The Chicago Tribune sized up DSO conductor Jaap van Zweden last week, before he arrived to conduct Bruckner’s 5th symphony as an emergency replacement for Riccardo Chailly — and reported, more or less, that they were cautiously impressed. This weekend, the Sun-Times agreed. Andrew Patner, critic-at-large for Chicago’s WFMT, wrote that, “On the strength of [...]
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In The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell examines the popular tradition of the young genius: Genius, in the popular conception, is inextricably tied up with precocity—doing something truly creative, we’re inclined to think, requires the freshness and exuberance and energy of youth. Orson Welles made his masterpiece, “Citizen Kane,” at twenty-five. Mozart wrote his breakthrough Piano [...]
We here at Art&Seek are thrilled to present the KERA original production South Dallas Pop on KERA TV Oct. 22. So thrilled that we’re having not one – but TWO – events to celebrate the era when funk was king in Dallas. And you’re invited. Just drop Betsy a quick e-mail at email@example.com to let [...]
Click on the logo to watch the video: Get the Flash Player to see this content. Krys Boyd talks to French chef Jacques Pepin, host of the TV series, Fast Food My Way.
… you could buy the rights to what is probably Broadway’s greatest back catalog. The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, the private company which controls the rights to such shows as Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific and The Sound of Music, is up for auction.
Click on the image to see the video tour: Get the Flash Player to see this content. The KERA radio story: The expanded online story: Cicadas drone, and a crow calls from the distant trees. A white egret, with stately care, steps into the pond. It’s hard to believe we’re in Dallas. Yet we’re closer [...]
Oliver Stone’s film about George W. Bush, W., hits theaters Oct. 17, but our local rep for Lionsgate, the film’s distributor, passed along to me a couple of passes to an advanced screening of the film on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Dallas Angelika. And being the nice guy that I am, I’m offering our [...]
It was probably Professor Peter Schickele (a.k.a. PDQ Bach) who first composed a musical work that actually set different musicians at each other’s throats (the Concerto for Two Pianos vs. Orchestra), although one wonders if it hadn’t been done before — the way some composers have orchestrated their works as if the instrumental sections were [...]
We all know that Anthony Hopkins is a great actor (an Oscar and three other nominations ought to prove that). But what kind of composer is he? You can find out Oct. 17 when he comes to Dallas for the world premiere of his original compositions, played by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. And you can [...]
And the answer to Stephen’s question (see below) about who the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts would get to make their opening-day announcement is really quite simple. Just get the Greatest Voice for Announcing Anything in the World. James Earl Jones – who promptly gave the dignitaries and million-dollar arts patrons assembled at the [...]