Jonathan Moscone, who served as associate director at the Dallas Theater Center under Richard Hamburger, has launched a full-scale renovation of the California Shakespeare Theater, which he has led for nine years. This should sound familiar: The CST first has to demolish the “temporary” buildings it has been using for 20 years. The $8.2 million [...]
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Guest Blogger Allen Mondell directed the documentary A Fair to Remember with his wife, Cynthia Salzman Mondell. Allen is currently touring the film in Lithuania as part of the American Documentary Showcase sponsored by the State Department. He will be blogging for Art&Seek about his experiences; here is his first report from the road: VILNIUS, [...]
The WaterTower Theatre’s headliners for its 2010 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival will include controversial solo performer Mike Daisey — best known in drama circles for his monologue, How Theatre Failed America. Daisey has performed it around the country, he’s been a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, he’s written for WIRED, [...]
With folk art, Julie and Bruce Webb prefer the wild, the oddball and the cast-off. They live above their own gallery in a vintage-1902 building in Waxahachie. The Elks hall, it seems, was just next door. Down the street were the Masons. Which helps explain the guillotine — and the Webb Gallery’s latest show. Jerome Weeks reports.
A month before the new double-barrelled AT&T Performing Arts Center officially opens, D Magazine has released its October issue online and on the newstands. Think of it as the starter’s gun going off for Big, Anticipatory and Celebratory Ruminations and Evaluations on All Things AT&T PAC-Related, Local Media Division. Yes, we’re preparing our own gigantic [...]
PADS AND POINTE SHOES: A night’s sleep has done little to erase the memory of Sunday night’s last-second loss to the Giants. But just like Tony Romo has to forget about those three interceptions, we’ve got to try and forget about what might have been. So maybe this story from the Washington Post will help? [...]
Art&Seek presents This Week in Texas Music History. Every week, we’ll spotlight a different moment and the musician who made it. For the week of Sept. 12, Texas music scholar Gary Hartman looks back at an event that pushed the Texas punk scene into the national spotlight.
A fireman dies, his widow grieves. In our post-9/11 era, this is what passes for a comedy, even a dark one? It does when the fireman’s soul hangs around in a box in his wife’s apartment. Noah Haidle’s play Vigils gets an exceptional production from the Kitchen Dog Theatre. Jerome Weeks reviews.
START YOUR ENGINES: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra kicked off its season Thursday night with a rip-roaring reading of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. Sitting fourth row center, I could swear that Jaap Van Zweden left his feet a few times during the more spirited passages. Our local reviewers mostly gave big thumbs up for the performance. Reviewing [...]
The Museum of Nature & Science unveiled the schematic designs and the building model for its new $185-million home on Thursday. Architect Thom Mayne explains the design choices for his 170-foot-tall cube bound for Victory Park: