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.
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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.
The triple Tony Award-winning musical comedy about puppets getting drunk and having sex comes to the Winspear. It works as more than just a smart-mouthed satire of Bert and Ernie, says Jerome Weeks, more than just an R-rated spoof of ‘Sesame Street.’
The Italian architect has now designed three of Texas’ leading art museums: the Nasher in Dallas, the Menil in Houston and the Kimbell expansion in Fort Worth. All three, he says, are a legacy of his work with his ‘master’ — original Kimbell architect Louis Kahn.
Art is a commodity, art is labor — especially in this economy. Artist Carolyn Sortor went to UTD’s CentralTrak to see if they’d join a national conversation about art and economics. The results are an art exhibition featuring inventive (and subversive) treatments of money-making, and more. Jerome Weeks reports.
Museum curators are some of the more invisible arts managers, yet their jobs demand they be diplomats, scholars and set designers. Associate curator Heather MacDonald has become a major presence at the DMA, helming (or co-helming) three shows, two of them now running, and the third, perhaps the DMA’s most significant show this year. It has already opened to acclaim in NYC.
Charles IV of Spain was not a great king — he got whipsawed by the French Revolution and Napoleon. But he knew his high-grade luxury goods — from Strad violins to Goya portraits. The Meadows presents a first-time assessment of the last Enlightenment ruler, the last outburst of neo-classical artifice and finery and, apparently, the last, uncontested, absolute, divinely ordained monarch Texas ever had.
Torey Harrah is one of three kids followed in the remarkably moving, Texas-made documentary Torey’s Distraction. Each child has Apert Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. But how the film got made also makes it noteworthy. Jerome Weeks reports on ‘filmanthropy.’
Classical music is a very rare subject for dramas. Circle Theatre presents the Texas premiere of Opus, Michael Hollinger’s play about a famous string quartet auditioning a new member. To quote a line about a different sort of quartet — the Who — what makes a great rock group is what destroys a great rock group. Jerome Weeks asks, how convincing is this portrait of harmony and dissonance?
The man who simultaneously headed up one of our most prestigious drama schools and its repertory theater will be the next chair of SMU’s drama program. This fall, Stan Wojewodski, Jr., former head of the Yale School of Drama and Yale Rep, will replace Cecil O’Neal, who is retiring.