Nokia Theatre Grand Prairie

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    April 15, 2010
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    March 24, 2010

    News & Notes: Carona on the Gas Tax, the Best Movie Theaters in Dallas (?) and ...

    ​A few odds and sods with which to end your soon-to-be-stormy Wednesday ...State Sen. John Carona was down in Austin today speaking to the chamber of commerce about the state of Texas transportation, which, for those not following along, ain't good. As in: a $50-to-$100-billion-shortfall not good. ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Show Announcements: Three Dog Night Coming To Arlington, More

    ​As Three Dog Night's website boasts, "From 1969-1974, nobody had more Top 10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets." But just because the band is some four decades beyond its glory days doesn't mean it isn't keeping busy. The group--including original members Cory Wells and Danny ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    Show Announcements: Alicia Keys and Ray Davies Plan Local Stops, And Bon Jovi Adds Second Dallas Date

    We had bikini pics of Ray Davies and Bon Jovi too, but trust us, you didn't want to see them. ​Alicia Keys will be performing with Shakira and Usher at the NBA All-Star Game on Valentine's Day, but that won't be her only North Texas stop this year. On Friday, April 2, the songstress will perform a ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Show Announcements: Dwight Yoakam Coming To Mesquite In February And More

    Jason Wolter​Nothing goes together quite like country music and rodeo action. So with Dwight Yoakam coming to North Texas in February, what better place to perform than the Resistol Arena, home to the Mesquite Rodeo?The country legend hasn't released anything since 2007's tribute to Buck Owens, bu ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Weekend Roundup: KISS, 311, Aesop Rock, AFI, 30 Seconds to Mars, Telegraph Canyon

    KISS at American Airlines Center on Sunday, December 6:KISS: The only guys I know who wear more makeup than I do. Maybe except for Jared Leto. Oooh, burn!

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    December 2, 2009

    Show Announcements: Brave Combo Family Christmas Bash, More

    ​Denton's own Grammy-winning, Simpsons-appearing, Bob Dylan-inspiring, nuclear polka-creating Brave Combo will brave the elements 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, December 12, for an outdoor poolside performance at the Belmont Hotel. But the real star of the Belmont and Smoke Family Christmas Bash will ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    June 3, 2009

    Show Announcements: Counting Crows, Miley Cyrus, Kings of Leon, More

    Counting Crows wishes it was something just a little more sexy. '90s fans unite: Counting Crows is kicking off a new summer tour in late June, hitting major amphitheaters around the country and stopping at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie on August 4. According to the pr ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Picture Show: Spinal Tap Unwigged and Unplugged

    Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer of This is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind and plenty of other music-heavy ensemble favorites over the years, played the Nokia Theater during the Saturday night downpour, out at the Nokia Theater in Grand Prairie.Photographer Rachel Parker was there, and ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Sound Bytes: Roy G. and The Biv Offer Download, Spinal Tap To Play Nokia, Tool Man Hocks Wine, Jodeci Cancels, and, Somehow, There Are More George Strait Tickets Now Available

    Nikki LoehrRoy G. and The Biv have a new song for you to hear.Kinda a slow day round the way here at DC9. Not too too much going on. Actually, that's not true. There's a lot, but not necessarily enough to constitute entire blog posts. Also, our blogging system was down for a bit before. Oh well. On ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Distant Gig Alert: Leonard Cohen To Play Nokia Theatre On April 3

    Leonard Cohen, whose music, among other things, remains the sole reason why 1990's Pump up the Volume is worth watching, will be stopping through town on Friday, April 3, for a performance at Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie.Tickets go on sale a week from today, at 10 a.m., through Ticketmaster.

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    February 5, 2009

    Last Night: The Killers at Nokia Theatre

    The KillersNokia Theatre in Grand PrairieWednesday, February 4, 2009 Better than: That Southwest Airlines "Wanna get away?" commercial where the rapper yells "Thank you, Detroit!" and his hypeman leans in and whispers, "Detroit was last night..." After The Killers opened its set at the ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Weekend Roundup: John Legend, AC/DC, Flickerstick

    After YouTubing like mad, I've come up with some concert videos from shows you might have missed this past weekend. R&B smooth-crooner John Legend performed at Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie on Thursday, January 22. Is it just me, or does his starry backdrop look like the Windows Media Playe ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Last Night: John Legend At Nokia Theatre

    John Legend Nokia Live January 22, 2009 Better than: Letting the bartender mix your cocktail with Pepsi products. Having learned a hard lesson in traffic jams the last time I went to Grand Prairie's Nokia Theatre, I took MacArthur to the venue, to discover the streets were flowing free and clear. I ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    December 2, 2008

    Going To Duran Duran's Scheduled Show At The Nokia Theatre Tonight? Uh... Don't.

    OK, game time, kids: How many obscure '80s references can I fit into one blog post about Duran Duran canceling its Nokia Theatre gig tonight? Let's see...Double Trouble, gang! In the span of about two minutes, we just got word from both the booking agent of the Nokia Theatre (AEG Live) and Duran Dur ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Kid Magic

    The Laurie Berkner Band mesmerizes kiddos

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    August 27, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Major Dudes

    See the other Walter and Donny at Nokia

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    August 15, 2008

    R.E.M. Announce Dallas Show With Old 97's As Opener

    Guess who's coming to Dallas? Well, OK, Grand Prairie. Just got an email from Robert Wilonsky that will be shiny, happy news for R.E.M. fans and Old 97's fans alike. According to R.E.M.'s Web site, the band will perform at Nokia Theater in Grand Prairie October 24, with support from hometown heroes ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Details On Weezer's Upcoming Dallas Gig...Or, Rather, Dallas-Area Gig

    So, since it seems we're off on a blazing slow blog day, I figured I'd put this out there (even though its already been alluded to in our comments section): Weezer, as we expected, will be coming to the area in the near future. If, well, "near future," in your mind, calculates to October 21. 'Caus ... More >>

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    June 18, 2008

    Last Night: Death Cab for Cutie at Nokia Theatre

    Death Cab for Cutie, Rogue Wave Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie June 17, 2008 Better Than: getting stuck in traffic on I-35E on the way home. There were two bad accidents, so it took 45 minutes to get to Nokia, but one hour and 45 minutes to get home… Is that Ben Gibbard or Neil Young? For more p ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008
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    April 17, 2008

    Crazy Kids

    See the legends of Canadian comedy live

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    January 24, 2008
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    December 7, 2007

    John Fogerty’s Revival

    After a Rangers game a few years back, my in-laws caught Creedence Clearwater Revisited, the John Fogerty-less oldies revival act playing many of his classic hits that he rarely played as a solo act. My in-laws claimed Fogerty’s replacement (one John Tristao) was almost as good as the original. No ... More >>

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    November 20, 2007

    Tonight, Tonight

    The Smashing Pumpkins, at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie last Sunday, love the DFW -- or, at the very least, our wimmins. Best show ever? So says drummer Jimmy Chamberlin in this brief clip, his reasons amplified by a grinning, thumbs-up William Corgan Jr. In other pickings from the local random ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007
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    September 19, 2007

    I'll Hullabaloo You, Blue October

    KDGE The Edge radio station (102.1 FM) announced some of the details of its Hullabaloo show. The "alternative" radio tapped a few of its heavy rotation favorites to hold down the stage at the Nov. 2 concert, including Blue October, Shiny Toy Guns, Yellowcard and Sick Puppies. The show is set to kick ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007

    What Fuss?

    The Killers don't look a thing like Jesus

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    March 22, 2007


    Williams brings his 'do and his attitude to Nokia

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    March 1, 2007

    Thanks, Wayne!

    "Thank you for all the joy and pain"

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    February 9, 2007

    Free Pair o' Tix to Craziest Concert Line-up Ever

    Exactly a week ago, we mentioned a fundraiser taking place tomorrow night at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie featuring Willie Nelson and Jessica Simpson performing gospel songs with the Fort Worth Symphony, a performance by the Dallas Black Dance Theater and an emcee duties provided by Kinky Frie ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    TXU Power Prez Gives Good Deposition. You Can Read It So We Don't Have To.

    For the one or two of you interested in reading the desposition of TXU Power president and CEO, Mike Greene, taken yesterday by the Mayor Laura Miller-led Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition, here it is. I've read parts of it -- Greene says coal-fired plants will save customers money, which is true, be ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007


    Willie gets stringed up for charity

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    February 2, 2007

    Whiskey River, Dosed With Acid

    On February 10 at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, Willie Nelson will be performing with the Fort Worth Symphony...and Jessica Simpson...and the Dallas Black Dance Theater. Oh, and Cirque du Soleil. Oh, yeah. And Kinky Friedman. Swear to God I had that very same dream last night. It's all part of ... More >>

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    January 16, 2007

    Bill Clinton Coming to Town, Not Opening Library at SMU

    We're never much for giving free ad space to folks who actually pay for them in the paper version of Unfair Park, but here's a freebie -- and a favor to our dear Friends who might wanna get a jump on an event upcoming at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie in the next, like, few weeks. So, here ya go ... More >>

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    November 9, 2006
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    October 13, 2006

    The Piano Man

    Do you like this? If you just jumped out of your chair and said, "Yesohmygodilovejamiecullumohmygodhessocuteohmygod!" (and, Adam McGill, I look in your direction), then it must be Free Ticket Friday. He's at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie tonight at 8 p.m., and we have a pair of ducats plus c ... More >>

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    October 9, 2006

    Lookin' for Space in All the Right Spaces

    Come this time, oh, December, the company that books the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie just might be runnin' this lil' ol' South Side honky-tonk. AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. Really--that's precisely what it says on the company's Web site. And I don't ... More >>

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    September 21, 2006
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    August 3, 2006

    Wiggle It

    Educational entertainment for your little bits

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    August 1, 2006

    Get Your Gore On

    Going deep (into your wallet), Al Gore brings his Inconvenient Truths to Grand Prairie next month. Since when did the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie turn into a lecture hall? Just look at next month's schedule for what I thought was supposed to be a concert hall. On September 9, Steven D. Levitt and ... More >>

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    June 15, 2006
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    May 12, 2006
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    April 3, 2006

    Death Cab for Frat Guys

    Is weepy the new douchebag? Friday night, Observer Night & Day co-editor Merritt Martin and I hauled out to the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie for the Franz Ferdinand-Death Cab For Cutie show and were surprised to find ourselves in the company of a remarkably large population of frat guys. To our su ... More >>

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    August 4, 2005
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    July 21, 2005
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    April 21, 2005
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