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Dallas Mavericks Winterfest 2011

7 Dec

The NBA is back!! Which means the 2011 Champions are too! Join Dirk and Santa as we celebrate the return of both the Holiday season and the Dallas Mavs season at Winterfest 2011. Winterfest will be held on Friday, December 16th at the American Airlines Center. Admission is FREE and the party starts at 3:00pm!

Some of the family fun activities you can expect include: Holiday movies (Shrek the Halls, Merry Madagascar & Kung Fu Panda) on the Big screen, Holiday carolers in the AAC and a special appearance from Old Saint Nick himself! Ice Skate on the AT&T Plaza, Meet Mavs dancers, the ManiAACs and even Dallas Maverick Legends! Watch a Free scrimmage in the AAC too! Apparently the Mavs were just that good that Santa had to travel all the way from the North Pole to commemorate the NBA season returning and the return of the CHAMPS! If you didn’t know already, Santa Claus is secretly a Mavs fan. Don’t be fooled by the red getup. 😉

The Last time we were all together at the Arena

You’ll also have a chance at winning an autographed pass for 2 to get up close and personal with your favorite Maverick players. Maybe you shouldn’t get too personal but autographs and photos will be cool enough. Tune in to ESPN Dallas 103.3 to find out your chance to win the tickets for autographs. Galloway & Company will be live on site.

There will be Mavs Championship Merchandise Specials that you can browse while you’re there and also support a great cause by bringing an unwrapped toy to benefit Operation Once in a Lifetime.

By the way, if you haven’t viewed it already click here to see the 2011-2012 Dallas Mavericks Game Schedule! (It may be a few games shorter, but I’d MUCH rather shorter, than none at all!) We’re opening the NBA season with a classic matchup against rivals Miami Heat on Christmas day!! Now that the lockout is finally over and everyone’s come to an agreement, tickets will be on sale December 10th at 10:00AM. See you Mavs fans Friday 12/16 in the Winter Wonderland of basketball champs. Winterfest begins at 3PM!

Ice Rink on the AT&T Plaza opens
Doors open to the public
Showing of Shrek The Halls
Meet Dallas Mavericks Legends at the ESPN broadcast area!
Showing of Merry Madagascar
Showing of Shrek The Halls
Holiday Music from the House of Blues Gospel Choir
The 2011 NBA Champs take the floor

He can dunk more than cookies... Nicholas got UPs

How Sweet the Sound Dallas 2011

31 Aug

Verizon’s annual How Sweet The Sound experience will be at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on September 15th at 7:30pm. Area choirs and gospel celebrities come together under one roof but the same stage for an amazing evening of praise. It’s like Sunday’s Best but on a choir level as they search for the best choirs in America. The performances made by these Texas gospel choirs are ones that you won’t want to miss (especially if you’re a big Gospel/choir fan) as they compete to win the yearly choir competition. Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound” is hosted by Donald Lawrence and Dorinda Clark-Cole, with one of my own favorite Gospel artists, Marvin Sapp who will be performing as well as judging. Here are some of the choirs participating in Dallas’ How Sweet the Sound 2011:

For the Large choir category:

United Voices of Concord (Concord Church- Dallas)
St. John Music Ministry (St. John Baptist Church- Grand Prairie)
God’s Tabernacle of Deliverance Bishop’s Choir (God’s Tabernacle of Deliverance- DeSoto)
Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir (Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church- Forest Hill)

In the Small/Medium Choir category:

Bethel Tabernacle Choir (Bethel Tabernacle – Houston)
Christ Church Concert Chorale (Christ Church Apostolic- Houston)
Inspiring Voices (Inspiring Temple of Praise Church – Fort Worth)
The Levites (Greater Emmanuel Family Worship Center- Houston)

The program begins at 7:30pm but doors will open at 6pm! Tickets to How Sweet The Sound Dallas can be purchased here. They’re also available for only $10 and/or $15 (not including fees) at the AAC Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com. Some of the other stops How Sweet The Sound will be making this month include: Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington D.C., Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, LA & Oakland!

Hosted by Donald Lawrence

Even if you can’t attend How Sweet the Sound live you can still vote for the choir of your choice here! Just follow the instructions and stay tuned for the V Cast People’s Choice Award winner at each regional show! I may be slightly biased but DFW has some of the best gospel choirs in the nation. If you’d like to be a part of this event get your ticket, take some friends or even your own church choir as Marvin Sapp and other gospel choirs rock the house and turn the American Airlines Center into a supersized sanctuary on Thursday, September 15th! Remember online voting is only from August 17th to August 31st! Support your local choirs and see How Sweet the Sound really is 🙂

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