You have 35 days to get that great play you've been writing finished and entered in the next Festival of Independent Theatres. FITfest, as it's redundantly known, is the quirky-wonderful midsummer showcase of new plays and small theater companies, many of which don't have their own home spaces to ... More >>
What a year it has been. What a fine theater town we're in.
Photo by Barak EpsteinWe began this holiday tradition three years ago: auctioning off a hard-to-get-hold-of local trinket, with every last cent made going toward the North Texas Food Bank. This year's offering is a particularly special one -- a collection of offerings from the Texas Theatre, grac ... More >>
What you see above is the ad for the Texas Theatre that appeared in the newspaper on November 22, 1963. But for some, that photo taken of the marquee on that day is burned on the brain; no need to consult the listings to know War is Hell and Cry of Battle were playing when police arrested Lee Har ... More >>
About six months ago, says Eric Steele, one of the partners in the Texas Theatre on Jefferson, he and his comrades decided that in a city full of film festivals, it was time for one more. But this one, they vowed, would be different. This one would have "a fringe flavor," its roster full of title ... More >>
Pay no attention to limp performance behind the curtain.
Photo by Max HartmanThe Texas Theatre's Eric Steele, at left, with Linda Gray and Larry Hagman last night, shortly before showtimeLinda Gray wasn't sure she'd be able to attend. But yes, she and Larry Hagman were most definitely in Oak Cliff last night, as evidenced by this photo taken by the gre ... More >>
I hadn't seen Alex Cox's Straight to Hell since forever, but Barak Epstein at the Texas Theatre was kind enough to provide a copy yesterday in advance of its re-appearance at the Oak Cliff movie house tomorrow night -- the first of four nights paying homage to the filmmaker. Well, technically, it ... More >>
The original announcement came back in May: The Texas Theatre, threatened by the wrecking ball as recently as the mid-'90s, was on the road to recovery as a revival house -- a much-needed, much-welcomed addition to the local cinemascape. At present, the Texas is closed for much-needed, much-welco ... More >>
I guess everyone is either happy about getting a tax refund or bummed about paying out to Uncle Sam. Either way, the musical plate about town this weekend is sufficiently busy.First, the stuff covered in print: Murder by Death will be rattling listeners' bones at Rubber Gloves on Saturday night a ... More >>
Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Over the next 25 days, I'll be presenting my favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 25 on the list--and click after the jump for a free download of the track. Lastly, keep checking back to see ... More >>
Red Monroe (Dallas): After I first saw Red Monroe in concert more than a year ago, I begged then-music editor Sarah Hepola to lemme say something--anything--about the impressive show. Her section was already filled up for the week, she said, but she had room for a short blurb (scroll to bottom). It ... More >>
While the music section is off gallivanting around Austin for South by Southwest (see item above), the rest of us are left to pick up the pieces. There are plenty of good national and regional acts filtering through Dallas this week on their way down to Austin, but eff those guys; I show up for the ... More >>
Out to Pasture: Farewell to $4 burgers and the Feed Bag
Pre-music awards "awards"; praise for a Dallas photographer; and Band to Watch