Well, for one thing, we wouldn’t have any movies or theater performances without it. But the witty and knowledgeable critic-historian David Thomson will provide a somewhat more extended answer to the question when Think host Krys Boyd asks it.
It’s a play-with-music about real-life events that Dallas author-historian Alan Govenar helped arrange: a poor black widow-singer and a white ex-rodeo cowboy performing together for the French.
The study measures an area’s cultural vitality through such factors as arts employment, government support and non–profit dollars. And Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and even Austin do not rank high.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ is a landmark text of the civil rights movement – but there was drama as well in how they saw print – as seen Monday night in Dallas writer Jonathan Martin’s play.
As the Observer wraps up its list of 100 Creatives, it also anoints six Mastermind winners. Arts Editor Lauren Smart chats about who wins, and why.
The deadline is January 9.
Sign up for this Big Deal before setting your course for the Amon Carter Museum.
Seven groups get money for staging performances and programs in the Arts District next year — everything from an ideas festival to free family concerts.
Finally, some good news about an old Dallas building not being arrogantly bulldozed.
Listen to Cooper interviewed by Kim Malcolm and Randy Gordon in 2006 on The Writers Studio.