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In Houston, It’s ‘Alien’ Vs. The Rhinemaidens!

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Well, Wagner did write a ‘cosmic’ opera cycle with gods and superbeings. So the Houston Grand Opera launches its Ring with a big, splashy, sci-fi, Star Warsy version of Das Rheingold.

A Holy Week Revival

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth is presenting something different this Easter weekend: ‘The Seven Last Words of Christ’ by Haydn. But what makes Saturday’s performance truly special is the reunion of a once-great string quartet.

The Great Mentor

Akin Babatunde is currently directing Spunk at WaterTower Theater, but the role he’s played offstage may be the important one he’s had in North Texas.

Foreigners Invade The Dallas Art Fair!

But … why?

Julian Schnabel Is Coming Back to North Texas

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Before he became internationally celebrated for his ‘plate paintings’ and his films (Before Night Falls), Julian Schnabel was a New York teenager growing up in Texas. We ask him about that and about his new painting show coming to the Dallas Contemporary.

DTC’s Next Season: Bigger, Newer, Older And Football-Related

The new season gets expanded from seven shows to nine – with a world-premiere musical (of course) but also a big, ambitious, unusual drama — about UT football.

DMA Joins ‘Art Everywhere’ – Largest Outdoor Art Gallery in US

Five major American art museums are joining forces for Art Everywhere, which has people pick 50 favorite paintings from their collections to be put up on billboards, busboards and poster. Kinda like the world’s biggest online ‘Top 10′ list.

Showing Us The Crown Of Her Head

Paula Crown’s “Inside My Head,” currently at the Dallas Contemporary, blends MRI scans with artistic manipulations. So I brought along two doctors to examine the patient.

The Big Guy’s Coming Back.

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The Dallas Opera is bringing back its world-premiere production of Moby-Dick in 2016.

Bradly Brown And The Art Of Staying Busy

With a bunch of arts festivals, fairs and arts weeks coming up, we talk with one North Texas artist who has three projects going on right now, in addition to teaching. Bradly Brown is into process, he says. He’s also labor-intenstive.

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