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Clowning in DFW: Shed the fear and get to know these clowns



We can’t pinpoint the actual moment that people turned on clowns, but they did. Read more

Theater review: Festival of Independent Theatres, weekend two


Lowell Sargeant

The second batch of shows in Dallas’ Festival of Independent Theatres has opened, and now it’s fair to say that the 16th annual FIT is one of the weaker ones in memory. Not to say there isn’t great work, but there are fewer must-sees than in the past. Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: July 25-31


Associated Press

You weekly fun guide’s got the WWE, ‘Chicago,’ American Idol Live, a Cirque du Soleil remix of Michael Jackson and much more. Read more

Theater review: ‘Heroes’ at Stage West


Buddy Myers

Three military veterans learn that the battlefield is not the only place where courage is needed in Heroes, the gentle comedy that just opened at Stage West. Read more

Review: Festival of Independent Theatres


There’s always variety in Dallas’ Festival of Independent Theatres, and of the four shows that opened in the first weekend at the Bath House Cultural Center, that statement remains true. Four more will open this coming weekend, and all shows run in a repertory schedule through Aug. 2. Read more

'MythBusters' coming to FWMSH


Discovery Channel

As you can see from the clip below, the folks on Discovery Channel’s MythBusters like to blow stuff up — urban legends, cliches, and, well, stuff that they literally blow up. You might not get to go that far in the Read more

Theater review: ‘Rose Nose Rhapsody’


Hip Pocket Theatre

“Life’s too short” is a hackneyed phrase people use for any number of situations, but there’s a reason it’s overused. As a radio announcer says in Rose Nose Rhapsody at Hip Pocket Theatre, in which it seems that the end of the world... Read more

Dirty Dozen entertainment guide: July 18-24

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show

Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

From Jay-Z and Beyonce and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ bringing the heat to Ice Cream Sunday chilling things off, we’ve got the cool line-up for a summer entertainment. Read more

Theater review: ‘Lizzie Borden the Musical’ at Ohlook Performing Arts

Even for August, the opening song in the musical having its area premiere at Ohlook Performing Arts, begins with the cast singing the lyric “Such a glorious day… .” Along with cast members in Victorian dress, it conjures images of twirling parasol... Read more

Theater review: ‘Old Times’ at Arts Fifth Avenue


Lark Wallis Johnston

FORT WORTH — Seth Johnston has, for more than a decade, been one of those Fort Worth theater artists who is so good that when he slips into a role, he is not always remembered next to showier performances by castmates. He rarely, if ever, calls attention to himself. Read more

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