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Arts News You Can Use: Colorful Blackhouse in Fort Worth, Dallas Arts Lure Amazon & Much More


by Hady Mawajdeh 23 Oct 2017

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The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous arts district in the country drawing more than 1.5 million ticketed visitors a year. Photo: Jerome Weeks

The Dallas Arts District is the largest contiguous arts district in the country drawing more than 1.5 million ticketed visitors a year.
Photo: Jerome Weeks

  • Over 16 years ago, Dallas almost won the headquarters of another Seattle-based giant contemplating a move: Boeing. Although it ultimately lost to Chicago, the story didn’t end there. KERA’s Lauren Silverman explains that the defeat is part of the reason Dallas is currently competing to win Amazon’s second headquarters today.

  • By day, Noel and Sara Viramontes are typical working parents. At night, they transform their home in a funky neighborhood into Fort Worth’s newest intimate arts venue. They host gallery openings, live music – even plays. In the most recent edition of Art&Seek’s Artist Spotlight series, Jerome Weeks shines a light on the couple behind Blackhouse.

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  • The City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs is continuing its exploratory mission to learn how Dallasites are engaging with arts and culture. The effort is part a larger strategy to craft a new cultural plan that fulfills people’s hopes and dreams for Dallas’ cultural future. Art&Seek talks with citizens about the process.

  • The first feature-length film of the sound era was 1927’s “The Jazz Singer.” And ever since, Hollywood has produced a steady stream of musicals. This week, “The Big Screen” team talks with SMU film professor Sean Griffin about the evolving definition of what constitutes a musical film.

  • Over the years, the organization TACA has raised more than $27 million — and given it to performing arts groups in North Texas. Now, as the group marks its 50th anniversary, it’s making some changes. In this week’s State of the Arts, Anne Bothwell sat down with Maura Sheffler, TACA’s Deputy Director, Programs and Marketing, to talk about how the group hopes to transform the arts – and lives – in our community.

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Pablo Heras-Casado is a Spanish conductor that some believe could be the DSO's new conductor. Photo: pabloherascasado.com

Pablo Heras-Casado is a Spanish conductor that some believe could be the DSO’s new conductor.
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Poet Richard Wilbur, shown at his home in Cummington, Mass., in 2006, died on Saturday at the age of 96. Wilbur, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator, intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature. Nancy Palmieri/AP

Poet Richard Wilbur, shown at his home in Cummington, Mass., in 2006, died on Saturday at the age of 96. Wilbur, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator, intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his own verse on memory, writing and nature.
Nancy Palmieri/AP

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John Hartley, Aloha, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40″

John Hartley, Aloha, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40″

Installation view of Non-Burnable at the Dallas Contemporary.

Installation view of Non-Burnable at the Dallas Contemporary.

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