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The Big Screen: Chuck Jones In Fort Worth

This week, we talk about the animator’s lasting legacy, the subject of an exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

SMU Gets Its Largest Grant – Ever – For Meadows Museum and Arts School

Its the largest gift in SMU’s history — joining the $1 billion the college is close to raising — and the largest grant from the Meadows Foundation.

Going Big, Going Lovely, Going Strange: Michael Borremans’ Art At The DMA

The first major retrospective of Belgian painter Michael Borremans’ artwork in the US, and only the DMA has it. The show – with its mysterious figures, its luscious oil paintings, its oblique and humorous drawings – is a striking achievement.

The Big Screen: SXSW Films At DIFF

The Big Screen team is just back from covering the festival, and this week we’re talking about films we saw there that will soon play here.

The Big Screen: Remembering Albert Maysles

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This week, we talk about his contributions to the world of film with a man who knew him well, VideoFest artistic director Bart Weiss.

‘Cutie And The Boxer’ Come To Dallas

Japanese husband-and-wife artists Ushio and Noriko Shonihara won a world-wide audience as the loving, bickering couple in the Oscar-nominated, 2013 documentary, Cutie and the Boxer. They came to Kirk Hopper Gallery last week – where Ushio demonstrated how he got his nickname.

Local Writers Have Lots of New-Play Fests. But Do They Have A Shot At A MainStage Show?

Yes, you can get your play read, even staged in North Texas. There are new play festivals galore in the area – helping local writers learn, get better, get noticed. But where do the plays – and the playwrights – go from there?

The Big Screen: The Art Of Skewering A Movie

The comedy troupe Master Pancake has their sights set on the latest hot movie. Can you guess which one?

Cancer Brings A Trumpet Summit To Dallas This Week

A rare conclave is coming here nearly 20 top-flight trumpeters from Cuban jazz great Arturo Sandoval to principal trumpets from the likes of the New York Philharmonic. They’ll be playing concerts and holding master classes, all because the DSO’s Ray Anthony played the trumpet — and learned he had cancer.

Arts Districts’ Artists Housing Is Going to Get A LOT Of New Neighbors

A plan to have working artists actually living in Dallas’ Arts District will now have them rubbing shoulders with wealthy neighbors. A 39-unit, low-cost housing project now will also be a luxury tower with storefront retail. All part of the plan, actually.

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