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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- Stumped about what to do this best Fourth of July fun? Well, look no further. Art&Seek has got you covered. Check out Therese Powell’s 2017 Guide To Fourth Of July Fun & Fireworks.
- And if you’re really into fireworks, listen to this week’s Artist Spotlight. We connected with pyrotechnic Randy Beckham to learn about painting the sky with colorful explosives.
- How much do the arts affect the economy in North Texas? According to a new study – a heck of a lot. Art&Seek’s Jerome Week’s dug into the data to parse out the information.
- This weekend’s African Film Festival featured films from nearly 20 countries. This week “The Big Screen” team, chatted with the organization’s executive director, Kelechi Eke. Listen to discover new films.
- Crazy old Don Quixote rides again, thanks to Shakespeare Dallas. Art & Seek’s Anne Bothwell and Jerome Weeks sat down to talk about bringing Miguel Cervantes’ classic novel to the stage.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Sylvia Hougland, Dallas Arts Activist, Has Died (Art&Seek)
- Amplify Dallas Will Teach Students Writing, Storytelling Through The Lens Of Hip-Hop (Dallas Morning News)
- Interabang Books Is the Bookstore Dallas Needs (D Magazine)
- Working for Good: Vicki Meek considers artists and philantrophists working for social change and fighting racial injustice. (TheatreJones)
- Six Months In: WaterTower Theatre’s Joanie Schultz writes about her experience so far, and her quest to figure things out. (TheatreJones)
- Mimir Festival Remains Fresh After Two Decades (Star-Telegram)
- What The Hell Happened At Truth & Alibi Last Night? (Central Track)
What We’re Reading
- Double Take: Ed Blackburn at the Tyler Museum of Art (Glasstire)
- Luxury Developers Seek Outside Artists: Public Art Done the Dallas Way (D Magazine)
- When She’s Told Girls Can’t Be Superheroes, ‘Lucia The Luchadora’ Grabs Her Mask (NPR)
- City of Austin To Help Arts Orgs With Skyrocketing Rents (Glasstire)
- Local Film Pundits Weigh the Relevance of Movie Critics (Dallas Observer)
- Pick Of The Litter: Dallas Artist Makes Sense Of Troubled Times Via Culture’s Remnants (Dallas Morning News)
- What Are The Cartoons That Jay-Z Is Referencing In His New Video ‘The Story of O.J.’ (Cartoon Brew)
What We’re Listening To
- NPR Music’s Essential Songs, Albums, Performances And Videos Of 2017. . . So Far (NPR)
- Your Favorite New Artists Of 2017. . . So Far (NPR)
What We’re Looking At
- ‘Band Saves Lives’: Orchestrating A Sense Of Purpose For Students With Dallas Mass Band (Dallas Morning News)
- Top Five: June 29, 2017 with Arthur Peña (Glasstire)
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