GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE YOUNG: Fine arts groups everywhere are trying their best to attract a younger audience. It’s the only way to ensure a future. The Dallas Opera has a slew of events this month that aim to various degrees to educate its audience. And the Dallas Museum of Art recently unveiled a mobile […]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has designated the public television show, Austin City Limits, as a historic rock and roll site — that is, the show’s KLRU studio-home at the University of Texas at Austin will be so designated. It’ll join nine other rock and roll landmarks throughout the country — […]
For the week of August 10, Texas music scholar Gary Hartman takes a look at Buck Owens, a sharecropper’s son from Sherman who became an international country star and even had a song recorded by the Beatles.
GOING GREEN: In early July, I posted about the Deep Ellum Foundation‘s invitation to local artists to repaint the sculptures in the Deep Ellum Art Park and Bark Park. Now we know who those artists are. Frank Campagna sends along the above photo of the participating artist, plus word that a get-together to see what […]
Seven weeks and 68 teens, one gallery exhibition and a musical theater show. Add it up, and you have a national award-winning program that tries to impart life skills to kids in trouble. The Creative Solutions summer camp finds juvenile probation officers working with Big Thought, the creative learning organization. Jerome Weeks reports on this year’s program at Southern Methodist University.
SPLIT DECISIONS: The reviews are in for Theatre Three’s The Royal Family, a comedy from the 20s loosely based on the Barrymore family of actors. Reviewing for dallasnews.com, Manuel Mendoza says the show is “snappily” directed by Jac Alder and, “it’s enough to create a diverting evening at the expense of those who aren’t like […]
DIGITAL DINOS: Reel FX is expanding its reach to the Web. The Deep Ellum animation house has recently launched webosaurs.com, a virtual world that allows kids to create their own dinosaurs. Once the new creature is intact, users can play games and learn more about prehistoric times. For the last 16 years, Reel FX has […]
DALLAS IDOL: You might have never heard of Erv Karwelis. But without him, you might also have never heard of Old 97′s, Black Tie Dynasty, Deathray Davies and a slew of other North Texas acts that call his Idol Records home. Karwelis runs the label out of his Lakewood home and the former Sony employ […]
Hey, I’m back! I was in lovely Portland for a week, and Joe Kozera filled in for me last week. I hope you enjoyed the change of pace. I won “Best Radio Show” recently at the Dallas Observer Music Awards, and I want to thank all of you, since I get most of my ideas […]
In the latest edition of Track by Track, Paul talks with Denton’s Dust Congress about a pair of EP’s – Eggtooth and Regurgitate Sunshine State.