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! 

 

2015-2016 Dallas Black Dance Theatre

THE DALLAS BLACK DANCE THEATRE’S 2015-2016 SEASON

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Photo by Amitava Sarkar

One of my favorite things to go to is the performances that the Dallas Black Dance Theatre puts on each year.  They have just announced their 2015-2016 season which they have titled “VISION RENEWED”. The Dallas Black Dance Theatre is Dallas’ longest continuously operating dance company.

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TruPhotography by Jamie Truman

This will be their 39th season which speaks volumes of the following that the company has.  This year as they have in the past, the company will perform at their home base, the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.  They will also perform at Dallas City Hall and bring their performances to Fort Worth and Richardson before going to other cities including, Denver, Colorado and even traveling internationally to Matamoros, Mexico, Belize City, Belize and Iquique, Chile.

Subscriptions are now on sale with single tickets going on sale September 10, 2015.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the AT&T Performing Arts box office at (214) 880-0202 or www.attpac.org.

To see a list of performances and times, go to www.dbdt.com.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–why not dance?

Photo by Sharen Bradford--The Dancing Image
Photo by Sharen Bradford–The Dancing Image

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Comes To Fort Worth

Looking for something wonderful to do on a Friday night?  Gather your friends and/or family together and get ready to experience the beauty and majesty of dance as performed by the world-famous Dallas Black Dance Theatre.  This performance is for one night only and will feature the Dallas Black Dance Theatre and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre II. The company is coming West to showcase their stellar performance of such works as “Mourners Bench”, “Doll House” and much more.  Tickets will go fast–don’t miss your opportunity to witness beauty in motion.  If this company performs near your city mark your calendars to make sure you see (enjoy) them.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Dallas Black Dane Thater Comes to Fort Worth

The Dallas Black Dance Theatre Celebrates African American History Month

In celebration of African-American History Month (February), the Dallas Black Dance Theatre will showcase works by world-famous choreographers Talley Beatty, Alvin Ailey and Troy Powell. They will also feature a new spiritual work by resident choreographer Richard A. Freeman, Jr.  The company will perform at their home theatre–the beautiful Wyly Theatre in Dallas Texas.

You can purchase tickets at their site at:  http://www.dbdt.com/performances/cultural-awareness-series/.

Tickets are going fast for this wonderful event. 

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

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You Said It, Not Me! (You Were Going To Get In Shape This Year)

Yes, you did.  You made that resolution to get fit for the New Year, but you hate the gym.  You even thought about walking, but then the weather is either too cold or too hot, and it gets dark too early.  So then you decided to buy a video or just watch one on your local cable network, but when you get tired you quit.  So you are in the same place you were last year.  You are dreading that cousin’s wedding because you are not in shape, and your hubby doesn’t dance so all you have to look forward to is “good” wedding cake (seriously, if your cake is bad, I am mad at you).

I have found a solution to both of your problems.  While getting ready for work one morning, I turned the television to Good Morning Texas and heard about 410 Line Dancers,  The hosts of the show were talking about high energy dancing for exercising.  They mentioned the “Wobble” which is one of the 2 dances that I do know, but I never thought of it as a workout.  Then I saw Isha Hutchinson and members of his class take to the floor.  Yes, it was the “Wobble” that I know, but he took it to a new level–one that does give you a work out. It was the “Wobble” that you do at that wedding and/or that class reunion with more intensity.  I was able to locate a video of Mr. Hutchinson teaching one of his classes.  Take a look below at Mr. Hutchinson teaching the “Wobble” and the “Chuck Baby” which is a new one for me.  At the 410 Line Dancers classes you can learn as many as 70 different line dances. 

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Isha Hutchinson, owner/instructor 410 Line Dancers

Mr. Hutchinson has been dancing for a little over 10 years, but has been in the entertainment field for most of his life.  Even though  female participants are in the majority of classes, he encourages  males to attend.  Make it a date night.  He has held private events for anniversary parties and other private events.

Classes are held at The Sandunga Dance Studio located at  2155 Marsh Lane Carrollton, TX 75006.  You can read more about the classes which go from beginner to advanced at their website at:  http://www.410linedancers.com/. You can also see Mr. Hutchinson teaching on Good Morning Texas on the site.

By attending these classes you can get fit and learn to dance.  You will be able to get into the right dress for that class reunion, and dance in it too. Line dancers come in all sizes and ages.  You put as much as you want into it to get the results that “you” want.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear” so why not learn something new while getting fit.  Bring your significant other or your best girlfriends for a fun night out.

Women Of A Certain Age–Dance Like David

Ms. CortezGuest blogger, Ms. Theresa Cortez is “a woman of a certain age” attending Tarrant County College where she is majoring in business administration.  She has attended Texas Woman’s University and The Potter’s House School of Ministry.  She is a licensed minister, an ordained elder and a Stephens Crisis Minister with All Saints Episcopal Church.  Ms. Cortez is the founder of Wealth and Riches–God’s Plan for Men, and the Dance Like David Studios for Women of a Certain Age.

In this post Ms. Cortez is talking about the Dance Like David Studio, and it’s benefits for “women of a certain age”. Contact Ms. Cortez about gift certificates for Christmas.

Women of a Certain Age

To those girls blessed enough to have turned 50

This is a new lease on life

What we must first realize is that the world does not define us!  God’s word does. We will not sit down until we have been called up.

We shall teach, exhort and instruct our young daughters, through this charge –

Titus 2:3-5

We are vibrant, as they shall be, resilient, exuberant, happy, and wealthy in God’s resources, rich in His Glory, wise in His knowledge and yes we still dance!

Daughters of Zion.

Women there is work to do! Get fit! Get active!

Dance! And get out there!

Women of a Certain Age

Come and Dance like David, this studio is tailor-made for you.

1623 B N. Crowley Rd.

Crowley, TX 76036

Praise! Dance! Worship!

50 and Over

Dance

Praise God Get Fit!

Dance like David Studios 1623 (B) N. Crowley Rd. Crowley, TX 76036

Contact Theresa Cortez @ 817-247-0518

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Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. And 7:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Saturday

Women of a Certain Age

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.