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Arts News You Can Use: Sad Little Houses, Saving The Kalita & More!


by Hady Mawajdeh 8 Jan 2018 3:28 PM

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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting

  • For the past few weeks, houses have been popping up all over Oak Cliff. These aren’t the luxury apartment complexes you might’ve seen in Bishop Arts though. In fact, you won’t even see construction crews working on these houses, because they pop up so fast. In this week’s Art&Seek Artist Spotlight, I meet up with artist Giovanni Valderas as he responds to Oak Cliff’s gentrification.

 

Kalita Humphreys Theater Photo: franklloydwright.org

Kalita Humphreys Theater
Photo: franklloydwright.org

  • The Kalita Humphreys theater is the only free-standing theater by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright that was ever built. Nestled next to Turtle Creek in Dallas, it opened to national acclaim in 1959 and housed the Dallas Theater Center for 50 years. Now it’s fallen into neglect and disrepair. In ‘State of the Arts,’ Art&Seek’s Anne Bothwell sat down with Mark Lamster, architecture critic at “The Dallas Morning News” to learn about a plan to save the theater — and why that plan has stalled.

  • In “The Post,” Tom Hanks plays legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. He’s desperately trying to convince the paper’s publisher – played by Meryl Streep – to print The Pentagon Papers, which detail how the government lied about the Vietnam War. ‘The Big Screen’team talks with the editor of The Dallas Morning News about the many journalistic questions explored in the film.

What Else You’ve Got To Know

Diners sample dishes at Big Claw, which opened in Plano in April with the goal of serving authentic Chinese dishes to Asian-American millennials. Photo: Kathy Tran

Diners sample dishes at Big Claw, which opened in Plano in April with the goal of serving authentic Chinese dishes to Asian-American millennials.
Photo: Kathy Tran

What We’re Reading

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has worked to make diversity a priority. In recent years, the museum has seen an increase in the percentage of nonwhite visitors. Photo: John Bazemore/AP

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has worked to make diversity a priority. In recent years, the museum has seen an increase in the percentage of nonwhite visitors.
Photo: John Bazemore/AP

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A lineup of JR East Shinkansen trains in October 2012. Photo: RSA>/a>(CC BY-SA 3.0)

A lineup of JR East Shinkansen trains in October 2012.
Photo: RSA>/a>(CC BY-SA 3.0)

A rosca de reyes cake on display at a bakery in Mexico City. The cake is the signature dish of Three Kings Day celebrations in many parts of Latin America. Photo: Jam Media/CON/LatinContent/Getty Images

A rosca de reyes cake on display at a bakery in Mexico City. The cake is the signature dish of Three Kings Day celebrations in many parts of Latin America.
Photo: Jam Media/CON/LatinContent/Getty Images

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