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 […]
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In the Art&Seek Spotlight, we’re dancing to a new beat. The South Dallas Cultural Center hosts “La Cultura Cura,” Saturday at 2 p.m. to introduce people to Afro-Latin culture.
The bad news: At last night’s DISD board meeting, the trustees voted 5-4 to cut positions at the city’s magnet schools, vanguards and learning centers. This affects not just the arts program at Booker T but also the science and engineering magnet, the government and law magnet, the business and management program, the health services […]
First came Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts.Then college at the University of North Texas. Now this dancer-choreographer graces the stage of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Meet Katricia Eaglin in this week’s Art&Seek Q&A.
PODCASTING AT THE MODERN: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has launched a cool new feature on its blog. Docent Insights is a series of short podcasts (5-15 minutes each) that feature Modern docents discussing works in the collection. The first podcast focuses on “Texas and the West” and has docents Boots Bailey and […]
BREAKING DOWN ‘ANGELS AND DEMONS’: The adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-seller Angels and Demons was the No. 1 movie in the country last weekend, debuting with a so-so $46 million. Those who took in the movie required the same level of belief-suspension as when they saw Angels‘ predecessor, The Da Vinci Code. But don’t take […]
Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director Jaap Van Zweden recently took part in the Nasher Salon 2009 Lecture Series. Van Zweden discusses his vision for the DSO with Mark Melson, vice president of artistic operations for the symphony, in this video.
Where do we find true pleasure? Can everyday activities like swimming or reading bring us joy? Willard Spiegelman, Hughes Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and editor of the Southwest Review, joined us for the Art & Seek segment to discuss his new collection, Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness.
If you missed the short films made by North Texas high school students when they played at last month’s AFI Dallas International Film Festival, we’ve combed the Internet and tracked down a lot of them. And it was worth the effort. We think you, too, will be amazed by these talented young filmmakers.
Fort Worth photographer Alex Braverman discusses his twin photographic passions and his current show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center as part of this week’s Art&Seek Q&A.