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Kessler Theater The Kessler Theater is an Oak Cliff icon and recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. It opened in spring of 1942 as a movie theater and was taken over by Gene Autry in 1947. It closed in the 1950's and at some point the building was used as a church. Restored and reopened in 2010, The Kessler is now a live performance theater. Upcoming shows:
  Jan. 19 Eric Lindell with Bobby Patterson
  Jan. 20 Evan Felker and Rhett Miller
  Jan. 28 An Evening With Tom Chaplin
The Kessler Theater is located at 1230 W. Davis St. Information: thekessler.org.

Granada Theater Enjoy music at the historic Granada Theater. Built in 1946, the Granada Theater opened during the Golden Age of Hollywood as a 700-seat first run movie house. Over the years, this classic example of Art Deco design has been renovated to host live events. Today, the recent installation of big-time sound and lighting systems helps ensure an improved concert experience. Upcoming shows include:
  Jan. 20 Billy Joe Shaver
  Jan. 28 Live Nation Presents DNCE
The Granada Theater is at 3524 Greenville Ave. Information: www.granadatheater.com.

Jan. 20 Composers have always taken inspiration from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016-17 Season, the talented musicians of the Garland Symphony Orchestra will offer our audience the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna. In January, pianist Konstantine Valianatos joins the GSO for Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major and Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee. Performances are at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth Street. Information: www.garlandsymphony.org.

Poor David's Pub Poor David's Pub offers live music in a laid-back venue located just west of the Cedars Station. Coming up:
Jan. 20 Matthew Wolcott with Sister
Jan. 21 Tailgate Poets
Jan. 27 Ally Venable Band
Poor David's Pub is located at 1313 S. Lamar St.
Information: poordavidspub.com.

The Rustic The Rustic is a place where anyone can feel at home. Enjoy authentic local beers, wines, and spirits served by a friendly staff. Listen to live music from local and national artists. And take it all in from a phenomenal patio, under the big Texas sky. Coming soon:
  Jan. 20 Scott Strickland Band
  Jan. 21 Kirk Thurmond and The Millennials
  Jan. 27 Jake Nice and Trevor Wilson
  Jan. 28 Abraham Alexander (full band)
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell St. Information: therustic.com.

House of Blues House of Blues showcases an eclectic mix of live music and shows. Coming soon:
Jan. 21 Badfish - A Tribute to Sublime
The House of Blues is in the historic White Swan Building, 2200 N. Lamar St., between the West End and Victory Park. Information: 214-978-BLUE or houseofblues.com.

Jan. 21 Back by popular demand with a new show featuring a blend of classical, country, Broadway and pops music, The Texas Tenors are not to be missed. With their Emmy Award winning PBS specials now airing across the country and Billboard chart topping albums, it's easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America's favorite new tenors. They have performed more than 1,000 concerts around the world, including a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the United States. See them with the Plano Symphony and Conductor Hector Guzman at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. Information: www.planosymphony.org.

Majestic Theatre
Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming musical performances include:
Jan. 21 Iliza: The Confirmed Kills Tour
The Majestic Theater is located at 1925 Elm St. Information: www.dallasculture.org.

Gilley's Dallas The South Side Ballroom, South Side Music Hall, The Loft and The Jack Daniel's Saloon are four of the venues in the Gilley's Dallas complex, 1135 S. Lamar. These venues feature top musical performances by today's most popular and up-and-coming bands. Coming up:
Feb. 1 D.R.A.M.
Feb. 11 CRUSH Dallas 2017
Information: gilleysdallas.com

American Airlines Center hosts a busy calendar of big-time arena concerts in styles to suit every taste. Coming up:
Feb. 3 Eric Church
Feb. 22 Twenty One Pilots
Mar. 4 Green Day
Mar. 26 The Rock and Worship Roadshow Tour
Apr. 9 Ariana Grande
Apr. 22 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Catch the music at the AAC in the heart of Victory Park, 2500 Victory Ave. Information: 214-373-8000 or americanairlinescenter.com.

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