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Great Woman of Texas; Stacie McDavid

“I’ve always been a maverick in a number of ways,” says businesswoman and philanthropist Stacie McDavid.

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Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately but peacefully protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo.

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Fort Worth Thanksgiving schedule announced

Thanksgiving closures have been announced, with most Fort Worth city offices – including City Hall – set to close Thursday Nov.27 and Friday Nov. 28 for the holiday, according to a city news release.

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Hope Lancarte of Joe T. Garcia's dies

Hope Lancarte, who ran her father's restaurant, Joe T. Garcia’s, for decades, died Thursday morning.. She was 86.

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Earthquake hits on Saturday near Irving

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Dallas-Fort Worth area around 9:15 p.m. Saturday night, according to the United State Geological survey.

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Scene changes at Fort Worth Opera

Four long-time leaders at the Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) have been promoted, the organization said June 14.
Jen Appleman, the company’s former development projects manager, will now serve as director of development, succeeding Suzy Williams who recently retired after 11 years. Appleman brings seven years of experience and will oversee the management of the company’s development staff while working to boost philanthropic giving to the organization.


Former Managing Director Keith A. Wolfe, a 14-year veteran of the company, has been appointed to the newly-created role of executive director. His new responsibilities include expanded fundraising. He will continue to coordinate cross-departmental projects.
Adam Schwartz, former production manager, will now serve as the director of production. He is charged with organizing and overseeing the production of FWOpera’s annual Festival, following the departure of longtime Producing Director Kurt Howard.
Nathan DePoint, former company manager, is now the director of artistic administration. He will be responsible for the contracting of Festival artists and overseeing the Festival Chorus while managing the organization’s new works showcase Frontiers.


Rounding out the staff is former FWOpera Studio Artist Amanda Robie as company manager. She returns to the organization after a career as a singer, performing with companies including FWOpera.

Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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