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Old 10-20-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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With new performing arts center, a star is born: Dallas | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Cheryl Hall | Business Columnist | Dallas Morning News (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/columnists/chall/stories/102009dnbushall.3ce5470.html - broken link)

"I've often wondered if there was a defining moment when New York, Chicago or San Francisco knew that it had moved beyond its original commercial reasons for existence and had come of age culturally.

I've wondered, too, whether Dallas would ever reach that point.

I believe it just did"
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Guide to the AT&T Performing Arts Center | Dallas-Fort Worth Dallas Center for the Performing Arts | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/dcpa/stories/0806dnentdcpamain.b4ab40dd.html - broken link)
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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Recent D Magazine Frontburner posts on the opening of the center:

Dallas Blog, Daily News, Dallas Politics, Opinion, and Commentary FrontBurner Blog D Magazine » Performing Arts Center opening
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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I think you are being melodramatic about this. Dallas has always had opera, symphonies, and the performing arts for the past two decades.

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With new performing arts center, a star is born: Dallas | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Cheryl Hall | Business Columnist | Dallas Morning News (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/columnists/chall/stories/102009dnbushall.3ce5470.html - broken link)

"I've often wondered if there was a defining moment when New York, Chicago or San Francisco knew that it had moved beyond its original commercial reasons for existence and had come of age culturally.

I've wondered, too, whether Dallas would ever reach that point.

I believe it just did"
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:46 PM
 
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I think you are being melodramatic about this. Dallas has always had opera, symphonies, and the performing arts for the past two decades.

No way! This is a huge accomplishment for the city that took 30 years to execute. The arts district has been written up in this month's New York Times, Town&Country, Elle, etc- the worldwide arts community IS looking. I was recently in Europe and struck up a conversation with an Australian couple who had read about it- they brought it up!

World class architecture and all of the fine & performing art venues on a 3 block span- no other city in the US (not New York, Chicago, Boston, San Fran, LA) can boast that.

This is a huge win for the city, even if it takes the average citizen another decade to realize it. I don't think Forth Worth realized what a gift all of Van Zandt's land was- hundreds of in-town acres that became the Kimbell, Aamon Carter, and Modern museums, and the Japanese Tea Garden and Botanical Gardens. But now- what a treasure for FW.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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No way! This is a huge accomplishment for the city that took 30 years to execute. The arts district has been written up in this month's New York Times, Town&Country, Elle, etc- the worldwide arts community IS looking. I was recently in Europe and struck up a conversation with an Australian couple who had read about it- they brought it up!

World class architecture and all of the fine & performing art venues on a 3 block span- no other city in the US (not New York, Chicago, Boston, San Fran, LA) can boast that.

This is a huge win for the city, even if it takes the average citizen another decade to realize it. I don't think Forth Worth realized what a gift all of Van Zandt's land was- hundreds of in-town acres that became the Kimbell, Aamon Carter, and Modern museums, and the Japanese Tea Garden and Botanical Gardens. But now- what a treasure for FW.

So agree. What is more tragic are all of the people that are afraid to venture into Dallas to experience any of it. They don't realize what they are missing and it IS a wonderful experience and should not be missed. We have several neighbors, teachers, etc that are active in the arts community that are either attending just about every performance or they are in them. My daughters horn instructor plays for the DSO.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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The Kimbell has nothing on the DMA.

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No way! This is a huge accomplishment for the city that took 30 years to execute. The arts district has been written up in this month's New York Times, Town&Country, Elle, etc- the worldwide arts community IS looking. I was recently in Europe and struck up a conversation with an Australian couple who had read about it- they brought it up!

World class architecture and all of the fine & performing art venues on a 3 block span- no other city in the US (not New York, Chicago, Boston, San Fran, LA) can boast that.

This is a huge win for the city, even if it takes the average citizen another decade to realize it. I don't think Forth Worth realized what a gift all of Van Zandt's land was- hundreds of in-town acres that became the Kimbell, Aamon Carter, and Modern museums, and the Japanese Tea Garden and Botanical Gardens. But now- what a treasure for FW.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:25 PM
 
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The Kimbell has nothing on the DMA.
The Kimbell is fantastic and so is the DMA. They are both exceptional museums.
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:19 AM
 
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All I can say is I can't wait to see Cosi Fan Tutte at the Winspear! btw, is there a good website listing upcoming events for the entire arts district? I'm not too familiar but would love to become more acquainted.
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:39 AM
 
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porty, they are trying to coordinate and have one site for all ticket purchases which would also include the Nasher Sculpture Garden, Meyerson Concert Hall, DMA and Trammell Crow Asian Art Collection.

Here's the new website for adjoining Woodall Rodgers Park (construction this weekend will close down the freeway) The Park
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