John Patrick Shanley‘s two most recent plays, Doubt and Defiance, will have their North Texas premieres this fall at Addison’s WaterTower Theatre and Theatre Three in Dallas. Both are part of the Bronx-born, Irish-American writer’s trilogy about bedrock institutions under fire. Doubt: A Parable, which takes place at a Catholic school, won the Pulitzer Prize [...]
Comedian Paul Mooney will be appearing at the Addison Improv, Loudon Wainwright III will be at the Sons of Hermann Hall while The Full Monty is at Onstage in Bedford.
The 1969 painting went to a telephone bidder Wednesday night for $17.4 million, a new high for a Picasso made after 1960. Sotheby’s in New York also sold a second Picasso painting and two Giacometti sculptures from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection as part of a high-profile sale of Impressionist and modern art. Another [...]
The Charles and Dee Wyly Theatre was “topped out” this morning — the traditional ceremony marks the highest point of construction on a building; in this case, nine stories straight up. With an applauding crowd of donors and dignitaries present, including Mayor Tom Leppert, Dallas Center for the Performing Arts president Bill Lively and chief [...]
Michael Dyson, head of the Blue Shoe Project — the non-profit dedicated to teaching and preserving traditional blues — may have been the last winner to receive his Grammy (he won it back in February for the album, Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen — Live in Dallas). It never arrived at his home. [...]
Lola’s in Fort Worth has Wayne “The Train” Hancock, the Majestic Theater in Dallas has Viva el Norte by the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico and Miss Pim Passes By sticks around the Dallas Hub Theater.
Most of us could afford to bid on this piece of art for sale: Not so much this one: Or…
Plant yourself at the Dallas Arboretum for the May Flower Extravaganza or take in the songwriter showcase and open mic at the Fairmount in southside Fort Worth. Or listen up for other ideas from Gini:
As Rawlins Gilliland points out in his D Magazine piece, the idea of street food in Dallas is counterintuitive. The only time we walk for a meal is from the valet stand to the front door of the restaurant. Nonetheless, Gilliland found vendors selling food from carts, kiosks and walk-up windows in several North Texas [...]
Operating outside the mainstream can be a tough business. Just ask Chad Withers and Brendan Carroll, who are losing the west Denton space of their independent media store/music venue Strawberry Fields. They plan to move their subversive books, CDs, LPs, DVDs and other acronyms to the former offices of Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on E. [...]