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Last month, Dallas’s AT&T Performing Arts Center made its debut, marking the completion of the city’s 30-year plan for cultural dominance by way of a 68- acre, 19-block arts district. Among the area’s culturally refined institutions you’ll find the Dallas Museum of Art (with a 23,000-plus collection), the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the renowned Nasher Sculpture Center, the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (of which Norah Jones is an alumna), and, finally, as its crowning jewel, the AT&T Performing Arts Center -- a $354 million, 10- acre multivenue site for music, opera, theater, and dance that rivals even New York City’s Lincoln Center. The complex features a 2,200-seat opera house, a 600-seat theater, the Annette Strauss Artist Square for outdoor concerts and events, a performance hall for the city’s various arts organizations, and to tie it all together, the lush surrounds of Sammons Park. With the opening of the new center, Dallas also takes the top prize of being the world’s first city to have buildings by four Pritzker Prize–winning architects in one square block. Looks like the 30-year plan was a good one; Dallas just took center stage. And it’s staying there. www.attpac.org