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WICKED casts spell at State Fair Music Hall: Broadway spectacular plays to near sell-out audiences through May 5

It’s hard not to fall under the spell of “Wicked,” the Broadway phenom currently running at State Fair Music Hall. When it came through Dallas several years ago, I tried to avoid becoming one of the converted, but failed – miserably. By the end of the first act, when Elphaba soars in the jaw-dropping number “Defying Gravity,” I was hooked.

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TDO's Turandot does not disappoint

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From the first, distinctively dramatic notes until the  emotionally-charged finale, The Dallas Opera’s current production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Turandot” is a feast of sight and near-heavenly sound.

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‘A foundational, cornerstone artist’ - Veteran producer talks about Townes Van Zandt and new release

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Reading through record producer Cheryl Pawelski’s resumé is like rubbing shoulders with some of the music industry’s heaviest hitters.

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Life is too short to read contrived books

    In the South of the not-too-long-ago past, if something tragic happened to a lady, she retreated from polite society.

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The Fifth Assassin: Too many plots spoil the story

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    In his new book, “The Fifth Assassin,” Brad Meltzer’s hero, archivist Beecher White, is preoccupied with past presidential assassinations – for good reason.

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