- Susan Boyle
Monday, October 20Bass Performance HallScottish singer and Britain’s Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle is on her first tour of the US. She performs at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.
- The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare: Sonnets With Music Part I
Monday, October 20Wyly TheatreShakespeare’s “Sonnets of Sundry Notes to Music” and the narrative poem “The Phoenix and the Turtle” are mixed with theater and original music for “Sonnets with Music Part 1.” Shakespeare Dallas presents the show as part of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Series at the Wyly Theatre in Dallas.
- WAR / PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath - Lecture with Q&A
Monday, October 20Collin College Photography DepartmentThe exhibition “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath” includes images by 280 photographers worldwide, from photography’s invention to the present day. See the works and explore how photography informs history with curator Anne Wilkes Tucker at Collin College in Plano.
Have a foodie experience with local and national celebrity chefs, and learn more about fresh foods and where they come from. Oh, yeah…there’s music too!
The largest loan of portraits – ever – from Paris’ Musee d’Orsay comes to the Kimbell for another one of the museum’s incredibly rich Impressionist shows.
Erin Cluley recently left The Dallas Contemporary to open her own gallery, a sleek industrial space in West Dallas. She tells KERA’s Anne Bothwell that thanks to support from Trinity Groves developers – and a nudge from a psychic – she sees art in the neighborhood’s future.
Two DFW shows make this week’s list.
What do Ned Flanders, Richard Nixon and Derek Smalls have in common? Actor, author, and musician Harry Shearer voiced their likenesses. Today at 1 p.m. on Think, Shearer joins Krys Boyd to talk about his hand in the funny business.
Oct. 13 - 19On KERA Radio This Week
- Wednesday, 12 p.m.: Think - In the documentary Mimi and Dona, Mimi is a Dallas nonagenarian who cares for her mentally challenged daughter, Dona. The pair have lived together for more than 60 years, but with Mimi’s advancing age, she faces the unthinkable: committing Dona to an assisted living facility. This hour, we’ll talk to the film’s director, Sophie Sartain, about the challenges of telling her family’s story. Mimi and Dona screens Thursday night as part of VideoFest.
- Wednesday, 1 p.m.: Think - A careful look at antique maps reveals plenty about how America has changed as it has expanded. We’ll talk this hour about what we can learn from maps with University of Texas at Arlington special collections curator Ben Huseman; Texas Map Society president Gerald Saxon; and Imre Dembardt, Professor of Cartographic History at UTA. They’ll take part in this week’s Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography and the accompanying Map Fair of the West.
- Thursday, 1 p.m.: Think - For nearly 40 years, Harry Shearer has been making us laugh on screens big (This is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind) and small (Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons). This hour, we’ll talk to him about his career in comedy while he’s in town to accept VideoFest’s Ernie Kovacs Award.
- Saturday, 10 p.m.: The Moth Radio Hour
- Sunday, 6 p.m.: Studio 360
- Sunday, 9 p.m.: Song Travels with Michael Feinstein
- Tuesday, 8 p.m.: Makers- Women in Space
- Thursday, 10 p.m.: Frame of Mind: Films of UT Arlington
- Thursday, 10:30 p.m.: Film School Shorts II
- Friday, 8 p.m.: Gershwin's Porgy & Bess From the San Francisco Opera
- Friday, 10:30 p.m.: Austin City Limits: Ed Sheeran/Valerie June
- Sunday, 7 a.m.: Acoustic Cafe
- Sunday, 8 p.m.: The Paul Slavens Show