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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.

The Big Screen: N. Texas’ New South Asian Film Fest

This week, we talk to the festival’s founder about why the area is actually overdue for a festival like this.

Dallas Symphony’s Next Season: European Tour, 3 World Premieres

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The DSO’s next season has it heading to Europe, bringing in people like violinist Midori, re-upping the Re-Mix Series and the organ concerts , pulling off some big evenings like Berlioz’ Damnation of Faust — plus it’ll premiere three new works.

The Big Screen: Going Backstage With ‘Birdman’

This week, we talk to North Texas director Michael Serrecchia – a man who once walked the Broadway boards himself as a member of the original cast of A Chorus Line – to find out how Birdman captures the Great White Way.

‘The Last Two People On Earth’ Is Just Getting Started

The world-premiere Last Two People on Earth finds Emmy Award-winner Mandy Patinkin pairing off against drag performance artist Taylor Mac in a song-and-dance Waiting for Godot. As end-of-the-world scenarios go, that sounds more fun than most.

A Memorial For The Reverend Gean West

A wake will be held tonight for one of the pioneers of gospel-funk. So here’s an appreciation of the Reverend Gean West, co-founder of The Relatives.

The Big Screen: How ‘Theory Of Everything’ Captures ALS

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This week, we talk to the head of the Texas Chapter of the ALS Association to find out how accurately the movie captures the disease.

White Rock Water Theater Gets Negative Engineering Report

It’s not looking good for the controversial artwork. The metal poles designed to attract wildlife to the Bath House area are failing, engineers say. But theres a “win-win” proposal being floated.

Rev. Gean West, Founder of Great Dallas Gospel-Funk Group, The Relatives Has Died

Gean West, 78, founded the Relatives with his brother Tommie – only to have it flounder and be re-discovered 40 years later. He died in Parkland Memorial Hospital after months of heart and kidney troubles.

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