CASH’D OUT – at The Epic Theater presented by TexasTrust

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JUST ANNOUNCED – CASH’D OUT – Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, 7pm at The Epic Theater presented by TexasTrust

After thirteen years, traveling hundreds of thousands of miles on the road and winning over as many fans, Cash’d Out righteously carries the torch of the Johnny Cash Show.  Besides music critics anointing Cash’d Out as “the next best thing to Johnny Cash”, their highlights have been many:  W.S. Holland, Johnny Cash’s longtime drummer, has sat in with Cash’d Out;  front man, Douglas Benson, has played Johnny’s cherry sunburst Guild guitar (courtesy of Mr. Miller);  “Cindy Cash came to a show and was moved to give me a glass locket that was her father’s,” explains Benson;  Longtime Johnny Cash manager Lou Robin has also been to several Cash’d Out shows and claimed that if he closed his eyes it was as if “going back in time.”

 

Come see Cash’d Out’s genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal to fans of all ages!

Purchase tickets here.

General Admission – Lower Level: $10 Advance, $20 at the door

General Admission – Balcony (limited seats): $15 Advance, $20 at the door

Adaptive Recreation

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Did you know that The Epic can provide assistance and accommodation for those with special needs and disabilities for all of our programming?  It’s simple.  First, look through our monthly program guide.

Then, if there is a program or event that you’d like assistance with, please contact Thomas at tmenezes@gptx.org to make arrangements.

The adaptive staff is also available for assistance on the fitness floor daily, with adaptive fitness orientations for new members.  You can find more information here.

Stories from the Kitchen by The Epic Culinary Chef Connie Graf

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As we approach mid-September it is exciting to see all that we have coming to the Culinary Kitchen from now through October. One of the best parts of this position is all the inspiring people I have been meeting. So many passionate cooks and chefs and restaurant owners who are happy, thrilled, to come and share their knowledge and skills with those of us wanting to learn new things.
I am excited about September:

  • 9/17 Comfort Food Series – Meatloaf, Traditional (to die for) & Greek Seasoned. Both will be accompanied by some fantastic simple sides, all to give ideas of what to do for supper. Come to eat, share, and enjoy.
  • 9/23 Is this Vegan? Vegan Cooking with chef/owner of “It’s So Vegan” Amyia Cleveland
    If you have not tried Amyia’s restaurant and this is your first experience with tasting Vegan cooking, then you are in for a very pleasant surprise. Amyia will share her story of her journey to going 100% vegan while she prepares mouthwatering hearty fare. You will want more!
  • 9/24 Comfort Food Series – Simple Panko Chicken with angel hair pasta and a light lemon sauce. So Good. Come to learn and eat.
  • 9/26 Instapot Cooking with Kathy – This is Kathy’s second class here at the Epic. She was such a success that everyone pleaded to have her back. Ribs are on the menu.
  • 9/28 Coffee Brewing Methods with Bruce. – His first class was well received, his knowledge is vast and everyone came away knowing much more than they thought was possible about coffee. You will taste all the different grinds and you will learn some history.

I hope there is something on the calendar that you will enjoy. If not, October is another exciting & full month. Details coming soon.

Enjoy the food you bring into your life.
Connie

I believe in the power of food to bring families together, to build communities, to expand conversation, and to strengthen relationships.

Artist Spotlight: The Royals

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You can see The Royals perform on The Epic Theater stage during The Epic Music Showcase on Saturday, September 28.  Each week, we will highlight one of the artists on this year’s lineup, all composed of local music talent across different genres.  Tickets are available here.
Genre: Classic Rock
Goes great with: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Journey
Hometown: Grand Prairie
 
Bio
The Royals are a band from Grand Prairie, TX. They formed in the year of 2017, and have been performing professionally since 2018. Their influences range from classic rock to alternative rock. Their mission is to merge their Early Rock influences with Modern Rock like Cage The Elephant, The Police, Toadies, Foreigner and take it to the next level.
 
Band Members
Diego Manriquez
Jared Orozco
Arthur Ibarra
Alex Mendoza
 
Videos
View here.
 
Find out more on Mason Adams Project
We hope to see you at The Epic Music Showcase to support The Royals and all of these local artists!

New Podcast Alert!

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You’re not going to want to miss the D1-University sports Podcast Brought to you buy All New Epic Radio. Connect with hosts; Erik Gaines, Branden Cooper, Alexander Turk, and Jamal Brown, as they dive into topics such as Sports News and Debates, Interviews, and other exciting in-depth segments. The podcast hosts are Grand Prairie natives and attended school in GPISD. This podcast was created at the all new Epic Radio suite! If you need a home for your podcast and or radio show be sure to reach out to Quinston at 972-339-3704 or QSmith@GPTX.org Click the link below to listen

D1 Sportscast Link Click HERE!

Artist Spotlight: Mason Adams Project

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Artist Spotlight: Mason Adams Project
You can see Mason Adams Project perform on The Epic Theater stage during The Epic Music Showcase on Saturday, September 28.  Each week, we will highlight one of the artists on this year’s lineup, all composed of local music talent across different genres.  Tickets are available here

Genre: Americana
Goes great with: Jason Isbell, Tom Petty
Hometown: Dallas

Bio
Hailing from Dallas,Texas, Mason Adams Project is a 5- piece band, playing mostly original tunes by singer/songwriter, Mason Adams. MAP explores a rich blend of genres including: Folk, Southern Rock, Texas Country, and Bluegrass. This, paired with relatable lyrically- driven compositions is what makes MAP appealing to a wide range of listeners. The listener is taken on a musical journey of life experiences through storytelling and a dynamic musical approach. Beginning as the brain child of Mason Adams, the full band formed in 2017 and has gained popularity in the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene. This high energy act, with freight train rhythms, face- melting guitar solos, and shredding mandolin is sure to leave you wanting more.

Band Members
Mason Adams- Rythym Guitar, Lead Vocals
Gil Altom- Lead Guitar
Kevin Chretian- Mandolin
Jordan Raymer- Bass Guitar
Peter Lyman- Drums

Videos

Live video of “Lessons”

Find out more on Mason Adams Project

Bandcamp

Facebook

Spotify

Instagram

We hope to see you at The Epic Music Showcase to support Mason Adams Project and all of these local artists!

Stories from the Kitchen by Connie

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Smells from the Kitchen Generate an Explosion of Cherished Things Remembered from my Past.

I love a kitchen. The whole experience is one that brings a smile, a wonderful memory, a happy scene remembered.  It doesn’t have to be a fancy state of the art type kitchen, just any ole kitchen will do.  Sometimes, I close my eyes and remember a smell and the memories of a wonderful time flood my whole being.  Fresh green beans straight from the garden on my Granny’s gas stovetop, cooking late in the day so as not to heat up that small house so filled with love. That is one of my particular favorite memory smells.  Do you have a wonderful memory smell?

I believe my love of all things in the kitchen started from the roots of my raising. I always really liked being in the kitchen with my mamma even if it was just doing homework while she cooked.  I still love to bake and enjoy a good slice of cake, from scratch.

Some years ago, I began trying out cooking classes and enjoyed it, learned from it, and became passionate about cooking food from some of the best classes around.  I hope to bring a little of that passion to our kitchen here at The Epic.  I am looking forward to bringing some great recipes, programs, and tips to help you create memories like that for your loved ones.

– Connie Graf

Open Mic Night This Friday! 8-23-2019

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Join us at The Epic Theater this Friday! 8-23-2019

The Epic Presents: Open Mic Night! Our open mic night is THE opportunity for local talent and creatives to showcase their style, gifts, and flair in our World Class Epic Theater ON STAGE. Every month, we offer individuals and groups the chance to sign up and perform in a family friendly environment. We accept everyone from all talent backgrounds including: Singing, Comedy Acts, Spoken Word Poetry, Rap Artists, etc. All Talent must be clean and family friendly. This event will be hosted by ALLNAMESTKN of Wake N Create LLC .

Ticket prices start at $3 for presale and $5 at the door.

Doors open at 6:30 and the show will begin at 7:00.

For more information contact Quinston @ qsmith@gptx.org or 972-337-3704

New – The Epic Artist-in-residence, Jessi Sawyer

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In partnership with The University of North Texas, The Epic’s Artist-in-Residence program will give opportunities to UNT art students while they take the next step in their career.  Once accepted, the artist will have a fully furnished loft as well as a studio where they can consistently produce works, regardless of medium.  Members and guests will be able to observe artists as they work. The artist will also teach classes as part of The Epic’s fine arts programming.

The Epic is proud to introduce our newest Artist-in-residence, Jessi Sawyer.

Jessi Sawyer is a metalsmith, jeweler, and art educator.  She recently graduated from University of North Texas with her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry.  Her work focuses on space and place and where those two things intersect. She draws from the landscapes of home (Minnesota) and investigates quiet and space in her work. She utilizes a variety of metalsmithing and jewelry techniques, including enamel on copper and steel, drawing, and repetitive processes. Jessi’s work has been exhibited both locally and nationally, and she currently has two pieces in a traveling exhibition on the west coast. She has taught several jewelry and metals classes and workshops, is a current Continuing Education and adjunct instructor in jewelry and Metals at Brookhaven College, and has a strong studio practice.

You can view more of her work here.

August Open Mic Night at The Epic

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The Epic Presents: Open Mic Night! Our open mic night is THE opportunity for local talent and creatives to showcase their style, gifts, and flair in our World Class Epic Theater ON STAGE. Every month, we offer individuals and groups the chance to sign up and perform in a family friendly environment. We accept everyone from all talent backgrounds including: Singing, Comedy Acts, Spoken Word Poetry, Rap Artists, etc. All Talent must be clean and family friendly. Ticket prices start at $3 for pre-sale and $5 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 and the show will begin at 7:00.

For more information contact Quinston: qsmith@gptx.org or 972-337-3704

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