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House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Jan. 17 The Dope Show and Electric Love Temple
Jan. 18 Graceland Ninjaz and INTXS
Jan. 19 JJ Grey & Mofro
Jan. 20 Pop Evil
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.

Jan. 17-19 Dvořák's "New World Symphony" is a magnificent ode to America, which the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform at two shows. The concert will be conducted by Krzysztof Urbański. The program also includes Chopin's ethereal "Second Piano Concerto," performed by 22-year-old phenom, Jan Lisiecki (pictured). The concert is at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Information: www.mydso.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:
Jan. 18 School of Rock Plano Showcase
Jan. 26-27 KNON Annual Bluesfest
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St. Information: poordavidspub.com.
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:
  Jan. 18 Meshell Ndegeocello
  Jan. 19 Joe Ely
  Jan. 24 Amanda Shires
  Jan. 25 Josh Rouse & Griffin House
  Jan. 26 Cameron Matthew Ray
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.
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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:
  Jan. 18 Ozzolution (Ozzy Osbourne tribute)
  Jan. 19 Weezing, Different Strokes, and Lullabies to paralyze
  Jan. 20 Leonid & Friends
  Jan. 24 Toro Y Moi
  Jan. 25 Desperado (Eagles tribute)
  Jan. 26 Heartbyrne (Talking Heads tribute)
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory offers performances from the intimate to the blockbuster, excellent acoustics and an incredible live entertainment experience for both artists and fans. Upcoming music shows include:
Jan. 22 Winner
Jan. 26 Toni Braxton
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory is located at 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information: www.thepaviliontmf.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:
Jan. 24 Aaron Lewis
Feb. 1 Jesse Cook
The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Jan. 24 Justin Timberlake
Jan. 26 Disturbed
Feb. 7 Fleetwood Mac
Feb. 9 Gabriel Iglesias
Feb. 14 Marc Anthony
Feb. 20 KISS
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.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:
  Jan. 24 Matthew McNeal
  Jan. 26 Danni & Kris
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.com.
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Jan. 31-Feb. 2 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presents John Adams Conducts John Adams features one of the most celebrated composers today conducting his own work. Pieces by Debussy and Respighi round the program out, as does the appearance of other guest musicians. The performances are at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Information: www.mydso.com.

Feb. 1 Bumper Jacksons are a hard-to-categorize band that tells the entire American musical story - from the clubs of New Orleans to the hollows of the Appalachians. Covering early jazz, blues, and country swing, the Bumper Jacksons are partly homage and partly unique, original music. They perform at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
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Feb. 4 Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Chopin, Liszt & Schumann is a piano concert paired with lively commentary, which makes for an accessible evening of classical music with broad appeal. There also is a question and answer session. This installment features three of the greatest and most romantic composers of the 19th century. Pieces performed will include Schumann's "Fantasy," Liszt's "Consolation" and Chopin's waltzes. The evening happens at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson - just steps from the DART Rail station. Information: www.eisemanncenter.com.
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Feb. 8-9 Remix: Alexander Kerr is a presentation of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Concertmaster Kerr will both direct and solo with the DSO on Mozart's "Symphony No. 25," as well as pieces by Pärt and Bartók. Co-Concertmaster Nathan Olson will join Kerr on Pärt's "Tabula Rasa." The concerts take place at the Moody Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information: www.mydso.com.

Feb. 9, Mar. 23, Apr. 13, May 4 A Season of Family and Friends is the part of Fine Arts Chamber Players' free Bancroft Family Concert Series at the Dallas Museum of Art. The area's top musicians will perform, including prominent members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO), the Dallas Opera Orchestra, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The season opens with DSO Concertmaster Alexander Kerr joined by DSO pianist Anastasia Markina. The free concerts begin at 3 p.m. The Dallas Museum of Art is at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information: www.fineartschamberplayers.org.

The Bomb Factory hosts an eclectic array of acts and accommodates audiences ranging from intimate to more than 4,000. During World War II, the building was used to manufacture bombs and other munitions - hence the name. In the venue's first incarnation in the 1990s, it hosted legendary bands such as the Ramones, Radiohead and Sonic Youth. Today, after a multimillion-dollar renovation, it is one of Dallas' premier performance venues. The Bomb Factory is at 2713 Canton St. in Dallas' historically music-rich Deep Ellum. Information: www.thebombfactory.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. Information: gilleysdallas.com

Dos Equis Pavilion hosts a diverse group of bands playing pop, rock, metal or country at the outdoor concert venue at Fair Park. Dos Equis Pavilion is at 1818 First Ave. Information: livenation.com.

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