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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- When restaurant critic Brian Reinhart has opinions, they’re usually about things like the perfect Pad Thai, the most authentic baklava or the best gas station taco. But his recent review for the Dallas Observer is kicking up controversy. In this week’s State of the Arts, Art&Seek’s Anne Bothwell sat down with Reinhart to talk about the pitfalls of cooking outside your culture.
- Jonathan Eaton’s an opera pro. The 62-year-old director has worked with big name companies like the English National Opera and the New York City Opera. In fact, you may have even seen an opera staged by Eaton. His productions have been televised nationwide on the PBS program, ‘Great Performances Live from Lincoln Center.’ Now, he’s at UNT leading the opera program. In this week’s Artist Spotlight, Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks follows Eaton as he stages his first show in North Texas.
- Day of the Dead has exploded commercially in recent years. You can find costumes in party stores and home décor at Target, but in Oak Cliff, the Latino community is cultivating the traditions that make the holiday unique. Art&Seek’s Miguel Perez takes us to the festivities and explains the cultural importance of this celebration.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Fort Worth’s Bass Family Auctions $120 Million Collection Of Masterpiece Art (Culture Map)
- Three Major Texas Collections to Hit the NYC Auction Block (Glasstire)
- Artist with Dallas Ties Discovers Miami Gallery Promoting Copies of His Work (Dallas Observer)
- What Is The Dallas Music Conference? (Central Track)
- Can a critic be a curator? (Dallas Morning News)
- North TX Artists: Apply for the Moss/Chumley Award & Get $2,500 (Glasstire)
What We’re Reading
- These ‘Wonder Women’ Of The Stage Show That Strong Female Roles Aren’t A Novelty (Star-Telegram)
- The Craft Beer Game Ain’t Just For Dudes With Beards (Central Track)
- Speak What We Feel (Theater Jones)
- How A Former Denton Barista Landed A Book Deal That Drew The Interest Of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Company (Dallas Morning News)
- Galleries Hit By Cyber Crime Wave (The Art Newspaper)
- The Obamas and the Inauguration of Black Painting’s New Golden Age In America (W Magazine)
- The Prehistory of Music (Lapham’s Quarterly)
- Pitcher Clayton Kershaw of Dallas Is Regarded As A Gifted Performer, Like His Late Musician Dad (Dallas Morning News)
What We’re Listening To
- Monday Mixteen: 11/6/17 (Ghost of Blind Lemon)
Sur Duda – “Paper Knife” (Central Track)
What We’re Looking At
- Is Any Artist Truly Satisfied? (Hyperallergic)
- Watch the Observer’s Short Films About JFK at Texas Theatre the Night Before the Anniversary (Dallas Observer)
- What’s the most beautiful place in Dallas? (Dallas Morning News)
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