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North Texas arts groups face new pandemic challenges

Editor’s note: Reconnecting after a traumatic year of separation and loss is a work-in-progress. KERA and The Dallas Morning News are collaborating to document how North Texas’ arts and culture scene is emerging from the pandemic. The News’ Tim Diovanni and KERA’s Jerome Weeks report on how performing arts groups and museums are grappling with state laws, CDC guidelines and a rise in coronavirus cases.

Canceling shows. Extending mask requirements. Testing staff and performers for COVID-19.

As coronavirus infections spike across the region due to the highly contagious delta variant, North Texas arts groups are again finding themselves on uncertain

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Predicting where the rest of the Big 12 will go after Texas, Oklahoma go to the SEC

The unthinkable happened over this past week, as the two faces of the Big 12 — Texas and Oklahoma — are now expected to leave the conference for greener pastures.

The two schools have been laying the groundwork for the past six months to join the SEC, which per multiple reports by ESPN and Austin American-Statesman, Texas A&M was not aware of.

Realignment was bound to happen again, but no one was expecting it to happen this soon.

Not to mention, many assumed that the Big 12 would try to add two more teams to fill up the conference.

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What live shows look like around North Texas after a year of COVID

Editor’s note: Reconnecting after a year of separation and loss is a work-in-progress. KERA and The Dallas Morning News are collaborating to document how the pandemic has changed the arts and culture scene in North Texas.

It’s a Friday night at Artstillery, an experimental performing arts venue in West Dallas, and Sara Cardona, executive director of Teatro Dallas, takes the stage to cheers. She looks out at the 50 theatergoers and can’t help but exclaim, “We’re all together!”

This May 28 cabaret show, Desmodernidad, from Teatro was the last in a series of open-air performances. It featured

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5 ways Marfa is the weirdest (and coolest) town in Texas

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I’ll just put this here — Marfa is a weird place, and I say that in the nicest way possible.

The 1,700-person town found in far, far West Texas is a unique mix of minimalist art and culture, quirky creativity and gourmet eats. How far away is the closest big city, you might wonder? Well, El Paso is over 200 miles away, San Antonio is more

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