Arts & Culture

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

The Legacy Of Blues Musician Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter performing in Winterbach, Germany in 2011.
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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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Arts & Culture
9:09 am
Mon July 7, 2014

In West Dallas, A New Open Carry Movement: Guitars, Not Guns

Joe Dealcuaz, right, plays "You Ain't Going Nowhere" by Bob Dylan and The Band with fellow demonstrators on the Continental Avenue Bridge Park Friday.
Lyndsay Knecht KERA News

The guitar: a weapon of choice for peacemakers like Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger. And, now, a group in West Dallas led by musician Barry Kooda, who played with Texas punk band The Nervebreakers. Here's how it sounded at their open carry rally on the Fourth of July at the new Continental Avenue Bridge Park.

Arts & Culture
7:05 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Remembering Ruby Dee And Her Special Dallas Connection

In the early '80s, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis produced and hosted a variety show from the KERA studios.
KERA

The actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday at her New York home at the age of 91.

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Friday Conversation
6:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

After 36 Years At Booker T., Dance Icon Lily Cabatu Weiss Takes Final Curtain Call

Lily Cabatu Weiss talks to KERA's Vice President of News Rick Holter about her storied career at Booker T. Washington and the impact of Bruce Wood's death on the North Texas dance community.
Christina Ulsh KERA News

The last few weeks have rocked the North Texas dance community. Choreographer Bruce Wood died suddenly. Ann Williams retired from that Dallas Black Dance Theatre that she founded. And the woman who trained many of North Texas’ top dancers, Lily Cabatu Weiss, is stepping away from the barre at Booker T. Washington high school. She stopped by for this week's this week’s Friday Conversation.

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Arts & Culture
6:58 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Bruce Wood, Prominent North Texas Choreographer, Has Died

Bruce Wood, a prominent North Texas choreographer, has died. He was 53.

The founder of the Bruce Wood Dance Project, perhaps the most esteemed choreographer in North Texas, has died of complications from pneumonia and heart failure. He was 53.

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Arts & Culture
1:18 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Watch Maya Angelou Recite 'Still I Rise' In KERA 1992 Documentary

Maya Angelou was featured in a 1992 KERA documentary 'Kindred Spirits: Contemporary African-American Artists.'
KERA

Poet, autobiographer, activist and essayist Maya Angelou died earlier today at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.

In 1992, KERA taped Angelou at her home reading her poem, “Still I Rise,” for the documentary, Kindred Spirits: Contemporary African-American Artists. (See the video below.)

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Reporter's Notebook
6:00 am
Sun May 25, 2014

Not A Napper: Life With A (Truly) Bouncing Baby Boy

Even swaddled and pacifiered, he's not interested in napping.
Courtney Collins KERA News

Let me say off the top that I’m not complaining. No new mom getting as much nighttime sleep as I am has the right to complain. I’m lucky, I know I am. My 10-week-old only wakes up once to eat between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.  And it has been like that for a while now. I dare to say it feels like a pattern; almost a schedule. But when the sun comes up in earnest, my little guy is ready to party. All day long.

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Food
10:04 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Most Important Tacos In North Texas

Tacos are a staple of a North Texan's diet. They are also the spotlight subject for the Taco Trail blog.
Jose Ralat Taco Trail

"When no was looking, the taco conquered the world." That's the hook on Taco Trail's "About y Contact" page. A blogger for the site, José Ralat, will be talking to Krys Boyd at 1 p.m. today on Think about the past and present of tacos in North Texas. 

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