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2006 Stories by Mark Hughes

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  • Rock Me

    published December 28, 2006

    When classical music is mentioned a few names invariably pop up, and Mozart is certainly one of them. A composer with a wide range of influences... More >>

  • Turning Green

    published December 21, 2006

    If fast food served with wine-in-a-box is not quite bringing the romance anymore, the Veuve restaurant might have the solution. The restaurant is... More >>

  • Dream World of Magic

    published December 14, 2006

    Before the fuss over Harry Potter corrupting children to pagan ways, much was made of The Chronicles of Narnia being a Christian allegory.... More >>

  • Entertainment Au

    published December 7, 2006

    Because the audience is so—ahem—tired at a midnight showing, the louder and more easily followed a movie is, the better...if it's... More >>

  • Swish, Swish, Swish

    published November 30, 2006

    The Museum of Nature and Science, formerly known as the Dallas Museum of Natural History and the Science Place, follows its education objectives... More >>

  • Holidays Are Here

    published November 23, 2006

    If you're reading this we'll assume you're of the demographic that is into the wintry ways of poinsettias, teas, treats and nativity scenes more... More >>

  • Nuts

    published November 16, 2006

    So it's Christmas. Wait! No, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but every grocery store and mall tells us it's time to celebrate that most wonderful... More >>

  • SIngin' a 'Toon

    published November 9, 2006

    We think it's well-established that kids are not the biggest opera fans, so we're not sure about the following combination. Radio Disney and the... More >>

  • Get in on the Action

    published October 26, 2006

    We're getting old. Remember the days when skateboarding, BMX, inline skating and freestyle motocross were called extreme (or, for that matter,... More >>

  • Day of the Costumes

    published October 19, 2006

    Winter is on its way, leaves will fall and all sorts of traditions will seasonally celebrate ghosts, spirits and that which is otherwise dead or... More >>

  • Dog Days

    published October 12, 2006

    Rusty, Trixie, Geoffrey, Sugar Bear and Sweetheart need your help and a home, so through the month of October (Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month),... More >>

  • Red Light Special

    published October 5, 2006

    I'm a Yankee born in New Jersey, and perhaps the devil himself according to many of you, but even I can recognize the Dallas Stars have... More >>

  • Kid Show

    published September 28, 2006

    It's not easy on the soul pushing toy guns and brightly colored, bombastic commercials on unsuspecting children, so sometimes advertisers choose... More >>

  • Lush Life

    published September 21, 2006

    The Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring recently released, critically acclaimed films, and this time around they present the... More >>

  • Hit It With Your Best Shot

    published September 14, 2006

    Cabela's is hosting a YES event. That's a Youth Education Seminar to you and me, and it's the type of event one would expect from an... More >>

  • Wine and Vine

    published September 7, 2006

    Did you know a Texas wine had a hand in ending the Cold War? In 1990, then President Bush served Soviet President Gorbachev a 1987 Llano Estacado... More >>

  • Stargate

    published August 31, 2006

    Considering the hazy, light-polluted night skies we get around the metromess area, it may take a little imagination to understand the awe the... More >>

  • Mars Bar

    published August 24, 2006

    There are many excuses to drink, and you better believe we've used 'em all. Getting hired at a job, getting fired from a job and celebrating days... More >>

  • An Entrée of Crumbs

    published August 17, 2006

    The Hip Pocket Theatre, an experimental arts ensemble, produces original scripts and pieces not usually performed in this area, or any other area... More >>

  • You'll Go Blind

    published July 27, 2006

    Judging by the amount of people that take pictures of themselves with cell phones or cameras trained on their reflection in a mirror, the... More >>

  • Eastbound and Down

    published July 13, 2006

    Art, like pornography, is difficult to define. It can be purely decorative or completely utilitarian, the result of some spontaneous expression or... More >>

  • The Deep End

    published July 6, 2006

    The first screening of Jaws took place at a Dallas shopping center. From these humble beginnings the film surpassed $100 million at the box... More >>

  • Texas Flood

    published June 29, 2006

    Stevie Ray Vaughan is assured a place on lists of important guitarists because he executes each note with a muscular confidence that... More >>

  • Pixel Party

    published June 8, 2006

    Videogames compete with movies for our entertainment dollar. Top-grossing movies rely heavily on computer animation and graphics. The actors... More >>

  • Heaven in Fort Worth

    published June 1, 2006

    Despite being critically called out for appealing to baser tastes and merely bludgeoning their audiences with volume, orchestration has always... More >>

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