Archive for December, 2014
BARENAKED LADIES.

Free Tickets To See Barenaked Ladies

Jeff Prince
The Canadian rock group with the quirky songs and entertaining live shows is coming to Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, and you could see ‘em for free — if you can answer a question better than anyone else. The Bar...


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Tarrant County Legislators Make ‘Worst’ List

Jeff Prince
Equality Texas created a list of the worst legislators in the Texas House on LGBT issues, with several of Tarrant County elected officials figuring prominently. Jonathan Stickland, a Bedford Republican, was in a 10-way tie for ...



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The Cliburn Has a Winner!

Kristian Lin
The awards ceremony started with a movie, a short film including footage of Van Cliburn’s triumph at the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition and his aftermath as a public figure. It was set not to his performance of the Tchaikov...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 4)

Kristian Lin
Last day of this competition! As always happens, the press room at the Cliburn is now filled to capacity. (In the first round, it was just a few diehards like me.) Three different Japanese journalists are seated around me at th...



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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 3)

Kristian Lin
I’m also the soccer guy on this website, as our regular readers know, so I heard about the incredible last few minutes of USA’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier in Kingston, with our guys blowing th...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 2)

Kristian Lin
The final round format has changed this year so that instead of the competitors playing their classical concerto first and then their showpiece concerto afterward, some of them are playing Rachmaninov or Prokofiev before they&#...



A 19th-century artist's rendering of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry starring in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing."

DFW Film Company Does Shakespearean Musical

Kristian Lin
Interrupting my Cliburn coverage to bring you this local film story: North Texas film production company TradRad Pictures just announced that they’re starting work on a musical film based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado A...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 1)

Kristian Lin
Spent my day off watching Man of Steel at a preview screening. You’ll have to wait until next week to find out what I think of the Superman film, but I will say that after steeping in high culture for the last week and a ...



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The Southside Market Weekend

Eric Griffey
There always seems to be something cool going on in the Near Southside and this weekend is no exception. Market Weekend is coming up Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, vendors at the open air Urban Market on South Main Street an...


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Nuns on the Bus Roll Through North Texas

JIMMY FOWLER
You don’t have to be Catholic or even spiritually minded to get a kick out of the activist group that calls itself Nuns on the Bus. This rolling collection of ordained Catholic sisters has been profiled everywhere from 60 Min...