This weekend is the 46th annual Art Ball fundraiser for the Dallas Museum of Art – called “Coastlines” this year. The nautical theme is tied to the Coastlines exhibition opening Sunday. So workers were already hoisting sails in the Atrium cafe. A little black paint, and it wouldn’t take much to make the whole thing […]
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SMART MONEY: The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Chicago’s Smart Museum a $300,000 grant to fund the implementation of “Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan.”
RECENT THEATER REVIEWS: B.J. Cleveland stole the show in Theatre Three’s staging of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee last year. He again plays William Barfee, the bespectacled nerd in Theatre Arlington’s version, which Punch Shaw calls “hysterically funny.” (dfw.com)
Monday afternoon, the Dallas International Film Festival held the first of its Industry Speakeasies on the Central 214 patio at the Hotel Palomar. The idea is to get together people involved in various aspects of the film and television biz to talk about a particular issue. Monday’s topic was billed as “The new film revival […]
The Tyler Civic Theatre in Tyler, Texas, received letters expressing concern about the subject matter of The Laramie Project — the play about the ‘gay-bashing’ death of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998 — which the theater had been planning to stage. Now information about that production has been removed from the theater’s website, […]
Filmmaker Chris Howell spent seven years following Coach Greg Hatleyand several young boxers from Oak Cliff as they fought for a shot at the Olympics. Rather than being a ringside version of ‘Hoop Dreams,’ Howell’s documentary ‘Sweet Science’ is as much about the coach, the heart and soul of the film, as it is a tale of troubled young athletes trying to make it. ‘Sweet Science’ screens tonight at the Dallas International Film Festival.
On Friday, Trinity Christian Academy will host its 40th Anniversary Celebration concert. The event benefits the academy’s Student Tuition Aid program, which provides financial aid to students. This year’s event is headlined by the Chris Tomlin Band. Tickets are $25, but TCA has passed along a four-pack of tickets to me, which I will in […]
Mike Granberry’s Sunday story in the Dallas Morning News confirmed in detail what some people saw two years ago when negotiations failed between the Dallas Summer Musicals and the AT&T Performing Arts Center (then called the Dallas Performing Arts Center): We would have two presenting organizations and two separate facilities competing over touring musicals, and […]
Dornith Doherty, a University of North Texas art professor, has been X-raying and photographing some of the world’s seeds held by the Svalbard Global Seed Vault — inside a mountain in Norway. Her photos are often delicate snowflakes and mandalas. Krys Boyd talks to Doherty about biodiversity, clones and “Archiving Eden.”
WON’T YOU HELP?: Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods has posted the above video to the organization’s YouTube channel. In it, he talks about some of the nice things being said about the opera around the country and, as you might guess, asks for your financial support in light of other funding drying […]