St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts Presents a Free Concert by Dallas Bach Society Sunday

Posted by    |    January 18th, 2013 at 11:46 am

st. matthews cathedral arts dallasSt. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts, the new center for arts and culture in East Dallas, will present a FREE concert by the Dallas Bach Society on Sunday, January 20 at 3 p.m. in its cathedral at 5100 Ross Avenue. A reception will follow and will include the launch of SMAC’s new website, CathedralArtsDallas.org. For more information, call 214-887-6552.

The Dallas Bach Society’s season celebration of “Bach and Handel: Two Visions” continues with a performance of the Bach Sonatas for Violin and Obligato Harpsichord. The concert will feature Dallas Bach Society’s Artistic Director James Richman and violin virtuoso Clare Adkins Cason. Maestro Richman and Ms. Cason will combine their brilliant performance with intelligent and entertaining commentary about how Bach might have envisioned hearing these highly complex works performed in his day.

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Holiday at the Center: A Site to See

Posted by    |    November 28th, 2012 at 11:37 am

holiday at the center dallasOf all the Christmas lighting ceremonies in Dallas, this one has the most promise for being absolutely spectacular. The third annual Holiday at the Center Tree Lighting Festival on Friday, November 30 will kick off a month of activities at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Hosted by KLUV-FM personality Jody Dean, the evening features the Dallas String Quartet, the Jaime Reyes Trio, Denise Lee, visual artist Rolando Diaz, and other local performance groups as well as a life-size snow globe, ice-skating rink, craft booths, free pictures with Santa, food trucks and more.

Why do I suspect that this will be the tree lighting ceremony to end all lighting ceremonies? The special performance from Cirque Dreams Holidaze, that’s why. I’ve always had a soft spot for anything Cirque. If I could just have a tenth of their talent… The Broadway hit will hit the Center December 28 through the 23 as a part of the Lexus Broadway Series, but attendees will be able to get a taste for the show this Friday.

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Omni Dallas Hotel Grand Opening Experience: Saturday Activities

Posted by    |    April 28th, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Saturday, the third day of the “Definitely Dallas!” Grand Opening Experience at the Omni Dallas Hotel, meeting planners were given the opportunity to attend a variety of tours throughout the city. The Old American Golf Club, What’s New in Dallas?, Dallas Arboretum, a Shopping Excursion and a Downtown Dallas Tour were on the list for planners to choose from.

“I was born and raised in Dallas, then left when I was about 18 years old. This is the first time that I’ve come back as a tourist to see how Dallas has changed,” said Austin resident Ray Lindner.

The Downtown Dallas Tour started off at the Grassy Knoll before taking a tour of the Sixth Floor Museum. Members of the tour group were fascinated by JFK and asked many questions related to the assassination and conspiracy theories. “I was actually a student in Dallas when the assassination occurred,” said Lindner. “For me…it’s a step back in time.” (more…)

Bridging Downtown Dallas

Posted by    |    February 29th, 2012 at 11:06 am

You know that beautiful arched bridge that we have been admiring from afar, looming 400 feet above the Trinity River in downtown Dallas? That is the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava, and you’re invited to the events and activities being held to celebrate its opening this weekend, March 2-4.

The festivities kick off Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. and winding down at 11. Enjoy music by Lyle Lovett, the Street Corner Symphony and DJ Lucy Wrubel, who will be spinning bridge music all night. There will also be pedicabs, food vendors, celebrity chefs, and fireworks for the grand finale. Tickets for this event are $200.

On Saturday, the Trinity Commons Foundation invites the community to come out bright and early to start their day with the Trinity River Levee Run. It’s only $30 if you take advantage of preregistration. The run starts on the West Dallas side of the bridge, navigates through the Design District, and loops back. Check-in is at 7 a.m. (more…)

A New Type of Boy Band

Posted by    |    August 3rd, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Remember in high school when seeing your best friend’s brother’s garage band was the hip thing to do on a weeknight? Sneak out of your room, climb down the strategically placed trellis, and sprint off in your Converse All-Stars (ah, memories). Boyce Avenue, a band of brothers from Florida, (read: not Jonas) played at the House of Blues this summer. So why was this concert at the top of my list?

1) For starters, the House of Blues venue even, appropriately, looks like a garage.
2) Unlike high school, this time around the boys are cute and the lyrics are smart.
3) There wasn’t any throat-screaming-to-compensate-for-lack-of-talent.

So next time they’re in town, remember to steal your parent’s Oldsmobile and buy your tickets fast. You’ll want to say you saw these boys back when they were only playing in a garage. But this time your parents won’t be waiting up to ground you when you get home (we hope).

Gaga Phenomena

Posted by    |    June 23rd, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta will make her dramatic, flamboyant, and inevitably pantless entrance on the Dallas scene this summer at Victory Park’s American Airlines Center. Better recognized as the glitzy, scantily clad pop-music sensation Lady Gaga, the lucky ticket holders are in for a performance that will surely exceed their wildest expectations. Attendees are guaranteed an uncanny amount of costume changes, and an electronic pop-dance performance fused with dramatic piano ballads. Fanatics, brace yourself on July 22 AND 23 (they had to book two nights due to the ferocious demand of her Dallasite following) for her innovative performance.

Lady Gaga has had two multimillion-selling albums, The Fame in 2008 and The Fame Monster in 2009, and six Top 10 pop singles, including the chart-toppers “Just Dance” and “Poker Face.” The international pop star hits Dallas on the heels of her sold-out European tour, to grace us with her dazzling presence. Hold on to your fishnets Dallas, the only thing left to find out…What will she WEAR?