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Top Stories: Highway Closures Coming For Dallas Drivers; Finalists Set For Top Cliburn Amateur Spot

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The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: If you thought last weekend marked the end of highway construction headaches in downtown Dallas, just wait. Something even more boggling is coming Friday night. The Horseshoe project will close all lanes heading south on Interstate-35 into downtown Dallas.

As the six finalists in the Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition take the stage this weekend in Fort Worth, one man will be listening as closely as the judges.

Writer Wayne Lee Gay has critiqued classical music in North Texas for more than 30 years. He’s covering every performance at this year’s competition.   

Other stories this afternoon:

  • Jack Evans, one-half of the first same-sex couple to marry legally in Dallas County a year ago, died Thursday. Evans and his husband George Harris were married at the Records Building in downtown Dallas on June 26 —the day the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. 

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.