Transform your Relationship with Poison Oak & Ivy with Amy Martin’s Latest Book

Transform your Relationship with Poison Oak & Ivy with Amy Martin’s Latest Book

Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant   by Amy Martin www.Itchy.Biz Everything you need to know about poison oak and ivy but are too itchy to ask   An estimated 50 million people endure the poison oak and ivy rash each year. Fear nature no more! North Texas-based …

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review: Laughs at the Lake with Myq Kaplan, Wendy Liebman and Matthew Broussard

review: Laughs at the Lake with Myq Kaplan, Wendy Liebman and Matthew Broussard

on Comedy

One of the best local comedy events happened this weekend at Las Colinas’ Lake Carolyn, featuring Myq Kaplan, Wendy Liebman and Matthew Broussard. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Irving — Imagine a national-level comedy event in a Dallas suburb headlined by a former financial analyst whose hobby is creating Pokémon-style figures from bakeable Sculpty clay—just let that …

review: The Coarse Actor Rises

review: The Coarse Actor Rises

on Stage

Photo: Alan Abair Photography: The Coarse Actor Rises at Pegasus Theatre Fifth Coarse Pegasus Theatre revives one of its franchises with a new Kurt Kleinmann play, The Coarse Actor Rises. by Amy Martin published Monday, August 15, 2016 Dallas — When a theatrical production starts with cuts from “Weird Al” Yankovic’s most classic album and ends with Ethel Merman belting out …

North Texas Wild: WHO you gonna call? Blackland Prairie Raptor Center provides ER for birds of prey

North Texas Wild: WHO you gonna call? Blackland Prairie Raptor Center provides ER for birds of prey

on Nature

By Amy Martin Barred owl at the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center in Lucas. This is first in a series of North Texas Wild columns about wildlife rescue centers in North Texas. Photos courtesy of BPRC. Aug. 30, 2016 John D’Amanda had been watching the injured bird for some time. A retired doctor, he’d seen the red-tailed hawk perched in the lower …

North Texas Wild: Smart phone apps enhance your connection to nature

North Texas Wild: Smart phone apps enhance your connection to nature

on Nature

Point your StarWalk app at the night sky to get quick astromical IDs. Amy Martin has compiled the ultimate nature app guide.   By Amy Martin  Aug. 8, 2016 Ever seen someone out in nature with the nose to a smart phone? It may not be a case of social-media addiction. More likely they’re using an app to enhance their outdoor …

Upright, All Night: Upright Citizens Brigade review

Upright, All Night: Upright Citizens Brigade review

on Comedy

The Upright Citizens Brigrade Touring Company engages in excellent long-form improv at Dallas City Performance Hall. by Amy Martin published Monday, August 1, 2016 Dallas — Just go. That’s great advice whenever a top-flight improvisational comedy group comes through town. Even if you’ve never watched a national improv ensemble before. Even if the only improv you’ve seen is based on …

Review: Aaron Aryanpur | Backdoor Comedy Club | Doubletree Hotel

Review: Aaron Aryanpur | Backdoor Comedy Club | Doubletree Hotel

on Comedy

Spite Flight Dallas comic Aaron Aryanpur celebrates the release of his new CD In Spite Of, which was briefly No.1 on the iTunes Comedy charts, with a show at Backdoor Comedy Club. by Amy Martin published Monday, August 1, 2016 Aaron Aryanpur is a man of process. Those who’ve followed his career for more than a decade have watched his evolution from …

Parodist Found: “Weird Al” Yankovic review

Parodist Found: “Weird Al” Yankovic review

on Comedy

Photo by Kyle Cassidy    At AT&T Performing Arts Center, Weird Al Yankovic proves why his genius song parodies have kept him popular for four decades. by Amy Martin published Tuesday, July 19, 2016   Dallas — It was the summer of 2013 and I was sitting in Dream Café in Addison. A rather infectious pop song caught my ear, seemed …

Review: Rush Limbaugh in Night School

Review: Rush Limbaugh in Night School

on Comedy

Photo: Chuck Marcelo of Alex Duva   Charlie Varon’s satire is played for maximum laughs by the young, talented actors of Fun House Theatre and Film. by Amy Martin published Sunday, July 10, 2016 Dallas — Could there be anything more appropriate for these times than Rush Limbaugh in blackface playing Othello while he pines for a ‘60s feminist left-wing radical …

North Texas Wild: A rollicking tour of iconic Northeast Texas prairies

North Texas Wild: A rollicking tour of iconic Northeast Texas prairies

on Nature

By Amy Martin  The Native Prairies Association of Texas hosted a prairie tour in Northeast Texas in early June. Intrepid Green Source DFW columnist tagged along on the day-long charter bus tour that ended with a rainbow over Daphne Prairie in Franklin County. Photos by Stalin SM. DAWN IS NO TIME TO BE ALIVE Saturday June 5, 7 a.m. I’m one of the last …

Dork Matter:  Jackie Kashian review

Dork Matter: Jackie Kashian review

on Comedy

Jackie Kashian ventures out of the Dork Forest and into Amphibian Stage Productions’ stand-up comedy series. by Amy Martin published Saturday, June 11, 2016 Photo: Michael Helms Fort Worth — Jackie Kashian is a buccaneer of liberal wit who exudes smart nimble verbal swordplay, able to eviscerate Trump with remarkably few words. She’s a one-woman stupidity detector, exposing the frontal-cortex …

North Texas Wild: Fort Worth Nature Center offers window into region’s wild past

North Texas Wild: Fort Worth Nature Center offers window into region’s wild past

on Nature

The Fort Worth Nature Center’s bison herd is one of its biggest draws. Photos courtesy of Fort Worth Nature Center unless otherwise noted. By Amy Martin  June 7, 2016 Are these on your hiking bucket list: ancient limestone bluffs, prairies and post oak savannahs, upland oak mottes and bottomland forests, a wide lazy river with marshes and a tiny magical …

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