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Dark, But Sparkling Still: Poets Amber Tamblyn And Derrick Brown Read Twice In North Texas

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The poems are heavy, but the pair promises the performances will bring moments of levity and surprise.

Dallas Composer Daniel Hart To Score ‘Eating Animals’ Doc Produced By Natalie Portman

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You can hear more of Hart’s music when his band Dark Rooms plays the Double Wide Saturday.

Bringing Martin Luther King Jr.’s Words To The Page – And The Stage

Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ is a landmark text of the civil rights movement – but there was drama as well in how they saw print – as seen Monday night in Dallas writer Jonathan Martin’s play.

Rock Lottery’s Hook This Year: The Healing Essence Of Music

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Rock Lottery’s an annual event that mixes up local musicians to form new groups. They have a day to write songs before performing them that night – and the show’s almost always sells out to benefit a charity of the committee’s choice. This year, the beneficiary hits home for one musician on the lineup.

Study Up For ‘Think’ – Watch Blind Artist John Bramblitt’s Painting Process

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John Bramblitt started losing his sight when he was 11. Yet he makes striking paintings by drawing with fabric paint and, using the raised lines as a guide, filling in with oil paint. Watch him at work, listen to him on THINK.

Denton Writer Shay Youngblood Found Her Voice In Rooms Where Baldwin Worked

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Shay Youngblood, author of “Black Girl in Paris,” recalls first taking her seat at the Yaddo artist community.

Good/Bad Art Collective Sells ‘Forever’ With Mysterious Infomercial Airing This Weekend

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Public art enabled by the Nasher’s XChange project reaches into TV land’s darkest hours this weekend. The Denton-born Good/Bad Art Collective got money to make a short film and place it where infomercials usually go. ‘Forever’ airs on DFW stations Friday and Saturday. A decade of artful mischief key of Good/Bad informs the project.

Witnessing ‘Transformations:’ Kiki Smith’s Sketches Turn Into Tapestries At UNT On The Square

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See a gallery of images from UNT on the Square and a reception for famed artist Kiki Smith and her tapestries.

For Grammy Winners In Denton-Born Snarky Puppy, Respect – But No Rest

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Members of Denton-born jazz collective Snarky Puppy woke up Grammy winners. They share the award for Best R&B Performance with Lalah Hathaway. First time you’ve heard of this band? You aren’t the only one.

Best R&B Performance? Denton-Born Snarky Puppy Up For A Grammy

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The Denton-born music collective Snarky Puppy is looking to garner a Grammy for its jazz-funk-soul cocktail, spiced by Lalah Hathaway’s vocals on the single “Something.” Lyndsay Knecht interviews Snarky members and Tony Green reviews the album, Family Dinner, Vol. 1.

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