Arts & Culture

State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas this morning announced the eight finalists for its annual Big Tex Choice Awards, which honors the best in craziest fried fair food.

Kirk Hopper Fine Art/Facebook

Recently, art gatherings and galleries in Dallas have been cited, and sometimes shut down, for a variety of zoning and code violations. Locals in the arts scene feel like they’re being targeted by city safety officials.

In the Facebook Live video streamed earlier this month by Diamond Reynolds after her fiance, Philando Castile, was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in a Minnesota suburb, Reynolds identified the man who shot Castile as "Chinese" as she narrated the scene.

North Texas Teen Gets A Shot At Broadway

Jul 22, 2016
Chelsea Mayo

Chelsea Mayo of Farmers Branch has never been to New York City before. And that’s not her only first this weekend: she’s never been on a plane either.

Elizabeth Myong / KERA NEWS SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR

After a week of so much violence, performers are turning to music to respond to tragedy.

Richard Wayne / Flickr.com

Members of the Fort Worth Symphony have been without a contract for more than a year. Negotiations with management have been contentious. The two sides have now agreed to federal mediation.

Dallas Museum of Art

Museums protect priceless artwork not just by using velvet ropes or security guards. They use science, too. 

At This School, Clowning Around Is Part Of The Homework

May 12, 2016
Christina Ulsh

There’s a school in North Texas that’s unlike any other. Instead of math and writing, it teaches classes like juggling and contortion. 

WIKIPEDIA

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

Cody Neathery/Plano Magazine

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. 

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