Jad Abumrad,  Zoe Keating & Gut Churn: Cherish Your Doubts

Jad Abumrad, Zoe Keating & Gut Churn: Cherish Your Doubts

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The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s #thinkspeak series kicks off with Jad Abumrad of NPR’s Radiolab, featuring cellist Zoe Keating. by Amy Martin, published Tuesday, May 19, 2015   Dallas — There is a gap, between the creative ideal in your head and the reality it becomes. In that sea of doubt lives Gut Churn, the title of Friday night’s inaugural …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How to Feed Your Brain at Dallas VideoFest

How to Feed Your Brain at Dallas VideoFest

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Amy Martin offers suggestions for your eyes and mind in the final weekend of Dallas VideoFest. by Amy Martin published Thursday, October 16, 2014   Dallas — Dallas VideoFest is a marvel. It’s not television. It’s the visual presentation of concepts through a variety of styles: documentary, experimental and fictional narrative. Most of the non-documentary videos are quite short, from …

Mini Solo Comedy Fest: How Solo Can You Go?

Mini Solo Comedy Fest: How Solo Can You Go?

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How Solo Can You Go? Our Productions Theatre Company stages two solo shows seen earlier in the year at a Dallas festival, with entertaining results. by Amy Martin published Saturday, June 7, 2014 Photo: Scott Kirkham LisaAnne Haram in Elephant in the Room Lewisville — A screed about education and parenting from a disintegrating uptight vice-principal that would have made Network’s …

A Community Tributes Vince Davis

A Community Tributes Vince Davis

A Community Tributes Vince Davis A collection of words and thoughts for actor and comedian Vince Davis. by Amy Martin published Saturday, May 31, 2014 Photo: Courtesy Vince in 4 Out of 5 Doctors Dallas — Actor and comedian Vince Davis died suddenly in May from pancreatic cancer. Obit and information on visitations and memorial services is here. Below is …

Vince Davis, 1954 to 2014

Vince Davis, 1954 to 2014

Vince Davis, 1954 to 2014 Amy Martin remembers the actor and improv stalwart, who died last week of pancreatic cancer. With visitation and memorial information. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Dallas — Actor, comedian and wise guy on many levels, Vince Davis died May 23, 2014 at the age of 60 from pancreatic cancer. A popular and …

Dallas Solo Fest: A Different Woman

Dallas Solo Fest: A Different Woman

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Dallas Solo Fest Review: A Different Woman Veronica Russell’s show, based on the autobiography of Gertude Beasley, had to be made, and it has to be seen. by Amy Martin published Saturday, May 24, 2014 Photo: Rod Prados Veronica Russell in A Different Woman Dallas — Sometimes you come across a story that has to be told, a story so …

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