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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.
- 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
- How Did Plano Become One of Texas’ Fastest-Growing Asian Food Destinations? (Dallas Observer)
- Moody Grant Applications Announced (Theater Jones)
- Dallas’ Next Great Plan. Maybe. (D Magazine)
- ‘SuperLatina’ To Talk About Her Fort Worth Opera Journey (Star-Telegram)
- Trump’s Border Wall Inspires Art, Now it IS Art (Glasstire)
- January Concerts in North Texas (KXT 91.7)
- Symphony Board Reverses Course, Rescinds Suspension Of Orchestra Season (Express-News)
What We’re Reading
- How An Art Museum Is Reaching A More Diverse Audience (NPR)
- Jean-Michel Jarre to Rendez-vous in Houston and Dallas (Glasstire)
- These Are The 12 Can’t-Miss Shows In Dallas-Fort Worth Theater For January (Culture Map)
- Mr. Gaga Is Coming to Dallas (Theater Jones)
- Plano Teen Becomes Off-Broadway Producer (Dallas Morning News)
- Local Music for 2018 (Fort Worth Weekly)
- Art And Yoga Are My Defense Against The Daily Grind (Dallas Morning News)
- Cassette Tape Sales Had Their Best Year Since 2012 (Verge)
What We’re Listening To
- Biomimicry: How Designers Are Learning from the Natural World (99% Invisible)
- “The Soft Kind” – Hey Cowboy! (Central Track)
- “Vintage Ferrari Coupe” – GuitarEmoji (Central Track)
What We’re Looking At
- The Link Between Japanese Samurai and Real Indigo (Great Big Story)
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