‘Death of Stalin’ takes unbelievable leaps for laughs

‘Death of Stalin’ takes unbelievable leaps for laughs

By Chic DiCiccio By Chic DiCiccio In January of this year, the Russian Ministry of Culture banned “The Death of Stalin.” Their office called this scathing, bitingly funny satire an example of “ideological warfare.” That information alone should be the biggest selling point for “The Death of Stalin.” Anyone who has seen “In the Loop” […]

Talented students bring ‘Annie’ to stage

Talented students bring ‘Annie’ to stage

On March 2, Lakehill’s seventh and eighth grade musical theater students brought “Annie, Jr.” to the Lakehill stage. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin, “Annie Jr.” featured everyone’s favorite little redhead […]

New York city-based ABBA tribute band to offer harmonies at Arboretum

New York city-based ABBA tribute band to offer harmonies at Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum’s premier concert series, “Cool Thursday Concerts,” is back in action. The 2018 Cool Thursdays Concert Series kicks off on March 29 with fan favorite Dancing Dream, ABBA Tribute Band. Don’t miss the chance to attend Dallas’ favorite concert series overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage […]

Local volunteers needed for area animals

Local volunteers needed for area animals

By Dr. Beth Leermakers If you’re passionate about animals and want to make a difference in their lives, consider volunteering at one (or more) of the many animal rescue organizations in the DFW area. Volunteer opportunities include hands-on animal care, photographing the animals to help them find homes, marketing and public relations (social media), and […]

Family Gateway out to show helping can be fun

Family Gateway out to show helping can be fun

Family Gateway will host its first family fundraiser, DAY to PLAY, on Saturday, April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Annette Strauss Artist Square, honoring the late founder of Family Gateway, former Dallas Mayor Annette Strauss. The simple purpose of the event is to give children a day to just […]

‘Beautiful but fleeting’ cherry trees blooming

‘Beautiful but fleeting’ cherry trees blooming

By Terry Lendecker One of nature’s most beautiful presentations of color is starting to unfold now at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. A wave of delicate pink and white cherry blossoms on the Arboretum’s 150 cherry blossom trees are starting to unfold, announcing their annual arrival and ushering in springtime. The flowering cherry trees […]

Crashed Potatoes

Crashed Potatoes

2 pounds Yukon Gold or red potatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Chopped thyme or rosemary, optional Place potatoes into a microwave-safe container, cover, leaving a small vent and cook until the potatoes are soft enough to pierce with a fork. Meanwhile, heat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Brush the foil […]

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 […]

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 […]

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