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The High Five: New Book Sheds More Light On Lance Armstrong’s Fall From Grace, And It Gets Even Uglier

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: New book on Lance Armstrong’s rise and fall as athlete and celebrity; Dallas Sex Trade investigated in new report; Dallas group’s #muttbombing dog adoption campaign goes viral; and more.

Murderers’ Row Today At Noon On THINK

Today, THINK host Krys Boyd will be talking about criticism with a trio of North Texas critics: D magazine’s Nancy Nichols on food, the Star-Telegram‘s Preston Jones on pop music and KERA’s Jerome Weeks about everything else. She’ll ask us how we justify ourselves, didn’t our mothers teach us any better and how do we sleep at night? Highly recommended, five stars.

New Survey Says Dallas Sure Could Use Some Affordable Housing for Artists

The findings from last summer’s survey of Dallas-area artists are out – and they certainly support low-income housing for artists. But the leading non-profit that develops such projects says it can’t try one in Dallas – yet.

Best R&B Performance? Denton-Born Snarky Puppy Up For A Grammy

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The Denton-born music collective Snarky Puppy is looking to garner a Grammy for its jazz-funk-soul cocktail, spiced by Lalah Hathaway’s vocals on the single “Something.” Lyndsay Knecht interviews Snarky members and Tony Green reviews the album, Family Dinner, Vol. 1.

JR Asks Us To Face Up

Internationally renowned photographer JR has brought his “Inside Out” project to the Dallas Contemporary – have your poster-sized portrait join thousands of faces he’s put up worldwide.

First Look! In His New Video, Jaap Visits The ‘New World’

A first look at the DSO’s latest video: It features music director Jaap van Zweden discussing Dvorak, and he probably could have just said “Dvorak” repeatedly and made the video interesting.

Should Arts Groups Create Their Own Arts Coverage?

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It’s happening in Chicago. The Chicago Symphony is publishing its own, supposedly independent online magazine – and has staffed it with some serious, experienced critics and editors. But is it ‘journalism’?

Theater Critic Lawson Taitte To Retire At Year’s End

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He’s actually been writing about North Texas arts since 1971 — but when he leaves the The Dallas Morning News in December, he’ll have been its first-string theater critic since 1996.

Friday Conversation: Filmmaker Eric Steele On “Bob Birdnow”

The Lone Star Film Festival is underway in Fort Worth. Anne Bothwell chatted with North Texas writer and filmmaker Eric Steele about making his featured film, finding the actor perfect for the part and celebrating three years of the Texas Theater.

Dallas Muralist Makes Cover Of ‘New American Paintings’

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Carlos Donjuan’s painting ‘Dreamers’ was one chosen from thousands of entries – for the latest issue of ‘New American Paintings.’

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