Arts & Life


‘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 ...

The Sound of Freedom

The sound of freedom rang out from the stage of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center during the 33rd annual Black Music and the Civil Rights Movement Concert on the evening of Jan. 17.

Buttons as contemporary art

There’s no denying buttons are an important clothing item, but can they rise to the level of art?

Exhibit captures evolving styles of Harlem-born Norman Lewis

There are two questions Ruth Fine has heard repeatedly from visitors emerging from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ comprehensive retrospective of work by Harlem-born artist Norman Lewis.

Arts of Africa: Redesigned Arts of Africa reopens at DMA

A sense of pride seemed to ring within her voice when Dr. Roslyn Walker spoke about the redesigned Arts of Africa gallery housing the African artifacts inside the Dallas Museum of Art.

Top chefs take on MegaChef Cook-Off

A few of Dallas’ top chefs showed off their culinary skills at the first MegaChef Cook-Off held during MegaFest at the Dallas Convention Center on Aug. 22. Chef G. Garvin, host of The Food Network’s series, Road Trip with G. ...

African Amedia: Exhibition of Black life

“The term ‘African Amedia’ is intended to be reminiscent of ‘African American,’” remarked the artist Adu about the name of his exhibition currently on display at the African American Museum. Adu, who envisioned, curated and organized the one-night-only live performance, ...

Little Girl Dreams: A dancer’s journey from an orphanage to center stage

The extraordinary arc of Michaela DePrince’s life has taken her from African war orphan to international ballerina and cultural heroine.

The Black Print: Rise of the Black millennial

Eleven years ago, teachers at the Clara H. Carlson School told Annis R. Sands of Elmont, New York, that upper-division courses would cause her excessive stress and anxiety.

Exotic hair boutique opens in Design District

From straight to curly, from short bobs to unbeweavably long, Exotic Hair by Shenia offers an exclusive line of 100 percent virgin hair from different exotic locations around the world. For the past three years, boutique owner Shenia Browne offered ...

Transform your outside space into a party place

Creating a perfect outdoor oasis – the first step toward a summer filled with carefree entertaining – requires careful planning for the entire space. While the arrival of spring is the perfect time to start thinking about landscape elements, don’t ...

Lyrical prose: Justus on the Expressway

“Lock in tight, live for the fight, clamp down on life, and just ride,” wrote Justus Le'Derrick Clark as part of his latest endeavor.

Black Girls Rock

First lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of Black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.