Guest blogger Bart Weiss sends this report. Bart is the Artistic Director of the Dallas Video Festival. I hate the Oscars – it’s bad TV about film. The week before you hear talk show hosts that know nothing about film and have maybe seen two of the nominees talk in great length some utter nonsense. […]
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DANCE, DANCE: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of America’s premiere companies, is in the midst of a two-night stand at Bass Hall. To preview the shows, DFW.com caught up with AA’s longtime artistic director, Judith Jamison, who says that the performances will remind viewers of their last visit to Six Flags. “It will be […]
How does The Daily Show‘s “senior black correspondent” view the Obama election and other significant events of the New Year? Humorist Larry Wilmore joined Think for a recent episode to discuss those topics along with his new book, I’d Rather We Got Casinos, and Other Black Thoughts (Hyperion, 2009).
NORTH TEXAN CLAIMS OSCAR GOLD: We’re lucky living in this area that we were able to see just about every film that won an Oscar before last night’s telecast aired. The exceptions are the surprise winner in the foreign film category, Departures, and the winner for best documentary short, Smile Pinki. That’s a shame, as […]
The Betrayal is Oscar-nominated in the documentary category and opens at the Dallas Angelika today. It doesn’t have any real ties to North Texas, but the back story is one a lot of artists can related to: the passion project. The film follows Thavisouk Phrasavath, who fled Laos when things got ugly during the Vietnam […]
We’ve debated this baby and I reported on it last fall, but for those who didn’t follow the links over to the Dallas Museum of Art’s site to see it or who still don’t understand what an Arts Network is, here’s the helpful, explanatory video. All you have to do is follow the jump The […]
Which of your favorite films and actors will win Oscars this year? Will Slumdog Millionaire (above) be the night’s big winner? We’ll find out when the 81st Annual Academy Awards are held on Sunday. To preview the ceremony, Arnold Wayne Jones of the Dallas Voice, Stephen Becker of Art&Seek and Christopher Kelly of the Fort […]
Photo courtesy of Amon Carter Museum CARTER PAINTING ON SNL: The curators at the Amon Carter can spot the museum’s works from a mile away. And in some cases, a thousand miles away. During the opening sketch of last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, a copy of the Carter’s Thunder Storm on Narragansett Bay by Martin […]
As part of its 2009-1010 season, the Dallas Symphony will be travelling to Europe — for the first time in seven years — and will present two world premieres as well as eight DSO premieres. Its new season, which the DSO announced yesterday, will be the 20th in the Meyerson Symphony Center and the second […]
The new $787 billion stimulus package does have some additional arts funding, although originally the $50 million had been included in the House version and specifically dropped from the Senate’s. The trick was trying to convince the House-Senate conference committee that the arts do mean jobs. Tens of thousands of art supporters wrote and e-mailed, […]