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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- Dallas photographer Frank Lopez has been celebrated for his artistry with old fashioned, black and white techniques – like tintypes or pinhole cameras. But since he started teaching, he’s work has morphed. Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks hit up the dark room to learn about Lopez’s new approach.
- National Refugee Day is Tuesday, and this weekend, the Bruce Wood Dance Project debuted a work created to speak to the refugee experience. Art&Seek’s Anne Bothwell spoke with one of the company’s founding members – Albert Drake III.
- Fifty years ago, some of the biggest names in music – including Janis Joplin, The Who and Jimi Hendrix – gathered for a three-day concert in Monterey, California. “The Big Screen” team took a look back at the influential documentary that captured some of the most memorable performances in rock history.
- The Bette Davis we know and love and loathe is alive and coughing from too many cigarettes on stages in the DFW. Art&Seek’s guest blogger Gail Sachson explains why the show’s worth your time.
- Jazz legend Herbie Hancock, among others, has been announced as a performer for the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Strauss Square fall concert series. Get full details here.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- North Texans Threatening The Wrong Shakespeare (Art&Seek)
- Oak Cliff Nonprofit Invites You To Stumble Onto Art, Music and Dance With Your Morning Coffee (Dallas Morning News)
- CEO Jonathan Martin To Leave DSO For Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (Art&Seek)
- One Last Installation at UTD’s Art Barn (D Magazine)
- Julius Caesar Production Closes, But Debate Over Art And Politics Likely to Rage On (NPR)
What We’re Reading
- Why are all the powerful women of color on TV criminals? (Guide Live)
- Steppenwolf ‘Denounces’ Sun-Times Critic’s Review Following Backlash (Chicago Tribune)
- Learning The Lessons Of TV Fatherhood (NPR)
- The White Rock Zine Machine Vends ‘Tiny Little Masterpieces’ (D Magazine)
- New Art, Music Venue Has Big Plans for Deep Ellum (D Magazine)
- The Frida Kahlo-Fueled ‘Mexico’ At Dallas Museum of Art Is Officially A Blockbuster (Dallas Morning News)
What We’re Listening To
- Cosby Unraveled (WHYY)
- Beth Ditto On ‘Fake Sugar’ And Sweet Memories (NPR Music)
- Kid Koala Will Perform Live The Music He Made For Baby Driver (Central Track)
What We’re Looking At
- Dallas Street Choir Joined 17 Manhattan Homeless Shelter Residents To Play Carnegie Hall (Dallas Morning News)
- Roni Horn: Nasher Sculpture Center (Arts+Culture)
- Luther Smith and Jason Lee in Fort Worth (Glasstire)
- Doug Aitken at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Glasstire)
- Marfa sculptor’s carved-wood Dairy Queen cones are quintessential Texas (Dallas Morning News)
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