Amid all the semi-finals and marathons last week, the Van Cliburn Amateur Competition hosted a panel of classical music critics — the competition’s press jury — discussing the music industry, the media industry, their jobs as critics and whether the Met Opera’s simulcasts are an abomination.
Archive for May, 2011
Not much setup to this one: Weezer cover Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” in this slickly-produced in-studio video. Enjoy.
The parking garage…charming? ugly? frightening? All of the above, reflects guest blogger Betsy Lewis, whose stroll down Ross Avenue prompted some deep thoughts…and serious name dropping.
Today in the roundup: Reviews of AART’s season-closer, a Polyphonic Spree member gets cooking and authors invade the DMA.
Vibrators, classics, and new work by company members: Kitchen Dog Theater announces its new season.
Two doctors and a retired computer programmer took top honors at the 6th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. It ended Sunday in Fort Worth. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports on the winners, including one home-town favorite.
A Philip Glass-Allen Ginsberg collaboration from 1990, ‘Hydrogen Jukebox’ is another smart bit of counter-programming by the Fort Worth Opera. The chamber opera about Ginsberg’s America, circa 1950s thru ’90s, can be potent, even ravishing — when it isn’t tiresome.
On this holiday, the forecast calls for light posting. Team Art&Seek is continuing to enjoy the long weekend. Hope you are too.
Greetings! Hope you are enjoying the Paul Slavens show tonight. Paul pre-recorded his show so he – and we at Art&Seek – could take a little Memorial Day holiday. If you’d like to leave suggestions for Paul for next week, please leave a comment and we’ll post them. Thanks!
Students from Greiner Middle School Arts Academy were among those protesting cuts at last night’s school board meeting.