This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll remember a blues legend who also made some of the first known recordings of zydeco music.
AUSTIN – Thursday offered another strong day of music at South by Southwest. Not to be too much of a North Texas homer, but my favorite shows of the day were by locals. Smile Smile captured the crowd with its tales of breaking up during an outdoor afternoon show. Strangely, Jencey let everyone know that [...]
Today marks one full week in Austin for intrepid Art&Seek Web editor Stephen Becker, who has been covering all three parts of the South By Southwest conference: Interactive, Film and Music. You might think that round-the-clock movies and club concerts would leave one bleary-eyed and bearded. But Stephen actually sounds quite chipper in his reports [...]
Fat Lady and the Whale: The Dallas Opera has launched a photo game called Moby on the Move to gear up for the premiere of Moby-Dick. It works kind of like that vacation gnome: download the whale, take your pix with him, and share. The Opera will post their fave pix each week. Meanwhile, in [...]
AUSTIN – Day 1 at South by Southwest was a busy one. I think I saw about 10 bands, not counting the ones you walk past who are set up on every street corner. Highlights of the night include Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at Stubbs and Nas and Damian Marley at Emos. But [...]
Praise music: Justin Flowers brings Vusi Shabalala, director of Soweto Gospel Choir, to This Week in the Arts. The 50-person South African group performs at the Winspear Opera House Sunday, thanks to TITAS. They’ll also be at St. Luke’s Church. What’s it take to be a member of the choir? “You have to have moves,” [...]
This week, Paul talks with Denton’s Midlake about one of the most hotly anticipated releases of the year, The Courage of Others.
Wow, what a weekend for music in Denton and a big week of music in Austin coming up, and its Spring Break! Well, kick back, the weather is fine and I will spin some tunes to keep you engaged and entertained. This is where you can leave your polite comments and wonderful suggestions for music [...]
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll honor a migrant farm worker who helped revolutionize conjunto music.
HISTORY THROUGH ART: The Dallas Museum of Art’s current show “Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture” is especially timely given the world’s focus on Haiti this year. Lawrence documented the Haitian revolutionary hero through painting and then reproduced some of those paintings into silkscreens. Fifteen of those silkscreens are on display at the museum. [...]