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Groundbreaking Developments at the Kessler

Family obligations kept me away from the official groundbreaking at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff, about which we first told you in early May. But something tells me the shindig, attended by Mayor Tom Leppert, will be well documented. Jeff Liles's TheKessler2010 YouTube page features, for now, this delightful Emily Elbert performance recorded yesterday; he'll send word when further video's been uploaded. Paul Quigg shot the shindig with his still camera; so too did Barry Kooda, who was kind enough to allow us to run this shovel-ready photo of the mayor, theater owner Edwin Cabaniss (in the white shirt) and others digging in for a long, hot summer of renovation.

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