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Dallas Opera Bounces Back from Crisis to Balanced Budgets

Only two years ago, the Dallas Opera was hurting so bad, it had cut its season down to three shows. This season it’s back up to five, and the company’s $15 million budget is balanced. Again.

Rick Lowe – Of The Vickery Meadow Art Project – Is Now A ‘Genius’ – UPDATED

Yep, Nasher’s artist-in-residence has won the MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the so-called ‘genius’ grant. Lowe’s work combines art with social policy and over a year he developed art galleries and markets in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood.

The Big Deal: Rick Steves’ The Holy Land At The AT&T Performing Arts Center

Win tickets to hear Rick Steves speak about his travels in the Holy Land and why he recommends Americans travel there.

Connecting With Canada: Celebrating The Aga Khan Museum In Toronto

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On Friday, members of the Dallas community met at SMU to view a live telecast of the opening of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The museum may be in Canada, but Dallas’ connection has already started.

Director Of Dallas’ Office Of Cultural Affairs To Leave For New Job – UPDATED

Maria Munoz-Blanco, who’s been with the City of Dallas, since 2005 is leaving OCA for a new job. She helped open two new arts facilities and ran an award-winning public art program at Love Field.

Greetings From the Ozarks – And The Current State of American Art

Crystal Bridges – the stunning art museum in Arkansas funded by a Wal-Mart heir – takes a stab at summing up the current American art scene with more than 200 artworks from 44 states. Whatever else it is, State of the Art is ambitious.

Iran Meets The United States: Morehshin Allahyari

This week, Frame of Mind will be featuring 3 filmmakers, including Morehshin Allahyari. Her film, The Romantic Self-Exiles, explores the ideas that concern issues of home, space, diaspora, and our relationships as humans to our surroundings.

A Nervous Eduardo Mata Conducts The DSO In The Meyerson For The First Time

Visit Secrets of the Meyerson to take a tour of the building, watch stakeholders answer five key questions, and take control of the acoustics (You can make the canopy and reverb chamber doors move.) The Meyerson continues its anniversary celebration all week. Here’s a list of activities. Listen to Quin Mathews’ report that aired on […]

Art&Seek Jr: Let’s Take A Field Trip

We’re walking, we’re walking, we’re looking, we’re looking. Take one of these tours with your tinies.

Secrets of the Meyerson: The Organ

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The Meyerson’s majestic Lay Family Organ is one of the symphony hall’s greatest assets – a beautiful “monster” that can rattle the seats and wow the virtuosi. So why don’t we hear it more often?

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