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Saturday/April 1...8 pm...$15
The Music of JOE ROGERS

With Joe Rogers at the ivories, you never know what musical treasures are going to pop out of the box...could be blues, could be rock n' roll, could be gospel or musical theatre and it could be jazz. In the 70's & 80's, Joe led the legendary local band Master Cylinder and released two LPs of his music on Inner City Records, a small New York label. The 90’s found him working with local jazz stars like Rachella Parks, Tom Braxton, Clockwork, and later as Musical Director for Jubilee Theatre.

Arts Fifth Avenue is proud to host an evening of...whatever Joe wants to play!  

Thursday/May 25...Festivities start at 7 pm
Performance on our Outdoor Stage at 8 pm...FREE For All Ages
28th Annual Celebration of NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY

Details to come....stay TUNED!

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Saturday/April 8...8 pm...$20
GERONIMO,  Life on the Reservation by Janelle Meraz Hooper
Starring Rudy Ramos and Directed by Steve Railsback.

Saturday/May 13...8 pm...$15
Join The VELVET KITTENS for a SPRING FLING

Another Evening of Vintage NIghtclub Entertainment including Comedy, Song & Dance - More Info To Come

TICKETS ON SALE SOON!

A story of Geronimo’s life as a POW on the Ft. Sill Indian Reservation. GERONIMO, Life on the Reservation focuses on the resiliency, humor, and genius of the great Apache warrior. Starring Rudy Ramos and directed by Steve Railsback.

In this presentation, Geronimo cleverly evolves from a surrendered Indian leader into a celebrity and entrepreneur. Keenly aware of how to work the political system, he joins the same church that Teddy Roosevelt belongs to and rides in his Inaugural Parade. Although he isn’t successful in getting everything he wants, he certainly succeeds in making the best of his situation. Geronimo was never beaten. He simply adapted to his present.

“The white men will never tell the whole story. They control everything that is said about us in newspapers and books. Even the maps favor the whites. Look and you will see they are dotted with each place we fought the white soldiers. Look closely. You will see that if the soldiers won, it was a victory. If we won, it was a massacre.”

RUDY RAMOS acting career covers over 4 decades and started with an appearance on the television show, “Ironside” in 1969. Six months later he was cast as a series regular, playing the part of Wind the volatile half-breed Indian boy in the legendary television western “High Chaparral.” Since then he has done over sixty guest shots on episodic television including recurring roles on the hit TV show, “Hunter” in 1987-88 and “Resurrection Boulevard” in 2002-2003.

Mr. Ramos has done numerous movies for television including the ground breaking Helter Skelter (100 million viewers over two nights) playing the part of Danny DeCarlo; Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure; and Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman: The Movie, as the villainous Captain Ruiz. Feature film credits include The Enforcer with Clint Eastwood, Walter Hill’s cult classic The Driver with Ryan Oneal and Academy Award nominee French actress Isabelle Adjani, Defiance with Jan-Michael Vincent and Art Carney, Quicksilver with Kevin Bacon and Laurence Fishburne, Colors with Sean Penn and Robert Duvall and the 2001 sleeper Road Dogz directed by the up and coming talent Alfredo Ramos to name a few.

Saturday, April 22...8 pm...$30 per person, $50 per couple. Ticket price includes Dinner, Desserts & Drinks
CrimeScene Company's presents "THE GAMESHOW OF DEATH"
By Steve Garrett & Seth Johnston
Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser - ALL proceeds benefit A5A

You are invited to a secret taping of the new game show, Beat the Reaper. With a seasoned cast of crazies, you will be swept up into what goes on behind the scenes and it is murder. As America's favorite host, Hal Stately, tries to get back on top with this new show; the contestants, sisters Vera and Geraldina Helmut duke it out over questions and jokes. Then they and the  audience will try to figure out the answer to the $1 million question of WHODUNTHEWHATWHAT to WHOM. So come on down for mystery, laughter, and prizes. 

Join us for The Beautiful BRANDI PACE In Concert: "A Real Good Friday." Enjoy an evening of originals and covers by singer/songwriter Brandi Pace.

Brandi began singing and  creating music as a child in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor and  Master of Music from Howard University, where she studied jazz, as well as piano and arranging. There she had the opportunity to not only perform standards with critically acclaimed jazz artists, but arrange and perform her own work. Since relocating to Fort Worth, Brandi has taught music in Fort Worth ISD and at Arts Fifth Avenue. She has ventured into the local scene, performing at Bass Hall and the Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas. Brandi performs and writes jazz and pop music.

Townes Van Zandt was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to a wealthy oil family. He was the third-great-grandson of Isaac Van Zandt, a prominent leader of the Republic of Texas and second great-grandson of Khleber M. Van Zandt, Confederate Major and one of the founders of Fort Worth. Van Zandt County in east Texas was named after his family in 1848. Townes Van Zandt died in the early morning hours of January 1, 1997, at the age of 52...44 years to the day after the death of Hank Williams, one of Van Zandt's self-named songwriting influences. His official cause of death was "natural" cardiac arrhythmia but is commonly known that it was the result of years of alcohol and drug abuse. Van Zandt had a genius IQ and a diagnosis of bi-polar disorder for which he received "insulin shock treatment" that resulted in a loss of much of his long-term memory. While alive, Van Zandt had a small and devoted fanbase, but he never had a successful album or single, and even had difficulty keeping his recordings in print but was widely respected and admired as one of the greatest country and folk artists of his generation.  Merle Haggard,  Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Nanci Griffith, Hoyt Axton, Bobby Bare, and the Cowboy Junkies recorded Van Zandt's songs with much success.

TOWNES VAN ZANDT & the Fort Worth Blues
A tribute to John Townes Van Zandt (b. 1944 - d. 1997)


Saturday/March 11...8 pm...$15

A Multi-Media Performance celebrating the life and music of Townes Van Zandt.
Written, Compiled, & Directed by Bruce Payne

Musicians and Cast
Bruce Payne, writer/director, vocals & guitar
Michael Kelley, guitar
Pat Trimble, bass & vocals
Dorothy Barra, First Narrator
Peggy Bott Kirby, Second Narrator, various female characters
Kyle R. Trentham, Third Narrator, various male characters

Friday/April 14...8 pm....$10
A REAL GOOD FRIDAY with Brandi Pace

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