Cowboys Stadium is already known for the contemporary art on its walls. Now it’ll have an opera on its massive video screen – Mozart’s The Magic Flute, live from the Dallas Opera’s production at the Winspear Opera House.
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Badu plays the Granada this month — but she can be heard as the narrator on a BBC 4 series that captures the ferment of the late ’60s and ’70s when black poets and musicians came to grips with AM — life in America “after Malcolm.”
Sujatha Fernandes has a rare background: Indian-Portuguese from Australia, a sociology professor — and an emcee. She’s delved into global hip-hop from Caracas to Cuba to Chicago to find out why youth all over the world turned to the beat.
THINK host Krys Boyd talks with Turner Prize-winning sculptor Tony Cragg about his new show at the Nasher Sculpture Center — the first American exhibition of his work in the US in almost 20 years. They discuss ‘art history’ and ‘personal history,’ as he says — Pop Art to biochemistry to rubbish dumps.
VIDEO: For Earth Day, documentary filmmaker Rob Tranchin goes back to a visit he made 10 years ago with Texas author John Graves – to talk about his Hill Country home.
Playwright Horton Foote provided us with a long-term chronicle of changing-unchanging Texas life, and the Horton Foote Festival allows us to see that panorama — in front of Texas audiences, who pick up on the points about Methodists or Mexicans, real-estate bankruptcies and Whataburger. Jerome Weeks reviews the Dallas Theater Center’s uproarious ‘Dividing the Estate’ and Stage West’s gentler ‘Talking Pictures.’
Don Graham has written books about the way Hollywood treats Texas and the way Texas treats authors. The writer-at-large for Texas Monthly also has a habit of riling up readers with his dry take-downs of Mary Karr’s “Cherry” or Cormac McCarthy’s appearance on Oprah. We talk with Graham about ‘Giant’ and the TV show ‘Dallas,’ about why Sea World has a statue of Katherine Anne Porter – and a listener calls in to tell us about being JR’s chef.
SMU’s Meadows Prize is only two years old but it’s made a name for itself for its requirements and the unconventional artists chosen as winners. Jerome Weeks talks to Jose Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, about the prize and the winners, a choreographer-designer and a hip-hop playwright.
Dallas Symphony conductor Jaap van Zweden will receive the Radio 4 Prize in the Netherlands today — the ceremony will be broadcast on the public-service radio network.
North Texas has something of a mini-Charles Strouse festival going on. The Broadway composer is represented here by Lyric Stage’s revival of ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ his first big hit from 1960, and the Dallas Theater Center’s new, revised version of ‘It’s a Bird.. It’s a Plane… It’s Superman’ — opening Friday. Jerome Weeks, guest-hosting on Think for Krys Boyd, talks with Strouse about rock ‘n’ roll, comic books, Latin rhythms and Krypton lullabies.