Making Dallas Even Better
For a long time, novelist Kathryn Marshall was a step away from stardom and a step ahead of her demons.
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A very multi-media screening of Fritz Lang's Metropolis will open the Dallas Chamber Symphony's season and the annual Dallas Videofest. The symphony itself will perform a new score by Brian Satterwhite, and new choreography by Christopher Dolder of SMU's dance school.
Battles pushes pop to its breaking point with intricate, technical songs that sound like the musical equivalent of an M.C. Escher piece. The trio seems to have a lot of fun constructing such labyrinthine tunes, and that joy ensures even the most experimental excursions remain accessible.
The 28th annual festival, which highlights experimental films, documentaries, shorts, and other adventurous media art, will feature more than 125 films screened at venues throughout town. Opening night is Oct. 12 at the Dallas City Performance Hall, where the classic silent sci-film Metropolis will show in a multimedia performance incorporating dance and a new film score, courtesy of SMU dance and the Dallas Chamber Symphony.
If it's true that everything is bigger in Texas, than nothing is bigger than the State Fair. How many other state fairs boast a 55-foot tall talking cowboy statue, much less one built to replace the last towering cowpoke after its spectacular immolation?
Look for fried everything -- new delicacies this year include a pricey fried lobster and a bacon margarita -- and a number of daily new shows and attractions, including an exhibition about the history of Texas music and a pyrotechnic-heavy "illumination sensation." The usual suspects (midway games and rides, livestock shows, rodeo events, car shows, and such) will be back in full force. A new "Thrifty Thursdays" intiative makes it an ideal time to go for deals on some of the fair's favorite eats, but you can't go wrong spending any day of the week at one of the biggest events of the year.
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