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top 9 things to do in April

By D Magazine |

1. Disney on Ice:The Little Mermaid. April 6. You’ve seen the movie, bought the doll, rented the video, read the book, and memorized every word of the soundtrack. Now come see the ice show. Disney presents yet another rendition of the story your kids love- on ice. Reunion Arena. 214-373-8000.

2. The Boys Choir of Harlem and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

April 23-25. Forget the storybook history- the up-from-poverty success and Presidential honors. Instead, just listen. This is some of the most beautiful choral music in the world. The Boys Choir of Harlem has toured in 26 countries in Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and the U.S. and has released five albums. A soulful night at the Meyerson. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. 214-670-3600.

3. Black Crowes. April 10. Georgia’s latest Great Southern Band comes to Dallas. The Black Crowes aren’t well-groomed, sensitive, deep, or PC-and that’s exactly why they’re so good. Bronco Bowl, 2600 Fort Worth Ave. 214-943-1777.

4. South Pacific. April 7-May 2. There is nothing like a dame, and this one’s holding up well. Spend an enchanted evening watching Rodgers and Hammer-stein’s classic production, adapted from James A. Michener’s book; this year marks the 50th annversary of its Broadway debut. Arts District Theater, 2401 Flora St. 214-522-8499.

5. Evita.

April 6-11.Tins year marks the 20th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical. Bamsh thoughts of Madonna on the big screen from your mind-this is the real thing. Music Hall at Fair Park. 214-691-7200.

6. Moby Dick It takes flamboyance and energy to make a mixed-media opera out of Melville’s larger-than-life novel, and Laurie Anderson has plenty of each. The avant-garde maverick brings her adaptation to the stage for TITAS. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. 214-528-5576.

7. George Bush. April 27. The former president comes to town for the last in SMU’s Tate Lecture Series. McFarlin Auditorium. 214-768-8283.

8. Dallas Cup XX. March 28-April 4. How do you say “soccer il mom” in Dutch? Find out at the country’s premier youth soccer tournament. The annual event attracts teams from two dozen countries, playing in front of anxious parents and casual fans alike. Lake Highlands Stadium and other venues. 214-221-3636.

9. Mary Gordon. April 30. Gordon-author of In the Company of Women and Spending: A Utopian Divertimento– will read from her work in the last installment of the ’’Distinguished Writers” series. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. 214-922-1219.

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