… but has anyone mentioned the company’s Art Deco-y new sign? The black box on the bottom is a programmable electronic display for the name of the current show.
Archive for April, 2009
Rosson Crow paints big canvases – often 8 feet by 12 feet. She generally paints interiors, interiors of rooms that may be empty of people but they’ve clearly been lived in, often riotously. These are rooms at peak moments of consumption. Hollywood nightclubs. Wall Street offices. Grand butcher shops. Luxury suites.
Congratulations to Susan Chadbourne, the winner of the Flickr photo of the week contest!
A DEAL IS STRUCK IN RICHARDSON: The economy has made it hard out there for a theater company these days. So a pair of them in Richardson made a smart move – they joined forces. The Labyrinth Theatre and Richardson Theatre Center had already partnered to produce a recent production of The Foreigner; now they [...]
Following the embarrassment of the George Steel “era” and with only six months to go before the company opens at the Winspear Opera House, the Dallas Opera has promoted from within. Jonathan Pell, who has been with the opera for 24 years, now assumes the role of artistic director, a position last held by co-founder [...]
Alexander McCall Smith — whom most people know as the author of the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels (which recently became an HBO series) — is known to Dallasites for his long relationship with our town, having taught at SMU for many years. In 1995 in Edinburgh, as a typically droll sideline, the [...]
A LOOK AT THE FUTURE: What will the Dallas Arts District be like in 50 years from now? It’s hard to imagine considering the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts doesn’t even open for another six months. But if you want a glimpse of what the future could hold, Lincoln Center in New York is [...]
As part of its annual run-up to the gala presentation of its Hiett Prize, the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture has a tradition of holding preparatory evening talks — the better to introduce Dallasites to the celebrated keynote speakers they bring in. The guest speaker generally talks before the Hiett is awarded to the [...]
The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts announced its first-ever Lexus Broadway Series for the Winspear Opera House. The series will present the musicals Spring Awakening, Avenue Q and the Lincoln Center revival of South Pacific. The DCPA is also bringing in author Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, August: Osage County.
While wandering up and down the Deep Ellum Arts Festival on Sunday, I couldn’t help but be constantly reminded of the stasis that the once-bustling, always-historic entertainment district is in. First, the crowd: It was sizeable but not huge (I easily found parallel metered parking a block away on Elm Street), and eclectic but not all [...]