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 […]
Bass Hall inaugurates its 10th anniversary celebrations tonight with Learning How to Fly, an evening of performances by Fort Worth-area students, including choirs and jazz bands. The Marty Walker Gallery hosts prints from fine-art publisher Durham Press and the Dallas Philosophers’ Forum screens Expelled at the Angelika Film Center. For more, here’s Gini.
Fifteen years, ago, when I interviewed Gary Taylor, author of Reinventing Shakespeare and co-editor of the Oxford Shakespeare, Professor Taylor talked eagerly about his desire to resurrect Thomas Middleton as the other great playwright of the English Renaissance, greater even than Christopher Marlowe. He was a writer of some 27 plays most of us have never heard […]
College is not just for the geeky study of math, science, and high literature anymore. This man, Dr. Shaun Treat, also wants to teach your children the geeky subject of comic books. Invasion by pop culture into academia is nothing new. Bowling Green has become infamous for it. The latest example is Treat’s class on […]
… maybe someone at Fort Worth’s Museum of Modern Art could start compiling all of the “sculpture installation” photos on the museum’s blog into a book about the process of setting up such incredible, wildly disparate art objects as room-sized wooden wheels and sleeping baby giants into exhibition galleries. The images are often as captivating (and more disturbing) than […]
l to r: Rene Moreno as Richard III, Cameron Cobb as Buckingham. Photo by Matt Mrozek. _______________________________________________ KERA feature on Rene Moreno and Richard III. The Dallas Morning News review of Richard III Glenn Arbery’s review of Richard III in Park Cities People Kitchen Dog Theater _______________________________________________ Rene Moreno, who plays the title role in […]