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Former Alvin Ailey Dancer To Succeed Ann Williams At Dallas Black Dance

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April Berry, a former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey, will be taking over the reins as artistic director of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. DBDT’s founder Ann Williams stepped down in May after 37 years leading the company.

Review: ‘Full Gallop’ At WaterTower Theatre

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Full Gallop finds the great fashion empress Diana Vreeland just after she lost her empire – she’d been fired from Vogue. In the one-woman play at WaterTower Theatre, Diana Sheehan portrays a taut, vivid Vreeland.

The Artists In Neiman-Marcus’ Windows

Neiman’s flagship store in downtown Dallas has been showcasing something in its windows other than high-end fashions. Works by local artists – courtesy of Oil & Cotton.

Fort Worth Public Art Plan: In The Process, In The Pipeline

Fort Worth passed a nearly $300 million bond package. Three and a half million of that is going for public art projects. The money is in the pipeline, how it’ll be used is still being discussed.

Santa Fe Opera Offers Evil Nazis, Chinese Revolutionaries And A Superb Carmen

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Greer Grimsley (as Don Pizarro), Alex Penda (Leonore)  and Paul Groves (Florestan) in the Santa Fe Opera’s Fidelio. Photo credits: Ken Howard SANTA FE — Five of the Santa Fe Opera’s six productions this summer are by mainline dead composers. One is by a live musician virtually unknown in the United States. But that doesn’t […]

The World’s Largest Art Show – Thanks, In Part, To The DMA

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Art Everywhere US, the sticking-beloved-artworks-on-billboards-all-over-America project, launched yesterday in Times Square. The DMA’s Max Anderson was on hand.

Is Art Good For You?

The Crow Collection has expanded its mission to include wellness classes and lectures (yoga, t’ai chi, meditation), while Rachel Nash is a rare gallery owner: She also offers art therapy.

The Dallas Opera Vs. The Met Opera Over The Future of Opera

The Met Opera’s general manager Peter Gelb has said simulcasts are simply not drawing younger audiences the way they hoped, while the Dallas Opera’s Keith Cerny says theirs certainly are. Who’s right? They both may be.

Alphabet Wars At The Dallas Museum Of Art

Language is political, George Orwell told us. Actually, says Slavs and Tatars, the new show at the DMA, even individual letters are political. It’s the alphabet as a weapon.

What Are William Joyce And Brandon Oldenburg Up To?

The SMU grad and the former Dallasite won an Oscar for best animated short in 2012. Since then, their Shreveport-based Moonbot Studios has won Webby awards and daytime Emmys. And they’ve got even bigger plans …

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