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Amon Carter museum buys million-dollar memorial painting

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Courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Ruth Carter Stevenson was president of the board of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art for more than 50 years, and since her death in January 2013, those associated with the museum had been looking for a way to honor her leadership. Read more

Review: CD/FW Dance Exchange — A Choreographers Showcase

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Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth

Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth usually begins its Modern Dance Festival at the Modern with “CDFW Dance Exchange: A Choreographers Showcase,” but this year, the concert closes the company’s 11th annual festival. This is likely to accommodate the schedule of the guest artists, ... Read more

In the galleries: Benito Huerta’s ‘Fresh Perspective’ at Amon Carter Museum

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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

If you have ever wondered what artists respond to when they visit an art museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art has an exhibition that addresses that. The museum invited local contemporary artist Benito Huerta to cull the collection to find pieces he finds compelling. “Fresh Perspe... Read more

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

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Courtesy

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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