This week, Paul talks with Denton’s Midlake about one of the most hotly anticipated releases of the year, The Courage of Others.
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This week, Paul talks with Chris Holt of The Slack about the band’s new album, The Deep End.
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 [...]
Miles Davis’ modal-jazz masterpiece Kind of Blue turns 50 this month, an anniversary marked with ruminations about its greatness, scattered disagreement over its legacy and, of course, a pricey box set. However, a different sort of tribute to the seminal LP has now made its way online, thanks to some artists in a lesser-known electronic music genre and a blogger willing to get behind their idea.
Dr. Robert T. Anderson, who served for decades at SMU as Professor of Organ and Sacred Music, died Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii after a long illness. Anderson, a longtime Dallasite, was a huge influence on hundreds of students over the years; a Google search reveals countless organists touring as performers or working in churches and [...]
One of KERA’s public television bretheren, WNET in New York, recently undertook a major rebranding effort of its properties both on air and online. Besides a new logo and graphic standards, station management also wanted a new aural identity for the station (as well as its sister station WLIW). To do this, who better to [...]
Something uplifting for your Friday: The fine folks behind the Playing for Change documentary – a project chronicling street musicians around the globe – released an amazing mashup of the Ben E. King classic ‘Stand By Me’ in which they recorded buskers across multiple cities and continents, and synched together their performances into a stirring [...]
UPDATE: You can now see all subsequent episodes of “Track By Track” (and subscribe to the feed) at the official podcast page. Art&Seek is launching a new podcast! ‘Track By Track” will appear every other week on Art&Seek and features KERA 90.1 at Night host Paul Slavens talking with musical artists about the creation process [...]
Saxophonist Tom Braxton will be performing in Carrollton tomorrow night with the North Texas-based Crosswinds Jazz Band as part of a benefit concert to increase awareness about ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Nancy Bass, wife of Crosswinds bandleader Brian Bass, was diagnosed with ALS four years ago, and proceeds from the $15 admission [...]