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Posted 5:41pm on Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010

Pictures of Then

Pictures of Then is from Minneapolis, which may have much, or nothing at all, to do with the group's sound. It has often been described as somewhere between making sonic references to the past and casting playful visions of the future. To some music fans, that puts Pictures right smack in Radiohead territory. More precisely, Radiohead lite. Pictures of Then comes to McDavid Studio, 301 E. Fifth St., in downtown Fort Worth on April 9. Tickets: $15. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Texas Ballet Theater presents:

'The Sleeping Beauty'

In The Sleeping Beauty, Texas Ballet Theater artistic director Ben Stevenson has combined his distinctive brand of artistic choreography with the characters and plot outline of this familiar fairy tale. That means Stevenson's dancers will evoke the king and queen's sumptuous party given to christen their new child. And, of course, the ballet will re-create Carabosse, the evil fairy who will curse the newborn to perish on her 16th birthday after being pricked with a poisonous needle. Naturally, that curse will be defeated, but as a result, the child is doomed to sleep for 100 years. Or will she? The Sleeping Beauty will run April 9-11 at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. Tickets: $19-$99. 817-763-0207; www.texasballettheater.org.

PERFORMING ARTS CALENDAR

MARCH

Music

Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Classical Series presents: Yan Pascal Tortelier conducting Dallas Symphony Chorus music by Mozart and Orff Through Sunday. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. $22-$119. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Star-Telegram Pops Series presents: Route 66: A Trip Down Memory Road Through Sunday. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $26-$78. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

33rd Annual TCU Jazz Festival with Cedar Walton Quartet Friday and Saturday. Ed Landreth Auditorium, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Free-$20. 817-257-7341/7640; www.music.tcu.edu.

Destino Friday. Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater, Irving. $8. 972-252-2787; www.irvingartscenter.com.

A Night of Jazz Featuring Carl Wagner & Co. Saturday. Arts Fifth Avenue, Fort Worth. $15. 817-923-9500; www.artsfifthavenue.org.

Jefferson Freedom Cafe Benefit Concert Saturday. Jefferson Freedom Cafe, Fort Worth. $15. 817-424-2727; www.jeffersonfreedomcafe.org.

Van Cliburn Foundation Spring Gala presents: The Texas Tenors Saturday. Fort Worth. www.cliburn.org.

TCU Percussion Ensemble II Monday. Ed Landreth Auditorium, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Free. 817-257-7341; www.music.tcu.edu.

United States Air Force Academy Concert Band Monday. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. Free. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble presents: Concert Monday. Leonard Chapel, First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth. Free. 817-377-0688.

North Texas Jazz Artist Series: Michael Formanek Tuesday. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $5-$20. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Dance

TCU Dance presents: Celebrate! Concert of ballet and modern dance Through Sunday. Scott Theatre, Fort Worth. $5-$10. 817-257-7615; www.dance.tcu.edu.

Theater

The Odd Couple: Female Version Through Sunday. Uptown Theater, Grand Prairie. $11. 972-237-8786; www.uptowntheatergp.com.

No Exit Through Sunday. TCU Theatre, Fort Worth. $10. 817-257-8080; www.tcu.edu.

Ghetto Through Thursday. University of North Texas' University Theatre, Denton. $7.50-$10. 940-565-2428; www.unt.edu.

Julie Johnson Sings Through Sunday. Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, Irving. $25-$50. 972-252-2787; www.irvingartscenter.com.

Comedy

Flip Orley the Comic Hypnotist Through Sunday. Addison Improv, Addison. $15-$17. 972-404-8501; www.improv.com.

APRIL

Music

Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Pops Series: Symphonic Oscars April 2-3. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. $28-$115. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.

April Concerts in the Park presents: Tin Roof Tango April 2. Turner Park Gazebo, Grand Prairie. Free. 972-642-2787; www.artsgp.com.

Sara Hickman and Susan Werner April 2. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $28. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Bugs Henderson and the Shuffle Kings April 3. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $28. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

TCU Choral Union April 5. PepsiCo Recital Hall, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Free. 817-257-7341; www.music.tcu.edu.

TCU Jazz Combos April 6. PepsiCo Recital Hall, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Free. 817-257-7341; www.music.tcu.edu.

North Texas Jazz Artist Series: Vincent Gardner April 6. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $5-$20. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Guest Artist: John Solomons at the piano April 8. PepsiCo Recital Hall, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Free. 817-257-7341; www.music.tcu.edu.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Classical Series: Schoenberg and Brahms April 8-11. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. $17-$114. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.

TCU Women's and Chamber Choirs April 9. PepsiCo Recital Hall, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Free. 817-257-7341; www.music.tcu.edu.

April Concerts in the Park presents: South Grand Prairie High Jazz Band April 9. Turner Park Gazebo, Grand Prairie. Free. 972-642-2787; www.artsgp.com.

Pictures of Then with guest Josh Tatum April 9. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $15. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents: Alessio Bax April 10. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth. $5-$25. 817-877-3003; www.chambermusicsocietyoffortworth.com.

Fort Worth Trombone Summit April 10. PepsiCo Recital Hall, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Free. 817-257-7341; www.music.tcu.edu.

Sonic Boom April 10. Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, Irving. $36-$50. 972-252-2787; www.irvingartscenter.com.

The World According to Stamitz April 11. Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, Irving. $8-$15. 972-252-2787; www.irvingartscenter.com.

TCU Wind Symphony April 12. Ed Landreth Auditorium, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Free. 817-257-7341; www.music.tcu.edu.

TCU Symphonic Band April 13. Ed Landreth Auditorium, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Free. 817-257-7341; www.music.tcu.edu.

Cliburn at the Bass: pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse April 13. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. 800-462-7979; www.cliburntickets.org.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Classical Series: Hans Graf conducts pianist Louis Lortie playing Mozart and Strauss April 15-18. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. $17-$114. 214-692-0203; www.dallassymphony.com.

Christopher McGuire and Friends April 15. Allegro Guitar Series, Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. April 16: SMU's Caruth Auditorium, Dallas. $25. 817-498-0363; www.guitarsociety.org.

Johnny A. April 15. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $30. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

The Fort Worth Symphony presents: Beethoven's 9th Symphony April 16-18. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $9-$78. 817-665-6000; www.fwsymphony.org.

April Concerts in the Park presents: The Gimbles: 3 April 16. Turner Park Gazebo, Grand Prairie. Free. 972-642-2787; www.artsgp.com.

Mingo Fishtrap April 16. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $30. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Simply Sinatra April 17. Uptown Theater, Grand Prairie. 972-237-8786; www.uptowntheatergp.com.

Crusin' Down Broadway April 17. Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, Irving. $25-$55. 972-252-2787; www.irvingartscenter.com.

Texas Camerata: The Baroque Stage April 17. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth. $5-$20. 817-738-7939; www.texascamerata.org.

UNT Three O'Clock Lab Band presents: A Tribute to David "Fathead" Newman April 18. McDavid Studio, Fort Worth. $5-$30. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Opera

TCU Opera presents Mozart's The Magic Flute April 23-25. Ed Landreth Auditorium, Fort Worth. $5-$10. 817-257-7341; www.music.tcu.edu.

Moby Dick April 30-May 16. Winspear Opera House, Dallas. 214-880-0202; www.attpac.org.

Dance

Texas Ballet Theater presents: Ben Stevenson's The Sleeping Beauty. April 9-11. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. 877-828-9200; www.texasballettheater.org.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Dancing Beyond Borders Series April 15-16. Fort Worth Scott Theatre, Fort Worth. $15 and up. 214-880-0202; www.dbdt.com.

Dance TCU Senior Capstone Concert April 21-24. Studio B Theatre of Dance Building, TCU campus, Fort Worth. Free. 817-257-7341; www.music.tcu.edu.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre's Second Company Performance of Spring Fiesta April 23-24. Latino Cultural Center, Dallas. $10 and up. 214-880-0202; www.dbdt.com.

Bodyart April 26. Bass Hall, Fort Worth. $15-$55. 817-212-4280; www.basshall.com.

Texas Dance Theatre presents Fast Plus Three Other Pieces April 30. Scott Theatre, Fort Worth. $15-$25. 817-676-1514; www.texasdancetheatre.com.

Theater

Is He Dead? A New Comedy by Mark Twain April 1-25. WaterTower Theatre's Main Stage Series, Addison. $15-$40. 972-450-6232.

Cinderella April 2-18. Casa Manana Children's Theatre, Fort Worth. 817-332-2272; www.casamanana.org.

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