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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

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Public invited free to Colombian music concerts

 

Music from the Americas will be featured in a series of free concerts across the Dallas-Fort Worth area during the 2013 Pan American Music Festival, Sept. 16-19.
Eduardo Rojas, virtuoso pianist from Colombia and artistic director of the festival, will lead a line-up of soloists and ensembles, including Evolution Tango star dancers George and Jairelbhi Furlong, award winning violin protégée Eleanor Dunbar, soprano Sarah Davis, the PanAmerican Ensemble with faculty members of the B Sharp Youth Music Program, and three musicians of the Colombian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.


Special guests at each concert are Helena Barreto Reyes, executive director of Filarmónica Joven de Colombia, and Juan Antonio Cuéllar Saenz, executive chairman of the Colombian National Foundation for Youth and Children Symphony Orchestras-Batuta.


The concerts will be Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth; Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. in the Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center, on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas; and Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth.
Educational outreach programs will be Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. at McClung Middle School and Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. at Como Elementary School, both in Fort Worth.


For information about the Pan American Music Festival 2013, visit www.panamericanmusicfest.com

- Betty Dillard

bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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