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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- The Tony Awards are theater’s big prize and Sunday evening at Radio City Music Hall in New York, artistic director Kevin Moriarty accepted the Tony award for regional theater for the Dallas Theater Center (watch his acceptance speech above). Art&Seek’s Anne Bothwell and Jerome Weeks sat down to discuss what such a prize means to the 58-year-old company.
- Dallas Has a Tony. What Next? (TheaterJones)
- The 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition has concluded. The winner? Yekwon Sunwoo, a 28-year-old pianist from South Korea. See the rest of the results here.
- Competitors in The Cliburn competition were tasked with playing complicated pieces written by the masters, but KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports that players were also tasked with taking on a new and original work. He met the man behind the notes.
- Also, learn how The Cliburn is working toward making the completion available to more people across the globe.
- Texas’ fertile country music scene has bred memorable storytellers. Think George Strait, Miranda Lambert or outlaws Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Broken hearts, drug addiction, even bankruptcy – these songwriter bare it all for their craft. North Texan Paul Cauthen is a songwriter is hoping that his honest approach to songwriting – and his velvet voice – will put him on the path of those legends.
- This fall, five male dancers – all graduates from Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas – are headed to Julliard, the renowned fine arts school in New York City. Both Booker T. administrators and the college regard it is an unprecedented achievement. KERA’s Stephanie Kuo met up with the dancers and shares their stories.
What You’ve Got To Know
- Bickering Among Potential Partners Sinks Proposed Texas Music Museum (Texas Standard)
- What Dallas Loses If It Loses Premiere Video (Central Track)
- Sad Day for Gotham: Adam West, Who Played Batman, Dies at 88 (New York Times)
- A great Texas ballet star announces her last dance (Dallas Morning News)
- Maren Morris Kicks Off State Fair of Texas Music Lineup (D Magazine)
- International fashion brand unveils contemporary collaboration with Dallas artist (Culture Map)
What We’re Reading
- Et Tu, Delta? Shakespeare in the Park Sponsors Withdraw From Trump-Like ‘Julius Caesar’ (New York Times)
- Serial Thriller: Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (TheaterJones)
- How novelist Merritt Tierce left Texas to become a staff writer for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (Dallas Morning News)
- “Only a fool or a knave” trusts quality metrics, say academics (Arts Professional)
- Why Literary Journals Don’t Pay (The Millions)
- Humanities Majors Drop (Inside Ed)
What We’re Listening To
- Stage Managers: You Can’t See Them, But Couldn’t See A Show Without Them (NPR)
- Check out Art&Seek’s profile of lighting director Steve Woods.
- ‘Becoming Cary Grant’ Reveals The Self-Invention Of A Hollywood Icon (NPR)
- Landing Starring Roles At 50, Salma Hayek Enjoys ‘Proving Everyone Wrong’ (NPR)
What We’re Looking At
- Frank Lloyd Wright House, a Demolition Target, Is Now an Architecture School’s Lifeline (New York Times)
- Steve Earle: “Being an Outlaw … Was About Artistic Freedom” (Dallas Observer)
- Demetri Martin Opens Up About Making the Leap From Stand-Up Comedian to Film Director (Dallas Observer)
- Hugh Jackman, Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, and others on their most embarrassing musical auditions
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