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The Big Screen: Celebrating Miyazaki In Fort Worth

BigScreen_logoSMALLOn Saturday, the Lone Star Film Society begins a monthlong Hayao Miyazaki retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This week, we talk about the Japanese animator’s lasting legacy with Dr. Marc Hairston, a UTD professor who teaches a class on Miyazaki.

Dr. Hairston and fellow UTD professor Dr. Pamela Gossin will lead discussions following each screening. Details here.

Be sure to subscribe to The Big Screen on iTunes. Stream this week’s episode below or download it.

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Flickr Photo of the Week

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Congratulations to James Neal of Keller, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! James previously won our contest back in March; he follows last week’s winner, Joseph Haubert.

me-199x300If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves a facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.

Now here’s more from James:

Title of photo: Red
Equipment: Nikon D700 and Nikon ML-L3 Wireless remote
Tell us more about your photo: The photograph of the lady in red is street photography and about a year old. It was taken in Dallas outside a convenience store I thought it was missing something, so recently I added a self-portrait as the faded poster behind her.

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The Big Deal: KXT’s Summer Cut Happy Funtime Fest!

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It’s almost here – KXT’s Summer Cut Happy Funtime Fest! is just around the corner. Our sister radio station, in partnership with Live Nation, will once again host the blowout featuring some of your national and local favorite groups. This year it’s Death Cab for Cutie headlining the show at the Gexa Energy Pavilion on August 15. You can see the lineup of acts in the video above. Camping out at the Art&Seek’s Artisan Village will be clothiers, jewelry makers and even a growler vendor. Our lucky winner, and three friends of his or her choosing, will have plenty of time to shop at the Village and sample the fare from the eight food trucks because they will have seats waiting for them when the show starts.

Sign up for this Big Deal and then sign up for our other offerings this week – an Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibition catalogue from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, or a prize pack from IFC Films from their latest picture, Boyhood.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Art&Seek e-newsletter subscribers can win the Big Deal. If you are not a subscriber then take care of that first, then sign up below for a chance to win four tickets to KXT’s Summer Cut Funtime Fest!

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The Big Deal: Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist Exhibition Catalogue From The Amon Carter Museum Of American Art

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth is showing “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” through Sept. 7. This is the first large retrospective of Motley’s works in over 20 years. Many of Motley’s works are in private collections and so this exhibition is your opportunity to view 43 paintings by the significant artist up close and in person. Win this Big Deal and get an even better perspective of the master colorist’s work with the 176 page, softcover catalogue by the exhibition’s curator Richard Powell.

And now is also the perfect time to browse our other Big Deals this week – tickets to KXT’s Summer Cut Funtime Fest!, or a prize pack from IFC Films for their latest production, Boyhood.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Art&Seek e-newsletter subscribers can win the Big Deal. If you are not a subscriber then take care of that first, then sign up below for your chance to win an Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibition catalogue.

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The Big Deal: ‘Boyhood’ Prize Pack

You may have heard the boys on The Big Screen talk favorable about Richard Linklater’s (Fast Food Nation, and Dazed and Confused) latest film Boyhood. It’s the movie that was filmed in Texas with the same cast over a 12-year period. The audience sees the main character, a young boy named Mason and portrayed by Ellar Coltrane, grow from age 5 to age 18 by the end of the film. Along the way we see Mason navigate the rocky path to adulthood.

BD prize packEnter this Big Deal to win a Boyhood promotional pack that includes: a movie pass good for two for the screening at the Landmark Magnolia in Dallas; a pair of stylish “Boyhood” glasses; and a copy of the film’s soundtrack with songs by Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Gotye and others.

Be sure to also check out our other two Deals this week – the catalogue for the Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, or tickets to KXT’s Summer Cut Funtime Fest! at the Gexa Energy Pavilion at Fair Park.

PLEASE NOTE: Only Art&Seek e-newsletter subscribers can win the Big Deal. If you are not a subscriber then take care of that first, then sign up below for a chance to win a Boyhood promotional prize pack.

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The High Five: David Sedaris Is Coming Back To Dallas In November

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A Plano dad has invented a device that fills up 100 water balloons in a minute. (Josh Malone/Kickstarter)

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a Plano man generates national buzz for his water balloon invention; legalizing gay marriage in Texas would generate $182 million in economic impact; David Sedaris is coming back to Dallas; and more.

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Art&Seek Jr: Baby It’s Hot Outside! 6 Ways To Beat The Summer Heat

Art&Seek Jr. is one mom‘s quest to find activities to end the seemingly endless chorus of the “I’m Bored Blues” while having fun herself. Impossible you say? Check back on Tuesdays for kid-friendly events that are fun for adults, too.

Okay, so we’re right in the middle of one of those rare, wonderful “cool spells” where we’re lulled into the belief that we can actually go OUTSIDE without the risk of spontaneous combustion. The high for Saturday is forecasted to be 89 degrees and the low is projected to be a positively frosty 70 degrees. But while you’re outside this weekend romping about in this glorious respite from the heat, keep this in mind–You live in Texas, it’s summer, and the temperatures will likely return to triple digits next week. Add to that, most outside play will cease to be an option for the munchkins once temperatures return to “normal.” Metal slides and little tushies are never a good mix during summer months, if you get my drift.

A good plan of action is to keep a list of inside activities handy, so when the kids start up the whiny chorus of, “it’s too sweaty outside, mommmm!” you’re armed and ready. Here are a few activities to help you through the dog days of summer.

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The High Five: Tori Amos Performs Tonight In Dallas

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Tori Amos performs tonight in Dallas. (Pieter Morlion/Flickr)

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a Dallas teen’s smartphone catches fire; a huge tortoise escapes and wanders to White Rock Lake; Tori Amos performs tonight in Dallas; and more:

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The High Five: Lifetime Network Cancels Show Featuring Controversial FW Funeral Home

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Decomposing bodies were found inside the Johnson Family Mortuary. Ron Jenkins/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Fort Worth prays for Kent Brantly, who has Ebola; immigrant children won’t arrive in Dallas County by the end of July; Eric Nadel is honored for his Texas Rangers announcing; and more:

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Saturday Spotlight – Turn Up! with Sound and Silence

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1741For this week’s Art & Seek Spotlight, we’re learning about the science of sound and silence at the “Turn Up!” event, presented by Big Thought. Head to the Dallas Public Library’s Pleasant Grove Branch to hear a performance and learn a little something from an opera-singing duo currently competing on “America’s Got Talent.” Enjoy music and storytelling, try out a new instrument, and show off your own talents during an open mic.

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