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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Amy at Texas Faith: To lead or follow, lessons from the University of Oklahoma

Amy at Texas Faith: To lead or follow, lessons from the University of Oklahoma

Question by Rudolph Bush Published: March 17, 2015 1:21 pm The news that has absorbed our part of the world recently revolves around a bus full of frat boys at the University of Oklahoma spouting a racist chant in some weird fraternity ritual. When two of the young men’s names were revealed, both said they were just repeating what they …

Jeanne Robertson: Over 70, all clean, still funny — even in a rocking chair

Jeanne Robertson: Over 70, all clean, still funny — even in a rocking chair

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Southern Charm Humorist Jeanne Robertson, known from SiriusXM’s Blue Collar Comedy Channel, slays the audience at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House   by Amy Martin published Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Dallas — Jeanne Robertson has a soft spot for Dallas. Five years ago, the now-71-year-old humorist was convinced to branch out into social media by posting one of her …

The madness of Miniature Curiosa — Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

The madness of Miniature Curiosa — Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

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The aptly named Miniature Curiosa reveals a method in the madness with An Excrutiatingly Ordinary Toy Theater Show at Out of the Loop. by Amy Martin published Sunday, March 8, 2015 Photos: Miniature Curiosa   Addison — “Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.” Zach Dorn, or at least the character he portrays in Miniature Curiosa’s An Excruciatingly …

Alternative Comedy Theate: The Victims — Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

Alternative Comedy Theate: The Victims — Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

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The Victims and friends show how improv comedy is done at Out of the Loop. by Amy Martin published Sunday, March 8, 2015 Addison — The lovely folks at the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival reserve seats for the press with excellent sightlines. The problem is that it gives improvisational comedians a direct line of sight and quick access …

Jenn Dodd in Melanchomedy: Funny Scenes About Sad Folks — Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

Jenn Dodd in Melanchomedy: Funny Scenes About Sad Folks — Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

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by Amy Martin published Sunday, March 8, 2015   Addison — Universally hated Time Warner Cable is always good for a joke. Jenn Dodd uses it to great affect in Melanchomedy: Funny Scenes About Sad Folks, running through Sunday afternoon at the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival. TWC’s ability to inflict misery upon humankind rivals the Black Plague. Try …

Comedy A Go Go : Hometown talent breaking big, Dallas Comedy Festival 2015 doubles the fun

Comedy A Go Go : Hometown talent breaking big, Dallas Comedy Festival 2015 doubles the fun

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Jamie Lee of Girl Code returns home to headline   Some comics hailing from North Texas who make it big lingered here a while and bonded with the comedy community. Cristela Alonzo, for instance. Others, such as Iliza Shlesinger, pretty much split right after graduating high school. Jamie Lee knew early on she wanted to be a comedian and quickly …

Aging Hippies: Spring Fever

Aging Hippies: Spring Fever

By Amy Martin February 25, 2015 Are you an aging tree-hugging hippie? If true, spring equinox is our day. My hippie roots run deep. It was 1969 and the flower children of Dallas were abloom. So were racial conflicts and heated arguments about the Vietnam War. After narrowly escaping a melee in the girl’s bathroom, with factions debating their fine …

North Texas Wild: Hope is a thing with feathers at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

North Texas Wild: Hope is a thing with feathers at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

North Texas Wild: Birds of all feathers ‘heal’ together at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center North Texas Wild is a monthly column by Amy Martin showcasing the ‘wild’ side of DFW. Feb. 21, 2015 By Amy Martin Photos by Chris Jackson Wild bird rehabilitation sounds so romantic: nurturing the winged wounded back to health, then releasing them to fly away through blue …

Remembrances and Condolences for Stuart Kraft

Remembrances and Condolences for Stuart Kraft

Remembrances and Condolences for Stuart Kraft Collected from Facebook   Art & Seek eulogy Dallas Morning News coverage   Cindy Bennett So sorry for your loss. Marc Bennett & I loved Stu & will miss him camping at our ranch with his doggies; Bella & Marley.   Gae Asbury Benson‎ I first met Stuart at “Celebration of Fitness”, a tiny …

Wayne Brady: right comic, wrong room

Wayne Brady: right comic, wrong room

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Mix Master The super talented and always funny Wayne Brady is the right comic for the wrong room at Verizon Theatre. by Amy Martin published Monday, February 16, 2015 Grand Prairie — “How can you review comedy? It’s so subjective.” It’s a matter of chops. Are they trying something different? Are they pushing their material? Was the set a jumbled …

Texas Faith: Who inspires you?

Texas Faith: Who inspires you?

Question via Rudolph Bush Last week, I had to scratch my head and admit to my friends who contribute to this blog that the well was dry. I had no questions that I thought were worth asking them. So I asked them to submit questions. And good friends that they are on our journey, several quickly chimed in. I chose …

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