Film professionals from across Texas will descend on Austin next week to ask for more incentives to draw movie and television productions to the state. The effort is being led by the Texas Motion Picture Alliance (TXMPA), which is busing in the citizen-lobbyists and setting up meetings with members of the state legislature. Texas has […]
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Guest blogger Bart Weiss sends this report. Bart is the Artistic Director of the Dallas Video Festival. I hate the Oscars – it’s bad TV about film. The week before you hear talk show hosts that know nothing about film and have maybe seen two of the nominees talk in great length some utter nonsense. […]
The winning design for Make Space for Artists: Design a Studio. Amy Wynne and Mark Leveno began their adulthoods in engineering and advertising, respectively. But they ultimately found a united calling as a duo in architecture. After spending time in the smog of Los Angeles, they now belong to Dallas. As the creative team behind the winning design of Make […]
Theatre Three sends along word this afternoon that the current production of Don’t Dress for Dinner has been extended another week, through March 15. If you haven’t caught it yet, get thee to Theatre Three. As I said earlier, there are plenty of laughs to be had. And there are two ways to see it […]
From a distance, the Wyly Theater can look like a modern, metal box – just another medium-rise office tower. But upon inspection, the surface of the Wyly turns out to be rippled – covered with 466 aluminum tubes.
DANCE, DANCE: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of America’s premiere companies, is in the midst of a two-night stand at Bass Hall. To preview the shows, DFW.com caught up with AA’s longtime artistic director, Judith Jamison, who says that the performances will remind viewers of their last visit to Six Flags. “It will be […]
Get the Flash Player to see this content. Artist Brad Ford Smith was preparing for an opening at Mighty Fine Arts when I visited his studio to shoot the video above. Rather than a grouping of several works, Brad did a single installation using “a stack of old watercolor paper, a pair of scissors, a […]
FOR THE LOVE: EPISODE 4: We’ve dutifully passed along each episode of Amphibian Stage Productions’ “For the Love” series, and it looks like the latest installment has arrived. For the uninitiated, the series of satirical videos follows a well-meaning theater manager who goes to extremes to fill the house. In previous episodes, she’s advocated the […]
Guest Blogger Gail Sachson owns Ask Me About Art, offering lectures, tours and program planning. She is Vice-Chair of the Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission and a member of the Public Art Committee. She has been a juror for “Scrap Can Be Beautiful” for several years and curated and coordinated this year’s exhibit. Scrap material can be […]
NORTH TEXAN CLAIMS OSCAR GOLD: We’re lucky living in this area that we were able to see just about every film that won an Oscar before last night’s telecast aired. The exceptions are the surprise winner in the foreign film category, Departures, and the winner for best documentary short, Smile Pinki. That’s a shame, as […]