Local actors bring Shelley’s classic to life

Local actors bring Shelley’s classic to life

By Shari Goldstein Stern If you think you’re about to see a play that’s true-to-the film version of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” which you’ve seen a dozen times, you aren’t. “Thought provoking” is not a likely way someone might describe Hollywood’s “Frankenstein,” and the show’s a far cry from Mel Brooks’ outrageously funny “Young Frankenstein.” Instead, […]

Romantic renditions part of tradition

By Shelia Huffman Fellowship Hall was transformed into a romantic Cabaret showcasing beautifully appointed tables to host Sunday’s annual Valentine dinner, a Central Christian Church tradition. Lunch was an Italian themed buffet of signature lasagna, garden salad and Parmesan rolls from Dallas landmark Jimmy’s Food Store. Decadent desserts featuring chocolate, strawberries and other confections associated […]

‘Classical boom’ ready to hit the stage

From Staff Reports Two creative musicians are ready to change the way people think about music. Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus (pictured at right), who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” […]

Young crooner brings back oldies

Young crooner brings back oldies

By Shari Goldstein Stern Back in the day, singers like Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee and Bob Hope were crooning songs including “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “The Very Thought of You,” and “Blue Moon” in supper clubs everywhere. Their work was written with passion by composers like Dorothy Fields and Harry Warren. Such were […]

Abrams way off beaten path with ‘Cloverfield Paradox’

Abrams way off beaten path with ‘Cloverfield Paradox’

By Chic DiCiccio In an effort to release a movie that is actually worse than the Will Smith-starring “Bright,” Netflix has snagged the distribution rights to the J.J. Abrams-produced “The Cloverfield Paradox.” The only smart decision regarding this movie involves marketing. Netflix made it available for streaming the moment that the Super Bowl ended on […]

Short-rib enchiladas rule at Don Chingon

Short-rib enchiladas rule at Don Chingon

By Sara Newberry The newest spot for Tex-Mex on Lower Greenville is Don Chingon, which opened last fall and is the latest concept to come from The Syn Group, who are also behind the Social House in Uptown. The goal was to a create a fun atmosphere and a fresh spin on Tex-Mex cuisine. The […]

2018 Year of the Dog events offer art, music

2018 Year of the Dog events offer art, music

Celebrate the Year of the Dog as the Crow Collection of Asian Art presents its 19th annual Chinese New Year Festival on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 2– 8 p.m. at Klyde Warren Park. In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s signature event will be larger than ever, expanding into […]

Meadows Museum celebrates Chillida

The Meadows Museum will present Dallas’s first exhibition in nearly 30 years dedicated exclusively to the work of Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002), pictured at right, one of Spain’s most celebrated modern sculptors. Sixty-six works of sculpture, drawing, collage, gravitations, graphic works, and a small selection of artists’ books demonstrate the mature phase of Chillida’s career, when […]

Recipe: Pork Chops with Pipiàn

Recipe: Pork Chops with Pipiàn

10 medium tomatillos, husked and rinsed 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 6 wedges 2 poblano peppers 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup toasted and salted shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 8 center-cut boneless pork loin chops 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons lime juice Salt and pepper […]