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Luke Chacko, an 11-year-old from Arlington shared a seat with Idina Menzel this week. Not too long ago, he shared a stage with the Broadway actress and singer in Grand Prairie.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Matthew McConaughey is a “resident philosopher;” BuzzFeed profiles Dale Hansen; how did a little-known candidate make it into a runoff, and more.