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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.

The Big Deal: Dallas Theater Center Presents ‘Stagger Lee’

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Snap up tickets to see ‘Stagger Lee’ premiering at the Dallas Theater Center.

Talent Scout: Dallas Observer’s Lauren Smart On 100 Creatives And 2015 Masterminds

As the Observer wraps up its list of 100 Creatives, it also anoints six Mastermind winners. Arts Editor Lauren Smart chats about who wins, and why.

The Big Deal: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Presentation Of Lalo & Schumann

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Enter for a chance to see the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra perform the music of Lalo & Schumann.

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.

Remembering Maestro Mata

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Twenty years ago this week, the conductor who helped build the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata, died in a plane crash. Tonight and through the weekend, the orchestra honors his memory with a piece Mata conducted at his first Dallas concert.

Good For Your Ears: KXT’s Top Albums Of 2014

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Check out the KXT Mixtape 2014 web site.

Critic’s Choice: The Year in Texas Music

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David Okamoto shares his Top 10 for 2014

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