Well, sugars. I hope you took advantage of the karmic energy being passed around town this weekend. Saturday was perhaps the most beautiful day of all time and space and had Dallas in the best mood I have ever seen. The scene was set, whether you found yourself tapping out kegs at Spune's inaugural ... More >>
Mike MezeulSo what do you give the man who -- all the sudden -- has everything? You throw him a surprise birthday party at a discreet wine room and invite 41 guests, including a Nobel Prize winner he's never met. After getting serenaded with "Happy Birthday" by a post-parade American Ai ... More >>
At this very moment, something called the 8th Annual Texas ACG Capital Connection is taking place at the Fairmont Hotel; long story short, suits and ties and private equity and Ben Stein as the lunchtime speaker (ah, but will he do this for an hour?). Bill Lively kicked off the morning session, and ... More >>
D'Drum with the Dallas Symphony OrchestraMorton H Meyerson Symphony CenterFebruary 5, 2011Better than: Getting hit by the ice falling off Cowboys StadiumAll photos by Mike AlvesD'DrumThere were no Packers or Steelers fans at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Saturday night, the night befo ... More >>
This Friday and Saturday night, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform "Gamelan D'Drum," a concert percussion piece written by Stewart Copeland. The former drummer of The Police was specifically commissioned to write the concerto for the Dallas Symphony in conjunction with the local drum ensembl ... More >>
A pretty slow Wednesday evening musically, but at least there's a nice triple-bill of up-and-comers at Andy's for anyone who wants to head to Denton. And, if you're feeling sentimental, you can head to the arts district and catch a Peter Cetera-less Chicago playing with the DSO...
With apologies to Robert Earl Keen, Devin the Dude, Cake, Hayes Carll and the multitude of also-rans filling up the regional concert calendar in these final weeks of 2010, it's safe to say, I think, that, with Friday night's Wu-Tang show at the Granada Theater, the year in live music effectively ... More >>
Between the weather and the Rosh a few things fell through the cracks yesterday. Like, oh, former FBI agent Terence Hart's report to City Manager Mary Suhm concerning the funeral procession for Dallas Police Chief David Brown's son. City Hall sent the 11-page doc, and Suhm's accompanying memo, la ... More >>
Elaine LinerSing us a song, you're the Piano Man, Marvin Hamlisch!Marvin Hamlisch has his EGOT. That's Emmys (four of 'em), Grammys (four), Oscars (three) and a Tony. The composer of A Chorus Line and the film score for The Way We Were also has a Pulitzer Prize and three Golden Globes. So he's go ... More >>
Elvis Costello with the DSOMorton H. Meyerson Symphony CenterMay 28, 2009Better than: tuning in the shine on the light night dial doing anything yours radio advised.Elvis Costello There wasn't a lot of room for the 55-year-old Elvis Costello to gallivant about on stage at the Morton H. Meyerson ... More >>
Still no news about that alleged concert at the Cotton Bowl, but I did learn the following from glancing at the Park and Rec meeting agenda for this week:Park and Rec is in the process of executing concession contracts with the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation that will allow for the sale of alcoh ... More >>
Says one baton-lovin' Friend of Unfair Park, Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director Jaap van Zweden received some early New Year's best-wishes courtesy the Los Angeles Times, which named him a classical-music "face to watch" in the coming year. Writes Mark Swed of the conductor unknown to local ... More >>
Stewart CopelandMaybe you missed this when we posted it the first time around -- back in, um, June 2007, when the Police played the American Airlines Center. So, from March '79, here's the band performing (kind of) "The Yellow Rose of Texas" at the original Palladium. (Can't believe that link's s ... More >>
See Michael W. Smith at the Meyerson
The DSO welcomes a legendary song and dance dame
The DSO maestro raises a magical wand
These Brothers are truly legendary
Atari warps into the Meyerson
Easter, pups and a score of notes mix up quite nicely
Smith celebrates J.C. and co.
Options for pre-holiday festivities
Options for pre-holiday festivities
The DSO honors Litton
Plus: Kiosk Krazy
Two Marx beat as one
Bernstein's Big D story
Aria ready for Renée Fleming?
Ellen Degeneres has a point
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is crunk, yo
August 27 - September 2, 1998
Dallas Opera was once the toast of the nation. Now it is reaching for that high note again.