LOVE MUSIC? TAKE LESSONS. (817) 703-3205 // HallMusicProductions.com
VOL. 2 / ISSUE 2 / DECEMBER 2014
IN THIS ISSUE OF SOUTHLAKE ARTS
08 Publisher’s Letter 10 Events Calendar EVENTS
14 Naturally Sweet COMMUNITY
16 Keeping it Local MUSIC
18 Music Firsts PHOTOGRAPHY
20 Bob Jones Nature Center Camera Club Photo Exhibit ART
26 Faces of Impressionism DESIGN
32 Robotics Winners DESTINATIONS
35 Zimbabwe DANCE
39 The Nutcracker THEATRE
42 What the Dickens is Going on in Local Theatre THEATRE
45 Here Comes Santa Claus FOOD
47 The Dirty Dozen FOOD
48 Southlake Arts Beer Picks
This month’s cover is The Orchestra At The Opera by Edgar Degas.
Happy Holidays, Readers!
ON THE COVER, we have Degas’ “The Orchestra At The Opera”. All the way from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, this piece is currently on display at the Kimbell Art Museum, along with many other incredible Impressionist works. Be sure to take your holiday visitors to see this wonderful display of Impressionism. If you don’t, you’ll have to fly to Paris to see them! A lot is happening in the community: Talk of strings, Art in the Square is approaching, Ashleigh Smith (who teaches at Hall Music Productions) won a recording contract with Concord records, and the CISD choir is winning awards left and right!
Congratulations to the Bob Jones Nature Center for having a successful Naturally Sweet event and for hosting such an amazing camera club. We have selections from their exhibit on pages 20-22. This month, we take you all the way to Zimbabwe on our Destinations pages and back home again to celebrate the holidays with so many local arts and entertainment options for the whole family. Enjoy the issue! Happy Holidays to all!
Savor the little moments.
FREE Bundtlet when you present this coupon
Southlake Town Square 339 N. Carroll Ave. Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 416-6228 Limit one offer per guest. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Redeemable only at bakery listed. Must be claimed in-store during normal business hours. No cash value.
EVENTS CALENDAR MUSIC JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE American Airlines Center December 3rd ALLEGRO GUITAR Kimbell Art Museum December 4th USHER American Airlines Center December 4th DSO CHRISTMAS POPS! ATT PAC December 5th-7th BLACKALICIOUS The Granada December 6th RINGING IN THE SEASON White's Chapel December 7th DSO PAGANINNI ATT PAC January 8th-11th KXT TURNS 5 FEAT. BRANDI CARLILE, TENNIS AND SOMEBODY'S DARLING Verizon Theater December 10th LSYO: SLEIGH RIDE Irving Arts Center December 10th ANDREA BOCELLI American Airlines Center December 11th TANGE DEL CIELO Irving Arts Center December 12th
ONE O'CLOCK LAB BAND Bass Hall December 12th
BILLY JOEL American Airlines Center January 22nd
PERUVIAN GOLD Irving Arts Center Through December 31st
BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA Winspear December 13th
BOB SCHNEIDER The Granada December 27th
DSO FAMILY CHRISTMAS ATT PAC December 13th
ROBERT EARL KEEN Bass Hall December 28th
FACES OF IMPRESSIONISM: PORTRAITS FROM THE MUSEE D'ORSAY Kimbell Art Museum Through January 2015
SPOONFED TRIBE Trees December 13th
BLUE MAN GROUP Winspear December 30th - January 4th
FLEETWOOD MAC American Airlines Center December 14th
ISHI Trees December 31st
CMS CONCERT White's Chapel December 15th
TEN HANDS (JESSIE FRYE OPENS) Dan's Silverleaf December 31st
OLD 97'S The Majestic December 16th FORT WORTH SYMPHONY HOLIDAY BRASS White's Chapel December 18th CENTROMATIC Dan's Silverleaf December 19th-21st LCSO: HOLIDAY WITH THE SYMPHONY Irving Arts Center December 20th TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA American Airlines Center December 21st
BEN FOLDS WITH FWSO Bass Hall January 3rd ECLECTIC GUITAR: ERIC JOHNSON & MIKE STERN The Granada January 17th JAZZ IN THE ATRIUM Dallas Museum of Art Thursdays
ART TESTINO & UKLANSKI Dallas Contemporary Through December 21st
URBAN THEATER: NEW YORK ART IN THE 1980S The Modern Through January 4th HEATHERWICK Nasher Sculpture Center Through January 4th SIGHTINGS: ANNA-BELLA PAPP Nasher Sculpture Center Through January 18th MODERN MASTERS OF WOODCUT Amon Carter Through January 18th NAVIGATING THE WEST: GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM AND THE RIVER Amon Carter Through January 18th SEEING AND BELIEVING: KRISHNA IN THE ART OF B.G. SHARMA The Crow Collection Through January 19th FOCUS: JULES DE BALINCOURT The Modern Through January 25th
BENITO HUERTA: AXIS MUNDI V.2 Amon Carter Through February 1st STILL LIFE PAINTINGS: FROM CHARDIN TO MATISSE Dallas Museum of Art Through February 2015 THE MARY BASKETT COLLECTION OF JAPANESE FASHION The Crow Collection Through February 2015 MEET ME AT THE TRINITY: PHOTOGRAPHS BY TERRY EVANS Amon Carter Through March 15th MODERN OPULENCE IN VIENNA Dallas Museum of Art Through October 2015 ISA GENZKEN: RETROSPECTIVE Dallas Museum of Art Through 2015
SPECIAL EVENT CHRISTMAS CAPITAL OF TEXAS Grapevine OLD-FASHIONED DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE Roanoke December 6th GAYLORD ICE Gaylord Through January 3rd
THEATRE ONCE ATT PAC December 17th-28th A CHRISTMAS CAROL Wyly Theatre Through December 29th HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS Casa Manana Through December 23rd RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER Bass Hall December 5th-7th
KIDS FOOD TRUCKS Klyde Warren Park Daily
SOUTHLAKE ARTS CREATIVE TEAM Publisher & Creative Director
DAVID HALL Senior Art Consultant
LAMBERTO™ Graphic Designer
NICK SCHAIDER Copy Editor
WENDY O’HEARN Writers
DAVID HALL BARBARA MILHIZER RICH ROMERO BLAIR CROCE Columnist
STACIE CLARK TIMOTHY SMITH Advertising Designer
JESIKA COOK Photography
BRIAN GUILLIAUX BRUCE ROSENSTIEL CAROLYN TALUJA JESIKA COOK CONTACT INFO 630 E. Southlake Blvd. #61 Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 703-3205
Melanie B. Kinchen, M.D. P.A Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Yale University Bachelors of Psychology Harvard Medical School M.D. John Hopkins Hospital, MD Orthopaedic Surgery Residency John Hopkins Hospital, MD Kostuik Spine & Deformity Dr. Kinchen is specially trained in deformity and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Her colleagues recognize her as an advocate for a conservative approach to treatment. She partners with her patients to inform them of all their options so they can make an educated decision.
360BackandSpine.com (682) 223-1406 1600 W. College St., Suite 685 Grapevine, TX 76051
NATURALLY SWEET The Sixth Annual Bob Jones Nature Center Fundraiser Naturally Sweet 6, presented by Grubbs Infiniti, took place in early November under the stars at the Bob Jones Nature Center. The event featured wonderful tastings, both sweet and savory, from 17 local restaurants as well as local beer served by Shannon Brewing Company. In addition, attendees could participate in a drawing for a golf excursion with former Texas Rangers players Darren Oliver and Michael Young, bid for great prizes in a silent auction, star gaze and enjoy music provided by Hall Music Productions. The Nature Center was especially proud to have Michael Young and his wife, Cristina Barbosa, as honorary co-chairs for this year’s event. “Not only was this year’s event our most successful yet, Southlake is quickly coming to see Naturally Sweet for the truly unique and memorable event that it is,” said Debra Edmondson, President of the Board of Directors at the Bob Jones Nature Center.
Photography by Skipping Stone Studio
g n i p e e K i� Local Calling Art in the Square Grant Applicants!
Strings For The Schools?
The 2015 Southlake Women’s Club Foundation grant application and guidelines are available at www.ARTINTHESQUARE.com in the charity section. The SWC Foundation invites 501(c)(3) organizations that serve women, children and families in Northeast Tarrant County to apply for funding from the 2015 Art in the Square proceeds. All applications must be postmarked or submitted online by January 15, 2015 to be considered.
Another year has passed, and alas, there still isn’t an orchestra in our award-winning school. There is a lot to be proud of with our band program, especially with the Jazz Band program led by UNT One O’Clock alumnus David Lown. Lown has the kids placing high in competitions, took the band to NYC to perform in the Duke Ellington festival and has been teaching AP music and an improvisation class. The leader of the band, Jay Bach, shares the last name of the most important composer in history and has led the marching band to perform in front of enormous audiences and gained awards for a rapidly growing program.
Since 2000, the Southlake Women’s Club Foundation has raised and given over $2,000,000 to beneficiaries across NE Tarrant County, including $190,000 given in 2014. The 2015 Art in the Square will be held April 24-26 at Southlake Town Square. Beneficiaries will be presented at the “Strokes of Art in the Square” reception on February 22, 2015.
Art in the Square
The point is that the music program is very good. It’s just lacking the strings section. At this time, there are no plans to move forward with a string program. There is, however, a Strategic Planning Committee that is open to suggestions. If enough people contact them, they might allocate the resources to do something. A quicker solution would be to integrate the current string players into the bands (which they are doing) and to offer the string family as an option to young students when they select their instruments. If you’ve moved here and play strings, I’d contact the committee.
CISDStudents Advance to All-Region/Area Choir Local Teacher Wins Record Deal! Members of CISD Choral program have advanced to Region and Area! Eleven students advanced to the Region 24 choir. They participated in a clinic November 14th and 15th with a concert on November 15th performing TMEAâ€™s All-State Literature. Of those eleven students participating at Region, eight kids were eligible to continue in the audition process at the next round of auditions: Pre-Area. Sophia Formella made it through that round in Abilene. If she ranks high enough at Area on January 10th, she will then be in the All-State choir. Above, from left to right: May Chinn Talia Flores Jai Shams Allie Miller Christian Barham Garrett Stephens Justin Brolley Sophia Formella Megan Pierson Kate Pruitt
Ashleigh Smith, a music teacher at Hall Music Productions, has won a recording contract with Concord Records! Smith was named the winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. In addition to a cash prize of $5000, Smith also has won a recording contract with Concord records. She will be in the company of labelmates such as Esperanza Spalding, Chick Corea and Tony Bennett to name a few. Smith performs throughout the Dallas area and received a scholarship to study at the University of North Texas. She has received student and professional Downbeat Awards and recently toured as a background singer with R&B vocalist Chrisette Michele. Plans for the record are underway and she hopes to have a Fall 2015 release followed by a Worldwide Jazz Festival Tour.
music firsts Do you want to build a snowman? It doesn’t have to be a snowman! The Southlake ARThouse, fine art academy and gallery, has delightful holiday art camps for children on December 22nd and 23rd. Your child can create a jingle bell, a nutcracker, a snowman in a snow globe, a forest of aspens, or a Christmas pet using acrylic paint on an 8” x 10” canvas. Also, they can create a reindeer, snowman or nativity out of clay. Just in time for Christmas, your child can create their own piece of artwork that will be great to hang on your wall or for your child to give as a gift! Camp spaces are limited. Reserve your space at STUDIOARTHOUSE.com.
ONE QUESTION ASKED BY A LOT OF PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS IS “WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD BEGIN MUSIC LESSONS?” Formal music lessons - private, one-on-one - generally begin around 4 to 5 years old. However, having instruments at home is very important for your child’s development and should start right in the first year of life! Every baby should at least have a rattle, a keyboard and kazoo. Interested in even more musical fun for your baby, toddler or preschooler? Give Hall Music Productions a call, they have group classes during the day!
What: Melissa & Doug® Musical Instrument Set Where: Toys R Us // Price: $23.99 Why: Maracas for grabbing and shaking, kazoos for blowing and making sounds, a tambourine to swing your hand at and a magical triangle that will mesmerize your little one!
What: Mitchell MU-70 Ukulele Where: Guitar Center // Price: $99.99 Why: If you really want to introduce string instruments or a guitar to your little one, this ukulele is the way to go. The child will grab the knobs and follow the strings. The nylon strings of the ukulele will be soft on the child’s hands when they grab the string, pull it and experience the sound.
What: vtech® Kidi Beats Drum Set Where: Target, Walmart, Toys R Us // Price: ~$14.99 Why: Drums teach cause and effect. Your baby will enjoy grabbing the sticks, putting two things together and watching them light up. Once your baby can sit up, put him/her in front of this toy.
What: Babies R Us DJ Keyboard Where: Toys (Babies) R Us // Price: $15.99 Why: The keys are colored instead of black and white and the right size for a little hand. Also, the keys make animal sounds.
What: Playskool® Rocktivity Piano Where: Walmart, Toys R Us // Price: $24.99 Why: Five big, colored light-up keys that speak English and Spanish, say colors, and there is a big, fun lever for pulling!
BOB JONES NATURE CENTER CAMERA CLUB PHOTO EXHIBIT Lancaster Gallery, Palace Arts Center November – December 2014 The Bob Jones Nature Center Camera Club was formed by a group of local photography enthusiasts and students with the support of photography instructor, Bruce Rosenstiel. The Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake graciously offered space, and the group held its first meeting in September of 2009. Since its inception, this very congenial club has offered monthly educational programs and critique sessions, as well as field trips to a variety of locations. The Camera Club found an artistic home at Grapevine’s Palace Art Center, which has hosted a juried exhibit of members’ work during November and December each year since 2011. Ten photographers entered images for this year’s show, and the judges selected a total of twenty-four works. The exhibiting artists, Duane Bender, Judy Bender, Greg Easley, Ray Kingsbury, Robert McNay, Bruce Rosenstiel, Barb Russell, Nan Zellers, and Paul Zellers are from Southlake, Keller, Arlington, and Grapevine. Don’t miss this beautiful exhibit, on display and free to the public, from October 31 – December 31, 2014.
The Camera Club welcomes photographers of all abilities and experience. Meetings and educational programs are held on the third Saturday of each month. The club also holds critique sessions in which participants submit images for feedback by the rest of the group. Critique sessions, preceded by a group dinner at a local restaurant, take place on the first Monday of the month. Field trips are offered regularly. For more information about the club, visit http://BJNC.org/programscamera-club.php or contact Bruce Rosenstiel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
from the Your Luxury Realtors
Moore family Wynne Moore
c 817.781.7060 email@example.com
c 817.992.9856 firstname.lastname@example.org
FACES OF IMPRESSIONISM: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay October 19, 2014–January 25, 2015 Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay will be one of the most spectacular loan exhibitions ever presented at the Kimbell Art Museum. Jointly organized by the Kimbell and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, it will include more than 70 superb examples of French painting and sculpture of the last half of the 19th century. The largest– ever loan of portraits from the collections of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie, the exhibition will feature masterworks by the central figures in the Impressionist movement—notably Edgar Degas, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot and Claude Monet—as well as renowned paintings by the artists who preceded them, such as Édouard Manet, and those who followed them, including Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh. “The Musée d’Orsay is the most important and extensive repository of Impressionist art in the world,” commented Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum. “This exhibition brings to our region, for the first time, some of the greatest works in that collection, including masterpieces by Manet, Degas, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Cézanne.” Impressionism is most often known as a revolutionary movement dedicated to the depiction of landscape in changing light and atmosphere, allied with a heroic struggle to defend what the poet Charles Baudelaire called “the heroism of modern life.” Though landscape and themes of modern life do constitute the majority of canvases by the Impressionists, Faces of Impressionism will show that portraiture also played an important role in their art. In fact, every major artist who first exhibited with the group in 1874, as well as those who joined thereafter, made portraits. Rare is the Impressionist portrait that was painted on order—most of the artists chose to paint their friends or family for their own artistic ends, rather than accepting commissions from strangers. Sometimes the friend was another artist—in Faces of Impressionism we will see Morisot twice painted by Manet, Bazille by Renoir, Monet by both Bazille and Renoir, Gauguin by Odilon Redon and whole crowds of southlake ARTS
painters and writers painted by Fantin- L atour and Maurice Denis. The painter’s most familiar model, of course, was the face that could be seen in a mirror. Faces of Impressionism will include a striking assortment of self-portraits by Degas, Cézanne and Gustave Caillebotte, for instance. Two remarkable self- portraits by close friends, Van Gogh and Gauguin, are of particular interest. Van Gogh’s 1887 self-portrait, painted towards the end of his two- year stay in Paris before his departure for the south of France, shows him at the full height of his Impressionist powers, just before he would invent the distinctive broad strokes that characterized the last two years of his short career. Gauguin’s Self-Portrait with “The Yellow Christ” was also painted shortly before a departure—this time an escape to the South Seas. The artist placed his image to the right of the center of the canvas, giving the left half of the composition to the reflected image of his 1890 painting The Yellow Christ. He later added the image of his self-portrait tobacco jar—which he likened to a portrait of “a soul in hell”—to the composition, at right. The ceramic jar itself, also in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay, will be shown alongside the painting at the Kimbell. After Gauguin left for the South Seas in 1891, his immersion in the world of native Tahitians led him to portray them— much as his idol Degas might have done—in attitudes familiar and typical to them, in such works as Women of Tahiti. Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, with gratitude for exceptional loans from the collection of the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Promotional support is provided by American Airlines, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and NBC 5. southlake ARTS
Musée d’Orsay The Musée d’Orsay opened to the public on December 9, 1986, to show the great diversity of artistic creation in the Western world between 1848 and 1914. Sited opposite the Musée du Louvre on the banks of the Seine, in a landmark 1900 train station—the former Gare d’Orsay—it was formed to regroup the national collections of France in painting, sculpture, the graphic arts and decorative arts. Its holdings of painting and sculpture—the greatest repository of late 19th-century French art in the world—came together from three establishments: the Louvre, for the works of artists born after 1820 or coming to the fore during the Second Republic; the beloved Musée du Jeu de Paume, which since 1947 had been devoted to Impressionism and post- Impressionism; and from the National Museum of Modern Art, for works of artists born before 1870. Since its inauguration more than 25 years ago, the Musée d’Orsay has been home to many of the most celebrated paintings of Courbet, Millet, Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh. With an active program of temporary exhibitions, and with wide-r anging galleries housing some of the world’s most familiar masterpieces, the museum welcomes more than 3.5 million visitors every year.
R O B OT I C S
W I N N E R S
CLARIDEN SCHOOL ADVANCES TO REGIONAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION The Clariden School of Southlake is advancing to regionals at this year’s BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Robotics Competition sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Clariden won 1st place in the BEST Award, the most coveted award, at last weekend’s Cowtown competition held at Haltom High School. Competing against nineteen other private and public schools, Clariden placed 1st in overall performance. This is the third year the school has competed in BEST. Each year a new BEST challenge is revealed to teams of students who have only 45 days to build a robot using specific materials given to them. Teams can choose whether or not to compete in every aspect of the competition or just in the robotic portion. While some schools concentrate on one category, Clariden chose to compete in all aspects of the competition. “Being that we are a school that specializes in Project Based Learning, the BEST competition aligns well with our curriculum. We find that our students benefit greatly from all elements of the competition as it emulates real-life project work,” states Sallie Wells, Head of School. Clariden faced some challenges during last weekend’s competition. During one round, a piece of the robot broke and students had to scramble to put things back together. Despite the fact that their robot did not make it all the way to the final game round, they were still able
to pull out a solid 1st place win due to their work in all categories. Criteria for judging includes oral presentation, educational display, project engineering notebook, spirit and sportsmanship, student interviews and robot performance. “I like that we were still able to excel in other areas like the marketing booth. It wasn’t all about the robot. There were other things that were just as important,” says Aidan Hinton, an 11th grade student at Clariden. His teammates agreed. “I never thought I would say this,” says Skyler Wicke, a 9th grade student at Clariden, “but I love robotics.” Wicke was part of the documentation team and a driver for the Clariden robot. She and six other students wrote the engineering handbook for the competition. Wells smiles when she hears students say things like that. “That is exactly why we do these kinds of projects. We expose students to things they might not do otherwise,” she states. The BEST competition is the brain-child of a non-profit organization dedicated to inspire and expose middle and high school students to pursue careers in science, technology and engineering. What started in Dallas in 1993, has grown in numbers steadily into 32 hubs and 3 regions of competition. Over fifteen hubs from the Southwest will compete at the regional competition held at UT Dallas on November 14th and 15th. There is no charge for students or schools to participate. All funds are donated by universities and corporations, including Lockheed Martin, a major sponsor.
Photography by Bruce Rosenstiel
Destination: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe will capture your heart like few other places in Africa. Nestled between two of Africa’s greatest rivers, the Zambezi and the Limpopo, its natural physical beauty and its contribution to the world of art and culture are legendary. So much so that in 2014, Zimbabwe was declared one of the leading bush destinations in Southern Africa. Zimbabwe is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the mighty Victoria Falls. It is also one of the few places you can still experience the unspoiled wild beauty of Africa from luxurious camps featuring a level of service unmatched elsewhere and where you will enjoy the warmth and personal touch that is unique to Zimbabwe. You will be awed by thriving herds of big game and dazzled by vibrant birdlife. Hwange National Park and Mana Pools are two of the top ten destinations in Africa to see large herds of elephant. Zimbabwe’s varied ecosystems and careful conservation policies make this country a wildlife lover’s haven.
Zimbabwe is also a haven for the arts, and many Zimbabwean artists have achieved worldwide recognition. Galleries through-out the country offer visitors and collectors an extraordinary selection of unique stone sculpture, painting, ceramics, and textiles. Renowned Zimbabweans also include Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Bundi Boys, who have performed with Madonna. Southlake resident, Sally Szekely, was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She is an international lawyer who also devotes time to supporting wildlife conservation. Sally works alongside longtime friends the Ponter family, owners of Sikeleli Africa Safaris, one of Zimbabweâ€™s top boutique wildlife and photographic safari operators.
Photography by Bruce Rosenstiel
Sikeleli Africa Safaris can tailor a safari to your exact needs. Danni Ponter, safari expert on the ground in Zimbabwe, will personally help you design a trip that will create lifelong memories. If your passion is photography, take a photo safari led by photographer and teacher Bruce Rosenstiel of Grapevine, well known for his stunning images of wildlife, nature, and cultural portraits. Want to find out more? Contact Sally Szekely at sally@ sikelelisafaris.com or Bruce Rosenstiel at bruce@sikelelisafaris. com for details and an invitation to Sikeleliâ€™s Southlake launch in January where you can meet Sally, Bruce, and Danni and start planning the safari of your dreams!
DRAMA-FREE FINANCIAL ADVICE SINCE 1868. Frost is proud to support the arts in Southlake. And weâ€™d be proud to help you along your financial journey too.
frostbank.com (817) 420-5336
Photography by Brian Guilliaux
s winter winds blow into town they are joined by another staple of the holiday season. Soon the scenes will be set and audiences will be able to witness the 11th annual North Texas Youth Balletâ€™s rendition of The Nutcracker.
The story of Clara being transported to the world of the toy soldier and the Snow Queen is a holiday classic and celebrated on stages across the nation. After holding two separate auditions for the public and recruiting professional dancers for the show, Dana Bailey, the founder of the Youth Ballet and artistic director of the production, said she is eager to once again bring The Nutcracker to life. Bailey said the performances are on December 14 at Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth at 2:00 and 5:30 p.m. southlake ARTS
Photography by Brian Guilliaux
the Nutcracker “There is a lot of history on that stage,” Bailey beamed in an interview with SLAM. Bailey said The Nutcracker will showcase dancers from ages five and up and will feature a range of dancers from budding to professional.
Bailey said the production will be beneficial “This is a really great performance to take to the budding dancers involved since they children to,” Bessette said. “There has been will be able to share the spotlight with lots of hard work involved and audiences seasoned professionals. will enjoy it.” Local dancer Shannon Bessette has worked with the production all 11 years and, this year, brings life to the Snow Queen character.
Bailey said that she has collaborated with local professional dancers as well as dancers Bessette said she is excited to work in the from California to fill in the lead roles of the “children’s show and holiday favorite.” classic production.
Both Bessette and Bailey warned that the show usually sells out, so those wanting to see the production should act now. Tickets for The Nutcracker are currently on sale for $15 at NORTHTEXASYOUTHBALLET.com.
WHAT TH E DI C KE NS I S GOI NG ON I N LOC A L TH E AT R E ?
et ready to be visited by some very whimsical ghosts you will enjoy meeting this Holiday season! Local performers at OhLook Theater in Grapevine are hard at work on two different variations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for your holiday entertainment pleasure. Both shows offer nostalgia with a twist that won’t leave you Ebenezer bitter! Directed by Woody Blackburn, A Seussified Christmas Carol is being performed by kids ages 6-14 and is enjoyable for ALL ages. Wacky rhymed couplets that Dr. Seuss himself might have come up with, if he’d ever had his way with the story, steal the show. Join “Bed Headed Fred” and “Timmy Loo Hoo”, along with “Things 1 and 2” on their Christmas adventure, December 5 - 7. Scrooge’s Groovy Christmas is an adaptation of the Dickens classic by Matt Lord. Watch Scrooge visit his past, present and future 70’s style, after eating a bowl of mushroom soup! Jacob Marley becomes
Bob Marley in this hilarious rendition you don’t want to miss. Scrooge’s Groovy Christmas is an OhLook signature late night show, with performances at 11 pm. Feel free to bring your own “holiday cheer”. Tickets for both shows are available at OHLOOKPERFORM.com. A Seussified Christmas Carol runs December 5 - 7; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Scrooge’s Groovy Christmas runs December 5 - 20; with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 11 pm. If you’ve never been to this little gem of a theater, you are in for a treat. Get your tickets early, as seating is very personal and limited. Concessions are available, and you are welcome to BYOB for the late night shows. OhLook Theater is located at 1631 W. Northwest Hwy in Grapevine.
prov oca t i ons The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio THrougH JANuAry 4
“#1 pick for fall” – The Dallas Morning News
nashersculpturecenter.org Heatherwick Studio, U.K. Pavilion, Shanghai, China 2007–2010. Photo: Iwan Baan
HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS
Photo by Samuel Rushen
Young Simon Crooges doesn’t really believe in the spirit of Christmas – except when it comes to getting really big, expensive presents. He doesn’t even believe in Santa Claus! But with the help of some spirit friends, he’s about to explore his past, present and future as he learns about the true meaning of Christmas – and maybe even get a surprise visit from a certain jolly old Saint. Here Comes Santa Claus stars Samuel Moran as “Simon,” Camryn Wright and Sarah Youngblood as “Suzy,” Nathanael Clark and Theodore Morris as “Morris” and Alyssa Robbins as “Mrs. Pinklegrass.” Additional cast members include Greg Dulcie as “Christmas Present,” Keith Warren as “Dad / Old Simon,” Paul T. Taylor as “Howard / Old Morris,” Cate Cozzens as “Mom,” Madilyn Perry and Maddox Marino as “Young Simon,” Brandon Shreve as “Christmas Future,” Lauren Magee and Brooke Verbois as “Christmas Past” and Gabi Roller and Devan DeLugo as “Katie.” Ensemble members include Jeni Roller, Stephen Newton, Ally Ramsey, Westin Brown, Jack Bledsoe, Madelyn Whitehead, Emily Hensley, Avery Presson, David Midkiff, Tanner Garmon, Ashton Miramontes, Becca Brown and Hayden Hart. The show is directed by Noah Putterman and choreographed by Alyssa Robbins and Jeremy Dumont. Additional creative team
members include Sally Gardner as Musical Director, Samuel Rushen as Lighting Designer, Katie Dill as Scenic Designer, Tammy Spencer as Costume Designer and Catherine PettyRogers as Hair, Wig and Make-up Designer. Casa Mañana will present a shortened presentation of Here Comes Santa Claus for patients and families at Cook Children’s Medical Center on Wednesday, December 10. “Bringing our show to Cooks is an honor and a privilege,” said Putterman. “To give the gift of
theatre to those brave kids during the holidays is such a joy and we are so grateful to Cooks for granting us this special opportunity.” Here Comes Santa Claus November 28 – December 23 Tickets range from $20 - $41 at Ticketmaster or CASAMANANA.org. Tickets are also available at the Casa Mañana Theatre box office, 3101 W. Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth.
FOOD THERE IS A SPECIAL BREED OF SANDWICH called the Dagwood. It’s not a particular sandwich as much as it is a particular style of sandwich. If the Submarine is long, the Dagwood is tall. As there are many types of submarine sandwiches, so it is with Dagwoods . The sandwich gets its name from the famous Blondie comic strip and its creator Chic Young. Blondie’s husband Dagwood Bumstead had a tremendous appetite for unusually tall multi-layered sandwiches filled with everything from roast beef, cheese vegetables and sardines encased in several
layers of bread. This sandwich featured is the Dirty Dozen. Take three meats, three cheeses, three vegetables, and three dressings and you have an amazing sandwich with a multitude of flavor.
spicy giardiniera peppers, mitigate with a thin-sliced sharp cheddar, some rare roast beef, lathered in hot deli mustard and topped with a few slices of fresh cut tomato! A mouthful for sure.
We start with a multi-grain everything bun. Let the STACKING begin! Smoky provolone cheese, several slices of savory Genoa salami, shredded iceberg lettuce, sweet Italian dressing, creamy Muenster cheese for a hint of salt, hickory smoked turkey breast covered in sharp, thin-sliced red onion, cover with
Why Dirty Dozen? Twelve ingredients, one being deli mustard. Order anything with deli mustard and it is called “dirty”, so 12 ingredients + deli mustard = The Dirty Dozen! Thank you, Dagwood Bumstead! Better yet, Mr. Chic Young: without your character there would be no sandwich.
Y T R I D N E Z DO
TRAPPISTES ROCHEFORT 10 The Brewery is located inside the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Saint-RĂŠmy, near the town of Rochefort, and has been brewing beer since 1595. There are approximately 15 monks resident at the monastery. As with all other Trappist breweries, the beer is only sold in order to financially support the monastery and some other charitable causes. History: Although written records of brewing at Rochefort date to 1595, Rochefort 10 was developed in the late 1940s and early 50s. It appears on virtually every list of the worldâ€™s finest beers. Description: Dark brown color. Great strength balanced by a complexity of flavors and firm malt backbone. The bouquet covers a wide range: port wine, leather, apricots, oak, spices - a deeply intriguing beverage.
THIS, AND SO MUCH MORE AT
Shown: The simply beautiful Miller table.
FUNNY, WE CAN’T PICTURE
A FAKE BIRD CENTERPIECE
ON THIS EITHER.
Dallas 1617 Hi Line Dr. Ste. 100 214.748.9838 scottcooner.com Our Austin showroom now has FREE Parking!