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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Big Screen: Previewing AFFD

This week, we talk to the programmer of this year’s event about a few firsts for the festival.

Exclusive: Jac Alder’s Last Live Stage Performance And Last Public Interview

Monday night, Theatre Three holds a celebration of its late co-founder Jac Alder, an indomitable arts leader. As an online memorial to him, here are exclusive video excerpts from his last stage performance — with the Bruce Wood Dance Company in 2013 — and a last public interview at the Nasher Sculpture Center in 2014.

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.

The Big Screen: Dirk On And Off The Court

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This week, we talk about getting to know him a little better and hear from the Big German himself.

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.

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