Arts & Life


International fashion show features African trends, benefits children in Africa

Designers from around the globe unveiled their Fall 2016 Fusion Collections for men and women during the Dallas International Fashion Show at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Sept. 4. The event, a collaboration between the city,

DuVernay conquers the small screen with Queen Sugar

The new family drama Queen Sugar follows three estranged siblings in a rural Louisiana town as they struggle to make sense of their lives while preserving a family legacy: a failing sugar-cane farm.

Book review: He Calls Her Blue

He Calls Her Blue, the debut novel from Sheryl Grace, is a coming-of-age drama that shows no fear when facing the darkest themes

Balance & Equanimity: Lumbie Mlambo living on a balance beam

As Lumbie Mlambo, publisher of Equanimity magazine, prepared for the 2015 premiere Equanimity Awards Benefit Gala, she was overwhelmed with joy – yet she had a shadow of sadness hovering over her.

Harlem burgeons as an art gallery district

The opening of the Clara Francis Gallery, July 27, in a renovated Harlem storefront was an exciting moment for Haile King Rubie. It was the first solo show for the 26-year-old painter, whose expressive works are all the more remarkable ...

Whitney Houston’s valuables to be auctioned in Dallas

During Whitney Houston’s 30-year career the singer earned numerous Grammy awards, an Emmy and took home multiple platinum albums. Her path from being a backup singer for Lou Rawls and Chaka Kahn to stardom was boosted by her upbeat personality ...

Jeremiah's Classical Journey

At 17 years old, Jeremiah Tyson, a recent graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, represents a musical double rarity: He is a classically trained African American tenor. The aspiring opera singer played ...

Art through the eye of the collector

During exclusive viewings of the Eye of the Collection Exhibit on April 14 and April 15 at the Perot Museum, Highland Capital Management presented its self-curated exhibit, which featured a variety of items ranging from historic to crafty-memorabilia pieces collected ...

Prince siblings in probate court in 1st hearing on estate

Five of Prince's six surviving siblings appeared in court Monday for the first hearing to start sorting out an estate certain to be worth millions, a task complicated because the star musician isn't known to have left a will.

On the Border restaurant offers celebration tips for Cinco de Mayo

Long, before being known as “Cinco de Drink-o” the Mexican celebrations of May 5 commemorated an unexpected victory for the people of Mexico.

Black women take center stage at South by Southwest

Amidst the late night concerts, daytime parties, tech unveilings and film screenings, Black women shined in Austin during the 30th annual South by Southwest Festival and Conference. From the first lady of the United States to America’s favorite Thursday night ...

The 15th annual Fort Worth Poetry Slam

The 15th annual Fort Worth Poetry Slam, hosted by Fort Worth Grand Slam champion and two-time National Slam semi-finalist Chuck Jackson, took place at The Dock Bookshop on Jan 26.

‘A Piece of My Soul’ exhibits Black traditions

“We’re trying to encompass something a little bit different for Black History Month,”

Dancing Beyond Borders

Dallas Black Dance Theatre will present its Dancing Beyond Borders series, with highlights of their season and works by international and national choreographers on March 4 and March 10 in Richardson and Fort Worth.

Cultural awareness through music, dance

Internationally renowned choreographers, Bridget L. Moore and Katricia Eaglin, will premier their work during The Dallas Black Dance Theater’s annual Cultural Awareness Series. The series will be held Feb. 19 through 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 ...