Fair Park's latest additions -- which is to say, sculptor David Newton's recreations of Lawrence Tenney Stevens's nine-foot-high Contralto and Countertenor statues perched at the ends of the overhauled-for-$12-million Fair Park Esplanade -- make their formal debut Sunday, during Fair Park Holiday. (And, look, I'm going to warn you now: Admission's free, but parking's $10.) But our Danny Fulgencio put on his heavy coat and headed down to Fair Park earlier this afternoon for the Esplanade's test run following its informal State Fair coming-out. The so-called "dancing water," a la the Bellagio's fountains, will be accompanied by four songs during the holidays, among 'em "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Jingle Bells." (What, no "Dreidel Song"?)
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Crews were also installing Contralto, which, like its bookend, was created in '36 -- here's a look at the original -- but "mysteriously vanished" long ago. (Or did they?) More photos after the jump, but mind the construction.