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Q: I have noticed many vinyl record stores opening in the Metroplex in the last few years  and have been reading in print media of its superior frequency range and warmth of sound  compared to compact discs. Does the Dallas Public Library have any vinyl albums? If so, what do you have?

A: The Fine Arts Division of the Central library has a vinyl collection of over 35,000 records, in a vast array of musical styles and genres. Here are a few examples: The collection of classical recordings is extensive, featuring such … Continue reading

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I recently heard that a production by New York’s Metropolitan Opera generated protests, and I’d like to find out more about the opera. How can the library get me started?  

New York’s Metropolitan Opera has never been shy about programming controversial operas, but this season’s schedule–which includes Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, an opera once labeled “pornographic”—set a new standard with its performances of John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer. … Continue reading

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When I bring my kids to storytime, we always sing such fun songs! Does the library have children’s CDs that we can listen to at home?

Yes, the Children’s Center in the Central Library and the branch libraries have a wide variety of music CDs that can be checked out. They’re great for listening to in the car and around the house! Here’s a sampling of … Continue reading

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Exhibit: Got Arrested for Forgery and I Can’t Even Write my Name

 The Rise of Early Texas Blues and Other Texas Music. “Got Arrested for Forgery and I Can’t Even Write my Name: The Rise of Early Texas Blues and Other Texas Music”, curated by Bob Reitz, trace the development of Texas … Continue reading

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