Word is spreading about Victory Park. At least one St. Petersburg, Fla., resident, the Home and Garden Editor of the local paper, thinks her city should look to the Uptown development as it considers whether to convert its baseball park into retail. The new Museum of Nature & Science, which just got named for H. [...]
Artist/designer Brad Oldham and that juggernaut known as Reel FX Entertainment/Creative Studios have landed the $1.4 million contract to create sculptures for the DART rail station in Deep Ellum, set to open in September 2009. And speaking of big money, how’s $50 mil sound? That’s what the kids of H. Ross and Margot Perot plunked [...]
You know this story. It’s just the names you may not know. A couple leaves stifling, Prohibition-era America for Paris, where they become friends with the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Sergei Diaghilev. The French are delighted by the young Americans and the fresh new trends they bring — like the cocktails they serve or [...]
Art&Seek presents Recapturing Cuba: An Artist’s Journey on KERA TV at 8:30 tonight. The film follows Dallas artist Rolando Diaz as he returns to the country his family fled when he was 7 years old. Diaz rediscovers his old neighborhood in Havana, runs into family friends and introduces us to Cuba’s contemporary art scene. Join [...]
The team of Sergio Garcia, Luke Harnden and Mark Nelson won the second annual Re*Co*Ver mural competition in Deep Ellum over the weekend. Cindy at Fine Line has a video of the finalists’ work and footage of the awards show. There’s a listening party tonight at the Barley House for the new album by I [...]
Jazz Under the Stars starts its free concert season with David “Fathead” Newman at the Dallas Museum of Art, Theatre Arlington finishes up with Amy and David Sedaris’ The Book of Liz and the Frisco Public Library presents an introduction to novelist Cormac McCarthy from Writers’ Garrett and Humanities Texas.
Angels in America playwright Tony Kushner is speaking at Arts & Letters Live, the national tour of The Great American Trailer Park Musical has put its car up on blocks at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, while the Police and Elvis Costello are at Superpages.com.
It’s the weekend. And in Richardson, they’re holding the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival. At the downtown Dallas Public Library, it’s the Dallas Children’s Book Fair and Literary Festival. And it’s Linda Hopkins at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters’ Clarence Muse Cafe Theatre.
Operating outside the mainstream can be a tough business. Just ask Chad Withers and Brendan Carroll, who are losing the west Denton space of their independent media store/music venue Strawberry Fields. They plan to move their subversive books, CDs, LPs, DVDs and other acronyms to the former offices of Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on E. [...]
Former Denton, Texas native (and current New Yorker cartoonist) Matt Diffee is interviewed about the two volumes of The Rejection Collection that he edited of cartoons the New Yorker turned down — generally on grounds of bad taste: Can you foresee another era in which cartoonists are glittering celebrities and dating movie stars again, as in [...]