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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

Categorized Under: Arts Funding or Budgets, Culture, Uncategorized No Comments

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.

Musical Hit ‘Matilda’ Will Open AT&T PAC Broadway Series

Categorized Under: Comedy, Culture, Dallas Arts District, Theater, Uncategorized No Comments

The new AT&T PAC’s Broadway Series features Matilda, a big hit in both London and New York, plus the jukebox musicals, Jersey Boys and Beautiful — The Carole King Musical. But there’s also a bonus announcement for the next next season

North Texas Playwright Andrew Harris Gets New York Reading

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From a UNT production to free performances at Theatre Three, The Lady Revealed has been getting around.

Dallas Symphony’s Next Season: European Tour, 3 World Premieres

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The DSO’s next season has it heading to Europe, bringing in people like violinist Midori, re-upping the Re-Mix Series and the organ concerts , pulling off some big evenings like Berlioz’ Damnation of Faust — plus it’ll premiere three new works.

Review: Endearing ‘Last 2 People’ Can Seem Like ‘Mandy Patinkin Plus One’

Categorized Under: Comedy, Culture, Dance, Local Events, Music, Theater, Uncategorized No Comments

The Last Two People on Earth is a charming vaudeville revue, an opportunity to see the great Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac sing songs, slap some sticks, learn to share. It’s also just too easy, too safe for its warm-hearted ‘let’s all get together’ message.

Cultural Affairs Commission Votes To Remove White Rock Water Theater

The commission’s recommendation now goes to the Arts, Culture and Libraries of the Dallas City Council — which is likely to recommend the full council “de-accession” the art work

‘The Last Two People On Earth’ Is Just Getting Started

The world-premiere Last Two People on Earth finds Emmy Award-winner Mandy Patinkin pairing off against drag performance artist Taylor Mac in a song-and-dance Waiting for Godot. As end-of-the-world scenarios go, that sounds more fun than most.

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