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From Caught in the Act – the Straz Center’s blog


Big Hair Care

Just in time for Tosca, Opera Tampa’s Emmy®-winning hair designer divulges trade secrets about one of the great characters in opera—the wig.

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From Fuel to Fine Art: ​Food’s wild ride in human culture

Humans, when given an opportunity to make art, tend to go for it — even if the raw artistic materials are animal body parts and miscellaneous objects pulled from the dirt.

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Manual Transmission

Dance lineage is a big deal. A very big deal. So, when Next Generation Ballet got a descendant of Jerome Robbins, who was guided by George Balanchine, who was instructed by Marius Petipa, the Straz Center leapt for joy.

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