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Dec. 1 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball presented by Capital One is coming to the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. The line-up includes One Direction, Calvin Harris, Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ellie Goulding, Zedd, Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth and DNCE. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Information:

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Dec. 1 106.1 KISS FM's Jingle Ball Victory Station image
Dec. 2 Muse with Phantogram
Dec. 3 Juan Gabriel
Dec. 6 Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant
Dec. 20 Trans Siberian Orchestra
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or

Dec. 2 The Muse Drones World Tour will see band perform for the first time "in the round" from the middle of the arena. The band is known for pushing boundaries in terms of their stage production and the Drones World Tour will be no exception. This stage design and configuration will give fans a true 360 degree audio/visual sensory experience. Muse has just completed a spectacular Summer European Festival run which saw some of the best reviews of their career. See them live with Phantogram at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information:

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:
  Dec. 2 David Bromberg Quintet
  Dec. 2 David Bromberg Quintet
  Dec. 3 DigiTour SlayBells Fire
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information:

Dec. 3 Juan Gabriel welcomes you along to join him in his multi-city journey to Noa Noa. This tour features a brand new fun and flirty production that will take you through Juan Gabriel's 45 year-artistic career, combining more than 50 talented musical acts including mariachi, orchestra, dancers, and backup singers together in a way that is sure to get you up out of your seat! See him in performance at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information:

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:
  Dec. 3 Marc Cohn
  Dec. 4 Marcia Ball
  Dec. 5 Paul Thorn
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information:

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:
Dec. 3 Kevin Gates - Islah Tour
Dec. 4 Gaelic Storm

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:
  Dec. 3 Parker McCollum
  Dec. 4 Drew Fish Band
  Dec. 6 Frank Gilligan
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information:

House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Dec. 3 Jennifer Nettles: Playing With Fire Tour
Dec. 5 King Diamond "Abigail In Concert 2015"
Dec. 6 The Noise Presents Between The Buried And Me
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

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:
Dec. 3 Tom Braxton. Dynamic, energetic, charismatic, and warm-hearted are just a few words that have been used to describe saxophonist Tom Braxton, whose distinct melodic sound has thrilled audiences of all ages from coast to coast and abroad for nearly two decades. During this set, Braxton will also perform festive arrangements of Christmas classics from his album Comfort and Joy.
Information: 214-922-1200 or

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:
Dec. 4 Doug Stone
Dec. 5 Kyle Hutton
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.

Clara-Jumi Kang Dec. 4 Be a part of the Violin Recital of the Year with Chamber Music International! For one night only in Dallas, this breathtaking concert will feature the return of Violinist Clara-Jumi Kang and Pianist Chih-Yi Chen in an elegant recital performance of Debussy, Ravel, Ysaˇe and Franck. Ticket prices range from $10 to $35. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Information:

Dec. 4-6 Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops. Radiant soprano Ava Pine returns with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. From sing-along carols to sacred choruses, this concert is a must-see event for the perfect Holiday season. Lawrence Loh conducts the DSO and Joshua Habermann is the director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Performances are at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Information:

Dec. 4, 6, 9, 12 The Dallas Opera presents Becoming Santa Claus. In an Elven kingdom in the Far, Far North, Prince Claus will celebrate his 13th birthday with the party to end all parties; however, a bright star has signaled a momentous birth. Claus decides to dazzle this newborn with an assortment of the very latest toys before discovering that love is the most treasured gift of all. A witty, wise and wonderful addition to your holidays! Performances are at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information:

Dec. 5 The Dallas Opera presents Bastien and Bastienne, part of the Dallas Opera's Family Season. One of Mozart's earliest works and written at age 12, Bastien and Bastienne is a comedic one-act opera that tells a tale of a young shepherdess, Bastienne, and her boyfriend Bastien. Bastienne believes her beau has fallen in love with a wealthy girl from the big city. Distressed about her plight, she runs into Colas, the town "magician," who has a few ideas of his own on how to reunite the young couple. The performance is at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information:

Dec. 6 Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant are performing together at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. on Dec. 6th with the Dallas POPS. The show will feature everyone's Christmas favorites that will undoubtedly be the most celebrated concert highlight of the holiday season. The two have been friends since the early 80's when Michael W. Smith was the musical director for Grant. As Smith's career picked up steam they began performing together and have often teamed up ever since. Their spirit of friendship resonates through every rendition of your favorite Christmas songs. With thirteen Christmas albums between the artists, fans are sure to experience the magic of the season in a way they never have before. Information:

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:
Dec. 11 The Milk Carton Kids
Dec. 12 Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:

GSO Dec. 18 This season, the Garland Symphony Orchestra will explore masterpieces inspired by visions of riches. December 18th features the GSO playing Holiday Treasures, including J. Strauss II's Treasure Waltz and Wendel's Jerusalem of Gold plus lots of holiday favorites with the Annual Carol Sing-along. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. in Garland. Information:

Dec. 20 Trans-Siberian Orchestra brings their 2015 Winter Tour to the American Airlines Center in two shows on December 20th. Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded in 1996 by Paul O'Neill. The Washington Post has called them "an arena-rock juggernaut", describing their music as "Pink Floyd meets The Who and Andrew Lloyd Weber." See them in concert at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. Information:

Jan. 16 "America's Tenor" Steve Amerson joins Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony in an evening of vocal fireworks, including favorites from Broadway shows My Fair Lady, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Jekyll & Hyde, Sweeney Todd, The Fantasticks and more. The performance also features beloved patriotic favorites from Shenandoah to America the Beautiful. Don't miss Hector Guzman, Steve Amerson and the Plano Symphony Orchestra in this special evening with "America's Tenor." The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Information:

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