ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: It should be obvious by now that fewer people headed out of town this summer. But the silver lining there may be that area attractions were visited more often by locals (I’m not using that dreaded “s” word used to describe a vacation spent at home). At least that’s what the [...]
Archive for August, 2009
Director Chai Vasarhelyi discusses her documentary, Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, about the famed Senegalese singer.
Here at KERA, we’ve been pretty proud of our Living with the Trinity project. The river means a lot of things to a lot of people in our area, and now a group of Fort Worth artists has come together to explore the river through a variety of media. Their show, Trinity Perspectives, goes on [...]
NU-DISCO IN FORT WORTH: So much of marketing a band is putting a label on its sound. “Indie rock,” “alt country,” “emo” – these are all just ways of giving an unfamiliar audience a shorthand for what they’re about to hear. The trouble is, a lot of bands defy easy labeling. That was the case [...]
When arty North Texans are interviewed for the podcast “This Week in the Arts,” it is Justin Flowers asking the questions. But this week the tables are turned, when Justin becomes the subject of the Art&Seek Q&A.
Miles Davis’ modal-jazz masterpiece Kind of Blue turns 50 this month, an anniversary marked with ruminations about its greatness, scattered disagreement over its legacy and, of course, a pricey box set. However, a different sort of tribute to the seminal LP has now made its way online, thanks to some artists in a lesser-known electronic music genre and a blogger willing to get behind their idea.
Arts consultant and founder of an international artists management firm, Janice L. Mayer was made the Van Cliburn’s director of artistic planning and communication on Tuesday. Her duties will include overseeing the piano competition’s winners, promoting the concert series and coordinating marketing and PR for the Cliburn Foundation. Got all that? Mayer’s new position effectively [...]
At a meeting Tuesday night at City Hall, Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm told a group of arts advocates that if they could find $150,000 in additional cuts from her proposed budget, she would allow the Office of Cultural Affairs to remain independent. The move is a huge victory for the arts advocates, who have [...]
Congratulations to Ritch Ludlow of Denton, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!
METROPOLITAN SHORTENS SEASON: The Metropolitan Classical Ballet has announced that is is canceling its three Bass Hall shows for this season. That leaves The Nutcracker as the only performance for the Arlington-based group. MCB’s board president Frank Hill tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the cost of performing at Bass was just too high. CHRISTMAS [...]