short story Dog Days by Judy Budnitz.
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April 24 - May 3
Repertory Company Theatre presents Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance

Gilbert & Sullivan’s swashbuckling romp, PIRATES OF PENZANCE-April 24-May 3, Repertory Company Theater-650 N Coit, Richardson. This production is your chance to get carried away by pirates, bumbling British Bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty modern Major-General, for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall.
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April 24-May 16
Artisan Center Theater presents ON GOLDEN POND

This charming love story follows Ethel and Norman at their summer home in Maine. The long-married Thayers, Ethel and Norman, are enjoying perhaps their last summer at Golden Pond. A major disappointment in their lives revolves around the absence of grandchildren from their only child who, besides not following in their solid marital footsteps, nurses a chip on her shoulder towards her father. But this summer, their daughter, whom they haven’t seen in years, unexpectedly arrives with her uptight fiancé and his 13-year-old son. This summer they rediscover the joys of living, and another summer on Golden Pond may await. Based on his parents’ lives, Ernest Thompson’s story is humorous, touching, and very perceptive.
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April 24-25
Contemporary Ballet Dallas presents Spring Forward

CBD closes its 14th Anniversary season of concert dance with Spring Forward. Local choreographer Addison Reed premieres Springtime in Paris, reminding us of the innocence and joy of young love! Choreographer Jennifer Obeney premieres Relative Chaos. Relative Chaos features the mystical sounds of music by Nigel Stanford and draws on the nine planets in the solar system to bring order. And finally, Valerie Tabor will premiere The Ballet Waltz, set to Chopin’s popular Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2. Mrs. Tabor is also restaging audience favorites A Change is Coming and ASSERCITUS!. ASSERCITUS! features a modern movement base and is set to the driving sounds of various Gregorian chants. A Change is Coming includes songs by The Beatles and focuses on bringing harmony between different people.
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April 24-26
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Enjoy this 35th annual three-day event featuring more than 2000 performers showcasing the best in jazz, pop, rhythm & blues and full orchestra music. See community groups represent a wide variety of dance, choral, storytelling and theatre performances. Stop by the children’s art tent or explore the works of regional and national artists.
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April 24-26
Earth Day Texas 2015

Enjoy eco-friendly family activities including tree climbing, arts and crafts, live music, hands-on workshops, an expo and more.
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April 24-26
Friends of the Richardson Library BOOK SALE

50,000 + books, CDs, DVDs, etc. Most books $2 and under.
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April 24 - 25
Granbury Wine Walk

Historic Granbury gears up for 6th annual swirl, sip and stroll Granbury Wine Walk is Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, noon-8pm
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April 24-May 3
Lyric Stage presents LADY IN THE DARK

LADY IN THE DARK deals with the psychoanalysis of central character Liza Elliott, editor of the high fashion magazine Allure (inspired by Diana Vreeland of Vogue). The theme of psychoanalysis is said to be based on director/author Moss Hart’s own experiences with psychoanalyst Gregory Zilboorg. Except for the final song, all the music in the play is heard in three dream sequences: the Glamour Dream, the Wedding Dream, and the Circus Dream which are like mini musicals within a straight play. The final song, “My Ship,” functions as a leitmotif for Liza’s insecurity: as each dream commences, a snippet of the tune is heard, as it is a haunting melody which Liza recognizes but cannot name, or sing with words, until her anxiety is resolved.
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April 24 & 25
Men Of Note presents Of Fireflies and Fathoms

Of Fireflies and Fathoms celebrates the grandeur of the mighty Mississippi River and the cultures, characters, and stories that line its course. Songs like “Up A Lazy River,” “South Rampart Street Parade,” and “Old Saint Louie” reach back into America’s past. More recent joys and sorrows come out in “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “Lost In the Stars,” and “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables. Many more old favorites and new ones fill out a great program of music the whole family will enjoy.
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April 24-26
The Southlake Women’s Club proudly presents Art in the Square 2015

The 16th Art in the Square takes visitors on a journey of art as they tour the two and half days of a juried fine arts festival featuring world renowned artists and entertainers for patrons in the DFW metroplex. The event has raised over $2,000,000 for local charities that help women, families and children.
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April 24 - May 10
Theatre Off The Square presents The Fox on the Fairway

THEATRE OFF THE SQUARE IN WEATHERFORD proudly presents the third production of their 2015 Season of Shows. The Fox on the Fairway is written by Ken Ludwig and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. A tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, this play takes audiences on a hilarious romp of private country club life. It's a furiously paced comedy that is filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans. “A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with... golf.”
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April 25
East Dallas Christian Church presents With a Song in My Heart: LAUGHTER, LIGHT & LOVE

A GALA CONCERT of Classics, Comedic, Sacred, and Broadway music.
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April 25
Christopher Martin Gallery presents Controlled Spill

Join us April 25, 2015 from 7 pm - 10 pm in celebrating Christopher Martin's 20 years of painting.
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April 25
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents GET CURIOUS AT BOOKMARKS!

GET CURIOUS AT BOOKMARKS! Join the Dallas Holocaust Museum at Bookmarks in the Northpark Mall for a bilingual reading of Curious George, and learn about the journey that saved the authors of this mischievous monkey. Age: Pre-K and 2nd grade No admission required
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Apr. 25
Eisemann Center Presents The Joy Luck Club

Closing out the MainStage Shows for 2014-2015 will be The Joy Luck Club, based on the best-selling book by Amy Tan. A timeless tale with universal relevance, it tells the story of four Mahjong-playing mothers, all from different provinces in China and their relationships with their children. It follows the paths of these immigrant women from China – and the relationships they have with their American-born daughters, their hopes, fears, and tragic pasts. This classic mother-daughter story encompasses many universal themes: family, hope, love, sacrifice, strength, and wishes for a better life. This production is presented in partnership with the Dallas Chinese Community Center.
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April 25 May 3 & 9
Fort Worth Opera presents La Traviata

Lose yourself in an age–old story of love lost. Beautiful, but secretly ill, Violetta Valéry is content with her life as the most sought after courtesan in Paris, until she finds true love with an unlikely man, Alfredo Germont. As their love grows, Violetta must tragically end their relationship to protect Alfredo's family name and help ensure the marriage of his sister. La Traviata is opulent in every sense, from visually striking sets and ornate costumes, courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago, to memorable music that is nothing short of spectacular.
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April 25
Islamic Association of North Texas (IACC) presents Open Mosque Day

Bring your families and friends to enjoy the hospitality of your Muslim neighbors. We have designed wonderful activities and programs for you. - Kids' Zone : Kids will enjoy various fun activities, games and performances by local entertainers. - Art and Culture : See beautiful works of Islamic Art (calligraphy and mosaics). - Tour of the facility : Our guides will lead you through a tour of the facility including prayer hall and ablution centers. - Q/A Sessions : Scholars will be available to answer your questions
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April 25 - May 30
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Introducing

A fabulous exhibit of contemporary artists whose work is new for the gallery. Featured artists include Dave and Patti Hegland, David Thai, and Jesse Whipkey. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10-5:30 p.m.
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April 25
Timeless Concerts presents Everyone Loves A Piano

Our brilliant pianist, Heejung Kang, will play some of the most beautiful piano solos of various eras and styles, from Liszt to Rachmaninoff. The Brahms piano trio for piano, violin and cello, originally composed by Brahms for 6 string instruments, will also be included. The musicians of Timeless will accompany tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc and soprano Lucy Tamez Creech on their choice of solos as they are back by popular demand! Post-concert pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, will take your requests for dancing, or just listening. Complimentary fruit/cheese/desserts buffet, cash bar. Other instrumentalists: violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith.
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April 25
Dallas Symphony presents organist Leo van Doeselaar

The superb organist of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam brings his deeply-felt music-making to the Fisk Opus 100 organ.BACH Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 535 BACH/WILHELM MIDDELSCHULTE Ciaccona in D minor (from Partita No. 2 for violin solo, BWV 1004) FRANCK Grande Pièce Symphonique BRAHMS Prelude and Fugue in G minor BRAHMS/LIONEL ROGG Variations on a Theme of Haydn SAINT-SAENS/E.H. LEMARE Danse Macabre
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April 25
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

A brass extravaganza led by Gregory Hustis features outstanding brass musicians from across the metroplex.
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April 25 & 26
Fort Worth Botanic Garden Japanese Garden Spring Festival

Spring Festival
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April 25 - 26
North Dallas Artist Studio Tour

The North Dallas Artist Studio Tour is an educational art event that invites the public into working studios of North Dallas artists, allowing an intimate view of the creative process. The Tour seeks to raise public awareness of the quality and diversity of artwork being produced by local artists and to demonstrate that art adds meaning and richness to community life.
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April 25
Odysseus Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Beethoven's 9th Symphony, The Choral Symphony, will be performed by Odysseus Chamber Orchestra featuring The Frisco Chorale.
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April 25
Titas presents PARSONS DANCE COMPANY

Parsons Dance is an internationally renowned contemporary dance company based in New York City. Under the artistic direction of David Parsons, the company presents uplifting, family-friendly contemporary dance to audiences around the world. Parsons Dance is a company of 8 full-time dancers and maintains a repertory of more than 70 works by David Parsons, as well as commissions by emerging choreographers and collaborations with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, Michael Gordon, Milton Nascimento, William Ivey Long, Annie Leibovitz, Donna Karan and Alex Katz, among many others.
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April 25 - 26
White Rock Home Tour

The 10th annual White Rock Home Tour includes three mid-century modern homes and 3 new build modern homes. All proceeds benefit Victor H. Hexter Elementary School PTA. Tickets are $15 in advance at select Tom Thumb locations, White Rock Coffee, Green Spot Market & Fuels and Hypnotic Donut & Biscuits. Tickets may be purchased for $20 at any home on the tour.
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April 26
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Great Choruses of The Master

This concert features the Chancel Choir at Arborlawn with The Orchestra at Arborlawn. The performance will showcase major choruses from Haydn's Creation, Brahms' German Requiem, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, Faure's Requiem in D Minor, Mozart's Requiem in D Minor, and others. Senior Minister Ben Disney will be preaching. Join us for this wonderful service of worship!
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April 26
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church presents Wyatt Smith Organ Concert

On Sunday, April 26 at 7:30pm, concert organist Wyatt Smith will perform a concert at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church. The concert will feature works from the 1700's all the way to the 2000's. Wyatt, a native of Rapid City, South Dakota, is currently a graduate student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, studying organ performance with Martin Jean and improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the University of South Dakota. Wyatt has concertized extensively throughout the U.S., and was the winner of the 2011 AGO/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists held in Des Moines, Iowa. He was among the winners of the 2011 USD Concerto Competition. His performances have been heard on several episodes of American Public Media's Pipedreams, and South Dakota Public Radio and Television. $10 Suggested Donation. A reception will follow the concert.
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April 26
DALLAS CHAMBER CHOIR presents THE ROAD HOME

Join the Dallas Chamber Choir for an evening of exquisite choral music in the beautiful All Saints Catholic Church. Works featured include: The Road Home – Stephen Paulus; Amor de mi Alma – Z. Randall Stroope; Dirait-on – Morten Lauridsen; Shenandoah – arr. James Erb; Elijah Rock – arr. Moses Hogan; And more... Sunday, April 26, 2015, 7 PM All Saints Catholic Church 5231 Meadowcreek Drive Dallas, TX 75248 FREE admission. Donations accepted; reception follows. Open to all ages, faith traditions, cultural backgrounds. We will be recording this concert so may not be suitable for very young children. Dallas Chamber Choir is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
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April 26
Lord of Life Lutheran Church presents Stacy Arnold, Classical Guitarist in Concert

Stacy Arnold is recognized for his artistry as a concert soloist, recording artist, and educator whose concerts have been described as "a variety of guitar music, stylistically pleasing in every way" and applauded for his innate musicianship, virtuosity, and beautiful tone. Mr. Arnold has toured throughout the United States at universities, colleges, arts organizations, and classical guitar societies. Mr. Arnold's concerts are characterized by performances that represent the history of the guitar, presenting composers from 16th century Renaissance Spain to the modern day, featuring the sambas, choros, and waltzes of Latin America.
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April 26
ATTPAC Sunset Screenings: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca

130 minutes, Not Rated (Mystery, Thriller) Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-drama film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it was his first American project, and his first film produced under contract with David O. Selznick. The film's screenplay was a version by Joan Harrison and Robert E. Sherwood based on Philip MacDonald and Michael Hogan's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel Rebecca. The film was produced by Selznick and stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter, Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife, and Judith Anderson as the stern housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers. The film is shot in black and white, and is a gothic tale. We never see Maxim de Winter's first wife, Rebecca, who died before the story starts, but her reputation, and recollections about her, are a constant presence to Maxim, his new young second wife, and the housekeeper Danvers.
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April 26
Broadway Baptist Church presents The Texas Boys Choir

The Texas Boys Choir performs in this seasons Broadway Series.
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April 26
Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas presents The Poet Sings

Join CCGD for its Season Finale and Gala Performance, The Poet Sings, featuring choral settings of such noted writers as William Blake, Lewis Carroll, e.e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Christina Rosetti, William Shakespeare, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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April 26
Francis Vidil benefit concert

Francis is one of the few performers in the world being able to play the organ and the trumpet simultaneously.
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April 26
Meadows School of the Arts presents A Joyful Noise - Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir and Diva Dolce

In honor of the work’s 50th anniversary, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms will be performed by a combined choir of current and former members of the Meadows choral program. This “reunion” concert will also include other choral works that celebrate the delights of the world around us.
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April 26
Plano Community Band Spring Concert

Free concert by the Plano Community Band
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April 26-27
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry VIII

The conclusion to the saga of the Kings of England, Henry VIII follows Britain’s most opulent king as he maneuvers through the political landscape of Renaissance England, hastening the rise and fall of cardinals and queens as he bends the Catholic Church to his considerable will in his quest to produce a male heir.
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April 26
Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents BROOKLYN RIDER

Johnny Gandelsman, violin? Colin Jacobsen, violin? Nicholas Cords, viola? Eric Jacobsen, cello??
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April 27
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Her Excellency Paula Caldwell

A Conversation with Her Excellency Paula Caldwell, Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Haiti
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April 27
Apex Arts League presents TCU Frog Corps and Vocal Majority Chorus

In its fifth year, the TCU Frog Corps has distinguished itself as a leading TCU campus-wide all male singing spirit group. With 70 young men, this entertaining group—donning their trademark purple blazers—sing for TCU events, community organizations and athletic events.
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April 27
Keyboard Conversations® "Classics Go Pop!"

This final program of the season features well-loved, familiar, enchanting compositions of great composers that never go out of style or lose their appeal. The program includes the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert and others. 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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April 28


Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present “Creating Thriving Neighborhoods,” a Panel Discussion on Tuesday, April 28, moderated by Catherine Cuellar, Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District. The Dallas Architecture Forum Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue! The venue for this Panel, presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum, is 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201. This free Dallas Architecture Forum Panel will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at 6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend the Panel. Many Dallas neighborhoods have evolved with clear identities and personalities, while several flourished under the radar before getting noticed. Some retain their vibrancy; meanwhile others fade. What causes certain urban areas to endure? How has Dallas built connective infrastructure, developed mixed-use neighborhoods, and implemented citizen programs that enliven and populate urban neighborhoods? What else is on the horizon, and what might Dallas learn from other city successes? allas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public education about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present “Creating Thriving Neighborhoods,” a Panel Discussion on Tuesday, April 28, moderated by Catherine Cuellar, Executive Director of the Dallas Arts District. The Dallas Architecture Forum Panels are offered at no charge to both Forum members and to the general public as a public outreach of the Forum. Join us for a cold beverage and lively dialogue! The venue for this Panel, presented by the Dallas Architecture Forum, is 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75201. This free Dallas Architecture Forum Panel will be held at 6:30 pm, with an informal reception beginning at 6:15 pm. No reservations are needed to attend the Panel. Many Dallas neighborhoods have evolved with clear identities and personalities, while several flourished under the radar before getting noticed. Some retain their vibrancy; meanwhile others fade. What causes certain urban areas to endure? How has Dallas built connective infrastructure, developed mixed-use neighborhoods, and implemented citizen programs that enliven and populate urban neighborhoods? What else is on the horizon, and what might Dallas learn from other city successes?
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April 28
Concert Bells of Fort Worth present Reflections in Bronze - A Tribute to David R. Davidson

Handbell Concert - David Davidson was a wonderful person and musician who inspired and challenged others to be better than they thought they could be. Through his charismatic leadership and teaching, he raised the musical bar wherever he went. This spring we reflect on the many ways that David Davidson advanced the art of handbell ringing, not only in the Dallas community, but internationally. If you didn’t know him before our performance, you will certainly leave with a better understanding of why he is so revered in the handbell community (and beyond!).
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April 28
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

On the program is the ‘Guitar Concerto in D’ by Antonio Vivaldi, featuring Guitarist Sonny Tyler. We will honor our own United States of America with a suite of ‘American Folk Songs’; we will soar to the air with selections from ‘Man of Steel’. We will visit the circus with the ‘Entrance to the Gladiators’ and then finish the evening with the music of Marvin Hamlisch.
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April 28
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 5: Sight of Sound

The season concludes with selections from the second annual Sight of Sound International Film Competition. Sponsored in part by the Video Association of Dallas, we will debut entries from filmmakers across the globe who have created new visual art for pairing with classical music. This year we are exploring music by Grieg, Pärt, Vivaldi, Elgar, Schubert and others.
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April 29-May 10
ATTPAC presents Disney’s NEWSIES

NEWSIES, the new American musical, features a Tony® Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES is directed by Tony® nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award® for his work. The entire creative team has reunited to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America.
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April 29
UNT Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus

Vaughan-Williams - Five Mystical Songs Jeffery Snider, baritone Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, "The Choral," Opus 125 Carol Wilson, soprano Molly Fillmore, mezzo soprano William Joyner, tenor Stephen Morscheck, bass
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April 30
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance COMMEMORATION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

COMMEMORATION OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE Please join us as we commemorate the 100 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide In cooperation with the local Armenian community on this day we will commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide with the Screening of the PBS documentary film, The American Genocide. A reception will proceed film beginning at 5:30 p.m. The film will begin promptly at 6:45 p.m. April 30, 2015 Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance 211 N. Record St. Suite # 100 Dallas, TX 75202-3361 This event is free. RSVP required to rsvp@dallasholocaustmuseum.org
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April 30 - May 2
UT Dallas Spring Into Dance

Student produced, Spring Into Dance represents a semester of focused learning and creativity. In addition to a Paul Taylor influenced work set by special guest Ruth Andrien, the concert features choreography created by UT Dallas dance composition students and performed by the UTDance Ensemble.
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April 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Economic Issues in Texas Mexico Relations: Trade and energy opportunities

The third entry in the Council’s 2015 series Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas, speakers for this event include: Jorge Alberto Schiavon, Professor, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, Mexico; Gustavo Vega, Professor, The College of Mexico; Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center; and Alberto De La Pena, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP. This event will focus on the economic issues in Texas and Mexico relations as well as the trade and energy opportunities present on both sides of the border.
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April 30
ATTPAC Patio Sessions present Boxcar Bandits

Boxcar Bandits began when Texas Rex enlisted the help of some local musicians and began performing under the moniker in February 2006 in their town of Denton, TX. Equally at home at a beer joint or concert hall, the Bandits meld old-time, bluegrass, western swing and country with the sounds of string band instruments to create the “North Texas Skunkgrass” sound.
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April 30
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

On the program is the ‘Guitar Concerto in D’ by Antonio Vivaldi, featuring Guitarist Sonny Tyler. We will honor our own United States of America with a suite of ‘American Folk Songs’; we will soar to the air with selections from ‘Man of Steel’. We will visit the circus with the ‘Entrance to the Gladiators’ and then finish the evening with the music of Marvin Hamlisch.
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April 30 - May 23
Circle Theatre presents I and You

Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door, carrying a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s poetry and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. When these two let down their guard and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that brought them together.
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April 30
DSO on the GO: Oak Cliff

Mozart's Symphony No. 40 Karina Canellakis Conducts MOZART: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio MOZART: Symphony No. 40 RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite
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April 30-May 3
Musical Theatre Academy at Theatre Three presents Bye Bye Birdie

Directed by Mark C. Guerra and musical direction by Lynn Ambrose with a cast featuring Dallas area students from ages 10 – 19, Bye Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, has a pompadour and thick sideburns; he wears gaudy gold costumes and speaks in a rugged voice. Albert Peterson, his agent, is a very pleasant mild mannered young man. Albert’s faithful secretary Rose Alvarez keeps him and Birdie moving forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad’s induction. Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor. All of the phones in her town are already busy during The Telephone Hour as Kim has just been pinned to Hugo, a local boy. She is a pretty girl of fifteen and sings with spring like ardor How Lovely to Be a Woman, as she pulls on the plaid woolen socks and the baggy mustard colored sweater considered stylish and popular among young ladies. Bye Bye Birdie is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all.
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May 1
The Lone Star Film Society Presents THE BURBS

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen Joe Dante’s THE ‘BURBS as part of the 2015 ArthouseFW spring schedule. During the screening, the LSFS will raffle off an 11x17 poster signed by Dante himself! All those who attend will automatically be entered for a chance to win. Starring Tom Hanks as everyman Ray Peterson, THE 'BURBS tells the story of a neighborhood whose fences are just not tall enough. After a suspiciously creepy family moves in down the block, the neighbors can't help but speculate wildly about the newcomers intent, which escalates into total suburbanite anarchy. Produced by another of Corman's proteges, Ron Howard, and co-starring Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, and a young Corey Feldman, THE 'BURBS is a gothic comedy about the All-American suburban way of life. Individual screening tickets are $7 for the general public, and $5 for LSFS members, Modern Contemporaries and Reel People. Currently enrolled college students with a valid ID receive free admission. Tickets and season passes are for sale at lonestarfilmsociety.com and will be available at the door beginning one hour before show time.
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May 1-17
Dallas Children's Theater presents Jackie & Me

Like many other 10-year-old boys, Joey Stoshak is crazy about baseball. Unlike his peers, Joey has a knack for time travel. When Joey is assigned to write a report on an African American hero, he uses his special ability to go to 1947 Brooklyn and meet Jackie Robinson. When his trip back in time unexpectedly changes the color of Joey’s skin, he is forced to face harsh truths about prejudice and discrimination. Adapted from the popular series of young adult novels by Dan Gutman, this powerful play explores what Jackie Robinson can teach us about the true nature of heroism.
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May 1 – 3
Dallas Symphony presents Callaway Sings Streisand

Ann Hampton Callaway's extravagantly gorgeous voice will dazzle you as this Tony-Award® nominee brings an effortless elegance to the hits of Barbra Streisand, one of the greatest names in show business. Lawrence Loh conducts Ann Hampton Callaway, vocals
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May 1 & 3
Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert

The program includes Above Light by award-winning Meadows faculty composer Xi Wang and features winners of the annual Meadows Concerto Competition, who are chosen to perform with the orchestra from a highly competitive field of talented Meadows students.
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May 1-10
Music Theatre of Denton presents The Wedding Singer

This show takes its story and themes directly from the 1998 movie of the same title starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore; but with a few musical twists and surprises. MTD’s production will include music direction by Ray Staniszewki and Choreography by Anne Black. Due to adult content and themes, this production is recommended for mature audiences only.
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May 1-24
Theatre Arlington presents Urinetown, the Musical

Hilarity reigns supreme as Theatre Arlington proudly presents, Urinetown, the Musical, continuing our 42nd anniversary season with this three time Tony Award winner. This irreverently humorous satire pokes fun at the legal system, capitalism, bureaucracy, corporate management, big business and Broadway musicals as an art form. Nominated for a total of ten Tony Awards, and winning Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Direction of a Musical, it also garnered a total of three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards. With a great book, score and fantastic, high-energy choreography, this production promises to be a real crowd-pleaser!
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MAY 1 & 2
Titas presents FRANCE’S MALANDAIN’S BALLET BIARRITZ

Malandain Ballet Biarritz is one of the most important companies on the French choreographic landscape and has forged a solid reputation around the world. A visionary if there ever was once, Malandain has taken hold of this ballet monument, Cinderella, score by Prokofiev, to provide us with a very fresh personal vision of the story ballet. Flowing, brilliant, ethereal, sometimes gossamery, often inventive and always spiritual choreography, the remarkable dancers of Ballet Biarritz brilliantly capture Malandain’s magical and inventive vision of this ballet classic.
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May 1 & 2
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Musica de Mayo

Chamber Chorus and members of TCC present a festive concert of sizzling music celebrating the Latino culture. This concert will feature choral music from Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico and Spain.
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May 2
UT Dallas Choral Concert

Annual Choral Concert The event season wraps up with the annual choral concert that highlights the voices of the UT Dallas Chamber Singers* and the UT Dallas Community Chorale**. * Directed by Kathryn Evans, with Michael McVay, accompanist ** Directed by Derrick Brookins
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May 2
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE

Rhonda Vincent was told her voice was too “bluegrass” for mainstream country music. When she sang bluegrass, fans raved that they loved her “country music.” There is only one voice and there is only one Rhonda Vincent. But IS she a bluegrass singer or a country singer? The simple answer – yes. Anyone who knows a mandolin from a Martin guitar knows that Vincent is the bona fide Queen of Bluegrass, a soulful singer who was named Female Vocalist of the Year seven consecutive times by the International Bluegrass Music Association. She has also recorded contemporary country albums and sung with her close friend Dolly Parton, recorded with Willie Nelson and opened for George Jones. Bluegrass or country, country or bluegrass, her voice is unique, recognizable and flawless. It’s only her.
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May 2 & 3
Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event that features works from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years. Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. This year approximately 1,400 artists submitted their work for consideration. For each show, jurors select over 240 artists to exhibit their museum-quality work. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Cottonwood Art Festival is more than just the art. The festival also features top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Check out the courtyard, sit in the shade by the lake, relax and enjoy the music. Spirits are also available in the courtyard.
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May 2
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents 2015 Asian Festival

One of the first events marking Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, The Asian Festival showcases over 30 countries. Created to appeal to a broad-range of visitors to educate and celebrate the arts and cultures of Asia, this year’s event will feature performances ranging from traditional and contemporary dance, music to lion dances and more.
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May 2
Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra's Annual Interactive Children's Concert!

Don't forget to bring the whole family to the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra's Annual Interactive Children's Concert!
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May 2 & 10
Hamlet 

A timeless tragedy with a modern twist. A centuries–old masterpiece that still resonates today, Ambroise Thomas' score and Shakespeare's state of Denmark have been reimagined by Thaddeus Strassberger as an industrial 20th–century post–Soviet–type nation. Upon learning of the murder of his father at the hands of his uncle Claudius, Hamlet begins to plot his revenge. His fixation on avenging his father drives his fiancée Ophélie mad in a powerful scene of vocal prowess and intensity. Though Hamlet may ultimately achieve his revenge, it comes at a dire cost.
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May 2
Mesquite Symphony presents The Music Starts Here

A joyful celebration of our community and music
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May 2
The Lone Star Film Society Presents LONE STAR

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen John Sayles’ LONE STAR as part of the 2015 ArthouseFW spring schedule. During the screening, the LSFS will raffle off an 11x17 poster signed by Dante himself! All those who attend will automatically be entered for a chance to win. When Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) believes he has discovered the body of his brutal predecessor Charlie Wade (Kris Kristofferson), the investigation leads him across the literal and political landscape of West Texas, uncovering stories of violence and corruption in his border town community.
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May 2
Titas presents Big Barre with France’s Malandain Ballet Biarritz

FREE OUTDOOR BALLET CLASS IN DALLAS ARTS DISTRICT All levels of dancers experienced or not are welcome to participate. The class will be led by dancers from one of France’s premiere touring ballet companies, Malandain Ballet Biarritz We recommend comfortable clothing (overalls, leggings), socks or sneakers, or shoes demi-pointe.
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May 2
Voices of Change present SoundBites XXXVII

Join us for another in our series of SoundBites featuring delicious wine tastings and live performances of new music. ⋅Lively conversation ⋅Excellent wines ⋅Brilliant new music performed live
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May 3
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents GET CURIOUS AT KLYDE WARREN PARK!

Join the Dallas Holocaust Museum on a journey through Klyde Warren Park. Meet us at the playground for a reading of the Journey that Saved Curious George, pick up your passport and trace the journey that saved the mischievous monkey and its authors.
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May 3
Dallas Metroplex Musicians' Association presents John Archie Sanders Festival of Hymns

JOHN ARCHIE SANDERS FESTIVAL OF HYMNS The Dallas Metroplex Musicians’ Association announces the Inaugural Festival of Hymns in honor of John Archie Sanders a local vocalist who recorded with Eartha Kitt. Dallas Metroplex Musicians’ Association invites you to attend the First Annual John Archie Sanders Festival of Hymns. The annual event is named in honor of Sanders who is known throughout the Metroplex for her accomplished vocal musicianship. She served as a leading soloist in the St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Dallas choir for over sixty years. Sanders performed in numerous events with Dallas Symphony Center Chorus, played leading role of “Queenie” in the musical, “Showboat,” at First United Methodist Church Rotunda Theater, sang in “Showboat” Chorus at Fair Park Music Hall, sang on the recording of Eartha Kitt’s album, “My Way,” and participates in the Annual Sacred Choral Music Workshop sponsored by DMMA. The mission of DMMA, an affiliate of the historic National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. (NANM), is to: • Promote the achievements of African American artists in the field of music • Provide a forum for the performance of music composed and/or arranged by African Americans • Establish a tradition for the performance and subsequently the preservation of the Negro Spiritual that is inherent in the African American experience • Assist in the development of the next generation of musicians – the talented youth of the Metroplex • Develop higher professional standards and promote the exchange of ideas in the spirit of fellowship among musicians
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May 3
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Jazz Under the Stars with Shoot Low Sheriff

The first of 4 performances stars Shoot Low Sheriff at the Labyrinth Walk Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff. In the gazebo if weather permits; otherwise inside. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (beer and wine allowed. Tickets available on line or at the gate. Shoot Low Sheriff recaptures the sound of the Southern dancehalls of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Their music includes a combination of swing standards and original compositions, as well as New Orleans jazz, ragtime and jump blues.
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May 3
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Chamber Artists Recital

Free, eclectic musical recital
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May 3
Flower Mound Symphony Children's Special Needs Concert!

Don't miss the Flower Mound Symphony's first ever Children's Special Needs Concert! All are welcome!
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May 3
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Flute Choir Performance

This group utilizes all instruments in the flute family, including piccolo, C-flute, alto flute, and bass flute. Members are high school seniors or younger.
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May 3
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents jazz institute concert

featuring the 6 Jazz Institute combos
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May 3
Home Free Vocal Band

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.
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May 3
Lakewood Guitar Studio recital

Lakewood Guitar Studio has its first official recital May 3rd at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff. Mr. Tillman is grateful for the success of his studio and looks forward to having more opportunities to contribute to the community in the future.
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May 3
Meadows Community Series: Dancing in the Park

Meadows dance students present a creative movement class for children in grades K-6 followed by excerpts of their original, student-choreographed ballet, modern and jazz works created for the Meadows School’s Sharp Show senior showcase.
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May 3
Richardson Community Band presents Happy Everything!

Featured guest artist:: Candy McComb, Vocal Soloist and Barry Samsula, WRR Radio Host
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May 3-4
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Love, marriage and Falstaff. The impoverished Sir John Falstaff gets more than he bargained for when he simultaneously pursues the amorous attentions of two of the town’s wealthy married women. But after comparing notes the ladies are quick to create a scheme of their own aimed at teaching the fat night an uproariously funny and unmerciful lesson in the art of romance.
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May 3
The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir Spring Concert

This unique handbell choir of over 50 members will perform entirely from memory, without a conductor, and use no tables or gloves! This performance includes more than an hour of an extensive repertoire ranging from the 16th Century “Change Ringing,” Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite,” Handel’s “Hallelujah,” the Bach-Gounod “Ave Maria,” the familiar samba “Brazil,” a medley from “Les Miserables,” to some original pieces including “Ragtime Revue,” and “Boogie Bells.” There will also be a special appearance by the Alumni Choir of The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir.
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May 3
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Leena Conquest Trio

An international star, Leena Conquest has toured Italy, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Tunisia and more. She graduated from Stanford, studied music at New York University and dance at Alvin Ailey, debuted at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2011, and was a member of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Featured on the Downbeat Critic's Poll Top Ten Album in 2011, she appeared in the 2013 documentary filmed in Paris, Billy Holiday Forever - Ladies Sing the Blues. Leena Conquest is a sophisticated chanteuse and a powerhouse entertainer.
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May 3
Voices of Change presents Anniversary Serenade and Sonata

Celebrating the Finale of our 40th Season Dmitri Shostakovich: Waltzes (flute, clarinet, piano) Thomas Schwan: Piano Trio (violin, cello, piano) Bela Bartok: Piano Sonata Kaija Saariaho: Serenatas (cello, percussion, piano) Peter Schickele: Serenade for Three (clarinet, violin, and piano)
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May 4
Art Music Mondays

A chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration’s Performance Hall, Art Music, under the direction of cellist Gayane Manasjan Fullford, provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas’ best musicians. This performance features pieces for harp and strings by Françaix, Spohr, and Beethovent, featuring violinists Aleksandr Snytkin and Steven Li, violist Dimitry Kustanovich, cellist Gayane Fullford, and harpist Megan Li. Each event is free of admission and includes coffee and light desserts. All performances are on Monday evenings and begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
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May 4
Arlington Youth Symphony Concert

The Arlington Youth Symphony will conclude its season with performances from all three of its orchestras. Led by conductors Clifton Evans, Diane Harper, and Jennifer Lemin.
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May 4
Dallas Symphony presents A Musician's View

STRAVINSKY Fanfare for a New Theatre GOLIJOV Lullaby and Doina MARTINU Quartet for Horn, Clarinet, Cello and Side Drum STRAVINSKY Octet DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 12, "American"
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May 5, 19, & June 17
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

Dallas Architecture Forum will present 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions for three evenings at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas. On May 5, May 19 and June 17 attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, have the chance to see each of the residences, and hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. Valet parking will be available. Business or cocktail attire is recommended. All receptions will be from 6 pm to 8 pm (come and go) with brief remarks by the design team around 6:45 pm. There is limited attendance for these cocktail receptions, and advance purchase of tickets is required. The Series of three receptions for two people is $250 for Forum members and $300 for non-members, and the Series of three receptions for one person is $150 for Forum members and $175 for non-members. Individual cocktail receptions are $75 per person per evening for Forum members and $90 per person per evening for non-members. Admission to the cocktail receptions may be purchased online, beginning April 9, at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, http://www.dallasarchitectureforum.org/365_2015.html, or by mailing a check for the applicable amount, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum”, to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. If paying by check include email address and phone number so the Forum may contact you to confirm your reservation. Confirmed attendees will receive an email with the addresses of each residence. No tickets will be mailed. Confirmed attendees names will be on the check-in lists at each event.
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May 5
Avant Chamber Ballet at SOLUNA Festival

Avant Chamber Ballet presents an evening of tradition and innovation in partnership with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Dallas City Performance Hall. The performance brings together works by master choreographers of ballet all with live music from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians. Works by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, Paul Mejia, and Katie Puder
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May 5
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert

On the program is the ‘Guitar Concerto in D’ by Antonio Vivaldi, featuring Guitarist Sonny Tyler. We will honor our own United States of America with a suite of ‘American Folk Songs’; we will soar to the air with selections from ‘Man of Steel’. We will visit the circus with the ‘Entrance to the Gladiators’ and then finish the evening with the music of Marvin Hamlisch.
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May 6
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents SOLUNA Opening Performance

SOLUNA kicks off with screenings of works by visual artist Alex Prager, including her acclaimed film Face in the Crowd, with music specially arranged for orchestra by composer Ali Helnwein. Premium tickets include a VIP after-party to celebrate the opening of the festival.
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May 6-30
HALEY-HENMAN presents Joshua West: Soliloquies

Joshua West is a narrative painter of figures, landscapes and portraits. As the title of the show suggests, his paintings are depictions of his own soul and thoughts in times of solitude and reflection. In many ways, the works are autobiographical using gestures of the figure and landscape to represent various moods or situations from his past. More to the point is how his "soliloquies" about the human condition are for our discovery concerning our current and future time. Joshua West currently teaches Advanced and Intermediate Watercolor, Drawing, and Two Dimensional Design at the University of North Texas College of Visuals Arts and Design. He has received significant awards, honors and scholarships. Haley-Henman proudly represents him as he begins a promising career.
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May 6-23
One Thirty Productions presents Heroes

It is August 1959 and we are on the grounds of a French “sanctuary” for Veterans of the First World War. On a secluded bench (well guarded by a stone dog) sit Phillipe, who is afflicted by bouts of unconsciousness brought about by cranial shrapnel, Gustav, who suffers from agoraphobia, and Henri, who periodically limps into town and reports back that he has discovered a local girls' school and its lovely headmistress. They decide to undertake an expedition and they immediately fall into an argument about the details of the trip: what route to take, and what provisions, and should they build a raft.
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May 6
Sammons Jazz presents “Artistic Director’s Concert” Duos and Trios

Opening Group: The Brethren featuring Arlington Jones and Kevin Whalum. The Brethren teams up Artistic Director and pianist Arlington Jones with acclaimed jazz vocalist Kevin Whalum for music in the style of the duo Bobby McFerrin and Herbie Hancock. Kevin has been described as Al Jarreau meets Bill Withers and is known around the world for his vocal work with his brother, famed saxophonist Kirk Whalum. Second Set: Arlington Jones Trio Featuring Andrew Griffith and Braylon Lacy features Steinway Artist Arlington Jones on piano, Andrew Griffith on drums and Braylon Lacy on bass. The group shines light on the music of the great female jazz pianist, Mary Lou Williams.
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May 7
Dallas Symphony presents Rachmaninoff + Korngold

Amernet String Quartet Misha Vitenson, Marcia Littley, violins Michael Klotz, viola Jason Calloway, cello Musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Eunice Keem, Miika Gregg, violins Ann Marie Brink, viola Theodore Harvey, cello and Baya Kakouberi, piano
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May 7
Oaxacan Cultural Exchange Performance – SOLUNA

An educational initiative between the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, and the DSO’s SOLUNA: International Music & Arts Festival, this cultural exchange began in August 2014 when six DSO musicians traveled to Oaxaca for a week-long residency including private lessons, music coaching and ensemble rehearsals. The exchange concludes when select Oaxacan music students travel to Dallas to perform with the DSO’s Young Strings students and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The concert will feature chamber music by renowned Mexican and American composers.
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May 7
Symphony Arlington presents pianist, Lindsay Garritson

Join us for our Season Finale featuring award winning pianist, Lindsay Garritson performing Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. In addition to Ms. Garritson's performance, Symphony Arlington will perform Wagner's Overture to Rienzi and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F Minor. Don't miss the season finale of our 15th Anniversary Season!!
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May 7-31
Theatre Three presents The Liar

Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today.
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May 8 & 9
Dallas Symphony presents ReMix: Hollywood Exile

Famed visual artist Pipilotti Rist's original video projections accompany Rozsa's electrifying Andante for String Orchestra. DSO Artist-in-Residence Conrad Tao performs the Spellbound Concerto. Plus, the early 20th Century's most famous composers who improbably found a home in Hollywood - Korngold, Schoenberg, Steiner, and Stravinsky.
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May 8-Aug. 21
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Exhibit

Follow the yellow brick road and step into the pages of an interactive exhibition, featuring the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with the artwork of W.W. Denslow. For children 2–12 years of age, visitors will feel like they’re walking through a storybook as they learn about science, art and history against the backdrop of the first American fairy tale.
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May 8-June 14
Theatre Too presents The Lady With All The Answers

David Rambo’s The Lady with All the Answers is an insightful, compelling and engaging portrait of the renowned columnist who for decades answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples, and a multitude of others in need of advice. No topic was off limits! Set in 1975 in her fourteen room Chicago apartment, Ann Landers struggles late into the night writing a column, the most important of her career. This particular column is very personal and she hesitates to let sixty million readers know that she indeed may not have all the answers. Gene Raye Price will once again play Ann Landers under Marty Van Kleeck’s direction.
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May 8
Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour Dallas

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour Dallas is an unforgettable wine tasting experience that features more than two hundred of the world’s finest wineries pouring their best bottles. Sample some of the world’s hard-to-find wine and discover new favorites—without having to step out of the Lone Star State.
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May 9
Dallas Symphony presents Copland + Bartok

• Featuring DSO Artist-in-residence Conrad Tao Conrad Tao, piano and DSO Artist-in-Residence Nathan Olson, violin Gregory Raden, clarinet COPLAND Piano Sonata RACHMANINOFF Vocalise with Nathan Olson, violin BARTOK Contrasts with Greg Raden, clarinet; Nathan Olson, violin RACHMANINOFF Three Etudes-tableaux
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May 9
Arlington Community Band Salute to Community Bands 2015

Arlington Community Bands present Salute to Community Bands 2015 10:00 am Rockwall Community Band 11:15 am East Fort Worth Jazz Band 12:30 pm Irving Symphonic Band 1:45 pm Metro Praise Orchestra 3:00 pm Oak Lawn Band 4:25 pm Mansfield Wind Symphony 5:30 pm Greater FtWorth Community Band 7:00 pm Arlington Community Band
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May 9
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra presents la bella italia! featuring Lindsay Garritson, Piano

Join the LCSO in our season finale of our la bella Italia season featuring Lindsay Garritson, pianist performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Also on this performance will be Wagner’s Overture to Rienzi, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 in F Minor, plus more.
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May 9
Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble presents Oldies but Goodies

Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble presents "Oldies but Goodies" Bonnie Riddle, director
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May 9
Dallas Cirque Theatre

An amazing youth circus show! Dallas Cirque Theatre loves to thrill audiences with its signature fusion of artistry, acrobatics, and high-flying cirque! Dallas Cirque Theatre Kids Troupe and Dallas Cirque Theatre - Guyer Division bring you unforgettable performances of high-impact entertainment to the stage in an array of acts including aerial silk, spanish web, cirque hoops, contortion, juggling, acrobatics and more!
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May 9
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

The 8th Annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert presents award winning 13-year-old violinist Claire Wells.
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May 9
Richardson Symphony Season Finale

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
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May 9-June 7
Teatro Dallas presents Poetry Dances

The Poetry Dances Program kicks off on May 9, 2015 taking us to the shores of Cuba from the end of García Menocal's dictatorship in 1917 to Castro's revolutionary victory in 1959. It includes Nicolás Guillén's experiences during the Batista dictatorship, when Afro-Cubans and African-Americans suffered decades of brutal racism. Charged with provocative and fascinating imagery, Guillén's poetry becomes the troubled waves of the Caribbean Sea then sublimely turns the tides towards the beauty of multiculturalism.
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May 10
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House 2nd Sunday Afternoon Jazz Jam

Enjoy playing or singing or just listening to Jazz? Come to the Jazz Jam on 2nd Sunday of each month. Admission is free!!! Tips distributed among the performers. Players bring your instruments of choice, voice, and Real Books (Hal Leonard 6th edition VOL I & II. Musicians please be as self contained as possible. Drummers always needed to set up and share their drums. You may bring soft drinks wine, beer and food .
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May 10
Dallas Symphony presents Phantasy Quartet for Oboe + Strings

The Amernet String Quartet With Erin Hannigan, Oboe and Musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Amernet String Quartet Misha Vitenson, Marcia Littley, violins Michael Klotz, viola Jason Calloway, cello NICHOLAS MAW Intrada BERNARD RANDS String Quartet No. 2 BRITTEN Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings Erin Hannigan, oboe KORNGOLD String Sextet
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May 10
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra concert

featuring Sinfonietta, Dallas String Ensemble, Young Performers Orchestra
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May 10
Meadows Community Series: Soluna Festival - Meadows Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Meadows Symphony Orchestra will perform a special concert as part of the 2015 Soluna International Music & Arts Festival presented in May by the Dallas Symphony. The concert will reprise three works presented earlier in the MSO season, including Above Light by award-winning Meadows faculty composer Xi Wang; Saint-Saens’ Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor, featuring guest pianist Hando Nahkur, an international prizewinner and the first student accepted into Meadows’ prestigious Artist Diploma program; and Rachmaninoff’s imaginative and lively Symphonic Dances.
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May 10
The Texas Voices present Music of Debra Scroggins | Celebrating 10 Years

Delight in a Mother’s Day concert filled with the lyrical and emotionally engaging music of Debra Scroggins, all from the splendid surroundings of SMU’s Caruth Auditorium. The concert features audience favorites from over the years, like "Decision," "Orpheus with His Lute," and "The Blooming Bright Star of Belle Isle." New pieces include "Hope" and "With a Grateful Heart."
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May 10
Transfigured Nights presents George Frideric Handel ~Music for Choir, Organ & Orchestra

This 2014-2015 Trans�� gured Nights season fi nale will feature the Transfi guration Choir, the Jerry D. Godwin Organ and an Orchestra together for the fi rst time in a celebration of the music of G. F. Handel. Works will include two Chandos Anthems (1717-1718) for choir and soloists, and one of his delightful Organ Concertos, originally composed for use between acts of his oratorio productions.
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May 10
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Demarre McGill & Baya Kakouberi

Demarre McGill was named Principal Flutist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra beginning in September, 2013.Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Demarre McGill is one of the most entertaining and sought-after flutists of his generation.
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May 10
Women’s Chorus of Dallas presents CELEBRATE...…Our Roots!

Moms, nanas, aunts, friends – all will enjoy an afternoon of inspiration, breathtaking gardens, and beautiful music at the Texas Discovery Gardens concert . Enjoy a wonderful afternoon that concludes with the ever-popular live butterfly release, accompanied by live music from the chorus!
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May 13
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen

Headlines and news stories sometimes render terror and mayhem into brief reports and statistics. Lisa Shannon's latest book presents the face-to-face startling, personal reality of awful experiences on the other side of the world. The book Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmenemerged from the friendship of the Portland, Oregon-based writer/human rights activist with an expatriate Congolese woman living in her hometown. Shannon and her friend, Mama Koko's daughter Francisca, went to the Congo on a fact-finding mission - it was not a happy tourism expedition but it was a journey of discovery.
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May 14 & 16
Dallas Symphony presents Bernstein 3

The American master gives voice to the eternal struggle of Creator and creation, father and son. The DSO with the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas perform the impassioned Kaddish. Plus Bernstein's Serenade with violinist Liza Ferschtman.
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May 14
The Heights Baptist Church presents Singing Men of North Central Texas

Organized in 1974, this group of six regional choirs is composed primarily of music ministers and music directors associated with area churches. This group has participated in Christian outreach efforts around the world, as well as the State of Texas. The program will include some classic anthems, gospel hymns, music from the Ukraine, and a patriotic tribute to our men and women of the Armed Forces.
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May 15-31
Artes de la Rosa presents Man of La Mancha: The Musical

A thrilling new production of one of the best loved musicals, Man of La Mancha vividly imagines Don Quixote through the life of the great Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes. The musical moves seamlessly between incarceration and Cervantes's own outsized imagination, where his noble idealism finds expression in his great literary creation, Don Quixote. Man of La Mancha is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Join us as the footlights disappear, time ceases to exist and the "Man of La Mancha" speaks for humankind remaining with your soul well after the shows final bow. Dare to dream the impossible!
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May 15
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Christian Elliot, Organist

Christian Elliott is one of today’s prominent concert organists. The concert will include a silent movie and Broadway show tunes.
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May 15-17
31st Annual Main Street Fest

Enjoy the KidCave, museum exhibits and live entertainment for kids. Visit the Carnival and Midway while you're there.
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May 15-June 20
Artspace 111 presents Devon Nowlin Casual Luxury Complex

For this exhibition of new works, Nowlin has created paintings, photographs and small sculptures that speak to the personal and market-driven desire to curate environments and person as that aspire for a lifestyle of "casual luxury". The intersection between art and commerce is an important aspect of her work, where she is interested in drawing parallels between today's art industry and the world of marketing, personal image, and cultural attainment. This parallel is something that fashion retailers and magazine advertisers have been so effective at inspiring among the public. Nowlin will be creating an environment suggestive of a comfortable residential space inside of a commercial art gallery that evokes the style and nature of popular lifestyle marketing retailers.
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May 15
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER presents Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad with special guest Zoë Keating

MacArthur Fellow and host of the Peabody Award-winning Radiolab Jad Abumrad is the host and creator of Radiolab (radiolab.org), a public radio program broadcast on 524 stations across the nation and downloaded more than nine million times a month as a podcast. Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology - which she uses to sample her cello onstage - and for her DIY approach, releasing her music online without the help of a record label.
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May 15-17
Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Spring Celebration Series

DBDT closes the season with imaginative and innovative works that push boundaries. Premiering in this series will be a new commissioned work by master choreographer, Jamal Story and the return of Monologues by Sean J. Smith.
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May 15
Dallas Symphony presents Transfigured Night

GINASTERA String Quartet No. 3 GOLIJOV Last Round SCHOENBERG Transfigured Night
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May 15-23
First United Methodist Church Dallas presents Agatha Christie's ''And Then There Were None''

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead – poisoned. One down and nine to go! Who will be the last and ultimately the killer?
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May 15-17
Fort Worth Symphony presents RACH 2

Christopher Theofanidis' Rainbow Body is followed by Rachmaninoff's turbulent Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring legendary Irish pianist Barry Douglas. Described as a Mexican Rite of Spring, the ritualistic La noche de los mayas concludes the concert in a frenzy of percussion.
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May 15-31
Rockwall Community Playhouse present Wizard of Oz

Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination.
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May 16-June 20
PDNB Gallery presents 20 Years: The Collector

PDNB Gallery is happy to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a show featuring highlights from the past 20 years. Most of the photographs that will be exhibited will be on loan from collectors. Artists included in this exhibition are Keith Carter, Chema Madoz, Esteban Pastorino Diaz, Bill Owens, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, George Krause, Jeffrey Silverthorne, Lee Friedlander, Misty Keasler, Delilah Montoya and John Albok. Exhibition runs from May 16 - June 20, 2015. Opening reception will be May 16th from 5-8 pm.
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May 16
Sounds Modern presents Framing Desire

Sounds Modern presents a concert of chamber music that evokes and reframes distant places, people, and sounds. These musical acts of sympathetic magic provide a sonic dimension to the Modern’s exhibition Framing Desire. Compositions by Takemitsu, Gubaidulina, Piazzolla, and May performed by Elizabeth McNutt, Jaymee Haefner, Daphne Gerling, Steven Harlos, Kourtney Newton, Andrew May.
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May 16
Youth Ballet of Texas presents Peter Pan: The Ballet

Come see Peter, Wendi, Tinkerbell, and Hook in a brand new production by Youth Ballet of Texas. Peter Pan: The Ballet takes you on an adventure to Neverland to see Tiger Lily, the Lost boys, pirates, mermaids, and more. You know the way - 2nd star on the right, and straight on till morning!
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May 16
Concert Bells of Fort Worth present Reflections in Bronze - A Tribute to David R. Davidson

Handbell Concert - David Davidson was a wonderful person and musician who inspired and challenged others to be better than they thought they could be. Through his charismatic leadership and teaching, he raised the musical bar wherever he went. This spring we reflect on the many ways that David Davidson advanced the art of handbell ringing, not only in the Dallas community, but internationally. If you didn’t know him before our performance, you will certainly leave with a better understanding of why he is so revered in the handbell community (and beyond!).
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May 16
Irving Chorale presents Sing Your Way Home

Songs about home come from almost every genre and tempo of music and touch many decades. While the mix of songs is varied, they all speak of the universal comfort we get when we think of home. Songs like Goin' Home, We'll Build Our House, and Home On the Range start a list of songs that will provide for this evening of heart and home.
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May 16
Oral Fixation presents Destination America

The Dallas Museum of Art organized this show in partnership with SOLUNA Festival as part of the Arts & Letters Live series. Oral Fixation director Nicole Stewart was inspired by the DMA’s initiative beginning in 2013 to host a US naturalization ceremony annually for recent immigrants. This remarkable evening will showcase the power of the human spirit through seven immigrants and refugees sharing their true, personal stories of coming to America.
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May 16-Aug. 1
PDNB Gallery presents Michael Kenna: France

This will be PDNB Gallery's fourth solo exhibition for the renowned landscape photographer, Michael Kenna. This very special show will highlight photographs of France taken in the past several decades. The exhibition follows the release of his latest book, FRANCE, by Nazraeli Press, and his exhibition in Paris at Le Musée Carnavalet. This exhibition will include some early works from the 1980's, and some newer images that have not been exhibited. Locations will include Le Desert de Retz, Les Tuileries, Falaise d'Aval, Mont Saint Michel and the Eiffel Tower. Opening reception will be Saturday, May 16th from 5-8pm
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May 16-June 29
Samuel Lynne Galleries present Tom Holland: NOW... and a little bit of history

Holland has had an illustrious career, one that has garnered critical acclaim for the last half century. In 1981, Hilton Kramer of the NYTimes predicted of Holland's work at the MOMA, "I would be very surprised if these constructions did not soon have some direct influence on sculpture itself." Indeed they have done just that, earning Holland a place in major public art collections and museums around the United States. Holland's paintings are in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship and has been called California's most important living contemporary artist and one of the top ten living artists in the country.
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May 16
Titas presents COMMAND PERFORMANCE GALA

Remarkable and breath-taking, Command Performance is the definitive Dance Event of the Year. From classic pas de deux to amazing contemporary works, TITAS Presents’ annual gala is simply not to be missed. Dancers include Yuan Yuan Tan (San Francisco Ballet), Clifford Williams, MOMIX, and special guest Lil Buck, remaining cast yet to be announced.
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May 17
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House presents E-Flat Porch Band - Jazz Under the Stars

E-Flat Porch Band stars in the 2nd of 4 performances at Labyrinth Walk Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff. Scheduled for the Gazebo, performance will move inside if weather is bad. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (beer and wine allowed. Tickets available on line or at the gate. E-Flat Porch Band is a small band with a big sound. Their music is played on acoustic instruments with guitar playing styles include finger picking and slide guitar and more. The music is influenced by Country Blues, Texas folk music, Jazz and swing standards, and Depression Era country songwriters.
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May 17
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Ross King Pipe Organ at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church

Arlington Heights United Methodist Church in Fort Worth will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their Riss King Pipe Organ with a concert of Pipes, Bells & Brass. The concert will feature Alan Kerr, Church Organist in a program of solos by Marcello, Bach, Gigout and an arrangement by the well known Texas organist Joyce Jones. She was the recitalist for the opening concert of the organ when installed. The program will feature Bell Conte Ringers, a Brass Quintet and Timpani and Congregational singing under the direction of Frank Shroyer, Director of Handbell Ministries.
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May 17
Dallas Symphony Orchestra and ATTPAC present St. Vincent

St. Vincent (Annie Clark) has been moving at a breakneck speed for the past two years, barely stopping to catch her breath amidst a whirlwind of recording and touring. In 2011 she released her third album, 'Strange Mercy,' called "one of the year's best" by The New York Times and "something to behold" by Pitchfork. The record cemented her status as one of her generation's most fearsome and inventive guitarists, earned her the covers of SPIN, Paper, and Under the Radar, performances everywhere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fallon to Conan, and a year-long sold-out tour of her biggest venues to date around the world. It was during this already monumentally busy time that she completed work with David Byrne on their collaborative album 'Love This Giant,' another critical smash that was dubbed "marvelous" by the New Yorker and "magical" by NPR.
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May 17
Greater dallas Youth Orchestra presents "COSSACKS, GYPSIES, AND A SCOUNDREL" CONCERT

The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras will present the "Cossacks, Gypsies, and a Scoundrel" concert on May 17 preceded by the Spring Gala. Pieces to be performed on the concert include Tchaikovsky’s Cossack Dance from Mazeppa (with the 2014-15 student conducting competition winner), Ravel’s Tzigane with violin soloist Maria Schleuning, Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9.
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May 17
Orpheus Presents ''Skyfall! Music from the Silver Screen'

Our 20th season ends with a blockbuster program of Orpheus performing some of the greatest music featured in your favorite films. We’ll sing Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”, Orff’s “O Fortuna”, and tunes from Les Miserables, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Wizard of Oz, and many more. We will also offer a new choral arrangement of Adele’s “Skyfall”. You’ll also thrill to the combined choirs of Orpheus and the 80-voice A Cappella Choir of Lovejoy High School on several selections.
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May 17
Titus Art Song Recital Series presents Marilyn Horne Song Competition in recital

2014 Winners Michelle Bradley (soprano) and Michael Gaertner (pianist) Michelle Bradley, 31, born in Versailles, Kentucky, is a graduate of Kentucky State and Bowling Green State universities. She currently resides in Houston, Texas, where she studies with Lois Alba. The recipient of a Houston Ebony Opera Guild Encouragement Award, Ms. Bradley won the Lois Alba Aria Competition in 2011. In December 2013, she placed third and received the Audience Choice Award at the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert Vocal Competition.
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May 17
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Gary Levinson & Steven Harlos

Gary Levinson enjoys a multifaceted career as a violin soloist, chamber musician and a pedagogue. In 2013 he accepted the prestigious post of Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth. Praised for his intense musicality and adroit technique by American and European critics, he has served as the Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony since 2002. He will be accompanied by Steven Harlos on piano.
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May 18
Dvorak + Prokofiev

Featuring musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, including: Alexander Kerr and Nathan Olson, violins Ellen Rose, viola Christopher Adkins, cello David Cooper, horn Gregory Raden, clarinet Lucille Chung, piano PROKOFIEV Sonata for Two Violins DOHNANYI Sextet DVORAK Piano Quintet in A major
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May 19
Concert Bells of Fort Worth present Reflections in Bronze - A Tribute to David R. Davidson

Handbell Concert - David Davidson was a wonderful person and musician who inspired and challenged others to be better than they thought they could be. Through his charismatic leadership and teaching, he raised the musical bar wherever he went. This spring we reflect on the many ways that David Davidson advanced the art of handbell ringing, not only in the Dallas community, but internationally. If you didn’t know him before our performance, you will certainly leave with a better understanding of why he is so revered in the handbell community (and beyond!).
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May 19
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story

“A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture—the good and the bad.” —Bob WoodwardJack Devine ran Charlie Wilson’s War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert action of the Cold War, and it was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into the hands of the mujahideen during their war with the Soviets, paving the way to a decisive victory against the Russians. He also pushed the CIA’s effort to run down the narcotics trafficker Pablo Escobar in Colombia. He tried to warn the director of central intelligence, George Tenet, that there was a bullet coming from Iraq with his name on it. He was in Chile when Allende fell, and he had too much to do with Iran-Contra for his own taste, though he tried to stop it. And he tangled with Rick Ames, the KGB spy inside the CIA, and hunted Robert Hanssen, the mole in the FBI. Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story is the spellbinding memoir of Devine’s time in the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served for more than thirty years, rising to become the acting deputy director of operations, responsible for all of the CIA’s spying operations. This is a story of intrigue and high-stakes maneuvering, all the more gripping when the fate of our geopolitical order hangs in the balance. But this book also sounds a warning to our nation’s decision makers: covert operations, not costly and devastating full-scale interventions, are the best safeguard of America’s interests worldwide. Part memoir, part historical redress, Good Hunting debunks outright some of the myths surrounding the Agency and cautions against its misuses. Beneath the exotic allure—living abroad with his wife and six children, running operations in seven countries, and serving successive presidents from Nixon to Clinton—this is a realist, gimlet-eyed account of the Agency. Now, as Devine sees it, the CIA is trapped within a larger bureaucracy, losing swaths of turf to the military, and, most ominous of all, is becoming overly weighted toward paramilitary operations after a decade of war. Its capacity to do what it does best—spying and covert action—has been seriously degraded. Good Hunting sheds light on some of the CIA’s deepest secrets and spans an illustrious tenure—and never before has an acting deputy director of operations come forth with such an account. With the historical acumen of Steve Coll’s Ghost Wars and gripping scenarios that evoke the novels of John le Carré even as they hew closely to the facts on the ground, Devine offers a master class in spycraft. ... Taken from MacMillan Publishers Part of the Focus on Intelligence Series
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May 19
Arts District Chorale presents Annelies

Music by James Whitbourn Libretto by Melanie Challenger A musical adaptation of the diary of Anne Frank that brings to life the period from 1942-44 when Anne and her family hid from the Nazis. This presentation in Dallas City Performance Hall will mark the North Texas premiere of Annelies, honoring the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the arrival of the Arts District Chorale in their new permanent performance home in the Dallas Arts District. For this special premier event, the Chorale will feature the cast of the 2014 Grammy Award-nominated album with soprano Arianna Zukerman and The Lincoln Trio with Bharat Chandra on clarinet.
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May 21-23
Dallas Symphony presents Mahler 3

Writing about his third symphony to a colleague, Mahler said, "You can't imagine how it will sound! With over 100 musicians on stage and two choruses, Mahler 3 is colossal in its scope and sweeping in emotion as it envisions the magnificence of Nature. Jaap van Zweden conducts Alice Coote, mezzo-soprano Women of the Dallas Symphony Chorus: Joshua Habermann, director Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas: Terrie Preskitt-Brown, director MAHLER Symphony No. 3
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May 21
Fort Worth Symphony family concert: MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB

Mary and her little lamb, Petunia, became lost on their way home from school one day. Their story is set to variations of the familiar tune "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Join us in helping Mary and Petunia find their way back home! Come early and see the instruments up close at our instrument petting zoo.
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May 22
Booker T. Washington HSPVA Opera Workshop presents The Magic Flute

The Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Opera Workshop presents a fully staged abridged production of Mozart's Magic Flute in English with Orchestra. An entertaining production for children of all ages.
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May 22
Chamber Music International Concert 6

CMI is proud to present the 2014 Gold Medalist of the 9th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
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May 22-June 27
Kitchen Dog Theater presents The Firestorm by Meridith Friedman

When a racially charged prank from a gubernatorial candidate's past emerges in the media, his African-American wife is thrust to the forefront of his campaign. Charged with defending her white husband against accusations of racism and saving the campaign from collapse, she begins to have serious questions about the very foundation of her marriage.
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May 23 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833). Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. Gallery of the Louvre stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements.
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May 23-Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

The Amon Carter is delighted to participate in a national tour organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art of Samuel F. B. Morse’s iconic painting Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833). Though Morse is most widely known as a scientist and inventor, he was a leading artist of his time and served as president of the National Academy of Design. Gallery of the Louvre stands as one of Morse’s last great artistic achievements. Filled with his careful and personal selection of the Louvre’s finest works, all of which he painstakingly reproduced in miniature, the painting is a signal work of transatlantic exchange intended to connect American audiences with great European artworks.
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May 23
Metropolitan Winds present Planet Earth

Metropolitan Winds presents internationally acclaimed composer, Johan de Meij as he conducts the Winds and The Women's Chorus of Dallas in his SYMPHONY # 3, PLANET EARTH. Maestro de Meij will also lead the combined ensembles in other compositions and transcriptions of his, including the Shostakovich Jazz Suite, Riverdance, Songs From The Catskills and more!
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May 23
Plano Civic Chorus presents Songs of Love, Lamentations & Life

Music That Celebrates the American Spirit The American Spirit—bold, optimistic, noble, undaunted, idealistic, kind, generous, compassionate, unique, inventive, virtuous, enthusiastic! No one word could ever fully embody that spirit that fills every American with pride. The concert features a pastiche of music woven together with poetry and memorable speeches that will attempt to exemplify The American Spirit. Alan Dyer, along with his outstanding choral ensemble, The Texas Voices, and longtime PCC accompanist Jon Schweikhard will be the featured guest artists. PCC will also premiere a new work for double chorus composed by Composer in Residence, Debra Scroggins!
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May 24
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Lady Diamond sparkles in Jazz Under the Stars

Lady Diamond is the 3rd performer in a series of 4 performances present by Labyrinth Walk Coffee House. Scheduled for the Gazebo, performance will move inside if weather is bad. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (beer and wine allowed. Tickets available on line or at the gate. Lady Diamond is an incredibly multi-talented woman gives vocal performances with a jazz style leaves her audience wanting more. One could arguably say her style is a mixture of Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Diane Krall. She sung background for Michael Bolton, Andrae Crouch and many more and is the emcee of the World Famous House of Blues Sunday Gospel and appears there regularly as a jazz artist.
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May 24
Fort Worth Symphony family concert: MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB

Mary and her little lamb, Petunia, became lost on their way home from school one day. Their story is set to variations of the familiar tune "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Join us in helping Mary and Petunia find their way back home!
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May 24
Plano Civic Chorus presents Songs of Love, Lamentations & Life

Music That Celebrates the American Spirit The American Spirit—bold, optimistic, noble, undaunted, idealistic, kind, generous, compassionate, unique, inventive, virtuous, enthusiastic! No one word could ever fully embody that spirit that fills every American with pride. The concert features a pastiche of music woven together with poetry and memorable speeches that will attempt to exemplify The American Spirit. Alan Dyer, along with his outstanding choral ensemble, The Texas Voices, and longtime PCC accompanist Jon Schweikhard will be the featured guest artists. PCC will also premiere a new work for double chorus composed by Composer in Residence, Debra Scroggins!
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May 24
TowerArts Concert: Salute to the USA

Celebrate your Memorial Day weekend with an old-fashioned picnic on the lawn followed by a patriotic concert that promises to thrill your soul.
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May 24
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with the Stockton Helbing Trio

Stockton Helbing Trio – Performing Cool Miles from Miles Davis “Cool” period A former member of UNT's famous One O'Clock Lab Band, drummer Stockton Helbing now tours with Doc Severinson and was formerly Music Director for Maynard Ferguson. He is also Artist-in-Residence at Oklahoma State University.
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May 25
Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center present An Evening at the Bath House Cultural Center

First-ever Fundraiser benefiting the Bath House Cultural Center
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May 29-31
Dallas Symphony presents On Broadway!

Two-time Grammy-Award® winner Sylvia McNair's magnificent soprano brings out the best of Broadway as she performs selections from My Fair Lady, The Music Man, Camelot, Porgy and Bess, The King and I and A Chorus Line. Jeff Tyzik leads this electrifying conclusion to the 2014/15 Dallas Symphony Pops Series.
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May 29-31
Texas Ballet Theater presents Artistic Director's Choice

Rubies is a "crisp and witty" collaboration between choreographer George Balanchine and composer Igor Stravinsky. Balanchine worked to put into dance form the essence of the jewels that he admired. Rubies is one act from the world's first-ever plot-less ballet, Jewels. In this act, the dancers race like lightening across the stage to an upbeat jazz-inflected score. Petite Mort is an intense piece that juxtaposes pleasure and death. Set to movements composed by Mozart, this is a breathtaking work that showcases the unique vision of Jiri Kylian, including demanding choreography that features foils as dance partners. Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to present a world premiere by Jonathan Watkins, commissioned specifically for TBT dancers. Watkins is an internationally recognized choreographer and a former company member of The Royal Ballet.
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May 30
Dallas Symphony presents Peter and the Wolf

Project Trio joins the Dallas Symphony in reinventing Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. This contemporary version will inspire imaginations young and old.
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May 30
The Contemporary Chorale presents Sounds of Sondheim

All pieces in this performance attribute lyrics or lyrics and music to the renowned composer, Stephen Sondheim. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Melanie Moore, this 60 member mixed chorus will perform selections from West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and more. In addition to The Contemporary Chorale, the performance will feature guest-artist, Scott Bardin, the live accompaniment of the Chorale Combo (comprised of Scott Ayers, Eric Czechowski, Kyle Henson) and collaborative pianist, Crysta Jones. Choreographer, Becky Fudge, will stage the performance.
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May 31
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House Freddie Jones in Jazz Under the Stars

Freddie Jones wraps up this year’s Jazz Under the Stars Scheduled for the Gazebo, performance will move inside if weather is bad. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and may bring food and beverages (beer and wine allowed. Tickets available on line or at the gate. Jones, a jazz trumpet player and composer, is an amazing, energetic musical talent who has played his trumpet throughout the southwest, performing in hot spots from Austin’s The Elephant Room to Little Rock’s Riverfront Auditorium to numerous festivals in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex, Oklahoma City, and everywhere in between. He is the trumpet behind the National Anthem at the Dallas Cowboy home games and has entertained abroad in Paris, the Hague, and Rotterdam.
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May 31
ATTPAC Sunset Screenings: John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon

100 minutes, Not Rated (Crime, Drama, Film-Noir) The Maltese Falcon is a 1929 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask beginning with the September 1929 issue. The story has been adapted several times for the cinema. The main character, Sam Spade, appears in this novel only and in three lesser known short stories, yet is widely cited as the crystallizing figure in the development of the hard-boiled private detective genre. Raymond Chandler's character Philip Marlowe, for instance, was strongly influenced by Hammett's Spade. Spade was a departure from Hammett's nameless detective, The Continental Op. Sam Spade combined several features of previous detectives, most notably his cold detachment, keen eye for detail, and unflinching determination to achieve his own justice. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Maltese Falcon 56th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century
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June 2
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

Luncheon, Program & Book Signing with W.H.Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute Charles Murray
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june 5
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents SHELBY LYNNE

AT&T Performing Arts Center presents SHELBY LYNNE Cloudy memories make for darker grays/ But blue is how I paint myself today So begins Shelby Lynne’s 13th full-length album I Can’t Imagine, quite possibly the most brilliantly crafted and intensely affecting set of compositions since her landmark collection I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000.
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June 6 - July 25
Dance Council of North Texas Vitruvian Salsa Festival

Dance Council of North Texas, in collaboration with the Town of Addison and SalsaDallas, presents the 2nd annual Vitruvian Salsa Festival, a free summer salsa celebration that brings together live music, dance performances, salsa lessons, dancing, free parking, and delectable food trucks each Saturday night from 6-10PM in June and July 2015. Come early for a bite at one of the gourmet food trucks on site. Emcee Ramiro Gonzalez and DJ Alex Santiago open each evening at 6PM. At 6:30PM, Luis Delgadillo ~ SalsaDallas’ premier instructor, teaches a free thirty-minute Salsa lesson. Live bands fire up their syncopated Latin rhythms that are fun for the entire family from 7-9:30PM. DJ Santiago continues with the finest music for dancing until 10PM. All but the food is completely free! Check out the all-star Latin lineup below: Saturday, June 6 – Features Havana NRG Saturday, June 13 – Features Orquesta Sabor Saturday, June 20 – Features Saraguey Saturday, June 27 – Features Carabali Saturday, July 4 – Features Havana NRG Saturday, July 11 – Features Saraguey Saturday, July 18 – Features Carabali Saturday, July 25 – Features Havana NRG VIVA LA SALSA! THIS SUMMER AT VITRUVIAN PARK!
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June 7
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Alex McDonald, piano

A competitor in the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition, Alex McDonald presents a recital of masterworks in Cambridge Hall, giving an up- close view of his dazzling technique.
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June 9 - 13
Dance Council of North Texas presents National Tap Dance Celebration

Dance Council of North Texas in partnership with Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) presents the Before-the-Show Show, If the Shoe Fits….. Tap!!, 45 minutes of exciting, fast-paced tap dancing performed by tappers from all over the Metroplex just prior to DSM’s presentation of the Broadway hit Cinderella in the Music Hall at Fair Park from 6:30-7:15PM, Tuesday, June 9 through Saturday, June 13, 2015. Tracy Jordan, a renowned tap dancer and choreographer and director of DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards, Sherri Wooten, co-owner of Li-Sher Dance Studio in Commerce, and Joe Cutaia and Ann Briggs-Cutaia directors of The Chaplin Cotillions join forces to co-direct The Hoofin' Crew, a group of highly talented, individually-selected performers. Don’t miss them strut their stuff throughout this not-to-be-missed, annual favorite tap dance celebration. The Before-the-Show Show acts as a red carpet welcome for audiences on their way to the Music Hall. If the Shoe Fits…. Tap!! features the finest tap dancing in the Metroplex including 2015 DCNT Tap Dance Scholarship recipients.
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June 18
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents KING SUNNY ADE AND HIS AFRICAN BEATS

Since the evolution of juju music in Nigeria in the thirties no exponent has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Ade. As a singer, composer and guitarist, he has succeeded over the years in taking this Nigerian social music type to international heights. Ade came on the scene in 1966 following his induction as a samba player in a small group led by showman and comedian Baba Sala, known in real life as Moses Olaiya. And with his own ten piece band, the Green Spots, Ade made his first record in 1967, playing the guitar solos himself. He however, blazed into prominence a year after with a hit single in praise of Stationery Stores football club which carved him a gold disc as a result of its massive sales. Since then Ade has been in the limelight.
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June 19-21
ATTPAC presents CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY

Created and directed by renown theatrical and circus impresario Neil Goldberg, CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations that are brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. The astounding feats performed in this action packed Cirque Dream are enhanced with spectacular costumes nominated for an American Theatre Wing Best Costume Design Award. The journey comes to life in a fantastical jungle setting filled with flowers, magical trees and a variety of special effects. From the Butterfly Ballet and Flipping Monkeys to Hopping Frogs and Stretching Lizards, this world-class explosion of imagination, athleticism and Broadway theatrics will exhilarate and entertain audiences of all ages.
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June 20
Jane Austen Society of North Texas presents Living in Jane Austen's World

Spend the morning living like Jane Austen (without the threat of disease or dying in childbirth) in workshops that will take you back to the 1800s. Make a Regency Style earring and pendent set that even Lady Catherine would approved, learn how to dance like that fine-eyed, husband-catching Elizabeth Bennet or take a Regency penmanship class and join the ranks of those letter writing hunks Darcy, Robert Martain, and Captain Wentworth (okay, maybe not Captain Wentworth in just one workshop!)
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June 20
Jane Austen Society of North Texas presents Netherfield Ball

Enjoy an elegant evening of English Country Dancing
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June 21 - 28
The Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival

Twenty-four exceptional 13 to 17-year-old pianists from 14 countries will compete in the first Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, June 21-28, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas in Ed Landreth Auditorium and PepsiCo Recital Hall on the campus of TCU. 1997 Cliburn Gold Medalist, in-demand touring artist, and esteemed adjudicator Jon Nakamatsu will serve as jury chairman, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform with each of three finalists under the baton of dynamic conductor Mei-Ann Chen. Competition performances will be webcast live at Cliburn.org. Festival lectures are free and open to the public. There will be 2 free community concerts -- June 25-12:30-1:30 at the FW Central Library, and June 27-11 am-1:30 pm in Sundance Square.
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June 21
ATTPAC Sunset Screenings: Howard Hawk’s His Girl Friday

92 minutes, Not Rated (Comedy, Drama, Romance) His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur. The major change in this version, introduced by Hawks, is that the role of Hildy Johnson is a woman. The film stars Cary Grant as Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson and features Ralph Bellamy as Bruce Baldwin. The film was #19 on American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs and has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
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June 23-July 5
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Annie

The original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 37 years. The beloved score for ANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
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June 24
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents DAWES

On All Your Favorite Bands, Dawes manage to transcend their well-documented Southern California influences to establish their own sound and themes, which range from the glass half full optimism of the first single, “Things Happen” and the minor-chord tension of “I Can’t Think About It Now” (featuring background vocals from Gillian Welch and the McCrary Sisters) to the soulful gospel of “Waiting for Your Call,” the rocking tongue-in-cheek lyrics of “Right On Time” and the epic, Dylan-esque set piece, “Now That It’s Too Late, Maria.”
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June 28
Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra presents An American Celebration

Singers are invited to join the orchestra on four selections including: a special arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and Wilhousky”s “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” at the concert we will be honoring both Rockwall area First Responders and our Armed Forces, past and present.
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departs Aug. 16
Masters on the Seas

Sail with Gary Levinson Associate Principal Concertmaster Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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Sept. 4 - 6
Dance Council or North Texas Second Annual Dallas DanceFest


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