Have a A Jazzy Christmas in Fort Worth

A5A  10th Annual A Jazzy Christmas

Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8 pm
Admission: $15

The  5th Avenue Jazz Collective, a group of like minded jazz musicians creating original jazz compositions;  LaFeet Tap Ensemble & HardSoles, the adult and youth tap companies who share their love and performance of Tap, the only American Dance form with the community;  and the 5th Avenue Hi-Notes, a vocal chorus who sing for the sheer joy of singing and will sing for any occasion.

Enjoy an evening of live Jazz and a Tap Dance Revue featuring  Joe Rogers on piano, Dave Williams on Saxophone with special guest vocalist, Robert Rouse and performances by members of LaFeet Tap Ensemble and HardSoles.

Call the 5th Avenue Jazz Collective for more information. Call 817-923-9500, visit their  location at 1628 5th Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76104, or by e-mail at:artsfifthavenue@aol.com.

Upcoming Events in 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011, 4:00 -6:00 PM
$10 donation


A classically-trained singer, a performance poet, two professional modern dancers and others come together for a night of round-robin style performance, Rachel Shirk, Tammy Melody Gomez, Robbie Cook, Jennifer Maybus-Cook.

8th Annual Django Reinhardt Festival

January 21, 22 & 23, 2011

Enjoy three nights of film live music and French ambience. The  ticket price includes a “taste” of Country French cuisine, other concessions available by donation. Admission is $15 per night or buy a  3 night ticket for $30.

Festival Schedule

Friday – Doors Open at 6:30 pm

7:00 pm:   Film: Saved From the Flames: 54 Rare & Restored Films 1896-1944. Restored footage of Django Reinhardt. Directed By Segundo de Chomon and Emil Cohl.

8:00 pm: Music by Continental  Graffetti: Katie Holmes: Fiddle &Vocals, Olivier Giraud: Guitar&Vocals,  Morgan Thompson: Bass, Chris Trafton: Drums

Saturday – Doors Open at 6:30 pm

7:00 pm: Film – Latcho Drom. “Bonne Route” FRANCE: 1996 -100 min. colour. Director: Tony Gatlif’s  documentary on the history of Gypsies and their music.

8:00 pm:  Music by: Gypsy Moon – Ray & Linda Sriro on Guitar followed by YO! GADJO – Slim Richey/Guitar, MeauxJeaux/Bass, Ruby Jane/Violin, Dennis Ludiker/Mandolin, Django Porter/Guitar

Sunday – Doors open at 5:30pm

6:00 pm: Film – Romane, the Gypsy Sound 64 min. Bransong Music, 1993.

7:00 pm:  Music by String Theory Manouche– Kim Platko/Guitar, Mark Menikos/Violin, Sam Walker/Guitar, Jonathan Faher/Bass

Workshops: All Classes $25

Saturday, January 22, 2011

1:00 – 2:15pm The Grappelli Workshop: Katie Holmes

1:00 – 2:15pm Gypsy Swing Workshop: Oliver Giraud

2:30-3:45 pm Gypsy Jazz Guitar & Gypsy Chords Beginner: Linda Sriro

2:30-3:45 pm Gypsy Jazz Guitar & Gypsy Chords Intermediate: Ray Sriro

4:00 pm Discussion of Django Technique – Oliver Giraud – FREE with paid Workshop

Sunday, January 23, 1011

Instruction by Kim Platko of  String Theory Manouche & Café Noir founder

2:00-3:15 pm Gypsy Jazz Guitar & Gypsy Chords Intermediate

3:30-4:45 pm Gypsy Jazz Guitar & Gypsy Chords Advanced

The Heard’s Holiday Trail of Lights in McKinney, TX

See thousands of twinkling holiday lights along a nature trail and enjoy festive activities!

Bundle up your family and visit the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary to experience the most unique holiday lighting display in North Texas. Enjoy the 2nd annual Heard Holiday Trail of Lights. See thousands of holiday décor and lights—many synchronized to holiday music-for a ½ mile along the Heard nature trails.

Take photos with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive, decorated cabin also along the trail. Listen to live holiday music in the Heard outdoor amphitheater and enjoy hot beverages. Support the Heard and have fun at this family-friendly fundraiser.

Holiday Entertainment

Friday night, December 17, from 6:30 to 8:30PM: KLTY will broadcast live from our outdoor amphitheatre stage.

Saturday night, December 18, from 7 to 8PM: The ever-popular “Black Prairie Band” will return with their festive renditions of some favorite holiday tunes.

Sunday night, December 19, from 7 to 8PM: Traditional holiday favorites will headline with a special concert performed by The McKinney Community Band.

Friday, December 17: North Texas Women’s Barbershop Chorus in Allen, Texas entertain as strolling Christmas carolers.

Based off of last year’s record crowds, we  recommend purchasing your tickets on-line in order to avoid long lines at the door. Keep in mind tickets are only good for the date purchased.

This is a fundraising event, there are no refunds, group rates nor senior citizen discounts. In the event of inclement weather, postponement or rescheduling of the event will be posted on our website and on our main phone mail message by noon on the day of the event. General Admission Passes, Free Passes, or Discount Coupons may not be used at this event.

Order Tickets Online

Friday, December 17, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Admission Information

Online, Advance Adult –$6

Online, Advance Child (3-12) — $4

At Door, Adult — $7

At door, Child (3-12) — $5

Ages 2 and under are free

Celebrate the Holidays with the Las Colinas Symphony

Holiday Celebration Concert

Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 8:00PM
Irving Arts Center – Carpenter Hall

Start your holiday season with a heartwarming evening with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra and the critically acclaimed John Pickle, tenor. The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra‘s concerts are beloved family tradition. And you’ll see why, when the orchestra brings their signature warmth and Robert Austin’s humor to a program of traditional and contemporary holiday songs! Don’t miss favorites like Sleigh Ride and March of the Toys, just to name a few!

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the Holiday Season with music by Hadyn, Vaughan Williams, Finzi, and more! Plus the Annual Holiday Carol Sing-along!

Give the Gift of Music this Holiday Season in honor of the holidays,special occasion, or in memory or honor of someone special.

Bring the whole family to one concert or two for as low as $80!

Call 972-252-4800 or  Order your tickets online for this special holiday event.