Have you watched Black Swan yet? If so, then you know that soon-to-be-Oscar-winner Natalie Portman has some rather freaky things happen to her in her pursuit of artistic perfection. Just how do they make feathers grow out of your skin or reflections in a mirror talk back? This video explains.
Archive for January, 2011
Today in the roundup: How Bill Lively raises all that cash, a best-selling author living in Fort Worth and quantifying the arts’ economic impact on Texas cities.
Well its a big week …for me. My favorite band is coming to town Wednesday night and I have some tickets to give away. Deerhoof is going to play the Loft and I will be giving away tix here ! A first for me, but hopefully not a last.
In writing thoughtfully and sensitively about North Texas dance for 30 years, critic Margaret Putnam has proved to be one of the most steadfast, supportive figures the shaky local scene has ever had. The Dance Council of North Texas celebrated her Saturday — with a new scholarship fund and a remarkable event.
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll celebrate the first female singer to work with the King of Western Swing.
Today in the Art&Seek Spotlight, we’re getting to the heart of the matter.
Where does artistry end and engineering begin? Contemplate that question as you watch Seth Goldstein’s “kinetic sculpture” continuously tie a tie.
On Wednesday, word came that Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Ann Koonsman is retiring after 30 years at the post. And now the FWSO announces that Amy Adkins has been picked to replace her.
In West Dallas, as work continues on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge spanning the Trinity River, plans to develop a 100-year old, long-neglected, one-square mile area nearby were presented last week to its local community with the goal to present to City Council in early March. Commentator Joan Davidow wonders if those plans include architecture and art to match the bridge’s splendor.
Today in the roundup: Help send a photographer to the North Pole, words with the leader of Dallas black gay arts community and a Super Bowl arts wager.