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Surveying our ecletic arts scene, from the galleries to the stage.

Critics’ picks: Two albums and an art-making opportunity

1 Daby Touré, Amonafi: The fifth release from Mauritanian-born, Senegalese-raised and French-based singer-songwriter Daby Touré beautifully reflects his bicultural life. With his warm voice soaring ov... Read more

Review: The Hall Ensemble

Hall Ensemble at the BRIT 6


The Hall Ensemble tried out a new space Tuesday night: the atrium of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. The environs were certainly pleasant and the acoustics were surprisingly good, though not all sight lines were ideal. Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Sept. 25-Oct. 2, 2015

State Fair Opening Day 12


Click through for things to do all over DFW! Read more

Theater review: ‘Killer Shrews’

Killer Shrews

Robert Bourdage

Every season at Hip Pocket Theatre there’s one show that seems like an easy entry, and this year it’s the season closer Killer Shrews, adapted by Johnny Simons from the 1959 B-movie written by Jay Simms and directed by Ray Kellogg. Read more

Stage West opens season with ‘Bad Jews’


Buddy Myers

With a title like Bad Jews, one expects a Borscht Belt-style routine, perhaps from the mind of Jackie Mason, or a comedy involving cross-cultural shenanigans. Read more

Theater review: ‘Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical’


Hey, Grandpa, what’s for supper? Read more

Theater review: ‘I’m Always on My Mind’


Uppermost Entertainment

Brock Besson is pretty pleased with himself. Read more

Review: Texas Camerata finds a sad kind of beauty in Sunday concert



Texas Camerata’s program on Sunday evening was a sad affair, but that’s not a negative comment. It was sad because the program was devoted to the tribulations of the Virgin Mary, represented in music by composers of the baroque era. Read more

Arts writers’ picks for the week of Sept. 20



1 Empire: The year’s best and soapiest TV guilty pleasure returns for its second season at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Fox. The behind-the-scenes shenanigans at a fictional hip-hop record label may be over the top but they’re never bor... Read more

Art exhibit preview: Alba family’s treasures on display at Dallas’ Meadows Museum

House of Alba

Colección Duques de Alba

The Meadows Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary in a huge way. To culminate the yearlong celebrations, the museum has brought in “Treasures From the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting,” with more than 140 objects from one family’s magnificent trove. Read more

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