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 something called, rather artlessly, "An Artclectic Evening." Nonetheless, it's for a good cause: The event will raise dough-re-mi to "fund college scholarships for artistically gifted students in Dallas-Fort Worth," says the Associated Press this morning (in a story I can't find online). The event's being staged by The AetheriA Foundation, which, says here, "has established a fund at Communities Foundation of Texas, which will administer the $25,000 scholarships." (The whole foundation sounds kinda nutty: You have Ron Kirk on the advisory board...and Morgan Fairchild as chair of the "celebrity board." And the whole thing's co-sponsored by Texas Roadhouse. Yeah, got me.)
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Anyway, tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and Nokia. Prices start at $50, $65, $75 and $100. But, ya know, the chance to see Kinky Friedman and Jessica Simpson on the same stage as the Dallas Black Dance Theater seems kinda priceless to me. --Robert Wilonsky