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Stagger Lee: Part 2 – Making The Music

For our continuing series on the development of the new Dallas Theater Center musical, Stagger Lee, we turn to co-composer Justin Ellington, who made the show not just a musical but an epic history.

Dallas Not Even A Top 20 ‘Arts Vibrant’ City, Says New SMU Study

The study measures an area’s cultural vitality through such factors as arts employment, government support and non–profit dollars. And Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and even Austin do not rank high.

Cedar Fever? We Get A Tour of Where The MAC Is Headed Downtown

The MAC was in Uptown before Uptown existed. But now it’s headed south – to a sprawling, old complex in the Cedars. But will Kitchen Dog Theater move with it? Should it?

Dallas Opera’s Next Season Has Auxiliary, Back-Up World Premiere. Plus There’s A New Live Free Simulcast.

The world premiere Great Scott was looking lonely, so the Dallas Opera added Becoming Santa Claus by composer Mark Adamo. Oh yeah, and you can get into AT&T Stadium for free again if you like some singing, dying Frenchies.

Critic’s Choice: Mark Lamster’s 2014 Highlights

We talk with the Dallas Morning News’ architecture critic about the Trinity Tollway, DART, DFW Airport, the change in the city’s talk about its future and one of his favorite small-scale design projects this past year.

Could This Be His Last ‘Nutcracker’?

Tanju Tuzer, the Turkish-born, European-trained dancer-choreographer who founded Tuzer Ballet in Richardson thirty years ago, has been diagnosed with cancer.

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.

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