- Avant Chamber Ballet presents Free Chamber Music Series - Program #1 Mozart and Mendelssohn
Thursday, December 12First United Methodist Church - DallasThe dancers of Avant Chamber Ballet perform alongside live musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The first concert in this Chamber Music Series features the music of Mozart and Mendelssohn at First United Methodist Church in Dallas.
- KXT Presents: Brett Dennen and Jeremy Messersmith// KXT Holiday Concert Series
Thursday, December 12Granada TheaterKXT kicks off its Holiday Concert Series with a show at the Granada Theater in Dallas. Dallas-based band Catamaran opens for Jeremy Messersmith and West Coast singer-songwriter Brett Dennen.
- Concert Bells of Fort Worth: Sounds of the Season
Friday, December 13The Concert Bells of Fort Worth perform alongside the Irving Chorale in a concert showcasing holiday sounds and songs. Head to Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving for “Sounds of the Season.”
- Opening Reception: The Mechanical Soul: Steampunk Style in Contemporary Art
Friday, December 13Bath House Cultural CenterSteampunk art blends modern and futuristic technology with ideas and aesthetics of the past. Check out an opening reception for the exhibition “The Mechanical Soul: Steampunk Style in Contemporary Art” at Bath House Cultural Center.
- ''A Celebration of Music'' by Garland Civic Theatre
Friday, December 13 through Saturday, December 14Granville Arts CenterBig band, rock, gospel, and country are all on the program for Garland Civic Theatre’s “A Celebration of Music.” Hear all the music at Granville Arts Center in Garland.
Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity may have started in 1961 as a tiny off-Broadway production with only six performers. But it’s become a tradition, which is why this year, there’s a Hollywood film adaptation — and the seventh TeCo Theatrical staging.
Architecture critic Martin Filler weighs in, and can’t help looking longingly at Louis Kahn’s Kimbell – and Piano’s own Nasher Sculpture Center.
This week, we talk about Fort Worth native T-Bone Burnett’s creation of a sub-genre of movie musicals and his deft touch when it comes to providing movies with a uniquely American sound.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: George W. Bush sends a nice note to a college football player; the Texas Rangers’ lead radio announcer gets a big honor; a Plano orchestra teacher gets an honor, too, and more.
Congratulations to Omar Awad of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!
Dec. 9- 15 On KERA Radio This Week
- Thursday, 1 p.m. Think - As Christmas nears, movie studios are unveiling the best they’ve got in hopes of luring audiences and building cases for Oscar nominations. We’ll find out this hour which films are worth the price of admission from our favorite local film critics: Chris Vognar of The Dallas Morning News, Chris Kelly of Texas Monthly and KERA’s Stephen Becker.
- Saturday, 10 p.m.: The Moth Radio Hour
- Sunday, 6 p.m.: Studio 360
- Sunday, 9 p.m.: Song Travels with Michael Feinstein
- Monday, 7 p.m.: Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas (repeats Wed. 8:30 p.m.)
- Monday, 8:30 p.m.: Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (repeats Sun. 12 a.m.)
- Tuesday, 9 p.m.: Alfie Boe, Storyteller at the Royal Albert Hall, London
- Thursday, 10 p.m.: The Mavericks: In Time
- Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Burt Bacharach's Best (repeats Sat. 1:30 pm)
- Friday, 9 p.m.: Trans Siberian Orchestra’s The Ghosts of Christmas Eve
- Friday, 10 p.m.: Ed Sullivan's Top Performers 1966-1969
- Saturday, 8:30 p.m.: American Masters: Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin’
- Saturday, 10 p.m.: The Who Live in Texas '75
- Sunday, 1:30 a.m.: Lawrence Welk Holiday Special: Great Moments and Memories
- Sunday, 4 p.m.: II Volvo Buon Natale
- Sunday, 7 p.m.: Oscar Hammerstein II: Out of My Dreams
- Sunday, 7 a.m.: Acoustic Cafe
- Sunday, 8 p.m.: The Paul Slavens Show