Posts Tagged ‘shows’

We Bought a Zoo: Animal House

Like his hero, a filmmaker tries to find a new purpose.
KRISTIAN LIN
There are two ways to evaluate Cameron Crowe’s family-friendly new film We Bought a Zoo. One is by the standards of other PG-rated Hollywood movies that revolve around cute animals. By that measure, this is a drama that deals...


Fort Magic

These folks can make your assumptions about Cowtown vanish.
Steve Steward | Photos by Anna Routh Barzin
From the Ridglea Country Club’s main dining hall emanated the gentle sway of “Moonlight Serenade,” as well-to-do octogenarians slow-danced to the sounds of their youth. In a smaller dining room down the hall a more raucou...



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Firehouse Art Gallery
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Firehouse Art Gallery’s September show continues this week, showcasing works as different as Joyce Martin’s specimen case-like objects, Brenda Benson’s glassworks, and Pam Stern’s clay sculptures. Unlike the other Galle...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 31 Oh, this is too good to be true. Former Delaware Tea Party U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, the first politician we can remember who felt the need to make a TV ad saying that she wasn’t a witch, appears a...



Becky’s New Car Stalls

Despite impeccable acting and an exhilarating start, Circle’s latest comes up short in the end.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a revealing bit of wisdom expressed by the title character of the bittersweet marital comedy Becky’s New Car, set to begin its final weekend of performances at Circle Theatre. Becky (Lisa Fairchild), a charming and ...


Will Blair’s “Footloose”

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We’re always glad to hear more from coffeehouses with art shows. This Saturday Avoca Coffee is hosting an opening reception for artist Will Blair, whose canvases that mix encaustic, acrylic, oil, and spray paint will hang in ...



The Bard in Tweetland

Lauren and Jason Morgan honor Shakespeare with irreverence and year-round work.
JIMMY FOWLER
On the 447th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in April, an arts blogger for a West Virginia newspaper wrote that the Elizabethan playwright had aimed his work at the masses, not the elite: “If he were alive today, he’d ...


Cowboy Up With Buck

Even if you’re not from cattle country, you’ll find this doc engaging.
KRISTIAN LIN
Buck is a close study about a horseman and his methods, so no wonder it has widened out beyond the specialty art-house theaters here in North Texas, where there’s a natural constituency of moviegoers who are interested in hor...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 29 If you missed any of the performances from the recently ended season of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, you can catch them now in a summer encore series running each Wednesday. Better still, they’re playing in some th...


You’re Getting to Be a Hobbit With Me

Big Ticket
We’re not the biggest Tolkien fans at Night & Day, and we’re surprisingly unenthusiastic about the prospects of Peter Jackson’s upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel. However, we can’t possibly pass up Theatre Arlingto...