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Ash Studios Near Fair Park: A Do-It-Yourself Arts Center

Jerome Weeks  |  No Comments

It’s a ramshackle compound with a pre-fab shed and an enclosed yard littered with half-done artworks and a couch. But there’s a lot of arts activity going on in the Ash Studios.

  • Glasstire Top 5: Ro2 Art Downtown

    Gila Espinoza  |  No Comments

    This weekend is the perfect time to go see some art – inside a gallery.

  • The Big Screen: Turning A Book Into A Movie

    Stephen Becker  |  No Comments

    The book Blood Aces tells the story of Benny Binion’s rise from Dallas gangster to Las Vegas impresario. It was written by Dallas Morning News reporter Doug Swanson, and this week we talk to him about the process of turning the book into a movie.

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