Arts & Culture http://keranews.org en 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 When It Comes To Food And Drink, Texas Is No. 2 http://keranews.org/post/when-it-comes-food-and-drink-texas-no-2 <p>If the states were ranked by food and drink, Texas would be in second place. And it is, at least according to <em><a href="http://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/every-state-ranked-by-its-food-drink">Thrillist</a></em>.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:40:15 +0000 Krystina Martinez 52516 at http://keranews.org When It Comes To Food And Drink, Texas Is No. 2 In West Dallas, A New Open Carry Movement: Guitars, Not Guns http://keranews.org/post/west-dallas-new-open-carry-movement-guitars-not-guns <p>The guitar: a weapon of choice for peacemakers like Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger. And, now, a group in West Dallas led by musician Barry Kooda, who played with Texas punk band The Nervebreakers. Here's how it sounded at their open carry rally on the Fourth of July at the new Continental Avenue Bridge Park.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:09:55 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 52142 at http://keranews.org In West Dallas, A New Open Carry Movement: Guitars, Not Guns Remembering Ruby Dee And Her Special Dallas Connection http://keranews.org/post/remembering-ruby-dee-and-her-special-dallas-connection <p>The actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday at her New York home at the age of 91.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:05:00 +0000 Eric Aasen 50946 at http://keranews.org Remembering Ruby Dee And Her Special Dallas Connection After 36 Years At Booker T., Dance Icon Lily Cabatu Weiss Takes Final Curtain Call http://keranews.org/post/after-36-years-booker-t-dance-icon-lily-cabatu-weiss-takes-final-curtain-call <p>The last few weeks have rocked the North Texas dance community. Choreographer Bruce Wood died suddenly.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Williams retired from that Dallas Black Dance </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that she founded. And the woman who trained many of North Texas’ top dancers, Lily Cabatu Weiss, is stepping away from the barre at Booker T. Washington high school. She stopped by for this week's this</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> week’s Friday Conversation.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Courtney Collins & Rick Holter 50931 at http://keranews.org After 36 Years At Booker T., Dance Icon Lily Cabatu Weiss Takes Final Curtain Call Bruce Wood, Prominent North Texas Choreographer, Has Died http://keranews.org/post/bruce-wood-prominent-north-texas-choreographer-has-died <p>The founder of the Bruce Wood Dance Project, perhaps the most esteemed choreographer in North Texas, has died of complications from pneumonia and heart failure. He was 53.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 23:58:07 +0000 Jerome Weeks 50213 at http://keranews.org Bruce Wood, Prominent North Texas Choreographer, Has Died Watch Maya Angelou Recite 'Still I Rise' In KERA 1992 Documentary http://keranews.org/post/watch-maya-angelou-recite-still-i-rise-kera-1992-documentary <p>Poet, autobiographer, activist and essayist Maya Angelou <a href="http://keranews.org/post/maya-angelou-poet-activist-and-singular-storyteller-dies-86">died earlier today </a>at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.</p><p>In 1992, KERA taped Angelou at her home reading her poem, “Still I Rise,” for the documentary,<em> Kindred Spirits: Contemporary African-American Artists. </em>(See the video below.)</p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 18:18:09 +0000 Jerome Weeks 50160 at http://keranews.org Watch Maya Angelou Recite 'Still I Rise' In KERA 1992 Documentary Not A Napper: Life With A (Truly) Bouncing Baby Boy http://keranews.org/post/not-napper-life-truly-bouncing-baby-boy <p>Let me say off the top that I’m not complaining. No new mom getting as much nighttime sleep as I am has the right to complain. I’m lucky, I know I am. My 10-week-old only wakes up <em>once</em> to eat between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.&nbsp; And it has been like that for a while now. I dare to say it feels like a pattern; almost a schedule. But when the sun comes up in earnest, my little guy is ready to party. All day long.</p><p> Sun, 25 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Courtney Collins 49991 at http://keranews.org Not A Napper: Life With A (Truly) Bouncing Baby Boy Study Up For 'Think': The Most Important Tacos In North Texas http://keranews.org/post/study-think-most-important-tacos-north-texas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"When no was looking, the taco conquered the world."&nbsp;</span>That's the hook on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thrillist.com/eat/dallas/best-tacos-in-dallas">Taco Trail</a><a href="http://thetacotrail.com/">'s</a> <a href="http://thetacotrail.com/about/">"About y Contact" </a>page. A blogger for the site,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">José</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Ralat<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, will be talking to </span>Krys<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Boyd at 1 p.m. today on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Think</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about the past and present of tacos in North Texas.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 15:04:06 +0000 Caydee Daniel 49142 at http://keranews.org Study Up For 'Think': The Most Important Tacos In North Texas