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They’re At It Again: The Indians At The Improv Are Back

A dozen years ago, three North Texas stand-ups – all of them sons of Indian immigrants – started the landmark Indians at the Improv tour when there were almost no Indian comics around. Nowadays, Asiz Ansari sells out Madison Square Garden – and the three North Texas Indians are re-uniting for one night in Addison.

Tonight’s New Cliburn TV Documentary Is All About ‘Virtuosity’

Categorized Under: Film and Television, Fort Worth Arts, KERA Programming, Media, Music No Comments

Virtuosity, the new TV documentary about the 2013 Van Cliburn piano competition, airs tonight on KERA.

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

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.

New Artists’ Workshops In An Old Ice Cream Plant

A nearly 100-year-old building in the Cedars area will be a new home for the arts. But a different one — like a private gym, it’ll have 24-hour access for artists to use fully-equipped workspaces. Or rent micro-studios.

DMN To Lose Classical Music Critic Scott Cantrell

Categorized Under: Local Events, Media, Music 3 Comments

Whatever you thought about his judgments — and Cantrell was instrumental in recognizing the transformation Jaap van Zweden has brought to the DSO — there are very few people who do his job as intelligently and consistently. Question: What will the News do with classical music now?

Review: Second Thought Theatre’s ‘Othello’

Categorized Under: Culture, KERA Radio reports, Theater, Uncategorized 2 Comments

Second Thought Theatre’s Othello is a small, stripped-down version of the tragedy that goes too much for big voices and banging noises. But it’s still some of the more thrilling Shakespeare you’re likely to see in North Texas.

Tony Award-Winning Playwright Doug Wright To Be UNT Artist-In-Residence

Categorized Under: Arts Education, Culture, Media, Theater No Comments

He’ll be there for three weeks in fall 2015 and three weeks in spring 2016, working with students and researching his new play on Russian arts impresario Sergei Diaghilev.

Review: “The Knight Errant Don Quixote” At Amphibian

Fort Worth’s Amphibian Stage premieres a brand-new, contemporary adaptation of Don Quixote — which, like the good knight himself, goes on a wild ride. Yet never really takes off.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Doug Wright’s Eulogy For Jac Alder

Former Dallas playwright and Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright could not attend Monday evening’s memorial celebration of Theatre Three co-founder Jac Alder. So amid the evening of songs and memories, this eulogy from him was read.

Review: ‘Pippin’ At The Dallas Summer Musicals

Categorized Under: Comedy, Culture, Dance, KERA Radio reports, Theater, Uncategorized 1 Comment

The circus has come to town: The Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin is in Dallas then Fort Worth for most of this month. But with all its spangles and special effects, the show goes for showbiz, and not much feeling.

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