Category Archives: music

Great Britten!

I thought that one up myself, but that probably won’t hold up in court—it’s no doubt been used before, and as puns go, it’s pretty bad. Yes, pun: there’s a Brittish…errr, a British composer named Benjamin Britten who has been … Continue reading

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I’m looking for the lyrics to the song “Up, Up and Away” by the 5th Dimension, but the catalog says it’s a Score in the Fine Arts Division. I’m not sure what that means, and I don’t read music; am I going to be able to get the lyrics from that?

Short answer, yes! To be absolutely sure, you should probably check the “Full Display” for the item in the catalog—that will almost always tell you whether the lyrics are part of it. The Dallas Library System’s Fine Arts Division has … Continue reading

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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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Some “Moving” Nonfiction….

I changed apartments recently, and thus faced the challenge of what to “toss,” what to “donate,” and what to bring along with me, no matter what. Into the latter category fell most of the books I’ve accumulated over the years, … 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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