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July 28 Denise Lee is back at Fair Park with a new cabaret show, "Too Old, Too Fat, Too Black - Songs I'll Never Sing On Broadway." Lee, who celebrates women who were inspiration for her show "Divas of American Music," has now compiled a list of songs she claims she'll never get to sing on the Great White Way. But why let that stop her! Come hear some of, what are sure to be, your favorite Broadway tunes as interpreted as only Denise Lee can. The performance is 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 at the Women's Museum at Fair Park. Admission is free. Information: deniseleeonstage.com.

Fair Park Station Wednesdays through July 29 Enjoy the free Summer Patio Music Series at Fair Park! A different musical artist performs every Wednesday night through July 29 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Fair Park Exposition Plaza turf near the Fair Park Station entrance. Coming up:
  July 29 Mrs. Thesis
There will be food trucks, drinks, beer and wine available. Bring your own blankets and chairs but no outside coolers are allowed. Information: www.fairpark.org.

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
July 30 Enanitos Verdes
July 31 KXT 91.7 Presents Los Lonely Boys
Aug. 1 As Cities Burn
Aug. 2 Social Distortion
The House of Blues is in the historic White Swan Building, 2200 N. Lamar St., between the West End and Victory Park. Information: 214-978-BLUE or houseofblues.com.

Thursday Night Live
Enjoy Thursday Night Live at the Dallas Museum of Art. Included in the lineup is Jazz in the Atrium every Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. FREE admission to performance; food and cocktails available for purchase. The lineup includes:
July 30 Rosana Eckert. Rosana Eckert is an internationally recognized live and studio vocalist, songwriter, and arranger, and a professor of vocal jazz at the University of North Texas. Always entertaining and fresh, with her unique arranging style and original story songs, she travels from traditional to modern jazz, from ballad to funk, from blues to bossa nova with ease. She has released four solo CDs and has performed with such jazz greats as Bobby McFerrin, Lyle Mays, George Duke, Christian McBride, and Jon Faddis, and as a sub in the Grammy Award–winning vocal quartet New York Voices.
Information: 214-922-1200 or dallasmuseumofart.org.

The Rustic The Rustic is a place where anyone can feel at home. Enjoy authentic local beers, wines, and spirits served by a friendly staff. Listen to live music from local and national artists. And take it all in from a phenomenal patio, under the big Texas sky. Coming soon:
  July 31 Shane Smith & The Saints
  Aug. 1 Mike and The Moonpies
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.com.

Poor David's Pub Poor David's Pub offers live music in a laid-back venue located just west of the Cedars Station. Coming up:
July 31 Tailgate Poets
Aug. 1 South Austin Moonlighters
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.

D-Link passing by the Kessler Theater The Kessler Theater is an Oak Cliff icon and recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. It opened in spring of 1942 as a movie theater and was taken over by Gene Autry in 1947. It closed in the 1950's and at some point the building was used as a church. Restored and reopened in 2010, The Kessler is now a live performance theater. Upcoming shows:
  July 31 Good Old War with special guests Elliot Root and Pete Hill
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

Granada Theater Enjoy music at the historic Granada Theater. Built in 1946, the Granada Theater opened during the Golden Age of Hollywood as a 700-seat first run movie house. Over the years, this classic example of Art Deco design has been renovated to host live events. Today, the recent installation of big-time sound and lighting systems helps ensure an improved concert experience. Upcoming shows include:
  July 31 Gorilla vs. Bear V
  Aug. 7 Gary P. Nunn
  Aug. 8 Monte Montgomery
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

Gexa Energy Pavilion Gexa Energy Pavilion hosts a diverse group of bands playing pop, rock, metal or country at the outdoor concert venue at Fair Park.
Aug. 1 Randy Rogers Band
Aug. 2 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
The Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: 214-421-1111 or livenation.com.

Through Aug. 1 Saturday evenings will once again be rockin' at the Dallas Zoo this summer, when the Safari Nights concert series features live music from original songwriters and tribute bands, extended hours and a chance to mingle with some of the Zoo's wildest stars. Guests can embrace a blend of nature and live music on shady Cat Green. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the show, or reserve a six-person cabana! Get close to stars of the Zoo's Animal Adventures outreach program and catch a special presentation of DinoSOAR, presented by Kimberly-Clark, the dynamic, interactive wildlife show featuring birds and mammals from all over the world. The concerts, which start at 7:00 p.m., will bring music to Texas' largest zoo until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, cold craft beer and wine. Coming up:
Aug. 1 The O's (roots rock)
The Dallas Zoo is located at 650 South R.L. Thornton Frwy. Information: dallaszoo.com.

Gilley's Dallas The South Side Ballroom, South Side Music Hall, The Loft and The Jack Daniel's Saloon are four of the venues in the Gilley's Dallas complex, 1135 S. Lamar. These venues feature top musical performances by today's most popular and up-and-coming bands. Coming up:
Aug. 1 311
Information: gilleysdallas.com

Aug. 6 Dale Watson performs as part of the Courtyard Texas Music Series 2015 at the Plano Courtyard Theater, 1509 Ave. H. Raised outside Houston, based in Austin, Dale Watson came to country music early and naturally. His musical roots and values are very much in evidence throughout Carryin' On, but the maturity of the material, the ambition of the arrangements, and the subtlety of his vocal performances distinguish the album from so much of Watson's earlier work. Don't miss the show at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 6. Information: www.plano.gov.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Aug. 10 Shania Twain Victory Station image
Sept. 18-19 Garth Brooks
Oct. 7 Mötley Crüe
Oct. 11 Ariana Grande
Oct. 15 Marc Anthony & Carlos Vives: UNIDO2
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.com.

Majestic Theatre
Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming musical performances include:
Sept. 19 Josh Garrels
Sept. 25 Hall and Oates
Sept. 26 KXT Presents An Evening with Mark Knopfler
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.liveatthemajestic.com.

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