Saturday/April 27...8 pm...$30 per person, $50 per couple
CrimeScene Company presents
"Creme De La Creme"
Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Ticket includes dinner, beverages & the show and all proceeds benefit Arts Fifth Avenue.
Tap is an art form that embraces every type of music and allows each individual to be a percussionist/drummer with their feet – be it with tap shoes, not taps or just dancing barefoot on the sand. When you experience tap or study tap you are absorbing a history of Western Europe, Africa and America both rhythmically and visually through movement and sound. But not to forget Tap was born in America and is America’s gift to the world of dance.
Tap dance enthusiasts, students, and professionals come together all through the month of May to celebrate the art form of TAP!
A Bill to designate May 25th as National Tap Dance Day was introduced in the House of Representatives in September of 1988 and on November 7, 1989, President George H. W. Bush signed this into law. May 25th was chosen to commemorate the birth of Bill Robinson (May 25, 1878 - November 25, 1949) and his outstanding contribution to the art of tap dancing on both stage and in film through the unification of diverse stylistic and racial elements.
Under the direction of Gracey Tune, noted tap dancer, choreographer, and historian, ARTS FIFTH AVENUE held its first official Tap Dance Day celebration on May 25, 1990 with retired Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jim Wright, as Master of Ceremonies. Of note, The City of Fort Worth was the first and only city in the Southwest to celebrate Tap Day until 1995 when a small group from Fort Worth (also under Gracey's direction) helped Gloria Whetstone establish a similar celebration at the West End in Dallas.
Arts Fifth Avenue still proudly celebratesNational Tap Dance Day each year with a sensational performance and outdoor experience including silent auction, and more!
Everyone is invited to share in the special day with Arts Fifth Avenue! Admission is free and the entertainment is wonderful for all ages!
ARTS FIFTH AVENUE
1628 5TH AVENUE
FORT WORTH, TX 76104
SAVE THE DATE FOR NATIONAL TAP DANCE DAY
WORDS FOR OPERA
Sunday May 5, 2019
Fort Worth Opera will be hosting “Words for Opera,” a free public workshop led by composer/librettist Rachel J. Peters, creator of Fort Worth Opera’s wickedly funny world premiere, Companionship.
This fascinating session with Ms. Peters gives you an insider’s look into the process of writing an original libretto (the text of an opera) and how to adapt works of literature for the stage. Following the presentation there will be a short Q&A session. If you are a musician, writer, teacher, student, or lover of opera and musical theater, we hope you will join us for this unique discussion.
Seats will be on a first come first serve basis. Any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Friday/April 19...8 pm...$15
A Very Good Friday with Brandi Pace
An evening of original songs and arrangements from
singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Brandi Pace, featuring her band, The Initiative- Taylor Pace on guitar and keys, Cory Hamilton on bass, Cedric Edmon on Drums, David Jones on sax and percussion; with special guest, Marcelo Berestovoy, guitar.
Brandi began singing and creating music as a child in Atlanta, GA. 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 to arrange and perform her own work. Since returning 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.
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