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Turtle Creek People (Newspaper) - November 11, 2005, Dallas, Texas WEEKEND Gwen goes solo Friday ARTS DISTRICT A whole new Dallas MIXED AOC 752 I FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 1 VOL 2 ISSUE 45 ONE QUARTER 9 DTC Receives in Grants Foundations support new warehouse By Shawna Frieze Staff Writer The building has been bought and paid for with a bank loan and the boxes have been packed and moved into the new pro duction warehouse on Black Gold Street Most of the Arts District Theater now stands empty await ing demolition sometime next month to make room for the new Dallas Center for the Performing Arts But the Dallas Theater Center is not looking back as it leaves behind the place it has called home for 20 years Instead the DTC is moving forward with its plans to receive grants to pay off the million it borrowed to buy the new production center The DTC announced last month that it received a grant from the Meadows Foundation Bruce Esterline vice president for grants for the Meadows Foundation said the foundation has had a long and successful rela with the DTC for many years The DTC also received a grant from the Hoblitzelle Foundation bringing the total amount raised to Mr See DTC on Page Doggie Day Out Uptown mutts strut their stuff The Strut Your Mutt Run com Nov 5 at Reverchon Park Entrants donned Tshirts and shorts to fight the heat and brought their furry friends to join in the fun The activities also included live music a performance by the Dallas Desperados Dancers vendor booths and lots of food Proceeds benefited the SPCA of Texas which has increased need this year after opening its doors to more than 100 cats and dogs displaced by Hurricane Katrina An SPCA mobile adoptions unit was also onsite for animal lovers who wanted to take home an addition to their family STAFF PHOTOS MICHAEL BROADBENT READY TO ROLL Above Elaine Driver registers with Misty Right Kensey and Tre relax in the stroller while Lesley Langley does all the work It aint over until the Fat Lady Sings Amici di Opera group aims to dispel myths stereotypes of this musical art form By Shawna Frieze Staff Writer One of the most common excuses people use to avoid sitting through multiple hours of opera is I dont understand it This is the reflex response for those who feel they will not enjoy the performance because they do not speak Italian or a man might think it is not manly to enjoy classic tales of love Young professionals of Dallas have stereotypical views of opera and go to be seen or because they think if s cool to take a date Kurt Schuder said But I think theres so much more to it than that Mr Schuder said he was excited to see his first opera Carmen in 2004 because he has always enjoyed classical music but did not really know what the opera experi ence would be like Before attending the opera I had some of the stereotypical views on opera Mr Schuder said COURTESY PHOTO OPERA Tales of Hoffmann will be the second production of the season and performances are scheduled to run from Dec 210 I expected people on stage singing I knew there would bea live orchestra and knew I would enjoy that I wasnt expecting everything to meld together so well Youre getting a musical a play and a concert all at once Its a very moving experience Mr Schuder is a member of di Opera a new group that is part of the Dallas Opera that focus es on educating people about the musical art form Were looking to broaden our audience base Jennifer Schuder director of marketing for the Dallas Opera said We need to concentrated effort to bring in a younger crowd for the future Opera can seem intimidating at first Amici di Opera is designed to introduce opera in the context of movies food etc among a group of peers Mrs Schuder said the goal of Amici di Opera is to educate mem bers on the relevance and approachability of opera whose love themes are instantly recog The objection I wont under stand it is unfounded she said The story lines and themes that are in opera are as relevant today as they were when the pieces were written boy and girl fall in love a third party breaks up the young lovers boy fights to get girl back jealousy wins and someone meets a fateful end Everyone knows and See OPERA on Page Kunkle Under Fire Taxpayer money used to fund flyers By Peter Simek Staff Writer The Dallas Police Department and the citys Commission on Productivity and Innovation have spent tens of thousands of dollars lob bying for the Verified Alarm Response pro posal according to Lt Mike Genovesi who oversees planning and accreditation for the DPD Lt Genovesi said the department spent general fund money on a mailer which was signed by Police Chief David Kunkle and sent on Sept 28 to all 66672 alarm permit holders in Dallas at an estimated cost of more than In addition Lt Genovesi said the police department paid for the air fare and hotel bills of two representatives from the Salt Lake City Police Department who flew to Dallas to speak on behalf of the Verified Response Alarm proposal at the Oct 12 city council meeting A second flyer was sent to permit holders in October and Lt Genovesi said money for See KUNKLE on Page OUT TAKES Festival In Progress 7th annual gay lesbian film festival returns to Magnolia By Shawna Frieze Staff Writer Its that time of year again For the fourth consecutive year the OUT TAKES Dallas Film Festival has come to the Magnolia in the West Village and the organization expects to sell 5000 individual tickets to the films screenings The gay and lesbian film festival began Nov 4 and continues through this weekend After receiving 300 submissions 70 feature films and documentaries were chosen to be screened Brian Hawker mar keting director for OUT TAKES Dallas has been directly involved with the organization for four years He said the festival is a good way to get exposure for small independent films that many people would otherwise never see festival is to provide a forum for gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered people Mr Hawker said We will have our core audience but this year so much applies to the human condition that anyone can relate to it Mr Hawker refers to the human condition See OUT TAKES on Page COURTESY PHOTO NARRATIVE FILM Hitch Cock is a short that will be shown at pm Friday night as part of the Boys Laughing shorts program READER POLL Last weeks question Avian flu virus the coming plague This weeks question Did Police Chief David Kunkle overstep his bounds by advocating for the citywide alarm reform Vote online WEATHER Partly Cloudy V of Rain Partly Cloudy J
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