THE DTC’S BIG SIX: On Tuesday night, the Dallas Theater Center will honor the six artistic directors who have led the organization during its 50 year history. Current A.D. Kevin Moriarty will be joined by two of his peers (Adrian Hall and Richard Hamburger) plus family members representing those who can’t be there or have passed away. As a preview of the event, Lawson Taitte tracked down the six people who will take the stage to look back at some of the best moments in DTC history.
And if you missed the Art&Seek video, in which we talked with some of the people who helped bring the Kalita Humphreys Theater to life over the years, you should be sure to check it out here.
LADIES WEEKEND: A couple of talented women brought their A games to town over the weekend, according to our local music reviewers. Mario Tarradell was more than impressed with No Doubt‘s sold-out gig at SuperPages.com Center, particularly with Gwen Stefani’s delivery of the radio staple “Just a Girl. He writes: “She roared through the frenetic, loud, ska-punk staple like she was in charge. Before long she had the women and the men in the audience chanting the hook. Stefani’s message came through crystal clear: Don’t mess with this girl.” Meanwhile, Preston Jones was moved by Brandi Carlile‘s packed show at the Granada: “The palpable adoration on display Friday night isn’t given to any and everyone who makes living through music. It’s saved for those who can truly move you, reaching down deep to bewilder your senses. Hers was one of the best performances yet seen in 2009.” Sounds like this was a bad weekend to stay home.
PUT ON YOUR WALKING SHOES: In another, oh, week or so, it’ll probably be too hot to even consider going outside for anything but the necessities. So maybe it’s time to get in one last good walk before barracading yourself inside. The Amon Carter Museum has posted a handy art walk on its site that takes visitors past more than a dozen public art pieces in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The guide comes with a few paragraphs about each piece and some fun questions to ask any kiddos you might have in-tow.