Arts & Culture

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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Arts & Culture
5:02 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Think: The Trench Art Of World War I

Copyright © 2014, Jeffrey Gusky All Rights Reserved.

The August issue of National Geographic features photographs of art made by soldiers in the trenches of World War I. The images were captured by Jeff Gusky, who’s also an emergency room physician in North Texas. Today on Think, he told Krys Boyd that his experiences as a photographer and doctor are intimately connected.

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Arts & Culture
12:19 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

George W. Bush Writes Book About His Dad

George W. Bush has completed a biography of his dad.
Shutterstock

Former President George W. Bush has been working on a highly personal project since leaving the White House for Dallas. He's quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush of Houston.

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Arts & Culture
11:00 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Hidden World Of WWI

Sculpture of a French soldier wearing the uniform of 1914, taken on January 16, 2014 in Picardy, France.
Jeff Gusky

This summer marks the centennial anniversary of the First World War. But recently, unknown underground cities of the trenches were discovered. Today at 1 p.m. on Think, Dallas photographer Jeff Gusky joins Krys Boyd to talk about his collection of photographs that document the unseen artwork, artifacts, and sculptures of WWI.

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Arts & Culture
1:06 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

The Legacy Of Blues Musician Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter performing in Winterbach, Germany in 2011.
Shutterstock

70-year-old Texas blues and rock legend Johnny Winter died in Switzerland earlier this week. He was a few months away from releasing his new studio album, Step Back.  KERA’s executive producer Jeff Whittington talked about Winter’s career with writer Joe Nick Patoski.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

North Texans Celebrate French Roots At Bastille On Bishop Festival

The stormy weather didn't stop festival-goers from gathering in the Bishop Arts District for the Bastille on Bishop Festival on July 14.
Gus Contreras KERA News

With all the rich French history America has to offer in cities like New Orleans and St. Louis – North Texas might not seem like a haven for Francophiles.  That wasn't the case yesterday in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff, where the fifth annual Bastille on Bishop Festival was held. 

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Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Mon July 14, 2014

When It Comes To Food And Drink, Texas Is No. 2

Agave brined pork chops with caramel vinegar from Live Oak Barbecue in Austin. In other words, perfection.
freecandy13 Flickr

If the states were ranked by food and drink, Texas would be in second place. And it is, at least according to Thrillist.

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