Classical music groups have weathered a difficult year. So how will they respond?

Editor’s note: For Dallas Arts Month in April, this is one of a series of stories from The Dallas Morning News examining how North Texas artists and arts groups are coping and moving forward one year after the start of the pandemic.

Over the past year, classical music groups in the area have been navigating tremendous challenges.

When the pandemic forced cancellation of live concerts last spring, many organizations expanded their internet presence to stay relevant. The Dallas Opera launched a series of weekly virtual shows — ranging from interviews with singers and conductors to performances by the company’s

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Richa Chadha: When a film like Sir is trending, it makes me feel that Indians are hungry for good content

Whether true talent or art is recognised in the film industry over just money has for long been a debate. Big films, which are regular masala potboilers, rake in the numbers, while small, thought-provoking ones often miss the target at the box office.

Richa Chadha, who’s had a mix of both, doesn’t agree with us giving good content it’s due only if it is recognised internationally. Masaan (2015) is one example from her filmography, which was critically acclaimed both in India and abroad, but didn’t rake in the moolah.

“I don’t think that is the case. We tend to believe

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Hobby that makes Heddy a millionaire


KUALA LUMPUR – His interest in antiques began since he was young, having been surrounded and exposed to items of historical value and with a story of their own which belonged to his father, uncle and grandfather.

Since then, Heddy MN, 45, whose favourite subject in school was History, is determined to have his own collection of antiques because of their aesthetic value.

Old magazines and posters from the land of the rising sun are among his first antique collection, which he  bought while still studying at a university, and collecting old items soon

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Kimbell Art Museum’s Spring/Summer Artist’s Eye lineup

Featuring an impressive roster for the spring/summer season, the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Artist’s Eye” series delivers stimulating conversations about art, creativity and connection, the museum says in a news release.

This free online program invites artists and architects to discuss works in the Kimbell’s permanent collection or elements and features of its buildings. These practicing professionals share their special insights and relate the museum’s older art or architecture to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.

“ ‘The Artist’s Eye’ program triggers fresh perspectives about Kimbell artworks through the singular lens of contemporary artists,” said Nancy E. Edwards, curator of European

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State Theatre New Jersey celebrates a century of exquisite showmanship in style

The rich, tumultuous history of the State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick reads like Gone with the Wind, romantic and action-packed with a beautiful heroine as its protagonist. Like many heralded beauties, the State Theatre has suffered her share of hardships: the ravages of time, neglect, cultural upheavals and several closuresBut, like Scarlett O’Hara, she has survived through talent, grit, pluck and the kindness of benefactors.

As she glides gracefully out of a tumultuous 2020 and into her 100th anniversary with ambitious plans for the

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Disney announces dates for EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World announced Wednesday the 2021 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will begin on July 15.

The festival will feature dozens of global marketplaces, live entertainment and family fun across World Showcase. Disney said some fan-favorite food marketplaces will return including those featured in Canada, Greece, Germany, Hops and Barley, Appleseed Orchard and many others.

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The theme park will offer its Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt this year.

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide &
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