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          Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Cocktails, MUSIC, Dining And Of Course Great ART

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has just announced two great dates for the fantastic “First Friday” series. They’ve always been great, and these two will be even better. Mark your calendar for December 2, 2016 and January 6, 2017. The Modern has joined forces with Shipping & Receiving (the Near Southside music and night-life venue) to showcase great local musicians in the grand lobby from 6 to 11 pm on these dates.

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On these two dates you can explore the outstanding KAWS, WHERE THE END STARTS with extended, late-night hours and also enjoy great music, cocktails and food. You can also enjoy a full menu in Café Modern.

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The price is $10 and does include gallery admission. Modern members and Star-Telegram Press Pass holders will get free admission. These dates will go fast, you can get tickets at Shipping and Receiving.  You can also join the Modern as a member at joining the Modern.

There will also be a 20 minute docent led tour of the galleries at 6:30 pm. The bands playing are:  December 2–The Burning Hotels and January 6–ISHI and Sudie.

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For more about this event and others at the Modern which includes the schedule of the films of the Magnolia at the Modern films, visit The Modern.

Can’t make it to Fort Worth, Texas–check your local area for programs.  They are out there, and remember “thisisyourbestyear” .  There is even room to dance! 

 

Academy of Country Music Awards Comes To Texas

                                                

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NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL ACM AWARDS 50 YEARS  

FINAL TRACK LISTING REVEALED

FANS CAN ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO ATTEND

THE 50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ON APRIL 19

The collection of recordings will celebrate the ACM Awards’ 50-year history and will feature 2 discs as well as a digital collection of ACM award-winning songs. The first disc will feature recent contemporary hits while the second will include timeless classics.

The complete track listing for NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years includes those listed below and much more:

DISC ONE (1990-2015)

  1. Jason Aldean (with Luke Bryan & Eric Church) The Only Way I Know 2012
  2. Lee Brice I Drive Your Truck 2012
  3. Luke Bryan Country Girl (Shake It For Me) 2011

DISC TWO (1965-1989)

  1. Clint Black Better Man 1989
  2. Hank Williams Jr. There’s a Tear in My Beer 1989
  3. Randy Travis Forever and Ever Amen 1987

Digital pre-order for the album is available at: http://smarturl.it/NOWACM50?IQid=PR. Additionally, from now until March 30, 2015, fans can enter for a chance to attend the 2015 ACM Awards in Arlington, TX. One lucky grand prize winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two, three nights deluxe hotel accommodations as well as two tickets to the 50th ACM Awards, ACM Party for a Cause Festival and ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! taping. To enter and review complete sweepstakes rules visit: http://smarturl.it/NOWACMFlyaway. *ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! taping will be held at ACM Party for a Cause Festival on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th.

Partying On The Trinity–Jubilee Theater Gala

The gala was moved from the banks of the Trinity River to the Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus, and they never missed a beat.  There was good food and drink catered by Mi Cocina.  There was good, danceable music performed by one of North Texas’ outstanding bands–The Inspiration Band.  There were plenty of patrons who were eager eat, dance, bid on the auction and remember the founder of The Jubilee Theater–Rudy Eastman. This annual fundraiser is held each year–be on the lookout for the party next year to raise money to continue the creative, entertaining legacy of the Jubilee Theater.

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Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

For show times and other information about the Jubilee Theater go to their website at: http://www.jubileetheatre.org/

For booking information and to find out where The Inspiration Band is playing go to:  http://theinspirationband.com/

 

If the shoe fits

What is too old?

All Things Considered

My most recent column should be appreciated by all women, young and old, who love shoes.

A short while ago my husband and I were attending a funeral. (Unfortunately we seem to be doing this far too often lately.) As is often the case at funerals, I had an epiphany about the rest of my life and how I wanted to live it. However, this epiphany was not quite what you might expect.

My husband had just pulled up to the curb, put the vehicle into park and shut off the engine. I opened my door preparing to step out when a piercing shriek split the air. “Oh my God! Oh my God!” a woman exclaimed and she seemed to be pointing in my direction.

Startled by her scream I immediately checked my leg to see if I were bleeding, but all seemed fine there. Then I quickly scanned under…

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Read in 102 Countries and Counting

Thank you for making 2013 truly a wonderful year. Take a look at the annual report for “thisisyourbestyear”. We were read in over 102 countries!!!!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thanks for coming with us on this journey, and remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

See you in 2014!!!

Celebrate All Year

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It’s November and I am still celebrating my October birthday. I’ve decided to celebrate my birthday all year because “thisisyour(my)bestyear”.

I have always wanted to see the opera Carmen, and when I heard the Dallas Opera was performing it I knew I had to get there. It was performed in the beautiful Winspear Opera House.

Carmen was played by Clementine Margaine who was making her succesful American debut. It was wonderful.

I will celebrate my birthday all year for the rest of my life because each day is special. Here’s hoping that you will celebrate your birthday all year because “thisisyourbestyear”.