Arts Calendar



April 19 - Aug. 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Enriching the Collection: Gifts from Joan and John Richardson

This past year Joan and John Richardson, longtime patrons of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, generously gifted seventeen works on paper to the museum’s permanent collection. This gift encompasses an array of prints and drawings by a diverse group of American artists who worked in different time periods and different regions across the country. From an exquisite early twentieth-century lithograph of the Grand Canyon by Philadelphia printmaker Joseph Pennell, to a late twentieth-century symbolic print of the four seasons by Houston artist John Biggers, the Richardson gift reflects the couple’s broad and exceptional tastes in acquiring fine art. Enriching the Collection features the gifted works alongside artworks from the museum’s permanent collection to reveal how one couple’s generous contribution to the Amon Carter enlarges and diversifies the museum’s holdings in illuminating new ways.
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April 19-May 17
Artisan Center Theater presents Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Jr.

In DISNEY’S MY SON PINOCCHIO JR., the classic tale of toymaker Geppetto’s little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” – and what it means to be “a real father.”
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April 19
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Vermeer String Quartet

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth is honored to present the Vermeer String Quartet to the North Texas audience in a performance of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ. The Vermeer, which was founded in 1969, discontinued performing in 2007 after decades of celebrated concerts. However, when Gary Levinson, Artistic Director for the Chamber Music Society, asked the musicians if they would consider reuniting in a performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, The Seven Last Words of Christ for the CMSFW concert season, they graciously accepted. A recording of this work by the Vermeer received a Grammy Award in 1988.
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April 19, 27, & May. 2
Fort Worth Opera The Pearl Fishers Performance

Georges Bizet, composer of the ever-popular Carmen, takes you on a journey to the captivating world of tropical Ceylon in his sumptuous tale of duty, forbidden desire, and friendship. Against a backdrop of exotic music and memorable arias, a fiery love triangle threatens to ravage vows of fraternal loyalty.
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April 19
Los Colinas Symphony presents NICHOLAS ARBOLINO, OBOE

JUAN CARLOS LOMÓNACO, GUEST CONDUCTOR Arnold:  Four Scottish Dances Marcello:  Oboe Concerto in C Minor Tchaikovsky:  Sleeping Beauty Suite Respighi:  Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 Dvorak:  Slavonic Dance in B Major, Op. 72, No. 1              Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2              Slavonic Dance in G Minor, Op. 46, No. 8              Slavonic Dance in A Major, Op. 46, No. 5
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April 19 - 26
Mystical Arts of Tibet at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Tibetan Buddhist Monks return to the Crow Collection of Asian Art for a week long residency to construct a magnificent tantric Buddhist mandala sand painting.
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April 19
Nasher Sculpture Center presents David Bates Bus Tour

Immerse yourself in the work of David Bates on a special tour of the complete exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Dallas-based guests are invited to begin at the Nasher for a guided tour of the artist’s sculpture and works on paper, then travel by chartered shuttle to Fort Worth for a tour of his paintings.
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April 19
Steve Darmody, in Concert at Dallas First Church of Seventh-day Adventists

Steve Darmody’s 33 year music ministry has taken him around the world, from Carnegie Hall to Warsaw’s Philharmonic Hall. You may have seen him on one of his many TBN appearances. He’s been called the “milk chocolate voice” of gospel music!
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April 19
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Vermeer String Quartet

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth is honored to present the Vermeer String Quartet to the North Texas audience in a performance of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ. The Vermeer, which was founded in 1969, discontinued performing in 2007 after decades of celebrated concerts. However, when Gary Levinson, Artistic Director for the Chamber Music Society, asked the musicians if they would consider reuniting in a performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, The Seven Last Words of Christ for the CMSFW concert season, they graciously accepted. A recording of this work by the Vermeer received a Grammy Award in 1988.
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April 19
Los Colinas Symphony presents NICHOLAS ARBOLINO, OBOE

JUAN CARLOS LOMÓNACO, GUEST CONDUCTOR Arnold:  Four Scottish Dances Marcello:  Oboe Concerto in C Minor Tchaikovsky:  Sleeping Beauty Suite Respighi:  Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 Dvorak:  Slavonic Dance in B Major, Op. 72, No. 1              Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2              Slavonic Dance in G Minor, Op. 46, No. 8              Slavonic Dance in A Major, Op. 46, No. 5
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April 19
Steve Darmody, in Concert at Dallas First Church of Seventh-day Adventists

Steve Darmody’s 33 year music ministry has taken him around the world, from Carnegie Hall to Warsaw’s Philharmonic Hall. You may have seen him on one of his many TBN appearances. He’s been called the “milk chocolate voice” of gospel music!
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April 20
Inspirational Jazz with the Joyce Spencer Quartet

Spend part of your Easter with the DeSoto Arts Commission for a concert with saxophonist, Joyce Spencer and the Expressions performing the colors of jazz from inspirational to traditional, funk and fusion. Your $10 ticket also includes a complimentary wine, cheese and dessert buffet.
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April 21
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church presents a Solo Cello Concert

Italian cellist Francesco Mastromatteo will bring a solo cello concert of post-romantic music.
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April 21
Dallas Chamber Music presents Emerson String Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammy’s® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year”, and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time.
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April 23
UNT Symphony Orchestra with Grand Chorus

Linda DiFiore, mezzo-soprano Brahms - Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 Stravinsky - Firebird Suite J.A.C. Redford - Rest Now, My Sister Poulenc - Gloria
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April 24
Latino Cultural Center Afro Horn

Afro Horn is a Afro-Cuban ensemble that explores Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Mexican percussionist Francisco Mora-Catlett leads the ensemble and been a musician for over forty years.
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Apr. 24 - 26
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd

Don’t miss this Tony Award Winning musical thriller as brought to life on the City Performance Hall stage by TCC in an exhilarating concert collaboration with Uptown Players.
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April 25
University of Texas at Dallas presents Musica Nova

Students from the University's Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music Ensemble perform with UT Dallas faculty and other professional musicians under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodriguez.
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April 25-27
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Listen to live music on multiple stages and browse arts and craft vendors at this 35th annual festival. Professional and amateur musicians playing jazz, pop, rhythm and blues and full orchestra music, and community and school groups will perform on six stages.
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April 25
DSO on the GO: Oak Cliff

Rei Hotoda conducts David Cooper, horn  PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 "Classical" MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 "Italian" 
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April 25
Eisemann Center presents Debby Boone & World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Debby Boone, who rocketed to success with her hit single You Light Up My Life, partners with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra for this full big band retrospective. Taking a step back in time you will be swept away by the lush orchestra sounds Glenn Miller made famous and now partnered with the memorable voice of Ms. Boone.
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April 26
Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association presents Kwei Kwei: Festival of Negro Spirituals

Various choirs will perform well-known Spirituals
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April 26 -
Tri-County Choral Society presents Hot Pop and Cool Country

The Tri-County Choral Society is honored to be able to feature up and coming country music star Amber Carrington at its spring concert on April 26. The concert, “Hot Pop and Cool Country”, will be held in the Royse City High School auditorium at 7:00 PM. During this concert, a scholarship will also be presented to a graduating high school senior who plans to major in the arts. Amber Carrington rose to fame on NBC’s “The Voice” as a semi-finalist. She graduated from Rockwall High School and has been singing her way to the top of charts. Currently living in Nashville, this singer/songwriter is coming “home” to share her success and talent on the local stage. The Tri-County Choral Society is directed by Amy McLeroy and accompanied by Mark Parker. They are a group of 40 plus singers from the community who meet each Tuesday night to sing and fellowship. Their mission is “To provide an outlet for professional and amateur musicians to share a love of music and singing in communion with others and promote the benefits of the arts to our community.”
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April 26
Voces Intimae: Melodie Exotique - Reflections on the Exotic

Featuring: Jennifer Youngs, Soprano Jeff Snider, Baritone Elvia Puccinelli, Piano
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April 26
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert featuring The Verlaine Trio

The Verlaine Trio present an afternoon of beautiful trios by violinist Maria Schleuning, cellist Jolyon Pegis and pianist Liudmila Georgievskaya.
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April 26
Millennial Choirs & Orchestras present To Be American

Millennial Choirs & Orchestras premiere the musical tribute to God and country, TO BE AMERICAN. Featuring both original music and American classics composed and arranged by Brett Stewart and the live narrative of American raconteur Glenn Beck, the production is a tribute to our faithful Founding Fathers, to Old Glory, to the U.S. Armed Forces, to Americans past and present and to God.
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April 26
Timeless Concerts presents An Evening in Russia with Rachmaninoff

An hour of beautiful piano trio music by Rachmaninoff, as well as his seldom heard songs, sung by tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc, accompanied by the trio. Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, and pianists David Dubiel and Heejung Kang. Concert followed by singer/pianist Steve Stroud who takes requests for dancing. Fruit/cheese/desserts and wine complimentary.
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April 27
Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents WILDFLOWERS: An Afternoon with Percy Grainger

Percy Grainger is the Lone Star Wind Orchestra’s focus at the Eisemann Center on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:30pm. Grainger is one of the most influential composer-pianists of the 20th century, and under the direction of Music Director Eugene Corporon, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra celebrates the composer’s contributions to the wind band. The LSWO is thrilled to have the Irving Chorale under Artistic Director Harry Wooten performing a number of works for choir and wind band including Grainger’s Marching Song of Democracy, Irish Tune from Country Derry, Australian Up-Country Tune, The Widow’s Party, and Children’s March: Over the Hills and Far Away. The program features the masterwork Lincolnshire Posy along with the composer’s Molly on the Shore and “The Gumsuckers” March. Additional Concert Notes: This concert presents a rare opportunity to hear many of Percy Grainger’s works for choir and wind band including a combined performance of the final movement of Lincolnshire Posy, “The Lost Lady Found,” and the original folksongs sung before each movement. With the Lone Star Wind Orchestra and the Irving Chorale, this program features two TACA grant award recipients.
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April 27
Mu Phi EpsilonConcert Series presents Chie Watanabe, piano

Chie Watanabe received her BMusic from Tokyo College of Music and an Artist Diploma from TCU. She continued graduate studies in New York at the Manhattan School of Music and received her DMA at UNT where she studied with Gustavo Romero. She has received numerous national and international prizes and made her New York solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as an Artists International prizewinner. She also has given solo recitals at the International Piano Festival in Spain.
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April 27
AT&T patio Sessions presents The Cush

In the time-honored tradition of husband/wife duos (think Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth) providing the creative core and identity of a band, Burette and Gabrielle Douglas bring a sound and musical vision all their own to The Cush. Formed in Dallas, TX in 2000, The Cush features sympathetic songwriting armed with vintage tape delays and a batch of psych-pop mini suites. Over the years, The Cush has opened for artists including Cat Power, Broken Social Scene, Stars, Deerhoof, The Fiery Furnaces, Dead Meadow, Centro-matic, and James McMurtry, among many others.
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April 27
Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas Season Finale

Join the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas's six Downtown Choruses in a program featuring American choral music, including works by Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Kimberley Ahrens, Nora Henson, Cynthia Nott, Kelly Pfaffenberger, and Terrie Preskitt-Brown conduct.
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April 27
DeSoto Concert Series: D’Drum Percussion Ensemble

D’Drum uses a variety of traditional percussion instruments from Bali, Africa and Persia with a decidedly Western flair.
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April 27
DSO on the GO: Frisco

Rei Hotoda conducts Angela Fuller Heyde, violin  ROSSINI The Barber of Seville Overture VERDI "Triumphal March" from Aida FAURÉ Pavane COPLAND "Corral Nocturne" and "Hoe Down" from Rodeo GOULD American Salute BERNSTEIN Candide Overture ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 HAYMAN Pops Hoe-Down J. STRAUSS Radetzky March 
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April 27
King of Glory GUSTO! presents The Best of Broadway: An Afternoon with David Gaschen

Otherworldly. That’s how David Gaschen was for nearly a decade, thrilling audiences for more than 1,300 performances in the title role of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” in Europe and New York. Gaschen will provide glimpses of life as a Broadway star and perform selections from a variety of Broadway musicals, including “Phantom.” The free concert is sponsored by GUSTO! and the Dr. Debbie Jacob Life Enrichment Series.
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April 27
Meadows School of the Arts presents And All the Earth Shall Sing

“…One household, high and low, And all the earth shall sing.” So ends the Wendell Berry poem that inspired our second concert of the season – these two phrases also serve as the theme for this final concert. Join us as we celebrate the never-ending song in our world and in all of us.
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April 27
Texas Winds Country Fiddle Concert

Tom Demer has been a renowned country fiddler since his teen years. At the age of 16, when he won his first old-time fiddlers’ contest, he was already the youngest member of the Tucson Symphony. He went on to become that group’s principal violist while he was earning a music performance degree from the University of Arizona. Tom is presently a member of the Dallas Symphony. A founding member of the Durango, Colorado “Music in the Mountains” festival, Tom has presented his pops fiddle show with the Dallas, Fort Worth, Tucson, Florida and Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestras. For more than 20 years he has performed his “Fiddlin’ Man” Shows for Texas Winds audiences. Paul Demer is a 20-year-old student at the University of Texas at Arlington but spends most weekends touring throughout the nation. The singer-songwriter fronted the indie rock band Second Story Feedback while still in high school. He released his debut solo project, “Barks of Yore,” which features introspective lyrics and folk-styled arrangements, in late 2011.
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April 28
Texas Camerata presents A Joyful Noyse 

Instrumental chamber music featuring the wind and brass players of Texas Camerata.
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April 28
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven & Haydn

Experience Beethoven's musical revolution through the intimacy and intensity of chamber music, performed by Dallas Symphony principal musicians and special guests at City Performance Hall.
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April 28
Keyboard Conversations® "Mistresses and Masterpieces"

Concerts with lively commentary by internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel. Immortal works of love, passion and longing by Liszt, Schumann and Brahms among others, inspired by "significant others" in the composers' lives.
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April 29
Brazos Chamber Orchestra battle of the overtures

Program Amazing Grace The National Anthem Francis Scott Key Apollo 13 Horner/Moss Selections From Oliver Lionel Bart/Reed Fascinating Rhythm George & Ira Gershwin/arr. Whitney Poet and Peasant Overture Von Suppe/ arr. Isaac INTERMISSION Light Cavalry Overture Von Suppe/Isaac Paul Simon Medley Simon/Ling Marche Slave Peter Tchaikovsky/arr. Rosenhaus Billy Tell Overture Gioacchino Rossini/arr. Richard Meyer William Tell Overture G. Rossini/arr. Lehmeier
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April 29
Dallas Chamber Symphony Season Finale

The 2013-14 season comes to a close as the Dallas Chamber Symphony offers brilliant performances of works by Beethoven and R. Schumann.
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May 1
Brazos Chamber Orchestra battle of the overtures

Program Amazing Grace The National Anthem Francis Scott Key Apollo 13 Horner/Moss Selections From Oliver Lionel Bart/Reed Fascinating Rhythm George & Ira Gershwin/arr. Whitney Poet and Peasant Overture Von Suppe/ arr. Isaac INTERMISSION Light Cavalry Overture Von Suppe/Isaac Paul Simon Medley Simon/Ling Marche Slave Peter Tchaikovsky/arr. Rosenhaus Billy Tell Overture Gioacchino Rossini/arr. Richard Meyer William Tell Overture G. Rossini/arr. Lehmeier
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May 1-5
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven 9

Alexander Kerr, violin Nathan Olson, violin Pretty Yende, soprano Kate Aldrich, mezzo-soprano Frank Lopardo, tenor Oren Gradus, bass Dallas Symphony Chorus: Joshua Habermann, director BEETHOVEN Two Romances for Violin and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, Chorale
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May 2
Church of the Holy Communion presents an Organ concert

Church of the Holy Communion in Dallas will present organist Andrew Kenney in concert on Friday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Kenney is the organist for St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lindsay, Texas, and is currently a Master's student at the University of North Texas. His program will include music of Bach, Mendelssohn, Bolcom, and others.
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May 2 & 4
Meadows Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert

The MSO features the “stars of tomorrow” – winners of the annual Meadows Concerto Competition, who are chosen to perform with the orchestra from a highly competitive field of talented Meadows students.
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May 3
 Elements in Song – Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

Listen to the Brookhaven Choral Society and director Vivace Melody Gamblin-Bullock present this concert featuring Purcell's Come, Ye Sons of Art.
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May 3
Arlington Community Band Salute to Community Bands

Salute to Community Bands 1:00 Rockwall Community Band 2:30 Mt. View College Community Band 4:00 Irving Symphonic Band 5:30 Mansfield Wind Symphony 7:00 Arlington Community Band FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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May 3
Chamber Music Spring Honors Concert

The chamber music program ends its year with its Honors Concert, featuring the best and brightest of the spring semester chamber groups. See some of your favorite student performers on stage for the last time before they graduate.
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May 3
Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents Masterworks – Beethoven

The music of BeethovenEgmont OverturePiano Concerto No. 3Symphony No. 1
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May 3
Richardson Symphony Orchestra presents Season Finale

the RSO performs four sonic masterworks: Richard Strauss' "Don Juan," Bela Bartok's "Two Portraits," Hector Berlioz's "Three Excerpts from The Damnation of Faust," and a performance with Cleveland Piano Competition winner Alexander Schimpf of Schumann's beautiful "Piano Concerto in A Minor."
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May 3
UT Dallas presents Annual Choral Concert: The Art of the Song

The event season wraps up with the annual choral concert that features the artistry of vocal music through the ages.  With the UT Dallas Chamber Singers, directed by Kathryn Evans with Michael McVay, accompanist, and the UT Dallas Community Chorale, directed by Derrick Brookins, this concert is sure to please audiences of all ages. 
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May. 4
DeSoto Arts Commission presents Andrew Griffith Jazz Percussion Quintet

The Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Sunday concert series rolls on with a performance by the Andrew Griffith Jazz Percussion Quintet.
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May 4
The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir Handbell Spring Concert

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary and fresh from their 6th tour of the United Kingdom, the internationally acclaimed Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir will present its Annual Spring Concert. Admission is Free! No advance tickets required This unique handbell choir of over 50 members will perform entirely from memory, without a conductor, and use no tables or gloves! This performance includes more than an hour of an extensive repertoire ranging from the 16th Century “Change Ringing,” Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite,” Handel’s “Hallelujah,” the Bach-Gounod “Ave Maria,” the familiar samba “Brazil,” a medley from “Les Miserables,” to some original pieces including “Ragtime Revue,” and “Boogie Bells.” There will also be a special appearance by the Alumni Choir of The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir.
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May 4
DeSoto Concert Series presents the Joyce Spencer Jazz Quartet

the Joyce Spencer Jazz Quartet performing traditional jazz to funk and fusion followed by jazz drummer, Andrew Griffith.
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May 4
GDYO Presents Rising Talent

The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents four of its ensembles in concert on May 4, 2014 at 2:30pm at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Come to hear the Young Performers Orchestra and Dallas String Ensemble, led by Susan Younghans, as well as the Sinfonietta and Philharmonic, led by James Frank.
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May 4
GDYO's Wind Symphony and Flute Choir

Join GDYO in this evening of wonderful music performed by talented young musicians from across the Dallas area. This concert will feature the Wind Symphony with conductor Dr. Nicholas Williams and the Flute Choir with conductor Dr. Priscilla Holt.
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May 4
Voices of Change present The Book of American Poetry III

Featuring special guest composer Stacy Garrop Alban Berg:  Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano  Stacy Garrop:  Silver Dagger (violin, cello, piano)  Charles Ives:  and String Quartet #1 (two violins, viola, cello)  Morton Gould:  Duo (clarinet, flute)  Stacy Garrop:  The Book of American Poetry Volume III    (mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello,    piano, percussion)
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May 4
Winspear Opera House Recital Series: ITZHAK PERLMAN

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. Having performed with every major orchestra and at venerable concert halls around the globe, Itzhak Perlman was granted a Kennedy Center Honor in 2003 by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in celebration of his distinguished achievements and contributions to the cultural and educational life of the United States. He has performed multiple times at the White House, most recently in 2012 at the invitation of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama, for Israeli President and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Shimon Peres; and at a State Dinner in 2007, hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush, for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. In 2009, Mr. Perlman was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams alongside cellist Yo-Yo Ma, clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Gabriela Montero, for an audience of nearly 40 million television viewers in the United States and millions more throughout the world.
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May 5
Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Listen to a performance by the Grammy Award-winning band Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. Seating in Carpenter Hall is first come, first served. 
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May 7
Sammons Jazz presents “Artistic Director’s Concert - The Music I Love”

Piano Trio by Moonlight Sets the Stage for a Magical Evening of Lush Jazz Master Works Opening Group: Sammons Jazz Piano Trio brings pianist Arlington Jones together again with Sammons Jazz favorites James Gilyard on bass and Andrew Griffith on drums. The trio performs the artistic director’s top pick of music from jazz piano greats such as Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris and Mary Lou Williams. Second Set: Sammons Jazz Chamber Orchestra is a sublime combination of piano, percussion and strings. Playing arrangements and compositions by Arlington Jones, the orchestra features jazz harpist Cindy Horstman, violinist and Dallas Symphony Orchestra Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster Gary Levinson, with Jones on piano, Stockton Helbing on drums, and Braylon Lacy on bass.
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May 8
Dallas Piano Jazz Society presents Starving Jazz Pianisits

Featuring numerous excellent pianists! Assisted by the Brian Piper Trio
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May 8
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents Brent Best of Slobberbone

Alternative country-rock unit Slobberbone comprised singer/guitarist Brent Best, lead guitarist Jess Barr, bassist Brian Lane and drummer Tony Harper. Formed in Denton, TX, in early 1992, the group originally approached their music with the same seriousness with which they chose their name (a reference to a dog's chew toy, incidentally), gigging in the pursuit of free beer and little else. However, in 1995 Slobberbone self-released an LP titled Crow Pot Pie that caught the attention of Doolittle Records founder Jeff Cole, who quickly signed the band; in 1997 they issued their sophomore effort, Barrel Chested. Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today follow.
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May 8
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents The Eastern Legends Concert

The Eastern Legends are a group of seventeen skilled young Chinese instrumentalists that fuse traditional Taiwanese and Chinese music with Western pop, rock, house and techno styles. The performance showcases dramatic elements and splendid lighting that make for an unforgettable show.
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May 8-11
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Bronfman Plays Emperor

Jaap van Zweden, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
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May 8
Symphony arlington presents ALEX MCDONALD, PIANO

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
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May 9
Garland Symphony presents ALEX MCDONALD, PIANO

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
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May 10
Fine Arts Chamber players 8th Annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert

Accomplished young artist Evan Ritter will present a program of piano repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods in addition to a contemporary work by composer Frank Martin. A talented, award-winning musician, Mr. Ritter made his orchestral debut with the Plano Symphony at the age of ten. He has been nationally recognized on NPR’s “From the Top” with the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist’s Award. A recent grand prize recipient of the Fort Worth Symphony’s Young Artist Competition, Mr. Ritter was selected as a National YoungArts Foundation Finalist in Classical Music. Mr. Ritter’s selections include: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude & Fugue in B Major, from the Well-Tempered Clavier Bk. II Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op.81a "Les Adieux" Frank Martin: 8 Preludes pour le piano Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-tableau in E-flat minor, Op.33 no.5 Frederic Chopin: Etude in a minor, Op.25 no.11 "Winter Wind" Frederic Chopin: Scherzo no.4 in E Major
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May 10
Chamber Music International CONCERT #6

"Join CMI’s Season Finale as wind, strings and harp provide a delicious journey through Mozart’s Austria, Debussy’s France, and the Germany of Brahms. " Program: Flute Quartet in D major, K.285 ....Wolfgang A. Mozart Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp....Claude Debussy Sextet in G Major, Op 36....Johannes Brahms Artists: Jaymee Haefner - Harp Jun Iwasaki - Violin Felix Olschofka - Violin Susan Dubois - Viola Daphne Gerling - Viola Ko Iwasaki - Cello Eugene Osadchy - Cello James Scott - Flute
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May 10
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Kreutzer Sonata

Experience Beethoven's musical revolution through the intimacy and intensity of chamber music, performed by Dallas Symphony principal musicians and special guests at City Performance Hall.
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May 10
Las Colinas Symphony presents ALEX MCDONALD, PIANO

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
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May 10
Plano Civic Chorus presents MUSIC FOR GRAND CATHEDRALS

Highlights of the chorus' upcoming tour to Paris and Barcelona Tour France and Spain through the music of renowned composers Faure, Durufle, Poulenc, Casals, Tedesco – and others!  The special preview concert will feature highlights of the chorus’s upcoming tour to Paris and Barcelona and the premiere of a commissioned work by Composer in Residence Debra Scroggins.    With Jon Schweikhard, pianist, and Shirley G Latham, organist
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May 11
LSWO Youth Winds presents OF TIME AND PLACE: A Mother’s Day Celebration

The LSWO Youth Winds ends the 2013-2014 concert season with a Mother’s Day celebration titled “Of Time and Place.” Matthew McInturf, Director of Bands at Sam Houston State University, leads the Youth Winds on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:30pm in a concert featuring works connected with events in history and life. Lynne Jackson, Music Education Professor at SMU, guest conducts, and the concert will feature the 2014 Youth Winds Concerto Competition Winner. In addition, the 2014 “Music Changing Lives” Scholarships will be announced! The LSWO Youth Winds will perform Donald Grantham’s Phantasticke Spirites, Kyle Kindred’s new work Pulsar, John Gibson’s beautiful Resting in the Peace of His Hands, and the wind band standard Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance, among others.
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May 11
Mount Vernon Music Association presents Nuevo Tango! Latin Flair and Musical Passion

Let Argentine bandoneon master Mariano Dugatkin and MVM Players transport you to a world of dance and sultry romance.
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May 11
DeSoto Concert Series presents The Hall Ensemble

see the World Premiere of the dramatic cantata, Undelivered, performed by the Hall Ensemble. Undelivered tells the story of the speech President Kennedy would have delivered in Dallas had he survived.
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May 11
Plano Civic Chorus presents MUSIC FOR GRAND CATHEDRALS

Highlights of the chorus' upcoming tour to Paris and Barcelona Tour France and Spain through the music of renowned composers Faure, Durufle, Poulenc, Casals, Tedesco – and others!  The special preview concert will feature highlights of the chorus’s upcoming tour to Paris and Barcelona and the premiere of a commissioned work by Composer in Residence Debra Scroggins.    With Jon Schweikhard, pianist, and Shirley G Latham, organist
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May 11
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents 'Kimbell Music! Where the Eye Meets the Ear

A singing concert of literature by composers whose work is, in some manner, related to pieces hanging in the Kimbell's permanent collection. The performance will feature music by Agricola, Barber, Debussy, De Prez, Mareizio, Obrecht, Palestrina, Ockeghem, Ravel, Schubert, Wolf, and others.
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May 11
The Women's Chorus of Dallas presents Cantar: Songs to Warm the Heart

Experience the transcendence of nature through music as the chorus sings about the world that surrounds us, in music with a Latin flair. This one-act afternoon concert will also feature music to honor mothers and others honored on Mother's Day.
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May 13
Cliburn at the Bass presents Barry Douglas, piano

Since taking bronze at the Seventh Cliburn Competition in 1985 and a subsequent gold medal win at the International Tchaikovsky Competition the following year, Barry Douglas has established a major international career as a concert pianist, conductor, and recording artist. A 2002 recipient of the Order of the British Empire, he is also founder and artistic director of Camerata Ireland, an all-Irish chamber orchestra.
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May 15
Dallas Piano Jazz Society presents The Birth of the Blues

Featuring Frederick Sanders, Piano; assisted by Quamon Fowler, Saxophone; Kalvin Kelso, Bass; and Adonis Rose, Drums
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May 15
PFAMILY ARTS Salon Series

Please join us for a night of live music. Complimentary wine and snacks.
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May 15
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents Somebody’s Darling Acoustic

Somebody’s Darling Acoustic is an alt-country band hailing from Dallas TX. Since their start in 2007, they have managed to play over 450 regional and national shows. Headlining and supporting artists like Lucero, Deer Tick, Band of Heathens, Chris Knight, Joe Ely, Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights, among many others, Somebody’s Darling Acoustic has fostered a unique style described as a, “proudly messy blend of rock and country with a rolling rhythm that rips out of the speakers like a wild night on the town.
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May 15-18
Dallas Symphony presents Beethoven's 5th

Jaap van Zweden, conductor Alexander Kerr, violin Alisa Weilerstein, cello Martin Helmchen, piano BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
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May 15
Fort Worth Library Third thursday Jazz Series presents Nicholas Payton Trio

New Orleans-born Grammy-winning trumpeter is widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time.  Featuring bassist Braylon Lacy and drummer Adonis Rose.
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May 15
Orchestra of New Spain presents Double Steinway Salon Concert

It’s not often that one finds two Steinway grand pianos in a private home, so this is a special opportunity to hear an unusual concert of early 20th C French and Spanish music for four hands on two beautiful instruments. SMU’s Carol Leone recommended two stellar SMU grads to be our guest artists for the evening, Artina McCain and Eldred Marshall. The duo will play works of Debussy, Sarasate, Ravel, Messiaen and American composer, Taylor Perkinson. The Orchestra's ever popular Salon concerts offer the combination of home, tapas, wine and music for an intimate evening among old and new friends.
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May. 15
Sammons Cabaret: Terry Loftis

Sammons Cabaret closes its spring 2014 season with the urbane Terry Loftis. Accompanied by Brad Williams on piano and Ross Schodek on bass, Terry will harken back to Bobbie Short, Nina Simone and other legendary cabaret singers. A musical treat celebrating the great music of Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn & Antonio Carlos Jobim, sung as only Terry gives each song its full expression and his own personal interpretation to tunes like “Satin Doll”, “Laura” and “Someone to Light Up My Life.” Sammons Cabaret is presented in the traditional New York-style with a singer accompanied by a pianist. The repertoire includes music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway tunes, torch songs and vocal standards. Tickets cost $40 per person per concert; Sammons members receive a $5 discount per ticket. Admission includes free valet parking, beverages, and light appetizers. For tickets, call (214) 520-7789 or email info@sammonsartcenter.org. All major credit cards are accepted. Support for Sammons Cabaret is provided by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts with additional support from Hank Henley Photography.
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May 15
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

We pay tribute to this legacy left to us by Van Cliburn and continued through the work of the Cliburn Foundation, bringing together seven past participants of the Cliburn Competition for a performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen and reuniting Mr. Fleisher, the Julliard Quartet and the Brahms Quintet more than a half- century later.
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May 16
'til Midnight Concert Series

'til Midnight at the Nasher presents special live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent and artistic film screenings in the Garden. 7 pm Concert: Madison King 8 pm Concert: Jessie Frye 9 pm Film: Frozen (G)
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May 16-18
Fort Worth Symphony presents Pixar in Concert

From the Toy Story trilogy to UP! to The Incredibles, Pixar's films have left an indelible mark on a generation of movies and movie-goers alike. For the first time ever in Bass Performance Hall, the FWSO is proud to present Pixar in Concert, featuring the memorable scores performed live. With exquisite clips from their most beloved films – including their latest release, Brave – Pixar in Concert is sure to delight audience members of all ages.
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May 17
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Trio of Perspectives: Caviar & Bordeaux

Artists on this concert include Gary Levinson, Artistic Director for CMSFW on violin, Anthony Ross, cello, and Andrius Zlabys, piano. Works scheduled for this concert are: Sonata in A minor, No. 1 Fauré Cello Sonata Rachmaninoff Piano Trio Ravel
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May 17
Dallas Symphony presents Beethoven's Archduke

Experience Beethoven's musical revolution through the intimacy and intensity of chamber music, performed by Dallas Symphony principal musicians and special guests at City Performance Hall. Alexander Kerr, violin Nathan Olson, violin Alisa Weilerstein, cello Martin Helmchen, piano BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 1 BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 5, Spring BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat major, Archduke
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May 18
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Season Finale

The grand finale of the 42nd season of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra is Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 7:30pm. Featured on this program will be Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 8, with the winner of the GDYO Student Conductor Competition, Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town,” Williams’ Escapade from “Catch me if you can” with saxophone soloist DON FABIAN, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. Music Director Ricahrd Giangiulio will lead this amazing ensemble.
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May 18
The Texas Voices present Luminous Night of the Soul: Singers and Composers Take the Podium

Professional chamber choir The Texas Voices kicks off its 11th season of public concerts with Luminous Night of the Soul: Singers and Composers Take the Podium on Sunday, May 18 at Mesquite Arts Center.
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May 18
And the Greatest of These Is Love, A Recital by Dustin Lucas

A Recital by Dustin Lucas Accompanied by John Priddy. Also featuring Credo Choir Music by Bolcolm, Cilena, Hogan, Lehar, Massenet, and Strauss. Dustin Lucas currently holds a position as a tenor vocalist in the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. This season Mr. Lucas will appear as a Lakey in Der Rosenkavalier. He has appeared as a Prisoner in Francesca da Rimini, a Herald in Turandot, and fifty Met productions as a chorister. In the summer in 2011, Dustin was a Studio Artist with Wolf Trap Opera Company appearing as Almoro in Le donne curiose, as Cochenille in Les contes de Hoffman, and as Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd with the National Symphony Orchestra.
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May 18
DeSoto Concert Series presents the Sandaga Jazz Band

an afternoon of jazz
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May 18
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth presents John Rutter's Requiem

An orchestra will accompany the choir. Bach's Ich Habe Genug (It Is Enough), bwv 82a, featuring soprano soloist Clare Yurasek, will precede the Requiem.
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May 19
The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents EELS

After 2005’s Blinking Lights and Other Revelations double album there followed four years with no new EELS studio releases. That dry spell was broken with what became one of the busiest periods in the EELS timeline, beginning with the release of Hombre Lobo in 2009, the first of a trilogy of albums including End Times and Tomorrow Morning, while the band embarked on two world tours, playing over 100 shows throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and China. Nearly a year after the completion of the second tour the refreshed and reinvigorated band assembled to make new music.
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May 20
The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents GIPSY KINGS 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The Gipsy Kings' musical style has been called "Rumba Flamenca" which allows Gipsy Kings to combine traditional flamenco styles with Western Pop and Latin rhythms, Latin and Cuban styles, Arabic, reggae, jazz, and--of course--gypsy styles! The band speaks French, and performs music in Spanish dialect of Gitane, the native Gypsy language, that is a mixture of Spanish, French, and Catalan. The root of the Gitane culture is in the southern part of Spain that includes Seville and Granada. One of the economically depressed areas of Europe, this region has given the world flamenco music, bullfighting and Moorish-influenced Architecture.
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May 22
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents Bravo, Max!

Bravo, Max! is a band from Dallas, TX. With members each hailing from vastly different musical backgrounds, they combine an intricate and sometimes orchestral musical approach with cutting, conversational lyrics steeped in deep imagery and understated rhyme.
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May 22
DSO on the GO: Southlake

For this concert, Alasdair Neale and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform a classical program including Prokofiev’s spirited Symphony No. 1, “Classical”, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian”. The soloist for the evening is DSO Principal French horn David Cooper who will play Mozart’s Concerto No. 4 for Horn.
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May 23-25
Fort Worth Symphony presents Symphonie Fantastique

FWSO Composer-in-Residence Donnacha Dennehy's composition The Vandal opens the final concert of the season, followed by two wildly different works featuring Norwegian trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth. She'll perform Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, designed to feature the low registers of the keyed trumpet, and Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian's Trumpet Concerto, full of soulful gypsy melodies and virtuoso technique. Close the season with a walk on the wild side with Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique – heads will roll.
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May 26
Dallas Symphony Memorial Day Concert & Fireworks

free concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
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May 26
The Richardson Symphony salutes our Fallen Heroes with a free concert in recognition of Memorial Day

Grab your lawn chair or spread a blanket on the lawn to enjoy a special afternoon of patriotic music performed by the Richardson Symphony Orchestra. The DeSoto Outdoor Amphitheater is located behind the DeSoto Public Library on the banks of Ten Mile Creek.
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May 29
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents Vanessa Peters

In a world made small by airplanes and email, Vanessa Peters is at home everywhere she goes - an essential trait for a wandering gypsy songwriter. Her music reflects the influences of growing up in Texas as much as it reflects how her music has matured out on the road. Voted as one of the top 10 folk artists in Austin a few years ago, Vanessa took her show on the road, and hasn’t looked back since. In the last six years, she has released four albums and played over 700 shows in 10 countries, both as a solo artist and backed by her band.
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May 29
Quebe Sisters Band with the DSO

Fort Worth-based Quebe Sisters Band singing and fiddling Western Swing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
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May 31
Contemporary Chorale presents Magic To Do

The Contemporary Chorale will host an extraordinary event here in Dallas, by bringing together voices from all over the world to form a Virtual Chorale. The mixed chorus will also be performing a wonderful selection of songs, some with choreography, to help bring a little magic into your life. This is an event you can share with your whole family.
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June 1
DeSoto Arts Commission presents A Special Program Presented by Gary Levinson, Senior Associate Concertmaster for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The DeSoto Arts Commission is pleased to be able to offer a special performance by the Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony.
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June 2
WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE RECITAL SERIES: ANDRÉ WATTS

André Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People's Concerts, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt's E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career in storybook fashion. More than 50 years later, André Watts remains one of today's most celebrated and beloved superstars.
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June 4
Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert in the Park

free outdoor concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
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June 5
Ragtime by Jeff Tyzik with the DSO

DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik playing trumpet and leading the DSO in ragtime and jazz.
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June 7-30
Mesquite Symphonic Band Music in the Park summer concert series

The Mesquite Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dale Y. Coates, will perform five concerts in June for Music in the Park summer concert series. The first concert begins with a TV and Movies theme and the following will include Western, Marches and Broadway, Grab Bag, and Patriotic. Every week will also include fun giveaways and raffle drawings celebrating each concer Along with the celebration of music, the band will be collecting donated food items and clothing each evening to help benefit the Mesquite Social Services Join the band for a summer evening of music and fun sure to entertain all ages.
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June 8
DeSoto Arts Commission presents Brazilian Jazz Performed by Brasuka

Brasuka, a Dallas-based Brazilian jazz band entertains with the harmonically deep and vocally rich and rhythmic sound in the style of Sergio Mendes.
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June 10
Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert in the park

free concert by the Dallas Symphony.
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June 11
Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert in the park

free concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
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June 12
ATTPAC presents Bobby Womack

The Bravest Man In The Universe is Bobby Womack’s first album of original material in eighteen years. It was co-produced by Damon Albarn and XL Recordings’ Richard Russell and recorded in three main sessions between October and December 2011; two were in Damon’s Studio 13 in West London, and the other was in New York’s Manhattan Center, which is situated above the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom, with a few extra sessions in London at the XL Studio and Richard’s own home studio. All ten tracks are co-written by the three plus Bobby’s longtime songwriting partner Harold Payne, except for radically rearranged spirituals “Deep River” and “Jubilee (Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around)
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June 12
Custer Road United Methodist Church presents Raleigh Ringers' concert

The Raleigh Ringers Handbell Choir, veterans of hundreds of concert performances in the U.S and Europe, has also released several CD’s and a DVD of their incredible music! The whole family will enjoy the evening as the uniquely talented Raleigh Ringers bring their music to Plano.
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June 19
Fort Worth Library Third thursday Jazz Series presents Pamela York Quartet: Lay Down this World: Hymns, Spirituals and Blues

Houston-based pianist explores the jazz possibilities of timeless, traditional spiritual music.  Featuring saxophonist Shelley Carrol.
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June 19
Night of the Proms

Night of the Proms, the hottest ticket in Europe for 3 decades, announces its one-of-a-kind classic-meets-pop concert tour is coming to America for the first time. 2014 featured artists Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, The Pointer Sisters and Nile Rodgers & Chic come together for one night in Dallas, Little Rock, Kansas City and Omaha performing their #1 hits on one stage backed by IL Novecento, Belgium's world renowned classical orchestra, Fine Fleur; a 24 voice choir, and a 8-piece electric band headed by British pop star John "Music" Miles. Comedic opera diva Natalie Choquette adds her genius to complete an incomparable line-up.
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April 3 - 26
Kitchen Dog Theater presents Gidion's Knot

Over the course of an unexpected parent/teacher conference in a 5th grade classroom, a mother and her son's teacher have a volatile conversation about Gidion. Was he a bully? A victim? A protector? Or, was his imagination too powerful a tool for the adults around him? As his story is uncovered, the women try to construct an explanation for his behavior and come to terms with who, or what, is at fault. GIDION’S KNOT is a heart-wrenching work about the power of words and freedom of expression. KDT Co-Artistic Director Tina Parker directs this Finalist for 2013 Steinberg-ATCA Award for Best New Play.
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April 3-27
Theatre Three presents Greater Tuna

Written by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears, Greater Tuna is the off-beat comedy set in Tuna, the “third smallest town” in Texas where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Two actors play over twenty of Tuna’s eccentric inhabitants, from gun-clubbers to church ladies, in a quick changing two man tour-de-force that celebrates and satirizes the quirks of small town life. Greater Tuna will leave you with a smile on your face for some time to come!
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April 4th – 27
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents The Diviners

This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young, he almost drowned. This trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident has left him deathly afraid of water. The preacher, set on breaking away from a long line of Kentucky family preachers, is determined not to do what he does best. He works as a mechanic for the boy's father. Yet, the town folk urge him to preach while he attempts to persuade the child to wash. When the preacher finally gets the boy in the river and is washing him, the townspeople mistake the scene for a baptism, and confusion erupts.
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April 4-20
Jubilee Theatre, presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

At the height of the historic Harlem Renaissance, venues like The Cotton Club were jumpin' to a new beat called "swing." Ain't Misbehavin' is a rollicking, finger-snapping, toe-tapping, Tony Award-winning musical revue - a tribute to the black entertainers of the early 1900's that centers on the music of one of the most prolific musicians of the time, Thomas "Fats" Waller.
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April 4 - 20
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents The Fox on the Fairway

The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. From the award-winning author of Lend Me a Tenor, a charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golf.
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April 4-May 4
Stage West presents Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando,'

What happens when a strapping young Englishman suddenly finds he has become a woman? It’s an amazing journey, to say the very least, in Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s sweeping Orlando. This wonderful, lyrical and funny piece is a time-and-gender-bending look at what it means to really live in the present moment, while imagining what we may become in the next. A completely unique theatrical experience.
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April 11-27
Arts De La Rosa presents The Yellow Boat

The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life and the courageous strength of all children through art and creativity. Based on the true story of Benjamin Saar, who was born with hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A folksong tells of three little boats: "One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun." Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, "Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat."
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April 11-may 3
Garland Civic Theatre presents Whodunnit?

This Broadway success takes audiences to Agatha Christie's England. Six strangers and a butler have gathered for a black tie dinner in a wealthy lawyer's mansion during a thunderstorm. The guests include an aged rear admiral, a bitchy aristocrat, a doddering old archeologist, a dashing young cad, and other Christie types. One of the guests is an oily Levantine who tells the others (each in private) that he has the goods to blackmail them. He is ripe for murder - and so it happens. Whodunnit?
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April 11-May 4
Watertower Theatre presents Spunk

Spunk is a wild, bluesy wail—three stories by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, adapted into a staggeringly theatrical play by George C. Wolfe, who won an Obie for its 1989 off-Broadway premiere production. A trio of vignettes of African-American life in the first half of the 20th century, Spunk is a raucous, charming, blues-infused look at love, revenge, jealousy, and the fine art of the hustle.
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April 15-27
Dallas Summer Musicals presents EVITA

TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's Tony Award®-winning musical returns at last! Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."  Content Warning: Ages 9 and Up
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April 15-27
NETworks presents DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
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April 17-May 17
Teatro Dallas presents "The Masks of Sor Juana"

Known as the tenth muse of world literature, Sor Juana shied away male academics of her time, questioned the religious beliefs of Mexico's Inquisition, known for surpassing the evil of Europe's inquisitions, and became a timeless writer. Sor Juana de Asbaje lived in Mexico's baroque period and her brilliant mind had to be hidden from the evil eyes of the Inquisition. She had to wear many masks to survive. Sor Juana disguised herself as a man to be able to learn, she entered a convent forced by her confessor, but also to keep the largest library (known in those days) while continuing to write poetry, theater and more. She, however, was the target of the evil inquisitor "Padre Nuñez". This play crosses time and space, going back and forth from a present day hilarious symposium to the tragic life of Sor Juana in the 17th century.
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April 18-May 10
Artisan Center Theater presents LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon

Jay’s life is turned upside down when he and his younger brother Arty are left at their grandmother’s doorstep by their father. Their grandmother is an opinionated German Jewish Immigrant who lives with her daughter Bella and son Louie (who is hiding from the mob). Bella has decide if she will stand up to her other and marry the man she loves – but will she? Will Uncle Louie bring trouble upon the family? Come visit the strange new world called Yonkers and try not to get lost in the chaos..
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April 18-27
Repertory Company Theatre presents Boeing Boeing

Boeing, Boeing is a broad, smart comedy. It enters the world of Bernard who, with the help of his housekeeper, has been juggling three gorgeous flight attendants all of whom believe themselves to be his one-and-only. All is going well until an old school chum arrives, some bad weather rolls in, and a new, faster airplane throws off the trusty timetable; suddenly ol’ Bernard’s juggling with sweaty palms. The balls start to drop, and you’ll never guess where they land!
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April 18-May 4
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild performs Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
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April 19-May 17
Artisan Center Theater presents Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Jr.

In DISNEY’S MY SON PINOCCHIO JR., the classic tale of toymaker Geppetto’s little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” – and what it means to be “a real father.”
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April 19, 27, & May. 2
Fort Worth Opera The Pearl Fishers Performance

Georges Bizet, composer of the ever-popular Carmen, takes you on a journey to the captivating world of tropical Ceylon in his sumptuous tale of duty, forbidden desire, and friendship. Against a backdrop of exotic music and memorable arias, a fiery love triangle threatens to ravage vows of fraternal loyalty.
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April 20-May 10
Fort Worth Opera With Blood, With Ink Performance

Recounting the life of Sor (Sister) Juana Inéz de la Cruz – the remarkable 17th century intellectual, poetess, and theologian forced to renounce her life’s work in a blood oath – composer Daniel Crozier blends Latin liturgical chant with his tuneful orchestration and lush melodies in this professional world premiere.
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Apr. 22
Brazos Chamber Orchestra presents Battle of the Overtures

Program Amazing Grace The National Anthem Francis Scott Key Apollo 13 Horner/Moss Selections From Oliver Lionel Bart/Reed Fascinating Rhythm George & Ira Gershwin/arr. Whitney Poet and Peasant Overture Von Suppe/ arr. Isaac INTERMISSION Light Cavalry Overture Von Suppe/Isaac Paul Simon Medley Simon/Ling Marche Slave Peter Tchaikovsky/arr. Rosenhaus Billy Tell Overture Gioacchino Rossini/arr. Richard Meyer William Tell Overture G. Rossini/arr. Lehmeier
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April 24- May 18
Theatre Three presents Seminar

As Seminar opens, four young writers are gathered in an Upper West Side apartment waiting for Leonard, a fiction guru, for whose counsel they have each paid $5,000. They are a fractious lot even before Leonard arrives, swapping barbs about one another’s pretensions. But that’s nothing compared to the verbal flatulence that fills the air once Leonard arrives, trailing weary contempt and sexual charisma. Once a celebrated novelist, he’s best known now as a teacher and grandstanding chronicler of life in danger zones in third-world countries. The verbal and sexual sparring yield what The New York Times called “Big laughs…an authentic rush of pleasure”. It’s tight, witty and consistently entertaining, acquiring more muscle as the layers are peeled back to reveal both the scarred humanity beneath Leonard’s soured exterior. Theatre Three’s production of Seminar by Theresa Rebeck is the Southwest premiere of this new Broadway comedy.
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April 24 - 27
Southwestern Adventist University presents Meet Me in St Louis

Imagine a much younger United States readying for the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. The St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 took four years to prepare, covered over 1,200 acres with 1,500 square feet of exhibition halls, amusement attractions, the latest inventions, and buildings representing 43 of the then 45 states. It would take a whole week for anyone to walk the entire fair grounds. This spectacle forms the backdrop for the play Meet Me in St. Louis as seen from the eyes of one family. When Mr. Smith brings home the news he’s being promoted and the family is moving to New York City, life turns upside down for Lon, Jr., and his four sisters—Esther, Rose, Agnes, and Tootie. None of them want to leave their friends or sweethearts, and the family cook Katie and live-in Grandpa Prophater refuse to move. The girls especially don’t want to miss the opening of the World’s Fair with all its fireworks, music, dancing, and elaborate displays. So the mischievous sisters set about upsetting their father’s plans in any way they can—derailing a trolley, angering a cantankerous neighbor, throwing the cat on their father’s boss, saying exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. The tactics used by this unruly and hilarious bunch of girls are a riot to witness. Southwestern Adventist University’s English Department presents Meet Me in St. Louis April 24 at 8:00 p.m., April 26 at 9:00 p.m., and April 27 at 8:00 p.m. in Wharton Auditorium at the Mabee Center, on the corner of Old Betsy and Magnolia Street. Tickets are $5 and are on sale 45 minutes before each performance at the Wharton Auditorium box office.
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April 24 - 26
Plano Community Theatre presents How the West was Dun

Here’s a hilarious melodrama that spoofs many of Hollywood’s westerns and has modern touches to boot. Slick and wealthy Richard Coldheart (“Oh, that’s Rich!”) must marry Polly Wanda Cracker to control the Cracker property. However, it’s Polly’s homely sister, Prunella, who wants to marry him! Meanwhile, our hero, Sheriff Wayne John, has his hands full surviving the hilarious antics of well meaning but not too bright Deputy Doowrong. When a bundle of villains, including Snydley Dastardley, Kid Kid and Calamity Jan, attempt to take over Low Humidity Chasm (Aren’t you sick and tired of melodramas taking place in Dry Gulch?), things really go crazy!
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April 24 & 27
The Little Mermaid Jr.

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. The Little Mermaid Jr. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice.
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April 24 - 26
University of Texas at Dallas presents Spring into Dance

The UT Dallas Dance Ensemble is featured in this eclectic blend of faculty and guest choreography. Student members of this elite ensemble perform lyrical and contemporary works that include a wide range of music and choreographic styles and influences.
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April 25 - June 1
Dallas Children's Theater presents Charlotte's Web

CHARLOTTE’S WEB By E. B. White Adapted by Joseph Robinette Enjoyed by ages 5 and up The best-loved children’s story of all time and winner of The Newbery Honor Medal! Discover the true meaning of friendship and life’s everyday miracles. Get caught in Charlotte's web to save Wilbur, the “radiant” and “humble” pig, and make friends once again with all his loveable barnyard neighbors.
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April 25 - May 11
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Boeing Boeing

Greater Lewisville Community Theatre happily announces the opening of its spring comedy, Boeing Boeing, written by Mark Camoletti and directed by Sharon Veselic. The show runs April 25-May 11, 2014, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. A classic farce, Boeing Boeing tells the tale of smug Bernard, a British architect in Paris, and his three simultaneous (but unknowing) fiancées. And, of course, there is a maid and a best friend. Bernard’s fiancées are all beautiful flight attendants on different schedules until a new, faster Boeing is introduced. The chaos and fun take off as Bernard’s careful schedule unravels at supersonic speed. Boeing Boeing won the 2010 Tony for Best Revival of a Play. GLCT is located at 160 W. Main in Old Town Lewisville. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for 65 and over and 18 and under. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 972-221-7469 (SHOW). Additional information is available at www.glct.org. This show is rated PG-13 for mature content.
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April 25-May 11
Casa Mañana Theatre presents Peter Pan

Watch this musical with Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbell as they join the Lost Boys in a battle against Captain Hook and his band of pirates. Get swept away in the exhilarating new musical adaptation of the classic J.M. Barrie play. Suitable for all audiences. 
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April 25-May 25
Dallas Theater Center presents SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE

The ageless appeal of the world’s greatest detective comes thrillingly to life in regional premiere of a witty play filled with intrigue, humor and surprise. With stalwart sidekick Doctor Watson by his side, Holmes pursues a blackmail case that leads him straight into the lair of his arch-adversary, Professor Moriarty. Follow the clues with the clever duo on their mysterious adventure, told in true Holmes-Watson fashion. Recommended for students middle school and above.
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April 25-May 11
Frisco Community Theater presents Lend Me a Tenor

This comedy follows the mishaps of world-renowned tenor Tito Merelli at a Cleveland opera company in the fall of 1934. Crazy circumstances lead the excitable opera manager to believe that he is dead and will be unable to fulfill his role as Otello. An aspiring singer named Max suits up to replace him, which hilariously complicates the relationship with Max’s and Merelli’s lady-friends, especially when Merelli revives.
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Apr. 25 - 27
Hope for Peace & Justice presents BENT

In observance of Yom HaShoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day—Hope for Peace & Justice will present the play BENT, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Daniel Scott Cates, at the Interfaith Peace Chapel on April 25, 26, 27 at 8:00 p.m. BENT follows the story of Max, played by DR Mann Hanson, a homosexual on the run from the Nazis, who finds himself in Dachau, a prison camp. By developing a relationship with fellow prisoner, Horst—played by Todd Whitley—Max regains his self-respect. BENT is a harrowing, overpoweringly intense, and at times violent story about the treatment of homosexuals by their own countrymen before World War II. The show also stars Brandon Simmons, local entertainer Richard D. Curtin, Mark Calloway, Barry Phillips, Heath Billups, Steve Frawley, local radio personality Christopher “Kory” Beale, and Rev. Jeff Hood. Leslie Frye is the stage manager. Music will be performed by Danny Anchondo. BENT is recommended for mature audiences only. Seating is limited. Tickets are available for a suggested $10 donation to Hope for Peace & Justice at www.cathedralofhope.com (https://www.cathedralofhope.com/netcommunity/2014-events/h4pj-presents-bent) and, while supplies last, at the door. Free tickets are also available to those who cannot make a donation; contact H4PJ’s Roger Stanley at Roger@h4pj.org
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April 25-May 10
Mesquite Community Theatre presents Dearly Departed

In this production, director Paul McKenzie invites the audience to look through a kaleidoscope at the fractured lives of the Turpin family as they deal with the death of their patriarch, Bud. With each turn of the kaleidoscope, the colorful characters are seen in new and fascinating ways adding a rarely seen depth to each one. Though this new interpretation may dive deeper into these characters than you may have ever seen before, the cast never loses sight of the fact that the situations portrayed in show are often fall-on-the-floor funny! You've never seen Dearly Departed performed quite like this before!
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April 26
DeSoto Arts Commission Presents the Dallas Black Dance Theater

The DeSoto Arts Commission is pleased to sponsor Dallas's Oldest dance company, the Dallas Black Dance Theater in a special performance.
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April 26-May 11
Fort Worth Opera Così fan tutte Performance

Never one to miss a joke, this operatic sit-com sparkles with some of Mozart’s most imaginative and charming music. Spurred on by a bet, two soldiers put the fidelity of their fiancées to the test with comic results while proving that love can be a dangerous game.
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April 27-28
Shakespeare at the Center Series: Coriolanus

An Unabridged Staged Reading The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius.
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May 1-24
Circle Theatre presents The Other Place

Juliana Smithton is an intelligent and successful neurologist whose life is coming apart. Her husband filed for divorce, her daughter eloped with a much older man and her own health is uncertain. In this brilliantly crafted script, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present, and the elusive truth finally surfaces. From beginning to end, The Other Place is compelling, heartbreaking, terrifying, and haunting. (Adult Language)
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May 1-24
Circle Theatre presents The Other Place

Juliana Smithton is an intelligent and successful neurologist whose life is coming apart. Her husband filed for divorce, her daughter eloped with a much older man and her own health is uncertain. In this brilliantly crafted script, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present, and the elusive truth finally surfaces. From beginning to end, The Other Place is compelling, heartbreaking, terrifying, and haunting. (Adult Language)
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May 2 - 11
Mckinney Youth Theatre presents Sweeney Todd, School Edition

Come see this infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!
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May 2-11
Music Theatre of Denton presents Spring Awakening

SPRING AWAKENING is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years.   It’s Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. SPRING AWAKENING explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children. SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget. This show is strongly recommended for mature audiences only due to adult language, content and themes. 
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May 2
TITAS Command Performance Gala

Stunningly beautiful and creative, Command Performance is the definitive dance event of the year. A spectacular evening featuring ten of the world’s most renowned stars performing today’s best in dance. From classic pas de deux to awe-inspiring contemporary works, TITAS’s annual gala performance is simply not-to-be-missed. It is the pyrotechnics of dance – the most exciting, innovative and beautiful works all in one evening.
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May 4 & 10
Fort Worth Opera Silent Night Performance

The tale of the spontaneous World War I Christmas Eve cease-fire in 1914 between German, French, and Scottish troops, Silent Night explores the nature of mankind in the face of remarkable circumstances. Expressing the global character of war, with a libretto sung in German, French, English and Latin, Kevin Puts colors his Pulitzer Prize-winning work with shades of Mozart, Puccini, and Bernstein to great cinematic effect.
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May 7-24
One Thirty Productions presents Equally Divided

This all too human comedy about trying to do the right thing when there is an estate to settle finds Edith and Renata surrounded by their late mother's temptingly portable collection of antiques. All too soon, they begin to learn that honesty, like beauty, is only skin deep.
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May 9 - 17
Plano Childrens Theatre presents Oliver!

Oliver! is the classic Charles Dickens tale Oliver Twist, adapted by Lionel Bart into this well loved musical. Oliver, an orphan, is residing in a workhouse where he is fed only gruel. One night at dinner, he finds the courage to say, "May I have some more?"
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May 9 - June 1
Theatre Arlington presents NUNSENSE

Nunsense By Dan Goggin The Little Sisters of Hoboken are putting on a fund raiser to raise money to bury the sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Come see Mother Superior Mary Regina, Sister Mary Hubert, Sister Robert Anne, Sister Nary Leo and Sister Mary Amnesia sing, dance and vignette their way to afford to put their fallen sisters six feet under. Oh, and bring your thinking cap, there’s for certain to be a quiz (isn’t there always with nuns around?)!
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May 10
The Dallas Opera PRESENTS Jack and the Beanstalk

Generously funded by Target, the Target Second Saturday program will feature thematic workshops based on exhibitions and programs in the 2013-14 Season. Participants will be able to engage in activities ranging from traditional artisanal crafts to explorations of digital photography with a focus on communication with social media. The program will also feature architectural sketching and drawing, a variety of dance programs, pottery and clay making, and the creation of oil and acrylic pieces on wood and/or canvas.
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May 10
Titas presents Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris is an influential and celebrated choreographer whose once- controversial pieces have become the standard of creativity for a new generation of dancers, choreographers and critics. Morris has changed the way audiences see modern dance.
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May 11
The Dance Council or North Texas and the Town of Addison present Taste Dance Addison! Style

GIVE MOM A TASTE OF DANCE: ADDISON STYLE! Celebrate Mother’s Day and the art of dance with this unique and free dance sampler! Sunday, May 11, 2014, 2-4PM at the Addison Theatre Center For twelve years, the Dance Council of North Texas and the Town of Addison have partnered to create a free interactive and culturally diverse experience so savory you can taste it. Through performances like these, the Dance Council fulfills its commitment to making dance accessible to everyone. This year, give Mom the gift of dance and celebrate dance styles from Contemporary Ballet to Traditional Aztec Dance, from Cutting-edge Modern to Russian Folk Dance. Sit back and watch or join in and learn to dance with each presenting group, and enter our free raffle for a Mother’s Day Gift Basket at Taste Dance: Addison Style on Mother’s Day - Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 2 – 4PM at Addison Theatre Center. This year’s Taste Dance Addison Style interactive performance schedule includes: • Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli: Aztec Dance Company • Hathaway Academy of Ballet: The Project Contemporary Dance Ensemble • Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet: Russian Folk Dance • Booker T. Washington HS of the Performing and Visual Arts’ Rep II Dance Company Visit www.addison214.com or www.thedancecouncil.org for more information.
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May 15-June 15
Stage West presents The Unmentionables, by Bruce Norris

In this fierce comedy set in an unspecified West African country, an American businessman, a flamboyant government representative, a young Christian missionary and his girlfriend are brought together by a birthday celebration. When one of them goes missing, they are forced to confront their benevolent notions of themselves and the realities of a dangerous world. A brilliant and searing dramatic comedy you won’t soon forget.
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May 16 - 24
Plano Childrens Theatre presents Ramona Quimby

Unpredictable. Exasperating. Boisterous and independent. That's Ramona Quimby for you. Always aggravating her older sister, Beezus, constantly getting into trouble.
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May 16 - 17
Dallas Black dance Theatre Spring Celebration Gala

The Dance Community joins in the celebration of Ann William's legacy with two Gala evenings of spectacular performances and receptions at the 2000 seat Winspear Opera House. The event will feature new Company ballets with choreography from Lily Weiss and Christoper Vo. Other performances scheduled for the evening include Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood Project and Troy Powell of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
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May 16-24
First United Methodist Church,Dallas presents Sherlock Holmes And The Curse of The Sign of Four

Based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes fans everywhere will be familiar with this classic tale of stolen treasure and murder. Holmes and Watson (aided after a fashion by the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) are pitted for the first time against the diabolical Professor Moriarty. At stake are the safety and fortune of the lovely Mary Morstan, heir to her late father's riches of the Agra Treasure. The quest to solve the baffling mystery (and murders) surrounding the whereabouts of the missing booty brings sudden danger to Holmes, romance to Watson and high adventure to all concerned. The taut and fast moving story blends thrills and laughter as it deftly recreates the romantic-melodramatic style of the period in which it takes place.
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May 18 & 19
Shakespeare at the Center Series: Antony and Cleopatra

An Unabridged Staged Reading Antony and Cleopatra tells of the scandalous affair between the Roman general Antony and the ambitious Egyptian queen Cleopatra. Their passion for each other leads to their ultimate downfall and deaths.
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May 23 - 31
Plano Childrens Theatre presents Side Show

Side Show is a musical about the true-life story of conjoined twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, who were born in England in 1908. They became instant side show attractions and are soon booked into the American Vaudeville circuit.
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May 23 - June 21
Kitchen Dog Theater presents BARBECUE APOCALYPSE

A highly self-conscious couple desperately wants to impress their more sophisticated friends at a backyard barbecue. Fortunately, for them, the world ends and survival becomes the only remaining status symbol in this hilarious new comedy from the writer of THE BOXER. World Premiere Mainstage of the 2014 New Works Festival - Directed by KDT Artistic Company Member Lee Trull.
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May 24 - June 8
Cara Mia Theatre Co. presents The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Journey

The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Journey is a play about a young boy named Aki and his quest to become a warrior. However, when the fire demon threatens to destroy his village and the surrounding sacred forest, he departs on an adventure into a mystical world where each animal and plant has their own remarkable voice. Aki uncovers the truth about his past and amazing abilities to combat the fire demon, but is the fire demon really what it seems? In this regional premiere by award winning playwright José Cruz González, Cara Mía Theatre Co. creates a tropical world with movement, light and sound to explore the magical connection we all have with nature. The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Journey is appropriate for all ages. This unique production will feature a wealth of spellbinding visual elements including puppetry and object manipulation, masks and inventive costumes, a colorful and vibrant scenic design as well as Cara Mía’s signature style of physical theater to bring the Amazon Rainforest to life.
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May 29 - 31
ElleDanceWorksDance Company presents Elledance 17

Elledanceworks takes the show to White Rock Lake to celebrate its seventh year of dance in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It features members from the company and the directors. The program as has a wild variety of music and choreographic styles set in the backdrop of the beautiful Bathhouse Theater. The company, in residence at Collin College since 2004, relishes the opportunity to perform in this fresh venue.
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May. 30 - Jun. 14
MainStage Irving-Las Colinas presents Shakespeare in Hollywood

It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves!
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May 30 - June 1
Texas Ballet Theater presents Swan Lake

Swan Lake's romance and beauty have mesmerized audiences for over 100 years. Always a crowd favorite, Swan Lake uses Russian folklore to tell the story of young Odette who is turned into a swan by the evil Von Rothbart. Despite her new physical form, Odette falls deeply in love with Prince Siegfried. At the royal ball, Prince Siegfried is fooled by Von Rothbart into believing the sorcerer's daughter, Odile, is his love Odette. He unknowingly professes his love for Odile, leaving Odette sick with heartbreak.
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May 31-June 8
Casa Manana presents Always... Patsy Cline

Back by popular demand, Always… Patsy Cline. Based on the true story of Patsy's friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, this show chronicles the friendship which began when the two met at the Esquire Ballroom outside Houston. Over a pot of strong coffee, this unlikely pair of women became best friends and kept in touch until Patsy's untimely death. Boasting a score of your favorite Patsy Cline songs like "Anytime," "Walkin' After Midnight," "She's Got You," and "Crazy," this is sure to be the toe-tapping hit of the season!
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June 3-15
Dallas Summer Musicals present MAMMA MIA!

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!  Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Content Warning: MAMMA MIA! contains some adult humor and situations. Recommended for ages 11 and up.         
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June 19
Titas presents Shen Wei Dance Arts

Internationally recognized for the breadth and scope of his artistic vision, Shen Wei is a prolific choreographer and stage director; set, costume, lighting and make-up designer; painter; and filmmaker. He is perhaps best known as the lead choreographer for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which won worldwide acclaim.
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Oct. 22-Aug. 10
Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus Exhibition—Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa

Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa focuses on and celebrates the dyer's art from North and West Africa, including the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Drawn primarily from the DMA's collection, this exhibition presents eleven dye-decorated cloths produced by traditional techniques and worn as garments or accessories. Before the introduction of European manufactured printed textiles to Africa in the 19th century, textile designs were made with natural dyes on plain homespun cotton, wool, raffia, or other materials. Women were most often the dyers, and dye-decorated cloth was a major form of feminine artistic expression.
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Oct. 24-April 27
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame presents Hanskaska: The Shirtwearers - Plains Indian Art of Cathy A. Smith

The exhibition will be the first public exhibition of this collection of recreations of the regalia of 12 historically important Plains Indian leaders, including their ceremonial headdresses, shirts, leggings, moccasins, weapons and other accoutrements.
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Dec 13 - Apr 19
Meadows Museum presents Sorolla and America

See this exhibition of approximately 160 works that will explore the unique relationship that Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) had with early 20th-century America, and examines his immense popularity, as well as his associations with contemporaries and collectors.
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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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Jan. 18-June 2
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita

Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita reassembles the extended story of the artist’s family as seen in photographs and albums made by his grandfather, Umrao Singh Sher-Gil (1870–1954), a philosopher and amateur photographer. Produced between 2001 and 2005, the digital photomontages of  Re-take of Amrita combine images that encompass three generations and incorporate not only Sundaram’s family but also the paintings, mirrors and household interiors of the period, collapsing both time and space into contemporary fictions. Taken between 1904 and the 1940s, the original photographs by Sher-Gil include his wife and Hungarian opera singer Marie Antoinette Gottesman (1882–1948); their two daughters, Amrita (1913–1941) and Indira (1914–1975); their cousin (and later Amrita’s husband), Victor Egan (1910–1997); and the young Vivan Sundaram (b. 1943), the artist himself. The modern montages that comprise  Re-take of Amrita include scenes of Parisian parlors and Hungarian haystacks, as well as unexpected scenes of the loin-clothed patriarch alongside a young woman (his daughter) in a bathing suit. The family story is reconstructed into a complex web of relationships, places, and family dynamics, exposing Sundaram’s “re-take” of these family memories. By remixing the original photographs through Photoshop, the artist creates a tableau that omits space, time, and, therefore, reality.
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Jan. 25, Feb. 22 & May 3
Building New Interests and Abilities with Art at the Meadows Museum

Acknowledging that every museum visitor possess a unique set of interest and abilities, the Saturday programs will offer students with visual impairments, their friends and families multiple ways to access and think about works of art. These multimodal, inclusive programs are suggested for academic students, ages 10 to young adults.
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Feb. 1 - April 27
Bath House Cultural Center presents Flora Et Lux: Photographs by Sandra Freeman

The White Rock Lake Museum (located inside the Bath House Cultural Center) presents Flora Et Lux, an exhibition of photographs by Dallas artist Sandra Freeman.
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Feb. 8-April 27
16th Annual Young Masters Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art

The exhibition features selected works created by Advanced Placement Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students from ten Dallas-are high schools participating in the O'Donnell Foundation's AP Arts Incentive Program.
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Feb. 9-May 11
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents David Bates

See the retrospective of Bates’s work installed in both locations with an emphasis on painting in Fort Worth and sculpture and works on paper in Dallas. This is the first collaboration between the Modern and the Nasher Sculpture Center
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Feb 9 - May 5
Nasher Sculpture Center presents David Bates

See this retrospective of Bates’ work in a joint exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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Feb. 15-May 11
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presentsThe Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibit

In celebration of the film's 70th anniversary, explore this interactive fantasy-adventure exhibit through Munchkinland, The Crossroads, the Witch's Castle and Emerald City. 
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Feb. 16-Aug. 17
kimbell Art Museum presents Samurai – Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Travel back in time and discover the life, culture and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors through more than 100 remarkable objects in the first traveling exhibition displayed in the new Renzo Piano pavilion.
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Feb. 22 - May 10
PDNB Gallery presents Jesús Moroles: New Works, Sculptures in Granite

PDNB Gallery presents its second exhibition of sculptures by Jesús Moroles. Moroles, Texas native and University of North Texas graduate, is internationally renowned with sculpture installations all over the world, including many in Dallas. The show will include new works such as the spiral and a turning bench. Join us as Moroles transforms the gallery into a 3-dimensional wonderland at the opening reception, Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 5 - 8 PM.
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Feb. 22-May 18
Amon Carter Museum presents Art and Appetite – American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine

See this mouthwatering exhibition of 60 paintings that explore the art and culture of food, investigating the many meanings and interpretations of dining in America. Depictions of food in art frequently celebrate the pleasures of eating: elegant and orderly arrangements of cookies or cakes, lavish and overflowing arrays of fruit, or the remnants of a gluttonous feast all convey the passion for consumption. Yet paintings of edibles also speak volumes about their cultural context. From this country’s earliest years, American artists have used still life painting to express cultural, political, and social values, elevating the subject to a significant artistic language.
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March 1-April 19
Valley House Gallery presents David Collins: Unbound

This is our second exhibition of paintings and color monotypes by David Collins. Originally from Dallas, Collins graduated from Jesuit High School in 1984. He earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988 and currently lives in New York City. He was awarded a Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop fellowship and two Yaddo residencies. In this recent body of work, Collins is freeing himself from specific subject references and focusing on the formal language of painting.
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March 5-April 29
Art of the Egg

See this exhibit of spring-themed porcelain eggs painted by artists from all over the world.
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March 6 - May 4
Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents PhotoFusion

We are proud to announce our first exhibition of the year, PhotoFusion! The exhibition will feature student and instructor work from the CAC's Photography and Glass departments. Artists include: Kim Argubright | Andrea Blanco | Michelle Braken | Leigh Davis | Karla Keese | Nancy LaChapelle | Kevin McKay | Sherry Mick | Stefani Perez | Steven Reeves | Nancy Ridgway | Robin Shannon | Sharon O'Callaghan Shero | Mike Simons | Maria Sweeney | Charles Voigt | Stephen Weinberg | Julian Yates
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March 6-May 4
Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents PhotoFusion

The exhibition will feature student and instructor work from the CAC's Photography and Glass departments.
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March 8 - April 19
Bath House Cultural Center presents The Other Half

The Other Half is an inspiring exhibition featuring husband-and –wife artists.
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March 8 - June 18
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents Besa: A Code of Honor, a Special Exhibit

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will present a new special exhibit Besa: A Code of Honor from March 8, 2014 through June 18, 2014. This exhibit will focus on the Muslims who saved Jews in World War II. It will feature photographs and testimonies of Albanians and their families who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, taken by American photographer Norman H. Gershman. Albania, a European country with a Muslim majority, succeeded where other European nations failed. Almost all Jews living within Albania’s borders during the German occupation – mostly refugees – were saved. The Albanian population, in an extraordinary act of honor, refused to comply with Nazi orders to turn over Jews. They provided many Jewish families with fake documentation and often-traditional Albanian peasant clothing that allowed them to intermingle with the rest of the population. This heroism was due to a traditional Albanian code of honor, Besa, which means, “to keep a promise.” Accompanying this exhibit will be two screenings of the film Besa: The Promise in the Museum’s theater. One screening will take place on March 13, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The other will take place March 23, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the film and Besa exhibit is $5.00. Please RSVP to rsvp@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.
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March 8-Aug. 10
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – The Exhibition

This innovative exhibition – made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., presented by the National Geographic Society and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions – features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, along with photos and videos from the National Geographic Society and artifacts from the Penn Museum.
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March 15 - April 26
Artists' Showplace Gallery Crystal Spring Epressions - Meet the Artist

Join us for a Reception to meet renowned artist, Soon Y. Warren on Saturday, April 12th from 4 - 7 pm. Enjoy complimentary wine & hors d'oeuvres and listen to the music of classical guitarist Daniel Rodriguez
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Mar. 15 - Aug. 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Underground: Photographs by Kathy Sherman Suder

Photographer Kathy Sherman Suder gained international acclaim in 2004 for her poetic, oversized color close-ups of men boxing. Now she returns with an intimate sonnet to urban transit. The culmination of more than six years of photographing people riding the subways of London, New York, and Tokyo, this exhibition of twelve oversized works, reflects a symphony of performance. On Suder’s confined stage, private and public collide, everyone watches each other, and love, friendship, and solitude play out in constant entertaining charge. The exhibition is accompanied by the artist’s new book Underground: London, New York, Tokyo.
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March 15-Aug. 10
Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus Exhibition - Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa

Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa focuses on and celebrates the dyer's art from North and West Africa, including the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Drawn primarily from the DMA's collection, this exhibition presents eleven dye-decorated cloths produced by traditional techniques and worn as garments or accessories. Before the introduction of European manufactured printed textiles to Africa in the 19th century, textile designs were made with natural dyes on plain homespun cotton, wool, raffia, or other materials. Women were most often the dyers, and dye-decorated cloth was a major form of feminine artistic expression.
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March 15-April 27
Dallas Museum of Art presents Robert Smithson in Texas

Best known for his large-scale earthworks, Robert Smithson visited the state of Texas multiple times in the years 1966-1973, conceiving works that utilized the Texas land as his medium. Robert Smithson in Texas is the first examination of five projects Smithson proposed throughout the state of Texas. The exhibition presents lesser-known drawings, photographs, and sculpture related to Smithson's Texas-based projects from a period of his career that was bookended by the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport project from 1966-67 and Smithson's only realized work in Texas, the 1973 Amarillo Ramp.
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March 15 - April 26
South Dallas Cultural Center presents Consensual Marks: Deborah Roberts

Deborah Roberts presents Consensual Marks... the dismantling of black beauty. This exhibition examines the many ways black feminine beauty is devalued, demeaned, and dismantled in a society that is driven by eurocentric aesthetics. Austin/Syracuse artist Deborah Roberts has explored this topic in numerous bodies of work to excellent critical acclaim. Gallery hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2 pm-8 pm. Wednesday & Saturday 10 am- 4 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday FREE. For information 214-939-2787
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March 15-May 3
The Mac presents CAULEEN SMITH SPACE STATION IHNFINITY

An exhibition of the 2014 Dallas Biennial An extension of Cauleen Smith's research during her residency at threewalls in Chicago, Space Station Ihnfinity is a roving research capsule, designed to extract lost cultural histories, myths and realities through careful speculations and inquiry. Incubating questions and revisions devised by autodidactic figures, the installation delves into the individuals' ability to extend the mind's eye beyond the present, into the future-past of potential liberatory ideals.
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March 15-May 3
The Mac presents VAL CURRY UNIVERSE & MASAMI TERAOKA INVERSION OF THE SACRED

The MAC is pleased to announce Universe, a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Val Curry. The sculptures of Universe are expressed through the iconic image of the spiral, both metaphoric and reflected in the natural world. Constructed of accumulated waste from Curry's environment, the spiral sculptures are in essence playful yet stern in their message. Curry's mission is to bring practical idealism to his art practice and to share that message with others through unique work and teaching experiences. Universe investigates how consumerism, which is inextricably linked with waste, can be factored into a fanciful notion of organic nature and the cosmos.
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March 15-April 19
The Public Trust presents WORD!: A GROUP EXHIBITION

The Public Trust presents WORD!, a group exhibition that further explores the intersection of text and image in contemporary art. Featuring work by William Binnie, Mel Bochner, Matthew Cusick, Cody Hudson, Ryan Humphrey, Taro-Kun, Lawrence Lee, and Lucia Simek.
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March 22-April 19
Undermain Theatre presents We are Proud to Present a Presentation…

We are Proud to Present a Presentation… carries the full title of: We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915. A troupe of young actors gears up to portray the extermination of the Herero tribe of Namibia. They’re passionate. Energetic. They’ve got piles of research. But what do they really know about being black Africans under German colonization? Is it possible to identify with the victims of history? What about the villains? There is danger in the game they’re playing, and fraught racial histories threaten to tear the troupe apart. As the actors dive further in, this inventive new play from Jackie Sibblies Drury (named a “Top Ten” show by New York Magazine) becomes a hilarious and head-spinning nightmare of identity.
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March 26 - April 26
HALEY-HENMAN presents Saul F. Waranch: UNCOLLAGE

Saul F. Waranch works out of the Shamrock Hotel Studios in Dallas. His drawings are developed from representational sources that evolve into mixed media abstract paintings. Mr. Waranch has taken the collage process of layering in reverse, creating an uncollage.
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March 29-May 3
Artspace 111 presents Sibling Revelry, featuring new work by Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Doug Blagg, and Woodrow Blagg

In her essay about the four Blagg brothers, San Francisco-based art historian E. Luanne McKinnon writes, "As boys growing up in West Texas, there was no 'fine' art except for reproductions of masterpieces such as The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci and The Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo, which they copied by hand from popular books. Out there in the open sprawl of pure sky and endless land the brothers also made drawings from nature. Less so for Doug, who grew up in an urban environment when the family moved to Dallas in 1959. The impact of one brother's art upon another, in this order, Woody upon the twins Dennis and Dan, and they upon Doug is irrefutable. Yet their individual, mature talent cannot be qualitatively judged: different styles and subjects, different mediums and techniques. But there is a commonality that encompasses and is shared in their work. We find something of the cinematic and perhaps the literary too that is unknowingly or subconsciously engaged. And in all of the work the essence of time and space is a central thesis.
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March 29-May 10
The Art Galleries at TCU present DRAMEDY

Dramedy brings together the work of eleven artists whose practices reflect the use of comic or caricature-like forms through painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, video, and photography. Theatric, comedic, and dramatic narratives are played out in this exhibition, where depicted figures take on the role of actors in darkly-humorous scenarios. Works of autobiography, inner-dialogue and daydream musing are presented by Michael Bise, Robert Jessup, and Laurie Simmons in pieces that range in style from traditional comic strip narration to barely-figurative abstraction. Lawrence Lee and Tala Madani’s works are whimsical in their expression while simultaneously working as critiques of cultural stereotypes and gender roles. To say that some of these artists revel in the absurd or grotesque is putting it both simply and mildly. Trenton Doyle Hancock, Kirk Hayes, Folkert De Jong, Jon Pylypchuk, Dana Schutz and Allison Schulnik use imagery that is as likely to repel as it is to attract. Of course no one of these artists fit neatly into one camp; what is certain in their commonality is the strength of narrative, play, and a bizarre sense of humor that drives their pursuits.
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March 30-June 29
Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World at the Dallas Museum of Art

On view exclusively in the U.S. at the Dallas Museum of Art, Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World is an exhibition of Islamic art and culture exploring the use and meaning of light in Islamic art and science. Spanning more than ten centuries, the exhibition, organized by the Focus-Abengoa Foundation in Seville, Spain, features 150 rarely seen objects from around the world, including rare manuscripts and scientific objects. Deriving its title from the Arabic word for “light” in both the physical and metaphysical sense, Nur highlights innovations in artistic techniques that enhance the effect of light as well as scientific fields that contributed to enlightenment. Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World will require a special exhibition ticket.
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April 1 - 30
Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) presents Celebrate the Earth

The idea for Earth Day was conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin after a massive 1969 oil spill released more than 3 million gallons of crude oil into the Pacific and killed a multitude of marine animals. More than 40 years later, we are still struggling against natural and man-made disasters to preserve the earth for all her inhabitants and future generations. For this exhibit, work may reflect anything relating to the earth: the beauty or the devastation, environmental issues, the plight of earth’s creatures – human or otherwise, habitat loss or reintroduction, or any other related subject matter. Reception: April 26, 2 to 4 pm FREE and Open to the general public.
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April 3-May 3
Sun to Moon Gallery presents "Jill Skupin Burkholder: Poetic Imagery”

Photographer and print maker Jill Skupin Burkholder is best known for her work with age-old handcrafted techniques such as bromoil printing, an alternative photography process using brushes and lithography inks to create prints with beautiful impressionistic and textural looks, and encaustic print making, using pigmented beeswax and resin to enhance her photographic images. Jill is one of a very few photographers today working with these print making processes.
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April 5-27
500x gallery presents Exit to the Left

Recent works by Clayton Hurt, Joel Kiser and Bruce Monroe. Downstairs Project Space A group show featuring new 500X members, Clint Bargers, Kate Colin, Michael Furrh, Jennifer Seibert, and H. Schenck.
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April 5 - June 21
PDNB Gallery presents Don Schol: Arrangements - Abstract Relief Prints

This April PDNB Gallery will feature a solo exhibition by Don Schol of his recent linoleum cuts. Although PDNB specializes in showing photography and photo-based works, other media are highlighted as well. This will be Don Schol’s second solo exhibition at PDNB Gallery. Arrangements: Abstract Relief Prints will run from April 5 - June 21, 2014, with an artist reception, Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 5-8pm.
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April 6-May 18
Drawing from the Masters at the Meadows Museum

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as guest artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Museum’s galleries. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all levels of experience. Attendance is limited to 20 and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
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April 6-June 1
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth PresentsFOCUS: Rirkrit Tiravanija

Conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up living between Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada as the son of a Thai diplomat. His grandmother played an important role in his life. She taught cooking on Thai television and owned a restaurant in Bangkok, where Tiravanija spent time as a youth. This background influenced the artist's work, which often involves cooking in art-related places, such as museums and galleries. Tiravanija's central focus has remained on exploring human interactions and bringing people together to share. In addition to cooking, the artist has constructed environments within the museum setting where guests can read or listen to music. More recently, he has set up T-shirt factories for visitors to his exhibitions. By creating such works, Tiravanija blurs the distance between the artwork and the viewer. His exploration of the communal role of art and everyday actions as art recalls Joseph Beuys's notion of social sculpture (art's potential to transform society through human activity with language, thought, action, and objects). Tiravanija is often recognized for his role in "relational aesthetics," a movement in art in which social interaction is key and the artist is a catalyst for social exchanges. In addition to his performances, the artist has created wall drawings, sculptures, installations, and text-based works that often relate to his social initiatives.
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April 11-Aug. 10
Dallas Contemporary presents RICHARD PHILLIPS Negation of the Universe and JULIAN SCHNABEL An Artist Has A Past

In his first US solo museum exhibition, Richard Phillips brings his exploration of contemporary culture to Dallas. His strikingly distinctive paintings address the complex web of pop themes in our media-saturated world – sexuality, politics, power and death among them. For Phillips, critique is as much an intrinsic material in the conception and staging of his work as the materials of their making. His conflating of subject and genre continues to provide challenging comment on the condition and reach of contemporary art.
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April 11-13 & 18-20
Haley-Henman presents eight art installations for ART WEEK AT TRINITY GROVES

Haley-Henman is celebrating Art Week in Dallas by inviting artists to create site specific installations in collaboration with Galatea, a performance art work conceived by Jeff Colangelo, Katy Tye and the Prism Movement Company. Presented and produced by siHK Brothers and SC Dallas, Galatea is an innovative, one-of-a-kind wordless movement performance that uses paper, aerial silks, and weight-sharing to explore the story of an artist who is attempting to create the perfect girl as his one true love. In the process, he creates an entire world made entirely out of paper and populated by a vibrant plethora of characters who teach the girl what it is to be human.
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April 12 - May. 10
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Jewelry Trunk Show

Showcasing a fabulous collection of limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry especially created for this event by some of our favorite glass artists. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 12th from 10-5:30.
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April 12 - July 13
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Sightings featuring Bettina Pousttchi

Continuing our Sightings series of installations and interventions, the Nasher Sculpture Center will present the first American museum exhibition of German-Iranian artist, Bettina Pousttchi.
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April 12 - May 10
The STUFF of Legends at Gray Matters Gallery

Gray Matters Gallery is pleased to present The STUFF of Legends, curated by Margaret Meehan. This exhibition brings together a diverse range of artists who reference mythic figures, evoking gender, fame, popular culture and politics. Using sculpture, painting, photography, works on paper and video these artists ask: how do we understand our world in an age of constantly changing, copied, pasted and linked information? Does historical context have a place in an ever-evolving present when most of what we see, hear and read is based on a subtle mix of truth, distortion and lies? The show will include the melancholy glam rock performance of Glitter Chariot; uncomfortably humorous and horrific work by both Libby Black and Lauren Woods; and sculptures by Gregory Ruppe and TJ Hunt, who reference art historical icons. All eight artists ask us to pause in the space between fact and fiction, playing on the assumed distance between collective memory, reinvention and pure imagination. Opening Reception, Saturday April 12th 5-8pm. The exhibition runs through Saturday May 10th. Gallery hours: By appointment.
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April 19 - Aug. 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Enriching the Collection: Gifts from Joan and John Richardson

This past year Joan and John Richardson, longtime patrons of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, generously gifted seventeen works on paper to the museum’s permanent collection. This gift encompasses an array of prints and drawings by a diverse group of American artists who worked in different time periods and different regions across the country. From an exquisite early twentieth-century lithograph of the Grand Canyon by Philadelphia printmaker Joseph Pennell, to a late twentieth-century symbolic print of the four seasons by Houston artist John Biggers, the Richardson gift reflects the couple’s broad and exceptional tastes in acquiring fine art. Enriching the Collection features the gifted works alongside artworks from the museum’s permanent collection to reveal how one couple’s generous contribution to the Amon Carter enlarges and diversifies the museum’s holdings in illuminating new ways.
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April 19 - 26
Mystical Arts of Tibet at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Tibetan Buddhist Monks return to the Crow Collection of Asian Art for a week long residency to construct a magnificent tantric Buddhist mandala sand painting.
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April 19
Nasher Sculpture Center presents David Bates Bus Tour

Immerse yourself in the work of David Bates on a special tour of the complete exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Dallas-based guests are invited to begin at the Nasher for a guided tour of the artist’s sculpture and works on paper, then travel by chartered shuttle to Fort Worth for a tour of his paintings.
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April 24
AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) in partnership with SEED present Fused Glass

Featured guest: Fused glass artist and sculptor Nan Phillips - discover her process for creating incredible glass pieces and how you can learn the art of fused glass. Contact Nan for directions - nan@nan-art.com - please reference the SEED session when contacting her.
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April 24
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents 20th Anniversary Exclusive Screening of Schindler's List

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is proud to announce an exclusive private screening of Schindler’s List Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Inwood Theater. The benefit screening commemorates the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List, an award-winning film based on the life of Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. The screening will benefit the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation in recognition of the vital work both organizations have done to enlighten and inspire individuals through Holocaust testimony. This is a unique opportunity to experience one of the most historically significant films of our time and to introduce the film to newer generations. This newly restored version was created under the direction of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and will be shown one night only on the big screen. A reception will take place prior to the screening.
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April 25 - 26
Continental Gin Building Artists present CGB Artists Open Studios

More than three dozen of Dallas' more notable Deep Ellum artists, designers and photographers offer an inside look at their working studios. Free admission and on-site parking.
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April 25 - June 28
Latino Cultural Center Ella: Exhibiting Local Latina Artists

Paired with a growing awareness of women's issues in the community, local Latina artists depict their personal narratives through varying art forms at the LCC. The selected local Latinas utilize various methods as mediums to communicate their work as artists. The artists included in the exhibition are Emily Don Juan, Jessica Fuentes, Gina Garza, Marian Lefeld, Lupita Murrillo-Tinen, Coco Rico, Patricia Rodriguez, and Brenda Solis.
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April 25 - June 28
Latino Cultural Center The Factory Of Dreams: Inside Mexicos Soap Operas By Stefan Ruiz

Over the past several years, Stefan Ruiz has gained special access to Mexico's Televisa studios, known as "The Factory of Dreams," where nearly 50,000 hours' worth of telenovelas (soap operas) are produced and exported annually to more than 100 countries.
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April 25-27
Art in the Square 2014

The Southlake Women’s Club presents Art in the Square 2014 at Southlake Town Square, a premier destination for dining and shopping. Art in the Square celebrates 15 years of providing a world- class three- day juried fine arts festival that brings world renowned artists and entertainment to Northeast Tarrant County. The event has raised $2,000,000 for local charities that help women, families and children. Festival must see’s: Artist Plaza featuring over 150 world-class artists, emerging & area high school artists Two stages showcasing national headliners and local performers Sabre Stage Headliner
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April 26
Dallas Art Dealers Association Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award Ceremony

NFG to host award ceremony for the Edith Baker Art Scholarship at 7pm, April 26, 2014. Artwork from finalists and winner also on view during DADA Gallery Walk, Sat. Apr. 26, 12-8pm thru May 10.
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April 26
Dallas Art Dealers Association Spring Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Though it’s called a walk, a car or bicycle is necessary! Download the gallery guide at dallasartdealers.org and then start at any member location.
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April 26 - 27
North Dallas Artists Studio Tour

11th North Dallas Artist Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th, 2014 from 10am to 5pm www.northdallasart.com The 2014 North Dallas Artist Studio Tour offers the opportunity to view the diverse works of accomplished artists in their studio settings in a broad range of media including painting, drawings, printing, photography, glass-work and sculpture. The focus of the tour including 28 visual artists in 17 studios from North Dallas is to introduce the public to artists in their studios and to stimulate interest in the processes, materials and ideas related to art. This is the eleventh year for the artists to open their studios to the community. Each year, the tour surpasses expectations – growing in the number of people visiting the artists’ studios as well as the skills and creativity of each artist. The tour is free and open to the public. 2014 participating artists include: Karin Michele Anderson, Deb Baker, Martha Box, Bernard Bortnick, Adriana Cobo- Frenkel, Melanie Coursey, Sheila Cunningham, Lori Cusick, Annie Davis, Jan Dreskin-Haig, Robert English, Ann Gavin, Angela Howell, Nathan Jones, Bill Kysor, Danah Moore, Tori Pendergrass, Nan Phillips, Sephen Potter, Kim Saxon, David Schulze, Chris Scruggs, Jack Schecter, Judy Schecter, Deborah Shannon, Jayne Sparrer, Jane Stephen- son and Cynthia Stone.
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April 26
Oak Cliff Cultural Center DADA Bike Swarm

DADA Bike Swarm now featuring Art Cars Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Bike Friendly Cedars, Bike Friendly Deep Ellum and Bike Friendly Design Districtâ??s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Boulevard. Art cars will be part of the festivities!
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April 26
Christopher Martin Gallery 2014 Spring Show

View latest works by Dallas based artist, Christopher Martin
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April 26-May 10
Spring Senior Juried Show

NFG to host show for the Visual Arts Senior Students from Booker T. Washington High School ftPVA April 26-May 10, 2014. Show on view during DADA Gallery Walk, Sat. Apr. 26, noon-8pm, Reception for Student Artists 6-8pm.
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April 30
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

Spring 2014 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions: “Modern Living Every Day of the Year” Dallas Architecture Forum will present 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions for three evenings at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas. On April 30, May 15 and June 12 attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, have the chance to see each of the residences, and to hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. Valet parking will be available. Business or cocktail attire is recommended. The April 30 and June 12 receptions will be from 6 pm to 8 pm (come and go) with brief remarks by the design team around 6:45 pm. The May 15 reception will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with remarks by the design team at 6:15 pm. There is limited attendance for these cocktail receptions, and advance purchase of tickets is required. The Series of three receptions for two people is $250 for Forum members and $300 for non-members, and the Series of three receptions for one person is $150 for Forum members and $175 for non-members. Individual cocktail receptions are $75 per person per evening for Forum members and $90 per person per evening for non-members. Admission to the cocktail receptions may be purchased online, beginning April 9 at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, www.dallasarchitectureforum.org, or by mailing a check for the applicable amount, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum”, to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. If paying by check include email address and phone number so the Forum may contact you to confirm your reservation. Confirmed attendees will receive an email with the addresses of each residence. No tickets will be mailed. Confirmed attendees names will be on the check-in lists at each event.
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May 2
Lone Star Film Society ArthouseFW:

The colorful reimagining of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, Ran earned Akira Kurosawa an Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 1985. This ambitious feature had the highest production cost of any Japanese film of its time and is Kurosawa’s final epic masterpiece.
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May 2 - 4
The Craft Guild of Dallas Spring Show & Sale 2014

The Show and Sale will feature unique, handcrafted works of jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, and fiber art. We invite you to begin your Mothers Day shopping at the Craft Guild. Discover a range of one-of-a-kind works of art and craft that gift recipients and collectors alike will treasure. During the three-day Show and Sale, our studios will be open and will feature artist demonstrations. Join us at our opening night reception on Friday, May 2nd for live music and a highly anticipated silent auction highlighting artwork created at the Craft. Funds generated from the auction will support Craft Guild programs. Open to the public. Free admission. Valet parking available at opening night reception.
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May 3 - 10
Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents Sustainable. Wearable. Art. Workshops

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Cantoinette Studios are proud to present Sustainable.Wearable.Art. Workshops! Participants will use everyday materials to design and create a custom one of a kind headpiece. Each person will receive a kit to design and create from a selection of re-purposed materials and will have access to a collection of tools. Guidance is given in a step by step process. Each participant will leave the workshop with a BEAUTIFUL custom headpiece that can be worn or displayed as sculptural artwork. Workshops are FREE, but spaces are limited. About the Artist: Chesley Antoinette has established a reputation for making a line of accessories ranging from sculptural headwear to up-cycled contemporary jewelry. Each creation uses 100% original creativity and at least 80% sustainably sourced materials and pushes beyond traditional design boundaries that advocate ways to re-think how consumer consumption can take on a second life in fashion.
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May 3
Adventure Asia - Family Days at the Crow

Enjoy family-friendly activities that emphasize nature and wellness.
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May 6
First Tuesday Social Justice Films present “Blackfish,”

Tilikum was huge – a 12,000-pound Orca - a killer whale who was involved in several deaths while in captivity. “Blackfish,” the documentary on this and other whales in captivity, is presented free of charge by First Tuesday Social Justice Films. Blackfish is a 2013 documentary film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2013 and was picked up by Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films for wider release. Cowperthwaite examines through actual footage of what these animals are capable of. Interviews with those familiar with Orcas provide insights into their extraordinary nature, their various cultures, their social structures, and their close family relations – all of which are disrupted and ignored by their keepers. Audience discussion follows the film.
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May 9 - June 13
Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents Multiple Exposures

A photo exhibition featuring artist Kathy Tran, Steven and Erin Reeves. “Multiple Exposures’ features work from digital to film of creative portraitures.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art: No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection

This exhibition features a selection of twenty paintings from the private collection of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, a St. Louis couple devoted to art of the American Midwest made between the World Wars. With distinctive tastes and discerning eyes, the Sinquefields have built an extraordinary collection that conveys the importance of this region in the national story of American art. The exhibition includes work by the famed Regionalists Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, and, as well as paintings by John Atherton, Joe Jones, and John Rogers Cox, who like their more celebrated colleagues, interpreted the reality of the heartland with passion, vigor, and poignancy.
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May 10 - 11
Paw Prints Art Fair at the Dallas Zoo

On Mother's Day weekend, stroll tents filled with fine art, including paintings, sculpture, woodwork, ceramics, photography, and jewelry. On the Zoo's shady Cat Green area.
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May 10-June 28
Three newEXHIBITIONS at the MAC

MOVING, NOT MOVING FEATURING ARTISTS OF THE CORE RESIDENCY PROGRAM OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON - JULIA BROWN, ANNA ELISE JOHNSON, SENALKA MCDONALD, HAROLD MENDEZ, MADSEN MINAX AND RONNY QUEVEDO ROBERT JESSUP: SELECTIONS - NEW WORK: 2013-2014 MAC@20 Part I
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May 13 - 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Lone Star Portraits

Ever since Leonardo da Vinci created his celebrated Mona Lisa, artists have tried to paint portraits as distinctive as this Renaissance masterpiece. See how Texas artists established their own portrait tradition in this installation that pairs artists’ self-portraits with those of their close friends, relatives, and colleagues. Featuring works by some of the state’s most important artists of the twentieth century and today, this modest exhibition suggests how intimate, detailed likenesses allowed Texas artists to identify themselves in public and private spheres similar to today’s selfies and Instagram photographs.
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May. 13 - 15
Video Association of Dallas13th Annual 24 Hour Video Race

The 13thAnnual 24-Hour Video Race, presented by The Video Association of Dallas, will commence at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station at 12:01p.m. (Friday, May 9, is registration, Saturday May 10th is the Video Race) and end 24 hours later at 12-midnight on Saturday, May 10. The Angelika Film Center is at 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln.
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May 15
South Dallas Cultural CenterCreated Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle- Slavery by Another Name

The final film in the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Screenings at the South Dallas Cultural Center is Slavery by Another Name. It was a shocking reality that often went unacknowledged, then and now: A huge system of forced, unpaid labor mostly affecting Southern black men that lasted until World War II. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon. Slavery by Another Name tells the stories of men charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. Interviews with the descendants of victims and perpetrators resonate with a modern audience. Seating is limited and a RSVP is required at 214.670.0315.
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May 15
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

Spring 2014 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions: “Modern Living Every Day of the Year” Dallas Architecture Forum will present 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions for three evenings at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas. On April 30, May 15 and June 12 attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, have the chance to see each of the residences, and to hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. Valet parking will be available. Business or cocktail attire is recommended. The April 30 and June 12 receptions will be from 6 pm to 8 pm (come and go) with brief remarks by the design team around 6:45 pm. The May 15 reception will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with remarks by the design team at 6:15 pm. There is limited attendance for these cocktail receptions, and advance purchase of tickets is required. The Series of three receptions for two people is $250 for Forum members and $300 for non-members, and the Series of three receptions for one person is $150 for Forum members and $175 for non-members. Individual cocktail receptions are $75 per person per evening for Forum members and $90 per person per evening for non-members. Admission to the cocktail receptions may be purchased online, beginning April 9, at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, www.dallasarchitectureforum.org, or by mailing a check for the applicable amount, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum”, to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. If paying by check include email address and phone number so the Forum may contact you to confirm your reservation. Confirmed attendees will receive an email with the addresses of each residence. No tickets will be mailed. Confirmed attendees names will be on the check-in lists at each event.
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May 16
Crow Collection After Dark

Spice up your Friday night with rich experiences of Asian art and culture after dark at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Enjoy a different theme each month at this free event featuring music, dance, films, tours, and more! Share your Crow Collection After Dark experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #CrowAfterDark
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May 27
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents FILM SCREENING: Walesa: Man of Hope Screening

Lech Walesa, an electrician who became a union activist in a Communist era, won a Nobel Peace Prize and was elected president of Poland. Sounds like a movie script. It is.
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June 7
Adventure Asia - Family Days at the Crow

Enjoy family-friendly activities that emphasize nature and wellness.
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June 14
Teatro Flor Candela presents Starry Van Gogh

Generously funded by Target, the Target Second Saturday program will feature thematic workshops based on exhibitions and programs in the 2013-14 Season. Participants will be able to engage in activities ranging from traditional artisanal crafts to explorations of digital photography with a focus on communication with social media. The program will also feature architectural sketching and drawing, a variety of dance programs, pottery and clay making, and the creation of oil and acrylic pieces on wood and/or canvas.
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June 20
Crow Collection After Dark

Spice up your Friday night with rich experiences of Asian art and culture after dark at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Enjoy a different theme each month at this free event featuring music, dance, films, tours, and more! Share your Crow Collection After Dark experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Nov. 7-Aug. 31
Old Red Museum presents Dream No Small Dreams

The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture presents a special, temporary exhibit Dream No Small Dreams: How Erik Jonsson Led Dallas from Tragedy to Triumph in the 1960s, which examines Jonsson’s visionary leadership of Dallas.
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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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Feb 22 - April 20
Dallas Blooms

Walk through the gardens to see more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs and two 13-foot tall peacock topiaries in the Jonsson Color Garden for the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Dallas Blooms with the theme Birds in Paradise.
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March 20 - May. 29
Klyde Warren Park Ideas in Bloom

Join us every Thursday at lunch for our weekly lecture series featuring a variety of speakers. Visit www.klydewarrenpark.org for the full lineup.
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April 6 - Sept. 1
The World's Largest Dinosaurs at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

This fascinating exhibition reveals amazing insights into the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth - the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. So massive! So tall! Such long necks and tiny heads! Come face-to-face with a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its incredible 30-foot neck. Th¬rough video projections and innovative exhibits see her giant heart, lungs, digestive and other systems at work and appreciate more about how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves and survives. You'll understand why scientists from many fields consider these giants one of Earth’s great success stories. Gigantic-ize your experience. Save when you bundle your tickets to see The World’s Largest Dinosaurs and the 3D film Dinosaurs: Giants Of Patagonia!
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April 23
AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) presents Erin Hannigan, principal oboist for the Dallas Symphony

AIR's signature interview series, this evening we present moderator Chris Tucker interviewing guest artist Erin Hannigan, principal oboist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and animal rights activist. Following the interview, enjoy the movie BEETHOVEN!
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April 24
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Russell Gold - The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Some people think fracking has been shaking up their neighborhoods in North Texas, but author Russell Gold demonstrates that fracking also shook up the energy industry. He is the senior energy writer at The Wall Street Journal and his latest book is titled The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World. The Austin-based Gold has covered many aspects of the petroleum industry, from fracking fights, to drilling moratoriums, to China's global oil $44 billion
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April 25
Texas Discovery Gardens Member’s Butterfly Plant Sale Preview

Our Member’s Plant Sale allows you to shop before the Saturday rush! Members also receive 10% off plants. Rare native pollinator-friendly plants are our specialty.
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Apr. 25 - 26
Plant Sale Safaris at Texas Discovery Gardens

Plant Sale Safaris April 25, 2014 from 3 pm – 4 pm (allows entry to Member’s Plant Sale) April 26, 2014 from 9 am to 10 am (Regular sale) This pre-sale tour by Director of Horticulture Roger Sanderson shows you how to incorporate native and adapted plants into your landscape. Learn about the environmental conditions they thrive in and the beneficial insects they attract. $10, $5 for TDG Members. Advance registration strongly encouraged.
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April 25
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Julia E. Sweig - On Brazil & Cuba

For some people, Brazil is the world's largest Lusophone, i.e., the largest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world. For others, Brazil is an economic power and a nation with a global future. But after a decade and a half of a vibrant economy (the world’s sixth largest), Brazil is encountering a stall. The citizens are demanding government responsibility to protect gains. And there's even a spying crisis because the United States was keeping watch on President Dilma Rousseff -- and Brazil admitted spying on U.S diplomats, too. These issues are squarely in the field of expertise for The Council's March 5 speaker, Julia E. Sweig. She is the Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies and director for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). And she directs CFR's Global Brazil initiative.
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April 26 - 27
Texas Discovery Gardens Butterfly Plant Sale

We are having our plant sale earlier this year to give you more time to plant. Enjoy native and adapted plants that are rare to find in local nurseries!
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April 26-27
Earth Day Texas

Explore the importance of H20 in the Lone Star State at this free, two-day event that seeks to celebrate the planet and educate Texans on the many ways we can protect our environment.
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April 26
Frisco Family Services Gala 2014 - ONE

Dust off your boots, put on your Western bling and make plans to attend Frisco Family Services' 20th Annual Gala. Enjoy great cuisine, fabulous live and silent auctions, entertainment including mechanical bull riding, and dancing to the music of Drywater Band. A luxury raffle will be held with a choice of prizes of a $10,000 Visa Gift Card or an Alaskan cruise. All proceeds benefit Frisco Family Services whose mission is to help members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.
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April 26 - 27
University Baptist Church presents Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

University Baptist Church presents Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage – video Seminar This is one of the most practical, helpful and entertaining seminars offered on marriage. This event is designed to bring hope and positive change to marriages. It creates better communication in marriages, helps spouses better understand each others’ needs, and rekindles romance in marriage relationships.
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April 27
Latino Cultural Center Dia del Ninos Festival

The Latino Cultural Center is celebrating its fourth annual Di­a del Nino (Day of the Child) Festival. The day-long celebration will feature over a dozen activities focused on theater, dance, and visual arts for the entire family. Activities will be held throughout the LCC allowing families to drop-in on arts and crafts workshops, view theater performances, or listen to a storyteller in one of the galleries.
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April 27
2014 Yom Hashoah Commemoration at the Dallas Holocaust Museum

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will host a 2014 Yom Hashoah Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Shalom. Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the lives of Jewish people who were murdered during the Holocaust and is a testament to how the Holocaust changed the world. Gather your family and friends to honor and remember victims of this catastrophic event. Families of Holocaust survivors will light the six torches representing the six million who perished in the Holocaust. Guests will also enjoy a musical presentation that reflects upon the lasting effects of the Holocaust.
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April 27
Downton Abbey Tea

Join the Jane Austen Society for our Spring Tea. Chris Peirson, JASNA North Texas will speak on “Manners, Morals, and Social Usage in Downton Abbey”- a polite discussion regarding turn of the century fashion statements, social networking, and the original tea party. Afternoon tea will be served.
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April 27
Great Create at the Nasher Sculpture Center

The Great Create is a fun, family-focused fundraising event to engage families’ artistic sides while raising essential support for the Nasher’s diverse and engaging annual educational initiatives. The fundraiser, which sold out last year, is a celebration of youth art education and appreciation featuring a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on activities and workshops in the Nasher garden led by local and national artists, as well as live entertainment and kid-friendly food.
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April 29
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Julia E. Sweig - U.S. Policy Toward Brazil and Cuba: Challenges and Opportunities

For some people, Brazil is the world's largest Lusophone, i.e., the largest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world. For others, Brazil is an economic power and a nation with a global future. Brazil, a vibrant economy for a decade and a half and the world's sixth largest, is encountering a stall. The citizens are demanding government responsibility to protect gains. And there's even a spying crisis because the United States was keeping watch on President Dilma Rousseff -- and Brazil admitted spying on U.S diplomats, too. And then there is Cuba — the island nation and Communist foothold 90 miles away from the United States. What is the future for Cuba?
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April 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Suzanne DiMaggio - The U.S. & Iran: A Breakthrough Moment?

Suzanne DiMaggio is the Vice President of Global Policy Programs at Asia Society, the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia. Based in NYC, she oversees the Society's task forces, study groups, and Track II initiatives aimed at promoting effective policy responses to the most critical challenges facing the United States and Asia.
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May 1 - 31
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents 31 Days of Asia

At the Crow Collection of Asian Art you can enjoy a distinctly Asian experience every day in our galleries. From the tranquility of our sculpture garden, to the energy of Ninja Night, we offer an array of ways to find Asia in Dallas through art, culture and more. May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and in honor of this celebration of heritage we are highlighting a few unique happenings at the Crow Collection, as well as, unique Asian-focused experiences in and around Dallas all month-long. Join us as we take a trip around the world and back in just 31 days!
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May 3
Arthritis Foundation presents 2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis North Texas

The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's leading cause of disability. We aren't just helping the millions of people who live with arthritis pain, we're funding research that's getting us closer to a cure. The event is Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Globe Life Park in Arlington and features a three-mile and one-mile course. We'll have information about arthritis and fun activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs. Register today!
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May 3-19
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS 2014-15 SEASON AUDITIONS

The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD), the official children’s chorus of the Dallas Symphony, announces auditions for the CCGD downtown choruses. CCGD’s downtown choruses consist of more than 400 talented students living in 35 cities from 189 schools. Rehearsals take place on Monday nights during the school year in downtown Dallas, with three concerts each season at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Students also take part in other community performances throughout the year, including outreach performances at venues across the city; in addition, students have the opportunity to tour with the ensemble every two years. During the 2014-15 season, CCGD’s Concert I and II Choruses will each perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on two productions, including the Dallas Symphony Christmas Celebration performances.
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May 3
Dallas Historical Society presents Grove Hill Cemetery Walking Tour

Grove Hill Cemetery marked its 100th birthday in 2011, and it is still a very active cemetery. It contains an impressive array of monuments to 20th century movers and shakers of Dallas, as well as the largest and best collection of mausoleums in the county.
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May 3
International Eagle 5K Run -- Run Like It's Recess benefiting IL Texas

5K Race and a 1mile Fun Run around an official Running Track. International Eagle 5K Run- Run Like its Recess is our Spring Fundraiser to fund Teacher Grants as well as for supplying our Children with books for building a library, fresh learning programs, buses and other necessary supplies and instruments for our school years success. IL Texas is an ISD Public Charters School that relies on community support. This Event is open to the public and is a Chip Timed Race where medals will be presented and trophies awarded. This is a family friendly event where strollers are welcome. We have booths and Sponsors as well as music for all to enjoy. Come and get to know how the Eagles can Lead our Children with an Exemplary Education program that teaches Chinese, Spanish and English from Kindergarden to 12 grade.
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May 3
Living History with J. Walter Coughlin at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A U.S. Secret Service agent from 1961 to 1977, Coughlin served on the details of President Kennedy, President Johnson and Vice President Hubert Humphrey. He was part of the advance team for San Antonio on President Kennedy’s trip to Texas. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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May 3
Target First Saturday at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Bring out your children’s artistic talents and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a line-up of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.”
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May 6
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Robert Kaplan - UNT Kuehne Speaker Series on National Security

Of course, Americans may complain about poor rail service and deteriorating infrastructure and bureaucracies, especially in inner cities, but it is important to realize that we are, nevertheless, complaining on the basis of a very high standard relative to much of the developing world.
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May 7
Latino Cultural Center PRESENTS Telenovelas: Predictable, Melodramatic, And So Much More

There are some stories that constitute a narrative deluge transmitted daily via the television screens of more than 130 countries. These serialized dramas are called telenovelas, and the simplicity of their codes belies the complicated nature of their production and consumption. This presentation will focus on that complexity, teasing out how telenovelas are more than just melodramatic love stories. Dr. Carolina Acosta-Alzuru is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia.
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May 7
Latino Cultural Center presents Telenovelas: Predictable, Melodramatic, And So Much More

There are some stories that constitute a narrative deluge transmitted daily via the television screens of more than 130 countries. These serialized dramas are called telenovelas, and the simplicity of their codes belies the complicated nature of their production and consumption. This presentation will focus on that complexity, teasing out how telenovelas are more than just melodramatic love stories.
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May 13
Juliette Fowler Communities Visionary Women Luncheon Honoring Vivian Castleberry

Join Juliette Fowler Communities for the 2014 Visionary Women Luncheon, honoring Vivian Castleberry, trailblazing journalist, humanitarian, diplomat, author and teacher. The longtime women’s editor of The Dallas Times Herald, Vivian was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1984. A lifelong activist, Vivian is a founder of Peacemakers Incorporated, the Women’s Center of Dallas, the Women’s Issues Network, and the Dallas Women’s Foundation. She has taken on advisory roles for countless organizations, including SMU’s Symposium on the Education of Women for Social and Political Leadership, the Women’s Center and Incest Recovery Center, the Greater Dallas Community of Churches, and the Family Place, the first women’s shelter in Dallas, which Vivian co-founded with her friend, the late Louise Raggio, a pioneering Dallas family lawyer. Since her formal retirement, Vivian has written four books: Daughters of Dallas, The Texas Tornado, Sarah the Bridge Builder, and Seeds of Success. In 1999, SMU awarded Vivian an honorary doctorate. In 2010, she became one of Women’s eNews “21 Leaders of the 21st Century.” As a part of its “Texas Trailblazer” series, KERA-TV (Ch. 13) produced a documentary about Vivian’s life. Vivian remains active as a college lecturer and speaker. The Visionary Women Luncheon benefits Fowler’s One Heart Fund, which helps ensure quality care and enriched services for residents with limited financial resources and financial support for Fowler’s foster care services for children.
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May 13
Dallas Historical Society presents A.H. Belo Corporation: The History of Texas' Oldest Business Institution

Hear all about it! From the 1842 publication of the Daily News in Galveston to a hand-operated press to today's dallasnews.com
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May 15
South Dallas Cultural Center Created Equal Community Conversation SeriesScreening: 20th Century Peonage-21st Century Prison Industrial Complex: Slavery by Another Name by Sam Pollard

Concluding the SDCC Created Equal Community Conversation Series funded by CREATED EQUAL: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. “ Created Equal” is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, produced in partnership with Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, to encourage public conversations on equality. Dr. Marvin Dulaney, Chair of History Department at University of Texas at Arlington will moderate the conversation. Free but must have a confirmed reservation by calling 214.939.2787.
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May 15
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Helene Gayle - President and CEO, CARE

Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization whose poverty fighting programs reached 83 million people last year in 84 countries. She previously held senior positions with the Centers for Disease Control and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues. Dr. Gayle serves on several boards, including The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the New America Foundation, the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Policy Board and serves on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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May 16
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents TTIP Town Hall: The Trans-Atlantic Trade Partnership and What It Means for Texas

Join the World Affairs Council for a keynote luncheon and town hall discussion about the Trans-Atlantic Trade Partnership and what the agreement means for our home state. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement that is presently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. It aims at removing trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell goods and services between the EU and the US. On top of cutting tariffs across all sectors, the EU and the US want to tackle barriers behind the customs border — such as differences in technical regulations, standards and approval procedures. These often cost unnecessary time and money for companies who want to sell their products on both markets. For example, when a car is approved as safe in the EU, it has to undergo a new approval procedure in the US even though the safety standards are similar. The TTIP negotiations will also look at opening both markets for services, investment, and public procurement. They could also shape global rules on trade.
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May 17
Dallas Historical Society presents Oakland Cemetery Walking Tour

Oakland Cemetery dates to 1892. Its permanent residents include famous mayors, congressmen and other elected officials; educators, doctors, and lawyers; business owners and bankers; world famous clergy; a Civil War general (one of only two in Dallas County); land developers (Highland Park for example); the first president of the Shakespeare Club (for 52 years); a renowned millionaire eccentric; and a tragic victim of police brutality, to mention just a few of its 3500+ graves. Oakland has some of the finest funeral statuary to be found anywhere.
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May 22
Nasher Gallery Lab featuring Bruce Bond and Corey Marks

Write and share your own poetry that explores the intersection of poetry and sculpture guided by poets Bruce Bond and Corey Marks.
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May 22
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Maz Jobrani: International Standup Comedian Taking on Politics, Society and his Two Young Kids

Born in Tehran and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, a career in comedy with an international tone would seem to be a natural pursuit for Maz Jobrani. He is an actor, producer, director and stand-up comedian whose career has made him a spokesman for barrier-breaking laughter.
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May 23
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents The Ecomomist's John Mickelthwait & Adrian Wooldridge - The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State

In 2004, authors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge scored critical success with their book The Right Nation, analyzing the rise of the Republican Party in the United States after the 1960s. Now, Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist, and his colleague, Wooldridge, managing editor and columnist at The Economist, have teamed to examine a new subject with chilling conclusions for western governments, especially the United States. Their latest book is called The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race To Reinvent the State.
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May 25 - 26
Dallas Historical Society presents Running with Bonnie and Clyde

Uncover the lives of the infamous outlaw lovers from Dallas, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, with author John Neal Phillips.
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May 29
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors Live Steve Berry presents The Lincoln Myth

New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry returns with his latest thriller, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely—not only in Malone’s world, but in ours. September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives, or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever?
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June 4
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Though it has been nearly 100 years since T.E. Lawrence was crafting his Arab plan, the story is refreshed each time Turner Classic Movies shows the Peter O'Toole epic, Lawrence of Arabia. There is, of course, more to the story. Journalist and best-selling novelist Scott Anderson has penned a highly-regarded work of non-fiction that explores the significance of the personalities who shaped a region that is consistently on the front pages. His book is titled Lawrence In Arabia, but it is the subtitle that captures the tale: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East.
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June 6 - 7
Living History with J. Elke Ertle at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A native of Germany, Ertle was an eyewitness to President Kennedy’s historic speech in West Berlin on June 26, 1963. She later moved to the United States and wrote a book about her early life, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, in 2013. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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June 7
Jane Austen Society of North Texas June with Jane Austen Seminar

Join the Jane Austen Society for “Mansfield Park in Perspective” featuring speakers Professor Theresa Kenney, University of Dallas Professor Michael Holahan, SMU, and Professor Joyce Tarpley, Mountain View College followed by a luncheon and a Regency fashion show
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June 9-13
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER SINGING CAMP

No audition is necessary. Singers taking part in the Summer Singing Camp will learn eight vocal pieces over the course of a week. Students will receive more individualized instruction in smaller groups outside of rehearsal, where they will learn about vocal technique, key components of music theory, and how to play Orff instruments. Summer Singing Camp consists of two week-long, half-day sessions which culminate in a performance that is free and open to the public. The camp will be led by two members of CCGD’s artistic staff: Cynthia Nott and Kimberley Ahrens.
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June 10
Dallas Historical Society presents Nurse May Smith and the Origins of Children's Medical Hospital

Hear of the evolution from three canvas tents under a canopy of oak trees to the 5th largest pediatric healthcare provider in the county.
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June 11
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors Live Craig Johnson presents A Serpent's Tooth: A Walt Longmire Mystery

The inspiration for A&E's Longmire finds himself in the cross hairs in the ninth book of the New York Times bestselling series. It’s homecoming in Absaroka County, but the football and festivities are interrupted when a homeless boy wanders into town. A Mormon “lost boy,” Cord Lynear is searching for his missing mother but clues are scarce. Longmire and his companions, feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear, embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group that’s presiding over a stockpile of weapons and harboring a vicious vendetta.
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Jun. 12
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

Spring 2014 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions: “Modern Living Every Day of the Year”
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June 18
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Louisa Lim - The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited -

Years before basketball diplomat and former Dallas resident Dennis Rodman went to North Korea, NPR foreign correspondent Louisa Lim was already there and giving listeners a look at life inside
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Oct. 22-Aug. 10
Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus Exhibition—Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa

Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa focuses on and celebrates the dyer's art from North and West Africa, including the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Drawn primarily from the DMA's collection, this exhibition presents eleven dye-decorated cloths produced by traditional techniques and worn as garments or accessories. Before the introduction of European manufactured printed textiles to Africa in the 19th century, textile designs were made with natural dyes on plain homespun cotton, wool, raffia, or other materials. Women were most often the dyers, and dye-decorated cloth was a major form of feminine artistic expression.
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Oct. 24-April 27
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame presents Hanskaska: The Shirtwearers - Plains Indian Art of Cathy A. Smith

The exhibition will be the first public exhibition of this collection of recreations of the regalia of 12 historically important Plains Indian leaders, including their ceremonial headdresses, shirts, leggings, moccasins, weapons and other accoutrements.
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Nov. 7-Aug. 31
Old Red Museum presents Dream No Small Dreams

The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture presents a special, temporary exhibit Dream No Small Dreams: How Erik Jonsson Led Dallas from Tragedy to Triumph in the 1960s, which examines Jonsson’s visionary leadership of Dallas.
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Dec 13 - Apr 19
Meadows Museum presents Sorolla and America

See this exhibition of approximately 160 works that will explore the unique relationship that Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) had with early 20th-century America, and examines his immense popularity, as well as his associations with contemporaries and collectors.
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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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Jan. 18-June 2
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita

Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita reassembles the extended story of the artist’s family as seen in photographs and albums made by his grandfather, Umrao Singh Sher-Gil (1870–1954), a philosopher and amateur photographer. Produced between 2001 and 2005, the digital photomontages of  Re-take of Amrita combine images that encompass three generations and incorporate not only Sundaram’s family but also the paintings, mirrors and household interiors of the period, collapsing both time and space into contemporary fictions. Taken between 1904 and the 1940s, the original photographs by Sher-Gil include his wife and Hungarian opera singer Marie Antoinette Gottesman (1882–1948); their two daughters, Amrita (1913–1941) and Indira (1914–1975); their cousin (and later Amrita’s husband), Victor Egan (1910–1997); and the young Vivan Sundaram (b. 1943), the artist himself. The modern montages that comprise  Re-take of Amrita include scenes of Parisian parlors and Hungarian haystacks, as well as unexpected scenes of the loin-clothed patriarch alongside a young woman (his daughter) in a bathing suit. The family story is reconstructed into a complex web of relationships, places, and family dynamics, exposing Sundaram’s “re-take” of these family memories. By remixing the original photographs through Photoshop, the artist creates a tableau that omits space, time, and, therefore, reality.
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Jan. 25, Feb. 22 & May 3
Building New Interests and Abilities with Art at the Meadows Museum

Acknowledging that every museum visitor possess a unique set of interest and abilities, the Saturday programs will offer students with visual impairments, their friends and families multiple ways to access and think about works of art. These multimodal, inclusive programs are suggested for academic students, ages 10 to young adults.
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Feb. 1 - April 27
Bath House Cultural Center presents Flora Et Lux: Photographs by Sandra Freeman

The White Rock Lake Museum (located inside the Bath House Cultural Center) presents Flora Et Lux, an exhibition of photographs by Dallas artist Sandra Freeman.
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Feb. 8-April 27
16th Annual Young Masters Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art

The exhibition features selected works created by Advanced Placement Studio Art, Art History, and Music Theory students from ten Dallas-are high schools participating in the O'Donnell Foundation's AP Arts Incentive Program.
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Feb. 9-May 11
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents David Bates

See the retrospective of Bates’s work installed in both locations with an emphasis on painting in Fort Worth and sculpture and works on paper in Dallas. This is the first collaboration between the Modern and the Nasher Sculpture Center
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Feb 9 - May 5
Nasher Sculpture Center presents David Bates

See this retrospective of Bates’ work in a joint exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
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Feb. 15-May 11
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presentsThe Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibit

In celebration of the film's 70th anniversary, explore this interactive fantasy-adventure exhibit through Munchkinland, The Crossroads, the Witch's Castle and Emerald City. 
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Feb. 16-Aug. 17
kimbell Art Museum presents Samurai – Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Travel back in time and discover the life, culture and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors through more than 100 remarkable objects in the first traveling exhibition displayed in the new Renzo Piano pavilion.
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Feb. 22 - May 10
PDNB Gallery presents Jesús Moroles: New Works, Sculptures in Granite

PDNB Gallery presents its second exhibition of sculptures by Jesús Moroles. Moroles, Texas native and University of North Texas graduate, is internationally renowned with sculpture installations all over the world, including many in Dallas. The show will include new works such as the spiral and a turning bench. Join us as Moroles transforms the gallery into a 3-dimensional wonderland at the opening reception, Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 5 - 8 PM.
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Feb. 22-May 18
Amon Carter Museum presents Art and Appetite – American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine

See this mouthwatering exhibition of 60 paintings that explore the art and culture of food, investigating the many meanings and interpretations of dining in America. Depictions of food in art frequently celebrate the pleasures of eating: elegant and orderly arrangements of cookies or cakes, lavish and overflowing arrays of fruit, or the remnants of a gluttonous feast all convey the passion for consumption. Yet paintings of edibles also speak volumes about their cultural context. From this country’s earliest years, American artists have used still life painting to express cultural, political, and social values, elevating the subject to a significant artistic language.
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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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Feb 22 - April 20
Dallas Blooms

Walk through the gardens to see more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs and two 13-foot tall peacock topiaries in the Jonsson Color Garden for the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival. 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Dallas Blooms with the theme Birds in Paradise.
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March 1-April 19
Valley House Gallery presents David Collins: Unbound

This is our second exhibition of paintings and color monotypes by David Collins. Originally from Dallas, Collins graduated from Jesuit High School in 1984. He earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988 and currently lives in New York City. He was awarded a Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop fellowship and two Yaddo residencies. In this recent body of work, Collins is freeing himself from specific subject references and focusing on the formal language of painting.
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March 5-April 29
Art of the Egg

See this exhibit of spring-themed porcelain eggs painted by artists from all over the world.
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March 6 - May 4
Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents PhotoFusion

We are proud to announce our first exhibition of the year, PhotoFusion! The exhibition will feature student and instructor work from the CAC's Photography and Glass departments. Artists include: Kim Argubright | Andrea Blanco | Michelle Braken | Leigh Davis | Karla Keese | Nancy LaChapelle | Kevin McKay | Sherry Mick | Stefani Perez | Steven Reeves | Nancy Ridgway | Robin Shannon | Sharon O'Callaghan Shero | Mike Simons | Maria Sweeney | Charles Voigt | Stephen Weinberg | Julian Yates
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March 6-May 4
Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents PhotoFusion

The exhibition will feature student and instructor work from the CAC's Photography and Glass departments.
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March 8 - April 19
Bath House Cultural Center presents The Other Half

The Other Half is an inspiring exhibition featuring husband-and –wife artists.
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March 8 - June 18
The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance presents Besa: A Code of Honor, a Special Exhibit

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will present a new special exhibit Besa: A Code of Honor from March 8, 2014 through June 18, 2014. This exhibit will focus on the Muslims who saved Jews in World War II. It will feature photographs and testimonies of Albanians and their families who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, taken by American photographer Norman H. Gershman. Albania, a European country with a Muslim majority, succeeded where other European nations failed. Almost all Jews living within Albania’s borders during the German occupation – mostly refugees – were saved. The Albanian population, in an extraordinary act of honor, refused to comply with Nazi orders to turn over Jews. They provided many Jewish families with fake documentation and often-traditional Albanian peasant clothing that allowed them to intermingle with the rest of the population. This heroism was due to a traditional Albanian code of honor, Besa, which means, “to keep a promise.” Accompanying this exhibit will be two screenings of the film Besa: The Promise in the Museum’s theater. One screening will take place on March 13, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The other will take place March 23, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the film and Besa exhibit is $5.00. Please RSVP to rsvp@dallasholocaustmuseum.org.
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March 8-Aug. 10
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology – The Exhibition

This innovative exhibition – made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., presented by the National Geographic Society and produced by Montreal’s X3 Productions – features an extensive collection of Indiana Jones film materials from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, along with photos and videos from the National Geographic Society and artifacts from the Penn Museum.
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March 15 - April 26
Artists' Showplace Gallery Crystal Spring Epressions - Meet the Artist

Join us for a Reception to meet renowned artist, Soon Y. Warren on Saturday, April 12th from 4 - 7 pm. Enjoy complimentary wine & hors d'oeuvres and listen to the music of classical guitarist Daniel Rodriguez
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Mar. 15 - Aug. 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Underground: Photographs by Kathy Sherman Suder

Photographer Kathy Sherman Suder gained international acclaim in 2004 for her poetic, oversized color close-ups of men boxing. Now she returns with an intimate sonnet to urban transit. The culmination of more than six years of photographing people riding the subways of London, New York, and Tokyo, this exhibition of twelve oversized works, reflects a symphony of performance. On Suder’s confined stage, private and public collide, everyone watches each other, and love, friendship, and solitude play out in constant entertaining charge. The exhibition is accompanied by the artist’s new book Underground: London, New York, Tokyo.
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March 15-Aug. 10
Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus Exhibition - Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa

Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa focuses on and celebrates the dyer's art from North and West Africa, including the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Drawn primarily from the DMA's collection, this exhibition presents eleven dye-decorated cloths produced by traditional techniques and worn as garments or accessories. Before the introduction of European manufactured printed textiles to Africa in the 19th century, textile designs were made with natural dyes on plain homespun cotton, wool, raffia, or other materials. Women were most often the dyers, and dye-decorated cloth was a major form of feminine artistic expression.
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March 15-April 27
Dallas Museum of Art presents Robert Smithson in Texas

Best known for his large-scale earthworks, Robert Smithson visited the state of Texas multiple times in the years 1966-1973, conceiving works that utilized the Texas land as his medium. Robert Smithson in Texas is the first examination of five projects Smithson proposed throughout the state of Texas. The exhibition presents lesser-known drawings, photographs, and sculpture related to Smithson's Texas-based projects from a period of his career that was bookended by the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport project from 1966-67 and Smithson's only realized work in Texas, the 1973 Amarillo Ramp.
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March 15 - April 26
South Dallas Cultural Center presents Consensual Marks: Deborah Roberts

Deborah Roberts presents Consensual Marks... the dismantling of black beauty. This exhibition examines the many ways black feminine beauty is devalued, demeaned, and dismantled in a society that is driven by eurocentric aesthetics. Austin/Syracuse artist Deborah Roberts has explored this topic in numerous bodies of work to excellent critical acclaim. Gallery hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2 pm-8 pm. Wednesday & Saturday 10 am- 4 pm. Closed Sunday & Monday FREE. For information 214-939-2787
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March 15-May 3
The Mac presents CAULEEN SMITH SPACE STATION IHNFINITY

An exhibition of the 2014 Dallas Biennial An extension of Cauleen Smith's research during her residency at threewalls in Chicago, Space Station Ihnfinity is a roving research capsule, designed to extract lost cultural histories, myths and realities through careful speculations and inquiry. Incubating questions and revisions devised by autodidactic figures, the installation delves into the individuals' ability to extend the mind's eye beyond the present, into the future-past of potential liberatory ideals.
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March 15-May 3
The Mac presents VAL CURRY UNIVERSE & MASAMI TERAOKA INVERSION OF THE SACRED

The MAC is pleased to announce Universe, a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Val Curry. The sculptures of Universe are expressed through the iconic image of the spiral, both metaphoric and reflected in the natural world. Constructed of accumulated waste from Curry's environment, the spiral sculptures are in essence playful yet stern in their message. Curry's mission is to bring practical idealism to his art practice and to share that message with others through unique work and teaching experiences. Universe investigates how consumerism, which is inextricably linked with waste, can be factored into a fanciful notion of organic nature and the cosmos.
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March 15-April 19
The Public Trust presents WORD!: A GROUP EXHIBITION

The Public Trust presents WORD!, a group exhibition that further explores the intersection of text and image in contemporary art. Featuring work by William Binnie, Mel Bochner, Matthew Cusick, Cody Hudson, Ryan Humphrey, Taro-Kun, Lawrence Lee, and Lucia Simek.
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March 20 - May. 29
Klyde Warren Park Ideas in Bloom

Join us every Thursday at lunch for our weekly lecture series featuring a variety of speakers. Visit www.klydewarrenpark.org for the full lineup.
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March 22-April 19
Undermain Theatre presents We are Proud to Present a Presentation…

We are Proud to Present a Presentation… carries the full title of: We are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915. A troupe of young actors gears up to portray the extermination of the Herero tribe of Namibia. They’re passionate. Energetic. They’ve got piles of research. But what do they really know about being black Africans under German colonization? Is it possible to identify with the victims of history? What about the villains? There is danger in the game they’re playing, and fraught racial histories threaten to tear the troupe apart. As the actors dive further in, this inventive new play from Jackie Sibblies Drury (named a “Top Ten” show by New York Magazine) becomes a hilarious and head-spinning nightmare of identity.
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March 26 - April 26
HALEY-HENMAN presents Saul F. Waranch: UNCOLLAGE

Saul F. Waranch works out of the Shamrock Hotel Studios in Dallas. His drawings are developed from representational sources that evolve into mixed media abstract paintings. Mr. Waranch has taken the collage process of layering in reverse, creating an uncollage.
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March 29-May 3
Artspace 111 presents Sibling Revelry, featuring new work by Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Doug Blagg, and Woodrow Blagg

In her essay about the four Blagg brothers, San Francisco-based art historian E. Luanne McKinnon writes, "As boys growing up in West Texas, there was no 'fine' art except for reproductions of masterpieces such as The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci and The Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo, which they copied by hand from popular books. Out there in the open sprawl of pure sky and endless land the brothers also made drawings from nature. Less so for Doug, who grew up in an urban environment when the family moved to Dallas in 1959. The impact of one brother's art upon another, in this order, Woody upon the twins Dennis and Dan, and they upon Doug is irrefutable. Yet their individual, mature talent cannot be qualitatively judged: different styles and subjects, different mediums and techniques. But there is a commonality that encompasses and is shared in their work. We find something of the cinematic and perhaps the literary too that is unknowingly or subconsciously engaged. And in all of the work the essence of time and space is a central thesis.
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March 29-May 10
The Art Galleries at TCU present DRAMEDY

Dramedy brings together the work of eleven artists whose practices reflect the use of comic or caricature-like forms through painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, video, and photography. Theatric, comedic, and dramatic narratives are played out in this exhibition, where depicted figures take on the role of actors in darkly-humorous scenarios. Works of autobiography, inner-dialogue and daydream musing are presented by Michael Bise, Robert Jessup, and Laurie Simmons in pieces that range in style from traditional comic strip narration to barely-figurative abstraction. Lawrence Lee and Tala Madani’s works are whimsical in their expression while simultaneously working as critiques of cultural stereotypes and gender roles. To say that some of these artists revel in the absurd or grotesque is putting it both simply and mildly. Trenton Doyle Hancock, Kirk Hayes, Folkert De Jong, Jon Pylypchuk, Dana Schutz and Allison Schulnik use imagery that is as likely to repel as it is to attract. Of course no one of these artists fit neatly into one camp; what is certain in their commonality is the strength of narrative, play, and a bizarre sense of humor that drives their pursuits.
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March 30-June 29
Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World at the Dallas Museum of Art

On view exclusively in the U.S. at the Dallas Museum of Art, Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World is an exhibition of Islamic art and culture exploring the use and meaning of light in Islamic art and science. Spanning more than ten centuries, the exhibition, organized by the Focus-Abengoa Foundation in Seville, Spain, features 150 rarely seen objects from around the world, including rare manuscripts and scientific objects. Deriving its title from the Arabic word for “light” in both the physical and metaphysical sense, Nur highlights innovations in artistic techniques that enhance the effect of light as well as scientific fields that contributed to enlightenment. Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World will require a special exhibition ticket.
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April 1 - 30
Texas Visual Arts Association (TVAA) presents Celebrate the Earth

The idea for Earth Day was conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin after a massive 1969 oil spill released more than 3 million gallons of crude oil into the Pacific and killed a multitude of marine animals. More than 40 years later, we are still struggling against natural and man-made disasters to preserve the earth for all her inhabitants and future generations. For this exhibit, work may reflect anything relating to the earth: the beauty or the devastation, environmental issues, the plight of earth’s creatures – human or otherwise, habitat loss or reintroduction, or any other related subject matter. Reception: April 26, 2 to 4 pm FREE and Open to the general public.
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April 3 - 26
Kitchen Dog Theater presents Gidion's Knot

Over the course of an unexpected parent/teacher conference in a 5th grade classroom, a mother and her son's teacher have a volatile conversation about Gidion. Was he a bully? A victim? A protector? Or, was his imagination too powerful a tool for the adults around him? As his story is uncovered, the women try to construct an explanation for his behavior and come to terms with who, or what, is at fault. GIDION’S KNOT is a heart-wrenching work about the power of words and freedom of expression. KDT Co-Artistic Director Tina Parker directs this Finalist for 2013 Steinberg-ATCA Award for Best New Play.
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April 3-27
Theatre Three presents Greater Tuna

Written by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears, Greater Tuna is the off-beat comedy set in Tuna, the “third smallest town” in Texas where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Two actors play over twenty of Tuna’s eccentric inhabitants, from gun-clubbers to church ladies, in a quick changing two man tour-de-force that celebrates and satirizes the quirks of small town life. Greater Tuna will leave you with a smile on your face for some time to come!
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April 3-May 3
Sun to Moon Gallery presents "Jill Skupin Burkholder: Poetic Imagery”

Photographer and print maker Jill Skupin Burkholder is best known for her work with age-old handcrafted techniques such as bromoil printing, an alternative photography process using brushes and lithography inks to create prints with beautiful impressionistic and textural looks, and encaustic print making, using pigmented beeswax and resin to enhance her photographic images. Jill is one of a very few photographers today working with these print making processes.
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April 4th – 27
Contemporary Theatre of Dallas presents The Diviners

This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young, he almost drowned. This trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident has left him deathly afraid of water. The preacher, set on breaking away from a long line of Kentucky family preachers, is determined not to do what he does best. He works as a mechanic for the boy's father. Yet, the town folk urge him to preach while he attempts to persuade the child to wash. When the preacher finally gets the boy in the river and is washing him, the townspeople mistake the scene for a baptism, and confusion erupts.
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April 4-20
Jubilee Theatre, presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'

At the height of the historic Harlem Renaissance, venues like The Cotton Club were jumpin' to a new beat called "swing." Ain't Misbehavin' is a rollicking, finger-snapping, toe-tapping, Tony Award-winning musical revue - a tribute to the black entertainers of the early 1900's that centers on the music of one of the most prolific musicians of the time, Thomas "Fats" Waller.
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April 4 - 20
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents The Fox on the Fairway

The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. From the award-winning author of Lend Me a Tenor, a charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with...golf.
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April 4-May 4
Stage West presents Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando,'

What happens when a strapping young Englishman suddenly finds he has become a woman? It’s an amazing journey, to say the very least, in Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s sweeping Orlando. This wonderful, lyrical and funny piece is a time-and-gender-bending look at what it means to really live in the present moment, while imagining what we may become in the next. A completely unique theatrical experience.
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April 5-27
500x gallery presents Exit to the Left

Recent works by Clayton Hurt, Joel Kiser and Bruce Monroe. Downstairs Project Space A group show featuring new 500X members, Clint Bargers, Kate Colin, Michael Furrh, Jennifer Seibert, and H. Schenck.
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April 5 - June 21
PDNB Gallery presents Don Schol: Arrangements - Abstract Relief Prints

This April PDNB Gallery will feature a solo exhibition by Don Schol of his recent linoleum cuts. Although PDNB specializes in showing photography and photo-based works, other media are highlighted as well. This will be Don Schol’s second solo exhibition at PDNB Gallery. Arrangements: Abstract Relief Prints will run from April 5 - June 21, 2014, with an artist reception, Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 5-8pm.
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April 6-May 18
Drawing from the Masters at the Meadows Museum

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as guest artist Ian O’Brien leads you through the Museum’s galleries. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all levels of experience. Attendance is limited to 20 and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
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April 6-June 1
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth PresentsFOCUS: Rirkrit Tiravanija

Conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up living between Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada as the son of a Thai diplomat. His grandmother played an important role in his life. She taught cooking on Thai television and owned a restaurant in Bangkok, where Tiravanija spent time as a youth. This background influenced the artist's work, which often involves cooking in art-related places, such as museums and galleries. Tiravanija's central focus has remained on exploring human interactions and bringing people together to share. In addition to cooking, the artist has constructed environments within the museum setting where guests can read or listen to music. More recently, he has set up T-shirt factories for visitors to his exhibitions. By creating such works, Tiravanija blurs the distance between the artwork and the viewer. His exploration of the communal role of art and everyday actions as art recalls Joseph Beuys's notion of social sculpture (art's potential to transform society through human activity with language, thought, action, and objects). Tiravanija is often recognized for his role in "relational aesthetics," a movement in art in which social interaction is key and the artist is a catalyst for social exchanges. In addition to his performances, the artist has created wall drawings, sculptures, installations, and text-based works that often relate to his social initiatives.
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April 6 - Sept. 1
The World's Largest Dinosaurs at Perot Museum of Nature and Science

This fascinating exhibition reveals amazing insights into the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth - the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. So massive! So tall! Such long necks and tiny heads! Come face-to-face with a life-sized, fleshed-out model of a 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus, known for its incredible 30-foot neck. Th¬rough video projections and innovative exhibits see her giant heart, lungs, digestive and other systems at work and appreciate more about how an extremely large animal breathes, eats, moves and survives. You'll understand why scientists from many fields consider these giants one of Earth’s great success stories. Gigantic-ize your experience. Save when you bundle your tickets to see The World’s Largest Dinosaurs and the 3D film Dinosaurs: Giants Of Patagonia!
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April 11-27
Arts De La Rosa presents The Yellow Boat

The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life and the courageous strength of all children through art and creativity. Based on the true story of Benjamin Saar, who was born with hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A folksong tells of three little boats: "One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun." Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, "Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat."
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April 11-Aug. 10
Dallas Contemporary presents RICHARD PHILLIPS Negation of the Universe and JULIAN SCHNABEL An Artist Has A Past

In his first US solo museum exhibition, Richard Phillips brings his exploration of contemporary culture to Dallas. His strikingly distinctive paintings address the complex web of pop themes in our media-saturated world – sexuality, politics, power and death among them. For Phillips, critique is as much an intrinsic material in the conception and staging of his work as the materials of their making. His conflating of subject and genre continues to provide challenging comment on the condition and reach of contemporary art.
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April 11-may 3
Garland Civic Theatre presents Whodunnit?

This Broadway success takes audiences to Agatha Christie's England. Six strangers and a butler have gathered for a black tie dinner in a wealthy lawyer's mansion during a thunderstorm. The guests include an aged rear admiral, a bitchy aristocrat, a doddering old archeologist, a dashing young cad, and other Christie types. One of the guests is an oily Levantine who tells the others (each in private) that he has the goods to blackmail them. He is ripe for murder - and so it happens. Whodunnit?
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April 11-13 & 18-20
Haley-Henman presents eight art installations for ART WEEK AT TRINITY GROVES

Haley-Henman is celebrating Art Week in Dallas by inviting artists to create site specific installations in collaboration with Galatea, a performance art work conceived by Jeff Colangelo, Katy Tye and the Prism Movement Company. Presented and produced by siHK Brothers and SC Dallas, Galatea is an innovative, one-of-a-kind wordless movement performance that uses paper, aerial silks, and weight-sharing to explore the story of an artist who is attempting to create the perfect girl as his one true love. In the process, he creates an entire world made entirely out of paper and populated by a vibrant plethora of characters who teach the girl what it is to be human.
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April 11-May 4
Watertower Theatre presents Spunk

Spunk is a wild, bluesy wail—three stories by the great Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston, adapted into a staggeringly theatrical play by George C. Wolfe, who won an Obie for its 1989 off-Broadway premiere production. A trio of vignettes of African-American life in the first half of the 20th century, Spunk is a raucous, charming, blues-infused look at love, revenge, jealousy, and the fine art of the hustle.
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April 12 - May. 10
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Jewelry Trunk Show

Showcasing a fabulous collection of limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry especially created for this event by some of our favorite glass artists. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 12th from 10-5:30.
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April 12 - July 13
Nasher Sculpture Center presents Sightings featuring Bettina Pousttchi

Continuing our Sightings series of installations and interventions, the Nasher Sculpture Center will present the first American museum exhibition of German-Iranian artist, Bettina Pousttchi.
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April 12 - May 10
The STUFF of Legends at Gray Matters Gallery

Gray Matters Gallery is pleased to present The STUFF of Legends, curated by Margaret Meehan. This exhibition brings together a diverse range of artists who reference mythic figures, evoking gender, fame, popular culture and politics. Using sculpture, painting, photography, works on paper and video these artists ask: how do we understand our world in an age of constantly changing, copied, pasted and linked information? Does historical context have a place in an ever-evolving present when most of what we see, hear and read is based on a subtle mix of truth, distortion and lies? The show will include the melancholy glam rock performance of Glitter Chariot; uncomfortably humorous and horrific work by both Libby Black and Lauren Woods; and sculptures by Gregory Ruppe and TJ Hunt, who reference art historical icons. All eight artists ask us to pause in the space between fact and fiction, playing on the assumed distance between collective memory, reinvention and pure imagination. Opening Reception, Saturday April 12th 5-8pm. The exhibition runs through Saturday May 10th. Gallery hours: By appointment.
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April 15-27
Dallas Summer Musicals presents EVITA

TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's Tony Award®-winning musical returns at last! Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."  Content Warning: Ages 9 and Up
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April 15-27
NETworks presents DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
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April 17-May 17
Teatro Dallas presents "The Masks of Sor Juana"

Known as the tenth muse of world literature, Sor Juana shied away male academics of her time, questioned the religious beliefs of Mexico's Inquisition, known for surpassing the evil of Europe's inquisitions, and became a timeless writer. Sor Juana de Asbaje lived in Mexico's baroque period and her brilliant mind had to be hidden from the evil eyes of the Inquisition. She had to wear many masks to survive. Sor Juana disguised herself as a man to be able to learn, she entered a convent forced by her confessor, but also to keep the largest library (known in those days) while continuing to write poetry, theater and more. She, however, was the target of the evil inquisitor "Padre Nuñez". This play crosses time and space, going back and forth from a present day hilarious symposium to the tragic life of Sor Juana in the 17th century.
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April 18-May 10
Artisan Center Theater presents LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon

Jay’s life is turned upside down when he and his younger brother Arty are left at their grandmother’s doorstep by their father. Their grandmother is an opinionated German Jewish Immigrant who lives with her daughter Bella and son Louie (who is hiding from the mob). Bella has decide if she will stand up to her other and marry the man she loves – but will she? Will Uncle Louie bring trouble upon the family? Come visit the strange new world called Yonkers and try not to get lost in the chaos..
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April 18-27
Repertory Company Theatre presents Boeing Boeing

Boeing, Boeing is a broad, smart comedy. It enters the world of Bernard who, with the help of his housekeeper, has been juggling three gorgeous flight attendants all of whom believe themselves to be his one-and-only. All is going well until an old school chum arrives, some bad weather rolls in, and a new, faster airplane throws off the trusty timetable; suddenly ol’ Bernard’s juggling with sweaty palms. The balls start to drop, and you’ll never guess where they land!
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April 18-May 4
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild performs Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
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April 19 - Aug. 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Enriching the Collection: Gifts from Joan and John Richardson

This past year Joan and John Richardson, longtime patrons of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, generously gifted seventeen works on paper to the museum’s permanent collection. This gift encompasses an array of prints and drawings by a diverse group of American artists who worked in different time periods and different regions across the country. From an exquisite early twentieth-century lithograph of the Grand Canyon by Philadelphia printmaker Joseph Pennell, to a late twentieth-century symbolic print of the four seasons by Houston artist John Biggers, the Richardson gift reflects the couple’s broad and exceptional tastes in acquiring fine art. Enriching the Collection features the gifted works alongside artworks from the museum’s permanent collection to reveal how one couple’s generous contribution to the Amon Carter enlarges and diversifies the museum’s holdings in illuminating new ways.
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April 19-May 17
Artisan Center Theater presents Disney’s My Son Pinocchio, Jr.

In DISNEY’S MY SON PINOCCHIO JR., the classic tale of toymaker Geppetto’s little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” – and what it means to be “a real father.”
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April 19
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Vermeer String Quartet

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth is honored to present the Vermeer String Quartet to the North Texas audience in a performance of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ. The Vermeer, which was founded in 1969, discontinued performing in 2007 after decades of celebrated concerts. However, when Gary Levinson, Artistic Director for the Chamber Music Society, asked the musicians if they would consider reuniting in a performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, The Seven Last Words of Christ for the CMSFW concert season, they graciously accepted. A recording of this work by the Vermeer received a Grammy Award in 1988.
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April 19, 27, & May. 2
Fort Worth Opera The Pearl Fishers Performance

Georges Bizet, composer of the ever-popular Carmen, takes you on a journey to the captivating world of tropical Ceylon in his sumptuous tale of duty, forbidden desire, and friendship. Against a backdrop of exotic music and memorable arias, a fiery love triangle threatens to ravage vows of fraternal loyalty.
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April 19
Los Colinas Symphony presents NICHOLAS ARBOLINO, OBOE

JUAN CARLOS LOMÓNACO, GUEST CONDUCTOR Arnold:  Four Scottish Dances Marcello:  Oboe Concerto in C Minor Tchaikovsky:  Sleeping Beauty Suite Respighi:  Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1 Dvorak:  Slavonic Dance in B Major, Op. 72, No. 1              Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2              Slavonic Dance in G Minor, Op. 46, No. 8              Slavonic Dance in A Major, Op. 46, No. 5
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April 19 - 26
Mystical Arts of Tibet at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Tibetan Buddhist Monks return to the Crow Collection of Asian Art for a week long residency to construct a magnificent tantric Buddhist mandala sand painting.
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April 19
Nasher Sculpture Center presents David Bates Bus Tour

Immerse yourself in the work of David Bates on a special tour of the complete exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Dallas-based guests are invited to begin at the Nasher for a guided tour of the artist’s sculpture and works on paper, then travel by chartered shuttle to Fort Worth for a tour of his paintings.
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April 19
Steve Darmody, in Concert at Dallas First Church of Seventh-day Adventists

Steve Darmody’s 33 year music ministry has taken him around the world, from Carnegie Hall to Warsaw’s Philharmonic Hall. You may have seen him on one of his many TBN appearances. He’s been called the “milk chocolate voice” of gospel music!
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April 20
Lone Star Film Society ArthouseFW

Chronicling the violent suppression of a mutiny, Strike (1925) marks the celebrated Russian director Sergei Eisenstein’s first full-length film. His innovative editing perfected the use of montage as a unique alternative to traditional narrative structures and emphasized a collectivist approach to filmmaking.
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April 20-May 10
Fort Worth Opera With Blood, With Ink Performance

Recounting the life of Sor (Sister) Juana Inéz de la Cruz – the remarkable 17th century intellectual, poetess, and theologian forced to renounce her life’s work in a blood oath – composer Daniel Crozier blends Latin liturgical chant with his tuneful orchestration and lush melodies in this professional world premiere.
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April 20
Inspirational Jazz with the Joyce Spencer Quartet

Spend part of your Easter with the DeSoto Arts Commission for a concert with saxophonist, Joyce Spencer and the Expressions performing the colors of jazz from inspirational to traditional, funk and fusion. Your $10 ticket also includes a complimentary wine, cheese and dessert buffet.
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April 21
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church presents a Solo Cello Concert

Italian cellist Francesco Mastromatteo will bring a solo cello concert of post-romantic music.
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April 21
Dallas Chamber Music presents Emerson String Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet stands apart in the history of string quartets with an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammy’s® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year”, and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time.
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Apr. 22
Brazos Chamber Orchestra presents Battle of the Overtures

Program Amazing Grace The National Anthem Francis Scott Key Apollo 13 Horner/Moss Selections From Oliver Lionel Bart/Reed Fascinating Rhythm George & Ira Gershwin/arr. Whitney Poet and Peasant Overture Von Suppe/ arr. Isaac INTERMISSION Light Cavalry Overture Von Suppe/Isaac Paul Simon Medley Simon/Ling Marche Slave Peter Tchaikovsky/arr. Rosenhaus Billy Tell Overture Gioacchino Rossini/arr. Richard Meyer William Tell Overture G. Rossini/arr. Lehmeier
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April 23
AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) presents Erin Hannigan, principal oboist for the Dallas Symphony

AIR's signature interview series, this evening we present moderator Chris Tucker interviewing guest artist Erin Hannigan, principal oboist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and animal rights activist. Following the interview, enjoy the movie BEETHOVEN!
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April 23
UNT Symphony Orchestra with Grand Chorus

Linda DiFiore, mezzo-soprano Brahms - Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 Stravinsky - Firebird Suite J.A.C. Redford - Rest Now, My Sister Poulenc - Gloria
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April 24- May 18
Theatre Three presents Seminar

As Seminar opens, four young writers are gathered in an Upper West Side apartment waiting for Leonard, a fiction guru, for whose counsel they have each paid $5,000. They are a fractious lot even before Leonard arrives, swapping barbs about one another’s pretensions. But that’s nothing compared to the verbal flatulence that fills the air once Leonard arrives, trailing weary contempt and sexual charisma. Once a celebrated novelist, he’s best known now as a teacher and grandstanding chronicler of life in danger zones in third-world countries. The verbal and sexual sparring yield what The New York Times called “Big laughs…an authentic rush of pleasure”. It’s tight, witty and consistently entertaining, acquiring more muscle as the layers are peeled back to reveal both the scarred humanity beneath Leonard’s soured exterior. Theatre Three’s production of Seminar by Theresa Rebeck is the Southwest premiere of this new Broadway comedy.
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April 24
Latino Cultural Center Afro Horn

Afro Horn is a Afro-Cuban ensemble that explores Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Mexican percussionist Francisco Mora-Catlett leads the ensemble and been a musician for over forty years.
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April 24 - 27
Southwestern Adventist University presents Meet Me in St Louis

Imagine a much younger United States readying for the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. The St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 took four years to prepare, covered over 1,200 acres with 1,500 square feet of exhibition halls, amusement attractions, the latest inventions, and buildings representing 43 of the then 45 states. It would take a whole week for anyone to walk the entire fair grounds. This spectacle forms the backdrop for the play Meet Me in St. Louis as seen from the eyes of one family. When Mr. Smith brings home the news he’s being promoted and the family is moving to New York City, life turns upside down for Lon, Jr., and his four sisters—Esther, Rose, Agnes, and Tootie. None of them want to leave their friends or sweethearts, and the family cook Katie and live-in Grandpa Prophater refuse to move. The girls especially don’t want to miss the opening of the World’s Fair with all its fireworks, music, dancing, and elaborate displays. So the mischievous sisters set about upsetting their father’s plans in any way they can—derailing a trolley, angering a cantankerous neighbor, throwing the cat on their father’s boss, saying exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. The tactics used by this unruly and hilarious bunch of girls are a riot to witness. Southwestern Adventist University’s English Department presents Meet Me in St. Louis April 24 at 8:00 p.m., April 26 at 9:00 p.m., and April 27 at 8:00 p.m. in Wharton Auditorium at the Mabee Center, on the corner of Old Betsy and Magnolia Street. Tickets are $5 and are on sale 45 minutes before each performance at the Wharton Auditorium box office.
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April 24
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Russell Gold - The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Some people think fracking has been shaking up their neighborhoods in North Texas, but author Russell Gold demonstrates that fracking also shook up the energy industry. He is the senior energy writer at The Wall Street Journal and his latest book is titled The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World. The Austin-based Gold has covered many aspects of the petroleum industry, from fracking fights, to drilling moratoriums, to China's global oil $44 billion
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April 24
AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) in partnership with SEED present Fused Glass

Featured guest: Fused glass artist and sculptor Nan Phillips - discover her process for creating incredible glass pieces and how you can learn the art of fused glass. Contact Nan for directions - nan@nan-art.com - please reference the SEED session when contacting her.
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April 24
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents 20th Anniversary Exclusive Screening of Schindler's List

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is proud to announce an exclusive private screening of Schindler’s List Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Inwood Theater. The benefit screening commemorates the 20th anniversary of Schindler’s List, an award-winning film based on the life of Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. The screening will benefit the Dallas Holocaust Museum and Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation in recognition of the vital work both organizations have done to enlighten and inspire individuals through Holocaust testimony. This is a unique opportunity to experience one of the most historically significant films of our time and to introduce the film to newer generations. This newly restored version was created under the direction of filmmaker Steven Spielberg and will be shown one night only on the big screen. A reception will take place prior to the screening.
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April 24 - 26
Plano Community Theatre presents How the West was Dun

Here’s a hilarious melodrama that spoofs many of Hollywood’s westerns and has modern touches to boot. Slick and wealthy Richard Coldheart (“Oh, that’s Rich!”) must marry Polly Wanda Cracker to control the Cracker property. However, it’s Polly’s homely sister, Prunella, who wants to marry him! Meanwhile, our hero, Sheriff Wayne John, has his hands full surviving the hilarious antics of well meaning but not too bright Deputy Doowrong. When a bundle of villains, including Snydley Dastardley, Kid Kid and Calamity Jan, attempt to take over Low Humidity Chasm (Aren’t you sick and tired of melodramas taking place in Dry Gulch?), things really go crazy!
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April 24 & 27
The Little Mermaid Jr.

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. The Little Mermaid Jr. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice.
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Apr. 24 - 26
Turtle Creek Chorale presents Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd

Don’t miss this Tony Award Winning musical thriller as brought to life on the City Performance Hall stage by TCC in an exhilarating concert collaboration with Uptown Players.
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April 24 - 26
University of Texas at Dallas presents Spring into Dance

The UT Dallas Dance Ensemble is featured in this eclectic blend of faculty and guest choreography. Student members of this elite ensemble perform lyrical and contemporary works that include a wide range of music and choreographic styles and influences.
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April 25 - 26
Continental Gin Building Artists present CGB Artists Open Studios

More than three dozen of Dallas' more notable Deep Ellum artists, designers and photographers offer an inside look at their working studios. Free admission and on-site parking.
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April 25 - June 1
Dallas Children's Theater presents Charlotte's Web

CHARLOTTE’S WEB By E. B. White Adapted by Joseph Robinette Enjoyed by ages 5 and up The best-loved children’s story of all time and winner of The Newbery Honor Medal! Discover the true meaning of friendship and life’s everyday miracles. Get caught in Charlotte's web to save Wilbur, the “radiant” and “humble” pig, and make friends once again with all his loveable barnyard neighbors.
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April 25 - May 11
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Boeing Boeing

Greater Lewisville Community Theatre happily announces the opening of its spring comedy, Boeing Boeing, written by Mark Camoletti and directed by Sharon Veselic. The show runs April 25-May 11, 2014, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. A classic farce, Boeing Boeing tells the tale of smug Bernard, a British architect in Paris, and his three simultaneous (but unknowing) fiancées. And, of course, there is a maid and a best friend. Bernard’s fiancées are all beautiful flight attendants on different schedules until a new, faster Boeing is introduced. The chaos and fun take off as Bernard’s careful schedule unravels at supersonic speed. Boeing Boeing won the 2010 Tony for Best Revival of a Play. GLCT is located at 160 W. Main in Old Town Lewisville. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for 65 and over and 18 and under. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 972-221-7469 (SHOW). Additional information is available at www.glct.org. This show is rated PG-13 for mature content.
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April 25 - June 28
Latino Cultural Center Ella: Exhibiting Local Latina Artists

Paired with a growing awareness of women's issues in the community, local Latina artists depict their personal narratives through varying art forms at the LCC. The selected local Latinas utilize various methods as mediums to communicate their work as artists. The artists included in the exhibition are Emily Don Juan, Jessica Fuentes, Gina Garza, Marian Lefeld, Lupita Murrillo-Tinen, Coco Rico, Patricia Rodriguez, and Brenda Solis.
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April 25 - June 28
Latino Cultural Center The Factory Of Dreams: Inside Mexicos Soap Operas By Stefan Ruiz

Over the past several years, Stefan Ruiz has gained special access to Mexico's Televisa studios, known as "The Factory of Dreams," where nearly 50,000 hours' worth of telenovelas (soap operas) are produced and exported annually to more than 100 countries.
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April 25
Texas Discovery Gardens Member’s Butterfly Plant Sale Preview

Our Member’s Plant Sale allows you to shop before the Saturday rush! Members also receive 10% off plants. Rare native pollinator-friendly plants are our specialty.
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April 25
University of Texas at Dallas presents Musica Nova

Students from the University's Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music Ensemble perform with UT Dallas faculty and other professional musicians under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodriguez.
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April 25-27
Art in the Square 2014

The Southlake Women’s Club presents Art in the Square 2014 at Southlake Town Square, a premier destination for dining and shopping. Art in the Square celebrates 15 years of providing a world- class three- day juried fine arts festival that brings world renowned artists and entertainment to Northeast Tarrant County. The event has raised $2,000,000 for local charities that help women, families and children. Festival must see’s: Artist Plaza featuring over 150 world-class artists, emerging & area high school artists Two stages showcasing national headliners and local performers Sabre Stage Headliner
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April 25-May 11
Casa Mañana Theatre presents Peter Pan

Watch this musical with Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbell as they join the Lost Boys in a battle against Captain Hook and his band of pirates. Get swept away in the exhilarating new musical adaptation of the classic J.M. Barrie play. Suitable for all audiences. 
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April 25-May 25
Dallas Theater Center presents SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE

The ageless appeal of the world’s greatest detective comes thrillingly to life in regional premiere of a witty play filled with intrigue, humor and surprise. With stalwart sidekick Doctor Watson by his side, Holmes pursues a blackmail case that leads him straight into the lair of his arch-adversary, Professor Moriarty. Follow the clues with the clever duo on their mysterious adventure, told in true Holmes-Watson fashion. Recommended for students middle school and above.
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April 25-27
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Listen to live music on multiple stages and browse arts and craft vendors at this 35th annual festival. Professional and amateur musicians playing jazz, pop, rhythm and blues and full orchestra music, and community and school groups will perform on six stages.
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April 25
DSO on the GO: Oak Cliff

Rei Hotoda conducts David Cooper, horn  PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 "Classical" MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 "Italian" 
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April 25
Eisemann Center presents Debby Boone & World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Debby Boone, who rocketed to success with her hit single You Light Up My Life, partners with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra for this full big band retrospective. Taking a step back in time you will be swept away by the lush orchestra sounds Glenn Miller made famous and now partnered with the memorable voice of Ms. Boone.
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April 25-May 11
Frisco Community Theater presents Lend Me a Tenor

This comedy follows the mishaps of world-renowned tenor Tito Merelli at a Cleveland opera company in the fall of 1934. Crazy circumstances lead the excitable opera manager to believe that he is dead and will be unable to fulfill his role as Otello. An aspiring singer named Max suits up to replace him, which hilariously complicates the relationship with Max’s and Merelli’s lady-friends, especially when Merelli revives.
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Apr. 25 - 27
Hope for Peace & Justice presents BENT

In observance of Yom HaShoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day—Hope for Peace & Justice will present the play BENT, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Daniel Scott Cates, at the Interfaith Peace Chapel on April 25, 26, 27 at 8:00 p.m. BENT follows the story of Max, played by DR Mann Hanson, a homosexual on the run from the Nazis, who finds himself in Dachau, a prison camp. By developing a relationship with fellow prisoner, Horst—played by Todd Whitley—Max regains his self-respect. BENT is a harrowing, overpoweringly intense, and at times violent story about the treatment of homosexuals by their own countrymen before World War II. The show also stars Brandon Simmons, local entertainer Richard D. Curtin, Mark Calloway, Barry Phillips, Heath Billups, Steve Frawley, local radio personality Christopher “Kory” Beale, and Rev. Jeff Hood. Leslie Frye is the stage manager. Music will be performed by Danny Anchondo. BENT is recommended for mature audiences only. Seating is limited. Tickets are available for a suggested $10 donation to Hope for Peace & Justice at www.cathedralofhope.com (https://www.cathedralofhope.com/netcommunity/2014-events/h4pj-presents-bent) and, while supplies last, at the door. Free tickets are also available to those who cannot make a donation; contact H4PJ’s Roger Stanley at Roger@h4pj.org
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April 25-May 10
Mesquite Community Theatre presents Dearly Departed

In this production, director Paul McKenzie invites the audience to look through a kaleidoscope at the fractured lives of the Turpin family as they deal with the death of their patriarch, Bud. With each turn of the kaleidoscope, the colorful characters are seen in new and fascinating ways adding a rarely seen depth to each one. Though this new interpretation may dive deeper into these characters than you may have ever seen before, the cast never loses sight of the fact that the situations portrayed in show are often fall-on-the-floor funny! You've never seen Dearly Departed performed quite like this before!
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Apr. 25 - 26
Plant Sale Safaris at Texas Discovery Gardens

Plant Sale Safaris April 25, 2014 from 3 pm – 4 pm (allows entry to Member’s Plant Sale) April 26, 2014 from 9 am to 10 am (Regular sale) This pre-sale tour by Director of Horticulture Roger Sanderson shows you how to incorporate native and adapted plants into your landscape. Learn about the environmental conditions they thrive in and the beneficial insects they attract. $10, $5 for TDG Members. Advance registration strongly encouraged.
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April 25
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Julia E. Sweig - On Brazil & Cuba

For some people, Brazil is the world's largest Lusophone, i.e., the largest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world. For others, Brazil is an economic power and a nation with a global future. But after a decade and a half of a vibrant economy (the world’s sixth largest), Brazil is encountering a stall. The citizens are demanding government responsibility to protect gains. And there's even a spying crisis because the United States was keeping watch on President Dilma Rousseff -- and Brazil admitted spying on U.S diplomats, too. These issues are squarely in the field of expertise for The Council's March 5 speaker, Julia E. Sweig. She is the Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies and director for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). And she directs CFR's Global Brazil initiative.
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April 26
Dallas Metroplex Musicians Association presents Kwei Kwei: Festival of Negro Spirituals

Various choirs will perform well-known Spirituals
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April 26
Dallas Art Dealers Association Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award Ceremony

NFG to host award ceremony for the Edith Baker Art Scholarship at 7pm, April 26, 2014. Artwork from finalists and winner also on view during DADA Gallery Walk, Sat. Apr. 26, 12-8pm thru May 10.
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April 26
Dallas Art Dealers Association Spring Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Though it’s called a walk, a car or bicycle is necessary! Download the gallery guide at dallasartdealers.org and then start at any member location.
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April 26
DeSoto Arts Commission Presents the Dallas Black Dance Theater

The DeSoto Arts Commission is pleased to sponsor Dallas's Oldest dance company, the Dallas Black Dance Theater in a special performance.
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April 26 - 27
North Dallas Artists Studio Tour

11th North Dallas Artist Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th, 2014 from 10am to 5pm www.northdallasart.com The 2014 North Dallas Artist Studio Tour offers the opportunity to view the diverse works of accomplished artists in their studio settings in a broad range of media including painting, drawings, printing, photography, glass-work and sculpture. The focus of the tour including 28 visual artists in 17 studios from North Dallas is to introduce the public to artists in their studios and to stimulate interest in the processes, materials and ideas related to art. This is the eleventh year for the artists to open their studios to the community. Each year, the tour surpasses expectations – growing in the number of people visiting the artists’ studios as well as the skills and creativity of each artist. The tour is free and open to the public. 2014 participating artists include: Karin Michele Anderson, Deb Baker, Martha Box, Bernard Bortnick, Adriana Cobo- Frenkel, Melanie Coursey, Sheila Cunningham, Lori Cusick, Annie Davis, Jan Dreskin-Haig, Robert English, Ann Gavin, Angela Howell, Nathan Jones, Bill Kysor, Danah Moore, Tori Pendergrass, Nan Phillips, Sephen Potter, Kim Saxon, David Schulze, Chris Scruggs, Jack Schecter, Judy Schecter, Deborah Shannon, Jayne Sparrer, Jane Stephen- son and Cynthia Stone.
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April 26
Oak Cliff Cultural Center DADA Bike Swarm

DADA Bike Swarm now featuring Art Cars Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, Bike Friendly Cedars, Bike Friendly Deep Ellum and Bike Friendly Design Districtâ??s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Spring Gallery Walk on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Boulevard. Art cars will be part of the festivities!
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April 26 - 27
Texas Discovery Gardens Butterfly Plant Sale

We are having our plant sale earlier this year to give you more time to plant. Enjoy native and adapted plants that are rare to find in local nurseries!
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April 26 -
Tri-County Choral Society presents Hot Pop and Cool Country

The Tri-County Choral Society is honored to be able to feature up and coming country music star Amber Carrington at its spring concert on April 26. The concert, “Hot Pop and Cool Country”, will be held in the Royse City High School auditorium at 7:00 PM. During this concert, a scholarship will also be presented to a graduating high school senior who plans to major in the arts. Amber Carrington rose to fame on NBC’s “The Voice” as a semi-finalist. She graduated from Rockwall High School and has been singing her way to the top of charts. Currently living in Nashville, this singer/songwriter is coming “home” to share her success and talent on the local stage. The Tri-County Choral Society is directed by Amy McLeroy and accompanied by Mark Parker. They are a group of 40 plus singers from the community who meet each Tuesday night to sing and fellowship. Their mission is “To provide an outlet for professional and amateur musicians to share a love of music and singing in communion with others and promote the benefits of the arts to our community.”
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April 26
Voces Intimae: Melodie Exotique - Reflections on the Exotic

Featuring: Jennifer Youngs, Soprano Jeff Snider, Baritone Elvia Puccinelli, Piano
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April 26
Christopher Martin Gallery 2014 Spring Show

View latest works by Dallas based artist, Christopher Martin
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April 26-27
Earth Day Texas

Explore the importance of H20 in the Lone Star State at this free, two-day event that seeks to celebrate the planet and educate Texans on the many ways we can protect our environment.
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April 26
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert featuring The Verlaine Trio

The Verlaine Trio present an afternoon of beautiful trios by violinist Maria Schleuning, cellist Jolyon Pegis and pianist Liudmila Georgievskaya.
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April 26-May 11
Fort Worth Opera Così fan tutte Performance

Never one to miss a joke, this operatic sit-com sparkles with some of Mozart’s most imaginative and charming music. Spurred on by a bet, two soldiers put the fidelity of their fiancées to the test with comic results while proving that love can be a dangerous game.
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April 26
Frisco Family Services Gala 2014 - ONE

Dust off your boots, put on your Western bling and make plans to attend Frisco Family Services' 20th Annual Gala. Enjoy great cuisine, fabulous live and silent auctions, entertainment including mechanical bull riding, and dancing to the music of Drywater Band. A luxury raffle will be held with a choice of prizes of a $10,000 Visa Gift Card or an Alaskan cruise. All proceeds benefit Frisco Family Services whose mission is to help members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.
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April 26
Millennial Choirs & Orchestras present To Be American

Millennial Choirs & Orchestras premiere the musical tribute to God and country, TO BE AMERICAN. Featuring both original music and American classics composed and arranged by Brett Stewart and the live narrative of American raconteur Glenn Beck, the production is a tribute to our faithful Founding Fathers, to Old Glory, to the U.S. Armed Forces, to Americans past and present and to God.
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April 26-May 10
Spring Senior Juried Show

NFG to host show for the Visual Arts Senior Students from Booker T. Washington High School ftPVA April 26-May 10, 2014. Show on view during DADA Gallery Walk, Sat. Apr. 26, noon-8pm, Reception for Student Artists 6-8pm.
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April 26
Timeless Concerts presents An Evening in Russia with Rachmaninoff

An hour of beautiful piano trio music by Rachmaninoff, as well as his seldom heard songs, sung by tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc, accompanied by the trio. Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, and pianists David Dubiel and Heejung Kang. Concert followed by singer/pianist Steve Stroud who takes requests for dancing. Fruit/cheese/desserts and wine complimentary.
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April 26 - 27
University Baptist Church presents Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

University Baptist Church presents Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage – video Seminar This is one of the most practical, helpful and entertaining seminars offered on marriage. This event is designed to bring hope and positive change to marriages. It creates better communication in marriages, helps spouses better understand each others’ needs, and rekindles romance in marriage relationships.
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April 27
Latino Cultural Center Dia del Ninos Festival

The Latino Cultural Center is celebrating its fourth annual Di­a del Nino (Day of the Child) Festival. The day-long celebration will feature over a dozen activities focused on theater, dance, and visual arts for the entire family. Activities will be held throughout the LCC allowing families to drop-in on arts and crafts workshops, view theater performances, or listen to a storyteller in one of the galleries.
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April 27
Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents WILDFLOWERS: An Afternoon with Percy Grainger

Percy Grainger is the Lone Star Wind Orchestra’s focus at the Eisemann Center on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:30pm. Grainger is one of the most influential composer-pianists of the 20th century, and under the direction of Music Director Eugene Corporon, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra celebrates the composer’s contributions to the wind band. The LSWO is thrilled to have the Irving Chorale under Artistic Director Harry Wooten performing a number of works for choir and wind band including Grainger’s Marching Song of Democracy, Irish Tune from Country Derry, Australian Up-Country Tune, The Widow’s Party, and Children’s March: Over the Hills and Far Away. The program features the masterwork Lincolnshire Posy along with the composer’s Molly on the Shore and “The Gumsuckers” March. Additional Concert Notes: This concert presents a rare opportunity to hear many of Percy Grainger’s works for choir and wind band including a combined performance of the final movement of Lincolnshire Posy, “The Lost Lady Found,” and the original folksongs sung before each movement. With the Lone Star Wind Orchestra and the Irving Chorale, this program features two TACA grant award recipients.
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April 27
Mu Phi EpsilonConcert Series presents Chie Watanabe, piano

Chie Watanabe received her BMusic from Tokyo College of Music and an Artist Diploma from TCU. She continued graduate studies in New York at the Manhattan School of Music and received her DMA at UNT where she studied with Gustavo Romero. She has received numerous national and international prizes and made her New York solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as an Artists International prizewinner. She also has given solo recitals at the International Piano Festival in Spain.
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April 27
2014 Yom Hashoah Commemoration at the Dallas Holocaust Museum

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will host a 2014 Yom Hashoah Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Shalom. Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the lives of Jewish people who were murdered during the Holocaust and is a testament to how the Holocaust changed the world. Gather your family and friends to honor and remember victims of this catastrophic event. Families of Holocaust survivors will light the six torches representing the six million who perished in the Holocaust. Guests will also enjoy a musical presentation that reflects upon the lasting effects of the Holocaust.
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April 27
AT&T patio Sessions presents The Cush

In the time-honored tradition of husband/wife duos (think Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth) providing the creative core and identity of a band, Burette and Gabrielle Douglas bring a sound and musical vision all their own to The Cush. Formed in Dallas, TX in 2000, The Cush features sympathetic songwriting armed with vintage tape delays and a batch of psych-pop mini suites. Over the years, The Cush has opened for artists including Cat Power, Broken Social Scene, Stars, Deerhoof, The Fiery Furnaces, Dead Meadow, Centro-matic, and James McMurtry, among many others.
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April 27
Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas Season Finale

Join the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas's six Downtown Choruses in a program featuring American choral music, including works by Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Kimberley Ahrens, Nora Henson, Cynthia Nott, Kelly Pfaffenberger, and Terrie Preskitt-Brown conduct.
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April 27
DeSoto Concert Series: D’Drum Percussion Ensemble

D’Drum uses a variety of traditional percussion instruments from Bali, Africa and Persia with a decidedly Western flair.
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April 27
Downton Abbey Tea

Join the Jane Austen Society for our Spring Tea. Chris Peirson, JASNA North Texas will speak on “Manners, Morals, and Social Usage in Downton Abbey”- a polite discussion regarding turn of the century fashion statements, social networking, and the original tea party. Afternoon tea will be served.
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April 27
DSO on the GO: Frisco

Rei Hotoda conducts Angela Fuller Heyde, violin  ROSSINI The Barber of Seville Overture VERDI "Triumphal March" from Aida FAURÉ Pavane COPLAND "Corral Nocturne" and "Hoe Down" from Rodeo GOULD American Salute BERNSTEIN Candide Overture ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 HAYMAN Pops Hoe-Down J. STRAUSS Radetzky March 
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April 27
Great Create at the Nasher Sculpture Center

The Great Create is a fun, family-focused fundraising event to engage families’ artistic sides while raising essential support for the Nasher’s diverse and engaging annual educational initiatives. The fundraiser, which sold out last year, is a celebration of youth art education and appreciation featuring a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on activities and workshops in the Nasher garden led by local and national artists, as well as live entertainment and kid-friendly food.
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April 27
King of Glory GUSTO! presents The Best of Broadway: An Afternoon with David Gaschen

Otherworldly. That’s how David Gaschen was for nearly a decade, thrilling audiences for more than 1,300 performances in the title role of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” in Europe and New York. Gaschen will provide glimpses of life as a Broadway star and perform selections from a variety of Broadway musicals, including “Phantom.” The free concert is sponsored by GUSTO! and the Dr. Debbie Jacob Life Enrichment Series.
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April 27
Meadows School of the Arts presents And All the Earth Shall Sing

“…One household, high and low, And all the earth shall sing.” So ends the Wendell Berry poem that inspired our second concert of the season – these two phrases also serve as the theme for this final concert. Join us as we celebrate the never-ending song in our world and in all of us.
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April 27-28
Shakespeare at the Center Series: Coriolanus

An Unabridged Staged Reading The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius.
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April 27
Texas Winds Country Fiddle Concert

Tom Demer has been a renowned country fiddler since his teen years. At the age of 16, when he won his first old-time fiddlers’ contest, he was already the youngest member of the Tucson Symphony. He went on to become that group’s principal violist while he was earning a music performance degree from the University of Arizona. Tom is presently a member of the Dallas Symphony. A founding member of the Durango, Colorado “Music in the Mountains” festival, Tom has presented his pops fiddle show with the Dallas, Fort Worth, Tucson, Florida and Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestras. For more than 20 years he has performed his “Fiddlin’ Man” Shows for Texas Winds audiences. Paul Demer is a 20-year-old student at the University of Texas at Arlington but spends most weekends touring throughout the nation. The singer-songwriter fronted the indie rock band Second Story Feedback while still in high school. He released his debut solo project, “Barks of Yore,” which features introspective lyrics and folk-styled arrangements, in late 2011.
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April 28
Texas Camerata presents A Joyful Noyse 

Instrumental chamber music featuring the wind and brass players of Texas Camerata.
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April 28
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven & Haydn

Experience Beethoven's musical revolution through the intimacy and intensity of chamber music, performed by Dallas Symphony principal musicians and special guests at City Performance Hall.
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April 28
Keyboard Conversations® "Mistresses and Masterpieces"

Concerts with lively commentary by internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel. Immortal works of love, passion and longing by Liszt, Schumann and Brahms among others, inspired by "significant others" in the composers' lives.
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April 29
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Julia E. Sweig - U.S. Policy Toward Brazil and Cuba: Challenges and Opportunities

For some people, Brazil is the world's largest Lusophone, i.e., the largest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world. For others, Brazil is an economic power and a nation with a global future. Brazil, a vibrant economy for a decade and a half and the world's sixth largest, is encountering a stall. The citizens are demanding government responsibility to protect gains. And there's even a spying crisis because the United States was keeping watch on President Dilma Rousseff -- and Brazil admitted spying on U.S diplomats, too. And then there is Cuba — the island nation and Communist foothold 90 miles away from the United States. What is the future for Cuba?
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April 29
Brazos Chamber Orchestra battle of the overtures

Program Amazing Grace The National Anthem Francis Scott Key Apollo 13 Horner/Moss Selections From Oliver Lionel Bart/Reed Fascinating Rhythm George & Ira Gershwin/arr. Whitney Poet and Peasant Overture Von Suppe/ arr. Isaac INTERMISSION Light Cavalry Overture Von Suppe/Isaac Paul Simon Medley Simon/Ling Marche Slave Peter Tchaikovsky/arr. Rosenhaus Billy Tell Overture Gioacchino Rossini/arr. Richard Meyer William Tell Overture G. Rossini/arr. Lehmeier
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April 29
Dallas Chamber Symphony Season Finale

The 2013-14 season comes to a close as the Dallas Chamber Symphony offers brilliant performances of works by Beethoven and R. Schumann.
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April 30
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

Spring 2014 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions: “Modern Living Every Day of the Year” Dallas Architecture Forum will present 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions for three evenings at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas. On April 30, May 15 and June 12 attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, have the chance to see each of the residences, and to hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. Valet parking will be available. Business or cocktail attire is recommended. The April 30 and June 12 receptions will be from 6 pm to 8 pm (come and go) with brief remarks by the design team around 6:45 pm. The May 15 reception will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with remarks by the design team at 6:15 pm. There is limited attendance for these cocktail receptions, and advance purchase of tickets is required. The Series of three receptions for two people is $250 for Forum members and $300 for non-members, and the Series of three receptions for one person is $150 for Forum members and $175 for non-members. Individual cocktail receptions are $75 per person per evening for Forum members and $90 per person per evening for non-members. Admission to the cocktail receptions may be purchased online, beginning April 9 at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, www.dallasarchitectureforum.org, or by mailing a check for the applicable amount, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum”, to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. If paying by check include email address and phone number so the Forum may contact you to confirm your reservation. Confirmed attendees will receive an email with the addresses of each residence. No tickets will be mailed. Confirmed attendees names will be on the check-in lists at each event.
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April 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Suzanne DiMaggio - The U.S. & Iran: A Breakthrough Moment?

Suzanne DiMaggio is the Vice President of Global Policy Programs at Asia Society, the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia. Based in NYC, she oversees the Society's task forces, study groups, and Track II initiatives aimed at promoting effective policy responses to the most critical challenges facing the United States and Asia.
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May 1 - 31
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents 31 Days of Asia

At the Crow Collection of Asian Art you can enjoy a distinctly Asian experience every day in our galleries. From the tranquility of our sculpture garden, to the energy of Ninja Night, we offer an array of ways to find Asia in Dallas through art, culture and more. May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and in honor of this celebration of heritage we are highlighting a few unique happenings at the Crow Collection, as well as, unique Asian-focused experiences in and around Dallas all month-long. Join us as we take a trip around the world and back in just 31 days!
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May 1
Brazos Chamber Orchestra battle of the overtures

Program Amazing Grace The National Anthem Francis Scott Key Apollo 13 Horner/Moss Selections From Oliver Lionel Bart/Reed Fascinating Rhythm George & Ira Gershwin/arr. Whitney Poet and Peasant Overture Von Suppe/ arr. Isaac INTERMISSION Light Cavalry Overture Von Suppe/Isaac Paul Simon Medley Simon/Ling Marche Slave Peter Tchaikovsky/arr. Rosenhaus Billy Tell Overture Gioacchino Rossini/arr. Richard Meyer William Tell Overture G. Rossini/arr. Lehmeier
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May 1-24
Circle Theatre presents The Other Place

Juliana Smithton is an intelligent and successful neurologist whose life is coming apart. Her husband filed for divorce, her daughter eloped with a much older man and her own health is uncertain. In this brilliantly crafted script, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present, and the elusive truth finally surfaces. From beginning to end, The Other Place is compelling, heartbreaking, terrifying, and haunting. (Adult Language)
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May 1-24
Circle Theatre presents The Other Place

Juliana Smithton is an intelligent and successful neurologist whose life is coming apart. Her husband filed for divorce, her daughter eloped with a much older man and her own health is uncertain. In this brilliantly crafted script, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present, and the elusive truth finally surfaces. From beginning to end, The Other Place is compelling, heartbreaking, terrifying, and haunting. (Adult Language)
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May 1-5
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven 9

Alexander Kerr, violin Nathan Olson, violin Pretty Yende, soprano Kate Aldrich, mezzo-soprano Frank Lopardo, tenor Oren Gradus, bass Dallas Symphony Chorus: Joshua Habermann, director BEETHOVEN Two Romances for Violin and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, Chorale
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May 2
Lone Star Film Society ArthouseFW:

The colorful reimagining of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, Ran earned Akira Kurosawa an Academy Award nomination for Best Director in 1985. This ambitious feature had the highest production cost of any Japanese film of its time and is Kurosawa’s final epic masterpiece.
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May 2
Church of the Holy Communion presents an Organ concert

Church of the Holy Communion in Dallas will present organist Andrew Kenney in concert on Friday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Kenney is the organist for St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lindsay, Texas, and is currently a Master's student at the University of North Texas. His program will include music of Bach, Mendelssohn, Bolcom, and others.
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May 2 - 11
Mckinney Youth Theatre presents Sweeney Todd, School Edition

Come see this infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him. His thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate customers, and the resourceful proprietress of the pie shop downstairs soon has the people of London lining up in droves with her mysterious new meat pie recipe!
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May 2 & 4
Meadows Symphony Orchestra Concerto Concert

The MSO features the “stars of tomorrow” – winners of the annual Meadows Concerto Competition, who are chosen to perform with the orchestra from a highly competitive field of talented Meadows students.
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May 2-11
Music Theatre of Denton presents Spring Awakening

SPRING AWAKENING is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations, and the exhilaration of the teen years.   It’s Germany, 1891. The beautiful young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies come from. Elsewhere, the brilliant and fearless young Melchior defends his buddy Moritz -- a boy so traumatized by puberty he can’t concentrate on anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. SPRING AWAKENING explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children. SPRING AWAKENING celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget. This show is strongly recommended for mature audiences only due to adult language, content and themes. 
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May 2 - 4
The Craft Guild of Dallas Spring Show & Sale 2014

The Show and Sale will feature unique, handcrafted works of jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, and fiber art. We invite you to begin your Mothers Day shopping at the Craft Guild. Discover a range of one-of-a-kind works of art and craft that gift recipients and collectors alike will treasure. During the three-day Show and Sale, our studios will be open and will feature artist demonstrations. Join us at our opening night reception on Friday, May 2nd for live music and a highly anticipated silent auction highlighting artwork created at the Craft. Funds generated from the auction will support Craft Guild programs. Open to the public. Free admission. Valet parking available at opening night reception.
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May 2
TITAS Command Performance Gala

Stunningly beautiful and creative, Command Performance is the definitive dance event of the year. A spectacular evening featuring ten of the world’s most renowned stars performing today’s best in dance. From classic pas de deux to awe-inspiring contemporary works, TITAS’s annual gala performance is simply not-to-be-missed. It is the pyrotechnics of dance – the most exciting, innovative and beautiful works all in one evening.
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May 3 - 10
Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents Sustainable. Wearable. Art. Workshops

The Oak Cliff Cultural Center and Cantoinette Studios are proud to present Sustainable.Wearable.Art. Workshops! Participants will use everyday materials to design and create a custom one of a kind headpiece. Each person will receive a kit to design and create from a selection of re-purposed materials and will have access to a collection of tools. Guidance is given in a step by step process. Each participant will leave the workshop with a BEAUTIFUL custom headpiece that can be worn or displayed as sculptural artwork. Workshops are FREE, but spaces are limited. About the Artist: Chesley Antoinette has established a reputation for making a line of accessories ranging from sculptural headwear to up-cycled contemporary jewelry. Each creation uses 100% original creativity and at least 80% sustainably sourced materials and pushes beyond traditional design boundaries that advocate ways to re-think how consumer consumption can take on a second life in fashion.
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May 3
 Elements in Song – Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

Listen to the Brookhaven Choral Society and director Vivace Melody Gamblin-Bullock present this concert featuring Purcell's Come, Ye Sons of Art.
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May 3
Adventure Asia - Family Days at the Crow

Enjoy family-friendly activities that emphasize nature and wellness.
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May 3
Arlington Community Band Salute to Community Bands

Salute to Community Bands 1:00 Rockwall Community Band 2:30 Mt. View College Community Band 4:00 Irving Symphonic Band 5:30 Mansfield Wind Symphony 7:00 Arlington Community Band FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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May 3
Arthritis Foundation presents 2014 Walk to Cure Arthritis North Texas

The Walk to Cure Arthritis raises funds and awareness to fight the nation's leading cause of disability. We aren't just helping the millions of people who live with arthritis pain, we're funding research that's getting us closer to a cure. The event is Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Globe Life Park in Arlington and features a three-mile and one-mile course. We'll have information about arthritis and fun activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs. Register today!
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May 3
Chamber Music Spring Honors Concert

The chamber music program ends its year with its Honors Concert, featuring the best and brightest of the spring semester chamber groups. See some of your favorite student performers on stage for the last time before they graduate.
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May 3-19
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS 2014-15 SEASON AUDITIONS

The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD), the official children’s chorus of the Dallas Symphony, announces auditions for the CCGD downtown choruses. CCGD’s downtown choruses consist of more than 400 talented students living in 35 cities from 189 schools. Rehearsals take place on Monday nights during the school year in downtown Dallas, with three concerts each season at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Students also take part in other community performances throughout the year, including outreach performances at venues across the city; in addition, students have the opportunity to tour with the ensemble every two years. During the 2014-15 season, CCGD’s Concert I and II Choruses will each perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on two productions, including the Dallas Symphony Christmas Celebration performances.
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May 3
Dallas Historical Society presents Grove Hill Cemetery Walking Tour

Grove Hill Cemetery marked its 100th birthday in 2011, and it is still a very active cemetery. It contains an impressive array of monuments to 20th century movers and shakers of Dallas, as well as the largest and best collection of mausoleums in the county.
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May 3
International Eagle 5K Run -- Run Like It's Recess benefiting IL Texas

5K Race and a 1mile Fun Run around an official Running Track. International Eagle 5K Run- Run Like its Recess is our Spring Fundraiser to fund Teacher Grants as well as for supplying our Children with books for building a library, fresh learning programs, buses and other necessary supplies and instruments for our school years success. IL Texas is an ISD Public Charters School that relies on community support. This Event is open to the public and is a Chip Timed Race where medals will be presented and trophies awarded. This is a family friendly event where strollers are welcome. We have booths and Sponsors as well as music for all to enjoy. Come and get to know how the Eagles can Lead our Children with an Exemplary Education program that teaches Chinese, Spanish and English from Kindergarden to 12 grade.
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May 3
Living History with J. Walter Coughlin at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A U.S. Secret Service agent from 1961 to 1977, Coughlin served on the details of President Kennedy, President Johnson and Vice President Hubert Humphrey. He was part of the advance team for San Antonio on President Kennedy’s trip to Texas. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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May 3
Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents Masterworks – Beethoven

The music of BeethovenEgmont OverturePiano Concerto No. 3Symphony No. 1
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May 3
Richardson Symphony Orchestra presents Season Finale

the RSO performs four sonic masterworks: Richard Strauss' "Don Juan," Bela Bartok's "Two Portraits," Hector Berlioz's "Three Excerpts from The Damnation of Faust," and a performance with Cleveland Piano Competition winner Alexander Schimpf of Schumann's beautiful "Piano Concerto in A Minor."
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May 3
Target First Saturday at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Bring out your children’s artistic talents and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a line-up of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.”
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May 3
UT Dallas presents Annual Choral Concert: The Art of the Song

The event season wraps up with the annual choral concert that features the artistry of vocal music through the ages.  With the UT Dallas Chamber Singers, directed by Kathryn Evans with Michael McVay, accompanist, and the UT Dallas Community Chorale, directed by Derrick Brookins, this concert is sure to please audiences of all ages. 
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May. 4
DeSoto Arts Commission presents Andrew Griffith Jazz Percussion Quintet

The Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Sunday concert series rolls on with a performance by the Andrew Griffith Jazz Percussion Quintet.
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May 4 & 10
Fort Worth Opera Silent Night Performance

The tale of the spontaneous World War I Christmas Eve cease-fire in 1914 between German, French, and Scottish troops, Silent Night explores the nature of mankind in the face of remarkable circumstances. Expressing the global character of war, with a libretto sung in German, French, English and Latin, Kevin Puts colors his Pulitzer Prize-winning work with shades of Mozart, Puccini, and Bernstein to great cinematic effect.
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May 4
The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir Handbell Spring Concert

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary and fresh from their 6th tour of the United Kingdom, the internationally acclaimed Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir will present its Annual Spring Concert. Admission is Free! No advance tickets required This unique handbell choir of over 50 members will perform entirely from memory, without a conductor, and use no tables or gloves! This performance includes more than an hour of an extensive repertoire ranging from the 16th Century “Change Ringing,” Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite,” Handel’s “Hallelujah,” the Bach-Gounod “Ave Maria,” the familiar samba “Brazil,” a medley from “Les Miserables,” to some original pieces including “Ragtime Revue,” and “Boogie Bells.” There will also be a special appearance by the Alumni Choir of The Dorothy Shaw Bell Choir.
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May 4
DeSoto Concert Series presents the Joyce Spencer Jazz Quartet

the Joyce Spencer Jazz Quartet performing traditional jazz to funk and fusion followed by jazz drummer, Andrew Griffith.
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May 4
GDYO Presents Rising Talent

The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents four of its ensembles in concert on May 4, 2014 at 2:30pm at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Come to hear the Young Performers Orchestra and Dallas String Ensemble, led by Susan Younghans, as well as the Sinfonietta and Philharmonic, led by James Frank.
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May 4
GDYO's Wind Symphony and Flute Choir

Join GDYO in this evening of wonderful music performed by talented young musicians from across the Dallas area. This concert will feature the Wind Symphony with conductor Dr. Nicholas Williams and the Flute Choir with conductor Dr. Priscilla Holt.
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May 4
Voices of Change present The Book of American Poetry III

Featuring special guest composer Stacy Garrop Alban Berg:  Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano  Stacy Garrop:  Silver Dagger (violin, cello, piano)  Charles Ives:  and String Quartet #1 (two violins, viola, cello)  Morton Gould:  Duo (clarinet, flute)  Stacy Garrop:  The Book of American Poetry Volume III    (mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello,    piano, percussion)
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May 4
Winspear Opera House Recital Series: ITZHAK PERLMAN

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. Having performed with every major orchestra and at venerable concert halls around the globe, Itzhak Perlman was granted a Kennedy Center Honor in 2003 by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in celebration of his distinguished achievements and contributions to the cultural and educational life of the United States. He has performed multiple times at the White House, most recently in 2012 at the invitation of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama, for Israeli President and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Shimon Peres; and at a State Dinner in 2007, hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush, for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. In 2009, Mr. Perlman was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams alongside cellist Yo-Yo Ma, clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Gabriela Montero, for an audience of nearly 40 million television viewers in the United States and millions more throughout the world.
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May 5
Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Listen to a performance by the Grammy Award-winning band Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. Seating in Carpenter Hall is first come, first served. 
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May 6
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Robert Kaplan - UNT Kuehne Speaker Series on National Security

Of course, Americans may complain about poor rail service and deteriorating infrastructure and bureaucracies, especially in inner cities, but it is important to realize that we are, nevertheless, complaining on the basis of a very high standard relative to much of the developing world.
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May 6
First Tuesday Social Justice Films present “Blackfish,”

Tilikum was huge – a 12,000-pound Orca - a killer whale who was involved in several deaths while in captivity. “Blackfish,” the documentary on this and other whales in captivity, is presented free of charge by First Tuesday Social Justice Films. Blackfish is a 2013 documentary film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2013 and was picked up by Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films for wider release. Cowperthwaite examines through actual footage of what these animals are capable of. Interviews with those familiar with Orcas provide insights into their extraordinary nature, their various cultures, their social structures, and their close family relations – all of which are disrupted and ignored by their keepers. Audience discussion follows the film.
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May 7
Latino Cultural Center presents Telenovelas: Predictable, Melodramatic, And So Much More

There are some stories that constitute a narrative deluge transmitted daily via the television screens of more than 130 countries. These serialized dramas are called telenovelas, and the simplicity of their codes belies the complicated nature of their production and consumption. This presentation will focus on that complexity, teasing out how telenovelas are more than just melodramatic love stories.
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May 7
Latino Cultural Center PRESENTS Telenovelas: Predictable, Melodramatic, And So Much More

There are some stories that constitute a narrative deluge transmitted daily via the television screens of more than 130 countries. These serialized dramas are called telenovelas, and the simplicity of their codes belies the complicated nature of their production and consumption. This presentation will focus on that complexity, teasing out how telenovelas are more than just melodramatic love stories. Dr. Carolina Acosta-Alzuru is the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia.
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May 7-24
One Thirty Productions presents Equally Divided

This all too human comedy about trying to do the right thing when there is an estate to settle finds Edith and Renata surrounded by their late mother's temptingly portable collection of antiques. All too soon, they begin to learn that honesty, like beauty, is only skin deep.
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May 7
Sammons Jazz presents “Artistic Director’s Concert - The Music I Love”

Piano Trio by Moonlight Sets the Stage for a Magical Evening of Lush Jazz Master Works Opening Group: Sammons Jazz Piano Trio brings pianist Arlington Jones together again with Sammons Jazz favorites James Gilyard on bass and Andrew Griffith on drums. The trio performs the artistic director’s top pick of music from jazz piano greats such as Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris and Mary Lou Williams. Second Set: Sammons Jazz Chamber Orchestra is a sublime combination of piano, percussion and strings. Playing arrangements and compositions by Arlington Jones, the orchestra features jazz harpist Cindy Horstman, violinist and Dallas Symphony Orchestra Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster Gary Levinson, with Jones on piano, Stockton Helbing on drums, and Braylon Lacy on bass.
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May 8
Dallas Piano Jazz Society presents Starving Jazz Pianisits

Featuring numerous excellent pianists! Assisted by the Brian Piper Trio
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May 8
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents Brent Best of Slobberbone

Alternative country-rock unit Slobberbone comprised singer/guitarist Brent Best, lead guitarist Jess Barr, bassist Brian Lane and drummer Tony Harper. Formed in Denton, TX, in early 1992, the group originally approached their music with the same seriousness with which they chose their name (a reference to a dog's chew toy, incidentally), gigging in the pursuit of free beer and little else. However, in 1995 Slobberbone self-released an LP titled Crow Pot Pie that caught the attention of Doolittle Records founder Jeff Cole, who quickly signed the band; in 1997 they issued their sophomore effort, Barrel Chested. Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today follow.
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May 8
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents The Eastern Legends Concert

The Eastern Legends are a group of seventeen skilled young Chinese instrumentalists that fuse traditional Taiwanese and Chinese music with Western pop, rock, house and techno styles. The performance showcases dramatic elements and splendid lighting that make for an unforgettable show.
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May 8-11
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Bronfman Plays Emperor

Jaap van Zweden, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
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May 8
Symphony arlington presents ALEX MCDONALD, PIANO

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
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May 9 - June 13
Oak Cliff Cultural Center presents Multiple Exposures

A photo exhibition featuring artist Kathy Tran, Steven and Erin Reeves. “Multiple Exposures’ features work from digital to film of creative portraitures.
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May 9 - 17
Plano Childrens Theatre presents Oliver!

Oliver! is the classic Charles Dickens tale Oliver Twist, adapted by Lionel Bart into this well loved musical. Oliver, an orphan, is residing in a workhouse where he is fed only gruel. One night at dinner, he finds the courage to say, "May I have some more?"
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May 9 - June 1
Theatre Arlington presents NUNSENSE

Nunsense By Dan Goggin The Little Sisters of Hoboken are putting on a fund raiser to raise money to bury the sisters accidently poisoned by the convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Come see Mother Superior Mary Regina, Sister Mary Hubert, Sister Robert Anne, Sister Nary Leo and Sister Mary Amnesia sing, dance and vignette their way to afford to put their fallen sisters six feet under. Oh, and bring your thinking cap, there’s for certain to be a quiz (isn’t there always with nuns around?)!
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May 9
Garland Symphony presents ALEX MCDONALD, PIANO

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
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May 10
Fine Arts Chamber players 8th Annual Charles Barr Memorial Concert

Accomplished young artist Evan Ritter will present a program of piano repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods in addition to a contemporary work by composer Frank Martin. A talented, award-winning musician, Mr. Ritter made his orchestral debut with the Plano Symphony at the age of ten. He has been nationally recognized on NPR’s “From the Top” with the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist’s Award. A recent grand prize recipient of the Fort Worth Symphony’s Young Artist Competition, Mr. Ritter was selected as a National YoungArts Foundation Finalist in Classical Music. Mr. Ritter’s selections include: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude & Fugue in B Major, from the Well-Tempered Clavier Bk. II Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat Major, Op.81a "Les Adieux" Frank Martin: 8 Preludes pour le piano Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-tableau in E-flat minor, Op.33 no.5 Frederic Chopin: Etude in a minor, Op.25 no.11 "Winter Wind" Frederic Chopin: Scherzo no.4 in E Major
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May 10
The Dallas Opera PRESENTS Jack and the Beanstalk

Generously funded by Target, the Target Second Saturday program will feature thematic workshops based on exhibitions and programs in the 2013-14 Season. Participants will be able to engage in activities ranging from traditional artisanal crafts to explorations of digital photography with a focus on communication with social media. The program will also feature architectural sketching and drawing, a variety of dance programs, pottery and clay making, and the creation of oil and acrylic pieces on wood and/or canvas.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art: No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection

This exhibition features a selection of twenty paintings from the private collection of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, a St. Louis couple devoted to art of the American Midwest made between the World Wars. With distinctive tastes and discerning eyes, the Sinquefields have built an extraordinary collection that conveys the importance of this region in the national story of American art. The exhibition includes work by the famed Regionalists Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, and, as well as paintings by John Atherton, Joe Jones, and John Rogers Cox, who like their more celebrated colleagues, interpreted the reality of the heartland with passion, vigor, and poignancy.
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May 10
Chamber Music International CONCERT #6

"Join CMI’s Season Finale as wind, strings and harp provide a delicious journey through Mozart’s Austria, Debussy’s France, and the Germany of Brahms. " Program: Flute Quartet in D major, K.285 ....Wolfgang A. Mozart Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp....Claude Debussy Sextet in G Major, Op 36....Johannes Brahms Artists: Jaymee Haefner - Harp Jun Iwasaki - Violin Felix Olschofka - Violin Susan Dubois - Viola Daphne Gerling - Viola Ko Iwasaki - Cello Eugene Osadchy - Cello James Scott - Flute
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May 10
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Kreutzer Sonata

Experience Beethoven's musical revolution through the intimacy and intensity of chamber music, performed by Dallas Symphony principal musicians and special guests at City Performance Hall.
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May 10
Las Colinas Symphony presents ALEX MCDONALD, PIANO

Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
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May 10 - 11
Paw Prints Art Fair at the Dallas Zoo

On Mother's Day weekend, stroll tents filled with fine art, including paintings, sculpture, woodwork, ceramics, photography, and jewelry. On the Zoo's shady Cat Green area.
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May 10
Plano Civic Chorus presents MUSIC FOR GRAND CATHEDRALS

Highlights of the chorus' upcoming tour to Paris and Barcelona Tour France and Spain through the music of renowned composers Faure, Durufle, Poulenc, Casals, Tedesco – and others!  The special preview concert will feature highlights of the chorus’s upcoming tour to Paris and Barcelona and the premiere of a commissioned work by Composer in Residence Debra Scroggins.    With Jon Schweikhard, pianist, and Shirley G Latham, organist
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May 10-June 28
Three newEXHIBITIONS at the MAC

MOVING, NOT MOVING FEATURING ARTISTS OF THE CORE RESIDENCY PROGRAM OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON - JULIA BROWN, ANNA ELISE JOHNSON, SENALKA MCDONALD, HAROLD MENDEZ, MADSEN MINAX AND RONNY QUEVEDO ROBERT JESSUP: SELECTIONS - NEW WORK: 2013-2014 MAC@20 Part I
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May 10
Titas presents Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris is an influential and celebrated choreographer whose once- controversial pieces have become the standard of creativity for a new generation of dancers, choreographers and critics. Morris has changed the way audiences see modern dance.
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May 11
LSWO Youth Winds presents OF TIME AND PLACE: A Mother’s Day Celebration

The LSWO Youth Winds ends the 2013-2014 concert season with a Mother’s Day celebration titled “Of Time and Place.” Matthew McInturf, Director of Bands at Sam Houston State University, leads the Youth Winds on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:30pm in a concert featuring works connected with events in history and life. Lynne Jackson, Music Education Professor at SMU, guest conducts, and the concert will feature the 2014 Youth Winds Concerto Competition Winner. In addition, the 2014 “Music Changing Lives” Scholarships will be announced! The LSWO Youth Winds will perform Donald Grantham’s Phantasticke Spirites, Kyle Kindred’s new work Pulsar, John Gibson’s beautiful Resting in the Peace of His Hands, and the wind band standard Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance, among others.
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May 11
Mount Vernon Music Association presents Nuevo Tango! Latin Flair and Musical Passion

Let Argentine bandoneon master Mariano Dugatkin and MVM Players transport you to a world of dance and sultry romance.
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May 11
The Dance Council or North Texas and the Town of Addison present Taste Dance Addison! Style

GIVE MOM A TASTE OF DANCE: ADDISON STYLE! Celebrate Mother’s Day and the art of dance with this unique and free dance sampler! Sunday, May 11, 2014, 2-4PM at the Addison Theatre Center For twelve years, the Dance Council of North Texas and the Town of Addison have partnered to create a free interactive and culturally diverse experience so savory you can taste it. Through performances like these, the Dance Council fulfills its commitment to making dance accessible to everyone. This year, give Mom the gift of dance and celebrate dance styles from Contemporary Ballet to Traditional Aztec Dance, from Cutting-edge Modern to Russian Folk Dance. Sit back and watch or join in and learn to dance with each presenting group, and enter our free raffle for a Mother’s Day Gift Basket at Taste Dance: Addison Style on Mother’s Day - Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 2 – 4PM at Addison Theatre Center. This year’s Taste Dance Addison Style interactive performance schedule includes: • Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli: Aztec Dance Company • Hathaway Academy of Ballet: The Project Contemporary Dance Ensemble • Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet: Russian Folk Dance • Booker T. Washington HS of the Performing and Visual Arts’ Rep II Dance Company Visit www.addison214.com or www.thedancecouncil.org for more information.
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May 11
DeSoto Concert Series presents The Hall Ensemble

see the World Premiere of the dramatic cantata, Undelivered, performed by the Hall Ensemble. Undelivered tells the story of the speech President Kennedy would have delivered in Dallas had he survived.
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May 11
Plano Civic Chorus presents MUSIC FOR GRAND CATHEDRALS

Highlights of the chorus' upcoming tour to Paris and Barcelona Tour France and Spain through the music of renowned composers Faure, Durufle, Poulenc, Casals, Tedesco – and others!  The special preview concert will feature highlights of the chorus’s upcoming tour to Paris and Barcelona and the premiere of a commissioned work by Composer in Residence Debra Scroggins.    With Jon Schweikhard, pianist, and Shirley G Latham, organist
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May 11
Schola Cantorum of Texas presents 'Kimbell Music! Where the Eye Meets the Ear

A singing concert of literature by composers whose work is, in some manner, related to pieces hanging in the Kimbell's permanent collection. The performance will feature music by Agricola, Barber, Debussy, De Prez, Mareizio, Obrecht, Palestrina, Ockeghem, Ravel, Schubert, Wolf, and others.
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May 11
The Women's Chorus of Dallas presents Cantar: Songs to Warm the Heart

Experience the transcendence of nature through music as the chorus sings about the world that surrounds us, in music with a Latin flair. This one-act afternoon concert will also feature music to honor mothers and others honored on Mother's Day.
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May 13 - 17
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Lone Star Portraits

Ever since Leonardo da Vinci created his celebrated Mona Lisa, artists have tried to paint portraits as distinctive as this Renaissance masterpiece. See how Texas artists established their own portrait tradition in this installation that pairs artists’ self-portraits with those of their close friends, relatives, and colleagues. Featuring works by some of the state’s most important artists of the twentieth century and today, this modest exhibition suggests how intimate, detailed likenesses allowed Texas artists to identify themselves in public and private spheres similar to today’s selfies and Instagram photographs.
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May 13
Juliette Fowler Communities Visionary Women Luncheon Honoring Vivian Castleberry

Join Juliette Fowler Communities for the 2014 Visionary Women Luncheon, honoring Vivian Castleberry, trailblazing journalist, humanitarian, diplomat, author and teacher. The longtime women’s editor of The Dallas Times Herald, Vivian was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1984. A lifelong activist, Vivian is a founder of Peacemakers Incorporated, the Women’s Center of Dallas, the Women’s Issues Network, and the Dallas Women’s Foundation. She has taken on advisory roles for countless organizations, including SMU’s Symposium on the Education of Women for Social and Political Leadership, the Women’s Center and Incest Recovery Center, the Greater Dallas Community of Churches, and the Family Place, the first women’s shelter in Dallas, which Vivian co-founded with her friend, the late Louise Raggio, a pioneering Dallas family lawyer. Since her formal retirement, Vivian has written four books: Daughters of Dallas, The Texas Tornado, Sarah the Bridge Builder, and Seeds of Success. In 1999, SMU awarded Vivian an honorary doctorate. In 2010, she became one of Women’s eNews “21 Leaders of the 21st Century.” As a part of its “Texas Trailblazer” series, KERA-TV (Ch. 13) produced a documentary about Vivian’s life. Vivian remains active as a college lecturer and speaker. The Visionary Women Luncheon benefits Fowler’s One Heart Fund, which helps ensure quality care and enriched services for residents with limited financial resources and financial support for Fowler’s foster care services for children.
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May. 13 - 15
Video Association of Dallas13th Annual 24 Hour Video Race

The 13thAnnual 24-Hour Video Race, presented by The Video Association of Dallas, will commence at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station at 12:01p.m. (Friday, May 9, is registration, Saturday May 10th is the Video Race) and end 24 hours later at 12-midnight on Saturday, May 10. The Angelika Film Center is at 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln.
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May 13
Cliburn at the Bass presents Barry Douglas, piano

Since taking bronze at the Seventh Cliburn Competition in 1985 and a subsequent gold medal win at the International Tchaikovsky Competition the following year, Barry Douglas has established a major international career as a concert pianist, conductor, and recording artist. A 2002 recipient of the Order of the British Empire, he is also founder and artistic director of Camerata Ireland, an all-Irish chamber orchestra.
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May 13
Dallas Historical Society presents A.H. Belo Corporation: The History of Texas' Oldest Business Institution

Hear all about it! From the 1842 publication of the Daily News in Galveston to a hand-operated press to today's dallasnews.com
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May 15-June 15
Stage West presents The Unmentionables, by Bruce Norris

In this fierce comedy set in an unspecified West African country, an American businessman, a flamboyant government representative, a young Christian missionary and his girlfriend are brought together by a birthday celebration. When one of them goes missing, they are forced to confront their benevolent notions of themselves and the realities of a dangerous world. A brilliant and searing dramatic comedy you won’t soon forget.
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May 15
Dallas Piano Jazz Society presents The Birth of the Blues

Featuring Frederick Sanders, Piano; assisted by Quamon Fowler, Saxophone; Kalvin Kelso, Bass; and Adonis Rose, Drums
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May 15
PFAMILY ARTS Salon Series

Please join us for a night of live music. Complimentary wine and snacks.
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May 15
South Dallas Cultural Center Created Equal Community Conversation SeriesScreening: 20th Century Peonage-21st Century Prison Industrial Complex: Slavery by Another Name by Sam Pollard

Concluding the SDCC Created Equal Community Conversation Series funded by CREATED EQUAL: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. “ Created Equal” is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, produced in partnership with Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, to encourage public conversations on equality. Dr. Marvin Dulaney, Chair of History Department at University of Texas at Arlington will moderate the conversation. Free but must have a confirmed reservation by calling 214.939.2787.
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May 15
South Dallas Cultural CenterCreated Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle- Slavery by Another Name

The final film in the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Screenings at the South Dallas Cultural Center is Slavery by Another Name. It was a shocking reality that often went unacknowledged, then and now: A huge system of forced, unpaid labor mostly affecting Southern black men that lasted until World War II. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon. Slavery by Another Name tells the stories of men charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. Interviews with the descendants of victims and perpetrators resonate with a modern audience. Seating is limited and a RSVP is required at 214.670.0315.
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May 15
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Helene Gayle - President and CEO, CARE

Helene D. Gayle is president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization whose poverty fighting programs reached 83 million people last year in 84 countries. She previously held senior positions with the Centers for Disease Control and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues. Dr. Gayle serves on several boards, including The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the New America Foundation, the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Policy Board and serves on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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May 15
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents Somebody’s Darling Acoustic

Somebody’s Darling Acoustic is an alt-country band hailing from Dallas TX. Since their start in 2007, they have managed to play over 450 regional and national shows. Headlining and supporting artists like Lucero, Deer Tick, Band of Heathens, Chris Knight, Joe Ely, Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights, among many others, Somebody’s Darling Acoustic has fostered a unique style described as a, “proudly messy blend of rock and country with a rolling rhythm that rips out of the speakers like a wild night on the town.
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May 15
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

Spring 2014 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions: “Modern Living Every Day of the Year” Dallas Architecture Forum will present 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions for three evenings at some of the most architecturally interesting residences in Dallas. On April 30, May 15 and June 12 attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, have the chance to see each of the residences, and to hear from the design team while enjoying the company of fellow design enthusiasts. Valet parking will be available. Business or cocktail attire is recommended. The April 30 and June 12 receptions will be from 6 pm to 8 pm (come and go) with brief remarks by the design team around 6:45 pm. The May 15 reception will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with remarks by the design team at 6:15 pm. There is limited attendance for these cocktail receptions, and advance purchase of tickets is required. The Series of three receptions for two people is $250 for Forum members and $300 for non-members, and the Series of three receptions for one person is $150 for Forum members and $175 for non-members. Individual cocktail receptions are $75 per person per evening for Forum members and $90 per person per evening for non-members. Admission to the cocktail receptions may be purchased online, beginning April 9, at the Dallas Architecture Forum’s website, www.dallasarchitectureforum.org, or by mailing a check for the applicable amount, payable to “Dallas Architecture Forum”, to P. O. Box 596119, Dallas, TX 75359. If paying by check include email address and phone number so the Forum may contact you to confirm your reservation. Confirmed attendees will receive an email with the addresses of each residence. No tickets will be mailed. Confirmed attendees names will be on the check-in lists at each event.
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May 15-18
Dallas Symphony presents Beethoven's 5th

Jaap van Zweden, conductor Alexander Kerr, violin Alisa Weilerstein, cello Martin Helmchen, piano BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
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May 15
Fort Worth Library Third thursday Jazz Series presents Nicholas Payton Trio

New Orleans-born Grammy-winning trumpeter is widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time.  Featuring bassist Braylon Lacy and drummer Adonis Rose.
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May 15
Orchestra of New Spain presents Double Steinway Salon Concert

It’s not often that one finds two Steinway grand pianos in a private home, so this is a special opportunity to hear an unusual concert of early 20th C French and Spanish music for four hands on two beautiful instruments. SMU’s Carol Leone recommended two stellar SMU grads to be our guest artists for the evening, Artina McCain and Eldred Marshall. The duo will play works of Debussy, Sarasate, Ravel, Messiaen and American composer, Taylor Perkinson. The Orchestra's ever popular Salon concerts offer the combination of home, tapas, wine and music for an intimate evening among old and new friends.
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May. 15
Sammons Cabaret: Terry Loftis

Sammons Cabaret closes its spring 2014 season with the urbane Terry Loftis. Accompanied by Brad Williams on piano and Ross Schodek on bass, Terry will harken back to Bobbie Short, Nina Simone and other legendary cabaret singers. A musical treat celebrating the great music of Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn & Antonio Carlos Jobim, sung as only Terry gives each song its full expression and his own personal interpretation to tunes like “Satin Doll”, “Laura” and “Someone to Light Up My Life.” Sammons Cabaret is presented in the traditional New York-style with a singer accompanied by a pianist. The repertoire includes music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway tunes, torch songs and vocal standards. Tickets cost $40 per person per concert; Sammons members receive a $5 discount per ticket. Admission includes free valet parking, beverages, and light appetizers. For tickets, call (214) 520-7789 or email info@sammonsartcenter.org. All major credit cards are accepted. Support for Sammons Cabaret is provided by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts with additional support from Hank Henley Photography.
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May 15
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

We pay tribute to this legacy left to us by Van Cliburn and continued through the work of the Cliburn Foundation, bringing together seven past participants of the Cliburn Competition for a performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen and reuniting Mr. Fleisher, the Julliard Quartet and the Brahms Quintet more than a half- century later.
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May 16 - 24
Plano Childrens Theatre presents Ramona Quimby

Unpredictable. Exasperating. Boisterous and independent. That's Ramona Quimby for you. Always aggravating her older sister, Beezus, constantly getting into trouble.
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May 16
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents TTIP Town Hall: The Trans-Atlantic Trade Partnership and What It Means for Texas

Join the World Affairs Council for a keynote luncheon and town hall discussion about the Trans-Atlantic Trade Partnership and what the agreement means for our home state. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement that is presently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. It aims at removing trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell goods and services between the EU and the US. On top of cutting tariffs across all sectors, the EU and the US want to tackle barriers behind the customs border — such as differences in technical regulations, standards and approval procedures. These often cost unnecessary time and money for companies who want to sell their products on both markets. For example, when a car is approved as safe in the EU, it has to undergo a new approval procedure in the US even though the safety standards are similar. The TTIP negotiations will also look at opening both markets for services, investment, and public procurement. They could also shape global rules on trade.
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May 16
'til Midnight Concert Series

'til Midnight at the Nasher presents special live outdoor concerts featuring the best in regional music talent and artistic film screenings in the Garden. 7 pm Concert: Madison King 8 pm Concert: Jessie Frye 9 pm Film: Frozen (G)
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May 16
Crow Collection After Dark

Spice up your Friday night with rich experiences of Asian art and culture after dark at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Enjoy a different theme each month at this free event featuring music, dance, films, tours, and more! Share your Crow Collection After Dark experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #CrowAfterDark
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May 16 - 17
Dallas Black dance Theatre Spring Celebration Gala

The Dance Community joins in the celebration of Ann William's legacy with two Gala evenings of spectacular performances and receptions at the 2000 seat Winspear Opera House. The event will feature new Company ballets with choreography from Lily Weiss and Christoper Vo. Other performances scheduled for the evening include Texas Ballet Theater, Bruce Wood Project and Troy Powell of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
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May 16-24
First United Methodist Church,Dallas presents Sherlock Holmes And The Curse of The Sign of Four

Based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes fans everywhere will be familiar with this classic tale of stolen treasure and murder. Holmes and Watson (aided after a fashion by the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) are pitted for the first time against the diabolical Professor Moriarty. At stake are the safety and fortune of the lovely Mary Morstan, heir to her late father's riches of the Agra Treasure. The quest to solve the baffling mystery (and murders) surrounding the whereabouts of the missing booty brings sudden danger to Holmes, romance to Watson and high adventure to all concerned. The taut and fast moving story blends thrills and laughter as it deftly recreates the romantic-melodramatic style of the period in which it takes place.
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May 16-18
Fort Worth Symphony presents Pixar in Concert

From the Toy Story trilogy to UP! to The Incredibles, Pixar's films have left an indelible mark on a generation of movies and movie-goers alike. For the first time ever in Bass Performance Hall, the FWSO is proud to present Pixar in Concert, featuring the memorable scores performed live. With exquisite clips from their most beloved films – including their latest release, Brave – Pixar in Concert is sure to delight audience members of all ages.
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May 17
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Trio of Perspectives: Caviar & Bordeaux

Artists on this concert include Gary Levinson, Artistic Director for CMSFW on violin, Anthony Ross, cello, and Andrius Zlabys, piano. Works scheduled for this concert are: Sonata in A minor, No. 1 Fauré Cello Sonata Rachmaninoff Piano Trio Ravel
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May 17
Dallas Historical Society presents Oakland Cemetery Walking Tour

Oakland Cemetery dates to 1892. Its permanent residents include famous mayors, congressmen and other elected officials; educators, doctors, and lawyers; business owners and bankers; world famous clergy; a Civil War general (one of only two in Dallas County); land developers (Highland Park for example); the first president of the Shakespeare Club (for 52 years); a renowned millionaire eccentric; and a tragic victim of police brutality, to mention just a few of its 3500+ graves. Oakland has some of the finest funeral statuary to be found anywhere.
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May 17
Dallas Symphony presents Beethoven's Archduke

Experience Beethoven's musical revolution through the intimacy and intensity of chamber music, performed by Dallas Symphony principal musicians and special guests at City Performance Hall. Alexander Kerr, violin Nathan Olson, violin Alisa Weilerstein, cello Martin Helmchen, piano BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 1 BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 5, Spring BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat major, Archduke
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May 18
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Season Finale

The grand finale of the 42nd season of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra is Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 7:30pm. Featured on this program will be Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 8, with the winner of the GDYO Student Conductor Competition, Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town,” Williams’ Escapade from “Catch me if you can” with saxophone soloist DON FABIAN, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. Music Director Ricahrd Giangiulio will lead this amazing ensemble.
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May 18
The Texas Voices present Luminous Night of the Soul: Singers and Composers Take the Podium

Professional chamber choir The Texas Voices kicks off its 11th season of public concerts with Luminous Night of the Soul: Singers and Composers Take the Podium on Sunday, May 18 at Mesquite Arts Center.
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May 18
And the Greatest of These Is Love, A Recital by Dustin Lucas

A Recital by Dustin Lucas Accompanied by John Priddy. Also featuring Credo Choir Music by Bolcolm, Cilena, Hogan, Lehar, Massenet, and Strauss. Dustin Lucas currently holds a position as a tenor vocalist in the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. This season Mr. Lucas will appear as a Lakey in Der Rosenkavalier. He has appeared as a Prisoner in Francesca da Rimini, a Herald in Turandot, and fifty Met productions as a chorister. In the summer in 2011, Dustin was a Studio Artist with Wolf Trap Opera Company appearing as Almoro in Le donne curiose, as Cochenille in Les contes de Hoffman, and as Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd with the National Symphony Orchestra.
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May 18
DeSoto Concert Series presents the Sandaga Jazz Band

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May 18
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth presents John Rutter's Requiem

An orchestra will accompany the choir. Bach's Ich Habe Genug (It Is Enough), bwv 82a, featuring soprano soloist Clare Yurasek, will precede the Requiem.
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May 18 & 19
Shakespeare at the Center Series: Antony and Cleopatra

An Unabridged Staged Reading Antony and Cleopatra tells of the scandalous affair between the Roman general Antony and the ambitious Egyptian queen Cleopatra. Their passion for each other leads to their ultimate downfall and deaths.
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May 19
The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents EELS

After 2005’s Blinking Lights and Other Revelations double album there followed four years with no new EELS studio releases. That dry spell was broken with what became one of the busiest periods in the EELS timeline, beginning with the release of Hombre Lobo in 2009, the first of a trilogy of albums including End Times and Tomorrow Morning, while the band embarked on two world tours, playing over 100 shows throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, and China. Nearly a year after the completion of the second tour the refreshed and reinvigorated band assembled to make new music.
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May 20
The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents GIPSY KINGS 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The Gipsy Kings' musical style has been called "Rumba Flamenca" which allows Gipsy Kings to combine traditional flamenco styles with Western Pop and Latin rhythms, Latin and Cuban styles, Arabic, reggae, jazz, and--of course--gypsy styles! The band speaks French, and performs music in Spanish dialect of Gitane, the native Gypsy language, that is a mixture of Spanish, French, and Catalan. The root of the Gitane culture is in the southern part of Spain that includes Seville and Granada. One of the economically depressed areas of Europe, this region has given the world flamenco music, bullfighting and Moorish-influenced Architecture.
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May 22
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents Bravo, Max!

Bravo, Max! is a band from Dallas, TX. With members each hailing from vastly different musical backgrounds, they combine an intricate and sometimes orchestral musical approach with cutting, conversational lyrics steeped in deep imagery and understated rhyme.
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May 22
DSO on the GO: Southlake

For this concert, Alasdair Neale and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform a classical program including Prokofiev’s spirited Symphony No. 1, “Classical”, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian”. The soloist for the evening is DSO Principal French horn David Cooper who will play Mozart’s Concerto No. 4 for Horn.
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May 22
Nasher Gallery Lab featuring Bruce Bond and Corey Marks

Write and share your own poetry that explores the intersection of poetry and sculpture guided by poets Bruce Bond and Corey Marks.
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May 22
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Maz Jobrani: International Standup Comedian Taking on Politics, Society and his Two Young Kids

Born in Tehran and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, a career in comedy with an international tone would seem to be a natural pursuit for Maz Jobrani. He is an actor, producer, director and stand-up comedian whose career has made him a spokesman for barrier-breaking laughter.
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May 23 - 31
Plano Childrens Theatre presents Side Show

Side Show is a musical about the true-life story of conjoined twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, who were born in England in 1908. They became instant side show attractions and are soon booked into the American Vaudeville circuit.
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May 23
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents The Ecomomist's John Mickelthwait & Adrian Wooldridge - The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State

In 2004, authors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge scored critical success with their book The Right Nation, analyzing the rise of the Republican Party in the United States after the 1960s. Now, Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist, and his colleague, Wooldridge, managing editor and columnist at The Economist, have teamed to examine a new subject with chilling conclusions for western governments, especially the United States. Their latest book is called The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race To Reinvent the State.
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May 23-25
Fort Worth Symphony presents Symphonie Fantastique

FWSO Composer-in-Residence Donnacha Dennehy's composition The Vandal opens the final concert of the season, followed by two wildly different works featuring Norwegian trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth. She'll perform Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, designed to feature the low registers of the keyed trumpet, and Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian's Trumpet Concerto, full of soulful gypsy melodies and virtuoso technique. Close the season with a walk on the wild side with Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique – heads will roll.
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May 23 - June 21
Kitchen Dog Theater presents BARBECUE APOCALYPSE

A highly self-conscious couple desperately wants to impress their more sophisticated friends at a backyard barbecue. Fortunately, for them, the world ends and survival becomes the only remaining status symbol in this hilarious new comedy from the writer of THE BOXER. World Premiere Mainstage of the 2014 New Works Festival - Directed by KDT Artistic Company Member Lee Trull.
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May 24 - June 8
Cara Mia Theatre Co. presents The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Journey

The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Journey is a play about a young boy named Aki and his quest to become a warrior. However, when the fire demon threatens to destroy his village and the surrounding sacred forest, he departs on an adventure into a mystical world where each animal and plant has their own remarkable voice. Aki uncovers the truth about his past and amazing abilities to combat the fire demon, but is the fire demon really what it seems? In this regional premiere by award winning playwright José Cruz González, Cara Mía Theatre Co. creates a tropical world with movement, light and sound to explore the magical connection we all have with nature. The Magic Rainforest: An Amazon Journey is appropriate for all ages. This unique production will feature a wealth of spellbinding visual elements including puppetry and object manipulation, masks and inventive costumes, a colorful and vibrant scenic design as well as Cara Mía’s signature style of physical theater to bring the Amazon Rainforest to life.
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May 25 - 26
Dallas Historical Society presents Running with Bonnie and Clyde

Uncover the lives of the infamous outlaw lovers from Dallas, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, with author John Neal Phillips.
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May 26
Dallas Symphony Memorial Day Concert & Fireworks

free concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
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May 26
The Richardson Symphony salutes our Fallen Heroes with a free concert in recognition of Memorial Day

Grab your lawn chair or spread a blanket on the lawn to enjoy a special afternoon of patriotic music performed by the Richardson Symphony Orchestra. The DeSoto Outdoor Amphitheater is located behind the DeSoto Public Library on the banks of Ten Mile Creek.
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May 27
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents FILM SCREENING: Walesa: Man of Hope Screening

Lech Walesa, an electrician who became a union activist in a Communist era, won a Nobel Peace Prize and was elected president of Poland. Sounds like a movie script. It is.
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May 29 - 31
ElleDanceWorksDance Company presents Elledance 17

Elledanceworks takes the show to White Rock Lake to celebrate its seventh year of dance in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It features members from the company and the directors. The program as has a wild variety of music and choreographic styles set in the backdrop of the beautiful Bathhouse Theater. The company, in residence at Collin College since 2004, relishes the opportunity to perform in this fresh venue.
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May 29
ATTPAC Patio Sessions presents Vanessa Peters

In a world made small by airplanes and email, Vanessa Peters is at home everywhere she goes - an essential trait for a wandering gypsy songwriter. Her music reflects the influences of growing up in Texas as much as it reflects how her music has matured out on the road. Voted as one of the top 10 folk artists in Austin a few years ago, Vanessa took her show on the road, and hasn’t looked back since. In the last six years, she has released four albums and played over 700 shows in 10 countries, both as a solo artist and backed by her band.
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May 29
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors Live Steve Berry presents The Lincoln Myth

New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry returns with his latest thriller, a Cotton Malone adventure involving a flaw in the United States Constitution, a mystery about Abraham Lincoln, and a political issue that’s as explosive as it is timely—not only in Malone’s world, but in ours. September 1861: All is not as it seems. With these cryptic words, a shocking secret passed down from president to president comes to rest in the hands of Abraham Lincoln. And as the first bloody clashes of the Civil War unfold, Lincoln alone must decide how best to use this volatile knowledge: save thousands of American lives, or keep the young nation from being torn apart forever?
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May 29
Quebe Sisters Band with the DSO

Fort Worth-based Quebe Sisters Band singing and fiddling Western Swing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
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May. 30 - Jun. 14
MainStage Irving-Las Colinas presents Shakespeare in Hollywood

It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves!
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May 30 - June 1
Texas Ballet Theater presents Swan Lake

Swan Lake's romance and beauty have mesmerized audiences for over 100 years. Always a crowd favorite, Swan Lake uses Russian folklore to tell the story of young Odette who is turned into a swan by the evil Von Rothbart. Despite her new physical form, Odette falls deeply in love with Prince Siegfried. At the royal ball, Prince Siegfried is fooled by Von Rothbart into believing the sorcerer's daughter, Odile, is his love Odette. He unknowingly professes his love for Odile, leaving Odette sick with heartbreak.
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May 31-June 8
Casa Manana presents Always... Patsy Cline

Back by popular demand, Always… Patsy Cline. Based on the true story of Patsy's friendship with her most devoted fan, Louise Seger, this show chronicles the friendship which began when the two met at the Esquire Ballroom outside Houston. Over a pot of strong coffee, this unlikely pair of women became best friends and kept in touch until Patsy's untimely death. Boasting a score of your favorite Patsy Cline songs like "Anytime," "Walkin' After Midnight," "She's Got You," and "Crazy," this is sure to be the toe-tapping hit of the season!
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May 31
Contemporary Chorale presents Magic To Do

The Contemporary Chorale will host an extraordinary event here in Dallas, by bringing together voices from all over the world to form a Virtual Chorale. The mixed chorus will also be performing a wonderful selection of songs, some with choreography, to help bring a little magic into your life. This is an event you can share with your whole family.
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June 1
DeSoto Arts Commission presents A Special Program Presented by Gary Levinson, Senior Associate Concertmaster for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The DeSoto Arts Commission is pleased to be able to offer a special performance by the Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony.
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June 2
WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE RECITAL SERIES: ANDRÉ WATTS

André Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People's Concerts, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt's E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career in storybook fashion. More than 50 years later, André Watts remains one of today's most celebrated and beloved superstars.
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June 3-15
Dallas Summer Musicals present MAMMA MIA!

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!  Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Content Warning: MAMMA MIA! contains some adult humor and situations. Recommended for ages 11 and up.         
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June 4
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Though it has been nearly 100 years since T.E. Lawrence was crafting his Arab plan, the story is refreshed each time Turner Classic Movies shows the Peter O'Toole epic, Lawrence of Arabia. There is, of course, more to the story. Journalist and best-selling novelist Scott Anderson has penned a highly-regarded work of non-fiction that explores the significance of the personalities who shaped a region that is consistently on the front pages. His book is titled Lawrence In Arabia, but it is the subtitle that captures the tale: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East.
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June 4
Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert in the Park

free outdoor concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
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June 5
Ragtime by Jeff Tyzik with the DSO

DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik playing trumpet and leading the DSO in ragtime and jazz.
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June 6 - 7
Living History with J. Elke Ertle at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A native of Germany, Ertle was an eyewitness to President Kennedy’s historic speech in West Berlin on June 26, 1963. She later moved to the United States and wrote a book about her early life, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, in 2013. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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June 7
Jane Austen Society of North Texas June with Jane Austen Seminar

Join the Jane Austen Society for “Mansfield Park in Perspective” featuring speakers Professor Theresa Kenney, University of Dallas Professor Michael Holahan, SMU, and Professor Joyce Tarpley, Mountain View College followed by a luncheon and a Regency fashion show
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June 7
Adventure Asia - Family Days at the Crow

Enjoy family-friendly activities that emphasize nature and wellness.
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June 7-30
Mesquite Symphonic Band Music in the Park summer concert series

The Mesquite Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dale Y. Coates, will perform five concerts in June for Music in the Park summer concert series. The first concert begins with a TV and Movies theme and the following will include Western, Marches and Broadway, Grab Bag, and Patriotic. Every week will also include fun giveaways and raffle drawings celebrating each concer Along with the celebration of music, the band will be collecting donated food items and clothing each evening to help benefit the Mesquite Social Services Join the band for a summer evening of music and fun sure to entertain all ages.
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June 8
DeSoto Arts Commission presents Brazilian Jazz Performed by Brasuka

Brasuka, a Dallas-based Brazilian jazz band entertains with the harmonically deep and vocally rich and rhythmic sound in the style of Sergio Mendes.
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June 9-13
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER SINGING CAMP

No audition is necessary. Singers taking part in the Summer Singing Camp will learn eight vocal pieces over the course of a week. Students will receive more individualized instruction in smaller groups outside of rehearsal, where they will learn about vocal technique, key components of music theory, and how to play Orff instruments. Summer Singing Camp consists of two week-long, half-day sessions which culminate in a performance that is free and open to the public. The camp will be led by two members of CCGD’s artistic staff: Cynthia Nott and Kimberley Ahrens.
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June 10
Dallas Historical Society presents Nurse May Smith and the Origins of Children's Medical Hospital

Hear of the evolution from three canvas tents under a canopy of oak trees to the 5th largest pediatric healthcare provider in the county.
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June 10
Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert in the park

free concert by the Dallas Symphony.
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June 11
Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert in the park

free concert by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
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June 11
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors Live Craig Johnson presents A Serpent's Tooth: A Walt Longmire Mystery

The inspiration for A&E's Longmire finds himself in the cross hairs in the ninth book of the New York Times bestselling series. It’s homecoming in Absaroka County, but the football and festivities are interrupted when a homeless boy wanders into town. A Mormon “lost boy,” Cord Lynear is searching for his missing mother but clues are scarce. Longmire and his companions, feisty deputy Victoria Moretti and longtime friend Henry Standing Bear, embark on a high plains scavenger hunt in hopes of reuniting mother and son. The trail leads them to an interstate polygamy group that’s presiding over a stockpile of weapons and harboring a vicious vendetta.
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June 12
ATTPAC presents Bobby Womack

The Bravest Man In The Universe is Bobby Womack’s first album of original material in eighteen years. It was co-produced by Damon Albarn and XL Recordings’ Richard Russell and recorded in three main sessions between October and December 2011; two were in Damon’s Studio 13 in West London, and the other was in New York’s Manhattan Center, which is situated above the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom, with a few extra sessions in London at the XL Studio and Richard’s own home studio. All ten tracks are co-written by the three plus Bobby’s longtime songwriting partner Harold Payne, except for radically rearranged spirituals “Deep River” and “Jubilee (Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around)
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June 12
Custer Road United Methodist Church presents Raleigh Ringers' concert

The Raleigh Ringers Handbell Choir, veterans of hundreds of concert performances in the U.S and Europe, has also released several CD’s and a DVD of their incredible music! The whole family will enjoy the evening as the uniquely talented Raleigh Ringers bring their music to Plano.
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Jun. 12
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions

Spring 2014 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions: “Modern Living Every Day of the Year”
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June 14
Teatro Flor Candela presents Starry Van Gogh

Generously funded by Target, the Target Second Saturday program will feature thematic workshops based on exhibitions and programs in the 2013-14 Season. Participants will be able to engage in activities ranging from traditional artisanal crafts to explorations of digital photography with a focus on communication with social media. The program will also feature architectural sketching and drawing, a variety of dance programs, pottery and clay making, and the creation of oil and acrylic pieces on wood and/or canvas.
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June 18
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Louisa Lim - The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited -

Years before basketball diplomat and former Dallas resident Dennis Rodman went to North Korea, NPR foreign correspondent Louisa Lim was already there and giving listeners a look at life inside
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June 19
Fort Worth Library Third thursday Jazz Series presents Pamela York Quartet: Lay Down this World: Hymns, Spirituals and Blues

Houston-based pianist explores the jazz possibilities of timeless, traditional spiritual music.  Featuring saxophonist Shelley Carrol.
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June 19
Night of the Proms

Night of the Proms, the hottest ticket in Europe for 3 decades, announces its one-of-a-kind classic-meets-pop concert tour is coming to America for the first time. 2014 featured artists Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, The Pointer Sisters and Nile Rodgers & Chic come together for one night in Dallas, Little Rock, Kansas City and Omaha performing their #1 hits on one stage backed by IL Novecento, Belgium's world renowned classical orchestra, Fine Fleur; a 24 voice choir, and a 8-piece electric band headed by British pop star John "Music" Miles. Comedic opera diva Natalie Choquette adds her genius to complete an incomparable line-up.
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June 19
Titas presents Shen Wei Dance Arts

Internationally recognized for the breadth and scope of his artistic vision, Shen Wei is a prolific choreographer and stage director; set, costume, lighting and make-up designer; painter; and filmmaker. He is perhaps best known as the lead choreographer for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which won worldwide acclaim.
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June 20
Crow Collection After Dark

Spice up your Friday night with rich experiences of Asian art and culture after dark at the Crow Collection of Asian Art. Enjoy a different theme each month at this free event featuring music, dance, films, tours, and more! Share your Crow Collection After Dark experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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