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    Showing that dancers are some of the strongest and toughest breed of performing artists, the dancers of the Bruce Wood Dance Project are keeping the faith and moving forward with the work of...
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    Did you know that Barbra Streisand has a shopping mall in the basement of her house? (Stars, they’re just like us!). That real mall is the setting of Jonathan Tolins’ otherwise...
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    The fall dance season is starting off with “the best dance festival ever!” says arts patron and Dallas DanceFest producer Gayle Halperin. Back after nearly 10 years, the Dallas...
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    Basically, the Fine Arts Chamber Players’ annual Basically Beethoven Festival is a great way to try out a classical concert on the cheap (read: free). It’s also the perfect...
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    Classical music may seem snooty but there are even music snobs exist amongst the snobbiest sound form of music. Beethoven is to classical music what the Beatles are to indie music fans....
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    The show must go on. This testament has never been truer than in the case of the dancers of the Bruce Wood Dance Project, as they mourn the loss of their leader. Wood was more than just...
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    Stand-up comedians usually don't make great cultural ambassadors because their job is to offend the sensibilities of everyone in the room for a laugh. Comedian Maz Jobrani, however, can do...
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    This spring the Dallas Symphony celebrates the music of Beethoven with concerts featuring the composer’s symphonies as well as some of his more intimate chamber works. A chamber...
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    When I was a very surly teenager of 15, my mother dragged me, kicking and sulking, to a production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the...
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    As hard as is for some to dance on a flat surface, just imagine gliding, leaping and navigating the choreography of a performance on a curved stage with water being thrown at and poured all...
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    The language of the body speaks in haunting tones. For the last 36 years, Dallas Black Dance Theatre has been speaking this language to audiences, pairing professional dancers with a mix of...
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    It is physically impossible to see all of the films at this year’s Dallas International Film Festival. In its eighth year, the 2014 fest boasts more than 170 films over the course of...
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    Classical ballet can look pretty stern from the audience’s perspective. It’s all tightly pinned hair, feet that are ramrodded into impossible positions, and austere faces in the...
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    It’s hard to say which is more beautiful: George Balanchine’s Serenade set to Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings in C,” or that the inspiration for...
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    Sometimes the moon looks like it’s winking at the little humans on earth, or maybe it’s just winking at me. Either way, many people have a fondness for the man in the moon and...
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    The term “chamber music” evokes some serious Eyes Wide Shut-type imagery — all hoods and cloaks and dark rooms bursting at the seams with woodwinds. The whole concept...
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    Tito Muñoz is a hot young conductor from New York who is known for his work with Ensemble LPR, a group that takes classical music out of the concert hall and into the club. On Friday,...
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    Why hear one classical pianist whip his fingers into a fury when you can hear two sets of hands tackle the ivories together? At 7:30 p.m. Monday, the Dallas Chamber Music Society presents...
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    The true gift of the arts is that they inherently transcend language, even culture, and speak to each viewer or listener as though they share the same tongue, the same experience, the same...
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    Admit it. You’ve spent several hours engrossed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, completely mesmerized by a bunch of kids spelling words that you’ve never even heard....
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    The Dallas Chamber Symphony presents a program at City Performance Hall (2520 Flora St.) that will defy your preconceptions about classical symphonic concerts. In addition to beautiful, live...
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    Imagine you’re in a small Andalusian mountain town in Spain at the turn of the 20th century. You hold hands with your lover as the Spanish guitars fill the air and the flamenco dancers...
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    Valentine's Day is back and with it come visions of fat little blonde men in tiny diapers aiming sharp objects at your pulmonary artery. It's the time in late winter when North Texans get...
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    OK, nerds, it's February and those money-hungry card and candy companies are at it again, reminding you that just having a profile on OKCupid isn't the same as actually going out with your...
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    Undermain Theatre brings local theater hard, son. Its latest production, Abraham Zobell’s Home Movie: Final Reel…, is the story of Zobell’s last hoorah. He’s sick,...
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    Fifty Shades of Grey did for middle-aged women what the Harry Potter series has done for young children: finally made reading fun again. The series has sold more than 30 million copies and...
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    If there’s anything Dallas needs (and all of us, if we’re being honest), it’s more classical music. The performance of Ian Bostridge, a regular guest at Covent Garden,...
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    Remember when you were little and agonized over whether you’d be on the naughty or nice list? You knew there was evidence in both corners but if pressed to defend yourself you could...
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    In the fervor of JFK hype, it’s nice to step back for a bit of meditation. You can do that Saturday at the Nasher’s latest installation of Soundings, titled In Memoriam JFK...
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    Attention comedians of 2013: I’m not interested in that crazy sexual anecdote you just tweeted. I don’t want your Vine. Also, I won’t download your podcast. My comedic...
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    Gen X peeps know that back in the day, when you got called to a conference in middle school, it meant sitting through an hour of videos about the evils of drug use and how best to narc on...
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    Some people are simply more interesting than the rest. You can attempt to deny that, but will eventually reach acceptance during TEDxSMU, the locally licensed branch of the global idea...
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    At the behest of Mayor Mike Rawlings, county commissioner Elba Garcia and council member Dwaine Caraway, the City of Dallas will host four panel discussions about race. The first of these...
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    It’s a lazy summer Sunday in Texas and you’ll need to arrive early if you want to catch the first installment of the Fine Arts Chamber Players’ annual Basically Beethoven...
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    There are plenty of ways to balance your life and boost your health that don’t include athletics, like the ultimate in passive fitness: listening to classical music. Did you know that...
  • The Mixmaster: Arts & Culture News
    Chamber music is classical music at its most intimate and naked. With only a handful of musicians creating live, acoustic sounds in a small space, each sound is on display in high...
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    What’s better than the intimacy of chamber music in a small, acoustically alive space? If the spot in question is the new Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora St.), the answer is...
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    It’s difficult not to channel Portlandia when thinking of the phrase “Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” but if anything can corral sketches of pushy mailmen, it’s...
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    This Valentine’s Day treat your date (and yourself) to a theatrical extravaganza fit for a Spanish king or queen. The zarzuela, a Spanish mini-opera filled with music, lyric poetry and...
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    When pressed to name seminal moments in American history, so many of us — no matter our age — immediately jump back to that time in the 1960s where there was seemingly so much...
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    Got a jones for super-bendy French Canadians? Fret not; you can now shop local for cirque performances right here in Big D, courtesy of Dallas Cirque Theatre. The acrobatic troupe (helmed by...
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    Technology. Innovation. Dudes with jobs. You’ll find them all at re:THINK, the 2012 installment of TEDxSMU, a day-long symposium happening on Saturday at the new City Performance Hall...
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    Richard McKay knows his boyish face makes a statement. When we met for coffee last week, he still seemed a little shell-shocked by his very recent 30th birthday. But if he seems hyper-aware...
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A gateway to the Arts District, Dallas City Performance Hall, located at the intersection of Routh and Flora is a multi-disciplinary center that brings a broad range of cultural performances and events by a growing group of small and midsize cultural organizations representing all artistic disciplines and the diverse heritages of our community to the Downtown Arts District.

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