Arlington Citizen-Journal

Eyes on Arlington: Singing Valentine offers a unique expression of love

Bruce Wood Dance Project dancers perform Love, B. during the dress rehearsal of a special performance in June.
Bruce Wood Dance Project dancers perform Love, B. during the dress rehearsal of a special performance in June. Star-Telegram archives

For everyone thinking about a special treat for your valentine, perhaps expressing your affection musically is the answer. The Arlington Goodtimes Chorus is once again bringing its perfectly pitched valentine message to unsuspecting sweethearts all across the area.

“Leave your valentine speechless,” said Ed Howard from the chorus. “Imagine the smile on your sweetheart’s face when four tuxedo-clad gentlemen troubadours deliver a keepsake rose and a valentine card along with your message of affection in four-part harmony.”

Howard said that quartets from the chorus will share the musical messages to wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends and significant others. The balladeers will go to a home, workplace, restaurant, shopping mall, nursing home or any place you choose.

Prices start at $55, and slots fill quickly, so early bookings are advisable. Singing Valentines are available Feb. 13 and 14, but special arrangement is also possible for Feb. 15.

Call the chorus at 682-233-3606 or go online at

Golf tournament, alumni game at Martin

The B.G. Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Feb. 13 at Mansfield National Golf Course and will be hosted by the Martin High School baseball booster club. Named in honor of Wilson — an all-state infielder and 1992 honor graduate who went on to become an Academic All-American at the University of Texas at Arlington — the tournament is a mainstay fundraiser for the baseball program. Wilson died in 2001 from liver cancer.

The tournament, a Florida scramble format with a 10 a.m. shotgun start, is open to anyone in the community. Chairing the event is booster club member Jackie Rines.

“We are proud every year to honor the memory of one of our own,” said Rines. The club invites the public to participate in a fun day of golf, contests and prizes. A tasty breakfast will fortify golfers before they tee off, and a delicious hamburger supper will be served at the end of the tournament.

More fun is promised the following day at the alumni game where current varsity players match their on-field prowess against former players. The action starts at 4:30 p.m. at Warrior Field, 4698 W. Mayfield Road.

“We would love to have any baseball alumni and their families come out for a fun afternoon of baseball, food and stories,” said Rines.

Details at, or call Rines at 817-456-5245.

Timeless Concerts Valentine show

For those who enjoy classical music, the Timeless Concerts series will present an evening of instrumental and vocal music at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Arlington Museum of Art.

“The most romantic music of operas and musicals [will be] performed by our extraordinary tenor, Don O’Neal LeBlanc, and supreme soprano, Lucy Creech, accompanied by strings and piano,” writes LeeAnne Chenoweth, who produces the concert series.

The show features cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang and Chenoweth on violin. After the show, dancing to the trio of vocalist and pianist Erik Barnes with bass and drums will round out the evening.

General admission is $55, $45 for seniors and $25 for college students. Details at

Bruce Wood documentaries Feb. 13 at Arlington Museum of Art

Documentary films about late Fort Worth dancer Bruce Wood will be screened at Arlington Museum of Art at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. The program was originally scheduled at a different time.

Fallen Angel and Fallen Angel II were produced by Mark Whittier. After the screening, guests can participate in a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker and with Gayle Halperin, executive director of the Bruce Wood Dance Project, along with principal dancers.

The museum is at 201 W. Main St. downtown. Inquire by calling 817-275-4600.

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