Sign of the times

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:40am

Don Jones has been translating the arts for the hearing-impaired for more than a quarter century, but he’s not the only one … at least not anymore. Last month, Theatre 3 announced its partnership with the Deaf Action Center to begin interpreted performances of its shows this coming season, in both the mainstage and smaller […]


Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:35am

Out playwright and director Robert O’Hara tackles the twin minorities of being black and gay in Stage West’s provocative ‘Bootycandy’ Playwright and director Robert O’Hara has been a rising name in theaters around the country for nearly a decade, but he hasn’t been introduced in North Texas — until now. And we’re about to get […]

A season of the arts … at a glance

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Your handy guide to a year of theater, dance, music and the arts In addition to our Best Bets rundown of the arts, here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s going on in North Texas for the next 12 months (and beyond). You’ll never be able to say “I’m bored — there’s nothing to do!” again. […]

A year in the life

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 7:25am

We narrow down a year’s worth of performing and visual arts into one fantastic must-see events calendar by Arnold Wayne Jones There’s so much offered by the North Texas arts community, it’s easy to get lost in it all. So once again, we’ve curated a list of the best of the best. Culled from all […]

Uptown boys

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:30am

Uptown Players co-founders Jeff Rane and Craig Lynch reflect on 15 years of changing the landscape of theater in North Texas By Arnold Wayne Jones In the summer of 2001, two friends, both local actors — Jeff Rane and Craig Lynch — decided they were tired of looking for good theater; they wanted to create […]

Talk to the hands

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:15am

As the Turtle Creek Chorale’s sign language interpreter, Don Jones has spent decades artfully crafting song lyrics for the hearing-impaired By Elaine Liner Even when he’s chatting over a nosh at La Madeleine, Don Jones lets his hands do most of the talking. His fingertips dance across the tabletop to make a point, then his […]

The queen strikes back

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 6:00am

Alyssa Edwards tackles ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ again, this time as an  All Star.  And she’s more prepared than eve By J. DENTON BRICKER AND ARNOLD WAYNE JONES When Alyssa Edwards walked onto the set of RuPaul’s Drag Race for Season 5, she was shocked to see her longtime rival Coco Montrese among the queens she’d be competing with. […]

A performing arts wish list

Posted on 15 Aug 2014 at 7:20am

Many North Texas arts companies have impressive seasons lined up, but these 10 titles are the ones that have us most excited in the coming year ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor As I was compiling the list of all the spectacular dance, theater, music, comedy and fine arts performances and exhibitions scheduled for the […]

Applause 2013: Gay playwright comes to Dallas

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:55am

Guillermo Reyes, the author of the scathing monologue-driven play Men on the Verge of a His-Panic Breakdown, will be in town this weekend to attend two performances of the show, currently being staged by Theater New West in the Teatro Dallas space. In addition to attending the performances and audience “talk-backs” after the Aug. 23 […]

Applause 2013: Women’s world

Posted on 23 Aug 2013 at 10:45am

The Women’s Chorus of Dallas ramps up for historic 25 anniversary season ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Applause Editor In was back in the fall of 1989 when a new group calling itself the Women’s Chorus of Dallas joined up with the Turtle Creek Chorale and took to the stage of Dallas to sing as a […]