Dallas artist and professor Stephen Lapthisophon talks to contributor Joan Davidow about his poignant, approachable work
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Jonathan Lethem’s award-winning best-seller, The Fortress of Solitude premieres this week as a musical at the Dallas Theater Center. Lethem talks about how his novel of adolescent, pop-culture life in Brooklyn in the ’70s – complete with graffiti, funk, comic books and drugs – has been re-thought for the stage.
The Ruisdael seascape just looked lonely, y’know? Now it’s part of a surf ‘n’ turf pair.
Artist Christopher Blay and residents of the Historic 10th Street District built the vessel and filled it with memories to turn attention to vacant homes in the neighborhood. KERA’s Anne Bothwell talked to Blay about the project, part of an initiative funded by BC Workshop.
Tickets aren’t on sale yet for June 16 Verizon Theatre concert featuring Nile Rogers and Chic, Michael McDonald and the Pointer Sisters – but a limited number will be available tonight beginning at 7 pm on KERA Channel 13 during the TV special, Night of the Proms.
Who’s that, you ask? Well, more than 26 million people have visited his best-known landmark, a building that received a ‘design of the decade’ award (for the ’60s) and in the ’90s received a 25-year award for excellence.
Poet Katie Peterson is the third winner of the $10,000 Rilke Prize from UNT. She should feel at home visiting Denton: She loves country music.
Exactly one year ago, legendary pianist Van Cliburn died. Tonight in downtown Fort Worth, where the International Piano Competition named for him is held every four years, past winners will pay tribute. KERA’s Bill Zeeble tells us more.
The findings from last summer’s survey of Dallas-area artists are out – and they certainly support low-income housing for artists. But the leading non-profit that develops such projects says it can’t try one in Dallas – yet.
First staged last year at UNT, The Lady Revealed is about both the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets – the bewitching mistress whom Shakespeare worshiped and attacked – and the contentious Oxford don who believed he’d uncovered her identity. Now Theatre 3 will present it for free – with Theatre 3′s Jac Alder playing the don.