Arts Calendar



Sept. 2 - Nov. 1
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Tale of Tails and Trails by Julie Grim

Painting a Tale of every Tail and Trail! Pet Portrait and Plein Artist Julie Grim paints a Tail of Tails and Trails! With her loose brush strokes and impressionist style she brings out the emotion in her oil paintings whether it is in the expressive eyes of a lazy Labrador, or the sunlit Texas Hill Country landscapes.
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Sept. 2
First Tuesday Social Justice Films“ 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” - a free presentation

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions Rick Ray asked Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, during an interview in the monastery in Dharamsala, India. There is no charge and popcorn and refreshments are provided. Audience discussion follows. A First Tuesday Social Justice presentation.
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Sept. 2-14
Dallas Summer Musicals presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 3
Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Genesis” Traditional and Latin Sax and Jazz Guitars

Opening Group: Vicho Vicencio Jazz & Latin Band is led by the founding Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz, saxophonist Fernando A. (Vicho) Vicencio. Bringing the pleasing sounds of traditional jazz and Latin jazz to the series, Vicho’s band includes Chris Borin on trumpet, Ricardo Bozas on percussion, Brian Piper on piano, James Driscoll on bass, and Stockton Helbing on drums. Second Set: Guitar Encounter is a convergence of three generations of jazz guitarists—Donnie Gililland, Sam Walker, and Joel Cross—joined by James Driscoll on bass and Andrew Griffith on drums. Playing electric and acoustic guitars, the group is reminiscent of the Great Guitars, which featured Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Charlie Byrd.
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Sept. 4
DSO on the GO: Allen

Join exciting new Assistant Conductor Karina Canellakis as the Dallas Symphony kicks off its 2014/15 season with a special concert in Allen. Thrill to the virtuoso trumpet playing of Ryan Anthony and the joyful melodies of Dvořák's Symphony No. 8.
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Sept. 5-7
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Let's Dance

Tango, Waltz and Cha-cha with the DSO as award-winning dancers strut their stuff on stage! Jeff Tyzik conducts Ted Louis Levy, Tap Dancer Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, Dancers Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig, Dancers Forrest Walsh and Melissa Shahin, Dancers Michael Lynche, Vocalist Julie Jo Hughes, Vocalist
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Sept. 5-7
Fort Worth Symphony presents STAR WARS & BEYOND: A JOHN WILLIAMS ADVENTURE

It's the music that brought to life the most action-packed films of the 20th century – Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Saving Private Ryan, and Star Wars! Launch your 2014-2015 Pops season with the music of five-time Academy Award winner and legendary film composer John Williams.
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Sept. 5
The Singapore Slingers Live at the Kessler Theater

Turn back the clock for a few hours as the Singapore Slingers transport you back to the era of sheiks and flappers. The orchestra covers a repertoire of jazz and popular song from 1895- 1935: hot jazz, ragtime, early swing, standards, rhumbas, waltzes, tangos, one-steps, two-steps, and even a polka or two.
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sept. 6
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Artist and Distinguished Alumni Recital Series: Alexander Kobrin, piano, and Emanuel Borok, violin

Cliburn gold medalist Alexander Kobrin (piano) and Meadows Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Borok (violin) present the first of three concerts devoted to the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas. The remaining two concerts will be March 7 and May 11, 2015.
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Sept. 8
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Recital: Larry Palmer, Harpsichord and Organ

For his 45th annual faculty recital at SMU, Dr. Palmer will play organ works by Saint-Saens, Bach, De Grigny, Calvin Hampton, Wilbur Held and Thomas Hewitt-Jones.
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Sept. 9
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

Tuesday's concert on September 9 will be a Rush Hour "hard hat concert" by the DSO (general admission) celebrating all the people who made the building possible, with special recognition to the workers from J.W. Bateson. Karina Canellakis conducts the performance.
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Sept. 10
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

Many disciplines from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will perform a Rush Hour Concert (general admission) on Wednesday, September 10.
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Sept. 11
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

On Thursday, September 11, the Dallas Symphony Chorus with the Lay Family Concert Organ will present a Rush Hour Concert (general admission) that includes a salute to Dallas police, firefighters and first-responders.
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Sept. 12-14
Fort Worth Symphony presents BEETHOVEN'S TRIPLE CONCERTO

The 2014-2015 Symphonic season opens with the fresh and forceful sounds of new FWSO Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne, followed by Beethoven's sweeping Triple Concerto in C Major. Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony closes the first symphonic program.
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Sept. 12
The Meadows Wind Ensemble Plays the Classics

The MWE classics concert has become an annual tradition, featuring repertoire chosen by members of the Ensemble. This year’s concert will feature as guest artists the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet performing a work composed specifically for them, Scott Switzer’s Breaking Out for bassoon quartet and wind orchestra. The program also includes Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor, op. 44, and Paul Hindemith’s 1950s “classic” for concert band, the Symphony in Bb.
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Sept. 13
McKinney Community Band presents It's Showtime!

fall concert
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Sept. 13
Timeless Concerts presents Evening in Italy

A passionate evening of great Italian tenor opera arias by Puccini, Leoncavallo and more. A piano trio (piano/violin/cello) by lesser known composer Giuseppe Martucci, a contemporary of Puccini will surprise you, probably becoming a new favorite! The hour long concert is followed by a complimentary wine/fruit/cheese buffet with soft drinks. You may bring your own wine. The post-concert party will be accompanied by a pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, playing your requests for dancing. Concert musicians: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang, and tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc.
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Sept. 13
Cliburn semifinalist Alexey Chernov

Pianist Alexey Chernov, prize-winner in more than 20 international piano competitions including a dozen first-place awards, will perform a concert in the intimate setting of the Arlington Woman’s Club, 1515 E. Abram St., at 7 p.m. Saturday September 13.
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Sept. 13
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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Sept. 13 & 14
Texas Early Music Project presents La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding

Created by some of the greatest composers of the Italian Renaissance for the spectacular wedding of Ferdinando de Medici to Christine de Lorraine in 1589 Florence, La Pellegrina consists of six musical intermedi, or acts, for vocal soloists, small ensembles, full chorus, and a full orchestra of Renaissance period instruments. La Pellegrina is a musical tour de force of remarkable dimensions, including a finale that interweaves seven separate choirs of 31 parts. TEMP’s production will feature: • A poetic narrative describing the mythology behind the six stories written and performed by Lawrence Rosenwald, Professor of American Literature at Wellesley College; • A stellar ensemble, gathered from across the country, of over 50 voices and early music instrumentalists, including viols, cornetto, sackbuts, harps, and lutes, authentically recreating the sounds of the Italian Renaissance. Rarely performed world-wide because of the performance demands, the production of La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding is a significant cultural event both for Central Texas and the early music community at large. This will be the Texas premier of the entire work, and the first U.S. performance of all six intermedi since the late 1970s.
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Sept. 14
DeSoto Arts Commission presents Fiesta Latina DeSoto

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with live entertainment, food and vendors and family fun. Entertainment Schedule: 3pm - Mariachi Cuahetemos 4:15pm - Ballet Folklorico De Dos Tierras 5:15 Daniel DeCordoba Bales Espanoles 6pm - Havana NRG
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Sept. 14
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church presents Sweet Hero: Bach for Cello

Italian cellist Francesco Mastromatteo will perform a Bach solo concert. The program includes J.S. Bach: Suite BWV 1008 and Suite BWV 1010. There is no admission charge, and a reception will follow the concert.
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Sept. 14
Texas Camerata presents Ava Pine

Soprano Ava Pine joins Texas Camerata to perform sacred cantatas and motets by Handel.
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Sept. 14
THE DALLAS OPERA presents AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO

THE DALLAS OPERA is THRILLED TO PRESENT AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM THEIR NEW CD “LOVE DUETS” IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL!
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Sept. 14
TowerArts Concert: North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums

The stirring sound of bagpipes and drums ring through the rafters to herald the opening of the 2014-2015 TowerArts Series.
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Sept. 14
Voices of Change present Salon-Brunch

featuring: Margaret Barrett, composer program: Faith in Nights for piano Letters to Jackie for tenor, trumpet and piano Join us for Salon-Brunch: A Gathering and a Performance featuring light food and drink, stimulating conversation and live music by Voices of Change.
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Sept. 15
Texas Camerata presents Ava Pine

An encore performance featuring sacred cantatas and motets by Handel.
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Sept. 16
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 1: Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 with Alex McDonald

Kazuhiro Takagi returns for his second year as concertmaster of the DCS as it opens its season with captivating performances of two compositional retrospectives, both with twentieth-century flair. Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite features gorgeous renaissance melodies with Celtic influence, and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 presents two fantastic soloists. Pianist Alex McDonald performs with Oscar Garcia Montoya on trumpet, as they deliver a captivating rendition of the composer’s neo-baroque masterpiece. The evening concludes with Dvorak’s romantic and familiar Serenade for Strings.
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Sept. 18
Fort Worth Library Third Thursday Jazz Series: Shelley Carrol Quartet

Tenor saxophonist, Shelley Carrol, performs the music of John Coltrane, including his masterwork, “A Love Supreme.”
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Sept. 19
Chamber Music International Concert 1

Piano Solo....TBA Divertimento in Eb Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 563....W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 87....Antonín Dvořák
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Sept. 19-21
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler 9

Mahler died just two years after composing his final, impassioned elegy, never having heard it performed. Jaap van Zweden conducts BACH/STOKOWSKI Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor MAHLER Symphony No. 9
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Sept. 19
One OClock Lab Band

The One O’Clock Lab Band is the premier ensemble of the Jazz Studies Division at the University of North Texas. Known for exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performances, the One O’Clock Lab Band, which has received six Grammy nominations, provides a rousing start to the jazz season at UT Dallas.
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Sept. 19
Titas presents Youssou N'Dour in concert

Youssou N'Dour and The Super Etoile is Africa's most popular live band. N’Dour is a singer endowed with remarkable range and poise. The New York Times described his voice as an “arresting tenor, a supple weapon deployed with prophetic authority.” N'Dour absorbs the entire Senegalese musical spectrum in his work. Named "African Artist of the Century" by the England’s Folk Roots, N'Dour and his band, The Super Etoile, has made his musical style “Mbalax” famous throughout the world.
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Sept. 20
Chamber Music International Concert 1

Divertimento in Eb Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 563....W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 87....Antonín Dvořák
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Sept. 20
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF FORT WORTH presents “THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: PARIS TO BUDAPEST”

The highly -popular Amernet String Quartet returns to CMSFW for this concert. Joining them on this program are Charles Stegeman violin, and Baya Kakouberi, piano. Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami since 2004, the group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. They rose to international attention after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition and then were named first prize winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition.
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Sept. 20
Plano Symphony presents CLIBURN GOLD ENCORE

An Evening of Romance HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR HAOCHEN ZHANG, PIANO Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor Dvořak: Symphony No. 8 (PSO Debut)
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Sept. 21
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents CONOR OBERST

Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. His new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is out on May 19 via Nonesuch Records.
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Sept. 21
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Piano Recital: Carol Leone

Dr. Leone, who was a first prize winner in the National Beethoven Sonata Competition, will include Beethoven’s celebrated 30th piano sonata in E major, op.109 in the program.
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Sept. 23
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Chamber Music Recital: Liudmila Georgievskaya and Friends

Dallas Symphony and Meadows faculty members Barbara Sudweeks, viola, and Paul Garner, clarinet, together with award-winning Meadows alumni Thomas Schwan, pianist and composer, and Liudmila Georgievskaya, pianist and Meadows faculty member, present a fascinating program ranging from Mozart to Berg.
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Sept. 25-28
Hilary Hahn Performs Beethoven

Technology joins the symphony sounds of the DSO as van Zweden leads the Dallas premiere of American composer Mason Bates' water-inspired Liquid Interface. Hilary Hahn returns to the Meyerson stage performing Beethoven's extraordinary concerto for violin.
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Sept. 25
The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents THE PIANO GUYS

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 35 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” But it’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that has brought them to their major label debut album, The Piano Guys, released on Sony Masterworks on October 2nd, 2012.
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Sept. 26 & 28
Meadows Symphony Orchestra

The program includes the Overture to The School for Scandal, Samuel Barber’s first composition for full orchestra; premiered in 1933, it captures the wit and energy of the 18th-century dramatic comedy that inspired it. International concert artist and Meadows professor of cello Andrés Díaz is guest soloist for the challenging Cello Concerto No. 2 by Russian composer Dmitry Kabalevsky, a stunning work of lyricism and pathos. Also featured is Sibelius’s remarkable Symphony No. 2, known for its sumptuous sounds and powerful passions, and characterized by the composer as “a struggle between death and salvation.”
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Sept. 26
UT Dallas presents Enrique Munoz

Enrique Muñoz visits from Santisteban del Puerto, Jaén, Spain, as part of a world tour. In 2013 at the International Guitar Festival “Villa de Anranda” in Burgos, Spain, he was awarded a special recognition for his “Career and International Labor for Guitar.”
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Sept. 27
Steinway Hall - Dallas presents Zoya Shuhatovich Piano Recital

On Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Zoya Shuhatovich will appear at Steinway Hall - Dallas in a solo piano recital.
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Sept. 27
Fort Worth Symphony presents Sara Evans

Considered heir apparent to legendary singers Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette, Sara Evans brings country back to Bass Performance Hall in a performance of her greatest hits, like "Suds in a Bucket," "Born to Fly," and "A Little Bit Stronger."
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Sept. 27
MCCAMMON VOICE COMPETITION presents 2014 WINNER’S RECITAL

The McCammon Voice Competition, under the auspices of the Opera Guild of Fort Worth, will present the 2014 First Prize Winner, Korean-born baritone, Joo Won Kang in recital. Mr. Kang will be accompanied by Stephen Carey, Fort Worth Opera Principal Coach.
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Sept. 28
Lord of Life Lutheran Church presents Drew Lang, Marimba

The Fine Arts/Concert Series of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Plano, begins its sixteenth consecutive season of offering concerts to the community on Sunday, 28 September, at 4.30pm, presenting virtuoso percussionist Drew Lang. Mr Lang specializes in music for the marimba, a pitched instrument producing sound through striking a set of wooden bars with mallets to produce musical tones and amplified through resonators below the instrument. An increasingly-popular instrument with origins in Central America and Africa, this concert will feature the first marimba solos ever written (from the 1950s) to music commissioned or written for Mr Lang. Percussionist Drew Lang performs regularly with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and many regional orchestras in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He is also the principal mallet player with the Dallas Wind Symphony and percussionist for Casa Mañana Musicals. As a marimba specialist, has commissioned and premiered and recorded works for marimba in solo, chamber and concerto settings. Drew appears throughout the United States as a soloist and in his duo with Flutist Helen Blackburn. He is on the percussion faculties at Southern Methodist University and Eastfield College.
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Sept. 28
St. Andrew United Methodist Church presents Clare College Choir

Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano presents this fine ensemble in concert on Sunday evening, September 28, at 7:00 pm in their acoustically outstanding Sanctuary.
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Sept. 30
Cliburn at the Bass presents pianist Beatrice Rana

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana drew mass attention during the 2013 Cliburn Competition for “intensely personalized music-making” (Dallas Morning News ) that “had an electrical current running through virtually every measure” (The Plain Dealer). Already a rising star, Ms. Rana was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. Recent and upcoming debuts include: Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kennedy Center, and Paris’ Théâtre des Champs Élysées with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Leonard Slatkin, and Fayçal Karoui.
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Sept. 30
Dallas Winds present FLOURISHES & CANONS

Hear the Dallas premiere of John Mackey's new Symphony for Band. Special guest Marianne Gedigian performs Lowell Liebermann's Concerto for Flute.
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Sept. 30
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live Kathy Reichs Presents Bones Never Lie

In sixteen New York Times bestsellers over the course of as many years, Kathy Reichs has proven herself “a genius at building suspense” (New York Daily News). In forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, Reichs has created a detective fiction heroine who’s brilliant to the bone. “Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden,” says The New York Times Book Review. In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered.
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Oct. 1
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Continuance” The Jazz Man and The Jazz Ladies

Opening Group: Roger Boykin Trio features multi-instrumentalist and Texas jazz legend, Roger Boykin. Roger, who led the series early in its evolution, graces the stage as the second Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz. A pianist, guitarist, and saxophonist (just to name a few of the instruments he plays), Roger is joined by Andrew Griffith on drums and Buddy Mohmed on bass. Second Set: Sweethearts of Rhythm is a jam-packed collection of women in jazz in a special, first-time performance by vocalists Carolyn Lee Jones, Heather Paterson, Tatiana Mayfield, and Nina Katrina, backed by a band led by pianist Julie Bonk, with Peggy Honea on bass, Andrea Bunton on drums, and special guest Rachella Parks-Washington on sax. The band’s name is derived from the 1940s all-women’s band, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
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Oct. 2-5
Dallas Symphony presents Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax's playing has been called "ravishing" and "full of bravura." He will perform what is often called Mozart's finest piano concerto. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 is the second of the composer's "war symphonies" and reflects upon the philosophical tolls of war and humanity's yearning for a true and total peace.
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Oct. 3
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, earning her a #1 single, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and her first two Grammy Awards® for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 1977, Cole scored a No. 1 R&B hit with "I've Got Love on My Mind" from her third release, Unpredictable, which became her first platinum album. The singer expanded her success with her own TV special in 1977, which was the first of more than 300 major television appearances in her career, including dramatic roles on "Law and Order" and "Touched by an Angel" as well as guest spots on talk shows with Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Larry King.
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Oct. 3-5
Fort Worth Symphony presents BEETHOVEN & RAVEL

With five solo albums topping the classical charts, American pianist Simone Dinnerstein makes her Fort Worth debut with Beethoven's famous "Emperor" concerto.
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Oct. 4
Richardson Symphony Opening Night Concert featuring Elena Urioste, violin

Suppé: Overture to Poet and Peasant Glazunov: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 82 Elena Urioste, violin Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
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Oct. 6 - 7
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember the Sacrifice

Chorale music program includes camp songs, songs of home and loves left behind, rallying cries and prayers of deliverance to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
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Oct. 6
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet is recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.
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Oct. 6
Entertainment Series of Irving presents Habaneros

Part of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, this energetic ensemble will take you on a musical journey to the "Heart of Havana". Classically trained, this groups will introduce you to the music and culture of their homeland and will delight you with the familiar classical pieces as well as some lively Latin numbers. As you immerse yourself in their vibrant music, breathtaking imagery of Cuba will be displayed on the screen to give you an appreciation of the culture that makes Habaneros so special.  
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Oct. 8
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert #2: The Lodger,

Named “Best Way to Watch a Silent Film 2014” by D Magazine, the DCS is joining forces with the Video Association of Dallas to serve up another unforgettable evening of live music and film. This concert gives you a front row seat to opening night of VideoFest 27 as we screen Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, The Lodger. This newly released masterpiece is visually pristine, and you’ll experience it in the best way imaginable, as the orchestra performs a new musical score by Douglas Pipes live-to-film.
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Oct. 10
Chamber Music International concert 2

The lovely pairing of Mozart’s imaginative work combining violins, viola, double bass, and horns with a late Brahms String Quintet— this is part of an Austrian/German lineage spanning over 200 years with Brahms representing the end of an era.
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Oct. 10-12
Dallas Symphony presents Rodgers and Hammerstein

Watch spectacularly remastered scenes from your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein movie musicals as the DSO performs the hit scores. Sean O'Loughlin conducts Selections from The King and I Selections from Oklahoma! Selections from South Pacific
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Oct. 10-12
Fort Worth symphony presents A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates the sublime musical legacy of Marvin Hamlisch, winner of numerous awards (three Oscars, three Golden Globes, four Grammys, four Emmys, and a Tony), composer of more than forty film scores, and creator of one of the longest running Broadway shows, A Chorus Line. Conductor Larry Blank and show-stopping vocalists Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque and Donna McKechnie present the very best of this legendary composer!
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Oct. 11
Cliburn at the Modern presents Lowell Liebermann, composer 

Lowell Liebermann is one of America’s most frequently performed and recorded composers—a favorite among orchestras and distinguished artists worldwide.His compositions have been recorded and released by over 40 labels, and his Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Stephen Hough and the BBC Scottish Symphony, was nominated for a Grammy®. He has served as composer-in-residence for many organizations, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo’s Pacific Music Festival, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and won the Cliburn’s American Composers Invitational in 2001. He maintains an active performing schedule as pianist and conductor, in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie.
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Oct. 12
Dallas Bach Society presents La Danse: Hommage à Jean-Philippe Rameau

We celebrate the 250th anniversary of the greatest French Baroque composer with a wide-ranging selection of his work, featuring the New York Baroque Dance Company and renowned soprano Ann Monoyios. Featured will be dances, chamber music, Pièces de clavecin, and two pieces of opera-ballet as performed at the Paris Opera during the Baroque period: La Danse from Les Fêtes d’Hébé, and the prologue to Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour, the latter a fresh realization direct from performances at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.
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Oct. 13
Keyboard Conversations® "The Miracle of Mozart!"

The delightful, witty variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; the haunting, introspective Adagio in B Minor; and the powerful, declamatory Sonata in A Minor, written after the death of his mother. 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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Oct. 16
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of David R. Anavitarte, features Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor. Joseph Kingma, soloist.
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Oct. 17 & 18
Dallas Symphony ReMix: Song of the Symphony

Nicholas Carter, conducts Jessica Rivera, soprano MOZART Abduction from the Seraglio Overture PURCELL, arr. Stokowski "Dido's Lament" from Dido and Aeneas FALLA Siete canciones populares espanolas (Seven Popular Spanish Songs) RACHMANINOFF Vocalise HOLST Selections from St. Paul's Suite GERSHWIN Girl Crazy Overture
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Oct. 17
UT Dallas presents Texas Guitar Quartet

The Texas Guitar Quartet is Isaac Bustos, Jonathan Dotson, Alejandro Montiel and Joseph Williams II. As soloists, they have garnered acclaim on concert stages around the world and prizes in dozens of international guitar competitions. Together, they bring their unique passions and talents to an ensemble dedicated to presenting chamber music of the highest quality. Recent performances were presented by the New York City Classical Guitar Society, Victoria Bach Festival, Austin Classical Guitar Society, Guitar Houston, Texas Music Festival, Troubadour Series at Wofford College, University of Texas at Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition, and Austin Chamber Music.
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Oct. 18
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents French Romantics

Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Gary Levinson, violin; Richard Young, viola; Ronald Leonard, cello; Mozart, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493; Beethoven, Sonata No. 4 in A minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 23; Fauré, Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45.
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Oct. 18
Dallas Winds present FRANKENSTEIN - THE MOVIE!

Universal Pictures' 1931 Frankenstein is still the scariest of them all. Starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive, it had dialogue and sound effects but no music score... until now. See the classic thriller on the big screen, accompanied by a World Premiere performance of Michael Shapiro's Overture and Score to Frankenstein by The Dallas Winds.
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Oct. 18
UT Dallas presents Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded and conducted by Misha Rachlevski, is one of Russia’s leading classical ensembles. The orchestra is comprised of outstanding young musicians who perform with both warmth and high energy. The orchestra’s previous appearances at UT Dallas have attracted capacity audiences.
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Oct. 18
Voices of Change present SoundBites XXXV

featuring Andrew Rudin, composer Join us for another in our series of SoundBites featuring delicious wine tastings and live performances of new music. ⋅Lively conversation ⋅Excellent wines ⋅Brilliant new music performed live
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Oct. 19
Orpheus Chamber Singers present This Shining Night: An Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a musical celebration of Orpheus’s second decade with a collection of music capturing the exciting and innovative programming that has become one of our trademarks. Whether it be joyful American folksongs, the serenity of Lauridsen’s ‘Nocturnes’, lilting Waltzes by Brahms or the virtuosity of Bach’s motet ‘Singet dem Herrn’, Orpheus always surprises and inspires!
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Oct. 19
Voices of Change presents Premiere and Party

Celebrating our 40th Season Aaron Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano Geoffrey Gordon: Bright White Smooth (flute, harp, viola) Manuel De Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole (violin, piano) Olivier Messiaen: Appel Interstellaire (solo horn) Andrew Rudin: Dreaming at the Wheel (baritone, two flutes, two clarinets, string quartet, piano, percussion)
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Oct. 20
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of David R. Anavitarte, features Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor. Joseph Kingma, soloist.
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Oct. 20
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Susan Boyle

Grammy-nominated singing sensation Susan Boyle is embarking on her first U.S. tour! For the very first time in her phenomenally successful career, Susan will be holding her own on American stages, performing a sensational and contemporary repertoire of iconic album tracks and never-heard-before classics that will captivate and enthrall her audiences.
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Oct. 24-25
Dallas Symphony presents Tony DeSare

This contemporary crooner has been called "two parts Frank Sinatra to one part Billy Joel" by The New York Times. Jeff Tyzik conducts Tony DeSare, vocals
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Oct. 24-26
Fort Worth Symphony presents CLIBURN GOLD

The FWSO proudly launches a new artistic partnership with 2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko in a two-year commitment to performing all five Prokofiev piano concertos. The formidable Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor is paired in this program with Verdi's majestic overture to Nabucco and Brahms' joyful Symphony No. 2 in D Major.
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Oct. 25
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra present Brahms' magnificent Quintet in F minor, Opus 34 and string music by Dallas violinist and composer Bruce Patti.
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oct. 25
Plano Symphony presents SIMPLY SINATRA

From the Cleveland Pops to the Toronto Symphony, Steve Lippia’s recent performance schedule includes appearances with over 70 orchestras in North America. He is one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists performing today with his interpretations of the “classics,” including his acclaimed tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” “Simply Sinatra” has enjoyed rave reviews. Steve joins Hector Guzman and your Plano Symphony Orchestra in favorites, including Come Fly with Me, The Lady is a Tramp, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York, and more.
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Oct. 26
Dallas Symphony presents Where the Wild Things Are

"Let the wild rumpus start!" when the Dallas Symphony presents music inspired by Maurice Sendak's,Where the Wild Things Are. Come dressed as your favorite monster for our annual costume contest; you might win and be hailed as King of the Meyerson!
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Oct. 26
Greater Dallas youth Orchestra presents "FAMILY, HOME, AND COUNTRY" CONCERT

Join the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra as we open our 43rd season with special guest flute soloist Demarre McGill, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Flute, performing Mozart’s Flute Concert No. 1 in G-major. Also on the program, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italian.
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Oct. 30
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents James Ehnes, violin

Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, James Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Paavo Järvi, and Lorin Maazel. He has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly with many of the world’s most well-known orchestras, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, London Symphony, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, and the NHK Symphony Orchestras. His extensive discography of over 25 recordings has garnered many international awards and prizes, including a Grammy®, a Gramophone, and six Juno Awards.
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Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Dallas Symphony presents Scheherazade

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade dazzles with its tales of 1001 nights and conjures all the romance and exoticism of the Near East.
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Nov. 1
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

Sheer excitement, beauty, and classical elegance come together in Haydn's last major choral work, Harmoniemesse. Haydn's critics at the time were sure he was void of any new musical ideas but this great mass surprised tham all! The concert also features Haydn's delightful TE Deum No. 2, composed for Maria Theresa, and two audience favorites from Haydn's friend and colleague, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!. Featuring soloists Haley Sicking, Brooke Gibson, Alex Bumpas, Brandon Gibson, and accompanied by the Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Nov. 1
UT Dallas presents Kelly Durbin and Friends

Jazz pianist and UT Dallas faculty member Kelly Durbin annually invites outstanding local musicians to perform with him at UT Dallas. This year’s guests include jazz bassist, composer, producer and lecturer James Gilyard.
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Nov. 2
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

Sheer excitement, beauty, and classical elegance come together in Haydn's last major choral work, Harmoniemesse. Haydn's critics at the time were sure he was void of any new musical ideas but this great mass surprised tham all! The concert also features Haydn's delightful TE Deum No. 2, composed for Maria Theresa, and two audience favorites from Haydn's friend and colleague, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!. Featuring soloists Haley Sicking, Brooke Gibson, Alex Bumpas, Brandon Gibson, and accompanied by the Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Nov. 2
TowerArts Concert: All Saints Concert

In remembrance of all the saints who have finished their earthly race, the HPUMC Chancel Choir presents music celebrating our promise of eternal life.
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Nov. 5
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Journey” The Essence of Jazz—Piano and Bass

Opening Group: The James Gilyard Ensemble is fronted by beloved Sammons Jazz bassist James Gilyard. James served as the third and longest-tenured Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz. Remembered for implementing two educational components to Sammons Jazz, “Sammons Jazz Youth Outreach Concerts” and “Jazz Essentials,” James was also known for mentoring and helping fellow artists produce CDs. James is joined by Quamon Fowler on sax, Eric Willis on piano, Andrew Griffith on drums, Dana Sudborough on vibraphone, and vocalist Simone Rodgers. Second Set: The Frank Hailey Trio features pianist Frank Hailey, who has received positive response to his latest album, “An Old Sweet Song.” Smooth, polished, and giving lots of attention given to the melody, Frank is joined on stage by Eric Zukoski on bass and his son, Michael Hailey, on drums.
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May 24
TowerArts Concert: Salute to the USA

Celebrate your Memorial Day weekend with an old-fashioned picnic on the lawn followed by a patriotic concert that promises to thrill your soul.
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May 16-Sept. 20
Theatre Too presents Shear Madness

This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
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Aug. 21-Sept. 20
Circle Theatre presents Stella & Lou

This romantic comedy proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them. Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. The two friends are sharing their usual comfortable conversation, when Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion. As the two deal with the difficult decisions they now face, they reflect on their pasts and look ahead to the future. In Stella & Lou, playwright Bruce Graham examines "the human condition" with a kind heart and a gentle sense of humor. (Adult Language)
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Aug. 21-Sept. 28
Stage West presents Beyond Therapy, by Christopher Durang

The witty and wild date comedy. Prudence and Bruce have each posted a singles ad at the suggestion of their respective therapists. When they meet, their blind date wavers somewhere near total fiasco. While the therapists themselves border on psychotic, and both ex- and current lovers force their way into the picture, Prudence and Bruce try to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining sanity.
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Aug. 22-Sept. 6
Upstart Productions presents Year of the Rooster

Odysseus Rex is a champion. He is his trainer’s greatest hope. He is his opponents’ greatest fear. One day he will destroy the sun. Gil Pepper has been stepped on by everyone around him. Abused by his ailing mother, emasculated by his McDonald’s co-workers and taunted by his wealthy rivals… but he’s finally got an ace in the hole – Odysseus Rex – a rooster he’s been training since birth to be a fearsome killing machine. Now, for the first time in Gil’s life, he’s experiencing things he’s never had – hope, victory, and revenge.
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Aug. 29-Oct. 4
Artisan Center Theater presents SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, a gospel musical that replicates an old-timey hymn singing, takes place at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in rural North Carolina. The year is 1938, when prayers were prompted by, among other things, layoffs at the local pickle plant. Seeking to fill the pews, Pastor Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin’ evening of singin’ and witnessin’. More than two dozen gospel songs, many of them vintage pop hymns, and hilarious stories from the more or less devout Sanders provide a richly entertaining evening that has everyone clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.
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Sept. 2-14
Dallas Summer Musicals presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 3-6
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora Series presents BUYER & CELLAR

Alex More (Plano native Michael Urie) has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement of Barbra Streisand. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?
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Sept. 5-14
Lyric Stage presents Fiddler on the Roof

Lyric Stage celebrates its 22nd Season opener with Fiddler on the Roof.
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Sept. 6-Oct. 11
Artisan Center Theater presentsInto the Woods, Jr.

The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in INTO THE WOODS JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers and audiences. All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
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Sept. 7
Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation presents Ramayana

Life story of lord Rama, a mythological story from the greatest epic Ramayana in a dance drama in Bharatnatyam, Indian classical dance style will be showcased with over 20 artists visiting from Kalakshetra, Chennai India.
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Sept. 11 - Oct. 4
Rover Dramawerks presents Sherlock Holmes and the Jersey Lily

The cunning of Sherlock Holmes meets the beauty and charm of Lillie Langtree, the wit of Oscar Wilde, and a host of villains in this exciting new play involving blackmail, theatre, and love. Shows run Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with one matinee at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 20. Performed at Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Rd., Suite 580 in Plano, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75 in the Ruisseau Village shopping center.
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Sept. 11-Oct. 4
Garland Civic Theatre presents Appointment with Death By Agatha Christie

When an American invalid is found dead at her Jerusalem hotel, a group of travelers find themselves among the suspects. The audience will be on the edge of their seats as the story lures them to its surprising conclusion! “You do see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman that Poirot had ever met, but he still had a duty to find her killer…
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Sept. 12 - Oct. 5
Theatre Arlington presents Whodunit...the Musical

A wealthy spinster and her maid take a beautiful Connecticut summer home in 1931…a gunshot sounds and the body of a total stranger is found lying in the middle of the living room…then another. A very austere detective arrives and things get REALLY strange…and funny.
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Sept. 12-21
Denton Community Theatre Presents Moonlight and Magnolias

The time is 1939 and legendary producer, David O. Selznick has stopped production on Gone with the Wind. The script just does not work. He summons the brilliant screenwriter, Ben Hecht to his office (who, incidentally has never read the novel) and pulls director, Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Selznick locks the three of them in his office for the next week to create what is now one of the most epic films of all time. Not only does Selznick lock them in to create extreme focus on the task at hand, but he further insists that a diet of peanuts and bananas will fuel the creative juices needed for the job. The only person allowed to enter and exit the office is Selznick’s secretary, Miss Poppenghul. The result is a faced paced comedy with classic farcical elements. This fast paced comedy by Ron Hutchinson is based on real events surrounding the creation of the film, Gone with the Wind.
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Sept. 12 & 13
Titas presents MOMIX

Invention and Innovation barely begin to define the creativity that is MOMIX. More than any other company, MOMIX reinvents themselves with every new work. Alchemia, MOMIX’s newest work, is no exception and again redefines modern dance. “Dance-illusionist,” MOMIX conjures a magical and surrealistic world using light, shadow, props and the human body.
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Sept. 13 & 14
Bruce Wood Dance Project presents LOVETT + MORE

Featuring Bruce Wood works chosen by the dancers as their favorites to perform, LOVETT + MORE will be a show as big as Texas.
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Sept. 15
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents“Best of Season 3”

The juicy “Best of Season 3” favorites voted on by hundreds of Oral Fixation fans include a moving story of childbirth from the father’s point of view, a revealing evening at a naked sketch party, a nightlong chase involving hunting dogs on a cold Ohio night, and a “There’s Something About Mary” style first date. “Best of Season 3” promises to have you in tears, in stitches, and in shock. If you missed any of these stories last season, grab this chance to experience that unique Oral Fixation realness in person.
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Sept. 16 - Oct. 11
Undermain Theatre presents Tomorrow Come Today

Tomorrow Come Today is a world premiere Science-Fiction drama set in a not-too-distant future where technological advances have enabled the wealthy to cheat death, the members of the elite have the ability to switch from one body to a newer, healthier, sexier body at will, living for hundreds of years. But the planet's climate clock is running out. Dahlquist’s futuristic thriller takes us on a shape-shifting ride into a world all-too familiar to our own.
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Sept. 16
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents“Best of Season 3”

The juicy “Best of Season 3” favorites voted on by hundreds of Oral Fixation fans include a moving story of childbirth from the father’s point of view, a revealing evening at a naked sketch party, a nightlong chase involving hunting dogs on a cold Ohio night, and a “There’s Something About Mary” style first date. “Best of Season 3” promises to have you in tears, in stitches, and in shock. If you missed any of these stories last season, grab this chance to experience that unique Oral Fixation realness in person.
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Sept. 16-21
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 17-28
Shakespeare Dallas presents Antony and Cleopatra

After defeating Brutus and Cassius, following the assassination of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony becomes one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire, together with Octavius Caesar and Lepidus, and is responsible for the eastern part of the empire. He falls in love with Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, and settles in Alexandria. However, he is compelled to return to Rome when the empire is threatened by the rebellion of Sextus Pompey, the son of Pompey, who had been defeated by Julius Caesar.
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Sept. 19-Oct. 26
Dallas Children's Theater presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

In this hilarious musical take on the classic fairy tale, Princess Rapunzel must find a way to escape from the wicked (and wickedly fabulous) Lady Za Za. Thankfully, the handsome Sir Roderick is ready to help Rapunzel take her rightful place as ruler of the kingdom. A wise old dragon, a hairstylist named Edgar, and a mysterious gypsy woman round out this goofy cast of characters. Let down your hair!
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Sept. 19-28
Repertory Company Theatre presents FATHER OF THE BRIDE

The story follows the surprise engagement of Stanley Banks’ daughter and the wedding planning that nearly breaks his will and bank account.
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Sept. 19-Oct. 5
Rockwall Community Playhouse presents Rumors by Neil Simon

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. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
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Sept. 20-28
Casa Manana presents The Sound of Music

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. The world’s most beloved musical is sure to capture your heart and become one of your favorite things.
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Sept. 25 - 27
Regal Opera Company presents Celebration

In its final production before closing down after providing quality entertainment to music lovers in Dallas-Fort Worth for the past twenty years, the Regal Opera Company celebrates its proud career as it presents a musical retrospective of selected highlights of its past productions. A talented cast has been assembled to perform a total of 24 arias, ensembles and choruses from previous works including La Traviata, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, The Phantom of the Opera, The Mikado and The Gondoliers.
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Sept. 25-Oct. 19
Theatre Three presents Hands on a Hardbody

A musical by Doug Wright, Amanda Green, & Trey Anastasio For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.
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Sept. 27
Titas presents Spectrum Dance Company

One of the dance world’s most important contemporary choreographers, TITAS Presents is thrilled to bring Donald Byrd’s new company into our new season. Beautiful dancers, well trained, and intricate, subtle choreography makes Spectrum Dance a stunning addition to the season.
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Sept. 28-29
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

An Unabridged Staged Reading Experience the greatest love story of all time. True love blossoms in Verona between the children of the feuding Montagues and the Capulets. The secret marriage of these star-crossed lovers ignites a string of tragic events that leaves both families united in grief at the final curtain.
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Oct. 9 - 25
WingSpan Theatre Company presents THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY - By Tennessee Williams

WingSpan Theatre Company presents the hauntingly beautiful, rarely produced masterpiece THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY - By Tennessee Williams. Directed by: Susan Sargeant
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Oct. 10-Nov. 2
Watertower Theatre presents Bonnie & Clyde

This new musical blends the music of Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) with the electrifying love story of two of Texas’ most famed outlaws. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two dreamers that found their way into violent circumstances. Their adventurous story captured the attention of an entire nation! Stuck in a dead-end job in depression era Texas, young Bonnie Parker falls for charismatic Clyde Barrow. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. As their fame, notoriety — and body count — rise; the ill-fated lovers find themselves racing toward an inevitable end. Recommended for mature audiences
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Oct. 11 & 12
AVANT CHAMBER BALLET presents Carnival of Animals – World Premiere

Carnival of Animals – World Premiere Choreography by Katie Puder Music by Camille Saint-Saens Exactly Woven Choreography by Katie Puder Music by Dimitri Shostakovich
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OCT. 16-NOV. 16
Dallas Theater Center presents DRIVING MISS DAISY

Told through vignettes detailing the shift in Southern racial attitudes between 1948 and 1973, Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the decades long relationship between a stubborn, Southern matriarch and her proud, African-American chauffeur who journey from suspicion and mistrust to respect and affection in this Pulitzer Prize®-winning play. DTC welcomes back 2014 Academy Award®-nominee June Squibb (last seen in Dividing the Estate) as the indomitable Miss Daisy in this iconic tale of the transformative power of friendship that will warm your heart.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 2
Cara Mía Theatre presents the sand show

From Cara Mía’s newest addition to the resident ensemble and Prism Co’s co-founder, Jeffrey Colangelo directs members from Prism Co.and Cara Mía Theatre Co. to create a unique movement-based performance about the quest to find and revive the ancient Aztec deity Tezcatlipoca. Archaeologists dig and ravage through hallowed land in Mexico, but when they come across sacred sand beings that seek to bring Tezcatlipoca’s destructive nature back to the surface of the earth, do they preserve the rituals they religiously studied or do they go down fighting?
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Oct. 17-31
Dallas Children's Theater presents Night of the Living Dead

They’re back…they’re dead…and they’re hungry….The cult classic returns to the DCT stage! Radiation from a fallen satellite transforms the dead into flesh-eating zombies, and no one is safe. It’s the 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life (figuratively speaking)! Full of thrills, chills, and dark satire.
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Oct. 17-19
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Sleeping Beauty

Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to be joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra once again to present The Sleeping Beauty, a classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora, Prince Florimund, the evil fairy Carabosse and a 100-year Curse.
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Oct. 19-20
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Sonnets with Music Part 1

An Unabridged Staged Reading An original presentation of Shakespeare’s “Sonnets of Sundry Notes to Music” and his narrative poem “The Phoenix and the Turtle” conceived and directed by Shawn Magill. Sonnets with Music encompasses diverse art forms through innovative collaborations in theater, music, film and beyond— mixing poetry with theatricality and original compositions by Dallas’ top local music acts, headlined by the classical with a folk twist indie band Home by Hovercraft.
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Oct. 23-Nov. 15
Garland Civic Theatre presents Cabaret

One of Broadway’s greatest productions by the same creators as last year’s smash hit at GCT – CHICAGO! Right this way, your table’s waiting at CABARET, the Tony award winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way…
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Oct. 24-Nov. 9
Dallas Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro

Figaro loves Susanna, but he’s not the only one. In a single crazy, romantic day, doors will be locked and unlocked, disguises donned, kisses exchanged and innermost hearts revealed – to some of the most memorable music Mozart ever composed. Leading this merry band is Italian bass-baritone Mirco Palazzi (Figaro), who charmed us out of our seats as Leporello in his 2010 U.S. debut, along with Austrian soprano Beate Ritter and Australian soprano Nicole Car in their exciting American debuts! Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume and staged by Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty – this Figaro could very well be a marriage made in heaven!
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Oct. 24
DALLAS OPERA THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK!

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas’s popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual “Dallas Opera Opening Night Simulcast in the Park” featuring Mozart’s class-conscious romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. THE LIVE PERFORMANCE WILL BE PROJECTED ON TWO HIGH-DEFINITION LED SCREENS. MOZART’S 1786 MASTERPIECE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY OUR DISTINGUISHED MUSIC DIRECTOR EMMANUEL VILLAUME, WHO CONTINUES TO DRAW RAVE REVIEWS FOR HIS CONDUCTING AROUND THE GLOBE.
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Oct. 30-Nov. 8
Dallas Opera presents salome

by Richard Strauss • Once in a great while, the term “over the top” doesn’t seem nearly high enough. A king’s unbridled lust and his stepdaughter’s obsession with John the Baptist combine with explosive force in this lushly passionate rendering of Oscar Wilde’s play, set in ancient Judea. It’s a work that requires a phenomenal cast and the Dallas Opera delivers, starting with soprano Deborah Voigt in the title role and baritone Greer Grimsley as the prophet in their long-awaited company debuts! Conducted by Evan Rogister, this Biblical tale of lust and betrayal in the court of King Herod (sung by tenor Robert Brubaker) promises to reveal humanity at its most depraved and to uncover our deepest, darkest secrets…one veil at a time.
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Nov. 1
Dallas Opera presents THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF, TDO’s newest production is an adaptation of the popular folk tale based on scenes from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. Incorporated into the lively performance are key messages for students, including the importance of attending school regularly and the need to be kind. Performed in English
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

The Kindertransport was a rescue operation that granted safe passage to 10,000 Jewish children caught in the path of Nazi Germany. In most cases, they left parents and siblings behind. The Kindertransport required steadfast determination, expediency, and the balancing acts of numerous individuals and organizations. Examine all the details that had to be nailed down; the numerous transportation schedules to synchronize; the sacrifices of parents to save their children and the selflessness of the people who provided homes for the children. Meet the Upstanders who made what seemed impossible happen at great risk to themselves; meet the parents who were forced to make heart-wrenching decisions; and finally, meet the children who escaped Hitler.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure

This display of ten, rare large-format photogravures by Alfred Stieglitz showcases the creative process of an artist. These exquisite versions of some of Stieglitz’s most important photographs were in his private collection at the time of his death. They reveal how the artist tested inks and papers in his efforts to best relay the beauty of the world and his vision. The exhibition is drawn from a generous gift of Doris Bry, who worked for many years as the assistant and exclusive art dealer for Georgia O’Keeffe.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art: No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection

This exhibition features a selection of twenty paintings from the private collection of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, a St. Louis couple devoted to art of the American Midwest made between the World Wars. With distinctive tastes and discerning eyes, the Sinquefields have built an extraordinary collection that conveys the importance of this region in the national story of American art. The exhibition includes work by the famed Regionalists Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, and, as well as paintings by John Atherton, Joe Jones, and John Rogers Cox, who like their more celebrated colleagues, interpreted the reality of the heartland with passion, vigor, and poignancy.
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May 16-Sept. 14
GRAPEVINE’S GRAND GALLERY presents HUMAN PLUS: REAL LIVES + REAL ENGINEERING

this fun and interactive exhibit tells compelling stories of engineers and users with disabilities who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals. The exhibit also allows guests to interact and get their hands on a broad range of actual ability-enhancing tools.
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June 1-Sept. 21
Drawing from the Masters at the Meadows Museum

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as guest artist Ian O’Brien leads you 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. Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
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Jun. 14 - Sep. 7
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades. This 40-year survey includes works from each period of Archibald John Motley Jr.’s (1891—1981) career. Motley’s scenes of life in the African-American community, often in his hometown of Chicago, depict a parallel universe of labor and leisure and are infused with the rhythms and colors of jazz. His portraits are voyeuristic examinations of race, gender and sexuality. Also included in the exhibition are his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico, as well as works that address slavery and racial stereotypes.
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June 14-Sept. 28
CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART presents Shen Wei Exhibition

In the significant recent series of paintings featured in this exhibition, Shen Wei narrows his focus to a study of the grisaille palette and the expressive textures of oil paint. These compositions in black, white and gray are shrouded in an aura of mystery. The shapes and textures can, in places, appear to resemble elements of a sublime and awesome landscape – jagged rocks, rushing water, imposing clouds, and elusive figures and animals. These same works, in places, recede into shadow, abstraction, and above all the materiality of a heavy impasto and thick textured paint on canvas. They have a dreamlike quality reminiscent of Surrealist explorations of the unconscious that melds, unexpectedly, with visible brushstrokes and the traces of swift, decisive action. Meditations on landscape, the subtly beautiful, and the strange have long been the domain of literati artists in China. Shen Wei, with this new series, takes these meditations to new heights and profound depths.
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June 14-Dec. 7
Dallas Museum of Art presents From the Village to Vogue – The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

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

This new traveling exhibit details the American prisoner of war experience from the Civil War to modern conflicts.  The exhibit was created by the National Park Service in cooperation with the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Friends of Andersonville to give more citizens the opportunity to explore the American POW story. The exhibit includes sections on Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom, and displays artifacts and audio-visual interviews from actual prisoners of war.
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June 28-Oct. 24
Greater Denton Arts Council presents American Brides: Inspiration & Ingenuity

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas. It will feature more than forty wedding gowns, dresses, and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present. "American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity" emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition. Most of the wedding gowns on display are drawn from the core of the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC). These selections from the TFC also include several 19th century bridal gowns on loan from Steven Porterfield, who owns the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, Texas and is often a guest appraiser on “The Antique Roads Show.
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June 29-Oct. 26
Dallas Museum of Art presents Mind’s Eye – Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne

See works by artists Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix in this DMA-organized exhibition, located in Chilton I Gallery. The exhibit, drawn from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection, as well as from several private collections, features more than 100 works on paper, many of which are rarely on view, in various media by 70 artists. Mind’s Eye offers new insights into the working methods and practices of these artists, providing an intimate view of their approach to art making while also presenting the drawings and watercolors as finished works of art in their own right.
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July 1-Sept. 27
Refreshing Journey: Recent Art by Jenny Hong DeLaughter at the bath House Cultural Center

The White Rock Lake Museum (located inside the Bath House Cultural Center) presents Refreshing Journey, an exhibition of drawings inspired by White Rock Lake by Dallas artist Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition celebrates the interaction of humans with the natural environment of White Rock Lake. The painter gracefully depicts scenes from life at the lake with her drawings. With the splendid view of the lake as the background of many of her drawings, Jenny captures images of family gatherings, landscapes, wildlife, and other special moments with insightful perception and sensibility. Although the artist has demonstrated a predilection for painting abstract compositions on canvas, she chose to rely on the medium of small-scale drawings to create the artwork for her show. The selected size and media create a sense of deep intimacy between the viewer and the work of art, which serves as an invitation for a closer, more introspective look of the artist’s creations.
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July 7 - Jan. 11
Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection

Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection brings a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist.
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July 12-Nov. 16
Irving Arts Center presents Simply Beautiful – Photographs from National Geographic

See more than 50 images from National Geographic’s Image Collection that highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive.
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July 19-Jan. 19
The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Seeing and Believing – Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma

See the work of B. G. (Banwarhlal Giridharlal) Sharma, whose designs dominated the Hindu market in the second half of the 20th century. His painted works, catholic in subject matter, were individually signed and sold or presented on behalf of the Indian government to international dignitaries.
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July 19-Oct. 5
George W. Bush Presidential Center presents Oscar de la Renta – Five Decades of Style

See more than 50 garments, some on view for the first time, in this major retrospective of legendary American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has designed for iconic women of style, including First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush. The exhibit explores his significant career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces. His designs for First Ladies will offer an opportunity to examine the unique role of the First Lady as our country’s official hostess to world leaders and diplomats and as a trendsetter in style, fashion, and entertaining. A video component will introduce visitors to the collection through stories, images, and personal accounts from Mrs. Bush and Mr. de la Renta.
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July 25-Sept. 30
The Evolving Universe, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

The cosmos constantly changes. Stars are born, live out their lives, and die sometimes calmly, sometimes explosively. Galaxies form, grow and collide dramatically. "The Evolving Universe" explores how the stars, galaxies and universe undergo the same stages as life on Earth: from birth, to maturity and eventually, to death. Visitors to “The Evolving Universe” can choose one of two paths to explore the cosmos. They can begin close to home with our solar system and move outward to the farthest reaches of the universe. Or they can begin 13.7 billion years ago at the moment of the Big Bang and move forward in time to the present day. Along their journey, guests will learn how a variety of telescopes and instruments reveal the fascinating history of the expanding universe.
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July 26 - Sep. 13
Visual Art League of Lewisville Fresh Ideas Show 2014

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas July 26 through September 13, 2014. The exhibit is open to all current Visual Art League members and to all artists who sign-up for membership at the time of entry. The prize money for all awards combines to over $1,200. First Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $500.00, and a solo show in 2015 at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery. There will also be cash prizes for 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mentions and a People's Choice Award. The Juror this year is Diane Walker-Gladney. Diane is a contemporary painter whose work is featured in numerous public and private collections, including the Longview Museum of Fine Art. Her achievements include being featured in the 24th edition of the critically acclaimed periodical, New American Paintings. She was also named a Hunting Art Prize finalist three times. Diane holds a master’s degree in Art. She is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas. Visit www.visualartleague.org for more information. The Visual Art League of Lewisville may be contacted via email on their website, or by phone at 972-420-9393. The MCL Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville, Texas.
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Aug. 2 - Oct. 4
Lakeside Market ArtAbout Saturdays

With the Lakeside Market Plano ArtFest 2014 being such a success, we are presenting ArtAbout Saturdays. These events will be first Saturdays, August through October and will run from 9 am - 2 pm. If you love pieces from local artisan and craftsmen, as well as, great culinary items and handmade goods, this is the place for you to be! Join us in the front portion of the Lakeside Market Plano shopping center for these great market-style events. Lakeside Market Plano is located on Preston Rd and Spring Creek Parkway (4025 Preston Rd Plano, TX 75093) www.LakesideMarketPlano.Com
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Aug. 16 - Sep. 20
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 20th Annual Goblet Invitational

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass is proud to announce their 20th Annual Goblet Invitational showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition drinking vessels from artists nationwide. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 16th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
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Aug. 19-Sept. 26
Brookhaven College presents works by Marin Lefeld and Susan Sponsler

Marian Lefeld's paintings and works on paper reference her experience as a teenager moving to Caracas from a tiny coastal town in Venezuela, reflecting the visual, social and economic contracts of the urban environment of Caracas. Lefeld is currently a visiting scholar in the Art Department of Richland College. A Brookhaven College alumna, Lefeld received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University. Susan Sponsler exhibits photographs from The Hoodie Project in the Studio Gallery. Sponsler received a Master of Fine Arts in photography from Texas Woman's University and was a fellow at the American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar program at New York University. Her photographic work engages issues of identity and being an Asian American international adoptee. The Hoodie Project is a memorial series inspired by the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin, and broadens the discussion of the implications for race, representation and prejudice surrounding the hoodie in popular culture.
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Aug. 23 – Sep. 20
CentralTrak presents Satellites by Christopher Blay

The Liberian-born artist Christopher Blay, who is currently an artist-in-residence at CentralTrak presents his most recent body of sculptural installation at CentralTrak’s exhibition space opening on August 23. Conceived as an effort to coax reciprocation from a visual art audience, Blay’s exhibition “Satellites” focuses attention on the often one-sidedness of the visual art experience. Performers doing theater have the benefit of a live audience who generate real-time reaction, but visual artists rarely get feedback or immediate responses. Art is a form of communication but that does not guarantee or equate to an audible response back to the artist. As Blay puts it, “I’ve had a few conversations recently that made me think about how our work as artists, and how we communicate with audiences outside the world of art. We put a lot of research and time into making work, so it’s not unreasonable that we have a certain expectation that our audiences reciprocate, but I sometimes wonder if our communication is a closed loop.”
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Aug. 26 - Sep. 18
Texas Woman's University presents Combinations 2014: TWU Visual Arts Faculty with Guests

Reception: Sept. 2 / 5-8pm: The exhibition ‘Combinations 2014: TWU Visual Arts Faculty with Guests’ features artwork by faculty members of TWU Department of Visual Arts and guest artists invited by the faculty. This biennial exhibition highlights the work of the TWU faculty, allowing students, the university, and the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton arts communities to see the compelling work being created and shown locally, nationally and internationally by the Visual Arts faculty members.
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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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Aug. 30-Oct. 25
FORT WORTH CONTEMPORARY ARTS present After Walker Evans

In 1935 Walker Evans was commissioned to produce a portfolio of African objects from the exhibition African Negro Art (1935) at MoMA. Evans’ photographs were taken in order to present the objects as works of art connected to the Western art historical tradition rather than ethnographic objects. Evans’ “documents” examined the physical form of each object, sometimes shooting from more than one angle. The isolation of each of the individual forms, without any neighboring or background context, created a framework that stripped any geographic or anthropological underpinnings to reveal a Modernist and possibly formalist ideology.
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Sept. 2 - Nov. 1
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Tale of Tails and Trails by Julie Grim

Painting a Tale of every Tail and Trail! Pet Portrait and Plein Artist Julie Grim paints a Tail of Tails and Trails! With her loose brush strokes and impressionist style she brings out the emotion in her oil paintings whether it is in the expressive eyes of a lazy Labrador, or the sunlit Texas Hill Country landscapes.
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Sept. 2
First Tuesday Social Justice Films“ 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” - a free presentation

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions Rick Ray asked Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, during an interview in the monastery in Dharamsala, India. There is no charge and popcorn and refreshments are provided. Audience discussion follows. A First Tuesday Social Justice presentation.
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Sept. 4-27
Valley House Gallery presents "Masterful Marks: An exploration of the medium of drawing"

A special focus on drawings from the estate of Early Texas artist Olin Travis (1888-1975) will be included. This exhibition encompasses numerous perspectives on drawing, from a selection of contemporary, modern, Early Texas, and 19th century artists.
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Sept. 5
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Mean Girls

The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen MEAN GIRLS.
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Sept. 5-Oct. 31
Artists’ Showplace Gallery presents Africa in a Different Light by photographer Graham Hobart

Artist's Statement "In a Different Light" is my attempt to bring dignity and wonder to the animal kingdom. I want to bring a renewed awareness to their vulnerability that will translate to action on our part. This includes supporting efforts to intercept poachers and educating or giving incentives to the indigenous peoples that live near the animals to stop destroying what is left of the animal’s remaining habitat."
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Sept. 5-Oct. 4
The Goss-Michael Foundation presents The Space Between

The Goss-Michael Foundation is pleased to present The Space Between, a major solo show of new work from British artist Adam Ball.
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Sept. 6 - Nov. 15
PDNB Gallery presents Geof Kern

This fall, PDNB Gallery will kick off the season with a solo show for the highly recognized fashion and advertising photographer, Geof Kern, (b. 1950, Brooklyn, NY). Kern is a Dallas treasure, well known in fashion circles, particularly the Neiman Marcus set. This exhibition strongly illustrates the influence of high art on the world of advertising. A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with forward by D.J. Stout, former Texas Monthly photo editor and current design consultant for Pentagram. Geof Kern will be signing copies during the artist reception. on Saturday, September 6th from 5-8pm.
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Sept. 14
Family Funday at the Irving Arts Center

Go Wild With Art
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) DADA Bike Swarm

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208. The event is FREE and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA)DADA Fall Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary. FREE!
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Sept. 20
Samuel Lynne Galleries Present Rick Lazes: The World is Bending

Exploring the fusion between materiality and composition, Lazes creates thought-provoking sculptures out of a variety of media, including melted plexiglass, wood, plaster, stainless steel, and marble. Lazes’ sculptures visually demonstrate the complexities of nature through a juxtaposition of fluid form and unconventional techniques.
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Sept. 21-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

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

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

Film Screen and Panel Discussion
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Sept. 25
World Affairs Council presents The Day My God Died

Screening & Discussion
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Sept. 27 - Nov. 1
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 24th Anniversary Show: One-of-a-Kind

An anniversary celebration featuring unique works in glass from artists nationwide.
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Oct. 2 - Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

Navigating the West, a dynamic exhibition featuring seventeen iconic river paintings and fifty drawings, reveals for the first time how George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) created his art and artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. Then and now our nation’s waterways—how they are used, controlled, and the lives of the people closest to them—remain a current and important issue.
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Oct. 4 - Dec. 31
Irving Arts Center presents Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed

The Irving Arts Center in partnership with National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C presents a remarkable collection of ancient gold and silver artifacts excavated from Peru’s legendary royal tombs. Peruvian Gold will showcase extraordinary objects from Peru’s pre-Inca heritage, including gold ceremonial and funerary masks, textiles, ceremonial ornaments, ceramics and jewelry. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be El Tocado, the largest and most ornate pre-Columbian headdress ever discovered. The extraordinary gold headdress dates from the Middle Sican period (A.D. 900-1100). This exhibition will be the first time it has been on display in the United States since it was unearthed in 1991.
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Oct. 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. 9 - 12
Video Association of Dallas Dallas VideoFest 27

Dallas Videofest is the major event presented by the Video Association of Dallas, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.
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Oct. 11 - 12
CERA Pottery Studio 13th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival

13th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival - Oct 11-12, 2014 - 10am - 5pm. Over 40 artists - pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass art plus more crafts available for sale. Pottery wheel and clay hand-building demonstrations. Hands on demo: Purchase bisque ware and glaze it yourself. Then we will Raku fire it while you wait. Tour the facility & talk with the artists. Food trucks. Free admission/parking. For more information www.lmrapotterystudio.com or for a reminder potteryinthepark@lmrapotterystudio.com.
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Oct. 16 - 19
Video Association of Dallas Dallas VideoFest 27

Dallas Videofest is the major event presented by the Video Association of Dallas, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.
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Nov. 5 - Dec. 31
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Ornament Extravaganza

A celebration of shape, color and the Holiday Season. Featuring glass ornaments from artists nationwide.
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Sept. 13-Jan. 4
Nashr Sculture Center presents Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been hailed as a genius, even being called by Paul Goldberger in The New Yorker “the next Leonardo da Vinci” for the uniquely inventive nature of his work. This exhibition, the first North American museum presentation of the work of Heatherwick and his studio, examines the astonishing range of Heatherwick Studio’s practice by focusing on the design concepts behind early projects such as the handbag designed for Longchamp and the rotation-molded “Spun” chairs, as well as current large architectural projects in the U.K., South Africa, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China. Included will be such projects as the U.K. Pavilion — known as the Seed Cathedral — at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo; a distillery and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire Gin in Hampshire, England; a teaching building at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and a mixed use complex in Shanghai.
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Feb 22 - Dec 31
Bird House Exhibit

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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Aug. 1-Oct. 31
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary presents Passenger Pigeon on View

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger pigeon, which was once the most numerous bird in North America. See a specimen of the pigeon at the Heard, one of the few educational facilities in the state of Texas with a specimen in its collection and the only one of such locations to display it during this national event.
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Sept. 4
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents AN EVENING WITH KEN BURNS AND THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

This event will feature a first look at the new documentary from the acclaimed Academy Award-winning historical documentary writer, director/producer. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
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Sept. 4
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live Jan Karon Presents Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

A publishing event: #1 New York Times–bestselling author Jan Karon returns—and invites her millions of fans to join her again in Mitford. After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he’s offered one, he decides he doesn’t want it. Maybe he’s lost his passion. Millions of fans will applaud the chance to spend time, once more, in the often comic and utterly human presence of Jan Karon’s characters. Indeed, they have never been more sympathetic, bighearted, and engaging.
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Sept. 6
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Meyerson 25 Celebration

Festivities kick-off Saturday, September 6, 2014 with the J.J. Pearce High School marching band leading a parade down Flora Street into the Meyerson and taking the stage to honor its legacy as the first group besides the Dallas Symphony to sign a performance contract at the then-new Meyerson Symphony Center. Free, day-long events for the open house include family activities, building tours, educational crafts and games, and 20-minute performances by Dallas-area ensembles and dance troupes, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Avant Chamber Ballet, Turtle Creek Chorale and others. Dallas Winds will close the day with a performance at 2:15 p.m. A Drumline competition will take place outside the Meyerson Symphony Center on Flora Street with area high schools performing throughout the day. A variety of popular food trucks will be stationed on Flora Street and concessions will be available inside the Meyerson for purchase.
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Sept. 6
Living History with Nancy Myers at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A headlining exotic dancer at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club at the time of the assassination, Myers was a performer under the stage name “Tammi True.” Myers knew Ruby for several years, having gone to Ruby’s Vegas Club as a teenager before working at the Carousel. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Sept. 6
Lone Star Youth Orchestra Auditions

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in North Texas. The LSYO is open to middle and high school students who live in the metroplex. Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday evenings from September to May, and results in four fully realized symphonic concerts at the Irving Arts Center.
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Sept. 6
Savannahs Meadow presents Farm to Fork Dining Experience

As you begin your fairytale inspired evening at Savannah’s Meadow the scent of lavender fills the air. Relaxation begins with each breath you take as lavender permeates the air. As the sun retires to the west, suddenly you are transported into the enchanted forest of lavender and lights.
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Sept. 8
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

On Monday, September 8, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra will be featured in a Rush Hour Concert at 6:30 p.m. (general admission). Free docent-led building tours will also be available on Monday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on every hour, as well as a free Bach's Lunch by program annotator Laurie Shulman. Her "The Concert Hall as Instrument" talk will begin at noon (space is limited, reservations are required.
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Sept. 9
Dallas Historical Society presents Los Barrios: History of Mexican American Settlement in Dallas Beginning in the 1900s

The historical development of several barrios, or Mexican American neighborhoods in Dallas dates ti the early 1900s. Pike Park, in the heart of Little Mexico, center of cultural and social life for Mexican Americans in early Dallas, regularly brought together barrio communities throughout Dallas to celebrate their cultural heritage, traditions, and values.
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Sept. 11-14
GrapeFest 

Head to the 28th annual, four-day wine festival with live music, wine tastings, concessions and family activities including carnival rides, midway games and the KidsWorld play area.
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Sept. 13
Texas Discovery Gardens: Garden Explorers Walk: Fall Wow's in our Gardens

Get out in the garden on this family friendly walk! Search for everything Mother Nature shares with us this time of year. It ends in time for you to catch the Butterfly Release talk at noon in our conservatory. Included w/ admission ($8/adults, $6 for ages 60+, $4 for ages 3-11).
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Sept. 20
Dallas Children's Theater presents Knights & Princesses Dream Ball

Dallas Children’s Theater is convening its royal court of brave Knights and lovely Princesses for a Dream Ball to be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Rosewood Center. The Ball will follow a performance of the season opener Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, and it promises to be an evening of feast, fun, and festivities. Children ages 4 to 10 and their parents are invited to attend. Tickets to the Dream Ball are $50 per person and proceeds will support DCT’s Sensory-Friendly Programming, which benefits children with autism, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome and other developmental differences.
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Sept. 21
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live presents Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Get Off the Sidelines

Kirsten Gillibrand who succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York heard these life-changing words: “Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.” She knew that her voice—all women’s voices—were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them.
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Sept. 21
Peace Day Dallas Awareness Adventure

As part of Peace Day Dallas, CISV-DFW and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will present Awareness Adventure, a three-and-half mile loop with clues and answers regarding Dallas’ journey through history. The touring mobile app will guide participants through the city, highlighting Dallas’ past and intertwining it with the current day to challenge participants to be part of a progressive and tolerant city. The Awareness Adventure is for all ages, offering fun facts, exciting trivia and great stories about our city, state, nation and world, including historical events taught through the city’s art, landscape and architecture.
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Sept. 25
Music at the Meadows with Enrique Muñoz, guitarist

Passion in Every Note From the region in Spain known for being the birthplace of Andres Segovia, comes guitarist Enrique Muñoz. Muñoz, a protege of Francisco Cuenca of Linares, will perform a varied program featuring the following composers: Bach, Tarrega, Moreno Torroba, and alongside these greats, the current composers Jorge Cardoso of Buenos Aires, and Francisco Cuenca of Andalucia's Cordoba province.
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Sept. 27-Jan. 4
The Perot Museum presents 2theXtreme: MathAlive!

Designed to be one of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring the world of mathematics ever to tour, 2theXtreme: MathAlive! promises to spark imagination and reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. The exhibition, which has drawn huge crowds across the U.S., brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more. Through nearly 40 unique, interactive experiences, the bilingual exhibition takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
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Sept. 28
DFW International presents Fiesta Latinoamericana!

DFW International Community Alliance announces the 8th annual Fiesta Latinoamericana!, a free family cultural celebration. The region's only Cultural Festival of the Americas features two stages of music and dance, Children's Discovery Center workshop, a Parade of Nations, plus interactive activities for the entire family!
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Oct. 1
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents RICK STEVES’ THE HOLY LAND: ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS TODAY

This event will feature the international travel expert and PBS television personality as he recounts his recent one-month visit to the Middle East. You’ll follow him as he connects with students at Palestinian universities, visits with Zionist settlers whose claim to the land goes back to Biblical times, bobs like a cork in the Dead Sea, roasts coffee with Bedouin nomads, and walks in the footsteps of the fascinating spectrum of people who call this region home and struggle to share it peacefully. While there are no easy answers to the complex challenges of the Holy Land, with this entertaining evening, Rick shares vivid insights in a land a third of humanity considers holy.
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Oct. 2
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live S. C. Gwynne Presents Rebel Yell

From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling accountof how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jacksonbecame a great and tragic American hero. Rebel Yell is written with the swiftly vivid narrative that is Gwynne’s hallmark and is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict between historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.
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Oct. 4
Living History with Pierce Allman at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

As WFAA-Radio program director, Allman was one of the first media representatives inside the Texas School Depository after the assassination. He is believed to have encountered Lee Harvey Oswald leaving the building. He currently narrates the Museum’s audio guide. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Oct. 11
Art & Jazz Festival 2014

The Harbor Rockwall Art & Jazz combines the works of fabulous local artists, craftsmen, photographers, woodworkers, and handcrafted items along with the great jazz sounds of Fall. Come out and enjoy live performances, an array of creations from local artists, and activities and fun at the Kid's Creation Station. There's something for the entire family at this annual event, and it's all set with the gorgeous back drop of Lake Ray Hubbard! www.TheHarborRockwall.Com
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Oct. 14
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort WorthFreedom and Power in the Digital Age

Program with Ben Blink, Senior Policy Analyst, Google
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Oct. 16
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

Program with Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Oct. 16
Highland Park United Methodist Church Autors Live Dr. Eben Alexander Presents The Map of Heaven

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. Part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven explores humankind’s spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our true destiny really is.
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Oct. 24
World Affairs Council 2014 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

Reception & Presentation with Dr. Robert M. Gates
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Oct. 27
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live jodi Picoult Presents Leaving Time: A Novel

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is #1 bestselling author Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.
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Jan. 8-Feb. 28
Dallas Holocaust Museum presents A History of the Kindertransport: How 10,000 Children Were Rescued

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

As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum presents the Bird House Exhibit, five life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme, Birds in Paradise. These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests and lay eggs.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure

This display of ten, rare large-format photogravures by Alfred Stieglitz showcases the creative process of an artist. These exquisite versions of some of Stieglitz’s most important photographs were in his private collection at the time of his death. They reveal how the artist tested inks and papers in his efforts to best relay the beauty of the world and his vision. The exhibition is drawn from a generous gift of Doris Bry, who worked for many years as the assistant and exclusive art dealer for Georgia O’Keeffe.
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May 10 - Oct. 19
Amon Carter Museum of American Art: No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection

This exhibition features a selection of twenty paintings from the private collection of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, a St. Louis couple devoted to art of the American Midwest made between the World Wars. With distinctive tastes and discerning eyes, the Sinquefields have built an extraordinary collection that conveys the importance of this region in the national story of American art. The exhibition includes work by the famed Regionalists Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, and, as well as paintings by John Atherton, Joe Jones, and John Rogers Cox, who like their more celebrated colleagues, interpreted the reality of the heartland with passion, vigor, and poignancy.
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May 16-Sept. 14
GRAPEVINE’S GRAND GALLERY presents HUMAN PLUS: REAL LIVES + REAL ENGINEERING

this fun and interactive exhibit tells compelling stories of engineers and users with disabilities who design and use technologies to help themselves and others achieve their goals. The exhibit also allows guests to interact and get their hands on a broad range of actual ability-enhancing tools.
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May 16-Sept. 20
Theatre Too presents Shear Madness

This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
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June 1-Sept. 21
Drawing from the Masters at the Meadows Museum

Enjoy afternoons of informal drawing instruction as guest artist Ian O’Brien leads you 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. Free with admission; no advance registration required. Attendance is limited to 20 and based on a first-come, first-served basis. Drawing materials will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own sketchpads and pencils.
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Jun. 14 - Sep. 7
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist is the first retrospective of the American artist’s paintings in two decades. This 40-year survey includes works from each period of Archibald John Motley Jr.’s (1891—1981) career. Motley’s scenes of life in the African-American community, often in his hometown of Chicago, depict a parallel universe of labor and leisure and are infused with the rhythms and colors of jazz. His portraits are voyeuristic examinations of race, gender and sexuality. Also included in the exhibition are his noteworthy canvases of Jazz Age Paris and 1950s Mexico, as well as works that address slavery and racial stereotypes.
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June 14-Sept. 28
CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART presents Shen Wei Exhibition

In the significant recent series of paintings featured in this exhibition, Shen Wei narrows his focus to a study of the grisaille palette and the expressive textures of oil paint. These compositions in black, white and gray are shrouded in an aura of mystery. The shapes and textures can, in places, appear to resemble elements of a sublime and awesome landscape – jagged rocks, rushing water, imposing clouds, and elusive figures and animals. These same works, in places, recede into shadow, abstraction, and above all the materiality of a heavy impasto and thick textured paint on canvas. They have a dreamlike quality reminiscent of Surrealist explorations of the unconscious that melds, unexpectedly, with visible brushstrokes and the traces of swift, decisive action. Meditations on landscape, the subtly beautiful, and the strange have long been the domain of literati artists in China. Shen Wei, with this new series, takes these meditations to new heights and profound depths.
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June 14-Dec. 7
Dallas Museum of Art presents From the Village to Vogue – The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith

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

This new traveling exhibit details the American prisoner of war experience from the Civil War to modern conflicts.  The exhibit was created by the National Park Service in cooperation with the American Ex-Prisoners of War and the Friends of Andersonville to give more citizens the opportunity to explore the American POW story. The exhibit includes sections on Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait, and Freedom, and displays artifacts and audio-visual interviews from actual prisoners of war.
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June 28-Oct. 24
Greater Denton Arts Council presents American Brides: Inspiration & Ingenuity

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas. It will feature more than forty wedding gowns, dresses, and ensembles that span from 1840 to the present. "American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity" emphasizes the importance of bridal traditions that were handed down from the 19th century to the present day, such as the white wedding gown that was made popular by Queen Victoria. Visitors will gain an appreciation of the beautiful details and handwork in each gown represented in the exhibition. Most of the wedding gowns on display are drawn from the core of the Texas Fashion Collection (TFC). These selections from the TFC also include several 19th century bridal gowns on loan from Steven Porterfield, who owns the Cat’s Meow vintage store in Midland, Texas and is often a guest appraiser on “The Antique Roads Show.
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June 29-Oct. 26
Dallas Museum of Art presents Mind’s Eye – Masterworks on Paper from David to Cézanne

See works by artists Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix in this DMA-organized exhibition, located in Chilton I Gallery. The exhibit, drawn from the Dallas Museum of Art’s collection, as well as from several private collections, features more than 100 works on paper, many of which are rarely on view, in various media by 70 artists. Mind’s Eye offers new insights into the working methods and practices of these artists, providing an intimate view of their approach to art making while also presenting the drawings and watercolors as finished works of art in their own right.
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July 1-Sept. 27
Refreshing Journey: Recent Art by Jenny Hong DeLaughter at the bath House Cultural Center

The White Rock Lake Museum (located inside the Bath House Cultural Center) presents Refreshing Journey, an exhibition of drawings inspired by White Rock Lake by Dallas artist Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition celebrates the interaction of humans with the natural environment of White Rock Lake. The painter gracefully depicts scenes from life at the lake with her drawings. With the splendid view of the lake as the background of many of her drawings, Jenny captures images of family gatherings, landscapes, wildlife, and other special moments with insightful perception and sensibility. Although the artist has demonstrated a predilection for painting abstract compositions on canvas, she chose to rely on the medium of small-scale drawings to create the artwork for her show. The selected size and media create a sense of deep intimacy between the viewer and the work of art, which serves as an invitation for a closer, more introspective look of the artist’s creations.
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July 7 - Jan. 11
Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection

Amon Carter assistant curator Maggie Adler and local contemporary artist Benito Huerta have joined forces in an exhibition of Huerta’s drawings, watercolors, and prints in combination with a selection of works on paper from the museum. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the Collection brings a new voice to the interpretation of our collection and introduces audiences to the contradictions and convergences between our historic works on paper and the work of a contemporary artist.
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July 12-Nov. 16
Irving Arts Center presents Simply Beautiful – Photographs from National Geographic

See more than 50 images from National Geographic’s Image Collection that highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive.
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July 19-Jan. 19
The Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Seeing and Believing – Krishna in the Art of B. G. Sharma

See the work of B. G. (Banwarhlal Giridharlal) Sharma, whose designs dominated the Hindu market in the second half of the 20th century. His painted works, catholic in subject matter, were individually signed and sold or presented on behalf of the Indian government to international dignitaries.
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July 19-Oct. 5
George W. Bush Presidential Center presents Oscar de la Renta – Five Decades of Style

See more than 50 garments, some on view for the first time, in this major retrospective of legendary American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has designed for iconic women of style, including First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Barbara Bush. The exhibit explores his significant career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces. His designs for First Ladies will offer an opportunity to examine the unique role of the First Lady as our country’s official hostess to world leaders and diplomats and as a trendsetter in style, fashion, and entertaining. A video component will introduce visitors to the collection through stories, images, and personal accounts from Mrs. Bush and Mr. de la Renta.
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July 25-Sept. 30
The Evolving Universe, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

The cosmos constantly changes. Stars are born, live out their lives, and die sometimes calmly, sometimes explosively. Galaxies form, grow and collide dramatically. "The Evolving Universe" explores how the stars, galaxies and universe undergo the same stages as life on Earth: from birth, to maturity and eventually, to death. Visitors to “The Evolving Universe” can choose one of two paths to explore the cosmos. They can begin close to home with our solar system and move outward to the farthest reaches of the universe. Or they can begin 13.7 billion years ago at the moment of the Big Bang and move forward in time to the present day. Along their journey, guests will learn how a variety of telescopes and instruments reveal the fascinating history of the expanding universe.
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July 26 - Sep. 13
Visual Art League of Lewisville Fresh Ideas Show 2014

The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas is pleased to announce the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas July 26 through September 13, 2014. The exhibit is open to all current Visual Art League members and to all artists who sign-up for membership at the time of entry. The prize money for all awards combines to over $1,200. First Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $500.00, and a solo show in 2015 at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery. There will also be cash prizes for 2nd Place, 3rd Place, 2 Honorable Mentions and a People's Choice Award. The Juror this year is Diane Walker-Gladney. Diane is a contemporary painter whose work is featured in numerous public and private collections, including the Longview Museum of Fine Art. Her achievements include being featured in the 24th edition of the critically acclaimed periodical, New American Paintings. She was also named a Hunting Art Prize finalist three times. Diane holds a master’s degree in Art. She is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Norwood Flynn Gallery in Dallas. Visit www.visualartleague.org for more information. The Visual Art League of Lewisville may be contacted via email on their website, or by phone at 972-420-9393. The MCL Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles Street in Lewisville, Texas.
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Aug. 1-Oct. 31
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary presents Passenger Pigeon on View

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger pigeon, which was once the most numerous bird in North America. See a specimen of the pigeon at the Heard, one of the few educational facilities in the state of Texas with a specimen in its collection and the only one of such locations to display it during this national event.
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Aug. 2 - Oct. 4
Lakeside Market ArtAbout Saturdays

With the Lakeside Market Plano ArtFest 2014 being such a success, we are presenting ArtAbout Saturdays. These events will be first Saturdays, August through October and will run from 9 am - 2 pm. If you love pieces from local artisan and craftsmen, as well as, great culinary items and handmade goods, this is the place for you to be! Join us in the front portion of the Lakeside Market Plano shopping center for these great market-style events. Lakeside Market Plano is located on Preston Rd and Spring Creek Parkway (4025 Preston Rd Plano, TX 75093) www.LakesideMarketPlano.Com
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Aug. 16 - Sep. 20
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 20th Annual Goblet Invitational

Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass is proud to announce their 20th Annual Goblet Invitational showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition drinking vessels from artists nationwide. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 16th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
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Aug. 19-Sept. 26
Brookhaven College presents works by Marin Lefeld and Susan Sponsler

Marian Lefeld's paintings and works on paper reference her experience as a teenager moving to Caracas from a tiny coastal town in Venezuela, reflecting the visual, social and economic contracts of the urban environment of Caracas. Lefeld is currently a visiting scholar in the Art Department of Richland College. A Brookhaven College alumna, Lefeld received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University. Susan Sponsler exhibits photographs from The Hoodie Project in the Studio Gallery. Sponsler received a Master of Fine Arts in photography from Texas Woman's University and was a fellow at the American Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar program at New York University. Her photographic work engages issues of identity and being an Asian American international adoptee. The Hoodie Project is a memorial series inspired by the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin, and broadens the discussion of the implications for race, representation and prejudice surrounding the hoodie in popular culture.
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Aug. 21-Sept. 20
Circle Theatre presents Stella & Lou

This romantic comedy proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them. Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. The two friends are sharing their usual comfortable conversation, when Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion. As the two deal with the difficult decisions they now face, they reflect on their pasts and look ahead to the future. In Stella & Lou, playwright Bruce Graham examines "the human condition" with a kind heart and a gentle sense of humor. (Adult Language)
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Aug. 21-Sept. 28
Stage West presents Beyond Therapy, by Christopher Durang

The witty and wild date comedy. Prudence and Bruce have each posted a singles ad at the suggestion of their respective therapists. When they meet, their blind date wavers somewhere near total fiasco. While the therapists themselves border on psychotic, and both ex- and current lovers force their way into the picture, Prudence and Bruce try to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining sanity.
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Aug. 22-Sept. 6
Upstart Productions presents Year of the Rooster

Odysseus Rex is a champion. He is his trainer’s greatest hope. He is his opponents’ greatest fear. One day he will destroy the sun. Gil Pepper has been stepped on by everyone around him. Abused by his ailing mother, emasculated by his McDonald’s co-workers and taunted by his wealthy rivals… but he’s finally got an ace in the hole – Odysseus Rex – a rooster he’s been training since birth to be a fearsome killing machine. Now, for the first time in Gil’s life, he’s experiencing things he’s never had – hope, victory, and revenge.
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Aug. 23 – Sep. 20
CentralTrak presents Satellites by Christopher Blay

The Liberian-born artist Christopher Blay, who is currently an artist-in-residence at CentralTrak presents his most recent body of sculptural installation at CentralTrak’s exhibition space opening on August 23. Conceived as an effort to coax reciprocation from a visual art audience, Blay’s exhibition “Satellites” focuses attention on the often one-sidedness of the visual art experience. Performers doing theater have the benefit of a live audience who generate real-time reaction, but visual artists rarely get feedback or immediate responses. Art is a form of communication but that does not guarantee or equate to an audible response back to the artist. As Blay puts it, “I’ve had a few conversations recently that made me think about how our work as artists, and how we communicate with audiences outside the world of art. We put a lot of research and time into making work, so it’s not unreasonable that we have a certain expectation that our audiences reciprocate, but I sometimes wonder if our communication is a closed loop.”
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Aug. 26 - Sep. 18
Texas Woman's University presents Combinations 2014: TWU Visual Arts Faculty with Guests

Reception: Sept. 2 / 5-8pm: The exhibition ‘Combinations 2014: TWU Visual Arts Faculty with Guests’ features artwork by faculty members of TWU Department of Visual Arts and guest artists invited by the faculty. This biennial exhibition highlights the work of the TWU faculty, allowing students, the university, and the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton arts communities to see the compelling work being created and shown locally, nationally and internationally by the Visual Arts faculty members.
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Aug. 29-Oct. 4
Artisan Center Theater presents SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, a gospel musical that replicates an old-timey hymn singing, takes place at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in rural North Carolina. The year is 1938, when prayers were prompted by, among other things, layoffs at the local pickle plant. Seeking to fill the pews, Pastor Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin’ evening of singin’ and witnessin’. More than two dozen gospel songs, many of them vintage pop hymns, and hilarious stories from the more or less devout Sanders provide a richly entertaining evening that has everyone clapping, singing, laughing, and cheering.
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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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Aug. 30-Oct. 25
FORT WORTH CONTEMPORARY ARTS present After Walker Evans

In 1935 Walker Evans was commissioned to produce a portfolio of African objects from the exhibition African Negro Art (1935) at MoMA. Evans’ photographs were taken in order to present the objects as works of art connected to the Western art historical tradition rather than ethnographic objects. Evans’ “documents” examined the physical form of each object, sometimes shooting from more than one angle. The isolation of each of the individual forms, without any neighboring or background context, created a framework that stripped any geographic or anthropological underpinnings to reveal a Modernist and possibly formalist ideology.
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Sept. 2 - Nov. 1
Elm Street Studio Art Exhibit: Tale of Tails and Trails by Julie Grim

Painting a Tale of every Tail and Trail! Pet Portrait and Plein Artist Julie Grim paints a Tail of Tails and Trails! With her loose brush strokes and impressionist style she brings out the emotion in her oil paintings whether it is in the expressive eyes of a lazy Labrador, or the sunlit Texas Hill Country landscapes.
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Sept. 2
First Tuesday Social Justice Films“ 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama” - a free presentation

How do you reconcile a commitment to non-violence when faced with violence? Why do the poor often seem happier than the rich? Must a society lose its traditions in order to move into the future? These are some of the questions Rick Ray asked Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, during an interview in the monastery in Dharamsala, India. There is no charge and popcorn and refreshments are provided. Audience discussion follows. A First Tuesday Social Justice presentation.
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Sept. 2-14
Dallas Summer Musicals presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 3-6
ATTPAC Off Broadway On Flora Series presents BUYER & CELLAR

Alex More (Plano native Michael Urie) has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement of Barbra Streisand. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?
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Sept. 3
Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Genesis” Traditional and Latin Sax and Jazz Guitars

Opening Group: Vicho Vicencio Jazz & Latin Band is led by the founding Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz, saxophonist Fernando A. (Vicho) Vicencio. Bringing the pleasing sounds of traditional jazz and Latin jazz to the series, Vicho’s band includes Chris Borin on trumpet, Ricardo Bozas on percussion, Brian Piper on piano, James Driscoll on bass, and Stockton Helbing on drums. Second Set: Guitar Encounter is a convergence of three generations of jazz guitarists—Donnie Gililland, Sam Walker, and Joel Cross—joined by James Driscoll on bass and Andrew Griffith on drums. Playing electric and acoustic guitars, the group is reminiscent of the Great Guitars, which featured Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Charlie Byrd.
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Sept. 4
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents AN EVENING WITH KEN BURNS AND THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

This event will feature a first look at the new documentary from the acclaimed Academy Award-winning historical documentary writer, director/producer. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
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Sept. 4
DSO on the GO: Allen

Join exciting new Assistant Conductor Karina Canellakis as the Dallas Symphony kicks off its 2014/15 season with a special concert in Allen. Thrill to the virtuoso trumpet playing of Ryan Anthony and the joyful melodies of Dvořák's Symphony No. 8.
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Sept. 4
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live Jan Karon Presents Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

A publishing event: #1 New York Times–bestselling author Jan Karon returns—and invites her millions of fans to join her again in Mitford. After five hectic years of retirement from Lord’s Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he’s offered one, he decides he doesn’t want it. Maybe he’s lost his passion. Millions of fans will applaud the chance to spend time, once more, in the often comic and utterly human presence of Jan Karon’s characters. Indeed, they have never been more sympathetic, bighearted, and engaging.
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Sept. 4-27
Valley House Gallery presents "Masterful Marks: An exploration of the medium of drawing"

A special focus on drawings from the estate of Early Texas artist Olin Travis (1888-1975) will be included. This exhibition encompasses numerous perspectives on drawing, from a selection of contemporary, modern, Early Texas, and 19th century artists.
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Sept. 5
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Mean Girls

The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen MEAN GIRLS.
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Sept. 5-Oct. 31
Artists’ Showplace Gallery presents Africa in a Different Light by photographer Graham Hobart

Artist's Statement "In a Different Light" is my attempt to bring dignity and wonder to the animal kingdom. I want to bring a renewed awareness to their vulnerability that will translate to action on our part. This includes supporting efforts to intercept poachers and educating or giving incentives to the indigenous peoples that live near the animals to stop destroying what is left of the animal’s remaining habitat."
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Sept. 5-7
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Let's Dance

Tango, Waltz and Cha-cha with the DSO as award-winning dancers strut their stuff on stage! Jeff Tyzik conducts Ted Louis Levy, Tap Dancer Patricio Touceda and Eva Lucero, Dancers Stephen Sayer and Chandrae Roettig, Dancers Forrest Walsh and Melissa Shahin, Dancers Michael Lynche, Vocalist Julie Jo Hughes, Vocalist
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Sept. 5-7
Fort Worth Symphony presents STAR WARS & BEYOND: A JOHN WILLIAMS ADVENTURE

It's the music that brought to life the most action-packed films of the 20th century – Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Saving Private Ryan, and Star Wars! Launch your 2014-2015 Pops season with the music of five-time Academy Award winner and legendary film composer John Williams.
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Sept. 5-14
Lyric Stage presents Fiddler on the Roof

Lyric Stage celebrates its 22nd Season opener with Fiddler on the Roof.
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Sept. 5-Oct. 4
The Goss-Michael Foundation presents The Space Between

The Goss-Michael Foundation is pleased to present The Space Between, a major solo show of new work from British artist Adam Ball.
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Sept. 5
The Singapore Slingers Live at the Kessler Theater

Turn back the clock for a few hours as the Singapore Slingers transport you back to the era of sheiks and flappers. The orchestra covers a repertoire of jazz and popular song from 1895- 1935: hot jazz, ragtime, early swing, standards, rhumbas, waltzes, tangos, one-steps, two-steps, and even a polka or two.
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Sept. 6 - Nov. 15
PDNB Gallery presents Geof Kern

This fall, PDNB Gallery will kick off the season with a solo show for the highly recognized fashion and advertising photographer, Geof Kern, (b. 1950, Brooklyn, NY). Kern is a Dallas treasure, well known in fashion circles, particularly the Neiman Marcus set. This exhibition strongly illustrates the influence of high art on the world of advertising. A catalog will accompany the exhibition, with forward by D.J. Stout, former Texas Monthly photo editor and current design consultant for Pentagram. Geof Kern will be signing copies during the artist reception. on Saturday, September 6th from 5-8pm.
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Sept. 6-Oct. 11
Artisan Center Theater presentsInto the Woods, Jr.

The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in INTO THE WOODS JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers and audiences. All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.
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Sept. 6
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Meyerson 25 Celebration

Festivities kick-off Saturday, September 6, 2014 with the J.J. Pearce High School marching band leading a parade down Flora Street into the Meyerson and taking the stage to honor its legacy as the first group besides the Dallas Symphony to sign a performance contract at the then-new Meyerson Symphony Center. Free, day-long events for the open house include family activities, building tours, educational crafts and games, and 20-minute performances by Dallas-area ensembles and dance troupes, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Avant Chamber Ballet, Turtle Creek Chorale and others. Dallas Winds will close the day with a performance at 2:15 p.m. A Drumline competition will take place outside the Meyerson Symphony Center on Flora Street with area high schools performing throughout the day. A variety of popular food trucks will be stationed on Flora Street and concessions will be available inside the Meyerson for purchase.
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Sept. 6
Living History with Nancy Myers at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

A headlining exotic dancer at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club at the time of the assassination, Myers was a performer under the stage name “Tammi True.” Myers knew Ruby for several years, having gone to Ruby’s Vegas Club as a teenager before working at the Carousel. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Sept. 6
Lone Star Youth Orchestra Auditions

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in North Texas. The LSYO is open to middle and high school students who live in the metroplex. Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday evenings from September to May, and results in four fully realized symphonic concerts at the Irving Arts Center.
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sept. 6
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Artist and Distinguished Alumni Recital Series: Alexander Kobrin, piano, and Emanuel Borok, violin

Cliburn gold medalist Alexander Kobrin (piano) and Meadows Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Borok (violin) present the first of three concerts devoted to the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas. The remaining two concerts will be March 7 and May 11, 2015.
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Sept. 6
Savannahs Meadow presents Farm to Fork Dining Experience

As you begin your fairytale inspired evening at Savannah’s Meadow the scent of lavender fills the air. Relaxation begins with each breath you take as lavender permeates the air. As the sun retires to the west, suddenly you are transported into the enchanted forest of lavender and lights.
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Sept. 7
Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation presents Ramayana

Life story of lord Rama, a mythological story from the greatest epic Ramayana in a dance drama in Bharatnatyam, Indian classical dance style will be showcased with over 20 artists visiting from Kalakshetra, Chennai India.
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Sept. 8
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Recital: Larry Palmer, Harpsichord and Organ

For his 45th annual faculty recital at SMU, Dr. Palmer will play organ works by Saint-Saens, Bach, De Grigny, Calvin Hampton, Wilbur Held and Thomas Hewitt-Jones.
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Sept. 8
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

On Monday, September 8, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra will be featured in a Rush Hour Concert at 6:30 p.m. (general admission). Free docent-led building tours will also be available on Monday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on every hour, as well as a free Bach's Lunch by program annotator Laurie Shulman. Her "The Concert Hall as Instrument" talk will begin at noon (space is limited, reservations are required.
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Sept. 9
Dallas Historical Society presents Los Barrios: History of Mexican American Settlement in Dallas Beginning in the 1900s

The historical development of several barrios, or Mexican American neighborhoods in Dallas dates ti the early 1900s. Pike Park, in the heart of Little Mexico, center of cultural and social life for Mexican Americans in early Dallas, regularly brought together barrio communities throughout Dallas to celebrate their cultural heritage, traditions, and values.
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Sept. 9
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

Tuesday's concert on September 9 will be a Rush Hour "hard hat concert" by the DSO (general admission) celebrating all the people who made the building possible, with special recognition to the workers from J.W. Bateson. Karina Canellakis conducts the performance.
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Sept. 10
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

Many disciplines from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will perform a Rush Hour Concert (general admission) on Wednesday, September 10.
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Sept. 11 - Oct. 4
Rover Dramawerks presents Sherlock Holmes and the Jersey Lily

The cunning of Sherlock Holmes meets the beauty and charm of Lillie Langtree, the wit of Oscar Wilde, and a host of villains in this exciting new play involving blackmail, theatre, and love. Shows run Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with one matinee at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 20. Performed at Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Rd., Suite 580 in Plano, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75 in the Ruisseau Village shopping center.
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Sept. 11-Oct. 4
Garland Civic Theatre presents Appointment with Death By Agatha Christie

When an American invalid is found dead at her Jerusalem hotel, a group of travelers find themselves among the suspects. The audience will be on the edge of their seats as the story lures them to its surprising conclusion! “You do see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman that Poirot had ever met, but he still had a duty to find her killer…
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Sept. 11-14
GrapeFest 

Head to the 28th annual, four-day wine festival with live music, wine tastings, concessions and family activities including carnival rides, midway games and the KidsWorld play area.
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Sept. 11
Meyerson 25 Celebration Week

On Thursday, September 11, the Dallas Symphony Chorus with the Lay Family Concert Organ will present a Rush Hour Concert (general admission) that includes a salute to Dallas police, firefighters and first-responders.
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Sept. 12 - Oct. 5
Theatre Arlington presents Whodunit...the Musical

A wealthy spinster and her maid take a beautiful Connecticut summer home in 1931…a gunshot sounds and the body of a total stranger is found lying in the middle of the living room…then another. A very austere detective arrives and things get REALLY strange…and funny.
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Sept. 12-21
Denton Community Theatre Presents Moonlight and Magnolias

The time is 1939 and legendary producer, David O. Selznick has stopped production on Gone with the Wind. The script just does not work. He summons the brilliant screenwriter, Ben Hecht to his office (who, incidentally has never read the novel) and pulls director, Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Selznick locks the three of them in his office for the next week to create what is now one of the most epic films of all time. Not only does Selznick lock them in to create extreme focus on the task at hand, but he further insists that a diet of peanuts and bananas will fuel the creative juices needed for the job. The only person allowed to enter and exit the office is Selznick’s secretary, Miss Poppenghul. The result is a faced paced comedy with classic farcical elements. This fast paced comedy by Ron Hutchinson is based on real events surrounding the creation of the film, Gone with the Wind.
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Sept. 12-14
Fort Worth Symphony presents BEETHOVEN'S TRIPLE CONCERTO

The 2014-2015 Symphonic season opens with the fresh and forceful sounds of new FWSO Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne, followed by Beethoven's sweeping Triple Concerto in C Major. Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony closes the first symphonic program.
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Sept. 12
The Meadows Wind Ensemble Plays the Classics

The MWE classics concert has become an annual tradition, featuring repertoire chosen by members of the Ensemble. This year’s concert will feature as guest artists the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet performing a work composed specifically for them, Scott Switzer’s Breaking Out for bassoon quartet and wind orchestra. The program also includes Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor, op. 44, and Paul Hindemith’s 1950s “classic” for concert band, the Symphony in Bb.
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Sept. 12 & 13
Titas presents MOMIX

Invention and Innovation barely begin to define the creativity that is MOMIX. More than any other company, MOMIX reinvents themselves with every new work. Alchemia, MOMIX’s newest work, is no exception and again redefines modern dance. “Dance-illusionist,” MOMIX conjures a magical and surrealistic world using light, shadow, props and the human body.
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Sept. 13
McKinney Community Band presents It's Showtime!

fall concert
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Sept. 13
Timeless Concerts presents Evening in Italy

A passionate evening of great Italian tenor opera arias by Puccini, Leoncavallo and more. A piano trio (piano/violin/cello) by lesser known composer Giuseppe Martucci, a contemporary of Puccini will surprise you, probably becoming a new favorite! The hour long concert is followed by a complimentary wine/fruit/cheese buffet with soft drinks. You may bring your own wine. The post-concert party will be accompanied by a pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, playing your requests for dancing. Concert musicians: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang, and tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc.
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Sept. 13 & 14
Bruce Wood Dance Project presents LOVETT + MORE

Featuring Bruce Wood works chosen by the dancers as their favorites to perform, LOVETT + MORE will be a show as big as Texas.
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Sept. 13
Cliburn semifinalist Alexey Chernov

Pianist Alexey Chernov, prize-winner in more than 20 international piano competitions including a dozen first-place awards, will perform a concert in the intimate setting of the Arlington Woman’s Club, 1515 E. Abram St., at 7 p.m. Saturday September 13.
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Sept. 13
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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Sept. 13
Texas Discovery Gardens: Garden Explorers Walk: Fall Wow's in our Gardens

Get out in the garden on this family friendly walk! Search for everything Mother Nature shares with us this time of year. It ends in time for you to catch the Butterfly Release talk at noon in our conservatory. Included w/ admission ($8/adults, $6 for ages 60+, $4 for ages 3-11).
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Sept. 13 & 14
Texas Early Music Project presents La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding

Created by some of the greatest composers of the Italian Renaissance for the spectacular wedding of Ferdinando de Medici to Christine de Lorraine in 1589 Florence, La Pellegrina consists of six musical intermedi, or acts, for vocal soloists, small ensembles, full chorus, and a full orchestra of Renaissance period instruments. La Pellegrina is a musical tour de force of remarkable dimensions, including a finale that interweaves seven separate choirs of 31 parts. TEMP’s production will feature: • A poetic narrative describing the mythology behind the six stories written and performed by Lawrence Rosenwald, Professor of American Literature at Wellesley College; • A stellar ensemble, gathered from across the country, of over 50 voices and early music instrumentalists, including viols, cornetto, sackbuts, harps, and lutes, authentically recreating the sounds of the Italian Renaissance. Rarely performed world-wide because of the performance demands, the production of La Pellegrina: Music for a Medici Wedding is a significant cultural event both for Central Texas and the early music community at large. This will be the Texas premier of the entire work, and the first U.S. performance of all six intermedi since the late 1970s.
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Sept. 14
DeSoto Arts Commission presents Fiesta Latina DeSoto

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with live entertainment, food and vendors and family fun. Entertainment Schedule: 3pm - Mariachi Cuahetemos 4:15pm - Ballet Folklorico De Dos Tierras 5:15 Daniel DeCordoba Bales Espanoles 6pm - Havana NRG
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Sept. 14
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church presents Sweet Hero: Bach for Cello

Italian cellist Francesco Mastromatteo will perform a Bach solo concert. The program includes J.S. Bach: Suite BWV 1008 and Suite BWV 1010. There is no admission charge, and a reception will follow the concert.
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Sept. 14
Family Funday at the Irving Arts Center

Go Wild With Art
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Sept. 14
Texas Camerata presents Ava Pine

Soprano Ava Pine joins Texas Camerata to perform sacred cantatas and motets by Handel.
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Sept. 14
THE DALLAS OPERA presents AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO

THE DALLAS OPERA is THRILLED TO PRESENT AILYN PÉREZ AND STEPHEN COSTELLO PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM THEIR NEW CD “LOVE DUETS” IN AN EXCLUSIVE RECITAL!
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Sept. 14
TowerArts Concert: North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums

The stirring sound of bagpipes and drums ring through the rafters to herald the opening of the 2014-2015 TowerArts Series.
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Sept. 14
Voices of Change present Salon-Brunch

featuring: Margaret Barrett, composer program: Faith in Nights for piano Letters to Jackie for tenor, trumpet and piano Join us for Salon-Brunch: A Gathering and a Performance featuring light food and drink, stimulating conversation and live music by Voices of Change.
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Sept. 15
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents“Best of Season 3”

The juicy “Best of Season 3” favorites voted on by hundreds of Oral Fixation fans include a moving story of childbirth from the father’s point of view, a revealing evening at a naked sketch party, a nightlong chase involving hunting dogs on a cold Ohio night, and a “There’s Something About Mary” style first date. “Best of Season 3” promises to have you in tears, in stitches, and in shock. If you missed any of these stories last season, grab this chance to experience that unique Oral Fixation realness in person.
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Sept. 15
Texas Camerata presents Ava Pine

An encore performance featuring sacred cantatas and motets by Handel.
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Sept. 16 - Oct. 11
Undermain Theatre presents Tomorrow Come Today

Tomorrow Come Today is a world premiere Science-Fiction drama set in a not-too-distant future where technological advances have enabled the wealthy to cheat death, the members of the elite have the ability to switch from one body to a newer, healthier, sexier body at will, living for hundreds of years. But the planet's climate clock is running out. Dahlquist’s futuristic thriller takes us on a shape-shifting ride into a world all-too familiar to our own.
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Sept. 16
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 1: Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 with Alex McDonald

Kazuhiro Takagi returns for his second year as concertmaster of the DCS as it opens its season with captivating performances of two compositional retrospectives, both with twentieth-century flair. Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite features gorgeous renaissance melodies with Celtic influence, and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 presents two fantastic soloists. Pianist Alex McDonald performs with Oscar Garcia Montoya on trumpet, as they deliver a captivating rendition of the composer’s neo-baroque masterpiece. The evening concludes with Dvorak’s romantic and familiar Serenade for Strings.
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Sept. 16
Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) presents“Best of Season 3”

The juicy “Best of Season 3” favorites voted on by hundreds of Oral Fixation fans include a moving story of childbirth from the father’s point of view, a revealing evening at a naked sketch party, a nightlong chase involving hunting dogs on a cold Ohio night, and a “There’s Something About Mary” style first date. “Best of Season 3” promises to have you in tears, in stitches, and in shock. If you missed any of these stories last season, grab this chance to experience that unique Oral Fixation realness in person.
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Sept. 16-21
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

It's the Roaring Twenties and a cast of outrageous characters gather in New York to celebrate the wedding of wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter. But things don't go as planned when the playboy meets Billie Bendix, a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in the hilarious, Tony®-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.  This brand-new musical features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT is filled to the brim with classic songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin! Content Warning: Recommended for children ages 8 and up
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Sept. 17-28
Shakespeare Dallas presents Antony and Cleopatra

After defeating Brutus and Cassius, following the assassination of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony becomes one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire, together with Octavius Caesar and Lepidus, and is responsible for the eastern part of the empire. He falls in love with Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, and settles in Alexandria. However, he is compelled to return to Rome when the empire is threatened by the rebellion of Sextus Pompey, the son of Pompey, who had been defeated by Julius Caesar.
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Sept. 18
Fort Worth Library Third Thursday Jazz Series: Shelley Carrol Quartet

Tenor saxophonist, Shelley Carrol, performs the music of John Coltrane, including his masterwork, “A Love Supreme.”
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Sept. 19
Chamber Music International Concert 1

Piano Solo....TBA Divertimento in Eb Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 563....W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 87....Antonín Dvořák
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Sept. 19-Oct. 26
Dallas Children's Theater presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

In this hilarious musical take on the classic fairy tale, Princess Rapunzel must find a way to escape from the wicked (and wickedly fabulous) Lady Za Za. Thankfully, the handsome Sir Roderick is ready to help Rapunzel take her rightful place as ruler of the kingdom. A wise old dragon, a hairstylist named Edgar, and a mysterious gypsy woman round out this goofy cast of characters. Let down your hair!
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Sept. 19-21
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Mahler 9

Mahler died just two years after composing his final, impassioned elegy, never having heard it performed. Jaap van Zweden conducts BACH/STOKOWSKI Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor MAHLER Symphony No. 9
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Sept. 19
One OClock Lab Band

The One O’Clock Lab Band is the premier ensemble of the Jazz Studies Division at the University of North Texas. Known for exceptional individual musicianship and tight ensemble performances, the One O’Clock Lab Band, which has received six Grammy nominations, provides a rousing start to the jazz season at UT Dallas.
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Sept. 19-28
Repertory Company Theatre presents FATHER OF THE BRIDE

The story follows the surprise engagement of Stanley Banks’ daughter and the wedding planning that nearly breaks his will and bank account.
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Sept. 19-Oct. 5
Rockwall Community Playhouse presents Rumors by Neil Simon

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. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
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Sept. 19
Titas presents Youssou N'Dour in concert

Youssou N'Dour and The Super Etoile is Africa's most popular live band. N’Dour is a singer endowed with remarkable range and poise. The New York Times described his voice as an “arresting tenor, a supple weapon deployed with prophetic authority.” N'Dour absorbs the entire Senegalese musical spectrum in his work. Named "African Artist of the Century" by the England’s Folk Roots, N'Dour and his band, The Super Etoile, has made his musical style “Mbalax” famous throughout the world.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) DADA Bike Swarm

Cyclists of all age levels and abilities are invited to the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Bike Swarm as part of the DADA Fall Gallery Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at DADA member Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208. The event is FREE and includes a self-guided tour of the art galleries located in the Design District.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA)DADA Fall Gallery Walk

Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions — all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online at www.dallasartdealers.org to print out a map. Hours at each gallery vary. FREE!
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Sept. 20-28
Casa Manana presents The Sound of Music

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. The world’s most beloved musical is sure to capture your heart and become one of your favorite things.
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Sept. 20
Chamber Music International Concert 1

Divertimento in Eb Major for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 563....W.A. Mozart Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 87....Antonín Dvořák
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Sept. 20
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF FORT WORTH presents “THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY: PARIS TO BUDAPEST”

The highly -popular Amernet String Quartet returns to CMSFW for this concert. Joining them on this program are Charles Stegeman violin, and Baya Kakouberi, piano. Lauded for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami since 2004, the group was formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School. They rose to international attention after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo International Music Competition and then were named first prize winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition.
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Sept. 20
Dallas Children's Theater presents Knights & Princesses Dream Ball

Dallas Children’s Theater is convening its royal court of brave Knights and lovely Princesses for a Dream Ball to be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Rosewood Center. The Ball will follow a performance of the season opener Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale, and it promises to be an evening of feast, fun, and festivities. Children ages 4 to 10 and their parents are invited to attend. Tickets to the Dream Ball are $50 per person and proceeds will support DCT’s Sensory-Friendly Programming, which benefits children with autism, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome and other developmental differences.
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Sept. 20
Plano Symphony presents CLIBURN GOLD ENCORE

An Evening of Romance HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR HAOCHEN ZHANG, PIANO Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor Dvořak: Symphony No. 8 (PSO Debut)
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Sept. 20
Samuel Lynne Galleries Present Rick Lazes: The World is Bending

Exploring the fusion between materiality and composition, Lazes creates thought-provoking sculptures out of a variety of media, including melted plexiglass, wood, plaster, stainless steel, and marble. Lazes’ sculptures visually demonstrate the complexities of nature through a juxtaposition of fluid form and unconventional techniques.
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Sept. 21
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents CONOR OBERST

Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations including Commander Venus, Monsters of Folk, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Park Ave., Desaparecidos, and most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. His new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is out on May 19 via Nonesuch Records.
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Sept. 21
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live presents Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Get Off the Sidelines

Kirsten Gillibrand who succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York heard these life-changing words: “Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you’ll have no one to blame but yourself.” She knew that her voice—all women’s voices—were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them.
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Sept. 21
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Piano Recital: Carol Leone

Dr. Leone, who was a first prize winner in the National Beethoven Sonata Competition, will include Beethoven’s celebrated 30th piano sonata in E major, op.109 in the program.
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Sept. 21-Jan. 4
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s

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

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents NEW YORK IN THE 1980s: URBAN THEATER. Vibrant and vital, discordant and obscene, the New York art scene of the 1980s gave rise to some of the contemporary art world's most recognizable features. As the artists who emerged in that decade now set records at auction, the era is ripe to be reexamined. Representing in turns a cool irony, reflections on media culture, consumerism, cartoons, and street art, the work collected here re-creates the tense energy of a grittier New York. Over 25,000 square feet of exhibition space will be devoted to the exhibition, presenting iconic works that capture the mood, energy, and critical themes that distinguished the art of the 1980s in one of the world's greatest urban centers.
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Sept. 21
Peace Day Dallas Awareness Adventure

As part of Peace Day Dallas, CISV-DFW and the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will present Awareness Adventure, a three-and-half mile loop with clues and answers regarding Dallas’ journey through history. The touring mobile app will guide participants through the city, highlighting Dallas’ past and intertwining it with the current day to challenge participants to be part of a progressive and tolerant city. The Awareness Adventure is for all ages, offering fun facts, exciting trivia and great stories about our city, state, nation and world, including historical events taught through the city’s art, landscape and architecture.
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Sept. 23
Meadows School of the Arts Faculty Chamber Music Recital: Liudmila Georgievskaya and Friends

Dallas Symphony and Meadows faculty members Barbara Sudweeks, viola, and Paul Garner, clarinet, together with award-winning Meadows alumni Thomas Schwan, pianist and composer, and Liudmila Georgievskaya, pianist and Meadows faculty member, present a fascinating program ranging from Mozart to Berg.
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Sept. 25 - 27
Regal Opera Company presents Celebration

In its final production before closing down after providing quality entertainment to music lovers in Dallas-Fort Worth for the past twenty years, the Regal Opera Company celebrates its proud career as it presents a musical retrospective of selected highlights of its past productions. A talented cast has been assembled to perform a total of 24 arias, ensembles and choruses from previous works including La Traviata, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, The Phantom of the Opera, The Mikado and The Gondoliers.
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Sept. 25
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth The Day My God Died:A Documentary Presented by the Gendercide Awareness Project

Film Screen and Panel Discussion
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Sept. 25
World Affairs Council presents The Day My God Died

Screening & Discussion
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Sept. 25-28
Hilary Hahn Performs Beethoven

Technology joins the symphony sounds of the DSO as van Zweden leads the Dallas premiere of American composer Mason Bates' water-inspired Liquid Interface. Hilary Hahn returns to the Meyerson stage performing Beethoven's extraordinary concerto for violin.
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Sept. 25
Music at the Meadows with Enrique Muñoz, guitarist

Passion in Every Note From the region in Spain known for being the birthplace of Andres Segovia, comes guitarist Enrique Muñoz. Muñoz, a protege of Francisco Cuenca of Linares, will perform a varied program featuring the following composers: Bach, Tarrega, Moreno Torroba, and alongside these greats, the current composers Jorge Cardoso of Buenos Aires, and Francisco Cuenca of Andalucia's Cordoba province.
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Sept. 25
The AT&T Performing Arts Center presents THE PIANO GUYS

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 35 since joining forces in early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative 10-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” But it’s the Guys’ highly original blend of classical music with pop that has really been the cause of an Internet phenomenon that has brought them to their major label debut album, The Piano Guys, released on Sony Masterworks on October 2nd, 2012.
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Sept. 25-Oct. 19
Theatre Three presents Hands on a Hardbody

A musical by Doug Wright, Amanda Green, & Trey Anastasio For 10 hard-luck Texans, a new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody only one winner can drive away with the American Dream.
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Sept. 26 & 28
Meadows Symphony Orchestra

The program includes the Overture to The School for Scandal, Samuel Barber’s first composition for full orchestra; premiered in 1933, it captures the wit and energy of the 18th-century dramatic comedy that inspired it. International concert artist and Meadows professor of cello Andrés Díaz is guest soloist for the challenging Cello Concerto No. 2 by Russian composer Dmitry Kabalevsky, a stunning work of lyricism and pathos. Also featured is Sibelius’s remarkable Symphony No. 2, known for its sumptuous sounds and powerful passions, and characterized by the composer as “a struggle between death and salvation.”
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Sept. 26
UT Dallas presents Enrique Munoz

Enrique Muñoz visits from Santisteban del Puerto, Jaén, Spain, as part of a world tour. In 2013 at the International Guitar Festival “Villa de Anranda” in Burgos, Spain, he was awarded a special recognition for his “Career and International Labor for Guitar.”
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Sept. 27 - Nov. 1
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass 24th Anniversary Show: One-of-a-Kind

An anniversary celebration featuring unique works in glass from artists nationwide.
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Sept. 27
Steinway Hall - Dallas presents Zoya Shuhatovich Piano Recital

On Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Zoya Shuhatovich will appear at Steinway Hall - Dallas in a solo piano recital.
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Sept. 27
Fort Worth Symphony presents Sara Evans

Considered heir apparent to legendary singers Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette, Sara Evans brings country back to Bass Performance Hall in a performance of her greatest hits, like "Suds in a Bucket," "Born to Fly," and "A Little Bit Stronger."
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Sept. 27
MCCAMMON VOICE COMPETITION presents 2014 WINNER’S RECITAL

The McCammon Voice Competition, under the auspices of the Opera Guild of Fort Worth, will present the 2014 First Prize Winner, Korean-born baritone, Joo Won Kang in recital. Mr. Kang will be accompanied by Stephen Carey, Fort Worth Opera Principal Coach.
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Sept. 27-Jan. 4
The Perot Museum presents 2theXtreme: MathAlive!

Designed to be one of the most interactive and inspiring exhibitions exploring the world of mathematics ever to tour, 2theXtreme: MathAlive! promises to spark imagination and reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. The exhibition, which has drawn huge crowds across the U.S., brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more. Through nearly 40 unique, interactive experiences, the bilingual exhibition takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
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Sept. 27
Titas presents Spectrum Dance Company

One of the dance world’s most important contemporary choreographers, TITAS Presents is thrilled to bring Donald Byrd’s new company into our new season. Beautiful dancers, well trained, and intricate, subtle choreography makes Spectrum Dance a stunning addition to the season.
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Sept. 28
Lord of Life Lutheran Church presents Drew Lang, Marimba

The Fine Arts/Concert Series of Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Plano, begins its sixteenth consecutive season of offering concerts to the community on Sunday, 28 September, at 4.30pm, presenting virtuoso percussionist Drew Lang. Mr Lang specializes in music for the marimba, a pitched instrument producing sound through striking a set of wooden bars with mallets to produce musical tones and amplified through resonators below the instrument. An increasingly-popular instrument with origins in Central America and Africa, this concert will feature the first marimba solos ever written (from the 1950s) to music commissioned or written for Mr Lang. Percussionist Drew Lang performs regularly with the Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and many regional orchestras in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. He is also the principal mallet player with the Dallas Wind Symphony and percussionist for Casa Mañana Musicals. As a marimba specialist, has commissioned and premiered and recorded works for marimba in solo, chamber and concerto settings. Drew appears throughout the United States as a soloist and in his duo with Flutist Helen Blackburn. He is on the percussion faculties at Southern Methodist University and Eastfield College.
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Sept. 28
St. Andrew United Methodist Church presents Clare College Choir

Since the founding of a mixed voice choir in 1971, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano presents this fine ensemble in concert on Sunday evening, September 28, at 7:00 pm in their acoustically outstanding Sanctuary.
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Sept. 28
DFW International presents Fiesta Latinoamericana!

DFW International Community Alliance announces the 8th annual Fiesta Latinoamericana!, a free family cultural celebration. The region's only Cultural Festival of the Americas features two stages of music and dance, Children's Discovery Center workshop, a Parade of Nations, plus interactive activities for the entire family!
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Sept. 28-29
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

An Unabridged Staged Reading Experience the greatest love story of all time. True love blossoms in Verona between the children of the feuding Montagues and the Capulets. The secret marriage of these star-crossed lovers ignites a string of tragic events that leaves both families united in grief at the final curtain.
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Sept. 30
Cliburn at the Bass presents pianist Beatrice Rana

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana drew mass attention during the 2013 Cliburn Competition for “intensely personalized music-making” (Dallas Morning News ) that “had an electrical current running through virtually every measure” (The Plain Dealer). Already a rising star, Ms. Rana was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. Recent and upcoming debuts include: Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kennedy Center, and Paris’ Théâtre des Champs Élysées with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Leonard Slatkin, and Fayçal Karoui.
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Sept. 30
Dallas Winds present FLOURISHES & CANONS

Hear the Dallas premiere of John Mackey's new Symphony for Band. Special guest Marianne Gedigian performs Lowell Liebermann's Concerto for Flute.
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Sept. 30
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live Kathy Reichs Presents Bones Never Lie

In sixteen New York Times bestsellers over the course of as many years, Kathy Reichs has proven herself “a genius at building suspense” (New York Daily News). In forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, Reichs has created a detective fiction heroine who’s brilliant to the bone. “Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden,” says The New York Times Book Review. In the acclaimed author’s thrilling new novel, Brennan is at the top of her game in a battle of wits against the most monstrous adversary she has ever encountered.
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Oct. 1
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Continuance” The Jazz Man and The Jazz Ladies

Opening Group: Roger Boykin Trio features multi-instrumentalist and Texas jazz legend, Roger Boykin. Roger, who led the series early in its evolution, graces the stage as the second Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz. A pianist, guitarist, and saxophonist (just to name a few of the instruments he plays), Roger is joined by Andrew Griffith on drums and Buddy Mohmed on bass. Second Set: Sweethearts of Rhythm is a jam-packed collection of women in jazz in a special, first-time performance by vocalists Carolyn Lee Jones, Heather Paterson, Tatiana Mayfield, and Nina Katrina, backed by a band led by pianist Julie Bonk, with Peggy Honea on bass, Andrea Bunton on drums, and special guest Rachella Parks-Washington on sax. The band’s name is derived from the 1940s all-women’s band, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
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Oct. 1
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents RICK STEVES’ THE HOLY LAND: ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS TODAY

This event will feature the international travel expert and PBS television personality as he recounts his recent one-month visit to the Middle East. You’ll follow him as he connects with students at Palestinian universities, visits with Zionist settlers whose claim to the land goes back to Biblical times, bobs like a cork in the Dead Sea, roasts coffee with Bedouin nomads, and walks in the footsteps of the fascinating spectrum of people who call this region home and struggle to share it peacefully. While there are no easy answers to the complex challenges of the Holy Land, with this entertaining evening, Rick shares vivid insights in a land a third of humanity considers holy.
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Oct. 2 - Jan. 18
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River

Navigating the West, a dynamic exhibition featuring seventeen iconic river paintings and fifty drawings, reveals for the first time how George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) created his art and artistic persona at a time when American painting, like the country, was dramatically shifting. Then and now our nation’s waterways—how they are used, controlled, and the lives of the people closest to them—remain a current and important issue.
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Oct. 2-5
Dallas Symphony presents Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax's playing has been called "ravishing" and "full of bravura." He will perform what is often called Mozart's finest piano concerto. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 is the second of the composer's "war symphonies" and reflects upon the philosophical tolls of war and humanity's yearning for a true and total peace.
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Oct. 2
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live S. C. Gwynne Presents Rebel Yell

From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling accountof how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jacksonbecame a great and tragic American hero. Rebel Yell is written with the swiftly vivid narrative that is Gwynne’s hallmark and is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict between historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.
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Oct. 3
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable, earning her a #1 single, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and her first two Grammy Awards® for Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 1977, Cole scored a No. 1 R&B hit with "I've Got Love on My Mind" from her third release, Unpredictable, which became her first platinum album. The singer expanded her success with her own TV special in 1977, which was the first of more than 300 major television appearances in her career, including dramatic roles on "Law and Order" and "Touched by an Angel" as well as guest spots on talk shows with Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Larry King.
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Oct. 3-5
Fort Worth Symphony presents BEETHOVEN & RAVEL

With five solo albums topping the classical charts, American pianist Simone Dinnerstein makes her Fort Worth debut with Beethoven's famous "Emperor" concerto.
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Oct. 4 - Dec. 31
Irving Arts Center presents Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed

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

As WFAA-Radio program director, Allman was one of the first media representatives inside the Texas School Depository after the assassination. He is believed to have encountered Lee Harvey Oswald leaving the building. He currently narrates the Museum’s audio guide. Admission is $10 for program only or $5 when combined with Museum admission.
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Oct. 4
Richardson Symphony Opening Night Concert featuring Elena Urioste, violin

Suppé: Overture to Poet and Peasant Glazunov: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 82 Elena Urioste, violin Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
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Oct. 6 - 7
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember the Sacrifice

Chorale music program includes camp songs, songs of home and loves left behind, rallying cries and prayers of deliverance to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
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Oct. 6
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet is recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.
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Oct. 6
Entertainment Series of Irving presents Habaneros

Part of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, this energetic ensemble will take you on a musical journey to the "Heart of Havana". Classically trained, this groups will introduce you to the music and culture of their homeland and will delight you with the familiar classical pieces as well as some lively Latin numbers. As you immerse yourself in their vibrant music, breathtaking imagery of Cuba will be displayed on the screen to give you an appreciation of the culture that makes Habaneros so special.  
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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. 8
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert #2: The Lodger,

Named “Best Way to Watch a Silent Film 2014” by D Magazine, the DCS is joining forces with the Video Association of Dallas to serve up another unforgettable evening of live music and film. This concert gives you a front row seat to opening night of VideoFest 27 as we screen Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, The Lodger. This newly released masterpiece is visually pristine, and you’ll experience it in the best way imaginable, as the orchestra performs a new musical score by Douglas Pipes live-to-film.
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Oct. 9 - 12
Video Association of Dallas Dallas VideoFest 27

Dallas Videofest is the major event presented by the Video Association of Dallas, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.
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Oct. 9 - 25
WingSpan Theatre Company presents THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY - By Tennessee Williams

WingSpan Theatre Company presents the hauntingly beautiful, rarely produced masterpiece THE TWO CHARACTER PLAY - By Tennessee Williams. Directed by: Susan Sargeant
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Oct. 10
Chamber Music International concert 2

The lovely pairing of Mozart’s imaginative work combining violins, viola, double bass, and horns with a late Brahms String Quintet— this is part of an Austrian/German lineage spanning over 200 years with Brahms representing the end of an era.
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Oct. 10-12
Dallas Symphony presents Rodgers and Hammerstein

Watch spectacularly remastered scenes from your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein movie musicals as the DSO performs the hit scores. Sean O'Loughlin conducts Selections from The King and I Selections from Oklahoma! Selections from South Pacific
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Oct. 10-12
Fort Worth symphony presents A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra celebrates the sublime musical legacy of Marvin Hamlisch, winner of numerous awards (three Oscars, three Golden Globes, four Grammys, four Emmys, and a Tony), composer of more than forty film scores, and creator of one of the longest running Broadway shows, A Chorus Line. Conductor Larry Blank and show-stopping vocalists Jodi Benson, Doug LaBrecque and Donna McKechnie present the very best of this legendary composer!
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Oct. 10-Nov. 2
Watertower Theatre presents Bonnie & Clyde

This new musical blends the music of Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel) with the electrifying love story of two of Texas’ most famed outlaws. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were two dreamers that found their way into violent circumstances. Their adventurous story captured the attention of an entire nation! Stuck in a dead-end job in depression era Texas, young Bonnie Parker falls for charismatic Clyde Barrow. Fearless, shameless, and alluring, their electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime captured the excited attention of an entire country. As their fame, notoriety — and body count — rise; the ill-fated lovers find themselves racing toward an inevitable end. Recommended for mature audiences
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Oct. 11 - 12
CERA Pottery Studio 13th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival

13th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival - Oct 11-12, 2014 - 10am - 5pm. Over 40 artists - pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass art plus more crafts available for sale. Pottery wheel and clay hand-building demonstrations. Hands on demo: Purchase bisque ware and glaze it yourself. Then we will Raku fire it while you wait. Tour the facility & talk with the artists. Food trucks. Free admission/parking. For more information www.lmrapotterystudio.com or for a reminder potteryinthepark@lmrapotterystudio.com.
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Oct. 11
Art & Jazz Festival 2014

The Harbor Rockwall Art & Jazz combines the works of fabulous local artists, craftsmen, photographers, woodworkers, and handcrafted items along with the great jazz sounds of Fall. Come out and enjoy live performances, an array of creations from local artists, and activities and fun at the Kid's Creation Station. There's something for the entire family at this annual event, and it's all set with the gorgeous back drop of Lake Ray Hubbard! www.TheHarborRockwall.Com
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Oct. 11 & 12
AVANT CHAMBER BALLET presents Carnival of Animals – World Premiere

Carnival of Animals – World Premiere Choreography by Katie Puder Music by Camille Saint-Saens Exactly Woven Choreography by Katie Puder Music by Dimitri Shostakovich
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Oct. 11
Cliburn at the Modern presents Lowell Liebermann, composer 

Lowell Liebermann is one of America’s most frequently performed and recorded composers—a favorite among orchestras and distinguished artists worldwide.His compositions have been recorded and released by over 40 labels, and his Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Stephen Hough and the BBC Scottish Symphony, was nominated for a Grammy®. He has served as composer-in-residence for many organizations, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo’s Pacific Music Festival, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and won the Cliburn’s American Composers Invitational in 2001. He maintains an active performing schedule as pianist and conductor, in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, and the Berlin Philharmonie.
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Oct. 12
Dallas Bach Society presents La Danse: Hommage à Jean-Philippe Rameau

We celebrate the 250th anniversary of the greatest French Baroque composer with a wide-ranging selection of his work, featuring the New York Baroque Dance Company and renowned soprano Ann Monoyios. Featured will be dances, chamber music, Pièces de clavecin, and two pieces of opera-ballet as performed at the Paris Opera during the Baroque period: La Danse from Les Fêtes d’Hébé, and the prologue to Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour, the latter a fresh realization direct from performances at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.
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Oct. 13
Keyboard Conversations® "The Miracle of Mozart!"

The delightful, witty variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; the haunting, introspective Adagio in B Minor; and the powerful, declamatory Sonata in A Minor, written after the death of his mother. 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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Oct. 14
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort WorthFreedom and Power in the Digital Age

Program with Ben Blink, Senior Policy Analyst, Google
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Oct. 16
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of David R. Anavitarte, features Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor. Joseph Kingma, soloist.
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Oct. 16 - 19
Video Association of Dallas Dallas VideoFest 27

Dallas Videofest is the major event presented by the Video Association of Dallas, which is dedicated to promoting an understanding of video as a creative medium and cultural force in our society, and to supporting and advancing the work of Texas artists working in video and the electronic arts. Through its programs and information services, the Video Association intends to educate and inform artists, students, educators, critics, video and film producers and an interested public so they may better understand, appreciate and evaluate the creative possibilities of the video medium. It will also provide a forum for the work of regional video artists, in order to stimulate excellence in their work and provide the opportunity for dialogue and critical discussion.
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Oct. 16
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

Program with Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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OCT. 16-NOV. 16
Dallas Theater Center presents DRIVING MISS DAISY

Told through vignettes detailing the shift in Southern racial attitudes between 1948 and 1973, Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the decades long relationship between a stubborn, Southern matriarch and her proud, African-American chauffeur who journey from suspicion and mistrust to respect and affection in this Pulitzer Prize®-winning play. DTC welcomes back 2014 Academy Award®-nominee June Squibb (last seen in Dividing the Estate) as the indomitable Miss Daisy in this iconic tale of the transformative power of friendship that will warm your heart.
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Oct. 16
Highland Park United Methodist Church Autors Live Dr. Eben Alexander Presents The Map of Heaven

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. Part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven explores humankind’s spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our true destiny really is.
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Oct. 17-Nov. 2
Cara Mía Theatre presents the sand show

From Cara Mía’s newest addition to the resident ensemble and Prism Co’s co-founder, Jeffrey Colangelo directs members from Prism Co.and Cara Mía Theatre Co. to create a unique movement-based performance about the quest to find and revive the ancient Aztec deity Tezcatlipoca. Archaeologists dig and ravage through hallowed land in Mexico, but when they come across sacred sand beings that seek to bring Tezcatlipoca’s destructive nature back to the surface of the earth, do they preserve the rituals they religiously studied or do they go down fighting?
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Oct. 17-31
Dallas Children's Theater presents Night of the Living Dead

They’re back…they’re dead…and they’re hungry….The cult classic returns to the DCT stage! Radiation from a fallen satellite transforms the dead into flesh-eating zombies, and no one is safe. It’s the 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life (figuratively speaking)! Full of thrills, chills, and dark satire.
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Oct. 17 & 18
Dallas Symphony ReMix: Song of the Symphony

Nicholas Carter, conducts Jessica Rivera, soprano MOZART Abduction from the Seraglio Overture PURCELL, arr. Stokowski "Dido's Lament" from Dido and Aeneas FALLA Siete canciones populares espanolas (Seven Popular Spanish Songs) RACHMANINOFF Vocalise HOLST Selections from St. Paul's Suite GERSHWIN Girl Crazy Overture
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Oct. 17-19
Texas Ballet Theater presents The Sleeping Beauty

Texas Ballet Theater is pleased to be joined by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra once again to present The Sleeping Beauty, a classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora, Prince Florimund, the evil fairy Carabosse and a 100-year Curse.
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Oct. 17
UT Dallas presents Texas Guitar Quartet

The Texas Guitar Quartet is Isaac Bustos, Jonathan Dotson, Alejandro Montiel and Joseph Williams II. As soloists, they have garnered acclaim on concert stages around the world and prizes in dozens of international guitar competitions. Together, they bring their unique passions and talents to an ensemble dedicated to presenting chamber music of the highest quality. Recent performances were presented by the New York City Classical Guitar Society, Victoria Bach Festival, Austin Classical Guitar Society, Guitar Houston, Texas Music Festival, Troubadour Series at Wofford College, University of Texas at Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival and Competition, and Austin Chamber Music.
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Oct. 18
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents French Romantics

Joseph Kalichstein, piano; Gary Levinson, violin; Richard Young, viola; Ronald Leonard, cello; Mozart, Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493; Beethoven, Sonata No. 4 in A minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 23; Fauré, Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45.
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Oct. 18
Dallas Winds present FRANKENSTEIN - THE MOVIE!

Universal Pictures' 1931 Frankenstein is still the scariest of them all. Starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive, it had dialogue and sound effects but no music score... until now. See the classic thriller on the big screen, accompanied by a World Premiere performance of Michael Shapiro's Overture and Score to Frankenstein by The Dallas Winds.
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Oct. 18
UT Dallas presents Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded and conducted by Misha Rachlevski, is one of Russia’s leading classical ensembles. The orchestra is comprised of outstanding young musicians who perform with both warmth and high energy. The orchestra’s previous appearances at UT Dallas have attracted capacity audiences.
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Oct. 18
Voices of Change present SoundBites XXXV

featuring Andrew Rudin, composer Join us for another in our series of SoundBites featuring delicious wine tastings and live performances of new music. ⋅Lively conversation ⋅Excellent wines ⋅Brilliant new music performed live
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Oct. 19
Orpheus Chamber Singers present This Shining Night: An Anniversary Celebration

Join us for a musical celebration of Orpheus’s second decade with a collection of music capturing the exciting and innovative programming that has become one of our trademarks. Whether it be joyful American folksongs, the serenity of Lauridsen’s ‘Nocturnes’, lilting Waltzes by Brahms or the virtuosity of Bach’s motet ‘Singet dem Herrn’, Orpheus always surprises and inspires!
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Oct. 19-20
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Sonnets with Music Part 1

An Unabridged Staged Reading An original presentation of Shakespeare’s “Sonnets of Sundry Notes to Music” and his narrative poem “The Phoenix and the Turtle” conceived and directed by Shawn Magill. Sonnets with Music encompasses diverse art forms through innovative collaborations in theater, music, film and beyond— mixing poetry with theatricality and original compositions by Dallas’ top local music acts, headlined by the classical with a folk twist indie band Home by Hovercraft.
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Oct. 19
Voices of Change presents Premiere and Party

Celebrating our 40th Season Aaron Copland: Duo for Flute and Piano Geoffrey Gordon: Bright White Smooth (flute, harp, viola) Manuel De Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole (violin, piano) Olivier Messiaen: Appel Interstellaire (solo horn) Andrew Rudin: Dreaming at the Wheel (baritone, two flutes, two clarinets, string quartet, piano, percussion)
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Oct. 20
Brazos Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of David R. Anavitarte, features Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in e minor. Joseph Kingma, soloist.
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Oct. 20
Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Susan Boyle

Grammy-nominated singing sensation Susan Boyle is embarking on her first U.S. tour! For the very first time in her phenomenally successful career, Susan will be holding her own on American stages, performing a sensational and contemporary repertoire of iconic album tracks and never-heard-before classics that will captivate and enthrall her audiences.
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Oct. 23-Nov. 15
Garland Civic Theatre presents Cabaret

One of Broadway’s greatest productions by the same creators as last year’s smash hit at GCT – CHICAGO! Right this way, your table’s waiting at CABARET, the Tony award winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way…
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Oct. 24
World Affairs Council 2014 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

Reception & Presentation with Dr. Robert M. Gates
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Oct. 24-Nov. 9
Dallas Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro

Figaro loves Susanna, but he’s not the only one. In a single crazy, romantic day, doors will be locked and unlocked, disguises donned, kisses exchanged and innermost hearts revealed – to some of the most memorable music Mozart ever composed. Leading this merry band is Italian bass-baritone Mirco Palazzi (Figaro), who charmed us out of our seats as Leporello in his 2010 U.S. debut, along with Austrian soprano Beate Ritter and Australian soprano Nicole Car in their exciting American debuts! Conducted by Music Director Emmanuel Villaume and staged by Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty – this Figaro could very well be a marriage made in heaven!
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Oct. 24
DALLAS OPERA THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK!

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas’s popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual “Dallas Opera Opening Night Simulcast in the Park” featuring Mozart’s class-conscious romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. THE LIVE PERFORMANCE WILL BE PROJECTED ON TWO HIGH-DEFINITION LED SCREENS. MOZART’S 1786 MASTERPIECE WILL BE CONDUCTED BY OUR DISTINGUISHED MUSIC DIRECTOR EMMANUEL VILLAUME, WHO CONTINUES TO DRAW RAVE REVIEWS FOR HIS CONDUCTING AROUND THE GLOBE.
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Oct. 24-25
Dallas Symphony presents Tony DeSare

This contemporary crooner has been called "two parts Frank Sinatra to one part Billy Joel" by The New York Times. Jeff Tyzik conducts Tony DeSare, vocals
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Oct. 24-26
Fort Worth Symphony presents CLIBURN GOLD

The FWSO proudly launches a new artistic partnership with 2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko in a two-year commitment to performing all five Prokofiev piano concertos. The formidable Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor is paired in this program with Verdi's majestic overture to Nabucco and Brahms' joyful Symphony No. 2 in D Major.
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Oct. 25
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

Musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra present Brahms' magnificent Quintet in F minor, Opus 34 and string music by Dallas violinist and composer Bruce Patti.
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oct. 25
Plano Symphony presents SIMPLY SINATRA

From the Cleveland Pops to the Toronto Symphony, Steve Lippia’s recent performance schedule includes appearances with over 70 orchestras in North America. He is one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists performing today with his interpretations of the “classics,” including his acclaimed tribute to “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” “Simply Sinatra” has enjoyed rave reviews. Steve joins Hector Guzman and your Plano Symphony Orchestra in favorites, including Come Fly with Me, The Lady is a Tramp, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York, and more.
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Oct. 26
Dallas Symphony presents Where the Wild Things Are

"Let the wild rumpus start!" when the Dallas Symphony presents music inspired by Maurice Sendak's,Where the Wild Things Are. Come dressed as your favorite monster for our annual costume contest; you might win and be hailed as King of the Meyerson!
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Oct. 26
Greater Dallas youth Orchestra presents "FAMILY, HOME, AND COUNTRY" CONCERT

Join the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra as we open our 43rd season with special guest flute soloist Demarre McGill, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Flute, performing Mozart’s Flute Concert No. 1 in G-major. Also on the program, Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italian.
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Oct. 27
Highland Park United Methodist Church Authors live jodi Picoult Presents Leaving Time: A Novel

For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner, Leaving Time is #1 bestselling author Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers.
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Oct. 30
Cliburn at the Kimbell presents James Ehnes, violin

Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, James Ehnes is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Paavo Järvi, and Lorin Maazel. He has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly with many of the world’s most well-known orchestras, including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, London Symphony, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, and the NHK Symphony Orchestras. His extensive discography of over 25 recordings has garnered many international awards and prizes, including a Grammy®, a Gramophone, and six Juno Awards.
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Oct. 30-Nov. 8
Dallas Opera presents salome

by Richard Strauss • Once in a great while, the term “over the top” doesn’t seem nearly high enough. A king’s unbridled lust and his stepdaughter’s obsession with John the Baptist combine with explosive force in this lushly passionate rendering of Oscar Wilde’s play, set in ancient Judea. It’s a work that requires a phenomenal cast and the Dallas Opera delivers, starting with soprano Deborah Voigt in the title role and baritone Greer Grimsley as the prophet in their long-awaited company debuts! Conducted by Evan Rogister, this Biblical tale of lust and betrayal in the court of King Herod (sung by tenor Robert Brubaker) promises to reveal humanity at its most depraved and to uncover our deepest, darkest secrets…one veil at a time.
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Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Dallas Symphony presents Scheherazade

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade dazzles with its tales of 1001 nights and conjures all the romance and exoticism of the Near East.
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Nov. 1
Dallas Opera presents THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF, TDO’s newest production is an adaptation of the popular folk tale based on scenes from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. Incorporated into the lively performance are key messages for students, including the importance of attending school regularly and the need to be kind. Performed in English
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Nov. 1
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

Sheer excitement, beauty, and classical elegance come together in Haydn's last major choral work, Harmoniemesse. Haydn's critics at the time were sure he was void of any new musical ideas but this great mass surprised tham all! The concert also features Haydn's delightful TE Deum No. 2, composed for Maria Theresa, and two audience favorites from Haydn's friend and colleague, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!. Featuring soloists Haley Sicking, Brooke Gibson, Alex Bumpas, Brandon Gibson, and accompanied by the Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Nov. 1
UT Dallas presents Kelly Durbin and Friends

Jazz pianist and UT Dallas faculty member Kelly Durbin annually invites outstanding local musicians to perform with him at UT Dallas. This year’s guests include jazz bassist, composer, producer and lecturer James Gilyard.
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Nov. 2
Plano Civic Chorus presents Basically Haydn

Sheer excitement, beauty, and classical elegance come together in Haydn's last major choral work, Harmoniemesse. Haydn's critics at the time were sure he was void of any new musical ideas but this great mass surprised tham all! The concert also features Haydn's delightful TE Deum No. 2, composed for Maria Theresa, and two audience favorites from Haydn's friend and colleague, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!. Featuring soloists Haley Sicking, Brooke Gibson, Alex Bumpas, Brandon Gibson, and accompanied by the Plano Symphony Orchestra.
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Nov. 2
TowerArts Concert: All Saints Concert

In remembrance of all the saints who have finished their earthly race, the HPUMC Chancel Choir presents music celebrating our promise of eternal life.
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Nov. 5 - Dec. 31
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Ornament Extravaganza

A celebration of shape, color and the Holiday Season. Featuring glass ornaments from artists nationwide.
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Nov. 5
“Sammons Jazz 25 Years: The Journey” The Essence of Jazz—Piano and Bass

Opening Group: The James Gilyard Ensemble is fronted by beloved Sammons Jazz bassist James Gilyard. James served as the third and longest-tenured Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz. Remembered for implementing two educational components to Sammons Jazz, “Sammons Jazz Youth Outreach Concerts” and “Jazz Essentials,” James was also known for mentoring and helping fellow artists produce CDs. James is joined by Quamon Fowler on sax, Eric Willis on piano, Andrew Griffith on drums, Dana Sudborough on vibraphone, and vocalist Simone Rodgers. Second Set: The Frank Hailey Trio features pianist Frank Hailey, who has received positive response to his latest album, “An Old Sweet Song.” Smooth, polished, and giving lots of attention given to the melody, Frank is joined on stage by Eric Zukoski on bass and his son, Michael Hailey, on drums.
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May 24
TowerArts Concert: Salute to the USA

Celebrate your Memorial Day weekend with an old-fashioned picnic on the lawn followed by a patriotic concert that promises to thrill your soul.
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Sept. 13-Jan. 4
Nashr Sculture Center presents Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

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