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Alex Bentley

Alex Bentley

Associate Editor

Alex Bentley isn’t a Dallas-Fort Worth native, but with all his experience in the area, he’s the next best thing. He received his bachelor’s degree from TCU, and after a five-year sojourn to work for the Florida Marlins in Miami, he returned to the area to get his master’s degree at UNT. Prior to joining CultureMap, he worked for Pegasus News, helping deliver hyper-local news to the internet masses. He uses that experience to make CultureMap the go-to site for everything to see and do in Dallas.

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A Beatle in Texas

Legendary Paul McCartney adds Dallas concert to long and winding new tour

By Alex Bentley

In a surprise move, Paul McCartney will be making a long-awaited return to Dallas on Monday, June 16, at American Airlines Center, almost five years after his last area appearance ...

Profanity at Its Greatest

The great Dom Hemingway shows off rude, crude and lewd Jude Law

By Alex Bentley

Jude Law has played a variety of roles in his career. Occasionally he’s ventured over to the dark side, but his appeal has mostly come from playing dapper and ...

Be Our Guest

20 years later, stage version of Beauty and the Beast retains its magic

By Alex Bentley

With the proliferation of Broadway productions based on Disney movie musicals, it’s easy to get blasé about them. Both The Lion King and The Little Mermaid came through Dallas ...

Atypical British Crime Movie

Director Richard Shepard aims for anti-Guy Ritchie movie with Dom Hemingway

By Alex Bentley

Some movies cause viewers to either love it or hate it, and writer/director Richard Shepard is proud to have made such a film with Dom Hemingway. The movie, which ...

Weekend Event Planner

Neil Young, Evita and Beauty and the Beast top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Easter weekend in Dallas is full of great options both bunny-related and not. Among other things, we'll be treated to not one but two big name musicals, opera taking ...

The Duke Rides Again

John Wayne Film Festival reveals lineup for first-ever Dallas showcase

By Alex Bentley

In case you were doubting that April really is the month of film in Dallas, along comes the John Wayne Film Festival, taking place at LOOK Cinemas April 24-27. The ...

Award Winning Films

Dallas International Film Festival spreads love with array of audience and jury awards

By Alex Bentley

The 2014 Dallas International Film Festival has come and gone, but in its wake are the films that left big impressions on both the audiences and jury that saw them ...

Flawed Football Film

Draft Day works as an ad for the NFL, but it's a bust for moviegoers

By Alex Bentley

The behemoth that is the National Football League has long extended its reach beyond the boundaries of its season. With offseason training, free agent signings and more, the league can ...

Film Fest Madness

Big movie stars light up the lineup for upcoming USA Film Festival

By Alex Bentley

With the Dallas International Film Festival coming to a close on April 13, movie fans won't have much time to rest before the USA Film Festival — which just released ...

Truly Public Art

Dallas Museum of Art joins forces with Chicago, LA and NYC for Art Everywhere project

By Alex Bentley

The Dallas Museum of Art took a bold step by returning to free admission in 2013, and now the museum is making artwork even more accessible by joining together with ...

Weekend Event Planner

Jeff Bridges and Dallas Art Fair headline this weekend's best events

By Alex Bentley

The Final Four may have left North Texas, but many of the venues in town have simply reloaded to bring you more big events. Among the best ones are two ...

More Theater to Love

Oscar nominee and new musical head up Dallas Theater Center's bold 2014-2015 season

By Alex Bentley

Dallas Theater Center has announced its slate of productions for the 2014-2015 season, and it's one that will have the venerable company tackling everything from campy favorites to bold ...

Jerry Jones Domination

Academy of Country Music Awards succumbs to allure of AT&T Stadium

By Alex Bentley

If Jerry Jones has his way, AT&T Stadium will play host to every big event the world has to offer. He took the next step toward that goal with ...

He Really Is Bringing Sexy Back

Justin Timberlake rewards fans with return of 20/20 Experience tour to Dallas

By Alex Bentley

For anyone who was unable to make Justin Timberlake's concert at American Airlines Center in December 2013 or for those for whom once wasn't enough, your fandom will ...

Drama Through Animation

Texas-made animated short tackles human side of death penalty debate

By Alex Bentley

When most people think about animated short films, their minds usually go to pieces from Disney and other traditional animation studios. But the form of filmmaking can also be a ...

Jesus Rocks

Odd mix of stars highlights Jesus Christ Superstar tour coming to Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Dallas for the first time in 10 years as part of a nationwide tour. The classic rock opera ...

Conan O'Brien Says Goodbye

Conan O'Brien brings back Walker, Texas Ranger clips for last and best Dallas show

By Alex Bentley

Maybe it was because this was Conan O'Brien's last show in Dallas before heading back to Los Angeles, but Thursday's edition of Conan was the most entertaining ...

Basketball Mania

How to get the most out of Final Four weekend in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Around 80,000 people will descend on AT&T Stadium April 5 for the NCAA Men's Final Four. Even if you're not among those masses, there are plenty ...

Best of DIFF

An insider's guide to must-see movies at Dallas International Film Festival 2014

By Alex Bentley

April is prime time for movies in Dallas, and the annual Dallas International Film Festival, taking place April 3-13, kicks things off with more than 170 feature length and short ...

Conan Does Dallas

Conan O'Brien goes homoerotic on day 3 in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

There was a certain theme running through the third Conan show from Majestic Theatre in Dallas: homoeroticism. It all started just after the opening monologue, when Conan O'Brien decided ...

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