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September 2018

Journalism & The Arts

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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The Sammons Center continues its 30th anniversary celebration with “Journalism & The Arts,” a free reception and panel discussion on Thursday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. Beginning with the reception to thank local journalists who cover the arts, the event is highlighted by “Keeping the Muse in the News,” a panel discussion addressing ways that journalists and arts groups can work together more effectively during a time of great changes in newsrooms, communications technology and consumer habits. Representing various forms of…

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October 2018

Sammons Jazz: Swing, Swing, Swing

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Get your taste buds ready for The Texas Gypsies’ award-winning recipe of vintage jazzy swing made with the hep cat sounds of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, a dash of Western Swing, a sprinkle of Gypsy Jazz, and a pinch of Retro Deco. The Gypsies are leader Steve Curry on guitar, Brian Standridge on trumpet, Eugene Lebeaux on trombone, Mike Sizer on sax, Dale Morris, Jr. on violin, Drew Phelps on bass, and Andrew Griffith on drums. Whether adding a…

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Sammons Cabaret: Shelley Kenneavy

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

The Carson Series of Sammons Cabaret continues its fall 2018 season with the vivacious Shelley Kenneavy. Shelley presents "The Best of the Worst, Songs from Broadway Flops - Part II," another endearing show of songs from Broadway productions that didn’t win the hearts of audiences or critics, much less long runs or Tony Awards. Much like her renditions of “So Long Dude” and “Shopping Around” in previous appearances at the Sammons Center, Shelley gives these seldom-heard songs new life thanks…

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November 2018

Sammons Jazz: Ladies Jazz Night

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

The talented and inspirational saxophonist Rachella Parks-Washington blows into Sammons Jazz with her trademark uplifting jazz sounds. Since 2001, when she was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, Rachella has concentrated on the power of music as a healing element. Joining her onstage for the first set are Nate Young on piano, Leonard Howard on violin, Chris DeRose on guitar, Jared Durham on bass, Vol Thompson on drums, and Mark Whitsett on percussion. Two outstanding vocalists, Andrea Wallace and Simone Jackson, soar into…

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Sammons Cabaret: Tony Hakim

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Whether as a brilliant singer/guitarist or as the affable owner of The Kitchen Café, Tony Hakim has been a positive force in North Texas. Tony brings his mellow guitar playing and winsome vocals to the Carson Series of Sammons Cabaret in a two-set tribute to Glen Campbell, another singer/guitarist beloved for his authentic style. With a far-ranging repertoire that echoes Campbell’s, Tony’s show promises to be a memorable evening of heartfelt music and fascinating stories about the performer who delivered…

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December 2018

Sammons Jazz: O.P. to King Cole: My Favorite Trios

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meadows Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Sammons Jazz Artistic Director and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones salutes his two favorite trios, the Oscar Peterson Trio and the Nat King Cole Trio to wrap up the fall season. His love for these legendary groups grew from the tremendous piano playing they exhibited and their feel-good swinging music. Arlington plays Oscar Peterson, who was called O.P. by his friends, in the first set and Nat King Cole in an unforgettable second set. He is joined by James Driscoll on…

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Sammons Cabaret: Jodi Crawford Wright

December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kurth Hall, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219 United States
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$45

Lucky theater-goers know her from local productions such as “Nunsense,” “Boy from Oz,” and “The Sound of Music” while opera fans have enjoyed her performances in “Die Fledermaus,” “Suor Angelica,” and “Masque of Angels.” Jodi Crawford Wright has bewitched cabaret audiences across North Texas and thrilled audiences in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi when she sang as a guest soloist with various ballet companies. Jodi, who recently performed at the Astrid Merriman Cabaret & Cabernet Fete, brings an expansive vocal range…

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