Arts & Culture http://keranews.org en P.O.V. Highlights Dallas Energy Company http://keranews.org/post/pov-highlights-dallas-energy-company <p>Tonight, PBS airs <a href="http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/">a documentary called <em>Big Men</em></a>. The film follows Dallas energy company Kosmos, on a mission to strike it rich by finding oil in Ghana. Jim Musselman led the charge for the company. And this spring, ahead of Big Men’s theatrical release, he talked to KERA's Stephen Becker and Chris Vognar of The Dallas Morning News about negotiating a multibillion-dollar deal with a foreign government. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:23:00 +0000 Stephen Becker 54504 at http://keranews.org P.O.V. Highlights Dallas Energy Company Sarah Jaffe Says Recording Her New Album Wasn't Easy http://keranews.org/post/sarah-jaffe-says-recording-her-new-album-wasnt-easy <p>Sarah Jaffe got her start strumming and singing in the clubs of Denton and Deep Ellum.&nbsp; Her third album, <em>Don't Disconnect</em>, was released Tuesday and fans from the old days may not recognize her. The 28-year-old has embraced a new, lush electronic dance sound. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Anne Bothwell 54503 at http://keranews.org Sarah Jaffe Says Recording Her New Album Wasn't Easy Watch Dallas Learn At This Turn Up! Event http://keranews.org/post/watch-dallas-learn-turn-event <p><a href="http://www.dallascityoflearning.org">Dallas City of Learning</a> used the breadth of the city as a platform during its pilot season. The initiative made its last stop of the summer at Fair Oaks Park in Vickery Meadow.</p><p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:16:03 +0000 Christina Ulsh 53921 at http://keranews.org Watch Dallas Learn At This Turn Up! Event Dallas City Of Learning To Host Cultural Event http://keranews.org/post/dallas-city-learning-host-cultural-event <p style="margin-bottom: 16.8px; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;">A drum circle, Aztec dancers, hula hooping&nbsp;and a community art project are a few things friends and families can participate in and view for free this Saturday.</p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Christina Ulsh 53791 at http://keranews.org Dallas City Of Learning To Host Cultural Event Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone http://keranews.org/post/your-waiter-wants-you-put-down-your-phone You know how frustrating it is when you can't catch your waiter's eye? He may be thinking the same thing about you.<p>Diners distracted by their phones have become a real pain in the restaurant business, interfering with the flow of transactions and generally slowing things down.<p>"I would say probably 7 out of 10 people play with their phones throughout their meals," says Catherine Roberts, general manager of Hogs and Rocks, a ham and oyster bar in San Francisco's Mission District. "People are definitely on their phones excessively. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:50:44 +0000 editor 53804 at http://keranews.org Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone Think: The Trench Art Of World War I http://keranews.org/post/think-trench-art-world-war-i <p><a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/ww1-underground/gusky-photography#/03-oise-valley-german-tunnels-670.jpg">The August issue of <em>National Geographic</em></a> features photographs of art made by soldiers in the trenches of World War I. The images were captured by Jeff Gusky, who’s also an emergency room physician in North Texas. Today on <em>Think</em>, he told Krys Boyd that his experiences as a photographer and doctor are intimately connected.</p><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:02:39 +0000 Stephen Becker 53429 at http://keranews.org Think: The Trench Art Of World War I George W. Bush Writes Book About His Dad http://keranews.org/post/george-w-bush-writes-book-about-his-dad <p>Former President George W. Bush has been working on a highly personal project since leaving the White House for Dallas.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He's quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush of Houston.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:19:47 +0000 Associated Press 53404 at http://keranews.org George W. Bush Writes Book About His Dad Study Up For 'Think': The Hidden World Of WWI http://keranews.org/post/study-think-hidden-world-wwi <p>This summer marks the centennial anniversary of the First World War. But recently, unknown underground cities of the trenches were discovered. Today at 1 p.m. on <em>Think</em>, Dallas photographer <a href="jeffgusky.com">Jeff Gusky</a> joins Krys Boyd to talk about his collection of photographs that document the unseen artwork, artifacts, and sculptures of WWI.</p><p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Adelina Sun 53285 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': The Hidden World Of WWI The Legacy Of Blues Musician Johnny Winter http://keranews.org/post/legacy-blues-musician-johnny-winter <p>70-year-old Texas blues and rock legend Johnny Winter died in Switzerland earlier this week. He was a few months away from releasing his new studio album, <em><a href="http://www.johnnywinter.com/new-johnny-winter-studio-release-step-back-out-sept-2nd/">Step Back</a></em>. &nbsp;KERA’s executive producer Jeff Whittington talked about Winter’s career with writer Joe Nick Patoski.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:06:43 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Jeff Whittington 52775 at http://keranews.org The Legacy Of Blues Musician Johnny Winter North Texans Celebrate French Roots At Bastille On Bishop Festival http://keranews.org/post/north-texans-celebrate-french-roots-bastille-bishop-festival <div>With all the rich French history America has to offer in cities like New Orleans and St.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louis – North Texas might not seem like a haven for </span>Francophiles<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That wasn't the case yesterday in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff, where the fifth annual <a href="http://bastilleonbishop.com/">Bastille on Bishop Festival</a> was held.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:10:09 +0000 Gus Contreras 52621 at http://keranews.org North Texans Celebrate French Roots At Bastille On Bishop Festival