Big Top becomes ‘Petite Palace’ for new shows

Big Top becomes ‘Petite Palace’ for new shows

BATH HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER By Kathy Beazley   For the first time in North Texas, the Laughter League and The Petite Palace are coming together from Oct. 5-21 to create an intimate, eclectic tent show that will take audiences on an unparalleled journey, which combines the dazzling, daring aura of Cirque du Soleil with the […]

‘The Predator’ has no charisma, suspense or scares

‘The Predator’ has no charisma, suspense or scares

By Chic DiCiccio If someone said that Shane Black’s screenplay for “The Predator” started out as a dark comedy about a team of soldiers suffering from PTSD that then break out of prison, it would make sense. This alleged horror-science fiction mashup is nothing more than a 1990s throwback action movie loaded with one-liners … […]

Stuffed Delicata Squash

Stuffed Delicata Squash

2 delicata squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed 1/2 yellow onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 bunch kale, trimmed and sliced 1 cup quinoa 1 cup Parmesan cheese Vegetable oil Salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. Place squash in a baking pan. Brush cut sides of squash […]

Serrecchia a ‘singular sensation’ to Booker T.

Serrecchia a ‘singular sensation’ to Booker T.

By Shari Goldstein Stern   Many Dallas area theater-goers know that if a program lists Michael Serrecchia as director, they’ve made a good choice. Likewise, when area performers learn that Serrecchia’s directing a show, they grab their leg warmers and rush to auditions in a heartbeat.  Now the respected director is bringing Broadway to Booker […]

Dallas Beer Kitchen forgot the kitchen

Dallas Beer Kitchen forgot the kitchen

By Sara Newberry Dallas Beer Kitchen has definitely been through some ups and downs in its five-year history. After opening in 2013, they thrived until construction affected business so deeply that the former owner had to close the doors. Amazingly, two investors swooped in, and the place reopened after only five days. There was talk […]

Ethan Hawke creates a masterpiece, and a star, in ‘Blaze’

Ethan Hawke creates a masterpiece, and a star, in ‘Blaze’

By Chic DiCiccio “Blaze” is director Ethan Hawke’s love letter to country singer Blaze Foley, a belligerent, surly drunk who was tragically killed at the age of 40. Blaze wasn’t a good husband, friendly to audiences or remotely close to any commercial success, but he was exceptional at one thing: writing country songs.  So, what […]

Women’s Ministry offers ‘pay as you may’ cooking classes

Women’s Ministry offers ‘pay as you may’ cooking classes

By Shelia Huffman   To help Instant Pot owners get to know their appliance, overcome their fears and get cooking, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) held a class Saturday morning on Instant Pot Cooking.   The Instant Pot is the third generation, programmable pressure cooker that can also slow cook meals, saute vegetables, boil […]

Recipe of the Week

Recipe of the Week

Roasted Okra 1 pound okra 1/4 cup oil Salt and pepper Heat oven to 450F. Line a baking sheet with  parchment. In a bowl, toss okra pods with oil, then season with salt and pepper. Spread into a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast until crisp and browned in spots, 15-20 minutes.  Recipe […]

True story of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ delivers strong message

True story of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ delivers strong  message

By Chic DiCiccio The first five minutes of “BlacKkKlansman” feature Alec Baldwin spewing racial epitaphs in what appears to be the making of a bigotry training film. When his sweaty upper lip finally stops moving, he disappears from the movie and is oddly never seen or heard from again.  Then, seconds later, John David Washington’s […]

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Local chef turns the tables on cancer By Shari Goldstein Stern Some babies are born with a silver spoon. Some are born with a 14k ladle. Could anyone argue that if you can make a living doing what you love, it’s a keinehora? Such is the case with Jeffrey Kollinger, who not only adores his […]

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