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32nd Annual Holiday Sing
December 13, 2008 from 8 - 10 PM
University Theatre, UT Dallas Campus
Enjoy the 32nd performance of UT Dallas’ oldest cultural tradition. The concert features the UT Dallas Chamber Singers and local musicians under the direction of Kathryn Evans. A visit by Santa will liven up the evening’s entertainment, and a special reception sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, with hot-spiced cider and Christmas goodies, will follow the concert. Children’s songs such as Jingle Bells will be sung in addition to traditional songs like Away in a Manger, Deck the Halls, Joy to the World, Silent Night and the Hallelujah Chorus.
Comet Club's Dallas Stars Day
December 18, 2008 at 5:30 PM
American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas
Comet Club invites you to a Dallas Stars Day as the Stars take on the Columbus Jackets. Discount tickets range from $15 for terrace seating to $84 for Stars Club Luxury seating. A group will leave from the Activity Center at 5:30 p.m. via the DART, arrive at the American Airlines Center, and return immediately following the game. For more information, call 972-883-6166. Order your tickets today!
StayBite Opening Reception
January 23, 2009 from 6:30 - 9 PM
Visual Arts Building, UT Dallas Campus
This exhibition offers a diverse and creative perspective of members of “Artists for Social Justice,” who address the social and environmental inequities that are a consequence of a new world order. Expanded from their inaugural exhibition StayBite at CalArts last year into a larger symposium, this year’s performance series and exhibition will be shared by UT Dallas. http://artistsforsocialjustice.blogspot.com/
Tribute to the Texas Tenors
January 30 & 31, 2009 at 8 PM
Conference Center, UT Dallas Campus
Ticket Price: $25 each concert, or $40 for both
The School of Arts & Humanities and the City of Richardson join forces to present a high-quality two-day jazz festival, centered on the historical elements of jazz in the Dallas area. The “Texas Tenor” style of saxophone playing describes a player with a very “big” sound playing a somewhat blues-oriented style. Buster Smith is said to have pioneered the style by playing his tenor with a baritone sax reed, thereby giving him a bigger sound. Texas saxophonists associated with the “Texas Tenor Sound” include Buster Smith, David “Fathead” Newman, James Clay, Booker Ervin, John Hardee, King Curtis, Illinois Jacquet, Arnett Cobb and Marchel Ivery. The Woody Herman Orchestra, directed by Frank Tiberi, will headline the concert Friday night. The Texas Instruments Jazz Band, directed by Paul Westbrook, will open. On Saturday night, Young Texas Tenor saxophonists from Dallas/Ft. Worth will open for one of Texas’ most famous tenor saxophonists, David “Fathead” Newman, with local sidemen. Discounts are available to alumni with Alumni ID card and to faculty, staff, retirees and students with proper ID.
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