This Sunday, weather permitting, will be the day that a new group of music lovers will get acquainted with the Meyerson Symphony Center. For one great performance, Tom Jones will perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and tickets are moving like a hot number on the Las Vegas Strip.
Tom Jones was born in Great Britain and in his late teens he dropped out of school to work and marry his high school sweetheart to whom he has been married for more than 50 years. Jones began his musical career in the 1960's as Tommy Scott and the Senators. Much later in life Jones would performed at Buckingham Palace by order of the Queen who would knight him making him forevermore, Sir Tom Jones. Jones has sold more than 100 million copies, performed in Las Vegasfor more than 40 years and was awarded best Singer of Vegas in 2006.
Currently Jones is contemplating the release of an all R&B CD that he recorded in 1995. After gracing the stage in Big D, Jones is headed to Argentina for several performances during the month of February. His performance with the DSO is at 8pm. Tickets for the performance are available through ticketmaster.com
Shen Yun Performing Arts is headed to the Music Hall at Fair Park February 5 & 6 only. The all Chinese performance troupe will introduce Dallas patrons to colorful costumes, a complete orchestra accompaniment and dance deeply rooted in traditional Chinese culture. Shen Yun was developed on the principle that "to create true art, there must first be inner beauty" which critics agree this production has.
Thankfully, dance lovers in the metroplex will be able to enjoy one show at 7:30pm on Friday and two shows, 2pm and 7:30pm on Saturday. In Hong Kong, however, the Shen Yun was forced to cancel several shows just 3 days before they were schedule to perform. At the last minute, seven core members of the production were denied entry visas by Hong Kong authorities. For tickets or additional information please contact Music Hall box office or ticketmaster.com.