Category Archives: fine arts

I just heard about the concert series that happens on Sundays at the Central Library. Who organized that, how long has it been going on and how much are tickets?

It’s funny you should ask that because 2017 marks some significant anniversaries for the series and the Library’s relationship to it but before we get into that, I need to emphasize that the concerts are free. No tickets needed! The … Continue reading

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I want to produce my own musical theatre show. What books does the library have about musical theatre?

Glad you asked that question! The library has a broad and diverse collection about theatre in general, so naturally we have helpful materials about musicals. Creating a stage production is challenging in its own right but adding song and dance … Continue reading

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The Black Theatre exhibition on the 4th floor is great! Can you tell me about the book it’s based on?

Our current exhibit, Stages of Struggle and Celebration: Black Theatre in Texas, focuses on the rich history of the dramatic arts across five of Texas’s major cities: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth.  The collection is composed of archival … Continue reading

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Can you tell me more about Dallas Arts Explorers, the new program for homeschooling families?

We are so glad you’re interested in this program! After continued success with his weekly music class for children, Bill Smith from the Fine Arts Division wanted to find a way to support homeschooling students’ education while also providing them … Continue reading

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What can the Dallas Library do to help me with auditions?

Auditions are the “make or break” moment in performing arts. Regardless of how many acting, comedy, and dance classes you attend, all of it comes down to your audition. Auditions are job interviews – except you don’t need to dress … Continue reading

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