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A Quick Look At Art&Seek’s Reporting
- World-renowned saxophonist Brad Leali has toured the globe playing music alongside Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, and Lyle Lovett. But when he’s not touring with icons, he calls North Texas home. In this week’s Artist Spotlight, video producer Dane Walters and I learn how working with students inspires Leali’s playing.
- Lots of North Texans have taken up backyard farming and raising chickens because they want fresh homegrown food. One Flower Mound couple decided to take it one step further. They quit their corporate jobs and pursued a dream. That dream was fresh cheese. Art&Seek’s Therese Powell, introduces us to the local cheese makers at Latte Da Dairy.
- Nearly half-a-billion dollars – that’s what arts and culture organizations pump into Fort Worth’s economy. The Arts Council of Fort Worth partnered with the group Americans for the Arts which studied 341 communities across the entire country – it’s the largest study of its kind. Art & Seek’s Jerome Weeks attended one of the council’s public presentations.
- We North Texans continue to fill our landscape with construction projects – like Toyota’s new headquarters in Plano. Architecture critic Mark Lamster says we need to consider what such developments mean to transit systems and to the environment. In our weekly State of the Arts conversation, Art&Seek’s Jerome Weeks talks with Lamster about architecture meeting the countryside.
What Else You’ve Got To Know
- Meadows Museum Curator Nicole Atzbach Dies At Age 42 (Art&Seek)
- How the GOP’s Tax Reform Could Hurt Art Institutions (Hyperallergic)
- Floor Collapses As Off-Campus UNT Party Gets Too Hype (Central Track)
- Tanju Tuzer, Founder Of Tuzer Ballet, Is Ailing (Art&Seek)
- Dynamic New Dallas Gallery-Cafe Infuses Oak Cliff With Latin Culture (Culture Map)
- Local Artists Come Together To Depict Immigrant Stories (Dallas Observer)
- Konēko Is A Vegan Tattoo Studio. What Does That Mean? (Central Track)
- The Dallas Museum Of Art Will Usher In November With A Three-Day Islamic Art Festival (Dallas Morning News)
What We’re Reading
- A Birthday Party for This Patsy? (Bitter Southerner)
- The Many Faces Of Denton’s Fine Arts Theater (We Denton Do It)
- Instagram Is Loving Nature To Death (The Outline)
- Blind Draw: How a Richardson Native Persuaded a Magician to Reveal His Secrets in ‘Dealt’ (D Magazine)
- Auteur de Cowtown (FW Weekly)
- The Crest of European New Wave Opera (Theater Jones)
- A Little Grace (Theater Jones)
- Ochre House Rock (Theater Jones)
- Brave New World (Theater Jones)
- Cuban Dancers Bring Earthy Athleticism To Dallas (Dallas Morning News)
- Tiles Add Style To Once-Drab Corner That’s Now Home To Commissary In Downtown Dallas (Dallas Morning News)
What We’re Listening To
- Elk River Sessions (We Denton Do It)
- Shouldn’t The Best Rapper Alive Sell Out The AAC? (Central Track)
- The Old Taylor’s Not Dead (NPR Music)
What We’re Looking At
- The Shapes Of Fair Park (D Magazine)
- How Can Public Art Projects Transform Rough Neighborhoods? (NPR/TED Radio)
- How Can We Address Centuries of Racism In Art? (NPR/TED Radio)
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