The Dallas Arboretum Celebrates Black Heritage

The Dallas Arboretum has set the date for the 3rd annual Black Heritage Celebration (BHC), presented by Bank of America, for May 6 and Sunday, May 7. The 2-day event will take place in the 66-acre garden overlooking White Rock Lake and will feature chef demonstrations, musicians, Black-owned vendors, a fashion show, and an entrepreneur showcase. Black Heritage Celebration is open to the public and is included in the general admission to the Dallas Arboretum.

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Verdigris Ensemble in SHAMS

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience!

Verdigris Ensemble performs SHAMS, a unique musical and visual collaboration with the Crow Museum of Asian Art.

This powerful performance incorporates 16 voices, a string quartet, pre-recorded sounds, visual projection, and staging.SHAMS boasts the most extensive collection worldwide of Rumi (13th-century Persian mystic) poetry set to music in its original Persian (Farsi) language.

A powerful performance three years in the making, featuring:

  • Music by Sahba Aminikia
  • Poetry from the original text, Divani Shams, by Iranian American author Zara Houshmand.
  • Art by Kevork Mourad
  • Performed by Verdigris Ensemble of 16 voices
  • String Quartet by Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Conceived and directed by Sam Brukhman

Performance Dates: April 14-16, 2023
Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District
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Arts & Letters Live Spring 2023 Lineup

arts and letters live 2023

Featuring Gabrielle Zevin, Colson Whitehead, Abraham Verghese, and more! 

The Dallas Museums of Art’s Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series featuring award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. This year’s spring lineup of authors includes Colson Whitehead, Abraham Verghese, and more

  • April 4 – New York Times best-selling author of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and TomorrowGabrielle Zevin
  • April 11 – Author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V. E. Schwab [SOLD OUT]
  • April 16 – Master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers, David Sedaris. This popular event will sell out fast!
  • April 19 – Great (Women) Painters: In conversation with four artists featured in the book, Jennifer Guidi, Tschabalala Self, Genesis Tramaine, and Lisa Yuskavage. 
  • April 25 – New York Times bestselling author of  The Wager, David Grann. (Ticket prices include a hardcover copy of The Wager.
  • May 9 -Author of Cutting for Stone and The Covenant of Water, Abraham Verghese (Optional ticket + book bundle VIRTUAL)
  • May 18 – R. F. Kuang, author of the New York Times bestselling book Juniper Song. (All tickets include a hardcover copy of Yellowface.)
  • June 7 – National Book Award winner and New Yorker essential read, The Rabbit Hutch, Tess Gunty: In conversation with Ben Fountain
  • July 25 -Acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Nickel Boys, The Underground Railroad, and his latest work, Crook Manifesto, Colson Whitehead. (This event does not include a book signing; however, all copies of Crook Manifesto purchased as part of a book bundle will be pre-signed by the author.)
For more information and to order tickets for Arts & Letters LIVE!

The Thorn Theatrical Event Comes to Music Hall at Fair

Deeply Moving Theatrical Event THE THORN
Opens Soon for Limited Run
March 8 & 9 at the Music Hall at Fair Park

The Thorn Heaven

For more than 25 years, in front of more than 1 million people, THE THORN has shared history’s most epic story spectacularly: God’s love for the world amidst the spiritual battle for all of humanity. Best described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, THE THORN is an immersive stage show featuring emotionally powerful music, drama, aerial acts, movement arts, modern dance, and big visual effects.

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