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April 2014

Jazz Weekend in Dallas
A Night that Rocks

Featuring Rashaan Patterson and Maysa
Saturday, 5 @ 8pm
Naomi Bruton Main Stage
$25-Orchestra Level  |  $20-Mezzanine

A mixed bag of contemporary and traditional jazz with a bit of pop music, vocalists RASHAAN PATTERSON and MAYSA team up in a night of sizzling music! So, if you are looking for the right kind of mood and some exciting night life, this is the place to come and get your groove on.
Hosted by TBAAL Board of Directors.


Saturday, 5 @ 12-Noon   
Clarence Muse Café Theatre      
$ Pay what you can  


24-hour film feast with loretta Devine

Saturday, 12 @ 12-Noon
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$5 - Screening and Talk

Meet one of Hollywood's most versatile actresses, LORETTA DEVINE, following the last film screening.  The Emmy award winner talks about her many roles on television, film and Broadway and how she keeps reinventing herself after more than thirty years in the industry!

"Dirty Laundry"

After ten years, Sheldon (ROCKMOND DUNBAR) returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn (LORETTA DEVINE), a laundress who is stubborn, ornery and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who claims to be Sheldon's son up to see him. When Sheldon comes home to straighten things out, old arguments flare up between mother and son. Sheldon wants no part of fatherhood or family. Then, someone else from New York shows up at Evelyn's door, bringing a new set of challenges. Will this family ever stop airing its dirty laundry?
100 Minutes. 2006.

“Lottery Ticket”

Kevin Carson (BOW WOW) is a young man living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he's holding a winning lottery ticket worth $370 million. LORETTA DEVINE plays Kevin's grandmother in this hilarious family comedy.
99 Minutes. 2010.
4:30-6:00pm-Film Talk With

Hosted by TBAAL Board Chair Barbara Steele.


comedy night at the muse

Featuring Small-Fry
Friday, 11 & Saturday, 12 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre  |  $15

Clean comedian Sylvia "SMALL-FRY" Leake has a big voice! Her insatiable humor, wrapped in southern comfort has made her a fan favorite on BET Comic View and Bobby Jones' Gospel Hour. Having appeared in the Disney film The First Kid and on The Wayans Bros. television show, she’s a perfect fit for the Muse!
Hosted by Board Member Annette Williams.


the playwright's spotlight

Featuring the Work of Tommy Bryant
Sunday, 13 @ 5 pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre  |  $ pay what you can

Nathan and Gail Edwards, a young, newly-wed black couple, have everything but the truth. In their community, a black man can be many things and still find some level of acceptance; he cannot however, be gay. When Nathan reveals to Gail that he is gay, there are far-reaching implications that neither one of them could predict. Staged reading coordinated by actor/director Akin Babatunde.
Produced by Curtis King.


Wizard of Oz

Monday, 14 @ 10am
Naomi Bruton Main Stage  | 
$13.50 and $8.95 for 5 and more

Follow the yellow brick road on a fantastic musical journey filled with imagination, adventure and fun. This delightful production gives new life to a classic masterpiece. For additional special rates/discounts, call 800.523.4540. Presented by American Theatre for Youth in partnership with TBAAL. TBAAL  Member-ship discount not applicable for this show. 


Jazz at the muse
Jamar On Piano

Featuring Jamar Jones
Friday, 25 @ 9pm | Clarence Muse Café Theatre | $15

"Pianist extraordinaire" is but a few of the words many notable artists and fans have used to describe JAMAR JONES! When he plays piano, it’s like hearing a full symphony orchestra with ten fingers roaming up-and-down an 88 key piano. Making his TBAAL debut, don’t miss this incredible night of jazz and some surprise gospel, hip-hop and pop tunes. Hosted by Board Member Annette Williams.



2nd annual tIES & TUX GALA

Saturday, 26
6pm-VIP Reception | 7pm-Dinner & Salute
Hilton Anatole Hotel | 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX  
$135-Individual Ticket | $1,350-Individual Table

$500-VIP Ticket | $5,000-VIP Table

It's a night of glamour and glitter when TBAAL brings Hollywood to Dallas to salute stage, screen and television actors MALCOLM JAMAL WARNER, LORETTA DEVINE, MALIK YOBA and CASSI DAVIS. The Ties & Tux Gala is hosted by KYM WHITLEY. Singers FRENCHIE DAVIS and RHONDA ROSS will be the special guest entertainers.

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Get Your Copy of "MEDICINE" for the Soul! Featuring Ruben Studdard, Ann Nesby and Jasmine Guy.

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