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A Little Shop Of Horrors – With Some Really Fine Music

Cirque du Horror is a typically Denton kinda show. It’s a deliberately cheesy, campy scarefest, a Halloween cabaret with dancing vampires. But what really marks it as pure Denton are the music and the musicians.

Blending The Edges of Art, Music, Fashion – Lee Escobedo And THRWD Magazine

Meet Lee Escobedo, co-publisher of THRWD, magazine highlights music, fashion and art just outside the mainstream….at least for now.

White Rock Water Theater Put On National List Of ‘At-Risk’ Sites

The White Rock Lake Water Theater — dozens of metal poles once designed to attract wildlife and now attracting calls to be torn down — gets a national spotlight as an endangered cultural site.

The Big Screen: ‘Listen Up Philip’

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In Listen Up Philip, Jason Schwartzman is a novelist who uses his professional struggles as an excuse to alienate everyone in his personal life. The film was developed by the North Texas production company Sailor Bear, and this week, we talk to one of its principals – James Johnston – about what it took to make the movie.

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.

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