Library calling all artists

Library calling all artists

From Staff Reports Members of the Lakewood Library Friends will be in the Lakewood Library auditorium on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take in works of art for the 54th Annual Lakewood Library Art Show in May. Members of the Lakewood Library Friends can submit two pieces for free; all […]

ACT pushes envelope with monologues

By Andy Ray Bridges The Art Centre Theatre (ACT) announced that, for the first time ever, the company will present “The Penis Monologues.” This male driven response to “The Vagina Monologues” will give audiences a whole new understanding of the word “penis.” A well-rounded look at the most reviled, sought after, hated, loved, ridiculed and […]

Vikander’s choices inspired in ‘Tomb Raider’

Vikander’s choices inspired in ‘Tomb Raider’

By Chic DiCiccio There really isn’t a more perfect choice to play an adventure-seeking video game heroine than Alicia Vikander. Like Angelina Jolie before her, Vikander has the athleticism and screen presence to make an outrageous premise like that in “Tomb Raider” seem plausible. It’s a shame that this reboot is an overcooked assault on […]

Bluebonnets are blooming at the Bush

Bluebonnets are blooming at the Bush

By Bobbi Grunner The George W. Bush Presidential Center again offers its tremendously popular, docent-guided Bluebonnet Tours on Saturdays through June 2. Along with the stunning bluebonnets, the Native Texas Park on the grounds of the Bush Center features other seasonal wildflowers, native Texas grasses, tree-shaded lawns, and clearings providing habitats for butterflies, birds and […]

Pure madness prevails in NCAA Tournament

Pure madness prevails in NCAA Tournament

By David Mullen March Madness, starting this week, is unlike any other time of year. Not only do businesses kick into low, as productivity slows down measurably, but this year a political statement has come to the forefront. This isn’t about the powers of the NCAA making hundreds of millions of dollars while players providing […]

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

From Morning Edition NPR News There aren’t very many scientists who achieved rock star status. Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76, family members told British media early Wednesday, was definitely a contender. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” […]

Senior pen pals teach students cursive

Senior pen pals teach students cursive

By Lauren Witt During this school year, 19 seniors living at Presbyterian Village North (PVN), a Dallas senior living community, are serving as an inspiration to third grade students in Karen Gunter’s class at Good Shepherd Episcopal School. Each senior is paired up with a student, and the pair is writing cursive letters back and […]

New show highlights LBJ’s ‘Great Society’

New show highlights LBJ’s ‘Great Society’

By Shari Goldstein Stern Brandon Potter’s convincing portrayal of Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) in Dallas Theater Center’s (DTC) current production of “The Great Society” is reminiscent of his abrasive, in-your-face performance as LBJ in DTC’s “All the Way” in 2014. Pulitzer Prize-winning, Texas native, University of Texas alum and playwright Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the […]

World’s oldest street festival comes to Dallas

World’s oldest street festival comes to Dallas

By Becky Mayad For the first time, Ratha Yatra, the Festival of Chariots will be held in Downtown Dallas on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Dallas Arts District, joining other global city centers like New York City’s Fifth Avenue and London’s Piccadilly Circus in celebrating this event. Described as […]

39th annual parade ready to blaze the Ave.

39th annual parade ready to blaze the Ave.

The 2018 Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival, presented by the Dallas Mavericks, is on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. Dallas native Burton Gilliam, a character actor known for such films as “Paper Moon,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Back to the Future III,” is the 2018 Grand Marshal. The Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade […]