Panels Provide Prescriptions, But Ultimately Is the Artist Responsible for Personal Health?

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There were actually butts in the seats last night, which was exciting.

By Monica Hinman

Last night at the Dallas Museum of Art, KERA's Art and Seek kicked off their sixth season of State of the Arts, which brings together leaders in the local art world to engage in a dialogue about developments and trends in art and culture. Last night's panel included Fort Worth artist Devon Nowlin, Dallas painter Arthur Peña, and Dallas writer Darryl Ratcliff, moderated by KERA's Jeff Whittington. The artists on the panel were upbeat in their assessment of the opportunities they have found for producing art in the area, each sharing details of their studio and living arrangements and a few of their upcoming projects.


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19 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, September 11-14

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Let's do the Time Warp Again!

It might be difficult to believe this, but there is an entire generation of adults who have not necessarily seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's about time these young whippersnappers learned the "Time Warp" and I can think of no one better to teach them than the Dallas Theater Center. Previews for the stage version of this cult classic - just called Rocky Horror Show - open Thursday night, with a run that stretches through October 19. Grab your tickets to see this gender-bending madhouse of a show about transvestite aliens at dallastheatercenter.org.

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Dear One Arts Plaza, The Mixmaster Knows How to Fix You

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One Arts Parking...err...plaza

It's a picturesque summer night. My mother is in town for the week. I'm taking her to the theater in the downtown Dallas arts district. With the simple hope that we confab over a cocktail before we settle into our seats at the City Performance Hall, we head to One Arts Plaza.

Usually I know better.

If you want to grab a spot on a patio and watch the sunset over Dallas, you should go somewhere else - anywhere else. It's not that the restaurants in One Arts Plaza are unequivocally crap. In fact, Tei-An rules the Dallas kingdom of eats. No, this culinary semi-circle has one very simple problem: THE PATIOS ARE A PARKING LOT.


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Dallas native Marcus Grodd Proposed on Bachelor in Paradise last night, Because True Love

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Monday marked the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise and honestly hopefully it was also the series finale because this spinoff of The Bachelor was one big snore.

The episode begins with six couples remaining. Until, of course, host Chris Harrison shows up to inform everyone in a formal sit-down meeting to get their heads out of their butts and in the game because it's time to decide if their relationships are serious enough for the real world.

Couples begin to drop like flies. Apparently, it took Harrison reminding them Paradise doesn't last forever for some of them to realize they aren't in real relationships.

However, Dallas native Marcus and his Paradise girlfriend, Lacy, hold strong. We've seen them grow together since week one and really at this point, only some sort of natural disaster could deter these two.


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18 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, September 4 - 7

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The visual art scene reignites for the fall season this weekend, with a plethora of openings throughout Dallas. If you land in the Design District at 6 p.m. Saturday, you can walk in just about any direction and find an exhibition to wander into. From Conduit Gallery (above photo) to Zhulong Gallery and so many more, it's going to be a busy night in West Dallas. But that's not all there is to do this weekend, so grab a few friends and paint the town red.

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Seven Houses in Dallas You (Probably) Can't Afford, Back to School Edition

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SOLD for more than one billion (how do you type that? 1B? $Billion?).
Put down the box of Goldfish and wipe off your flavor blasted hands. You're going to need your fingers to punch a few numbers in the calculator because the perfect addition to the following list of houses is a Koi pond. That's right. We think it's about time you bought yourself a pond and filled it with oversized fish. Apparently the real estate market has never been better, which obviously means it's about time you bought that mansion.

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10 Dance Shows to See This September in Dallas

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Gaudium dance is back this September!

"It's just a jump to the left. And then a step to the right. With your hand on your hips. You bring your knees in tight. But it's the pelvic thrust. That really drives you insane. Let's do the Time Warp again."

I promise you, this will be your anthem for the start of the dance season in Dallas when Dallas Theater Center opens Rocky Horror Show later this month. Because, Riff Raff and Magenta have it right: let dance take you on a dreamy, fantasy-filled trip to another dimension. These performers just want to take you on a time traveling trip that will have you falling out of your seat with laughter, hugging your neighbor out of love and respect, enjoying the gentle side of life, and visiting the experimental and wacky world of a creative genius.

Can you imagine a better way to spend a weekend?


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13 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, August 28- September 1

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Scream Your Way Through the Weekend

Six by Hitch
Lonestar Film Society pays tribute to one of film's master directors all weekend by screening six of his best films at The Modern in Fort Worth. Starting Thursday with a screening of one of Alfred Hitchcock's earliest films, Blackmail, this weekend walks through his career presenting classics, as well as some of the more rarely seen works. For Blackmail, which screens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, pianist Robert Edwards will provide musical accompaniment in the suspenseful Hitchcock fashion. This six-part showcase of the director's work runs through August 31; tickets to each film are $8. Find more information at themodern.org.

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15 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, August 21 - 24

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Courtesy Edward Ruiz

We've got quite a weekend up our sleeves for you. From theater to sideshows to film screenings and art exhibitions, we've shuffled up the cards and stacked the deck just for you. You might call it magic, we call it the Mixmaster.


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Dallas VideoFest Reboots For Its 27th Year This October

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Hitchcock's The Lodger
Celebrating its 27th year, the Dallas VideoFest (DVF) and the Video Association of Dallas (VAD)--an organization committed to the exhibition of independent, alternative, and non-commercial media--are ready to try something new.

Since 1986, when they presented the inaugural program, Video As A Creative Medium, at the Dallas Museum of Art, Bart Weiss and his dedicated team of organizers, volunteers, and artists have worked hard to make a place for the difficult to define field of media art that goes by many inadequate names: "video art," "experimental film and video," or "new media." That first event, which was co-curated by John Held, included two nights of video by selected local and national video artists and was a great success, but over the years, "video art" has fallen in favor at the festival to more conventional forms of video-making.

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