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TITAS’ New Season Goes Seriously International – And Big On Debuts

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We already knew TITAS would present the world premiere of the great Twyla Tharp’s 50th anniversary tour, but the full schedule has troupes from Canada, France, the UK and Taiwan — most of them making their debuts here.

Dallas Opera Appoints Royal Opera House Concertmaster To Be Guest Conductor

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Dallas gets a bit royal – Peter Manning, violinist, conductor and concertmaster with the Royal Opera House – will be guest-ing with Dallas Opera, starting later this year.

SMU Gets Its Largest Grant – Ever – For Meadows Museum and Arts School

Its the largest gift in SMU’s history — joining the $1 billion the college is close to raising — and the largest grant from the Meadows Foundation.

Going Big, Going Lovely, Going Strange: Michael Borremans’ Art At The DMA

The first major retrospective of Belgian painter Michael Borremans’ artwork in the US, and only the DMA has it. The show – with its mysterious figures, its luscious oil paintings, its oblique and humorous drawings – is a striking achievement.

‘Cutie And The Boxer’ Come To Dallas

Japanese husband-and-wife artists Ushio and Noriko Shonihara won a world-wide audience as the loving, bickering couple in the Oscar-nominated, 2013 documentary, Cutie and the Boxer. They came to Kirk Hopper Gallery last week – where Ushio demonstrated how he got his nickname.

Local Writers Have Lots of New-Play Fests. But Do They Have A Shot At A MainStage Show?

Yes, you can get your play read, even staged in North Texas. There are new play festivals galore in the area – helping local writers learn, get better, get noticed. But where do the plays – and the playwrights – go from there?

Cancer Brings A Trumpet Summit To Dallas This Week

A rare conclave is coming here nearly 20 top-flight trumpeters from Cuban jazz great Arturo Sandoval to principal trumpets from the likes of the New York Philharmonic. They’ll be playing concerts and holding master classes, all because the DSO’s Ray Anthony played the trumpet — and learned he had cancer.

Arts Districts’ Artists Housing Is Going to Get A LOT Of New Neighbors

A plan to have working artists actually living in Dallas’ Arts District will now have them rubbing shoulders with wealthy neighbors. A 39-unit, low-cost housing project now will also be a luxury tower with storefront retail. All part of the plan, actually.

UPDATE: Dallas Re-Instates Arts Grants – Applications START Friday

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OK, I confused two programs that both involve the city, the arts and the date Feb. 27. The Community Arts Program (CAP) is about performances and workshops. It’s NOT the new Special Support Grant — which wasn’t supposed to be announced until Feb. 27. That’s why the deadline for CAP is Feb. 27. OCA wanted it out of the way, so … there wouldn’t be any confusion.

Today on Think: ‘Why Acting Matters’ With the Great Film Historian David Thomson

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Well, for one thing, we wouldn’t have any movies or theater performances without it. But the witty and knowledgeable critic-historian David Thomson will provide a somewhat more extended answer to the question when Think host Krys Boyd asks it.

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