In May, Fort Worth passed a bond package worth nearly $300 million. Three and a half million of that is going for public art projects around the city. KERA’s Jerome Weeks says now the money is in the pipeline, how it’ll be used is being discussed.
Greer Grimsley (as Don Pizarro), Alex Penda (Leonore) and Paul Groves (Florestan) in the Santa Fe Opera’s Fidelio. Photo credits: Ken Howard
SANTA FE — Five of the Santa Fe Opera’s six productions this summer are by mainline dead composers. One is by a live musician virtually unknown in the United States.
But that doesn’t accurately state the balance of old versus new. Santa Fe doesn’t mind playing games with tradition, so only a couple of the operas would please die-hard purists.
Join us for Art Hunt.
Vouchers for tickets to performances and art opportunities will be hidden around the grounds at Gexa. Pick up clues at Art Conspiracy’s information booth. (Here’s your first clue: everything will be hidden in areas accessible to the public.)
What can you win? Passes to the Nasher Sculpture Center, tickets to Dallas Theater Center or Second Thought Theater, and much more.
One more reason to join us Friday.
Wynne is a Dallas music promoter who booked Brown at local clubs and eventually became his friend. He says the Godfather of Soul was “unfailingly polite” and “didn’t put on airs of any kind.”
To that end, Wynne referred to him as Mr. Brown. But later on…
“He said, ‘Hey, forget all that stuff. Just call me James.'”
If you do nothing else today, be sure to listen to the last minute or so of this week’s episode, when Wynne recounts the time that “James” called him up on stage during a show.
Be sure to subscribe to The Big Screen on iTunes. Stream this week’s episode below or download it.
Congratulations to Patrick Harvey of Duncanville, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Patrick has won our contest before. His last win was back in May. He follows last week’s winner, James Neal.
If 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 Patrick.
Title of photo: Stockyards Hotel
Equipment: Nikon 3200
Tell us more about your photo: I took this photo because I like historic architecture. I admire Fort Worth’s historic stockyards and it brings the west out in the DFW area.