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McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) will present its annual melodrama, this year “Bad Medicine … or Good to the Last Drop,” Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 12-13 in the Courtroom Theatre at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 111 N Tennessee St. Performance times are 8 p.m. on Aug. 5, 6, 12 and 13 wi…

  • Vicki Cravens Star Local Media contributor
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With its professional-caliber sets, live orchestra and talented performers, McKinney Summer Musicals (MSM) is known for redefining community theater. MSM will continue that tradition when it presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” July 9-17 at McKinney Boyd High School Theate…

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Three local McKinney chefs including chef Robert Lyford of Patina Green Home and Market, Andrea Shackelford of Harvest Seasonal Kitchen and Jeff Qualls of Rye Craft Food & Drink will come together for a farm-to-table dinner on Friday, May 20. This spring-inspired dinner will take place i…

  • Kim Diggs, kdiggs@starlocalmedia.com
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Just like so many others, business owners across the Metroplex were hit hard by the news that Prince was pronounced dead last Tuesday. In celebration of his body of work, companies throughout North Texas are hosting events in his honor. 

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Scheduled through October, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum again offers its popular Bluebonnet Tours. 

  • Kim Diggs, kdiggs@starlocalmedia.com
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Jamie St. Clair, a McKinney resident, has been participating in an Easter ministry at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in McKinney for 16 years. During her time volunteering for this free meal program, she was introduced to a program called Empty Bowls, a program that raises funds to provide foo…

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Art from local and regional artists will blossom throughout Historic Downtown McKinney at the annual Arts in Bloom festival April 9. The event, which features artwork, music, food and shopping, is hosted by McKinney Main Street, the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and the shops in dow…

  • Kim Diggs, kdiggs@starlocalmedia.com
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The guttural groans of video game players reaching the edge of victory and losing it all are noises that don’t occur often in nature. They are very specific. These are sounds that one Richardson resident has come to know very well after turning his hobby of refurbishing old arcade games into…

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Collin College's Auteur Film Series will screen “Doubt” at 7 p.m. on March 24 at the Angelika Film Center, 7205 Bishop Road in Plano as part of its 2015-16 “Religion: Opiate or Oracle” theme.

  • Kim Diggs, kdiggs@starlocalmedia.com
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For the fifth year, those looking for a cuisine adventure will make the trek to Frisco to taste signature dishes from some of the region’s most popular food trucks. Complex flavor profiles will come in small baskets as the taste of Korea, New Orleans, Texas and Taiwan come together for the a…

  • Kim Diggs, kdiggs@starlocalmedia.com
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There are close to 200 high schools in North Texas alone, and in them are thousands of hopefuls longing for a career in one of the most fickle industries in the world: art. The Young Masters exhibition, created by the AP Arts program, allows some of the most talented and well-learned student…