Archive for 2013
And I am telling you Dreamgirls is a stunning, star-powered musical spectacle.
When Dreamgirls debuted on Broadway in 1981, it won over an entire generation of theatergoers, African-American and not, with songs by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyer that skillfully evoked a wide range of black music through recent...
The Good Shepherd doesn’t go astray, but doesn’t lead anywhere exciting.
If you want a big-name actor to play a colorless guy with a hole in his soul, Matt Damon is now officially your man.
Let’s hear it for the girl! No, scratch that. Let’s hear it for the woman!
On For the Living of These Days, Kate Campbell sings slow, contemplative songs of hope in troubled times and of a sort of populist religion that distrusts earthly authority. Known as a literate musical storyteller with a respec...
Local rockers are generally good about helping one another out. When in serious need, I mean. Not when one of them needs a Tuaca shot.
Local alt-rockers Baboon are getting older, but their new album may be their spunkiest yet.
Everyone knows Baboon. The local rockers have been around for nearly 16 years, and they’ve toured with The Toadies, experienced some national success, and, surely to the envy of every other North Texas band, appeared on an ep...
Dear Mr. Off-the-Wall Jack. Don’t worry. I’m not writing you now in the hope that you’ll change your name to something less disgusting. Rather, as a friend and concerned citizen, I’d like to say that, Ja...
Plans for 17 new coal-fired plants are drawing howls from all over the map.
Environmentalists protesting the pollution potential of industrial plants — electric generating stations, cement kilns, whatever — aren’t that unusual these days.
Trinity River Vision opponents want to shut off the funding faucet.
When U.S Rep. Kay Granger pushed funding through Congress for the Trinity River Vision project — anointed as flood control, but really an economic development venture — she did it with amazing speed. The approval for the U....
Both MCB and TBT deliver rousing renditions of the holiday classic, the Nutcracker.
Two major Nutcrackers come our way each December, in addition to the countless studio versions that dot the landscape.