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Bulging at the seams: Texas foster care system overcrowded, children sheltered at state offices

A shortage of foster homes in Texas has led to dozens of children sleeping in state offices, another disturbing trend for a state foster care system that one judge has condemned as “shameful” and another has called so broken it ...

Whitney Houston’s valuables to be auctioned in Dallas

During Whitney Houston’s 30-year career the singer earned numerous Grammy awards, an Emmy and took home multiple platinum albums. Her path from being a backup singer for Lou Rawls and Chaka Kahn to stardom was boosted by her upbeat personality ...

Saluting a historic Big D blues scene

Famed musical talents across the city, through their inspiration and organic rhythms, have contributed to global artistic culture for more than 100 years. From the Southern-steeped blues of Blind Lemon Jefferson at the beginning of the 20th century to Down ...

Jeremiah's Classical Journey

At 17 years old, Jeremiah Tyson, a recent graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, represents a musical double rarity: He is a classically trained African American tenor. The aspiring opera singer played ...

Ask the SSA: Retirement

Question: I received a notice from Social Security recently. It said my name and Social Security number do not match Social Security’s records. What should I do?

Music saved my life: Giving voice to the power of faith

Maya Angelou once said that people might forget what you say and do, but never how you make them feel. The saying describes the aspirations of SMU graduate Maya Jones – named for the legendary poet and activist. The young ...

Blair Underwood honored during TBAAL gala

“Brother Underwood, supporter of the Black Academy and friend, you have no idea how much we love and appreciate you for the work that you have done,” gushed Curtis King, founder and president of The Black Academy of Arts and ...

Art through the eye of the collector

During exclusive viewings of the Eye of the Collection Exhibit on April 14 and April 15 at the Perot Museum, Highland Capital Management presented its self-curated exhibit, which featured a variety of items ranging from historic to crafty-memorabilia pieces collected ...

Prince fought throat, stomach pains in his final months

On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.

Prince siblings in probate court in 1st hearing on estate

Five of Prince's six surviving siblings appeared in court Monday for the first hearing to start sorting out an estate certain to be worth millions, a task complicated because the star musician isn't known to have left a will.

On the Border restaurant offers celebration tips for Cinco de Mayo

Long, before being known as “Cinco de Drink-o” the Mexican celebrations of May 5 commemorated an unexpected victory for the people of Mexico.

Prince, a revolutionary one-man band

On his own, Prince was a revolutionary recording artist and one-man band.

Show Boat boldly exposes racial disparities during Jim Crow era

Show Boat examines through comedy and drama the complexities of love and family – not new territory for musical theater – while adding the element of racial disparity within the Deep South and the cities in the North during the ...

Chef Tre Wilcox stirs up success with fresh concept

You can’t miss Chef Tre Wilcox. Whether it’s his ready-for-NFL build or unforgettable laugh, the James Beard-nominated chef hardly goes unnoticed. Standing out is by design when it comes to TRE Cooking Concepts, the demo kitchen and dining space Wilcox ...

Watch Me Whip: ‘Let’s Dance – The Tour’ 2016 comes to Dallas

Trendy dances such as the Whip/Nae Nae, DLOW Shuffle, Hit Dem Folks and Hit the Quan have not only gone viral on the Internet but can be seen being performed by people of all ages, body types and ethnicities.