Write this down, take a little note: George Strait will headline a two-night show later this month in Fort Worth.
Top male vocalist, entertainer of the year, artist of the decade and Texan of the year—these are just a few of the accolades synonymous with George Strait. After all, how else does one get named the King of Country? The Hall of Famer has spent so many years sitting comfortably on the Billboard charts that his name is practically emblazoned at the top. “It’s been my life for over 40 years,” Strait humbly shares, talking about playing onstage. “What a blessing.” A blessing indeed, not only for Strait and his Ace in the Hole Band, but for his millions of loyal fans who have been along for the wild ride since the very beginning with Strait’s first No. 1 single, “Fool Hearted Memory.” Now, four decades later, Strait holds 60 No. 1 hits. And while he is certainly country royalty, Strait’s hobbies span far outside the realm of music. An avid outdoorsman—his ideal weekend consists of fishing in the morning and topping off the day with a round of golf in the afternoon—Strait also has a heavy hand in the community. “My wife, Norma, and I started the Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation years ago so we’re able to help various children’s charities,” shares Strait. He and his wife have been married for nearly 50 years. “We also help with Feherty’s Troops First Foundation and Military Warriors Support Foundation,” he adds. “It’s great to be in a position to help our military heroes.” Most recently, this Renaissance man has dipped his toes into the spirits industry with Código 1530 tequila, which has swept over the F&B industry and is now carried in all 50 states and in 20 countries. Needless to say, Strait is constantly on the move, possessing an enthusiasm that never ceases to amaze. What’s next? “I’m coming to Fort Worth to open the new Dickies Arena. I have more planned for next year, including Vegas… should be fun!” We have no doubt that King George has a lot more magic up his sleeve, and we can promise that whatever’s on the horizon will be pure country gold. After all, everything he does is with gusto and love. It’s a love without end, amen.
“One of the most rewarding parts of this journey has been seeing our hometown get involved in our efforts,” shares Kershaw. “KC LIVE involves the community we love and the cause we are passionate about.”
Swinging into town this month is hometown hero and pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw and wife Ellen to celebrate the annual Kershaw’s Challenge, a fundraiser founded by the duo back in 2011. The idea stemmed from a desire to help at-risk children living in Dallas, Los Angeles, Zambia and the Dominican Republic in order to offer hope and provide a window of opportunity for change. Since its inception, the organization has given away nearly $8 million to various beneficiaries. Each year, the Kershaws swoop into town for the annual benefit concert, enlisting the help of some of our favorite chart-toppers. Ladies and gents, mark your calendars for Thursday, Nov. 7, as country megawatt singer Toby Keith takes the stage at The Rustic for the festive occasion. Fill up your red Solo Cups and grab your spot on the outdoor patio. Make sure you have enough room for dancing: We guarantee that with the Kershaws and Keith at the helm, it promises to be a home run. 7:30pm, tickets from $80, The Rustic, kershawschallenge.com
Dallas art lovers will be thrilled about the Kimbell's partnership with the Clark Art Institute to bring us the first major exhibition of the great Pierre-Auguste Renoir's work focused on the human form. Titled Renoir: The Body, The Sense, the exhibit is composed of 60 paintings, drawings, pastels, and sculptures, including some remarkable international loans created by Renoir as well as his predecessors, contemporaries and followers. The goal of the exhibit will be to display the body as Renoir's central subject throughout the changing eras of his career.
Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay will lead the Dallas Chamber Symphony in a fun-filled night with the award-winning Unsilent Film Series featuring a premiere of an original score by Canadian composer Alain Mayrand to a concert screening of Victor Sjöström’s silent movie, The Wind, starring Lilian Gish. Mayrand, whose film credits include Enders Game and Elysium, will be in attendance to visit with the audience members.
Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dcsymphony.org, by calling 214-449-1294, or in the lobby on concert nights.
Experience the magic of the holidays at Highland Park Village’s Christmas Lights Celebration and Shopping Stroll on Thursday, December 5, from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, featuring spectacular live performances, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, exclusive store promotions, and special activations with community charity partners. For one evening only, sip and shop under the lights at historic Highland Park Village, Dallas’ landmark shopping and dining destination, during extended hours until 8:00 PM.
Enjoy a holiday tradition at Klyde Warren Park’s annual Holiday Show & Tree Lighting celebration. The free event features a festive day of family-friendly activities and entertainment, including photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting, crafts, games and live holiday entertainment. The day will culminate with a holiday extravaganza featuring traditional Christmas music, the arrival of Santa Claus and our annual tree lighting.
Join the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on February 5, 2020, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for the 36th Annual St. Valentine's Day Luncheon and Fashion Show. Join us to see what love can...
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The third concert of the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s season, “Tchaikovsky Serenade,” led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, will send listeners on a musical journey. Tchaikovsky’s late-Romantic Serenade for Strings anchors this program, which also features groundbreaking works by two American masters. Samuel Barber’s Serenade Op. 1, and Franz Waxman’s Goyana Sketches, featuring acclaimed pianist Kyle Orth, round out the evening.
Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dcsymphony.org, by calling 214-449-1294, or in the lobby on concert nights.
Dallas City Councilmember Jennifer Staubach Gates has been named the recipient of the 18th Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, presented by Bank of Texas, Texas Woman’s University and the Texas Woman’s University Foundation. Texas Woman’s Chancellor Carine M. Feyten will honor Councilmember Gates on Feb. 20, 2020, at the Dallas Leadership Luncheon chaired by Ralph Hawkins, chairman emeritus with HKS, Inc. and recipient of the 2015 Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award.
This year’s luncheon will be held at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion, 2101 Ross Ave. Tickets are $175. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 940-898-3865, visit twu.edu/dallasleadership or email email@example.com.
Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay leads the Dallas Chamber Symphony in its final concert of the season, “Schumann 4.” Dallas Chamber Symphony’s concertmaster violinist Kazuhiro Takagi and principal cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi solo with the orchestra on Johannes Brahms’ formidable Double Concerto. The program also features Mendelssohn’s popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.
Tuesday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dcsymphony.org, by calling 214-449-1294, or in the lobby on concert nights.