Making Dallas Even Better
The best athlete in Dallas really is as good as he seems to be.
Celebrated author Jim Dent has a thousand stories to tell. But each is tinged with the sad truth that he has a serious drinking problem.
Every place you need to eat, drink, shop, and play right now in Dallas.
Six boozy milkshakes to delight your taste buds in the summer heat.
To be clear, Gorilla vs. Bear is one of the best music blogs around, and not a titanic clash between two fearsome animals. To that end, its annual showcase at the Granada has a reputation for being particularly well curated, and this year's event is no different. Jamie XX, whose solo album fused classic British rave with a modern indie sensibility, headlines, with groups like Lower Dens and Tei Shi filling out the bill.
The good-hearted dancer who gives this show its name has not had much luck in the New York City dating scene, to say the least. We’ve been on some unpleasant romantic rendezvous, but it’s rare that they end in a purse-snatching and an unwanted swim at Central Park. It’s Charity’s guileless persistence in her search for love, and classic numbers like “Big Spender,” that give this musical its big heart.
Dallas has its fair share of events highlighting performing arts on the fringe, but the Festival of Independent Theatres lends the stage exclusively to adventurous local companies willing to let their freak flag fly. It serves as a staging ground for new work, an incubator for experimentation, and a spotlight for independent artists in North Texas.
Based on the Steven Spielberg film of the same name, Catch Me If You Can adapts the true story of Frank Abagnale, a sympathetic conman whose impersonations of pilots and prosecutors make a life of crime seem downright glamorous. The FBI is less impressed—it’s probably not a spoiler to say that crime does not end up paying for our dear antihero—and this musical captures the suspense and thrill of a long cat-and-mouse game.
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