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Giveaway: Passes To See ‘Boyhood’

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See the Oscar-nominated ‘Boyhood’ for free!

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.

The Big Screen: What ‘Whiplash’ Gets Wrong

To begin our Oscars series, John Murphy, chair of UNT’s jazz studies division, stops by to talk about Whiplash. Let’s just say he’s not a fan.

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.

Dallas Opera’s Next Season Has Auxiliary, Back-Up World Premiere. Plus There’s A New Live Free Simulcast.

The world premiere Great Scott was looking lonely, so the Dallas Opera added Becoming Santa Claus by composer Mark Adamo. Oh yeah, and you can get into AT&T Stadium for free again if you like some singing, dying Frenchies.

Wanna Live Forever? Step 1: See “The Immortalists”

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Guest blogger David Alvarado, a filmmaker now based in NYC, returns to hometown Dallas with a new documentary. He gives us a look at how the idea for “The Immortalists” was born.

The Big Screen: Previewing The Dallas Medianale

This weekend, the Dallas Medianale will show movies like you’ve likely never seen. Video art, experimental short films and intermedia performances will all be part of the event. This week, we talk to Bart Weiss of the Video Association of Dallas about what to expect.

The Top 10 Films Of 2014

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Boyhood made a splash way back at January’s Sundance Film Festival. And it held on through the year to claim 2014’s top spot.

The Big Screen: ‘American Sniper’ Captures Battles At Home And Abroad

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In American Sniper, Bradley Cooper plays Chris Kyle, the Texan known as the most lethal marksman in military history. This week, we talk about how the film captures Kyle at both his bravest and most vulnerable.

The Big Screen: Why ‘Boyhood’ Is Best

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This week, to put a cap on the year, we talk about why a film released over the summer has proved to be the year’s best.

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