Tuesday night at the Winspear Opera House, Al Pacino showed clips from three of his films and discussed them at length. If you guessed that those films were the not-yet-released Wilde Salome, 1996′s Looking for Richard and The Local Stigmatic from 1990, well, you’re lying. This night was not about his experience making the movies he’s known for. Instead, Pacino was raring to discuss his life as an actor, much of which has been spent on the boards.
Archive: 'Dallas Arts District'
Soundings, a new music series at the Nasher Sculpture Center, opened Friday evening with a lengthy program whose unusual format, frequent breaks and topflight performances kept interest high throughout.
Highlights from last night’s discussion with the Dallas Opera’s Graeme Jenkins and Theater Projects’ John Coyne: how to make the Arts District livelier, what the DO didn’t get that European companies do, building a Dallas Theater Center set on the fly.
There’ll be a lot of gay sailors and upscale trashy-looking women at the DMA next fall. More than usual. We mean the mannequins, of course. What were YOU thinking? The Dallas Museum of Art will present the US premiere of an exhibition of Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashions (including, yes, a section devoted to “Eurotrash/X-Rated”).
Today in the roundup: Tina Fey on the Twain Prize, Marty Bowen’s rise, a hot talent at WaterTower and Maya Angelou comes to town.
The National Performance Network, a group that champions and nurtures emerging – and sometimes controversial – artists, is holding its annual meeting in Dallas in December. Vicki Meek, head of South Dallas Cultural Center and an NPN board member, pulls back the curtain on how such a big event comes together.
Today in the roundup: Preserving the American Songbook, Dallas’ first MasterMinds and money woes at Texas Dance Theatre.
Graeme Jenkins is The Dallas Opera’s music director. John Coyne is U.S. director of design for Theatre Projects, the firm that guided development of the Performing Arts Center. The two are up Thursday for the next State of the Arts discussion, interviews with leaders who are shaping Dallas’ cultural landscape.
On Nov. 17, Michael Feinstein and Nicole Henry will perform “The American Songbook” as part of the Jazz Roots series. Then on Friday, TITAS brings Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to town. And for this week’s Big Deal, we’ve got tickets to give away to each show.
In the Saturday Spotlight, we’re learning about sculpture.