10/30-10/31: Scare Tactics

Psycho music plays as Jon Stewart's sanity sweeps the nation

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    Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart: two cool cats.

    MUSIC FROM THE BATES MOTEL: If the spine chilling “Psycho” shower scene still gives you goose bumps, maybe you should sit this one out. The music added drama, suspense and a new level of psychological thrill to the already intense film that haunted the ‘60s and still lingers today. In true Hitchcock fashion, the film is full of mystery and horror keeping viewers on their toes. Adding to the toe clinching tension was the music created by composer Bernard Herrmann, who created scores for a handful of Hitchcock films including “Vertigo” and “North by Northwest.” Tonight conductor Constantine Kitsopulos recreates the slasher music  all in Halloween spirit as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra plays the music of “Psycho” at the Meyerson Symphony Center at 8 p.m. Sure to be a night of hold your breath suspense.   

    RALLY TO RESTORE SANITY AND/OR FEAR: The world wants sanity! Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” aims to tone down the political trash-talkin’ jargon that has become of late. The two struck a chord with Americans (young and not so young) wanting to be heard, even President Obama commented on the rally when he recently visited to “The Daily Show,” however the President will not appear. Since North Texans may not be able to be in Washington D.C., they can rally this afternoon at Lee Harvey’s in Downtown Dallas 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The rally will be simulcasted live from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature Dallas City Councilmember Angela Hunt, Human Rights activist Bill Holston, and NPR satirist Rawlins Gilliland, with music by Shibboleth.

    JIMMY’S ALL GROWN UP: Aubrey “Drake” Graham’s first claim to fame was as wheelchair-bound character Jimmy Brooks on the television show “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”  He met Lil’Wayne and his whole career changed. The Canadian actor/rapper/rhythm and blues/hip hop/pop singer (phew!) wears many hats. Before the release of his first album, Drake was already appearing on tracks with other hip hop artists gaining recognition. He released his first album on June 15 titled “Thank Me Later” which catapulted to the top of Billboard (among a variety of other music) charts. He even got a Virgin America plane named after him, (with his face plastered across the side) “Air Drake” flying from California to Toronto.  The ever-evolving artist visits the Verizon Theater Sunday at 8 p.m. to celebrate Halloween night with his beloved North Texans.


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