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Playwright Jonathan Norton Imagines Medgar Evers’ Neighbors in “Mississippi Goddamn”

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A disturbing factoid from a tourguide at the slain civil rights advocate’s home led to Norton’s latest production, on now at South Dallas Cultural Center.

Meet The Director And Visit The Scene Shop in Stagger Lee: Making A Musical

Stagger Lee Director Patricia McGregor explains why the black cast and creative team is so significant, and watch a video of the scramble to finish the set, from scene shop to opening night.

Remembering Artist Stuart Kraft, Creator of Booker T’s “Pegasus” – And So Much More

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Guest blogger Amy Martin – and many others friends- are remembering the wild-haired, twinkly-eyed sculptor, teacher, dog lover who died on Monday.

Stagger Lee: Making a Musical

Today we kick off a special project taking a behind-the-scenes look at Dallas Theater Center’s Stagger Lee, a rare professional musical because it has been created entirely in Dallas.

Talent Scout: Dallas Observer’s Lauren Smart On 100 Creatives And 2015 Masterminds

As the Observer wraps up its list of 100 Creatives, it also anoints six Mastermind winners. Arts Editor Lauren Smart chats about who wins, and why.

New Home For Dallas Holocaust Museum

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It’s not far from the old home.

Wanna Live Forever? Step 1: See “The Immortalists”

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Guest blogger David Alvarado, a filmmaker now based in NYC, returns to hometown Dallas with a new documentary. He gives us a look at how the idea for “The Immortalists” was born.

One More 2014 List: Joan Davidow’s Art Favorites

We’re squeaking in one last “best of” list for 2014 – KERA commentator Joan Davidow picks her highlights.

Documenting Jewish Life In Eastern Europe

Categorized Under: Fort Worth Arts, History or Science, Uncategorized, Visual Arts No Comments

Fort Worth photographer Loli Kantor’s book “Beyond the Forest” documents the Jewish presence in Poland and Ukraine.

Good For Your Ears: KXT’s Top Albums Of 2014

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Check out the KXT Mixtape 2014 web site.

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