The late, great artist Romare Bearden was known for his bold, bright collages of jazz nightlife and his North Carolina childhood. But the Amon Carter’s new show is of Homer’s Odyssey. Bearden makes it his own.
More than 200 North Texas artists were involved in staging and performing A Gathering in 2011. Now the producers of the one-night-only AIDS awareness benefit want to do it again. Jerome Weeks will be following their progress.
Ostensibly, it’s a nonfiction version of the assassination, unlike, say, Oliver Stone’s film.
Fela! is a thunderous wall of sound-and-dance. In staging the life, music and defiant politics of the Nigerian firebrand, choreographer-director Bill T. Jones has gone for hip-shaking, sexual energy – not so much for coherent story. But the world tour at the Winspear is top-notch.
Jeffrey Skilling, the man behind one of the biggest fraud cases in history — and not coincidentally, the central figure in Enron at Theatre Three — has cut a deal to shorten his 24-year prison sentence.
Ray Harryhausen, the master of stop-motion movie monsters, died at 92. Cyclops, sword-fighting skeletons and the Kraken himself — Harryhausen created them all, and here they are in chronological order.
And we also learn that a major Dallas collection of samurai armor is touring there …
For a musical, Fly By Night is not big or splashy and there’s very little of what might be called dancing. Yet Fly By Night is easily the best new musical the Dallas Theater Center has presented.
“A molecule walks into a bar … “We’re talking nano
-tiny animation here. Animation on the atomic level. So yeah, it’s not exactly Wallace and Gromit, but still, atomic slapstick is just staring, you know?
Iron Man 3 looks to be another billion-selling, comic-book film. So we thought we’d roll out the PBS superheroes to save the network from cutbacks (again). Carl Sagan! Bill Nye! Bob Ross! Our own thoughtful, superhero action blockbuster! Yeah, that’ll work.