The Black Academy of Arts and Letters

B-Slade sings with The Black Academy of Arts & Letters choir during the "Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert" at the Morton H.Meyerson Symphony Center.

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The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Downtown Dallas

1309 Canton St.
Dallas, TX 75201

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This vibrant cultural institution is dedicated to celebrating and furthering the arts. Founder (also producer-writer) Curtis King has led the academy for the more than 40 years of its existence. Each season begins Sept. 1 and ends at the end of the next August. Programming includes the new Riverfront Jazz Festival, which attracts international acts; the long-running youth education program; a museum inside the building off the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas, and the Emmy-winning annual King concert. - Dawn Burkes/GuideLive

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