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April 2015

"wading home: An opera of new orleans"
music by mary alice rich
libretto by mary alice rich and rosalyn story
Based on Wading Home: a Novel of New Orleans by Rosalyn Story
Thursday, 2 @ 7:30pm
Dallas City Performance Hall
Downtown Dallas Arts District
2520 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201
Donation - Pay What You Can (benefiting The Roots of Music after-school program in New Orleans and the Bruce Foote Scholarship Foundation in Dallas)

This is a dramatic story of one family's struggle to overcome obstacles in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Performed by some of Dallas/Fort Worth's best performing artists, this concert version presentation promises to be a premiere evening of first class opera.


poetry smash #5
Thursday, 9 @ 7:30pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre | $10

It’s a night where poets assemble and the audience gathers around the stage to ‘Amen’ the word from a new generation of lyrical voices in a night of open mic. Coordinated by Brenda Randall.


promising young artist series
4th annual budding rose concert

Friday, 17 @ 10am
Student Morning Performance | $5
Saturday, 18 @ 8pm
Public Performance
Naomi Bruton Main Stage | $10

Music is in the air yet again when more than 300 budding singers from Dallas Independent School District’s W.H. Atwell Law Academy, Fred F. Florence, John B. Hood, Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, Irma L. Rangel Young Women’s Leadership Academy, Sarah Zumwalt, T.W. Browne, Seagoville middle schools and Umphrey Lee Elementary School combine their voices as one rose performing classical, pop, Broadway, spirituals and gospel in this spring concert. Special Lobby music by Rangel Hand Bell Choir. Coordinated by Stevon Harris.


poets n jazz #3
Featuring Zemill & Se7en
Friday, 17 & Saturday, 18 @ 9pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre | $10

Dallas audiences just can’t get enough of two of Texas’ spoken word poets, ZEMILL and SE7EN. They’re going to jazz it up again for a third consecutive season!


the playwright's spotlight
"shell of a man"

Featuring the work of Donna M. Carbone
Sunday, 19 @ 15 pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ pay what you can

He calls himself Robert L. He tasted the prejudice of a Southern upbringing. He was conceived without love to a 16 year old girl, given away to foster parents, picked his first bag of cotton at age 2 and joined the Army and sent to Vietnam at age 18. He became hard, lost faith and saw death and wanted to die. When Robert came home, he became a father, law enforcement officer, union president and a janitor. He gave his heart to a woman, his soul to his child, dedication to his country and loyalty to his employers. They gave little in return. Robert suffers with PTSD and thankful, he’s still alive to tell writer DONNA M. CARBONE his chilling story about the many veterans in need of help. Stage Reading coordinated by actor/director


ties & tux GALA
"A Night of Hollywood Glamour and Dallas Glitter"

Saturday, 25 @ 6 pm
Hilton Anatole
2100 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207

It’s a night of elegance, honor, dining, dancing and some of the best performance entertainment from TBAAL youth who are destined to become some of America’s biggest stars! If you missed the past two years of this first-class event, then you’ll not want to miss Ties and Tux III. This is a benefit fundraiser to support TBAAL’s Youth Arts-and-Education program. Hosted by TBAAL Board of Directors.
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