It’s another epic PBS doc in the Ken Burns style: handsome, solemn, thoughtful and safe. But while Prohibition relates the story we know – Carrie Nation, Al Capone, speakeasies and jazz — it has some we don’t. Like how a political minority could change America so drastically. Or how a young woman lent The New Yorker some wit.
Archive for September, 2011
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll recall a pioneering businesswoman whose life was a three-ring circus.
In the Saturday Spotlight, we’re getting a taste of the Arts District.
Let’s say someone was going to figure out a way for two disc drives to play a song. Is there any chance that this is not the song that person would pick?
The current production of To Kill a Mockingbird at Casa Manana is the first collaboration between the Fort Worth company and the Dallas Theater Center — in 53 years. How’s that for a novel with a message of tolerance? But there are other forms Mockingbird will be appearing here.
On Saturday, the Dallas Arts District begins its Art in October program with a parade called Art in Motion. The event is designed to get people to think about the District differently:
Today in the roundup: Checking in with a busy local choreographer, Hugh Laurie heads to New Orleans and cataloging the DMA’s collection.
For the last couple of years, Art&Seek has been the media sponsor of Art Conspiracy, and we’re proud to be involved again this year.
They’re called ‘son et lumiere’ in French – sound and light shows – and Aurora is moving its video projections and sound installations to the Arts District this year as a free night event, part of the Art in October festivities.
On Friday, Dallas-born Roky Erickson returns to his home town to play the Kessler Theater. To get you prepped, enjoy this classic acoustic clip from 1984.