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The Cliburners: Teens Goofing Off, Getting Serious At The Keyboard

Sure, they’re super-achievers, this first group of young pianists at the Cliburn International Young Piano Competition. But they’re also adolescents. And they’re also in what may be the most important contest in their young lives.

The Big Screen: Halfway Through 2015

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The summer movie season is in full swing, and those prestigious Oscar hopefuls are just a few months away. At the halfway point of 2015, we talk about the year’s best movies so far – including a wild ride and a sci-fi thriller.

The Lost Murals of Dallas’ Old Municipal Building

The 1914-era Municipal Building is being completely restored to become the UNT law campus. But workers found evidence that painted murals from the ’30s just MIGHT still exist. Or not. Watch a video about their attempts to determine what’s left behind the paint and wallboard.

John Alexander’s Animal-People Rule The Roost At The Meadows

His funny-nightmare artworks look like Francisco Goya Meets James Ensor. For its 50th anniversary, the Meadows Museum honors one of SMU’s most significant grads, painter John Alexander, with a show of his animal-people hybrids and their disaster-bound environments.

Does Stage Life Trump Gay Life In ‘The Nance’?

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Double your entendres in The Nance, about a 1930s burlesque performer who finds his campy stage life conflicts with his private gay life. Uptown Players presents the Texas premiere of the Broadway comedy by Douglas Carter Beane.

The Big Screen: The Psychology of ‘Inside Out’

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This week, we talk to a fellow member of the DFW Film Critics Association – who also happens to be a psychology professor – about the science behind the movie.

Renowned Texas Sculptor Jesus Moroles Dies In Car Accident

He was a master of granite – and had just installed four giant columns alongside the new Hall Arts office tower in the Arts District.

Q&A With Michael Jenkins About The Dallas Summer Musicals At 75

A nice 75th anniversary for the Dallas Summer Musicals – with a hit Broadway show in New York and another in Fair Park. So we sat down with DSM president Michael Jenkins.

Fort Worth Experimental Jazz Great Ornette Coleman Dies

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He grew up poor and fatherless in Fort Worth – and remained a Texas saxophonist, through all the decades of avant-garde experimentalism and jazz-funk innovation. What he was, was an original.

The Big Screen: Oak Cliff FF Preview

This week, we’ll get a preview from the festival’s programmers and talk about honoring a style of filmmaking that rejects convention.

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