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Students shine in one-act play stage

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The One-Act Plays from Irving, Singley Academy and MacArthur advanced to the district level, following impressive performances as the UIL Zone A and B contest March 28. Nimitz High School was named an alternate. In

Pets take center stage at Irving’s Pet Pawlooza

Pets take center stage at Irving’s Pet Pawlooza

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Photo: Pet owners wait in line for free veterinary services provided by the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection during Irving’s Pet Pawlooza. /Photo by John Starkey Animal lovers and volunteers gathered to celebrate pets during

A new generation celebrates knitting arts at DFW Fiber Fest

A new generation celebrates knitting arts at DFW Fiber Fest

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Photo: Dyeing to try something new, Denise Bell and Chris Dykes’ interest in the world of fiber began with hand dyeing and continued to grow into a passion. /Photo by Madelyn Knecht DFW Fiber Fest

Beer lovers celebrate Bluebonnet Brew-Off

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Beer connoisseurs from around the nation converged on the Irving Convention Center for the annual Bluebonnet Brew-Off. The event featured an amateur beer brewing judging and pub-crawls. Participants could taste homemade brews and craft beers

Skilled young actors bring new YA film to life

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Hollywood keeps churning out movies adapted from books adored by young adult readers. If I Stay is the latest of these, and one that keeps the motivation moving in the right direction. Though certainly

Football flick offers sometimes preachy metaphor for life

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There have been many sports films based on monumental achievements; the underdog student making the team, the down and out team winning the big game, overcoming racism, temperaments, playing conditions and more. What is

Naked and Famous rock Dallas

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Naked and Famous lead vocal, Alisa Xayalith (front center), pumps up the crowd at American Airlines Center in Dallas Feb. 21 while fellow band members Thom Powers (guitar), Aaron Short (keyboard), Jesse Wood (drums),

Chic fundraiser gives extra boost to local theater

Chic fundraiser gives extra boost to local theater

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Guests chatted as they sipped Champagne and wine around four round tables, which sat snugly yet comfortably between white, porcelain clothing models and racks hung with a colorful menagerie of springtime skirts, jackets and

New musical adaptation sings as sweetly as original

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I don’t know Tennessee Williams. I didn’t study his work in either college or graduate school, I’ve never read him for recreation and I haven’t seen any of his plays in the theater. So

American Diaspora

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Abraham Zobell’s Home Movie: Final Reel… presents powerful adventure of love, exile, return and the Last Judgment.   The American tradition as celebrated by Flannery O’Connor and Johnny Cash are exquisitely reexamined, creating a love story