A former member of the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the director of music at the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Terry Price has been appointed the interim director for the Dallas Symphony Chorus. The previous director, David Davidson, died Sept. 5, after a long battle with cancer. A search committee will begin work to find a [...]
Archive for September, 2009
If you’re a fan of British comedy, you of course get your fix from KERA. But did you know that the station was the first to air Monty Python’s Flying Circus in the United States? It obviously turned out to be great, but imagine being the program director trying to get that collection of weirdness [...]
Congratulations to Wade Griffith of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!
Hope you’re all in a good mood, because this morning’s roundup is extra rainbowy and smiley: THE RETURN OF PABLO AND ALBERT: Reading the reviews of Circle Theatre’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, the word you keep coming across is “fun.” What else would you expect from a play by Steve Martin? This one describes [...]
Now that the Arts District has just about finished building all its Big Baubles, people — like architecture critic David Dillon and Veletta Forsythe Lill and, lookee there, even some of the Dallas Morning News editorial folks – have been asking how do we make the place actually livable, accessible and popular? I’ve been saying [...]
Over on his Modern Art Notes blog, Tyler Green makes an interesting historical point — regarding the new Ken Burns documentary on PBS about the creation of the National Parks system. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Ahem. There’s a new episode tonight at 7 p.m. At any rate, Green makes the argument that several American [...]
The Nasher’s show of architectural models from Foster + Partners, designers of the Winspear, may be a sideshow for the Big Event in the Arts District next month. But it’s a dandy sideshow: elaborate scale models of influential buildings (for the toy-train-hobbyist in us all), plus some real context for our new, Giant Red Operatic Panic Button.
THE VALUE OF NEW BLOOD: The National Symphony in Washington opened its second straight season without a permanent musical director over the weekend. While the city waits for the arrival of Christoph Eschenbach in 2010, the Washington Post is wondering aloud if a new music director will lead to increased ticket sales. And when it [...]
Guest Blogger Allen Mondell directed the documentary A Fair to Remember with his wife, Cynthia Salzman Mondell. Allen is currently touring the film in Lithuania as part of the American Documentary Showcase sponsored by the State Department. He will be blogging for Art&Seek about his experiences; here is his sixth report from the road: The [...]
The Dallas Producers Association just sent over the above short video from a few years back to whet your appetite for It Came From Dallas 5. If you made a bad movie out of pieces of other bad movies that all happened to be shot in Dallas, this is what you’d get. But what’s a [...]