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Review: Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival at Gexa Energy Pavilion

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Star-Telegram

In more than one sense, the second installment of Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival at Gexa Energy Pavilion was a more temperate affair. Read more

Review: Thomas Heatherwick at the Nasher

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Star-Telegram

If you worry about the future, despair at the state of the world and dread the headlines, you are certainly not alone, but all is not hopeless. Read more

Review: The Amernet Quartet

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Mait Jüriado

Haydn, Janacek and Chausson are not obscure names to most lovers of classical music, yet the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, which presented music of the three to open its season Saturday afternoon, managed to come up with a work that was both obscure and clearly a masterpiece. Read more

Review: “Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s”

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DFW.com

New York in the 1980s was vibrant, dangerous and chaotic — the perfect petri dish in which street-smart artists could launch their careers. Read more

Frisco pledges $1M to bring video game museum

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A community development board in a fast-growing northern Dallas suburb voted Thursday night to approve a $1 million plan to renovate a city museum into the nation's first video game museum. Read more

State Fair Instagram contest 2014: call for entries

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From the nanny goats and piglets to the glorious midway and those zany deep-fried concoctions, the State Fair of Texas is one of those events that seems like it was dreamed up just for the smartphone camera. Read more

Theater review: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’

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Jeremy Daniel

“Do you know what they put on stage these days? Frothy comedies and boy-meets-girl sex farces.” Replace “sex” with “screwball” and you’ve got a description of Nice Work If You Can Get It, the latest “new”... Read more

Theater review: ‘The Crucible’ by Tarrant Actors Regional Theatre

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Walter Betts

Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible — which is, along with his Death of a Salesman, one of the best-known and most studied plays of American theater — in the early 1950s as an indictment of McCarthyism. Set in the 1690s Salem w... Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: Sept. 19-25, 2014

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Rodger Mallison/DFW.com

A comedy festival, a blues festival, a brisket festival and a celebration of New York art in the ‘80s make this a festive week in DFW Read more

Arts writers’ picks for the week of Sept. 21

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ABC

1 Black-ish : In the early ’70s, the sitcom format proved to be on the cutting edge in dealing with issues of race. ABC summons up the spirit of those days with Black-ish, deb... Read more

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