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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- 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.
- 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.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- The Museum of Street Culture Takes a Ground-Level Look at Dallas Arts (D Magazine)
- 30 Things You Need to Know about Texas Music in 2017 (Texas Monthly)
- Art Goes Underground — Literally — Inside Dallas’ Culture Hole (Dallas Morning News) $
- Donald Trump Bragged About the Renoir on His Private Jet. Experts Say It’s a Fake. (ArtnetNews)
- State Representative Uses Harvey Weinstein Scandal as Ammo to Nuke Texas Film Commission (Dallas Observer)
- Canton Hall Is Deep Ellum’s Latest Reclamation Project (D Magazine)
- Dallas arts groups bring in big-name backups as original star departs for Broadway (Culture Map)
- Voertman’s Bookstore Owner Gifts $10 Million to UNT Arts (Glasstire)
- Netflix, Bloomberg Philanthropies Make New Gifts to Academy Museum (Hollywood Reporter)
What We’re Reading
- Has an early DSO music director candidate emerged? Pablo Heras-Casado dazzles in Debussy and Ravel (Dallas Morning News) $
- New app Smartify functions as “a Shazam for the art world” (DeeZeen)
- The Art of the Pitch at the State Fair of Texas (Dallas Observer)
- Dallas actors bare all about going nude onstage in ‘Hair’ and ‘Fully Monty’ (Dallas Morning News) $
- Slippery truths: Pioneering film and video at the DMA (Arts+Culture)
- Is Kusama ‘Pumpkins’ Exhibit At DMA ‘Silly And Contrived’ Or A Serious Work Of Sculpture? (Dallas Morning News) $
- These Are the Young Female Artists to Watch (Bloomberg)
- Giants on Stage (Theater Jones)
- ‘Walking to the Sky,’ a Dallas treasure, prepares for return almost eight years after it vanished (Dallas Morning News) $
- Choreographer at the Helm: Dallas Black Dance Theatre Bridge L. Moore Charts New Territory (Arts+Culture)
- Toyota’s new Plano headquarters is an architectural Camry: Safe but boring (Dallas Morning News) $
What We’re Listening To
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What We’re Looking At
- 5 Things to Know About Kehinde Wiley, The Artist Known for Painting Rappers & Now Obama’s Presidential Portrait (Billboard)
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- One Man’s Quest to Photograph Every Frank Lloyd Wright Structure Ever Built (Architectural Digest)
- John Hartley at Artspace 111 (Glasstire)
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