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8:50 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Desire, Sorrow And New Work At The Modern

Ragnar Kjartansson and The National "A Lot of Sorrow" 2014
Courtesy Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has opened a new exhibit of photography and video called Framing DesireIt’s a big show with 115 works by dozens of different artists. It also includes over 40 recent museum acquisitions. Andrea Karnes, curator for The Modern sat down with Jeff Whittington to talk about the show and a few of the new additions to the museum’s collection.

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2:21 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Dallas Opera's 'Everest' Has Its World Premiere Tonight

The Everest opera set, in the Winspear Opera House, where its world premiere is set for Friday night.
Karen Almond Dallas Opera

Celebrated British composer Joby Talbot has written for film, television and ballet. Now, at 43, he’s composed his first opera that gets its world premiere by the Dallas Opera Friday night. Everest tells a tale pulled together from survivor stories, including that of North Texan Dr. Beck Weathers.

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6:20 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Dallas Symphony Conductor Eduardo Mata Remembered 20 Years After His Death

From left: Doug Howard, Mary Reynolds and Clifford Spohr all played under Eduardo Mata and shared some of their memories of the maestro.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Twenty years ago this week, the conductor who helped build the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata, died in a plane crash. Starting Thursday night, and through the weekend, the orchestra honors his memory with a piece Mata conducted at his first Dallas concert. Some orchestra members share their own memories of the maestro.

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4:50 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

What Would Mrs. Patmore Cook? Preparations For 'Downton Abbey' Watch Parties

Sheela Kadam offers proper English fruit pies to customers at The British Emporium in Grapevine.
BJ Austin

The fifth season of "Downton Abbey" makes its U.S. premiere Sunday night on PBS.  That’s KERA-TV, Channel 13, in North Texas. The British miniseries chronicles the lives of the uppercrust Crawley family and their cadre of servants downstairs. Across North Texas, "Downton Abbey" fans are planning proper commemorations.

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11:30 am
Wed December 17, 2014

KERA's 'Anything' Hits The Road Friday, Live From Dallas Arts District

KERA's Jeff Whittington will broadcast Friday's "Anything You Ever Wanted To Know" from the Dallas Arts District. (No word yet if he'll be wearing his KERA jumpsuit.)
Krystina Martinez KERA News

OK, we're going to try this again. On Friday, Dec. 19, Anything You Ever Wanted to Know leaves the friendly confines of KERA to broadcast at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District. 

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5:30 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Guilty Pleasures Of Some Classical Music You Tube Users

Bass Adam Lau and soprano Nicole Car at the Dallas Opera watching a You Tube video of one of their favorite singers
Bill Zeeble KERA News

 You Tube turns 9 and a half this Saturday, and of course we all use it for everything from cat videos to Korean pop. Meet some professional classical musicians who revealed their own guilty pleasures.

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6:49 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Trains At NorthPark Take You From The Golden Gate To The Cadillac Ranch

The Perot Museum is a new addition to the trains at NorthPark;
Courtney Collins KERA News

It’s hard to picture classic holiday toys without imagining a shiny, electric train.  Multiply that vision by 100, and you’ll get an idea of the annual tradition known as the Trains at NorthPark.

It’s one of the few places you can take a train ride from San Francisco to New York in just a couple minutes.

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2:45 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Denton’s Annual ‘Rock Lottery’ Competition Has A Special Hook This Year

Dallas artist and musician Nevada Hill.
Lyndsay Knecht KERA News

There’s a show tomorrow night in Denton featuring five bands no one’s ever heard of. It’s not another indie band showcase, however. It’s Rock Lottery, an annual event that shuffles together local musicians to form new groups.

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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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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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