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Mon, Mar 9, 2015 - 1:41pm

Opera closes today

The University of North Texas Opera Theatre closes its run of Tales of Hoffmannat 3 p.m. today at the Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of Interstate 35E at North Texas Boulevard.

Based on three short stories by German writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, the opera places romantically hopeless versions of the author in the lead role, portrayed by tenor and visiting assistant professor of voice William Joyner.

Hoffmann first finds love with a beautiful doll of a girl, only to find out that she actually is a mechanical doll. His next...

Dallas' Black Academy of Arts and Letters donates archive to UNT
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Wed, Feb 11, 2015 - 11:19am

Superlatives were plentiful at Dallas City Hall on Monday as elected officials and other dignitaries, community leaders, educators and arts supporters witnessed what one speaker described as “the most important piece of black history that Dallas will ever see.”

Officials from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters and the University of North Texas announced a partnership wherein the academy will donate its extensive archive of national and local arts history to the UNT library system in Denton.

“This is very emotional,” academy founder and president Curtis King said as he reviewed the institution’s 38-year...

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Dallas cultural center's archives to be preserved by UNT
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Tue, Feb 10, 2015 - 10:22am

A major arts and culture organization in Dallas is preparing to share its history with the world.

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters announced it has a new partnership with University of North Texasto preserve the group's extensive archives.

It is the first collaboration of its kind, according to organizers and UNT.

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters has been celebrating the visual, literary, performing, and cinematic arts for nearly four decades. The cultural...

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Dallas cultural center's archives to be preserved by the University of North Texas
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Tue, Feb 10, 2015 - 10:08am

A major arts and culture organization in Dallas is preparing to share its history with the world.

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters announced it has a new partnership with University of North Texasto preserve the group's extensive archives.

It is the first collaboration of its kind, according to organizers and UNT.

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters has been celebrating the visual, literary, performing, and cinematic arts for nearly four decades. The cultural...

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University of North Texas Libraries to house archives of Dallas' Black Academy of Arts and Letters
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Tue, Feb 10, 2015 - 9:59am

During the past 38 years, a nonprofit cultural arts institution in downtown Dallas has hosted Academy Award nominees, Grammy winners and some of America's most noted jazz musicians and comedians, as well as unknown performers who later became famous.

Programs, posters, photos and video recordings from these performances at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, and other items from the academy's archives, will be housed at theUniversity of North Texas Libraries as part of its Special Collections.

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