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The Beatles: Let it Be

Almost everyone loves the Beatles. But I have a good reason to love them more than most. In early 1964, I was an exchange student to London and went to an English School. So whenever I hear Beatles music I… (more)
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Paper Planes to your heart: New Music by Lyndsey Jones

It’s a rare treat when you find a gem of an artist before the rest of the world has found them. One that is able to sing, play, write, and perform at the highest of levels right from the start.… (more)
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Interview With Luminous Liz Mikel

Liz Mikel, who’s long been one of the most luminous leading ladies on Dallas stages, is featured as The Nurse in Dallas Theater Center’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Shakespeare’s tragic tale of doomed love has been given an exciting contemporary setting… (more)
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Godspell Still Casts a Spell

While the Gospel based on Matthew and Luke’s writings in the New Testament has been around for centuries, and the musical “Godspell” has been around a while as well (since 1971), the show is still timely. Especially in the production… (more)
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Aurora: Tips on how to get to a Dallas party expecting 30,000 guests on October 16

You could say that when it rains, it pours. But this is not a story about the weather–even though we could use some rain. It is about two enormously popular events happening on the same night. Texans already know all… (more)
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Cabaret – Pico and Chown in Key West

There is a  jazzy glorious sound in the living room of the Harry Truman Little White House, in Key West, where the 33rd president took winter vacations, playing poker with his buddies. It comes from the rich, luscious voice… (more)
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The New Phoenix: A Glorious Surprise Rising in the Desert

Rising into the early dawn darkness over the desert outside of Phoenix was a surprising and mystical experience. I had been in a hot air balloon, once, so I was not surprised by the huge flame lit volume of air… (more)
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Theater, Music, Cabaret — entertainment in Key West is tops

Question: Why is Key West a premier place for entertainment? After all, it’s way at the bottom of the 48 states. Road shows travel, of course, but you don’t see the good stuff every week if you are in some… (more)
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A Tour for Humanity: Revolutionary EcoMusic Visits New York

On February 18, 2014, a revolutionary musical exchange was witnessed by the packed audience of the Engleman Recital Hall of Baruch College. The genius of Fred Ho, internationally renowned Baritone saxophonist, was celebrated by a big band full of notable… (more)
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Philip Glass: Often heard but seldom seen

You may hear Phillip Glass in more places than you realize. He created the music that plays whenever the Winspear Opera House chandelier goes up. It sets the tone for each performance. And this is just one of… (more)
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Melba’s is a mecca for food, mood, and music in Harlem

      I have been a little slow to discover the newest culinary scene in New York. Luckily, my friends Liz and Marc have moved into the epicenter of all things delicious in New York. They are like an… (more)
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The Joy of Southside on Lamar spreads out into the neighborhood

Living at Southside on Lamar is like having a festival in your house everyday. There are artists, musicians, photographers, writers, and more. For the first Lamar Street Festival, everyone enjoyed art, music, food, crafts, a kids zone and more. Everyone… (more)
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Ramón Valle is “The Other Face of Cuban Jazz” at Berlin’s A-Trane

Jazz pianist Ramón Valle bills himself as “The Other Face of Cuban Jazz.” He and the members of his trio are Cubans, but they don’t play with the expected Latin rhythm. This “Cuban jazz” is modern jazz performed by Cubans.… (more)
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Patio Sessions: picnic and party and enjoy free music at the Winspear Opera House

We were running late for The Book of Mormon at the Winspear Theater, so my friend Rochelle Brown and I picked up a salad at Salata. The Opera House parking lot was relatively empty. We got our our tickets(… (more)
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The Pride of Dallas: September 5-14

 Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its programming for the 3rd annual Dallas Pride Performing Arts Festival. From September 5 – 14, 2013, Uptown Players will present a nine-day… (more)
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A summer in Nice brings together jazz, art and Woody Allen

The big Nice Jazz Festival has been drawing crowds to this gorgeous Riviera city since 1948. And on the day I visited, Woody Allen was in town. Was he was there to play his clarinet on one of the Festival’s… (more)
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Oddly Enough, this song is really good…

Blue Lights (Oddly Enough), the new track from Brooklyn based “The Virgins”, is a little bit Strokes, a little bit Vampire Weekend, with some early Talking Heads and a little bit of George Harrison middle-period Beatles guitar thrown in for… (more)
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Exclusive “One Love” Vacation Package

Island Outpost Celebrates Bob Marley’s 60th Birthday Bob Marley preached peace and justice through his profound music. The gentle Rastafarian brought reggae to the world, before his untimely death in 1981. On the 60th anniversary of his birth, Island Outpost… (more)
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Behold Beatles’ Beginnings in Hamburg

You call yourself a Beatles fan.  Were you aware that it was in Hamburg, Germany, where the Fab Four began their career-as the not so fab five- recording their first commercially released record, “My Bonnie,” on June 22/23, 1961?… (more)
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The Click Clique: Internet Week NY HQ’s Opening Party

The Metropolitan Pavilion underwent a decidedly digital makeover at the Internet Week kickoff party on Monday night. Between 7:30 and 11p.m., the upscale space more befitting an art gallery than an expo hall played webhost to dozens of startups, networks,… (more)
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Got Wanderlust?

 Would you choose Vermont, Colorado, California or B.C. for a summer extravaganza of music, yoga and adventure? Wanderlust brings together thousands of people from myriad backgrounds in spectacular outdoor settings, all the while cultivating a vibrant community of like-minded… (more)
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“No One Else” Sets BURNS Ablaze and Apart

With the release of the new single, “No One Else,” UK artist BURNS (featuring Until the Ribbon Breaks) has struck a balance between the worlds of R&B, crunk, dubstep, and house that offers listeners a musical equivalent of “Choose Your… (more)
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All We Need is Le Cirque’s LOVE in Vegas

Nine of us stood on the arms of our seats in the Baltimore Civic Center in September 1964, screaming our heads off in awe of The Beatles.  This scenario replayed worldwide back then. Now, from the first note, the… (more)
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Bucket List Adventure: New water coaster, shows and hologram come to Dollywood

Tennessee’s first and only water coaster splashes down with lots of fanfare – not to mention hairpin turns and daring drops. An entire season of new entertainment takes visitors around the world, from India, China and Merry Olde England and… (more)
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Triple your Pleasure

 The Ahn Trio at the Winspear Opera House April 16 8pm Just imagine how proud their parents must be. Three talented   daughters traveling the world together. Winspear Opera House welcomes the The Ahn Trio as part of… (more)
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What’s Red Hot and Cool All Over?

International Jazz Festival in Cape Town, South Africa

Once a year in South Africa, the hottest Jazz Musicians from all over the world gather to play the coolest music that traces it roots back to the West African and Western… (more)
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The 24th Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

New Zealand, a country synonymous with award-winning wines and renowned lamb, has also developed a discerning palate for wild grown, authentic “bush food”.  Experience this cuisine at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, an iconic gourmet extravaganza showcasing novel “bush tucker”… (more)
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Botanical Night in Berlin is an unforgettable experience

Bands and troubadours made music in spaces amongst bushes and gardens and trees. A Brazilian singer at the big stage provided South American rhythms, which are very popular in Germany. Small outdoor cafés served würst and beer and wine and… (more)
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Bella Gaia: The Beauty of Earth

Like many great artists, Kenji Williams uses his work to incite change. With his groundbreaking collaborative project Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth), Williams has taken that change to astounding heights, transporting audience members into outer space in a theatrical, multimedia experience… (more)
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Ragtime comes to Dallas

 TURTLE CREEK CHORALE & UPTOWN PLAYERS  PARTNER TO PRESENT BROADWAY HIT RAGTIME IN CONCERT The Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC), Dallas’ award-winning men’s chorus and the critically acclaimed Uptown Players partner to present a concert version of the musical… (more)
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Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

  AT&T Performing Arts Center: Winspear Opera House Dallas,TX Tuesday, Feb 5 8:00pm Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and advocate of American culture. He’s the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the… (more)
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Denise Lee Sings the Divas of American Music

Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:30PM AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents Hamon Hall Winspear Opera House   Denise Lee is an award winning singer and actress with a career that spans over two decades. You may have seen Denise Lee… (more)
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Seattle Has Something for Everyone

John and I made our first trip to Seattle but; hopefully, it won’t be the last. There is so much to see and do. Luckily, we stayed at the Pan Pacific hotel, a chain that we have had the pleasure… (more)
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Jekyll & Hyde in Dallas Dec 4-16

American Idol star and Tony® Award nominee Constantine Maroulis —along with sizzling pop star Deborah Cox— inject new life into this classic tale of good and evil. After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple worldwide tours, this dark… (more)
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Bucket list adventure: Steamboatin’ the Mark Twain way

Walking across the gangplank of the American Queen, with her bright red paddlewheel poised aft and her fluted smokestacks rising nobly above the bow, is like slipping back in time to that “new and marvelous world” of steamboats, bustling… (more)
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A Romantic Step Back in Time

Back in the 1970’s, my husband and I were high school sweethearts–bound together by heavy hearts and raging hormones. For two years we were never apart –dating, doting and devoted, from skiing the slopes of Grouse Mountain to strolling the… (more)