Arts Calendar



Nov. 22
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

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

Former members of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and other chart-busting groups have united to form THE HIT MEN, a super group of musicians and vocalists who were the Four Seasons and the Shondells with Tommy James. They are the authentic rock and rollers whose legacy includes hundreds of hit records of the 60s, 70s and 80s – the guys who made and played the hits that make up the soundtrack of our lives.
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Nov. 22 - Feb. 21
PDNB Gallery presents Experimental Photography

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

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

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

Internationally renowned concert artist and organist Stefan Engels, who joins Meadows this fall as professor of music, chair of the organ department, and Leah Young Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Music Performance, presents his debut recital with a program of classic French works spanning the centuries. The program opens with Nicolas de Grignys Selections from Livre dOrgue (1699), whose power and lyricism will be brought to life by Caruth Auditoriums magnificent Fisk organ. Michel Correttes 18th-century organ concertos no. 2 and no. 5 follow, providing a showcase of rhythmic vitality and virtuosity. Concluding the concert will be Louis Viernes Symphonie IV, op. 32, written in 1914 when the composer was principal organist at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.
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Nov. 22-Jan. 4
Trains at NorthPark

See the most elaborate toy trains exhibit in Texas with trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include downtown Dallas, with the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the State Fair of Texas and the Cotton Bowl; New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; New England’s fall foliage; the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and various other highlights. The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features.
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Nov. 21-23
Dallas Symphony presents The Golden Age of Jazz

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

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

Former members of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and other chart-busting groups have united to form THE HIT MEN, a super group of musicians and vocalists who were the Four Seasons and the Shondells with Tommy James. They are the authentic rock and rollers whose legacy includes hundreds of hit records of the 60s, 70s and 80s – the guys who made and played the hits that make up the soundtrack of our lives.
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Nov. 22
Dallas Bach Society Organ Recital with Stefan Engels

Internationally renowned concert artist and organist Stefan Engels, who joins Meadows this fall as professor of music, chair of the organ department, and Leah Young Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Music Performance, presents his debut recital with a program of classic French works spanning the centuries. The program opens with Nicolas de Grignys Selections from Livre dOrgue (1699), whose power and lyricism will be brought to life by Caruth Auditoriums magnificent Fisk organ. Michel Correttes 18th-century organ concertos no. 2 and no. 5 follow, providing a showcase of rhythmic vitality and virtuosity. Concluding the concert will be Louis Viernes Symphonie IV, op. 32, written in 1914 when the composer was principal organist at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.
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Nov. 23
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church presents Friends of Music Chamber Recital

Yuri Anshelevich, cello; Gabriel Sanchez, piano
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Nov. 23
Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir and Diva Dolce: "What Was Said to the Rose"

Music of the season will be performed by the three ensembles in the Meadows choral department. Free; in lieu of admission, the Meadows choirs request that a donation be made to the North Texas Food Bank through ntfb.org: food items may also be donated in person at the concert.
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Nov. 23
Plano Community Band presents "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue"

Plano Community Band fall concert
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Nov. 23
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church presents Double Treble

Roderick Demmings, piano and organ prodigy will be returning to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church for a unique evening of music. Roderick is teaming up with Karl Van Richards, concert pianist from Florida, to present music for piano and organ duos, and piano 4-hands.
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Nov. 23
St. Stephen Special Series presents TCU Concert Chorale

The TCU Concert Chorale dedicates this choral concert to the memory and work of Mark Scott, Minister of Music and Organist, Emeritus, of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, who passed away on October 17, 2014. Mark graduated from TCU with degrees in Organ and Church Music in 1975, and has been a supporter of the TCU School of Music, and in particular the TCU Concert Chorale, hosting their fall concert yearly on the St. Stephen Special Series.
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Nov. 25
UNT One O'Clock Lab Band with Guest Artist Chuck Findley, trumpet

Chuck Findley (born Charles B. Findley, 13 December 1947, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA), is an American session musician. Most widely known as a trumpet player, he also plays other brass instruments such as flugelhorn and trombone. His technical abilities and versatility are renowned even among other session players, with the celebrated session horn player and arranger Jerry Hey saying "Chuck Findley can play anything".
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Nov. 29 & 30
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays

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

Performing a blend of jazz and classical music at over 100 venues across the country each year, the band, all Julliard trained siblings with roots in McKinney, will truly come home for the holidays! Great-Grandmother Annie Moses, the group’s namesake, was born and lived in the McKinney area until her death from cancer at the age of 49. This is the first time the band will return to McKinney to perform.
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Nov. 30
Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas presents fall in to Winter

Join the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas for a program that will explore different composer’s settings of traditional texts of the winter season. We are thrilled to welcome back our guest artists, Imperial Brass.
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Dec. 1 - 15
Arborlawn United Methodist Church Noonday Advent Recitals

These three Noonday Advent Recitals are scheduled beginning at 12:00 noon with a light lunch to follow benefiting our youth ensemble, Cantabile. These recitals feature local Arborlawn talent and guest artists, as well.
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dec. 1
IMPERIAL BRASS PRESENTS JAZZY CHRISTMAS

This exciting concert will include jazzy holiday favorites, with many new arrangements that you are sure to enjoy! The 20-member large brass ensemble of Imperial Brass will grace you with an outstanding and truly entertaining performance that you will not forget!
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Dec. 1-5
WRR Caroling in the Arts District at Dallas City Performance Hall

Share the joy of the holiday season through music as WRR Classical 101.1 presents Caroling in the Arts District, a yuletide tradition of free performances by some of the area’s top choral and instrumental groups. Now in its 30th year, Caroling in the Arts District will be broadcast live on WRR Classical 101.1. FM and streamed over the Internet.
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Dec. 2
Eisemann Center Presents A Darlene Love Christmas - Love for the Holidays

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

The Wesleyan Chorale presents the poetry of Robert Frost and Edna St. Vincent Millay in Randall Thompson's Frostiana and Alice Parker's Songstream.
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Dec. 2
Fort Worth Symphony presents Messiah

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

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

Made famous by the Academy-Award winning 1965 film The Sound of Music, the von Trapps – great-grandchildren of Maria and the Captain – return to Fort Worth with a Christmas concert for the entire family. Enjoy this one-night-only performance of seasonal American and Austrian songs and let the sound of music fill your holiday!
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Dec. 4-7
The Vocal Majority Chorus 2014 Christmas show

Shenanigans at Santa’s Workshop
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Dec. 5
Lewisville Lake Symphony and Lewisville High School Choirs present Holiday Images: Sounds of the Season

The Lewisville Lake Symphony's Christmas Concert will feature The Main Street Singers and Cantori, Lewisville High School Choirs. The audience will hear traditional Christmas carols as well as old favorites.
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Dec. 5
AARON SHUST TO PERFORM CHRISTMAS SHOW AT THE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH IN RICHARDSON

The Heights Choir, Orchestra and Children’s Choir will present a Christmas performance with Contemporary Christian recording artist Aaron Shust 7 p.m. Friday, December 5, in The Heights Worship Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Shust and his band will perform several of his popular songs, including God of Brilliant Lights; My Hope Is In You; To God Alone; and My Savior My God. The Heights Choir, Orchestra and Children’s Choir will join Shust in singing songs from his new Christmas album Unto Us, including O Come O Come Emmanuel; Gloria; God Has Come To Earth and traditional Christmas favorites First Noel, Hark the Herald, Joy to the World, O Holy Night and Silent Night.
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Dec. 5
Chamber Music International Concert 3

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

DBS provides a Grand Tour of European music celebrating the Christmas holidays in Baroque style. Works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Couperin, Corelli, and Schütz.
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Dec. 5-21
DSO Christmas Pops

The Dallas Symphony's beloved traditions returns with an all-new concert featuring holiday favorites, Christmas classics, majestic choir music and a sing-along to familiar carols. Lawrence Loh, conductor Dallas Symphony Chorus: Joshua Habermann, director Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas: Cynthia Nott, director
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Dec. 5
Lewisville Lake Symphony presents Holiday Images: Sounds Of The Season

Featuring the choirs of Lewisville High School with Steve DeCrow as the director, with a special appearance by Santa and a sing-along.
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Dec. 5 & 7
Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Mozart, Weber, and Strauss

Meadows Associate Professor Carol Leone joins the orchestra as soloist for Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor, a dark, dramatic, impassioned work considered the composer’s most popular and influential piano concerto. The program also includes Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz, his seminal German romantic opera, and Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, a musical distillation of Nietzsche’s tone poem of the same name, whose opening fanfare is familiar to audiences from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Dec. 5
UT Dallas presents Musica Nova

Students from the UT Dallas Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music ensemble will perform with faculty members and guest artists under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodríguez.
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Dec. 6
Brookhaven Choral Society presents Beauty, Peace and Joy!

Beauty, Peace and Joy! Choral Concert featuring the Latin Percussion Ensemble
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Dec. 6
Mesquite Community Band presents A Night of Christmas Celebration

Take a Sleigh Ride through a Winter Wonder Land at The Most Wonderful Time of The Year with the MCB as they play some of your favorite music memories and introduce you to some new tunes as well! The selections played will include ‘A Christmas Festival’, ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’, ‘Jingle Bell March’, ‘March of the Toys/Toyland’, ‘O Holy Night’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘Sleigh Ride’, ‘Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidalis’, ‘We Need a Little Christmas’, ‘White Christmas’, and ‘Bethlehem, Tiny Town’.
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Dec. 6
Plano Civic Chorus presents Handel's Messiah

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

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

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

You will have many opportunities to hear George Frideric Handel's immortal Messiah this advent season, but the Broadway Series offers you the opportunity to join with the Chancel and Chapel Choirs and The Orchestra at Broadway in this annual Christmas Messiah Sing. Bring your own score, or utilize one of the church's scores available in the narthex. Don't miss this exciting and unique event
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Dec. 7
Schola Cantorum of Holy Trinity Seminary - University of Dallas present Lessons and Carols 2014

Join us for Lessons and Carols, celebrating the story of Christmas in scripture and music. Featuring thr HTS Scola Cantorum directed by Gregory Hamilton.
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Dec. 7
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents Here We Come A-Caroling

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

Gently welcome the Christmas season with delicate, peaceful music from around the world and across the centuries, including lullabies, chant, antiphon, and carols. Selections include: Fink’s What Sweeter Music; Scroggins’ Ave Maria; Loeffler’s Lost in the Night; Council’s This Endris Night; Latona’s Puer Natus in Bethlehem; Elder’s O Magnum Mysterium, and Paulus’ Three Nativity Carols.
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Dec. 7
TowerArts Concert: Festival of Carols

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

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

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

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

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

Join Keith & Kristyn Getty (In Christ Alone, The Power of the Cross and Speak O Lord) as they present an evening of music joyfully celebrating the birth of Christ. Accompanied by the Getty’s band of top bluegrass and Celtic folk musicians and step-dancers, the evening is a unique blend of modern hymns, Irish folk music, and some of our favorite Christmas carols.
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Dec. 9
Texas Boys Choir Christmas Festival Concert

Texas Boys Choir presents its 2014 Christmas Festival Concert featuring all performing choirs of the organization. The story of Christmas is told through the reading of Scripture and original poetry, performances by the choirs and congregational singing of carols. Come hear the boys as they share music samplings, both ancient and modern, from around the world.
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Dec. 10
Lone Star Youth Orchestra Symphony Sleigh Ride

Celebrate the music of the holidays with the Lone Star Youth Orchestra on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:00PM! In addition to great holiday favorites including a sing-a-long and Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Santa will be on site to meet all guest that evening! Meeting Santa and photos are free of charge at this family-centric holiday celebration. Be sure to get your tickets to make sure you’re on the “nice” list by calling 972-252-2787. Concert and Santa meet and greet occur at the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Hall.
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Dec. 10
Dallas Millennial Choirs & Orchestras present All the Bells On Earth Shall Ring

Dallas Millennial Choirs & Orchestras ushers in the holiday season with “All the Bells On Earth Shall Ring”. Featuring the world’s most beloved Christmas carols and holiday favorites, DMCO’s annual Christmas concert includes a stunning musical force of over 400 musicians, including its remarkable youth choirs, the adult Grand Chorus and the DMCO Symphony Orchestra.
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Dec. 11
Andrea Bocelli

Thrilling audiences for over 20 years, Andrea Bocelli exploded onto the world's stage with his hit, "Con te Partiro" (and later it's arrangement as a duet with Sarah Brightman with the title "Time To Say Goodbye"), and has since sold 80 million records and performed countless worldwide tours. Today, Bocelli is known for being one of the greatest singing talents in the world.Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Maria Aleida, featured violinist Caroline Campbell, and Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley. Dallas Festival Orchestra will be performing on the December 11 date
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Dec. 11
Choral, Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

Precision playing and strong vocals compliment one another in this offering by Booker T's world-class Music Department.
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Dec. 12
McKinney Community Band presents The Spirit of Christmas

Get into “The Spirit of Christmas” as the McKinney Community Band performs holiday favorites and seasonal music, including the popular Christmas Sing-Along. A fun holiday evening for all ages!
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Dec. 12
Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus presents Songs of Christmas Celebration

Selections range from Handel’s Messiah to “White Christmas”, Gustav Holst's "Christmas Day," “Do You Hear What I Hear” and “I Saw Three Ships” arr. Wilberg as well as others.
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Dec. 12
Artes de la Rosa presents A Mariachi Christmas

The traditions continue at Artes de la Rosa with the sounds of the season! Get into the true spirit of the holiday season this year with your family with A MARIACHI CHRISTMAS at the Rose Marine Theater on Dec. 12. With the sounds of traditional mariachis you can ring in Christmas and the New Year with a certain Latin flair as Jo Anna Martinez & Mariachi de Oro celebrates the music of Lucha Villa! They are joined by Special Guests, Mario Macias & Diego Nevarez, both students in Artes de la Rosa's National Award Winning Arts Education Program, Artes Academy.
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Dec. 12
Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant,

See Superstars Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant perform all of your favorite Christmas and Holiday songs featuring the Dallas POPS and a 100+ person chorus!
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Dec. 13
DSO Family Christmas

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

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

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

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

Special Guest Bruce Fowler Tenor Bruce Fowler, a native of Louisiana, discovered early on his passion for music. In 1994 he came to international attention when he took the top prize in the Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition. Gifted with a voice of clarity, a compelling stage presence and the great fortune of having studied with teachers among the greatest to be found anywhere, he has subsequently performed in the leading theatres of the world, including the Paris Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Salzburg Festival and in Berlin, Chicago, Barcelona and Rome, among many others. He made his Carnegie Hall debut opposite Renée Fleming. In 1994 his first recording, Handel's Messiah, was nominated for the Grammy Award.
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Dec. 13
Women’s Chorus of Dallas presents Celebrate The HoliDAZE!

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

Broadway's Chancel Choir joins with The Orchestra at Broadway in An Advent Festival, celebrating the joyful music of this special time of year. Dr. Brent Beasley will preach in this wonderful time of worship
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Dec. 14
New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents A Russian Holiday!

The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, Sergio Espinosa, conductor, invites its Dallas-Fort Worth-midcities audience to spend the afternoon of December 14 celebrating the winter holidays in old Russia, with music by some of the country’s best-loved composers. NPOI’s concert continues the orchestra’s 2014-15 Sundays at the Symphony afternoon series. This bubbling start to the holiday season includes Reinhold Glière’s Russian Sailor’s Dance, the March and Scherzo from Sergei Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, and two collections of music based on Russian folk songs: the Overture on Russian Themes by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and the Overture on Russian Themes, No. 1, by Mily Balakirev. It concludes with Alexander Borodin’s Symphony No. 2.
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Dec. 14
Orchestra of New Spain presents Christmas at Christ the King with Trumpeter Adam Gordon

Orchestra of New Spain presents Christmas at Christ the King with Trumpeter Adam Gordon Adam Gordon, soloist, brings the brilliance of his trumpet to celebrate this Christmas concert. Padre Antonio Soler’s earthy Christmas villancicos are in reality fascinating Spanish cantatas showing off soloist and chorus, and in this case the baroque trumpet. Bring the family and friends to this annual festive concert featuring as well works from Mexico and Spain’s Renaissance Valencia.
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Dec. 14
Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church Grapevine presents A Festival of Lessons and Carols

A Festival of Lessons and Carols is a worship service based on the original which is held at Kings College, Cambridge, England, each Christmas Eve. It is a service during which the traditional Advent and Christmas scriptures are read and illuminated by organ, hand bell works, choral anthems and congregational hymns. This is the 14th year that FPCGV has held this service. Child care is provided without charge. Call the church to make a reservation.
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Dec. 14
St. Andrew Christmas-a Musical Celebration of the Season

Put the true spirit in your holiday season with “A St. Andrew Christmas,” Sunday December 14, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093 (corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista). This annual musical extravaganza will include traditional and contemporary holiday favorites from “Jingle Bells,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and “The Nutcracker” to majestic settings of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” featuring 200 singers, soloist Jodi Wright, bells, a 45-member professional orchestra, a magnificent pipe organ, and the ever-popular carol sing. In between performances, from 5:45-6:45, there will be an outdoor Live Nativity complete with animals, shepherds, wise men, and the holy family. The Nativity presentation will be located on the west side of the church.
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Dec. 14
Arborlawn Festival of Worship in Advent

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

HPPC Chancel Choir Highland Park Orchestra Greg Hobbs, Conductor
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Dec. 14
Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents Parade of the Toys - A Holiday Concert

Program: Symphonic Highlights from “Frozen,” Christopher Beck/Bulla March of the Toys, Victor Herbert/Rogers A Christmas Festival, Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson All is Calm, Traditional/Smith Christmas and Sousa Forever, Julie Giroux Jingle Them Bells, Julie Giroux Christmas with Mozart, Julie Giroux A Sing-Along and More!
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Dec. 14
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Always a seasonal highlight, this year’s Christmas concert features the beloved blend of scripture and song led by the PCPC adult, youth, and children’s choirs with symphony orchestra—all combining to present a poignant evening, including the traditional candlelit finale.
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Dec. 14
Voices of Fort Worth present Sing We Now of Christmas

Voices of Fort Worth was founded in 2012 by Artistic Director, Dr. Jerome M. Bierschenk. The ensemble is unique in that it performs only a cappella music (music without accompaniment). The chamber choir’s use of voices alone gives it a distinct choral tone and blend that can only be achieved through this mix of voices only. The repertoire sung by the choir ranges from early music to the most contemporary, and this program will present a range of selections from very traditional to non-traditional holiday music.
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Dec. 15 - 16
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember the Christmas When

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

Gospel greats, Blind Boys of Alabama and special guest Ruthie Foster come to Dallas to perform a special holiday concert full of soulful spirit and harmonious praise.
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Dec. 15
Voices of Fort Worth present Christmas at the Chapel

Voices of Fort Worth present an all a cappella concert featuring the sounds of the season in the beautiful setting of the Marty Leonard Community Chapel
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Dec. 17
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents "ANGELS AND SHEPHERDS" CONCERT

GDYO’s "Angels and Shepherds" Concert is a time-honored tradition for many music lovers in the community. Featuring the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas and the Women’s Chorus, the concert repertoire will include holiday favorites and orchestral classics. Pieces to be performed include: Ola Gjeilo, Gloria; Rutter, The Shepherds Pipe Carol; Rutter, Angels Carol; and many more!
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Dec. 18
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

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

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

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

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 20
Dallas bach Society presents Messiah Sing-Along

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

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 20
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

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

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


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

Deck the halls with the Fort Worth Symphony Brass Ensemble and Assistant Conductor Daniel Black in a performance of holiday favorites featuring special guests, the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir.
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Dec. 21
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

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

Over 3,100 patrons set attendance records for the 2013 “Home for the Holidays” concerts, one of Collin County’s most popular holiday traditions. With nearly 200 musicians, “Home for the Holidays” includes seasonal favorites for large orchestra and chorus, the popular audience sing-along, visitors from the North Pole, humor, the great pipe organ at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, and surprises. The 2014 concerts also feature Acoustix, a quartet with all four members part of The Vocal Majority. Acoustix is known for their diverse blend of gospel, Americana, patriotic selections, jazz, a touch of barbershop harmony and, of course, the sounds of the season. Enjoy happy holidays with your Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Dec. 22
Dallas Bach Society presents Handel’s Messiah

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

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

Through music and scripture readings, this service follows the tradition of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols established by King's College, Cambridge University. The service features the Chancel Choir and the Festival Brass.
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Dec. 31
Fort Worth Symphony presents Swingin' New Year's Eve

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing! Let the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Mike Berkowitz fill your New Year's Eve with the hottest standards of the swing era. Hits like "Sing Sing Sing," and Count Basie's "One O-Clock Jump" along with your favorite Sinatra, Glen Miller and Henry Mancini tunes will have you dancing in the aisles all night long!
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Dec. 31
Dallas Bach Society presents Brandenburg Concertos, Complete

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

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

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

Dicterow-deMaine-Biegel Piano Trio with Jeffery Biegel, piano; Glenn Dicterow, violin, and Robert deMaine, cello. Also, Gary Levinson, violin; Karen Dreyfus, viola. Suk, Elegie, Op. 23; Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8; Dohnányi, Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1
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Jan. 8-11
Dallas Symphony presents Paganini

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating the Epiphany of our Lord, soloists, choir and chamber orchestra present Gian Carlo Menotti's moving drama about the Three Kings and the healing power of Christ's love.
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Jan. 15
First Baptist Dallas presents Singing Men of North central Texas

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

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

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

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

Enjoy cocktails in the hall and transcend into idealistic America with music from Copland and Adams! Afterwards, meet and mingle with the musicians. Case Scaglione conducts
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Jan. 17
Plano Symphony presents THE ROYAL FAMILY OF GUITAR

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

Join us for another in our series of SoundBites featuring delicious wine tastings and live performances of new music. ⋅Lively conversation ⋅Excellent wines ⋅Brilliant new music performed live
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Jan. 18
Voices of Change present Fanfare for Forty Years

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

DSO Principal French Horn David Cooper takes center stage in Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. The song cycle, composed at the request of legendary hornist Dennis Brain, features settings of British poets and reflects on the concept of night, from its most peaceful to its most sinister. Two "firsts" complete the concert program - the first Brandenburg Concerto of Bach and Beethoven's debut symphony.
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Jan. 23-25
Kenny G with the FWSO

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

Saxophonist Jim Riggs and The Official Texas Jazz Orchestra initiate the spring 2015 season with their brand of “big band jazz.” The Orchestra includes musicians from the renowned University of North Texas jazz faculty. Individuals in the orchestra have performed with giants of jazz such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Buddy Rich.
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Jan. 29
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

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

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

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

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

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

This City Performance Hall concert will give Dallas audiences a chance to hear an electric – and eclectic! – program that the Meadows Wind Ensemble is preparing for a gala February concert in San Antonio at the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association Conference. The conference is attended by well over 25,000 music professionals annually, and the MWE was selected to perform by a rigorous audition process. This “Best of the MWE” program will feature music written on commission for the MWE as well as a number of works that have come to be associated almost exclusively with the MWE.
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Feb. 12-15
Dallas Symphony presents Brahms Piano Concerto No 1

"It does have lots of horns, horns being quite the thing to express heroism," wrote Richard Strauss of his Ein Heldenleben, or A Hero's Life. Strauss' tone poem tells a tale of a hero, his battles, victories and the end of his life. Yefim Bronfman returns to the DSO performing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1, Jaap van Zweden conducts
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Feb. 15
Dallas Bach Society Presents Armonia Celeste — Three Ladies of Ferrara

Our friends from the Armonia Celeste ensemble perform a sizzling concert of virtuoso Italian chamber music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara, the most popular ensemble of its time, with Baroque harp, lutes and guitar. Come and enjoy the music which set the standard for all things Baroque!
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Feb. 20-22
Dallas Symphony presents Disney in Concert

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

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

Orpheus presents an evening of choral treasures chosen to help find peace, quiet and healing in today’s hectic world. The music on this concert will be recorded for our newest CD. Music by Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Fauré, Duruflé, Pärt and Bryars will be featured.
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Oct. 16-Nov. 22
Circle Theatre presents Fellowship!

Once Upon a time two visionaries in Las Angeles had a brilliant idea. The books and movies based on the Lord of the Rings were so popular why not have a bit of fun and write a musical parody of the Fellowship of the Ring? They shared their idea with a composer and a multi-talented cast of actors who then banded together with them to create a cult theater classic, Fellowship! Their merry little musical won numerous big awards and critics’ picks and played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and New York. Circle is proud to bring its own production of Fellowship! to the "land of cowboys and culture" for its southwest premiere.
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Oct. 30-Nov. 23
Amphibian Stage Productions presents FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode

Sam Peliczowski mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one restaurant--and everyone wants a piece of him. Through the course of the evening, we meet Sam's father, a likeable guy from South Bend; the temperamental chef; Jean-Claude, the snooty Maitre D'; Naomi Campbell's annoying (but funny) assistant; and several powerful New York types, among many others--all played by Amphibian's own Carman Lacivita. A hit in Amphibian's 2005 ‘Phibs at the Modern Reading Series, FULLY COMMITTED returns to Amphibian, this time with set and costumes. "Fully Committed creates more tension than a James Bond suspense caper, and it's more thrilling than a high-wire circus act." "A tornado! The audience is in stitches from beginning to end,"
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Nov. 7-23 & Dec. 4-6
Mesquite Community Theatre presents A Tuna Christmas

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening.
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Nov. 11-Dec. 6
Undermain Theater presents The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

A Regional Premiere Once upon a time (2005), in a faraway land (Russia), 20 year-old Annie knocks on the door of a distant family relation to take some business classes (and lose her American accent). What she discovers are three friends who introduce her to the glitz and corruption of modern Russia, as Soviet echoes linger just under the surface.
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Nov. 14 - Dec. 6
Family Music Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Family Music Theatre presents the musical version of the classic Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL with fantastic music by Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Enchanted) performed by a large multi-generational cast and live orchestra with super production numbers of song and dance and touching moments to bring the true Christmas spirit to all. Performances are November 14-15, 21-22 and December 5-6, 2014 at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 1:30 PM on Saturday afternoons.
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Nov. 14-Dec. 20
ARTISAN CENTER Theater presents SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS

At Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, it is a Wednesday night, December 24, 1941, eighteen days after Pearl Harbor and FDR’s declaration of war. Though the war has been gaining momentum in the US for several years, the direct involvement in battle at Christmastime has brought family members from far and wide for what might be their last holiday together. The Sanders Family first performed at Mount Pleasant Baptist in June of 1938, after a five-year hiatus from the Gospel Circuit. Since then, they have returned to Mount Pleasant each year at Homecoming. This is their last performance before the war forces the group to disband. If you loved SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN you will love this holiday-themed sequel. The Sanders Family is back with their own special way of celebrating. SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS is packed with lots of Christmas carols and Gospel songs that will send you on your way singing through the rest of the holidays.
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Nov. 14-22
Mainstage Irving/Las Colinas presents Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

It’s an ingenious and wildly witty whodunit that enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and off Broadway. This farcical escapade is a non-stop barrage of hilarity as the cast of characters untangles the mystery of the infamous "Stage Door Slasher." In a house replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, knives springing out of nowhere, and a maid who just seems to keep popping up everywhere, this diabolical mystery leaves you guessing ‘till the last laugh. A classic Clue-esque play-with-your-mind romp!
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Nov. 18-23
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Elf

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.Nov. 18-23 Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
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Nov. 20-22
Open Classical presents The True (Not Exactly True) Story of Thanksgiving

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

A musical by Paula Vogel It’s a bitterly cold Christmas Eve in 1864 and all along the Potomac, from the White House to the battlefields, friends and foes alike find their lives strangely and poetically intertwined. This holiday musical inspiringly weaves together carols and folk songs, beautifully portraying a uniquely moving moment of our American heritage.
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Nov. 21 & 22
Ballet Frontier Presents The Nutcracker

Ballet Frontier's enchanting production of The Nutcracker has captivated audiences for seven years. Its 2014 performances promise a cast comprised of professional dancers, talented youth, dazzling costumes, and world class choreography, all of which set the stage for an unforgettable holiday experience for all ages.
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Nov. 21-Dec. 21
Dallas Children's Theater presents Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts' Frosty & Friends

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

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

Recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, Brian Brooks has become a force to be reckoned with on the international dance landscape. Innovative, risky and wildly imaginative, Brian Brooks Movement Company is a breath of fresh air in the dance world. Whether in New York’s famed Joyce Theater or the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brian Brooks has established himself as one of the most interesting dance makers in New York.
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Nov. 22-Dec. 20
Artisan Center Theater presents Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…” Everyone knows this Christmas Holiday Classic by heart! But did you know the mouse’s name was Izzy, shut out of his snug home on Christmas Eve? Be part of Izzy’s great adventure to the North Pole where he meets Santa’s Elves, Rosie the Reindeer and comes face to face with the Abominable Snowman! Izzy and Rosie save the day, helping Santa and his Reindeer deliver the goodies just in time for Christmas morning! Packed with laughs and audience participation, this fun show ends with a lump in your throat and everyone reciting Clement Moore’s famous poem!
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Nov. 23
Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker

The spirit of Tchaikovsky guides Moscow Ballets professional ballerinas as they leap and pirouette against hand-painted backgrounds that invigorate his spirited score in time for the holiday season.Great Russian Nutcracker reintroduces audiences of all ages to young Masha, whose taste for adventure rivals her magical wooden dolls legendary aversion to chestnuts. Dancers fling themselves across the stage in grand jetés as the curtain opens on Moscows iconic skyline, which gives way to a spooky dreamland as the Mouse King rears his fuzzy head to stir up mischief. Audiences gasp as legions of mice capture Mashas strong-jawed companion and carry him away, past a lavishly decorated Christmas tree that soars toward the ceiling, and through their fellow dancers, who do not grow taller in the same way. Live orchestral accompaniment blares during the ensuing battle and ushers the action into the enchanted Land of Peace and Harmony in the ballets second act. Russian designer Valentin Fedorovs 3-D backdrops pay homage to the snowy forests of his homeland, and the puppets that dance alongside the ballerinas nod to the mysterious felt creatures that roam the foothills of Siberia. Moscow Ballet selects its soloists from Moscows finest crop of dancers, and local children can audition to join the corps for one city, earning the chance to twirl their little feet with the company in walk-on roles.
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Nov. 25-Dec. 27
Dallas Theater Center presents A Christmas Carol

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

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

It’s time for the holidays, but Simon isn’t feeling so cheerful. It’s another Christmas watching his friends receive toys and presents, while the space under his tree remains empty. With the help of elves and a little bit of magic and cheer, will Simon find the true spirit of Christmas? Here Comes Santa Claus continues the time-honored tradition of spending the holiday season with Casa. This musical is suitable for all audiences.
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Nov. 28-30
Chamberlain Performing Arts presents the Nutcracker

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

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

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

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

LakeCities Ballet Theatre is proud to present its holiday classic, “The Nutcracker”, with performances held on November 29 and 30 in Flower Mound, Texas. The Nutcracker is a favorite seasonal ballet of magic and wonder with music composed in 1891 by Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky. Its first performance, based on Alexandre Dumas’ adaptation of “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, was choreographed by Marius Petipa. It was first performed for Russian audiences in December of 1892 in St. Petersburg and was a complete failure. Since then, the ballet experienced a revival when world famous choreographer George Balanchine created a new production in 1954. Through the years, it has become a Christmas tradition, rising in popularity to become one of the most beloved ballets of all time. The Nutcracker’s appeal, spanning three centuries, can be attributed to its timeless characters and its fairytale story line.
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Nov. 29-Dec. 28
Theatre Britain presents Beauty & The Beast

Theatre Britain presents the world premiere of BEAUTY & THE BEAST A traditional British panto by Jackie Mellor-Guin Belle's family has fallen on hard times. When her father hears of a chance to regain some of his fortune, he sets off on a long journey. On his way home, empty-handed and without the gifts he promised his children, he gets lost in the forest and takes refuge in a mysterious castle. As he is leaving in the morning, he sees a beautiful rose and picks it to take home to Belle. Little does he know that the master of the house, a fearsome Beast, has decreed the penalty for picking the roses is death. The Beast promises to spare the father's life if Belle comes to live with him at the castle. The classic love story with all the usual panto ingredients - wacky characters, the Dame, a ghost, a blacklight scene and, of course, oodles of audience participation. A traditional British panto is a fairy tale told in the style of melodrama. The audience is encouraged to cheer for the good guys, boo and hiss the bad guys and join in with the characters on stage. The show works on two levels, with a story children can follow and jokes adults can appreciate.
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Dec. 2-14
Dallas Summer Musicals presents A CHRISTMAS STORY

Direct from Broadway, A Christmas Story, The Musical, nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, comes to hilarious life onstage! Based on the classic 1983 movie, the story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. The Associated Press calls A Christmas Story, The Musical “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”
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Dec. 3-20
One Thirty Productions presents A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show

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

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

Calendar Girls is the hilarious, shamelessly sentimental, and utterly captivating play based on the true story of a group of middle-aged British women who came upon a unique and empowering idea for raising money for leukemia research after the husband of one of their members dies. They devise an “alternative” charity calendar in the style of many popular calendars – (nearly) bare ladies! Their calendar and story earned them international fame and to date they have raised more than $5 million for their cause. As a story of friendship and good works, Calendar Girls is GLCT’s idea of the perfect holiday offering. The show is rated PG-13 for adult content and semi-nudity. In
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Dec. 5-7
RUDOLPH  the RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut, delighting audiences across the country. Fifty years later, the longest running and highest rated television special comes to life, live on stage with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical featuring the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly-jolly cast of iconic characters. Rudolph and friends, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, help Santa save Christmas this holiday season.
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Dec. 5-7
Dallas Ballet Company Presents The Nutcracker

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

The wait is finally over for the 8-time Tony Award winning musical that has thrilled audiences around the world. This holiday season, Repertory Company Theatre will present a unique production created solely for our Promenade Theatre. The audience will become part of the production and part of the story in the intimate setting. Les Miserables is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel about ex-convict Jean Valjean and his attempts to start a new life as he is pursued relentlessly by policeman Javert over decades through the tumult of revolutionary France.
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Dec. 5-14
The Grand Prairie Arts Council presents The Wizard Of Oz

The Grand Prairie Arts Council invites you to celebrate the Holidays and the 50th Anniversary of The Wizard Of Oz! Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination - in this classic family story. GPAC's production features a cast of more than 50 talented local and regional performers of all ages, including 25 munchkin children and the lovable pup Toto. The sets will thrill you, as a tornado reels across the Uptown stage taking Dorothy's house apart before your eyes; then the yellow brick road gleams before you, leading into the enchanted land of Oz.
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Dec. 5-21
Theatre Arlington Presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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

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

A World Premiere Directed by a member of El Teatro Campesino’s 25th Anniversary National Tour, Rodney Garza, Zoot Suit is based on events surrounding the real-life trial of 17 wrongly convicted Mexican – American youths for the murder of José Gallardo Diaz. Zoot Suit, a high energy thought provoking musical, opening on young Henry Reyna’s final night before joining the Navy. A night of fun and freedom turn into horror as he and his gang are accused of murder. Held without bail and despite sufficient evidence, Henry is wrongfully convicted and sent to prison. Premiering on Broadway in 1978, the musical has since been toured nationally and adapted into a feature film. Zoot Suit has become a cultural staple about the lives of Mexican Americans in barrios of Los Angeles set against the backdrop of the Zoot Suit Riots and the rumblings of World War II.
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Dec. 6-14
Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir presents The Littlest Wiseman

A play-pageant of the Nativity, presented as a Christmas gift to the community by The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir through a grant from The Walsh Foundation.
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Dec. 6 & 7
Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents the Nutcracker

Under the direction of former professional dancer Lisa Slagle, this full scale production of The Nutcracker features professional guest artists and Ballet Ensemble of Texas dancers, many of whom are national scholarship winners.
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Dec. 6
Opera in Concert presents Gems of French Opera

In the cast of singers are the 2014 Dallas Opera Competition winner, soprano Audra Methvin, award-winning tenor Johnathan Riesen, former Metropolitan Opera baritone Edward Crafts, mezzo soprano Charis Peden and coloratura soprano Margaret Garrett. Stephen Dubberly, Music Director of UNT Opera and Associate Conductor and Chorus Director of the Ft. Worth Opera, is the pianist and music director for this performance. The program will feature arias and ensembles from operas by Bizet, Meyerbeer, Rossini, Offenbach, Thomas, Lulli, David, Messager, Reyer and Delibes.
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Dec. 12 - 14
Dallas Repertoire Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Dallas Repertoire Ballet invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays with the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Join young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as she embarks on a magical journey - fighting the Mouse King and his army, dancing with snowflakes in the Land of Snow, and meeting the Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Cavalier in the enticing Kingdom of Sweets. Brilliant costumes. Exciting choreography. Spectacular dancing. Three performances: Friday, December 12 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, December 13 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 pm.
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Dec. 12
Ballet Concerto presents A Holiday Special

Ballet Concerto announces its 2014 holiday dance concert schedule of performances to be held December 12, 2014 at the Will Rogers Auditorium. The annual A Holiday Special will feature Memories of Frosty, choreographed by Christine Hay; Winter Wonderland set to familiar Christmas tunes and choreographed by Margo Dean; and introduces Cool Yule, a tap selection performed by guest company Arts Fifth Avenue under the direction of Gracy Tune. The program will wrap up with a reenactment of the nativity, O Holy Night with choreography by Margo Dean.
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Dec. 12-21
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents EMMA by Jane Austen

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

Texas Ballet Theater ushers in the holiday season with its traditional performance of The Nutcracker. Clara receives a mysterious Nutcracker from her godfather and it becomes the center for an astonishing dream. Come join Clara on her magical journey as she travels with a Nutcracker turned Prince to The Land of Sweets where she is treated to a celebration of sweets from around the world who dance just for her. Filled with enchantment and wonder, The Nutcracker is a delightful addition to any holiday celebration. Flying carpets, snow, and our talented dancers make this show unforgettable.
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Dec. 13 & 14
Festival Ballet of North Central Texas Presents The Nutcracker

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Dec. 13 & 14
Krakatuk: A Nutcracker Prequel

This prequel to the Nutcracker story keeps tradition alive with a new twist that includes E.T.A. Hoffmann's original story of how a boy becomes an enchanted piece of kitchenware. Full of Kings, Queens, mice and princesses in distress, Krakatuk is a rollicking answer to all of your Nutcracker questions and a perfect introduction to ballet.
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Dec. 16-21
RUDOLPH  the RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

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

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

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

Tuzer Ballet presents its 30th annual production of the holiday ballet, Peter Tchaikovsky's, The Nutcracker. Whether you are experiencing it as a family tradition or discovering the magic for the first time, the memory of this beloved ballet will stay with you forever. Come and be transported to the wondrous world of swirling snowflakes, magical gifts and the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
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dec. 27-Jan. 4
Dallas Children's Theater presents Lone Star Circus' Oh là là

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

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

Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: book club. But when her book club becomes the subject of a film documentary their discussions about life and literature take a hilarious turn. Add a club-crashing newcomer along with some provocative book titles and the club’s long-intertwined group dynamics begin to unravel as the friends start to read between the lines.
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Jan. 17-Feb. 7
Undermain Theatre presents The Flick

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2013 OBIE Award, Playwriting winner. 2013 New York Critics Circle Award, Best Play In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and big heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
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Jan. 22-Feb. 14
Garland Civic Theatre presents Bad Seed

A chilling masterpiece of suspense! This classic thriller from Broadway asks, what happens to ordinary families when they must come to grips with the question..
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

The Kindertransport was a rescue operation that granted safe passage to 10,000 Jewish children caught in the path of Nazi Germany. In most cases, they left parents and siblings behind. The Kindertransport required steadfast determination, expediency, and the balancing acts of numerous individuals and organizations. Examine all the details that had to be nailed down; the numerous transportation schedules to synchronize; the sacrifices of parents to save their children and the selflessness of the people who provided homes for the children. Meet the Upstanders who made what seemed impossible happen at great risk to themselves; meet the parents who were forced to make heart-wrenching decisions; and finally, meet the children who escaped Hitler.
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June 14-Dec. 7
Dallas Museum of Art presents From the Village to Vogue – The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Irving Arts Center in partnership with National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C presents a remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs. Peruvian Gold will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, textiles, ceremonial ornaments, ceramics and jewelry. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered. The extraordinary gold headdress dates from the Middle Sican period (A.D. 900-1100). This exhibition will be the first time it has been on display in the United States since it was unearthed in 1991.
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Oct. 4, Nov. 1 & Dec. 6
Meadows Museum presents New Ways of Seeing

Every month, families can enjoy a different art activity relating to works in the galleries. The program is led by SMU Delta Gammas who introduce ways to create art without the sense of sight. These drop-in programs are designed for adults and children of all ages, abilities and experience levels.
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct. 11-Jan. 4
MythBusters – The Explosive Exhibition at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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

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

The DeGolyer Library at SMU is proud to announce the opening of the Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection exhibition. The exhibit will begin with materials from before the invention of photography with the camera obscura and end in the early 20th century with examples from masters of photography from each era.
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Oct. 24 - Dec. 12
UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities presents Behind Closed Doors

A camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own. Susan Sontag Behind Closed Doors; Art made in secret; away from observers, reporters, or intruders, usually in a closed room. Done in private. Work that leaves the viewer feeling voyeuristic. Images that are emotionally difficult, off-putting, unresolved, or in a space that is entirely too personal, often painfully so. Off-limits. Portraits that embody the characters psyche that can lead to extreme forms, but can also act as a sort of catharsis. Visual images that are seedy in extremities In this exhibition the viewer is being giving a privileged view behind closed doors adding a voyeuristic feel to the images. It’s as if an eye can roam onto images made not to be seen. The work will focus on video, digital photography and sculptural installation. Artists such as Francis Bagley, Hillary Holsonback and Danielle Georgiou will be featured.
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Oct 25 - Aug 29
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Fierce Loyalty – A Samurai Complete

See this permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai, which showcases one of the Crow Collection’s most recent and spectacular acquisitions—a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world.
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Oct. 25-Feb. 22
The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion at Crow Collection of Asian Art

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

The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will premiere at the DMA in October 2014. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse, co-organized by the DMA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will showcase approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne to, highlight the well-established painting genre in France during the 1800s.
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Nov. 1 - 29
Islamic Art Revival Series 3rd International Juried Exhibition of Islamic Art

The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) is a series of events focused on sharing and rediscovering the forgotten beauty and grandeur that is strikingly evident in the masterpieces of Islamic art from around the globe. Started by a cross-cultural coalition of students, small business owners and local nonprofits, IARS explores how the patterns that first emerged centuries ago influence art and architecture in today's world. Events will stress art education and cultural exchange across a variety of mediums. IARS builds bridges using the universal beauty of Islamic Art as a connector and translator across generations and cultures - from heart to heart through time. 47 Artists from countries, including USA, CANADA,,ITALY,INDIA,GERMANY,MEXICO, UNITED KINGDOM and PAKISTAN are selected by the Juror Iftikhar Dadi, the Associate Professor of Art History, and Head of the Arts Department at the Cornell University. The public opening and reception is on November, 01, 2014
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Nov. 4 - Jan. 3
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Second Journey | Marie Maines

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

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

Video installation artist Javier Téllez makes films in collaboration with psychiatric patients and people with disabilities. Combining elements of fiction and documentary, Téllez and his collaborators rewrite familiar stories or make their own, to the point where patients participate as actors in the films. Through performances developed through role playing and improvisation, the artist and actors draw attention to questions about what is normal as well as investigating social prejudices and stereotypes. Fort Worth Contemporary Arts will present two of the artist’s films - - Caligari und der Schlafwandler, 2008 and O Rinoceronte de Dürer, 2010 - - neither of which have been shown in Texas before. Made in Berlin and Potsdam, Caligari und der Schlafwandler (2008, b/w, 27 minutes) references the famous German expressionist silent film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” 1919, which was the first film in history about a psychiatric institution. Unlike the original film, Téllez’s response does not involve a murderous crime as a plot driver, but rather his Dr. Caligari is a hypnotist who communicates with Cesare, a sleepwalker from another planet. Themes that resonate throughout the film include identity and otherness, as well as the subjective perception of space. Similar concerns are addressed in O Rinoceronte de Dürer (2010, HD colour, 41 minutes), made on location in a panoptic structure in the grounds of the Miguel Bombarda Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal. Built in 1896, the panoptic was designed as a prison for the criminally insane, according to ideas proposed by Jeremy Bentham, an 18th century philosopher and social reformer. It once housed 300 patients and was used as a prison until 2000. Téllez introduces us to characters portrayed by psychiatric patients who have imagined the lives of past inhabitants and reconstructed some of their daily activities. The title of the film references an etching of a rhinoceros by German renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. The animal was given as a gift to the King of Portugal in 1515, but later perished in a shipwreck en route to Italy. Dürer never saw the infamous rhino, but rather had to imagine its form and draw it based on written descriptions.
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Nov. 7-Dec. 16
University of Dallas presents EXPLORATIONS IN LANDSCAPE

Photographs by DEBORA HUNTER and Paintings by JANE STARKS of Northern New Mexico and the Hill Country of Texas
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Nov. 8 - Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Modern Masters of the Woodcut

Drawn entirely from the museum’s collection, the prints reveal how the American woodcut has evolved over the past century. While many of the prints retain their connections to traditional methods of woodblock printing, they all reveal a pliant medium capable of bold new forms of artistic expression. The exhibition includes prints by a number of major figures in the field, including Gustave Baumann, Paul Landacre, and Clare Leighton. Also included in the exhibition are several illustrated books featuring woodcuts or wood engravings from museum’s research library.
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Nov. 8-24
Milan Gallery presents The Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition

Visitors will view works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, and explore The Secret Art of Dr Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork that Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure. Perhaps the wackiest and most wonderful elements of the collection are Dr. Seuss’s three-dimensional “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures with names like The Carbonic Walrus, The Two-Horned Drouberhannis, and the Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian and Wolghast.
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Nov. 11-26
Keller Public Arts Program presents Veterans and Their Art

The City of Keller and the Keller Public Arts Board have designated November as the month to honor veterans from all branches and eras of service, including current military personnel. Now in its third year, "Veterans and Their Art" is an art show for the veterans, by the veterans and encompasses all genres of art and themes. This November, Texas veterans: Barry Anderson, Bill Barner, Art Guerra, Mal Heindel, Mick Horton, Richard “Tex” Irvin, Angel L. Ramos, Patricia A. Stubbs, Dean Thompson, and Mary Weiss have provided their works of art for the tribute to the great men and women who have given of themselves for this country.
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Nov. 15-Jan. 25
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt

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

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

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

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

All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas at the White House 2002 will be the second in a series of exhibits that serve as the foundation for holiday celebrations at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. That year, the White House Christmas theme celebrated the important role animals play in the White House. Highlights will include featured indigenous bird ornaments designed by an artist from each of the 50 states, replicas of First Family pets that were displayed throughout the White House, and the first edition of Barney Cam, a much loved tradition through all of the President and Mrs. Bush’s time in Washington, DC.
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Nov. 23
ATTPAC Sunset Screening: Raging Bull

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from Jake LaMotta's memoir Raging Bull: My Story. It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian American middleweight boxer whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family. Also featured in the film are Joe Pesci as Joey, La Motta's well-intentioned brother (Rated R – strong boxing violence, pervasive strong language and some sexuality)
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Nov. 28-Jan. 3
Haley-Henman presents The Salon Show

A Group Exhibition with Mirtha Aertker, Henry Biber, Pierre Durand, Gisa Elwazir, Sakin Jael, Chris Kemler, Cindy Holmes, Heather Levy, Midge Lynn, Brenda McKinney, James B. Mills, Piloto, Brett Schneider, Madeleine Terry, Nicholas Troilo, Saul Waranch, Joshua West
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Nov. 28-Jan. 3
HALEY-HENMAN presents Salon Show

Haley-Henman has invited its artists to show small works installed in a salon manner. Chis Kemler is making the furniture for the show. Other exhibits are two and three-dimensional, in a variety of media, some new and some previously shown. Each artist will exhibit from five to seven artworks. The artists are Mirtha Aertker, Henry Biber, Pouran Borders, Pierre Durand, Gisa Elwazir, Angelia Ford, Sakin Jael, Arjoon KC, Chris Kemler, Cindy Holmes, Heather Levy, Midge Lynn, Brenda McKinney, James B. Mills, Piloto, Brett Schneider, Madeleine Terry, Nicholas Troilo, Saul Waranch, and Joshua West. Five of the participants, Pouran Borders, Angelia Ford, Arjoon KC, James B. Mills and Joshua T. West, will be showing for the first time with the gallery. They recently joined Haley-Henman, and will be having solo exhibitions in 2015.
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Nov. 29
Mokah Gallery presents FRAMED

Mokah Gallery is partnering once again with the University of Dallas for its annual fundraiser show!! Half of the proceeds will fund our gallery for this year, and the other half will go to UD's Graduate Art Program. All of the pieces were donated by local artists, and on NOVEMBER 29 from 6-9pm, we will be auctioning them off starting at $100! This year's show is the best we've seen. There are some incredible pieces of art in the gallery, so you DO NOT want to miss out on this chance to acquire some fantastic works of art for CHEAP! Plus, there will be wine. Where: Mokah Gallery [part of Life in Deep Ellum] 2803 Taylor St Dallas, TX 75226 Here's how the night will go: at 6pm: Everything is $100 at 7pm: Everything that is left goes to $75 at 8pm: Everything left goes to $50 at 9pm: Last chance to buy something, everything left is $25 And if you want to beat the system? Everything is $150 from now until the auction, so you can claim yours before anyone has a chance to snatch it up!
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Dec. 5
Elm Street Studio Reception: Second Journey | Marie Maines

Join us for a complimentary wine and cheese reception honoring the artist, Marie Maines - solo exhibit - SECOND JOURNEY. Join Mrs. Maines as she navigates her “Second Journey,” the surreal state of growing older, through a series of pastel paintings of barns and other abandoned structures. The buildings she paints are usually uninhabited, but still speak of the lives lived inside them. They seem to be waiting patiently – expectantly – ready for those lives to begin again.
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Dec. 6
32nd Annual Art Exhibition and Holiday Open House

See red-hot pots being pulled from the Raku kilns and red-hot glass art pieces taking shape from the red-hot flaming glass furnace! What started thirty one years ago as a backyard Raku party has become one of Fort Worth's long-standing art events. The party now includes an exhibition of contemporary clay and glass, a holiday sale of original art pieces, studio open house, glass blowing demonstrations by Raymond and Raku pottery firing demonstrations by Pam Summers.
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Dec. 6
Holiday Fun Day at the Irving arts Center

Visit the creation station and make your own ear spools and ornaments inspired by those in the Peruvian Gold* exhibition and create a holiday greeting card.
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Dec. 6
Oxide Gallery Night - Opening Reception

Oxide Gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, December 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will showcase various forms of art submitted by over 40 talented artists from the North Texas area. The eclectic collection includes 2D and 3D artwork in various mediums, such as acrylics, oils, watercolors, mixed media, photography, pastel, encaustic, ceramics, stained glass, fused glass, metal sculptures, and jewelry. Oxide Gallery is located eight blocks south of Denton's historic downtown square at 115 West Eagle Drive, Suite A in Denton, Texas.
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Dec. 14
AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents SNEAK PREVIEW of Downton Abbey Season 5!

Join us for a FREE PREVIEW SCREENING of the acclaimed hit TV show “Downton Abbey Season 5 on MASTERPIECE!” Costumes are encouraged so dress up as your favorite character and join other Downton Abbey fans for a sneak peek of the premiere episode of Season 5.
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Dec. 20
Holiday Fun Day at the Irving Arts Center

Making Crowns and Jewelry inspired by the Peruvian Gold* exhibition and creating holiday greeting cards with the Irving Art Association.
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Jan. 15 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Audubon’s Beasts

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


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Feb 22 - Dec 31
Bird House Exhibit

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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Sep 20 - Nov 26
Autumn at the Arboretum

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

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

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

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

See the most elaborate toy trains exhibit in Texas with trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include downtown Dallas, with the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the State Fair of Texas and the Cotton Bowl; New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; New England’s fall foliage; the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and various other highlights. The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features.
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Nov. 28 & 29
Home for the Holidays: A McKinney Christmas

Enjoy visits from Santa, live entertainment, carriage rides, children's activities and a tree-lighting ceremony at 6:15pm on Nov 28.
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Nov. 28-30
Pianos, Digital Pianos, Guitars & Violins Available for Public Purchase

The Meyerson Symphony Center and the Dallas Opera has had the use of new first class pianos on a no-cost basis for their 2014 seasons. This arrangement is provided through an association with the Rockley Family Foundation, recognized by the I.R.S. as a 501(c)(3) organization. These instruments, instruments provided to other institutions and instruments made otherwise available will be sold to perpetuate this valuable program. A large selection of grands, baby grands, digital player grands, vertical (upright) pianos, digital pianos, orchestral strings, acoustic and electric guitars will be available. This event will feature instruments from such famous makers as Yamaha, Pramberger, Kawai, Seiler, Steinway & Sons, Knabe, Gretsch, Breedlove, Tanglewood, Godin, Ibanez Peavey and many others. Most instruments are less than one-year old, include a new factory warranty, are tuned, and ready to go. Delivery and special no-interest financing is available on site. Moreover, in most cases, a “substantial portion” of your purchase is considered as a charitable contribution to the Rockley Family Foundation and may be TAX DEDUCTIBLE.*
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Dec. 2
First Tuesday Social Justice Films “What Would Jesus Buy?”

“What Would Jesus Buy?” follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt! Produced by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and directed by Rob VanAlkemade, this serious docu-comedy examines the commercialization of Christmas. The films are is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center. For more information and schedules, visit the website. Donations of used ink/toner cartridges for our recycling program are appreciated.
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Dec. 6
Jane Austen's Birthday Luncheon

Start the holiday Jane Austen style - with discussions of disease, death, and literary design at the annual December luncheon honoring Jane Austen’s 239th birthday. During her life, Jane Austen saw disease all around her and imbricated these everyday occurrences into her finely constructed stories. Whether it is Jane Bennet’s cold or Fanny Price’s headaches the events of sickness, health, and injury that are scattered throughout the novels, as arbitrary as they may seem, are indeed deliberate. In her en”gross”ing presentation, Dr. Cheryl Kinney will review characters in each of the novels that suffer from illness (real and imagined) emphasizing Jane Austen’s use of disease as a literary device. Dr. Kinney will also illuminate the suspected causes of those conditions in Regency England as well as common (and universally ineffective) treatments. The lecture will illustrate why Jane Austen considered illness a “dangerous indulgence” and how our favorite author viewed “the cure for all disease”. In addition to a complete supply of leeches, potions, and cures, the vendors will offer a stunning array of Jane Austen items perfect for gifts. The event is open to members and guests and those with an interest in Jane Austen.
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dec. 12
Target Second Saturday at the Latino Cultural Center

Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas presents a classical music concert. The Institute creates and nurtures a music learning community based on the philosophy that “every child can.” They awaken excellence in children through the discipline and joy of learning to play an instrument. Come out to the LCC and enjoy an afternoon of classical music.
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Dec. 13 & 14
Candlelight at Dallas Heritage Village

Local groups perform on three stages all evening. Festive foods available for purchase from food trucks, as well as a bake sale, traditional kettle korn and nuts.
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Dec. 14
Posada at the latino Cultural Center

In the spirit of the long-standing Latin America tradition, the LCC will hold its annual Posada Dallas. Participants will gather at the historic Central Square Park at the corner of Swiss Avenue and Oak Street. The procession will go down Swiss Avenue and end at the LCC plaza where carolers will be welcomed by mariachis and a Matachines dance troupe. Festivities will continue with live music on the plaza and crafts throughout the building.
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Dec. 20-Jan. 5
The Perot Museum presents Winter Wonderland Demonstrations

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

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

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

Looking for something fun to do as a family? Designed for kids and adults to attend together, each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor and outdoor activities as well as a take home project. Winter is a great time to bird watch. Learn some basic bird info and take a brief bird walk on our sanctuary. Make a decorative bird feeder “tweet” to take home to share with your feathered backyard friends. Ages: 5 to adult Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 yrs or older. Each adult may be accompanied by up to 4 children. Tuition: non-members $23/person; members $20/person Please wear clothing appropriate for spending time outside walking on uneven terrain. Pre-registration required.
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Jan. 11
Spring Soiree Bridal Show

The big Spring Soiree by Soiree Boutique Bridal Shows, Inc. will take place at the absolutely gorgeous (and wildly popular with our brides!) Occasions at Stone River, on Sunday, January 11th from noon - 4 pm. Look for fabulous Spring 2015 bridal looks, premier area wide wedding professionals, a beautiful bridal style fashion show, tastings from the very craveable Occasions catering menu, live entertainment, a groom's area, dove releases, and let's not forget the amazing prizes and much more! Brides can register for early free tickets now at www.SoireeBoutiqueBridalShows.Com, otherwise, tickets will be $12 at the door, (and fyi...the more people you bring with you to the show, the more Grand Prize drawings entries you'll receive!!)
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

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

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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June 14-Dec. 7
Dallas Museum of Art presents From the Village to Vogue – The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been hailed as a genius, even being called by Paul Goldberger in The New Yorker “the next Leonardo da Vinci” for the uniquely inventive nature of his work. This exhibition, the first North American museum presentation of the work of Heatherwick and his studio, examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early projects such as the handbag designed for Longchamp and the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs, as well as current large architectural projects in the U.K., South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China. Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion — known as the Seed Cathedral — at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo; a distillery and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire Gin in Hampshire, England; a teaching building at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and a mixed use complex in Shanghai.
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Sep 20 - Nov 26
Autumn at the Arboretum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Irving Arts Center in partnership with National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C presents a remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs. Peruvian Gold will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, textiles, ceremonial ornaments, ceramics and jewelry. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered. The extraordinary gold headdress dates from the Middle Sican period (A.D. 900-1100). This exhibition will be the first time it has been on display in the United States since it was unearthed in 1991.
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Oct. 4, Nov. 1 & Dec. 6
Meadows Museum presents New Ways of Seeing

Every month, families can enjoy a different art activity relating to works in the galleries. The program is led by SMU Delta Gammas who introduce ways to create art without the sense of sight. These drop-in programs are designed for adults and children of all ages, abilities and experience levels.
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct. 11-Jan. 4
MythBusters – The Explosive Exhibition at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

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

Once Upon a time two visionaries in Las Angeles had a brilliant idea. The books and movies based on the Lord of the Rings were so popular why not have a bit of fun and write a musical parody of the Fellowship of the Ring? They shared their idea with a composer and a multi-talented cast of actors who then banded together with them to create a cult theater classic, Fellowship! Their merry little musical won numerous big awards and critics’ picks and played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and New York. Circle is proud to bring its own production of Fellowship! to the "land of cowboys and culture" for its southwest premiere.
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Oct. 19-Jan. 25
Kimbell Art Museum presents Faces of Impressionism – Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay

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

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

The DeGolyer Library at SMU is proud to announce the opening of the Jack and Beverly Wilgus History of Photography Collection exhibition. The exhibit will begin with materials from before the invention of photography with the camera obscura and end in the early 20th century with examples from masters of photography from each era.
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Oct. 24 - Dec. 12
UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities presents Behind Closed Doors

A camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own. Susan Sontag Behind Closed Doors; Art made in secret; away from observers, reporters, or intruders, usually in a closed room. Done in private. Work that leaves the viewer feeling voyeuristic. Images that are emotionally difficult, off-putting, unresolved, or in a space that is entirely too personal, often painfully so. Off-limits. Portraits that embody the characters psyche that can lead to extreme forms, but can also act as a sort of catharsis. Visual images that are seedy in extremities In this exhibition the viewer is being giving a privileged view behind closed doors adding a voyeuristic feel to the images. It’s as if an eye can roam onto images made not to be seen. The work will focus on video, digital photography and sculptural installation. Artists such as Francis Bagley, Hillary Holsonback and Danielle Georgiou will be featured.
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Oct 25 - Aug 29
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Fierce Loyalty – A Samurai Complete

See this permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai, which showcases one of the Crow Collection’s most recent and spectacular acquisitions—a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world.
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Oct. 25-Feb. 22
The Mary Baskett Collection of Japanese Fashion at Crow Collection of Asian Art

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

The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will premiere at the DMA in October 2014. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse, co-organized by the DMA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will showcase approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne to, highlight the well-established painting genre in France during the 1800s.
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Oct. 30-Nov. 23
Amphibian Stage Productions presents FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode

Sam Peliczowski mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan's number-one restaurant--and everyone wants a piece of him. Through the course of the evening, we meet Sam's father, a likeable guy from South Bend; the temperamental chef; Jean-Claude, the snooty Maitre D'; Naomi Campbell's annoying (but funny) assistant; and several powerful New York types, among many others--all played by Amphibian's own Carman Lacivita. A hit in Amphibian's 2005 ‘Phibs at the Modern Reading Series, FULLY COMMITTED returns to Amphibian, this time with set and costumes. "Fully Committed creates more tension than a James Bond suspense caper, and it's more thrilling than a high-wire circus act." "A tornado! The audience is in stitches from beginning to end,"
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Nov. 1 - 29
Islamic Art Revival Series 3rd International Juried Exhibition of Islamic Art

The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) is a series of events focused on sharing and rediscovering the forgotten beauty and grandeur that is strikingly evident in the masterpieces of Islamic art from around the globe. Started by a cross-cultural coalition of students, small business owners and local nonprofits, IARS explores how the patterns that first emerged centuries ago influence art and architecture in today's world. Events will stress art education and cultural exchange across a variety of mediums. IARS builds bridges using the universal beauty of Islamic Art as a connector and translator across generations and cultures - from heart to heart through time. 47 Artists from countries, including USA, CANADA,,ITALY,INDIA,GERMANY,MEXICO, UNITED KINGDOM and PAKISTAN are selected by the Juror Iftikhar Dadi, the Associate Professor of Art History, and Head of the Arts Department at the Cornell University. The public opening and reception is on November, 01, 2014
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Nov. 4 - Jan. 3
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Second Journey | Marie Maines

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

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

Video installation artist Javier Téllez makes films in collaboration with psychiatric patients and people with disabilities. Combining elements of fiction and documentary, Téllez and his collaborators rewrite familiar stories or make their own, to the point where patients participate as actors in the films. Through performances developed through role playing and improvisation, the artist and actors draw attention to questions about what is normal as well as investigating social prejudices and stereotypes. Fort Worth Contemporary Arts will present two of the artist’s films - - Caligari und der Schlafwandler, 2008 and O Rinoceronte de Dürer, 2010 - - neither of which have been shown in Texas before. Made in Berlin and Potsdam, Caligari und der Schlafwandler (2008, b/w, 27 minutes) references the famous German expressionist silent film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” 1919, which was the first film in history about a psychiatric institution. Unlike the original film, Téllez’s response does not involve a murderous crime as a plot driver, but rather his Dr. Caligari is a hypnotist who communicates with Cesare, a sleepwalker from another planet. Themes that resonate throughout the film include identity and otherness, as well as the subjective perception of space. Similar concerns are addressed in O Rinoceronte de Dürer (2010, HD colour, 41 minutes), made on location in a panoptic structure in the grounds of the Miguel Bombarda Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal. Built in 1896, the panoptic was designed as a prison for the criminally insane, according to ideas proposed by Jeremy Bentham, an 18th century philosopher and social reformer. It once housed 300 patients and was used as a prison until 2000. Téllez introduces us to characters portrayed by psychiatric patients who have imagined the lives of past inhabitants and reconstructed some of their daily activities. The title of the film references an etching of a rhinoceros by German renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. The animal was given as a gift to the King of Portugal in 1515, but later perished in a shipwreck en route to Italy. Dürer never saw the infamous rhino, but rather had to imagine its form and draw it based on written descriptions.
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Nov. 7-23 & Dec. 4-6
Mesquite Community Theatre presents A Tuna Christmas

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening.
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Nov. 7-Dec. 16
University of Dallas presents EXPLORATIONS IN LANDSCAPE

Photographs by DEBORA HUNTER and Paintings by JANE STARKS of Northern New Mexico and the Hill Country of Texas
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Nov. 8 - Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Modern Masters of the Woodcut

Drawn entirely from the museum’s collection, the prints reveal how the American woodcut has evolved over the past century. While many of the prints retain their connections to traditional methods of woodblock printing, they all reveal a pliant medium capable of bold new forms of artistic expression. The exhibition includes prints by a number of major figures in the field, including Gustave Baumann, Paul Landacre, and Clare Leighton. Also included in the exhibition are several illustrated books featuring woodcuts or wood engravings from museum’s research library.
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Nov. 8-24
Milan Gallery presents The Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibition

Visitors will view works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, and explore The Secret Art of Dr Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork that Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure. Perhaps the wackiest and most wonderful elements of the collection are Dr. Seuss’s three-dimensional “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures with names like The Carbonic Walrus, The Two-Horned Drouberhannis, and the Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian and Wolghast.
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Nov. 11-26
Keller Public Arts Program presents Veterans and Their Art

The City of Keller and the Keller Public Arts Board have designated November as the month to honor veterans from all branches and eras of service, including current military personnel. Now in its third year, "Veterans and Their Art" is an art show for the veterans, by the veterans and encompasses all genres of art and themes. This November, Texas veterans: Barry Anderson, Bill Barner, Art Guerra, Mal Heindel, Mick Horton, Richard “Tex” Irvin, Angel L. Ramos, Patricia A. Stubbs, Dean Thompson, and Mary Weiss have provided their works of art for the tribute to the great men and women who have given of themselves for this country.
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Nov. 11-Dec. 6
Undermain Theater presents The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

A Regional Premiere Once upon a time (2005), in a faraway land (Russia), 20 year-old Annie knocks on the door of a distant family relation to take some business classes (and lose her American accent). What she discovers are three friends who introduce her to the glitz and corruption of modern Russia, as Soviet echoes linger just under the surface.
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Nov. 14 - Dec. 6
Family Music Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Family Music Theatre presents the musical version of the classic Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL with fantastic music by Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Enchanted) performed by a large multi-generational cast and live orchestra with super production numbers of song and dance and touching moments to bring the true Christmas spirit to all. Performances are November 14-15, 21-22 and December 5-6, 2014 at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 1:30 PM on Saturday afternoons.
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Nov. 14-Dec. 20
ARTISAN CENTER Theater presents SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS

At Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, it is a Wednesday night, December 24, 1941, eighteen days after Pearl Harbor and FDR’s declaration of war. Though the war has been gaining momentum in the US for several years, the direct involvement in battle at Christmastime has brought family members from far and wide for what might be their last holiday together. The Sanders Family first performed at Mount Pleasant Baptist in June of 1938, after a five-year hiatus from the Gospel Circuit. Since then, they have returned to Mount Pleasant each year at Homecoming. This is their last performance before the war forces the group to disband. If you loved SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN you will love this holiday-themed sequel. The Sanders Family is back with their own special way of celebrating. SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS is packed with lots of Christmas carols and Gospel songs that will send you on your way singing through the rest of the holidays.
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Nov. 14-22
Mainstage Irving/Las Colinas presents Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

It’s an ingenious and wildly witty whodunit that enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and off Broadway. This farcical escapade is a non-stop barrage of hilarity as the cast of characters untangles the mystery of the infamous "Stage Door Slasher." In a house replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, knives springing out of nowhere, and a maid who just seems to keep popping up everywhere, this diabolical mystery leaves you guessing ‘till the last laugh. A classic Clue-esque play-with-your-mind romp!
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Nov. 15-Jan. 25
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: Jules de Balincourt

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

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

See the new $1.6 million exhibition of dramatically designed 15-foot-tall gazebos, made for each day of the popular carol and include either life-size Victorian-costumed mannequins or whimsical animals, with music accompaniment. The Arboretum selected the same team that creates many of the elaborate sets and intricate costumes for The Dallas Opera productions to design and build this holiday exhibition. "Each gazebo is encased in glass to both protect it from the elements and to lend an almost 'music box' quality to the exhibition." During the day, guests are invited to visit the DeGolyer Estate, which will be decorated top to bottom with a collection of Byers' Choice Ltd. Christmas Caroler figurines that were collected throughout the United States and beyond.
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Nov. 18-23
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Elf

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.Nov. 18-23 Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
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Nov. 20-22
Open Classical presents The True (Not Exactly True) Story of Thanksgiving

This comic 90 minute one staged act opera by Open Classical Director Mark Landson presents an irreverent take on the Thanksgiving story, to the tune—but not the lyrics—of popular classical masterpieces! Audiences will learn fascinating bits of “history,” such as the pilgrims’ harrowing escape from the Dutch language, their failure to get good cheeseburgers in the New World, and the hilarious misunderstanding that led to the treaty between the settlers and Wampanoag tribe. In addition to a talented eight person cast of classical vocalists, the show will feature a live accompanying chamber group, including Mark Landson, violinist and narrator, pianist-turned-Pilgrim Thiago Nascimento and Open Classical’s famous clarinet-playing turkey, Bent Buemi. The score is a compilation of some of the most famous arias and choruses in classical vocal music, including selections from Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Barber of Seville, plus favorites from Verdi and Bizet.
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Nov. 20-Jan. 10
Sun to Moon Gallery 13th Anniversary Celebration

Finely crafted photographic prints by twelve photographers
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Nov. 20-Dec. 14
Theatre Three presents Civil War Christmas

A musical by Paula Vogel It’s a bitterly cold Christmas Eve in 1864 and all along the Potomac, from the White House to the battlefields, friends and foes alike find their lives strangely and poetically intertwined. This holiday musical inspiringly weaves together carols and folk songs, beautifully portraying a uniquely moving moment of our American heritage.
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Nov. 21-23
Dallas Symphony presents The Golden Age of Jazz

Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and guests celebrate the music and musicians who define America's great art form.
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Nov. 21 & 22
Ballet Frontier Presents The Nutcracker

Ballet Frontier's enchanting production of The Nutcracker has captivated audiences for seven years. Its 2014 performances promise a cast comprised of professional dancers, talented youth, dazzling costumes, and world class choreography, all of which set the stage for an unforgettable holiday experience for all ages.
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Nov. 21-Dec. 21
Dallas Children's Theater presents Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts' Frosty & Friends

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

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

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

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

Former members of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and other chart-busting groups have united to form THE HIT MEN, a super group of musicians and vocalists who were the Four Seasons and the Shondells with Tommy James. They are the authentic rock and rollers whose legacy includes hundreds of hit records of the 60s, 70s and 80s – the guys who made and played the hits that make up the soundtrack of our lives.
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Nov. 22 - Feb. 21
PDNB Gallery presents Experimental Photography

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

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

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

Internationally renowned concert artist and organist Stefan Engels, who joins Meadows this fall as professor of music, chair of the organ department, and Leah Young Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Music Performance, presents his debut recital with a program of classic French works spanning the centuries. The program opens with Nicolas de Grignys Selections from Livre dOrgue (1699), whose power and lyricism will be brought to life by Caruth Auditoriums magnificent Fisk organ. Michel Correttes 18th-century organ concertos no. 2 and no. 5 follow, providing a showcase of rhythmic vitality and virtuosity. Concluding the concert will be Louis Viernes Symphonie IV, op. 32, written in 1914 when the composer was principal organist at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.
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Nov. 22-Jan. 4
Trains at NorthPark

See the most elaborate toy trains exhibit in Texas with trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include downtown Dallas, with the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the State Fair of Texas and the Cotton Bowl; New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; New England’s fall foliage; the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and various other highlights. The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features.
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Nov. 23
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church presents Friends of Music Chamber Recital

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

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from Jake LaMotta's memoir Raging Bull: My Story. It stars Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta, an Italian American middleweight boxer whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family. Also featured in the film are Joe Pesci as Joey, La Motta's well-intentioned brother (Rated R – strong boxing violence, pervasive strong language and some sexuality)
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Nov. 23
Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir and Diva Dolce: "What Was Said to the Rose"

Music of the season will be performed by the three ensembles in the Meadows choral department. Free; in lieu of admission, the Meadows choirs request that a donation be made to the North Texas Food Bank through ntfb.org: food items may also be donated in person at the concert.
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Nov. 23
Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker

The spirit of Tchaikovsky guides Moscow Ballets professional ballerinas as they leap and pirouette against hand-painted backgrounds that invigorate his spirited score in time for the holiday season.Great Russian Nutcracker reintroduces audiences of all ages to young Masha, whose taste for adventure rivals her magical wooden dolls legendary aversion to chestnuts. Dancers fling themselves across the stage in grand jetés as the curtain opens on Moscows iconic skyline, which gives way to a spooky dreamland as the Mouse King rears his fuzzy head to stir up mischief. Audiences gasp as legions of mice capture Mashas strong-jawed companion and carry him away, past a lavishly decorated Christmas tree that soars toward the ceiling, and through their fellow dancers, who do not grow taller in the same way. Live orchestral accompaniment blares during the ensuing battle and ushers the action into the enchanted Land of Peace and Harmony in the ballets second act. Russian designer Valentin Fedorovs 3-D backdrops pay homage to the snowy forests of his homeland, and the puppets that dance alongside the ballerinas nod to the mysterious felt creatures that roam the foothills of Siberia. Moscow Ballet selects its soloists from Moscows finest crop of dancers, and local children can audition to join the corps for one city, earning the chance to twirl their little feet with the company in walk-on roles.
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Nov. 23
Plano Community Band presents "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue"

Plano Community Band fall concert
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Nov. 23
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church presents Double Treble

Roderick Demmings, piano and organ prodigy will be returning to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church for a unique evening of music. Roderick is teaming up with Karl Van Richards, concert pianist from Florida, to present music for piano and organ duos, and piano 4-hands.
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Nov. 23
St. Stephen Special Series presents TCU Concert Chorale

The TCU Concert Chorale dedicates this choral concert to the memory and work of Mark Scott, Minister of Music and Organist, Emeritus, of St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, who passed away on October 17, 2014. Mark graduated from TCU with degrees in Organ and Church Music in 1975, and has been a supporter of the TCU School of Music, and in particular the TCU Concert Chorale, hosting their fall concert yearly on the St. Stephen Special Series.
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Nov. 25-Dec. 27
Dallas Theater Center presents A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, when last season’s soldout, family favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping, special effects. A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ newest “must see” holiday tradition.
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Nov. 25
UNT One O'Clock Lab Band with Guest Artist Chuck Findley, trumpet

Chuck Findley (born Charles B. Findley, 13 December 1947, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA), is an American session musician. Most widely known as a trumpet player, he also plays other brass instruments such as flugelhorn and trombone. His technical abilities and versatility are renowned even among other session players, with the celebrated session horn player and arranger Jerry Hey saying "Chuck Findley can play anything".
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Nov. 28-Jan. 3
Haley-Henman presents The Salon Show

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

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

It’s time for the holidays, but Simon isn’t feeling so cheerful. It’s another Christmas watching his friends receive toys and presents, while the space under his tree remains empty. With the help of elves and a little bit of magic and cheer, will Simon find the true spirit of Christmas? Here Comes Santa Claus continues the time-honored tradition of spending the holiday season with Casa. This musical is suitable for all audiences.
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Nov. 28-30
Chamberlain Performing Arts presents the Nutcracker

featuring Chamberlain Performing Arts company dancers. The cast will include our guest artists Maria Kowroski and Tyler Angle, principal dancers with New York City Ballet, as our Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier.
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Nov. 28-Jan. 3
HALEY-HENMAN presents Salon Show

Haley-Henman has invited its artists to show small works installed in a salon manner. Chis Kemler is making the furniture for the show. Other exhibits are two and three-dimensional, in a variety of media, some new and some previously shown. Each artist will exhibit from five to seven artworks. The artists are Mirtha Aertker, Henry Biber, Pouran Borders, Pierre Durand, Gisa Elwazir, Angelia Ford, Sakin Jael, Arjoon KC, Chris Kemler, Cindy Holmes, Heather Levy, Midge Lynn, Brenda McKinney, James B. Mills, Piloto, Brett Schneider, Madeleine Terry, Nicholas Troilo, Saul Waranch, and Joshua West. Five of the participants, Pouran Borders, Angelia Ford, Arjoon KC, James B. Mills and Joshua T. West, will be showing for the first time with the gallery. They recently joined Haley-Henman, and will be having solo exhibitions in 2015.
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Nov. 28 & 29
Home for the Holidays: A McKinney Christmas

Enjoy visits from Santa, live entertainment, carriage rides, children's activities and a tree-lighting ceremony at 6:15pm on Nov 28.
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Nov. 28
Open Classical presents The True (Not Exactly True) Story of Thanksgiving

This comic 90 minute one staged act opera by Open Classical Director Mark Landson presents an irreverent take on the Thanksgiving story, to the tune—but not the lyrics—of popular classical masterpieces! Audiences will learn fascinating bits of “history,” such as the pilgrims’ harrowing escape from the Dutch language, their failure to get good cheeseburgers in the New World, and the hilarious misunderstanding that led to the treaty between the settlers and Wampanoag tribe. In addition to a talented eight person cast of classical vocalists, the show will feature a live accompanying chamber group, including Mark Landson, violinist and narrator, pianist-turned-Pilgrim Thiago Nascimento and Open Classical’s famous clarinet-playing turkey, Bent Buemi. The score is a compilation of some of the most famous arias and choruses in classical vocal music, including selections from Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Barber of Seville, plus favorites from Verdi and Bizet.
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Nov. 28-30
Pianos, Digital Pianos, Guitars & Violins Available for Public Purchase

The Meyerson Symphony Center and the Dallas Opera has had the use of new first class pianos on a no-cost basis for their 2014 seasons. This arrangement is provided through an association with the Rockley Family Foundation, recognized by the I.R.S. as a 501(c)(3) organization. These instruments, instruments provided to other institutions and instruments made otherwise available will be sold to perpetuate this valuable program. A large selection of grands, baby grands, digital player grands, vertical (upright) pianos, digital pianos, orchestral strings, acoustic and electric guitars will be available. This event will feature instruments from such famous makers as Yamaha, Pramberger, Kawai, Seiler, Steinway & Sons, Knabe, Gretsch, Breedlove, Tanglewood, Godin, Ibanez Peavey and many others. Most instruments are less than one-year old, include a new factory warranty, are tuned, and ready to go. Delivery and special no-interest financing is available on site. Moreover, in most cases, a “substantial portion” of your purchase is considered as a charitable contribution to the Rockley Family Foundation and may be TAX DEDUCTIBLE.*
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Nov. 28-Dec. 14
Rockwall Community Playhouse presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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

Texas Ballet Theater, the resident professional ballet company of the Winspear Opera House, presents The Nutcracker. Tour the enchanted Land of Sweets with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and experience a journey filled with sward wielding mice, dancing sugarplums and flying carpets. This delightful holiday treat is sure to please fans of all ages.
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Nov. 29
Mokah Gallery presents FRAMED

Mokah Gallery is partnering once again with the University of Dallas for its annual fundraiser show!! Half of the proceeds will fund our gallery for this year, and the other half will go to UD's Graduate Art Program. All of the pieces were donated by local artists, and on NOVEMBER 29 from 6-9pm, we will be auctioning them off starting at $100! This year's show is the best we've seen. There are some incredible pieces of art in the gallery, so you DO NOT want to miss out on this chance to acquire some fantastic works of art for CHEAP! Plus, there will be wine. Where: Mokah Gallery [part of Life in Deep Ellum] 2803 Taylor St Dallas, TX 75226 Here's how the night will go: at 6pm: Everything is $100 at 7pm: Everything that is left goes to $75 at 8pm: Everything left goes to $50 at 9pm: Last chance to buy something, everything left is $25 And if you want to beat the system? Everything is $150 from now until the auction, so you can claim yours before anyone has a chance to snatch it up!
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Nov. 29 & 30
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays

It's a holly jolly Christmas with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Boys Choir and the Southwestern Seminary Master Chorale! Enjoy your favorite holiday carols with an audience sing-along in the only place in Texas where snow flurries are guaranteed!
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Nov. 29 & 30
LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents the Nutcracker

LakeCities Ballet Theatre is proud to present its holiday classic, “The Nutcracker”, with performances held on November 29 and 30 in Flower Mound, Texas. The Nutcracker is a favorite seasonal ballet of magic and wonder with music composed in 1891 by Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky. Its first performance, based on Alexandre Dumas’ adaptation of “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, was choreographed by Marius Petipa. It was first performed for Russian audiences in December of 1892 in St. Petersburg and was a complete failure. Since then, the ballet experienced a revival when world famous choreographer George Balanchine created a new production in 1954. Through the years, it has become a Christmas tradition, rising in popularity to become one of the most beloved ballets of all time. The Nutcracker’s appeal, spanning three centuries, can be attributed to its timeless characters and its fairytale story line.
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Nov. 29
Stonebridge United Methodist Church McKinney presents Christmas with The Annie Moses Band

Performing a blend of jazz and classical music at over 100 venues across the country each year, the band, all Julliard trained siblings with roots in McKinney, will truly come home for the holidays! Great-Grandmother Annie Moses, the group’s namesake, was born and lived in the McKinney area until her death from cancer at the age of 49. This is the first time the band will return to McKinney to perform.
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Nov. 29-Dec. 28
Theatre Britain presents Beauty & The Beast

Theatre Britain presents the world premiere of BEAUTY & THE BEAST A traditional British panto by Jackie Mellor-Guin Belle's family has fallen on hard times. When her father hears of a chance to regain some of his fortune, he sets off on a long journey. On his way home, empty-handed and without the gifts he promised his children, he gets lost in the forest and takes refuge in a mysterious castle. As he is leaving in the morning, he sees a beautiful rose and picks it to take home to Belle. Little does he know that the master of the house, a fearsome Beast, has decreed the penalty for picking the roses is death. The Beast promises to spare the father's life if Belle comes to live with him at the castle. The classic love story with all the usual panto ingredients - wacky characters, the Dame, a ghost, a blacklight scene and, of course, oodles of audience participation. A traditional British panto is a fairy tale told in the style of melodrama. The audience is encouraged to cheer for the good guys, boo and hiss the bad guys and join in with the characters on stage. The show works on two levels, with a story children can follow and jokes adults can appreciate.
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Nov. 30
Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas presents fall in to Winter

Join the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas for a program that will explore different composer’s settings of traditional texts of the winter season. We are thrilled to welcome back our guest artists, Imperial Brass.
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Dec. 1 - 15
Arborlawn United Methodist Church Noonday Advent Recitals

These three Noonday Advent Recitals are scheduled beginning at 12:00 noon with a light lunch to follow benefiting our youth ensemble, Cantabile. These recitals feature local Arborlawn talent and guest artists, as well.
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dec. 1
IMPERIAL BRASS PRESENTS JAZZY CHRISTMAS

This exciting concert will include jazzy holiday favorites, with many new arrangements that you are sure to enjoy! The 20-member large brass ensemble of Imperial Brass will grace you with an outstanding and truly entertaining performance that you will not forget!
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Dec. 1-5
WRR Caroling in the Arts District at Dallas City Performance Hall

Share the joy of the holiday season through music as WRR Classical 101.1 presents Caroling in the Arts District, a yuletide tradition of free performances by some of the area’s top choral and instrumental groups. Now in its 30th year, Caroling in the Arts District will be broadcast live on WRR Classical 101.1. FM and streamed over the Internet.
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Dec. 2-14
Dallas Summer Musicals presents A CHRISTMAS STORY

Direct from Broadway, A Christmas Story, The Musical, nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, comes to hilarious life onstage! Based on the classic 1983 movie, the story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. The Associated Press calls A Christmas Story, The Musical “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”
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Dec. 2
Eisemann Center Presents A Darlene Love Christmas - Love for the Holidays

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

The Wesleyan Chorale presents the poetry of Robert Frost and Edna St. Vincent Millay in Randall Thompson's Frostiana and Alice Parker's Songstream.
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Dec. 2
First Tuesday Social Justice Films “What Would Jesus Buy?”

“What Would Jesus Buy?” follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt! Produced by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and directed by Rob VanAlkemade, this serious docu-comedy examines the commercialization of Christmas. The films are is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center. For more information and schedules, visit the website. Donations of used ink/toner cartridges for our recycling program are appreciated.
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Dec. 2
Fort Worth Symphony presents Messiah

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

Opening Group: The Brethren featuring Arlington Jones and Dwight Sills brings current Artistic Director and pianist Arlington Jones together with famed guitarist Dwight Sills. They developed a musical camaraderie while touring and working together through the years with other artists. This collaboration is influenced by noteworthy piano and guitar duos in jazz like Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass, Grant Green and McCoy Tyner, and Wes Montgomery and Tommy Flanagan. Second Set: The Shelley Carrol Quartet features renowned Texas Tenor Shelley Carrol, a legendary saxophonist who has toured the world with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Bringing a traditional sax quartet sound to Sammons Jazz, Shelley is joined by Michael Palma on piano, Jonathan Fisher on bass, and Andrew Griffith on drums.
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Dec. 3-20
One Thirty Productions presents A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show

It's December 24, 1947. Left on his own due to a winter storm, radio Station manager Bob Bennett forges ahead with the station's presentation of “A Christmas Carol,” complete with full sound effects, music and attempting to play all 22 characters. Starring Metroplex favorite, B.J. Cleveland.
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Dec. 4
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents VON TRAPP FAMILY CHRISTMAS

Made famous by the Academy-Award winning 1965 film The Sound of Music, the von Trapps – great-grandchildren of Maria and the Captain – return to Fort Worth with a Christmas concert for the entire family. Enjoy this one-night-only performance of seasonal American and Austrian songs and let the sound of music fill your holiday!
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Dec. 4-27
Garland Civic Theatre presents Sunset Boulevard

Get ready for your close up! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s glorious, award winning musical will transport you into the world of film noir as SUNSET BOULEVARD weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of ‘talkies’. Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.
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Dec. 4-7
The Vocal Majority Chorus 2014 Christmas show

Shenanigans at Santa’s Workshop
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Dec. 5
Elm Street Studio Reception: Second Journey | Marie Maines

Join us for a complimentary wine and cheese reception honoring the artist, Marie Maines - solo exhibit - SECOND JOURNEY. Join Mrs. Maines as she navigates her “Second Journey,” the surreal state of growing older, through a series of pastel paintings of barns and other abandoned structures. The buildings she paints are usually uninhabited, but still speak of the lives lived inside them. They seem to be waiting patiently – expectantly – ready for those lives to begin again.
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Dec. 5 - 21
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Calendar Girls

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

The Lewisville Lake Symphony's Christmas Concert will feature The Main Street Singers and Cantori, Lewisville High School Choirs. The audience will hear traditional Christmas carols as well as old favorites.
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Dec. 5-7
RUDOLPH  the RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, made its network television debut, delighting audiences across the country. Fifty years later, the longest running and highest rated television special comes to life, live on stage with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical featuring the world’s most famous reindeer and a holly-jolly cast of iconic characters. Rudolph and friends, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, help Santa save Christmas this holiday season.
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Dec. 5
AARON SHUST TO PERFORM CHRISTMAS SHOW AT THE HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH IN RICHARDSON

The Heights Choir, Orchestra and Children’s Choir will present a Christmas performance with Contemporary Christian recording artist Aaron Shust 7 p.m. Friday, December 5, in The Heights Worship Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Shust and his band will perform several of his popular songs, including God of Brilliant Lights; My Hope Is In You; To God Alone; and My Savior My God. The Heights Choir, Orchestra and Children’s Choir will join Shust in singing songs from his new Christmas album Unto Us, including O Come O Come Emmanuel; Gloria; God Has Come To Earth and traditional Christmas favorites First Noel, Hark the Herald, Joy to the World, O Holy Night and Silent Night.
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Dec. 5
Chamber Music International Concert 3

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

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

Let the holiday season begin! Under the artistic direction of Brent and Judy Klopfenstein, Dallas Ballet Company returns to the Granville Arts Center to present this holiday classic, The Nutcracker. This Christmas tradition begins with the dream of a young girl Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Through the battle scene of scurrying young mice and brave soldiers the victorious Nutcracker Prince takes Clara through the Snow Kingdom and Kingdom of Sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy and tasty treats from around the world. Guest Artists this year include April Daly, Miguel Blanco and the Joffrey Ballet. Come and enjoy this wonderful ballet tradition with a cast of more than two hundred students from the Dallas Ballet Center.
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Dec. 5-21
DSO Christmas Pops

The Dallas Symphony's beloved traditions returns with an all-new concert featuring holiday favorites, Christmas classics, majestic choir music and a sing-along to familiar carols. Lawrence Loh, conductor Dallas Symphony Chorus: Joshua Habermann, director Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas: Cynthia Nott, director
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Dec. 5
Lewisville Lake Symphony presents Holiday Images: Sounds Of The Season

Featuring the choirs of Lewisville High School with Steve DeCrow as the director, with a special appearance by Santa and a sing-along.
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Dec. 5 & 7
Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Mozart, Weber, and Strauss

Meadows Associate Professor Carol Leone joins the orchestra as soloist for Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor, a dark, dramatic, impassioned work considered the composer’s most popular and influential piano concerto. The program also includes Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz, his seminal German romantic opera, and Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, a musical distillation of Nietzsche’s tone poem of the same name, whose opening fanfare is familiar to audiences from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Dec. 5-14
Repertory Company Theatre presents LES MISERABLES

The wait is finally over for the 8-time Tony Award winning musical that has thrilled audiences around the world. This holiday season, Repertory Company Theatre will present a unique production created solely for our Promenade Theatre. The audience will become part of the production and part of the story in the intimate setting. Les Miserables is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel about ex-convict Jean Valjean and his attempts to start a new life as he is pursued relentlessly by policeman Javert over decades through the tumult of revolutionary France.
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Dec. 5-14
The Grand Prairie Arts Council presents The Wizard Of Oz

The Grand Prairie Arts Council invites you to celebrate the Holidays and the 50th Anniversary of The Wizard Of Oz! Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination - in this classic family story. GPAC's production features a cast of more than 50 talented local and regional performers of all ages, including 25 munchkin children and the lovable pup Toto. The sets will thrill you, as a tornado reels across the Uptown stage taking Dorothy's house apart before your eyes; then the yellow brick road gleams before you, leading into the enchanted land of Oz.
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Dec. 5-21
Theatre Arlington Presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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

Students from the UT Dallas Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music ensemble will perform with faculty members and guest artists under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodríguez.
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Dec 5-Jan 4
Watertower Theatre presents The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

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

A World Premiere Directed by a member of El Teatro Campesino’s 25th Anniversary National Tour, Rodney Garza, Zoot Suit is based on events surrounding the real-life trial of 17 wrongly convicted Mexican – American youths for the murder of José Gallardo Diaz. Zoot Suit, a high energy thought provoking musical, opening on young Henry Reyna’s final night before joining the Navy. A night of fun and freedom turn into horror as he and his gang are accused of murder. Held without bail and despite sufficient evidence, Henry is wrongfully convicted and sent to prison. Premiering on Broadway in 1978, the musical has since been toured nationally and adapted into a feature film. Zoot Suit has become a cultural staple about the lives of Mexican Americans in barrios of Los Angeles set against the backdrop of the Zoot Suit Riots and the rumblings of World War II.
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Dec. 6-14
Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir presents The Littlest Wiseman

A play-pageant of the Nativity, presented as a Christmas gift to the community by The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir through a grant from The Walsh Foundation.
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Dec. 6
32nd Annual Art Exhibition and Holiday Open House

See red-hot pots being pulled from the Raku kilns and red-hot glass art pieces taking shape from the red-hot flaming glass furnace! What started thirty one years ago as a backyard Raku party has become one of Fort Worth's long-standing art events. The party now includes an exhibition of contemporary clay and glass, a holiday sale of original art pieces, studio open house, glass blowing demonstrations by Raymond and Raku pottery firing demonstrations by Pam Summers.
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Dec. 6 & 7
Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents the Nutcracker

Under the direction of former professional dancer Lisa Slagle, this full scale production of The Nutcracker features professional guest artists and Ballet Ensemble of Texas dancers, many of whom are national scholarship winners.
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Dec. 6
Brookhaven Choral Society presents Beauty, Peace and Joy!

Beauty, Peace and Joy! Choral Concert featuring the Latin Percussion Ensemble
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Dec. 6
Holiday Fun Day at the Irving arts Center

Visit the creation station and make your own ear spools and ornaments inspired by those in the Peruvian Gold* exhibition and create a holiday greeting card.
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Dec. 6
Jane Austen's Birthday Luncheon

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

Take a Sleigh Ride through a Winter Wonder Land at The Most Wonderful Time of The Year with the MCB as they play some of your favorite music memories and introduce you to some new tunes as well! The selections played will include ‘A Christmas Festival’, ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’, ‘Jingle Bell March’, ‘March of the Toys/Toyland’, ‘O Holy Night’, ‘Silent Night’, ‘Sleigh Ride’, ‘Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidalis’, ‘We Need a Little Christmas’, ‘White Christmas’, and ‘Bethlehem, Tiny Town’.
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Dec. 6
Opera in Concert presents Gems of French Opera

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

Oxide Gallery will host an opening reception on Saturday, December 6th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will showcase various forms of art submitted by over 40 talented artists from the North Texas area. The eclectic collection includes 2D and 3D artwork in various mediums, such as acrylics, oils, watercolors, mixed media, photography, pastel, encaustic, ceramics, stained glass, fused glass, metal sculptures, and jewelry. Oxide Gallery is located eight blocks south of Denton's historic downtown square at 115 West Eagle Drive, Suite A in Denton, Texas.
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Dec. 6
Plano Civic Chorus presents Handel's Messiah

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

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

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

You will have many opportunities to hear George Frideric Handel's immortal Messiah this advent season, but the Broadway Series offers you the opportunity to join with the Chancel and Chapel Choirs and The Orchestra at Broadway in this annual Christmas Messiah Sing. Bring your own score, or utilize one of the church's scores available in the narthex. Don't miss this exciting and unique event
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Dec. 7
Schola Cantorum of Holy Trinity Seminary - University of Dallas present Lessons and Carols 2014

Join us for Lessons and Carols, celebrating the story of Christmas in scripture and music. Featuring thr HTS Scola Cantorum directed by Gregory Hamilton.
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Dec. 7
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents Here We Come A-Caroling

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

Gently welcome the Christmas season with delicate, peaceful music from around the world and across the centuries, including lullabies, chant, antiphon, and carols. Selections include: Fink’s What Sweeter Music; Scroggins’ Ave Maria; Loeffler’s Lost in the Night; Council’s This Endris Night; Latona’s Puer Natus in Bethlehem; Elder’s O Magnum Mysterium, and Paulus’ Three Nativity Carols.
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Dec. 7
TowerArts Concert: Festival of Carols

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

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

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

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

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

Join Keith & Kristyn Getty (In Christ Alone, The Power of the Cross and Speak O Lord) as they present an evening of music joyfully celebrating the birth of Christ. Accompanied by the Getty’s band of top bluegrass and Celtic folk musicians and step-dancers, the evening is a unique blend of modern hymns, Irish folk music, and some of our favorite Christmas carols.
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Dec. 9
Texas Boys Choir Christmas Festival Concert

Texas Boys Choir presents its 2014 Christmas Festival Concert featuring all performing choirs of the organization. The story of Christmas is told through the reading of Scripture and original poetry, performances by the choirs and congregational singing of carols. Come hear the boys as they share music samplings, both ancient and modern, from around the world.
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Dec. 10
Lone Star Youth Orchestra Symphony Sleigh Ride

Celebrate the music of the holidays with the Lone Star Youth Orchestra on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:00PM! In addition to great holiday favorites including a sing-a-long and Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Santa will be on site to meet all guest that evening! Meeting Santa and photos are free of charge at this family-centric holiday celebration. Be sure to get your tickets to make sure you’re on the “nice” list by calling 972-252-2787. Concert and Santa meet and greet occur at the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Hall.
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Dec. 10
Dallas Millennial Choirs & Orchestras present All the Bells On Earth Shall Ring

Dallas Millennial Choirs & Orchestras ushers in the holiday season with “All the Bells On Earth Shall Ring”. Featuring the world’s most beloved Christmas carols and holiday favorites, DMCO’s annual Christmas concert includes a stunning musical force of over 400 musicians, including its remarkable youth choirs, the adult Grand Chorus and the DMCO Symphony Orchestra.
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Dec. 11
Andrea Bocelli

Thrilling audiences for over 20 years, Andrea Bocelli exploded onto the world's stage with his hit, "Con te Partiro" (and later it's arrangement as a duet with Sarah Brightman with the title "Time To Say Goodbye"), and has since sold 80 million records and performed countless worldwide tours. Today, Bocelli is known for being one of the greatest singing talents in the world.Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Maria Aleida, featured violinist Caroline Campbell, and Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley. Dallas Festival Orchestra will be performing on the December 11 date
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Dec. 11
Choral, Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Winter Concert

Precision playing and strong vocals compliment one another in this offering by Booker T's world-class Music Department.
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Dec. 12 - 14
Dallas Repertoire Ballet presents The Nutcracker

Dallas Repertoire Ballet invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays with the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Join young Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as she embarks on a magical journey - fighting the Mouse King and his army, dancing with snowflakes in the Land of Snow, and meeting the Sugar Plum Fairy and her handsome Cavalier in the enticing Kingdom of Sweets. Brilliant costumes. Exciting choreography. Spectacular dancing. Three performances: Friday, December 12 at 8:00 pm; Saturday, December 13 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 pm.
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Dec. 12
McKinney Community Band presents The Spirit of Christmas

Get into “The Spirit of Christmas” as the McKinney Community Band performs holiday favorites and seasonal music, including the popular Christmas Sing-Along. A fun holiday evening for all ages!
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Dec. 12
Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus presents Songs of Christmas Celebration

Selections range from Handel’s Messiah to “White Christmas”, Gustav Holst's "Christmas Day," “Do You Hear What I Hear” and “I Saw Three Ships” arr. Wilberg as well as others.
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Dec. 12
Artes de la Rosa presents A Mariachi Christmas

The traditions continue at Artes de la Rosa with the sounds of the season! Get into the true spirit of the holiday season this year with your family with A MARIACHI CHRISTMAS at the Rose Marine Theater on Dec. 12. With the sounds of traditional mariachis you can ring in Christmas and the New Year with a certain Latin flair as Jo Anna Martinez & Mariachi de Oro celebrates the music of Lucha Villa! They are joined by Special Guests, Mario Macias & Diego Nevarez, both students in Artes de la Rosa's National Award Winning Arts Education Program, Artes Academy.
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Dec. 12
Ballet Concerto presents A Holiday Special

Ballet Concerto announces its 2014 holiday dance concert schedule of performances to be held December 12, 2014 at the Will Rogers Auditorium. The annual A Holiday Special will feature Memories of Frosty, choreographed by Christine Hay; Winter Wonderland set to familiar Christmas tunes and choreographed by Margo Dean; and introduces Cool Yule, a tap selection performed by guest company Arts Fifth Avenue under the direction of Gracy Tune. The program will wrap up with a reenactment of the nativity, O Holy Night with choreography by Margo Dean.
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Dec. 12
Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant,

See Superstars Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant perform all of your favorite Christmas and Holiday songs featuring the Dallas POPS and a 100+ person chorus!
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Dec. 12-21
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents EMMA by Jane Austen

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

Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas presents a classical music concert. The Institute creates and nurtures a music learning community based on the philosophy that “every child can.” They awaken excellence in children through the discipline and joy of learning to play an instrument. Come out to the LCC and enjoy an afternoon of classical music.
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Dec. 12-27
Texas Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker

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

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

The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, returns with their Christmas Rocks Extravaganza! tour. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Setzer has smash hits as founder/leader of The Stray Cats, his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra and as a solo artist. His December concert will include Setzer’s legendary guitar magic on hits such as “Rock This Town,” “(She’s) Sexy +17,” “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Jump, Jive and Wail” and lots more, as well as his re-imagined and acclaimed Holiday classics.
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Dec. 13 & 14
Candlelight at Dallas Heritage Village

Local groups perform on three stages all evening. Festive foods available for purchase from food trucks, as well as a bake sale, traditional kettle korn and nuts.
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Dec. 13 & 14
Festival Ballet of North Central Texas Presents The Nutcracker

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Dec. 13
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents Holiday Cheer

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

The Joy to the World Jazz Concert, is a performance of standard Christmas songs arranged by Ray L. Baker in the various forms of jazz such as Swing, Bebop, Funk and Latin jazz, and performed by top professional jazz musicians in the DFW area. The Joy To The World Jazz Concert is family-oriented and provide not only enjoyable art for your ears but also throughout the concert a narrator will give educational tidbits of the origins of the Christmas Carols. We know that you’ll enjoy the “innovative jazz arrangements” of Christmas songs such as, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Silent Night, Deck The Halls and Go Tell it on the Mountain” all with from a different cultural and musical perspective.
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Dec. 13 & 14
Krakatuk: A Nutcracker Prequel

This prequel to the Nutcracker story keeps tradition alive with a new twist that includes E.T.A. Hoffmann's original story of how a boy becomes an enchanted piece of kitchenware. Full of Kings, Queens, mice and princesses in distress, Krakatuk is a rollicking answer to all of your Nutcracker questions and a perfect introduction to ballet.
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Dec. 13
The Contemporary Chorale presents Christmas With The Chorale

Special Guest Bruce Fowler Tenor Bruce Fowler, a native of Louisiana, discovered early on his passion for music. In 1994 he came to international attention when he took the top prize in the Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition. Gifted with a voice of clarity, a compelling stage presence and the great fortune of having studied with teachers among the greatest to be found anywhere, he has subsequently performed in the leading theatres of the world, including the Paris Opera, La Scala in Milan, the Salzburg Festival and in Berlin, Chicago, Barcelona and Rome, among many others. He made his Carnegie Hall debut opposite Renée Fleming. In 1994 his first recording, Handel's Messiah, was nominated for the Grammy Award.
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Dec. 13
Women’s Chorus of Dallas presents Celebrate The HoliDAZE!

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

Broadway's Chancel Choir joins with The Orchestra at Broadway in An Advent Festival, celebrating the joyful music of this special time of year. Dr. Brent Beasley will preach in this wonderful time of worship
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Dec. 14
New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving presents A Russian Holiday!

The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, Sergio Espinosa, conductor, invites its Dallas-Fort Worth-midcities audience to spend the afternoon of December 14 celebrating the winter holidays in old Russia, with music by some of the country’s best-loved composers. NPOI’s concert continues the orchestra’s 2014-15 Sundays at the Symphony afternoon series. This bubbling start to the holiday season includes Reinhold Glière’s Russian Sailor’s Dance, the March and Scherzo from Sergei Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, and two collections of music based on Russian folk songs: the Overture on Russian Themes by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and the Overture on Russian Themes, No. 1, by Mily Balakirev. It concludes with Alexander Borodin’s Symphony No. 2.
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Dec. 14
Orchestra of New Spain presents Christmas at Christ the King with Trumpeter Adam Gordon

Orchestra of New Spain presents Christmas at Christ the King with Trumpeter Adam Gordon Adam Gordon, soloist, brings the brilliance of his trumpet to celebrate this Christmas concert. Padre Antonio Soler’s earthy Christmas villancicos are in reality fascinating Spanish cantatas showing off soloist and chorus, and in this case the baroque trumpet. Bring the family and friends to this annual festive concert featuring as well works from Mexico and Spain’s Renaissance Valencia.
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Dec. 14
Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church Grapevine presents A Festival of Lessons and Carols

A Festival of Lessons and Carols is a worship service based on the original which is held at Kings College, Cambridge, England, each Christmas Eve. It is a service during which the traditional Advent and Christmas scriptures are read and illuminated by organ, hand bell works, choral anthems and congregational hymns. This is the 14th year that FPCGV has held this service. Child care is provided without charge. Call the church to make a reservation.
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Dec. 14
St. Andrew Christmas-a Musical Celebration of the Season

Put the true spirit in your holiday season with “A St. Andrew Christmas,” Sunday December 14, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093 (corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista). This annual musical extravaganza will include traditional and contemporary holiday favorites from “Jingle Bells,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and “The Nutcracker” to majestic settings of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” featuring 200 singers, soloist Jodi Wright, bells, a 45-member professional orchestra, a magnificent pipe organ, and the ever-popular carol sing. In between performances, from 5:45-6:45, there will be an outdoor Live Nativity complete with animals, shepherds, wise men, and the holy family. The Nativity presentation will be located on the west side of the church.
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Dec. 14
Arborlawn Festival of Worship in Advent

A seasonal favorite each year! The Chancel Choir and The Chancel Orchestra at Arborlawn perform all new music from the Advent and Christmas seasons to include works by Roberts, Greer, and Cherwien, with a few surprises thrown in. Senior Minister Ben Disney will be preaching. Join us for this wonderful service of worship! Services at 8:45 am and 11:00am
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Dec. 14
AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents SNEAK PREVIEW of Downton Abbey Season 5!

Join us for a FREE PREVIEW SCREENING of the acclaimed hit TV show “Downton Abbey Season 5 on MASTERPIECE!” Costumes are encouraged so dress up as your favorite character and join other Downton Abbey fans for a sneak peek of the premiere episode of Season 5.
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Dec. 14
Highlander Concerts present Rejoice!

HPPC Chancel Choir Highland Park Orchestra Greg Hobbs, Conductor
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Dec. 14
Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents Parade of the Toys - A Holiday Concert

Program: Symphonic Highlights from “Frozen,” Christopher Beck/Bulla March of the Toys, Victor Herbert/Rogers A Christmas Festival, Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson All is Calm, Traditional/Smith Christmas and Sousa Forever, Julie Giroux Jingle Them Bells, Julie Giroux Christmas with Mozart, Julie Giroux A Sing-Along and More!
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Dec. 14
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Always a seasonal highlight, this year’s Christmas concert features the beloved blend of scripture and song led by the PCPC adult, youth, and children’s choirs with symphony orchestra—all combining to present a poignant evening, including the traditional candlelit finale.
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Dec. 14
Posada at the latino Cultural Center

In the spirit of the long-standing Latin America tradition, the LCC will hold its annual Posada Dallas. Participants will gather at the historic Central Square Park at the corner of Swiss Avenue and Oak Street. The procession will go down Swiss Avenue and end at the LCC plaza where carolers will be welcomed by mariachis and a Matachines dance troupe. Festivities will continue with live music on the plaza and crafts throughout the building.
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Dec. 14
Voices of Fort Worth present Sing We Now of Christmas

Voices of Fort Worth was founded in 2012 by Artistic Director, Dr. Jerome M. Bierschenk. The ensemble is unique in that it performs only a cappella music (music without accompaniment). The chamber choir’s use of voices alone gives it a distinct choral tone and blend that can only be achieved through this mix of voices only. The repertoire sung by the choir ranges from early music to the most contemporary, and this program will present a range of selections from very traditional to non-traditional holiday music.
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Dec. 15 - 16
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember the Christmas When

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

Gospel greats, Blind Boys of Alabama and special guest Ruthie Foster come to Dallas to perform a special holiday concert full of soulful spirit and harmonious praise.
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Dec. 15
Voices of Fort Worth present Christmas at the Chapel

Voices of Fort Worth present an all a cappella concert featuring the sounds of the season in the beautiful setting of the Marty Leonard Community Chapel
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Dec. 16-21
RUDOLPH  the RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

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

Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
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Dec. 17
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents "ANGELS AND SHEPHERDS" CONCERT

GDYO’s "Angels and Shepherds" Concert is a time-honored tradition for many music lovers in the community. Featuring the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas and the Women’s Chorus, the concert repertoire will include holiday favorites and orchestral classics. Pieces to be performed include: Ola Gjeilo, Gloria; Rutter, The Shepherds Pipe Carol; Rutter, Angels Carol; and many more!
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Dec. 18
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

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

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

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

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 20 & 21
Allen Civic ballet presents the Nutcracker

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

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

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

CORELLI Christmas Concerto RESPIGHI The Adoration of the Magi MENOTTI Music from the Amahl and the Night Visitors Plus lots of holiday favorites!
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Dec. 20
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

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

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

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

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


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

Deck the halls with the Fort Worth Symphony Brass Ensemble and Assistant Conductor Daniel Black in a performance of holiday favorites featuring special guests, the Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir.
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Dec. 21
Orpheus Chamber Singers present O Magnum Mysterium

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

Over 3,100 patrons set attendance records for the 2013 “Home for the Holidays” concerts, one of Collin County’s most popular holiday traditions. With nearly 200 musicians, “Home for the Holidays” includes seasonal favorites for large orchestra and chorus, the popular audience sing-along, visitors from the North Pole, humor, the great pipe organ at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, and surprises. The 2014 concerts also feature Acoustix, a quartet with all four members part of The Vocal Majority. Acoustix is known for their diverse blend of gospel, Americana, patriotic selections, jazz, a touch of barbershop harmony and, of course, the sounds of the season. Enjoy happy holidays with your Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Dec. 22
Dallas Bach Society presents Handel’s Messiah

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

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

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

Through music and scripture readings, this service follows the tradition of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols established by King's College, Cambridge University. The service features the Chancel Choir and the Festival Brass.
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dec. 27-Jan. 4
Dallas Children's Theater presents Lone Star Circus' Oh là là

Back by popular demand! Ring in the New Year with an unforgettable circus extravaganza featuring an international cast of acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns, and more. Produced by the award-winning Lone Star Circus, this sensational and joyous circus spectacular is a holiday tradition enjoyed by the whole family.
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Dec. 30
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary Dino Olympics

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

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

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing! Let the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Mike Berkowitz fill your New Year's Eve with the hottest standards of the swing era. Hits like "Sing Sing Sing," and Count Basie's "One O-Clock Jump" along with your favorite Sinatra, Glen Miller and Henry Mancini tunes will have you dancing in the aisles all night long!
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Dec. 31
Dallas Bach Society presents Brandenburg Concertos, Complete

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

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

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

Looking for something fun to do as a family? Designed for kids and adults to attend together, each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor and outdoor activities as well as a take home project. Winter is a great time to bird watch. Learn some basic bird info and take a brief bird walk on our sanctuary. Make a decorative bird feeder “tweet” to take home to share with your feathered backyard friends. Ages: 5 to adult Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 yrs or older. Each adult may be accompanied by up to 4 children. Tuition: non-members $23/person; members $20/person Please wear clothing appropriate for spending time outside walking on uneven terrain. Pre-registration required.
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Jan. 3
BEN FOLDS with the Fort Worth Symphony

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

Dicterow-deMaine-Biegel Piano Trio with Jeffery Biegel, piano; Glenn Dicterow, violin, and Robert deMaine, cello. Also, Gary Levinson, violin; Karen Dreyfus, viola. Suk, Elegie, Op. 23; Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8; Dohnányi, Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1
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Jan. 8-11
Dallas Symphony presents Paganini

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrating the Epiphany of our Lord, soloists, choir and chamber orchestra present Gian Carlo Menotti's moving drama about the Three Kings and the healing power of Christ's love.
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Jan. 15 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Audubon’s Beasts

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy cocktails in the hall and transcend into idealistic America with music from Copland and Adams! Afterwards, meet and mingle with the musicians. Case Scaglione conducts
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Jan. 17
Plano Symphony presents THE ROYAL FAMILY OF GUITAR

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

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

Join us for another in our series of SoundBites featuring delicious wine tastings and live performances of new music. ⋅Lively conversation ⋅Excellent wines ⋅Brilliant new music performed live
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Jan. 18
Voices of Change present Fanfare for Forty Years

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

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

A chilling masterpiece of suspense! This classic thriller from Broadway asks, what happens to ordinary families when they must come to grips with the question..
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Jan. 23-25
Kenny G with the FWSO

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

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


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Jan. 29
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

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

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

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

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

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

This City Performance Hall concert will give Dallas audiences a chance to hear an electric – and eclectic! – program that the Meadows Wind Ensemble is preparing for a gala February concert in San Antonio at the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association Conference. The conference is attended by well over 25,000 music professionals annually, and the MWE was selected to perform by a rigorous audition process. This “Best of the MWE” program will feature music written on commission for the MWE as well as a number of works that have come to be associated almost exclusively with the MWE.
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Feb. 12-15
Dallas Symphony presents Brahms Piano Concerto No 1

"It does have lots of horns, horns being quite the thing to express heroism," wrote Richard Strauss of his Ein Heldenleben, or A Hero's Life. Strauss' tone poem tells a tale of a hero, his battles, victories and the end of his life. Yefim Bronfman returns to the DSO performing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1, Jaap van Zweden conducts
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Feb. 15
Dallas Bach Society Presents Armonia Celeste — Three Ladies of Ferrara

Our friends from the Armonia Celeste ensemble perform a sizzling concert of virtuoso Italian chamber music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara, the most popular ensemble of its time, with Baroque harp, lutes and guitar. Come and enjoy the music which set the standard for all things Baroque!
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Feb. 20-22
Dallas Symphony presents Disney in Concert

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

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

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