11:40 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

Van Cliburn Remembered With Extraordinary Words And Music

Van Cliburn's flower draped casket at his funeral in Fort Worth's Broadway Baptist Church
Joyce Marshall, pool photographer Star-Telegram

A former president, sitting governor, and billionaire philanthropist were among the dignitaries who turned out for Sunday’s funeral of music legend Van Cliburn. But  the service drew  not just the well-known.

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10:52 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Dallas' Ben Fountain Wins National Book Critics Circle Award

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Art&Seek's Jerome Weeks reports the author of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' and pride of Dallas' literary trove Ben Fountain netted the fiction prize in the National Book Critics Circle Awards Thursday night.
It was Texas night in literary New York. Ben Fountain, the Dallas author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, won the fiction category in the National Book Critics Circle Awards last night - while Robert Caro's third volume of his Lyndon Johnson bio, The Passage of Power, took the biography prize, Caro's third.
1:07 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Cliburn's Funeral Set for Sunday

Van Cliburn at a gala music fundraiser in Fort Worth
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Van Cliburn’s funeral is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. in Fort Worth’s Broadway Baptist Church. Cliburn’s impact runs deep in his adopted town.

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6:05 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Two TCU Students Play For Cliburn Competition Slot

TCU pianist Ann Bulkina, getting ready for her performance in Ed Landreth Auditorium, before a live audience including the five Cliburn screening judges
Bill Zeeble KERA

A pair of TCU piano students are playing for a chance of a lifetime. Both hope they get picked for this spring’s Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth. It’s held once every four years. The the two are among twenty auditioning this week in Fort Worth.

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6:38 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Mayor On Nasher/Tower Dust-Up: 'Time's A-Wastin'!'

The dispute between Museum Tower and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas' Arts District is entering its second year.
Jerome Weeks KERA

The Nasher Sculpture Center opens a new, prestigious exhibit this Saturday, called “Ken Price Sculptures: A Retrospective.” And temporary mesh panels will be installed on the exhibit hall ceiling to protect the brightly colored ceramic sculptures from the sun’s glare reflected off the Museum Tower next door.

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4:57 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Ruth Carter Stevenson, Who Built The Amon Carter, Dies At 89

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Daughter of the newspaper icon, she used his money to take the Fort Worth museum far beyond its Western-art roots. In doing so, she earned an international reputation in the art world.
FORT WORTH -- Ruth Carter Stevenson, who stepped out of the shadow of her legendary Fort Worth father, Amon Carter Sr., to become a national figure in the American art world, died Sunday night at her home. She was 89. Under Mrs.
9:54 am
Mon January 7, 2013

FW Opera Commits To Contemporary on 'Think'

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The Fort Worth Opera's future is brimming with premieres. New works from North and South America are a major focus. One of them, 'JFK,' is based on the fallen president's last day, which was in Fort Worth. Darren Woods, director, talks to Krys Boyd about the dedication behind this 10-year Opera of the Americas project and its local and regional relevance on 'Think' at 1 p.m.
Dog Days by Peak Performances at Montclair State University (photo from New Amsterdam Presents) The Fort Worth Opera has announced it will present three world premieres and two regional premieres over the next three seasons - an ambitious roster of contemporary works from an opera company.
11:17 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Attention, 'Downton' Devotees: Quiz Time!

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With the public TV sensation 'Downton Abbey' returning to American screens on Sunday night (locally 8 p.m. on KERA Channel 13), NPR offers a chance to test your knowledge of all things 'Downton.'
The TV drama Downton Abbey touches on many historical events as it traces the lives of an English estate's family and staff. The show's third season starts Jan. 6 on PBS; in the meantime, test your knowledge of its historical context - and some plot points - with our quiz.
1:20 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

The Art Of Oil: A Christmas Tree Like No Other

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NPR's Robert Krulwich does it again: He clues us in to a way-cool video showing how a Japanese artist took a pool of oil (or something like it) and created a beautiful Christmas tree (or something like it). As Robert writes, "I imagine Neiman Marcus, the big Dallas-based department store, might want to try a Texas-sized version, suitable for oil barons with big living rooms."
We start with a pool of oil. We turn on a magnet. The oil travels up a superstructure and blossoms into a tree. Turn off the magnet, the branches, the needles, the tree melt away. It's a puddle again. The perfect tree for an oil billionaire, no?
5:12 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

A $200 Million Da Vinci At The DMA? It Could Happen

"The Salvator Mundi" has been attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci and may be worth as much as $200 million.
Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art has put in a bid to buy a painting -- and not just any painting. This one's recently been attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci.

The museum won’t say how much it has bid, but the masterpiece's value has been estimated as high as $200 million. It’s currently at the museum but not on display.

Da Vinci painted the work, known as the Salvator Mundi, in the late 15th century.

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