Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

on Stage

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 …

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with guest Edie Brickell: What They Are

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with guest Edie Brickell: What They Are

on Comedy

What They Are Steve Martin delivers comedy, but it’s really about the music in his tour with Steep Canyon Rangers and guest Edie Brickell. Her husband, Paul Simon, made a surprise appearance in Dallas. by Amy Martin published Sunday, August 3, 2014 An artfully constructed set of music presented with great humor and incredible virtuosity. It was all you could …

Monty Python Live (Mostly): A fine Broadway-inspired finale

Monty Python Live (Mostly): A fine Broadway-inspired finale

on Comedy

Thank You, Spamalot Monty Python is no more. It has ceased to be. It’s expired and gone to meet its maker. But what a send off it was   The reunion/farewell event,Monty Python Live (Mostly): One Down, Five To Go, owes much to Spamalot on Broadway, both spearheaded by Eric Idle. The two-hour show boasted a superbly trained 20-member chorus …

Moontower Comedy Festival: Kids in the Hall

Moontower Comedy Festival: Kids in the Hall

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The Kids in the Hall, performing in Dallas tonight, dust off the rust with two shows at Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival. by Amy Martin published Sunday, April 27, 2014 Photo: Courtesy Moontower Comedy Festival Kids in the Hall at Moontower Comedy Festival Austin — The Kids in the Hall are rolling through Texas on their Rusty and Ready tour, a …

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical: Foreboding Broadway

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical: Foreboding Broadway

Foreboding Broadway At the Eisemann Center, the Broadway’s Next H!T Musical stirs up the laughs. by Amy Martin published Friday, November 9, 2012 Broadway‘s Next H!T Musical may be formulaic, but it’s fun. Spoofing both awards shows and Broadway, it’s a fast-paced and breezy 90-minute production that on a good night delivers plenty of laughs and on an off night will …

Capitol Steps: Politi-Gags

Capitol Steps: Politi-Gags

Politi-Gags Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Steps come to the AT&T Performing Arts Center this weekend. by Amy Martin published Thursday, May 31, 2012 Here in Texas, our preachers and politicians and penchant for hyperbole are ripe for satire and parody. Capitol Steps thanks us for being so supportive of comedians with not one but two shows at the ATT Performing Arts …

Margo Rey: Rey of Light

Margo Rey: Rey of Light

Rey of Light Jazz singer Margo Rey, wife of comedian Ron White, cuts loose in her Pearl at Commerce gig. by Amy Martin published Sunday, March 25, 2012 In my mind, Margo Rey is a sultry jazz singer who leans on pianos and croons lyrics that break men’s hearts. That’s indeed the side of Rey showcased on her CD My …

One Night Only: Gamelan D’Drum

One Night Only: Gamelan D’Drum

by Amy Martin   In Bali and Indonesia, music arises from life: the steady rhythm of pounding rice into paste, the choppy beats of waves in shallow tropical bays, the polyphonic swelling of frog song at dusk, the rolling rhythms of gentle jungle hills. This merges with a spirited grace captured in their gamelan ensembles. Based on melodic tuned gongs …

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