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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.

Stagger Lee: Making a Musical

Today we kick off a special project taking a behind-the-scenes look at Dallas Theater Center’s Stagger Lee, a rare professional musical because it has been created entirely in Dallas.

The Big Deal: Nasher Sculpture Center Passes

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Win passes to see the galleries and garden at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

The Big Deal: Dallas Theater Center Presents ‘Stagger Lee’

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Snap up tickets to see ‘Stagger Lee’ premiering at the Dallas Theater Center.

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.

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.

One More 2014 List: Joan Davidow’s Art Favorites

We’re squeaking in one last “best of” list for 2014 – KERA commentator Joan Davidow picks her highlights.

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