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The Big Screen: A New Score For A Hitchcock Silent

Next week, VideoFest will open its 27th edition with an event that’s part film, part music. The Dallas Chamber Symphony will perform a brand-new score that syncs up with Alfred Hitchcock’s silent film, The Lodger. This week, we talk to the man who will be conducting the musicians that night.

Hand-Made And Homeless, Framed And Videotaped

SMU professor Willie Baronet has been buying handmade signs from panhandlers for 23 years. In recent years, he made them into art installations in Dallas galleries. After a cross-country, 24-city trip, he’s now working on a book and a feature-length documentary.

Sex, Drugs And Fine Dining In “Love Me Back”

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Denton author Merritt Tierce paints a bleak picture in her debut novel. She chats about her interest in the idea of shame, and the dark side of waiting tables.

Dallas Opera Bounces Back from Crisis to Balanced Budgets

Only two years ago, the Dallas Opera was hurting so bad, it had cut its season down to three shows. This season it’s back up to five, and the company’s $15 million budget is balanced. Again.

Big Screen: What’s Next For David Lowery?

Dallas filmmaker talks about filming in New Zealand, and, hopefully, here in Dallas with Robert Redford.

Greetings From the Ozarks – And The Current State of American Art

Crystal Bridges – the stunning art museum in Arkansas funded by a Wal-Mart heir – takes a stab at summing up the current American art scene with more than 200 artworks from 44 states. Whatever else it is, State of the Art is ambitious.

A Nervous Eduardo Mata Conducts The DSO In The Meyerson For The First Time

Visit Secrets of the Meyerson to take a tour of the building, watch stakeholders answer five key questions, and take control of the acoustics (You can make the canopy and reverb chamber doors move.) The Meyerson continues its anniversary celebration all week. Here’s a list of activities. Listen to Quin Mathews’ report that aired on […]

The Meyerson at 50? Only If Classical Music Survives.

As it passes its 25th anniversary, the Meyerson’s future is tied to the future of classical music.

In The Tense Race to Finish The Meyerson, Acoustician Russell Johnson Struggles To Hear.

Contributor Quin Mathews takes us back in this installment of “Secrets of the Meyerson.”

Secrets of the Meyerson: The Organ

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The Meyerson’s majestic Lay Family Organ is one of the symphony hall’s greatest assets – a beautiful “monster” that can rattle the seats and wow the virtuosi. So why don’t we hear it more often?

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