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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- North Texas choreographer Catherine Turocy has been knighted by the French government and she runs the New York Baroque Dance Company, but she lives in Dallas. In the Art&Seek Artist Spotlight, Jerome Weeks explained how she makes the 18th century come to life onstage.
- The Dallas Museum of Art houses one of the great private collections of Islamic art – The Keir Collection. Now the DMA is dedicating a new gallery to the collection and Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks and Anne Bothwell checked it out.
- KERA’s Stephen Becker was in Washington D.C. last week, so he took a break producing “The Big Screen” and instead focused his attention on music. Becker met up with the de facto composer-in-residence for public radio talk shows – BJ Leiderman – to talk about producing the music for “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
- EG Hamilton – the man best known as the designer of North Park Center – died on May 8th. So we thought it was time to revisit our 2014 profile of the architect.
What You’ve Got To Know
- The Dallas Symphony’s SOLUNA Music & Arts Festival begins today (Monday May 15th), so we whipped up a guide that features events we think you ought to check out. (Art&Seek)
- Five graduates of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts are headed to New York City to attend the Juilliard School. (“Dallas Morning News”)
- The lineup for the Oak Cliff Film Festival has been announced and the roster is “impressive and impressively unconventional.” (“D Magazine”)
What We’re Reading
- How The Arts Give Dallas An Economic Boost (Dallas Morning News)
- Dallas Black Dance Theatre Names New Artistic Director And She Shares Her Thoughts (Theater Jones)
- Venice Notebook: A Feast at the Biennale and Beyond (New York Times)
- Jeremy Biggers Is Dallas’ Hardest Working Multi-Hyphenate (D Magazine)
- Leigh Arnold on Women Artists, Land Art, and Representation (Glasstire)
- How Gen Fukunaga Turned an Interest Into a $100M Venture (D Magazine)
- Immersive Instigations: Holy Bone at Dead White Zombies (Arts & Culture)
What We’re Listening To
- New Texas Latino Group Plans Mural, Rally To Activate Civic Engagement (Texas Standard)
- Folks in ‘S-Town’ have some words of their own for podcast (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
- Chicano Art Wields A Sharper Political Edge In Post-Election California (KQED)
What We’re Looking At
Artist Spotlight – Catherine Turocy – Dancer/Choreographer
9 Most Unusual Ranches in Texas (Dallas Observer)
Photo Of The Week
Congratulations to Michael Kebede of Garland, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest.
The Encore is written and compiled by Arts Reporter/Digital Editor and Calendar Wizard, Hady Mawajdeh. If you have feedback or questions, please email [email protected].