Cathey Miller It was Art Conspiracy Eve in North Texas. I visited the chilly warehouse at 3011 Gulden Lane in Dallas Friday where the festivities will take place tonight.
Dallas actor Nye Cooper joins Think host Krys Boyd to discuss his appearance in David Sedaris’ one-man show, The Santaland Diaries, at Contemporary Theatre of Dallas. Click the icon to watch the video. Get the Flash Player to see this content. Think airs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. on KERA (Channel 13). It airs again […]
Guest blogger Walton Muyumba is a professor at the University of North Texas: On Saturday, 500x Gallery is launching a new show, “the supposed object” / anti(Formula), with an opening reception from 6-10 p.m. The show features pieces by Aqsa Shakil, Shelby Cunningham, Mark Collop and Rebecca Carter. In anticipation of the show, I visited […]
Guest blogger Lydia Regalado is an arts educator, crafter and blogger who writes about people who gather to make things. It’s official: I’ve completed my cake decorating course, and I have a certificate to prove it! I’ve posted pictures of my cakes from the classes on the KERA Flickr page. Cake Carousel has just posted […]
Composer Elliott Carter will be 100 years old next Thursday (Dec. 11) but age doesn’t seem to have slowed him down mentally. In two interviews he talks at length about his long life and career, including interactions with Charles Ives, who died in 1954, and other musicians of the past and present. How many other […]
Conductor and director Sarah Caldwell made a big splash in the operatic world for about 20 years, from the mid-’60s to the mid-’80s, but her reputation had faded by the time of her death in 2006. For an unblinking discussion of her strengths and flaws, go here.
Elaine Liner in Unfair Park reports that the Dallas Theater Center has laid off seven staff members. No word on which ones — and no word on what effect, if any, this may have on the proposed 9-member acting company. And in other local news about financial downturns affecting the arts: The Texas Ballet Theater […]
The Grand Mosque in Mecca In big-name architect news: A project to build a 188-story tower in Moscow — designed by Sir Norman Foster, the architect of the Winspear Opera House, recently fell through. But now it appears he and fellow celebrated Brit architect Zaha Hadid are among the finalists to take on one of […]
THE OUTSIDER WAS NOT IMPRESSED: Glasstire, the online Texas visual arts magazine, recently sent a writer to Dallas to check out the local gallery scene. And he wasn’t too impressed. After letting us know that the city seems “like it just woke up from a plague that killed half its population,” Ivan Lozano drops this […]
Mark Birnbaum and I had the privilege of debuting our documentary, Stop the Presses, at the 2nd annual AFI-Dallas International Film Festival last spring. Our inclusion drew an incredible amount of attention to the film from the press and the public and even helped us get into other festivals. Now’s your chance to participate in […]