Several hundred people — and rows of dignitaries — courageously defied some low-hanging overcast to witness the official, secular dedication of the $354 million AT&T Performing Arts Center this morning. The religious dedication was Sunday, and it featured prayers by a rabbi, an imam, a Catholic bishop and a Methodist pastor. (Insert joke here.) On […]
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The eyes of the arts world are on Dallas this week as a 30-year-old dream for the downtown Dallas Arts District comes true. Downtown will be basking in accolades during dedication ceremonies this morning.
Richard Pilbrow may be the one designer who has worked on both the Wyly Theatre and the Winspear Opera House — he’s been involved with the Arts District since even before the Meyerson opened in 1987. He’s the founder of the leading theater consulting firm in America, and it was his innovative ideas about theater layouts and intimacy that helped shape both facilities in the AT&TPAC. The two halls may look extremely different, but Pilbrow says they’re not.
HOW WE STACK UP: Travel + Leisure Magazine recently polled its readers about their favorite destinations in a variety of categories, including food, shopping, hotels, etc. But the category we’re interested in is culture, and according to the readers, we don’t have much of it. Dallas ranked 25th out of the 30 cities included in […]
ASSESSING THE ARTS DISTRICT: Yesterday, we pointed you to this story in The Dallas Morning News about all the media coverage coming the Arts Districts’ way. But we never said all that coverage was going to be positive. Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne doesn’t have major problems with either of the new buildings. […]
Now that the Arts District has just about finished building all its Big Baubles, people — like architecture critic David Dillon and Veletta Forsythe Lill and, lookee there, even some of the Dallas Morning News editorial folks – have been asking how do we make the place actually livable, accessible and popular? I’ve been saying […]
A month before the new double-barrelled AT&T Performing Arts Center officially opens, D Magazine has released its October issue online and on the newstands. Think of it as the starter’s gun going off for Big, Anticipatory and Celebratory Ruminations and Evaluations on All Things AT&T PAC-Related, Local Media Division. Yes, we’re preparing our own gigantic […]
They’ve been telling us the Wyly Theatre will be unlike any other theater ever built. But what does that mean? And why would anyone create such a thing? Follow our tour of the industrial insides of the Wyly with Dallas Theater Center artistic director Kevin Moriarty and Theatre Projects Consultant project manager Benton Delinger — to learn how this remarkable facility will work. And why.
This time last month, Stephen wrote about the Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition in the morning round-up. Here’s a big update: the $1,000 prize money is now $2,500. Plus, you have more time to design it, since the deadline has been extended to September 4, 2009. Entries do not require a religious theme, but still […]
There’s a new Master Plan for the Dallas Arts District. KERA’s BJ Austin says it sees parking as one of the biggest challenges for the growing district. KERA radio story: The Dallas Arts District is about to double in size when the Winspear Opera House, and the Wyly Theatre open this fall. The Master Plan […]