Praise Music: Who moves to Dallas for the music scene? Fred Hammond, for one. The gospel veteran (Commissioned, Radical for Christ) tells The Dallas Morning News he left Detroit and found a fresh start here, thanks to T.D. Jakes and the Potter’s House, as well as the “fluid” nature of Dallas. Hammond’s been around – [...]
Archive for November, 2009
The holiday season means holiday shows. Holiday shows means young performers acting and dancing onstage. And children onstage require adult guides. We talk to three North Texans whose job is to coax the children, train them and keep the little angels from running amok.
I had the privilege of attending a fine performance last Monday by Neko Case and her versatile band, who pulled in a near-capacity crowd at Dallas’ venerable Granada Theatre. Plenty has been written about Case’s captivating voice, but she (and her capable backup singer Kelly Hogan) also kept the audience entertained throughout the evening with [...]
Welcome Back ! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, I sure did. Got to see my folks in Nebraska. Now I’m back and its time to check out some tunes ! Dont be shy, give me a couple suggestions for songs you think would be good for people to hear. Links to where the music [...]
I often look towards my go-to-gal, Chelsea Callahan, to chat with local rock stars in front of the camera, while I man the back of the camera. Chelsea and I invited Creede Williams (entertainment attorney by day, entertainer by night) to hang out at the hip and trendy Uptown neighborhood pub, the Black Friar, for [...]
This week in the Saturday Spotlight, we’re celebrating the season with a twang.
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll celebrate a Texan who was born the son of a former slave but went on to become one of the most popular and influential songwriters in American history.
The former Texas poet laureate and SMU professor died Monday night at his Mesquite home. Jack Myers was the author of 18 books of poetry — and about poetry — including several that were awarded Texas Institute of Letters prizes, such as The Glowing River: New & Selected Poems
Frisco artist Phil Taylor talks about his devotion to painting portraits of troops killed in action and what it’s like to present them to the families of the fallen in this week’s Art&Seek Q&A:
Guest Blogger Gail Sachson owns Ask Me About Art offering lectures, tours and program planning. She is Vice-Chair of the Commission of Cultural Affairs and a member of the Public Art Committee. An MFA graduate of SMU, she is offering an Artist Critique class at the Meadows Museum on Dec. 5. Meadows School of the Arts [...]