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cattle baron’s ball Giving Cancer The Boot ✯

The 39th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Southfork Ranch. Country superstar and judge on NBC’s new hit show “The Voice,” Blake Shelton, will be the headline entertainer at the Ball. Emerald City will start the evening’s festivities by performing on the Live Auction Stage and will then round out the evening with dance music at the Late Night Party. VIP guests will enjoy a private, pre-gala performance by Mark Chesnutt. In addition to the celebrity entertainment, events of the evening will include an elaborate cocktail buffet, silent and live auctions, a raffle and dancing. This ball is the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for cancer research through the American Cancer Society. In 39 years of events, they have raised nearly $48 million towards the ongoing pursuit of a cure for cancer. One hundred active volunteers are responsible for raising the funds that have already made a difference in preventing and treating cancer in the lives of friends, family and neighbors. The raffle is no ordinary raffle. It’s your chance to win extra fabulous prizes – like a brand new car! Buying raffle tickets is a great way to support their cause and the American Cancer Society if you aren’t attending the Ball – anyone can win! Country music’s most revered performers have entertained at the ball, including Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Big and Rich, Waylon Jennings and Sugarland. Given the time of the year and outdoor location, the guests often have dealt with inclement weather and muddy roads. Therefore there are always prayers going up for clear skies. -- Sally Blanton ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Simply Summer, Fashionably Fall Turtle Creek Recovery Center ✯

Co-Chairs Leigh Bailey, Emily Eisenhauer, and Kim Lewis-Gleason invite you to a sizzling soiree for Fashion’s Night Out at NorthPark. The party at Neiman Marcus includes cocktail reception with the Art of Fashion Runway Show. Comp valet and tickets are $150 individual or $250 per couple. The TCRC is the only residential program in North Texas that serves those with mental illness combined with chemical addictions. Most clients are unemployed and are homeless. Where Neiman Marcus, NorthPark When September 6 Contact kimlewisgleason@gmail.com

Lift Luncheon

Champions of Literacy ✯

Hear LIFT adult learners inspiring stories during a panel interview facilitated by Channel 8’s Gloria Campos, the Mistress of Ceremonies. Professor Cal Jillson from SMU will speak about education in Texas. In 2009, approximately 500 LIFT volunteer teachers taught literacy classes to more than 8, 500 adult learners. LIFT uses proven curricula, technology and methods to successfully teach persons with learning differences and disabilities how to read. Where Hyatt Regency When September 6 Contact lift@inanyevent.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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TexProtects

Association for the Protection of Children ✯

Dale Hansen and Senator Florence Shapiro will speak to guests about reducing and preventing child abuse, CPS reforms and treatment programs for victims of abuse. TexProtects is the only membership-driven agency in Texas to take a holistic, detailed view of child abuse and prevention and apply it to an advocacy and education effort aimed at implementing researchbased best practices. Honorary Chairs are Lisa Simmons and Serena Simmons Connelly. Where Hartnett Family Home When September 24 Contact texprotects.org/event

TACA Auction Gala

The Arts Community Alliance ✯

The TACA RBC Wealth Management Custom Auction Gala is an elegant evening celebrating the culinary excellence of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Restaurant. Cocktails and seated dinner are served in the restaurant and private suites followed by the exclusive, one-of-a-kind Live Auction. The Chairs are Jacquelin and Phillip Taylor and Nicholas Even. Individual tickets start at $500. Underwriting opportunities available from $2000 to $12,000. Where The Rosewood Mansion When September 21 Contact Erin.miller@taca-arts.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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2102 Prom Night

Reading and Radio Resource ✯

The Last Days of Disco is the fun theme for this benefit for the vision and reading impaired. The attire is Disco threads and boogie shoes says Chair Julie Machal. The mission of Reading & Radio Resource is to enrich the lives of children and adults who because of physical, learning or vision limitations cannot read for themselves. Reading & Radio Resource operates with a staff of six full-time employees and the talents of more than 270 volunteers who collectively donate more than 17,000 hours each year to benefit their clients. There are more than a million people who are blind in the US, and more than 25 million Americans are reading impaired. In addition, more than 20 % of students in the US have a reading disability, with a large population of students in the US that are learning English as a second language. As baby boomers continue to age, adults with vision impairments are expected to double. Also, many military service men and women are returning from war zones with reading challenges due to vision and physical impairments. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) held its 2012 national convention at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas from June 30 to July 5. North Texas Radio for the Blind and Austin Information Radio took recordings of all six of the General Sessions and distilled them down to the material that would matter most to radio listeners. The result was 11 different, hour-long programs. Where Starlight Room When September 22 Contact betty@readingresource.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Pegasus Ball

Autism Treatment Center Gala ✯

Black Tie, Western Tux is the attire chosen by Chairs Heather Russell and Gina Marx for a wonderful benefit. This is the 24th annual Roundup for Autism founded by Bobby Norris in honor of his daughter, and benefits The Autism Treatment Centers, (ATC) of Dallas. Individual tickets are $200. Table sponsors begin at $5,000. There is also a parade, rodeo and golf tourneys on the 7th and 8th. Trail Boss is Tracy Rowlett, Celebrity Host is Barry Corbin, Rodeo Emcee is Larry Mahan. Event Chairs are Gina Marx and Brooke Hayes. Autism is the most widely diagnosed developmental disability in the nation, affecting approximately 1 in 88 children. ATC has a long-standing history of providing services to children and adults with autism in the community. ATC’s approach allows for small group settings and one-on-one student/teacher ratios, a structured environment, on-going assessments, parent training, year-around services, and an atmosphere of acceptance and motivation. ATC owns and operates 14 group homes in the Dallas area. Single family homes and duplexes located in area neighborhoods are matched with the individual’s needs and capabilities. Staff members are personal care assistants, teachers, and friends offering a warm and accepting environment. Activities in the home include learning how to be a contributing household member, meeting personal grooming needs, enjoying leisure activities and participating in community events. To enhance teaching efforts, frequent outings are planned to grocery stores, malls, parks, restaurants and movies. Exercise and neighborhood interaction are also important elements of the program, which include activities such as taking walks, roller-skating, biking, picnicking and swimming. ATC’s Services are licensed by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Where The Fairmont When September 8 Contact nmassey@tcoftexas.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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ESTEEM

Fashion Show Benefiting The Elisa Project ✯

One of The Elisa Project’s most popular events, ESTEEM – now in its third year – is a celebration of positive body image and self-esteem. Local celebrities will join girls and women, boys and men, of all ages and sizes, to embrace healthy, balanced lifestyles and selfacceptance. By helping to increase awareness about eating disorders and the importance of maintaining a positive body image, ESTEEM encourages people to love themselves while striving to be healthy. Where Saks Fifth Avenue When September 22 Contact tayna@thefosters.net

DSO AT&T Gala

Dallas Symphony Black Tie Event ✯

DSO’s biggest fundraiser will be an evening of elegance and beautiful music with celebrities and city leaders, featuring performances by world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Jaap van Zweden, Musical America Conductor of the Year 2012. Purchase tickets for the concert and after party by visiting the Symphony’s events pages. Included is a cocktail reception, 3 course seated dinner, performance and wildly enjoyable after party with drinks, desserts, dancing and live music. Where Morton Meyerson Symphony Center When September 8 Contact RSVP@dalsym.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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SOCIETY

Suits for Shelters

Mary Kay Foundation Program Mary Kay Headquarters ✯

Hosts Maleiah and Ryan Rogers welcomed over 120 guests to specialty retailer Tootsies on Tuesday, July 17 to launch the fourth annual Suits for Shelters program, a Mary Kay Foundation and Mary Kay, Inc. initiative. Upon arrival, stylish guests mingled over champagne, cocktails and light bites, while perusing summer fashions and accessories. Those who brought donations including women’s professional clothing for survivors of domestic violence were treated to a $25 Tootsies gift card. During the festivities co-host Ryan Rogers, VP of Strategic Initiatives for Mary Kay. Top Hosts Ryan and Maleliah Rogers Center Crayton and Nikki Webb Bottom Jan Langbein and Sarah Friedman ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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SOCIETY Art from the Heart Dallas Challenge Event Marc Events ✯

The 3rd Annual ART FROM THE HEART Celebrity Art Auction & Benefit featured an array of exciting highlights that included the artwork of over 30 national and local celebrities, the creative artwork of youth participating in the Dallas Challenge program, live musical entertainment performed by Sir Earl Toon of the legendary band, Kool & the Gang, tantalizing cuisines prepared by Chef Marc DePetris, live artwork painting by renowned artist Rolando Diaz and the robust dance floor DJ tunes. Guests were able to peruse and bid on the gallery of celebrity and youth artwork. Top Tiffaney Dale Hunter and Molly Nolan Center Ron Corning and Hilary Kennedy Bottom Beth and Dylan Hoey

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DSO League

DEB It Shopping Program Highland Park Village ✯

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s Debutantes launched this year’s DEB It Shopping Card Program with a series of three unique events hosted by this year’s DEB It program sponsors. Presenting Sponsor Highland Park Village hosted a “Village Stroll” on August 8. Sponsors Oscar de la Renta and Terry Costa also hosted elegant parties to celebrate the DEB It program. Launched in 2011 by the DSOL Presentation Ball Committee and Debutantes, the DEB It offers cardholders select discounts at exclusive boutiques and stores in Dallas. Top Mary, Michael and Margaret Smith Center Tina Loyd, Kay Weeks, Kristyn Huckeba Bottom Jeanne and Margaret Phillips ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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SOCIETY Les Femme du Monde

Woman of the Year Announcement St. John Boutique ✯

The Woman of the Year Dinner will be held at the Crescent on October the 9th. This year’s award goes to Dr. Gail Thomas. Jocelyn White will emcee and there will be a silent auction. The Chair is Markita Thompson. The event began in 1986 and is held every year in October. Proceeds from the Gala will be presented to their two beneficiaries - The World Affairs Council International Education Program and Children’s Medical Center Healthcare Organization Child Life Program. Top Whitney Schneider, Yvonne Crum, Barbara Brice Center Caroline Rose Hunt, Markita Thompson, Connie Rhoades, James Falk Bottom Molly Mannes, Sarah Mannes, Dr. Gail Thomas, Rachael Mannes

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SOCIETY Book Signing

Reception for Dr. Sheron Patterson Allie-Coosh ✯

Paulette Martsolf hosted a booksigning at Allie-Coosh for Author Dr. Sheron Patterson who wrote The Blessings and Bling: How Faith and Fashion Helped Me Survive Breast Cancer. It was also for the Celebrating Women Committee. A portion of the proceeds from book sales went to The Gift of Life Fund, Baylor Health Care System Foundation. Dr. Sheron C. Patterson is an author of eight books that empower and encourage. She has amassed an impressive 20 years as a radio and television host and has been featured in Ebony, Jet and Essence magazines and televised on CNN and BET. Top Regina Bruce and Halley Honen Center Paulette Martsolf, Pyria Rathod, Lisa Petty Bottom Deborah Sutton, Madelyn Miller

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Patron Party

Celebrity Waiter Luncheon Home of Faye Briggs ✯

This party honored the sponsors for the upcoming 3rd Celebrity Waiter Luncheon, benefiting Family Gateway, which will be held on September 7th at the Ritz Carlton. It will be an entertaining and lively luncheon featuring celebrities from sports, media, entertainment, and politics as your waiter! Event Chairs, Shay Geyer and Maggie Kipp, along with honorary chair, Faye C. Briggs, are taking this year’s Celebrity Waiter Luncheon to star-studded heights! Faye Briggs opened her beautiful home to welcome a number patrons and friends of Family Gateway. Top Luncheon Chairs Maggie Kipp and Shay Geyer Center Lee Anne Locken, Danielle Vollmar, Cynthia Smoot, Dan Pritchett Bottom Courtney Kerr and Chad Rookstool ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Frozen Planet

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center ✯

On August 31 and September 1, 2012 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, celebrated film composer George Fenton returns to Dallas to conduct the newest of his documentary concerts, Frozen Planet in Concert, live with the DSO. Featuring stunning music and film imagery, the concert combines live orchestral music by the DSO with spectacular HD images of the frozen wilderness and extraordinary creatures of Earth’s polar regions as from the landmark BBC/Discovery Channel television series, Frozen Planet. “It was a dizzying immersion into a glorious twist-up of nature, cinematography and music,” writes Mary McNamara of The Los Angeles Times. “The audience was free to experience the film as pure visual and audio art, to hear how the airy arc of melody swooped with as much wild grandeur as the swirling ice of the Arctic.” Best known for his work in film and television, George Fenton is one of the UK’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 films and collaborating with some of the most influential filmmakers. In 1990 he composed the score for the BBC Natural History series, Trials of Life, his first collaboration with Alastair Fothergill and the start of a creative relationship that has spanned over 20 years culminating in the Earth Trilogy: The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet. Alongside his work in natural history Fenton has continued to compose for theatre and film. Recent projects include the soundtrack for Ken Loach’s latest film The Angels’ Share which won the Jury Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the music for John Hodge’s acclaimed new play The Collaborators which premiered at the National Theatre, London last year. Genre: Classical Date: September 6 Details: www.TicketMaster.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Def Leppard

American Airlines Center ✯

Arena Rock Band Def Leppard bring their 2012 Rock of Ages Tour to the American Airlines Center, along with Poison and Lita Ford. For 35 years, Def Leppard- Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums)- has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide and produced megahits like “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” and “Photograph.” Def Leppard continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Genre: Rock Date: September 3 Details: www.TicketMaster.com

Lyle Lovett

The Majestic Theatre ✯

CitySquare’s annual fundraiser, A Night to Remember, has become a venue for entertainment icons and this year, a Texas music legend adds to the list of past headliners including BBKing, Steve Martin, Patti LaBelle, Bill Cosby, and Jay Leno. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band will perform Friday night, September 7, at The Majestic Theatre with all proceeds benefiting the programs of CitySquare, a non-porfit organization committed to addressing the root causes of poverty. Genre: Country Date: September 7 Details: www.LiveNation.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Sarah Jaffe

Dallas City Performance Hall ✯

Denton native Sarah Jaffe will help kick off the grand opening of the Dallas City Performance Hall as the very first act to play the new venue. The singersongwriter’s debut full length album, Suburban Nature, was released in May of 2010. Since the release, she has toured constantly, hitting both Europe and the US with Midlake, Norah Jones, Lou Barlow, Centro-matic and Old 97s. Her single “Clementine,” was NPR’s “Song of the Day” and was featured on Private Practice. Genre: Singer-Songwriter Date: September 14 Details: www.DallasCulture.org

Citizen Cope

Annette Strauss Square ✯

With The Rainwater LP, Citizen Cope offers the clearest distillation yet of his distinct musical approach, a laidback gumbo of acoustic blues, singer/ songwriter rock ‘n’ roll and deep soul grooves. Born Clarence Greenwood, but known to friends and fans as simply “Cope,” the Brooklyn-based artist has crafted an album redolent of such classic tunesmiths as Randy Newman and Stevie Wonder – both major touchstones for his emotively penned songs. Genre: Alternative Date: September 19 Details: www.AttPac.org

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TOby Keith

Gexa Energy Pavilion ✯

Toby Keith’s Live in Overdrive Tour stops at the Gexa Energy Pavilion, along with special guest Brantley Gilbert. Clancy’s Tavern, Toby Keith’s 16th studio album, was released in 2011 and the hit single “Made in America” rose to number one on the country music charts. Clancy’s Tavern draws its name from the title track, which Keith wrote about his grandmother’s bar in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The title track of Clancy’s Tavern is almost a prequel to Toby’s 2005 hit “Honkytonk U.” “It’s the same grandmother,” he explains. “’Honkytonk U’ talked about my mother putting me on a Greyhound and sending me to live with my grandmother for the summer, and how things took off from there. This one is more about the bar and what I saw there. The actual name of the place was Billy Garner’s Supper Club, but her husband teased her and nicknamed her Clancy because she ran a tavern. Every line in the song is true. This isn’t fiction.” Toby Keith is ranked among the top selling artists in all-genres at #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Artists of the Decade. He was also named Billboard’s #1 Country Artist of the Decade and #1 Country Songwriter of the Decade, and was honored by Nashville Songwriters Assn. He is a three-time BMI Country Artist/ Songwriter of the Year with his catalog generating more than 65 million performances. In 2009, his 14th studio album, American Ride, debuted at the top of the Country Albums chart. The title track and the second single from the album, “Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song),” landed Keith two more consecutive No. 1 singles, the 27th and 28th chart toppers of his career. In the past decade alone, his singles have spent more than a year at No. 1 on the charts. His tours continue to be among the top-drawing concerts in the world of entertainment. Genre: Country Date: September 6 Details: www.TicketMaster.com

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Owl City

House of Blues ✯

Adam Young’s electronica musical project, Owl City, returns to Dallas for one night only at the House of Blues. This Latest tour is in support of his most recent album The Midsummer Station. While making The Midsummer Station, Young’s third album as Owl City, the Minnesota native said, ”Over the past several years become fascinated with trying to capture magic in a jar through simple, concise pop songs,” he says. “I saw it as a great challenge to try to come up with catchy, unique, and memorable songs because it was a new method of songwriting never approached before. I believe artists should never look back or repeat themselves and this was a new frontier for me.” Young adds that the album retains his synth­driven melodic pop sensibility. Songs like “Shooting Star,” “Dreams and Disasters,” and “I’m Coming After You” are filled with dance beats that will appeal to fans of house, trance and dub-step. “I grew up listening to dance music and always wanted to make a dance record,” he says. On the album’s first single, “Good Time,” Young is joined in a duet by “Call Me Maybe” star Carly Rae Jepsen. Young being a fan, reached out to her about collaborating on a song upon learning that she was also a fan of his. This mutual admiration work together can be heard on “Good Time” - an undeniable summer anthem. “Good Time” was written by Matt Thiessen (Relient K), Brian Lee and Young. Young began his musical career by creating melodies and beats on his laptop as a way to combat insomnia and eventually an EP, 2007’s Of June and an album, 2008’s Maybe I’m Dreaming, both of which reached the Top 20 on the Electronic Albums chart. His first single “Fireflies,” became a No.1 smash hit in 24 countries including the U.S., where it sold more than 12 million downloads worldwide. Genre: Electronica Date: September 19 Details: www.HOB.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Ben Folds Five

The Palladium Ballroom ✯

Ben Folds Five, the piano-rock trio who created ‘90s pop hits like “Brick” and “Battle of Who Could Care Less” have reunited for a summer tour in support of their latest album The Sound of the Life of the Mind. It’s the band’s first album release in more than thirteen years. Although the name is Ben Folds Five, the group is actaully a trio with Ben Folds on lead vocals and piano, Robert Sledge on bass, contrabass, and vocals, and Darren Jessee on drums and vocals. Genre: Alternative Date: September 19 Details: www.ThePalladiumBallroom.com

Frankie valli

Winspear Opera House ✯

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have produced 19 top ten hits and sold more than 100 million records world-wide in their 50 year career. Valli, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, possesses of one of the most distinctive voices in Rock and Roll. With the hit single “Sherry,” the Four Seasons had formed a distinctive musical style of popular doo-wop music from the ‘50s inflected with the R&B influences that defined much of the music from the ’60s. Genre: Classic Rock Date: September 28 Details: www.AttPac.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

On The Silk Road

Ceramics, Culture and Commerce ✯

On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce examines why Chinese ceramics were such prized commodities, both at home and abroad. Examples of various proto-porcelain appeared in China about 3,000 years ago and hard-paste porcelain began to be created around 1,800 years ago. This precious product was sometimes called “white gold,” especially in the West. Foreign trade and changing domestic markets played a role in stimulating Chinese potters to continually reinvent their repertoire of shapes and decorative techniques. These exchanges also illuminate important episodes in cultural history. Throughout history, the exchange of goods and ideas was never one-sided. Novel ideas from the West fascinated the emperors of the Qing dynasty (1644– 1911) inspiring the creation of imperial wares, such as the pattern known in the West as mille-fleur and in China as wanhuajin. Jesuits working in Chinese imperial workshops were a conduit for European imagery and thoughts, such as the unique mille-fleur design often depicted in easily transportable 18thcentury European engravings. On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce was organized by the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida. Museum: Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibition: Opens September 1 Details: www.CrowCollection.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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iPhonography

Images Along The White Rock Lake ✯

Celebrated photojournalist Guy Reynolds started making a series of images along the trail. The photographer uses his iPhone camera and the Hipstamatic phone application rather than tote a real camera during his biking outings. Hipstamatic is a program that uses a smartphone’s camera to shoot square format photographs that are recorded with software filters, flashes, and lenses that emulate the look and feel of photographs that were taken with an old film toy camera. Museum: White Rock Lake Museum Exhibition: Closes September 29 Details: www.DallasCulture.org

Form/Unformed

Design From 1960 to Present ✯

Including over thirty works drawn largely from the collections dating from the 1960s to the present, this exhibition reveals the transformation of ideology and forms that have shaped international design over the last 50 years. From the technological and formal ideals of “modernism” to the influence of handmade objects, these works pay homage to the increasingly complex and vibrant relationships between concepts of function, aesthetics and material expression. Museum: Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition: Closes December 2012 Details: www.DallasMuseumofArt.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

Legacy of Plumed Serpent Ancient Mexican Art ✯

This exhibition focuses on an era of cultural innovation in Mesoamerica. Trade networks, closely linked to the deity Quetzalcoatl, fostered the exchange of both goods and ideas across vast distances. These Mexican kingdoms became and continue to be the Children of the Plumed Serpent. The Codex Zouche-Nuttall is one of a small number of known Mexican codices was first published in 1902 and is one of the few documents to have escaped destruction. Museum: Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition: Closes November 25 Details: www.DallasMuseumOfArt.com

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Qualities of Jade

Examining Jade as an Ideal ✯

Some 2,500 years ago, Confucious provided a list of likenesses between particular sensual qualities of carved jades such as luster, surface angularity, and veining patterns and qualities of perfected human character such as benevolence, loyalty, and virtue. For this exhibition, Chinese carved jades haves been chosen and matched with each of the equivalencies of Confucius’s text. Viewers are invited to test the relationship of qualities and character traits for themselves. Museum: Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibition: Closes January 6, 2013 Details: www.CrowCollection.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

Robert H. Schmidt Faces and Places ✯

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition is composed of thirty-one photographs from the work of University of Texas at El Paso professor emeritus Dr. Robert H. Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt’s background is in natural resources and physical geography. He has served as a consultant to various organizations including the National Geographic Society (6 occasions; U.S.), AID/ERIM in Peru, various paleontological resource inventories (remote sensing and cartography), and Time-Life Books. For the last three decades he has tracked changes in the Chihuahuan Desert. This exhibition presents, in visual form, an interpretation of scientific information about the region of the Chihuahuan Desert. Covering over 140,000 square miles, the Chihuahuan Desert is considered the largest in North America. This exhibition explores the topography and natural beauty of the Chihuahuan Desert and considers the human impact upon it over a period of thirty years. The Humanities Texas exhibitions program circulates traveling exhibitions on a variety of topics ranging from the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence and Martin Luther King Jr. to the art of El Greco and the Dust Bowl. The organization also makes available a large collection of documentaries and other media resources to supplement humanities programming. The goal is to provide high-quality, affordable resources to cultural and educational institutions throughout Texas and the nation. Museum: Irving Arts Center Exhibition: Closes September 23 Details: www.IrvingArtsCenter.com

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MUSEUMS

Omer Fast

5,000 Feet is Best ✯

Omer Fast: 5000 Feet Is the Best, was originally shown at the 2011 Venice Biennale, and this is the first time the work has been on view at the DMA since entering the collection in 2011. 5000 Feet Is the Best, a thirty-minute video, takes its name from an excerpt of an interview between Fast and a Predator Drone aerial vehicle operator now working in Las Vegas as a casino security guard. Born in Jerusalem and based in Berlin, Fast is among the most compelling and sophisticated video artists of his generation. He works with film, video, and television footage to examine how individuals and histories interact with each other in narrative. Fast mixes sound and image into stories that include personal and media accounts of current events and history. 5000 Feet Is the Best is based on two meetings, which were recorded in a hotel in Las Vegas in September 2010, where the drone operator shared the technical aspects of his job with Fast as well as the psychological difficulties he has experienced as a result of incidents in which the unmanned plane fired at both militants and civilians. This fictional and factual retelling of this veteran’s story explores the shifting divisions between reality and representation, and truth and memory. Fast’s articulation of the intersection of video game culture, slick Hollywood narrative, government concealment, and the privatization of warfare provides an elliptical and haunting account of its cost, while refusing to moralize or judge. The video will also be on view during Dallas VideoFest 25, September 27–30, which will be held at the Dallas Museum of Art. Museum: Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition: Closes September 30 Details: www.DallasMuseumofArt.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Noble Change

Tantric Art of the High Himalaya ✯

This exhibition of sculptures and textiles is the first presentation drawn from a collection of tantric art recently acquired by Trammell S. Crow. It inaugurates a series of presentations and programs that will unfold over the coming years, exploring the rich tradition of tantric art made in the Himalayan regions to serve the practices that developed there as Vajrayana Buddhism. In Sanskrit vajra means “indestructible” and yana means “vehicle” or “path”. Museum: Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibition: Closes February 2013 Details: www.CrowCollection.org

Souvenir

The Kingdom of Loango ✯

The Kingdom of Loango was a pre-colonial African state from approximately the 15th to the 19th century in what is now the Republic of Congo. Elaborately carved ivory tusks were made as souvenirs of life on the continent’s Atlantic Coast. Ivories that were commissioned by the Portuguese during the 15th to 16th century were sold only in Europe. The patrons who commissioned Loango souvenir tusks came from many countries, including Brazil, India, and America. Museum: Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition: Closes September 9 Details: www.DallasMuseumofArt.com

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GALLERIES

Jack Ridley Big Bend ✯

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This will be Ridley’s first solo exhibition at PDNB, and will feature his large format photographs of Texas’ beloved Big Bend National Park. Ridley has been photographing Big Bend’s 800,000-acre breath-taking landscape for over twenty-five years. At least twice a year, Ridley ventures to Big Bend capturing stunning, expansive black and white images of the Rio Grande River, including the Chisos Mountain range, Dog Canyon, Emory Peak, Pine Canyon, Cattail Falls, and Punta de la Sierra. He prefers the “nuances of texture and tone” that black and white photography lends. Ridley states, “The absence of color demands that the qualities of illumination and tone produce the emotional response instead of a response to color alone.” Jack Ridley’s choice of the 8 x 10 camera follows the tradition of the 19th Century photographers who documented the American West, including Carlton Watkins, Timothy O’Sullivan, and Eadweard Muybridge. They carried large, cumbersome view cameras, glass plates and equipment on horsedrawn wagons, developing their work on location. Due to modern technology, Ridley’s expeditions of Big Bend are not quite as challenging. His choice of camera confirms his demand for the same quality of the 19th Century masters before him. Ridley’s photographs address Big Bend’s sublime grandeur. Other great vistas exist in National Parks throughout the west, but this is one of Texas’ most treasured attractions. Ridley was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1948, but spent his earliest years in California where he developed an appreciation of landscapes. He currently lives and works in Dallas. Gallery: PDNB Exhibition: Closes September 1 Details: www.PDNBgallery.com

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GALLERIES

Adam Rowlett Gothic Abstract ✯

Gothic Abstract questions the connections between religion, science, myth, and mathematics. The works explore the ways we learn about the world around us, and how these perspectives might shape us. As part of its community outreach, The MAC has teamed up with Mercantile Coffee House to extend its contemporary artistic vision and educational support to downtown. This partnership will promote emerging talent with monthly exhibitions throughout the year. Gallery: McKinney Avenue Contemporary Exhibition: Closes September 8 Details: www.The-MAC.org

Terry and Leibowitz New Paintings and Encaustic ✯

Ben Terry attempts to escape the confines of naturalism and flirts with ideas of abstraction. Working with memory, fantasy, dreams and time, duplicated figures create narrative sequences that reflect on internal conflict and selfdoubt, ulterior motives and emotional trauma. In contrast, Bonny Leibowitz creates visually seductive works which question perceptions and consider alternative realities to a variety of long held beliefs. Gallery: Cohn Drennan Contemporary Exhibition: Closes September 1 Details: www.CohnDrennanContemporary.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GALLERIES

Keith S. Walklet Wild Light ✯

Walklet will show photographs from places that most of us just dream about, favoring “lofty vantage points where the drama and personality of the landscape are revealed on a grand scale.” His appreciation for remote vistas often requires strenuous hikes and overnight stays at great elevations, where the oxygen is thin and the nights very cold, to ensure that he is in place to greet the first rays of the emerging dawn and the last, colorful moments as dusk gives way to the evening sky. Gallery: Sun To Moon Exhibition: Opens September 6 Details: www.SunToMoon.com

Art Glass Exhibition Featured Artists Series 2012 ✯

Exhibition showcases new works by four artists. Michelle Kaptur has been blowing glass in Bend Oregon since 1975 and has heavily collected pieces. Yukimi Matsumoto creates work with colors to invoke or create the feeling of communing with nature. Nancy Nagle creates whimsical art sculptures using borosilicate glass and Elizabeth Potenza is a glass artist who reclaims windows and puts her own spin on the broken window theory. Gallery: Kitrell/Riffkind Art Glass Exhibition: Closes September 15 Details: www.KittrellRiffkind.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GALLERIES

Jessica Drenk Aggregates ✯

Jessica Drenk’s solo exhibition begins on September 8, with an opening reception from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Galleri Urbane Dallas. Drenk was raised in Montana, where she developed an appreciation for the natural world that remains an important inspiration to her artwork today. Tactile and textural, her sculptures highlight the chaos and beauty that can be found in simple materials. Drenk’s work is also influenced by systems of information and the impulse to develop an encyclopedic understanding of the world. In 2006, Drenk was awarded the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Her work has been pictured in Sculpture Magazine and seen in shows at the International Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey, the Albuquerque Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, the International Book Fair of Contemporary Creative Books in Marseilles, France, as well as galleries across the United States. In 2009, Drenk received an Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, funding the installation of Archaeologica: A Museum of the Disposable at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona. In 2010 her work was featured in shows at Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson, Catherine Person Gallery in Seattle, and Aqua Art Miami contemporary art fair in Miami Beach. In 2011, Drenk also exhibited at Cain Schulte Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Drenk has an MFA from the University of Arizona, graduated Cum Laude from Pomona College, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Gallery: Galleri Urbane Dallas Exhibition: Opens September 8 Details: www.galleriurbane.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GALLERIES

Van Lamsweerde & Matadin Pretty Much Everything ✯

For more than two decades, the meticulous and audacious imagery created by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin has challenged and inspired the field of fashion photography. In celebrating more than 25 years in the industry, the Dutch couple has created an exhibition comprised of more than 300 works. They are regular contributors to Vogue Paris, Purple Magazine, W Magazine and V Magazine among many others and have created iconic advertising campaigns for leading fashion and fragrance brands including: Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Gucci, Chloe, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Chanel, Robeto Cavalli and Viktor & Rolf Parfum. van Lamsweerde and Matadin’s career in art is equally prolific. Their work has graced the walls and pages of some of the world’s finest galleries and fashion magazines, and if it is surprising that their photographs easily float between these worlds, it is by virtue of their ease in creating imagery that seeks homes in both culturally elite and mainstream outlets. For some of their photographs, van Lamsweerde and Matadin have worked in collaboration with art directors to look back at “pretty much everything” that the photographers have been working on for over two decades and has brought them to the forefront of art and fashion. Gallery: Dallas Contemporary Exhibition: Opens September 22 Details: www.DallasContemporary.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GALLERIES

Crismon, Edelmann, Ledbetter Trio Exhibition ✯

David Crismon displaces images from history and places them in the present moment which highlights the differences between the past and present. Yrjo Edeleman is one of Sweden’s best-known artists. His breakthrough was in 1993 when he was the second Swede ever to be one of the artists in the famous Absolut Vodka advertising campaign. Jeri Ledbetter creates works that showcase the interplay between natural features and man-made creations. Gallery: Craighead Green Exhibition: Opens September 8 Details: www.CraigheadGreen.com

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Tracy Claybrook Truth Beauty Chaos ✯

Claybrook’s textured illustrations and paintings translate nature as both a teacher and partner. The artist, filmmaker, and professor at the Art Institute has created encaustic and mixed media presentations for the exhibition. The Happening has a formulated plan that allows room for the vision and improvisation of participants and eliminates boundaries between viewers and the artwork. About his work, he says he offers a purposeful glimpse. Gallery: Texas Discovery Gardens Exhibition: Closes September 31 Details: www.TexasDiscoveryGardens.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com

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THEATER

Cabaret

A Repertory Company Theatre ✯

Cabaret is the award-winning musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. This legendary landmark musical turns Weimar Berlin of 1931 into a dark haven of self-indulgence where its extraordinary inhabitants are determined to keep up appearances as the real world-outside the comfortable sanctuary of the cabaret- prepares for the nightmarish chaos of war. The Nazis are rising to power, it focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. A subplot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub which serves as a constant metaphor for the tenuous and threatening state of late Weimar Germany throughout the show. With its show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes, and some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history, including “Mein Herr,” “Maybe This Time,” and, of course, “Cabaret,” All of the play’s musical numbers are staged within the confines of the Kit Kat Klub, and each song comments on the plot and on Germany’s “progression” from hedonism to Hitlerism. Repertory Company Theatre was founded in 1986 by Debra Carter, Sharon Lipshie and Kitty Beletic to create a local theatre with a resident acting Company as well as a strong focus on Theatre Arts Education for youth. Each season the theatre presents Broadway musicals, classic plays and apecial presentations performed by their acclaimed REP Company (55 member troupe). Theater: A Repertory Company Theatre Performance: September 21-30 Details: www.RCTTheatre.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Mrs. California Contemporary Theatre ✯

CTD wraps up the season with a wonderfully satiric comedy that pokes fun at an extremely pretentious and hotly contested homemakers’ competition in pre-women’s lib 1955. The scene is a Los Angeles hotel. We find Mrs. L.A. (Dot), sponsored by the local gas company, battling fellow contestants Mrs. Modesto, Mrs. San Bernardino, and Mrs. San Francisco for the chance to be the one to embody the epitome of the ideal woman: “a happy, good and beautiful homemaker”. Theater: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas Performance: Opens September 14 Details: www. ContemporaryTheatreofDallas.com

The Sound of Music Level Ground Arts ✯

Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical about a woman named Maria Ranier who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess. The children’s father is a naval officer and has governed his children like he governs his troops. Maria disapproves and rapidly begins her own child-rearing methodologies, which captures the affections of the entire family, however love and family ties become difficult when their homeland comes under the control of the Nazis. Theater KD Studio Theatre Performance: September 7-23 Details: www.LevelGroundArts.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Freud’s Last Session Theatre In The Round ✯

It’s September 3, 1939, and two weeks before Freud’s death. On that day, Freud, the great psychiatrist and known atheist suffers from life-threatening cancer. He has in summoned Christian writer C.S. Lewis to his London study. They engage in an intense discussion about God, the Catholic Church, and the hovering question of suicide. Intriguing biographical insights are woven into the strenuous yet witty arguments about belief and life. Theater: Theatre Three Performance: Opens September 20 Details: www.Theatre3Dallas.com

The Producers Uptown Players ✯

Uptown Players presents the regional premiere of this musical comedy which won 12 Tony Awards in 2001. A downon-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history so they can bilk their backers out of millions. But unfortunately, the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock & Leo Bloom is a lesson in broad comedy. At the core is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. Theater: Kalita Humphreys Theater Performance: Closes September 15 Details: www.UpTownPlayers.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

war horse

Tourning Broadway Musical ✯

‘War Horse’, the Tony Award-winning and compelling drama whose film adaptation also earned an Academy Award nod, comes to Dallas for a two-week run at the Winspear Opera House of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. ‘War Horse’ is a powerful and moving play set in England at the time of World War I. With the help of lifesize, lifelike, strong and sturdy horse puppets that can carry a rider, all of which were crafted by the Handspring Puppet Company of South Africa, the production is able to tell the touching story between Albert and his beloved horse Joey, who were separated when Joey is sold to the cavalry as a pawn for war. Despite the restrictions of age and the real perils and threats that await him, young Albert goes on a dangerous mission amidst the devastating and depressing aftermath of war to find his horse and bring him home, who ends up in a deserted land after having seen the bloody action first-hand. “We are thrilled to be able present War Horse on its first national tour,” said Doug Curtis, interim CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. “This show has generated more excitement and discussion than any I can recall in a long time. War Horse represents the kind of artistic productions we are committed to bringing to our audiences both now and in the future.” The performance running time is 2 hours and 40 minutes with 1 intermission. Theater: Winspear Opera House Performance: September 12-23 Details: www.ATTpac.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Lupone and Patinkin

An Evening At The Eisemann Center ✯

Two legendary Broadway stars. A once-in-a-lifetime event. An Evening with Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone reunites these Tony Award-winning virtuosos (and lifelong friends) for the first time since Evita. Much more than a concert, this is a unique musical love story told entirely through a masterful selection of the greatest songs ever written for the stage. Funny, passionate, intimate and utterly unforgettable, this is An Evening no fan of musical theater can afford to miss. On the genesis of An Evening, LuPone previously told Playbill.com, “There was a presenter in Richardson, Texas - they were opening a brandnew performing arts center - who called my agent at ICM Artists and said, ‘I got Mandy, how about Patti?’ and then called Mandy’s agent and said, ‘I have Patti, how about Mandy?’ And he put us together after 25 years. So I got a call from Mandy, who said, ‘I don’t want to just do, you sing a song and I sing a song, and then we do a duet.’ I was doing Noises Off at the time, and I said, ‘Mandy I can’t partake in the development of this.’ He said, ‘I’ll do it. I want to do it.’ I said, ‘Great, do it.’ And we did it, and then we didn’t do it for five years. And then all of a sudden it happened again. I guess the idea of Mandy and me being onstage together again is generating enough excitement that we’re getting booked all over the place.” An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin is accompanied on piano by Paul Ford. Theatre: Hill Performance Hall Performance: September 15 Details: www.EisemannCenter.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Macbeth

Shakespeare Dallas ✯

Macbeth has defeated the enemies of Scotland and is praised for his bravery. On the journey home, he encounters the Three Witches, and they tell him his future, eventually calling him King. Macbeth is doubtful, but sets his sights on the crown. Lady Macbeth decides that they must secure their royal fate by murdering King Duncan. Guilt turns into madness, as Macbeth and his wife are haunted by the ghosts of their recent victims. A battle embarks to determine the righteous King. Theater: Samuell Grand Amphitheatre Performance: Opens September 21 Details: www.ShakespeareDallas.org

Pinkalicious The Musical Dallas Children’s Theater ✯

This is musical adaptation of “the most sparkling book ever.” More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does, she turns pink! When the pink does not wash off, she is told by her doctor to eat only green food to get better. Instead, she eats just one more pink cupcake. Pinkalicious has gone too far this time and in order to return to normal, she knows just what she has to do. Theater: Dallas Children’s Theater Performance: Opens September 21 Details: www.DCT.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

Bait 3d

Sharni Vinson / Julian McMahon ✯

When a tsunami hits a sleepy beach community, a group of survivors find themselves trapped inside a submerged grocery store. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning—vicious great white sharks that are lurking in the water. As the bloodthirsty sharks begin to pick the survivors off one by one, the group realizes that they must work together to find a way out without being eaten alive. Director: Kimble Rendall Rated: R Opens: September 7

Resident Evil: Retribution Milla Jovovich / Sienna Guillory ✯

The successful film franchise adaptation of the popular video game returns in its highly anticipated fifth installment, Resident Evil: Retribution in state-ofthe art 3D. The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past. Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Rated: PG-13 Opens: September 14 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

finding nemo 3d

Albert Brooks / Ellen DeGeneres ✯

The Academy Award-winning film Finding Nemo, returns to the big screen in thrilling Disney Digital 3D for the first time ever. Teeming with memorable comedic characters and heartfelt emotion, this stunning underwater adventure follows the momentous journey of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) and his young son Nemo (voiced by Alexander Gould)– –who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home to a fish tank in a dentist’s office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-butforgetful blue tang fish, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son––who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home. Directed by two-time Oscar winner Andrew Stanton and produced by Graham Walters, with an Oscarnominated screenplay by Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds, Finding Nemo also features the voices of Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, Vicki Lewis, Joe Ranft, Geoffrey Rush and Elizabeth Perkins. Stanton serves as the unflappable sea turtle, Crush, and Peterson as the musical manta ray teacher, Mr. Ray. Finding Nemo won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, and was nominated for Original Screenplay, Original Score and Sound Editing. The film was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture–Comedy or Musical. In 2008, the American Film Institute named Finding Nemo among the top 10 greatest animated films ever made. At the time of its original release, Finding Nemo was the highest grossing G-rated movie of all time. It still remains the fifth highest grossing animated film worldwide. Director: Andrew Stanton Rated: G Opens: September 14 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

Dredd

Karl Urban / Olivia Thirlby ✯

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One – a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (played by Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge – a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of “Slo-Mo” experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed. During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (played by Olivia Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture – a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (played by Lena Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan’s inner circle, MaMa overtakes the compound’s control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival. The endlessly inventive mind of screenwriter Alex Garland (28 Days Later, The Beach) and director Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Endgame) bring Dredd to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film. Filmed in 3D with stunning slow motion photography sequences, the film returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip. Dredd is a remake of Judge Dredd, released in 1995, starring Sylvester Stallone. Director: Peter Travis Rated: R Opens: September 21 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

Looper

Joseph Gordon-Levitt / Bruce Willis ✯

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (played by Bruce Willis) for assassination. Director: Rian Johnson Rated: R Opens: September 28

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA

Andy Samberg / Selena Gomez ✯

Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters can be monsters without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of his best friends – Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Director: Genndy Tartakovsky Rated: PG Opens: September 28 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

Trouble with the curve Clint Eastwood / Amy Adams ✯

Gus Lobel (played by Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus—who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat—refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country’s hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (played by Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus’s objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries—revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future. Trouble with the Curve is directed by Robert Lorenz and written by Rand Brown. The all-star cast also includes Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick and Matthew Lillard. This film marks Eastwood’s first acting role since Gran Torino, which he also directed, and will be first movie that he has starred in since In the Line of Fire that he was not also the director. Eastwood, 82, has starred in more than 50 films in his career, beginning in 1955. He has directed more than 35 films, including The Outlaw of Josey Wales, Unforgiven, The Bridges of Madison County and more recently J. Edgar. He has won four academy awards, two for Unforgiven and two for Million Dollar Baby. His films have grossed more than US$1.68 billion. Director: Robert Lorenz Rated: PG - 13 Opens: September 21 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

End of Watch

Jake Gyllenhaal / Michael Pena ✯

A powerful story of friendship, honor and courage, End Of Watch stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as police officers Taylor and Zavala as they patrol south central Los Angeles. Giving the story a gripping, firstperson immediacy, the action unfolds through footage from the handheld HD cameras of the police officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, and citizens caught in the line of fire to create a riveting portrait of the city’s most dangerous corners. Director: David Ayer Rated: R Opens: September 28

Won’t BAck Down

Maggie Gyllenhaal / Viola Davis ✯

Two determined mothers (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis), one a bartender and the other a teacher, will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing school. Facing a powerful bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. In theaters this fall. Won’t Back Down is based on actual events surrounding the California’s Parent Trigger law in 2010, where parents attempted to take over the public schools. Director: Daniel Barnz Rated: PG Opens: September 28 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Dallas City Performance hall Grand Opening ✯

On September 13-16, the city will celebrate the grand opening of the longawaited Dallas City Performance Hall – a performing arts venue first conceived in the 1990s as part of the master planning for the eastern end of the Dallas Arts District. This event will kick off with four days of free and ticketed events, ranging from national to local, big and small productions, all designed to demonstrate the broad spectrum of performing arts the Hall is capable of showcasing. “Dallas City Performance Hall was designed to bring Dallas’ rich, shared culture to life,” said Maria Munoz-Blanco, director of City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs. “It provides a platform for the discovery of arts, not just by citizens, but for our city’s emerging to mid-sized arts groups as well.” Dallas City Performance Hall is a citymanaged performance theater opening Phase I in the Dallas Arts District this month. The $40.5 million project was funded by the 2006 city bond election. The Hall is designed to provide a performing arts home in the Dallas Arts District for the city’s emerging and midsize arts and culture organizations. The 60,000 square-foot building includes a 750-seat theater and additional rental and performance space. It also provides rental space for concerts, theatrical productions, lectures and special events. A variety of free-to-the-public performances and family-friendly activities as well as ticketed grand-opening concerts include: The True Story of The 3 Little Pigs by Dallas Children’s Theater’s National Touring Company; musical performances by Sarah Jaffe, The Relatives, Seryn and Pleasant Grove; a live broadcast of “At Work with Amy,” WRR Classical 101’s midday show; several dance performances by local dance troupes; and marionette puppets presented by Le Theatre de Marionette. Venue: Dallas City Performance Hall Event: September 13 - 16 Details: www.DallasCulture.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GOOD TIMES THIS FALL :

EVENTS

Fredericksburg celebrates culture, wine, cuisine, art and lights!

This is an especially good year to take in the joys of the Texas

Hill Country in Fredericksburg, whether you’re planning a family outing, a romantic getaway or a sophisticated experience for the senses, a bounty of celebrations are happening this Fall.

One evening may find you dancing the night away under the

Texas sky to the spirited sounds of German and Czech bands. On another day, run your hand over satiny, Texas mesquite

Sunset Screenings

wood crafted into pieces that grace the pages of upscale maga-

Dallas Film Society

zines. Or, enjoy a taste of Texas wine and cuisine. And plan on

The AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Dallas Film Society present the Sunset Screenings of Strictly Ballroom, a 1992 Australian romantic comedy film about Scott Hastings, one of Australia’s best ballroom dancers. Hastings was the target for a number of championships until he abandoned the Dance Federation’s rigid steps in favor of his own moves. Horrified by his behavior, his partner leaves him and forces him to take up with an amateur. Venue: Annette Strauss Square Event: September 1 Details: www.AttPac.org

Fashion’s Night Out Annual National Event ✯

Galleria Dallas will once again host a collection of parties celebrating the fun in fashion. This year’s event will feature a quarter-mile catwalk with elevated platforms, two expansive fall fashion runway shows produced by noted fashion star, Jan Strimple, live musical entertainment, fashion paparazzi and a variety of fashion-theme parties throughout the mall. This annual event serves to showcase the latest in fall fashion trends in a fun and inclusive way. Venue: Galleria Event: September 6 Details: www.GalleriaDallas.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com

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EVENTS

GrapeFest

Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest ✯

Whether you’re looking to sip some delicious Texas, West Coast or international wines and premium craft beers, savor the delicious festival food or stomp your way to victory at GrapeStomp, the 26th Annual GrapeFest is the place to be for family-friendly festival fun. This four-day annual festival also features events such as a Wine Tasting Classic, GrapeStomp, the Champagne Terrace, KidZone, Culinary Pavilion, six stages of live entertainment and more! Venue: Historic Downtown Grapevine Event: September 13 - 16 Details: www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com

Women’s Health & Fitness expo Promoting Women’s Health and Wellness ✯

The Women’s Health & Fitness Expo highlights the products and services that promote women’s health and wellness. The free, one-day event is made possible by efforts to promote health and fitness to women of all ages and ethnicities. There will be HIV screenings, blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings, vision testing, breast examinations, fitness workshops, diet and nutrition seminars, empowerment seminars, health & wellness vendors, goodie bags, giveaways and more. Venue: Crowne Plaza Stemmons Event: September 15 Details: www.WomensFitnessEXpo.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Addison Oktoberfest Willkommen Y’all ✯

One of the largest and most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations is back at Addison Circle Park. Nearly 70,000 people will gather for the annual tribute to polka music, German food and Spaten and Franziskaner Bier in Addison Circle Park. For 25 years, Addison has celebrated alongside Munich with a festival featuring four days of music, folk dancing, sing-a-longs plus great German food and entertainment -- at one of the largest and most authentic Oktoberfest festivals in the world. “People often ask why our Oktoberfest is in September,” says Barbara Kovacevich, Director of Special Events for the Town of Addison. “We schedule Addison Oktoberfest to coincide with the opening of the world renowned Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, and we work to make it as authentic as possible.” This year the famed German polka band, the Munich Evergreens will headline along with Grammy-award winning legends Brave Combo and dozens of authentic German entertainers at the festival, which draws guests from across the Southwest. There will be fun contests such as dachshund races, bier barrel bowling, a German Idol yodeling contest, a German spelling bee and much more! If you are looking a more intimate experience, you can register to dine at the Brau Haus, with full service Bavarian dining and an exclusive menu. Seatings for the $45 package are available Thursday through Saturday. You can also enjoy the Teutonic tradition of kuchen and kaffee at the Oktoberfest’s new bakery! Many of Addison’s hotels are offering “Oktoberfest Packages” for those wanting to celebrate for the whole weekend. Packages include lodging, event tickets and an anniversary commemorative stein and Oktoberfest hat pin. Addison’s Oktoberfest has been named one of the country’s most authentic by USA Today and Forbes Magazine. Venue: Addison Circle Park Event: September 20 - 23 Details: www.AddisonTexas.net ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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State Fair of Texas Big & Bright ✯

The State Fair of Texas is back and this time it’s “Big and Bright.” Beginning Sept. 28 and running through Oct. 21, 2012 will mark the 126th exposition for the State Fair, and is set to amp up with high wattage attractions. Leading the way will be a Chinese Lantern Festival featuring illuminated and animated displays as large as 50 feet high and 300 feet long. Crowd favorites such as the Starlight Parade, Illumination Sensation and Midway Lights will also light up the evening sky surrounding Fair Park. Other popular exhibits include the 2013 State Fair of Texas Auto Show and a chance to see the latest in motor trends. The Chevrolet Main Stage will once again pull back the curtain to feature top entertainers every weekend plus live bands throughout the week; all concerts are free to fairgoers. Of course, Fair folks follow football and fans will have all eyes glued to the Cotton Bowl when Prairie View A&M meets Grambling State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Saturday, Oct. 6. Following – just a week later on Saturday, Oct. 13 – is the annual contest between the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma. Food, food and food, fun, fabulous and fried, the latest Big Tex Choice Award winning entries will have to be tried. Since its inception in 2005, the Labor Day contest has captured the attention of Fair concessionaires eager to amaze visitors with the latest fried culinary classics. Past contest winners include Fried Bubblegum and Deep Fried Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack. Only time will tell if this year’s Grand Champion Steer is another record seller, topping last year’s sale price of $102,000 at the Youth Auction of Champions. The Addams Family will be this year’s State Fair Musical. Performances will be offered daily Oct. 2 through 21 in the Music Hall at Fair Park. Venue: Fair Park Event: September 28 - October 21 Details: www.BigTex.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

DADA Fall Gallery Walk Full Spectrum Art Tour ✯

This event will feature 40 of DADA’s leading member galleries, museums, and nonprofit art spaces. The annual Fall Gallery Walk is a free and open to the public and includes panel discussions for artists, DADA Docents and an after party. Art lovers of every description will have the opportunity to socialize and tour a full spectrum of galleries and special exhibitions, all in one day. Start at any member location and pick up a map or go online to print out a map. Venue: Participating DADA Galleries Event: September 22 Details: www.DallasArtDealers.org

Plano balloon festival 33rd Annual Event ✯

This weekend event offers something for everyone, including: live entertainment on the FOX 4 community stage and the KLUV main stage, a half marathon and 5K fun run/walk, a balloon fly-in competition, Saturday evening spectacular fireworks show, special kids activities, sky divers, an enormous variety of food vendors, shopping and a showcase of handmade products, all in addition to the beautiful glowing launch of the hot air balloons Friday and Saturday evenings. Venue: Oak Point Park Event: September 22 - 23 Details: www.PlanoBalloonFest.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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The Cabaret Gala

October 6, Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel

Emily Bergl headlines the 20th annual Cabaret Gala, one of the most popular fundraising evenings in Dallas. The gala benefits the programs of The Dallas Children’s Theater. www.DTC.org/gala/overview

Cinema

The Master

October 12, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix

The story follows the Master, a charismatic man, who founded a faith-based organization and his relationship with Freddie, a drifter who becomes the Master’s Lieutenant. PG-13, Language, adult situations

Events

WorldFest

October 20, Addison Circle Park

This event will showcase the cultures of Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas. Attractions include the International Marketplace, Global Food Court and free live entertainment. www.AddisonTexas.net

Museums

Posters of Paris

October14, Dallas Museum Of Art

Beginning with the early designs of Jules Chéret this exhibition explores progression of the artistic poster in Paris, from the art of Chéret to the newer art of Edouard Vuillard. www.DallasMuseumOfArt.com

Galleries

A Matter of Perspectives

Opens October 18, Sun To Moon Gallery

This exhibition will feature a series of new as well as classic full-color photographic prints from around the world by photographers Scot Miller and R.P. Washburn. www.SunToMoon.com

Theater

The Addams Family

Opens October 2, Music Hall at Fair Park

The Addams Family is a musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch to life. www.DallasSummerMusicals.org

Concerts

Carrie Underwood

October 24, American Airlines Center

Carrie Underwood is currently touring to promote her top-selling album, Blown Away, which is her fourth studio album and sold more than 267,000 copies the first week. www.AmericanAirlinesCenter.com

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through November 25 “Dazzling . . . stunning . . . numerous ‘wow’ moments will be encountered.” —Los Angeles Times

“Imaginative . . . a dramatic and thoroughly engaging exploration of the art of ancient Mexico.” —Huffington Post

The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It was supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The organizers are grateful for the special collaboration of the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA), Mexico, and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico. The exhibition in Dallas is presented by Texas Instruments. Additional support provided by the Selz Foundation and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Air transportation provided by American Airlines. Promotional support provided by The Fairmont Dallas. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported in part by the generosity of Museum members and donors and by the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas/Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Image (detail): Pendant Depicting a Ruler in Ritual Regalia, Mexico, Oaxaca, Mixtec, A.D. 1200–1521, gold, Trustees of the British Museum, London (Ethno. +7834), photo © The Trustees of the British Museum/Art Resource, NY

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