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Van Cliburn International Piano Competition postponed

For the first time in its almost 60-year history, the Cliburn Competition — widely considered one of the preeminent international music contests — is postponed. The competition will be held June 2-18, 2022 and will be held at Bass Performance Hall and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. The event was scheduled to begin May 27, 2021. “The Cliburn Competition is a once-every-four-years opportunity for us to showcase exceptional artists to the world, to bring the...

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition postponed

For the first time in its almost 60-year history, the Cliburn Competition — widely considered one of the preeminent international music contests — is postponed. The competition will be held June 2-18, 2022 and will be held at Bass Performance Hall and Van Cliburn Concert Hall at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. The event was scheduled to begin May 27, 2021. “The Cliburn Competition is a once-every-four-years opportunity for us to showcase exceptional artists to the world, to bring the...

RBG, in her own words (sorta)

SCOTUS justice known as a champion of equality tells her life story, but not everything here is actually her words Terri Schlichenmeyer Book Reviews My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. c.2016, Simon & Schuster. $30.00 / $39.99 Canada. 374 pages. “Please” and “Thank you.” Those were “The Magic Words” you learned at your mother’s knee, the ones that opened doors and gained favors. That was also when you learned something important, as you’ll see in...

In memory of RBG

We lost a hero last week, so now we all have to step up and fight When I learned that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, I was eating these little peanut butter granola bites I really like. I immediately felt like I was going to be sick. I don’t think I’ll ever want to eat them again. The next morning, my sister sent me a photo of my four-month-old niece reaching for the image of a little woman with a bun on her head and wearing a black robe. It was a board book about RBG. That image, more than any...

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Welcome to the Hotel Pandemic

Most of what we take for granted in a hotel stay isn’t available during the Age of COVID-19 DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com I hadn’t been out of Dallas since March, and I just needed to get away. So we booked a hotel room in downtown Austin for a three-night stay, and we were off. I was expecting pared-down hotel service. But even so, I was surprised — not by what was missing but by how easily some of that could have been compensated for. And I’m purposely not naming...