Arts & Culture


If you thought you knew Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein, think again. 

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For several years, the city of Plano has been trying to figure out what to do with the 155-year-old Collinwood House. The City Council could decide the future of the West Plano house as early as April. Preservationists are hoping that a look into its past could save it. 


Dallas residents will get another chance to offer their ideas on Fair Park’s future at a special Dallas City Council meeting Feb. 8. For decades, people have talked about how to revitalize Fair Park and make the 277-acre fairground a year-round destination, but getting everyone on board has been the sticking point. 

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Fair Park is packed during the fall thanks to the State Fair of Texas, but for decades people have talked about how to make the 277-acre fairground a year-round destination to help revitalize the area.

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Jaap van Zweden, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director, is heading to the New York Philharmonic.


The Fort Worth Stock Show isn’t only for cows and grownups. On Sunday, there was a special one-day exhibit just for kids, called “Kids Gone Wild,” presented by the Texas Wildlife Association. And for the past five years, it’s taught youngsters about the great outdoors, conservation, hunting and how to shoot.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians

The musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony are working under a new contract. They voted to reject management’s final contract offer on Friday night.


Over the past 120 years of the Fort Worth Stock Show, most people will happily tell you it's the animals that keep them coming back. 

For Many, Fort Worth Stock Show Is A Family Tradition

Jan 18, 2016

Cowboys and cowgirls in their boots and Stetsons are making their way to the 120th Fort Worth Stock Show. The 23-day event celebrates life on the ranch with poultry shows, horseback riding and rodeos, among many other attractions. Visitors say their annual visits to the stock show are less about the show itself and more about preserving family tradition. 

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Adult coloring books are sweeping the nation. Many say they help relieve stress and unlock their inner artist. The Friends of the Dallas Public Library caught onto the craze and put together a book of their own, hoping to raise a little money. 

Over a thousand coloring books later, sales are still going strong.