Arts http://keranews.org en Kimbell Acquires Multi-Million Dollar Dutch Landscape To Match Its Dutch Seascape http://keranews.org/post/kimbell-acquires-multi-million-dollar-dutch-landscape-match-its-dutch-seascape <p>The Kimbell Art Museum has bought a great Dutch landscape to go with its great Dutch seascape. The seascape just looked so lonely, you know? Now it’s part of a surf ‘n turf pair.</p><p>The Fort Worth museum announced that it has acquired <em>Edge of a Forest with a Grainfield</em>, painted around 1656 by the leading master of Dutch landscapes, Jacob van Ruisdael (he always signed, never dated, his paintings, which is why their dates of origin are usually vague).&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:25:59 +0000 Jerome Weeks 46258 at http://keranews.org Kimbell Acquires Multi-Million Dollar Dutch Landscape To Match Its Dutch Seascape TV's Gloria Campos On Her Last Night In The Anchor Chair And 'A Turning Point In My Life' http://keranews.org/post/tvs-gloria-campos-her-last-night-anchor-chair-and-turning-point-my-life <p>For three decades, Gloria Campos has been like a member of the family to thousands of North Texans. In today’s Friday Conversation, the 59-year-old&nbsp;WFAA-Channel 8 anchor talks about her career as the first Latino anchor on local TV news and about how she’ll say goodbye tonight.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:30:23 +0000 Rick Holter 46157 at http://keranews.org TV's Gloria Campos On Her Last Night In The Anchor Chair And 'A Turning Point In My Life' Cliburn Competitor: 'Kiev. I Know This Place, Every Corner Of It. It's A Battlefield.' http://keranews.org/post/cliburn-competitor-kiev-i-know-place-every-corner-it-its-battlefield <p>Pianist Alexey Koltakov was a finalist in the 2001 Cliburn International Piano Competition. Back in Fort Worth to play in the memorial concert for Van Cliburn, he took time to talk of his native country, Ukraine, which has recently been on the world’s front pages. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:18:32 +0000 Bill Zeeble 45859 at http://keranews.org Cliburn Competitor: 'Kiev. I Know This Place, Every Corner Of It. It's A Battlefield.' Eight Van Cliburn Finalists Honor The Late Pianist With Memorial Concert In Fort Worth http://keranews.org/post/eight-van-cliburn-finalists-honor-late-pianist-memorial-concert-fort-worth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Exactly one year ago, legendary pianist Van </span>Cliburn, who stunned the world when he won the Tchaikovsky Competition in the USSR at the height of the&nbsp;cold war,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">died. Tonight, in downtown Fort Worth, where the International Piano Competition named for him is held every four years, past winners will pay tribute.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:53:30 +0000 Bill Zeeble 45810 at http://keranews.org Eight Van Cliburn Finalists Honor The Late Pianist With Memorial Concert In Fort Worth Fort Worth Opera Shelves World Premiere Of 'A Wrinkle In Time' http://keranews.org/post/fort-worth-opera-shelves-world-premiere-wrinkle-time <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fwopera.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fort Worth Opera</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has pulled the plug on the sci-fi opera <em>A Wrinkle in Time</em>, the $1.2 million world premiere by American composer Libby Larsen that was to have anchored the company's 2015 festival.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">General director Darren K. Woods says the festival will shrink from four productions to three next year because the company's fundraising has not kept up with rising costs.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:34:36 +0000 Doualy Xaykaothao 45366 at http://keranews.org Fort Worth Opera Shelves World Premiere Of 'A Wrinkle In Time' Remembering Benjamin Curtis, A Modest Innovator Who Came Up In Dallas' Music Scene http://keranews.org/post/remembering-benjamin-curtis-modest-innovator-who-came-dallas-music-scene <p>Benjamin Curtis, who died Sunday at age 35 after a battle with lymphoblastic lymphoma,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">was the &nbsp;drummer in Dallas bands&nbsp;</span>UFOFU&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">and Tripping Daisy. But he came out from behind the kit to give so much more. Curtis</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;showed what he could do as a guitarist for Secret Machines, fronted by his brother Brandon. The release of their debut album&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Now Here Is Nowhere&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">electrified the indie rock landscape in 2004 with a big, brave sound. The expansive guitar on that record was just the beginning of his wider contributions to music.</span></p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:37:33 +0000 Lyndsay Knecht 43336 at http://keranews.org Remembering Benjamin Curtis, A Modest Innovator Who Came Up In Dallas' Music Scene This North Texas Man Has Collected Thousands Of Soundtracks And Dreams Of Opening A Museum http://keranews.org/post/north-texas-man-has-collected-thousands-soundtracks-and-dreams-opening-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sal </span>Favia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been collecting film recordings and books for more than 50 years.</span> </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Someday, he hopes to house his movie music collection in a local museum of his own making. The obsession may be realistic, maybe not. </span></p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble 43096 at http://keranews.org This North Texas Man Has Collected Thousands Of Soundtracks And Dreams Of Opening A Museum Jury Awards Dallas Art Collector $500,000 In Fight Over Rothko Painting http://keranews.org/post/jury-awards-dallas-art-collector-500000-fight-over-rothko-painting <p><strong>Update, 7:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23: </strong>A U.S. District Court jury on Friday awarded $500,000 to Marguerite Hoffman, a prominent Dallas art collector, over the sale of a Mark Rothko painting. It’s the latest twist in a lengthy fight between Hoffman and David Martinez, a Mexican financier who bought from her an untitled 8-foot-tall 1961 painting by Rothko that features two red rectangles.</p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:45:00 +0000 Eric Aasen 42459 at http://keranews.org Jury Awards Dallas Art Collector $500,000 In Fight Over Rothko Painting Review: Dallas Theater Center Presents New Version Of A Christmas Carol http://keranews.org/post/review-dallas-theater-center-presents-new-version-christmas-carol <p>For the first time in seven years — and the first time ever at the Wyly Theatre — the <a href="http://www.artandseek.org/organization.php?id=715">Dallas Theater Center </a>is presenting a new version of <em>A Christmas Carol</em>. Artistic director Kevin Moriarty’s stage adaptation stresses musical life – and the harsh economic forces at work in Charles Dickens’ story.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:48:36 +0000 Jerome Weeks 42444 at http://keranews.org Review: Dallas Theater Center Presents New Version Of A Christmas Carol For JFK Commission, Dallas Symphony Turns To A 19-Year-old Composer http://keranews.org/post/jfk-commission-dallas-symphony-turns-19-year-old-composer <p>The Dallas Symphony Orchestra premieres its composition in memory of John F. Kennedy on Thursday night. When the orchestra decided to commission an original piece for this 50th anniversary weekend, it didn’t turn to one of the graybeard composers with memories of that fateful day. It chose 19-year-old Conrad Tao, who was born three decades <em>after</em> the assassination.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:25:20 +0000 Bill Zeeble 41594 at http://keranews.org For JFK Commission, Dallas Symphony Turns To A 19-Year-old Composer