In America, politics and music have been tied together since the very beginning. Benjamin Franklin played multiple instruments, including the violin, harp and guitar, and he even invented one: the glass harmonica. Thomas Jefferson, who played the violin, used music to woo his wife, Martha, who pla ... More >>
As we sit in our cubicles, school chairs or desks today, the Texas sky is relentless with its 73-degree beauty, tempting all of us to turn on some tunes, throw up our hands and have recess. Texas has just reached the perfect time of year when all of the alchemy is correct for hosting a plethora of m ... More >>
In 1974, DTC premiered its best show ever. Why was it never seen again?
A friend directed my attention to something entirely unrelated on Kickstarter, where I stumbled across this intriguing item: Square Dance: A Community Project, which the organizers -- Leila Grothe and Cynthia Mulcahy -- are billing as a "public art project." Which is how you have to bill an event ju ... More >>
Last night the Winspear Opera House played host to Kathleen Edwards, a Canadian folk and country singer, and Bon Iver. The opera house, a marvel of modern architectural and sound design, makes for a life-shifting experience when the music is good. I wish I could say the same for the food a ... More >>
Mark WeinsteinIt's been almost a year since Mark Nerenhausen suddenly stepped down as CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center after less than two years on the job. But this morning, the AT&T PAC made it official: Mark Weinstein, ex of the Washington National Opera and the Pittsburgh Opera, ... More >>
Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet will be at the Winspear in AprilMixmaster Merritt has posted the lineup for next season's TITAS performances, which will be spread across the Winspear and Wyly beginning September 1. Here, we bring you the roster for next season's Brinker Inte ... More >>
Flipped over to the Kennedy Center Honors late in the show, just as a certain Arts Magnet grad was foo-fighting over Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed." And first thing I saw was former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, now the United States Trade Representative. Clearly, it still pays to be the Firs ... More >>
If you've got, oh, 13 minutes or so to spare this morning, then, please, do yourself a solid and check out the pair of clips we've got posted for you after the jump. They come courtesy of CBS's Kennedy Center Honors coverage, aired last night, where Oprah Winfrey, Bill T. Jones, Merle Haggard and ... More >>
LaVette Belts it for McFarlin
Dallas-based soul singer N'dambi, who, once upon a time, sang backup for Erykah Badu and is now signed to Stax Records, will be in D.C. next week during all them inaugural proceedings.Well, OK, not quite. N'dambi (pictured right, as photographed by Andreas Branch) will be performing on Sunday at the ... More >>
Friday, July 6, at House of Blues Cambridge Room
Alexander hits the stage at the Eisemann
Bernstein's Big D story
Arts in the park, Kennedy style
For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics
Peeking into Ginsburg's multimillion-dollar Voltaire
Sara Hickman doesn't need to please anyone anymore
With major arts players jockeying for position in a new performing arts center, will smaller groups be left out of the Arts District altogether?
Dallas Opera was once the toast of the nation. Now it is reaching for that high note again.