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Fort Worth symphony patrons and arts leaders are reflecting on how the absence of the orchestra is affecting the city right now, and how it could in the future if the strike continues into next year. 

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The annual fight to wrangle a working city budget in Dallas is over. The Council approved the plan last week. Throughout the process, arts groups serving African-American and Latino audiences argued and protested for more funding.

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians are on strike. The musicians union announced the news Thursday afternoon.

David Lozano watches as speakers talk to crowd of ralliers outside of Dallas City Hall.
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In Dallas, city officials are putting together the budget for the new fiscal year. And one budget proposal has some in the arts community raising eyebrows.

How Instagram Is Changing The Art Market

Aug 31, 2016
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Dan Lam is a 28-year-old Dallas artist. Lam creates sculptures out of polyurethane foam, acrylic paint and epoxy resin. They sort of look like alien creatures or melting blobs and the internet loves them. And for that, she credits Instagram.

Justin Locklear is lucky. He knew what he loved to do, had to do, from an early age. As early as elementary school in Atlanta, Georgia, he was doing pretty much anything involving performance.

Cat Videos Are Like Catnip To Humans

Aug 22, 2016

Chances are that you’ve wasted countless hours online watching videos of cats. And, you’re not alone. Those little critters have been seen by hundreds of millions of people. But have you ever wondered why we’re all so fascinated by these digital felines?

Well, in anticipation of the forth coming Internet Cat Video Festival, Art&Seek decided look into the matter. 

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By the early 1980s, Vernon Fisher was part of a loose group of artists who broke with abstract painting. He’d been painting abstract works himself in the ’70s but, discouraged, he began playing with books and texts, scraps he found around his studio. One day, he was printing out words with an old Dymo plastic label maker.

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In Dallas, a number of art galleries and performance spaces have recently been cited for safety violations and other issues. At a meeting today, the city says it wants to help the arts community address these problems. 

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Five years ago, Longhui Zhang flew from China to Denton — his first time outside China. When he landed at DFW, North Texas was not what he expected. He wasn’t expecting a Hollywood Western, but this certainly didn’t look like New York or LA, either.

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