Action, horror, comedy from around the world part of annual film festival

Action, horror, comedy from around the world part of annual film festival

By Teresa Nguyen The Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates its 17th year from Thursday, July 19 through Thursday, July 26. This festival year boasts its first Kashmiri drama film and returns with a women’s showcase of Asian directed and produced films by women. Sixty-six films will be screened throughout the week: six short blocks […]

Lack of intelligent thought leads to a ‘Fallen Kingdom’

Lack of intelligent thought leads to a ‘Fallen Kingdom’

By Chic DiCiccio After about 10 seconds of screen time, it’s apparent that Jeff Goldblum is wondering, “What the hell am I doing here?” Unfortunately, it takes longer than 10 seconds of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” for audiences to reach that same moment. This sequel to a reboot of a franchise with several sequels (the […]

Physician has important role in challenging show

Physician has important role in challenging show

By Shari Goldstein Stern “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba, Sithui (uhm) ingonyama,” opens “The Lion King’s” (TLK) “Circle of Life” in Zulu. Said another way, “it is the lion’s way; the lion is winning; it’s a victory.” That familiar first note tells you you’re in the right, familiar place. The mysterious, haunting melody opening the first […]

You can lead a horse to DART but you can’t …

You can lead a horse to DART but you can’t …

Officer Smokey, from the Dallas Police Mounted Patrol Unit (DPDMU), along with his four-legged and two-legged colleagues, participated in a student safety event with Dallas Area Rapid Transit this week. The DPDMU was established in 1982. The police horse is mostly used as a “patrol vehicle” that can be deployed on back streets, alleys, apartment […]

Ketelsen wins 2018 Maria Callas Award

By Suzanne Calvin   The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the winner of the 2018 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award: the supremely gifted American bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen (pictured at right) for his portrayal of Leporello in the critically-acclaimed spring production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” This prestigious award, named after one of […]

Summer meals now available at area libraries

From Staff Reports This summer, 19 Dallas Public Library branches are providing free lunches and snacks to children and teens under age 18, in partnership with the nonprofit hunger organization Equal Heart. Free lunches and snacks are available at these branch libraries: Audelia Road, Monday-Friday, noon to 12:45 p.m. Bachman Lake, Monday-Friday, noon to 12:45 […]

‘Tag’ catches audience’s hearts, and funny bones

By Chic DiCiccio The trailers for “Tag” are a bit deceiving. Sure, it’s based on a true story about grown men playing a game of tag for 30 years. They wear disguises, infiltrate the other player’s workplace, and risk bodily harm in order to simply lay a hand on another guy. It’s silly, hilarious and […]

Starbucks Puppuccino? These party animals say, ‘Yes!’

By Shelia Huffman Dallas canines kicked off summer with a Dog Park Festival at Central Community Dog Park Saturday morning. Dogs and their owners from around the community came out to enjoy food, drinks and music while the canine family member joined a game of Frisbee or whatever it is dogs do when it’s their […]

Timeless classic’s theme rings true today

Timeless classic’s theme rings true today

By Shari Goldstein Stern With the #MeToo movement underscoring so much of what’s currently in the news, the arts can teach us that this abysmal conversation isn’t really “new” news. The historical roots of men regarding women as property are inescapable. More than three centuries ago, a French novelist named Pierre Cholerlos de Laclos wrote […]

Mudhen to make being a dad even more fun

Mudhen Meat and Greens, the popular eatery at the Dallas Farmer’s Market, celebrates Father’s Day with “manly” brunch and cocktail specials in addition to the a la carte menu prepared by Chef Suki Otsuki. Offerings include: Bacon & Whiskey Flight: Assorted bacon & whiskey pairings (pictured above) $25; 44 Farms dry aged NY strip: 12oz […]