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The 21 Best Things to Do in Dallas, Sept. 9-15

1 year ago by Dallas Observer Staff
Monday, September 9 Faiths in Conversation These days, it must take a ton of faith and a secure notion of where you stand in the afterlife to bring together people of all faiths to share information about their religions. Shoot, even before the Trumpian age of meanness, religion was a...
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Punch Brothers

8 years ago by Kelly Dearmore
This past October, Punch Brothers mandolin player and vocalist Chris Thile received a $500,000 "Genius Grant" from the MacArthur Foundation, bolstering the notion fans of roots music already understood to be true. While Thile has been a closely watched prodigy since childhood, his current gig has him stretching the boundaries...
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Shen Wei

7 years ago by Danielle Georgiou
Think back to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the dancers who “magically” painted a large-scale intricate landscape of mountains and waters with just their hands and feet. Do you remember who choreographed that? Probably not, but TITAS and the Crow Collection of Asian Art are ready...
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Big Thought Receives $100,000 Grant From National Endowment for the Arts

4 years ago by Karen Gavis
Dallas students can continue to step up their creative game next summer thanks to a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The NEA will award the Art Works grant to Big Thought, which has teamed up with the city of Dallas and the Dallas Independent School...
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Oedipus 2: Electric Boogaloo

7 years ago by Luke Darby
The past is not even past, to steal half a quote from William Faulkner. With this in mind there’s a certain relish in seeing remakes and adaptations: finding the things that change, things that skew slightly and the things that keep biting people in the ass time and again. Like...
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Sheesh, What A Show-Off

7 years ago by Jamie Laughlin
He’s played with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Edited and posthumously released Charles Mingus’ final work, Epitaph. He won the freaking Pulitzer Prize for Of Reminiscences and Reflections, is a celebrated author and even snatched up the 1991 MacArthur Foundation Genius Award — the last of those due solely to...
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Pulitzer Prize Winner Gunther Schuller Will Be an Artist-In-Residence in Dallas

7 years ago by Jamie Laughlin
(The award for best sax solo goes to this guy at the one minute mark. Schuller conducts.) He's played with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Edited and posthumously released Charles Mingus' final work Epitaph. He's won the freaking Pulitzer Prize for Of Reminiscences and Reflections, is a celebrated author and...
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5 Best Things to Do in Dallas this Week

5 years ago by Jennifer Davis-Lamm
As you go forth into this new year armed with the best intentions to be more well-rounded, well-read, and generally happy, you’ll be glad to know you’ve got all the support you need to actually pull those things off. Consider Dallas’ literary minds, theater companies, dancers, artists and dreamers your...
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Oversized Emotions Crowd the Underwhelming Clarkston

5 years ago by Elaine Liner
Many great American plays have been written about big moments in otherwise small lives. Death of a Salesman. Summer and Smoke. A Raisin in the Sun. In these, the characters are ordinary people facing life-altering events: the loss of a job, devastating heartbreak, the struggle to rise out of poverty...
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5 Art Events for Your Weekend: September 29-October 2

4 years ago by Rachel Williams
José Parlá: INSTINCTS6:30 p.m. Thursday  Goss-Michael Foundation 1305 Wycliff Ave., Suite 120 Free Opening this week at the Goss-Michael Foundation on Wycliff Avenue is INSTINCTS, an inaugural solo exhibition featuring works by the critically lauded artist José Parlá. Parlá, a Brooklyn-based artist whose talents include painting, sculpting, architecture and photography, created...

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