Rose Kinsley – Though the Years with Johnny Mercer
Thursday March 9 7:30 – 9
Rose Kingsley is an opera great turned jazz performer. She will present an evening of Johnny Mercer music, specially arranged by the legendary Bob Corwin, son-in-law, pianist, and collaborator for Mercer. Rose Kingsley has been celebrated for this program nationally and we are excited to bring her to OC.
Mark Doty – Terror from the Sky – The Dallas/Oak Cliff tornado of April 2, 1957
Thursday April 20 7:30 – 9
The Dallas/Oak Cliff tornado of April 2, 1957 killed ten people and injured over 200 with a path of damage that stretched from South Polk Street, through Winnetka Heights, into West Dallas and Arlington Park/Love Field. To mark the 60th anniversary of the storm, Mark Doty, Chief Planner with the City of Dallas, will present a comprehensive account of one of the most remembered, yet overlooked, events in modern Dallas and Metroplex history. Mark will place special emphasis on destruction through Oak Cliff and Winnetka Heights.
Barak Epstein – 6th Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival
Thursday May 18 7:30 – 9
The Oak Cliff Film Festival was established in 2011 and has received national acclaim from different sources including The New York Times and Filmmaker Magazine. Barak Epstein, co-founder of the Oak Cliff Film Festival and operator of the Texas Theater, will preview some of the programs selected for the 6th annual OCFF, scheduled for June 8-11, 2017.