Local Briefs • 04-25-14

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 at 8:45am

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Chorale presents Sweeney Todd at City Performance Hall
Following the success of last spring’s production of Ragtime, The Turtle Creek Chorale is collaborating again with Uptown Players in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Director Michael Serrecchia and TCC Music Director Trey Jacobs lead a chorus of more than 150 men and women performing this incredible score.

The Tony Award winning musical thriller features the songs “No Place Like London,” “God That’s Good,” “Joanna” and “Worst Pies in London.”

Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. April 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m.

GALA Youth presents suicide and bullying prevention program
A speaker from Teen Contact crisis line talks to GALA Youth about suicide and bullying prevention at its Fourth Sunday monthly meeting. The presentation is open to teens and interested adults including parents and siblings.

The goal is to establish a network of adults and youth in the community who can recognize and respond to persons exhibiting signs of crisis, bullying, depression and/or suicide risk and who can assist in obtaining professional help.

GALA Youth, 201 W. Boyd No.105D, Allen. Aug. 27 at 6 p.m.

Black Trans Advocacy Conference at Doubletree
Black Trans Advocacy Family: Black Transmen Inc, Black Transwomen Inc and Black Trans International Ball & Pageantry System present the third Black Trans

Advocacy Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Campbell Centre.
Mercedes Thompson and Deleon A. Harris serve as hosts. “One Earth. One People. One Love” is the theme of the conference billed as five days of empowerment.

Among the scheduled events are the Black Trans Community Summit, Transgender Advocacy Awards Dinner, Mr. & Ms Black Trans International Pageant, Black Diamond Ball, an interfaith service and more.

Doubletree by Hilton Dallas-Campbell Centre, 8250 N. Central Expressway. April 29–May 4. More information at BlackTrans.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 25, 2014.

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