2015 Earth, Cosmos & Life Calendar

2015 Earth, Cosmos & Life Calendar

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An absolute stellar year with many Moons and holidays that occur on weekends, and several great convergences. An Imbolc/Candlemas/Groundhog Day Full Moon, a Spring Equinox New Moon, a Beltane Full Moon, and a Full Moon Thanksgiving and Christmas. The biggest convo of them all in Sept: Supermoon – Full Harvest Moon – and a Lunar Eclipse in the perfect hours …

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No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. ~ Robin Williams

Almost 5: An Office Life (Circus) Story

Almost 5: An Office Life (Circus) Story

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It’s 5 O’Clock Everywhere Circus Freaks offers a wordless piece of circus arts and music, Almost 5: An Office Life (Circus) Story, at the Bath House Cultural Center.   Dallas — Office workers deepen their relationships throughout a workday as they wile away the boredom by using juggling, floor acrobatics, and general clowning. Such is the slender plot upon which …

North Texas Wild: Nature news for the wintertime blues

North Texas Wild: Nature news for the wintertime blues

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Jan. 19, 2015 By Amy Martin Brrrr! Not the greatest of hiking weather this time of year. Here are some options to get your nature on without getting cold, plus ways to help support parks… a sneak peak on Texas’ upcoming state park located west of Fort Worth… and guide book recommendations for wintertime arm-chair adventures. HIGH-DEFINITION PLANET Perot Museum …

Amy at Texas Faith: Taking offense in the name of faith

Amy at Texas Faith: Taking offense in the name of faith

Question by Rudolph Bush The murderers of 12 people in the office of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo justified their actions as revenge for offenses against their Islamic faith. The magazine’s cartoonists reveled in their role as secular provocateurs in the tradition of Voltaire. There is no question that their cartoons were offensive, and not only to Muslims but to …

Nicole Stewart Schlesinger: Oral Fixation

Nicole Stewart Schlesinger: Oral Fixation

Nicole Stewart Schlesinger: Story Fancier How the lover of personal stories created one of the fasting growing performance events in Dallas, Oral Fixation: An Obsession with True Life Tales. by Amy Martin published Sunday, January 18, 2015 Photos: Robert Hart/TheaterJones Everyone has a story to tell, and if it’s a good enough story brightly told it might end up on …

The Year in Comedy

The Year in Comedy

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From big stand-up names to local favorites, the local comedy scene expanded in 2014; but we want more. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, December 30, 2014   Each year, more comedy shows and events enliven North Texas. It’s a good trend. Bit by bit, the conservative façade of comedy in Dallas is eroding. Here’s what stood out in 2014.   …

Linda Stogner and Jan Norton: Laugh Bringers

Linda Stogner and Jan Norton: Laugh Bringers

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The women behind the long-running Backdoor Comedy Club had a great year, and they’re looking forward to more. by Amy Martin published Monday, December 29, 2014   Power women rock the comedy world in Dallas, but none of them have deeper roots than Linda Stogner and her business partner Jan Norton. These two comedy mavens have kept the Backdoor Comedy …

Matt Lyle’s House Party, Holiday Edition: Adulthood, Or How I Learned to Love Ken Burns

Matt Lyle’s House Party, Holiday Edition: Adulthood, Or How I Learned to Love Ken Burns

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Bringing Down the House At Fun House Theatre and Film, Matt Lyle’s House Party, Holiday Edition, is a showcase of smart and hysterical sketch comedy and improv.   by Amy Martin published Friday, December 19, 2014   Plano — Is Shakespeare better with farts? This question is pondered in the Matt Lyle’s House Party welcome speech—essentially Lyle’s manifesto on the …

Amy at Texas Faith: Is torture ever justified in American policy?

Amy at Texas Faith: Is torture ever justified in American policy?

What does your faith say about enhanced interrogation – about torture – as an instrument of American policy in a dangerous world? Question by Wayne Slater   AMY MARTIN, President Emeritus – Earth Rhythms In Taoism, to struggle is to do things the hard way. It’s not just foolish; it’s a spiritual death wish. The Taoism sacred text, the Tao …

North Texas Wild: Bringing nature into your holiday

North Texas Wild: Bringing nature into your holiday

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Where to celebrate the solstice in DFW and see the best light displays, along with tips for natural decorating and green gifts. Dec. 16, 2014 By Amy Martin For thousands of years, we lived by nature’s rhythms, stirring in the spring, expanding in the summer, gathering in the fall and resting in winter. You might say it’s in our DNA. …

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

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Jazzing Up the Holidays Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops brings the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis for a terrific concert at the Meyerson. by Amy Martin published Sunday, December 14, 2014   Dallas — The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is so far from the usual big-band cliché that it’s mind-blowing. A dozen of the …

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