American Airlines Center is the Hot Spot for Sports and Entertainment

You’ll want to be in Dallas during the heat of the summer this year. That’s because there’s a new show in town — make that several new shows — all at the pristine American Airlines Center, just north of the city’s popular West End district. The new home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars proves it’s a state-of-the-art sports venue and then some, with an impressive lineup of concerts and family shows (the center debuts with a sold-out concert by the Eagles). Call (214) 665-4200 or see www.americanairlinescenter.com for information. Call (214) 373-8000 for availability and tickets. — J.T.

Here’s a taste of what’s to come:
July 29, Michael Flatley’s “Feet of Flames”
July 30, Sade
August 1-12, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
August 19, Dallas Sidekicks opener
August 31, Backstreet Boys
September 23, Janet Jackson
October 5, Dallas Stars home opener vs. Nashville Predators
October 12, Dallas Mavericks home opener vs. Boston Celtics
October 25-28, Texas Stampede Rodeo