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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- The city of Dallas is revamping its cultural plan. The first step: asking thousands of residents about their interest in the arts. What does the city want to know, and why might you want to tell them? To find out, Art&Seek’s Anne Bothwell sat down with Jennifer Scripps, director of the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Lizzie MacWillie, associate director at [bc]WORKSHOP, one of several groups helping the city through the process of developing the plan.
- Richardson native David Gordon Green is best known for directing “Pineapple Express” and other broad comedies. With his new film, “Stronger,” he returns to his more dramatic roots in telling the story of a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. Recently, “The Big Screen Team” talked about the film – and about Green’s evolution as a director.
- Take a second and imagine seeing your favorite band in concert. Now imagine that they’re about to play their most popular song. A wave of phones suddenly rises from the crowd, and your already-paltry view of the stage is blocked. That’s the dilemma that fueled the rise of Sofar Sound. Art&Seek’s Miguel Perez fills us in on the not-so-secret success of house party startup.
- Deborah Crombie couldn’t be more of a North Texas native. Born in Dallas, grew up in Richardson, graduated from college in Sherman. And she lives in a century-old home in McKinney. Yet from Germany to Japan, Spain to the UK, the North Texas writer is known as the best-selling author of 17 police novels, all of them lovingly set . . . in England. In the latest Artist Spotlight, Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks sat down for some tea with Crombie in order to learn more about her craft.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Theaster Gates Named First American And First African-American Winner Of The Nasher Sculpture Prize (Art&Seek)
- Following Destructive Earthquake, Mexico City Art World Assesses Damage (ArtNews)
- Irma Mostly Spared Florida Stages, But Not Their Bottom Line (American Theatre)
- National Museum Of African American History And Culture Celebrates 1 Year (NPR)
- The Best Culture Fort Worth Has To Offer (Fort Worth Weekly)
- A New Texas Country Venue Is Coming To Deep Ellum (Central Track)
- Vocal Heroics: Clifton Forbis Returns To Dallas Opera (Arts+Culture)
- Here’s An Idea For What To Do With The Confederate Statue (Dallas Morning News)
- Reconsidering The Open Space At Lee Park (D Magazine)
What We’re Reading
- ‘The End and the Beginning’ at TWU (Glasstire)
- One Factor Makes Or Breaks The Infinity Pumpkin Session (D Magazine)
- Tom Sachs at the Nasher Sculpture Center (Glasstire)
- Teach It Forward (Theater Jones)
- Haunting the Haunted: Misty Keasler at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Arts+Culture)
- Playing By Their Rules (Theater Jones)
- For Big, Bold and Colorful, See The Paintings Of Shafaq Ahmad At The Irving Arts Center (Dallas Morning News)
- Where Are the Live Audiences? (Theater Jones)
- Fairy Tales & Fairies: Dark Circles Contemporary Dance’s Elevator Project Debut (Arts+Culture)
- Views From: Warped Tour’s 23rd Year (NPR)
- Let there be blood: Shakespeare Dallas rolls the dice and goes for the gore with ‘Titus Andronicus’ (Dallas Morning News)
What We’re Listening To
- Watching Sarah Jaffe’s artistic evolution go from acoustic to electric has become its own pastime here in North Texas. And with the release of Bad Baby, she’s raised the bar once again. Check it out for yourself by viewing the latest edition to the KXT Live Sessions.
- Leon Bridges, Jon Batiste & Gary Clark Jr. — “Ohio”
- Songs of the Week (Central Track)
What We’re Looking At
- Instant Film Convention Further Develops In Second Year (We Denton Do It)
- The DMA’s Infinity Mirror Is Dallas’ Hottest New IG Spot (Central Track)
- Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers (NPR Music)
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