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The Return of The “Ureal” Gretzky

Dallas has never been much of a hockey town, espocially after the minor-league Dallas BlackHawks hockey team passed away six years ago without a whimper. So who would have thought that last year’s showdown in Reunion Arena between the two-time Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers {with star player Wayne “Great” Gretzky) and the Detroit Red Wings would be the third highest grossing sporting event in Reunion Arena’s history? It wasn’t the greatest game ever played, by the victorious Edmonton Oilers,but it was the greatest game they had ever played in Reunion Arena. It was the only-game they had ever played, in Reunion Arena. Until now. Events Inc., a local sports marketing firm that organized last year’s game, has done it again. On Septemher 30. at 7:30 pm, the Great Gretzky and his Edmonton Oilers will face off in Reunion against the Philadelphia Flyers in a Stanley Cup Finals rematch. The Flyers are led by rightwinger and leading scorer Tim Kerr and defenseman Mark Howe, son of former NHL great Gordie Howe. The Oilers will again be led by Wayne Gretzky, considered by most experts and fans to be the greatest player ever. Gretzky has been named the league’s Most Valuable Player in each of his seven years in the NHL. Tickets are $30, $25. $16, & $12 and are available at all Rain bow-Ticket master locations. To charge by phone with MasterCard/Visa, call 787-2000. (metro) 787-1500. or (800) 992-8000 (in Texas).


Three Generations of Wyeths

In the beginning there was Newell Convers Wyeth, and N.C. painted unforgettable illustrations for “Robin Hood” and “Treasure Island” and other children’s classics. And they were good. And N.C. Wyeth begat Andrew Wyeth. and Andrew painted austere and somewhat melancholy pictures of his neighbors and their lands and their farms. And they were good. And Andrew Wyeth begat Jamie Wyeth, and Jamie painted portraits of John F. Kennedy and Andy Warhol and of a very large sow. And they were pretty good, though perhaps not quite as good as what N.C. and Andrew Wyeth had painted.

All this painting and begetting has produced the most famous American art dynasty since Pennsylvania’s painting Peales, and that dynasty is the subject of “An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art,” the immensely popular international loan exhibit opening at the Dallas Museum of Art this month after successful visits to Washington. Moscow, and points east. Organized by the Brandywine River Museum at Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, in the heart of Wyeth Country, the show includes, between grandfather, father, and son, no less than 115 works. Among them are pictures that are now considered American classics, such as N.C. Wyeth’s “Blind Pew,” as well as paintings by Andrew and Jamie Wyeth that have never before been exhibited, including three of the “Helga” pictures from the series by Andrew Wyeth that so astonished the art world a few months ago. “An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art,” Sept 29-Nov 29 at the Dallas Museum of Art, J717N Harwood. Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10-5; Thur 10-9; Sun noon-5. 922-0220. – Ken Barrow


Dancing Under the Stars

There’s late summer magic under the stars this month at the Dallas Dance Festival. A notable collaborative effort of three local dance companies, the annual showcase features the art of dance in pure classical form from the Dallas Ballet, the scintillating athleticism of modern dance as practiced, by Dancers Unlimited, and the energetic power of motion from the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. All this will take place in front of a dramatic backdrop of the downtown skyline, with the stars of September peeking out overhead. A favorite of both long-time balletomanes and newcomers to the joy of dance, the Dallas Dance Festival runs for three consecutive evenings, Sept 3,4, & 5 at sundown at the Ross Avenue Plaza by the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood. Free. 744^396. -Wayne Lee Gay


The 500, Inc.’s Montage ’87

Since its inception. The 500, Inc. has raised and contributed more than $5,000,000 to the arts of Dallas. During the 1984 Republican National Convention, the city asked the youthful philanthropists to sponsor a European-style street fair and arts festival in the Arts District. Montage, as the festival is known, is The 500^ newest fund-raising event, but it has quickly become a popular money-maker for the organization and will return to the Arts District September 26 and 27.

Montage ’87 will be anchored by four stages, featuring constant live entertainment for all ages and interests. The surrounding area will be filled with colorful exhibit booths for artists, musicians, dancers, and craftsmen. Restaurants from around the city will set up booths to provide samplings of specially food and drink, while strolling jugglers, clowns, and mimes entertain. A new feature to Montage ’87 will be an Arts District l0K run.

Tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the gate. Tickets and 10K information can be obtained through The 500, Inc. office at 361-2011.


Norman Lundin. Walls, doors, comers, ceilings- indeed, any clean, lighted place that can catch and hold light and space-are Hie objects of tile paintings and drawings by this artist, Sept 10-Nov 7 at Adams-Middleton Gallery, .1000 Maple, Tue-Fri 10 am-6 pm. Sat II am-5 p.m. 871-7080.

Masterpieces of Impressionism. One of the world’s greatest collections of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. London’s famed Courtauld Collection, goes (raveling. Tickets. S3 at the door- Through Sept 27 a! the Kimbell An Museum. 3333 Camp Bowie. Fort Worth. Tue-Sat H) am-5 pm. Sun II am-5 pm. (817) 332-8451.

Franco da Cignone. Local artist and restaurateur Franco du Cignone describes his distinctive an form as “pluralism.” His paintings are balanced and intentional compositions with free-flowing lines and patches of color that allow each viewer the freedom to interpret the image in many ways. Through Sept 30 at Kurt Niven Fine Art, in the Oak Lawn Design Plaza, 1444 Oak Lawn. Suite 525. Mon-Fri II fiin-4:30pm. 741-4252.

Jacob Lawrenca. Since the days of the Great Depression. Lawrence has been painting the social and political life of black Americans in a style as fresh as folk art, as sophisticated as the Renaissance masters. Through Sept 6at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood Tue. Wed. Fri. Sat 10 am-5 pm; Thur 10 am-9 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. 922-0220.

Hiroshi Yoshida. The centuries-old an form of ukiyo-e, or wood-block printing, was on the verge of extinction in 1915 when this young Japanese artist rediscovered and rejuvenated it in a series of beautiful views of Japan. Through Sept 27 at the Dallas Museum of An, 1717 N Harwood. Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 10 am-5 pm; Thur 10 am-9 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. 922-0220.

Richard Morris Hunt. For thirty-five years, from the Civil War to the turn of the century. Hunt practically was American architecture, and Hie projects illustrated in these drawings-the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty, the New York Tribune, and numerous mansions-came to stand for an era. Sep? 12-Oct 25 at the Amon Carter Museum. 3501 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm. Sun 1 pm-5:30 pm. (817) 738-1933.

Australian Painting and Sculpture

Current art from Europe is seen frequently in this country- ever recently in Dallas-but, artistically speak ing, Australia still remains relatively unexplored territory, Am* yet, so?e very intriguing art is being ?de Don tinder “Voyage of Discovery-Australian Painting and Sculpture 1987,” at the Crescent Gallery, samples the word of twenty artists. Though they work in a variety of styles from realistic to abstract they share three things: all are at mid-career, al are well known in their homeland, and all deserve to be better known here. The show continues through Oct 5 at the Crescent Gallery, third level of The Crescent, Maple at Cedar Springs. Non-Sat 10-6, Thur 10-7. 871-3550.

William Clift. A student of the great Paul Caponigro and a resident of Santa Fe. Gift is a photographer of the Southwestern landscape in the dramatic, light-drenched tradition of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, Through Sept 6 al the Aman Carter Museum, .1501 Camp Bowie. Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm. Sun 1 pm-5:30 pin. (817) 738-1933.

Tales of Japan. The second installment of a two-pan exhibit of Japanese scrolls and prints from the superb New York Public Library uni Ion ion goes on display. Through Sept 27 al the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie. Fort Worth. Tue-Sat 10 am-5 pm. Sun 11 am-5 pm. (817) 332-8451.


Maria Benitez Spaniah Dane* Company. The Dallas Classic Guitar Society opens its season with an evening of flamenco starring Maria Benitez. Sept 15 at 8 pm at the Majestic Theatre, 1925 Kim. Tickets $20-$5. 521-0844.

Dallas Ballet. The season opens with a new production of the classic La Sylphide, with sets by José ’Varona and Flemming Flindt’s choreography after Bournonville to the music of Lovenskjold. Sept 22. 24. 25, & 26 at H pm and Sept 27 at 2 pm & 8 pm. Tickets S32-S5. 744-4430. Dallas Dance Festival. Dallas Ballet. Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Dancers Unlimited collaborate for a three-evening showcase. Sept 3, 4, & 5 at sundown on the Ross Avenue Plaza at the Dalla? Museum of Art. 1717 N Hi!rwood. Downtown. Free. 744-4396,

The International Theatrical Arts Society. The Twyla Tharp Dance Company performs In the Upper Room (music by Glass), Baker’s Dozen (music by Willie “The Lion” Smith), and Ballare (music by Mozart). Sept 25 & 26 at 8 pm at McFarlin Auditorium. SMU. Tickets S25-S5. 528-5576.


Blockbuster, Sound Warehouse, Video Works. Movies scheduled for release this month in these video stores: Bedroom Win/law. Brighton Beach Memoirs, Critical Condition, Crocodile Dundee, The Fringe Dwellers. Nightmare on Elm Street III, Over the Top. Three Amigos.


CHburn Concerts. The Guameri Siring Quartet performs Ravel’s Quartet in F. Bartok’s Fourth Quartet, and Haydn’s Quartet in E flat, Opus 33, No. 2, Sept 22 at 8 pm at Ed Landreth Auditorium, University at Cantey, TCU, Fort Worth. Tickets S20-S15. £817) 738-6533.

Dallas Chamber Orchestra. The tenth anniversary season opens with a concert including J.S. Bach’s Suite No.

2 in B minor for flute and strings, Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and a violin concerto with soloist Delmar Pettys. Sept 27 at 7 pm at Caruth Auditorium. Owen Arts Center SMU. Tickets $12 826-6974.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Subscription Concerts. Sept 4 & 5: Eduardo Mata conducts Dvorak’s Carnival Overture. Beethoven’s Filth Symphony, and Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor with soloist Piochas Zukerman. Sept 10, 12. & 13: The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio joins Mata for a performance of Beethoven s Triple Concerto for piano, violin, and cello in a concert also including Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and la Valse and Hikes Nobles et Sentimentales by Ravel. Sept 18 & 19: Mata conducts Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments. Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor. Sept 25 & 26: Guest conductor Robert Shaw conducts Brahms’s Tragic Overture, Lutoslawsfi’s Concerto for Orchestra; and Duru-fle’s Requiem for chorus and orchestra in a concert featuring the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Thur-Sat at 8:15pm, Sun at 2:30 pm at Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets S22-S8.50 for Thur-Sat, SI6-$7 Sun. 692-0203.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Special Event*. Andre Previn conducts London’s Royal Philharmonie Orchestra. Sept 20at 8:15 pm at Fair Park Music Hall. Tickets S30-S10. 692-0203.

Fort Worm Symphony Pops. Sept 12: Doc Severinsen conducts H “Pops in the Park” concert in 7:30 pm at the Botanical Gardens. Fort Worth. Tickets $12. Sept 13 Red and the Red Hots join the orchestra for a second “Pops in the Park” concert at 5 pm at the Botanical Gardens. Tickets $6-Sept 25 & 26: The Temptations open the Pops subscription season at 8 pm at Tarrant County Convention Center Theatre. 1101 Houston. Fort Worth. Tickets $20-512. (817) 926-8831, (817) 335-9000.

Meadows School of the Arts, Sept 6: A pair of recitals showcase new students in the organ department at 3:15 pm and 8:15 pm. Sept 14: Larry Palmer, harpsichord, faculty recital Sept 30: SMU Wind Ensemble. All concerts at Caruth Auditorium. SMU. at 8:15 pm unless otherwise noted. Free. 692-3510.


Cats. Based on T.S. Eliot’s volume of light verse. “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” this play features all of its performers costumed as cats. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Cats sel a Fair Park Box Office record in 1986. Through Aug 30 in the Music Hall at Fair Park. Tickets $35-S5 and are available at all Rainbow-Ticketmaster outlets and at the State Fair Box Office, 6031 Berkshire Lane. 691-7200.

Man of La Manche. Don Quixote’s Impossible Dream lives in this classic musical. Through Sept 27 at the Dallas Repertory Theatre. 150 NorthPark Center. 369-8966.

Captain Blood. This fun, audience-participation play is a swashbuckling melodrama on the high seas, complete with pirates, ship batik’s. awl sword fights. Through Oct 3 at the Greenville Avenue Pocket Sandwich Theatre. I6U Greenville. 821-1860.


Old Oak Cliff’s Ninth Annual Tour of Hornet. The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League mll hold its Ninth Annual Tour of Homes and Arts Festival Sept 19 & 20- There will be ten homes on the tour. The festival will include art vendors and exhibits, food and live entertainment For more information, contact the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce at 943-4567,

Third Annual Rowlett Creek Combined Driving Event. Sponsored by the Texas Morgan Horse Club, this event could be considered a triathlon for horses. The Combined Driving Event tests the horse and driver of a buggy in three phases: dressage, cross-country, and the obstacle course. Spectators will be transported to various areas of the 1.000-acre Indian Creek Ranch for the best vantage points. Sept 19 & 20 beginning each morning at 9 am at Indian Creek Ranch on State Hwy 78, west of Leonard and north Of McKinney. Turn east off 121 at Hwy 160, then left on 78. For more info call Géorgie Green at (214) 424-0821,

The Boys of ’61. An Old City Park exhibit of the life of the Confederate and Union Soldier of the Civil War features artifacts, uniforms, and photographs from the Civil War. Medicine in the Held is represented through items such as a wooden surgical kit. a crutch, and photos-including an 1863 photo of a soldier undergoing an operation while his comrade holds a chloroform-soaked rag over Ins face-Through Sept 13 at Old City Park, 1717 Gano, 421-5141.


Manufacturers Hanover Corporate Challenge

The fifth annual Manufacturers Hanover Corporate Challenge 3.5-mile road race will kick off Thursday eve ning, September 24, at Dallas City Hall Plaza. More than 3,000 runners, representing more than 200 companies in fields such as banking, law, advertising, retail, and government agencies, will participate in this running event designed to provide athletic competition within the corporate sector while promoting physical fitness for individuals. Winners will be flown to New tort City for the Manufacturers Hanover Corporate Challenge National Championship. Men’s teams consist of five members, women’s teams have three members, and coed teams have four members. Corporate running teams should sign up for the race through the SMU Track Office. Mcn>dy Col iseum. 692-3575 or 692-3517.

Texas Rangers. Arlington Stadium, Arlington. Tickets;$9fieldandme7/;inine, 5>K reserved. S7 plaza, $5 reserved grandstand, $3.75 general admission, $2.25 children under thirteen general admission, available at all Rainbow-Tick-etmaster outlets. Sears stores, Joskes stores, and Arlington Stadium ticket office. Home games start at 7:35 pm unless otherwise noted. Metro 273-5100.

Sept 4-6 Detroit Tigers

14-16 Oakland A’s

18 & 19 California Angels

20 California Angels 2:05 pm

28-30 Minnesota Twins