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Cara Mía Theatre & DTC’s co-produced “Deferred Action.”
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In movies, acting is all about the face and the close-up. But on stage, Dallas actor and teaching artist Ivan Jasso uses his body to transform into characters.

This is a promotional photo for DGDG's "War Flower."
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Choreographer Danielle Georgiou is known in North Texas for bold and often provocative work about feminism, sexuality and culture. Her most recent project — "War Flower" — tackles rituals and media consumption.  

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.

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Adrian Hall is a legend in American theater, having run two major companies at once: the Dallas Theater Center and the Trinity Rep in Rhode Island, which won the regional Tony Award in 1981.

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Some gamers are taking puzzles to a new level -- by allowing themselves to be locked in a room until they figure out how to escape. 

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The Lakewood Theater has been an institution in East Dallas since 1938, and its owners are looking for new tenants. Preservationists said the original space -- filled with a single movie screen, whimsical murals and a grand, carved staircase -- could be drastically changed.

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Update: Fans of Lakewood Theater descended on a dumpster outside the iconic movie house Thursday to rescue antique seats, trashed to give crews more room to get rid of asbestos inside. Now, the head of the Dallas Landmark Commission says the site will be considered for historic landmark designation.

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The artistic director of a leading African-American theater company in North Texas has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest Friday for allegedly soliciting sex from two boys.

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Stagger Lee opens Friday. It’s the Dallas Theater Center’s new musical – and KERA’s Art&Seek has spent the past year following the cast and crew. 

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Take a behind-the-scenes look at a brand-new musical created in Dallas. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: More people are heading to Texas, a patient in Dallas is being tested for the Ebola virus, the gubernatorial candidates debate tonight, and more.

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In today’s All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom:

Lauren Silverman explores long-distance caregiving in chapter two of our Breakthroughs series, “The Broken Hip.” 

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In today’s All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom:

Fort Worth veterinarian Lou Tierce was at a hearing in Austin after facing animal cruelty charges last month. Doualy Xaykaothao follows a group of high-schoolers competing in the “Super Bowl” of high school jazz competitions. Also, Eric Aasen shares a bit of little-known Texas history: the story behind some of the state’s strangest town names. And Bonnie & Clyde may have been a bust on Broadway, but WaterTower Theatre will revive the musical for its fall season.

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In today's All Things Considered local block from the KERA Newsroom: Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will be fighting for his political life in the May 27th run-off election. He sat down with Shelley Kofler today to talk about the challenge ahead. Also, a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the recent uptick in small earthquakes in Oklahoma. Doualy Xaykaothao talks with Bill Leith, a senior science advisor at USGS. The man who inspired the 2011 movie “Bernie” is released from prison, and Jerome Weeks catches up with two local theater groups who have just announced their fall seasons.

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Jonathan Lethem’s best-selling, award-winning novel, The Fortress of Solitude, premiers this week as a musical at the Dallas Theater Center. The musical follows two boys, one white, one black, growing up in the ‘70s in a Brooklyn full of graffiti, music, drugs – and superheroes. KERA’s Jerome Weeks sat down with the novelist before his appearance at Arts & Letters Live at the Dallas Museum of Art last month.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: More on the gay marriage ruling; the Meadows Museum is handing out cupcakes; KERA holds a One Crisis Away public forum tonight; and more.

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For the first time in seven years — and the first time ever at the Wyly Theatre — the Dallas Theater Center is presenting a new version of A Christmas Carol. Artistic director Kevin Moriarty’s stage adaptation stresses musical life – and the harsh economic forces at work in Charles Dickens’ story.

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Here’s a holiday gift idea.

You can now buy a ticket package to seven different Dallas performing arts groups for shows running February through April.

The ticket packages are called DPASS, which stands for Dallas Performing Arts Sampler Series.

The shows include Godspell at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, The Barber of Seville from Dallas Opera and Cultural Awareness by Dallas Black Dance Theatre.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: The U.N. isn't taking over the Alamo, Denton invites Sriaracha to town, the Texas photo ID law continues to generate controversy, and more:

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The curtain goes up on the Tony Awards Sunday evening, but back in North Texas, high-schoolers just wrapped their own season of musical theater honors.

Teens dubbed best-of-the-best will head to New York this summer to battle for a national theater title. But for these aspiring pros, that’s just a warm-up.

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There’s no business like show business; just ask the hundreds of high school theater students who packed the Music Hall at Fair Park Tuesday night.

These kids were nominated for DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards and were given the full star treatment.

Thankful And Thoughtful

Nov 20, 2012

As Thanksgiving approaches, commentator Rawlins Gilliland is thankful for thoughtful inspirations.

An early success of playwright Sam Shepard’s was his dark 1980 comedy,True West. Now the Undermain Theatre is presenting the Southwest premiere of Shepard’s latest, Ages of the Moon. In his review, KERA’s Jerome Weeks says it’s as if True West’s characters grew old – but never grew up.