COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU: The AT&T Performing Arts Center announced the lineup for the 2011-12 Lexus Broadway Series over the weekend. The five shows are: Hair (Sept. 20-Oct. 2), Les Miserables (Dec. 20-Jan. 1), In the Heights (March 13-25), American Idiot (May 8-20) and Jersey Boys, which runs for more than a month (June 12-July 15). Read more about each show at attpac.org.
GETTING CREATIVE: Back in February, SMU released the hotly anticipated “Building A Thriving Artistic Community,” which was put together by Meadows Prize-winner Creative Time. In the report are 58 suggestion of how Dallas can become a better place for the arts. Over the last two months, people around town have had a chance to chew on those suggestions, and on Saturday, a group of artists, academics and other interested people met at SMU to talk about the report. And according to dallasnews.com, it didn’t take long for the discussion to turn to how the arts can benefit the city.
DOLLARS AT DIFF: On Friday night, the Dallas International Film Festival handed out more than $100,000 in awards to filmmakers. That total was enough to impress indiewire.com, which reports on pretty much any festival worth reporting on. For a festival still building name recognition in its fifth year, a reputation for giving out big bucks is a good one to have. Speaking of those awards, check out the list of winners.