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Welcome to Night Vale

Almost every episode of Welcome to Night Vale ends the same way: with thought-provoking quips that offer a balance of hopeful conclusions and disquieting mysteries. Cecil’s soothing voice provides a sense of closure at the end of an episode, even when the remaining unanswered questions are infinite. As Cecil would say, “some things just aren’t meant to be questioned. Most things, actually.”

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Mavis Staples Brings her Powerful Voice to County Fair

Two of the leading supporters and institutions of music in Dallas, the Old 97s and Homegrown Music & Arts Festival, have combined forces to once more bring to us County Fair. They have assembled a powerful lineup which includes Lucinda Williams, The Gordon Keith Band, The Jayhawks, and R&B legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples.

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Revisiting Soviet Counter-Culture through the Visionary Eyes of Viktor Tsoi
Victor Tsoi gives the bird to agent

Revisiting Soviet Counter-Culture through the Visionary Eyes of Viktor Tsoi

Here in the west few have heard of the enigmatic Russian rock singer Victor Tsoi and his band Kino. Like so many other rock musicians, he died young in a blaze of popularity. But in Eastern Europe, and especially in Russia, Tsoi is a legend whose songs have stood the test of time, hearkening as they

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Glenn Gould sitting in chair
Photo by Don Hunstein

The Classical Revolution of Glenn Gould

As hard as it is to believe, there are actual, real-life superheroes. Individuals whose talent surpasses anything most of us could ever dream of. These are humans with extraordinary, other-worldly abilities, who can do things, achieve feats that over time raise them to the level of myth or legend. Glenn Gould was one such individual.

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