Arts Calendar



Jan. 27
Dallas Winds presentBAND GEEKS FOREVER

The best & brightest band students in North Texas join the seasoned pros of the DWS! Audience favorites by Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz and Paul Hindemith.
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Jan. 27
Dallas Winds presentBAND GEEKS FOREVER

The best & brightest band students in North Texas join the seasoned pros of the DWS! Audience favorites by Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz and Paul Hindemith.
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Jan. 29
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

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

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

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

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

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

This City Performance Hall concert will give Dallas audiences a chance to hear an electric – and eclectic! – program that the Meadows Wind Ensemble is preparing for a gala February concert in San Antonio at the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association Conference. The conference is attended by well over 25,000 music professionals annually, and the MWE was selected to perform by a rigorous audition process. This “Best of the MWE” program will feature music written on commission for the MWE as well as a number of works that have come to be associated almost exclusively with the MWE.
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Jan. 31
UT Dallas Arts presents Lin/Castro-Balbi Duo

Pianist Gloria Lin and cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi have received critical acclaim for their performances around the world. Both are faculty members at Texas Christian University. They are founders of the music project Caminos del Inka, dedicated to promoting music of the Americas.
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Jan. 31
2015 North Texas Children's Choir Concert

North Texas Children’s Choir presents their annual Children's Choir Concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center. North Texas Children's Choir provides choral music training for North Texas elementary school children through a program that includes challenging repertoire, direction under a professional conductor and performances in world-class venues.
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Jan. 31
DSO on the GO: Frisco

GLINKA: Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3 in C minor RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol JAMES GAFFIGAN CONDUCTS
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Jan. 31
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Two titans of classical music composed chamber music for the unusual combination of winds and strings. Mozart referred to this Quintet as "his best work." Using the Mozart composition as a model, the young Beethoven penned a quintet for the same instruments yet composed in his own distinct style.
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Jan. 31
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Piano Recital: Catharine Lysinger

Catharine Lysinger, senior lecturer and artistic director of the Meadows Piano Preparatory Department, presents a solo piano recital featuring sonatas of Scarlatti, Beethoven’s famous “Appassionata” Sonata, Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales and more. The recital will conclude with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Suite for Two Pianos, op. 17, for which Lysinger will be joined by 2002 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition Bronze Medalist Andrey Ponochevny.
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Jan. 31
Mesquite Symphony presents Swing Time!

Those great swing and jazz tunes from the 30s & 40s
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Feb. 1
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Joseph Kingma, piano

Pianist Joseph Kingma has performed across the United States and has been praised for his “dazzling technique.” He has won prizes at numerous competitions and was a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Paderewski International Piano Competition, the 2011 Concert Artist Guild International Competition, and the 2012 New Orleans International Competition. He earned his BM and MM from Rice University and is currently a Doctoral student at UT Austin.
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Feb. 1
Dallas Bach Society Free Family Concert

Nell Snaidas, soprano A specialist in early Italian music, zarzuela, and Sephardic song, the brilliant New York soprano shares and afternoon of early music from around the Mediterranean. Ms. Snaidas began her career singing the lead roles in zarzuelas with Repertorio Español in New York and starred internationally as “Christine” in Phantom of the Opera, and well as singing solo in the Broadway cast album of Hair.
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Feb. 1
Kirkin of the Tartans

This annual celebration of the Scottish heritage of the Presbyterian Church is upon us again with the sounds of bagpipes, pageantry of a processional of tartan banners, special music and worship service -- followed by a luncheon steeped with entertainment and tradition! This year, the special guest preacher will be the Rev. Douglas Stevenson, minister of the Cullen & Deskford Church of Scotland.
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Feb. 2
Mount Vernon Music presents Viola and Friends

Mount Vernon Music invites the public to Viola and Friends, a celebration of music for the “middle child” of the violin family. Violist Ute Miller, pianist Rich Shuster, flautist Debbie Ragsdale, clarinetist Daryl Coad, and violinist Mark Miller will perform a diverse and international collection of pieces from Austria by W. A. Mozart, England by Rebecca Clarke, Czech Republic by Bohuslav Martinů, Russia by Dimitri Shostakovich, and the United States by Quincy Porter.
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Feb. 3
UNT Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: Federica Lotti, fluteflute and Massimo Somenzi, piano

Federica Lotti began studying flute at the age of eleven with R. Fabbriciani. She graduated in five years from the Music Conservatory "L. Cherubini"of Florence and immediately started a brilliant concert career. She mastered with a scholarship under S. Gazzelloni at the "Chigiana Music Academy" of Siena, with C. Klemm at the Music Academy of Città di Castello and at "S. Cecilia" Music Academy in Rome, with A. Marion. She also studied at the International Academy of Nizza, with P.Y. Artaud at IRCAM of Paris and at Ferienkursenvof Darmstadt. She has performed in Spain, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Turkey, Rumania, Poland, Croatia, Sweden, USA and has recorded for RAI TV, Radio Koper, Tyrol Radio. She issued CDs with EDIPAN and Tau Kay. She plays the whole flute-family (from bass flute to piccolo) and also performs contemporary music techniques collaborating with numerous composers such as Bo, Mirigliano, Pasquotti, Samorì and Ugoletti.
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Feb. 4
SAMMONS JAZZ series presents Texas and Beyond

an opening set by the Joey Carter Quartet, followed by the Texas Gypsies in the second set
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Feb. 4
UNT Symphony Orchestra

Broberg - Celestial Dawning Holst - The Planets,
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Feb. 5
UNT One O'Clock Lab Band and UNT Jazz Choir: with Bobby McFerrin

One O'Clock Lab Band, Jay Saunders, director Bobby McFerrin is a ten-time Grammy winning musician. His latest album, "spirityouall", is a bluesy, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehandedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea and the Vienna Philharmonic, his improvising choir Voicestra, and his legendary solo vocal performances.
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Feb. 6
UNT Guest Artist/Faculty Recital: Baumer String Quartet

Nathan Olson, violin Aaron Requiro, violin John T. Posadas, viola David Requiro, cello with Susan Dubois, viola
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Feb. 6
UT Dallas presents Chad Ibison

Chad Ibison is an outstanding young guitarist who won the 2012 Texas Guitar Competition. Chad Ibison is gaining attention throughout the United States as an emerging artist of great virtuosity. He has distinguished himself in many competitions including first place at the 2010 A&M Guitar Symposium, 2009 CSU Guitar Symposium and the 2009 ECU Guitar Workshop Competition. In June of 2008, Chad performed as a semifinalist in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. In 2007, Mr. Ibison was a semifinalist in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, and was selected as a concerto soloist with the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Feb. 7
Texas Camerata presents Musica Transalpina

Paul Leenhouts, recorder, returns as guest artistic director for this concert of instrumental chamber music from the Austrian Baroque.
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Feb. 7
Music at the Meadows: Villa y Corte II – Orchestra of New Spain

Members of the Orchestra of New Spain explore the music of Goya’s Madrid, including a tour of what was happening in the little-known chamber music circles of the late 18th century. The concert previews the orchestra’s 2015 Valentine weekend production Villa y Corte, a dramatic juxtaposition of 18th-century Madrid’s popular musical theater life – Villa – and the more staid early symphonic life the aristocracy enjoyed at the Palace in Aranjuez – Corte.
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Feb. 7
New Texas Symphony Orchestra concert

Humperdinck (arr. Kennedy), Hansel and Gretel Overture • Mendelssohn, Double Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings (1st movement) o Guest artists: Gary Levinson, violin, and Baya Kakouberi, piano Tchaikovsky (arr. McAlister), 1812 Overture
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Feb. 7
Turtle Creek Chorale's 35th Anniversary Concert

This season, Turtle Creek Chorale is honored to celebrate our 35th Anniversary, and we hope you will join us for the festivities. TCC will celebrate our 35th Anniversary with a concert joined by our alumni and conductor emeritus Dr. Timothy Seelig as we present the amazing music that made TCC the most renowned male chorus in the world.
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Feb. 8
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Eunice Keem, violin

violinist Eunice Keem joined the Dallas Symphony in September of 2011. She won first prizes at the Kingsville International Competition, Johansen International Competition, ASTA National Competition, and Carnegie Mellon University¹s Concerto Competition. She also won other competitions and was awarded the Paganini Prize in the 7th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Eunice has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States, and has given solo recitals across the states and in Europe.
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Feb. 8
New Philharmonic Orchestra of irving presents Schumann's Romantic World

“Schumann’s Romantic World,” is a special concert by the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, Sergio Espinosa, conductor. The concert is third in the orchestra’s 2014-15 Sundays at the Symphony series. Dr. Young-Hyun Cho, associate professor of piano at the University of Texas at Arlington, will solo in Robert Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor, Opus 54.” The famous 19th-century German composer wrote the concerto for his wife, Clara, who performed it first. The orchestra will also play Schumann’s “Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Opus 38 (the “Spring” symphony). This work, his first full-blown orchestral composition, was premiered in 1841, under the baton of Felix Mendelssohn.
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Feb. 8
Schola Cantorum presents Invitations

In this season of love, we invite you to hear Jean Belmont Ford's choral cycle that traces the age old story of courtship from the awakening of love to its culmination. Sung by the Schola Cantorum Chamber Choir, Belmont's Invitations will be paired with additional choral and solo work that embrace the season.
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Feb. 8
Christ United Methodist Church Plano presents organist Nathan Laube

Mr. Laube is on the faculty of The Eastman School of Music and has received rave reviews as one of the most exciting young organists of our time.
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Feb. 8
Odysseus Chamber Orchestra presents The Soldier's Tale

The Soldier’s Tale is a stunning theater + live music work for narrator, actors, dancer, and a 7 piece orchestral ensemble – composed by the legendary Igor Stravinsky and with text written by Swiss author C.F. Ramuz based on a Russian folk tale drawn from the collection of Alexander Afanasyev. The story is a dark Faustian fable that tells of a soldier who sells his magic fiddle to the devil, who promises to grant his every wish in return – which inevitably has its consequences. The music is a mix of Stravinsky’s neo-classical style and his more modern composition – sounding almost jazz-like at times – for an intriguing combination of violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, and percussion.
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Feb. 8
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Adkins & Nielson, Cello and Piano

Treasured PCPC artists Christopher Adkins, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello, and Stephen Nielson, Steinway Artist, return for their annual chamber concert in the intimate Cambridge Hall.
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Feb. 8
Richardson Community Band presents "And All That Jazz!"

Featured guest artist: Micah Bell, Trumpet Soloist and the Rowlett High School Jazz Band
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Feb. 8
UNT Guest Artist/Student Recital: Baumer String Quartet with Stephen Ahearn, DSO Clarinetist

Nathan Olson, violin Aaron Requiro, violin John T. Posadas, viola David Requiro, cello
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Feb. 9
Dallas Chamber Music presents Music of the Spheres Society

Stephanie Chase, acclaimed as “one of the violin greats of our era” (Newhouse News), clarinetist Jon Manasse, among the most distinguished classical artists of his generation, and brilliant pianist Jon Nakamatsu will come together for an evening with the Music of the Spheres.
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Feb. 10
Cliburn at the Bass presents Denis Matsuev, piano

Since his triumph at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998, Denis Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition and has quickly established himself as one of the prominent pianists of his generation. In addition to performing in recital in the international music capitals, he has performed with the world’s great orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, and all of the legendary Russian orchestras, and with master conductors such as Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, and Lorin Maazel. In 2010, the New York Philharmonic invited him as a leading soloist, under Valery Gergiev, in the orchestra’s 15,000th concert, and he was recently a featured performer during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.
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Feb. 10
Tuesday Night Jazz

Bassist Rick Rigsby introduces Dallas Legends
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Feb. 12-15
Dallas Symphony presents Brahms Piano Concerto No 1

"It does have lots of horns, horns being quite the thing to express heroism," wrote Richard Strauss of his Ein Heldenleben, or A Hero's Life. Strauss' tone poem tells a tale of a hero, his battles, victories and the end of his life. Yefim Bronfman returns to the DSO performing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1, Jaap van Zweden conducts
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Feb. 12
Saint Michael Presents Cantus

Cantus is known worldwide for its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. When the Minneapolis-St. Paul-based group isn't performing one of its 60+ concerts every year, you might find them pursuing their commitment to preserve and deepen music education in the schools, teaching workshops and master classes that allow them to engage with more than 5,000 students annually.
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Feb. 13
Blue Candlelight presents Love is in the air

The Inspirations of love by various composers throughout history. Paul Posnak, Piano Felix Olschofka, Violin
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Feb. 13 - 14
Orchestra of New Spain presents Villa Y Corte

No less than today’s Broadway Musical Theater, Madrid’s two public theaters—Teatro de la Cruz (the Cross) and Principe (the Prince)—were a dazzling source of light entertainment for the citizens of the teaming 18th c. capital. The tonadilla, that started as an entremes between acts of straight plays, was a vocal showpiece for the most important stars of the day. In fact they were so popular that they took on a life of their own, as you will hear in our production. With our own Jendi Tarde, Patrick Gnage, and Anna Frederika Popova, the return to our stage of Mexico’s Eugenia Ramirez, and the introduction of tenor Sergio Cepeda, the stage will explode with the tuneful, danced music of downtown Madrid, staged, danced and costumed by a remarkable Spanish production team. We’ll contrast the tonadilla with the symphonic works of Boccherini and Brunetti, the courtly music in demand at the music salon of the Palace at Aranjuez. All in all, a surprising look at Madrid’s role in early Classicism. You will not be wrong when you hear shades of Mozart, nor Rossini! These entertainments are as engaging today as they were in the 1780s when they were so popular.
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Feb. 13
Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society presents Pepe Romero

There are very few true living legends in the world of classical music, few who have sustained greatness and grown throughout their lives. Pepe Romero is such an artist. He has been honored by kings, heads of state, and major institutions-the encomiums continue to pour in. But to Romero, his most important contribution has been reaching the common man. He has communicated the richness and beauty of the classical guitar to millions of people throughout the world. He has, indeed, become an ambassador of classical music, and, correspondingly, of the classical guitar.
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Feb. 14
Timeless Concerts Valentine Special

Our most popular event! Most romantic music of operas and musicals, performed by our extraordinary tenor, Don O'Neal LeBlanc, and supreme soprano, Lucy Creech, accompanied by strings and piano. Always a crowd pleaser, the Argentinian tangos, and previews of upcoming concerts. The Valentines Special of Timeless Concerts is the perfect evening out for enjoying a concert of gorgeous instrumental and vocal music, interesting stories about the composers and songs, then dancing to the trio of vocal/pianist Erik Barnes with bass and drums. Requests accepted! BYOB accepted! Instrumentalists: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang.
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Feb. 14
Fort Worth Classic guitar Society Valentine's Gala - Pepe Romero Concert & Reception

There are very few true living legends in the world of classical music, few who have sustained greatness and grown throughout their lives. Pepe Romero is such an artist. He has been honored by kings, heads of state, and major institutions-the encomiums continue to pour in. But to Romero, his most important contribution has been reaching the common man. He has communicated the richness and beauty of the classical guitar to millions of people throughout the world. He has, indeed, become an ambassador of classical music, and, correspondingly, of the classical guitar.
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Feb. 14
Irving Symphony presents A Valentine's Treat: Love Stories from the Movies

Be touched by some of the most outstanding music from the Big Screen! Selections from: Love Story, Gone With The Wind, Romeo and Juliet, Scent of a Woman, An Affair to Remember, and many more. Make this Valentine's a truly romantic and musical evening.
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Feb. 14
Richardson Symphony presents A Night at the Movies

Enjoy Valentine’s Day with the RSO and experience the sounds of the past 75 years of great motion picture scores.
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Feb. 15
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Violin Students of Jan Sloman

Jan Mark Sloman served as associate concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1977 and is now retired. A noted teacher, Sloman was named Texas Music Teacher Association's Music Teacher of the Year in 2004. The competitive success of his students has brought him not only national recognition but also recent invitations to teach in Europe and China. He will present some of his outstanding students in a program of Fiocco, Bach, Haydn and Lalo - Lizzie Boyson, Clara Kim, Karah Cruse and Megan Lin.
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Feb. 15
Southwestern Adventist University presents A Night at the Meyerson

Enjoy the grand finale of Southwestern Adventist University’s annual Music Festival at one of the world’s best performance halls, as over 500 college and high school students from around the nation come together to perform both classical and new music. The evening is a benefit concert for music scholarships for students attending Southwestern in all academic disciplines. Special performances by the scholarships finalists and the festival choir, wind symphony, and symphony orchestra will guarantee a night you won’t forget!
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Feb. 15
Chamber Music International BENEFIT CONCERT

Presenting an afternoon of chamber music with the Iwasaki Family at historic Old Parkland Hospital
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Feb. 15
Dallas Bach Society Presents Armonia Celeste — Three Ladies of Ferrara

Our friends from the Armonia Celeste ensemble perform a sizzling concert of virtuoso Italian chamber music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara, the most popular ensemble of its time, with Baroque harp, lutes and guitar. Come and enjoy the music which set the standard for all things Baroque!
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Feb. 17
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 4: Bumping Into Broadway

The DCS continues its popular silent film series with a live-to-film performance of a newly commissioned score for Harold Lloyd’s hilarious classic, Bumping Into Broadway. The DCS also performs the Appalachian Spring Suite, one of Copland’s most popular and enduring classics.
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Feb. 17
Meadows Faculty Chamber Music Recital: Liudmila Georgievskaya

Acclaimed pianists Liudmila Georgievskaya and Thomas Schwan give a two-piano recital with Otto Singer’s rarely performed and brilliant transcriptions of two of Mozart’s great works: the Symphonies No. 40 and 41.
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Feb. 19
Meadows Community Series: SYZYGY New Music Ensemble Presents Vox Femina

Dan Welcher’s song cycle Vox Femina headlines a diverse showcase of 20th- and 21st-century music that also includes works by James MacMillan, Amy Beth Kirsten and Mason Bates.
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Feb. 19
Symphony Arlington presents violist, Paul Silverthorne

Extend your Valentine's Day with a performance by Symphony Arlington featuring London Symphony Orchestra's principal violist, Paul Silverthorne performing Berlioz's Harold in Italy and Paganini's Sonata per la Gran' Viola e Orchestra! In addition to Mr. Silverthorne's performance, Symphony Arlington will also perform Von Suppe's Overture to Boccaccio!
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Feb. 20
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra KinderConcerts

Accompanied by Kids Who Care, the Fort Worth Symphony explores the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss’ My Many Colored Days and demonstrates how feelings are expressed through music and colors. Kinderconcerts are approximately 35 minutes and are appropriate for children ages 3 through 6.
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Feb. 20-22
Dallas Symphony presents Disney in Concert

Relive fond childhood memories with scenes from the new golden age of Disney animation accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Featuring music from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and more.
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Feb. 20
Garland Symphony Orchestra presents Paul Silverthorne, viola

The Garland Symphony Orchestra will feature Paul Silverthorne, Principal Viola of the London Symphony performing Harold in Italy by Berlioz and Paganini’s Sonata for Viola and Orchestra and Reinhard Seehafer as Guest Conductor. In addition to Mr. Silverthorne’s solo performances, the GSO will also be performing Bellini’s Overture to Norma.
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Feb. 20
The Texas A&M University Singing Cadets

Now in their 110th touring season, the internationally renowned Texas A&M Singing Cadets are making their Dallas Arts District debut this February. Enjoy the ''Voice of Aggieland'' as this premier men's chorus shares the spirit and traditions of Texas A&M through music. The Cadets will showcase their versatility by performing selections of patriotic, collegiate, sacred, Broadway and comic musical genres. Since 1893, the Singing Cadets have garnered the acclaim of thousands, including presidents of the United States, and will thrill your family as well.
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Feb. 21
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra presents la bella italia! featuring Paul Silverthorne, Viola

Join the LCSO as we continue our la bella Italia season featuring Paul Silverthorne, violist performing Berlioz’s Herold in Italy and Paganini’s Sonata for Viola and Orchestra. Also on this performance will be Bellini’s Overture to Norma, plus more.
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Feb. 21
Plano Symphony presents DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING

Twenty years ago, the creative team of Alain Boublil and Claude - Michel Schönberg changed the course of musical theatre with their masterpiece, Les Misérables. And now, their musical collaboration comes together in one exclusive and unforgettable concert evening- “Do You Hear the People Sing.” The performance celebrates the lives and music of two of the world’s most prolific writers of musical theatre with music from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen, and Wuthering Heights. The performance also includes never-before-heard songs from these musicals and surprises! From I Dreamed a Dream and Bring Him Home to American Dream, this concert stirs the soul.
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Feb. 21
Apex Arts League presents UNT One O’Clock Lab Band

Three fabulous local high school jazz bands will open the program, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students at UNT. The High School bands include: • Naaman Forest Jazz Band • Carroll Jazz Orchestra • Rowlett High School Jazz Band I The One O’Clock, under the direction of Jay Saunders, is the premier performing jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program. The One O’Clock is a six time Grammy- nominated ensemble and has performed locally and internationally for over 65 years, producing more than 60 albums in its tenure.
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Feb. 21
Artists for Animals — a Concert Fusion Experience

Operation Kindness, the original and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas, presents Artists for Animals — a concert fusion of music, photography and art. Guests are invited to sip wine and savor tasty treats while listening to musical performances by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Methodist University Oboe Studio — paired with an animal photography show by Teresa Berg. Guests will also enjoy a gallery of animal artwork created by students from Booker T. Washington, available for purchase in addition to a silent auction. All proceeds from this event will go toward the purchase of an offsite pet adoption trailer for Operation Kindness.
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Feb. 21
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents “Journeys with the Virtuosi of Italy and Spain”

Jaume Torrent has been described as “…a maestro on the guitar. One could listen to his performances over and over again, given his perfection…and maturity in his musical conception.” He has soloed with many orchestras under the baton of distinguished conductors and as a chamber musician, he is a founding member of “Quartet Tarragó.” He has composed an extensive list of compositions for guitar, one of which will be performed on the February 21 concert.
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Feb. 21
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Journeys with the Virtuosi of Italy and Spain

Jaume Torrent, guitar; Joseph Gold, violin; Gary Levinson, violin; Susan Dubois, viola; Claudio Bohórquez, cello. Torrent, Sonata in Two Movements for Violin and Guitar; Paganini Terzetto Concertante for Guitar, Violin , and Cello; Paganini, Duetto Amoroso & Two Sonatas; Boccherini, Guitar Quintet in D Major, Fandango
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Feb. 21
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Violinist Frank Almond performs on his famous 300-year-old violin with pianist Candace Bawcombe in a program reflecting the history of the "Lipinski" Stradivarius violin which was recently stolen and recovered.
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Feb. 21
Meadows Virtuosi Players

Formed in 2012, the Meadows Virtuosi Players concert series presents select Meadows student musicians performing side by side with their faculty colleagues. Directors Andrés Díaz and Matt Albert will be joined by Meadows voice faculty member Camille King, who will be featured in Gabriel Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson.
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Feb. 21
Orpheus Chamber Singers present My Soul’s Repose

Orpheus presents an evening of choral treasures chosen to help find peace, quiet and healing in today’s hectic world. The music on this concert will be recorded for our newest CD. Music by Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Fauré, Duruflé, Pärt and Bryars will be featured.
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Feb. 22
Lord of Life Lutheran Church Sacred Music Scholarship Competition for High School Students

Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Plano presents a concert featuring the finalists for its first annual Sacred Music Scholarship Competition for High School Students. Seven finalists have been selected through an initial recorded round to compete on this final live round which will be performed as a formal concert. Three independent judges, prominent members of the local musical community, will adjucate the performance and will make a collective decision determining the winners which will be announced to audience and performers alike at the end of the performance. The judges will award scholarship prizes of $1,500, $1,000, and $500 to the winners. Lord of Life Lutheran Church is sponsoring this competition in order to support young musicians in the community, to encourage musical performance, and to foster an appreciation for the role sacred music plays in the life of the greater musical community.
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Feb. 22
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Caen Thomason-Redus, flute and Cole Burger, piano

Caen Thomason-Redus has held several principal flute positions, performing for two years in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and teaching at universities such as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Evansville (IN). He recorded The Flute Collection and the Moyse Collection of Flute Classics, a total of five recordings and anthologies published by G. Schirmer, and later this year will be recording two albums of Latin and contemporary music for flute and guitar. He is professionally active with the National Flute Association. Caen earned performance degrees from Rice University and the University of Redlands, CA and completed additional study at the University of Michigan and the Mozarteum Akademie in Salzburg, Austria.
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Feb. 22
Schola Cantorum presents Walk in Peace

Schola will join the TCU Singers and the Chancel Choir of University Christian Church for a concert celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month, focusing on the African American Spiritual
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Feb. 22
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents Rising Talent

Young Performers Orchestra consists of 53 string players, 7th grade or younger, and is the first ensemble experience for many of its members. An intermediate level string orchestra, the Dallas String Ensemble consists of approximately 65 string players 9th grade or younger. Members of the unique and relatively small Sinfonietta string ensemble are in the 11th grade or younger. This concert will feature works from Brian Balmages, Soo Hee Newbold, Sean O’Loughlin, Isaac Albeniz, Richard Meyer, and Adam Carse.
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Feb. 22
Orpheus Chamber Singers present My Soul’s Repose

Orpheus presents an evening of choral treasures chosen to help find peace, quiet and healing in today’s hectic world. The music on this concert will be recorded for our newest CD. Music by Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Fauré, Duruflé, Pärt and Bryars will be featured.
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Feb. 22
Schola Cantorum presents Walk in Peace

Schola will join the TCU Singers and the Chancel Choir of University Christian Church for a concert celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month, focusing on the African American Spiritual.
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Feb. 23
University of North Texas - College of Music Distinguished Keyboard Alumni Series: Scott Carrell, piano

Scott Carrell, pianist, has captivated audiences in the U.S. and Europe with his virtuosic flair, expressive playing and informative comments, by presenting innovative programs of both classical and jazz works, including discussion of the works and the composers. A native of Texas, Dr. Carrell has performed numerous recitals as soloist and as collaborator, including concerto appearances with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, the Southwestern University Orchestra, the Plainview Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, the Little Rock Wind Symphony, and twice with the Harding University/Community Orchestra. An active chamber musician, he co-founded the Searcy Chamber Music Series and has performed on many of its concerts. He has also performed in recital and small ensembles in Florence, Italy; Mainz, Germany; and Guangzhou, China.
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Feb. 24
Dallas Winds present RED HOT & COLE

Cole Porter practically wrote The Great American Songbook including Night and Day, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and Beguine the Beguine. It’s anything goes with the Dallas Wind Symphony!
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Feb. 24
UNT Guest Artist/Faculty Recital:Gary Levinson, violin and Steve Harlos, piano

Tartini - Sonata in G minor, "Devil's Trill" Beethoven - Sonata in A minor, Opus 23 Harlos - "Quasi" Sonata: 3 Scenes from Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame Ravel - Tizigane
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Feb. 25
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents GORDON LIGHTFOOT 50 Years On The Carefree Highway

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald," "Cold On The Shoulder", "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Ribbon Of Darkness," "Beautiful," "Song For A Winter's Night", "Shadows", "Rainy Day People", "Did She Mention My Name" and "Summertime Dream to name just a few. But this year is special for the legendary artist who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled "Gordon Lightfoot - 50 Years On The Carefree Highway". The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fans. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.
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Feb. 25
Meadows Guest Piano Recital: The Long Duo

Pianists and sisters Christina and Beatrice Long will present a program of music for two pianos.
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Feb. 26
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents 2CELLOS

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC.
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Feb. 26-March 1
Dallas Symphony presents Winter Dreams

Lawrence Foster conducts Alexander Kerr, violin ENESCO Rumanian Rhapsody No. 2 BARBER Violin Concerto Intermission TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams
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Feb. 26
UNT Wind Symphony

Program to include: Roshanne Etezady - Points of Departure Guest Artist - Jennifer Ciobanu, UNT alumni, soprano soloist Anna's Way - From Inspiration to Artistry Music by Andres Martin; Story by Alan Scofield Guest Artist - Barry Green, double bass soloist Mary Tarbell-Green, narrator
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Feb. 27
Eisemann Center Presents Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour

It was 50 years ago when Arlo Guthrie took the trash following a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat. This hilarious account of actual events became a Platinum selling record and a full length film. Folk icon Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour brings to the stage for the first time in a decade the full song along with other favorites from his extensive music catalog.
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Feb. 28
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher Featuring Brett Dean's String Quartet No. 2 ("And once I played Ophelia") and Arnold Schoenberg's 2nd String Quartet

Music From Yellow Barn : Brett Dean ’s String Quartet No.2 (“And once I played Ophelia ”) and Arnold Schoenberg ’s 2nd String Quartet Two string quartets with soprano form the cornerstone of this Soundings program. Apart from the superficial pairing of two like ensembles, these are works that both wrestle with the most difficult of human circumstance; betrayal, madness, and suicide. Brett Dean’s examination of the plight of Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Schoenberg’s expression of his own very painful biography in the composition of his 2nd string quartet introduce the elements of objectivity and subjectivity in how we create and experience art. Brett Dean, a long-time member of the Berlin Philharmonic’s viola section, will be a part of the string quartet led by violinist Anthony Marwood and joined by soprano, Allison Bell.
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March 1
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Hye-young Song, piano

Pianist Hye-Young Song, First Prize winner of The Janice K. Hodges Piano Competition, is an accomplished pianist who has appeared throughout the United States and Korea. In the US she received an Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from TCU, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the UT Austin where she served as a Teaching Assistant. Dr. Song received the top prizes in competitions including the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Competition, the Sydney Wright Accompanying Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition in Corpus Christi and Ewha University Concerto Competition.
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March 1
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents "YOUNG VIRTUOSOS AND ANCIENT AIRS" CONCERT

Each year, the GDYO program offers concerto competitions for four of the ensembles, including the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. These competitions cultivate solo performance, encourage personal excellence, and acknowledge the high degree of talent and hard work exhibited by individual musicians in the program. Dallas area professional musicians will judge the orchestra members at their competition on September 8, 2014. The winner of the competition will be featured on this concert, along with Barber’s Overture to the School for Scandal, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Set III, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9.
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March 1
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Ron Block

After braving the ice storm of March 2014, Ron Block, veteran of Grammy-winning Alison Krauss & Union Station, returns for an encore of bluegrass and roots music.
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March 2
Keyboard Conversations® "Torment and Triumph - Franz Liszt - Satan or Saint?"

The program includes the heavenly Ave Maria, the devilish Mephisto Waltz and the Sonata in B Minor, perhaps Liszt’s most autobiographical work. Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with broad, popular appeal and lively commentary, making the music more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety and there is a question and answer session following the concert. Gain a whole new perspective and enrich your life with great music! If you’re a newcomer to classical music, you’ll be captivated to hear pianist Jeffrey Siegel talk about the great composers' lives and illustrate musical themes from each featured work. If you’re a seasoned listener, you’ll delight in Siegel’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and be thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
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March 6 & 7
Dallas bach Society presents A Baroque Flute Wine Tour

Experience what Theater Jones called the “Royal Treatment” of the Dallas Bach Society House Concert series, with exquisite music and gracious hospitality to be enjoyed up close and personal – just as in the great salons. Available as a stand-alone subscription, or add-on to your traditional concert series season subscription. Our favorite Baroque flutist Tamara Meredith plays a concert of music from favorite wine venues across Europe, to be accompanied by a sampling of these vintages. As the recorder gave way to the transverse, or German, flute as the eighteenth century got underway, the flauto traverso became the most popular instrument for house music among the aristocracy of Europe. The delightful Ms. Meredith plays a bouquet of pieces to be enjoyed along with the bouquet of a fine wine!
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March 6 & 7
TITAS PRESENTS MAYA BEISER IN CONCERT

Maya Beiser has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire and relentless quest to redefine her instrument’s boundaries. Maya has created new repertoire for the cello, commissioning many works written for her by and collaborating with composers such as Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, David Lang, Louis Andriessen, and Mark O’Connor.
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March 7
UT Dallas presents Fabio Montomoli

Fabio Montomoli is recognized by critics as one of the best interpreters of the international scene remarking his beautiful sound, power, penetration and wide variety of timbres. He's graduates with top votes at “S.Cecilia” Academy of Music in Rome with the Music Master Carlo Carfagna. He attends the regular course “Mozarteum” in Salzburg studying Klassische Guitar with the Music Masters Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch-Diaz and Barockmusik with the Music Master Nicolaus Harnoncourt. He studies counterpoint and composition with the Music Master Francesco Iannitti Piromallo. First prize winner in 7 of the most important national competitions, winner of the International “Mauro Giuliani” Guitar Competition in ’92. Subsequently he starts his concert career which brings him to play amongst the most important concert seasons all over Italy and abroad, tour in Japan (Tokyo, Hiroshima, Hayama, Kamakura), tour USA (Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York), tour in Mexico (Morelia, Paztquaro, Zitaquaro, Ixtlauacha, Zamora, la Piedad, Aguascalientes, Messico City, Queretaro, Pachuca). tour in Finland (Tampere, Helsinki, Turku), Tour in Grecia, (Atene,Volos) Tour in Germany (Berlin, Colon, München, Norimberga, Heidelberg, Wolfsburg, Deggendorf) Tour in Spain (Granada, Valencia, Linares, Girona) Mosca, Salisburgo, Vienna, Praga, Pilsen, Malta, Minorca, Beirut, Tyro, Bitola.), Tour in Kazakistan (Astana , Almaty, Karaganda, Kokshetau). Tour in Venezuela (Caracas, San Felipe), Belgrado,Tour in Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rosario, Bahia Blanca, Trenquelauque, Gualeguaychù, San Miguel.), Santiago de Chile, Tour in Camerun ( Douala, Yahoundè), Warsaw, Singapore, Hong Kong. Fabio Montomoli is frequently invited to some of the most important international guitar festivals “Andrès Segovia Ciudad de Linares” (Spain), Hersbruck guitar festival (Germany), Tokyo guitar festival (Japan), “Volos” Winter Guitar festival (Greece), Turku guitar festival (Finland), Morelia guitar festival (Mexico) etc. He constantly collaborates with several composers who have dedicated their own work to him: The Music Master Fabrizio Festa dedicated the suite “Paesaggi” for solo guitar (1997). The Music Master Francesco Iannitti Piromallo dedicated: the concert in A major for guitar and orchestra (2002) the sonata in D major for solo guitar (2007) and the suite “la Porta del sole” for clarinet and guitar dedicated to the duet Giovanni Lanzini- Fabio Montomoli.(2009) He has been protagonist in many radio broadcasts: Radio Vaticano with a live broadcast on the classical channel, Radio 2, Radio Helsinki “La Rondine” with a live national concert, Radio Rete Toscana Classical etc. He records for the record company “SAM classic” in Lari (PI) where his various first cd recordings as a soloist stand out absolute and transcript for important instrumental operas (Turina: La oraciòn del torero op.34, Cinco danzas gitanas op. 55 ect) all published in the collection personally directed and taken care by “SAM publications”. Very active as a teacher, holds Master Classes all over the world in the most important guitar Festivals.
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March 7
UT Dallas presents Xuefei Yang

International sensation Xuefei Yang, admired for her ability to weave Asian and western musical traditions, returns by popular demand to perform the featured concert of this year’s Guitar Competition and Festival. Born in Beijing, now based in the UK, Xuefei Yang (Fei) is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists.

Born following the Cultural Revolution, an era where Western music & instruments were banned, the fascinating story of Fei’s rise to the world stage, is that of a musical pioneer. She was the first ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, and became the first to launch an international professional career. Prodigious musical talent was evident at all stages. Her first public appearance at the age of ten, at the China International Guitar Festival, received such acclaim that the Spanish Ambassador in China immediately presented her with a concert guitar. The composer Rodrigo attended her debut concert in Madrid when she was fourteen and in 1995, when John Williams came to Beijing, he was so impressed with her playing that he gave two of his own Smallman guitars to her Conservatory especially for Fei and other top students to play. As a professional musician, Fei has performed concerts in 40 countries throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. The demand for her music sees Fei keeping a busy international schedule including London's major venues (with several sell-out recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall), and concerts at the world’s most prestigious venues including Philharmonie Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Vienna, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, National Auditorium Madrid, Dvorak Hall Prague, Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center New York, plus the main venues across Asia. Fei gave both the first solo guitar, and first guitar concerto, recitals ever in Beijing's National Centre of Performing Arts. In 2003 she performed 54 concerts for the “Night of the Proms” Tour, appearing in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, to a total audience of over 800,000 people. Fei is regularly invited to perform concertos with leading orchestras. This season sees Fei performing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, the Hallé Orchestra, China National Philharmonic and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to her solo career, Fei regularly appears in collaborations with other musicians. This season sees her performing chamber music with the Elias String Quartet, giving duo recitals with cellist Jian Wang, collaborating with tenor Ian Bostridge in a recital at London's Wigmore Hall, and with flautist Sir James Galway at the Beijing Music Festival.

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March 7
Chamber Music International concert 4

An evening of great variety featuring the haunting nostalgia of Schubert, the romantic flair of Brahms, and the highly-charged Franck Quintet.
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March 7
Richardson Symphony presents The Great Melodies of Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet Theme from Symphony Pathetique Waltz from Sleeping Beauty Theme from Marche Slav Concerto performed by the winner of the Lennox International Young Artists Competition
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March 7
UT Dallas presents Xuefei Yang

International sensation Xuefei Yang, admired for her ability to weave Asian and western musical traditions, returns by popular demand to perform the featured concert of this year’s Guitar Competition and Festival.
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March 9 - 23
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Lenten Noonday Concert

These three Noonday Lenten Recitals are scheduled beginning at 12:00 noon with a light lunch to follow benefiting our youth ensemble, Cantabile. These recitals feature local Arborlawn talent and guest artists, as well.
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March 10
Tuesday Night Jazz

Drew Zaremba presents The Jazz Fellowship
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March 11-14
Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition

The Dallas International Piano Competition 2015 is presented in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from all over the world. Three rounds of competition take place before an internationally renowned jury panel, and prizes are awarded for the most outstanding performances. Come on down, bring the whole family, and watch it all live.
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March 14
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents ORCHESTRA SHOWCASE

The talented Irving Symphony Orchestra is THE featured soloist, as it performs some of the most popular and enchanting scores of all time. Be amazed by the display of virtuosity presented by the musicians of YOUR Irving Symphony, your “guest soloist” for the night. The concert also features the premiere of the Irving/SMU composer in residence score, a truly unique musical event that further enhances the ISO’s commitment to Education.
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March 14
Voices of Change present Tibetan Fantasy

The World Premiere of Xi Wang’s Tibetan Fantasy* Xi Wang: Echo. Poem. Image. Xi Wang: Tibetan Fantasy (violin, cello, piano) *commissioned by Voices of Change
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March 15
Broadway Baptist Church presents Scott Detra, Organist

Scott Detra proves to be one of the finest organists of his generation with his active concert schedule in this seasons Broadway Series.
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March 20
Eisemann Center Presents 4 Girls 4

When four dynamic, award-winning musical stars from Broadway, film, television and recordings come together for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, dance, laughter, and memories that will leave you seeing stars. 4 GIRLS 4 is a funny frolic starring four famous females – Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince, Donna McKechnie and Maureen McGovern.
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March 20
Eisemann Center presents 4 Girls 4

When four dynamic, award winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, dance, laughter and memories that will leave you seeing stars. You will be delighted by the biggest hits from their Tony Award-winning shows and performances. 4 GIRLS 4 is a fabulously flirty, funny frolic, featuring four famous females – Andrea McArdle, Christine Andreas, Donna McKechnie and Maureen McGovern!
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March 21
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Triple Threat

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Tim Fain, violin; Andrés Diaz, cello. Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No 1; Arensky, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32; Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49.
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March 21
Plano Symphony presents MUSIC THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR WINNERS OF THE COLLIN COUNTY YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Holst: Jupiter from The Planets Music from Gravity & Apollo 13 J. Williams: Star Wars Suite Young Artist Concertos
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March 21
Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents STEWART GOODYEAR

Known for imagination, a graceful, elegant style and exquisite technique, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young artist whose career spans many genres—concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. Mr. Goodyear has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world—including ten separate appearances to date with the Philadelphia Orchestra, in addition to performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Bournemouth Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, among others. Mr. Goodyear performed the complete Beethoven sonatas in one day this past June as part of the Luminato Festival and Royal Conservatory Concert Season in Toronto, and will perform the one-day cycle again in Princeton, New Jersey and Dallas, Texas this season Mr. Goodyear also continues his vibrant partnership with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director, Paavo Jarvi.
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Mar. 24
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember & Reminisce

AMC will take you back through the 11-year tenure of Director Randy Jordan. Randy Jordan is a master at creating programs that are at the same time insightful and entertaining. His selections for Reminisce evoke grand memories as he challenged the chorale and audience with each new concert set. The music Mr. Jordan has chosen for Remember & Reminisce will also be featured by AMC on its European tour in June 2015.
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March 24
Dallas Winds present GAME MUSIC LIVE

Jerry Junkin and Grammy Award nominated film composer Austin Wintory. An exciting evening of surprise scores and action-packed visuals from the world’s most entertaining video games.
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March 26
Church of the Incarnation presents The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. It is most famous for singing A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, the Christmas Eve service that the BBC has broadcast around the world since 1928. The Choir exists primarily to sing daily services in King’s College Chapel. But its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the world.
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Dec. 31-Feb. 15
Theatre Too presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Have you ever been on a really awkward, even bad first date? Have you ever wondered if that special someone would ever call? Did you experience pre-wedding jitters or did you have to wear an ugly bridesmaid’s dress (and matching shoes, or course)? Have you ever held your wife’s purse while she went shopping or endured the endless football game your husband just had to watch? I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the hilarious musical revue about all of love’s greatest challenges: dating, sex, marriage, and family life.
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Jan. 1-Feb. 1
Dallas Theater Center presents THE BOOK CLUB PLAY

Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: book club. But when her book club becomes the subject of a film documentary their discussions about life and literature take a hilarious turn. Add a club-crashing newcomer along with some provocative book titles and the club’s long-intertwined group dynamics begin to unravel as the friends start to read between the lines.
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Jan. 2-31
Artisan Center Theater presents ALL SHOOK UP

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY Get ready to shake things up in Artisan’s first show of 2015 with the musical comedy ALL SHOOK UP, featuring 24 of Elvis Presley’s unforgettable hits! It’s a wonderfully entertaining celebration of life – one that anyone, of any age, can enjoy. It’s written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro and features such classic songs as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and many others. Set during the 1950’s in a town void of much joy or any real excitement, things definitely get shaken up when a guitar-playing motorcycle riding, oozing with machismo stranger named Chad passes through. He changes the struggling Midwest town forever with only the power of love and, of course, rock-and-roll. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” there’s lots of unrequited love and mistaken identities. This is clever, fresh fun with great music and high-energy dancing that will knock your socks off.
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Jan. 7-31
Undermaine Theatre presents The Flick

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2013 OBIE Award, Playwriting winner. 2013 New York Critics Circle Award, Best Play In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and big heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 8
Theatre Three presents Tru

Written by Jay Presson Allen, this tour-de-force one-man show performed by Greater Tuna’s Jaston Williams reveals a lonely Truman Capote soothing himself with pills, vodka, cocaine, and chocolate truffles as he muses about his checkered life and career.
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Jan. 10-Feb. 1
Teatro Dallas presents The Circus That Came From Mars

"The Circus That Came From Mars" by Alfredo Cardona Peña A production for children & adults in Spanish with English librettos. Visual, poetic and romantic! A story easy to follow. Witness martian acts & meet Argos the giant that reads minds!
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Jan. 16 - Feb. 1
Theatre Arlington presents Boeing-Boeing

Meet self-styled Parisian lothario, Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline stewardess with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until schedule changes bring all three to his apartment at the same time.
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Jan. 16-Feb. 7
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Annie, Jr.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
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Jan. 16-Feb. 8
WaterTower Theatre presents The Explorers Club

It’s London, 1879, and The Explorers Club is in crisis: a woman is campaigning for admittance; a savage has slapped Her Majesty, inciting a war; the Irish are probably Jewish and a beloved pet snake has swallowed a guinea pig. When an angry English Guard surrounds the club, what’s a gentleman explorer to do? Sit back and enjoy a brandy and cigar, naturally. This is the preposterous premise of Nell Benjamin’s madcap comedy that will have you bending over with laughter!
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Jan. 17-Feb. 7
Undermain Theatre presents The Flick

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2013 OBIE Award, Playwriting winner. 2013 New York Critics Circle Award, Best Play In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and big heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
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Jan. 21-Feb. 15
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL STAGGER LEE

A HIGHLIGHT THIS SEASON IS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF STAGGER LEE, A MUSICAL THAT TAKES ITS TITLE FROM THE CENTURY-OLD FOLK SONG THAT BECAME A NUMBER ONE R&B HIT FOR LLOYD PRICE IN 1959. THE STORY SPANS THE 20TH CENTURY, TRACING MYTHICAL CHARACTERS IN THEIR QUEST TO ACHIEVE THE AMERICAN DREAM. THE DEEP-SEATED THEMES OF RACISM AND THE RAW POWER OF HUMAN WILL ARE SURE TO GIVE YOU CHILLS. AND THE MUSIC—FROM JOPLIN-INSPIRED TUNES TO R&B AND HIP-HOP—WILL DEFINITELY GET YOUR FEET MOVING.
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Jan. 22-31
Bath House Cultural Center presents Almost 5

Almost 5 is a story, in circus form, about the absurdity of the daily office grind. Lunacy seeps in with each passing hour, and some us develop “unique” ways to endure the tedium. Coping mechanisms are as varied as the human experience, and our office’s employees explore them through the askew lens of the circus arts.
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Jan. 22-Feb. 14
Garland Civic Theatre presents Bad Seed

A chilling masterpiece of suspense! This classic thriller from Broadway asks, what happens to ordinary families when they must come to grips with the question..
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Jan. 23 - 31
Plano Childrens Theatre Xanadu, Jr

Xanadu JR. follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first ROLLER DISCO! But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.
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Jan. 23-Feb. 22
Dallas Children's Theater presents Skippyjon Jones

Be among the first audiences to enjoy this brand new musical adaption of Judy Schachner’s beloved book! Skippyjon Jones is a rambunctious Siamese kitten with big ears and an even bigger imagination. When his loving but exasperated mother puts Skippyjon in time-out, he starts to daydream. His imagination takes him far, far away to Mexico, where he pretends that he is a swashbuckling Chihuahua named Skippito Friskito. This silly, sweet tale celebrates the power of imagination. As Skippyjon would say... mucho fun!
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Jan. 28
Shaping Sound

Created by Emmy Award-nominated choreographers TRAVIS WALL, NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers.
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Jan. 29-March 7
Circle Theatre presents My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic up-bringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his talent threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith.
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Jan. 30 - Feb. 15
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents Neil Simon's Rumors

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. This is Neil Simon at his best. Rated PG-13.
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Jan. 30-Feb. 7
The Dallas Opera double Bill: LA WALLY, ACT IV and Everest

Set high in the Austrian Alps, the first half of this exciting double bill is the climactic final act of an opera about a free-spirited and fiercely passionate young woman who realizes, too late, that love delayed isn’t always love denied. The first half of the evening, LA WALLY (Act IV), will star Mary Elizabeth Williams, described by Opera News as “the next great Verdi soprano,” as Wally, on the heels of her performances as Floria Tosca for Seattle Opera (where she was selected as the 2011-2012 “Artist of the Year”). Tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo makes his company debut as her beloved Hagenbach in this brand-new abridged production staged by director Candace Evans and conducted by Anthony Barrese.
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Jan. 31
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents An Evening with Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is currently a regular panelist on NPR’s widely popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me,” where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy is heard by 5 million homes across the country, internationally on NPR Worldwide, and on the Internet via podcast. Her latest comedy CD, “I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston,” recorded at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, was released on April Fools’ Day 2013. Also in 2013, Poundstone joined Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers and several other prominent women in comedy in Showtime’s feature-length documentary produced by Lions Gate entitled, “WHY WE LAUGH TOO: Women of Comedy.”
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Jan. 31
Dallas Opera presents THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a fun, fully-staged one-act opera about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of a quack “doctor” and his mysterious potion! This comedy is a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the beautiful music of Gaetano Donizetti, who bridged the gap between Rossini and Verdi. This charming opera will be presented in English.
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Feb. 1
2015 Dance Celebration

This is a traditional Chinese dance performance including 16 ethnic folk and classical dances performed by over 150 dancers.
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Feb. 5-8
Meadows Opera Theatre: Susannah by Carlisle Floyd

The plague of religious fundamentalism, intolerance, hypocrisy and prejudice rips through a backwoods community in rural Appalachia and the fate of the naïve, young town beauty hangs in the balance. Will the new, charismatic reverend be able to save Susannah’s soul, or will he pull them both into a fiery hell? Floyd’s powerful American masterpiece weaves together folk tunes, country hymns, lush lyricism and haunting, ravishing melodies in this timeless tale of desire, lust, seduction and revenge. Directed by Hank Hammett, and accompanied live by the Meadows Symphony Orchestra with conductor Paul Phillips.
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Feb. 6 - 15
Repertory Company Theatre presents Always...Patsy Cline

This heartfelt revue tells the true story of the country music legend’s unlikely friendship with a fan, Louise Seger, cemented by years of letter-writing. Featuring many of Cline’s timeless hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Walking After Midnight”, some of the best music of all time!
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Feb. 6-22
Casa Manana presents Charlotte's Web

Join all your favorite barnyard characters in this adaptation of the classic children’s book by E.B. White. On the Zuckerman farm, a prancing, playful pig named Wilbur is the runt of the litter and could be the main course for Christmas dinner. Determined to save her friend, a spider named Charlotte spins a web that just might convince the farmer that Wilbur is very special. The whole family will love this tale of friendship and loyalty!
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Feb. 6-15
Grand Prairie Arts Council presents FOREVER PLAID

When 4 young singers are killed in a car crash; they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy 1950's nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!
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Feb. 6-22
Rockwall Community Players present Romeo & Juliet

Experience the beauty, poetry and passion of Shakespeare’s greatest romance, where love and violence vie for the hearts and souls of these young star-crossed lovers.
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Feb. 6-8
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Merry Widow

For the second time in the 2014-2015 season, Texas Ballet Theater will be joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, this time for The Merry Widow. When a wealthy widow attends a ball where she is to be courted by a suitor, she becomes mixed up in a whirlwind of romantic confusion. Adapted from the operetta of the same name.
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Feb. 7
UT Dallas Arts present Paul Taylor Dance Company

The New York Times described Paul Taylor as “the greatest choreographer alive.” The company has performed his works in venues of every size and description around the world. Ruth Andrien, current director, and members of the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company will teach master classes in the Paul Taylor style in addition to creating and setting a Taylor inspired work for the UTDance Ensemble. The UTDance Ensemble will perform in a showcase at 6 p.m., before the Paul Taylor Dance Company takes the stage at 8 p.m.
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Feb. 10-22
ATTPAC presents THE BOOK OF MORMON

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
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Feb. 10-21
The Echo Room Presents: HER SONG

A Supper Club-style musical revue celebrating jewels from the Great American Female Songbook. The best date night of Valentine’s month! The play is by Annie Benjamin, Kateri Cale, Lorena Davey, Terri Ferguson, & Shelby-Allison Hibbs. Scott A. Eckert acts as the musical director. Directed by Shelby-Allison Hibbs, featuring the original Echo Room Crooners and the Matt Tolentino Quartet.
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Feb. 13-28
MESQUITE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS Light Up the Sky

The comedy revolves around a group of New York theatre-folk who attend the opening of their new play in Boston. The lead actress, the backer, and several others, are in seventh heaven at the prospect of a tremendous success, which they hope for in the work of a young unknown writer. Gathered in a hotel room, these people go through their paces with tremendous gusto and many exhibitions of temperament. The opening of the play, which is a very earnest and experimental work, is such as to lead the cast, director and backer to believe it a flop. Instantly they turn against themselves, the production, the author and savagely proceed in what looks like an attempt to destroy themselves and all their former hopes. It turns out, however, that in spite of the curious reception by the first night audience, the play has made a deep impression, and when news spreads that the reviews are on the whole favorable, the tables are turned. But the playwright who has suffered both from the enthusiasm and pessimism of his associates has decided that he is through with the theater, and he is captured by the backer only at the moment he is about to take a plane back home. He is persuaded to play ball with his associates, but he is so disgusted with the temperamental shenanigans of those who were presumably his friends that he turns on them and lays down the law.
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Feb. 13-March 1
twelth Night: A Musical Comedy Carnival at Rose Marine Theater

What do Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, and Shakespeare have in common? Twelfth Night! Amid the costumes, confetti, and chaos of Rio�s carnival, 4 young lovers unlock the secrets of their hearts while donning disguises, exchanging kisses, and surrendering to the rhythm of carnival�s samba beat. Transport yourself to the golden sunlight of Rio�s beaches as you holiday by the sea in this deliriously romantic comedy filled with, sun and sand, melancholy and madness, comedy and chaos� all over flowing with a feast of songs that will leave your heart lighter and your family closer.
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Feb. 14
Travis Academy of Fine Arts Ballet Magnificat

Ballet Magnificat performs
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Feb. 14
Fort Worth-Keith & Margo’s 25th Annual St. Valentine’s Massacre

Fort Worth-Keith & Margo’s 25th Annual St. Valentine’s Massacre on Saturday February 14, 2015 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM. $89.00 plus tax per person incl. reception, gourmet dinner, drink ticket, cash bar, Comedy Mystery, Disc Jockey for romantic dancing, prizes, gratuities. Add $205 for Guest Room (double occupancy), Breakfast for Two. Hilton Fort Worth, 815 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Reservations: murdermysterytexas.com/valentines-hilton-fort-worth/ or 817-572-2212
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Feb. 14
The Dallas Opera Presents The Elixir of Love

By Gaetano Donizeti | Sung in English | 50 minute, no intermission Set in Texas, this version of Donizetti's The Elixir of Love tells a tale about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of one Doctor Dulcamara and his mysterious potion! This performance is comedic, fun, magical and relatable; the perfect opera introduction. A great family-friendly experience for Valentine’s Day!
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Feb. 15
Eisemann Center Presents The Teacher from teh Black Lagoon and Other Story Books

Theatreworks USA presents an exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books. Books include: The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee; Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey; Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard; I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen; Lily’s Plastic Purple Purse by Kevin Henkes; Love Splat (Splat the Cat) by Rob Scotton, and The Grasshopper and the Ant based on a fable by Aesop and adapted by Eric March. Story Time at Barnes & Noble on 15th St. in Plano takes place on Fri, Feb. 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
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Feb. 15-16
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 2

King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Uncertain that Hal is fit to succeed him, the King struggles to secure his legacy while Falstaff is charged with recruiting fresh troops from the countryside. But the temptation for personal wealth is too great to resist, leaving Hal caught between his sovereign duty and his loyalty to an old friend.
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Feb. 17 - 22
Eisemann Center Presents The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville

Texas Premiere starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac It’s the end of the world as we know it. A flood of biblical proportions leaves us with only two people on Earth, who discover that their common language is song and dance. Together they chronicle the rise and fall and hopefully, rise again of humankind, through music that runs the gamut from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, R.E.M. and Queen. The show features direction and choreography by Susan Stroman; music direction by Paul Ford presented in association with Staci Levine.
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Feb. 18-22
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Once

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.READ MORE

Feb. 19 - 28
UT Dallas presents Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget

Springing from the myths and tall tales of the American west, a new story has been discovered, decoded and brought to light. It is the story of a humble cowboy, born during a wild astrological event, who could ride his horse through space. Doom McCoy shaped the Old West in ways we are only now beginning to understand. Coming to life through puppets and multimedia, Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget is the spiritual and cosmic journey through the life of America’s lost legend. A child and family-friendly wild west romp.
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Feb. 19-March 14
Rover Dramawerks presents Other People's Money

Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle's computer is going tilt over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If the stockholders back his takeover, they will make a bundle but what will happen to the 1200 employees and the community when he liquidates the assets? Opposing the rapacious financier are the genial man who has run the company since year one and a young lawyer who specializes in fending off takeovers. This compelling drama explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play.
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Feb. 19-March 8
South Dallas Cultural Center presents ''Mississippi Goddamn: A New Play by Jonathan Norton

Mississippi Goddamn is a must-see play that will keep you on the edge of your seat, keep you laughing and truly get you to thinking. Jonathan Norton's new play, examines the tensions and complications among neighbors in the years leading up to the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers. Set against the backdrop and changing times of civil rights era Mississippi, you don't want to miss this powerful, riveting and profoundly moving play.
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Feb. 20-March 8
African American Repertory Theater presents Miss Evers Boys

Miss Evers' Boys explores the moral, ethical, and medical dilemmas faced by those involved in one of the most notorious medical secrets in American history, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, performed by the United States government from 1932 to 1972. This powerful drama is a fictional account based on this shocking study. As the story unfolds, Nurse Evers wrestles with her loyalty to the institute's doctors while her band of patients fight to live through the power of music and dance.
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Feb. 20 - March 8
Cara Mía Theatre Co. present References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

“There has never been a machine made to x-ray the heart and reveal its secrets, except for poetry… and I’m way too tired for poetry tonight,” says a dejected Moon as he returns to his perch atop a refrigerator where his violin awaits him. Such is the world of Gabriela, where dreams and reality are one and the same, and the hot California desert will soon bear witness to the return of her military husband, and their long-awaited reunion. Ensemble member Ruben Carrazana makes his directorial debut.
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Feb. 20-28
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Two Gentleman Of Verona

Two Gentleman of Verona By William Shakespeare apart of the Stolen Shakespeare Festival, “Verona, Verona!” Is all really fair in love? Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But on a trip to Milan, he gets one look at the lovely Silvia . . . and dumps Julia in a heartbeat. Two problems: Silvia is his best friend’s girl, and Julia won’t be dumped that easily.
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Feb. 20 - March 8
Theatre Arlington presents Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above.
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Feb. 20-22
Dallas Black Dance Theatre cultural awareness

Celebrate African American History Month with us as we explore the rich, culturally diverse works of our repertory. Classic modern choreography from renowned choreographers Talley Beatty, Alvin Ailey and a contemporary company work by Troy Powell will captivate you. Resident choreographer Richard A. Freeman, Jr. has created a stunningly beautiful new spiritual work that you will not want to miss!
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Feb. 20-March 1
Dallas Children's Theater presents Teen Brain: The Musical

This energetic musical follows a day in the life of eight young people as they navigate the rough waters of high school. With fast-paced, witty dialogue and original songs like “Like Me, Like Me,” an ode to social media, and “When I Was Small,” a winsome reflection of the simplicity of childhood, DCT resident playwright Linda Daugherty and composer Nick Martin capture the complexities of the modern adolescent experience. An honest, powerful look at the inner workings of the mysterious teenage brain. Not suitable for young children.
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Feb. 20-March 29
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES

DTC launches a new multi-year Classical Theater initiative with this sublime comedy, in a high-energy production directed by Kevin Moriarty. Combining Moliére’s razor-sharp observations about love, marriage and desire with hilarious physical comedy and joyful contemporary music, The School For Wives tells the story of Arnolphe, who believes he has shrewdly concocted the perfect plan to woo a much younger woman to be his wife. (SPOILER ALERT: Arnolphe isn’t all that shrewd). As his plan goes horribly wrong and the complications add up, this fast-paced French farce will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what you may have missed while you were rolling in the aisle laughing.
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Feb. 24-March 8
Dallas Summer Musicals presents KINKY BOOTS

KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
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Feb. 25-March 1
Meadows Theatre presents The Sparrow

Written and developed by The House Theatre of Chicago – an innovative, award-winning company founded by SMU alumni in 2001 – The Sparrow tells the story of a teen with unusual hidden powers that could either save or destroy her hometown. The Chicago Tribune called the play “a thrilling, riveting celebration of the power of the imagination that adults and teens can enjoy, and understand, together.” The House Theatre’s mission is “to unite Chicago in the spirit of community through amazing feats of storytelling”; its artistic director, Nathan Allen, recently received the Emerging Leader Award from SMU.
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Feb. 26-28
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Presents THE GREAT TRAGEDIES – MIKE DAISEY

Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: Over four nights Daisey explores the nature of our theatrical genetics and wrestles with the genius that penned HAMLET, KING LEAR, MACBETH and ROMEO & JULIET and reveals how the heights and depths of his gifts have much to teach us about ourselves. Each evening is unique and can be viewed independently, but all four together form an epic oral accounting of triumph and folly told with Daisey’s dark and hilarious intensity. *May contain adult language.
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Feb. 28-March 8
CasaManana presents Steel Magnolias

Set in Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, Steel Magnolias examines the relationships of six southern ladies who gather regularly to gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best of times – and console one another through the worst of times. Filled with hilarious, wise-cracking humor and touching, heart-warming moments Steel Magnolias is perfect for the intimate setting of Casa Mañana.
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March 6-15
Music Theatre of Denton presents La Cage Aux Folles

Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, La Cage Aux Folles, tells the story made popular in the 1996 movie The Bird Cage starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. Due to adult content and themes, this production is recommended for mature audiences only.
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March 7 & 8
Avant Chamber Ballet presents Women’s Choreography Project

In a profession predominantly led by men, we are proud to feature commissions by four established and emerging female choreographers. Works range from contemporary to more classically inspired choreography and as always, Avant Chamber Ballet will present this pioneering program alongside world class musicians led by Music Director, David Cooper. This year, ACB is comprised of 18 dancers, up from 15 last season, from a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences.
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March 13-27
Dallas Opera presents LA BOHÈME

Puccini’s passionate and timeless masterpiece is presented in a beloved period production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Peter J. Hall. Starring soprano Ana María Martínez as Mimi and tenor Bryan Hymel as Rodolfo at the head of an all-star international cast. This witty and romantic celebration of life lived “on the fringe” will be staged by Peter Kazaras and conducted by Riccardo Frizza in his company debut. There’s a little bohemian in all of us; isn’t it time you rediscovered yours?
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March 14
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Jeanne Robertson – The 2015 FABulously Funny Tour

Turning 70 years young this year, Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has an infectious personality, heart and sense of humor.
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March 21
Dallas Opera SIMULCAST: LA BOHÈME

This performance will take place as part of The Dallas Opera’s nationally recognized, free public simulcast program, which has attracted more than 50,000 attendees over the past four years. The Dallas Opera’s 2015 AT&T Stadium Simulcast is expected to draw thousands more to enjoy one of the greatest “date nights” in opera: Puccini’s charming, touching and highly romantic masterpiece about life among the young bohemians of the Latin Quarter of Paris has been a popular favorite since it first premiered in 1896.
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March 22
Dallas Opera presents THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a fun, fully-staged one-act opera about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of a quack “doctor” and his mysterious potion! This comedy is a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the beautiful music of Gaetano Donizetti, who bridged the gap between Rossini and Verdi. This charming opera will be presented in English.
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March 23-24
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry V

Completing a three-play journey from disaffected prince to legendary King, Henry V sees the young English monarch attempt to unite his kingdom with a decision to go to war. After the initial success of his invasion he finds himself faced with a vastly superior French force on the fields of Agincourt. Amid ruthless acts of moral ambiguity and terrible cost in human life the new King struggles to find a course of honor as he leads his small army in an inspired victory against a daunting foe.
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June 27 - Jan. 31
Frontiers of Flight Museum presents VICTORY FROM WITHIN: THE AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE

This new traveling exhibit details the American prisoner of war experience from the Civil War to modern conflicts.  The exhibit was created by the National Park Service in cooperation with the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Friends of Andersonville to give more citizens the opportunity to explore the American POW story. The exhibit includes sections on Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom, and displays artifacts and audio-visual interviews from actual prisoners of war.
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Aug. 30 - Mar. 15
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.
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Sept. 21 - March 1
Meadows Museum presents Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) produced almost 300 etchings and lithographs that reveal his personal vision, tireless invention, and enthusiasm for technical experimentation. Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention presents Goya’s printed oeuvre as an integral—indeed defining—component of his life and career and invites a reconsideration of the artist’s paintings within the Meadows Museum’s collection. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view complete 1st-edition sets of his four major print series, "Los Caprichos" (1799), "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (1810-19), "La Tauromaquia" (1816), and "Los Disparates" (1816-23).
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

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

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

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

The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will premiere at the DMA in October 2014. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse, co-organized by the DMA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will showcase approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne to, highlight the well-established painting genre in France during the 1800s.
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Nov. 22 - Feb. 21
PDNB Gallery presents Experimental Photography

PDNB Gallery will feature an exhibition with many artists who have created new pathways using light to extract unique images. This group exhibition will showcase many examples of methods used such as solarization, photogram, manipulated negatives, double exposure, and more. Featured artists include Gyory Kepes, Carlotta Corpron, Ida Lansky, Barbara Maples, Luigi Veronesi, Robert Erickson, Carlos Jurado, Harold Edgerton, and Eadweard Muybridge. Experimental Photography runs Nov. 22, 2014 - Feb. 21, 2015 with an opening reception Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 5-8pm.
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Jan. 1-31
Levitas: A Photographic Investigation of Weightlessness at the bath House Cultural Center

Weightlessness is unquestionably a complex and abstract concept that may pose some level of difficulty for an artist who is interested in representing it in a visual form. It is perhaps an easier task to describe something that has no weight with our words and in terms of the laws of physics and science than it is to depict or describe the quality of having little or no reaction whatsoever to the forces of gravity with a work of art. The seventeen photographers in the Levitas: A Photographic Investigation of Weightlessness exhibition were asked to take on the challenge of considering the theme of the show to create a photographic image that best captures their ideas, narratives, and responses concerning lightness, zero g-forces, defiance of gravity, airiness, levity, and ethereality. The small scale of the square ten-inch photographic prints and their minimalist presentation format also responds to the overall theme of lightness and dispossession of much weight and mass.
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Jan. 5 - 28
Keller Public Arts Abstract Impressionism

Arlington resident and professional artist Vern Johnson will share his work with the community during the month of January. Mr. Johnson spent 26 years as an "in-house" designer and consultant designer to furniture and product manufacturers in California and Texas. He chose a new career path along with the change of the centuries when he became a fulltime professional artist. "As a full time painter, I am free to pursue my own passions. Free to set my own objectives and solutions without committees."
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Jan. 6 - March 7
Elm Street Studio presents Soft Linearity | Heather Pregger

A vintage “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul” quilt received as a wedding gift inspired our featured artist, Heather Pregger, to take her first quilting class in 1979. See how a vintage quilt, the psychedelically decorated home of her youth, and a degree in Geology merge in the art quilts Pregger creates today. A portion of all art sale proceeds from this exhibit will benefit the Humane Society of North Texas.
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Jan. 7-31
Haley-Henman presents PIERRE DURAND NIGHT ON THE SILK ROAD

Haley-Henman invites you to travel and spend a Night On The Silk Road. Pierre Durand’s solo show will pitch the tent and kindle the fire to reveal his luminous paintings on silk.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 4
Brookhaven College Art Department Presents Exhibitions by Julia Ousley, and Letitia Huckaby

Julia Ousley: Transitions presents a new sculptural installation by Ousley. With training in both sculpture and architecture, Ousley’s work deploys materials commonly used in architecture in sculptural installations, addressing the built and natural environment as locus of indwelling. She earned the M.F.A. from Pratt Institute, the M. Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and the B.S. from Baylor University. Letitia Huckaby presents work in photography with pigment prints and a variant suite of lithographs. Huckaby earned the M.F.A. in photography from University of North Texas, the B.F.A. in photography from the Art Institute of Boston, and the B.A. in journalism from University of Oklahoma.
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Jan. 9 - March 7
Video Association of Dallas presents Dallas Medianale

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary will host the Video Association of Dallas, the organization behind the annual Dallas VideoFest, and its new production The Dallas Medianale in January and February of 2015. The Dallas Medianale will consist of installations, screenings, and intermedia performances in the galleries and black box theater of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, showcasing the work of internationally renowned artists working in film and video. These works will range from iconic works of early video art to immersive performances with radical repurposing of obsolete video technology. We will revisit pioneers of early computer films alongside bleeding-edge experiments in moving images and interactivity. Artists featured in the various exhibitions and events will include Bruce Nauman, Joe Sola, Francis Alÿs, Gary Hill, Owen Kydd, John Whitney, James Whitney, Jennifer Reeder, Kyle Evans and James Connolly of Cracked Ray Tube, Sean Miller, Liz Larsen of LZX Industries, William Sarradet, Andrew Blanton, and many more. Dates: January 9th – Screenings and Performances in the MAC’s Black Box Theater January 10th – Cracked Ray Tube Workshop at Oil and Cotton, Screenings at the MAC’s Black Box Theater. January 17th – Opening of first exhibition of installations in the MAC’s galleries. February 13th – Opening of second exhibition “Call and Response” - installations in the MAC’s galleries, screening of films from Experimental Response Cinema. March 17th – Closing evening event in the MAC’s galleries.
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Jan. 10-Feb. 15
Bruce Wood: A Retrospective at the Arlington Museum of Art

Fort Worth’s own Bruce Wood has been a driving force in the North Texas cultural community for decades. His latest venture, Bruce Wood Dance Project, sought to bring innovative, unconventional productions to North Texas audiences. This exhibit will explore Wood’s contributions to the world of dance, the cultural arts and the communities he grew up in.
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Jan. 12 - Feb. 4
Texas Woman's University Supranatural Realistic

Reception: January 20, 2015: 5-8pm. TWU Department of Visual Arts welcomes five artists working mainly with sculptural and assemblage elements for our next exhibition. Each artist uses nature, natural materials and human nature as a springboard to create work that reorganizes nature, plays games on assumptions and takes the commonplace and turns it on it’s head. Very different approaches to sculpture and an inventive use of materials bring these artists together in Supranatural Realistic. Helen Altman, Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Beverly Penn & Linda Ridgway.
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Jan. 15 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Audubon’s Beasts

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Jan. 15-Feb. 21
Sun to Moon Gallery presents The Abstract Image

Finely crafted abstract photographic prints by nine photographers Annette Bottaro-Walklet, Jeffrey Conley, Charles Cramer, Anne Larsen, Scot Miller, Alan Ross, Alison Shaw, Keith S. Walklet & R.P. Washburne Sun to Moon Gallery is excited to explore new horizons and proud to present our first-ever exhibition featuring abstract photographic images. This captivating selection of fine prints by nine photographers explores light, shape, form, motion, patterns and colors as never presented before. A number of photographic techniques and printing styles are incorporated into the exhibition.
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Jan. 16-March 7
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts present 1 – 7

Amanda Arredondo, Mason Bryant, Courtney Hamilton, Alyssa Hawkins, Fernando Johnson, Layla Luna & Max Morris
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Jan. 16-Feb. 7
The Trinity: Reflections Of A River, In Conjunction With The City Of Dallas’ Trinity Watershed Management

The Trinity River Photo Contest, currently in its sixth year and produced by the City of Dallas, has not only inspired people of all ages to visit the Trinity River corridor and enjoy local outdoor adventure, it has captured these visits with inspiring photographs. Year after year, these are moments of discovery that occur for the viewer through the wonderful images taken by professional, amateur, and youth photographers.
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Jan. 17-May 31
Irving Arts Center presents Big Bend: Photographs by Terry Cockerham

Featuring dramatic black and white photographs of Big Bend National Park, famous for its natural resources and spectacular geology, by Irving Resident Terry Cockerham.
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Jan. 17-Feb. 28
South Dallas Cultural Center presents Emmanuel Gillespie opens ''Middle Passage

Emmanuel Gillespie, well known Dallas visual artist, has been exhibiting for over 20 years. His public art work can be seen in South Dallas thanks to DART's Art Program and the City of Dallas' Public Art Program. This exhibition ''Middle Passage'' represents his latest studio work. Gillespie says ''My work is inspired by the memory of African descendants who died while being shipped to North America as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Often understood as the “Middle Passage,” this title refers to a triangular trade route linking Europe, Africa, and North America, where millions of Africans were captured as goods to be sold and transported across the Atlantic Ocean. Paintings in this series employ related densities of color in an effort to revisit and reframe the past and its impact on my identity.
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Jan. 20-Feb. 20
Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights

The Meadows Arts + Urbanism Initiative, Embrey Human Rights Program and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at SMU invite the public to join them in celebrating the opening of an exhibition exploring the work, courage and vision of iconic South African Parliamentarian Helen Suzman. Suzman devoted her life to fighting against apartheid laws and earned two Nobel Peace Prize nominations and worldwide respect for her work.
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Jan. 20-Feb. 19
Moudy Gallery presents States of the Union:Highlights from the TCU Permanent Art Collection

The Art Galleries at TCU are proud to announce the first public exhibition composed of selected highlights from TCU’s permanent art collection. The fruit of a semester-long project assigned to the first-year Master of Arts students in Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite’s art history seminar, The Art Museum, this exhibition constitutes a landmark in the history of TCU. In the spirit of the United States President’s annual State of the Union address, this premier exhibition of TCU artworks seeks to engage the community in a visual exploration of historic issues our country has faced and continues to confront. The works on display present American history and politics as interpreted by artists, some of whom were employees of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA), civil rights leaders, and military veterans. The artists featured in the exhibition are Will Barnet, Alice Neel, Lee Krasner, Romare Bearden, Larry Rivers, McKie Trotter, Andy Warhol, Bill Mauldin, Luis Jiménez, Antonio Alvarez and Jane Stuart. Stuart’s iconic portraits of George and Martha Washington mark the entrance of the exhibition. In diverse ways and differing media, the works on display provoke intriguing questions regarding national identity, values, and conflicts. By referencing or being influenced by American history and politics, the artworks instigate a consideration of our relationship to our national past.
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Jan. 23-Feb. 20
VALUE ADDED, Opening Reception


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Jan. 24-April 26
Irving Arts Center presents Golden Legacy – Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books

Enjoy 60 masterpieces of original illustration art in the most extensive public showing ever from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books. Launched in 1942 against the backdrop of WWII, Little Golden Books made high quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Toured by the Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene Texas.
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Jan. 25 - Feb. 20
The Woman's Club of Fort Worth Art Department presents 51st Annual Winter Art Show

The Woman's Club of Fort Worth is pleased to announce The 51st Winter Art Show, displaying over 85 works of art by over 40 artists in watercolor, pastel, oil, mixed media, and graphics.
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Jan. 25, Feb 8 & 22
Meadows Museum Art Activity: Drawing from the Masters

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads participants through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. No advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Jan. 31 - March 7
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Temptations

Highlighting the allure of glass with special pieces made to entice from over 50 contemporary North American glass artists. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 11:00 to 5:30 p.m.
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Jan. 31-April 5
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: RongRong&inri

The Modern's second Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014-2015 season features the work of the Chinese/Japanese collaborative team RongRong&inri. Since 2000, RongRong&inri have been creating works that push the boundaries of traditional black-and-white photography. The husband and wife are widely recognized for self-portraits that chronicle their lives together. Through these narrative photographs, RongRong&inri elaborate on relationships (both theirs and relationships in general), as well as cultural differences and similarities. In certain series, their naked bodies are juxtaposed against the countryside - for example, for example, the landscape surrounding Mount Fuji - to convey the vastness and power of nature and, by contrast, the smallness of man. In other works, they present themselves in urban settings, such as those found in a rapidly developing China, where they currently live.
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Jan. 31-March 21
Pollock Gallery Exhibit: “soak stain bleed bloom”

This exhibition by alumna Kristen Cochran (M.F.A. ’10) features a series of lush mixed media drawings on paper and a site-determined soft sculptural intervention. The installation explores the fluid language of proximity and process and considers the symbolic implications of bodily action and encounter. Cochran’s work has been exhibited in Texas, Arizona, the Pacific Northwest and New York and is owned by private collections in Europe. She has also participated in the Texas Biennials in 2011 and 2013 and been awarded residencies in Wyoming, New York and Austria. She has taught at SMU, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and currently teaches drawing and sculpture at the University of Texas at Dallas.
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Feb. 1-May 3
“Goya: A Conversation: Ambassador Loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris”

In collaboration with the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Meadows Museum will exhibit Goya’s full-length portrait of Ferdinand Guillemardet, on loan February 1-May 3, 2015. Guillemardet was France’s ambassador to Spain (1798-1800) and, while in the country, he commissioned a portrait from the court painter. This work will be hung with the Meadows’ six other Goya paintings in addition to the Portrait of Richard Worsam Meade by Vicente López y Portaña. Meade was an American businessman in Spain, shortly after Guillemardet’s ambassadorship.
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Feb. 2-25
Keller Public Arts Program Nature Photography Exhibit

The Keller Public Arts Program is pleased to present the photography of Gabe Barna, Christian Dozzler, Suzonne Evans and Klaus Mayer. Their ''Captured Visions'' will sweep you away to places both near and far as well as providing witness to nature at it's most exquisite and at times, devastating. Dallas resident Gabe Barna has been a serious amateur for more than forty years. Gabe looks for the beauty in nature capturing the images of not only the originality of each flower but also the drama of animals in the wild. Christian Dozzler, born and raised in Vienna, Austria and currently a resident of Keller, Texas has enjoyed photography since high school where he took photography classes. His photos have been exhibited in local competitions and exhibitions. He is a Blues musician, having traveled the world performing professionally. ''Wanting to become more than a 'point and shoot' photographer, Suzonne Evans attended many classes, lectures, workshops, and expeditions where she has learned to understand the power of the camera, the importance of light, and how to see the scene, and thus with that, how to compose the picture through the camera lens.'' Her photography shows the viewer the real image and not one that is manufactured for the camera. At the age of 4, Klaus Mayer took his first photograph which began his love of photography. He has studied photography to improve his craft and to develop the passion he has he has for capturing special moments through the lens.
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Feb. 4-April 22
Peanuts . . . Naturally

Take a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Activity stations allow kids of all ages to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.
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Feb. 6-March 28
ARTISTS’ SHOWPLACE GALLERY presents “Brushing in” the New Year

An Exhibition of Chinese Art and Calligraphy in Celebration of the Lunar New Year
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Feb. 7 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents American Still Life

This exhibition showcases approximately sixty works from the museum’s collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century still lifes. Organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812), the exhibition includes works from across the collection including paintings by the trompe l‘oeil masters William Harnett and John Frederic Peto, vibrant floral subjects by Georgia O’Keeffe and Arthur Dove, prints by Louis Lozowick, and photographs by Wynn Bullock and Carlotta Corpron.
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Feb. 7-March 7
21st Annual El Corazón Exhibition

An eclectic and passionate art exhibition inspired by the heart. Curated by Jose Vargas.
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Feb. 7-April 25
Bath House Cultural Center presents Pollinators and Predators

Photographs of nature by Bob Curry.
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Feb. 7-March 21
Gray Matters Gallery presents Ergo; Superergo, new work by Vance Wingate

Some drawings, some paintings, some collages. Going back over 20+ years of artwork developed, some shown, many not, I found images and forms that resonated in new and different ways with the distance of time and changes wrought by age, attitude and circumstances. The reviewing of these earlier works prompted a reconsideration of them in my current work, brought on thoughts of entropy and passage of time, what is important now and what can still be viable in my current work and thought processes. The works presented are the beginning of that review and renewal of earlier ideas, techniques and avenues of investigation. My fascination with materials and formal elements is still forefront in every work, as well as indulgence in found materials and objects and repurposed images as basis for certain series of works.
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Feb. 11 - March 13
Texas Woman's University 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography and Solo Exhibition

Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. The exhibition and endowment was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.
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Feb. 14-April 26
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones

See a new traveling exhibition that reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time. You may recognize some of Chuck Jones' characters including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepé Le Pew and the Road Runner.
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Feb. 14
Samuel Lynne Galleries Presents JD Miller LIVE Painting

Samuel Lynne galleries will host an exclusive LIVE painting by renowned contemporary artist JD Miller This rare opportunity allows you to experience firsthand Miller creating a visual masterpiece in his private studio. Witness an artistic visionary at work in an engaging performance with dynamic contours, contrasting light play and vibrant expression communicated through Miller’s unique multifaceted language. With the influence of music, sculpture and chromatic aesthetics, Miller translates his vision to viewers through an energetic performance that engages all of the senses, connecting visual aesthetics with rhythmic waves of positivity. Using oil paint as his main vehicle for expression, he challenges conventional strategies and limitations of the medium through his sculpting application. Pushing these limits, he innovatively bridges the gap between expression and perception. Miller’s creative vision is influenced by the energy of the crowd resulting in the finished piece holding an essence of something that can never be duplicated or reproduced. Just as the paint extends into space, sculpted into our dimensionality, the energy of the crowd is reflected back into every detail, curve and stroke Miller employs. It is the mere reflection of positive energy that exists in a moment in time, a visual translation of a fleeting feeling unlike any other to come.
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Feb. 21 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Like Father, Like Son: Edward and Brett Weston

Edward Weston (1886–1958) and his son Brett (1911–1993) were both master photographers. Yet rarely is their work shown together. Featuring twenty-three prints, this exhibition offers an unusual opportunity to compare the visions of these two artists and to see how each balanced recording the world’s direct appearance with a sense of abstraction.
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Feb. 21-Aug. 23
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video

cropping, framing, and distorted views subtly deconstruct conventional notions of cityscapes, edging peripheral street scenes and grey, winter skies toward the sublime. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's video/performance A Lot of Sorrow offers a different approach to Scapes. He arranged for the band The National to play their song "Sorrow" repeatedly and continuously on stage for six hours, creating a work that is repetitive over a long duration, but surprisingly expansive. While the mood of A Lot of Sorrow wanes and swells throughout the performance, the shadowy and atmospheric nocturnal scenes, along with the song, create a beautiful and austere scape to contemplate the emotion of sorrow and harness the artist's desire to work through personal and collective emotion (his, the band's, the crowd's, and the viewer's). Artists engaging in the theme of Scapes include Uta Barth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rosemary Laing, Richard Misrach, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith, and Frank Thiel.
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Feb. 27-March 13
Ut Dallas presents Love Us for Good

Love Us For Good is a multi-media exhibition of works from members of 500X Gallery in Dallas. Recently celebrating its 35th anniversary, 500X is the oldest artist-run space in Texas. The show is curated by Diane Durant, outgoing president of 500X.
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March 14 - April 18
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Featured Artist Series

Showcasing new work from Greg Fidler, Kenneth Gonzales, Tom Philabaum, and David Royce. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 14th from 11-5:30.
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Oct. 20 - Jan. 31
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance Drawn to Action: The Life and Work of Arthur Szyk

Arthur Szyk, a Polish-Jewish refugee who ultimately settled in the US during WWII was a tireless advocate for democracy, the West, and the anti-fascism. His elaborate and ornate political cartoons were featured on the covers of many of the most prominent American wartime magazines and journals. Szyk was also a passionate advocate for Zionism and the creation of the State of Israel and illustrated a Passover Haggadah (1934-1936) and other Judaica. His political cartoons were instantly recognizable and very popular with the American public during the war. They were also savagely anti-Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. The exhibit will be organized around the themes of: PERPETRATORS - RESISTANCE - PROPAGANDA - ODE TO HOMELAND - WARNING CALLS The exhibit is being curated in-house at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance from a collection of prints and other materials that are generously being loaned by Gregg and Michelle Philipson of Austin,TX. The exhibit will also feature two original Szyk prints generously loaned to the Museum by Mr. Harlan Crow of Dallas, TX.
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Jan. 8-29
TEXAS GIRLS’ CHOIR auditions

The Internationally famous TEXAS GIRLS’ CHOIR will be holding auditions for new members during the month of January, 2015. Girls age 8 through 12 who love to sing, may audition. Girls must have an adequate voice, a “B” grade average in school and come prepared to sing the first verse of “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” or a song they know well and can sing a cappella.
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Jan 15 - Feb 1
The Marvel Experience

Join forces with Marvel’s mightiest Heroes on a mission to save the planet. The Marvel Experience is a first-of-its-kind attraction that covers over two acres and encompasses seven colossal Domes. As S.H.I.E.L.D.’s newest recruit, you’ll swing with Spider-Man, smash with Hulk, and fly with Iron Man in next generation hyper-reality as you prepare to face the forces of Hydra.
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Jan 16 - Feb 7
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Watch the rodeos and western parade, play midway games at the carnival and discover the farm animals inside the children’s barnyard and petting zoo at the annual festival.
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Jan. 31
Texas Discovery Gardens Desert Ecology

Enjoy an in-depth talk on the vibrant world of desert ecology with Director of Horticulture Roger Sanderson. See a slide presentation on the flora and fauna that make up the Texas desert and take home a succulent plant. $25, $20/Members.
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Feb. 3
First Tuesday Social Justice Films Pay 2 Play – a film on our Monopoly inspired government system.

“Pay to Pay” – a film by Director John Ennis – will be presented by the First Tuesday Social Justice Films on February 3, 7: 00 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75233. There is no admission charged. Refreshments are provided. Audience discussion will follow.~~“Looking into the Pay 2 Play System, Ennis learns about The Powell Memo, a treatise written by Lawrence Powell in 1972 as a strategy to create the appearance of broad public support for a corporate agenda through think tanks, academic stooges, and anti-union laws. As Ennis is watching this agenda unfold in new anti-union laws in 2011 in Wisconsin and Ohio, he feels helpless to get the word out, so he turns to the exciting but dangerous underworld of street art as an effort at “ubiquity” of the message, as described in the Powell Memo.~~“Revelations from the Wisconsin protests lead to identifying a long running shadow organization known as ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council, which writes corporate friendly legislation and brings it to lawmakers across the country. While the corporate money and legislative power of ALEC make them seem invincible, Ennis observes how the individual efforts of citizens brings the law-writing giant to its knees.” http://www.pay2play.tv/issues ~~ Each month, First Tuesday Social Justice Films hosts free, public screenings of socially relevant films followed by audience talk back. The Festival is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center http://dallaspeacecenter.org
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Feb. 4
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Award-Winning Architect Arthur Andersson

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing challenging and on-going public discourse about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present award-winning Texas architect Arthur Andersson of Austin, Texas. He will speak on Wednesday, February 4 at the Magnolia Theatre, West Village, 3699 McKinney Avenue. Arthur W. Andersson and F. Christian Wise founded Andersson-Wise Architects in 2001, focused on the idea that a collaborative approach to design leads to a built solution attuned to its purpose, as well as the broader issues of image and context. As Design Director, Andersson’s role as Principal-In-Charge is to provide leadership by establishing design concepts and integrating the client into the collaborative process. Andersson has practiced architecture over three decades throughout the United States in Kansas City, New Orleans and Austin. He studied architecture at the University of Kansas and at the University of London, England graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. He collaborated with Charles W. Moore in designing the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans, and also established an office with Moore in Austin. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects.
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Feb. 5
AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) presents AIR Time - documentary CREATIVE DOMAIN: about choreographer Paul Taylor

This AIR Time, presented in partnership with Richardson’s Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Alamo Drafthouse DFW, honors the award-winning choreography of the renowned American dancer/choreographer Paul Taylor.
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Feb. 5
Texas Discovery Gardens Stories and More! A Ladybug's Life by John Himmelman

Join our butterflies for story time! We’ll make crafts, read a book, meet special friends and enjoy themed snacks! The programs end with our daily noon butterfly release and are geared for the under-five/stroller crowd. Let's read! Adults pay regular admission. $8 ages 3-11 / $6 members $3 ages 1-3 / $2 members At door purchase; $2/child surcharge.
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Feb. 7
The Women’s Chorus of Dallas presents Night Circus

The evening includes food, wine and beer, live music, casino games, dancing, silent auction, and a performance by Contemporary Ballet Dallas. Delicious food is provided by TJ’s Market, with beer by Lakewood Brewery and wine by Barefoot Winery. Silent Auction prizes include items from Disneyland, gift certificates to the best local restaurants, signed memorabilia, jewelry, and much more. There will also be midway-style games, tarot card readings, and professional photographs. Attire is festive, with masks as well as Steam Punk attire encouraged
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Feb. 8
Irving Arts Center Family Funday Celebrates Black History Month

Families are invited to create an art project inspired by Black History Month. All supplies provided.
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Feb. 9
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents Two Peas in a Pod

seven Dallasites will reveal the raw, real truth about that one person without whom life wouldn’t be the same.
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Feb. 11
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents Two Peas in a Pod

seven Dallasites will reveal the raw, real truth about that one person without whom life wouldn’t be the same.
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Feb. 13 - 14
Men of Note Quartet offer Singing Valentines

The Men of Note are providing Singing Valentines to sweethearts two days this year, February 13 and 14. A quartet in tuxedos will sing couple of love songs in the barbershop style and deliver a Valentines card with a rose or a huggable stuffed animal that says LOVE in ways that words alone cannot. Gentlemen, guys rarely understand the emotional impact of a Singing Valentine until they actually see it. If you want to see your lady smiling through tears of joy, try a Singing Valentine by the Men of Note. It works every time.
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Feb. 14
Target Second Saturday

Target Second Saturday is the LCC’s monthly family day with activities for people of all ages. At noon Afro-Latino drumming and dancing will take place with the Dominican Association of Dallas.
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Feb. 15-May 10
The Perot Museum presents The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes (Feb. 15 – May 10, 2015) delves into the world of one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in literature and popular culture. In this hands-on exhibition, museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remains in practice today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, along with investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes. Guests will be transported into Victorian London to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods employed by Holmes more than a century ago. The bilingual exhibition also includes a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes.
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Feb. 20
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Behind the Lens and Enemy Lines

In her new book, It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War, Addario chronicles her life's many intersecting facets: photographer, wife, and new mother. Having successfully worked her way into the male-dominated field of photojournalism, Addario records how she balances her personal life and her often-dangerous career. As one of the four journalists held captive in Libya in 2004, Addario has known extreme danger in her pursuit to expose atrocities and human suffering, along with the fear that she might never see her loved ones again. It is for this reason that this book is more than just a snapshot of life on the front lines; it is witness to the human cost of war. Taken from DMA website
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Feb. 21
Chinese New Year at the Crow Collection

Say goodbye to the Year of the Horse and celebrate the Year of the Ram at the Crow Collection�s signature Chinese New Year Festival.
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Feb. 21
DFWCHILD 19th ANNUAL CAMP FAIR

DFWChild’s 2015 CAMP Fair is a free event for families to meet face-to-face with summer camps, programs, sports and getaways in DFW and surrounding areas. There will be food trucks, fun activities, contests and bounce houses for the kids so mom and dad can stroll the booths and plan the whole summer in just one day. A total of 75 camps are expected including summer programs for children with special needs.
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Feb. 25
UT Dallas presents Skip Hollandsworth

“Skip” Hollandsworth co-wrote the Richard Linklater movie Bernie, starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine. The film is based on Hollandsworth’s 1998 article in Texas Monthly, titled, “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” which depicts the true story of the murder of an 82-year old woman, Marjorie Nugent, in Carthage, Texas, by her 39-year-old companion, Bernhardt “Bernie” Tiede. Watch a screening of the movie and participate in a Q&A session with the screenwriter.
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Feb. 27
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Heroism and Heartbreak

Elliot Ackerman is a decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and a former White House Fellow whose debut novel, Green on Blue, will be published in February. Author Khaled Hosseini hailed it as “utterly absorbing … a morally complex tale of revenge, loyalty, and brotherly love.” A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he spent eight years as a CIA Paramilitary Officer and a Marine Corps Special Operations Officer. Ackerman earned a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his role leading a platoon in the 2004 Battle of Fallujah and a Bronze Star for Valor in Afghanistan in 2008. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New Yorker and the Atlantic. Inspired by Ackerman’s experiences embedded with tribal armies in Afghanistan, Green on Blue is told from the perspective of Aziz, an Afghan orphan recruited by a US-funded militia. Author Azar Nafisi said, “What makes Green on Blue so brilliantly poignant is Ackerman’s feeling of empathy, his ability to get under his characters’ skin, reminding us not only of our vast differences but of our shared common humanity.” Ben Fountain, award-winning author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, will share insights and moderate the conversation.
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Feb. 28
International Women's Day 2014

A Festival of Ideas Featuring Words of Women Essays and Award Ceremony Hello Sisters YouTubeVideo and Booth Map the World Community Resource Table Cultural Displays and Exhibits Local Artists, Authors, Artisans, Art Displays Community Groups Music and Entertainment Speakers on the Status of Women Around the World, And Time Allowing: Your Voice ( A Town Hall Forum) & Fun, Food, and Conversation
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March 4
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

The subtitle of veteran journalist Steve LeVine's latest book, The Powerhouse, is Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World. As he demonstrates, before the world can be saved, the challenge is to get the show on the road in an electric car. LeVine, a reporter, blogger and author, took his investigative skills into the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois to see how American scientists are approaching the daunting task of creating a dependable, powerful battery for electric automobiles.
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March 7
The Dallas Flea presents an indoor curated marketplace

An indoor, one day event featuring 90+ Texas creatives and small businesses. Everything sold at The Dallas Flea is vintage, handmade or one-of-a-kind. Categories include food, clothing, kids, furniture, art and more! $5 entry fee (kids 12 and under are free), free parking, dogs welcome. Rain or shine.
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March 28
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents The International Conference on Education as a Human Right

The Embrey Human Rights Program, ConnecTeach and the World Affairs Council Dallas Fort Worth will host international and national experts addressing the critical issues impacting education which include: •Poverty and Education •Gender Equity and Education •Race and Education •Disability and Education
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April 24 - 25
Granbury Wine Walk

Historic Granbury gears up for 6th annual swirl, sip and stroll Granbury Wine Walk is Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, noon-8pm
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June 27 - Jan. 31
Frontiers of Flight Museum presents VICTORY FROM WITHIN: THE AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR EXPERIENCE

This new traveling exhibit details the American prisoner of war experience from the Civil War to modern conflicts.  The exhibit was created by the National Park Service in cooperation with the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Friends of Andersonville to give more citizens the opportunity to explore the American POW story. The exhibit includes sections on Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom, and displays artifacts and audio-visual interviews from actual prisoners of war.
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Aug. 30 - Mar. 15
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.
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Sept. 21 - March 1
Meadows Museum presents Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) produced almost 300 etchings and lithographs that reveal his personal vision, tireless invention, and enthusiasm for technical experimentation. Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention presents Goya’s printed oeuvre as an integral—indeed defining—component of his life and career and invites a reconsideration of the artist’s paintings within the Meadows Museum’s collection. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view complete 1st-edition sets of his four major print series, "Los Caprichos" (1799), "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (1810-19), "La Tauromaquia" (1816), and "Los Disparates" (1816-23).
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct. 20 - Jan. 31
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance Drawn to Action: The Life and Work of Arthur Szyk

Arthur Szyk, a Polish-Jewish refugee who ultimately settled in the US during WWII was a tireless advocate for democracy, the West, and the anti-fascism. His elaborate and ornate political cartoons were featured on the covers of many of the most prominent American wartime magazines and journals. Szyk was also a passionate advocate for Zionism and the creation of the State of Israel and illustrated a Passover Haggadah (1934-1936) and other Judaica. His political cartoons were instantly recognizable and very popular with the American public during the war. They were also savagely anti-Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. The exhibit will be organized around the themes of: PERPETRATORS - RESISTANCE - PROPAGANDA - ODE TO HOMELAND - WARNING CALLS The exhibit is being curated in-house at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance from a collection of prints and other materials that are generously being loaned by Gregg and Michelle Philipson of Austin,TX. The exhibit will also feature two original Szyk prints generously loaned to the Museum by Mr. Harlan Crow of Dallas, TX.
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Oct 25 - Aug 29
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Fierce Loyalty – A Samurai Complete

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

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

The first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century will premiere at the DMA in October 2014. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse, co-organized by the DMA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will showcase approximately 60 floral still lifes from painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, and Paul Cézanne to, highlight the well-established painting genre in France during the 1800s.
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Nov. 22 - Feb. 21
PDNB Gallery presents Experimental Photography

PDNB Gallery will feature an exhibition with many artists who have created new pathways using light to extract unique images. This group exhibition will showcase many examples of methods used such as solarization, photogram, manipulated negatives, double exposure, and more. Featured artists include Gyory Kepes, Carlotta Corpron, Ida Lansky, Barbara Maples, Luigi Veronesi, Robert Erickson, Carlos Jurado, Harold Edgerton, and Eadweard Muybridge. Experimental Photography runs Nov. 22, 2014 - Feb. 21, 2015 with an opening reception Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 5-8pm.
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Dec. 31-Feb. 15
Theatre Too presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Have you ever been on a really awkward, even bad first date? Have you ever wondered if that special someone would ever call? Did you experience pre-wedding jitters or did you have to wear an ugly bridesmaid’s dress (and matching shoes, or course)? Have you ever held your wife’s purse while she went shopping or endured the endless football game your husband just had to watch? I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the hilarious musical revue about all of love’s greatest challenges: dating, sex, marriage, and family life.
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Jan. 1-Feb. 1
Dallas Theater Center presents THE BOOK CLUB PLAY

Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: book club. But when her book club becomes the subject of a film documentary their discussions about life and literature take a hilarious turn. Add a club-crashing newcomer along with some provocative book titles and the club’s long-intertwined group dynamics begin to unravel as the friends start to read between the lines.
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Jan. 1-31
Levitas: A Photographic Investigation of Weightlessness at the bath House Cultural Center

Weightlessness is unquestionably a complex and abstract concept that may pose some level of difficulty for an artist who is interested in representing it in a visual form. It is perhaps an easier task to describe something that has no weight with our words and in terms of the laws of physics and science than it is to depict or describe the quality of having little or no reaction whatsoever to the forces of gravity with a work of art. The seventeen photographers in the Levitas: A Photographic Investigation of Weightlessness exhibition were asked to take on the challenge of considering the theme of the show to create a photographic image that best captures their ideas, narratives, and responses concerning lightness, zero g-forces, defiance of gravity, airiness, levity, and ethereality. The small scale of the square ten-inch photographic prints and their minimalist presentation format also responds to the overall theme of lightness and dispossession of much weight and mass.
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Jan. 2-31
Artisan Center Theater presents ALL SHOOK UP

Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY Get ready to shake things up in Artisan’s first show of 2015 with the musical comedy ALL SHOOK UP, featuring 24 of Elvis Presley’s unforgettable hits! It’s a wonderfully entertaining celebration of life – one that anyone, of any age, can enjoy. It’s written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro and features such classic songs as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and many others. Set during the 1950’s in a town void of much joy or any real excitement, things definitely get shaken up when a guitar-playing motorcycle riding, oozing with machismo stranger named Chad passes through. He changes the struggling Midwest town forever with only the power of love and, of course, rock-and-roll. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” there’s lots of unrequited love and mistaken identities. This is clever, fresh fun with great music and high-energy dancing that will knock your socks off.
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Jan. 5 - 28
Keller Public Arts Abstract Impressionism

Arlington resident and professional artist Vern Johnson will share his work with the community during the month of January. Mr. Johnson spent 26 years as an "in-house" designer and consultant designer to furniture and product manufacturers in California and Texas. He chose a new career path along with the change of the centuries when he became a fulltime professional artist. "As a full time painter, I am free to pursue my own passions. Free to set my own objectives and solutions without committees."
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Jan. 6 - March 7
Elm Street Studio presents Soft Linearity | Heather Pregger

A vintage “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul” quilt received as a wedding gift inspired our featured artist, Heather Pregger, to take her first quilting class in 1979. See how a vintage quilt, the psychedelically decorated home of her youth, and a degree in Geology merge in the art quilts Pregger creates today. A portion of all art sale proceeds from this exhibit will benefit the Humane Society of North Texas.
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Jan. 7-31
Haley-Henman presents PIERRE DURAND NIGHT ON THE SILK ROAD

Haley-Henman invites you to travel and spend a Night On The Silk Road. Pierre Durand’s solo show will pitch the tent and kindle the fire to reveal his luminous paintings on silk.
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Jan. 7-31
Undermaine Theatre presents The Flick

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2013 OBIE Award, Playwriting winner. 2013 New York Critics Circle Award, Best Play In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and big heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 4
Brookhaven College Art Department Presents Exhibitions by Julia Ousley, and Letitia Huckaby

Julia Ousley: Transitions presents a new sculptural installation by Ousley. With training in both sculpture and architecture, Ousley’s work deploys materials commonly used in architecture in sculptural installations, addressing the built and natural environment as locus of indwelling. She earned the M.F.A. from Pratt Institute, the M. Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and the B.S. from Baylor University. Letitia Huckaby presents work in photography with pigment prints and a variant suite of lithographs. Huckaby earned the M.F.A. in photography from University of North Texas, the B.F.A. in photography from the Art Institute of Boston, and the B.A. in journalism from University of Oklahoma.
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Jan. 8-29
TEXAS GIRLS’ CHOIR auditions

The Internationally famous TEXAS GIRLS’ CHOIR will be holding auditions for new members during the month of January, 2015. Girls age 8 through 12 who love to sing, may audition. Girls must have an adequate voice, a “B” grade average in school and come prepared to sing the first verse of “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” or a song they know well and can sing a cappella.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 8
Theatre Three presents Tru

Written by Jay Presson Allen, this tour-de-force one-man show performed by Greater Tuna’s Jaston Williams reveals a lonely Truman Capote soothing himself with pills, vodka, cocaine, and chocolate truffles as he muses about his checkered life and career.
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Jan. 9 - March 7
Video Association of Dallas presents Dallas Medianale

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary will host the Video Association of Dallas, the organization behind the annual Dallas VideoFest, and its new production The Dallas Medianale in January and February of 2015. The Dallas Medianale will consist of installations, screenings, and intermedia performances in the galleries and black box theater of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, showcasing the work of internationally renowned artists working in film and video. These works will range from iconic works of early video art to immersive performances with radical repurposing of obsolete video technology. We will revisit pioneers of early computer films alongside bleeding-edge experiments in moving images and interactivity. Artists featured in the various exhibitions and events will include Bruce Nauman, Joe Sola, Francis Alÿs, Gary Hill, Owen Kydd, John Whitney, James Whitney, Jennifer Reeder, Kyle Evans and James Connolly of Cracked Ray Tube, Sean Miller, Liz Larsen of LZX Industries, William Sarradet, Andrew Blanton, and many more. Dates: January 9th – Screenings and Performances in the MAC’s Black Box Theater January 10th – Cracked Ray Tube Workshop at Oil and Cotton, Screenings at the MAC’s Black Box Theater. January 17th – Opening of first exhibition of installations in the MAC’s galleries. February 13th – Opening of second exhibition “Call and Response” - installations in the MAC’s galleries, screening of films from Experimental Response Cinema. March 17th – Closing evening event in the MAC’s galleries.
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Jan. 10-Feb. 1
Teatro Dallas presents The Circus That Came From Mars

"The Circus That Came From Mars" by Alfredo Cardona Peña A production for children & adults in Spanish with English librettos. Visual, poetic and romantic! A story easy to follow. Witness martian acts & meet Argos the giant that reads minds!
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Jan. 10-Feb. 15
Bruce Wood: A Retrospective at the Arlington Museum of Art

Fort Worth’s own Bruce Wood has been a driving force in the North Texas cultural community for decades. His latest venture, Bruce Wood Dance Project, sought to bring innovative, unconventional productions to North Texas audiences. This exhibit will explore Wood’s contributions to the world of dance, the cultural arts and the communities he grew up in.
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Jan. 12 - Feb. 4
Texas Woman's University Supranatural Realistic

Reception: January 20, 2015: 5-8pm. TWU Department of Visual Arts welcomes five artists working mainly with sculptural and assemblage elements for our next exhibition. Each artist uses nature, natural materials and human nature as a springboard to create work that reorganizes nature, plays games on assumptions and takes the commonplace and turns it on it’s head. Very different approaches to sculpture and an inventive use of materials bring these artists together in Supranatural Realistic. Helen Altman, Celia Eberle, Kana Harada, Beverly Penn & Linda Ridgway.
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Jan. 15 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Audubon’s Beasts

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Jan. 15-Feb. 21
Sun to Moon Gallery presents The Abstract Image

Finely crafted abstract photographic prints by nine photographers Annette Bottaro-Walklet, Jeffrey Conley, Charles Cramer, Anne Larsen, Scot Miller, Alan Ross, Alison Shaw, Keith S. Walklet & R.P. Washburne Sun to Moon Gallery is excited to explore new horizons and proud to present our first-ever exhibition featuring abstract photographic images. This captivating selection of fine prints by nine photographers explores light, shape, form, motion, patterns and colors as never presented before. A number of photographic techniques and printing styles are incorporated into the exhibition.
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Jan 15 - Feb 1
The Marvel Experience

Join forces with Marvel’s mightiest Heroes on a mission to save the planet. The Marvel Experience is a first-of-its-kind attraction that covers over two acres and encompasses seven colossal Domes. As S.H.I.E.L.D.’s newest recruit, you’ll swing with Spider-Man, smash with Hulk, and fly with Iron Man in next generation hyper-reality as you prepare to face the forces of Hydra.
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Jan. 16 - Feb. 1
Theatre Arlington presents Boeing-Boeing

Meet self-styled Parisian lothario, Bernard, who has Italian, German and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline stewardess with frequent “layovers”. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until schedule changes bring all three to his apartment at the same time.
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Jan. 16-Feb. 7
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Annie, Jr.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
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Jan. 16-March 7
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts present 1 – 7

Amanda Arredondo, Mason Bryant, Courtney Hamilton, Alyssa Hawkins, Fernando Johnson, Layla Luna & Max Morris
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Jan 16 - Feb 7
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Watch the rodeos and western parade, play midway games at the carnival and discover the farm animals inside the children’s barnyard and petting zoo at the annual festival.
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Jan. 16-Feb. 7
The Trinity: Reflections Of A River, In Conjunction With The City Of Dallas’ Trinity Watershed Management

The Trinity River Photo Contest, currently in its sixth year and produced by the City of Dallas, has not only inspired people of all ages to visit the Trinity River corridor and enjoy local outdoor adventure, it has captured these visits with inspiring photographs. Year after year, these are moments of discovery that occur for the viewer through the wonderful images taken by professional, amateur, and youth photographers.
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Jan. 16-Feb. 8
WaterTower Theatre presents The Explorers Club

It’s London, 1879, and The Explorers Club is in crisis: a woman is campaigning for admittance; a savage has slapped Her Majesty, inciting a war; the Irish are probably Jewish and a beloved pet snake has swallowed a guinea pig. When an angry English Guard surrounds the club, what’s a gentleman explorer to do? Sit back and enjoy a brandy and cigar, naturally. This is the preposterous premise of Nell Benjamin’s madcap comedy that will have you bending over with laughter!
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Jan. 17-May 31
Irving Arts Center presents Big Bend: Photographs by Terry Cockerham

Featuring dramatic black and white photographs of Big Bend National Park, famous for its natural resources and spectacular geology, by Irving Resident Terry Cockerham.
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Jan. 17-Feb. 28
South Dallas Cultural Center presents Emmanuel Gillespie opens ''Middle Passage

Emmanuel Gillespie, well known Dallas visual artist, has been exhibiting for over 20 years. His public art work can be seen in South Dallas thanks to DART's Art Program and the City of Dallas' Public Art Program. This exhibition ''Middle Passage'' represents his latest studio work. Gillespie says ''My work is inspired by the memory of African descendants who died while being shipped to North America as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Often understood as the “Middle Passage,” this title refers to a triangular trade route linking Europe, Africa, and North America, where millions of Africans were captured as goods to be sold and transported across the Atlantic Ocean. Paintings in this series employ related densities of color in an effort to revisit and reframe the past and its impact on my identity.
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Jan. 17-Feb. 7
Undermain Theatre presents The Flick

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2013 OBIE Award, Playwriting winner. 2013 New York Critics Circle Award, Best Play In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and big heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
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Jan. 20-Feb. 20
Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights

The Meadows Arts + Urbanism Initiative, Embrey Human Rights Program and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at SMU invite the public to join them in celebrating the opening of an exhibition exploring the work, courage and vision of iconic South African Parliamentarian Helen Suzman. Suzman devoted her life to fighting against apartheid laws and earned two Nobel Peace Prize nominations and worldwide respect for her work.
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Jan. 20-Feb. 19
Moudy Gallery presents States of the Union:Highlights from the TCU Permanent Art Collection

The Art Galleries at TCU are proud to announce the first public exhibition composed of selected highlights from TCU’s permanent art collection. The fruit of a semester-long project assigned to the first-year Master of Arts students in Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite’s art history seminar, The Art Museum, this exhibition constitutes a landmark in the history of TCU. In the spirit of the United States President’s annual State of the Union address, this premier exhibition of TCU artworks seeks to engage the community in a visual exploration of historic issues our country has faced and continues to confront. The works on display present American history and politics as interpreted by artists, some of whom were employees of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration (WPA), civil rights leaders, and military veterans. The artists featured in the exhibition are Will Barnet, Alice Neel, Lee Krasner, Romare Bearden, Larry Rivers, McKie Trotter, Andy Warhol, Bill Mauldin, Luis Jiménez, Antonio Alvarez and Jane Stuart. Stuart’s iconic portraits of George and Martha Washington mark the entrance of the exhibition. In diverse ways and differing media, the works on display provoke intriguing questions regarding national identity, values, and conflicts. By referencing or being influenced by American history and politics, the artworks instigate a consideration of our relationship to our national past.
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Jan. 21-Feb. 15
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL STAGGER LEE

A HIGHLIGHT THIS SEASON IS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF STAGGER LEE, A MUSICAL THAT TAKES ITS TITLE FROM THE CENTURY-OLD FOLK SONG THAT BECAME A NUMBER ONE R&B HIT FOR LLOYD PRICE IN 1959. THE STORY SPANS THE 20TH CENTURY, TRACING MYTHICAL CHARACTERS IN THEIR QUEST TO ACHIEVE THE AMERICAN DREAM. THE DEEP-SEATED THEMES OF RACISM AND THE RAW POWER OF HUMAN WILL ARE SURE TO GIVE YOU CHILLS. AND THE MUSIC—FROM JOPLIN-INSPIRED TUNES TO R&B AND HIP-HOP—WILL DEFINITELY GET YOUR FEET MOVING.
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Jan. 22-31
Bath House Cultural Center presents Almost 5

Almost 5 is a story, in circus form, about the absurdity of the daily office grind. Lunacy seeps in with each passing hour, and some us develop “unique” ways to endure the tedium. Coping mechanisms are as varied as the human experience, and our office’s employees explore them through the askew lens of the circus arts.
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Jan. 22-Feb. 14
Garland Civic Theatre presents Bad Seed

A chilling masterpiece of suspense! This classic thriller from Broadway asks, what happens to ordinary families when they must come to grips with the question..
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Jan. 23 - 31
Plano Childrens Theatre Xanadu, Jr

Xanadu JR. follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first ROLLER DISCO! But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.
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Jan. 23-Feb. 22
Dallas Children's Theater presents Skippyjon Jones

Be among the first audiences to enjoy this brand new musical adaption of Judy Schachner’s beloved book! Skippyjon Jones is a rambunctious Siamese kitten with big ears and an even bigger imagination. When his loving but exasperated mother puts Skippyjon in time-out, he starts to daydream. His imagination takes him far, far away to Mexico, where he pretends that he is a swashbuckling Chihuahua named Skippito Friskito. This silly, sweet tale celebrates the power of imagination. As Skippyjon would say... mucho fun!
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Jan. 23-Feb. 20
VALUE ADDED, Opening Reception


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Jan. 24-April 26
Irving Arts Center presents Golden Legacy – Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books

Enjoy 60 masterpieces of original illustration art in the most extensive public showing ever from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books. Launched in 1942 against the backdrop of WWII, Little Golden Books made high quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Toured by the Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene Texas.
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Jan. 25 - Feb. 20
The Woman's Club of Fort Worth Art Department presents 51st Annual Winter Art Show

The Woman's Club of Fort Worth is pleased to announce The 51st Winter Art Show, displaying over 85 works of art by over 40 artists in watercolor, pastel, oil, mixed media, and graphics.
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Jan. 25, Feb 8 & 22
Meadows Museum Art Activity: Drawing from the Masters

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as artist Ian O’Brien leads participants through the Meadows Museum’s galleries. Each session will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and improve drawing skills. Designed for adults and students ages 15 and older, and open to all abilities and experience levels. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils. No advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Jan. 27
Dallas Winds presentBAND GEEKS FOREVER

The best & brightest band students in North Texas join the seasoned pros of the DWS! Audience favorites by Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz and Paul Hindemith.
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Jan. 28
Shaping Sound

Created by Emmy Award-nominated choreographers TRAVIS WALL, NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers.
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Jan. 29-March 7
Circle Theatre presents My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic up-bringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his talent threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith.
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Jan. 29
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

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

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

Hailed as a pianist of unusual virtuosity and artistic sensitivity, Kyle Orth is praised by audiences and critics alike. Having concertized across the United States, Israel, and Mexico, Mr. Orth is widely recognized as a captivating and moving musician. The Fort Worth Star Telegram admiringly labeled him a "piano phenom" who delivers "spine tingling" performances.
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Jan. 30 - Feb. 15
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents Neil Simon's Rumors

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. This is Neil Simon at his best. Rated PG-13.
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Jan. 30 & 31
Dallas Bach Society presents Around the Mediterranean

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

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

This City Performance Hall concert will give Dallas audiences a chance to hear an electric – and eclectic! – program that the Meadows Wind Ensemble is preparing for a gala February concert in San Antonio at the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association Conference. The conference is attended by well over 25,000 music professionals annually, and the MWE was selected to perform by a rigorous audition process. This “Best of the MWE” program will feature music written on commission for the MWE as well as a number of works that have come to be associated almost exclusively with the MWE.
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Jan. 30-Feb. 7
The Dallas Opera double Bill: LA WALLY, ACT IV and Everest

Set high in the Austrian Alps, the first half of this exciting double bill is the climactic final act of an opera about a free-spirited and fiercely passionate young woman who realizes, too late, that love delayed isn’t always love denied. The first half of the evening, LA WALLY (Act IV), will star Mary Elizabeth Williams, described by Opera News as “the next great Verdi soprano,” as Wally, on the heels of her performances as Floria Tosca for Seattle Opera (where she was selected as the 2011-2012 “Artist of the Year”). Tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo makes his company debut as her beloved Hagenbach in this brand-new abridged production staged by director Candace Evans and conducted by Anthony Barrese.
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Jan. 31
Texas Discovery Gardens Desert Ecology

Enjoy an in-depth talk on the vibrant world of desert ecology with Director of Horticulture Roger Sanderson. See a slide presentation on the flora and fauna that make up the Texas desert and take home a succulent plant. $25, $20/Members.
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Jan. 31
UT Dallas Arts presents Lin/Castro-Balbi Duo

Pianist Gloria Lin and cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi have received critical acclaim for their performances around the world. Both are faculty members at Texas Christian University. They are founders of the music project Caminos del Inka, dedicated to promoting music of the Americas.
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Jan. 31
2015 North Texas Children's Choir Concert

North Texas Children’s Choir presents their annual Children's Choir Concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center. North Texas Children's Choir provides choral music training for North Texas elementary school children through a program that includes challenging repertoire, direction under a professional conductor and performances in world-class venues.
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Jan. 31
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents An Evening with Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is currently a regular panelist on NPR’s widely popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me,” where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy is heard by 5 million homes across the country, internationally on NPR Worldwide, and on the Internet via podcast. Her latest comedy CD, “I Heart Jokes: Paula Tells Them in Boston,” recorded at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, was released on April Fools’ Day 2013. Also in 2013, Poundstone joined Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers and several other prominent women in comedy in Showtime’s feature-length documentary produced by Lions Gate entitled, “WHY WE LAUGH TOO: Women of Comedy.”
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Jan. 31
Dallas Opera presents THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a fun, fully-staged one-act opera about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of a quack “doctor” and his mysterious potion! This comedy is a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the beautiful music of Gaetano Donizetti, who bridged the gap between Rossini and Verdi. This charming opera will be presented in English.
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Jan. 31
DSO on the GO: Frisco

GLINKA: Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3 in C minor RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol JAMES GAFFIGAN CONDUCTS
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Jan. 31
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Two titans of classical music composed chamber music for the unusual combination of winds and strings. Mozart referred to this Quintet as "his best work." Using the Mozart composition as a model, the young Beethoven penned a quintet for the same instruments yet composed in his own distinct style.
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Jan. 31 - March 7
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Temptations

Highlighting the allure of glass with special pieces made to entice from over 50 contemporary North American glass artists. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 11:00 to 5:30 p.m.
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Jan. 31
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Piano Recital: Catharine Lysinger

Catharine Lysinger, senior lecturer and artistic director of the Meadows Piano Preparatory Department, presents a solo piano recital featuring sonatas of Scarlatti, Beethoven’s famous “Appassionata” Sonata, Ravel’s Valses nobles et sentimentales and more. The recital will conclude with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Suite for Two Pianos, op. 17, for which Lysinger will be joined by 2002 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition Bronze Medalist Andrey Ponochevny.
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Jan. 31
Mesquite Symphony presents Swing Time!

Those great swing and jazz tunes from the 30s & 40s
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Jan. 31-April 5
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: RongRong&inri

The Modern's second Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014-2015 season features the work of the Chinese/Japanese collaborative team RongRong&inri. Since 2000, RongRong&inri have been creating works that push the boundaries of traditional black-and-white photography. The husband and wife are widely recognized for self-portraits that chronicle their lives together. Through these narrative photographs, RongRong&inri elaborate on relationships (both theirs and relationships in general), as well as cultural differences and similarities. In certain series, their naked bodies are juxtaposed against the countryside - for example, for example, the landscape surrounding Mount Fuji - to convey the vastness and power of nature and, by contrast, the smallness of man. In other works, they present themselves in urban settings, such as those found in a rapidly developing China, where they currently live.
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Jan. 31-March 21
Pollock Gallery Exhibit: “soak stain bleed bloom”

This exhibition by alumna Kristen Cochran (M.F.A. ’10) features a series of lush mixed media drawings on paper and a site-determined soft sculptural intervention. The installation explores the fluid language of proximity and process and considers the symbolic implications of bodily action and encounter. Cochran’s work has been exhibited in Texas, Arizona, the Pacific Northwest and New York and is owned by private collections in Europe. She has also participated in the Texas Biennials in 2011 and 2013 and been awarded residencies in Wyoming, New York and Austria. She has taught at SMU, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and currently teaches drawing and sculpture at the University of Texas at Dallas.
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Feb. 1
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Joseph Kingma, piano

Pianist Joseph Kingma has performed across the United States and has been praised for his “dazzling technique.” He has won prizes at numerous competitions and was a semi-finalist in the 2010 American Paderewski International Piano Competition, the 2011 Concert Artist Guild International Competition, and the 2012 New Orleans International Competition. He earned his BM and MM from Rice University and is currently a Doctoral student at UT Austin.
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Feb. 1-May 3
“Goya: A Conversation: Ambassador Loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris”

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

This is a traditional Chinese dance performance including 16 ethnic folk and classical dances performed by over 150 dancers.
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Feb. 1
Dallas Bach Society Free Family Concert

Nell Snaidas, soprano A specialist in early Italian music, zarzuela, and Sephardic song, the brilliant New York soprano shares and afternoon of early music from around the Mediterranean. Ms. Snaidas began her career singing the lead roles in zarzuelas with Repertorio Español in New York and starred internationally as “Christine” in Phantom of the Opera, and well as singing solo in the Broadway cast album of Hair.
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Feb. 1
Kirkin of the Tartans

This annual celebration of the Scottish heritage of the Presbyterian Church is upon us again with the sounds of bagpipes, pageantry of a processional of tartan banners, special music and worship service -- followed by a luncheon steeped with entertainment and tradition! This year, the special guest preacher will be the Rev. Douglas Stevenson, minister of the Cullen & Deskford Church of Scotland.
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Feb. 2
Mount Vernon Music presents Viola and Friends

Mount Vernon Music invites the public to Viola and Friends, a celebration of music for the “middle child” of the violin family. Violist Ute Miller, pianist Rich Shuster, flautist Debbie Ragsdale, clarinetist Daryl Coad, and violinist Mark Miller will perform a diverse and international collection of pieces from Austria by W. A. Mozart, England by Rebecca Clarke, Czech Republic by Bohuslav Martinů, Russia by Dimitri Shostakovich, and the United States by Quincy Porter.
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Feb. 2-25
Keller Public Arts Program Nature Photography Exhibit

The Keller Public Arts Program is pleased to present the photography of Gabe Barna, Christian Dozzler, Suzonne Evans and Klaus Mayer. Their ''Captured Visions'' will sweep you away to places both near and far as well as providing witness to nature at it's most exquisite and at times, devastating. Dallas resident Gabe Barna has been a serious amateur for more than forty years. Gabe looks for the beauty in nature capturing the images of not only the originality of each flower but also the drama of animals in the wild. Christian Dozzler, born and raised in Vienna, Austria and currently a resident of Keller, Texas has enjoyed photography since high school where he took photography classes. His photos have been exhibited in local competitions and exhibitions. He is a Blues musician, having traveled the world performing professionally. ''Wanting to become more than a 'point and shoot' photographer, Suzonne Evans attended many classes, lectures, workshops, and expeditions where she has learned to understand the power of the camera, the importance of light, and how to see the scene, and thus with that, how to compose the picture through the camera lens.'' Her photography shows the viewer the real image and not one that is manufactured for the camera. At the age of 4, Klaus Mayer took his first photograph which began his love of photography. He has studied photography to improve his craft and to develop the passion he has he has for capturing special moments through the lens.
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Feb. 3
First Tuesday Social Justice Films Pay 2 Play – a film on our Monopoly inspired government system.

“Pay to Pay” – a film by Director John Ennis – will be presented by the First Tuesday Social Justice Films on February 3, 7: 00 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd., Dallas, TX 75233. There is no admission charged. Refreshments are provided. Audience discussion will follow.~~“Looking into the Pay 2 Play System, Ennis learns about The Powell Memo, a treatise written by Lawrence Powell in 1972 as a strategy to create the appearance of broad public support for a corporate agenda through think tanks, academic stooges, and anti-union laws. As Ennis is watching this agenda unfold in new anti-union laws in 2011 in Wisconsin and Ohio, he feels helpless to get the word out, so he turns to the exciting but dangerous underworld of street art as an effort at “ubiquity” of the message, as described in the Powell Memo.~~“Revelations from the Wisconsin protests lead to identifying a long running shadow organization known as ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council, which writes corporate friendly legislation and brings it to lawmakers across the country. While the corporate money and legislative power of ALEC make them seem invincible, Ennis observes how the individual efforts of citizens brings the law-writing giant to its knees.” http://www.pay2play.tv/issues ~~ Each month, First Tuesday Social Justice Films hosts free, public screenings of socially relevant films followed by audience talk back. The Festival is co-sponsored by the UUCOC’s Social Justice Ministry and the Dallas Peace Center http://dallaspeacecenter.org
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Feb. 3
UNT Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: Federica Lotti, fluteflute and Massimo Somenzi, piano

Federica Lotti began studying flute at the age of eleven with R. Fabbriciani. She graduated in five years from the Music Conservatory "L. Cherubini"of Florence and immediately started a brilliant concert career. She mastered with a scholarship under S. Gazzelloni at the "Chigiana Music Academy" of Siena, with C. Klemm at the Music Academy of Città di Castello and at "S. Cecilia" Music Academy in Rome, with A. Marion. She also studied at the International Academy of Nizza, with P.Y. Artaud at IRCAM of Paris and at Ferienkursenvof Darmstadt. She has performed in Spain, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Turkey, Rumania, Poland, Croatia, Sweden, USA and has recorded for RAI TV, Radio Koper, Tyrol Radio. She issued CDs with EDIPAN and Tau Kay. She plays the whole flute-family (from bass flute to piccolo) and also performs contemporary music techniques collaborating with numerous composers such as Bo, Mirigliano, Pasquotti, Samorì and Ugoletti.
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Feb. 4
Dallas Architecture Forum Presents Award-Winning Architect Arthur Andersson

Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing challenging and on-going public discourse about architecture, design and the urban environment, is pleased to present award-winning Texas architect Arthur Andersson of Austin, Texas. He will speak on Wednesday, February 4 at the Magnolia Theatre, West Village, 3699 McKinney Avenue. Arthur W. Andersson and F. Christian Wise founded Andersson-Wise Architects in 2001, focused on the idea that a collaborative approach to design leads to a built solution attuned to its purpose, as well as the broader issues of image and context. As Design Director, Andersson’s role as Principal-In-Charge is to provide leadership by establishing design concepts and integrating the client into the collaborative process. Andersson has practiced architecture over three decades throughout the United States in Kansas City, New Orleans and Austin. He studied architecture at the University of Kansas and at the University of London, England graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. He collaborated with Charles W. Moore in designing the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans, and also established an office with Moore in Austin. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects.
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Feb. 4-April 22
Peanuts . . . Naturally

Take a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Activity stations allow kids of all ages to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.
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Feb. 4
SAMMONS JAZZ series presents Texas and Beyond

an opening set by the Joey Carter Quartet, followed by the Texas Gypsies in the second set
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Feb. 4
UNT Symphony Orchestra

Broberg - Celestial Dawning Holst - The Planets,
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Feb. 5
AIR (Arts Incubator of Richardson) presents AIR Time - documentary CREATIVE DOMAIN: about choreographer Paul Taylor

This AIR Time, presented in partnership with Richardson’s Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Alamo Drafthouse DFW, honors the award-winning choreography of the renowned American dancer/choreographer Paul Taylor.
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Feb. 5
Texas Discovery Gardens Stories and More! A Ladybug's Life by John Himmelman

Join our butterflies for story time! We’ll make crafts, read a book, meet special friends and enjoy themed snacks! The programs end with our daily noon butterfly release and are geared for the under-five/stroller crowd. Let's read! Adults pay regular admission. $8 ages 3-11 / $6 members $3 ages 1-3 / $2 members At door purchase; $2/child surcharge.
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Feb. 5-8
Meadows Opera Theatre: Susannah by Carlisle Floyd

The plague of religious fundamentalism, intolerance, hypocrisy and prejudice rips through a backwoods community in rural Appalachia and the fate of the naïve, young town beauty hangs in the balance. Will the new, charismatic reverend be able to save Susannah’s soul, or will he pull them both into a fiery hell? Floyd’s powerful American masterpiece weaves together folk tunes, country hymns, lush lyricism and haunting, ravishing melodies in this timeless tale of desire, lust, seduction and revenge. Directed by Hank Hammett, and accompanied live by the Meadows Symphony Orchestra with conductor Paul Phillips.
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Feb. 5
UNT One O'Clock Lab Band and UNT Jazz Choir: with Bobby McFerrin

One O'Clock Lab Band, Jay Saunders, director Bobby McFerrin is a ten-time Grammy winning musician. His latest album, "spirityouall", is a bluesy, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehandedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea and the Vienna Philharmonic, his improvising choir Voicestra, and his legendary solo vocal performances.
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Feb. 6 - 15
Repertory Company Theatre presents Always...Patsy Cline

This heartfelt revue tells the true story of the country music legend’s unlikely friendship with a fan, Louise Seger, cemented by years of letter-writing. Featuring many of Cline’s timeless hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Walking After Midnight”, some of the best music of all time!
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Feb. 6-March 28
ARTISTS’ SHOWPLACE GALLERY presents “Brushing in” the New Year

An Exhibition of Chinese Art and Calligraphy in Celebration of the Lunar New Year
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Feb. 6-22
Casa Manana presents Charlotte's Web

Join all your favorite barnyard characters in this adaptation of the classic children’s book by E.B. White. On the Zuckerman farm, a prancing, playful pig named Wilbur is the runt of the litter and could be the main course for Christmas dinner. Determined to save her friend, a spider named Charlotte spins a web that just might convince the farmer that Wilbur is very special. The whole family will love this tale of friendship and loyalty!
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Feb. 6-15
Grand Prairie Arts Council presents FOREVER PLAID

When 4 young singers are killed in a car crash; they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy 1950's nostalgia trip. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!
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Feb. 6-22
Rockwall Community Players present Romeo & Juliet

Experience the beauty, poetry and passion of Shakespeare’s greatest romance, where love and violence vie for the hearts and souls of these young star-crossed lovers.
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Feb. 6-8
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Merry Widow

For the second time in the 2014-2015 season, Texas Ballet Theater will be joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, this time for The Merry Widow. When a wealthy widow attends a ball where she is to be courted by a suitor, she becomes mixed up in a whirlwind of romantic confusion. Adapted from the operetta of the same name.
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Feb. 6
UNT Guest Artist/Faculty Recital: Baumer String Quartet

Nathan Olson, violin Aaron Requiro, violin John T. Posadas, viola David Requiro, cello with Susan Dubois, viola
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Feb. 6
UT Dallas presents Chad Ibison

Chad Ibison is an outstanding young guitarist who won the 2012 Texas Guitar Competition. Chad Ibison is gaining attention throughout the United States as an emerging artist of great virtuosity. He has distinguished himself in many competitions including first place at the 2010 A&M Guitar Symposium, 2009 CSU Guitar Symposium and the 2009 ECU Guitar Workshop Competition. In June of 2008, Chad performed as a semifinalist in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. In 2007, Mr. Ibison was a semifinalist in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, and was selected as a concerto soloist with the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Feb. 7 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents American Still Life

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

Paul Leenhouts, recorder, returns as guest artistic director for this concert of instrumental chamber music from the Austrian Baroque.
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Feb. 7
UT Dallas Arts present Paul Taylor Dance Company

The New York Times described Paul Taylor as “the greatest choreographer alive.” The company has performed his works in venues of every size and description around the world. Ruth Andrien, current director, and members of the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company will teach master classes in the Paul Taylor style in addition to creating and setting a Taylor inspired work for the UTDance Ensemble. The UTDance Ensemble will perform in a showcase at 6 p.m., before the Paul Taylor Dance Company takes the stage at 8 p.m.
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Feb. 7-March 7
21st Annual El Corazón Exhibition

An eclectic and passionate art exhibition inspired by the heart. Curated by Jose Vargas.
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Feb. 7-April 25
Bath House Cultural Center presents Pollinators and Predators

Photographs of nature by Bob Curry.
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Feb. 7-March 21
Gray Matters Gallery presents Ergo; Superergo, new work by Vance Wingate

Some drawings, some paintings, some collages. Going back over 20+ years of artwork developed, some shown, many not, I found images and forms that resonated in new and different ways with the distance of time and changes wrought by age, attitude and circumstances. The reviewing of these earlier works prompted a reconsideration of them in my current work, brought on thoughts of entropy and passage of time, what is important now and what can still be viable in my current work and thought processes. The works presented are the beginning of that review and renewal of earlier ideas, techniques and avenues of investigation. My fascination with materials and formal elements is still forefront in every work, as well as indulgence in found materials and objects and repurposed images as basis for certain series of works.
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Feb. 7
Music at the Meadows: Villa y Corte II – Orchestra of New Spain

Members of the Orchestra of New Spain explore the music of Goya’s Madrid, including a tour of what was happening in the little-known chamber music circles of the late 18th century. The concert previews the orchestra’s 2015 Valentine weekend production Villa y Corte, a dramatic juxtaposition of 18th-century Madrid’s popular musical theater life – Villa – and the more staid early symphonic life the aristocracy enjoyed at the Palace in Aranjuez – Corte.
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Feb. 7
New Texas Symphony Orchestra concert

Humperdinck (arr. Kennedy), Hansel and Gretel Overture • Mendelssohn, Double Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings (1st movement) o Guest artists: Gary Levinson, violin, and Baya Kakouberi, piano Tchaikovsky (arr. McAlister), 1812 Overture
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Feb. 7
The Women’s Chorus of Dallas presents Night Circus

The evening includes food, wine and beer, live music, casino games, dancing, silent auction, and a performance by Contemporary Ballet Dallas. Delicious food is provided by TJ’s Market, with beer by Lakewood Brewery and wine by Barefoot Winery. Silent Auction prizes include items from Disneyland, gift certificates to the best local restaurants, signed memorabilia, jewelry, and much more. There will also be midway-style games, tarot card readings, and professional photographs. Attire is festive, with masks as well as Steam Punk attire encouraged
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Feb. 7
Turtle Creek Chorale's 35th Anniversary Concert

This season, Turtle Creek Chorale is honored to celebrate our 35th Anniversary, and we hope you will join us for the festivities. TCC will celebrate our 35th Anniversary with a concert joined by our alumni and conductor emeritus Dr. Timothy Seelig as we present the amazing music that made TCC the most renowned male chorus in the world.
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Feb. 8
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Eunice Keem, violin

violinist Eunice Keem joined the Dallas Symphony in September of 2011. She won first prizes at the Kingsville International Competition, Johansen International Competition, ASTA National Competition, and Carnegie Mellon University¹s Concerto Competition. She also won other competitions and was awarded the Paganini Prize in the 7th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Eunice has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the United States, and has given solo recitals across the states and in Europe.
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Feb. 8
New Philharmonic Orchestra of irving presents Schumann's Romantic World

“Schumann’s Romantic World,” is a special concert by the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, Sergio Espinosa, conductor. The concert is third in the orchestra’s 2014-15 Sundays at the Symphony series. Dr. Young-Hyun Cho, associate professor of piano at the University of Texas at Arlington, will solo in Robert Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor, Opus 54.” The famous 19th-century German composer wrote the concerto for his wife, Clara, who performed it first. The orchestra will also play Schumann’s “Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Opus 38 (the “Spring” symphony). This work, his first full-blown orchestral composition, was premiered in 1841, under the baton of Felix Mendelssohn.
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Feb. 8
Schola Cantorum presents Invitations

In this season of love, we invite you to hear Jean Belmont Ford's choral cycle that traces the age old story of courtship from the awakening of love to its culmination. Sung by the Schola Cantorum Chamber Choir, Belmont's Invitations will be paired with additional choral and solo work that embrace the season.
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Feb. 8
Christ United Methodist Church Plano presents organist Nathan Laube

Mr. Laube is on the faculty of The Eastman School of Music and has received rave reviews as one of the most exciting young organists of our time.
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Feb. 8
Irving Arts Center Family Funday Celebrates Black History Month

Families are invited to create an art project inspired by Black History Month. All supplies provided.
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Feb. 8
Odysseus Chamber Orchestra presents The Soldier's Tale

The Soldier’s Tale is a stunning theater + live music work for narrator, actors, dancer, and a 7 piece orchestral ensemble – composed by the legendary Igor Stravinsky and with text written by Swiss author C.F. Ramuz based on a Russian folk tale drawn from the collection of Alexander Afanasyev. The story is a dark Faustian fable that tells of a soldier who sells his magic fiddle to the devil, who promises to grant his every wish in return – which inevitably has its consequences. The music is a mix of Stravinsky’s neo-classical style and his more modern composition – sounding almost jazz-like at times – for an intriguing combination of violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, and percussion.
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Feb. 8
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Adkins & Nielson, Cello and Piano

Treasured PCPC artists Christopher Adkins, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello, and Stephen Nielson, Steinway Artist, return for their annual chamber concert in the intimate Cambridge Hall.
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Feb. 8
Richardson Community Band presents "And All That Jazz!"

Featured guest artist: Micah Bell, Trumpet Soloist and the Rowlett High School Jazz Band
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Feb. 8
UNT Guest Artist/Student Recital: Baumer String Quartet with Stephen Ahearn, DSO Clarinetist

Nathan Olson, violin Aaron Requiro, violin John T. Posadas, viola David Requiro, cello
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Feb. 9
Dallas Chamber Music presents Music of the Spheres Society

Stephanie Chase, acclaimed as “one of the violin greats of our era” (Newhouse News), clarinetist Jon Manasse, among the most distinguished classical artists of his generation, and brilliant pianist Jon Nakamatsu will come together for an evening with the Music of the Spheres.
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Feb. 9
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents Two Peas in a Pod

seven Dallasites will reveal the raw, real truth about that one person without whom life wouldn’t be the same.
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Feb. 10-22
ATTPAC presents THE BOOK OF MORMON

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.
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Feb. 10
Cliburn at the Bass presents Denis Matsuev, piano

Since his triumph at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998, Denis Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic tradition and has quickly established himself as one of the prominent pianists of his generation. In addition to performing in recital in the international music capitals, he has performed with the world’s great orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, and all of the legendary Russian orchestras, and with master conductors such as Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, and Lorin Maazel. In 2010, the New York Philharmonic invited him as a leading soloist, under Valery Gergiev, in the orchestra’s 15,000th concert, and he was recently a featured performer during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.
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Feb. 10-21
The Echo Room Presents: HER SONG

A Supper Club-style musical revue celebrating jewels from the Great American Female Songbook. The best date night of Valentine’s month! The play is by Annie Benjamin, Kateri Cale, Lorena Davey, Terri Ferguson, & Shelby-Allison Hibbs. Scott A. Eckert acts as the musical director. Directed by Shelby-Allison Hibbs, featuring the original Echo Room Crooners and the Matt Tolentino Quartet.
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Feb. 10
Tuesday Night Jazz

Bassist Rick Rigsby introduces Dallas Legends
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Feb. 11 - March 13
Texas Woman's University 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography and Solo Exhibition

Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. The exhibition and endowment was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.
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Feb. 11
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents Two Peas in a Pod

seven Dallasites will reveal the raw, real truth about that one person without whom life wouldn’t be the same.
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Feb. 12-15
Dallas Symphony presents Brahms Piano Concerto No 1

"It does have lots of horns, horns being quite the thing to express heroism," wrote Richard Strauss of his Ein Heldenleben, or A Hero's Life. Strauss' tone poem tells a tale of a hero, his battles, victories and the end of his life. Yefim Bronfman returns to the DSO performing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1, Jaap van Zweden conducts
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Feb. 12
Saint Michael Presents Cantus

Cantus is known worldwide for its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. When the Minneapolis-St. Paul-based group isn't performing one of its 60+ concerts every year, you might find them pursuing their commitment to preserve and deepen music education in the schools, teaching workshops and master classes that allow them to engage with more than 5,000 students annually.
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Feb. 13
Blue Candlelight presents Love is in the air

The Inspirations of love by various composers throughout history. Paul Posnak, Piano Felix Olschofka, Violin
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Feb. 13 - 14
Men of Note Quartet offer Singing Valentines

The Men of Note are providing Singing Valentines to sweethearts two days this year, February 13 and 14. A quartet in tuxedos will sing couple of love songs in the barbershop style and deliver a Valentines card with a rose or a huggable stuffed animal that says LOVE in ways that words alone cannot. Gentlemen, guys rarely understand the emotional impact of a Singing Valentine until they actually see it. If you want to see your lady smiling through tears of joy, try a Singing Valentine by the Men of Note. It works every time.
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Feb. 13 - 14
Orchestra of New Spain presents Villa Y Corte

No less than today’s Broadway Musical Theater, Madrid’s two public theaters—Teatro de la Cruz (the Cross) and Principe (the Prince)—were a dazzling source of light entertainment for the citizens of the teaming 18th c. capital. The tonadilla, that started as an entremes between acts of straight plays, was a vocal showpiece for the most important stars of the day. In fact they were so popular that they took on a life of their own, as you will hear in our production. With our own Jendi Tarde, Patrick Gnage, and Anna Frederika Popova, the return to our stage of Mexico’s Eugenia Ramirez, and the introduction of tenor Sergio Cepeda, the stage will explode with the tuneful, danced music of downtown Madrid, staged, danced and costumed by a remarkable Spanish production team. We’ll contrast the tonadilla with the symphonic works of Boccherini and Brunetti, the courtly music in demand at the music salon of the Palace at Aranjuez. All in all, a surprising look at Madrid’s role in early Classicism. You will not be wrong when you hear shades of Mozart, nor Rossini! These entertainments are as engaging today as they were in the 1780s when they were so popular.
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Feb. 13
Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society presents Pepe Romero

There are very few true living legends in the world of classical music, few who have sustained greatness and grown throughout their lives. Pepe Romero is such an artist. He has been honored by kings, heads of state, and major institutions-the encomiums continue to pour in. But to Romero, his most important contribution has been reaching the common man. He has communicated the richness and beauty of the classical guitar to millions of people throughout the world. He has, indeed, become an ambassador of classical music, and, correspondingly, of the classical guitar.
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Feb. 13-28
MESQUITE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS Light Up the Sky

The comedy revolves around a group of New York theatre-folk who attend the opening of their new play in Boston. The lead actress, the backer, and several others, are in seventh heaven at the prospect of a tremendous success, which they hope for in the work of a young unknown writer. Gathered in a hotel room, these people go through their paces with tremendous gusto and many exhibitions of temperament. The opening of the play, which is a very earnest and experimental work, is such as to lead the cast, director and backer to believe it a flop. Instantly they turn against themselves, the production, the author and savagely proceed in what looks like an attempt to destroy themselves and all their former hopes. It turns out, however, that in spite of the curious reception by the first night audience, the play has made a deep impression, and when news spreads that the reviews are on the whole favorable, the tables are turned. But the playwright who has suffered both from the enthusiasm and pessimism of his associates has decided that he is through with the theater, and he is captured by the backer only at the moment he is about to take a plane back home. He is persuaded to play ball with his associates, but he is so disgusted with the temperamental shenanigans of those who were presumably his friends that he turns on them and lays down the law.
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Feb. 13-March 1
twelth Night: A Musical Comedy Carnival at Rose Marine Theater

What do Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, and Shakespeare have in common? Twelfth Night! Amid the costumes, confetti, and chaos of Rio�s carnival, 4 young lovers unlock the secrets of their hearts while donning disguises, exchanging kisses, and surrendering to the rhythm of carnival�s samba beat. Transport yourself to the golden sunlight of Rio�s beaches as you holiday by the sea in this deliriously romantic comedy filled with, sun and sand, melancholy and madness, comedy and chaos� all over flowing with a feast of songs that will leave your heart lighter and your family closer.
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Feb. 14-April 26
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones

See a new traveling exhibition that reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time. You may recognize some of Chuck Jones' characters including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepé Le Pew and the Road Runner.
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Feb. 14
Timeless Concerts Valentine Special

Our most popular event! Most romantic music of operas and musicals, performed by our extraordinary tenor, Don O'Neal LeBlanc, and supreme soprano, Lucy Creech, accompanied by strings and piano. Always a crowd pleaser, the Argentinian tangos, and previews of upcoming concerts. The Valentines Special of Timeless Concerts is the perfect evening out for enjoying a concert of gorgeous instrumental and vocal music, interesting stories about the composers and songs, then dancing to the trio of vocal/pianist Erik Barnes with bass and drums. Requests accepted! BYOB accepted! Instrumentalists: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang.
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Feb. 14
Travis Academy of Fine Arts Ballet Magnificat

Ballet Magnificat performs
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Feb. 14
Fort Worth Classic guitar Society Valentine's Gala - Pepe Romero Concert & Reception

There are very few true living legends in the world of classical music, few who have sustained greatness and grown throughout their lives. Pepe Romero is such an artist. He has been honored by kings, heads of state, and major institutions-the encomiums continue to pour in. But to Romero, his most important contribution has been reaching the common man. He has communicated the richness and beauty of the classical guitar to millions of people throughout the world. He has, indeed, become an ambassador of classical music, and, correspondingly, of the classical guitar.
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Feb. 14
Fort Worth-Keith & Margo’s 25th Annual St. Valentine’s Massacre

Fort Worth-Keith & Margo’s 25th Annual St. Valentine’s Massacre on Saturday February 14, 2015 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM. $89.00 plus tax per person incl. reception, gourmet dinner, drink ticket, cash bar, Comedy Mystery, Disc Jockey for romantic dancing, prizes, gratuities. Add $205 for Guest Room (double occupancy), Breakfast for Two. Hilton Fort Worth, 815 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Reservations: murdermysterytexas.com/valentines-hilton-fort-worth/ or 817-572-2212
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Feb. 14
Irving Symphony presents A Valentine's Treat: Love Stories from the Movies

Be touched by some of the most outstanding music from the Big Screen! Selections from: Love Story, Gone With The Wind, Romeo and Juliet, Scent of a Woman, An Affair to Remember, and many more. Make this Valentine's a truly romantic and musical evening.
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Feb. 14
Richardson Symphony presents A Night at the Movies

Enjoy Valentine’s Day with the RSO and experience the sounds of the past 75 years of great motion picture scores.
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Feb. 14
Samuel Lynne Galleries Presents JD Miller LIVE Painting

Samuel Lynne galleries will host an exclusive LIVE painting by renowned contemporary artist JD Miller This rare opportunity allows you to experience firsthand Miller creating a visual masterpiece in his private studio. Witness an artistic visionary at work in an engaging performance with dynamic contours, contrasting light play and vibrant expression communicated through Miller’s unique multifaceted language. With the influence of music, sculpture and chromatic aesthetics, Miller translates his vision to viewers through an energetic performance that engages all of the senses, connecting visual aesthetics with rhythmic waves of positivity. Using oil paint as his main vehicle for expression, he challenges conventional strategies and limitations of the medium through his sculpting application. Pushing these limits, he innovatively bridges the gap between expression and perception. Miller’s creative vision is influenced by the energy of the crowd resulting in the finished piece holding an essence of something that can never be duplicated or reproduced. Just as the paint extends into space, sculpted into our dimensionality, the energy of the crowd is reflected back into every detail, curve and stroke Miller employs. It is the mere reflection of positive energy that exists in a moment in time, a visual translation of a fleeting feeling unlike any other to come.
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Feb. 14
Target Second Saturday

Target Second Saturday is the LCC’s monthly family day with activities for people of all ages. At noon Afro-Latino drumming and dancing will take place with the Dominican Association of Dallas.
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Feb. 14
The Dallas Opera Presents The Elixir of Love

By Gaetano Donizeti | Sung in English | 50 minute, no intermission Set in Texas, this version of Donizetti's The Elixir of Love tells a tale about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of one Doctor Dulcamara and his mysterious potion! This performance is comedic, fun, magical and relatable; the perfect opera introduction. A great family-friendly experience for Valentine’s Day!
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Feb. 15
Eisemann Center Presents The Teacher from teh Black Lagoon and Other Story Books

Theatreworks USA presents an exciting new musical revue based on favorite contemporary children’s books. Books include: The Teacher from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee; Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey; Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard; I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen; Lily’s Plastic Purple Purse by Kevin Henkes; Love Splat (Splat the Cat) by Rob Scotton, and The Grasshopper and the Ant based on a fable by Aesop and adapted by Eric March. Story Time at Barnes & Noble on 15th St. in Plano takes place on Fri, Feb. 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
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Feb. 15
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Violin Students of Jan Sloman

Jan Mark Sloman served as associate concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1977 and is now retired. A noted teacher, Sloman was named Texas Music Teacher Association's Music Teacher of the Year in 2004. The competitive success of his students has brought him not only national recognition but also recent invitations to teach in Europe and China. He will present some of his outstanding students in a program of Fiocco, Bach, Haydn and Lalo - Lizzie Boyson, Clara Kim, Karah Cruse and Megan Lin.
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Feb. 15
Southwestern Adventist University presents A Night at the Meyerson

Enjoy the grand finale of Southwestern Adventist University’s annual Music Festival at one of the world’s best performance halls, as over 500 college and high school students from around the nation come together to perform both classical and new music. The evening is a benefit concert for music scholarships for students attending Southwestern in all academic disciplines. Special performances by the scholarships finalists and the festival choir, wind symphony, and symphony orchestra will guarantee a night you won’t forget!
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Feb. 15-16
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry IV Part 2

King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Uncertain that Hal is fit to succeed him, the King struggles to secure his legacy while Falstaff is charged with recruiting fresh troops from the countryside. But the temptation for personal wealth is too great to resist, leaving Hal caught between his sovereign duty and his loyalty to an old friend.
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Feb. 15-May 10
The Perot Museum presents The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

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

Presenting an afternoon of chamber music with the Iwasaki Family at historic Old Parkland Hospital
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Feb. 15
Dallas Bach Society Presents Armonia Celeste — Three Ladies of Ferrara

Our friends from the Armonia Celeste ensemble perform a sizzling concert of virtuoso Italian chamber music written for the Three Ladies of Ferrara, the most popular ensemble of its time, with Baroque harp, lutes and guitar. Come and enjoy the music which set the standard for all things Baroque!
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Feb. 17 - 22
Eisemann Center Presents The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville

Texas Premiere starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac It’s the end of the world as we know it. A flood of biblical proportions leaves us with only two people on Earth, who discover that their common language is song and dance. Together they chronicle the rise and fall and hopefully, rise again of humankind, through music that runs the gamut from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, R.E.M. and Queen. The show features direction and choreography by Susan Stroman; music direction by Paul Ford presented in association with Staci Levine.
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Feb. 17
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 4: Bumping Into Broadway

The DCS continues its popular silent film series with a live-to-film performance of a newly commissioned score for Harold Lloyd’s hilarious classic, Bumping Into Broadway. The DCS also performs the Appalachian Spring Suite, one of Copland’s most popular and enduring classics.
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Feb. 17
Meadows Faculty Chamber Music Recital: Liudmila Georgievskaya

Acclaimed pianists Liudmila Georgievskaya and Thomas Schwan give a two-piano recital with Otto Singer’s rarely performed and brilliant transcriptions of two of Mozart’s great works: the Symphonies No. 40 and 41.
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Feb. 18-22
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Once

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.READ MORE

Feb. 19 - 28
UT Dallas presents Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget

Springing from the myths and tall tales of the American west, a new story has been discovered, decoded and brought to light. It is the story of a humble cowboy, born during a wild astrological event, who could ride his horse through space. Doom McCoy shaped the Old West in ways we are only now beginning to understand. Coming to life through puppets and multimedia, Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget is the spiritual and cosmic journey through the life of America’s lost legend. A child and family-friendly wild west romp.
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Feb. 19
Meadows Community Series: SYZYGY New Music Ensemble Presents Vox Femina

Dan Welcher’s song cycle Vox Femina headlines a diverse showcase of 20th- and 21st-century music that also includes works by James MacMillan, Amy Beth Kirsten and Mason Bates.
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Feb. 19-March 14
Rover Dramawerks presents Other People's Money

Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle's computer is going tilt over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If the stockholders back his takeover, they will make a bundle but what will happen to the 1200 employees and the community when he liquidates the assets? Opposing the rapacious financier are the genial man who has run the company since year one and a young lawyer who specializes in fending off takeovers. This compelling drama explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play.
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Feb. 19-March 8
South Dallas Cultural Center presents ''Mississippi Goddamn: A New Play by Jonathan Norton

Mississippi Goddamn is a must-see play that will keep you on the edge of your seat, keep you laughing and truly get you to thinking. Jonathan Norton's new play, examines the tensions and complications among neighbors in the years leading up to the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers. Set against the backdrop and changing times of civil rights era Mississippi, you don't want to miss this powerful, riveting and profoundly moving play.
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Feb. 19
Symphony Arlington presents violist, Paul Silverthorne

Extend your Valentine's Day with a performance by Symphony Arlington featuring London Symphony Orchestra's principal violist, Paul Silverthorne performing Berlioz's Harold in Italy and Paganini's Sonata per la Gran' Viola e Orchestra! In addition to Mr. Silverthorne's performance, Symphony Arlington will also perform Von Suppe's Overture to Boccaccio!
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Feb. 20-March 8
African American Repertory Theater presents Miss Evers Boys

Miss Evers' Boys explores the moral, ethical, and medical dilemmas faced by those involved in one of the most notorious medical secrets in American history, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, performed by the United States government from 1932 to 1972. This powerful drama is a fictional account based on this shocking study. As the story unfolds, Nurse Evers wrestles with her loyalty to the institute's doctors while her band of patients fight to live through the power of music and dance.
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Feb. 20 - March 8
Cara Mía Theatre Co. present References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

“There has never been a machine made to x-ray the heart and reveal its secrets, except for poetry… and I’m way too tired for poetry tonight,” says a dejected Moon as he returns to his perch atop a refrigerator where his violin awaits him. Such is the world of Gabriela, where dreams and reality are one and the same, and the hot California desert will soon bear witness to the return of her military husband, and their long-awaited reunion. Ensemble member Ruben Carrazana makes his directorial debut.
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Feb. 20
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra KinderConcerts

Accompanied by Kids Who Care, the Fort Worth Symphony explores the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss’ My Many Colored Days and demonstrates how feelings are expressed through music and colors. Kinderconcerts are approximately 35 minutes and are appropriate for children ages 3 through 6.
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Feb. 20-28
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Two Gentleman Of Verona

Two Gentleman of Verona By William Shakespeare apart of the Stolen Shakespeare Festival, “Verona, Verona!” Is all really fair in love? Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But on a trip to Milan, he gets one look at the lovely Silvia . . . and dumps Julia in a heartbeat. Two problems: Silvia is his best friend’s girl, and Julia won’t be dumped that easily.
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Feb. 20 - March 8
Theatre Arlington presents Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above.
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Feb. 20
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Behind the Lens and Enemy Lines

In her new book, It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War, Addario chronicles her life's many intersecting facets: photographer, wife, and new mother. Having successfully worked her way into the male-dominated field of photojournalism, Addario records how she balances her personal life and her often-dangerous career. As one of the four journalists held captive in Libya in 2004, Addario has known extreme danger in her pursuit to expose atrocities and human suffering, along with the fear that she might never see her loved ones again. It is for this reason that this book is more than just a snapshot of life on the front lines; it is witness to the human cost of war. Taken from DMA website
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Feb. 20-22
Dallas Black Dance Theatre cultural awareness

Celebrate African American History Month with us as we explore the rich, culturally diverse works of our repertory. Classic modern choreography from renowned choreographers Talley Beatty, Alvin Ailey and a contemporary company work by Troy Powell will captivate you. Resident choreographer Richard A. Freeman, Jr. has created a stunningly beautiful new spiritual work that you will not want to miss!
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Feb. 20-March 1
Dallas Children's Theater presents Teen Brain: The Musical

This energetic musical follows a day in the life of eight young people as they navigate the rough waters of high school. With fast-paced, witty dialogue and original songs like “Like Me, Like Me,” an ode to social media, and “When I Was Small,” a winsome reflection of the simplicity of childhood, DCT resident playwright Linda Daugherty and composer Nick Martin capture the complexities of the modern adolescent experience. An honest, powerful look at the inner workings of the mysterious teenage brain. Not suitable for young children.
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Feb. 20-22
Dallas Symphony presents Disney in Concert

Relive fond childhood memories with scenes from the new golden age of Disney animation accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Featuring music from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and more.
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Feb. 20-March 29
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES

DTC launches a new multi-year Classical Theater initiative with this sublime comedy, in a high-energy production directed by Kevin Moriarty. Combining Moliére’s razor-sharp observations about love, marriage and desire with hilarious physical comedy and joyful contemporary music, The School For Wives tells the story of Arnolphe, who believes he has shrewdly concocted the perfect plan to woo a much younger woman to be his wife. (SPOILER ALERT: Arnolphe isn’t all that shrewd). As his plan goes horribly wrong and the complications add up, this fast-paced French farce will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what you may have missed while you were rolling in the aisle laughing.
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Feb. 20
Garland Symphony Orchestra presents Paul Silverthorne, viola

The Garland Symphony Orchestra will feature Paul Silverthorne, Principal Viola of the London Symphony performing Harold in Italy by Berlioz and Paganini’s Sonata for Viola and Orchestra and Reinhard Seehafer as Guest Conductor. In addition to Mr. Silverthorne’s solo performances, the GSO will also be performing Bellini’s Overture to Norma.
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Feb. 20
The Texas A&M University Singing Cadets

Now in their 110th touring season, the internationally renowned Texas A&M Singing Cadets are making their Dallas Arts District debut this February. Enjoy the ''Voice of Aggieland'' as this premier men's chorus shares the spirit and traditions of Texas A&M through music. The Cadets will showcase their versatility by performing selections of patriotic, collegiate, sacred, Broadway and comic musical genres. Since 1893, the Singing Cadets have garnered the acclaim of thousands, including presidents of the United States, and will thrill your family as well.
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Feb. 21 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Like Father, Like Son: Edward and Brett Weston

Edward Weston (1886–1958) and his son Brett (1911–1993) were both master photographers. Yet rarely is their work shown together. Featuring twenty-three prints, this exhibition offers an unusual opportunity to compare the visions of these two artists and to see how each balanced recording the world’s direct appearance with a sense of abstraction.
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Feb. 21
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra presents la bella italia! featuring Paul Silverthorne, Viola

Join the LCSO as we continue our la bella Italia season featuring Paul Silverthorne, violist performing Berlioz’s Herold in Italy and Paganini’s Sonata for Viola and Orchestra. Also on this performance will be Bellini’s Overture to Norma, plus more.
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Feb. 21
Plano Symphony presents DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING

Twenty years ago, the creative team of Alain Boublil and Claude - Michel Schönberg changed the course of musical theatre with their masterpiece, Les Misérables. And now, their musical collaboration comes together in one exclusive and unforgettable concert evening- “Do You Hear the People Sing.” The performance celebrates the lives and music of two of the world’s most prolific writers of musical theatre with music from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen, and Wuthering Heights. The performance also includes never-before-heard songs from these musicals and surprises! From I Dreamed a Dream and Bring Him Home to American Dream, this concert stirs the soul.
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Feb. 21
Apex Arts League presents UNT One O’Clock Lab Band

Three fabulous local high school jazz bands will open the program, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students at UNT. The High School bands include: • Naaman Forest Jazz Band • Carroll Jazz Orchestra • Rowlett High School Jazz Band I The One O’Clock, under the direction of Jay Saunders, is the premier performing jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program. The One O’Clock is a six time Grammy- nominated ensemble and has performed locally and internationally for over 65 years, producing more than 60 albums in its tenure.
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Feb. 21
Artists for Animals — a Concert Fusion Experience

Operation Kindness, the original and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas, presents Artists for Animals — a concert fusion of music, photography and art. Guests are invited to sip wine and savor tasty treats while listening to musical performances by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Methodist University Oboe Studio — paired with an animal photography show by Teresa Berg. Guests will also enjoy a gallery of animal artwork created by students from Booker T. Washington, available for purchase in addition to a silent auction. All proceeds from this event will go toward the purchase of an offsite pet adoption trailer for Operation Kindness.
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Feb. 21
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents “Journeys with the Virtuosi of Italy and Spain”

Jaume Torrent has been described as “…a maestro on the guitar. One could listen to his performances over and over again, given his perfection…and maturity in his musical conception.” He has soloed with many orchestras under the baton of distinguished conductors and as a chamber musician, he is a founding member of “Quartet Tarragó.” He has composed an extensive list of compositions for guitar, one of which will be performed on the February 21 concert.
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Feb. 21
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Journeys with the Virtuosi of Italy and Spain

Jaume Torrent, guitar; Joseph Gold, violin; Gary Levinson, violin; Susan Dubois, viola; Claudio Bohórquez, cello. Torrent, Sonata in Two Movements for Violin and Guitar; Paganini Terzetto Concertante for Guitar, Violin , and Cello; Paganini, Duetto Amoroso & Two Sonatas; Boccherini, Guitar Quintet in D Major, Fandango
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Feb. 21
Chinese New Year at the Crow Collection

Say goodbye to the Year of the Horse and celebrate the Year of the Ram at the Crow Collection�s signature Chinese New Year Festival.
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Feb. 21
DFWCHILD 19th ANNUAL CAMP FAIR

DFWChild’s 2015 CAMP Fair is a free event for families to meet face-to-face with summer camps, programs, sports and getaways in DFW and surrounding areas. There will be food trucks, fun activities, contests and bounce houses for the kids so mom and dad can stroll the booths and plan the whole summer in just one day. A total of 75 camps are expected including summer programs for children with special needs.
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Feb. 21
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Violinist Frank Almond performs on his famous 300-year-old violin with pianist Candace Bawcombe in a program reflecting the history of the "Lipinski" Stradivarius violin which was recently stolen and recovered.
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Feb. 21
Meadows Virtuosi Players

Formed in 2012, the Meadows Virtuosi Players concert series presents select Meadows student musicians performing side by side with their faculty colleagues. Directors Andrés Díaz and Matt Albert will be joined by Meadows voice faculty member Camille King, who will be featured in Gabriel Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson.
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Feb. 21-Aug. 23
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video

cropping, framing, and distorted views subtly deconstruct conventional notions of cityscapes, edging peripheral street scenes and grey, winter skies toward the sublime. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's video/performance A Lot of Sorrow offers a different approach to Scapes. He arranged for the band The National to play their song "Sorrow" repeatedly and continuously on stage for six hours, creating a work that is repetitive over a long duration, but surprisingly expansive. While the mood of A Lot of Sorrow wanes and swells throughout the performance, the shadowy and atmospheric nocturnal scenes, along with the song, create a beautiful and austere scape to contemplate the emotion of sorrow and harness the artist's desire to work through personal and collective emotion (his, the band's, the crowd's, and the viewer's). Artists engaging in the theme of Scapes include Uta Barth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rosemary Laing, Richard Misrach, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith, and Frank Thiel.
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Feb. 21
Orpheus Chamber Singers present My Soul’s Repose

Orpheus presents an evening of choral treasures chosen to help find peace, quiet and healing in today’s hectic world. The music on this concert will be recorded for our newest CD. Music by Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Fauré, Duruflé, Pärt and Bryars will be featured.
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Feb. 22
Lord of Life Lutheran Church Sacred Music Scholarship Competition for High School Students

Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Plano presents a concert featuring the finalists for its first annual Sacred Music Scholarship Competition for High School Students. Seven finalists have been selected through an initial recorded round to compete on this final live round which will be performed as a formal concert. Three independent judges, prominent members of the local musical community, will adjucate the performance and will make a collective decision determining the winners which will be announced to audience and performers alike at the end of the performance. The judges will award scholarship prizes of $1,500, $1,000, and $500 to the winners. Lord of Life Lutheran Church is sponsoring this competition in order to support young musicians in the community, to encourage musical performance, and to foster an appreciation for the role sacred music plays in the life of the greater musical community.
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Feb. 22
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Caen Thomason-Redus, flute and Cole Burger, piano

Caen Thomason-Redus has held several principal flute positions, performing for two years in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and teaching at universities such as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Evansville (IN). He recorded The Flute Collection and the Moyse Collection of Flute Classics, a total of five recordings and anthologies published by G. Schirmer, and later this year will be recording two albums of Latin and contemporary music for flute and guitar. He is professionally active with the National Flute Association. Caen earned performance degrees from Rice University and the University of Redlands, CA and completed additional study at the University of Michigan and the Mozarteum Akademie in Salzburg, Austria.
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Feb. 22
Schola Cantorum presents Walk in Peace

Schola will join the TCU Singers and the Chancel Choir of University Christian Church for a concert celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month, focusing on the African American Spiritual
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Feb. 22
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents Rising Talent

Young Performers Orchestra consists of 53 string players, 7th grade or younger, and is the first ensemble experience for many of its members. An intermediate level string orchestra, the Dallas String Ensemble consists of approximately 65 string players 9th grade or younger. Members of the unique and relatively small Sinfonietta string ensemble are in the 11th grade or younger. This concert will feature works from Brian Balmages, Soo Hee Newbold, Sean O’Loughlin, Isaac Albeniz, Richard Meyer, and Adam Carse.
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Feb. 22
Orpheus Chamber Singers present My Soul’s Repose

Orpheus presents an evening of choral treasures chosen to help find peace, quiet and healing in today’s hectic world. The music on this concert will be recorded for our newest CD. Music by Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Whitacre, Fauré, Duruflé, Pärt and Bryars will be featured.
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Feb. 22
Schola Cantorum presents Walk in Peace

Schola will join the TCU Singers and the Chancel Choir of University Christian Church for a concert celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month, focusing on the African American Spiritual.
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Feb. 23
University of North Texas - College of Music Distinguished Keyboard Alumni Series: Scott Carrell, piano

Scott Carrell, pianist, has captivated audiences in the U.S. and Europe with his virtuosic flair, expressive playing and informative comments, by presenting innovative programs of both classical and jazz works, including discussion of the works and the composers. A native of Texas, Dr. Carrell has performed numerous recitals as soloist and as collaborator, including concerto appearances with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, the Southwestern University Orchestra, the Plainview Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, the Little Rock Wind Symphony, and twice with the Harding University/Community Orchestra. An active chamber musician, he co-founded the Searcy Chamber Music Series and has performed on many of its concerts. He has also performed in recital and small ensembles in Florence, Italy; Mainz, Germany; and Guangzhou, China.
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Feb. 24-March 8
Dallas Summer Musicals presents KINKY BOOTS

KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
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Feb. 24
Dallas Winds present RED HOT & COLE

Cole Porter practically wrote The Great American Songbook including Night and Day, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and Beguine the Beguine. It’s anything goes with the Dallas Wind Symphony!
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Feb. 24
UNT Guest Artist/Faculty Recital:Gary Levinson, violin and Steve Harlos, piano

Tartini - Sonata in G minor, "Devil's Trill" Beethoven - Sonata in A minor, Opus 23 Harlos - "Quasi" Sonata: 3 Scenes from Victor Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame Ravel - Tizigane
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Feb. 25
UT Dallas presents Skip Hollandsworth

“Skip” Hollandsworth co-wrote the Richard Linklater movie Bernie, starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine. The film is based on Hollandsworth’s 1998 article in Texas Monthly, titled, “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” which depicts the true story of the murder of an 82-year old woman, Marjorie Nugent, in Carthage, Texas, by her 39-year-old companion, Bernhardt “Bernie” Tiede. Watch a screening of the movie and participate in a Q&A session with the screenwriter.
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Feb. 25
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents GORDON LIGHTFOOT 50 Years On The Carefree Highway

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald," "Cold On The Shoulder", "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Ribbon Of Darkness," "Beautiful," "Song For A Winter's Night", "Shadows", "Rainy Day People", "Did She Mention My Name" and "Summertime Dream to name just a few. But this year is special for the legendary artist who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled "Gordon Lightfoot - 50 Years On The Carefree Highway". The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fans. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.
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Feb. 25
Meadows Guest Piano Recital: The Long Duo

Pianists and sisters Christina and Beatrice Long will present a program of music for two pianos.
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Feb. 25-March 1
Meadows Theatre presents The Sparrow

Written and developed by The House Theatre of Chicago – an innovative, award-winning company founded by SMU alumni in 2001 – The Sparrow tells the story of a teen with unusual hidden powers that could either save or destroy her hometown. The Chicago Tribune called the play “a thrilling, riveting celebration of the power of the imagination that adults and teens can enjoy, and understand, together.” The House Theatre’s mission is “to unite Chicago in the spirit of community through amazing feats of storytelling”; its artistic director, Nathan Allen, recently received the Emerging Leader Award from SMU.
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Feb. 26
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents 2CELLOS

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out AC/DC.
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Feb. 26-28
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Presents THE GREAT TRAGEDIES – MIKE DAISEY

Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: Over four nights Daisey explores the nature of our theatrical genetics and wrestles with the genius that penned HAMLET, KING LEAR, MACBETH and ROMEO & JULIET and reveals how the heights and depths of his gifts have much to teach us about ourselves. Each evening is unique and can be viewed independently, but all four together form an epic oral accounting of triumph and folly told with Daisey’s dark and hilarious intensity. *May contain adult language.
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Feb. 26-March 1
Dallas Symphony presents Winter Dreams

Lawrence Foster conducts Alexander Kerr, violin ENESCO Rumanian Rhapsody No. 2 BARBER Violin Concerto Intermission TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams
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Feb. 26
UNT Wind Symphony

Program to include: Roshanne Etezady - Points of Departure Guest Artist - Jennifer Ciobanu, UNT alumni, soprano soloist Anna's Way - From Inspiration to Artistry Music by Andres Martin; Story by Alan Scofield Guest Artist - Barry Green, double bass soloist Mary Tarbell-Green, narrator
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Feb. 27
Eisemann Center Presents Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour

It was 50 years ago when Arlo Guthrie took the trash following a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat. This hilarious account of actual events became a Platinum selling record and a full length film. Folk icon Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour brings to the stage for the first time in a decade the full song along with other favorites from his extensive music catalog.
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Feb. 27-March 13
Ut Dallas presents Love Us for Good

Love Us For Good is a multi-media exhibition of works from members of 500X Gallery in Dallas. Recently celebrating its 35th anniversary, 500X is the oldest artist-run space in Texas. The show is curated by Diane Durant, outgoing president of 500X.
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Feb. 27
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Heroism and Heartbreak

Elliot Ackerman is a decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and a former White House Fellow whose debut novel, Green on Blue, will be published in February. Author Khaled Hosseini hailed it as “utterly absorbing … a morally complex tale of revenge, loyalty, and brotherly love.” A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he spent eight years as a CIA Paramilitary Officer and a Marine Corps Special Operations Officer. Ackerman earned a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his role leading a platoon in the 2004 Battle of Fallujah and a Bronze Star for Valor in Afghanistan in 2008. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New Yorker and the Atlantic. Inspired by Ackerman’s experiences embedded with tribal armies in Afghanistan, Green on Blue is told from the perspective of Aziz, an Afghan orphan recruited by a US-funded militia. Author Azar Nafisi said, “What makes Green on Blue so brilliantly poignant is Ackerman’s feeling of empathy, his ability to get under his characters’ skin, reminding us not only of our vast differences but of our shared common humanity.” Ben Fountain, award-winning author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, will share insights and moderate the conversation.
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Feb. 28-March 8
CasaManana presents Steel Magnolias

Set in Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, Steel Magnolias examines the relationships of six southern ladies who gather regularly to gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best of times – and console one another through the worst of times. Filled with hilarious, wise-cracking humor and touching, heart-warming moments Steel Magnolias is perfect for the intimate setting of Casa Mañana.
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Feb. 28
International Women's Day 2014

A Festival of Ideas Featuring Words of Women Essays and Award Ceremony Hello Sisters YouTubeVideo and Booth Map the World Community Resource Table Cultural Displays and Exhibits Local Artists, Authors, Artisans, Art Displays Community Groups Music and Entertainment Speakers on the Status of Women Around the World, And Time Allowing: Your Voice ( A Town Hall Forum) & Fun, Food, and Conversation
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Feb. 28
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher Featuring Brett Dean's String Quartet No. 2 ("And once I played Ophelia") and Arnold Schoenberg's 2nd String Quartet

Music From Yellow Barn : Brett Dean ’s String Quartet No.2 (“And once I played Ophelia ”) and Arnold Schoenberg ’s 2nd String Quartet Two string quartets with soprano form the cornerstone of this Soundings program. Apart from the superficial pairing of two like ensembles, these are works that both wrestle with the most difficult of human circumstance; betrayal, madness, and suicide. Brett Dean’s examination of the plight of Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Schoenberg’s expression of his own very painful biography in the composition of his 2nd string quartet introduce the elements of objectivity and subjectivity in how we create and experience art. Brett Dean, a long-time member of the Berlin Philharmonic’s viola section, will be a part of the string quartet led by violinist Anthony Marwood and joined by soprano, Allison Bell.
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March 1
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Hye-young Song, piano

Pianist Hye-Young Song, First Prize winner of The Janice K. Hodges Piano Competition, is an accomplished pianist who has appeared throughout the United States and Korea. In the US she received an Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from TCU, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the UT Austin where she served as a Teaching Assistant. Dr. Song received the top prizes in competitions including the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Competition, the Sydney Wright Accompanying Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition in Corpus Christi and Ewha University Concerto Competition.
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March 1
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents "YOUNG VIRTUOSOS AND ANCIENT AIRS" CONCERT

Each year, the GDYO program offers concerto competitions for four of the ensembles, including the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. These competitions cultivate solo performance, encourage personal excellence, and acknowledge the high degree of talent and hard work exhibited by individual musicians in the program. Dallas area professional musicians will judge the orchestra members at their competition on September 8, 2014. The winner of the competition will be featured on this concert, along with Barber’s Overture to the School for Scandal, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Set III, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9.
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March 1
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Ron Block

After braving the ice storm of March 2014, Ron Block, veteran of Grammy-winning Alison Krauss & Union Station, returns for an encore of bluegrass and roots music.
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March 2
Keyboard Conversations® "Torment and Triumph - Franz Liszt - Satan or Saint?"

The program includes the heavenly Ave Maria, the devilish Mephisto Waltz and the Sonata in B Minor, perhaps Liszt’s most autobiographical work. Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with broad, popular appeal and lively commentary, making the music more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety and there is a question and answer session following the concert. Gain a whole new perspective and enrich your life with great music! If you’re a newcomer to classical music, you’ll be captivated to hear pianist Jeffrey Siegel talk about the great composers' lives and illustrate musical themes from each featured work. If you’re a seasoned listener, you’ll delight in Siegel’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and be thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
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March 4
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

The subtitle of veteran journalist Steve LeVine's latest book, The Powerhouse, is Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World. As he demonstrates, before the world can be saved, the challenge is to get the show on the road in an electric car. LeVine, a reporter, blogger and author, took his investigative skills into the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois to see how American scientists are approaching the daunting task of creating a dependable, powerful battery for electric automobiles.
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March 6 & 7
Dallas bach Society presents A Baroque Flute Wine Tour

Experience what Theater Jones called the “Royal Treatment” of the Dallas Bach Society House Concert series, with exquisite music and gracious hospitality to be enjoyed up close and personal – just as in the great salons. Available as a stand-alone subscription, or add-on to your traditional concert series season subscription. Our favorite Baroque flutist Tamara Meredith plays a concert of music from favorite wine venues across Europe, to be accompanied by a sampling of these vintages. As the recorder gave way to the transverse, or German, flute as the eighteenth century got underway, the flauto traverso became the most popular instrument for house music among the aristocracy of Europe. The delightful Ms. Meredith plays a bouquet of pieces to be enjoyed along with the bouquet of a fine wine!
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March 6-15
Music Theatre of Denton presents La Cage Aux Folles

Based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, La Cage Aux Folles, tells the story made popular in the 1996 movie The Bird Cage starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. Due to adult content and themes, this production is recommended for mature audiences only.
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March 6 & 7
TITAS PRESENTS MAYA BEISER IN CONCERT

Maya Beiser has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire and relentless quest to redefine her instrument’s boundaries. Maya has created new repertoire for the cello, commissioning many works written for her by and collaborating with composers such as Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, David Lang, Louis Andriessen, and Mark O’Connor.
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March 7
The Dallas Flea presents an indoor curated marketplace

An indoor, one day event featuring 90+ Texas creatives and small businesses. Everything sold at The Dallas Flea is vintage, handmade or one-of-a-kind. Categories include food, clothing, kids, furniture, art and more! $5 entry fee (kids 12 and under are free), free parking, dogs welcome. Rain or shine.
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March 7
UT Dallas presents Fabio Montomoli

Fabio Montomoli is recognized by critics as one of the best interpreters of the international scene remarking his beautiful sound, power, penetration and wide variety of timbres. He's graduates with top votes at “S.Cecilia” Academy of Music in Rome with the Music Master Carlo Carfagna. He attends the regular course “Mozarteum” in Salzburg studying Klassische Guitar with the Music Masters Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch-Diaz and Barockmusik with the Music Master Nicolaus Harnoncourt. He studies counterpoint and composition with the Music Master Francesco Iannitti Piromallo. First prize winner in 7 of the most important national competitions, winner of the International “Mauro Giuliani” Guitar Competition in ’92. Subsequently he starts his concert career which brings him to play amongst the most important concert seasons all over Italy and abroad, tour in Japan (Tokyo, Hiroshima, Hayama, Kamakura), tour USA (Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York), tour in Mexico (Morelia, Paztquaro, Zitaquaro, Ixtlauacha, Zamora, la Piedad, Aguascalientes, Messico City, Queretaro, Pachuca). tour in Finland (Tampere, Helsinki, Turku), Tour in Grecia, (Atene,Volos) Tour in Germany (Berlin, Colon, München, Norimberga, Heidelberg, Wolfsburg, Deggendorf) Tour in Spain (Granada, Valencia, Linares, Girona) Mosca, Salisburgo, Vienna, Praga, Pilsen, Malta, Minorca, Beirut, Tyro, Bitola.), Tour in Kazakistan (Astana , Almaty, Karaganda, Kokshetau). Tour in Venezuela (Caracas, San Felipe), Belgrado,Tour in Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rosario, Bahia Blanca, Trenquelauque, Gualeguaychù, San Miguel.), Santiago de Chile, Tour in Camerun ( Douala, Yahoundè), Warsaw, Singapore, Hong Kong. Fabio Montomoli is frequently invited to some of the most important international guitar festivals “Andrès Segovia Ciudad de Linares” (Spain), Hersbruck guitar festival (Germany), Tokyo guitar festival (Japan), “Volos” Winter Guitar festival (Greece), Turku guitar festival (Finland), Morelia guitar festival (Mexico) etc. He constantly collaborates with several composers who have dedicated their own work to him: The Music Master Fabrizio Festa dedicated the suite “Paesaggi” for solo guitar (1997). The Music Master Francesco Iannitti Piromallo dedicated: the concert in A major for guitar and orchestra (2002) the sonata in D major for solo guitar (2007) and the suite “la Porta del sole” for clarinet and guitar dedicated to the duet Giovanni Lanzini- Fabio Montomoli.(2009) He has been protagonist in many radio broadcasts: Radio Vaticano with a live broadcast on the classical channel, Radio 2, Radio Helsinki “La Rondine” with a live national concert, Radio Rete Toscana Classical etc. He records for the record company “SAM classic” in Lari (PI) where his various first cd recordings as a soloist stand out absolute and transcript for important instrumental operas (Turina: La oraciòn del torero op.34, Cinco danzas gitanas op. 55 ect) all published in the collection personally directed and taken care by “SAM publications”. Very active as a teacher, holds Master Classes all over the world in the most important guitar Festivals.
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March 7
UT Dallas presents Xuefei Yang

International sensation Xuefei Yang, admired for her ability to weave Asian and western musical traditions, returns by popular demand to perform the featured concert of this year’s Guitar Competition and Festival. Born in Beijing, now based in the UK, Xuefei Yang (Fei) is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists.

Born following the Cultural Revolution, an era where Western music & instruments were banned, the fascinating story of Fei’s rise to the world stage, is that of a musical pioneer. She was the first ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, and became the first to launch an international professional career. Prodigious musical talent was evident at all stages. Her first public appearance at the age of ten, at the China International Guitar Festival, received such acclaim that the Spanish Ambassador in China immediately presented her with a concert guitar. The composer Rodrigo attended her debut concert in Madrid when she was fourteen and in 1995, when John Williams came to Beijing, he was so impressed with her playing that he gave two of his own Smallman guitars to her Conservatory especially for Fei and other top students to play. As a professional musician, Fei has performed concerts in 40 countries throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. The demand for her music sees Fei keeping a busy international schedule including London's major venues (with several sell-out recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall), and concerts at the world’s most prestigious venues including Philharmonie Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Vienna, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, National Auditorium Madrid, Dvorak Hall Prague, Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center New York, plus the main venues across Asia. Fei gave both the first solo guitar, and first guitar concerto, recitals ever in Beijing's National Centre of Performing Arts. In 2003 she performed 54 concerts for the “Night of the Proms” Tour, appearing in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, to a total audience of over 800,000 people. Fei is regularly invited to perform concertos with leading orchestras. This season sees Fei performing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, the Hallé Orchestra, China National Philharmonic and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to her solo career, Fei regularly appears in collaborations with other musicians. This season sees her performing chamber music with the Elias String Quartet, giving duo recitals with cellist Jian Wang, collaborating with tenor Ian Bostridge in a recital at London's Wigmore Hall, and with flautist Sir James Galway at the Beijing Music Festival.

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March 7 & 8
Avant Chamber Ballet presents Women’s Choreography Project

In a profession predominantly led by men, we are proud to feature commissions by four established and emerging female choreographers. Works range from contemporary to more classically inspired choreography and as always, Avant Chamber Ballet will present this pioneering program alongside world class musicians led by Music Director, David Cooper. This year, ACB is comprised of 18 dancers, up from 15 last season, from a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences.
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March 7
Chamber Music International concert 4

An evening of great variety featuring the haunting nostalgia of Schubert, the romantic flair of Brahms, and the highly-charged Franck Quintet.
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March 7
Richardson Symphony presents The Great Melodies of Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet Theme from Symphony Pathetique Waltz from Sleeping Beauty Theme from Marche Slav Concerto performed by the winner of the Lennox International Young Artists Competition
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March 7
UT Dallas presents Xuefei Yang

International sensation Xuefei Yang, admired for her ability to weave Asian and western musical traditions, returns by popular demand to perform the featured concert of this year’s Guitar Competition and Festival.
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March 9 - 23
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Lenten Noonday Concert

These three Noonday Lenten Recitals are scheduled beginning at 12:00 noon with a light lunch to follow benefiting our youth ensemble, Cantabile. These recitals feature local Arborlawn talent and guest artists, as well.
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March 10
Tuesday Night Jazz

Drew Zaremba presents The Jazz Fellowship
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March 11-14
Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition

The Dallas International Piano Competition 2015 is presented in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from all over the world. Three rounds of competition take place before an internationally renowned jury panel, and prizes are awarded for the most outstanding performances. Come on down, bring the whole family, and watch it all live.
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March 13-27
Dallas Opera presents LA BOHÈME

Puccini’s passionate and timeless masterpiece is presented in a beloved period production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Peter J. Hall. Starring soprano Ana María Martínez as Mimi and tenor Bryan Hymel as Rodolfo at the head of an all-star international cast. This witty and romantic celebration of life lived “on the fringe” will be staged by Peter Kazaras and conducted by Riccardo Frizza in his company debut. There’s a little bohemian in all of us; isn’t it time you rediscovered yours?
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March 14 - April 18
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Featured Artist Series

Showcasing new work from Greg Fidler, Kenneth Gonzales, Tom Philabaum, and David Royce. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 14th from 11-5:30.
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March 14
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Jeanne Robertson – The 2015 FABulously Funny Tour

Turning 70 years young this year, Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has an infectious personality, heart and sense of humor.
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March 14
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents ORCHESTRA SHOWCASE

The talented Irving Symphony Orchestra is THE featured soloist, as it performs some of the most popular and enchanting scores of all time. Be amazed by the display of virtuosity presented by the musicians of YOUR Irving Symphony, your “guest soloist” for the night. The concert also features the premiere of the Irving/SMU composer in residence score, a truly unique musical event that further enhances the ISO’s commitment to Education.
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March 14
Voices of Change present Tibetan Fantasy

The World Premiere of Xi Wang’s Tibetan Fantasy* Xi Wang: Echo. Poem. Image. Xi Wang: Tibetan Fantasy (violin, cello, piano) *commissioned by Voices of Change
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March 15
Broadway Baptist Church presents Scott Detra, Organist

Scott Detra proves to be one of the finest organists of his generation with his active concert schedule in this seasons Broadway Series.
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March 20
Eisemann Center Presents 4 Girls 4

When four dynamic, award-winning musical stars from Broadway, film, television and recordings come together for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, dance, laughter, and memories that will leave you seeing stars. 4 GIRLS 4 is a funny frolic starring four famous females – Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince, Donna McKechnie and Maureen McGovern.
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March 20
Eisemann Center presents 4 Girls 4

When four dynamic, award winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, dance, laughter and memories that will leave you seeing stars. You will be delighted by the biggest hits from their Tony Award-winning shows and performances. 4 GIRLS 4 is a fabulously flirty, funny frolic, featuring four famous females – Andrea McArdle, Christine Andreas, Donna McKechnie and Maureen McGovern!
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March 21
Dallas Opera SIMULCAST: LA BOHÈME

This performance will take place as part of The Dallas Opera’s nationally recognized, free public simulcast program, which has attracted more than 50,000 attendees over the past four years. The Dallas Opera’s 2015 AT&T Stadium Simulcast is expected to draw thousands more to enjoy one of the greatest “date nights” in opera: Puccini’s charming, touching and highly romantic masterpiece about life among the young bohemians of the Latin Quarter of Paris has been a popular favorite since it first premiered in 1896.
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March 21
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Triple Threat

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Tim Fain, violin; Andrés Diaz, cello. Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No 1; Arensky, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32; Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49.
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March 21
Plano Symphony presents MUSIC THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR WINNERS OF THE COLLIN COUNTY YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Holst: Jupiter from The Planets Music from Gravity & Apollo 13 J. Williams: Star Wars Suite Young Artist Concertos
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March 21
Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents STEWART GOODYEAR

Known for imagination, a graceful, elegant style and exquisite technique, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young artist whose career spans many genres—concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. Mr. Goodyear has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world—including ten separate appearances to date with the Philadelphia Orchestra, in addition to performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Bournemouth Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, among others. Mr. Goodyear performed the complete Beethoven sonatas in one day this past June as part of the Luminato Festival and Royal Conservatory Concert Season in Toronto, and will perform the one-day cycle again in Princeton, New Jersey and Dallas, Texas this season Mr. Goodyear also continues his vibrant partnership with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director, Paavo Jarvi.
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March 22
Dallas Opera presents THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a fun, fully-staged one-act opera about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of a quack “doctor” and his mysterious potion! This comedy is a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the beautiful music of Gaetano Donizetti, who bridged the gap between Rossini and Verdi. This charming opera will be presented in English.
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March 23-24
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry V

Completing a three-play journey from disaffected prince to legendary King, Henry V sees the young English monarch attempt to unite his kingdom with a decision to go to war. After the initial success of his invasion he finds himself faced with a vastly superior French force on the fields of Agincourt. Amid ruthless acts of moral ambiguity and terrible cost in human life the new King struggles to find a course of honor as he leads his small army in an inspired victory against a daunting foe.
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Mar. 24
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember & Reminisce

AMC will take you back through the 11-year tenure of Director Randy Jordan. Randy Jordan is a master at creating programs that are at the same time insightful and entertaining. His selections for Reminisce evoke grand memories as he challenged the chorale and audience with each new concert set. The music Mr. Jordan has chosen for Remember & Reminisce will also be featured by AMC on its European tour in June 2015.
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March 24
Dallas Winds present GAME MUSIC LIVE

Jerry Junkin and Grammy Award nominated film composer Austin Wintory. An exciting evening of surprise scores and action-packed visuals from the world’s most entertaining video games.
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March 26
Church of the Incarnation presents The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. It is most famous for singing A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, the Christmas Eve service that the BBC has broadcast around the world since 1928. The Choir exists primarily to sing daily services in King’s College Chapel. But its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the world.
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March 28
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents The International Conference on Education as a Human Right

The Embrey Human Rights Program, ConnecTeach and the World Affairs Council Dallas Fort Worth will host international and national experts addressing the critical issues impacting education which include: •Poverty and Education •Gender Equity and Education •Race and Education •Disability and Education
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April 24 - 25
Granbury Wine Walk

Historic Granbury gears up for 6th annual swirl, sip and stroll Granbury Wine Walk is Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, noon-8pm
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