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Gail Cronauer: The Actress As Wily, Magical Witch

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.

SMU Names New Dean Of Meadows School Of The Arts

So SMU replaces a pianist-dean with a pianist-dean. Interesting.

Top 25 Music Schools In the World? Hollywood Reporter Picks UNT At #17

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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.

Young Poet Takes Aim At Substandard Teaching

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Nytesia Ross of Tyler wins a nationwide poetry contest, performs at Kennedy Center.

Dallas Institute of Humanities Expands Into Old Uptown Home

Finally, some good news about an old Dallas building not being arrogantly bulldozed.

DTC’s Christie Vela On Acting: “The Only Reason To Do This Is To Have Fun.”

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And guest blogger Gail Sachson truly had fun – ranting, raving, being self-absorbed – in the adult acting class at the Dallas Theater Center.

Tracy Hicks, Longtime Dallasite Who Blended Science And Art, Dies At 68

He found beauty in bottled scientific specimens – and also a cause to advocate for.

A Little Shop Of Horrors – With Some Really Fine Music

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.

Dallas Demographic Arts Data Reveals, Yep, We’re Richer, Whiter, Older

… richer, whiter and older, that is, than the national averages from the National Endowment for the Arts. And Dallas artsgoers are richer, whiter, older than the Dallas city population. In fact, we’re more akin to the population makeup of North Texas in general.

‘State Of The Arts’ Will Discuss Where Forensics Meets Art

Art conservation. Sounds like it’s all about watching paint dry. Actually, it can be a lot more interesting than that. That’s because art conservation is where forensic science meets history meets art. So check out host Jeff Whittington’s talk Thursday with two of North Texas’ leading conservators.

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