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What is the Houston theater district?

A 17 block area in the heart of downtown Houston known for the vibrancy of its visual and performing arts. It is ranked second in the country, behind New York City, in the number of theater seats in a concentrated downtown area.


How many live performance and movie seats does the Houston theater district have?

12,948 seats for live performances and 1480 movie seats


Which Texas city is one of only five cities in the United States with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing art disciplines?What are they?


The Houston grand opera, the Houston Symphony orchestra, the Houston ballet, and the alley theater


Where does Huston rank among the nations most important cities for contemporary visual arts?



Which cities serve as epicenters of the north Texas regions art scene?

Dallas and Fort Worth


What is the oldest art museum in Texas?

The modern, founded in 1892


Which museums is Fort Worth home to?

The Kimball Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, the national Cal girl Museum and Hall of Fame, the will Rogers Memorial center in the bass performance hall downtown


What is the arts District of downtown Dallas home to?

Notable venues such as the Dallas museum of art, the Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center, the Trammel and Margaret crow collection of Asian art, and the Nasher sculpture center


What is the deep ellum district?

In Dallas, it originally became popular during the 1920s and 1930s as the prime jazz and blues hotspot in the southern United States. The name deep Elim is not to have originally drive from local tongues saying “deep elm”, but that came out as “deep ellum”


Which notable artists played in original deep ellum clubs?

Blind lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson, how do you quote Lead Belly “” Ledbetter, and Bessie Smith


What was a popular club in original deep ellum?

The Harlem and the palace


What is deep ellum home to today?

Hundreds of artist who live in the lofts in operate in studios throughout the district along side bars, pubs and concert venues


What is one major art infusion in the deep ellum area?

The city’s lax stance on graffiti, thus several public ways including tunnels, sides of buildings, sidewalks, and streets are covered in murals