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Review: Cara Mia’s ‘Zoot Suit’

Luis Valdez’ landmark Chicano drama finally comes to Texas, thanks to Cara Mia. Race riots, a bizarre, historic murder trial that railroaded 17 innocents — plus, hey, Latin music, dance and defiant flair. What’s not to like? Well … there’s the theater space.

Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jose Feghali Has Died: UPDATE

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The TCU professor was found Tuesday in his home. Updated with Jerome Weeks’ KERA radio report.

Cracking The Nut: How A Russian Ballet Conquered America (And North Texas)

Only in America: This holiday season there are nearly 20 different production of The Nutcracker ballet in North Texas. No other holiday show comes close. So — why?

Latest Arts Data Report from SMU: Getting Into The Details

It’s the second annual temperature-taking of American arts organizations by SMU’s National Center for Arts Research.

NEA Grants $297,000 To Nine North Texas Arts Groups

The big winner is Big Thought with a $100,000 grant for its Dallas City of Learning program.

Dallas Arts District Foundation Awards $14G In Grants

Seven groups get money for staging performances and programs in the Arts District next year — everything from an ideas festival to free family concerts.

Gail Cronauer: The Actress As Wily, Magical Witch

As a teacher, Gail Cronauer has helped train a generation of North Texas actors. As a performer, she’s been a classic character actor – currently seen to great effect at the Undermain Theater as a crafty, comical, Russian witch.

DMA Acquires Monumental ‘Map’ Painting By Frank Bowling

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It’s from his series of lush, abstract paintings based on world maps – and it’ll be reunited with the others for the first time since 1971.

Images of Racial Justice In The Dallas Cityscape

Just in time for the national Facing Race conference in Dallas this week, eleven billboards have gone up around town addressing issues of racial violence and equality – all designed by area artists.

SMU Names New Dean Of Meadows School Of The Arts

So SMU replaces a pianist-dean with a pianist-dean. Interesting.

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