Rita Hayworth was a sexier partner for Fred Astaire than Ginger Rogers, but their pair-ups occurred in black-and-white films that are pretty fuzzy on YouTube and that lack any close-ups of Hayworth, showcasing her vivacious joy in dancing. But for our series this week on Great American Movie Musical Moments, we’ve picked “I’m Old-Fashioned,” a lovely, feather-light duet from 1942.
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We continue Afternoon Delight’s special series of Great American Movie Musical Scenes with “Birth of the Blues” from the film, “The Best Things in Life Are Free” (1956). Not a great film overall, but this brassy duet has tremendous singing by Gordon McRae and the steamy pairing of Sheree North and future ballet great Jacques d’Amboise. Enjoy.
Funnyman Robert Wuhl – Emmy-winning comedy writer, star of HBO’s ‘Arli$$’ – created a stand-up routine and college lecture on American myths and myth-making for HBO called ‘Assume the Position.’ Now it’s a stage show he’s doing at the Out of the Loop Festival. Art&Seek on Think TV talks to Professor Wuhl about rich dumb kids, Longfellow as popular culture and Wikipedia as a research resource.
He’s New Wave but he’s old school: Someone autotuned a couple of routines by the late stand-up master George Carlin and put the mashup to a beat. It’s a loving tribute that rocks.
Art museums just don’t do enough to capitalize on their holdings — like holding celebrity autograph signings with monarchs who’ve been dead for 400 years.
This year will be the Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s 35th, so we talk with founder-director Ann Williams about surviving in North Texas, finally having a permanent home in the Arts District and what choreographer she still dreams of working with.
Yes, the Dallas Theater Center will be presenting a musical version of ‘Giant’ next season — along with a co-production with Casa Manana and three regional premieres. The full schedule complete with artistic director Kevin Moriarty’s promo video.
Why is downtown Dallas so empty so much of the day? There was one big decision that helped create our urban dead zone: Burying the retail underground. YouPlusDallas has created a haunting video about that decision and what it’s led to.
Ginger Baker, Keith Moon, Gene Krupa, Michael Shrieve — where have they gone, those great drum soloists of yore? OK, right, a couple of them are dead. But follow me on this: If you’re sitting bored in your office cubicle, you can join them — no, no, not the dead part, although you might be feeling like that — no, you can make your own contribution to hitting stuff rhythmically. With ordinary office supplies.
‘The Black Architecture Project,’ says its creator Darell Fields, is an exploration of what doesn’t exist – black architecture itself (he’s one of the very few African-American architects around). Art&Seek on Think TV talks with Fields about his current show at UT-D’s CentralTrak, about his father, one of the first black police officers in Dallas, about re-considering a South Dallas cemetery and why his own conceptual designs are so pristine.