Posts Tagged ‘Arts Fifth Avenue’
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A5A Presents Django Reinhardt Festival 2014

JIMMY FOWLER
Musically, it’s hard to get more sophisticated than 20th century guitar icon Django Reinhardt. He’s full of contradictions. He’s about as continental as you can get, having secured his reputation as a guitarist with golde...


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Final Weekend for SceneShop’s “Real Men”

JIMMY FOWLER
Tonight and tomorrow night (8pm August 9 & 10) are the final performances of SceneShop’s annual summer collection of comic and dramatic sketches and scenes at Arts Fifth Avenue (1628 5th Ave, FW). The 2013 edition of this...



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Case Brothers Celebrate 50 Years of Music

EDWARD BROWN
The Case brothers, Johnny and Jerry, have been making jazz and Western Swing –– though mostly jazz and sometimes together –– for 50 years. Quite an achievement. To celebrate the milestone, the brothers and some musicall...


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“Pocket Full of Art” at A5A

JIMMY FOWLER
Most theater companies just send out press releases to announce their upcoming seasons. But co-founders Johnny and Diane Simons of Hip Pocket Theatre like to turn everything into a celebration. Their philosophy is that life, li...



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Django Reinhardt Festival at A5A

JIMMY FOWLER
How cool is 20th century guitarist Django Reinhardt? So cool, Sean Penn faints at the mere mention of his name. More accurately, Sean Penn’s character in Woody Allen’s 1999 movie Sweet and Lowdown swoons every time someone ...


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SceneShop’s “A Fifth of Christmas”

JIMMY FOWLER
For certain kinds of people –– single, or childless, or those who’ve lost or are separated from loved ones –– the holiday season can feel like everything from a bad joke to happiness boot camp: You will feel the good ...



John Carlisle Moore’s “Rabbit Full House Divided” is on display now as part of a group show at A5A.

Cottontail Fire

Outsider artists gather at Arts Fifth Avenue.
JIMMY FOWLER
The term “outsider artist” is often used to describe self-taught artists who proudly and defiantly work outside of any movement, commercial trend, or academic tradition. Fort Worth painter-photographer-playwright John Carli...


Elizabethans will battle zombies at Arts Fifth Avenue this month. Tony Robles

Brainy Humor

Drag Strip Courage tackles a mashup of The Bard and the undead.
JIMMY FOWLER
A lot of theater artists feel an obligation to speak of William Shakespeare in reverent tones, as if performing the words of The Bard is an unquestionably noble enterprise. Actor and director Seth Johnston, who formed the small...



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Performance Salon at A5A

Jimmy Fowler
Some artists are strictly instinctual. They don’t like to overthink the process, preferring to let the work speak for itself. Others are more self-aware and can hold forth on the joys and frustrations of creativity in a very ...


The Dallas Holocaust Museum pays tribute to the undercover agents who went behind enemy lines in its current exhibit Ritchie Boys: Secret Heroes of World War II.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 1 The idea of the U.S. military deploying German Jews to fight against the Nazis during World War II isn’t just a subplot from Inglourious Basterds but something that in fact happened. The Dallas Holocaust Museum pays...