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Sandie’s Arts Blog: Museums, Performances & Grammys!

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As the weather cools down – why not take a break in the warmth of our excellent North Texas museums?

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first fashion exhibition devoted to the French couturier, departs the Dallas Museum of Art after February 12.

To offer visitors extra time to say “au revoir,” the DMA will extend exhibition hours throughout the closing weekend. Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12, view the critically acclaimed international exhibition from 11:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. You can also enjoy cocktails and dinner in the Atrium with Jean Paul Gaultier – inspired small plates from 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The DMA will present Jean Paul Gaultier on film beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday during the closing weekend.

The Dallas Opera Guild is proud to present the 24th Annual “Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition,” an on-stage showcase for talented young opera singers with Texas connections on Saturday, March 10, 2012 in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201.

This marks only the second time this eagerly anticipated vocal competition will be held in the acoustically acclaimed Winspear Opera House.

There is no charge for admission to any part of the event (although donations are definitely welcome), and Lexus Red Garage parking is available FREE for the semi-final round, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There will be a $15 parking fee for the finals round of the Guild competition, which gets underway at 7:30 p.m. that same evening.

Head out to Richardson’s Eisemann Center for “Women Fully Clothed-A Theatrical Evening of Comedy”. Spending an evening with them is like treating yourself to a night out with good friends who make you laugh ‘til you cry. Whether exploring mother/daughter relationships, cross-border shopping, boardroom banter or craft shows, these women charm their audiences with uproarious sketches and razor-sharp songs, all masterfully crafted with heart and soul.

Performances are Feb. 8-11 at 8:00 p.m. with matinees on Feb. 11 & 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eisemann Center’s Bank of America Theatre. Tickets are $37-$40.

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python’s Spamalot, will visit the fair city of Fort Worth for eight performances Feb. 7-12, at Bass Performance Hall.

Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 7-9; 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11; and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.

And lastly – it’s GRAMMY time!! Don’t forget to tune in this Sunday evening for Music’s Biggest Night! The 54th annual Grammy’s will be presented only on CBS 11 Sunday evening at 7 p.m. It’s an A-List of the music industry’s biggest names – Lady Gaga, Adele, Chris Brown and many others are set to perform and LL Cool J will be this year’s host, so expect the unexpected! And tune in after the show for our CBS 11 News 10 p.m. newscast – I will be LIVE from the red carpet with all behind the scenes fun!!

See you next week…center stage!

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