This morning’s arts news highlights: A new SMU literary mag online — aimed at Dallas stories from high schoolers — the Undermain entering its 27th season in fine fettle, the decline in giving to nonprofits doesn’t include a local university and tonight’s acclaimed Frontline program about Texas’ possible execution of an innocent man.
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This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll meet a queen who helped launch a rock star’s career.
TED is the name of an annual conference on innovation that began in 1984 in California and has since been taken up around the world. TED stands for ‘technology, entertainment and design’ while TEDxSMU stands for TED at SMU, the local version. This year, TEDxSMU has got Idea Week, five days of run-up talks, meetings, carrotmobs and speed ideatings. Don’t know what those are? Find out here.
Today in the roundup: Pet Shop Boys come to town (sort of), Liza previews her DSO show and the Mourners get rearranged.
Guest blogger Gail Sachson looks back at the impact the late Dallas mayor had on the city’s cultural landscape.
Today in the roundup: A scintillating Cinderella, music bits and the end of an era in Wills Point.
We talk to Heather MacDonald, co-curator of ‘The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy,’ a mouthful of a title that doesn’t convey how intimate, personal and gorgeous this once-in-a-lifetime touring exhibition is.
Today in the roundup: Annette Strauss Square opens, good deals in the Arts District and local music bits.
The Dallas Theater Center’s ‘Henry IV’ isn’t so much a deluxe version of Shakespeare’s history plays as a thin and forcibly stripped-down one. Simplifying both parts of ‘Henry IV’ is often done, of course. But this seems to be director Kevin Moriarty’s basic Bard approach: Keep it fast and all over the place. Then drop in a pop song or two.
This weekend, 100 arts groups gather at North Park to let you “shop” for a cultural experience that fits you. Guest blogger Katherine Wagner tells how the opportunity came about.