Tickets available for Cooke Co. arts show

Mar. 26—Take in Cooke County's music, art, food and more at "Sights and Sounds" Scholarship fundraiser Friday, April 12.

Tickets are now on sale for the Cooke County Arts Council event, set for the First State Bank Center for Performing Arts at North Central Texas College in Gainesville. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children at the door, or they can be purchased in advance from Kevin & Susan Beall Insurance Agency, 326 E California St. in Gainesville. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Gainesville Area Visual Arts (GAVA) members will display their work and meet the artists while enjoying light hors d'oeuvres and libations.

The North Texas Chorale, directed by Clint Kelley, will present A Little Jazz Mass. Two very diverse traditions — the Latin mass and the jazz idiom — are brought together by composer Bob Chilcott.

The Butterfield Stage Players will preview of the summer musical, Legally Blonde, directed by Drake Jackson. He started out at Butterfield Stage Players while in middle school doing youth theater classes, then continued to perform in numerous shows there.

The Dolce Canto Children's Chorus of Cooke County, directed by Susan Beall, will perform around the theme "Sing a Rainbow," conveyingoptimism and aspiration fitting for the spring season.

After the intermission, the 20-piece Gainesville Swing Orchestra led by Grammy-nominated Dave Alexander will take the stage. The band brings together percussion, horn, saxophones, and more.

For more information, visit or find the council's Facebook page.