From AFI Dallas to Spring Gallery Night in Fort Worth, it’s a busy weekend for North Texas arts. Adding to the what-to-do logjam are a pair of worthy local-music shows within walking distance of each other in eastern Deep Ellum. First, the no-brainer: the CD-release show and party for Salim Nourallah’s new release, Constellation, at the Sons […]
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Right. So how’s the movie? It’s a low-budget-but-n0t-cheap-looking musical set in America with all of the happy-happy Bollywood conventions intact, sub-category: the struggling young dancer with a dream. Raj (the charming Sachin Bhatt) wants to dance professionally, but he can’t get a gig, his dad doesn’t understand why he doesn’t find a real job and his girlfriend dumps him. An older Indian woman (Dubey) has a suggestion: Why not start a dance class for Indian women?
Roxanne Wheelis owns the River City Tattoo Parlors in Killeen and in Austin. Five years ago over a beer, Wheelis told documentary filmmaker Nancy Schiasari about the young men and women from Fort Hood — and the tattoo that some were getting before they deployed to Iraq.
It’s called a “meat tag.” It’s a soldier’s dog tag information tattooed on his or her torso.
Stephen’s taking a deep breath before diving back in to all things AFI. So it’s my turn to say: who wants some passes to the film festival? The first 10 people who e-mail me (email@example.com) with AFI in the subject line get 10 shiny vouchers each. Note – these vouchers are good for regular screenings […]
Today is the day that AFI gets going in earnest, with 18 features and a shorts package on tap. You’ll definitely want to make room for Tattooed Under Fire (4 p.m., Magnolia), which Jerome Weeks profiled in a radio feature this morning. And I think you might also like St. Nick (4:15 p.m., Magnolia), which […]
DSO WOWS ‘EM: If you are heading to the symphony this weekend, it sounds like you chose wisely. Scott Cantrell raves about the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s reading of Elgar’s First Symphony on Thursday night. The performance was led by guest conductor Jeffrey Kahane, who later performed Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. Of the Elgar performance, Cantrell […]
Now that three AFI Dallas opening nights have come and gone, a familiar pattern is starting to emerge: There’s never enough room on the red carpet. That’s partly due to the large number of media members covering the event. But part of the reason is that the crew in charge of AFI publicity knows what […]
With most wide-release films, you’ve been told by countless commercials and trailers how you’re supposed to feel about what you’ve yet to watch. It’s an invitation for you to sit back, relax and just let the film wash over you. Then there are films like St. Nick, which requires your attention and thoughts to help […]
One of the perks of being a media sponsor of AFI Dallas is that we get a generous number of ticket vouchers. And regular readers of the Art&Seek blog know that we like to give stuff away around here. The first 10 people who e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) will receive 10 vouchers each – enough for […]
The State Opera of South Australia has joined the Dallas Opera in “a new co-commission and co-production partnership” to produce Jake Heggie’s new opera, Moby-Dick, in Adelaide. It’ll be the first time the opera is seen in the southern hemisphere — and although the schedule hasn’t been written in stone yet, the other co-producers, the […]