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The Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater
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The Nutcracker

December 7-24, 2018

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The Nutty Nutcracker

Texas Ballet Theater
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The Nutty Nutcracker

December 14, 2018

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Michael Martin Murphey's "Cowboy Christmas"

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Michael Martin Murphey's "Cowboy Christmas"

December 17, 2018
BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

December 28, 2018
BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

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Robert Earl Keen's Cosmic Cowboy Christmas

Performing Arts Fort Worth
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Robert Earl Keen's Cosmic Cowboy Christmas

December 29, 2018
BNSF Popular Entertainment Series

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New Years Eve: My Sinatra

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
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New Years Eve: My Sinatra

December 31, 2018

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Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents

Slaid Cleaves

Part of the McDavid Studio Concert Series

Location: McDavid Studio

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

Overview

Now twenty-five years into his storied career, Cleaves' songwriting has never been more potent than on his new album Ghost on the Car Radio, out June 23.

The characters in Slaid Cleaves' songs live in unglamorous reality. They work dead-end jobs, they run out of money, they grow old, they hold on to each other (or not), and they die. With an eye for the beauty in everyday life, he tells their stories, bringing a bit of empathy to their uncaring world.

Described as "terse, clear and heartfelt" (NPR Fresh Air), his songs speak to timeless truths. "I'm not an innovator. I'm more of a keeper of the flame," he says.

I tend to think of songs as the whiskey of writing. Distilled down to the essence, powerful, concentrated, immediate. You can take it all in and really feel it in just seconds.

Slaid Cleaves

Plan Your Visit

Dining

Downtown Fort Worth offers a variety of dining options within walking distance of McDavid Studio.

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Parking

Convenient free and paid parking options downtown make getting to McDavid Studio a breeze.

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