Mesquite Championship Rodeo
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"Seussical": Cat in the Hat, Horton & More in the Colorful Family FaveIn "Seussical the Musical", cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to grin when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of "Cat in the Hat", "Horton Hears a Who!" and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young girl who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." "Seussical"'s cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave at The Firehouse Theatre near Dallas.

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Sep 23, 2017 |

Mantas, The Demolition Man and Abaddon...back and more Venomous than ever...it;s time things got straight....got real. The great VENOM is back!

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Luke Bryan Brett Eldredge & Granger Smith
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The harrowing true story about the murder of Shade Schuler, a 22 year old Dallas transgender woman whose body was found dumped in a field in the Medical District in July 2015. In the wake of Shade’s murder, the community is left asking ‘why’, and fearing who could be next. Told through first-hand testimonies of transgender women of color in Dallas, the world premiere of In The Tall Grass explores the circumstances which force many of them to exist in the underworld – ignored by society, cut off from support and legal systems. Not suitable for young audiences

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Venom Inc
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Sep 24, 2017 | From $18.00

The harrowing true story about the murder of Shade Schuler, a 22 year old Dallas transgender woman whose body was found dumped in a field in the Medical District in July 2015. In the wake of Shade’s murder, the community is left asking ‘why’, and fearing who could be next. Told through first-hand testimonies of transgender women of color in Dallas, the world premiere of In The Tall Grass explores the circumstances which force many of them to exist in the underworld – ignored by society, cut off from support and legal systems. Not suitable for young audiences

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Sep 24, 2017 | From $5.00

"Seussical": Cat in the Hat, Horton & More in the Colorful Family FaveIn "Seussical the Musical", cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to grin when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of "Cat in the Hat", "Horton Hears a Who!" and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young girl who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." "Seussical"'s cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave at The Firehouse Theatre near Dallas.

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so go the ghosts of méxico, part two by Matthew Paul Olmos
Sep 23, 2017 | From $15.00

Join us for the second play in this 3-play cycle about the U.S./Mexico drug wars which explores the extreme machismo of narco culture as shown through a cast of all women. Two warring gangs in which the reins of power shift, a drug trade economy relying on Los Estados Unidos as its best customer, the method of delivery is ever 'changing,’ and loyalty exists nowhere. This dark comedy features original music. Runs Sept. 6th – Oct. 1st. All evening shows at 7:30 pm. 2:00 Sunday Matinees on 9/17 and 10/1 214-747-5515. www.undermain.org Previews Sept. 6, 7, and 8 @ 7:30 pm – all preview performances are only $15 Opening Night - Saturday, Sept. 9 @ 7:30 pm Regular Performances: Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 14 @ 7:30 pm Friday, Sept. 15 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 16 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 17 @ 2:00 pm Wednesday, Sept. 20 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 21 @ 7:30 pm Friday, Sept. 22 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 7:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 27 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 28 @ 7:30 pm Friday, Sept. 29 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 30 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, Oct. 1 @ 2:00 pm

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Sep 23, 2017 | From $60.00

Enjoy an extraordinary evening at the beautiful showroom of Classic BMW Plano for the 6th Annual "Little Black Dress Party" benefiting the Hoffen Foundation Live entertainment by InVersion, one of Dallas' premier party bands Casino Silent Auction Hors D'oeuvres Special Photography Complimentary Valet And much more to be announced! Title Sponsor Classic BMW

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Sep 24, 2017 |

Corey Woods aka Raekwon The Chef, has been a staple in the Entertainment industry since his debut in 1993 as an integral part in undeniably one of the greatest Hip-Hop groups to date, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Rae's verbal ability took center stage early in the original cult classic Protect Ya Neck, but little did the world know, that we were merely indulging in delicious appetizers delivered by Rae. It wasn't until 1995, when Raekwon The Chef emerged from the kitchen and invited the Hip-Hop faithful into his personal chamber and the world was privileged to partake in the perfectly saut??ed full course meal??? Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Critics and fans alike unanimously agreed, Cuban Linx was an instant classic. An opulent sonic journey defined by Raekwon's cinematic narratives and narcotized hooks. The production delivered by Wu Tang's Abbot, The Rza, was simply supreme ??? his best comprehensive work to date. And never had a co-star been so illustrious: Cuban Linx also managed to showcase the talents of then under represented Wu-Tang band mate, Ghostface Killah. This was also the beginning of the "Rae and Ghost" collaborations which have yielded some of hip hop's most beloved songs. To follow up this success, Rae later released Immobiliarity in 1999 and The Lex Diamond Story in 2003. All of these lyrical offerings were well received; Immobilarity going gold, yet there was always the persistent request of the fans to release a follow up to the classis OBFCL. After anticipation and some label turbulence, The Chef finally found a new home at the EMI Group. The seasoned label has joined forces with Raekwon and his independent label, Ice H2O Records Inc. to power the sequel to his 1995 masterpiece: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx No one could have anticipated the break away success of this album. Released on September 8, 2009, the instant success spent its first four days number one on itunes. Then selling 66, 000 copies in its first week on the charts . Critics and fans both heralded it the best album of 2009. Receiving accolades from: Times Magazine, iTunes, Complex Magazine, The Source Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Hip Hop DXX, Canada's Exclaim Magazine and countless online music sites. With a renewal rarely seen in the music industry, Raekwon has experienced a career resurgence few have ever witnessed. With an ever-growing fan base, Rae's music has managed to place him back on the forefront of Hip Hop's elite. Having been featured on countless features in 2010, Rae has lent his talents to fellow musicians: Kanye West, Bun B, Fat Joe, Justin Beiber and participated with is Wu Brothers, Ghostface and Method Manin the highly anticipated, Wu Massacre. Never one to go back on a promise, Raekwon promised fans the fabled Shaolin vs. Wu Tang, as a response to RZA's 8 Diagrams album. To be delivered on March 8, 2011, the album which features the likes of Rick Ross, Lloyd Banks, Nas, Black Thought and Jim Jones, with production by DJ Khalil, Sean C and LV, Scram Jones and Eric Sermon, the album ushers the beloved Wu Tang sound into the current decades, leaving fans reminiscent while excited about the freshness of the sound. To date, Raekwon is expanding his empire. He has established Ice H20 Canada, with the hopes of presenting to the world some of the untapped talents of our neighbors to the North. In addition, he has also developed 3783 Media, a collective based in Los Angeles, which serves as a full service production, digital and management company. There are several multimedia and entrepreneurial endeavors on the rise. Raekwon has moved into the next phase of his career, and he has no intention of slowing down.

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Sep 24, 2017 |

Combining punk abandon and tightly-coiled dance music has always been bonded into the band's DNA. It's this core plus their growth and mastery of songwriting that has seen them outlive the mid-2000s 'indie/dance punk' tag and has allowed them to consistently grow lyrically and sonically from album to album. As If is their most transcendent collection of songs yet. "Each album we've made has gotten closer and closer to our live set and this, we're proud to say, is the closest we've come yet. We were heavily influenced by current dance music -- Nina Kraviz, Moodymann, Paranoid London, Rrose and Delroy Edwards were frequently referenced -- and philosophically by the early '90s house records we love on labels like Trax and Dancemania and by artists like Romanthony and Green Velvet. Those records sound great because they're fairly raw attempts to use the technology of the time to ape the New York and Philly disco records that those producers loved. We figured, if those old house records sound like they do because the artists manipulated disco samples with MPCs, why couldn't we just sample ourselves and manipulate the tracks with Ableton Live? The more raw it came out the better it felt, not only because that's what excited us about those old records, but because it felt more punk, which always feels good."

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Southern Methodist (SMU) Mustangs vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves
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Sep 23, 2017 |

Royal Teeth???s new EP is called Amateurs, despite the fact that, after five years, three cities, two albums, various personnel changes, and hundreds of days on the road, the Louisiana pop quartet is definitely an ensemble of well-seasoned pros. The title is a literal etymological reading of the word: the French amateur from the Latin verb ???to love???, applied in this case as a mission statement and a reminder of why they do what they do. In 2011, the effervescent electronic pop of the band???s debut EP, Act Naturally, attracted the attention of Dangerbird Records, which re-released both that project and its full-length follow-up, 2013???s Glow. The spirited anthem ???Wild,??? driven by the sparkling vocal chemistry between singers Nora Patterson and Gary Larsen, propelled the band to multiple TV, film, and video game placements, guest appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly and American Idol (at the personal invitation of fellow Louisiana native Harry Connick, Jr.) and slots at festivals, including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Firefly, SXSW, CMJ, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and the Voodoo Experience. On Amateurs, Nora Patterson???s passionate lead vocals are showcased front and center, emerging from the more layered production of earlier releases. ???Kids Conspire???, the infectious lead single, buoys her up on a wave of ringing synths and propulsive, Afropop-inflected beats, as she demands, ???take me all the way up, take me all the way up.??? It???s a clear relative of ???Wild???, an anthem of possibility, but with more muscle and urgency. ???Children have a wild imagination,??? Patterson explains. ???They make up a plan for what they???re going to be when they grow up. They don???t hold back in terms of what they feel like they can accomplish, which is something that a lot of people lose over time.??? In writing the song, she wanted to channel that untamed joy, the feeling of unlimited potential and steadfast conviction. ???It???s about going back to when you thought you could do anything,??? she said. ???It???s nice to remind yourself of that.??? Promoting Act Naturally and Glow, Royal Teeth averaged more than 200 live dates per year, earning a glowing rep for exuberant, sweaty, high-energy live shows as explosive as their signature confetti cannons. The addition of guitarist Thomas Onebane, an inveterate, crafty tinkerer, has also led the band to take more risks in the studio. ???Thomas was a game-changer creatively,??? says drummer Josh Hefner. ???He???s a secret weapon. We spent a little more time in the studio ??? more experiments, more fine-tuning. And it was more fun, with less pressure.??? Both the sounds and the overarching themes on Amateurs are tougher, more mature and more surehanded than Royal Teeth???s previous outings. They play like a band that???s honed itself down to its core chemistry, musicians who know what they want to do and how to do it. But they also play with pure joy, ease, and love of what they???re doing ??? like amateurs.

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so go the ghosts of méxico, part two by Matthew Paul Olmos
Sep 24, 2017 | From $15.00

Join us for the second play in this 3-play cycle about the U.S./Mexico drug wars which explores the extreme machismo of narco culture as shown through a cast of all women. Two warring gangs in which the reins of power shift, a drug trade economy relying on Los Estados Unidos as its best customer, the method of delivery is ever 'changing,’ and loyalty exists nowhere. This dark comedy features original music. Runs Sept. 6th – Oct. 1st. All evening shows at 7:30 pm. 2:00 Sunday Matinees on 9/17 and 10/1 214-747-5515. www.undermain.org Previews Sept. 6, 7, and 8 @ 7:30 pm – all preview performances are only $15 Opening Night - Saturday, Sept. 9 @ 7:30 pm Regular Performances: Wednesday, Sept. 13 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 14 @ 7:30 pm Friday, Sept. 15 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 16 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, Sept. 17 @ 2:00 pm Wednesday, Sept. 20 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 21 @ 7:30 pm Friday, Sept. 22 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 23 @ 7:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 27 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, Sept. 28 @ 7:30 pm Friday, Sept. 29 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 30 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, Oct. 1 @ 2:00 pm

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Sep 23, 2017 |

Every once in a while, and not that often, a popular musician comes along whose work is both profoundly personal and evocative of the larger moment, merging the specifics of lived experience in a particular time and place to the realities of our shared journey as a community, a people. The work of such artists as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Kurt Cobain ??? and now Jason Isbell, I would argue, with his new album Something More Than Free ??? spreads irresistibly outward from the soul, that private well of vision and emotion, into the broader realm of cultural history, sharpening our ability to see, expanding our ability to feel, and restoring our sense that we belong not only to ourselves but to an extended spiritual family. The songs create a space to be together, and closer together than we were before. To fans and the music press, the personal story surrounding Isbell's last, breakthrough album, Southeastern, is widely known and easily reprised. A troubled young troubadour, newly married, stepped away from the darkness of addiction into a new, uncertain life of clarity and commitment, reflecting ruefully on his hard won victories and the price he paid attaining them. It was an album of aching elegance, marked by the sort of lyrical precision that brought to mind certain literary masters of the melancholy American scene, from Flannery O'Connor to Raymond Carver. By avoiding the hairy-chested bombast of arena country music while crafting music with solid melodic contours Isbell created an album, and a sound, of memorably infectious empathy. With Something More Than Free, he stretches himself further, greatly expanding the boundaries of Isbell country, that territory of the heart and mind where people strive against their imperfections, and simultaneously against their circumstances, in a landscape that's often unfriendly to their hopes. As always, he starts with the subjects he knows best: the dignity of work, the difficulty of love, the friction between the present and the past. "I found myself going back," he says, explaining the direction he chose to take, "to family and close personal relations." The opening cut, "It Takes a Lifetime", so loose and summery and optimistic, invites us into this circle of kindred souls, instantly making us feel at home. And while Isbell may be singing about himself or someone else whose inner life he's privy to when he mentions fighting 'the urge to live inside my telephone,' isn't that everyone's challenge nowadays? Once you've cleaned up your act, what should your next action be, and your next? That's one of the questions handled in "24 Frames", the album's bracing second cut, whose narrator seems to be managing life deliberately, step by step, with peril all around. "You thought God was an architect. Now you know/ He's something like a pipe bomb ready to blow." The danger of self-destruction is always near, and the way to defeat it seems to be putting self-seeking and vanity aside and taking the next right action, however simple. "After you've looked your fears in the eye," Isbell tells me on the phone, "What's important now?" Maybe he knows and maybe he's still learning ??? this isn't an album of easy certainties ??? but what makes his songwriting so rich and gripping, besides its observational precision, is the honesty of his inquiries. He doesn't flinch. He doesn't cheat. The album ??? and it is an album, a unified musical document, not a grab bag of would-be singles ("I don't write songs to be played at sporting events," Isbell cracks) ??? relaxes and deepens as it goes along, offering some of the pleasures of a fine novel, including a collection of sharp vignettes that stick in the mind, impossible to shake. "Flagship", a spare and haunting meditation on the fragility of long-term love, ranges around a faded, old hotel for images of passion that has cooled. "The lights down in the lobby, they don't shine/ They just flicker while the elevator whines." "Children of Children", a masterful creation that floods the ears with bold and rolling soundscapes reminiscent of CSNY, finds the singer examining old family photos and dwelling on his own unwitting influence on his mother's interrupted youth. "I was riding on my mother's hip/she was shorter than the corn. And all the years you took from her/just by being born." That last line is as devastating as they come, a thought that, once voiced, can't be forgotten ??? and that we're surprised wasn't voiced before. Isbell's songwriting is like that, at its most poetic when it's most plainspoken. His lines and his lyrics fall into place like the tumblers of a lock. The title track, which he tells me on the phone was inspired by his father -- a hard-working man who won't let up -- is more than a tribute to a beloved parent; it speaks to the outlook of a generation that has seen, in Isbell's words, "The American dream go from the light at the end of a tunnel to all tunnel." As usual, Isbell travels outward from the specific case to a more comprehensive human perspective. "I start with an individual, he says, "and then I try to write for everybody." The song nails its subject from the moment it begins. "When I get home from work, I'll call up all my friends/ and we'll bust up something beautiful we'll have to build again." The man in question, a born provider who finds himself on Sunday "too tired to go to church," is politically conscious of his situation ("The hammer needs the nail, and the poor man's up for sale") but grateful for what he's able to bring home. In this, he's like Isbell, who told me that in his writing he tries "to be angry without being bitter and emotional without being maudlin." He probably doesn't have to try too hard. For all the darkness that leaks into his songs (only because it exists out in the world) Isbell's fundamental orientation is still toward the light, even when it's fast receding. His humanity has an almost uncanny feel, as though he's lived three lives for everybody else's one. He believes in the basic power of his vocation as a writer, singer, player, and artist to conjure wholeness from a world of fragments. He's the musician we need now, and whom we've waited for: candid, vulnerable, outraged, literate, and just romantic enough to carry on in a period of rising disenchantment. His time has come, and so has ours. Listening to Isbell we also hear ourselves.

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Sep 24, 2017 | From $5.00

"Seussical": Cat in the Hat, Horton & More in the Colorful Family FaveIn "Seussical the Musical", cats wear hats and audiences wear smiles -- both two sizes too large. It's almost impossible not to grin when this all-ages musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' stories plunges you into the whimsical world of "Cat in the Hat", "Horton Hears a Who!" and many more classics. The Cat in the Hat links the stories of a young girl who is a "thinker of strange and wonderful thinks," and Horton the Elephant, who's out to prove that "a person's a person, no matter how small." "Seussical"'s cast of favorite characters, including the Whos of Whoville, Horton and the Cat himself, brings a sense of wonder and fun to this colorful family fave at The Firehouse Theatre near Dallas.

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Sin Bandera
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North Texas Mean Green vs. UAB Blazers
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BukU FEST - Evening Admission
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