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  • Black on Black

    published October 9, 2014

    One of the more popular Dallas Black Dance Theatre shows, Black on Black, returns for the company's 38th season. It's an intimate evening of dance... More >>

  • Beerfeast 2014

    published October 9, 2014

    Hopefully I don't have to explain this one to you. This portmanteau (a fancy word that means words smushed together) is clearly combining... More >>

  • Orchestra of New Spain

    published October 9, 2014

    Every concert should be like a fiesta. Lively music, drinks at the bar, and if you're lucky, the vocal stylings of a Mexican mezzo-soprano like... More >>

  • Modern Dialogues

    published October 9, 2014

    Have you ever wondered about the history of Texas art? When artists started painting in this great state of ours, did they paint tumbleweeds,... More >>

  • Rodgers & Hammerstein

    published October 9, 2014

    Rodgers & Hammerstein From classics like “Shall we Dance?” from the King & I to stunning ballads like “Bali Hai” from... More >>

  • The Exes in my iPod

    published October 9, 2014

    What's a book club without wine? Next week, Lisa M. Mattson will be in town to discuss her new book, The Exes in my iPod, at Veritas Wine Room... More >>

  • Words on Tap

    published October 9, 2014

    It's safe to say that the Oral Fixation storytelling series has become something of a Dallas phenomenon, as it continues to grow larger audiences... More >>

  • Emanuel Ax

    published October 2, 2014

    We could make a pretty good case for the piano as the world's most beloved instrument. It's one of the few instruments that so easily transitions... More >>

  • Better Than a Sitcom

    published September 18, 2014

    TV aficionados will tell you that most shows hit their peak somewhere between season four and season seven and that it's only downhill from there.... More >>

  • Stand Out in a Crowd

    published September 18, 2014

    Every year, the gay community in Dallas celebrates the freedom of being “out.” After 31 years, the annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom... More >>

  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World

    published September 18, 2014

    As a city, Dallas has plenty of experience with conspiracy theories, corruption, and making headlines. But enough about us. At 5:30 p.m. Sunday,... More >>

  • Drink Play Love

    published September 18, 2014

    It's like that book about traveling, but skinnier and less religious. While we don't recommend forgoing food or inner peace, there's something... More >>

  • Inspirational Instruction

    published September 18, 2014

    Many of the today's contemporary artists are inspired by the same masters. You'll see the work of master painters emulated in young artists as... More >>

  • State of the Arts

    published September 11, 2014

    At 7 p.m. Thursday, September 11 KERA's Jeff Whittington hosts a conversation with Devon Nowlin Artist; founding member, Homecoming Committee;... More >>

  • An Artful Party

    published September 11, 2014

    Nothing is better than partying for a good cause. You drink, you eat, you dance, all the while knowing that your very presence supports something... More >>

  • All the Beer

    published September 11, 2014

    Beer before liquor never been sicker, beer before beer you're in the clear. That's the expression, right? Anyway, Brewfest is simple: You drink... More >>

  • Grapey Grape Grape

    published September 11, 2014

    You only use the word vintage when you’re talking about antiques and fine vines. Frankly, I like the second use a whole lot more. And once a... More >>

  • All the Latex

    published September 11, 2014

    When you read “opening ceremonies attire” on the September Surrender event description, think latex. Latex, whips, dog collars, and... More >>

  • One Queen to Rule Them All

    published September 11, 2014

    One of the most infamous women in world history is the mysterious Egyptian queen Cleopatra. As penned by William Shakespeare, she’s the... More >>

  • Goss Michael Foundation

    published September 4, 2014

    For much of its existence, the Goss Michael Foundation has been known as that George Michael art place. But in the past few years, it's beginning... More >>

  • The Tide Is High, We're Holding On

    published September 4, 2014

    What's that saying about tides and ships? As the arts scene in Texas swells, so does the opportunity for cross-city collaboration. Whether it be... More >>

  • Baroque Skateboarders on the Beach

    published September 4, 2014

    In much of Casey Gray's art, there's a humorous tension between message and medium. Imagine if the 17th century Flemish painters had worked in... More >>

  • You Think Your Mother Had Issues?

    published August 28, 2014

    I was 13-years-old before my parents would let me watch Psycho. Growing up on a steady diet of Alfred Hitchcock films (Rope was too boring; The... More >>

  • Nothing Says Feminism Like Pasties

    published August 28, 2014

    The '20s were a great decade for women. It gave us bobbed hair, trousers, and oh yeah, a tiny thing called women's suffrage. It would be a few... More >>

  • No, Really. Some Kids Do Read.

    published August 28, 2014

    Contrary to popular media narrative, there are still young people in America who read books. Libraries still serve as place for children to be... More >>

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