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6:35 pm
Wed December 3, 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

Update, Friday: Due to technical difficulties, we had to scrap our live remote in the Arts District. Jeff Whittington is back in the studio. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

Original post: On Friday, 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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Arts
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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Arts
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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Arts
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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Arts
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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