This week, Paul talks with NX35 Music Conferette programmer Matthew Gray and plays a selection of bands set to appear at this year’s event.
Archive for January, 2010
In the Saturday Spotlight, we’re off to see some sculpture.
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll celebrate a pioneering trumpeter who performed with some of the biggest names in jazz.
Grammys are awarded Sunday, and this year, one north Texas band boasts a pair of nominations. But while The University of North Texas One O’clock Jazz Band has been nominated before, it has never won. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports:
So you’ve heard that ‘The 39 Steps’ is a brilliant stage spoof of the classic thriller. You’ve heard that four actors play more than 100 roles. What you haven’t heard is that the lead role is one of the more physically demanding there is. Currently playing at the Majestic, Ted Deasy takes on that role — running and hiding and trying to look dapper while doing it.
When Timbaland calls, you answer.
That’s the attitude that local pop band The Bright had when the omnipresent producer asked the band to open for his Feb. 3 show at the House of Blues. We spoke with singer Julie Lange about how the Timbaland connection began, how the band landed FIVE songs on various MTV shows and what it’s like to be married to your guitarist for this week’s Art&Seek Q&A:
Congratulations to Oscar Duran of Dallas, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. What is this a picture of? Click through to find out.
Give It Up! is the bawdy, boisterous, college-basketball adaptation of the classic anti-war comedy, Lysistrata. The Dallas Theater Center’s brand-new musical is slick, kinetic, very funny and very up-to-date. It’s also too long and too disposable. That’s pop entertainment, kids. Jerome Weeks reviews.
AT&T PAC CEO Mark Nerenhausen told the Dallas City Council that, so far, the city’s new performing arts complex is doing very well — in ticket sales, audience reach, even in cooperating with other arts groups. All this, despite a bad economy. B. J. Austin reports.
The Dallas Opera is joining forces with the Texas Book Festival and SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts to preview the opera’s world-premiere production of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick.