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5:09 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Think: Images Of War

The best war photographs crystalize brutality in a single, searing image. Today on Think, guest host Jerome Weeks spoke with a museum curator about the photographer’s role in how the public perceives war:

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Arts
1:57 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Will Get The Hollywood Treatment

'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' was Ben Fountain's debut novel. He previously wrote the short story collection 'Brief Encounters with Che Guevara.'
Credit HarperCollins

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the 2012 novel by Dallas writer Ben Fountain, will be adapted for the big screen.

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Arts
1:16 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Rick Lowe, Nasher Artist-In-Residence, Wins MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' Grant

Rick Lowe, the Nasher Sculpture Center’s first artist-in-residence, has won a $625,000 MacArthur Foundation fellowship – the so-called “genius” grant.
Allison V. Smith

Rick Lowe, the Nasher Sculpture Center’s first artist-in-residence, has won a $625,000 MacArthur Foundation fellowship – the so-called “genius” grant.

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Arts
6:00 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

A Nervous Eduardo Mata Prepares To Conduct the DSO For The First Time In The Meyerson

Eudardo Mata
Dallas Symphony

Eduardo Mata is anxious as he pulls into the Meyerson parking lot for the DSO's first rehearsal there. And 25 years ago, KERA contributor Quin Mathews was in the car with him.

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Arts
11:49 am
Tue September 9, 2014

What Will The Meyerson Be Like At 50?

Diana Sofia Zavala, a Young Strings student
Dallas Symphony

The Meyerson was built to last – its acoustics and its modernist style have not aged. But what will the next 25 years hold? The Art&Seek series Secrets of the Meyerson continues with a look at how the Meyerson's future is tied to the future of classical music.

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Arts
6:20 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Racing The Clock For Pristine Sound At The Meyerson

Russell Johnson
Credit "Frozen Music"/KERA

The race to finish the Meyerson Symphony Center was tense, especially for acoustician Russell Johnson. This afternoon, as Art&Seek's Secrets of the Meyerson series continues, KERA contributor Quin Mathews takes us back as Johnson struggled to hear his handiwork.

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8:13 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Why Isn't The Meyerson's World-Class Organ Played More Often?

Mary Preston, the Dallas Symphony's resident organist for the past 20 years, hopes that the organ gets put to use more often.
Dane Walters KERA

Critics say the organ inside the Meyerson Symphony Center is one of the greatest. In this installment of  Secrets of the Meyerson, from KERA’s Art&Seek, we explore why the organ, a unique Dallas asset, is not used as much as many might wish.

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Arts
12:29 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

For The Meyerson, Spectacular Acoustics Was The Holy Grail

The Meyerson's acoustic canopy is one of several features invented to perfect the hall's sound.
Dane Walters KERA

Spectacular acoustics. That was the holy grail for the designers of the Meyerson Symphony Center.  Art & Seek takes a behind-the-scenes look in a series called Secrets of the Meyerson. Today's story:  replicating the sound of great concert halls was a serious gamble.

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Arts
5:36 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Think: The Sound Of The Meyerson

Dane Walters/KERA KERA

When building a concert hall, architects have to consider how their structural choices are going to affect the sound. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Meyerson Symphony Center, Krys Boyd talked today on Think to the author of a book on the Meyerson about how the buildings’ designers factored acoustics into their plans.

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Arts
5:18 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Think: The Beauty of Computer Code

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Vikram Chandra is a writer with two very distinct audiences. Sometimes his reader is a bookworm awaiting his next novel. And sometimes the reader is a computer ready to process his next line of code. Today on Think, Chandra talked to Krys Boyd about how both literature and computer code can be beautifully written.

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