Archaeologists believe they have found the brick foundations of the Theatre – the performance space in London (in an area known as Shoreditch) where William Shakespeare first performed as an actor and where his first plays were staged. Built in 1576, it was home to the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the company that the young Shakespeare [...]
Catty-corner from the downtown Wortham Center, the Houston Ballet is planning a new, $53 million home. It will house its offices, rehearsal space and the Ben Stevenson Academy, the ballet’s educational wing, named for its long-time artistic director — who is now the head of the Texas Ballet Theater. Plans call for a skywalk to [...]
Over on the feature side, in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s my story about both the anthology Who Can Save Us Now? and this summer’s absolute tsunami of superheroes on the movie screen. (Why oh why haven’t you noticed? What are you doing in your life that’s so important? Oh. . . . Well, if [...]
Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout is the librettist for a new opera, The Letter, composed by Paul Moravec and based on a short story by W. Somerset Maughaum — to be premiered by the Santa Fe Opera next year. In his blog, About Last Night, Teachout writes about how the New Mexican landscape has [...]
… at the Modern in Fort Worth, you may have seen it in the best location.
In Art&Seek’s July 1 review of the current Impressionists show at the Kimbell Art Museum, I noted the fact that the Kimbell’s arrangement with the Art Institute of Chicago, the paintings’ home, had raised a few eyebrows in the art world. It involved paying the AIC a reported $2 million, a fee big enough to [...]
At age 91, I. M. Pei — architect behind Dallas’ City Hall and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center — has said he has designed his last building. It’s the Museum of Islamic Arts in Qatar. It’s the country’s new national symbol, and according to the London Times, “it might just be the best new [...]
In Los Angeles, the question was whether attendance at concerts, plays or museums is already being hurt by the higher cost of driving. And there’s the issue of whether indie bands will be able to afford to tour. Now the worry is will concert tickets cost more?
Beneath Van Gogh’s painting, “Patch of Grass,” completed in Paris in 1887, was an earlier portrait of an unknown peasant woman, the BBC News reports. Scientists Joris Dik and Koen Janssens used high-intensity X-rays from a particle accelerator to scan the painting and reveal the face beneath. Van Gogh was known to re-use canvases to [...]
The Who perform “Pinball Wizard” fromTommy, live on the Isle of Wight. Guest blogger Gail Sachson owns Ask Me About Art. She is vice-chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission, a Public Art Committee member and the Office of Cultural Affairs Liaison to the Dallas Theater Center Board of Directors. The best theater in town this [...]