It’s the second annual temperature-taking of American arts organizations by SMU’s National Center for Arts Research.
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The big winner is Big Thought with a $100,000 grant for its Dallas City of Learning program.
As a teacher, Gail Cronauer has helped train a generation of North Texas actors. As a performer, she’s been a classic character actor – currently seen to great effect at the Undermain Theater as a crafty, comical, Russian witch.
So SMU replaces a pianist-dean with a pianist-dean. Interesting.
OK, so maybe it’s just another click-bait listicle. Still. UNT is in the company of the Royal College of Music, the New England Conservatory and Juilliard. Take that, Austin.
Nytesia Ross of Tyler wins a nationwide poetry contest, performs at Kennedy Center.
Finally, some good news about an old Dallas building not being arrogantly bulldozed.
And guest blogger Gail Sachson truly had fun – ranting, raving, being self-absorbed – in the adult acting class at the Dallas Theater Center.
He found beauty in bottled scientific specimens – and also a cause to advocate for.
Cirque du Horror is a typically Denton kinda show. It’s a deliberately cheesy, campy scarefest, a Halloween cabaret with dancing vampires. But what really marks it as pure Denton are the music and the musicians.