IMPOSSIBLE DREAM: Texas Lutheran celebrates opening of long-awaited performing arts center

Monday, March 05, 2018

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As music filled the courtyard between the entrance to Texas Lutheran University’s Jackson Auditorium and the School of Music on Friday afternoon, dramatic media and music major Jonathan Tucker clipped the golden ribbon, tied between two tall tables displaying yellow daffodils, to officially open the Caroline Weston Center for the Performing Arts.

“This building has been years and years in the making. I can’t begin to feel the excitement that all of these people who have been working so hard on this project are feeling now. It is the fruit of the persistent labor of so many of our faculty and staff,” he said.

“On behalf of the current and the future artists that study here at TLU, I would like to thank each and every person who aided in making this remarkable new building a reality. Thank you truly for believing in us and in our art.”

The complex, built around Jackson Auditorium, was a vision brought to life by many, TLU President Stuart Dorsey said.

“This has been a long-standing dream — a permanent home and venue for our dramatic media faculty and students and a contemporary school of music with the size, state of the art acoustics and technology to match the talents of our band, orchestra and choir programs,” he said. “For decades the Weston Center has been more like the impossible dream.”

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