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The Great Mentor

Akin Babatunde is currently directing Spunk at WaterTower Theater, but the role he’s played offstage may be the important one he’s had in North Texas.

Foreigners Invade The Dallas Art Fair!

But … why?

Music Lessons In The Gym, On The IPad

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Mesquite schools team up with the Dallas Chamber Symphony to offer kids a new approach to music appreciation.

Julian Schnabel Is Coming Back to North Texas

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Before he became internationally celebrated for his ‘plate paintings’ and his films (Before Night Falls), Julian Schnabel was a New York teenager growing up in Texas. We ask him about that and about his new painting show coming to the Dallas Contemporary.

Robert Olen Butler On The Writers Studio This Week

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Tune in to KERA Saturday night to hear the author of “A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain.”

DTC’s Next Season: Bigger, Newer, Older And Football-Related

The new season gets expanded from seven shows to nine – with a world-premiere musical (of course) but also a big, ambitious, unusual drama — about UT football.

DMA Joins ‘Art Everywhere’ – Largest Outdoor Art Gallery in US

Five major American art museums are joining forces for Art Everywhere, which has people pick 50 favorite paintings from their collections to be put up on billboards, busboards and poster. Kinda like the world’s biggest online ‘Top 10′ list.

Bradly Brown And The Art Of Staying Busy

With a bunch of arts festivals, fairs and arts weeks coming up, we talk with one North Texas artist who has three projects going on right now, in addition to teaching. Bradly Brown is into process, he says. He’s also labor-intenstive.

‘Nur’ – A Shining Light At The DMA

Nur, which means ‘light,’ is the first show ever at the DMA on Islamic art, and the DMA is the only US museum to host it. Curator Sabiha Al Khemir talks about one of the rarest artworks in the exhibition, a lovely, dark-blue manuscript, written in gold.

Next Year, The Kimbell Gets Show Of Masterworks From Scotland

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Fifty-five masterworks from Edinburgh — including a Vermeer, a Botticelli, a Velazquez and an El Greco — will be visiting the Kimbell next year.

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