Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kenda North Photography Retrospective at AMA

The Arlington Museum of Art will host a retrospective of well-known local photographic powerhouse, Kenda North. The exhibit, Seeing is a Nervous Habit, will examine the body of work produced by North. Kenda North is a professor and head of photography at UT Arlington. She was the Chair of the Art and Art History Department at UTA from 1991 to 1999. She received her MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop (University of Buffalo) in January 1976. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (1976-77), the University of California at Riverside (1978-89) and has been at UTA since 1989. Her work is in the public collection of over fifty museum and gallery collections including the Smithsonian, the Federal Reserve, LA County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Executive Director, Chris Hightower, said, “North selected sixteen undergraduate alumni from the photography program at UTA to exhibit in conjunction with her retrospective. These artists were mentored by Professor North and went on to complete their MFA degrees and to develop their own art careers.”

“Kenda North is a devoted photographer and teacher and she has willingly shared her passion and understanding of photography within the art communities locally and nationally,” said Kenneth Craighead, owner of Craighead-Green Gallery in Dallas. “Her photography is unique. She avoids the expected, preferring to open the door to new ideas bringing her beauty and complex messages to be shared with her students, her peers and with many collectors.” North has been affiliated with Craighead Green Gallery for over 15 years.

The exhibit will be open from August 19 – October 8, 2017 and will include numerous pieces by Kenda North as well as those from her past students. Those artists are: Delaney Allen, Jesse Morgan Barnett, Calen Barnum, Matt Bean, Jeff Bradley, Franklin Countryman, John Crouch, Annie Donovan, Ross Faircloth, Michael Gonzales, Michael Hoefle, Manuel Pecina, O. Gustavo Plascencia, Joy Simpson, Ashley Whitt and Betsy Williamson. Admission tickets will be available online or may be purchased at the door. A reception will be held Friday, Sept. 8 from 7-9pm, RSVP required.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Timeless Concerts Presents the Sound of Music in Austria

Save the date: Saturday, July 15 - 8 pm at the Arlington Museum of Art.

The musicians of Timeless Concerts are excited to introduce the Trio Phantasy of Austrian composer Joseph Marx (1882-1964) to our audience! Marx, born in Graz, the capital of Austria, studied violin, cello and piano, and took degrees in philosophy and art history, all the while composing music at Graz University. He obtained the position of professor of theory at the Vienna Music Academy. He also was an adviser to the Turkish government in laying the foundations of a conservatory in Ankara. Marx's music drew from many sources. He could be called a late romantic impressionist. Although one can hear certain affinities with the music of Debussy, Ravel, Respighi, Richard Strauss, Brahms, and Mahler, his sound is nonetheless his own.

Of course, we cannot have an Austrian themed concert without including music of the famous musical, that portrayed the Von Trapp family of Austria: The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein! We promise two sing-alongs! Our opera singers will also represent Austria with arias by Mozart from Don Giovanni and more.

A post-concert party included in the ticket price. Give your requests to pianist Erik Barnes. Enjoy a buffet of fruit/cheese/desserts, along with a cash bar or BYOB. Tickets and concert info can be found on the Timeless Concerts' website. General admission is $32, senior 60+ $27, college student $15 and youth 11-17 may attend free with 1 paying adult.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Inaugural Arlington Sante Fe International Folk Art Market

Robert Earl Keen Concert at the Levitt Pavillion Arlington

Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital presents Robert Earl Keen Friday, June 23, at Levitt Pavilion Arlington for a paid-ticket concert. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with popular Texas artist, Cory Morrow. Robert Earl Keen's concert begins at 9 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, through the Levitt’s website. Tickets are $65 for reserved VIP seating at the front of the lawn and $35 for general admission seating. All ticket sales are online.

Three decades after the release of his debut album, "No Kinda Dancer," with 18 recordings to his name and thousands of shows in his rear-view mirror, Keen has blazed a peer-, critic- and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living legend status in Americana music and at home in Texas. It was 1989’s "West Textures" album, and the debut of “The Road Goes On Forever” in particular, that kicked Keen's career into high gear. His literate songwriting and razor wit created a grassroots following for instant classics like “Corpus Christi Bay,” “Whenever Kindness Fails,” “Gringo Honeymoon,” “Dreadful Selfish Crime” and “Merry Christmas From the Family.” Proceeds from the Robert Earl Keen concert help the Levitt provide more than 50 free concerts for everyone to enjoy.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival

The Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival is June 9-11 with three days of free music in Downtown Arlington. Headliners for this year's music festival include Grammy-winners, Reckless Kelly, on June 9, 1970s pop/rock artists; Orleans on June 10, known for the hits, "Still the One" and "Dance with Me" and Black Violin on June 11, internationally known classically trained violinists who perform a phenomenal show with a hip-hop edge.

All of the headliners will perform at Levitt Pavilion Arlington at 8:30 p.m. with opening acts at 7 p.m. In addition to the headliners, downtown venues all around the Levitt will offer live music before and after the headliners. Schedules are available at the Levitt website.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sizzling Summer of Free Music at the Levitt

The Levitt Pavilion Arlington has a hot lineup for its summer concert season! There's not much that can beat hanging out in shorts and flip-flops, enjoying a cold beverage and listening to music outside! That's exactly what Levitt Pavilion Arlington has planned with its Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital 2017 Summer Concert Season May 19 through July 23.

The Levitt is stretching its concert season out a little more this year, starting earlier and ending later. Concerts have moved to three nights a week, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. Family Movie Nights will begin June 8 and continue on Thursdays through July 13. Everything after July 3 will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Texas master storyteller Ray Wylie Hubbard returns to the Levitt July 1. Additional Levitt favorites returning this summer include Sarah Jaffe, La Tropa F, Uncle Lucius, Los TexManiacs appearing with Tejano legend Flaco Jimenez, Somebody's Darling, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Bluegrass Band, and Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

17th Annual North Texas Book Festival

The 17th Annual North Texas Book Festival will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, and lasts until 3 p.m. Nancy Churnin and more than 60 other authors are scheduled to sell and sign their books.

An Easter egg hunt with a twist also is planned.

There is no admission fee for the festival which is located in the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at 400 E. Hickory St. in Denton.

Prior to the book festival there will be a breakfast. North Texas Book Festival’s guest speaker for the Chuckwagon Breakfast is Nancy Churnin, author of the children’s book “The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game”. The breakfast is 7-9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

Churnin will discuss her long journey to become a published author. She published her first book last year, and Churnin’s second book, “Manjhi Moves a Mountain,” is scheduled for publication this year.

The breakfast also will include the announcement of NTBF Book Awards winners in several categories, as well as grant presentations to several North Texas public and school libraries and literacy programs. NTBF, a nonprofit, raises money for libraries and literacy programs each year.

Admission to the breakfast is $10 for each adult and $5 for each child under age 10. The Vintage Jazz Society will provide entertainment, and breakfast reservations must be received by April 7; reservations are required.

Dallas Chamber Symphony Season Finale 4/18/17

The Dallas Chamber Symphony will end its fifth season with a concert featuring a mix of pieces for medium and large chamber symphonies. The orchestra also will welcome to the stage soloist Kenny Broberg, who won the Dallas International Piano Competition 2016. Broberg will be performing Serge Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

The program begins with Ginastera’s virtuosic Variaciones Concertantes. A seminal work of the composer’s “subjective nationalistic” period, the music exhibits idealized folkloric and traditional materials sublimated in a personal way. Fiery and virtuosic, the piece is known for its numerous solos, which provide DCS principal musicians opportunities to shine.

The orchestra will follow Ginastera’s set of variations with one by Franz Listz, Totentanz, which paraphrases the Dies Irae plainsong in a set of variations for piano. The orchestra also will invite Minnesota-born pianist Kenny Broberg to perform; Broberg, the winner of DCS’ Dallas International Piano Competition 2016, has won other major prizes at several international piano competitions, including the Sydney International, New Orleans International, Seattle Symphony International and Wideman International.

Following intermission, the orchestra will perform Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C Minor. An expansive and dramatic romantic work, the symphony will be performed by chamber orchestra just as it was for many of its early performances. Incidentally, the symphony also employs a fate motif, making it a fitting conclusion to the evening’s thematic program.

Tickets and Event Listing

The performance will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at Dallas City Performance Hall at 8 p.m. Individual tickets are available for $19-$49 each, $15 for students, and seniors save up to 25 percent. Discounted subscription packages are available online or by phone at (214) 449-1294. Walk-ups are welcome.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

On Thursday of this week, April 6, at 7:00 pm Johnny D and The Doowopps will be performing a one hour show in Westlake sponsored by The Northeast Tarrant County Arts Council. This will be a free outdoor concert and fun for all ages.

Solana Office Park
The Plaza Courtyard at Hwy 114 and Solana Blvd. Exit

UTA's Maverick Theatre Company Presents MAVPLAYS 2017

MAVPLAYS 2017 spotlights thought-provoking theatre by iconic playwrights as well as new works from our playwright-in-residence during a repertory two-week run of performances. This year’s festival features SOME OF THESE DAYS, a new work written and directed by Dr. Natalie Gaupp. ENDGAME written by Samuel Beckett and directed by Kevin Duran and Ashley Peaks and TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND (30 plays in 60 minutes) created by Greg Allen and directed by Fate Ritchey.

Performances for SOME OF THESE DAYS are April 13, 15, 21 at 8:00 p.m. and April 23 at 2:30 p.m. SOME OF THESE DAYS will be presented at 502 S. Cooper Street, Fine Arts Building, North Section, Studio 137. Tickets: $10 for the General Public; $8 for Students/Senior Citizens/UTA Faculty & Staff.

ENDGAME and TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND are on the same performance bill. You can see these performances April 14, 20, and 22 at 8:00 p.m. at 502 S. Cooper Street, Fine Arts Building, North Section, Room 174 Mainstage. Tickets: $10 for General Public; $7 for Students/Senior Citizens/UTA Faculty & Staff.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Arlington Community Band Spring 2017 Jazz Concert

Program to include:

Salute to American Jazz – arr. Nestico

Benny Goodman: The King of Swing – arr. Murtha

Duke Ellington in Concert – arr. Murtha

Tribute to Count Basie – arr. Moss

and more.

Bring your chair or blanket and join in the fun!

Friday, March 17, 2017

DTA Presents Teen Talent Follies 2017

Dance Theatre of Arlington invites you to Teen Talent Follies 2017 on Sunday, March 26 at UTA's Mainstage Theater at 6:00pm.

The high-point winner will receive the Persis Forster Award and $1500! Overall, $3000 will be awarded to talented teens 7th-12th grade. Past Follies performers include Arlingtonites Tim Rushlow of Little Texas, Dylan Chambers - solo artist and Dancing with the Stars band and Mitch, Kirstie and Scott of Pentatonix.

You can buy tickets online or call 817-860-1327.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Maverick Theatre Company Presents "West Side Story"

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company presents WEST SIDE STORY. Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. WEST SIDE STORY runs March 1st – 5th, 2017.

UT Arlington students in WEST SIDE STORY include: Austin Ray Beck (Riff), Richard Del Cristo (Tony), Isaiah McInnis (Action), Tristan Arnold (A-Rab), Cole Shuffield (Baby John), Kace Owens (Snowboy), Dominic Mangiocco (Big Deal), Sam Bullington (Diesel), Francisco Grifaldo (Bernardo), Kevin Duran (Chino), Bismark Quintanilla (Pepe), Coy Rubalcaba, (Indio), Luis Arturo Vargas (Luis), Aaron Cummings (Toro), Jenna Redmond (Graziella), Monica Maria Lockwood (Velma), V Kyle Tyson (Minnie), Victoria Raines (Clarice), Johanna Ramsey Escoe (Peggy), Hannah Jackley (Anybodys), Paulette Cocke (Maria), Elizabeth Stevens (Anita), Deanna Marie Gonzales (Rosalia), Tiffany Sellers (Consuelo), Kristin McQuaid (Teresita), Marla Acevedo (Francisca), Monica Chapa (Estella), Breanna Wilson (Margarita), Whitney Jones (Gabriella), AJ Martinez (Doc), Alex Pope (Schrank), Austin Bender (Krupke), Bradley Kelm (Glad Hand).

Direction of WEST SIDE STORY is by Assistant Professor Dr. Anne Healy. Musical Direction is by Dr. Katherine Noone. Orchestra Director is Dr. Clifton Evans. Pianist is Tiffany Tsay. Choreographers are Amanda Jackson and Meredith Knight. Dance Captain is Marissa Bateman. Lighting Designer is Peter Leonard. Scenic Designer is Kim LaFontaine, Sound Designer is Matt McGregor, Costume Design is Laurie Land, DJ Badon is Technical Director and Joe Pauli is Asst. Technical Director, Jared Land is Production Manager. Neil Farrell is stage manager.

WEST SIDE STORY is presented in the UT Arlington Mainstage Theatre (Fine Arts Building, North Section) located at 502 South Cooper Street on the UT Arlington campus. Performances of WEST SIDE STORY are March 1, 2, 3, 4 at 8pm and March 5 at 2:30 pm, 2017. Tickets are $12 for general public and $10 for students/senior citizens/UTA faculty & staff. Box Office: UTAtickets.com. For further information, please contact the UT Arlington Department of Theatre Arts box office at 817.272.2669.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Arlington Community Band Winter Concert

The Arlington Community Band with Rick Baker as director will perform a Winter Concert on Saturday, February 25, 7:30 pm, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76013.

A Copland Tribute adapted by Grundman
His Honor by Fillmore
Sheltering Sky by Mackey
The Rakes of Mallow by Anderson,
Slavyanskaya by Kozhevykov
Chester by Schuman