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Alex Bentley

Alex Bentley

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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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Top Summer Concerts

The 12 best Dallas concerts to see in summer 2015

By Alex Bentley

This summer looks to be a memorable one for Dallas-area concertgoers, as the 12 shows featured below include a broad range of up-and-coming, of-the-moment and classic acts. This list includes ...


New Boutique Hotel

Magnolia Hotel plants a second Dallas location in Park Cities

By Alex Bentley

The Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas, recognizable for its red neon Pegasus on the roof, will soon get a sibling with the opening of a new Magnolia Hotel near SMU ...


Reality of Fantasy

Tomorrowland can be a blast but ultimately gets robbed of fun

By Alex Bentley

Writer/director Brad Bird has had a charmed, if relatively short, directorial career. His debut, The Iron Giant, was critically acclaimed if not widely seen, a gig that led to ...


Weekend Event Planner

Great theater and Memorial Day tributes top best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

UPDATE: Due to the continuing rainy weather, Dallas Symphony's Salute to the Armed Forces will move from Klyde Warren Park to Meyerson Symphony Center. ----- If you're not heading ...


Explosive Moviemaking

Visually stunning Mad Max: Fury Road may be the most memorable movie of 2015

By Alex Bentley

In Hollywood, especially in recent years, everything old is new again, with properties and franchises being revived years or even decades after they were last seen. Usually people who had ...


Weekend Event Planner

Kenny Chesney and Dallas Music District Festival top best weekend events

By Alex Bentley

UPDATE: The St. Vincent concert has been moved indoors, to the Winspear Opera House. --- It's another jam-packed weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth, and hopefully the weather will cooperate to let ...


Water Problems

Trinity River flood forces changes to major Dallas festivals

By Alex Bentley

The huge amount of water in the Trinity River following recent heavy rains has forced big changes to the annual Trinity River Wind Festival and the inaugural Dallas Music District ...


Forgettable drama

Welcome to Me proves Kristen Wiig ought to be pickier about material

By Alex Bentley

When actors primarily known as comedians delve into darker material, the reaction usually goes one of two directions. Either they are praised for subverting their usual persona with a nuanced ...


Free Summer Fun

New party series guarantees free fun in downtown Dallas this summer

By Alex Bentley

During the dog days of summer, downtown Dallas can often feel a little dead, especially on the weekends. Reunion Tower is looking to remedy that by hosting the new Reunion ...


Weekend Event Planner

All the festivals fit to attend and more top weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

UPDATE: Homegrown Festival has been moved to Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum. --- Mother's Day weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth is bigger in more ways than one this year. Although we ...


A Family Affair

Northern Dallas suburb takes another U.S. title for family friendliness

By Alex Bentley

Back in May 2014, Livability.com determined that Plano was one of the best cities for kids in the United States. A year later, Plano can add another accolade to ...


Musical Magic

Dallas audiences will leave Newsies singing its praises

By Alex Bentley

With all the ways in which musicals have evolved over the years, it’s almost refreshing to see an old-fashioned song-and-dance production. And Newsies (playing through May 10 at Winspear ...


Nasher Grant Winners

What 5 local artists are doing with grant money from Nasher Sculpture Center

By Alex Bentley

Back in January 2015, Nasher Sculpture Center announced plans to award semi-annual microgrants, ranging from $250-$1,000, to local artists. The museum recently revealed the first round of recipients ...


Avengers Get Better

Avengers: Age of Ultron prevails over predecessor with heart

By Alex Bentley

With Avengers: Age of Ultron, the number of movies produced by Marvel Studios in their ongoing bid for world domination now numbers 11. That includes three Iron Mans, two Thors ...


Weekend Event Planner

The 9 best things to do around Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend

By Alex Bentley

As April gives way to May, the Dallas-Fort Worth area will see a stellar weekend full of events, including a spring festival in Fort Worth, a horror film celebration, Dallas ...


Comedy Gurrl

Kathy Griffin returns to Dallas to get down and dirty at Majestic Theatre

By Alex Bentley

Although Kathy Griffin is a well-respected comedian with many years in the business, she's not above getting down and dirty with the best of them, as she'll show ...


WTF Is Funny

Why comic Marc Maron needs to get out of his own head once in a while

By Alex Bentley

Comedian Marc Maron has taken the long and slow train to success in show biz. Now 51, he’s the host of the wildly popular WTF with Marc Maron podcast ...


A Very French Relationship

Unconventional romance 5 to 7 gets easier to love as it goes along

By Alex Bentley

The relationship sensibilities of American and French cultures collide in the new film 5 to 7, in which nascent writer Brian Bloom (Anton Yelchin) finds himself drawn into an affair ...


Weekend Event Planner

Edgefest and USA Film Festival top best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

It's the last weekend in April, which means that there are more movies to see at another film festival. There are also two huge music festivals, shopping for a ...


Best of the USA Film Fest

6 must-see movies at Dallas' USA Film Festival 2015

By Alex Bentley

The 2015 USA Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday, April 22, but aside from a tribute to former Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, the majority of the big movies take place during ...


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