Arts & Culture


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.

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For years, Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum wanted to write about her choice to not have children. No editors would take her pitches, she says, even as attitudes toward sexuality and marriage became more progressive in the mainstream.

University of Texas Press

Texas Monthly magazine defined the Lone Star State in the 70s, 80s and 90s. DJ Stout was the art director behind Texas Monthly for more than a decade, and was responsible for some of the magazine’s most iconic covers.