The Star-Telegram arts writers spotlight what’s rocking their world this week.
1 Kindred: The Embraced — The Complete Series: Before Buffy and True Blood, there was the entertaining Kindred: The Embraced, a shortlived Fox drama about vampires among us that was well ahead of its time. Now, a new generation can play catch up: a DVD re-release arrives Tuesday with all eight episodes, an extended pilot episode, additional commentary, deleted scenes and a letter from creator John Leekley.
— Cary Darling
2 The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts: Complete Collection on DVD: Celebrity roasts have become fashionable again, thanks to Comedy Central, but Dean Martin and his pals were giving each other grief decades earlier. Now available in one 25-disc box, the Martin celebrity roasts — everyone from Lucille Ball and Jack Benny to Ronald Reagan and Frank Sinatra takes a round of good-natured abuse — have lost none of their humor over the years. Apart from the roasts, the set includes 15 hours of bonus features, behind-the-scenes interviews, rare home movies and a 40-page collector’s book. The set is available exclusively at deanroasts.com.
— Preston Jones
3 “Nasher XChange”: Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Nasher Sculpture Center has commissioned 10 artists to create site-specific public art pieces in 10 locations around Dallas. The works, unveiled Saturday, will be on exhibit through Feb. 15. To get maps to the exhibition’s locations and to see the lineup of opening weekend festivities, go to www.nashersculpturecenter.org/Nasher-Xchange or download the free Nasher XChange app.
— Gaile Robinson