What: Dagoberto Gilb with special music guest, Felix Flores Band
Hosted by: Dallas CM Delia Jasso and Celia Alvarez Muñoz
When: Thursday, February 28, 8 pm
Where: Bishop Arts Theater, 215 South Tyler St.
Admission: $20 Gen Admin, $30 Reserved, $50 VIP Meet/Greet
MEMBERS DISCOUNTS: from $15
Read Dagoberto Gilb in the February Issue of Texas Monthly.
Dagoberto Gilb is an American writer born in Los Angeles, California, whose reputation, after years between L.A. and Texas, is as one of the leading voices from the American Southwest. His many works include Woodcuts of Women, 2001, Gritos, 2003, Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature, 2006, The Flowers, 2008, Before the End, After the Beginning, 2011,
His many many awards include James D. Phelan Award, San Francisco Foundation, 1984, Dobie-Paisano Fellowship, Texas Institute of Letters, 1987, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1992Whiting Writers’ Award, 1993PEN/Hemingway Award, 1994, PEN Faulkner Award, finalist, 1994, El Paso Writers’ Hall of Fame, 1995, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1995, National Book Critics Circle Award, finalist, 2003, Texas Book Festival Bookend Award, 2007, PEN Southwest Book Award, 2008.
Dagoberto Gilb’s work has been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Anthologized in many literary and college composition textbooks. He is featured in the February issue of Texas Monthly.
WordSpace is also please to present the popular hot up and coming music group Felix Flores Band to warm you up for Dagoberto.
Felix Flores Band is a Dallas based band whose music is a fusion of folk, jazz, flamenco and rock. Formed in 2005, this band has been active in the local scene for years and regularly plays coffeehouses, bars, art openings, festivals and special events.
“Felix conveys with aching accuracy the perils of love gone awry as well as poetically penetrating into the depths of the soul with his words. As for the uniquely talented characters that back him, Felix Flores Band specializes in sway in your seat, hold your honey tight- make love melodies. This is a jam band for the soul.” -Amberly Russell, poet
Felix Flores Band draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources stretching from musicians such as Ani DiFranco, Jeff Buckley, Beth Orton, PJ Harvey, Bright Eyes, Jack White, Miles Davis, Gypsy Kings -to writers Paolo Coelho and Kahlil Gibran.
“Love is like water
You can jump in it you can feel it
It can trickle down like rain
Or flood you like a hurricane”
– Lyrics from Love is like Water by Felix Flores
Felix Flores – Vocals, Guitar, Lap Steel, Mandolin
Mingo Flores – Drums, Percussion
James Sands – Lead Guitar, Bass
Ely Sellers – Bass
Dallas City Council Member Delia Jasso represents District 1, Oak Cliff, and is very active in advocating on behalf of arts, education and redevelopment of this historic Dallas neighorhood. She was served as CM since 2009 and has served as community and civics leader for over 20 years.
Celia Alvarez Muñoz was born in El Paso in 1937, and grew up amid competing cultures, languages, and value systems along the U.S.-Mexico border. She is an internationally recognized artist with countless exhibitions, public commissions and awards. Her image-text art explores the first glances and misread signs that occur where cultures meet, and the stories that they tell about the history of American society, culture, and modern art.