It’s not one in four Americans. It’s three out of four. That’s a big deal, and there are some very revealing stats in the NEA’s newest report — like the highest rate of participation in the arts via electronic media is for classical music.
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Today in the roundup: A Denton Oscar connection, the key to comedy and words with the Dallas Opera’s guest conductor.
He’s won a Tony Award and two Obies. He’s designed stage shows in London, Berlin and Japan. And for the past three years, John Arnone has been coming back home to North Texas — to teach and design some of the best sets in town for SMU, the Dallas Theater Center and the Undermain. Audio bonus: Listen to Arnone’s backstage stories of using playwright Edward Albee’s art collection for decoration and how to fake realism with Saran Wrap.
The triumph of ‘Moby-Dick’ was almost a year ago. But actually for the past three years, it seems as if composer Jake Heggie has barely had time to leave Texas — what with all the premieres, commissions and now, a residency at UNT.
A new edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn went on sale this month. It’s the one with the N-word deleted from Mark Twain’s novel – and the version commentator Tom Dodge takes issue with.
Today in the roundup: Borders closing local stores, the Eight Track Museum goes national and how cutting arts funding threatens innovation.
Replacing the departing Mark Hadley is Heather Kitchen from San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater. Her big credential (other than a willingness to leave the Bay Area)? Over 14 years, she grew the ACT’s budget from $11 million to $19 million. The DTC’s budget? $8 million.
A collection of manuscripts from the Sistine Chapel is on display for the first time in the U.S. at SMU Meadow’s Museum. KERA’s Stephen Becker reports the exhibition provides scholars with important historical perspective:
Today in the roundup: Words with the new DSO concertmaster, assessing the Dallas arts scene and ranking the halftime shows.
An innovative, New York-based nonprofit working on public art projects has released a report assessing Dallas’ arts scene — after a year-long residency provided by SMU’s Meadows Prize. Its 58 recommendations are directed toward fostering a closer-knit, supportive arts community here from patrons to administrators to artists. Some suggestions are no-brainers –”buy local” — others will spark some real thought or discussion.