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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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CultureMap Q&A

David Gray on U.S. tour: 'I see it as a precious thing that I'm allowed to do'

By Alex Bentley

David Gray hit it big back in 2000 with the re-release of his album White Ladder and the hit “Babylon.” Since then, the indie British rocker has had a steady ...


Kravitz is Going Allen's Way

Dallas suburban venue scores another coup with Lenny Kravitz concert

By Alex Bentley

Allen Event Center, a relatively small venue in the Dallas suburb of Allen, has struck another blow toward establishing itself as a big concert venue by booking Lenny Kravitz for ...


Weekend Event Planner

Live music tops the list of best events around Dallas this weekend

By Alex Bentley

If you're looking for more than fireworks this Fourth of July weekend, you've come to the right place. Live music abounds around Dallas-Fort Worth, including two co-headlining concerts ...


The Terminator is Back

Terminator Genisys restores good name of Schwarzenegger and franchise

By Alex Bentley

The Terminator series makes no real sense, plotwise. The entire thing is built on the idea of John Connor, a military leader in the future, sending a soldier, Kyle Reese ...


Fireworks Aplenty

The official list of top 4th of July events around Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

It's the rare person who doesn't "ooh" and "ahh" at a great fireworks display, and, as always, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has no shortage of events from which ...


So Bad It's Laughable

Big Game proves bad action movie cliches never go out of style

By Alex Bentley

If we movie lovers are honest with ourselves, there are many times when our favorite memories involve films that are pretty dumb, especially when it comes to 1980s action movies ...


Poor Baby

The songs barely save cheesetastic and not-so-musical Dirty Dancing

By Alex Bentley

In the current theater culture, in which multiple films are adapted for the stage every year whether they deserve to be or not, there are bound to be a few ...


Weekend Event Planner

Celebrity baseball and bevy of theater tours top best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

There's no one overriding theme to the slate of events in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend, but the hodgepodge of happenings adds up to a stellar list nonetheless. There are ...


Only the Good Die Young

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl lays on the quirk for affecting story

By Alex Bentley

When it comes to movies about young people, you’d think that young love, partying and other fun things would be the go-to subject matter. Instead, in recent years the ...


Emotional Animation

Pixar's Inside Out might make you emotional, and that's the point

By Alex Bentley

With its first 11 feature films, Pixar accomplished something no other studio could ever match: an unbroken streak of stellar films. Then it put out the universally derided Cars 2 ...


Weekend Event Planner

Darius Rucker and Neon Trees headline best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

Music, movies and the great outdoors take center stage this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth, sometimes at the same time. Among the worthy events include a block party in downtown Dallas ...


Filmmaker Q&A

How Inside Out team played with emotions to produce one of Pixar's best

By Alex Bentley

For its latest animated film, Pixar has gone to a place almost nobody but it would think to go: inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley, to look ...


State Fair Music

All the music acts you can see for free at State Fair of Texas 2015

By Alex Bentley

The State Fair of Texas has announced the lineup for its 2015 free concert series on the Chevrolet Main Stage, and among the 15 performers are pop legends the Beach ...


Prehistoric Inaction

Jurassic World fails to fill the big dinosaur tracks of the original film

By Alex Bentley

It’s hard to underestimate the impact that Jurassic Park had when it came out in 1993. Not only was it part of a stellar one-two punch from director Steven ...


Weekend Event Planner

Cinderella and Oak Cliff Film Fest top best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

Nostalgia is the theme of the events in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend, as the majority of the ones worth seeing will transport you back in time in one form or ...


Affordable Fun

How to get into Dallas' best museums and attractions on the cheap

By Alex Bentley

With schools now out for the summer, many parents will be looking for ways to entertain their children — and cheaply. The new Dallas CityPass is one way to accomplish that ...


Weekend Event Planner

The Rolling Stones and Tim McGraw top 10 best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

One show lords above all others this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth, but the first weekend of June promises to be a memorable one whether you're into classic rock or ...


This Really is a Baseball Town

Arlington hits it out of the park as one of America's best baseball cities

By Alex Bentley

Josh Hamilton once famously derided the Dallas-Fort Worth area as "not a true baseball town," but according to a study by the website WalletHub, Arlington, Texas — aka the home of ...


Living the Really Good Life

Entourage movie plays out HBO series absurdity at feature length

By Alex Bentley

The main goal of Entourage, which aired on HBO from 2004-2011 and has now been made into a film, is wish-fulfillment fantasy. The exploits of Vince (Adrian Grenier), E (Kevin ...


Stones on Tour

Rolling Stones tap UT Arlington choir for opportunity of a lifetime

By Alex Bentley

Some musical North Texas students are about to perform with one of the world's greatest rock bands: The Rolling Stones have chosen the University of Texas at Arlington a ...


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