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Eisemann Center Hosts Access+Inclusion 24 Continuing the Focus on Mental Wellness and the Arts

The Eisemann Center and the City of Richardson are presenting a community event called Access+Inclusion 24: A Road Toward Mental Wellness the week of February 12-15, 2024.
Review: FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE At Creekside Theatre Fest Is Profound

The U.S. semi-professional premiere of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, now playing in Pleasant Grove, is currently the only production of the musical anywhere in the world. Presented by Creekside Theatre Fest in Liahona Preparatory Academy’s black box theatre, it offers profound snapshots of the lives of several first families of the U.S. from the past 50 years.
Choral Artists' AMERICSAN FANFARE Is July 4 At Sarasota Opera House

For the past 18 years, Choral Artists of Sarasota has celebrated America's freedom and independence with a July 4th concert of rousing, patriotic songs. According to Joseph Holt, the artistic director and conductor of Choral Artists of Sarasota, this may be area audiences' final opportunity to experience the group's beloved Independence Day concert. 
NANCY DREW Musical By Alan Menken and Nell Benjamin, Directed by James Lapine, is in Development

NANCY DREW AND THE MYSTERY AT SPOTLIGHT MANOR: A MUSICAL, a live stage adaptation based on the beloved and trailblazing character, is currently in development. The musical is written by Alan Menken and Nell Benjamin, and is directed by James Lapine.
WASHINGTON WOMEN Has its New York Premiere Performance at Lehman College

Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor, announce the New York Premiere performance of Washington Women during International Women’s Month - March 29, 2023 at 1PM -  at the Lovinger Theater at Lehman College, Bronx, New York.
Fair Park First Receives $5 Million Donation From The Rees-Jones Foundation

Fair Park First has announced that it received a generous gift of $5 million from The Rees-Jones Foundation to fund the all-abilities, all-ages Children's Playground at the Community Park. The Community Park Complex at Fair Park is set to break ground in 2023.
Karyl Lynn Burns Retires as Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre After 25 Years

Rubicon Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder Karyl Lynn Burns retired from the company on Sunday, November 13, following the acclaimed sold-out run of In the Heights.
Interview: Kathleen Garrett of North Carolina Theatre's STEEL MAGNOLIAS

From November 4th-13th, North Carolina Theatre will be launching their 2022-23 season with a production of Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theatre, which is located inside Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Actress Kathleen Garrett is taking on the role of Ouiser Boudreaux. She has most recently appeared as Laura Bush on the Showtime series, THE FIRST LADY, as well as Netflix's Emmy nominated miniseries, INVENTING ANNA. Next, she'll be seen on NCIS: LOS ANGELES. She has countless other screen credits which includes appearing on episodes of different TV shows such as HOME IMPROVEMENT, ER, MURDER, SHE WROTE, MURPHY BROWN, THE WEST WING, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, LAW & ORDER, and many more. She's also appeared in Oscar nominated films such as 2007's AMERICAN GANGSTER directed by Ridley Soctt and 2020's THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 directed by Aaron Sorkin. I had the great pleasure of interviewing her about a lot of this and more.
WASHINGTON WOMEN, Featuring the Words of Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama & More Released by Essential Voices USA

Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor, announced the release of WASHINGTON WOMEN, a new collection of choral songs by David Chase and Judith Clurman.
Judith Clurman Conducts 'Washington Women' With Essential Voices USA

The texts are taken from speeches, opinions, and interviews of sixteen remarkable women from across the political spectrum, all of whom spent part of their lives associated with Washington DC - including Abigail Adams, Madeleine Albright, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Betty Ford, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kamala Harris, Elena Kagan, Michelle Obama, and more.
Felicia Finley, Alison Fraser & More to Star in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at North Carolina Theatre

North Carolina Theatre has announce the full cast for its first production of the 2022-23 season, Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling. Directed by Lauren Kennedy, performances run from November 4-November 13 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.
32nd Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon & Oscar de la Renta to Honor Catherine and India Oxenberg

The 32nd Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta will present award-winning actress Catherine Oxenberg and her daughter India with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award, which honors those who have made a lasting impact on the lives of children.
President of the Philly POPS Frank Giordano to Receive Prestigious Crystal Award

Frank Giordano, President of The Philly POPS, will receive the prestigious Crystal Award from the Union League of Philadelphia, November 16, 2021. The Crystal Award honors individuals for their service to the arts and culture in the Philadelphia community.
Austin Street Center Announces Its 21st Annual Humble Beginnings Luncheon

Austin Street Center's 21st Annual Humble Beginnings Luncheon themed 'Come Together,' will be held in person, Friday, October 15, 2021 11:30 a.m. at the Omni Dallas Hotel, featuring Emmy, Grammy and Tony-Award winning actress and singer-songwriter, Cynthia Erivo.
Fair Park First Launches Phase 1 Of The FAIR PARK, YOUR PARK Capital Campaign

Fair Park First, the non-profit organization charged with management and stewardship of Fair Park, announced today the start of Phase 1 of the “Fair Park, Your Park” capital campaign, which will seek to raise $85 million in the next five years. The Honorable and Mrs. George W. Bush will serve as Honorary Chairs, while Ambassador Ron Kirk and his wife Matrice, along with Margo Ramirez Keyes and Jim Keyes, will serve as the Unity Co-Chairs.
Artist Jack Terry Creates TEXAS MASKUERADE PARTY Painting in Support of Public Awareness Campaign

Acclaimed Western heritage artist Jack Terry has created a new masterpiece entitled, Texas Maskuerade Party, celebrating living legendary Texans all proudly wearing their themed Texas masks, and inspired by Gary P. Nunn's non-partisan advocacy group launched last month.
BWW Review: THE REALISTIC JONESES at Spooky Action Theater

It may have been unrealistic to open a new play amid the coronavirus pandemic, but 'The Realistic Joneses' did just that on Saturday at Spooky Action Theatre, a group whose name inspires no further confidence (it's named after Einstein's term for quantum entanglement - the ability of separate objects to share a condition at a distance).
BWW Interview: SISTERS IN LAW's Tovah Feldshuh - A Supreme Match for RBG

When I reached for my phone to call Tovah Feldshuh to interview her on her upcoming role as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the west coast premiere of SISTERS IN LAW at The Wallis, I never expected to be so enthralled for the fifty minutes that followed; not only by the irascible, most delightful Tovah Feldshuh herself, but by the razor-witted Justice Ginsburg a?' a two-for-one interview!
Martha Reeves to Perform a Tribute to First Lady Betty Ford

Each year, to honor and celebrate the legacy of first lady Betty Ford, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation hosts the America's First Ladies Luncheon Series. This year's presentation, “Inside the White House: Behind the Scenes of the First Lady's Office,” will feature Anita McBride, former chief of staff to first lady Laura Bush; Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama; and Chef Roland Mesnier, former White House pastry chef. 
31st Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon And Oscar De La Renta To Honor Marlo Thomas

The 31st Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta will present award-winning actress Marlo Thomas with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award, which honors those who have made a lasting impact on the lives of children.

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