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Garland Symphony Orchestra
Through May For the 2013-14 Concert Season, the Garland Symphony Orchestra will bring to you masterworks and more, plus music for the dance by Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Kodaly, Verdi, and many more. Joining the orchestra will be a stellar array of distinguished guest artists, including guest conductors Leandro Carvalho from Brazil and Alberto Correa from Colombia. Texas pianist and 2013 Van Cliburn competitor, Alex McDonald will return for a solo appearance. Coming soon:
  Apr. 18 Nicholas Arbolino, Oboe
The Garland Symphony Orchestra performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. Information:

Poor David's Pub Poor David's Pub offers live music in a laid-back venue.
Coming up:
Apr. 18 The Roosevelts with Dan Dyer
Apr. 19 2nd Annual Bugs Henderson Memorial Concert and Jam
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
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:
  Apr. 18 The Sounds
  Apr. 19 Devin The Dude
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information:

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Apr. 18 Umphrey's McGee
Apr. 19 Green River Ordinance - Kicking Up Dust Tour
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

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:
Apr. 19 365 Live Entertainment presents: Curren$y
Apr. 23 Phantogram
Apr. 25 Scoremore Presents Trae tha Truth

Patio Sessions Through May 29 Patio Sessions is the AT&T Performing Art Center's outdoor live music series on Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. through May. The shows are expertly curated with top local acts like Daniel Hart, Ryan Thomas Becker and many others, performing in front of the huge reflecting pool located on the Center's lawn. The series invites you to bring the kids and a blanket and enjoy the agreeable weather. Admission is free. Patio Sessions Food Trucks are available from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Coming up:
  Apr. 24 The Cush with Diamond Age
  May 1 ZHORA with Ronnie Heart
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is located at 2403 Flora St. in the Arts District. Information:

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:
Apr. 24 String Theory Manouche
String Theory Manouche is an acoustic ensemble that plays music in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. This gypsy jazz quartet is led by Kim Platko, a well-known Dallas-area musician who has worked on variety of professional recording and orchestral projects over the last 30 years. Joining Kim will be Mark Menikos on violin, James Miller on guitar, and Marla Sporrer on the upright bass.
Information: 214-922-1200 or

Debby Boone and the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Apr. 25 The Eisemann Center MainStage Shows presents Debby Boone and the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra in Swing This on Fri. Apr. 25 at 8 p.m. Debby Boone, who rocketed to success with her hit single You Light Up My Life, partners with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra for this full big band retrospective. Taking a step back in time you will be swept away by the lush orchestra sounds Glenn Miller made famous now partnered with the memorable voice of Ms. Boone. The Eisemann Center is located at 2351 Performance Drive. Information:

Jamar Jones Apr. 25-26 Jazz at the Muse features Jamar Jones at the Clarence Muse Café Theatre in the Dallas Convention Center Theatre Complex, 650 S. Griffin St. "Pianist extraordinaire" is but a few of the words many notable artists and fans have used to describe Jamar Jones. Making his TBAAL debut, don't miss this incredible night of jazz and some surprise gospel, hip-hop and pop tunes. Information:

Apr. 28-May 17 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents their Beethoven Festival, a three-week festival of Symphonies, Concertos, and Chamber masterpieces. Coming up:
   Apr. 28 Beethoven & Haydn (Dallas City Performance Hall)
   May 1-3, 5 Beethoven 9 (Meyerson Symphony Center)
   May 3 Alessio Bax & Chee-Yun (Dallas City Performance Hall)
   May 6 Beethoven & Schubert (Dallas City Performance Hall)
   May 8-11 Bronfman Plays Emperor (Meyerson Symphony Center)
   May 10 Kreutzer Sonata (Dallas City Performance Hall)
   May 15-18 Beethoven's 5th (Meyerson Symphony Center)
   May 17 Beethoven's Archduke (Dallas City Performance Hall)
Performances are either at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. or at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. Information:

Cody Canada May 1 Fans of The Departed or Cross Canadian Ragweed know that when you catch an acoustic show by their front man, Cody Canada, you're witnessing something truly special. Canada allows for a handful of singer-songwriter gigs every year, jobs that he has dubbed "acoustic healing" for their musical and spiritual qualities. It's at these shows that The Departed and CCR fans are able to hear Canada's compositions in a way they're usually not heard -- the tough but tender lyrics taking center stage, held out to audiences like a gift from the Red Dirt plains. The series concerts are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Ave. Tickets are $25 each. Information: or 972-941-5613.

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:
May 2-3 Big 'D' Classic Music Festival
May 9-10 Lone Star Showcase of Music
May 15 Ledisi
May 22 Morrissey
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:

Richardson Symphony Orchestra
Oct. through May Experience the Richardson Symphony Orchestra as they bring six exciting concerts to musical life at the Eisemann Center. Now in its 52nd year, the orchestra is comprised of a core of sixty professional musicians from throughout the DFW area under the leadership of Clay Couturiaux, Music Director/Conductor. Coming up:
  May 3 Season Finale
Concerts are in the Hill Performance Hall at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Information:

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.
May 9 Lady Antebellum:
Take Me Downtown Tour
May 17 Dave Matthews Band
May 25 Journey and Steve Miller Band
The Gexa Energy Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: 214-421-1111 or

May 10 Enjoy the world's most beloved classical music, performed by its most admired masters. Chamber Music International's 28th Season presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music. Performances are at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. and at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, 1220 W. Belt Line Rd. in Richardson. Information:

André Watts June 2 Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents pianist André Watts. A perennial favorite with orchestras throughout the US, Mr. Watts is also a regular guest at the major summer music festivals including Ravinia, the Hollywood Bowl, Saratoga, Tanglewood and the Mann Music Center. In celebration of the Liszt anniversary in 2011, Mr. Watts played all-Liszt recitals throughout the US, while recent and upcoming international engagements include concerto and recital appearances in Japan, Hong Kong, Germany and Spain. Highlights of his 12/13 season include return visits to the New York Philharmonic, the Detroit and Cincinnati symphonies, and appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia and on tour in Florida. Don't miss his Dallas performance at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information:

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Oct. Through June DSO Pops Series fuses classical and pop, old and new. Celebrate the best of American music and song with the Dallas Symphony. Featuring the music and stars of pop, Vegas, Hollywood and Broadway, and with the orchestra playing every concert, DSO Pops presents engaging entertainment and performances unmatched for quality and excitement. Coming soon:
June 6 - 8 Hollywood Hits
The glamour and excitement of Tinseltown come alive when the Dallas Symphony presents famous movie soundtracks from films classic and new. Take your seat for the best in entertainment with music that ignites the senses in sonic splendor only heard at the Meyerson.
The DSO performs at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Information:

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
June 7 Romeo Santos Victory Station image
June 22 Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular
July 10 Queen + Adam Lambert
July 17 Lady Gaga's artRave: The ARTPOP Ball
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or

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