Think TV interview with Matthew Posey and Coppertone Jones Mark Lowry’s review at TheaterJones Lawson Taitte’s review for the Dallas Morning News Alexandra Boninfield’s review for the Renegade Bus Elaine Liner’s review in the Dallas Observer It’s a split — two mixed to negative reviews and two positive reviews (more or less positive in the [...]
Archive for August, 2009
The Dallas Symphony has released its second CD under the baton of music director Jaap van Zweden — just in time for the 20th anniversary celebration of the Meyerson and the DSO’s second season with van Zweden. The CD is a live recording from an August 2009 [erformance of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and his Capriccio [...]
In April, the Labyrinth Theatre and the Richardson Centre Theatre joined forces — having co-produced a staging of The Foreigner. They agreed to merge and signed a 10-year lease to move in together in their new, two-theater venue at Two Creeks Plaza, 2701 Custer Parkway, in Richardson. This was two months after Labyrinth, an Equity [...]
HIPPIE HEAVEN: The most-talked about musical milestone of August, of course, was the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. But Labor Day Weekend marks 40 years since a most important piece of local music history took place – the Texas International Pop Festival. Two weeks after Woodstock, 120,000 people descended on Lewisville to watch everyone from Led [...]
Brooks Gremmels grew up in East Texas, made a fortune and came back to retire. But when he saw the dwindling town of Ben Wheeler, he bought up what he could. He’s restoring Ben Wheeler to its 1935 heyday — as in that photo on the right — but he’s filling it with custom knifemakers, sculptors and painters. Jerome Weeks reports on our area’s newest arts district.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven festival ended as it had begun: well. If Sunday evening’s final work, the Symphony No. 5, seemed a little less than electrifying, I freely grant the possibility that the problem was with me, not them. The playing was taut and energetic, and the Bass Hall audience responded with prolonged [...]
Welcome to tonite’s LIVE Blog. Feel free to leave your polite and interesting comments. Feel VERY free to leave suggestions for music that you would like me and others to check out. If you suggest an artist, go ahead and suggest a track. Or maybe its a request for something you have never heard but [...]
Although it is almost literally the stormiest of Beethoven’s symphonies (he depicted a thunderstorm in the fourth movement), the Pastoral Symphony is an amiable work and it made a fitting conclusion to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s program of lyrical Beethoven on Saturday evening. Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the orchestra were in fine form, with [...]
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll look at a singer who was born in a railroad boxcar but went on to tour with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The classical-music season is officially under way. As usual, the honor of playing the first notes belongs to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, which performed Friday night in Bass Performance Hall. Thanks to the sluggish economy, the program was all-Beethoven. The economy comes into play because another segment of Fort Worth’s multiyear Mahler cycle was [...]