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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.

The Big Screen: What ‘Whiplash’ Gets Wrong

To begin our Oscars series, John Murphy, chair of UNT’s jazz studies division, stops by to talk about Whiplash. Let’s just say he’s not a fan.

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.

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.

The Big Screen: Previewing The Dallas Medianale

This weekend, the Dallas Medianale will show movies like you’ve likely never seen. Video art, experimental short films and intermedia performances will all be part of the event. This week, we talk to Bart Weiss of the Video Association of Dallas about what to expect.

Critic’s Choice: The Year in Texas Music

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David Okamoto shares his Top 10 for 2014

Critic’s Choice: Scott Cantrell’s Classical Music Highlights

The Dallas Morning News classical critic shares some of his memorable moments from 2014

Critic’s Choice:’s Christina Rees On Visual Art to Look Forward To

A host of artists in alternative spaces, The Dallas Art Fair, the DMA’s new contemporary art curator – lots to look forward to in 2015, and to reflect on from the year that was.

Critic’s Choice: Mark Lamster’s 2014 Highlights

We talk with the Dallas Morning News’ architecture critic about the Trinity Tollway, DART, DFW Airport, the change in the city’s talk about its future and one of his favorite small-scale design projects this past year.

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