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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- At Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, doctors aren’t the only ones making the rounds. For a little over a year, musicians – national stars and local talent – have been going room to room, playing tunes for patients. Art&Seek’s Anne Bothwell and Dane Walters join KXT’s Amy Miller to report on the national effort to channel the healing power of song.
- Thanks to Instagram – and the onslaught of cookbooks released each year – beautifully lit, impeccably styled food photography is everywhere. But how do they make the food look so scrumptious? Art&Seek went into the kitchen with Dallas food stylist Angela Yeung to find out.
- One of the masters of Texas architecture – Frank Welch – died last week. Welch was 90, and he designed some of Dallas’ most refined yet simple homes. Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks reminds us of the impact that Welch had in North Texas.
- “From the Ashes” is a new documentary looks at the coal industry’s role as both job provider and air polluter. “The Big Screen” team spoke with a pair of Dallas women featured in the film to better understand the impact that coal can have on our health.
- Polaroid cameras were a breakthrough when they first hit the scene. They were the first camera to shoot and develop a photo on the spot. In our recent “State of the Arts” discussion, Art&Seek’s Anne Bothwell and Jerome Weeks sat down to talk about the once-iconic camera’s history, artistry and technology.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Shakespeare Companies Suffer Backlash After ‘Julius Caesar’ Controversy (NPR)
- Art festival Aurora returns in 2018 with new focus: Dallas City Hall (GuideLive)
- Proof: Arts Organizations are Crucial to the US Economy (Glasstire)
- Denton’s Paul Voertman, 1929-2017 (Glasstire)
- Items From Impromptu Dallas Police Memorial Will Be Back on Display (D Mgazine)
- Artwork Spelling Out ‘Fort Worth’ Along Highway Hits Another Pothole (Star-Telegram)
- “Best Date Night” According to this Dallas Concierge (Artist Uprising)
- The Best Bookstore in Every State (Pure Wow)
What We’re Reading
- Theater Critic Faces Backlash Over Remarks On Chicago play (CJR)
- Ron Howard Confirmed To Direct ‘Han Solo’ Movie (The Playlist)
- The 50 Best Good Bad Movies (The Ringer)
- 10 Cartoonists Every Art Lover Needs to Know (artsy)
- Decade for sale: ‘The Bodyguard,’ ‘Love Jones,’ Ruff Ryders and ‘I Love the 90s’ are on stage soon in D-FW (GuideLive)
- 64-Year-Old Dallas Art Oasis Opens Exhibit Celebrating Overlooked Things (Dallas Observer)
- Help the DMA Set a World Record by Dressing Up as Frida Kahlo (D Magazine)
- How a Young Filmmaker Finally Allowed Sam Elliott to Be The Hero (D Magazine)
- ‘I hold so much in’: Big Thought’s Artivism project helps students open up on race, social justice (Dallas Morning News)
- Soaring High (TheaterJones)
What We’re Listening To
- John Fredrickson of Guyer High School and Shelby Priddy of Mansfield High School are the winners in the DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards. See their winning performances. (Dallas Morning News)
- Hip-Hop’s Punk Moment Has Arrived (New York Times)
- Imagining Daniel Day-Lewis In A Life Without Acting (NPR)
- Is There Room For More Than Tex-Mex And Cheap Tacos In North Texas? (KERA)
- The Turnaround: Ira Glass (Maximum Fun)
- Sherman Alexie Says He’s Been ‘Indian Du Jour’ For A ‘Very Long Day’ (Fresh Air)
- Guitarist Nels Cline On ‘Lovers,’ An Album 25 Years In The Making (Fresh Air)
- How To Watch Movies (Think)
What We’re Looking At
- Art&Seek Spotlight Artist Paul Cauthen becomes the latest musician to participate in the “On the Road” video series.
- How The Bronx Brought Breaking To The World (Vox)
- DFW Sign Painters Underscore Craft’s Technique, Tradition (Exploredinary)
- K-Pop Dance Routines Are A Workout For Body And Brain (NPR)
- Oak Cliff Through History: Then Versus Now (Dallas Observer)
- Fashion & Art: Coach Presents “City Wide” Exhibition by Dallas Artist Arthur Peña (Glasstire)
- Crystal Wagner at Fort Works Art (Glasstire)
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