Miles Davis’ modal-jazz masterpiece Kind of Blue turns 50 this month, an anniversary marked with ruminations about its greatness, scattered disagreement over its legacy and, of course, a pricey box set. However, a different sort of tribute to the seminal LP has now made its way online, thanks to some artists in a lesser-known electronic music genre and a blogger willing to get behind their idea.
Arts consultant and founder of an international artists management firm, Janice L. Mayer was made the Van Cliburn’s director of artistic planning and communication on Tuesday. Her duties will include overseeing the piano competition’s winners, promoting the concert series and coordinating marketing and PR for the Cliburn Foundation. Got all that? Mayer’s new position effectively […]
METROPOLITAN SHORTENS SEASON: The Metropolitan Classical Ballet has announced that is is canceling its three Bass Hall shows for this season. That leaves The Nutcracker as the only performance for the Arlington-based group. MCB’s board president Frank Hill tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the cost of performing at Bass was just too high. CHRISTMAS […]
Live Nation sends word that there are still 300 or so tickets left to the Paul McCartney concert Wednesday night at Cowboys Stadium. If you’re interested, Ticketmaster is your way to go. The show, which has been clocking in at close to three hours, has been getting pretty good reviews. Here’s one from Monday night’s […]
Putting up a 38-foot tall sculpture will get you some attention. So the press on the Traveling Man installation at DART’s Deep Ellum station has focused on “Walking Tall” — which is actually only one of three metal figures going up. Art & Seek’s video report for Think is the first to feature footage of all three, plus a flock of rather adorable steel birds — and a previously un-reported, internal safety feature.
DECONSTRUCTING THE WYLY: The new Wyly Theatre is turning into quite the Rubik’s cube, offering so many staging, seating and lighting combinations. The trick is figuring out which setup goes with which show. That’s a process Dallas Theater Center artistic director Kevin Moriarty and his team of designers are working through as they figure out […]
Welcome to the 90.1@Night blog. This is a great place to comment politely on the show, and leave your non-self promotional messages. But best of all, this is where you can give me suggestions for music, genres, artists, specific recordings that you would like me to check out and possibly share on a future show. […]
This week, Paul talks with King Bucks bassist and former Sorta member Danny Balis about his solo debut, Too Much Living.
Art&Seek presents This Week in Texas Music History. Every week, we’ll spotlight a different moment and the musician who made it. For the week of Aug. 17, Texas music scholar Gary Hartman takes a look at Eddie Durham, the San Marcos musician and composer who left his mark on the swing era through collaborations with everyone from Cab Calloway and Glenn Miller.
TREES SPROUTS AGAIN: Tonight’s the big night – the reopening of Trees in Deep Ellum. The Playlist blog has a rundown of who’s playing this weekend, as well as a link to a Dallas Morning News story about the club from June. And the club isn’t slowing down much after the weekend, as shows seem […]