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American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Mar. 4 Fleetwood Mac Victory Station image
Mar. 11 Chris Brown with Trey Songz and Tyga
Mar. 12 Miranda Lambert
Mar. 22 Stevie Wonder
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.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:
Mar. 4 Fifth Harmony – The Reflection Tour
Mar. 5 Above and Beyond
Mar. 6 Ryan Bingham
Information: gilleysdallas.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:
Mar. 5 Ledisi
Mar. 21 The Mavericks
Apr. 10-11,
Apr. 17, May 1
Big "D" Classic
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.liveatthemajestic.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:
Mar. 5 Marvin Stamm. Throughout his distinguished career, Marvin Stamm has been praised for both the art and the craft of trumpet playing. A graduate of North Texas State University, he has performed with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, the Duke Pearson Big Band, Frank Sinatra, and the Benny Goodman Sextet, among others. He has also recorded with artists such as Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, and Lena Horne. Stamm currently resides in New York and has released twelve of his own albums to much critical acclaim.
Information: 214-922-1200 or dallasmuseumofart.org.

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Mar. 5 Wild Child
Mar. 7 The Expendables: Winter Blackout 2015 with Ballyhoo! and Katastro
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.

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:
  Mar. 6 Guy Forsyth
  Mar. 7 Red Molly
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

Poor David's Pub Poor David's Pub offers live music in a laid-back venue.
Coming up:
Mar. 6 Meiko with Lex Land
Mar. 7 Shake Russell and Michael Hearne with Tom Faulkner
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.

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:
  Mar. 6 James McMurtry
  Mar. 7 Shpongle
  Mar. 8 Greensky Bluegrass
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

Mar. 12-15 Romeo and Juliet. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra features a trio of DSO debuts. Case Scaglione, Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, makes his conducting debut. As her debut with the DSO, pianist Lucille Chung performs young Dallas composer Chase Dobson's Piano Concerto No. 1. Dobson is currently studying at Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts, and his works have been heard around Dallas and nationally on the radio program From the Top. Also included in the program are Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet and Schumann's Symphony No. 2. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Information: www.mydso.com.

Mar. 13, 15, 18, 21, 27, 29 The Dallas Opera performs La bohème by Giacomo Puccini. Puccini's passionate and timeless masterpiece is presented in a beloved period production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Peter J. Hall. Starring soprano Ana María Martínez as Mimi and tenor Bryan Hymel as Rodolfo at the head of an all-star international cast. This witty and romantic celebration of life lived “on the fringe” will be staged by Peter Kazaras and conducted by Riccardo Frizza in his company debut. Six performances are set for the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information: dallasopera.org.

Apr. 23 Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX is at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richarson. Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of the rock group STYX. The Chicago-based band originated in 1962 when 14 year old DeYoung and brothers John and Chuck Panozzo gathered in the basement of his childhood home to form one of America's most successful and enduring bands. He wrote and sang several classics including: Lady, Come Sail Away, Best of Times, Mr. Roboto, Show Me the Way, Desert Moon, Don't Let It End, and the 1979 Peoples Choice Award winner, Babe. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.

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