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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.

Bringing Martin Luther King Jr.’s Words To The Page – And The Stage

Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ is a landmark text of the civil rights movement – but there was drama as well in how they saw print – as seen Monday night in Dallas writer Jonathan Martin’s play.

Talent Scout: Dallas Observer’s Lauren Smart On 100 Creatives And 2015 Masterminds

As the Observer wraps up its list of 100 Creatives, it also anoints six Mastermind winners. Arts Editor Lauren Smart chats about who wins, and why.

Apply For KERA/KXT Community Advisory Board

The deadline is January 9.

The Big Deal: ‘Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River’ Catalogue From The Amon Carter Museum Of American Art

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Sign up for this Big Deal before setting your course for the Amon Carter Museum.

Dallas Arts District Foundation Awards $14G In Grants

Seven groups get money for staging performances and programs in the Arts District next year — everything from an ideas festival to free family concerts.

Dallas Institute of Humanities Expands Into Old Uptown Home

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

Remembering Writer J. California Cooper On The Writers Studio

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Listen to Cooper interviewed by Kim Malcolm and Randy Gordon in 2006 on The Writers Studio.

Hand-Made And Homeless, Framed And Videotaped

SMU professor Willie Baronet has been buying handmade signs from panhandlers for 23 years. In recent years, he made them into art installations in Dallas galleries. After a cross-country, 24-city trip, he’s now working on a book and a feature-length documentary.

Sex, Drugs And Fine Dining In “Love Me Back”

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Denton author Merritt Tierce paints a bleak picture in her debut novel. She chats about her interest in the idea of shame, and the dark side of waiting tables.

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