TREES SPROUTS AGAIN: Tonight’s the big night – the reopening of Trees in Deep Ellum. The Playlist blog has a rundown of who’s playing this weekend, as well as a link to a Dallas Morning News story about the club from June. And the club isn’t slowing down much after the weekend, as shows seem […]
‘SEVEN GUITARS’ A 10: The reviews are in for August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, currently onstage at African-American Repertory Theater in DeSoto, and the locals really like it. In her theaterjones.com review, Elaine Liners says, “Director William (Bill) Earl Ray has a fine cast that works off one another with the ease and intimacy this big, […]
FORT WORTH FOLLOWS DALLAS’ LEAD: On Monday, the Dallas City Council got a look at a budget proposal that cut arts funding by more than 20 percent while also curbing library hours in an effort to save money. It’s almost as if that same budget hopped in a car and headed west down 1-30. On […]
UNHAPPY ALL AROUND: The Dallas Morning News looked into the Dallas arts community’s dissatisfaction with the proposed merging of the Library Department and the Office of Cultural Affairs in a front-page story on Sunday. (I discussed the move and other budget-related items in this post on Friday.) Phillip Jones, head of the Dallas Conventions and […]
Seven weeks and 68 teens, one gallery exhibition and a musical theater show. Add it up, and you have a national award-winning program that tries to impart life skills to kids in trouble. The Creative Solutions summer camp finds juvenile probation officers working with Big Thought, the creative learning organization. Jerome Weeks reports on this year’s program at Southern Methodist University.
SPLIT DECISIONS: The reviews are in for Theatre Three’s The Royal Family, a comedy from the 20s loosely based on the Barrymore family of actors. Reviewing for dallasnews.com, Manuel Mendoza says the show is “snappily” directed by Jac Alder and, “it’s enough to create a diverting evening at the expense of those who aren’t like […]
The Ice House Cultural sent out the following message today: “Attention Art Patrons: We would like to inform you that the Ice House Cultural Center will be closing its doors in September 2009, as we prepare for our transition to the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in 2010. For over a decade, the Ice House has […]
Bring out your dead. And bring out your lively farce about deceased saints, corrupt monks and fraudulent relics. Michael Hollinger’s Incorruptible is a smart comedy that gets a very smart production from Circle Theatre. In his review, Jerome Weeks takes the time to thank the Lord for such blessings.
DALLAS IDOL: You might have never heard of Erv Karwelis. But without him, you might also have never heard of Old 97′s, Black Tie Dynasty, Deathray Davies and a slew of other North Texas acts that call his Idol Records home. Karwelis runs the label out of his Lakewood home and the former Sony employ […]
WEEKEND REVIEWS: Jubilee Theatre’s Sam Shade: A Detective Musical is a, “ rollicking, intermittently entertaining mess,” according to Manuel Mendoza (dallasnews.com) … Chris Shull calls Contemporary Dance Fort Worth’s new piece at this weekend’s Modern Dance Festival, “a fascinating kaleidoscope of sound and movement.” (dfw.com) … Art&Seek guest blogger Danielle Georgiou gets props for her, “wonderful […]