Making Dallas Even Better
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The first three concerts of the Dallas Symphony’s 2015/2016 season explore important Romantic symphonies by Mahler, Brahms, and Bruckner. With Music Director Jaap van Zweden at the podium and soloists Hélène Grimaud (piano) and Midori (violin) tackling concertos by Ravel and Sibelius, all three of these concerts are definitely worth hearing. --Catherine Womack.
If it's true that everything is bigger in Texas, than nothing is bigger than the State Fair. How many other state fairs boast a 55-foot tall talking cowboy statue, much less one built to replace the last towering cowpoke after its spectacular immolation?
Look for fried everything -- new delicacies this year include a pricey fried lobster and a bacon margarita -- and a number of daily new shows and attractions, including an exhibition about the history of Texas music and a pyrotechnic-heavy "illumination sensation." The usual suspects (midway games and rides, livestock shows, rodeo events, car shows, and such) will be back in full force. A new "Thrifty Thursdays" intiative makes it an ideal time to go for deals on some of the fair's favorite eats, but you can't go wrong spending any day of the week at one of the biggest events of the year.
Local playwright Donald Fowler's ambitious musical about Jack The Ripper will see its world premiere as a full production -- its origin can be traced back to a staged reading at the 2010 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival. Creep has had a long road to the stage, but producers (and the donors who helped make the production a reality) are hopeful it will have a long run ahead.
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