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Review: Dallas DanceFest


Dark Circles Contemporary Dance

In a year with a record number of performing arts festivals in North Texas, with more to be added in 2015, the inaugural Dallas DanceFest will perhaps go down as one for the history books. Ten groups representing an impressive range of styles kicked off the event Friday night at Dallas City Perf... Read more

Tarrant-area arts planner for fall 2014


Hopefully the outdoor temps will start dropping soon because it’s time to wrap up in a pashmina or throw on a sport jacket and head indoors to your nearest well-air-conditioned arts venue. Read more

‘Tabachin Ribbon’ sculpture in place on downtown plaza

Tabachin Ribbon installation


The Tabachin Ribbon, a bright yellow metal sculpture that debuted in Chicago’s Millennium Park in 2010, has been installed at Read more

Star-Telegram’s Gaile Robinson to receive state award

Longtime Star-Telegram art and design critic Gaile Robinson will receive a 2014 Award for Excellence from the Texas Society of Architects, the organization announced this week. Read more

Critics’ picks for the week of Aug. 31

1 Pinback at Trees: San Diego’s Pinback has created an impressive and distinctive body of work over the past 16 years, a melodic blend of tense, lo-fi grooves and low-key harmonies. The band’s masterpiece, though, is the decade-old Su... Read more

In the galleries: ‘Audioscapes’ Cedar Valley College


Courtesy of the artist

Artist Richard Miller is the circuit preacher of art instructors. He carries the word of paint throughout the community-college circuit. He began teaching at Tarrant County College in 1992, added a painting course at Navarro College in 2002 and another one at North Lake in 2003. He has kept all t... Read more

Leases extended for free downtown parking

Texas Ballet Theater Swan Lake dress


Drivers coming downtown to have dinner or take in a show at Bass Hall will continue to have access to free parking on nights and weekends for the time being at two big downtown garages. Read more

Theater review: ‘Year of the Rooster’

There’s nothing wrong with being cocky if you have the goods to back it up, as Upstart Productions does with Eric Dufault’s 2013 play Year of the Rooster. Read more

Dirty dozen entertainment guide: Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2014


A celebration of Hitchcock, a festival of dance, an afternoon of blues and a night of drums make this week especially eventful. Read more

Theater review: ‘Beyond Therapy’ at Stage West


Buddy Myers

The title of the play is Beyond Therapy but, truth be told, its characters are more like “beyond hope.” Read more

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