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Friday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 3 Feb 2012

Today in the roundup: A song from Giant, a high schooler’s long road to the DMA and the end of an era.


‘GIANT’ ON TV: Have you heard a lot about Dallas Theater Center’s Giant but not actually heard any of the music from Giant? You’re in luck. Aaron Lazar and Kate Baldwin – the show’s leads – stopped by the Good Morning Texas set earlier this week to perform one of the songs from the show, which you can watch in this video.

LONG ROAD TO THE DMA: Richardson High School senior Kathy Tran is one of a handful of young local artists whose work will be included for a second time in the Dallas Museum of Art’s “Young Masters” exhibition beginning Sunday.  But her road to life as an artist has been a rocky one. She tells dallasnews.com about how moving out of her strict parents’ house at 13 was the catalyst for her future success.

QUOTABLE: “It’s important that every single person that performs on that stage understands what they’re a part of because in terms of Ireland Riverdance is not just a show. It’s a cultural ambassador and with that comes a responsibility. And it’s important that we perform Riverdance every single night like it’s our last night or our first night.”

– Padraic Moyles, in an interview with theaterjones.com. He performs in “Riverdance: The Farewell Tour” beginning Tuesday at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

  • I’m very excited about the Young Master’s Exhibition!
    – Kathy Tran

  • I’m very excited about the Young Master’s Exhibition!
    – Kathy Tran