Tune in to KERA Saturday night to hear the author of “A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain.”
When it comes to musicals that DTC has premiered before shipping them to New York, Fortress of Solitude is the most ambitious, the most literary. Adapted from Jonathan Lethem’s best-selling novel, Solitude is a street-scene musical about race, rhythm and blues, gentrification and two boys playing with a superhero ring.
E-books and Amazon and self-publishing – no wonder the traditional, bricks-and-mortar bookstore is fading away. Except their numbers are actually increasing. Just look at the new one in Oak Cliff: The Wild Detectives.
Five stories that have North Texas talking: New book on Lance Armstrong’s rise and fall as athlete and celebrity; Dallas Sex Trade investigated in new report; Dallas group’s #muttbombing dog adoption campaign goes viral; and more.
Win this Big Deal and sink your teeth into a good book.
Poet Katie Peterson is the third winner of the $10,000 Rilke Prize from UNT. She should feel at home visiting Denton: She loves country music.
First staged last year at UNT, The Lady Revealed is about both the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets – the bewitching mistress whom Shakespeare worshiped and attacked – and the contentious Oxford don who believed he’d uncovered her identity. Now Theatre 3 will present it for free – with Theatre 3′s Jac Alder playing the don.
Of course, for a list of 10 worthwhile shows outside NYC this year, it probably didn’t hurt that the DTC’s Fortress of Solitude is already set to be staged next season by the Public Theatre in New York.
It’s happening in Chicago. The Chicago Symphony is publishing its own, supposedly independent online magazine – and has staffed it with some serious, experienced critics and editors. But is it ‘journalism’?
She’s Virginia Savage McAlester, her family’s lived in the same Swiss Avenue home since 1921, her mother rescued other homes on Swiss and the daughter is now the author of the ‘magisterial’ A Field Guide to American Houses – just in case you didn’t know.