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Making Faces: The Kimbell’s Impressionist Portraits

The largest loan of portraits – ever – from Paris’ Musee d’Orsay comes to the Kimbell for another one of the museum’s incredibly rich Impressionist shows.

Help From Friends, A Nudge From Psychic, And A Gallery Opens

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Erin Cluley recently left The Dallas Contemporary to open her own gallery, a sleek industrial space in West Dallas. She tells KERA’s Anne Bothwell that thanks to support from Trinity Groves developers – and a nudge from a psychic – she sees art in the neighborhood’s future.

The Big Screen: A Chat With Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer is known for his part in bringing This is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind, The Simpsons and other comedies to the world. This week, we talk to him about his career in comedy while he’s in town to accept VideoFest’s Ernie Kovacs Award.

The Big Screen: VideoFest Picks

More than 100 features, narratives and documentaries will screen at this year’s VideoFest, which kicks off tonight with a live-scored performance of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger. So this week, we wade through the lineup to offer a few suggestions.

Two Major Dallas Art Collections Are Up For Sale

October seems to be art bargain month. Belo, the parent company of The Dallas Morning News, will be auctioning off hundreds of Texas artworks, and a prize collection assembled by a pair of late, beloved arts patrons is up for sale.

Actor/Director Tina Parker Talks Kitchen Dog, Dallas Art, and ‘Breaking Bad’

Native Texan Tina Parker has been with Kitchen Dog Theater for 20 years. Oh yeah, she also works in film and TV. But the Dallas stage remains her home.

23 Stories Tall – Now That’s Expanded Cinema

Recommended public spot for viewing for Expanded Cinema: 777 Sports Street. Check the Facebook page for updates. Tune in to KXT 91.7 at 8 p.m. sharp Sunday for the soundtrack to Expanded Cinema. Imagine a movie screen 23 stories tall. On Sunday, you can watch one. The Omni Hotel in Downtown Dallas will be the […]

‘Hands On a Hardbody’ Is A Hard-Won Success

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Theatre Three’s excellent area premiere of the Broadway musical Hands on a Hard Body brought Dallas-born, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright home for a bit – and gave his musical another chance to sing.

The Big Screen: A New Score For A Hitchcock Silent

Next week, VideoFest will open its 27th edition with an event that’s part film, part music. The Dallas Chamber Symphony will perform a brand-new score that syncs up with Alfred Hitchcock’s silent film, The Lodger. This week, we talk to the man who will be conducting the musicians that night.

Hand-Made And Homeless, Framed And Videotaped

SMU professor Willie Baronet has been buying handmade signs from panhandlers for 23 years. In recent years, he made them into art installations in Dallas galleries. After a cross-country, 24-city trip, he’s now working on a book and a feature-length documentary.

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