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Dallas Performing Arts September through May Dallas echoes with the sound of music. The celebrated Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, a short distance from the Dallas Museum of Art. Each spring the symphony heralds the arrival of the season with free park concerts; phone (214) 670-3600.

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Summer brings the Dallas Summer Musicals to the Music Hall at Fair Park and varied performers to Gexa Energy Pavilion. The Dallas Black Dance Theatre troupe can be seen during the year at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora Ave.; phone (214) 871-2376, or (214) 880-0202 for the box office. Stage plays are presented by Dallas Theatre Center at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre and the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.; phone (214) 880-0202 or (214) 219-2718, respectively.

The Dallas Children's Theater presents family-friendly fare at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman St. Performances typically take place Friday evenings at 7:30 and Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 4:30; phone (214) 978-0110.

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Travel Information

City Population

1,232,940

Elevation

420 ft.

Sales Tax

Municipalities may impose additional rates of up to 2 percent on the statewide 6.25 percent sales tax. Sales tax in the city of Dallas is 8.25 percent; rates vary in the suburbs. The hotel occupancy tax is 13 percent.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(214) 744-4444

Time and Temperature

(817) 844-6611

Hospitals

Baylor University Medical Center, (214) 802-0111 or (800) 422-9567; Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, (214) 324-6100; Medical City Dallas Hospital, (972) 566-7000; Methodist Dallas Medical Center, (214) 947-8181; UT Southwestern University Hospital–St. Paul, (214) 645-5555.

Visitor Information

325 N. St. Paul St. Dallas, TX 75201. Phone:(214)571-1000 or (800)232-5527

Air Travel

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz, (972) 453-4600 or (800) 654-3131, at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

Amtrak's Union Station is at 400 S. Houston St. For train schedule and ticket information, phone (214) 653-1101 or (800) 872-7245.

Buses

The Greyhound Lines Inc. bus station, (214) 849-6831 or (800) 231-2222, is at 205 S. Lamar St.; five other bus lines depart from this address.

Taxis

Taxis are metered. The initial charge is $2.25 plus $1.80 for the first mile. Rates are then $1.80 for each additional mile, and $2 for each additional passenger. Taxis leaving from the airport charge an additional $5 departure fee. Yellow Cab, (214) 426-6262, is the main company serving the area.

Public Transportation

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit System (DART) provides light-rail and bus service in the area. Two-hour passes are $2.50 for local routes and $3.50 for system routes including all DART buses and trains. Day passes are $5 for local routes and $7 for system routes. A 7-day pass is available. Exact change is required. Phone (214) 979-1111.

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