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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 2 Aug 2012 7:44 AM

Today in the roundup: DTC’s guest player, an updated on the Irving Entertainment Center and a world cultural study.


A STAR IS BORN: Dallas Theater Center held a contest in which one winner would claim a role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. That got the attention of Sarah Greufe, an intern this summer at Dallas Black Dance Theatre. So she filmed herself dancing all around the Arts District – a fun entry that caught the attention of the DTC powers that be and won her the role. She talks about the experience with Good Morning Texas in the video above.

IRVING ENTERTAINMENT CENTER UPDATE: It’s been a while since we’ve heard about the proposed Irving Entertainment Center complex. But today, city officials and representatives of developer Las Colinas Group are going to get together to discuss the project’s future, according to The development deal between the city and the group expires on Monday, and if it does, there could be lawsuits on the way.

THE CULTURE LEADERS: The World Cities Culture Report 2012 was published on Wednesday, looking at the world’s top cultural cities. Alas, we didn’t make the list. But wait! That’s because the report only looked at a dozen cities, and New York was the only American city included. One of the key findings of the report:  “Culture in all its diverse forms is central to what makes a city appealing to educated people and hence to the businesses which seek to employ them.” In other news: Dog bites man!