Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
6:42 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Autumn At The Arboretum: Pumpkins And Gourds And Squash, Oh My!

There are 65,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash out and about at the Arboretum.
Dallas Arboretum

It takes 50 well-trained professionals three full weeks to flip the calendar from summer to autumn at the Dallas arboretum. Creating a pumpkin village that spans an entire acre doesn’t happen overnight. The exhibit opens Saturday, Sept. 20.

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Contemporary Art
10:54 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Study Up for ‘Think’: Meet The Creators Of 'Art:21'

Katharina Grosse's installation of 'One Floor Up More Highly' combines sculptures made of dirt and wood with bright spray paint to create a sprawling and spectacular environment.
Art Evans Katharina Grosse

PBS debuts its seventh season of Art:21 on KERA next month.  The show features twentieth century contemporary artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America and takes viewers to their studios and installations. At 1 p.m. on Think, host Krys Boyd will talk to Susan Sollins, Art21’s executive producer and curator, before she's at Texas Theatre tonight. First, get acquainted with this season's artists.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Meet The Palestinian Artists Behind SMU's Current Exhibit

A still from Aissa Deebi's The Trial, which follows the story of Palestinian Communist Daoud Turki.
Aissa Deebi

Palestinians make up a significant part of Israel’s population at 20 percent. Artists in the Palestinian community have shared stories and experiences in the face of conflict in the region through various mediums. SMU's Pollock Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit “Where Are You From?” that runs until September 26. Exhibition curator Noah Simblist and participating artist Aissa Deebi join Krys Boyd today at 1 p.m. on Think.

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Arts & Culture
4:24 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Explore The Secrets Of The Meyerson Symphony Center

The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas turns 25 this year.
Dane Walters/KERA KERA

A concert hall to rival the best in the world.

In 1989, planners set the stakes high for the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. They persevered through two bond elections, a recession and public protests.

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Making Of The Meyerson

In looking back on the Meyerson’s 25 years, KERA-TV will air the documentary Frozen Music: The Making Of A Concert Hall on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m.
Jerome Weeks KERA News

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center's grand opening in the Dallas Arts District. To celebrate, author Laurie Shulman and Art&Seek reporter Jerome Weeks join Think at 1 p.m. to talk about the inception of the project and the construction of the building.

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Arts & Culture
8:23 am
Mon August 25, 2014

P.O.V. Highlights Dallas Energy Company

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Tonight, PBS airs a documentary called Big Men. The film follows Dallas energy company Kosmos, on a mission to strike it rich by finding oil in Ghana. Jim Musselman led the charge for the company. And this spring, ahead of Big Men’s theatrical release, he talked to KERA's Stephen Becker and Chris Vognar of The Dallas Morning News about negotiating a multibillion-dollar deal with a foreign government.

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Arts & Culture
6:30 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Sarah Jaffe Says Recording Her New Album Wasn't Easy

Sarah Jaffe performed Aug. 21 for KXT's Live Sessions. Her new album, "Don't Disconnect," is available now.
Dane Walters KERA News

Sarah Jaffe got her start strumming and singing in the clubs of Denton and Deep Ellum.  Her third album, Don't Disconnect, was released Tuesday and fans from the old days may not recognize her. The 28-year-old has embraced a new, lush electronic dance sound.  

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Arts & Culture
9:16 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Watch Dallas Learn At This Turn Up! Event

An attendant hoops underneath the umbrella canopy, a community art project which doubles as shade from the Texas sun. Turn Up! events were one of the activities made available by Dallas City of Learning to continue children's education through the summer.
Christina Ulsh KERA

Dallas City of Learning used the breadth of the city as a platform during its pilot season. The initiative made its last stop of the summer at Fair Oaks Park in Vickery Meadow.

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Arts & Culture
3:00 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Dallas City Of Learning To Host Cultural Event

The "My City Is..." mural is an ongoing community art project at Turn Up! events. The mural will be on display for six weeks at South Side on Lamar after Saturday.

A drum circle, Aztec dancers, hula hooping and a community art project are a few things friends and families can participate in and view for free this Saturday.

Turn Up! is a free summer-long event series open to the public and held by Dallas City of Learning. The final event will take place August 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Fair Oaks Park located at 4621 Fair Oaks Ave.

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The Salt
12:50 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

Seriously, do you need to send that text right now?
Anna Bryukhanova iStockphoto

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 2:28 pm

You know how frustrating it is when you can't catch your waiter's eye? He may be thinking the same thing about you.

Diners distracted by their phones have become a real pain in the restaurant business, interfering with the flow of transactions and generally slowing things down.

"I would say probably 7 out of 10 people play with their phones throughout their meals," says Catherine Roberts, general manager of Hogs and Rocks, a ham and oyster bar in San Francisco's Mission District. "People are definitely on their phones excessively. It does gum things up."

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