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The Big Screen: Turning A Book Into A Movie

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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.

The Daddy Of Them All: Dada Self-Destructs – And Still Lives

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A new narrative history of Dada finds the supposed ‘anti-art’ fringe movement helped shape much of modern culture – and even our thinking about it.

The Big Deal: Michaël Borremans: As Sweet As It Gets At The Dallas Museum Of Art

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Enter for a chance to see Michaël Borremans: As sweet as it gets at the DMA, and for a chance to have the companion book to grace your coffee table.

Dallas Couple Featured In Book On “Little Free Library” Movement

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The book includes a meet-cute story about Amy Walton, James Garrett and their little free library.

Review: Finding Melancholy And Mirth With A Mark Morris Masterpiece On PBS

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Mark Morris brings his dance genius to the music of George Frideric Handel and the poetry of John Milton in L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato tonight at 8 pm on PBS.

Today on Think: ‘Why Acting Matters’ With the Great Film Historian David Thomson

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Well, for one thing, we wouldn’t have any movies or theater performances without it. But the witty and knowledgeable critic-historian David Thomson will provide a somewhat more extended answer to the question when Think host Krys Boyd asks it.

Dallasite Alan Govenar’s Play ‘Texas In Paris’ Gets Thumbs Up Off-Broadway

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It’s a play-with-music about real-life events that Dallas author-historian Alan Govenar helped arrange: a poor black widow-singer and a white ex-rodeo cowboy performing together for the French.

Dallas Not Even A Top 20 ‘Arts Vibrant’ City, Says New SMU Study

The study measures an area’s cultural vitality through such factors as arts employment, government support and non–profit dollars. And Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and even Austin do not rank high.

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.

Talent Scout: Dallas Observer’s Lauren Smart On 100 Creatives And 2015 Masterminds

As the Observer wraps up its list of 100 Creatives, it also anoints six Mastermind winners. Arts Editor Lauren Smart chats about who wins, and why.

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