We knew the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts was going to open with a week’s worth of events and hooplah, Oct. 12-18. But 100 days out, things have gotten a little more specific.
So after the Texas Ballet Theater season announcement yesterday, Stephen and I took a quick tour of the Winspear Opera House. Still a hard-hat zone, but definitely looking like a theater. The seats are still in boxes on the stage – they go in next week; the walls are being painted chocolate brown; gold leaf [...]
JERRYWORLD UNVEILED: Anytime you can get George Strait, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and Lee Ann Womack to share a stage, it’s a pretty big deal. But the main reason for all the excitement over the weekend was that they were breaking in the stage at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. As you might expect, [...]
ARCHITECTURALLY SPEAKING: The new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington opens on Saturday with George Strait and a host of other country music acts. When that soldout crowd steps foot in the structure, how will that building serve them? Architecture critic David Dillon weighs in on that topic, sounding mostly pleased. “Fortunately, architect Bryan Trubey has been [...]
Guest blogger Danielle Marie Georgiou is a Dance Lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington where she serves as the Assistant Director of the UT Arlington’s Dance Ensemble. She is also a member of Muscle Memory Dance Theatre – a modern dance collective. Danielle is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Arts and Humanities at [...]
Back in February, after construction had begun on Woodall Rogers Deck Park, I pointed out that the many hopes and claims for the park as the salvation of the Arts District seemed seriously inflated. This is especially true when you consider that those five acres, just five acres, will feature “ a dog park, a [...]
CLIBURN ONLINE: It’s probably not much of a stretch to say that the 13th edition of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is the most blogged about yet. Olin Chism has been good for posts every day on the Art&Seek blog. And he’s not alone in his daily devotion. Scott Cantrell has been breaking down [...]
The occasion of the Guggenheim Museum’s 50th anniversary — and its very first exhibition on Wright — has prompted a spate of evaluations and retrospectives. We did something of the same because Wright’s Kalita Humphreys Theater is also wrapping up its 50th year with the Dallas Theater Center.
A GOOD SIGN FOR THE KIMBELL: Architect Renzo Piano has his work cut out for him in expanding the Kimbell Art Museum. Louis Kahn’s 1972 building is an architectural gem, and messing with masterpieces can be tricky. Piano unveiled his plans for the expansion back in November, and his refocusing of attention on the museum’s [...]
A fascinating article on the future of American downtowns by Joel Kotkin in The American, the journal of the conservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute — an article that has profound relevance for what’s happening in Dallas. Kotkin argues that when it comes to street level demographics, the “new urbanization,” the return to downtowns [...]