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Apr. 1 One of pop music's biggest breakout stars of the year, Ariana Grande, brings The Honeymoon Tour to American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. In 2014, she became the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs in the Top 6 of the Digital Songs Chart. The future looks brighter than ever as her star continues to rise. Information: www.americanairlinescenter.com.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Apr. 1 Ariana Grande Victory Station image
May 2 The Who
May 14 NKOTB with special guests TLC and Nelly
May 18 Rush
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.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:
Apr. 2 The James Gilyard Ensemble. James Gilyard is a jazz bassist, composer, and producer. His ensemble features some of DFW’s finest young musicians and Simone Rogers on vocals. Gilyard has performed with Kenny Burrell, Barney Kessell, James Clay, Red Garland, Houston Person, Red Holloway, Javon Jackson, Marchel Ivery, and Monty Alexander, to name a few. Gilyard's ensemble plays jazz that doesn't leave the casual listener behind.
Information: 214-922-1200 or dallasmuseumofart.org.

Poor David's Pub Poor David's Pub offers live music in a laid-back venue.
Coming up:
Apr. 2 AFTON Music Showcase
Apr. 3 New Orleans Suspects
Apr. 4 Bobby Lee & Darby Darl
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.

Image: House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Apr. 3 Jazmine Sullivan
Apr. 3 SomeKindaWonderful
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:
  Apr. 3 Chomsky, The Deathray Davies and Sealion
  Apr. 4 Do214 Presents: The Quaker City Night Hawks, The Cush and Calhoun
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:
  Apr. 3 Stars
  Apr. 4 Kiesza
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.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:
Apr. 8 KXT Presents Jungle
Apr. 9 KXT Presents: tUnE-yArDs
Information: gilleysdallas.com

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:
  Apr. 9 LLS North Texas Presents #TBT to the 80's with The Molly Ringwalds
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.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:
Apr. 10-11,
Apr. 17, May 1
Big "D" Classic
Apr. 20 The Sing Off Tour
May 3 Home Free Vocal Band
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.liveatthemajestic.com.

Apr. 10, 12, 15, 18 The Dallas Opera presents Iolanta. This rarely-performed Tchaikovsky gem, set in medieval Provence, tells the story of a kind-hearted young princess sheltered from the truth about herself – she was born blind. One day a stranger enters her private garden where, entranced by her beauty, he asks for a token to remember her by: a red rose. Through this simple request, many lives are changed forever. Love and duty, deception and faith collide in this gentle fairytale romance performed by a superb Russian/American ensemble. Four performances are set for the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Information: dallasopera.org.

Apr. 11 The Richardson Symphony Orchestra performs works of European Masters at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Included in the performance is Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso for Strings and Harpsichord "Alla Rustica", Haydn's Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in C Major featuring Inbal Segev on cello, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Mozart's Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 "Haffner". Information: www.richardsonsymphony.org.

Mozart's Requiem Apr. 16-19 The Dallas Symphony and Trio Jean Paul present the US premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's Triple Concerto, a piece dedicated to the Trio and a co-commission of the DSO, the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Mozart's Requiem marries choral forces with the Orchestra in one of the best-loved works of the classical repertoire. The DSO performs at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Information: www.dallassymphony.com.

Apr. 17 The Garland Symphony Orchestra features LeeAnne Thompson on flute. The performance includes Hérold's Overture to Zampa, Liebermann's Flute Concerto, Puccini's Chrysanthemums, Kabalevsky's Romeo and Juliet and Respighi's Pines of Rome. The GSO continues to celebrate Italy's rich history of orchestral music during its 2014-2015 season, La Bella Italia! The performance begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. 5th Street. Information: www.garlandsymphonyorchestra.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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