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Oprah Winfrey To Bring “Oprah’s Lifeclass” Episode To Dallas At MegaFest With Bishop T.D. Jakes

Photo Credit: www.dallasnews.com

Photo Credit: www.dallasnews.com

Oprah Winfrey is coming to the Big D next month to record an episode of her series Oprah’s Lifeclass before a live audience. Oprah’s Lifeclass is a richly interactive experience where millions of people around the world participate in inspiring conversations with Oprah on-air, online and via various social media outlets. For each class, Oprah is joined by a hand-picked expert(s), and together they interact with viewers to share principles and tools that can help people live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

The Dallas-based episode will be the continuation a two-hour special on “fatherless sons and daddyless daughters” that first aired in May, to conclude in September with this Dallas taping.

Winfrey’s live taping will kick off the three-day MegaFest Christian festival, being organized by Dallas’ Bishop T.D. Jakes, leader of megachurch The Potter’s House.  He has appeared on Oprah’s Lifeclass before to discuss purposeful living and was also a guest on Winfrey’s show Oprah’s Next Chapter. The Potter’s House has 30,000 members, and a MegaFest spokesperson said they estimate about 50,000 attendees, making it the city’s largest convention of the year.

MegaFest takes place Aug. 29-31 at American Airlines Center and the Dallas Convention Center. Tickets for the three-day men’s and women’s conferences are $50 per person, while youth’s and children’s conference tickets are $20 per person. That price does not include admission to the Lifeclass taping.

Previous MegaFests have taken place in Atlanta and South Africa. This is its first year in Dallas with events scheduled at American Airlines Center and the Dallas Convention Center, to include four of Jakes Ministries’ smaller conferences aimed at men, women, teens and children.

Winfrey is the latest addition to the festival’s roster of celebrity guests. Televangelist Joel Osteen, another regular Winfrey guest, and his wife, Victoria, will headline the convention.

For additional information:  tdjakes.org/oprahslifeclass

When: August 29th at 9:30 a.m.

Where: American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Avenue,  Dallas, Texas 75219

Tickets: $60-$250 (on sale starting at noon Friday, July 5th)






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