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 […]
Archive: 'Film and Television'
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, […]
Get the Flash Player to see this content. How should photographers challenge their audience and how has the practice of photography progressed in the last several decades? One of those agents of change – artist Barbara Crane – discussed the topic with Think host Krys Boyd during Friday’s episode. Her groundbreaking work from the last […]
PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Several local bloggers out there are providing behind-the-scene’s glimpses of how their respective productions come together. My favorite of late has been John Wildman’s thoughtful blog. John is the Director of P.R. for AFI Dallas and a film fan at heart. Sometimes those two positions can […]
For almost 40 years, no other show has delighted kids and parents like Sesame Street. How did it get started and why has the show lasted so long? Television critic Michael Davis joined Think host Krys Boyd during Thursday’s episode to discuss his new book, Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street (Viking, 2008).
FILM BY THE NUMBERS: Austin-based writer Joe O’Connell has been covering the film incentives beat for The Dallas Morning News, and today he reports on a new wrinkle for the proposal: a flexible incentive. Currently Texas offers a 5 percent incentive for projects shot in the state, and the film community has hoped for a […]
Surely you remember that Art & Seek feature story from last fall, the one about how museums are exploring different ways online to present themselves, their public image and their individual holdings? Memorable, right? Well, it was a tough story to report, he barked, slamming down his cup of java. He ticked the items off […]
Lawyer Gus Garcia (left) and his client Pete Hernandez (center) After the U.S.-Mexican War, Mexican citizens living on conquered lands were offered U.S. citizenship. Full legal rights were another story. They would not come for 100 years with the landmark Supreme Court decision, Hernandez v. Texas. Last night, a new documentary about the 1950s court […]
Get the Flash Player to see this content. The 1999 drug busts in Tulia, Texas, were initially hailed as great progress in the War on Drugs, but became emblematic of the racial divides in Tulia and elsewhere. KERA will air the Independent Lens documentary Tulia, Texas on Tuesday at 9 p.m. To get you ready, […]
“Cymbal of Peace” by Kevin Obregon In 1988, PBS debuted Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, a series of conversations between Campbell, a scholar of comparative mythology, and journalist Bill Moyers. The transcripts from those conversations were adapted into the bestselling book The Power of Myth. Of the many themes discussed in the book, one chapter, “Sacrifice […]