Fighting In The Theater, Texas Music Heroes, Lots of Fridas & More Arts NewsArtandSeek.net July 10, 2017 11
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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- When Jeff Colangelo slashes someone with a sword, it looks shockingly real – yet no one gets hurt. Colangelo is a fight director and he’s very much in-demand among North Texas theaters. In the most recent Artist Spotlight Art & Seek’s Jerome Weeks finds Colangelo’ in rehearsal for the Dallas Theater Center’s new musical about Robin Hood.
- Almost any state can boast about the music it’s given the world. Still, long-time music critic Michael Corcoran says Texas stands out. He’s written a book about the state’s musical heroes. Art&Seek’s Hady Mawajdeh talks with him about and was surprised to learn that Willie Nelson isn’t one of them.
- In January this year, Cry Havoc Theater presented ‘Shots Fired,’ a student-generated, documentary play about the shooting of five police officers last year on July 7th. High school students interviewed witnesses, a police officer, even a doctor on call that night – they assembled the interviews, edited them and enacted them. State of the Art interviewed Havoc’s director Mara Richards Bim in January. We re-post that interview because ‘Shots Fired’ is being revived this weekend as a co-production with Kitchen Dog Theater, followed by a new play, ‘The Great American Sideshow.’
- Dallas director David Lowery broke big last summer with his remake of the Disney classic “Pete’s Dragon.” For his new film, he returns to his indie roots to tell a story of a ghost revisiting his former life. “The Big Screen” team talked with him about that film, “A Ghost Story,” which opens Friday, July 21.
- Hundreds of women, men and children dressed as Frida Kahlo swarmed into the Dallas Museum of Art last Thursday. Art&Seek’s Miguel Perez says they were there to celebrate the Mexican artist’s 110th birthday – and to set a Guinness World Record.
Tonight at the Dallas Museum of Art they set the record for the most people dressed like Frida Kahlo! I got to help out and make sure everyone was in compliance. Supposedly my name will be in the Guiness Book of World Records now! Everyone looked so awesome! #fridakahlo #dma #art #dallas #guinessbookofworldrecords
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Plácido Domingo Joins Fort Worth Opera (Theater Jones)
- Dallas’ Aurora 2018 Looks Ahead With Fresh Focus And Bigger Footprint (Culture Map Dallas)
- TBAAL’s Riverfront Jazz Festival to Debut This Labor Day Weekend (D Magazine)
- Texas Thriller Writer’s New Novel Was Almost Called ‘The Girl Who Doesn’t Remember’ (Dallas Morning News)
What We’re Reading
- Monthly Places! July 2017 (Theater Jones)
- This Brilliant Dallas Artist Is All But Forgotten (D Magazine)
- SFMOMA Wants to Text You Art (Glasstire)
- Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints at the Dallas Museum of Art (Arts+Culture)
- Modern Dance Festival Makes Most Of Its Modern Environs (Star-Telegram)
- Stride Into A Dystopian Fashion Future at Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas Morning News)
What We’re Listening To
- Haim Explains The Heartache And Joy Of Its New Album, Track By Track (NPR Music)
- First Listen: Waxahatchee, ‘Out In The Storm’ (NPR Music)
- First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, ‘Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star’ (NPR Music)
What We’re Looking At
- Tripping Daisy – “Sonic Bloom” – KXT Live Sessions
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