AROUND THE WORLD, AROUND THE WORLD: There’s more to DJing than just pressing play or dropping a needle on a record. That’s a lesson Avi Marco, known as DJ Avi, learned when he moved from Israel to Fort Worth. The TCU student says that you’ve got to build a series of peaks and valleys – […]
On any weekend night, DJs get crowds moving at bars and clubs across North Texas. But at Absinthe Lounge in Dallas, the resident DJs aren’t old enough to drive to the gig. KERA’s Stephen Becker talks to the duo known as the Goldfish Girls about what it’s like to be a 13-year-old DJ.
Tired of what you hear on commercial radio? Ready for some locally programmed music? Then mark 7 a.m. Nov. 9 on your calendar. That’s the day KXT 91.7 launches – a station devoted entirely to music. In addition to the new station’s name, launch date and call letters (KKXT), KERA is also announcing some details […]
STANDING O’S: The Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum held its annual confab recently to name its award winners. The Forum does things a little differently – rather than pick one winner in each category, they prefer to cite several performances that they deem worthy of recognition. Special props to Art&Seek guest bloggers Lee Trull (The […]
WHAT’S IN A NAME?: Just when we were getting used to the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts (or DCPA for those in the know), it’s time to get used to a new moniker. The complex will now be known as the AT&T Performing Arts Center. So what do the naming rights cost for a […]
Darren Woods — who became the Fort Worth Opera‘s general director in 2001 — has had his contract extended another five years to June 2015. Before coming to Fort Worth, the native Texan was the general director of the Shreveport Opera in Louisiana and had performed for 20 years as a professional tenor with such […]
This week, Paul talks with Trey Johnson about his new critically acclaimed album, Mount Pelée.
Hey there! What ? Your’e not watching football ?? So glad to have you here. This is where you can make your tasteful comments and best of all this is where you can suggest music for future shows. new to me this week: Lila Downs A Camp Paulo Nutini Ida Marie Dead Combo Al Hibbler […]
This week, Texas music scholar Gary Hartman takes a look at Milton Brown, whose meeting with Bob Wills in Fort Worth led to the formation of one of the most distinguished acts in the history of western swing, the Light Crust Doughboys.
Back in eighth grade, Lupe Vargas won a music scholarship to honor Texs guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. Now all grown up, she has returned to teach music in the neighborhood where both she and S.R.V. began to play. Meet Lupe Vargas in this week’s Art&Seek Q&A.