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Spellbound Burlesque presents The Big Tease

Spellbound Burlesque presents The Big Tease
Event on 2018-05-26 19:30:00
Featuring: Ginger Valentine (Dallas / Los Angeles) Ariel Helvetica (Vancouver, B.C.) Hosted by Nevaeh McKenzie (Phoenix, AZ) Back and better than ever, join them for a scintillating night of performances within their inner circle of striptease. Experience Spellbounds latest production The Big Tease from all angles thanks to their 360 degree in the round seating. Once again the darkly decadent The Grand Ballroom (formerly Club Palazzo), located in downtown Phoenix, will play host will talented performers from across the country lure you in with a night temptation, tease, and tantalizing performances. Ginger Valentine, known as The Professional Tease is a 5th generation Texan living in L.A. She is the founder and instructor of Burlesque Charm School, serious training for serious showgirls. Ginger is a multi-award winning performer who is currently on tour with Dita Von Teese shows The Copper Coupe and The Art of the Teese all over the world! Ariel Helvetica has been stamping her unique font all over the Vancouver Burlesque scene since her October 2011 solo debut. A born and raised dancer, Ariel spent 5 years abroad, wowing audiences in France as a professional Can-Can/Showgirl, and then criss-crossing the globe and criss-crossing her long legs as a professional high-kicker on cruise ships, visiting 45 countries along the way. Now, you can also find this kinky kicker working her magic across local stages in her city at the Orchid Club, Go Go Bungalow at the Shameful Tiki Room, Nightmare Before Nutcracker and many, many more! Ariel has performed at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, Southwest Burlesque Showcase in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Edmonton Burlesque Festival, the International Stockholm Burlesque Festival and world renowned New Orleans Burlesque Festival where she competed for the coveted title of Queen of Burlesque in 2015. Ms. Helvetica is a teacher at the Vancouver Burlesque Centre and has also brought her Can Can expertise to BurlyCon Burlesque Arts Convention in Seattle, Washington. Come out and celebrate a sizzling start to the summer by grabbing a cold cocktail and joining Spellbound Burlesque for an intimate evening of burlesque with The Big Tease. See you May 26th at The Grand Ballroom! 21+ only event Tickets are transferable but non-refundable.

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710 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, United States

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Baruch Performing Arts Center presents a Work-in-Progress: More Forever – Caleb Teicher & Company, A Collaboration With Conrad Tao

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents a Work-in-Progress: More Forever – Caleb Teicher & Company, A Collaboration With Conrad Tao
Event on 2018-05-18 19:30:00
Baruch Performing Arts Center
presents a Work-in-Progress
More Forever
CALEB TEICHER & COMPANY,
A COLLABORATION WITH CONRAD TAO
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:30pm

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents a Work-in-Progress, More Forever, by Caleb Teicher & Company, a collaboration with Conrad Tao, at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are ( for students) and are available at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.

Caleb Teicher & Company continues their investigation of American dance traditions on a stage filled with a thin layer of sand. Using vernacular jazz, tap dance, and Lindy Hop with a new contemporary score for piano and electronics by Conrad Tao, this work-in-process sonic journey will brush away the fine line between movement and music and expand the expressive capacity of American music and dance. Teicher is joined by six additional dancers: Nathan Bugh, Evita Arce, Byron Tittle, Gabriel Winns Ortiz, Brittany DeStefano, and Macy Sullivan, with Tao providing music at the piano with electronics. The evening includes a discussion between Tao and Teicher about their collaboration and creative process.

CT&Co's signature elements of musicality, humor, and warmth have won the hearts of audiences by connecting to America's rich and diverse physical heritage, whether tap dancing to Bach or swing dancing to Chet Baker, playing patty-cake to Sufjan Stevens or ballroom dancing to Ella Fitzgerald. Past engagements include Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Series, Gibney Dance, Queens College/Kupferberg Center for the Arts (through CUNY Dance Initiative), The Yard on Martha's Vineyard, LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club, and the American Tap Dance Foundation, among others.

"He's engaging, and yet you watch him with perpetual curiosity."
– The New York Times
 
Caleb Teicher & Company (CT&Co), founded in 2015 by acclaimed dancer/ choreographer Caleb Teicher, presents new work that blends traditional American dance forms (Tap, Lindy Hop, Vernacular Jazz) in a modern context. Taking inspirations from his background in concert dance, musical theater, and social dance, the company's work inspires, connects, and reflects a collective conscious within American music and dance. CT&Co's signature elements of musicality, humor, and warmth have won the hearts of audiences seeking to connect to America's rich and diverse physical heritage, whether tap dancing to Bach or swing dancing to Chet Baker, playing patty-cake to Sufjan Stevens or ballroom dancing to Ella Fitzgerald. Past engagements include The Joyce Theater, Works & Process @ Guggenheim Bilbao, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Series, Gibney Dance, Queens College, Paris Jazz Roots, The Yard on Martha's Vineyard, LaMaMa E.T.C., Fire Island Dance Festival, PS21 Chatham, and the American Tap Dance Foundation, amongst others.
 
Caleb Teicher is a critically acclaimed dancer, choreographer, director, and teacher based in New York City. Caleb began his dance career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance's celebrated company, Dorrance Dance, in 2011. He was awarded a 2011 Bessie Award for Outstanding Individual Performance for his work in Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards' A Shared Evening at Danspace Project. Other favorite performance credits include The Chase Brock Experience, Syncopated City Dance Company, The Bang Group, Sally Silvers & Dancers, iLuminate, West Side Story (Int'l Tour and London), and Irma La Douce (City Center Encores).
 
Caleb's current concentration is creating concert dance work for Caleb Teicher & Company. Utilizing traditional American dance forms (Tap, Vernacular Jazz, Lindy Hop) to create new concert dance work, the company has been presented by The Joyce Theater, Works & Process at Guggenheim Bilbao, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Series, Paris Jazz Roots Dance Festival, Gibney Dance, Beantown Tap Festival, Queens College, The Yard on Martha's Vineyard, Hudson Valley Dance Festival, PS21, Vancouver Tap Festival, LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club, and the American Tap Dance Foundation, amongst others.
 
Teicher was named one of Dance Magazine's 2012 "25 to Watch" and, recently, the winner of Dance Magazine's "Best Emerging Choreographer" in the 2016 Readers' Choice Awards. He has been featured in Vogue, Interview Magazine, Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, and many other publications. Caleb has been a guest faculty member at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. He also spends time as a guest soloist, a director/choreographer for interdisciplinary work, and as an instructor of tap dance and solo jazz for international festivals/workshops.
 
Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, and has been dubbed a musician of "probing intellect and open-hearted vision" by the New York Times, a "thoughtful and mature composer" by NPR, and "ferociously talented" by TimeOut New York. In June of 2011, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the Department of Education named Tao a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts awarded him a YoungArts gold medal in music. Later that year, Tao was named a Gilmore Young Artist, an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation. In May of 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.
 
Tao's career as composer has garnered an eight consecutive ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and the Carlos Surinach Prize from BMI. In the 2013-14 season, while serving as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's artist-in-residence, Tao premiered his orchestral composition, The world is very different now. Commissioned in observance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the work was described by the New York Times as "shapely and powerful." Most recently, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia commissioned a new work for piano, orchestra, and electronics, An Adjustment, which received its premiere in September 2015 with Tao at the piano. The Philadelphia Inquirer declared the piece abundant in "compositional magic," a "most imaginative [integration of] spiritual post-Romanticism and '90s club music."
 
Tao was born in Urbana, Illinois, in 1994. He has studied piano with Emilio del Rosario in Chicago and Yoheved Kaplinsky in New York, and composition with Christopher Theofanidis.
 
Baruch Performing Arts Center is an acclaimed performing arts presence. Located in the heart of Manhattan just east of Chelsea and the famed flatiron building, BPAC presents renowned classical music, opera, jazz, theater, dance, discussion, film, and innovative cross-genre programming. BPAC has presented over 1,000 cultural programs in its 5 spaces since 2003. Its curated season of 40 programs annually emphasizes new work experienced in intimate settings, the diversity of American culture as exemplified by Baruch students (who come from 130 different countries), and work that lives at the confluence of art and social justice.
 
Past presentations have included theatre companies such as the National Asian American Theatre Company, Folksbiene, and MCC. The world premiere of the opera The Echo Drift as part of the Prototype festival. Dance companies such as Heidi Latsky Dance, José Limón, and Urban Bush Women. BPAC is the New York home of the Alexander String Quartet and presents a rich chamber music season including ensembles such as the Israeli Chamber Project and pianists Sara Davis Buechner and 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, Michael Brown. BPAC offers a jazz series named for bassist Milt Hinton, which has featured artists such as Grammy-Award winner Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks. Discussion program have included writers Teju Cole, Colum McCann and Amitav Ghosh, actress Linda Lavin, and thought leaders such as Gloria Steinem and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. Visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac for complete and up-to-date information on the 2017-18 season.

Caleb Teicher & Co.'s residency at Baruch Performing Arts Center is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the SHS Foundation, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative

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55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
New York, United States

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Galleria Dallas’ Showtime Saturdays Presents: Mister Willy Welch

Galleria Dallas’ Showtime Saturdays Presents: Mister Willy Welch
Event on 2018-04-14 11:30:00
Every Saturday DFW children and families are invited to enjoy the amazing FREE entertainment provided by Galleria Dallas and our friends from Slappy’s Playhouse.
Mister Willy’s songs and stories spark the imagination and inspire a love of reading for kids and families. Shows are located near the Children's Play Place and Nordstrom on Level 3.

at Galleria Dallas
13350 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, United States

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The Covenant School Presents: The Taming of the Shrew

The Covenant School Presents: The Taming of the Shrew
Event on 2018-03-24 19:00:00
Make plans to experience The Taming of the Shrew as you've never seen it before!  The Covenant School theatre arts students are working and playing hard to reimagine this Shakespearean comedy inside a circus! Save the date: March 22-24, 7pm at Bishop Lynch High School (9750 Ferguson Rd., Dallas). This is a show for the whole family! "Have I not in my time heard the lions roar? Loud alarums, neighing steeds and trumpets clang? And do you tell me of a woman's tongue…" Petruchio  On the night of the show, you will need to show your barcode on your phone or print a paper copy. Online sales close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 21; limited tickets will be available at the door, but you will need to arrive early to purchase! Please note that tickets are non-refundable and there will be no exchanges. Complimentary tickets must be reserved online and will not be available at the door. 

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9750 Ferguson Road
Dallas, United States

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KXT 91.7 Presents Wild Child — Dallas “Expectations” Release Show

KXT 91.7 Presents Wild Child — Dallas “Expectations” Release Show
Event on 2018-02-07 19:00:00
Wild Child – "Expectations" Dallas Release Show  February 7th at Trees Presented by KTX 91.7 & Spune In anticipation of our new album we have decided to do something special for our home state. Our new album "Expectations' is coming out this February and we want to celebrate by doing a series of FREE shows for our beloved Tejas. We owe all we have to everyone that has supported us since or humble beginning gigging around the state in our little red van back in 2011. We feel so incredibly proud to be Texans and are incredibly excited to share our new music with you. We can't think of a better way of launching this record than by starting with a huge party with ya'll.  Thank you.  Love, Alexander, Kelsey, Sadie, Matt, Tom, Cody In honor of this show made a Deluxe Limited "Dallas" Edition of "Expectations" pressed on translucent green colored vinyl.    INFORMATION:This is a FREE show.  You MUST RSVP to get into the show.  There are two RSVP ticket options:  Ticket Option 1 – "General RSVP" – **(DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY)** Entry to the show will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis subject to venue capacity.  Ticket Option 2 – "RSVP + Dallas Vinyl Pre-order" **(GUARANTEED ENTRY)**  Guaranteed entry to the show Includes the Deluxe Limited Dallas Edition of "Expextations" – pressed on translucent green vinyl.  The vinyl will be mailed to your indicated shipping address approximately the week before the show. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? ALL AGES SHOW What's the refund policy? No refunds.  Do I need to bring my ticket to get in? Yes, you'll need to bring your paper or digital ticket to be scanned upon entry. I pre-ordered a vinyl – how do l get it? Can I pick it up at the show? VINYLS WILL BE SHIPPED APPROXIMATLEY A WEEK BEFORE THE RELEASE OF THE ALBUM (FEB 9TH).  You will not be able to pick up your vinyl at the show. All vinyl will be shipped to your indicated shipping address.   What does the GENERAL RSVP get me? Do I have to RSVP? Yes, you MUST RSVP to be eligible to get into the show. Entry to the show with the "General RSVP" ticket type will be on a first-come-first-serve basis subject to venue capacity. To guarantee entry into the show, you must preorder a limited edition vinyl.  If I pre-order the album, how many tickets do I get? You are granted 1 ticket per pre-order.  However you will have the option to buy one "Guest Ticked" as an add-on to your order for the cost of .  The guest pass will guarantee your companion entry to the show.  This option will be available as an "Additional Item" at the bottom of the order page.  Is shipping & handling included with the vinyl purchase? Yes, all shipping & handling charges are included with your RSVP + Vinyl purchase. I pre-ordered the Candy-Red Deluxe Vinyl or CD before this event was announced. Do I get in? Please email pat@cleanbillmusic.com If I pre-orded the vinyl, do I have to wait in the general line? No, there will be a seprate check-in for "RSVP+ VINYL PRE-ORDER/GUARANTEED ENTRY/GUEST TICKET" ticket types and a line for "GENERAL RSVP" ticket types. 

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2707 Elm Street
Dallas, United States

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National Chorale presents 50th presentation of Handel’s Messiah Sing-In

National Chorale presents 50th presentation of Handel’s Messiah Sing-In
Event on 2017-12-15 19:30:00
National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with the 50th presentation of Handel's Messiah Sing-In on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are -100 and are available at www.nationalchorale.com, or by calling (212) 333-5333.

Join an audience-chorus of almost 3,000 voices under the batons of 17 eminent conductors. Celebrate choral singing and sing in New York's most joyous and popular Holiday Season music event! The performance features Joanna Mongiardo, Michael Nansel, Holly Sorensen, and John Wesley Wright.

The 17 conductors from around the country, who will each conduct a movement, are Constance Chase, Hugh Ferguson Floyd, Gregory Hopkins, James John, Thomas Juneau, Deborah Simpkin King, Chris Ludwa, Everett Mccorvey, Vagarshak Ohanyan, Stephen Pagano, John Palatucci, Jennifer Pascual, Vincent Rufino, Kathryn Schneider, Michael Spierman, Jason Tramm and Mark Van Schenkhof.

"The National Chorale is one of the most firmly established professional choral groups in the country."- The New Times

ABOUT THE VOCAL ARTISTS

Versatile soprano Joanna Mongiardo is recognized for her effortless coloratura and spellbinding charisma on stage, and is in high demand for both operatic and symphonic repertoire internationally. This season, she makes her New York City Opera debut in Resphigi's La campagna sommersa, returns to Boston Midsummer Opera as Adina in The Elixir of Love, and sings soprano solos in Mozart's Exultate, jubilate and Requiem with the Commonwealth Chorale. Most recently, Joanna has had great success as Cinna in Mozart's Lucio Silla with Odyssey Opera and in the title role of Flotow's Martha with Boston Midsummer Opera. The 2014-2015 season included a role debut as Rossini's Semiramide with Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur, her Dallas Opera debut as Brigitta in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, and a return to the Back Bay Chorale for Mozart's Mass in C minor. In recent seasons, Joanna has brought the "energy and charm [of] her delicious Blonde" (ForumOpera Magazine) to more than 30 performances of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, including productions at Grande Théâtre de Genève, Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur, and Deutsche Oper am Rhein. A gifted comedienne, her Rosalina in Il Re with Teatro Grattacielo was named "Best Individual Performance of 2011" by Das Opernwelt Jahrbuch, with Opera Today writing, "Joanna Mongiardo, who has a voice of impressive size and warmth, as well as a technique with ornament…also has a putty face, capable of expressing several emotions at once and making fun of herself while expressing them." Opera News raved, "As the besotted Rosalina, lyric coloratura Joanna Mongiardo scored a triumph, effortlessly negotiating the fiorature, extended trills and stratospheric high notes." As an ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf, Joanna performed lead roles including Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Nannetta in Falstaff, and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. In America, her turn as the title character in the 50th Anniversary production of The Ballad of Baby Doe at Central City Opera was praised by Opera News: "Petite, with a theater-filling smile, Mongiardo radiated warmth through her unforced, pearly-fresh timbre." Reengagements at Central City have included Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld, Thérèse in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. Debuts as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with Dayton Opera and Anne Trulove in The Rake's Progress with Toledo Opera were similarly praised, with Opera Magazine raving, "Mongiardo's sunny lyric sound surely won all hearts." Joanna has graced concert stages from Bellingham, Washington, to Shanghai, China, and has performed her signature Carmina Burana with more than 15 orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, and Oratorio Society of New York. Works by Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Schumann have taken her to the Pittsburgh Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, under the batons of Charles Dutoit, Philippe Auguin, Jonathan Darlington, John Fiore, Leopold Hager, Neemi Jarvi, JoAnn Falletta and Carlos Miguel Prieto.

Baritone Michael Nansel is an award winning singer and actor. Best-known as an opera singer, he is also an accomplished recitalist and concert artist, and appears frequently in musical theater classics. Mr. Nansel has 66-roles to his credit. "Michael Nansel won the hearts of audience members in his portrayal of the brash and conceited Belcore, his baritone voice in fine, fluid form throughout the performance."-Wichita Eagle He sings music from the Mozart to Sondheim, from Verdi to Rodgers & Hammerstein. He was the Wichita Grand Opera Singer of the Year in 2012 and was the dual winner in 2003 of the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors for Outstanding lead actor in a musical and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. He has also twice been a member of Casts nominated for Helen Hayes Awards. His voice has been described as "stentorian", "rich" with "great vocal and emotional power". Reviewers have also remark that his acting "communicates deep humanity", can be "tender and anguished" and that he is "the top banana". Mr. Nansel possesses a diverse repertoire ranging from the comedic Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) and Belcore (L'Elisir d'Amore) to the dramatic Count Di Luna (Il Trovatore) and Escamillo (Carmen). Among his most widely acclaimed roles are the Di Luna (Il Trovatore), Iago (Otello), as well as Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Danilo (The Merry Widow), and the Title Character in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. His concert credits include: Mendelsohn's Elijah, Haydn's Creation, Mozart's Requiem, Faure's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Brahms' Requiem, and Beethoven's Mass in C Major.

Often hailed as a true Mezzo Soprano, Holly Sorensen is known for her rich, colorful, and expressive timbre. A gifted singing actor with great versatility, Ms. Sorensen was described as having, "a grand time!….dispensing attitude with relish and producing some impressively chilling tones" – Opera News. Most recently, The Tampa Bay Daily Loaf wrote," a creamy mezzo that soars lusciously and is breathtaking in her cruelty", following her debut as Dalila in Samson et Dalila with St. Ptersburg Opera. Ms. Sorensen performs a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from dramatic leading mezzo roles, to comic Rossini. Some of her other stage credits include, the title role in Carmen, The Mother – Hansel and Gretel, Suzuki – Madame Butterfly, La Prima Donna – Salieri's Prima la Musica poi le Parole, Pitti Sing – The Mikado, The Secretary – The Consul, Sorceress – Dido and Aeneas, Prince Orlofsky – Die Fledermaus,The Princess Aunt – Suor Angelica, and Giovanna – Rigoletto. Highlights from various scenes programs include Isabella – L'Italiana in Algeri, Augusta – Ballad of Baby Doe, Charlotte – Werther, Mallika – Lakme, Mrs. Lovett – Sweeney Todd, and Mrs.Grose – Turn of the Screw. Some of her operatic Performance venues include, Utah Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Bronx Opera, Utah Lyric Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, Ardamore Chamber Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Dicapo Opera, Boston Classical Orchestra, and The Greenwich Pops Symphony. Ms. Sorensen has also been lauded for her concert and oratorio work, as a mezzo with "luscious tones" – Greenwich Times and "glamorous and beautiful to see and hear" – Greenwich Citizen. She most recently made her Avery Fisher Hall debut singing as mezzo soloist in Mozart Requiem with DCINY; where she was hailed as, "radiant" by the New York Concert Review. She has also performed Mendelssohn's Paulus with the Oratorio Society of New York in Carnegie Hall. Other performances include, Handel's Messiah, Respighi's Laud to the Nativity, Mendelssohn's Elijah, the Yizkor Requiem and Bach's St. John Passion. Ms. Sorensen performed the Mozart Requiem and Vivaldi Gloria in Venice, Italy with Dicapo Opera Summer Tour. This year she was the featured mezzo soloist with the Salt Lake Choral Artists in performances including the Bach B Minor Mass, and "The Armed Man", by Karl Jenkins. She has performed frequently with the Greenwich Choral Society and Greenwich Symphony in Connecticut. Other oratorio engagements include solo work with the Allentown Symphony, Norwalk Symphony, and First Congregational Church of Greenwich Orchestra. She has also been applauded for her recent recital repertoire including works by Mahler, Manuel de Falle, Schubert, Schumann, Barber, and spirituals by HT Burleigh. Ms. Sorensen was the featured mezzo soloist with Connecticut Grand Opera's "Champagne and Arias" Gala. Ms. Sorensen was the winner of the 2011 Nico Castel International Mastersinger Competition at Carnegie Hall. She was a finalist in the Oratorio Society of New York Competition, and winner of the Mendelssohn Competition with Norwalk Symphony. Additionally, she was awarded Second Prize at the Eugene Opera Belle Voci National Competition, Second Prize at the Classical Singer Convention in New York, and was a semi-finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition.

Tenor John Wesley Wright was the gold medalist and top prize winner of the American Traditions Vocal Competition 2000, and has claimed top prizes from the National Federation of Music Clubs, Metropolitan Opera National Council, and the International Schubert Competition in Vienna, Austria. Holding degrees from Maryville College and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, his diversity as an artist has afforded him nationally televised concerts for the Belgian Royal Family (Brussels, Belgium), the John F. Kennedy family in a 50th Year Celebration of John F. Kennedy's visit to New Ross, Ireland, as well as tours as a soloist and with professional ensembles throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. With a host of opera and oratorio roles, art songs, spirituals, chamber and cabaret music in his repertoire, Wright is a member of the internationally acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble. His rendition of "Here's One" is highlighted in the PBS documentary, The Spirituals: Featuring the American Spiritual Ensemble, released in 2007. In recent years, Wright was guest soloist for the Baltimore Choral Arts Society (Mozart's Requiem, Bach's B Minor Mass and Magnificat); Dayton Bach Society (St. Matthew Passion, Evangelist); Messiah Festival of the Arts in Lindsborg, Kansas (Messiah, St. Matthew Passion); and performed in Lucerne, Switzerland where he was guest artist with the choir Matthäuskantorei for a program entitled "Black and White Spirituals". Having worked with such conductors as Tom Hall, Nicolas McGegan, Ton Koopman, and Robert Page, many of Wright's concert career experiences have been under the baton of Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. With Gittleman and the DPO, he has sung the title roles of Bach's Passions, Britten's War Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, and Einhorn's Voices of Light. In May of 2011, Wright returned to Ohio and triumphed in the role of the Celebrant in Bernstein's Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers, reviews praising his "mastery of the oratorio genre" and "impressive acting range and voice". A native of Rome, Georgia, Dr. Wright is coordinator of the voice and opera programs at Salisbury University (Salisbury, Maryland). He is an active clinician, consultant and leader of workshops on voice production, song interpretation, and African-American song tradition.

NATIONAL CHORALE'S 2017-2018 SEASON CONTINUES WITH:

March 16, 2018
Angela Rice – Thy Will Be Done, An Easter Oratorio
New York Premiere featuring tenor Gregory Turay

April 13, 2018
Beethoven's Symphony #9 and Ralph Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music

ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHORALE
The National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, is celebrating its 50thLincoln Center Season at David Geffen Hall, previously Avery Fisher Hall, with its continuing series of choral orchestral masterworks and 20th century American Classics.

Founded in 1967, the National Chorale is the only professional choral company in the United States to have established and maintained an annual subscription season in the major New York City concert halls – 50 seasons in David Geffen Hall, with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall. It presents a broad repertory of choral-orchestral works; seldom-performed works from many stylistic periods; opera-in-concert; American music theatre; and contemporary works, including commissions by the Chorale for its Lincoln Center Season.

In addition to its David Geffen Hall series, the Chorale has toured nationally; presented 19 summer seasons of New York Festival of American Music Theater concerts in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and parks throughout the New York area; concert tours of New York State and New York City; vocal-instrumental chamber music series, and Concerts for Young People.

The National Chorale is a leader in the development of choral singing in the New York City area. The New York Times calls the National Chorale "one of the most firmly established professional choral groups in the country."

For 50 years, the Chorale has also presented vocal music education programs for NYC public schools, developing singing participation and future audiences for choral and vocal music. National Chorale's contracts with the NYC Department of Education provide year-long artist-in-residence programs for elementary, middle and high schools throughout the city. The Chorale regularly tours New York area schools, presenting concerts and choral workshops; and will present the popular 25th annual New York City High School Choral Festival, the 8th annual Elementary School Choral Festival and 5th annual Middle School Choral Festival in April and May 2018, with 36 participating high school, elementary and middle school choirs and more than 2,700 student singers from all five Boroughs of the City.

The Chorale also has a major Partnership with the NYC Professional Performing Arts High School in Manhattan, now in its 8th year, where a team of Chorale artist/teachers lead and develop the PPAS Vocal/Choral Program daily throughout the school year. The PPAS Choir will perform at Lincoln Center at each National Chorale performance during the 2017-2018 Season.

Everett McCorvey is in his fourth season as the Artistic Director of the National Chorale. Vocal Excellence is a hallmark of Dr. McCorvey's work with professional choirs and with professional singers in concerts, masterclasses and workshops throughout the world. Over a span of over 35 years, Dr. McCorvey has engaged choirs and audiences on 4 continents in moving and dynamic experiences with his unique and committed interpretation of choral music of all genres. Dr. McCorvey is also the founder and Music Director of the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group of 24 professional singers performing spirituals and other compositions of African-American composers. He is a frequent advisory panelist and on-site reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. and he has served on the Boards of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, National Opera Association and the Kentucky Arts Council. Dr. McCorvey has recently been invited to serve as a jurist on the Opera For All Voices initiative established by San Francisco Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The panel will review new operatic works for the industry with the goal of bringing new audiences to opera. On working with the National Chorale, Dr. McCorvey said "Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of great choral singing with the National Chorale is indeed an honor and a privilege. It is my fervent hope that we can continue to sing, share and experience the goodness of humanity through music and learn of each other better through sharing in the arts."

ABOUT DAVID GEFFEN HALL AT LINCOLN CENTER
In 1962, Philharmonic Hall-renamed Avery Fisher Hall in 1973 and later renamed David Geffen Hall in 2015-became one of the first buildings to be completed on the Lincoln Center site and home to one of its first resident organizations, the world-renowned New York Philharmonic, the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. Today, David Geffen Hall hosts notable performances by acclaimed orchestras and artists from around the globe, as well as galas, film premieres, graduations, and conferences. Located on the north side of Josie Robertson Plaza facing Lincoln Center's iconic Revson Fountain, David Geffen Hall's spacious lobby and promenade feature such eminent artwork as Rodin's bust of Gustav Mahler and Dimitri Hadzi's sculpture The Hunt, in addition to wraparound views of the Lincoln Center campus.

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10 Lincoln Square
New York, United States

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NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK Presents: From Byzantine to Fashion (Welcome reception)

NEW YORK CITY FASHION WEEK Presents: From Byzantine to Fashion (Welcome reception)
Event on 2017-09-05 17:00:00
Join is us for this Prêt-à-Porter & Couture fashion event with designs from some of the best designers in Texas;And "The Marie Force" Fashion Presentationvisiting different cities including Manhattan on this opportunity and in the future  Avisiting cities like Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston in Texas. Los Angeles and San Francisco in the near future as well. Introducing designers from all around the world. with a silent auction 100% dedicated to the development of the fashion week fund and incubator. thanks to "Fashion for a Good Cause" and GoPRO2.com Host Commitee:The Costume Collection Society  Producer / Director Victor Quinteros The Fashion Show Sponsored by GOPRO2.com Presenting a fine selection of dresses. Confirmed Designers: LAURA CERVANTES (TEXAS) LOLIS GARCIA (MEXICO)  BEENA YUSUF (DUBAI)  RUBY BHANDARI (INDIA)  Beauty Teams: John Paul Mitchell Schools  Music: ARIA 2 AVE MARIA CHAMBER ORCHESTA Dress Code: BLACK TIE Accredited Media: National: Vogue Mag. LA Mag. Victor Mag. Local: STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE   COUTURE AND READY TO WEAR  collections    Fine Appetizers and great Music   Experience Manhattan like never before supporting Christians in the Middle East    Donate: If you are interested in donating directly to the Fashion Week Fund in support of local fashion designers participation, please send us an email to: info@newyorkcityfashionweek.com Private VIP Reception at 6:00PM VIP Reception at 6:00PM General Entrance 7:00PM 13 & up Dress Code: Black TieLOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED Note: Not refundable Tickets                 

at NYC – Manhattan
80 Baruch Drive
New York, United States

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Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents Young Talent

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents Young Talent
Event on 2017-05-21 14:00:00

This concert will feature GDYO’s young string orchestras and the second full orchestra! Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) are seventh graders and younger. This ensemble consists of 40 string players and is the first ensemble experience for many of its members, and is under the direction of Susan Younghans. The Dallas String Ensemble (DSE) consists of approximately 60 string players all ninth graders or younger, under the direction of Susan Younghans. The Sinfonietta, under the direction of James Frank, allows members to experience a heightened sense of importance of each part and each individual musician because of the unique size of this ensemble. Comprised of approximately 100 members, high school seniors or younger, the Philharmonic is a full symphony orchestra, under the direction of James Frank.

Ticket Price: – Buy Online

More Info: http://www.gdyo.org

at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St
Dallas, United States

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DALLAS FASHION WEEK Presents: VENDORS/DESIGNERS RED DRESS GALA EVENT

DALLAS FASHION WEEK Presents: VENDORS/DESIGNERS RED DRESS GALA EVENT
Event on 2016-10-26 18:00:00
RUNWAY PACKAGE 1. State of the art venue 2. Professional Lighting 3. Professional surround sound 4. Professional staff (on-site): event managers, fashion director, dressers, lighting director, sound and production staff, front of house director, on-site ushers, and guest relations. 5. Changing and preparation area, clothing racks, clothing hangers,and steamers 6. Professional models from reputable modeling agencies 7. Professional Hair and Make-up Team 8. Photography images of collection 9. Company name included in PR 10. Social media inclusion (150,000+ fans) 11. Designer profile on website 12. Inclusion in media pitching   Vendor Opportunities: FASHION EXPO EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES Brand your company and generate new business with as an exhibitor at the FASHION EXPO. The Fashion Expo is designed to provide opportunities for exhibition of products and services to be marketed to a targeted audience of small business owners, rising/current entrepreneurs, and professionals. We target exhibitors based on their ability to relate to the target audience and provide products and services they can use in their business development and operations.  Exhibit with us and show our attendees why your company is the leader and preferred choice in your industry. THE MAKER SPACE PACKAGE 0. * Table Top Exhibit Space * 36W 36D’ table & 1 chair * 50 word description in the official event guide * (1) One Exhibitor pass (exhibit area only)  FULL TABLE SPACE FASHION  PACKAGE 0 * Table Top Exhibit Space * 6’ table & 2 chairs * 50 word description in the official event guide * (2) One Exhibitor pass (exhibit area only)  EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Create high levels of visibility with your company by choosing one of the FASHION EXPO Conference Sponsorship Packages. Note these are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis and are reserved for your company when payment has been made in full.   BRANDING & MARKETING:.  * Premier sponsor recognition on conference web site w/banner and link * One dedicated e-mail promotion solely featuring your participation in the event * Prominent logo feature in all conference marketing collateral * Logo on cover of conference program * Top recognition with prominent logo featured on welcome signage * Logo on sponsored event/area and directional signage * 1/8 page color ad in the official event guide * Inclusion in special “thank you” ad in the official event guide Event Concessions: * Five (5) Conference (Full Access) passes for company representatives * Exhibitor Booth space at event * Opportunity to address audience (if applicable) * Access to attendee list

at Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture
100 S. Houston St.
Dallas, United States

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SCAD presents book signing with best-selling author Grace Bonney

SCAD presents book signing with best-selling author Grace Bonney
Event on 2016-10-13 19:00:00
SCADshow is thrilled to announce a special evening with Design*Sponge blogger and bestselling author GRACE BONNEY about her new book, In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs. Bonney will appear with a fabulous lineup of artists, entrepreneurs and independent businesswomen to discuss their empowering stories and to celebrate women at all stages of life, creativity and career. Join us for an evening of motivation, inspiration and connection!

About In the Company of Women:

Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries. Chock-full of practical, inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths, these interviews detail the keys to success (for example, going with your gut; maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships), highlight the importance of everyday rituals (meditating; creating a daily to-do list), and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers (stay true to what you believe in; have patience). The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush, original photographs of the women in their work spaces.

About the Panelists:

Rebecca Wood is the artist and founder behind r.wood studio. Housed in an old produce warehouse in Athens, Georgia, r.wood studio has grown into one of the largest pottery studios in America, where each piece is still entirely made and painted by hand. Renowned for their luscious colors, simple shapes, and inspired by their southern surroundings, they also produce one-of-a kind pieces that are sought after by collectors.

Cheryl Day is the co-founder of Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah Georgia, along with her husband Griff. Cheryl is the co-author of two best selling books, The Back in the Day Cookbook and Back in the Day Bakery: Made with Love.

LaRonda Sutton is an entertainment industry veteran with more than two decades experience in all aspects of film, television, music, and new digital media. Sutton is the Owner/Principal of Film City, LLC., a dual purposed consulting firm dedicated to advising city governments on how to become film and entertainment friendly while maximizing the economic benefits long term; and a film permit facilitation company assisting film makers with all aspects of on-location filming.in the southeast region. LaRonda is member of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Film, Television, Music, and Digital Entertainment Advisory Board.

Ashley Woodson Bailey was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas before earning a BFA in Art History and Art from the University of Texas in Austin. She worked as a floral designer for two decades in Dallas, Houston, NYC, Savannah, Atlanta and Austin.

A self-taught photographer, Ashley sought to create a lasting flower arrangement through the lens of a camera after a life-changing accident in 2012 left her physically unable to create for large-scale events. As an artist, Ashley is defined fully and completely by the flower. Her inaugural collection "Dark" is inspired by the transition of the flower from a lovely blossom to a dying stem and the deep desire to preserve the metamorphosis as a moment in time. Since the launch of her eponymous line of limited-edition prints, Ashley has been approached to create custom prints, fabrics and home products. Her capsule clothing collaboration with Brooke Atwood launched in Fall of 2015 along with her debut line of bespoke wallpaper. Ashley's debut images were captured and edited with her iPhone. She currently works with a combination of her beloved iPhone and an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II.

A .00 flat-rate parking validation is provided for the Campanile Parking Garage, located at 1155 Juniper St. Atlanta, GA 30309, behind the theater. Concessions will also be for sale on the first floor of SCADshow.

at SCADShow
173 14th Street NE
Atlanta, United States

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