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2017 Heroes for Children award recipients to be recognized Friday

Fifteen outstanding school volunteers who have collectively provided more than 127 years of service to the Texas public schools will be recognized Friday as Heroes for Children by the State Board of Education (SBOE). The Heroes for Children honorees are selected annually by State Board members...

From Start to Finnish

Since Tuomas Hiltunen arrived in Texas to begin his post as general director of the Fort Worth Opera on Aug. 1, he’s had 11-hour-plus workdays trying to determine what’s next for this company. On one hand, the organization — in the past decade or so — had made national news by being on the...

This Frida Kahlo Opera is a Love Story You Don’t Want to Miss!

For all you Frida Kahlo lovers, brace yourself for the most epic news. That’s right, the romantic life of the iconic painter and Diego Rivera will be honored in a new opera that will be titled, The Last Dream of Frida and Diego. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune , since Kahlo and...

DISCOVER: Frank Pesci

Frank Pesci is a composer of “sophisticated music with surprising harmonies.” He writes contemporary opera and is based in Cologne, Germany. Frank and I met at a small, English-speaking Anglican church in Cologne. We initially connected by laughing about the impossibility of sight-reading some...