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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- In late April, three Dallas artists flew to a mountain village in Sicily to paint murals. None of them knew Italian. None of them had been to Sicily. Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks caught up with trio and put together a two-part report. (Story 1 & Story 2)
- One of the nation’s hottest playwrights is New York’s Young Jean Lee. Next season, she’ll be the first Asian American woman to write and direct a play on Broadway. One of her shows is making a regional premiere in North Texas and Art&Seek’s Hady Mawajdeh spoke with the show’s star and producer/director.
- It’s June and that means it’s time for summer blockbusters to hit the movie theaters. “The Big Screen” team got together to talk about two critically acclaimed directors that will be making waves this summer.
- The kids are out of school and their minds are ready for a break. But not all parents are prepared to keep their children occupied and entertained. Luckily, Art&Seek Jr has compiled a list of amazing summer time activities that will keep kids happy and parents sane.
- Finally, the artistic director of the Dallas Theater Center and the author of Van Cliburn’s biography stopped by KERA’s “Think” to talk with Krys Boyd. We focused on some interviews highlights, so that you didn’t miss a thing:
What You’ve Got To Know
- Why Eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts Would Hurt Rural Americans the Most (Hyperallergic)
- 28 major concerts coming to Dallas-Fort Worth you should know about (Guide Live)
- June Concerts In North Texas (KXT 91.7)
- Dallas Preservationists Receive Awards at Restored Statler Hotel, and a Llama Shows Up (Dallas Observer)
- The Money Show – The first in a series looking at artist compensation at North Texas theaters (TheaterJones)
- Striking new skyscraper in downtown Dallas will be tallest in decades (Dallas Morning News)
- Emmett Till’s Coffin, a Hangman’s Scaffold and a Debate Over Cultural Appropriation (New York Times)
What We’re Reading
- Subsidized Housing for Starving Artists? Yes. Starving People? Not So Much. (Dallas Observer)
- Let Artists Transform the Old Dawson State Jail (D Magazine)
- From Frida Kahlo to Claude Monet, 8 Artists Who Designed Enchanting Gardens (Artsy)
- Muralist Haylee Ryan Gets Hired by a Bank and Adapts Her Nostalgic Style to Talk About Money (Dallas Observer)
- Dez O’Neal Won 2016’s Funniest Comic in Texas Competition. But What’s Happened Since? (Central Track)
- Radiohead Revisit OK Computer in Rare, Intimate Interview (Pitchfork)
What We’re Listening To
- Inside The Remixing Of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ (NPR)
- Drawn By Jaymz Is By Far Dallas’ Most Prolific Musician (Central Track)
- Listen to Dallas Pianist Eva Brandys (D Magazine)
- This cellist has rearranged Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah into the best thing you will ever listen on Internet (C Muse)
What We’re Looking At
- Instant Film in the Age of Instagram (D Magazine)
- In any Doug Aitken exhibition, there’s a whole lot goin’ on, as you’ll see in Fort Worth (Dallas Morning News)
- Mexico’s T-Shirt Artist Makes a Huge Impact in Texas (Paper City)
- Fabiola Valenzuela at Gallery 76102, Fort Worth (Glasstire)
- See Nolan Ryan’s infamous, awesome punch painted on Deep Ellum wall (Guide Live)
- The Newest Blue Crayon Is 200 Years in the Making (Creators)
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This roundup of stories is written and compiled by Arts Reporter/Digital Editor and Calendar Wizard, Hady Mawajdeh. If you have feedback or questions, please email email@example.com.