Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces New Streaming Production Of Dixie’s Happy Hour

Performing Arts Fort Worth Announces New Streaming Production Of Dixie’s Happy Hour

PERFORMING ARTS FORT WORTH ANNOUNCES NEW STREAMING PRODUCTION OF DIXIE’S HAPPY HOUR

Fort Worth, Texas 

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today a brand-new digital streaming show from the creators of the smash off-Broadway tour DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY, which has played to sold-out houses at Bass Hall’s McDavid Studio.

Everyone’s favorite Alabama redhead Dixie Longate has returned with an all-new streaming show for these unpredictable times – DIXIE’S HAPPY HOUR. Almost everybody loves a cocktail, and who better to share one with than America’s favorite bar hopper, Dixie Longate. She’ll be mixing drinks with the four basic food groups: rum, gin, vodka and tequila while sharing new stories that prove happiness is not only found at the bottom of a margarita glass. It’s an uplifting story that challenges the audience to search for their personal happy hours by looking for the good in even the most complicated situations.

This streaming engagement will run March 9-28, 2021. Tickets are now on sale and are $35 per household with a limited number of $75 VIP tickets available featuring an exclusive gift box from Dixie. For more information, visit www.basshall.com/dixiehappyhour.

Please note Dixie is available for press interviews via video and phone calls.

Log in to the Bass Hall Press Room to download the press release and approved images. 

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William Campbell Contemporary Art Announces New Ownership

William Campbell Contemporary Art Announces New Ownership

The Storied Fort Worth Gallery Begins a New Chapter

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Fort Worth’s renowned and enduring art gallery, William Campbell Contemporary Art, transitioned to new ownership in December of 2020. Pam and Bill Campbell, who have owned and operated the gallery and frame shop on Byers Avenue for forty-six years, transferred their legacy as purveyors and stewards of contemporary art to new hands.
 
Fort Worth Contemporary Art Partners has purchased William Campbell Contemporary Art and Gallery One Frames. FWCAP founders are Jadz Pate, Clayton Snodgrass, Tim Locke, J.W. Wilson, and Peeler Howell. Howell has worked as the Campbells’ gallery assistant since August 2017, and will continue to manage day-to-day operations.
 
“Fort Worth Contemporary Art Partners has no desire to do anything fundamentally different from what Bill and Pam have created over the last forty-six years,” said Howell. “We want to continue to cultivate the relationships they have created with the artists, clients, and customers, and anybody that has an interest in contemporary art, or art in general. Bill and Pam have been ideal mentors, and will continue to be so.”
 
As much fixtures in the Metroplex art scene as their brick-and-mortar space, Pam and Bill Campbell have made an indelible imprint on the Fort Worth art community, championing contemporary artists and making their work accessible to a broad audience base.
 
“Though we are going to really miss seeing our clients on a regular basis-many who have become such great friends over the years-and working with our artists who are like family to us, we couldn’t have wished for a better scenario,” said the Campbells. “We are excited to see William Campbell Contemporary Art continue beyond our retirement and look forward to the gallery’s future in Peeler and his partners’ extraordinary and talented hands.”
 
As the gallery changes hands, patrons will notice very little difference aside from a fresh set of legs. The Campbell name will remain as homage to its founders, as will the location and stable of artists. “We will carry the Campbell torch forward into the future while always honoring its past,” Wilson said.
 
The new owners believe in the mission set forth by the Campbells more than four decades ago, and remain dedicated to upholding the values that have made William Campbell Contemporary Art a Fort Worth institution. “We are committed to exhibiting the same quality of art and service that Fort Worth has grown accustomed to,” they said.
 
CONTACT
William Campbell Contemporary Art
4935 Byers Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
817.737.9566

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. / Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m / by appointment

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Mayfest Festival Canceled For 2021

Trinity Collaborative, Inc. announced the Mayfest festival is canceled for 2021, but
plans have begun for the 50th Anniversary Mayfest in 2022

FORT WORTH, Texas – Trinity Collaborative, Inc. announces the
cancelation of the Mayfest 2021 festival in the overall interest of public health and
safety due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is our social responsibility to continue
to place the safety and wellbeing of our patrons, volunteers, vendors, partners and
community as our top priority.

This difficult decision was made with great care and deliberation after numerous
meetings with public health officials. At this time, a gathering as large and populous as
Mayfest negates the efforts to minimize the effects of COVID-19. The cancelation will
help advance the health of our community, allowing for future opportunities to safely
congregate and unite once again.

We are enthusiastically planning the 50th Anniversary of Mayfest, which will take place
May 5th – 8th, 2022. Now more than ever, we look forward to connecting people to the
river, our parks and each other in a safe, welcoming environment.

Trinity Collaborative, Inc., formally known as Mayfest, Inc., recently expanded the
organization’s operations to produce other events and introduce new programs in
addition to the annual Mayfest festival. Plans are underway for new, exciting
developments that support the organization’s mission to raise and contribute funds for
the Trinity River, surrounding parks and community programs.

We appreciate your continued support during this time and encourage you to follow
us on social media or visit our website for the most current information.

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National Multicultural Western Heritage Presents…

2021 Event Schedule for Black History Month 

Feb 1st – 28th:

Black History Month Tribute onWBAP 820 AM and WBAP.com & KLIF 570 AM and KLIF.com

Vignettes from MLK Jr, President Barack Obama, Opra, Alicia Keys, Jackie Robinson, and more

Feb. 5th at 12PM

Rotary Meeting -“Why Fort Worth should have an African American Museum.”

call 817-922-9999 for details

 

Feb. 9th from 9AM-10:30AM

Stockyards Coffee Hour (located virtually)

 

Feb. 12th from 8PM-12AM

An Evening of Blues Concert

The Warehouse, 1125 E Berry Street, Fort Worth 76110

 

Feb. 13th from 8PM-12AM

Valentine’s Celebration Event

The Warehouse, 1125 E Berry Street, Fort Worth 76110

 

Feb. 14th from 5PM-8PM

A Night of Love Concert

The Warehouse, 1125 E Berry Street, Fort Worth 76110

 

Feb. 19th from 8PM-11PM

Showcase of Winners

The Warehouse, 1125 E Berry Street, Fort Worth 76110

 

Feb. 21st at 2PM

A Night of Black Excellence

 

Feb. 23rd – 26th

Burlington Technology Day (Virtual)

Call 817-922-9999 for details.

Feb. 27th

Day in the Stockyards

The Herd 11:30AM & 4PM

Stockyards Championship Rodeo

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Fort Worth Opera Announces A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future

Fort Worth Opera Announces A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future

A Star-Studded Virtual Benefit Concert to Celebrate Black History Month

Company’s February event features internationally renowned opera singers Patrice P. Eaton, Nicole Heaston, Latonia Moore, Kenneth Overton, Karen Slack, Kevin Thompson, and many more phenomenal Black artists within and beyond the world of classical music.

Fort Worth Opera partners with the Tarrant County Pearls Chapter of The Society, Incorporated for Black History Month, and A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future, and our Children’s Opera Theatre 2021 season.

Black History Month

FORT WORTH, TX — Fort Worth Opera (FWO) is thrilled to announce today the extraordinary line-up of dynamic artists headlining A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future, an all-star virtual benefit concert to celebrate Black History Month. FWO proudly honors the rich cultural legacy, inspiring contributions, and trailblazing talents of Black musicians, composers, and librettists. On Sunday, February 21, at 2:00 pm CST, the company will pay tribute to Black brilliance through music, dance, and spoken word poetry with performances by some of the greatest Black opera singers and artists of our generation. Produced by Charles W. Bush, Founder of Appointed Productions, and directed by Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, FWO Manager of Education & Community Engagement, FWO’s virtual benefit concert will be one of the highlights of the 2021 season. 

Hosted by WFAA Channel 8’s Daybreak anchor Tashara Parker, this spectacular event will feature local and internationally renowned artists, including Patrice P. Eaton, Nicole Heaston, Cameo Humes, Keron Jackson, Latonia Moore, NaGuanda Nobles, Kenneth Overton, Chivonne Perkins, Adam Richardson, Audra Scott, Karen Slack, Takesha Meshé Kizart-Thomas, Darius Thomas, Kevin Thompson, and Jorell Williams. FWO’s exhilarating event will also feature performances by acclaimed spoken word poet and author Leslie N. Polk accompanied by The Mondo Drummers, Dallas-based Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Amphibian Stage: Tad-Poles Stilt Dancing Program, Houston’s genre-defying, original pop string quartet, Amp’d Quartet, presented by DIVISI, and Black History narratives by Baldwin Brown (Principal of Fort Worth’s historic I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA). Audiences can stream this one-night-only concert exclusively through the company’s digital platform, FWO Green Room, and all proceeds will go towards Fort Worth Opera’s landmark 75th anniversary season in the fall of 2021. 

“Our country was built on the backs of an enslaved people, my ancestors. When they stepped foot on this foreign land, they carried with them traditions of family, culture, food, movement and song, many of which we all enjoy today,” says FWO General Director Afton Battle. “This celebration of Black History is more than a month. It’s more than the 28/29 days in February, it is an expression. An expression of all things excellent about Black people and our culture.” 

“Fort Worth Opera’s celebration of Black History Month is long overdue and appropriate in this time. We are overjoyed to have a line-up of A+, international Black classical and non-classical artists, living both locally in the DFW metroplex and throughout the county. It is my distinct joy and pleasure to introduce, many for the first time, this roster of Black Excellence to the city of Fort Worth.” 

Fort Worth Opera is also excited to announce the Tarrant County Pearls Chapter of The Society, Incorporated as a 2020/2021 Season Sponsor. This new alliance will feature a year-long partnership with FWO’s Children’s Opera Theatre, and the Chapter will serve as one of the official sponsors for A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future and Black History Month. The Tarrant County Pearls Chapter and this remarkable non-profit national organization of women are dedicated to enhancing, exposing, and promoting youth in the arts to better our communities. Focusing on under-served children, they provide support for young literary, visual, and performing artists. Founded 37 years ago in Washington, D.C., The Society, Incorporated now has 27 chapters in 15 states across the United States. The Tarrant County Pearls Chapter became the organization’s newest chartered Chapter on October 11, 2020. 

Chapter President Kristin Vinson Wright says, “The Tarrant County Pearls are beyond excited to partner with the Fort Worth Opera as they continue a rich tradition of delivering the passion, excitement, and art of opera throughout Tarrant County with compelling cultural and educational programmatic activities.” 

A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future

All-Star Virtual Benefit Concert 

Sponsored by Tarrant County Pearls Chapter of The Society, Incorporated

February 21, 2021, at 2:00 pm CT

Available to stream live through the FWO Green Room

Join us for A Night of Black Excellence VIP Experience

Pre-show virtual reception, artist meet and greet, and toast at 1:15 pm CST

Starring Patrice P. Eaton, Nicole Heaston, Cameo Humes, Keron Jackson, Latonia Moore, NaGuanda Nobles, Kenneth Overton, Chivonne Perkins, Adam Richardson, Audra Scott, Karen Slack, Takesha Meshé Kizart-Thomas, Darius Thomas, Kevin Thompson, and Jorell Williams.

Featuring spoken word poet and author Leslie N. Polk, Baldwin Brown accompanied by The Mondo Drummers, Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Amphibian Stage: Tad-Poles Stilt Dancing Program, and Amp’d Quartet, presented by DIVISI.

A Night of Black Excellence Production Team:

Sheran Goodspeed Keyton (FWO Manager of Education and Community Engagements)

  • Virtual Producer and Director

Tyrinika Marie (FWO Development and Production Administrative Coordinator) 

  • Virtual Production Manager 

Charles W. Bush (Founder of Appointed Productions)

  • Video Production

$25 Individual tickets for homes where only an individual will be viewing the recital.

$40 Household tickets for households with more than one individual viewing this recital.

$80 VIP tickets include recital and virtual reception, with an online artist meet & greet.

Tickets go on sale January 21, 2020, and can be purchased HERE or by contacting Fort Worth Opera’s box office at 817.731.0726, Monday-Friday, 9 am–5 pm CST

About Fort Worth Opera: Founded in 1946, Fort Worth Opera is poised to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021. For the last fifteen years, FWO has become one of the leading American companies dedicated to nurturing and performing new opera, in addition to producing traditional repertoire with rising American stars. Our acclaimed Frontiersprogram was held online this fall with our first digital Libretto Workshop. The company’s Children’s Opera Theatre typically reaches about 60,000 students across North Texas each season with live, interactive performances. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, FWO has created an online educational curriculum for local music students to supplement their in-school studies, and COT can also now serve entire families and communities beyond the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Fort Worth Opera is committed to celebrating all North Texans, and through our ongoing Noches de Ópera program, the company offers exciting community-driven events and powerful operas that represent the diverse cultures of all of the Americas.

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Renowned “Stickwork” Artist to Build Sculpture in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Renowned “Stickwork” Artist to Build Sculpture in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

FORT WORTH, Texas (January 21, 2021) The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) welcome nationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty during the month of February as he weaves, twists and shapes a one-of-a-kind Stickwork sculpture in the Fuller Garden. 

As he has done many times before at many other locations, Dougherty will take the sticks and aided by a team of volunteers, weave, wind and twist them into—what? Who knows! A hut, a nest, a cocoon, a tower, a maze—whatever Dougherty wants it to be. One thing can be certain: The resulting creation will be as unique as the Garden and as rooted in the landscape of Fort Worth, Texas.  

“We are delighted to have Patrick Dougherty bring his distinctive form of outdoor installation art to Fort Worth,”  said President and Executive Director Ed Schneider. “I can’t wait to see what he creates here—it’s sure to be unexpected.” 

Dougherty’s stick-based art works have been featured in more than 300 locations around the world, from Japan to Belgium, and were described by the New York Times as “startling” and “delightful.” For the first time, he is bringing his art to Fort Worth. He will begin creating his structure on Feb. 1 and work through the month. Visitors are invited to view Dougherty and his team of volunteers as they work. 

Once it is completed, the Stickwork, whatever it might be, will remain in the Garden for guests to explore for as long as it survives the wind and weather. Eventually all of Dougherty’s works return to the nature from which they came, usually lasting a year or two. 

In 2014, Dougherty told CBS Sunday Morning what he wanted people to experience when they viewed his work: “I want people to feel the sense of exploration. You’re in another place. You’ve been transported through the forest garden back to the Garden of Eden.” 

Look for one stick-built doorway to delight, ascending in Fort Worth soon.  [Sculpture exhibit viewing included with the price of general admission. Members receive free entry.]

Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG) is the oldest public botanic garden in Texas with beautiful theme gardens, including the Fuller Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and the Victor and Cleyone Tinsley Garden, which features plants native to north central Texas. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is a nonprofit, international research, education and conservation organization that collects and safeguards plant specimens, studies and protects living plants, and teaches about the importance of conservation and biodiversity to the world. BRIT assumed nonprofit management of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Oct. 1, 2020. The combined organization comprises 120 acres in Fort Worth’s Cultural District two miles west of downtown Fort Worth.  

Winter Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65+, $6 for children 6-15 and free for those under 5.
Parking: Parking is free throughout the campus during regular business hours.