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Monday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 8 Nov 2010

Today in the roundup: Puppet time at Theatre Three, big stars coming to Fort Worth and a look at The Art of Skateboarding.


WAY BACK IN TIME: Theatre Three’s Tales from Mount Olympus tells stories from Greek mythology … with puppets! Actually, these aren’t your ordinary hand puppets – these are Japanese Bunraku puppets controlled by actors on the stage. Think Avenue Q. The show has reviewers divided. Perry Stewart loved it, calling it a “visual banquet,” on theaterjones.com. Lawson Taitte was less thrilled, writing that, “Visually, I kept hoping for imaginative surprises,” on dallasnews.com. See on which side of the argument your eyeballs land through Nov. 28.

FILM IN THE FORT: On Wednesday, the Lone Star International Film Festival opens in Fort Worth. And this year’s edition is probably the most star-studded yet. On Friday, Jeff Bridges, who won an Oscar this year for Crazy Heart, will join Fort Worth native T Bone Burnett for a concert fundraiser. Bridges will also be presented with a lifetime achievement award from Peter Bogdanovich, who directed him in The Last Picture Show. Chris Kelly previews the rest of the fest on dfw.com.

PAINTIN’ AND SKATIN’: Over the weekend, The Art of Skateboarding was held at South Side on Lamar. For the event, artists painted skateboards and pairs of Vans, with proceeds going to Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. If you missed it, a Dallas Observer slideshow captures the highlights.