Arts and culture

Desire, Sorrow And New Work At The Modern

Mar 13, 2015
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.

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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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.

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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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. 

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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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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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.

Think: Images Of War

Sep 22, 2014

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:


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