Director Andrew Shapter will bring his film Before the Music Dies to his home town of Fort Worth for a screening June 17. In the documentary, some of the biggest names in music – including Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Dave Mathews Elvis Costello and many others – are interviewed about the homogenization of popular music. […]
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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 […]
Today in the Art&Seek Saturday Spotlight, we feature Target First Saturday at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
The Dallas Summer Musicals and the Dallas Police Department are launching the fifth year of the “Stage Right” program. KERA’s BJ Austin says it’s a summer curriculum built around musical theater and the arts – with a “do the right thing” message. KERA radio story: Stage Right began five years ago with 100 at-risk kids, […]
David A. Smith’s Money for Art: The Tangled Web of Art and Politics in American Democracy recounts the history of federal funding of the arts since 1817 when Congress bought its first set of oil paintings. But for Dr. Smith — a senior lecturer in history at Baylor University — the decades up to the 1960s are mostly a preamble to his account of the National Endowment for the Arts. Actually, the first seven chapters of Money for Art are an extended preamble to just the NEA’s culture wars in the ’80s and ’90s. At its heart, Dr. Smith’s study is an attempt to explain that outbreak by putting it in a historical context — to explain it, learn from it and perhaps even get past it.
If you are in Fort Worth this morning, head over to the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (3901 South Hulen) for the groundbreaking ceremony for the academy’s new building. The event begins at 11 and will feature Broadway star Betty Lynn Buckley as well as performances from the Texas Boys Choir and the Singing […]
BOOKER T. LOSES 5: DISD announced Wednesday that it is moving 235 positions out of the district’s magnet schools and learning centers so that it will continue to qualify for federal funding. The local arts community has had its eye on how the repositioning would affect Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and […]
Nervousness can take its toll on performers of all levels. So how do the high level competitors at this year’s Cliburn International Piano Competition deal with pre-show jitters?
David A. Smith, a Baylor University senior lecturer in history, believes that our culture war has never really stopped. He views federal support of the arts as the trigger for an argument that has raged on and off practically since the origins of the republic, an argument about democratic as well as artistic principles.
Exciting topic, eh? But while you may know your art history, and while you may have strong opinions about why we should/should not fund the arts — do you really know your arts funding history?