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Archives: 2014
  • Gothic Macabre

    published October 16, 2014

    Those campfire stories of yesteryear are about to look like child's play in light of Rawlins Gilliland's Happy Murder Stories. The unofficial... More >>

  • Unfried Peas & Carrots

    published October 16, 2014

    If you’ve filled up on corny dogs and the variety of fried novelty foods packed into calorie heavy balls at the State Fair of Texas, you can... More >>

  • Cajun Style

    published October 16, 2014

    You can’t predict love. Certainly, when James Carville met Mary Matalin, we’re guessing he wasn’t thinking, “She’s... More >>

  • Sonnets, With Music

    published October 16, 2014

    Shakespeare isn’t just one of the theater’s greatest writers, he also wrote some damn good poems. He was particularly talented at... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Dallas Video Fest

    published October 9, 2014

    After kicking off with Expanded Cinema Sunday night, Dallas VideoFest 27enters full swing this week with screenings taking over Alamo Drafthouse... 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 >>

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