Arts Calendar



April 1
Broadway Baptist Church presents Dr. Al Travis, Organist

The distinguished Professor Emeritus of Organ at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Dr. Albert L. Travis, performs in this seasons Broadway Series
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April 1 - 8
Marco Art Tours Lecture Series present Winston Churchill: The Years Between the Wars

Remembering Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his death, Dr. Martha Fielder will present these illustrated lectures on Churchill between the war years. This two lecture series will be followed by a series on Churchill and World War II. Advance registration required. Participants may purchase one or both lectures. Early discounted registration is due March 20.
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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 1
SAMMONS JAZZ presents “Bass and Drums to the Forefront” The Trio Experience

Opening Group: Jaelun Washington Trio spotlights classic jazz trio music with the drummer leading the way. Jaelun is joined by Stefan Karlsson on piano and Jeffry Eckels on bass. Second Set: John Adams: Trio Combinations features acoustic and electric bass player John Adams. Trio Combinations explores the different blends, sounds, and colors of the jazz trio with the bass as leading instrument. John will be joined by Mike Drake on drums, Jason Bucklin on guitar, Brad Leali on sax, and Eric Willis on piano playing different trio combinations.
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April 1
Broadway Baptist Church presents Dr. Al Travis, Organist

The distinguished Professor Emeritus of Organ at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Dr. Albert L. Travis, performs in this seasons Broadway Series
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April 1
SAMMONS JAZZ presents “Bass and Drums to the Forefront” The Trio Experience

Opening Group: Jaelun Washington Trio spotlights classic jazz trio music with the drummer leading the way. Jaelun is joined by Stefan Karlsson on piano and Jeffry Eckels on bass. Second Set: John Adams: Trio Combinations features acoustic and electric bass player John Adams. Trio Combinations explores the different blends, sounds, and colors of the jazz trio with the bass as leading instrument. John will be joined by Mike Drake on drums, Jason Bucklin on guitar, Brad Leali on sax, and Eric Willis on piano playing different trio combinations.
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April 2
Broadway Baptist Church Maundy Thursday

Join us for a simple service centered on meditation by pastor, Brent Beasley and the sharing of communion.
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April 2
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents The Roomsounds with RTB2

The Roomsounds are a Dallas, Texas based American rock band. Their rootsy, back-to-basics approach evokes the era of ‘60′s and ‘70′s classic rock and roll. The band puts their freewheeling, youthful spin on timeless rock paved way by their tuneful forefathers: Tom Petty, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones."Led by singer and guitarist Ryan Michael, this four-piece delivers a masterwork of blues-rock with the most sludgy style DFW has heard in a while. With guitar tones straight from the early-‘70s Rolling Stones, it’s impossible not to get into this disc right away. But The Roomsounds are no one-trick pony. Their brilliant songwriting, along with versatile vocals, walks the listener through a museum with displays of country, garage rock, gospel, folk, punk and more, all with the tour-guide of catchy accessibility. "
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April 2
DSO on the Go: Denton

Karina Canellakis, conductor
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April 3
Broadway Baptist Church Good Friday

This service will feature the reading of the story of the passion of Christ, choral singing, and reflections on the cross from Brent Beasley
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April 3
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Holy Week Messiah Concert

Handel's Messiah, Parts II & III (Passion & Resurrection) will be presented Good Friday, April 3, at 7 pm by Lovers Lane Sanctuary Choir, Professional Orchestra, and soloists, conducted by Jimmy Emery, Director of Music/Communications. Soloists include Kristen Lassiter, Erin Thomas, Ryan McDonald, and Brandon Gibson.
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April 3
Arlington Heights United Methodist Church Chancel Choir presents Mozart’s Requiem

The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Simons, will be accompanied by Alan Kerr at the organ, a string orchestra, woodwinds and timpani. Soloist will be Amanda Gladden, soprano, Kayla Caraway, mezzo soprano, Keith Branyon, tenor and Ralph Burkey, bass.
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April 3
Astraios presents The Bel Air Brass

The Bel Air Brass will present works that cover everything from Renaissance fanfares to Dixieland jazz. Join us this holiday weekend for a concert that features something for everyone. Be sure to stay for a post-concert reception with the musicians. (This concert is rescheduled from a February ice storm.)
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April 3
Church of the Holy Cross presents Haydn/Seven Last Words of Christ

Good Friday Meditation and performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ by Quartet Galant
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April 3-24
Grand Prairie Arts Council - 15th Annual April Concerts in the Park

April Concerts in the Park at Grand Prairie's Central Park in The Summit Garden - overlooking the lake! Enjoy a fabulous line-up of entertainment! Bring the whole family and your lawn chairs or a blanket. Food and beverage concessions available, no outside food or drink allowed in the park.
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April 3
Imbroglio Sextet

The Imbroglio Sextet is a group of international musicians hailing from Haiti, Spain and the U.S. These exceptional musicians met in Cange, Haiti the summer of 2013 at a the Ecole de Musique St. Trinite camp where they taught and performed. In 2013, these musicians, inspired by their teaching efforts throughout Haiti, and motivated by the Haitian-American composer Sydney Guilluame and trumpeter Cara Pollard, began this musical project based on the foundations of peace in a country where creativity is a necessity and the desire to learn is the motor. With this background, Imbroglio Sextet presents a completely new concert program unlike any before it. Pieces include Imbroglio – Sydney Guillaume, Spitfire – Jim Stephenson, 4 Movements for Film Projector – Brandon Brown: Film – Rush Olson and many others. The works display influences from the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. The mixture of ideas unfolds throughout and results in a great ending-- in an understanding that we could not have imagined any other way. Imbroglio Sextet hopes to share their music and expectations of the same “imbroglios” that an understanding like this would create. Artists: Sydney Guillaume – composer/director (Haiti – LA, California) Cara Pollard – trumpet (Ft. Worth, Texas) Salvador Contreras – clarinet (Pamplona, Spain) David Otto – violin (Huesca, Spain) Katie von Braun – violin (San Francisco Conservatory – Michigan) Lucia Nuin – viola (Pamplona, Spain) Javier Navascues – cello (Pamplona, Spain) Rush Olson – film (Ft. Worth, Texas)
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April 4
Chamber Music International concert 5

Back by popular demand—2 of the finest young artists in the world in another spectacular collaboration. Program: Suite Italienne after themes by G. Pergolesi (1710-1736)....Igor Stravinsky Iberia (selection)....Isaac Albéniz Sonata No. 3 in d minor Op. 27/3, "Ballade" for Violin Solo....Eugène Ysaÿe Tre Pezzi....György Kurtág Sonata in A Major....César Franck
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April 4
Imbroglio Sextet

The Imbroglio Sextet is a group of international musicians hailing from Haiti, Spain and the U.S. These exceptional musicians met in Cange, Haiti the summer of 2013 at a the Ecole de Musique St. Trinite camp where they taught and performed. In 2013, these musicians, inspired by their teaching efforts throughout Haiti, and motivated by the Haitian-American composer Sydney Guilluame and trumpeter Cara Pollard, began this musical project based on the foundations of peace in a country where creativity is a necessity and the desire to learn is the motor. With this background, Imbroglio Sextet presents a completely new concert program unlike any before it. Pieces include Imbroglio – Sydney Guillaume, Spitfire – Jim Stephenson, 4 Movements for Film Projector – Brandon Brown: Film – Rush Olson and many others. The works display influences from the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. The mixture of ideas unfolds throughout and results in a great ending-- in an understanding that we could not have imagined any other way. Imbroglio Sextet hopes to share their music and expectations of the same “imbroglios” that an understanding like this would create. Artists: Sydney Guillaume – composer/director (Haiti – LA, California) Cara Pollard – trumpet (Ft. Worth, Texas) Salvador Contreras – clarinet (Pamplona, Spain) David Otto – violin (Huesca, Spain) Katie von Braun – violin (San Francisco Conservatory – Michigan) Lucia Nuin – viola (Pamplona, Spain) Javier Navascues – cello (Pamplona, Spain) Rush Olson – film (Ft. Worth, Texas)
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April 5
Broadway Baptist Church presents An Easter Celebration

Join us in a festive service of celebration featuring marvelous Easter music accompanied by organist Albert L. Travis and The Festival Brass.
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April 6
TCU School of Music presents the Lin / Castro-Balbi Duo

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata No. 1 in F Major for Piano and Cello, Op. 5 No. 1 (1796) Richard Strauss - Sonata in F Major, Op. 6 (1883) Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata in C Major, Op. 119 (1949)
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April 7
Cliburn at the Bass John Giordano Tribute Concert

John Giordano Tribute Concert Featuring eight Cliburn winners Haochen Zhang, 2009 gold; Joyce Yang, 2005 silver; Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 gold; Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 gold; Simone Pedroni, 1993 gold; André-Michel Schub, 1981 gold; Vladimir Viardo, 1973 gold
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April 7
NPower Jazz Dallas Presents Terence Blanchard + Friends Building Tech Careers for U.S. Veterans Benefit Concert

On Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m., NPower, 7-Eleven and PepsiCo will present A Benefit Concert that promises to be a powerful evening, not only because it’s the first public performance in Dallas by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, but also because of the impact each of us will be making on the lives of our hometown heroes. Did you know that there are more than 30,000 new U.S. Armed Forces veterans entering the job market each year? Nearly 1,400 veterans in the greater Dallas area are interested in benefiting from NPower’s free IT training program (Technology Service Corps), yet the current program only has capacity to serve about 100 veterans annually. This talent pool coupled with the demand for bright, disciplined people with a high tech skill set is a tremendous source for building new career opportunities.
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April 7
UNT A Cappella Choir

Brahms Requiem, for chorus and piano four-hand Carol Wilson, soprano Jeffrey Snider, baritone Steven Harlos, piano Seungkyul Kim, piano
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April 9
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents The King Bucks (acoustic) with Ronnie Fauss

The King Bucks music forges a unique alliance between traditional country, boogie, rockabilly and soul. This fearless blend transcends mere country and propels the band into a hitherto unexplored realm of progressive honky tonk. Their sound appeals to die hard purists as well as those unfamiliar with the revered legacy of country music’s early masters. The members of the band had played together in various musical endeavors prior to their collective debut at Texas’ famous Mesquite Rodeo. It was this performance that helped solidify their vision of a bold new approach to a time honored genre.
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April 9
Dallas Baptist University 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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April 9, 10, & 12
Dallas Symphony presents Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4

The DSO presents the Dallas premiere of Christopher Rouse's Iscariot. The piece was written in 1989, and Rouse called it "my most autobiographical score to date." American conductor Joshua Weilerstein makes his DSO debut on this concert conducting Mendelssohn's delightful "Scottish" Symphony and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Ohlsson as soloist.
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April 10-12
Fort Worth Symphony presents CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

Back by popular request – Cirque de la Symphonie returns to Bass Performance Hall in the final concert of the 2014-2015 FWSO Pops season. Watch in delight as aerialists, acrobats, dancers, jugglers, contortionists and more perform amazing feats to classical masterpieces!
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April 11
‹dallas bach Society Mass in B Minor

For the first time in ten years, the great Mass in B Minor of Sebastian Bach, with soloists Anna Popov, Soprano, Agnes Vojtko, Mezzo-Soprano, Nicholas Garza, Countertenor, Dann Coakwell, Tenor, and Curtis Stree—tman, Bass.
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April 11
Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra National Tour

Mike Vax and The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra will be traveling through Ft. Worth, TX as they begin their national tour. Featuring the Chisholm Trail High School Jazz band as the opening act, come join us for a night of big band!
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April 11
Astraios Gala Concert

Join us for the elegant yet casual evening of music, food, and good company. Enjoy performances by Daniel Kelly, Brian Zator, Natasha Merchant, Emily McKay and more, plus hear the world premier of ''Fast Track'' by local composer David Horace Davies. Funds raised this evening will support our free community concert series as well as our programming with Frisco ISD.
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April 11
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents A GERSHWIN SPECTACULAR!

Featuring LINDSAY DEUTSCH The ISO’s grand finale features the music of one of America’s most admired and beloved composers: George Gershwin. American violinist Lindsay Deutsch performs her own transcriptions for violin and orchestra of original scores from the famed composer. • Cuban Overture • Porgy and Bess, arranged for violin and orchestra • Rhapsody in Blue, arranged for violin and orchestra • An American in Paris
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April 11
Richardson symphony presents European Masters

Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso for Strings and Harpsichord “Alla Rustica” Haydn: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in C Major Inbal Segev, cello Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 “Haffner”
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April 11
Round Top Festival Institute TAMU Wind Symphony and Singing Cadets

The two ensembles at Round Top for the first time together.
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April 11
VOICES at the Kimbell

VOICES of Fort Worth is a consort of 20 highly skilled singers whose vocal blend and exceptional reading skills and musicianship combine to create a unique presentation that spans every musical period from early Renaissance to the 21st century. Specializing in a cappella literature, the vocal ensemble creates a full spectrum of vocal colors ranging from the most intense and dramatic dissonance to the most palliative and soothing consonance.
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April 12
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House 2nd Sunday Afternoon Jazz Jam

The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House continues its tradition of welcoming jazz musicians and fans to the 2nd Sunday Jazz Jam at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75233 on April 12, from 5 to 7 pm. There is no admission fee. Donations are distributed among the performers.
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April 12
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Camille King, soprano and Adam Gordon, Baroque trumpet

Soprano Camille King has appeared in opera, recital, oratorio and orchestral performances throughout Europe and the United States. She has specialized in Early Music, French art songs as well the operas of Mozart. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Voice at Southern Methodist University. Adam Gordon is Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Previously he was Principal Trumpet of the Sacramento Symphony, Opera San Jose, the Monterey County Symphony, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Adam has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras. Overseas, he has performed with the Jerusalem Symphony and the National Orchestra of Mexico. Adam also performs on baroque trumpet with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), Mercury Baroque (Houston), Banchetto Musicale (Boston), Portland Baroque Orchestra (OR) and many other period instrument groups across the US. He also teaches Baroque trumpet at the University of North Texas.
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April 12
Schola Cantorum presents Cathedral Echoes

Performances of Mass in G Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Handel's Chandos Anthem No.4, O Sing Unto The Lord, as well as new works by Daniel Elder and Eric Esenvalds. The concert also features a cameo appearance by the choir from Keller High School.
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April 12
Texas Camerata presents Back to the Future

A celebration of Texas Camerata’s silver anniversary, featuring the musicians of Texas Camerata performing their favorite Baroque repertoire from the past 25 years.
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April 12
Arlington Community Band in the Park

Arlington Community Band in concert at Veteran's Park Band Shell. Works by Malcolm Arnold, Frank Ticheli, Jack Stamp, Rossini, Doublas Akey, and Dana Wilson. Bring a chair or blanket for the lawn. FREE
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April 12
Blue Candlelight Music Productions present Artina McCane, Piano & Icy Renee Simpson, Soprano

An expressive and colorful pianist, Artina McCain enjoys an active career as a solo and chamber performer, adjudicator, teacher, and presenter. Icy Renee Simpson has been hailed as a passionate singer whose love for music flows through everyone that hears her.
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April 12
NTSO presents American Stage and Screen

Denise Lee is an award-winning actress, singer and down-to-earth diva. Her powerful voice, warm and friendly demeanor, and her sassy and sensual performance style has charmed theater, nightclub and television audiences for more than two decades. This concert includes: Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture Dvorak, American Suite in A Major, Op. 98b Guest Artist, Denise Lee, vocalist Berlin, There’s No Business Like Show Business Ellington, In a Sentimental Mood Mercer, I Remember You Zawinul, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Morricone, Whispers in a Dream/Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission Kern, Pick Yourself Up Nurturer Medley: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child—Slumber, My Darling—Grandma’s Hands Bizet, Habanera from Carmen Love for Sale Wizards of Oz Medley: For Good from Wicked—Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz—Home from The Wiz
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April 12
Sing Praise to God

A choral concert featuring the music of Mack Wilberg presented by the choirs of First United Methodist Church Dallas, First United Methodist Church, Richardson, Highland Park United Methodist Church and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mack Wilberg, Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
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April 12
TowerArts Concert: Mack Wilberg Hymn Festival

Guest conducted by Mack Wilberg, Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the HPUMC Chancel Choir combines with Chancel Choir of FUMC-Dallas and FUMC-Richardson for an unforgettable evening of inspiration. Tickets required.
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April 13
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 flute and strings by Villa-Lobos, Beethoven, and Mozart, featuring flutist Demarre McGill, violinist Aleksandr Snytkin, violist Dimitry Kustanovich, and cellist Gayane Fullford.
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April 13
Schola Cantorum presents Cathedral Echoes

Performances of Mass in G Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Handel's Chandos Anthem No.4, O Sing Unto The Lord, as well as new works by Daniel Elder and Eric Esenvalds.
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April 16
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents Salim Nourallah Boombox Experiment with Paul Slavens

If a Beatle was left in the desert at age three and raised in El Paso, Texas, you’d have Salim Nourallah. Salim is a North Texas music scene fixture. After gaining initial acclaim with the Denton-based Nourallah Brothers he’s gone on to release a half dozen solo albums and produce a fine list of many others.
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April 16-19
Dallas Symphony presents Mozart Requiem

The Dallas Symphony and Trio Jean Paul present the US premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's Triple Concerto, a piece dedicated to the Trio and a co-commission of the DSO, the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Mozart's Requiem marries choral forces with the Orchestra in one of the best-loved works of the classical repertoire.
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April 16
Symphony Arlington presents LeeAnne Thompson, flute

Join Symphony Arlington as we continue our la bella Italia season featuring LeeAnne Thompson, flutist performing Liebermann Flute Concerto. Also on this performance will be Herold’s Overture to Zampa, Puccini’s Chrysanthemums, plus more.
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April 16
UNT wind Symphony

Program to include: Giancarlo Castro D'Addona - Grand Fanfare Patrick Harlan - Rapture Oscar Navarro - The Fly Ferrer Ferran - Jungla Michael Daugherty - Brooklyn Bridge Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet soloist
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April 17
Lewisville Lake Symphony Features Pavel Gintov, Pianist

Pavel Gintov, winner of the 1st Takamatsu International Piano Competition, will perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony on Friday, April 17, at 7:30 pm, in the final concert of the 2014-15 Symphony Series. He will play Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings, a performance that also features Bert Truax on trumpet.
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April 17
Garland Symphony presents LeeAnne Thompson, flute

Join the Garland Symphony as we continue our la bella Italia season featuring LeeAnne Thompson, flutist performing Liebermann Flute Concerto. Also on this performance will be Herold’s Overture to Zampa, Puccini’s Chrysanthemums, plus more.
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April 17
Meadows Wind ensemble presents It Ain’t the Fourth of July, But…

It ain’t the Fourth of July, but the MWE is celebrating Americana with a program of music featuring, arguably, the three most famous American composers – George Gershwin, Aaron Copland and John Adams. The program will include performances of Gershwin’s Catfish Row, a selection of songs from the iconic opera Porgy and Bess, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and John Adams’ Chamber Symphony, inspired, at least in part, by classic cartoons, and accompanied by a video presentation of – what else? – classic cartoons! And you know the Road Runner and his chief nemesis Wile E. Coyote will be on the menu!
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April 17
UT Dallas presents Butch Miles & Ray Sasaki

Drummer Butch Miles, known for his swinging big band style and technique, is joined by trumpeter Ray Sasaki for an evening of dynamic music. Miles was drummer for the Count Basie Orchestra and now is Professor of Music at Texas State University. Sasaki, a member of the St. Louis Brass Quartet, is Professor of Trumpet at The University of Texas at Austin.
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April 18
Flower Mound Symphony Paul Bonneau Tribute Concert

Please join us for a musical tribute to the late long-time Music Director of the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra. We will be featuring pieces composed by Paul as well as some of his favorite pieces by other composers. Here are just a few of the pieces being performed: Fanfare for Brass Quintet Paul G. Bonneau Hymn to the Fallen John Williams Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring J.S. Bach arr. Paul G. Bonneau Dear Dr. Phipps Paul G. Bonneau (Reading by Kim L Bonneau) Ballad for Paul Michael Springer Lacrimosa Mozart’s Requiem Last Train Home P. Matheny Hallelujah Chorus The Messiah –G.F. Handel Admission is Free.
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April 18
Keller Public Arts presents Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The 6th annual FWSO concert will be held at the Keller High School Fine Arts Center on Saturday evening, April 18 at 7:30 pm. Daniel Black will conduct the Orchestra in selections by Mozart, Haydn, Weber and Beethoven.
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April 18
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra presents la bella ITALIA! featuring LeeAnne Thompson, Flute

Join the LCSO as we continue our la bella Italia season featuring LeeAnne Thompson, flutist performing Liebermann Flute Concerto. Also on this performance will be Herold’s Overture to Zampa, Puccini’s Chrysanthemums, plus more.
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April 18
Allen Philharmonic presents A Winning Combination

Orchestral selections include Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, and this season’s Gold medalist’s performance from the Allen Philharmonic’s own Roger & Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition.
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April 18
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents A PAIR OF SIXES

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth will present a rare opportunity to hear two major string sextets: Souvenir de Florence by Tchaikovsky and the great String Sextet No.1 Op. 18 by Brahms.
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April 18
Plano Symphony presents A GRAND GERSHWIN FINALE

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR ALEX MCDONALD, PIANO Gershwin: Cuban Overture Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations for Piano and Orchestra Gershwin: An American in Paris Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony conclude the 2014 - 2015 season with a celebration of one of the most beloved composers of all times - George Gershwin. The American composer’s works span popular and classical music. Several of his best known works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and the opera, Porgy and Bess. This festive finale begins with Gershwin’s sparkling Cuban Overture. The performance includes a PSO debut with the scintillating I Got Rhythm Variations for Piano and Orchestra and the Piano Concerto in F performed by Alex McDonald. McDonald made his orchestra debut at age 11 and has gone on to perform with numerous orchestras, was a featured performer on From the Top on National Public Radio, and studied in Dallas for 13 years with Lois Nielson with coaching from Stephen Nielson, Pamela Paul and Sam Wong. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory, holds a Masters from Juilliard and is currently completing a Doctorate at Juilliard. The season concludes with Gershwin’s An American in Paris, based on Gershwin’s perceptions of Paris during a visit.
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April 18
UT Dallas presents Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet has been lauded for its “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, and has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as an exceptional string quartet. The members are Misha Vitenson, violin; Marcia Littley, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; and Jason Calloway, cello. The program will include a performance of UT Dallas Professor Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Meta 4.
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April 19
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Texas A&M University-Commerce Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers specialize in chamber vocal music from all periods of music history. The 11-voice ensemble is noted for its excellence in the choral art. The Chamber Singers perform a Fall and Spring Concert and at community and University events. Dr. Randall Hooper conducts the Texas A&M University-Commerce University choral groups as part of his teaching responsibilities there. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from LSU and is also actively involved with church music and musical theatre.
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April 19
Orchestra of New Spain presents The Rise of Opera

By the middle of the 18th C, the Spanish zarzuela gave way to Italian influences that brought opera to Madrid in the person of the new Court Maestro de Capilla, Francisco Courcelle. Join us to hear his works and those of Guillermo Ferrer and Francisco Coradini, as they would have been heard in Madrid’s opera house in the Buen Retiro Park which the Ambassador of the Court of Saint James described as second to none in the world!! Featuring sopranos Anna Popova, Jendi Tarde, alto Nichola Garza and violinist Veronika Vassileva playing the Devil’s Trill Concert of Tartini.
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April 19
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Young Voices in Celebration

Together with PCPC children’s choirs, adult singers, and chamber orchestra, the PCPC youth choirs will present an evening of worship through scripture and song.
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April 19
Plano Symphony presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

family concert series
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April 19
Spring Handbell Concert

Handbell music performed by Lovers Lane, Trietsch Memorial, and Carollton First United Methodist Churches, to feature both solo and massed performances, including brass choir, with works by Sherman, Dobrinski, and Handel.
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April 19
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Andrea Dawson

Known as the Sassy Soulstress of the Blues, Andrea Dawson grew up singing in church immersed in Gospel, Soul, R&B, and Blues. The sister of Blues guitarist Hashbrown, she is the hottest Blues singer in Austin. She has toured Portugal with Lucky Peterson, headlined in Santiago, Chile, and had a regular gig at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai, China. With a rare intensity and sophistication, Andrea sings the Blues from her heart. She is the real deal!
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April 20
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Modigliani Quartet

The Modigliani Quartet, formed by four close friends celebrated in 2013 ten years of playing together and has already become of the world’s top string quartets.
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April 21
Dallas Winds present WE LOVE LENNIE

A loving tribute to a true American original — Leonard Bernstein. Selections from West Side Story, Candide, On The Waterfront and much more.
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April 23
ATTPAC presents The Cush with Daniel Markham

In the time-honored tradition of husband/wife duos (think Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth) providing the creative core and identity of a band, Burette and Gabrielle Douglas bring a sound and musical vision all their own to The Cush. Formed in Dallas, TX in 2000, The Cush features sympathetic songwriting armed with vintage tape delays and a batch of psych-pop mini suites. Over the years, The Cush has opened for artists including Cat Power, Broken Social Scene, Stars, Deerhoof, The Fiery Furnaces, Dead Meadow, Centro-matic, and James McMurtry, among many others.
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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
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 24
Highlander Concerts present The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances, they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned.
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April 24
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher Featuring Percussionist Ian Rosenbaum and the Parker String Quartet

Music from Yellow Barn: Percussionist Ian Rosenbaum and the Parker String Quartet The play of tension and release is a vitally important element in our experience of music, and tonality, the hierarchical relationship between pitches or harmonies, is one framework that guides us. Much is asked of an audience experiencing new work with sounds that are less familiar but the ear is quick and can adapt to new sounds when context is there to guide us. Percussionist Ian Rosenbaum and the Parker String Quartet lead us on a sonic adventure through tonalities at once ancient and new, sculpted by Bach, Beethoven, Berio, Webern and Wood.
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April 24
UT Dallas Arts presents Musica Nova

Students from the UT Dallas Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music ensemble will perform with faculty members and guest artists under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodríguez. Musica Nova Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Director Italian Inspiration Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trombones & Orchestra Cimarosa: Concerto for Two Flutes & Orchestra Rota: Trio for Flute, Violin & Piano Rossini/Liszt: La Regatta Veneziana for Piano Solo Milhaud: Scaramouche for Saxophone & Orchestra Michael McVay, Piano UTD Students & Guest Artists
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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
Broadway Baptist Church presents The Texas Boys Choir

The Texas Boys Choir performs in this seasons Broadway Series.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Chamber Artists Recital

Free, eclectic musical recital
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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 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 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
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

The 8th Annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert presents award winning 15-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
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
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
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 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 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 Chamber Singers present 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 can expect the large screen at the Performance Hall to be put to good use. 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
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
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
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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March 5-April 12
Theatre Too presents Fellowship!: The Musical Parody of The Fellowship of the Ring

Once upon a time, two visionaries in a far away city (Los Angeles) had a brilliant idea. The books and movies based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy were so popular...why not have a bit of fun and write a musical parody of Tolkein’s classic story, The Fellowship of the Ring? They shared their idea with a composer and a multi-talented cast of actors who then banded together with them to create a cult theater classic called Fellowship! Their merry little musical won numerous awards and played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and New York.
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March 6-April 18
Artisan Center Theater presents SINGING IN THE RAIN

1920’s Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance, is accounted for, including the show stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.
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March 12-April 5
Theatre Three presents Hot Mikado

In a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion (like flirting!), jazz, and the blues, and gospel are spoken fluently. Hot Mikado weaves a tale of hilarious proportions and despite the life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting.
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March 13-April 5
Dallas children’s Theater presents Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts' The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Based on the book by Beatrix Potter Back by popular demand! The musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved rabbit tale lavishly blends puppetry and live acting on the Baker Theater’s stage. Peter Rabbit’s mother warned her children not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden, lest they get baked into a pie like their father. When she leaves the burrow, curiosity gets the best of little Peter, and he visits the garden. Will he escape the fate of his father and find the way back to the safety and warmth of his home? Fall in love again with this cozy tale of everyone’s favorite naughty bunny.
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March 18-April 11
Undermain Theatre presents The Testament of Mary

This one-woman show was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Based on Colm Tóibín’s 2012 novella, The Testament of Mary takes place in the period when Mary is living in solitude in the city of Ephesus, guarded by followers of her son seeking to record her account of the events surrounding his death. In Tóibín’s portrayal of this iconic figure, she emerges not as the serene image familiar from religious art, but as a complex flesh-and-blood woman torn by grief and her refusal to endorse the official version of the story.
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March 20-April 5
Dallas Summer Musicals present The King and I

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, 'The Small House of Uncle Thomas,' is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.
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March 20 - April 12
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes | Created by Roger Bean | Directed by Dennis Yslas | This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom and 1968 ten-year reunion where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ’50s and ’60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane! “The fun never stops!” –Associated Press | Reception immediately following the Opening Night performance | ASL Interpretation provided for the first Saturday performance | This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council Northeast and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
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March 20-April 5
Richardson Theatre Centre presents Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias follows the stories and relationships of six women who gather regularly at a Southern beauty parlor as they bond together through their ups and downs, marriage and childbirth. Alternately comic and touching, the three years covered in the women's lives are full of witty dialogue, hilarious banter, and wrenching heartache.
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March 21-April 4
Irving Arts Center presents A Flea In Her Ear

This turn-of-the-century French farce is full of comedic chaos! Enter Victor Chandebisse, an elegant barrister in the Paris of 1900, whose wife Raymonde’s suspicions of her husband’s philandering are confirmed when his suspenders are returned from the hotel. In Raymonde’s attempt to catch her husband “in the act,” the entire cast ends up at a hotel that specializes in romantic tete-a-tetes, chasing each other through slamming doors or in beds that spin, seeing double, and getting thrashed by an insane Englishman while they’re at it. Will Victor & Raymonde find their marital bliss again? Je ne sais pas!
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March 27 - April 12
Theatre Arlington presents Becky's New Car

Becky is caught in middle age, middle management and a mediocre marriage – when a grief-stricken millionaire wanders into her car dealership. She is offered a new life…and the audience gets to ride shotgun in an original comedy-a surprising and delightful romp down the road not taken.
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March 27-April 12
Rockwall Community Players present Mousetrap by Agatha Christi

A charming whodunnit set over a 1930's weekend gathering in a remote country house. The suspense begins when a group of strangely secretive and highly suspicious guests check in, one by one, at a rural English hotel. Fueled by a radio report of murder in London and a detective sergeant arriving on skis, tensions mount, accusations are made, and clues are uncovered.
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March 28-April 13
Casa Manana presents Cinderella

Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love! With a beautiful score, including "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and the classic "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Cinderella will charm its way into your heart, and remind you that dreams really can come true.
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April 2
LaunchAbility presents A Special Evening with Dana Carvey

The 14th Annual A Special Evening hosted by Alliance Data, benefiting LaunchAbility®, will feature a stand-up comedy routine by the Emmy-award winning comedian Dana Carvey. LaunchAbility® will present the Milton P. Levy, Jr. Outstanding Volunteer Award and the Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award. Guests will also have the opportunity to donate to participate in a raffle.
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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
Wading Home, an Opera of New Orleans

This two-act opera will be presented in a staged workshop format with internationally known baritone Donnie Ray Albert, outstanding regional vocalists and an instrumental ensemble and chorus. The opera Wading Home tells the fictional story of a family’s struggle to reconnect and recover after the flood which nearly destroyed New Orleans in 2005.
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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 & 4
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Chicago

A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.
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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 7-19
Dallas Summer Musicals present The Illusionists

Direct from Broadway , the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to Dallas Summer Musicals! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
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April 9 - 18
UT Dallas presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, based on the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, focuses on the treacherous schemes of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. This play was adapted into the Academy Award winning motion picture, Dangerous Liaisons. Performances to be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Thursday nights are free for everyone
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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 10-18
Dallas Opera presents Iolanta

This rarely-performed Tchaikovsky gem, set in medieval Provence, tells the story of a kind-hearted young princess sheltered from the truth about herself – she was born blind. One day a stranger enters her private garden where, entranced by her beauty, he asks for a token to remember her by: a red rose. Through this simple request, many lives are changed forever. Love and duty, deception and faith collide in this gentle fairytale romance performed by a superb Russian/American ensemble, staged by German director Christian Räth (Tristan & Isolde), and featuring a gorgeous and lushly romantic score conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume.
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April 10 - 11
WingSpan Theatre Company presents A Two Day Staged Reading

WingSpan Theatre Company presents a Two Day Staged Reading of a New Play - SHOE CONFESSIONS - By Cynthia Salzman Mondell. April 10 & 11 @ 7:30 p.m. @ The Bath House Cultural Center. Followed by Post Show Talk Backs. A diverse ensemble of women unfold their unique and impactful journeys in their shoes. Shoes are more than just a fashion statement; they evoke memories and the chapters of a woman's life from first steps to last steps.
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April 10-11
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Spring Fiesta

DBDT II continues to prove their place and rank amongst Dallas’ professional dance companies. Come and experience the performances that audiences have deemed “exquisite and “absolutely breathtaking.” With special guests, Dallas Black Dance Academy’s Allegro Performing ensemble, you will be stunned by this performance.
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April 10-19
Dallas Children's Theater presents Balloonacy

Our youngest audiences will enjoy this award-winning story of a lonely old man (played by DCT’s own Karl Schaeffer) and his friendship with a balloon. The old man is set in his solitary ways until a red balloon blows through his window and insists on becoming his friend. Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.
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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
Dallas Opera presents THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF, TDO’s newest production is an adaptation of the popular folk tale based on scenes from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. Incorporated into the lively performance are key messages for students, including the importance of attending school regularly and the need to be kind. Performed in English
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April 12
Fancy Nancy the Musical at the Eisemann Center

Watch this live production based on the book series by Jane O’Connor. Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show Deep Sea Dances. Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?
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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 17-19
Texas Ballet Theater presents Masterworks: Rubies, Petit Mort, Five Poems

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 of from the world's first ever plotless 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 juxatposes 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.''Aggression, sexuality, energy, silence, cultivated senselessness and vulnerability all play a significant part.''
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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 18
Infinity Dance Productions presents Cinema

Infinity Dance Productions presents ''Cinema'' an event that takes your favorite movies from the big screen to the stage. Come enjoy these choreographic interpretations from amazing choreographers, companies and studios. From Ghost, Donnie Darko, Little Miss Sunshine, Moulin Rouge, Selma, a special tribute to Selena and more!
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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 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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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 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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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 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 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 1 & 2
Titas Presents 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 Malandain’s magical and inventive vision of this ballet classic.
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May 15-17
Dallas Black Dance Theater

Part of DBDT’s Spring Celebration Series Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present a world premiere created by New York based choreographer, Daniel Catanach. Catanach will integrate ballet, Black and Hispanic urban gesture, and social and modern dance to create this transformative work which focuses on the experience of young men growing up in Urban America. The work will feature six male dancers who are celebrating “coming of age” in very different ways. Though they are from various social and economic backgrounds and are finding their own unique voice through independent journeys, they still share one common ground: growing up a “minority.” The piece will be structured in three parts. Celebration: will highlight the ways in which they feel they are moving forward in the world. Struggle: will put forth various obstacles to be dealt with, sometimes between each other and other times from within. Triumph: will show the inner spirit that pushes through and keeps one living.
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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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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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Jan. 31-April 5
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: RongRong&inri

The Modern's second Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014-2015 season features the work of the Chinese/Japanese collaborative team RongRong&inri. Since 2000, RongRong&inri have been creating works that push the boundaries of traditional black-and-white photography. The husband and wife are widely recognized for self-portraits that chronicle their lives together. Through these narrative photographs, RongRong&inri elaborate on relationships (both theirs and relationships in general), as well as cultural differences and similarities. In certain series, their naked bodies are juxtaposed against the countryside - for example, for example, the landscape surrounding Mount Fuji - to convey the vastness and power of nature and, by contrast, the smallness of man. In other works, they present themselves in urban settings, such as those found in a rapidly developing China, where they currently live.
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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. 4-April 22
Peanuts . . . Naturally

Take a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Activity stations allow kids of all ages to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.
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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 18
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Featured Artist Series

Showcasing new work from Greg Fidler, Kenneth Gonzales, Tom Philabaum, and David Royce. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 14th from 11-5:30.
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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 21-April 18
Valley House Gallery presents new paintings by Mary Vernon

Valley House Gallery is pleased to present our fifth solo exhibition of paintings by Mary Vernon. Born in Southern New Mexico, educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Vernon has served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University since 1967. She teaches painting and drawing, and SMU’s noted color theory course.
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March 23-April 17
2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition Series at Moudy Gallery

Courtney Hamilton Latent Function March 23 – 27: Reception Monday, March 23, 6 – 8 pm Latent Function is a term from Sociology that is used to describe things or actions that are neither recognized nor intended. Objects in the world are engineered, researched, and manufactured to fulfill a very specialized role. But the specific is of limited interest for most. Hamilton is interested in the potential of an object that exists outside of what is intended. Alyssa Hawkins ladylike March 30 – April 3: Reception Monday, March 30, 6 – 8 pm Alyssa Hawkins’ Master of Fine Arts thesis show, ladylike, deals with the limitations of cultural ideals and norms in western society. Within the work, questions of identity play out through a layering of materials, text and visual imagery that work to provoke fractures in conventional narratives of power.
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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 27-April 24
UT Dallas presents Comer Collection: Of Nature

Of Nature presents an overview of photographers who take inspiration from the natural world. From an emphasis on scientific phenomena and the recording of flora and fauna, to fictional images of natural phenomena, these artists reveal the power of observation and our relationship to our environment. Exhibiting artists include Tom Chambers, Camille Solyagua, John Pfahl, Zeke Berman, Steve Goff, Robert Langham III and Kate Breakey.
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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 1 - 8
Marco Art Tours Lecture Series present Winston Churchill: The Years Between the Wars

Remembering Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his death, Dr. Martha Fielder will present these illustrated lectures on Churchill between the war years. This two lecture series will be followed by a series on Churchill and World War II. Advance registration required. Participants may purchase one or both lectures. Early discounted registration is due March 20.
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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
Lone Star Film Society presents GREMLINS with Autographed Poster Giveaway

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen Joe Dante’s GREMLINS 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. The 1984 instant classic GREMLINS epitomizes Dante's unique voice as a filmmaker; an otherworldly horror film set in your very familiar backyard. The film tells the story of cinema's cutest fuzzball, Gizmo, and the very big responsibility required to keep him from spawning terrifying, destructive little monsters. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Chris Colombus (HOME ALONE, THE GOONIES), GREMLINS was a unique box-office smash in a summer full of instant classics.
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April 4
Lone Star Film Society presents RAGING BULL

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen Martin Scorsese’s RAGING BULL as part of the 2015 ArthouseFW spring schedule. Dr. Joan McGettigan will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening. With a big leap in his career as the director of the Roger Corman-produced BOXCAR BERTHA (1972), Martin Scorsese polished his style and turned around to create his breakout film MEAN STREETS (1973) the following year. The film would begin a long time collaboration between Scorsese and Robert De Niro, which reached a pinnacle in the 1980 film RAGING BULL. Following Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro) as an Italian American middleweight boxer suffering from neuroses that manifest in the destruction of the world around him, Scorsese created a defining film of the decade and gave De Niro his first Best Actor Academy Award after his third nomination.
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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
Kimbell Art Museum presents Family Festival – Stars, Squares and Circles

Colorful shapes in abstract compositions by modern masters inspire a fun afternoon of art-making, artist demonstrations, family tours and children’s films.
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April 12
Jewish Film Festival of Dallas- 24 Days

Based on a horrific case that shook Paris in 2006, this powerful French thriller is taut and suspenseful even for those who know the outcome of the story. Ilan Halimi, a young Parisian Jew, is lured by a beautiful woman into a kidnapping trap masterminded by a criminal network known as the “Gang of Barbarians.” Their intent is to hold Halimi for ransom based on their assumption that Jewish families not only are extremely wealthy, but are also willing to pay for the lives of their loved ones. The police insist, though, that this is purely a case of kidnapping for ransom, whereas Ilan's mother, Ruth is the only one who perceives the vicious antisemitism that motivates the perpetrators. Thus begins an intense police investigation that results only in frustration for the investigators, the criminals, and the anguished Halimi family. 24 Days is a provocative film that sheds light on contemporary French antisemitism. It has taken on prophetic significance in light of recent world-shaking events in Paris
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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 - 18
Continental Gin Building Spring 2015 Open House

The Continental Gin Building (CGB) will be having an open house on April 17th from 6 to 10 p.m. and April 18th from 2 to 8 p.m. The tenants will open their studio doors and showcase the diverse talents that make them an outstanding community with immense positive impact on the City of Dallas. The CGB has taken a unique approach by bringing in local and artistic talents. The tenants build masterpieces within the CGB walls. The CGB will be having local band Felix Flores, a folk, jazz and indie band which will be playing Friday on the second floor of the CGB. CGB will also be participating in the Deep Ellum Art Walk which will be taking place on that Saturday, April 18th.
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April 18
Community Day – Passport to Spain

Explore your senses and experience the costumes, music, dance and personalities of the different regions of Spain. Picture yourself in a work of art and take home a photo souvenir. Sample the flavors of Spanish foods and enjoy fun, hands-on art activities. Artist John Bramblitt will demonstrate how he creates colorful paintings using only his sense of touch. For all ages.
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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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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. 28-April 12
Dallas Blooms – Deep in the Heart of Texans

Walk through the gardens to see more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs and two 13-foot tall peacock topiaries in the Jonsson Color Garden for the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival. 2015 marks the 31st anniversary of Dallas Blooms with the theme Deep in the Heart of Texans.
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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 8
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Another Great Day at Sea

Geoff Dyer has written many books on many topics including jazz, yoga and writing. Now he focuses on life at sea - but not on just any ol' boat. His latest book, Another Great Day at Sea focuses on his time spent aboard the USS George H.W. Bush. Fans of Dyer's writing will expect an unconventional, humorous approach and they will be right.
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April 8
AIR Time featuring Joshua Habermann, Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus

The 2014-2015 season marks Joshua Habermann's fourth year as Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Habermann is also Music Director of The Desert Chorale, a professional chamber choir based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As the former assistant conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, he prepared the chorus for performances with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas and Charles Dutoit. As a tenor, he has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus under Helmuth Rilling, and made three recordings with Austin-based Conspirare. Discover this versatile musician’s more personal side during this AIR Time, presented by AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson), as he shares about his musical and passionate life with our moderator Chris Tucker. The movie after the interview – AMADEUS – is perfect since the DSO Chorus under the baton of Jaap van Zweden will be performing the Mozart Requiem on April 16-19 at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. So, how do you get from ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST to AMADEUS? Easy. The common denominator is director Milos Forman. AMADEUS is the incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri who narrates while confined to an insane asylum. Starring F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce, AMADEUS was awarded eight Oscars. Music geeks might know the music/choral conductors for the film include Laszlo Heltay (Academy Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields), Sir Neville Marriner and Simon Preston (The Choristers of Westminster Abbey).
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April 10
Shakespeare Dallas Bard’s Birthday Bash

Shakespeare Dallas will celebrate William Shakespeare’s 451st birthday with live music, food and drinks. The 2015 Bard’s Birthday Bash will incorporate a silent auction and live music. And of course, no birthday party would be complete without libations and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Silent Auction items will include restaurant gift cards, getaways, jewelry, a picnic outing and more. All proceeds benefit Shakespeare Dallas.
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April 11
Texas Discovery Gardens Butterfly Gardening Workshop

If you plant it, they will come! Discover how easy it is to garden and attract native butterflies with Horticulture Director Roger Sanderson & Entomologist John Watts. Bring home a starter flat of butterfly host and nectar plants. $64, $52 for TDG Members. Register in advance.
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April 11
Target Second Saturday

Target Second Saturday is the LCC’s monthly family day with activities for people of all ages. Activities planned for the day start at 11 a.m. At noon visitors can watch Teatro Dallas present ''El Circo Que Llego de Marte.
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April 17
27th Annual Children's Cancer Fund Luncheon

Children’s Cancer Fund’s 27th Annual Luncheon, with fashion show presented by Dillard’s and produced by RSC Show Productions, will feature children who are undergoing treatment for cancer at Children's Medical Center Dallas. The children are the “models” for the fashion show and are escorted down the runway by sponsors and celebrity guests including Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach and many more. The event will also feature a live and silent auction. Funds raised by Children's Cancer Fund at this annual event help to advance research and treatment programs in pediatric oncology at Children's Medical Center, which ultimately benefit children worldwide.
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April 18 - 19
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Spring Plant Sale

Shop from a huge selection of native plants and herbs. All sales at this fundraising event are tax free and support the mission of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to bring nature and people together. The Heard will also have a limited number of milkweed plants available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own carts to facilitate your purchase.
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April 18
Plano Civic Chorus Flight of Fancy Gala Featuring Brave Combo

FEATURING BRAVE COMBO! Make plans now to attend the Flight of Fancy Gala, benefiting the Plano Civic Chorus at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas Love Field. Enjoy an evening of great food, drinks, and dancing to the beats of the 2 time Grammy award-winning premier dance band, BRAVE COMBO. Music lovers will enjoy their great instrumental versatility and mix of world music styles that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues & more.
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April 18 - 19
Texas Discovery Gardens Pollinator Plant Sale

We're busy as bees in our greenhouse, propagating plants for our Butterfly Plant Sale! In fact, these plants are so beneficial, we're going to start calling it a Pollinator Plant Sale! Join us April 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pick up native and adapted host and nectar plants. Become a member and shop early -- and save 10%! Our Member's sale is April 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Want to learn more about the plants before you buy? Attend one of our Plant Sale Safaris or take our Butterfly Gardening Workshop.
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April 18
14th Annual Spring Into Nash

Children and adults alike will enjoy learning what life was like when the city’s earliest settlers made their home in Grapevine. A variety of activities will be available for guests to enjoy, including heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, tractor-drawn wagon rides, field cultivation, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations and blacksmith demonstrations. New this year will be a series of plein air paintings by local artists on display as well as antique tractors and farm equipment presented by the Denton County Antique Tractor Club.
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April 19
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance GET CURIOUS AT THE DALLAS ZOO! - THE WARTIME ESCAPE

GET CURIOUS AT THE DALLAS ZOO! In conjunction with the exhibit “THE WARTIME ESCAPE: Margaret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France” the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance and the Dallas Zoo invite you to join us for a reading of Curious George, a zookeeper talk, and an educational activity on The Wartime Escape. Date: April 19, 2015 Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ages: 6 to 10 Admission to the Dallas Zoo required
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April 19
Rockwall County Historical Foundation Presents Vintage Base Ball

Learn the origins and early history of baseball as well as the customs and practices of the players and spectators. Join members of Rockwall County Historical Foundation for a Vintage Base Ball matchbetween the Rockwall Retros and Farmers Branch Mustangs.
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April 20
Oral Fixation presents Happy Camper

Meet Ken Bethea who quit his corporate gig at age 30 to pursue life as a musician and created the Old 97’s, Randy Brown who found himself deep in the heart of the Grand Canyon without a lifeline, Ryan Gifford-Robinson, a man who works as a counselor at a remarkable camp for disabled youth, Xuan Nguyen, a self-described "weird kid" who finally fulfills her dream of camping at a Vietnamese Catholic retreat, Charles Scudder whose passion for the Goatman ghost story turns into investigative reporting, Melissa Smrekar who learns at a mandatory 8th grade camping trip that "it's really liberating to say no to shit you hate", and creator Nicole Stewart who shares how getting kicked out of her summer camp in Colorado taught her it was ok to fail.
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April 21
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents How Should We Deal With Putin’s Russia?

The daughter of a British coal miner and a nurse grows up to leave England, earn a Ph.D. in history at Harvard and write books and articles about Russia's history, its future and the controversial personality who commands the current post-Communist nation. That is the story of Fiona Hill, a Foreign Policy Program senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe. She is co-author of the 2013 book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.
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April 22
Oral Fixation presents Happy Camper

Meet Ken Bethea who quit his corporate gig at age 30 to pursue life as a musician and created the Old 97’s, Randy Brown who found himself deep in the heart of the Grand Canyon without a lifeline, Ryan Gifford-Robinson, a man who works as a counselor at a remarkable camp for disabled youth, Xuan Nguyen, a self-described "weird kid" who finally fulfills her dream of camping at a Vietnamese Catholic retreat, Charles Scudder whose passion for the Goatman ghost story turns into investigative reporting, Melissa Smrekar who learns at a mandatory 8th grade camping trip that "it's really liberating to say no to shit you hate", and creator Nicole Stewart who shares how getting kicked out of her summer camp in Colorado taught her it was ok to fail.
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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 & 26
Fort Worth Botanic Garden Japanese Garden Spring Festival

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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
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 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 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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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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Jan. 31-April 5
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: RongRong&inri

The Modern's second Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014-2015 season features the work of the Chinese/Japanese collaborative team RongRong&inri. Since 2000, RongRong&inri have been creating works that push the boundaries of traditional black-and-white photography. The husband and wife are widely recognized for self-portraits that chronicle their lives together. Through these narrative photographs, RongRong&inri elaborate on relationships (both theirs and relationships in general), as well as cultural differences and similarities. In certain series, their naked bodies are juxtaposed against the countryside - for example, for example, the landscape surrounding Mount Fuji - to convey the vastness and power of nature and, by contrast, the smallness of man. In other works, they present themselves in urban settings, such as those found in a rapidly developing China, where they currently live.
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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. 4-April 22
Peanuts . . . Naturally

Take a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Activity stations allow kids of all ages to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.
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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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Feb. 28-April 12
Dallas Blooms – Deep in the Heart of Texans

Walk through the gardens to see more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs and two 13-foot tall peacock topiaries in the Jonsson Color Garden for the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival. 2015 marks the 31st anniversary of Dallas Blooms with the theme Deep in the Heart of Texans.
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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 5-April 12
Theatre Too presents Fellowship!: The Musical Parody of The Fellowship of the Ring

Once upon a time, two visionaries in a far away city (Los Angeles) had a brilliant idea. The books and movies based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy were so popular...why not have a bit of fun and write a musical parody of Tolkein’s classic story, The Fellowship of the Ring? They shared their idea with a composer and a multi-talented cast of actors who then banded together with them to create a cult theater classic called Fellowship! Their merry little musical won numerous awards and played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and New York.
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March 6-April 18
Artisan Center Theater presents SINGING IN THE RAIN

1920’s Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance, is accounted for, including the show stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.
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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 12-April 5
Theatre Three presents Hot Mikado

In a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion (like flirting!), jazz, and the blues, and gospel are spoken fluently. Hot Mikado weaves a tale of hilarious proportions and despite the life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting.
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March 13-April 5
Dallas children’s Theater presents Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts' The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Based on the book by Beatrix Potter Back by popular demand! The musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved rabbit tale lavishly blends puppetry and live acting on the Baker Theater’s stage. Peter Rabbit’s mother warned her children not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden, lest they get baked into a pie like their father. When she leaves the burrow, curiosity gets the best of little Peter, and he visits the garden. Will he escape the fate of his father and find the way back to the safety and warmth of his home? Fall in love again with this cozy tale of everyone’s favorite naughty bunny.
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March 14 - April 18
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Featured Artist Series

Showcasing new work from Greg Fidler, Kenneth Gonzales, Tom Philabaum, and David Royce. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 14th from 11-5:30.
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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 18-April 11
Undermain Theatre presents The Testament of Mary

This one-woman show was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Based on Colm Tóibín’s 2012 novella, The Testament of Mary takes place in the period when Mary is living in solitude in the city of Ephesus, guarded by followers of her son seeking to record her account of the events surrounding his death. In Tóibín’s portrayal of this iconic figure, she emerges not as the serene image familiar from religious art, but as a complex flesh-and-blood woman torn by grief and her refusal to endorse the official version of the story.
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March 20-April 5
Dallas Summer Musicals present The King and I

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, 'The Small House of Uncle Thomas,' is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.
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March 20 - April 12
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes | Created by Roger Bean | Directed by Dennis Yslas | This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom and 1968 ten-year reunion where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ’50s and ’60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane! “The fun never stops!” –Associated Press | Reception immediately following the Opening Night performance | ASL Interpretation provided for the first Saturday performance | This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council Northeast and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
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March 20-April 5
Richardson Theatre Centre presents Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias follows the stories and relationships of six women who gather regularly at a Southern beauty parlor as they bond together through their ups and downs, marriage and childbirth. Alternately comic and touching, the three years covered in the women's lives are full of witty dialogue, hilarious banter, and wrenching heartache.
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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-April 4
Irving Arts Center presents A Flea In Her Ear

This turn-of-the-century French farce is full of comedic chaos! Enter Victor Chandebisse, an elegant barrister in the Paris of 1900, whose wife Raymonde’s suspicions of her husband’s philandering are confirmed when his suspenders are returned from the hotel. In Raymonde’s attempt to catch her husband “in the act,” the entire cast ends up at a hotel that specializes in romantic tete-a-tetes, chasing each other through slamming doors or in beds that spin, seeing double, and getting thrashed by an insane Englishman while they’re at it. Will Victor & Raymonde find their marital bliss again? Je ne sais pas!
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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 21-April 18
Valley House Gallery presents new paintings by Mary Vernon

Valley House Gallery is pleased to present our fifth solo exhibition of paintings by Mary Vernon. Born in Southern New Mexico, educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Vernon has served on the faculty of Southern Methodist University since 1967. She teaches painting and drawing, and SMU’s noted color theory course.
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March 23-April 17
2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition Series at Moudy Gallery

Courtney Hamilton Latent Function March 23 – 27: Reception Monday, March 23, 6 – 8 pm Latent Function is a term from Sociology that is used to describe things or actions that are neither recognized nor intended. Objects in the world are engineered, researched, and manufactured to fulfill a very specialized role. But the specific is of limited interest for most. Hamilton is interested in the potential of an object that exists outside of what is intended. Alyssa Hawkins ladylike March 30 – April 3: Reception Monday, March 30, 6 – 8 pm Alyssa Hawkins’ Master of Fine Arts thesis show, ladylike, deals with the limitations of cultural ideals and norms in western society. Within the work, questions of identity play out through a layering of materials, text and visual imagery that work to provoke fractures in conventional narratives of power.
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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 27 - April 12
Theatre Arlington presents Becky's New Car

Becky is caught in middle age, middle management and a mediocre marriage – when a grief-stricken millionaire wanders into her car dealership. She is offered a new life…and the audience gets to ride shotgun in an original comedy-a surprising and delightful romp down the road not taken.
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March 27-April 24
UT Dallas presents Comer Collection: Of Nature

Of Nature presents an overview of photographers who take inspiration from the natural world. From an emphasis on scientific phenomena and the recording of flora and fauna, to fictional images of natural phenomena, these artists reveal the power of observation and our relationship to our environment. Exhibiting artists include Tom Chambers, Camille Solyagua, John Pfahl, Zeke Berman, Steve Goff, Robert Langham III and Kate Breakey.
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March 27-April 12
Rockwall Community Players present Mousetrap by Agatha Christi

A charming whodunnit set over a 1930's weekend gathering in a remote country house. The suspense begins when a group of strangely secretive and highly suspicious guests check in, one by one, at a rural English hotel. Fueled by a radio report of murder in London and a detective sergeant arriving on skis, tensions mount, accusations are made, and clues are uncovered.
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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-April 13
Casa Manana presents Cinderella

Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her mice friends, and a lot of help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella’s dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love! With a beautiful score, including "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and the classic "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Cinderella will charm its way into your heart, and remind you that dreams really can come true.
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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
Broadway Baptist Church presents Dr. Al Travis, Organist

The distinguished Professor Emeritus of Organ at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Dr. Albert L. Travis, performs in this seasons Broadway Series
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April 1 - 8
Marco Art Tours Lecture Series present Winston Churchill: The Years Between the Wars

Remembering Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his death, Dr. Martha Fielder will present these illustrated lectures on Churchill between the war years. This two lecture series will be followed by a series on Churchill and World War II. Advance registration required. Participants may purchase one or both lectures. Early discounted registration is due March 20.
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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 1
SAMMONS JAZZ presents “Bass and Drums to the Forefront” The Trio Experience

Opening Group: Jaelun Washington Trio spotlights classic jazz trio music with the drummer leading the way. Jaelun is joined by Stefan Karlsson on piano and Jeffry Eckels on bass. Second Set: John Adams: Trio Combinations features acoustic and electric bass player John Adams. Trio Combinations explores the different blends, sounds, and colors of the jazz trio with the bass as leading instrument. John will be joined by Mike Drake on drums, Jason Bucklin on guitar, Brad Leali on sax, and Eric Willis on piano playing different trio combinations.
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April 2
Broadway Baptist Church Maundy Thursday

Join us for a simple service centered on meditation by pastor, Brent Beasley and the sharing of communion.
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April 2
LaunchAbility presents A Special Evening with Dana Carvey

The 14th Annual A Special Evening hosted by Alliance Data, benefiting LaunchAbility®, will feature a stand-up comedy routine by the Emmy-award winning comedian Dana Carvey. LaunchAbility® will present the Milton P. Levy, Jr. Outstanding Volunteer Award and the Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award. Guests will also have the opportunity to donate to participate in a raffle.
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April 2
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents The Roomsounds with RTB2

The Roomsounds are a Dallas, Texas based American rock band. Their rootsy, back-to-basics approach evokes the era of ‘60′s and ‘70′s classic rock and roll. The band puts their freewheeling, youthful spin on timeless rock paved way by their tuneful forefathers: Tom Petty, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones."Led by singer and guitarist Ryan Michael, this four-piece delivers a masterwork of blues-rock with the most sludgy style DFW has heard in a while. With guitar tones straight from the early-‘70s Rolling Stones, it’s impossible not to get into this disc right away. But The Roomsounds are no one-trick pony. Their brilliant songwriting, along with versatile vocals, walks the listener through a museum with displays of country, garage rock, gospel, folk, punk and more, all with the tour-guide of catchy accessibility. "
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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
DSO on the Go: Denton

Karina Canellakis, conductor
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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 2
Wading Home, an Opera of New Orleans

This two-act opera will be presented in a staged workshop format with internationally known baritone Donnie Ray Albert, outstanding regional vocalists and an instrumental ensemble and chorus. The opera Wading Home tells the fictional story of a family’s struggle to reconnect and recover after the flood which nearly destroyed New Orleans in 2005.
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April 3
Broadway Baptist Church Good Friday

This service will feature the reading of the story of the passion of Christ, choral singing, and reflections on the cross from Brent Beasley
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April 3
Lone Star Film Society presents GREMLINS with Autographed Poster Giveaway

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen Joe Dante’s GREMLINS 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. The 1984 instant classic GREMLINS epitomizes Dante's unique voice as a filmmaker; an otherworldly horror film set in your very familiar backyard. The film tells the story of cinema's cutest fuzzball, Gizmo, and the very big responsibility required to keep him from spawning terrifying, destructive little monsters. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Chris Colombus (HOME ALONE, THE GOONIES), GREMLINS was a unique box-office smash in a summer full of instant classics.
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April 3
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Holy Week Messiah Concert

Handel's Messiah, Parts II & III (Passion & Resurrection) will be presented Good Friday, April 3, at 7 pm by Lovers Lane Sanctuary Choir, Professional Orchestra, and soloists, conducted by Jimmy Emery, Director of Music/Communications. Soloists include Kristen Lassiter, Erin Thomas, Ryan McDonald, and Brandon Gibson.
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April 3
Arlington Heights United Methodist Church Chancel Choir presents Mozart’s Requiem

The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Simons, will be accompanied by Alan Kerr at the organ, a string orchestra, woodwinds and timpani. Soloist will be Amanda Gladden, soprano, Kayla Caraway, mezzo soprano, Keith Branyon, tenor and Ralph Burkey, bass.
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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
Astraios presents The Bel Air Brass

The Bel Air Brass will present works that cover everything from Renaissance fanfares to Dixieland jazz. Join us this holiday weekend for a concert that features something for everyone. Be sure to stay for a post-concert reception with the musicians. (This concert is rescheduled from a February ice storm.)
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April 3
Church of the Holy Cross presents Haydn/Seven Last Words of Christ

Good Friday Meditation and performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ by Quartet Galant
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April 3-24
Grand Prairie Arts Council - 15th Annual April Concerts in the Park

April Concerts in the Park at Grand Prairie's Central Park in The Summit Garden - overlooking the lake! Enjoy a fabulous line-up of entertainment! Bring the whole family and your lawn chairs or a blanket. Food and beverage concessions available, no outside food or drink allowed in the park.
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April 3
Imbroglio Sextet

The Imbroglio Sextet is a group of international musicians hailing from Haiti, Spain and the U.S. These exceptional musicians met in Cange, Haiti the summer of 2013 at a the Ecole de Musique St. Trinite camp where they taught and performed. In 2013, these musicians, inspired by their teaching efforts throughout Haiti, and motivated by the Haitian-American composer Sydney Guilluame and trumpeter Cara Pollard, began this musical project based on the foundations of peace in a country where creativity is a necessity and the desire to learn is the motor. With this background, Imbroglio Sextet presents a completely new concert program unlike any before it. Pieces include Imbroglio – Sydney Guillaume, Spitfire – Jim Stephenson, 4 Movements for Film Projector – Brandon Brown: Film – Rush Olson and many others. The works display influences from the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. The mixture of ideas unfolds throughout and results in a great ending-- in an understanding that we could not have imagined any other way. Imbroglio Sextet hopes to share their music and expectations of the same “imbroglios” that an understanding like this would create. Artists: Sydney Guillaume – composer/director (Haiti – LA, California) Cara Pollard – trumpet (Ft. Worth, Texas) Salvador Contreras – clarinet (Pamplona, Spain) David Otto – violin (Huesca, Spain) Katie von Braun – violin (San Francisco Conservatory – Michigan) Lucia Nuin – viola (Pamplona, Spain) Javier Navascues – cello (Pamplona, Spain) Rush Olson – film (Ft. Worth, Texas)
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April 3 & 4
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Chicago

A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen.
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April 4
Lone Star Film Society presents RAGING BULL

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen Martin Scorsese’s RAGING BULL as part of the 2015 ArthouseFW spring schedule. Dr. Joan McGettigan will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the screening. With a big leap in his career as the director of the Roger Corman-produced BOXCAR BERTHA (1972), Martin Scorsese polished his style and turned around to create his breakout film MEAN STREETS (1973) the following year. The film would begin a long time collaboration between Scorsese and Robert De Niro, which reached a pinnacle in the 1980 film RAGING BULL. Following Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro) as an Italian American middleweight boxer suffering from neuroses that manifest in the destruction of the world around him, Scorsese created a defining film of the decade and gave De Niro his first Best Actor Academy Award after his third nomination.
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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
Chamber Music International concert 5

Back by popular demand—2 of the finest young artists in the world in another spectacular collaboration. Program: Suite Italienne after themes by G. Pergolesi (1710-1736)....Igor Stravinsky Iberia (selection)....Isaac Albéniz Sonata No. 3 in d minor Op. 27/3, "Ballade" for Violin Solo....Eugène Ysaÿe Tre Pezzi....György Kurtág Sonata in A Major....César Franck
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April 4
Imbroglio Sextet

The Imbroglio Sextet is a group of international musicians hailing from Haiti, Spain and the U.S. These exceptional musicians met in Cange, Haiti the summer of 2013 at a the Ecole de Musique St. Trinite camp where they taught and performed. In 2013, these musicians, inspired by their teaching efforts throughout Haiti, and motivated by the Haitian-American composer Sydney Guilluame and trumpeter Cara Pollard, began this musical project based on the foundations of peace in a country where creativity is a necessity and the desire to learn is the motor. With this background, Imbroglio Sextet presents a completely new concert program unlike any before it. Pieces include Imbroglio – Sydney Guillaume, Spitfire – Jim Stephenson, 4 Movements for Film Projector – Brandon Brown: Film – Rush Olson and many others. The works display influences from the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. The mixture of ideas unfolds throughout and results in a great ending-- in an understanding that we could not have imagined any other way. Imbroglio Sextet hopes to share their music and expectations of the same “imbroglios” that an understanding like this would create. Artists: Sydney Guillaume – composer/director (Haiti – LA, California) Cara Pollard – trumpet (Ft. Worth, Texas) Salvador Contreras – clarinet (Pamplona, Spain) David Otto – violin (Huesca, Spain) Katie von Braun – violin (San Francisco Conservatory – Michigan) Lucia Nuin – viola (Pamplona, Spain) Javier Navascues – cello (Pamplona, Spain) Rush Olson – film (Ft. Worth, Texas)
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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 5
Broadway Baptist Church presents An Easter Celebration

Join us in a festive service of celebration featuring marvelous Easter music accompanied by organist Albert L. Travis and The Festival Brass.
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April 6
TCU School of Music presents the Lin / Castro-Balbi Duo

Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata No. 1 in F Major for Piano and Cello, Op. 5 No. 1 (1796) Richard Strauss - Sonata in F Major, Op. 6 (1883) Sergei Prokofiev - Sonata in C Major, Op. 119 (1949)
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April 7
Cliburn at the Bass John Giordano Tribute Concert

John Giordano Tribute Concert Featuring eight Cliburn winners Haochen Zhang, 2009 gold; Joyce Yang, 2005 silver; Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 gold; Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 gold; Simone Pedroni, 1993 gold; André-Michel Schub, 1981 gold; Vladimir Viardo, 1973 gold
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April 7-19
Dallas Summer Musicals present The Illusionists

Direct from Broadway , the world’s best-selling magic show is coming to Dallas Summer Musicals! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
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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 7
NPower Jazz Dallas Presents Terence Blanchard + Friends Building Tech Careers for U.S. Veterans Benefit Concert

On Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m., NPower, 7-Eleven and PepsiCo will present A Benefit Concert that promises to be a powerful evening, not only because it’s the first public performance in Dallas by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, but also because of the impact each of us will be making on the lives of our hometown heroes. Did you know that there are more than 30,000 new U.S. Armed Forces veterans entering the job market each year? Nearly 1,400 veterans in the greater Dallas area are interested in benefiting from NPower’s free IT training program (Technology Service Corps), yet the current program only has capacity to serve about 100 veterans annually. This talent pool coupled with the demand for bright, disciplined people with a high tech skill set is a tremendous source for building new career opportunities.
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April 7
UNT A Cappella Choir

Brahms Requiem, for chorus and piano four-hand Carol Wilson, soprano Jeffrey Snider, baritone Steven Harlos, piano Seungkyul Kim, piano
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April 8
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Another Great Day at Sea

Geoff Dyer has written many books on many topics including jazz, yoga and writing. Now he focuses on life at sea - but not on just any ol' boat. His latest book, Another Great Day at Sea focuses on his time spent aboard the USS George H.W. Bush. Fans of Dyer's writing will expect an unconventional, humorous approach and they will be right.
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April 8
AIR Time featuring Joshua Habermann, Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus

The 2014-2015 season marks Joshua Habermann's fourth year as Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Habermann is also Music Director of The Desert Chorale, a professional chamber choir based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As the former assistant conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, he prepared the chorus for performances with conductors Michael Tilson Thomas and Charles Dutoit. As a tenor, he has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus under Helmuth Rilling, and made three recordings with Austin-based Conspirare. Discover this versatile musician’s more personal side during this AIR Time, presented by AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson), as he shares about his musical and passionate life with our moderator Chris Tucker. The movie after the interview – AMADEUS – is perfect since the DSO Chorus under the baton of Jaap van Zweden will be performing the Mozart Requiem on April 16-19 at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. So, how do you get from ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST to AMADEUS? Easy. The common denominator is director Milos Forman. AMADEUS is the incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri who narrates while confined to an insane asylum. Starring F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce, AMADEUS was awarded eight Oscars. Music geeks might know the music/choral conductors for the film include Laszlo Heltay (Academy Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields), Sir Neville Marriner and Simon Preston (The Choristers of Westminster Abbey).
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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 - 18
UT Dallas presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, based on the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, focuses on the treacherous schemes of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. This play was adapted into the Academy Award winning motion picture, Dangerous Liaisons. Performances to be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Thursday nights are free for everyone
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April 9
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents The King Bucks (acoustic) with Ronnie Fauss

The King Bucks music forges a unique alliance between traditional country, boogie, rockabilly and soul. This fearless blend transcends mere country and propels the band into a hitherto unexplored realm of progressive honky tonk. Their sound appeals to die hard purists as well as those unfamiliar with the revered legacy of country music’s early masters. The members of the band had played together in various musical endeavors prior to their collective debut at Texas’ famous Mesquite Rodeo. It was this performance that helped solidify their vision of a bold new approach to a time honored genre.
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April 9
Dallas Baptist University 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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April 9, 10, & 12
Dallas Symphony presents Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4

The DSO presents the Dallas premiere of Christopher Rouse's Iscariot. The piece was written in 1989, and Rouse called it "my most autobiographical score to date." American conductor Joshua Weilerstein makes his DSO debut on this concert conducting Mendelssohn's delightful "Scottish" Symphony and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Ohlsson as soloist.
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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 10-18
Dallas Opera presents Iolanta

This rarely-performed Tchaikovsky gem, set in medieval Provence, tells the story of a kind-hearted young princess sheltered from the truth about herself – she was born blind. One day a stranger enters her private garden where, entranced by her beauty, he asks for a token to remember her by: a red rose. Through this simple request, many lives are changed forever. Love and duty, deception and faith collide in this gentle fairytale romance performed by a superb Russian/American ensemble, staged by German director Christian Räth (Tristan & Isolde), and featuring a gorgeous and lushly romantic score conducted by Dallas Opera Music Director Emmanuel Villaume.
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April 10
Shakespeare Dallas Bard’s Birthday Bash

Shakespeare Dallas will celebrate William Shakespeare’s 451st birthday with live music, food and drinks. The 2015 Bard’s Birthday Bash will incorporate a silent auction and live music. And of course, no birthday party would be complete without libations and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Silent Auction items will include restaurant gift cards, getaways, jewelry, a picnic outing and more. All proceeds benefit Shakespeare Dallas.
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April 10 - 11
WingSpan Theatre Company presents A Two Day Staged Reading

WingSpan Theatre Company presents a Two Day Staged Reading of a New Play - SHOE CONFESSIONS - By Cynthia Salzman Mondell. April 10 & 11 @ 7:30 p.m. @ The Bath House Cultural Center. Followed by Post Show Talk Backs. A diverse ensemble of women unfold their unique and impactful journeys in their shoes. Shoes are more than just a fashion statement; they evoke memories and the chapters of a woman's life from first steps to last steps.
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April 10-11
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Spring Fiesta

DBDT II continues to prove their place and rank amongst Dallas’ professional dance companies. Come and experience the performances that audiences have deemed “exquisite and “absolutely breathtaking.” With special guests, Dallas Black Dance Academy’s Allegro Performing ensemble, you will be stunned by this performance.
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April 10-19
Dallas Children's Theater presents Balloonacy

Our youngest audiences will enjoy this award-winning story of a lonely old man (played by DCT’s own Karl Schaeffer) and his friendship with a balloon. The old man is set in his solitary ways until a red balloon blows through his window and insists on becoming his friend. Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.
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April 10-12
Fort Worth Symphony presents CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

Back by popular request – Cirque de la Symphonie returns to Bass Performance Hall in the final concert of the 2014-2015 FWSO Pops season. Watch in delight as aerialists, acrobats, dancers, jugglers, contortionists and more perform amazing feats to classical masterpieces!
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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
‹dallas bach Society Mass in B Minor

For the first time in ten years, the great Mass in B Minor of Sebastian Bach, with soloists Anna Popov, Soprano, Agnes Vojtko, Mezzo-Soprano, Nicholas Garza, Countertenor, Dann Coakwell, Tenor, and Curtis Stree—tman, Bass.
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April 11
Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra National Tour

Mike Vax and The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra will be traveling through Ft. Worth, TX as they begin their national tour. Featuring the Chisholm Trail High School Jazz band as the opening act, come join us for a night of big band!
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April 11
Texas Discovery Gardens Butterfly Gardening Workshop

If you plant it, they will come! Discover how easy it is to garden and attract native butterflies with Horticulture Director Roger Sanderson & Entomologist John Watts. Bring home a starter flat of butterfly host and nectar plants. $64, $52 for TDG Members. Register in advance.
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April 11
Astraios Gala Concert

Join us for the elegant yet casual evening of music, food, and good company. Enjoy performances by Daniel Kelly, Brian Zator, Natasha Merchant, Emily McKay and more, plus hear the world premier of ''Fast Track'' by local composer David Horace Davies. Funds raised this evening will support our free community concert series as well as our programming with Frisco ISD.
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April 11
Dallas Opera presents THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF, TDO’s newest production is an adaptation of the popular folk tale based on scenes from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. Incorporated into the lively performance are key messages for students, including the importance of attending school regularly and the need to be kind. Performed in English
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April 11
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents A GERSHWIN SPECTACULAR!

Featuring LINDSAY DEUTSCH The ISO’s grand finale features the music of one of America’s most admired and beloved composers: George Gershwin. American violinist Lindsay Deutsch performs her own transcriptions for violin and orchestra of original scores from the famed composer. • Cuban Overture • Porgy and Bess, arranged for violin and orchestra • Rhapsody in Blue, arranged for violin and orchestra • An American in Paris
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April 11
Kimbell Art Museum presents Family Festival – Stars, Squares and Circles

Colorful shapes in abstract compositions by modern masters inspire a fun afternoon of art-making, artist demonstrations, family tours and children’s films.
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April 11
Richardson symphony presents European Masters

Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso for Strings and Harpsichord “Alla Rustica” Haydn: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in C Major Inbal Segev, cello Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 “Haffner”
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April 11
Round Top Festival Institute TAMU Wind Symphony and Singing Cadets

The two ensembles at Round Top for the first time together.
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April 11
Target Second Saturday

Target Second Saturday is the LCC’s monthly family day with activities for people of all ages. Activities planned for the day start at 11 a.m. At noon visitors can watch Teatro Dallas present ''El Circo Que Llego de Marte.
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April 11
VOICES at the Kimbell

VOICES of Fort Worth is a consort of 20 highly skilled singers whose vocal blend and exceptional reading skills and musicianship combine to create a unique presentation that spans every musical period from early Renaissance to the 21st century. Specializing in a cappella literature, the vocal ensemble creates a full spectrum of vocal colors ranging from the most intense and dramatic dissonance to the most palliative and soothing consonance.
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April 12
Labyrinth Walk Coffee House 2nd Sunday Afternoon Jazz Jam

The Labyrinth Walk Coffee House continues its tradition of welcoming jazz musicians and fans to the 2nd Sunday Jazz Jam at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75233 on April 12, from 5 to 7 pm. There is no admission fee. Donations are distributed among the performers.
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April 12
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Camille King, soprano and Adam Gordon, Baroque trumpet

Soprano Camille King has appeared in opera, recital, oratorio and orchestral performances throughout Europe and the United States. She has specialized in Early Music, French art songs as well the operas of Mozart. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Voice at Southern Methodist University. Adam Gordon is Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Previously he was Principal Trumpet of the Sacramento Symphony, Opera San Jose, the Monterey County Symphony, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Adam has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras. Overseas, he has performed with the Jerusalem Symphony and the National Orchestra of Mexico. Adam also performs on baroque trumpet with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), Mercury Baroque (Houston), Banchetto Musicale (Boston), Portland Baroque Orchestra (OR) and many other period instrument groups across the US. He also teaches Baroque trumpet at the University of North Texas.
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April 12
Schola Cantorum presents Cathedral Echoes

Performances of Mass in G Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Handel's Chandos Anthem No.4, O Sing Unto The Lord, as well as new works by Daniel Elder and Eric Esenvalds. The concert also features a cameo appearance by the choir from Keller High School.
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April 12
Texas Camerata presents Back to the Future

A celebration of Texas Camerata’s silver anniversary, featuring the musicians of Texas Camerata performing their favorite Baroque repertoire from the past 25 years.
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April 12
Arlington Community Band in the Park

Arlington Community Band in concert at Veteran's Park Band Shell. Works by Malcolm Arnold, Frank Ticheli, Jack Stamp, Rossini, Doublas Akey, and Dana Wilson. Bring a chair or blanket for the lawn. FREE
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April 12
Blue Candlelight Music Productions present Artina McCane, Piano & Icy Renee Simpson, Soprano

An expressive and colorful pianist, Artina McCain enjoys an active career as a solo and chamber performer, adjudicator, teacher, and presenter. Icy Renee Simpson has been hailed as a passionate singer whose love for music flows through everyone that hears her.
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April 12
Fancy Nancy the Musical at the Eisemann Center

Watch this live production based on the book series by Jane O’Connor. Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show Deep Sea Dances. Nancy is positive, that's fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?
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April 12
Jewish Film Festival of Dallas- 24 Days

Based on a horrific case that shook Paris in 2006, this powerful French thriller is taut and suspenseful even for those who know the outcome of the story. Ilan Halimi, a young Parisian Jew, is lured by a beautiful woman into a kidnapping trap masterminded by a criminal network known as the “Gang of Barbarians.” Their intent is to hold Halimi for ransom based on their assumption that Jewish families not only are extremely wealthy, but are also willing to pay for the lives of their loved ones. The police insist, though, that this is purely a case of kidnapping for ransom, whereas Ilan's mother, Ruth is the only one who perceives the vicious antisemitism that motivates the perpetrators. Thus begins an intense police investigation that results only in frustration for the investigators, the criminals, and the anguished Halimi family. 24 Days is a provocative film that sheds light on contemporary French antisemitism. It has taken on prophetic significance in light of recent world-shaking events in Paris
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April 12
NTSO presents American Stage and Screen

Denise Lee is an award-winning actress, singer and down-to-earth diva. Her powerful voice, warm and friendly demeanor, and her sassy and sensual performance style has charmed theater, nightclub and television audiences for more than two decades. This concert includes: Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture Dvorak, American Suite in A Major, Op. 98b Guest Artist, Denise Lee, vocalist Berlin, There’s No Business Like Show Business Ellington, In a Sentimental Mood Mercer, I Remember You Zawinul, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Morricone, Whispers in a Dream/Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission Kern, Pick Yourself Up Nurturer Medley: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child—Slumber, My Darling—Grandma’s Hands Bizet, Habanera from Carmen Love for Sale Wizards of Oz Medley: For Good from Wicked—Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz—Home from The Wiz
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April 12
Sing Praise to God

A choral concert featuring the music of Mack Wilberg presented by the choirs of First United Methodist Church Dallas, First United Methodist Church, Richardson, Highland Park United Methodist Church and members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Mack Wilberg, Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
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April 12
TowerArts Concert: Mack Wilberg Hymn Festival

Guest conducted by Mack Wilberg, Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the HPUMC Chancel Choir combines with Chancel Choir of FUMC-Dallas and FUMC-Richardson for an unforgettable evening of inspiration. Tickets required.
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April 13
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 flute and strings by Villa-Lobos, Beethoven, and Mozart, featuring flutist Demarre McGill, violinist Aleksandr Snytkin, violist Dimitry Kustanovich, and cellist Gayane Fullford.
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April 13
Schola Cantorum presents Cathedral Echoes

Performances of Mass in G Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Handel's Chandos Anthem No.4, O Sing Unto The Lord, as well as new works by Daniel Elder and Eric Esenvalds.
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April 16
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents Salim Nourallah Boombox Experiment with Paul Slavens

If a Beatle was left in the desert at age three and raised in El Paso, Texas, you’d have Salim Nourallah. Salim is a North Texas music scene fixture. After gaining initial acclaim with the Denton-based Nourallah Brothers he’s gone on to release a half dozen solo albums and produce a fine list of many others.
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April 16-19
Dallas Symphony presents Mozart Requiem

The Dallas Symphony and Trio Jean Paul present the US premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's Triple Concerto, a piece dedicated to the Trio and a co-commission of the DSO, the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Mozart's Requiem marries choral forces with the Orchestra in one of the best-loved works of the classical repertoire.
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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 16
Symphony Arlington presents LeeAnne Thompson, flute

Join Symphony Arlington as we continue our la bella Italia season featuring LeeAnne Thompson, flutist performing Liebermann Flute Concerto. Also on this performance will be Herold’s Overture to Zampa, Puccini’s Chrysanthemums, plus more.
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April 16
UNT wind Symphony

Program to include: Giancarlo Castro D'Addona - Grand Fanfare Patrick Harlan - Rapture Oscar Navarro - The Fly Ferrer Ferran - Jungla Michael Daugherty - Brooklyn Bridge Kimberly Cole Luevano, clarinet soloist
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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
Lewisville Lake Symphony Features Pavel Gintov, Pianist

Pavel Gintov, winner of the 1st Takamatsu International Piano Competition, will perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony on Friday, April 17, at 7:30 pm, in the final concert of the 2014-15 Symphony Series. He will play Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings, a performance that also features Bert Truax on trumpet.
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April 17
27th Annual Children's Cancer Fund Luncheon

Children’s Cancer Fund’s 27th Annual Luncheon, with fashion show presented by Dillard’s and produced by RSC Show Productions, will feature children who are undergoing treatment for cancer at Children's Medical Center Dallas. The children are the “models” for the fashion show and are escorted down the runway by sponsors and celebrity guests including Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach and many more. The event will also feature a live and silent auction. Funds raised by Children's Cancer Fund at this annual event help to advance research and treatment programs in pediatric oncology at Children's Medical Center, which ultimately benefit children worldwide.
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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 - 18
Continental Gin Building Spring 2015 Open House

The Continental Gin Building (CGB) will be having an open house on April 17th from 6 to 10 p.m. and April 18th from 2 to 8 p.m. The tenants will open their studio doors and showcase the diverse talents that make them an outstanding community with immense positive impact on the City of Dallas. The CGB has taken a unique approach by bringing in local and artistic talents. The tenants build masterpieces within the CGB walls. The CGB will be having local band Felix Flores, a folk, jazz and indie band which will be playing Friday on the second floor of the CGB. CGB will also be participating in the Deep Ellum Art Walk which will be taking place on that Saturday, April 18th.
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April 17
Garland Symphony presents LeeAnne Thompson, flute

Join the Garland Symphony as we continue our la bella Italia season featuring LeeAnne Thompson, flutist performing Liebermann Flute Concerto. Also on this performance will be Herold’s Overture to Zampa, Puccini’s Chrysanthemums, plus more.
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April 17
Meadows Wind ensemble presents It Ain’t the Fourth of July, But…

It ain’t the Fourth of July, but the MWE is celebrating Americana with a program of music featuring, arguably, the three most famous American composers – George Gershwin, Aaron Copland and John Adams. The program will include performances of Gershwin’s Catfish Row, a selection of songs from the iconic opera Porgy and Bess, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and John Adams’ Chamber Symphony, inspired, at least in part, by classic cartoons, and accompanied by a video presentation of – what else? – classic cartoons! And you know the Road Runner and his chief nemesis Wile E. Coyote will be on the menu!
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April 17-19
Texas Ballet Theater presents Masterworks: Rubies, Petit Mort, Five Poems

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 of from the world's first ever plotless 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 juxatposes 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.''Aggression, sexuality, energy, silence, cultivated senselessness and vulnerability all play a significant part.''
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April 17
UT Dallas presents Butch Miles & Ray Sasaki

Drummer Butch Miles, known for his swinging big band style and technique, is joined by trumpeter Ray Sasaki for an evening of dynamic music. Miles was drummer for the Count Basie Orchestra and now is Professor of Music at Texas State University. Sasaki, a member of the St. Louis Brass Quartet, is Professor of Trumpet at The University of Texas at Austin.
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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 18
Flower Mound Symphony Paul Bonneau Tribute Concert

Please join us for a musical tribute to the late long-time Music Director of the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra. We will be featuring pieces composed by Paul as well as some of his favorite pieces by other composers. Here are just a few of the pieces being performed: Fanfare for Brass Quintet Paul G. Bonneau Hymn to the Fallen John Williams Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring J.S. Bach arr. Paul G. Bonneau Dear Dr. Phipps Paul G. Bonneau (Reading by Kim L Bonneau) Ballad for Paul Michael Springer Lacrimosa Mozart’s Requiem Last Train Home P. Matheny Hallelujah Chorus The Messiah –G.F. Handel Admission is Free.
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April 18 - 19
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Spring Plant Sale

Shop from a huge selection of native plants and herbs. All sales at this fundraising event are tax free and support the mission of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to bring nature and people together. The Heard will also have a limited number of milkweed plants available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own carts to facilitate your purchase.
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April 18
Keller Public Arts presents Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The 6th annual FWSO concert will be held at the Keller High School Fine Arts Center on Saturday evening, April 18 at 7:30 pm. Daniel Black will conduct the Orchestra in selections by Mozart, Haydn, Weber and Beethoven.
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April 18
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra presents la bella ITALIA! featuring LeeAnne Thompson, Flute

Join the LCSO as we continue our la bella Italia season featuring LeeAnne Thompson, flutist performing Liebermann Flute Concerto. Also on this performance will be Herold’s Overture to Zampa, Puccini’s Chrysanthemums, plus more.
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April 18
Plano Civic Chorus Flight of Fancy Gala Featuring Brave Combo

FEATURING BRAVE COMBO! Make plans now to attend the Flight of Fancy Gala, benefiting the Plano Civic Chorus at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas Love Field. Enjoy an evening of great food, drinks, and dancing to the beats of the 2 time Grammy award-winning premier dance band, BRAVE COMBO. Music lovers will enjoy their great instrumental versatility and mix of world music styles that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues & more.
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April 18 - 19
Texas Discovery Gardens Pollinator Plant Sale

We're busy as bees in our greenhouse, propagating plants for our Butterfly Plant Sale! In fact, these plants are so beneficial, we're going to start calling it a Pollinator Plant Sale! Join us April 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pick up native and adapted host and nectar plants. Become a member and shop early -- and save 10%! Our Member's sale is April 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Want to learn more about the plants before you buy? Attend one of our Plant Sale Safaris or take our Butterfly Gardening Workshop.
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April 18
14th Annual Spring Into Nash

Children and adults alike will enjoy learning what life was like when the city’s earliest settlers made their home in Grapevine. A variety of activities will be available for guests to enjoy, including heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, tractor-drawn wagon rides, field cultivation, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations and blacksmith demonstrations. New this year will be a series of plein air paintings by local artists on display as well as antique tractors and farm equipment presented by the Denton County Antique Tractor Club.
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April 18
Allen Philharmonic presents A Winning Combination

Orchestral selections include Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, and this season’s Gold medalist’s performance from the Allen Philharmonic’s own Roger & Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition.
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April 18
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents A PAIR OF SIXES

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth will present a rare opportunity to hear two major string sextets: Souvenir de Florence by Tchaikovsky and the great String Sextet No.1 Op. 18 by Brahms.
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April 18
Community Day – Passport to Spain

Explore your senses and experience the costumes, music, dance and personalities of the different regions of Spain. Picture yourself in a work of art and take home a photo souvenir. Sample the flavors of Spanish foods and enjoy fun, hands-on art activities. Artist John Bramblitt will demonstrate how he creates colorful paintings using only his sense of touch. For all ages.
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April 18
Infinity Dance Productions presents Cinema

Infinity Dance Productions presents ''Cinema'' an event that takes your favorite movies from the big screen to the stage. Come enjoy these choreographic interpretations from amazing choreographers, companies and studios. From Ghost, Donnie Darko, Little Miss Sunshine, Moulin Rouge, Selma, a special tribute to Selena and more!
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April 18
Plano Symphony presents A GRAND GERSHWIN FINALE

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR ALEX MCDONALD, PIANO Gershwin: Cuban Overture Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations for Piano and Orchestra Gershwin: An American in Paris Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony conclude the 2014 - 2015 season with a celebration of one of the most beloved composers of all times - George Gershwin. The American composer’s works span popular and classical music. Several of his best known works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and the opera, Porgy and Bess. This festive finale begins with Gershwin’s sparkling Cuban Overture. The performance includes a PSO debut with the scintillating I Got Rhythm Variations for Piano and Orchestra and the Piano Concerto in F performed by Alex McDonald. McDonald made his orchestra debut at age 11 and has gone on to perform with numerous orchestras, was a featured performer on From the Top on National Public Radio, and studied in Dallas for 13 years with Lois Nielson with coaching from Stephen Nielson, Pamela Paul and Sam Wong. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory, holds a Masters from Juilliard and is currently completing a Doctorate at Juilliard. The season concludes with Gershwin’s An American in Paris, based on Gershwin’s perceptions of Paris during a visit.
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April 18
UT Dallas presents Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet has been lauded for its “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, and has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as an exceptional string quartet. The members are Misha Vitenson, violin; Marcia Littley, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; and Jason Calloway, cello. The program will include a performance of UT Dallas Professor Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Meta 4.
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April 19
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance GET CURIOUS AT THE DALLAS ZOO! - THE WARTIME ESCAPE

GET CURIOUS AT THE DALLAS ZOO! In conjunction with the exhibit “THE WARTIME ESCAPE: Margaret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France” the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance and the Dallas Zoo invite you to join us for a reading of Curious George, a zookeeper talk, and an educational activity on The Wartime Escape. Date: April 19, 2015 Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ages: 6 to 10 Admission to the Dallas Zoo required
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April 19
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Texas A&M University-Commerce Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers specialize in chamber vocal music from all periods of music history. The 11-voice ensemble is noted for its excellence in the choral art. The Chamber Singers perform a Fall and Spring Concert and at community and University events. Dr. Randall Hooper conducts the Texas A&M University-Commerce University choral groups as part of his teaching responsibilities there. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from LSU and is also actively involved with church music and musical theatre.
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April 19
Orchestra of New Spain presents The Rise of Opera

By the middle of the 18th C, the Spanish zarzuela gave way to Italian influences that brought opera to Madrid in the person of the new Court Maestro de Capilla, Francisco Courcelle. Join us to hear his works and those of Guillermo Ferrer and Francisco Coradini, as they would have been heard in Madrid’s opera house in the Buen Retiro Park which the Ambassador of the Court of Saint James described as second to none in the world!! Featuring sopranos Anna Popova, Jendi Tarde, alto Nichola Garza and violinist Veronika Vassileva playing the Devil’s Trill Concert of Tartini.
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April 19
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Young Voices in Celebration

Together with PCPC children’s choirs, adult singers, and chamber orchestra, the PCPC youth choirs will present an evening of worship through scripture and song.
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April 19
Plano Symphony presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

family concert series
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April 19
Rockwall County Historical Foundation Presents Vintage Base Ball

Learn the origins and early history of baseball as well as the customs and practices of the players and spectators. Join members of Rockwall County Historical Foundation for a Vintage Base Ball matchbetween the Rockwall Retros and Farmers Branch Mustangs.
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April 19
Spring Handbell Concert

Handbell music performed by Lovers Lane, Trietsch Memorial, and Carollton First United Methodist Churches, to feature both solo and massed performances, including brass choir, with works by Sherman, Dobrinski, and Handel.
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April 19
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Andrea Dawson

Known as the Sassy Soulstress of the Blues, Andrea Dawson grew up singing in church immersed in Gospel, Soul, R&B, and Blues. The sister of Blues guitarist Hashbrown, she is the hottest Blues singer in Austin. She has toured Portugal with Lucky Peterson, headlined in Santiago, Chile, and had a regular gig at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai, China. With a rare intensity and sophistication, Andrea sings the Blues from her heart. She is the real deal!
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April 20
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Modigliani Quartet

The Modigliani Quartet, formed by four close friends celebrated in 2013 ten years of playing together and has already become of the world’s top string quartets.
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April 20
Oral Fixation presents Happy Camper

Meet Ken Bethea who quit his corporate gig at age 30 to pursue life as a musician and created the Old 97’s, Randy Brown who found himself deep in the heart of the Grand Canyon without a lifeline, Ryan Gifford-Robinson, a man who works as a counselor at a remarkable camp for disabled youth, Xuan Nguyen, a self-described "weird kid" who finally fulfills her dream of camping at a Vietnamese Catholic retreat, Charles Scudder whose passion for the Goatman ghost story turns into investigative reporting, Melissa Smrekar who learns at a mandatory 8th grade camping trip that "it's really liberating to say no to shit you hate", and creator Nicole Stewart who shares how getting kicked out of her summer camp in Colorado taught her it was ok to fail.
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April 21
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents How Should We Deal With Putin’s Russia?

The daughter of a British coal miner and a nurse grows up to leave England, earn a Ph.D. in history at Harvard and write books and articles about Russia's history, its future and the controversial personality who commands the current post-Communist nation. That is the story of Fiona Hill, a Foreign Policy Program senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe. She is co-author of the 2013 book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.
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April 21
Dallas Winds present WE LOVE LENNIE

A loving tribute to a true American original — Leonard Bernstein. Selections from West Side Story, Candide, On The Waterfront and much more.
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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 22
Oral Fixation presents Happy Camper

Meet Ken Bethea who quit his corporate gig at age 30 to pursue life as a musician and created the Old 97’s, Randy Brown who found himself deep in the heart of the Grand Canyon without a lifeline, Ryan Gifford-Robinson, a man who works as a counselor at a remarkable camp for disabled youth, Xuan Nguyen, a self-described "weird kid" who finally fulfills her dream of camping at a Vietnamese Catholic retreat, Charles Scudder whose passion for the Goatman ghost story turns into investigative reporting, Melissa Smrekar who learns at a mandatory 8th grade camping trip that "it's really liberating to say no to shit you hate", and creator Nicole Stewart who shares how getting kicked out of her summer camp in Colorado taught her it was ok to fail.
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April 23
ATTPAC presents The Cush with Daniel Markham

In the time-honored tradition of husband/wife duos (think Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth) providing the creative core and identity of a band, Burette and Gabrielle Douglas bring a sound and musical vision all their own to The Cush. Formed in Dallas, TX in 2000, The Cush features sympathetic songwriting armed with vintage tape delays and a batch of psych-pop mini suites. Over the years, The Cush has opened for artists including Cat Power, Broken Social Scene, Stars, Deerhoof, The Fiery Furnaces, Dead Meadow, Centro-matic, and James McMurtry, among many others.
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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
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 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
Highlander Concerts present The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances, they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned.
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April 24
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher Featuring Percussionist Ian Rosenbaum and the Parker String Quartet

Music from Yellow Barn: Percussionist Ian Rosenbaum and the Parker String Quartet The play of tension and release is a vitally important element in our experience of music, and tonality, the hierarchical relationship between pitches or harmonies, is one framework that guides us. Much is asked of an audience experiencing new work with sounds that are less familiar but the ear is quick and can adapt to new sounds when context is there to guide us. Percussionist Ian Rosenbaum and the Parker String Quartet lead us on a sonic adventure through tonalities at once ancient and new, sculpted by Bach, Beethoven, Berio, Webern and Wood.
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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
UT Dallas Arts presents Musica Nova

Students from the UT Dallas Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music ensemble will perform with faculty members and guest artists under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodríguez. Musica Nova Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Director Italian Inspiration Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trombones & Orchestra Cimarosa: Concerto for Two Flutes & Orchestra Rota: Trio for Flute, Violin & Piano Rossini/Liszt: La Regatta Veneziana for Piano Solo Milhaud: Scaramouche for Saxophone & Orchestra Michael McVay, Piano UTD Students & Guest Artists
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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 - 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 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
Broadway Baptist Church presents The Texas Boys Choir

The Texas Boys Choir performs in this seasons Broadway Series.
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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
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 26-27
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
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 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 - 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
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
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
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 & 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 & 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
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
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church Chamber Artists Recital

Free, eclectic musical recital
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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 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
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
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 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
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 15-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
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
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 1 & 2
Titas Presents 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 Malandain’s magical and inventive vision of this ballet classic.
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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 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 15-17
Dallas Black Dance Theater

Part of DBDT’s Spring Celebration Series Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present a world premiere created by New York based choreographer, Daniel Catanach. Catanach will integrate ballet, Black and Hispanic urban gesture, and social and modern dance to create this transformative work which focuses on the experience of young men growing up in Urban America. The work will feature six male dancers who are celebrating “coming of age” in very different ways. Though they are from various social and economic backgrounds and are finding their own unique voice through independent journeys, they still share one common ground: growing up a “minority.” The piece will be structured in three parts. Celebration: will highlight the ways in which they feel they are moving forward in the world. Struggle: will put forth various obstacles to be dealt with, sometimes between each other and other times from within. Triumph: will show the inner spirit that pushes through and keeps one living.
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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 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 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 Chamber Singers present 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 can expect the large screen at the Performance Hall to be put to good use. 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
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
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
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
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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departs Aug. 16
Masters on the Seas

Sail with Gary Levinson Associate Principal Concertmaster Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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