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CONTENTS EDITION NO. 40 Publisher Lance Brennan Managing Editor Christopher J. Libby Advertising Director Brian Sides Advertising Managers Hedy Vanderheyden Carolyn Carver Jeremy Wright Society Editor Sally Blanton Assignments Editor Lisa Gail Barnes Photo Editor Coco Mynoako Administrative Assistant Simone Garner Administrative Phone 214.887.0737

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Sneak Peak at the Parties Ahead Sally Blanton ✯

July marks the mid point of the Social Season. The second half is set to begin full throttle, with planning meetings, event kickoffs and seating charts. Parties will spawn parties and the social bees will be in honey heaven. So here we go: The Crystal Charity Fashion Show and Luncheon at Neiman Marcus Downtown where the Best Dressed are presented gets the second half of the season going. Robyn Conlon will chair on September 6th. DSO’s AT& T Black Tie Gala at the Meyerson is on September 8th. This year features famed cellist Yo Yo Ma, chaired by Barbara and Don Daseke. A spirited after party is planned for the night owl guests. The most-fun-of-all party is, of course, Cattle Baron’s, held again this year at South Fork. It just doesn’t get better than Blake Shelton in concert. The big VIP pre party has Mark Chesnutt entertaining. See you there on September 29th.That same day there is a popular benefit luncheon happening at the Belo Mansion. Tables or teams will compete for big bingo prizes. Funds raised are for Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Other important events in September are the Kidney Texas Luncheon and Fashion Show and the TACA Custom Auction. October is easily as busy as September. The Equest Luncheon at Brook Hollow, Treasure Street for Scottish Rite Hospital, Kappa Tablescapes, Two by Two for AIDS and Art, Brain Health Legacy Dinner and Partner’s Card 20th Anniversary Luncheon. So open your wallet because all the above need your help this fall and beyond! --Sally Blanton ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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wine wednesday The Dallas Opera ✯

This casual “Wine Wednesday” is sponsored by The Dallas Opera as part of its “July Blazes” events series. The evening is hosted in partnership with Komali Contemporary Mexican Cuisine. The wine tasting will begin on the patio, weather permitting, at 6:30 PM. Chef/Owner Abraham Salum will handpick wines using Puccini’s TURANDOT as inspiration. Sip, Swirl, Savor! Small bites will be provided to enjoy with the wine. Cost: $20 per person. Reservations recommended, tasting is limited. Where Komali Contemporary Mexican Cuisine When July 18 Contact 214.443.1000.

Summer Film Series Dallas Museum of Art ✯

The summer film series at The Dallas Museum of Art is celebrating the special exhibition Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas. Focusing on the city itself, this series will show a selection of films, all filmed in Dallas, from the original Neiman Marcus store downtown to the mansions of Swiss Avenue, with introductions by various Dallas experts. Films begin at 7:00 p.m. and are included in general admission to the Museum. Support provided by Dallas Film Society. Where Dallas Museum of Art When Beginning July 12 Contact www.DallasMuseumOfArt.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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cheesy opera happy hour The Dallas Opera ✯

This “Cheesy Opera Happy Hour” is sponsored by The Dallas Opera as part of its “July Blazes” events series. The evening is hosted in partnership with Scardello Artisan Cheese on Oak Lawn Avenue. Savor wine and nosh on artisan cheese selections handpicked by Cheese Monger and owner Rich Rogers specifically chosen to pair with Puccini’s historic TURANDOT. It starts at 6:30. Cost: $15. Reservations recommended, tasting is limited to 40 people. Where Scardello Artisan Cheese Shop When July 17 Contact 214.443.1000.

Genealogical Symposia Dallas Genealogical Society ✯

The Dallas Genealogical Society presents J. Mark Lowe in a seminar titled “Finding My Way Home: Methodology, Records and the Old South”. As the Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance Lowe has developed and directed interactive learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. Lowe will be joined by Lloyd Bockstruck, recognized author, writer, and lecturer. Where Williams Square, Irving When June 10 Contact susan@friedmanpr.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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brown bag lunch series The Elisa Project ✯

Jessica Setnick, MS, RD, CSSD, CEDRD, will be the featured expert at The Elisa Project’s Brown Bag Lunch Series for July, from 12-1pm. As an internationally known registered dietitian and certified eating disorder expert, Jessica is known for her practical and shame-free approach to helping individuals with eating disorders. From her first job developing the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas Eating Disorders Program to her most recent position as Director of Education & Training for Ranch 2300, Jessica feels she has learned as much as she has taught about eating disorders and related issues. Through her Eating Disorders Boot Camp Professional Training Workshops and speaking to professionals and the community, Jessica has hoped to change the way that individuals, health professionals, family and friends view eating disorders and healthy eating in general. At July’s Brown Bag, Jessica will give a brief overview of her philosophy detailed in her upcoming book, Food Fairy Tales: Change the Stories You Tell About Food & Eat Happily Ever After! and then answer the questions about eating and eating disorders for which you have always wanted the answers. The Elisa Project was founded in 1999 by Rick and Leslie McCall in memory of their daughter Elisa, who suffered from an eating disorder and ultimately took her own life. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Elisa Project is dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through support, awareness, education, and advocacy. The non-profit organization strives to be the premier knowledge resource on eating disorders and a proactive agent of change to ensure that all those individuals affected by these diseases receive the treatment and support they need. Interested parties are invited to attended the luncheon, at no charge. Where 3102 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 520 When July 11 Contact www.TheElisaProject.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com

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shark speaker series Museum of Nature & Science ✯

The four-part Planet Shark Speaker Series culminates Thursday, July 19 with David Gallo, Director of Special Projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Gallo received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geological science from the State University of New York at Albany and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Gallo works closely with scientists and engineers at the forefront of oceanic exploration and discovery. Dedicated to communicating the importance of science and engineering to the public, he has lectured extensively to audiences ranging from elementary school children to corporate executives. He was one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of manned submersibles and robots to map oceanic terrain. Featured in Underwater Universe on “The History Channel,” Dr. Gallo will discuss The Secrets of the Sea: Exploring Neptune’s Realm. His presentation will review some of the most recent oceanographic discoveries and will introduce the audience to the next generation of technologies that will lead into the future of ocean exploration. For the past 25 years Gallo has been at the forefront of ocean exploration, having recently served as co-expedition leader on a mapping mission to RMS Titanic and co-leader of the successful search for the missing aircraft, Air France 447. Gallo is passionate about exploring planet Earth and about the relationship between humanity and the sea. The Speaker Series lecture is free, but reservation is required for admission. Tickets include access to traveling exhibition, Planet Shark before the lecture, from 5-7 p.m. To reserve tickets, go to NatureAndScience.org and click on Purchase Tickets Online. Choose July 19 and Dave Gallo Lecture; print and bring ticket to the lecture. Where Museum of Nature & Science When June 19 Contact www. NatureAndScience.org

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Cooking At the Opera Dallas Opera Event ✯

“Cooking At The Opera” is sponsored by The Dallas Opera as part of its “July Blazes” events series. The evening is hosted in partnership with Central Market Plano for an interactive cooking demonstration based on the opera TURANDOT. Get a sense of the food that creates the cultural backdrop for this Puccini masterpiece. Enjoy food samples from a Special Guest David McMillan of Screen Door. The evening begins at 7PM. Cost is $25. Reservations required. Where Central Market Plano When July 26 Contact 214-443-1000

Network After Work

Professional & Social Networking ✯

Network After Work draws professionals of all industries and career levels interested in expanding their professional network. Event allows guests to foster new professional connections in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to business and social networking. Upon entering, guests will receive a name tag color coded by industry which allows for easy navigation. Cost is $20, which includes complimentary cocktail and light appetizers with nametag color-coded by industry. Where The Fan (2990 Olive St.) When July 26 Contact Dallas.NetworkAfterWork.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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DSO Launch Party

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala Home of Don and Barbara Daseke ✯

This was a kick off for THE premier black-tie event. It was held at the simply gorgeous new home of the Gala Chairs, the Dasekes. Announcements were made about Yo Yo Ma plus plans for the upcoming September evening…..unexpected surprises followed by an exquisite 3-course seated dinner. The McDermott Concert Hall will open for the Gala concert followed by the Gala after-party to bring the evening to an unforgettable close. Tables of 10 start at $10,000 and single full Gala tickets start at $1,250 each. Top Coley and Jennifer Clark, Chairs Barbara and Don Daseke Center Aldert Vermeulen, Music Director Jaap vanZweden Bottom Holly Reed, Brad Beaird ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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SOCIETY TACA Party on the Green

Lexus Supports the Performing Arts The Rosewood Mansion ✯

This night was chaired by Kristi and Ron Hoyl and Lisa and Bill Ogle. Twenty acclaimed chefs from Dallas and around the world prepared gourmet dishes for nearly 700 people who turned out for a glorious evening in the spring breeze, under the stars and a few sparkles of lightning– to sample delicacies. “TACA’s Party on the Green continues to be an overwhelming success thanks to our wonderful supporters,” said Andy Teller. Chair Bill Ogle drew the name of the lucky winner of a 2012 Lexus IS 250 convertible. The evening concluded with a spectacular fireworks display in the skies over Turtle Creek. Top Allan and Lynn McBee Center Peter and Christine Handy Bottom Allen and Christina White

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Van Cliburn Reception

The Texan who Conquered Russia Ritz Carlton ✯

Allie Beth Allman hosted an Invitation Only Reception at the Ritz Carlton. One of Texas’s favorite sons, world-acclaimed pianist Van Cliburn, offered over 150 exceptional works from his personal collection at Christie’s New York. They reflected Mr. Cliburn’s refined taste and the passion of a sophisticated connoisseur, the collection comprises historically important and rare examples of English furniture and silver, Russian Art, a country where he remains revered today, and Jewels. The total sale was expected to achieve in excess of US$3 million. Top Allie Beth Alman, VanCliburn, Laura Bush, Stephen Lash, Capera Ryan Center Kim Korenvaes, Kamela Hollis, Caroline Lewis Bottom Patricia and Curtis Meadows ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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SOCIETY Jonathan Adler Opening

Benefit for North Texas Food Bank Jonathan Adler Store ✯

It was a fabulous fête when Jonathan Adler made his Dallas debut in celebration of his premiere Texas store, which opened in May. The evening was held at the Jonathan Adler store on McKinney Avenue and hosted by Kimberly Whitman, Katherine Reeves, Elizabeth Showers and Lela Rose. Guests sipped signature Belvedere cocktails and enjoyed lite bites by Lombardi Family Concepts, while shopping and mingling. A portion of all sales benefited The North Texas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids program. Top Kimberly Whitman, Katherine Reeves, Elizabeth Showers Center Jonathan Adler, Simon Doonan Bottom Jennie Reeves, Eric and Katherine Reeves

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SOCIETY Collection Preview

Ancient Art, Sculptures, Jewelry Museion, Temple of Muses ✯

Muzeion, Temple of Muses, opened its museum quality collections of Ancient Art, Sculptures, Jewelry and Textiles in the design district. Guests were enchanted as they arrived to walk into an atmospheric oasis to experience transcendental treasures from throughout the world contrasted against Modern & Contemporary works. “Every item in the gallery has been hand selected for its uniqueness,” said Guillermo Cardenas, CEO of Muzeion. The works include masterpieces like the Peruvian Star Gazer Female Venus sculpture dated 1000 AD. Top Regina Cardenas Center Randy and Ginny Bailey Bottom Eric Thomas, Marcela Santos

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Miracle Players Foundation

Organization for Pediatric Cancer Patients Mason Bar ✯

MPF hosted their second annual Peace, Hope, & Butterflies Kick Off Party at The Mason Bar in Dallas. The event provided guests with live music from The Ray Johnston Band, complimentary drinks and appetizer and education on The Miracle Players Foundation. Lizzie Cochran, founder of the foundation, kicked off the party with a bang by shaving her head by a pediatric cancer survivor on Good Morning Texas. Guests participated in a raffle, which consisted of a private Ray Johnston Band concert, Southwest Airline tickets, Dallas Children’s Theatre family season ticket package, and four premium tickets to the upcoming Madonna concert Top Bri Crum, Kelly Bennett, Jennifer Miller Center Alison Volk, Rich Emberlin, LeeAnne Locken Bottom Ashley and Richard Burghard ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Blue man group Bass Performance Hall ✯

The new theatrical touring production of Blue Man Group will stop at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth June 26 to July 1. Although Blue Man Group has toured previously with its Megastar arena rock show, this marks the first theatrical production to tour North America. The theatrical tour features classic Blue Man moments as well as brand-new content. Blue Man Group on tour also features a new physical design comprised of a prosceniumsized LED curtain and high-resolution screen, creating an entirely new visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation. One of the three members of Blue Man Group, Bhurin Sead, is a onetime North Texan. Sead was born in Bay City and raised in Granbury, where he fondly remembers small town bakeries, soccer practices and school field trips to the Granbury Opera House. Sead graduated high school from the Texas Academy of Math and Science at the University of North Texas in Denton and went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of science degree in human biology. Shortly after graduation, he worked in Austin as a manufacturing lab assistant before hanging up the lab coat for theatrical grease paint. Blue Man Group is best known for multi-media performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the Blue Men. “Until now, we have never mounted a touring version of our theatrical production,” says Blue Man Group co-founder Philip Stanton. “Our goal with this production, as with all of our productions, is to help audience members reconnect with their own sense of discovery, with their own sense of what is possible in their lives.” Genre: Experimental Rock Date: July 1 Details: www.BassHall.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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311

Gexa Energy Pavilion ✯

311 stops in Dallas as part of their summer tour, along with special guests Slightly Stoopid and The Aggrolites. Formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska, 311 sold more than 8.5 million units in the U.S. and had 6 albums reach the Top 10 on Billboard’s U.S. Top 200. They have had 8 singles reach the Top 10 on Billboard’s U.S. Alternative Chart, including: “Down”, “Love Song” & “Don’t Tread On Me” along with “Amber”, “All Mixed Up”, “Come Original” and “Hey You”. Genre: Rock Date: July 12 Details: www.LiveNation.com

Big time rush

Gexa Energy Pavilion ✯

Big Time Rush will headline the Big Time Summer Tour at Gexa Energy Pavilion with special guests Cody Simpson and Rachel Crown. As of 2012, Big Time Rush has sold more than 3.5 million Albums worldwide, and received a Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. The boy band was originally formed to star in Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush television show. It’s official episode debuted on January 8, 2010 with 6.8 million viewers. Genre: Pop Date: July 14 Details: www.LiveNation.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Rascal Flatts

Gexa Energy Pavilion ✯

Rascal Flatts bring their Changed Tour 2012 to the Gexa Energy Pavilion along with special guests Little Big Town, Thompson Square and Edens Edge. Since emerging onto the country music scene in 2000, Rascal Flatts have sold more than 21 million albums and received more than 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs and People’s Choice Awards. Their latest album, Changed, released in April of this year, has already been certified Gold for sales exceeding 500,000. Genre: Country Date: July 13 Details: www.LiveNation.com

Joe Cocker/Huey Lewis & The News Meyerson Symphony Center ✯

Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis & The News headline a can’t miss show presented by the DSO. Huey Lewis & The News combine California cool and the Memphis blues with unforgettable hits like “Heart of Rock & Roll” and “The Power of Love”. Joe Cocker’s raspy voice and eccentric stage presence makes him one of the most distinctive performers in the world. His countless hits include, “With a Little Help from My Friends,” “Feelin’ Alright” and “You Are So Beautiful.” Genre: Rock Date: June 20 Details: www.DallasSymphony.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Chicago & The Doobie Brothers Gexa Energy Pavilion ✯

Rock legends Chicago and The Doobie Brothers will share the stage this summer for an evening of classic rock hits spanning both artists’ extensive repertoire of chart topping and award winning hits at the Gexa Energy Pavilion on July 21st. Each band will perform individual sets, playing their biggest hits, and then both Chicago and The Doobie Brothers will join together for a thrilling grand finale encore, playing each other’s songs at the end of the show. Chicago, the legendary band with horns, and the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, will once again allow a winning bidder to have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing the band’s classic hit song, “If You Leave Me Now” onstage with Chicago at every concert. This is the third consecutive year that Chicago has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to create “Sing With Chicago,” a highly successful promotion that has raised over $130,000 to fight breast cancer. Fans in every market will be able to bid on a package that includes a meet and greet with the band, two premium tickets and a chance to sing onstage in concert with the band. Previous year’s winners were so moved by the experience that they launched the Facebook group, “I Sang With Chicago,” where they shared stories about their experiences and videos of themselves onstage singing with the band. The Doobie Brothers are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their propulsive roots-based, harmony laden, guitar driven style that sold an estimated 40 million records over the course of four decades. In 2010, original members Pat Simmons and Tom Johnston, and 30-year member John McFee marked a new chapter with the delivery of a potent album – World Gone Crazy, featuring a guest appearance by the legendary Willie Nelson. Genre: Rock Date: July 21 Details: www.TicketMaster.com

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Aerosmith

American Airlines Center ✯

Aerosmith, thought of as one of America’s greatest rock and roll bands, bring their Global Warming tour to the American Airlines Center along with special guests Cheap Trick. After playing for audiences in South America and Japan, the “Bad Boys from Boston” came back stateside to rock America’s soul, playing 21 markets which began on June 16 in Minneapolis, MN. “The old Aerosmith is back with a new vengeance and we will kick your ass and make out with your mothers,” says Steven Tyler. Joe Perry adds, “Can’t wait to bring this band back home. It feels like we’ve been away too long.” The band celebrated their fortieth anniversary in 2010 and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Aerosmith continues to blaze their own path and remain as ground-breaking as they were when they first formed in 1970. They have are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have received a countless number of awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards among many other honors. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC’s “Walk This Way.” Their 15th studio album, Music from Another Dimension!, is set to be released on August 28, 2012 by Columbia Records. This will be their first studio album since 2004’s Honkin’ on Bobo, and their first to feature only original material since 2001’s Just Push Play. This marks the longest gap between the band’s studio albums. Aerosmith recently debuted “Legendary Child”, a new single on the album, on the season finale of American Idol. Genre: Rock Date: July 28 Details: www.TicketMaster.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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BArenaked ladies Gexa Energy Pavilion ✯

Multi-platinum pop rock group the Barenaked Ladies will headline the Last Summer on Earth Tour at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. The tour lineup also includes Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Cracker. “I love playing outside in the summertime,” says Barenaked Ladies vocalist/guitarist Ed Robertson. “To travel and hang around with a bunch of bands, and get a chance to do some collaboration is part of the magic of a summer tour.” Genre: Rock Date: July 22 Details: www.TicketMaster.com

DArius Rucker House of Blues ✯

Multi GRAMMY award winner Darius Rucker will take the stage at the House of Blues. Rucker has crossed many genres of music during his career. Starting out in rock in the late 80s and early 90s, he was the frontman for Hootie and the Blowfish. Rucker then moved to R&B in 2001, before squarely landing in country music in 2008. His latest album, Charleston, SC 1966, was released in 2010 with the single “This” reaching number one in the country music charts. Genre: Country Date: July 24 Details: www.HOB.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

Legacy of the Plumed Serpent Ancient Mexican Art ✯

The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico is the first large-scale exploration of the ancient kingdoms of southern Mexico and their patron deity, Quetzalcoatl, an incarnation of the spirit force of wind and rain that combined the attributes of a serpent with those of the quetzal bird, thus the name “Plumed Serpent.” On view from July 29 through November 25, 2012, this groundbreaking exhibition features 150 objects—including painted codices, turquoise mosaics, gold, and textiles—loaned from museums and private collections in Mexico, Europe, and the United States. These rare artworks trace the development of an extensive trade network that resulted in a period of international entrepreneurship and innovation that spread across ancient Mexico, the American Southwest, and Central America during the Postclassic (AD 900–1521) and early colonial periods. The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico 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 southern Mexican kingdoms, which recognized Quetzalcoatl as their founder and patron, 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 (illustrated screenfold manuscript books) dating to pre-Hispanic times, it is made of deer skin and comprises forty-seven leaves. One side of the document relates the history of important centers in the Mixtec region, while the other, starting at the opposite end, records the genealogy, marriages, and political and military feats of the Mixtec ruler Eight Deer Jaguar-Claw. Museum: Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition: Opens July 29 Details: www.DallasMuseumOfArt.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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A Lone Texas Legend

Collection of Jerry Bywaters Cochran ✯

A 1927 graduate of SMU, Jerry Bywaters’ art is characterized by his interest in the interaction between people and the land, influenced by the social effects of the Great Depression. He frequently produced rural scenes and cultivated an interest in figure types such as oil-field workers, ranchers, Mexican women and Navajo men. Bywaters pioneered the style later known as Lone Star Regionalism and served as the leading figure for the 1930s and 1940s Regionalist artists. Museum: SMU Meadows Museum Exhibition: Closes August 19 Details: www.SMU.EDU/MeadowMuseum

Andrés Blaisten

Modern Mexican Paintings ✯

Andrés Blaisten, whose collection is comprised of over 8,000 works of art, first began collecting while studying painting at the Academy of San Carlos in the late 1960s. Blaisten dropped out of the academy and alongside his business ventures, devoted himself to selecting art that reflected his own relationship with Mexico. Although Blaisten has acquired works from various periods, this exhibition focuses on paintings created in Mexico in the first half of the twentieth century. Museum: SMU Meadows Museum Exhibition: Closes August 12 Details: www.SMU.EDU/Meadows ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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Ernesto Neto

Brazilian Space Exhibition ✯

Often working on the scale of architecture, Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto creates experiential environments from sheer mesh fabric often filled with soft materials and aromatic spices. Anthropodino, his largest installation to date, suspends sensuous, spice-filled, fabric stalactites from the trusses of a cavernous former military industrial drill hall, over a sheer fabric-covered structure of passageways and rooms spanning over 180 feet by 120 feet. Museum: Nasher Sculpture Center Exhibition: Closes September 9 Details: www.NasherSculptureCenter.org

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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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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”). The time is ripe. We are two centuries removed from the early Western fascination with or total rejection of tantra as titillating erotica or stultifying ritual, and more than fifty years removed from the crescendo of the hippie exploitation of tantra to pursue sexual pleasure and free-wheeling states of consciousness, like those offered by mind-altering drugs. In our time, we have a highly visible example of Vajrayana Buddhism in action in Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who is accomplished in the most advanced and subtle practices of tantric Buddhism. Followers consider him to be warm, precise, unshakable, generous, courageous, and firmly grounded in reality—its suffering and its nobility. He offers an invitation to come down to earth. Tantric practices were first designated as distinct from those of other paths by extensive use of mantra. Vajrayana was sometimes labeled Mantrayana. Mantra (Sanskrit for “protection”) is the repeated vocalization of designated sounds in order to protect the mind from its ordinary ego-serving pathways and dedicate awareness to its original nature. Tantric practices, unlike other Buddhist vehicles, explicitly use the body as the path. Visualization makes use of the power of sight to bring the outside in and the inside out, to dissolve the boundary of our body. These practices are currently of great interest to neuroscientists. Museum: Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibition: Closes February 2013 Details: www.CrowCollection.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

Sublime Landscapes

Photographs of Asia by Dr. Dilip Raval ✯

Dilip Raval belongs to the tradition of legendary American landscape photographers that includes Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, Elliot Porter, and John Sexton. His subject, however, is landscapes of Asia. The photographs in this exhibition were taken on repeated visits to Raval’s homeland of India and during travel to Nepal, Bhutan, Japan, Indonesia, and China. The elements are vibrant and present, and the images evoke awe, respect, and deep personal and human identity with the natural world. Many of Raval’s compositions are grand and symphonic. They are simultaneously far-reaching and precise, resolving form, light, color, shape, pattern, and prospect in a deeply satisfying and delicate harmony. Using the selective eye in the camera together with the manipulative potential of digital printmaking, the artist brings vast panoramas and close observations into the same frame. Movements of shape—layered mountains, deep valleys, terraced hillsides, leaves on a branch—and melodies of light and color draw the viewer through landscape toward a contemplative reverie that stops short of both nostalgia and cliché. At first glance, the images appeal to an instinctive love of beauty, but like the sublime tradition to which they more properly belong, they also bring into question the preservation of the individual and of the natural order on which he depends, a quietly insistent fear that nothing so beautiful can endure. Dr. Raval came to the United States from India to pursue graduate studies in chemistry, and he went on to manage scientific institutions. His works have appeared in exhibitions at many venues, notably the National Center for Performing Arts in Mumbai, India. Museum: Crow Collection of Asian Art Exhibition: Closes August 12 Details: www.CrowCollection.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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MUSEUMS

Juan Melé

Art Concreto Invención ✯

Artist Juan Melé was part of the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención with many other notable artists. In 1947 he showed with Arte Nuevo, and in 1948 went to Paris, France with Arden Quin and Vardánega. He received a scholarship to study at the Louvre, and his work was accepted at the Salon de Réalités Nouvelles. He took lessons with Vantongerloo and Sonie Delaunay, and was significantly, artistically influenced by Michel Seuphor and Max Bill. Museum: Geometric Madi Museum Exhibition: Closes July 15 Details: www.GeometricMadiMuseum.org

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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GALLERIES

Rusty Ayrton Chapman Video Installation ✯

Rusty Ayrton Chapman’s video, Erecting Monuments to the Gods, is a narrative about two warring aliens factions seeking power and raw materials. The artist is a recent recipient of the 2012 Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award presented by the Dallas Museum of Art. Her innovative stop-motion videos explore issues concerning the consumption of beauty and perfection. By removing objects from their original context, she creates works that question the status and functionality of the objects. Chapman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of North Texas in 2011. The Kilgore native learned the art of stop motion filming from her father at a very early age. The art of stop motion filming is a time-consuming and very lengthy process, as the artist must shoot anywhere from five to ten hours to get 30-60 seconds of film. A portfolio of three of Chapman’s videos was also featured at the 2012 SCOPE Art Show in New York. Creative Myth 1, Bonefield and Slug Flower follow a loose storyline. They are all connected in a way, but each video can stand alone in terms of content. Currently, she works as an independent artist in Denton. Gallery: Cohn Drennan Contemporary Exhibition: Closes July 28 Details: www.CohnDrennanContemporary.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GALLERIES

Daniela Comani

History, Film and Dynamite ✯

Daniela Comani was born in Bologna, Italy and she lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Comani’s multimedia installations engage in a dialogue about history, language, identity, alienation and intimacy. Her work focuses on media images and text, which she manipulates through photography and video, and combines in her drawings and installations. Her work has been shown internationally and is included in multiple collections. Gallery: Kirk Hopper Fine Art Exhibition: Closes July 21 Details: www.KirkHopperFineArt.com

Dallas Biennale

Contemporary Art Exhibition ✯

Dallas Biennale is a new forum for contemporary art that proposes a conceptual exploration of the biennale as a platform for exhibiting art. Taking place in various locations, it is shaped by the concepts of curator Florence Ostende, a Paris-based adjunct curator for Dallas Contemporary. Locations for the Dallas Biennale include: Dallas Contemporary, Neiman Marcus (Main Street), Dallas Art Fair, Goss-Michael Foundation, the Oliver Francis Gallery, Nasher Sculpture Center and the Le Meridien Hotel. Gallery: Dallas Contemporary Exhibition: Closes August 19 Details: www.DallasContemporary.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GALLERIES

Zoe Crosher Mae Wested ✯

Michelle duBois, who traveled extensively through the Pacific Rim in the 70’s and 80’s, often liked to dress in elaborate costumes for the camera and one of her favorite personas was famed 1930s actress Mae West. Crosher’s Mae Wested series will introduce large-scale black and white images of duBois attending an event dressed as West will accompany a series of glamorous staged images which activate the gallery as duBois’ various characterizations of West gaze at one another across the room. Gallery: Dallas Contemporary Exhibition: Closes in August Details:

Core Show

Core Residents of MFA Houston ✯

The Core program awards residencies to exceptional, highly-motivated visual artists and critical writers who have completed their undergraduate or graduate training but have not yet developed professional careers. The Core Program encourages intensive studio practice as well as an intellectual framework for understanding that practice. This exhibition features works by Core Residents of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Gallery: McKinney Avenue Contemporary Exhibition: Closes July 7 Details: www.The-MAC.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GALLERIES

Albert Mena Dream With Me ✯

Alberto Mena grew up in South Texas and studied art at the University of Texas, Austin, earning a B.A. in Fine Art. After graduating, he transplanted to New York City to surround himself with the inspiration of art galleries, museums and the city itself. Influenced by many movements, he would ultimately become intrigued with the art of photography. In the early years, he worked as an illustrator for Business Week Magazine, honing his skills in the new medium of digital illustration. From this acquired knowledge, be began to combine photography with this new computer-driven form. His work reflects both: part photograph and part digital drawing. Mena’s influences range from David Parker’s mysterious landscapes, Thomas Ruff’s use of appropriated Internet images, Florian Maier-Aichen’s amazing use of color to Sally Galls’ other-worldly black & white subterranean photographs. A major part of his work is driven from his dreams and science fiction films of the 1950s. Gallery: The WAAS Gallery Exhibition: Closes July 26 Details: www.WAASgallery.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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GALLERIES

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Cabrera, Ferber, Brown & Ray Multi-Artist Exhibition ✯

This exhibition will feature a variety of works by varying artists with a unifying theme. Jerry Cabrera creates painting that reveal one solitary band of light. Natalia Ferber creates surrealistic prints that deal with the magical nature of time, space and air. Carolyn Brown creates digital images that attempt to unveil the hidden secrets and mysteries within flowers and Marty Ray integrates ceramic forms with drawings that are inspired by life as well as by other works of art. Gallery: Craighead Green Exhibition: Closes July 28 Details: www.CraigheadGreen.com

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GALLERIES

Art Glass Exhibition Featured Artist Series 2012 ✯

This exhibition will feature new works by a variety of glass artists. Margery Pearl Gurnett uses nature as her inspiration to link together the beauty and interplay of color, form, light and texture in her glass pieces. Jeff Thompson creates dynamic sculptures with molten hot glass. Oncology surgeon, Steve Immerman creates works of art using a process called strip-cut construction. Jeremy Popelka creates blown glass work in the ancient Venetian style of Murrini. Gallery: Kitrell/Riffkind Art Glass Exhibition: Closes July 7 Details: wwwKittrellRiffkind.com

Terry Hays

Irreversible Change ✯

Terry Hays views his sculptures as set design models for an unnamed theatrical tragedy. These models are used to describe natural disasters of unimaginable scale, such as the tsunami in Japan, the earthquake in Haiti and wind driven fires in California. Hays considers the unforgettable moment in time when those involved in these disasters faced the paralyzing realization that an irreversible change had suddenly occurred. Gallery: McKinney Avenue Contemporary Exhibition: Closes July 7 Details: www.The-MAC.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

peter pan

Dallas Summer Musicals ✯

Since 1990, former gymnast and actress, Cathy Rigby has played Peter Pan on Broadway, earning herself a Tony Award nomination. Since then, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby has made 4 stops on Broadway, garnering 4 Tony Award nominations including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Other credits include, The A & E Television Network Premiere of Peter Pan, receiving four Emmy Award nominations and one Emmy Award. During her gymnastics career, Cathy won numerous international medals- including eight goldand in 1998, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. When Cathy retired from the sport, she joined ABC Sports for 18 years, providing expert commentary on the sport of gymnastics around the world. During this time, ABC’s venerable Wide World of Sports named her one of “America’s Most Influential Women in Sports.” After seven years of intense voice and theatrical training, she embarked on a new career in performing arts. National and regional tour credits include: Annie Get Your Gun, Meet Me In St. Louis, South Pacific, Paint Your Wagon, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Silvia, and Steel Magnolias. This latest production of Peter Pan is an entertaining adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s timeless tale of and his band of lost boys, with pirates, fairies, Indians, a crocodile and three children along on the adventure. Critics say that to this day that no one can play this role as Rigby does; belting out the songs, tumbling, drumming and stirring up audience delight. Rob Kendt, Los Angeles Times Theater critic wrote, “No one else alive can do all Cathy Rigby does in Peter Pan...belting the score’s songs, tumbling, drumming...soaring like a hands-free trapeze artist...” Theater: Music Hall at Fair Park Performance: July 10-22 Details: www.DallasSummerMusicals.org

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THEATER

Jersey Boys

Touring Production ✯

Jersey Boys is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. The Four Seasons consisted of: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide, all this before they were 30 years old. Theater: Winspear Opera House Performance: Closes July 15 Details: www.JerseyBoysDallas.com

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ✯

For two generations, this joyful, familyfriendly musical of biblical proportions has been giving audiences a new appreciation of the Old Testament story of Joseph, the boy dreamer. After being sold into slavery by his own jealous brothers, he became the ruler of Egypt. In this musical depiction of this ancient story, practically every line is sung by the actors and a children’s chorus, in styles from rock to western to even a variation of a 1920s Charleston. Theater: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Performance: Closes August 12 Details: www.DallasTheaterCenter.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Coriolanus

Shakespeare Dallas ✯

Shakespeare’s tragedy opens with a revolution in Rome where the citizens are protesting the shortage of food and their rulers’ incompetence. Caius Marcius, an arrogant young general confronts the riotous citizens, claiming they must fight for food and war has broken out with the Volscians. Caius Marcius defeats them and is given the name Coriolanus and a council seat as a reward. However, two councilmen banish him for his contempt of the lower classes. Theater: Samuel Grand Amphitheatre Performance: Through July 20 Details: www.ShakespeareDallas.org

Annie

Repertory Company Theatre ✯

Annie is the Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip “Little Orphan Annie”, with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical’s songs “Tomorrow” and “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” are among its most popular musical numbers. Theater: A Repertory Company Theatre Performance: July 20-29 Details: www.RCTTheatre.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Doctor Miracle The Dallas Opera ✯

Doctor Miracle is a hilarious oneact children’s opera about a young man’s quest to marry his true love, the mayor’s daughter. The story is set in the town of Padua, Italy, in the 19th century. In this clever scheme, the young man must disguise himself as a servant who makes a “poison” omelet, and then as a doctor who saves the family all for the sake of true love. Will the happy couple ever marry? This production is a partnership with the Dallas Opera, SMU Vocal Department, UNT Opera Program and Dallas Children’s Theater. All performances are with piano accompaniment. The French composer Georges Bizet wrote this charming and zany opera when he was only 18 years old for a competition organized by Jacques Offenbach. He shared first prize with Charles Lecocq. His reward was to have the piece performed 11 times at Offenbach’s Bouffes-Parisiens theatre. The premiere took place on April 9, 1857. Bizet is most famous for his opera Carmen, however his Doctor Miracle is the perfect introduction to opera. The fun part is finding out whether true love finds a way or if all the disguises backfire. Theater: Dallas Children’s Theater Performance: July 29 Details: www.DallasOpera.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Crimes Of The Heart

Contemporary Theatre Of Dallas ✯

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The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future. Written by Beth Henley, the play was the winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. An astonishing first play, initially presented by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, then Off-Broadway, and then on Broadway, where it established the author as a major voice in theatre. The play also earned Henley a nomination for a Tony Award, and her screenplay for the film version of Crimes of the Heart was nominated for an Oscar as Best Adapted Screenplay. Henley was a graduate of SMU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the Crimes of The Heart teems with measures of humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. Dallas theater veteran Cynthia Hestand directs the play locally. Theater: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas Performance: Closes July 15 Details: www.ContemporaryTheatreofDallas.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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THEATER

Til Death Do Us Part Mystery Dinner Theater ✯

You have been invited to a lavish wedding and reception, but, before the happy couple can pronounce their vows, the police have pronounced a death. You may have heard of weddings going awry, but this wedding truly is a nightmare! Can you, along with a hapless detective solve the murder and save this wedding? This is a unique chance to enjoy a three-course dinner and be part of this interactive, award-winning murder mystery dinner and show. Venue: Eddie Deen’s Ranch Performance: July 7 & 28 Details: www.Grimprov.com

Smokey Joe’s Cafe Water Tower Theatre ✯

As much as anyone, Leiber and Stoller invented rock n’ roll. Their timeless songs are the basis for this pop musical that transforms classic pop music into compelling musical theatre, featuring over 40 of the greatest pop songs ever recorded, including such hits as: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Love Potion #9,” “Yakety Yak,” “Hound Dog,” and “Stand by Me.” Broadway’s longest running musical revue is a high-octane, high-steppin’ celebration of the songwriters who defined rock n’ roll. Theater: Water Tower Theatre Performance: Closes August 12 Details: www.WaterTowerTheater.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

Katy Perry: Part of Me Katy Perry ✯

Katy Perry: Part of Me, a 3D motion picture event, is described as a backstage pass, front row seat and intimate look at the fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate, and honest mad diary of Katy. The documentary/concert film tells the story of the pop-singer’s rise to stardom from a gospel singer to a global superstar. In a recent interview, Perry says she was inspired to make the film by Madonna’s Truth or Dare. Director: Dan Cutforth Rated: PG Opens: July 5

TAKE THIS WALTZ

Michelle Williams / Seth Rogen ✯

When Margot (played by Michelle Williams), meets Daniel (played by Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. Margot is forced to suppress her sudden attraction because she is happily married to Lou (played by Seth Rogen). When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. Take This Waltz leads us through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love. Director: Sarah Polley Rated: R Opens: June 6 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN Andrew Garfield / Emma Stone ✯

One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing SpiderMan. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker, the new film stars Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as a young Peter/Spiderman and Emma Stone (Easy A, The Help) as the love interest, Gwen Stacy. The Supporting cast includes Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan with Martin Sheen and Sally Field playing the roles of Uncle Ben and Aunt May. The film is directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt (The Rundown, Zodiac), based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker, an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny. “This Peter Parker is a little different: he’s still an outsider, but he’s an outsider by choice,” says Webb. “He has a chip on his shoulder – he’s the kid who rejects people before they can reject him. The humor, the sarcasm, the rebellious streak emanates from that little kid who got left behind so long ago.” The Amazing Spiderman was shot entirely in 3D and will also be available in IMAX 3D Theaters. Director: Marc Webb Rated: PG -13 Opens: July 3 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

SAVAGES

Taylor Kitsch / Blake Lively ✯

Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone (JFK, Platoon) returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (played by Aaron Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (played by Taylor Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry— raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (played by Blake Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (played by Salma Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (played by Benicio Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon—with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (played by John Travolta)—wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel of the same name. Savages was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010. Winslow, best known for a spate of crime and mystery novels, has written 17 books, with his most successful being Death and Life of Bobby Z. The screen adaptation for Savages was co-written by Oliver Stone and Shane Salerno (Hawaii 5-0, Shaft). Salerno and Winslow have worked on numerous film and television projects together. Director: Oliver Stone Rated: R Opens: July 6

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CINEMA

ICE AGe: Continental drift Ray Romano / Denis Leary ✯

Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. This is the fourth installment in the Ice Age series. Director: Steve Martino Rated: PG Opens: July 13

The Dark knight Rises Christian Bale / Anne Hathaway ✯

The Dark Knight Rises picks up eight years after Batman takes responsibility for the death and crimes of District Attorney Harvey Dent (AKA Two Face)making him public enemy number one. Batman (played by Christian Bale) risks everything to return to Gotham and confront Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Bane (Tom Hardy), who have destructive plans for the city. This is the third and final installment in director Christopher Nolan’s version of the Batman series. Director: Christopher Nolan Rated: PG - 13 Opens: July 20

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CINEMA

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN Sixto Rodriguez ✯

In 1968, two producers went to a downtown Detroit bar to see an unknown recording artist – a charismatic Mexican-American singer/songwriter named Rodriguez, who had attracted a local following with his mysterious presence, soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics. They were immediately bewitched by the singer, and thought they had found a musical folk hero in the purest sense – an artist who reminded them of a Chicano Bob Dylan, perhaps even greater. They had worked with the likes of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, but they believed the album they subsequently produced with Rodriguez – Cold Fact – was the masterpiece of their producing careers. Despite good reviews, Cold Fact was a commercial disaster and marked the end of Rodriguez’s recording career before it had even started. Rodriguez sank back into obscurity. All that trailed him were stories of his escalating depression, and eventually he fell so far off the music industry’s radar that when it was rumored he had committed suicide, there was no conclusive report of exactly how and why. Of all the stories that circulated about his death, the most widely accepted – was that Rodriguez had set himself ablaze on stage having delivered these final lyrics: “But thanks for your time, then you can thank me for mine and after that’s said, forget it.” The album’s sales never revived, the label folded and Rodriguez’s music seemed destined for oblivion. Eventually a bootleg recording of Cold Fact somehow found its way to South Africa in the early 1970s and quickly developed a following through word-of-mouth among the youth. The reactionary government banned the record, ensuring no radio play, which only served to further fuel its cult status. Searching For Sugar Man is a film about hope, inspiration and the resonating power of music. Director: Malik Bendjelloul Rated: PG - 13 Opens: July 27 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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CINEMA

the watch

Vince Vaughn / Ben Stiller ✯

Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood - and the world - from total extermination. The Watch stars Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade and Rosemary DeWitt and is directed by Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod). Director: Akiva Schaffer Rated: PG - 13 Opens: July 27

Step Up: Revolution

Ryan Guzman / Kathryn McCormick ✯

Step Up: Revolution is the next installment in the worldwide smash Step Up franchise. Emily (played by Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean (played by Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew called “The Mob.” When a business man threatens to develop a historic neighborhood and displace thousands, Emily and Sean turn their performance art into protest art. Director: Scott Speer Rated: PG -13 Opens: July 27 ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

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Addison Fireworks Event ✯

This annual holiday celebration is rated one of the top places to watch fireworks in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, USA Today, Travel + Leisure and The Wall Street Journal. The nationally-recognized fireworks show can be seen from anywhere in Addison, including the Addison Circle Park watching party, many of Addison’s 170 restaurants and 22 hotels. The 30-minute fireworks show is choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM and TV’s TXA 21. There is great food and even the spectacular Addison Airport Air Show featuring the Cavanaugh Flight Museum Warbird Flyover. Live music begins with the great Zane Williams Band then followed by Studio 54 and the area’s own renowned Dallas Wind Symphony. The Fireworks Show runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The After Party features Emerald City, the ever popular ensemble that performs over 300 times per year. Venue: Addison Circle Park Event: July 3 Details: www.AddisonTexas.net ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Lone Star State Classic Dog Show ✯

The Lone Star State Classic is a four day dog show event that occurs twice each year; July and December. The LSSC is comprised of three regional dog clubs: Greater Collin Kennel Club, Texas Kennel Club, and Trinity Valley Kennel Club. Each club is a member of the American Kennel Club. As the Lone Star State Classic, these three clubs have made a commitment to the dog community throughout the world an opportunity to attend a major dog show event in Dallas. Venue: Dallas Market Hall Event: July 5-8 Details: www.LoneStarClassic.com

Taste of Dallas Restaurant Festival ✯

This will be the 26th installment of the largest outdoor food festival in Dallas. This annual event features demonstrations by top chefs, samples from a variety of Dallas restaurants, beer and wine tastings, a Taste Tavern where folks can sample spirits and a full culinary marketplace. Live music will be on three different stages throughout Fair Park. Also featured is an artist and crafter’s enclave and a special culinary fest that caters to young gourmands called the Kid’s Taste Town. Venue: Fair Park Dallas Event: July 13-15 Details: www.TasteofDallas.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Dallas Summer Boat Show Dealer Exhibition ✯

The Dallas Summer Boat and Outdoors Show features extreme discounts on virtually every type and brand of watercraft you can imagine. In addition to offering boating equipment and accessories, the show also has a wide selection of vendors offering everything you need for hunting and fishing, as well as ATVs, camping, cycling and more. It’s a one-stop shop for any outdoor activity enthusiast. Entertainment and activities for the whole family will also be provided. Venue: Dallas Market Hall Event: July 13-15 Details: www.MarineSource.com

Dallas Bridal Show Consumer Trade Show ✯

This bridal-themed consumer trade show is billed as a one-stop opportunity to plan every aspect of a wedding. From invitations to photography, catering, musicians and entertainment, bachelorette parties, wedding dresses, reception favors, wedding and reception venues, brides can view, taste and feel samples from thousands of vendors. Likewise, informational seminars and consultations will be held by leading bridal professionals business professionals throughout the weekend. Venue: Dallas Market Hall Event: July 28-29 Details: www.BridalShowsInc.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Fair Park Fourth Cotton Bowl ✯

Celebrate Independence Day with festivities for all ages and be dazzled by beautiful fireworks from inside Dallas’s historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. Free and open to the public, the family-fun event will feature a number of attractions. For the ultimate experience, guests are encouraged to watch the fireworks from inside the Cotton Bowl. Enjoy a patriotic performance by the Grammy-nominated Dallas Wind Symphony at 8 p.m. in front of the Hall of State. From 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., take advantage of reduced admission at Fair Park’s six museums. Delight in Bellagio-style “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain choreographed to legendary songs, including: Stars and Stripes Forever, Over the Rainbow, Yellow Rose of Texas, Aaron Copland’s Hoedown of the popular Rodeo suite, Jarabe Tapatillo (Mexican Hat Dance) and Irish Jig. Show times are at 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. For the safety of Fair Park visitors and to protect the fountain mechanisms, wading and swimming are not allowed at any time in the Esplanade Fountain. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. with live radio simulcast on 98.7 KLUV. Recommended seating will be inside the Cotton Bowl. Gate D will open for the general public at 8 p.m. and will be the only entrance to the Cotton Bowl (except for the Cotton Bowl’s handicap entrance, which is located at Gate C). Visitors also may sit throughout the Fair Park grounds. The event closes at 10 p.m. The Swan Boats will be available for $10 per boat. Concessions will be sold, although guests are invited to bring their own picnics. Concession stands and Swan Boats accept cash only. Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, fireworks or firearms are NOT permitted on Fair Park grounds. Strollers, coolers and pets are not permitted inside the Cotton Bowl. Venue: Fair Park / Cotton Bowl Event: July 4 Details: www.FairPark.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Frisco Freedom Fest Simpson Plaza at City Hall ✯

The 10th annual Frisco Freedom Fest will be held at FC Dallas Stadium and Simpson Plaza, located in front of City Hall in the heart of Frisco Square. The Party in the Plaza kicks off at 4 p.m., rain or shine, and features the Community Stage with local dancers, singers and bands; a Children’s Expo, complete with jump houses, face painting, strolling entertainers and games; and the Hometown Hero Exhibit. The Children’s Expo has expanded this year with more activities, including: Euro Bungees, a 25 foot Rock climbing wall, a 22 foot BMX Giant Slide, The Wild One Obstacle Course, Mini Train rides, multiple bounce houses, puppet shows and an Uncle Sam Stilt walker- just to name a few. Kids will also have an opportunity to celebrate the significance of Independence Day by writing letters to U.S. Troops serving overseas. Sponsored by School of Rock, Radio Disney AM 620 and Frisco Style Magazine, the Community Stage will showcase nearly 20 local entertainers and bands of all ages. All the talent is local and the music kicks off around 4 p.m.- after the National Anthem performed by local singer Morgan Taylor- and continues until the 20 minute Fireworks Extravaganza at 10 p.m. Boasted as one the largest finales around North Texas, the fireworks are launched from the north fields of FC Dallas Stadium and can be seen from the areas close to Purefoy Municipal Center and Frisco City Hall. The Taste of Frisco returns to showcase fare from food vendors and restaurants throughout the city. The variety is sure to be pleasing to every palette. Just across the street, FC Dallas Stadium, will host a Major League Soccer match between the home team, FC Dallas and Toronto FC. Admission to the Frisco Freedom Fest is free, and no outside coolers or pets are allowed. Venue: Simpson Plaza/City Hall/ FC Dallas Stadium Event: July 4 Details: www.FriscoFreedomFest.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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EVENTS

Barefoot at the Belmont Concert Series ✯

The Belmont Hotel and KXT 91.7 Radio present the 4th annual Barefoot at the Belmont summer concert series. From April through August, guests can enjoy the retro-chic property of the Belmont Hotel while listening to live entertainment from the great regional as well as national music acts brought in by KXT Radio. Tickets are $25 and space is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m. July 12th, the performer will be Ericka Winnerstrom and July 26th will feature Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips. Venue: Belmont Hotel Event: July 26 Details: www.BelmontDallas.com

Midnight at the Nasher Museum Under The Stars ✯

Grab a few friends, bring blankets to spread on the grass, and enjoy the magic of downtown as the sun sets over Dallas at the Nasher. Every third Friday, folks can enjoy live outdoor concerts and movie screenings in the garden. This month the concert will be the new indie-pop band Mon Julien and the movie will be The Artist- the 2011 French romantic comedy drama in the style of a black-and- white silent film. The movie won multiple Oscars at the Academy Awards. Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center Event: July 20 Details: www.NasherSculptureCenter.org ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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PREVIEW NEXT MONTH

Fashion’s Night Out

Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS August 8, Neiman Marcus

This VIP reception benefiting the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS will be at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend. Price: $50 in advance and $100 at the door. Attire: Cocktail Contact: keithdhobbs@gmail.com

Galleries

Ben Terry and Bonny Leibowitz Opens August 4, Cohn Drennan Contemporary

Ben Terry escapes the confines of naturalism and flirts with ideas of abstraction and Bonnie Leibowitz creates visually seductive works which question perceptions. www.CohnDrennanContemporary.com

Cinema

The Bourne Legacy

August 3, Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz

For the fourth installment, the Bourne universe expands and introduces us to a new hero whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. Rated PG 13 for violence

Theater

The Second City Does Dallas August 29, Charles and Dee Wyly Theatre

The Windy City’s great comic performers and members of Dallas’ own Brierley Resident Acting Company take a funny, poignant look at all that is great and not so great in Big D. www.DallasTheaterCenter.org

Concerts

Crosby, Stills and Nash

August 14, Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie

As Crosby, Stills & Nash, this trio of legendary singer-songwriters has been actively collaborating since 1969, when they first harmonized in Joni Mitchell’s living room. www.VerizonTheatre.com

Museums

Rockwell and the Art of Scouting Closes December 31, National Scouting Museum

Norman Rockwell and the Art of Scouting, is an in-depth look at Scouting-inspired artwork that will give visitors an opportunity to view works by Rockwell and others. www.BSAmuseum.org

Events

Annual National Bikers Roundup August 1-5, Texas Motorplex

This event serves to unite the motorcycle community, celebrate accomplishments and provide an excellent opportunity for brands to gain exposure and connection. www.NBrkCMO.com ✯ The Turtle Creek News - CITY - www.VeryBestCity.com


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on view Through August 19

Opens July 29

Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art.

The exhibition is presented by

Air transportation provided by American Airlines. 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. 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): George Grosz, Skyline of Dallas, 1952, watercolor, Private Collection, Dallas, © Estate of George Grosz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

DallasMuseumofArt.org

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

Additional support provided by the Selz Foundation and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Air transportation provided by American Airlines. Image (detail): Turquoise-mosaic Disk, Mexico, Yucatán, Chichen Itza, Maya, A.D. 900–1200, wood and turquoise, Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City (10-9649), photo © Museum Associates/LACMA, by Jorge Pérez de Lara

CITY Magazine- July 2012  

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