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Stage West, WaterTower Theatre combine efforts on ‘Explorers Club’


Buddy Myers

Competition is often a positive force in the arts, just as it is in so many areas of human endeavor. Read more

Review: Ballet Frontier’s ‘The Nutcracker’


Special to the Star-Telegram

Most productions of The Nutcracker in North Texas (and really, in any city) are from ballet schools, as opposed to professional companies, which is why you’ll see most of the ensemble and satellite roles performed by kids and teenagers and the major roles give... Read more

DFW vehicle tours: Six cool guided trips in North Texas



It’s nearly go-time for the holiday plunge: The relatives are set to descend, and you’re at your wit’s end figuring out what to do with them. Especially when the turkey’s down to the carcass, the cornbread stuffing is toast, the pie is just a sweet, sweet memory, and everyone&... Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Nov. 21-27, 2014

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Click ahead to see this week’s Dirty Dozen, your weekly 12 pack o’ fun to what’s going on in DFW. Read more

Critics’ picks: Mick Fleetwood’s photographs on show in Dallas


Courtesy of Mick Fleetwood

1 “Reflections, The Mick Fleetwood Collection”: Samuel Lynne Galleries in Dallas is hosting an exhibit of the fine art photography by Mick Fleetwood, founding member and drummer of Fleetwood Mac, Dec. 11-13. After a minimum purchase of $1,950, buyers are i... Read more

In the galleries: ‘Ed Blackburn: Ancient History’ at Cliff Gallery


Fort Worth-based artist Ed Blackburn, who is also an art instructor at UNT, will have an exhibit at Mountain View College’s Cliff Gallery. “Ed Blackburn: Ancient History” is a mash-up of Bible stories told in crude abstraction with astoundingly accurate comic book art that ha... Read more

Theater review: ‘Elf’

You probably think elves only know how to make toys. Read more

Ballet Frontier finds a new home

In front of board members, friends and invited guests, Enrica Tseng introduced the students of her Ballet Frontier of Texas on Sunday, and they performed scenes from The Nutcracker and variations from other ballets. Read more

Pics: Art Conspiracy's Art Con X

Scott Fischer

The culture vultures braved the brrr of an abandoned warehouse on Saturday for Art Conspiracy's party near Trinity Groves in Dallas. Read more

‘Elf’ takes the stage at Bass Hall


Joan Marcus

An elf is a little guy. But this Elf is huge. Read more

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