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How The Houston Symphony Returned To The Stage For Live Performances

To be honest, part of the reason this could even be tried was that the governor of Texas didn’t institute a wide lockdown. That said, the symphony, which resumed weekly live concerts in July, consulted researchers from Rice to figure out where “microparticles” from musicians go within the symphony hall, and to institute better ventilation and filtration systems. (But the concerts have a livestreaming option for audience members who are not persuaded.) – Houston Chronicle
Tags: Art, Music, Texas, Audience, Rice, 11.19.20

Lauren Anderson Is Thinking About ‘Nutcracker’ In A Season Devoid Of Live Shows

The ballerina danced with the Houston Ballet for years (and now is a program manager in its education department). “I’ll never forget seeing my first Sugar Plum Fairy. Standing there, I’m looking through a stairway that’s part of a set for the party scene. I remember looking through the rungs of that stairway into the light at the Sugar Plum Fairy and wanting to be her. So, I got to retire as the Sugar Plum Fairy. There’s a picture of a Mother Ginger Child looking through the rungs of the stair...
Tags: Art, Texas, Dance, Houston Ballet, Lauren Anderson, 10.29.20

Movie Theatres Urge Lame Duck Congress To Pass COVID Relief

The Save Our Stages legislation, introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), would allow Small Business Administration grants equaling 45% of a venue’s 2019 revenue or $12 million, whichever is less. Venue operators also would be eligible for a second grant equal to 50% of the first award. Save Our Stages was introduced as a $10-billion program to help venues such as live concert halls. It was later expanded to $15 billion in order to include movie theater operato...
Tags: Art, Texas, Issues, Small Business Administration, Sen John Cornyn, Sen Amy Klobuchar D Minn, 11.09.20

The University of Texas school song, "The Eyes of Texas," is disparaged as originating in minstrel shows.

I'm reading a WaPo column by Cindy Boren: "Texas players told to stand for school song, despite its origin in blackface minstrel shows."  The lyrics to “The Eyes of Texas” were inspired in part by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who after the Civil War was a teacher at what would become Washington and Lee University, where he made an impression on future UT president William Prather by repeatedly telling students that “the eyes of the South are upon you.” .  ... Edmund T. Gordon, a professor of...
Tags: Art, Music, Texas, Law, Washington, Slavery, Surrealism, Blackface, Gordon, UT, University of Texas, WaPo, Robert E Lee, Lee University, Race And Education, Ann Althouse

A Texas Grand Jury Indicts Netflix Over ‘Cuties,’ Showing No Understanding Of The First Amendment

That’s because Texas is, of course, special (in terms of its own laws), but also, perhaps the grand jury didn’t watch the actual film? “The Miller test says that works are protected by the First Amendment if they have what could be characterized as ‘serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value’ when the works were each ‘taken as a whole.'” With Cuties, it would be hard to argue otherwise. – Slate
Tags: Art, Texas, Issues, Miller, 10.09.20

Jan Reid, One Of Texas’s Leading Writers, Dead At 75

“While best known for his observant, insightful and often hilarious magazine stories about the real Texas — its people and places — [in GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and especially Texas Monthly], Reid authored such works as Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards and The Bullet Meant for Me, his moving account of being shot and almost killed by a robber in Mexico City in 1998.” – The Dallas Morning News
Tags: Art, Texas, People, Mexico City, Reid, Ann Richards, 09.20.20, Jan Reid, New York Times Magazine Esquire

Eye Candy for Today: Julian Onderdonk landscape

Late Afternoon, Julian Onderdonk The link is to the image page on WikiArt, which unfortunately doesn’t have much information about the size or location of the original. If you click on “View all sizes” under the image on their page, you can access a reasonably . Presumably, this is oil on canvas. Texas painter Robert Julian Onderdonk, who was active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is considered an “American Impressionist”, and in known in particular for his landscapes featuring fie...
Tags: Art, Texas, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Onderdonk, Julian Onderdonk, Robert Julian Onderdonk, Texas Bluebonnet

VIDEO: Watch Josh Gad's Guest Host Monologue on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

Josh talks about the heat wave in Los Angeles, boats sinking at a Trump parade in Texas, Americans attending Labor Day parties despite the pandemic, his new movie Artemis Fowl, and he checks in with Guillermo, and introduces a new Olaf project that is going to revolutionize the world of education. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Texas, Jimmy Kimmel, Theatre, Los Angeles, Trump, Josh, Guillermo, Olaf, Josh Gad, Stage Tube

The 14 most popular tiny homes you can rent in the US this fall, according to Glamping Hub

This could be your fall getaway this year. Courtesy Glamping Hub As states continue to reopen, Americans are beginning to travel again, opting for socially distanced getaways close to home. Business Insider teamed up with Glamping Hub, an online marketplace for luxury outdoor accommodations, to identify their most popular tiny house rentals in the US. Glamping Hub defines a tiny house as a living space that has elements of a traditional house, but is small enough to encourage guests to con...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Autumn, Fall, Utah, New York, Texas, Design, Camping, Colorado, Life, US, Trends, Features, Nature, Road Trips

This tiny home on stilts features an awesome secret patio

Known as LaLa’s Seaesta, this 410-square-foot tiny home located just blocks from the beach features reclaimed wood and a secret hidden patio. The home, designed by Texas-based Plum Construction, takes full advantage of its small stature with a dining nook that converts into a sleeping area and a swinging bed made from salvaged wooden doors. In addition to the 410 square feet of main living space, there is also an 80-square-foot interior loft accessible by ladder. The ladder to the loft was desi...
Tags: Texas, Design, Brooklyn, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Salvaged Materials, Tiny Home, Patio, Natural Ventilation, Reclaimed Wood, Christine, Galveston, Carrara, LaLa, Plum Construction, Seaesta

Florida to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes

It sounds like the premise for a 1950s horror movie: release 750 million genetically altered mosquitoes in the Florida Keys and see what happens. But Florida and the federal government have approved this plan for 2021 and 2022. “What could possibly go wrong? We don’t know, because EPA unlawfully refused to seriously analyze environmental risks, now without further review of the risks, the experiment can proceed,” Jaydee Hanson, policy director for the International Center for Technology Assessme...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Design, Animals, Gmo, Brazil, Epa, Cayman Islands, Mosquitoes, Florida Keys, HARRIS COUNTY Texas, Hawaii Florida, Brazil Panama, Jaydee Hanson, Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, Zika Chikungunya

Podcast Exclusive: THE THEATRE PODCAST WITH ALAN SEALES Presents James Harkness

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales presentsJames Harkness. From dancing in high school in Texas, to evening dance classes in San Diego while in the Navy, this Broadway veteran shares his unexpected journey to Broadway, and how the 'business kept finding him.' [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Texas, Navy, Theatre, Broadway, San Diego, BWW News Desk, James Harkness, Alan Seales

Astronomers solve a longstanding artwork puzzle

The origin of Vermeer's acclaimed landscape has long puzzled historians.The painting is of Vermeer's home town, but no one has known when he painted it.A team of astronomers uncover clues hidden in the artwork that reveal its secrets. Just 35 paintings done by Johannes Vermeer survive.The best-known among these, of course, is his captivating Girl with a Pearl Earring. Part of what makes it so arresting is Vermeer's masterful use of light — his model's eyes practically glow with life and intelli...
Tags: Google, Art, Astronomy, Texas, Internet, Light, Physics, Architecture, Innovation, Google Earth, Johannes Vermeer, Marcel Proust, Delft, Sánchez, Delph, Vermeer

People Either Adore Or Despise The Rothko Chapel — Could Its Restoration Change The Haters’ Minds?

“The space, which features fourteen dark paintings by Rothko, is famous for being dim and moody. It’s a sensory deprivation chamber that also functions as a theological deprivation chamber.” For its “devotees,” it’s “a space that seems sacred for a post-religious world” and can induce truly spiritual experiences. Others, well, disagree: one artist called it “a place where art and life and imagination go to die” and one critic who loved Rothko’s work called it “at worst a well-designed crematori...
Tags: Art, Texas, Houston, Visual, Rothko, Rothko Chapel, July 2020

Composer Frederick C. Tillis, Who Excelled In Jazz And Classical Alike, Dead At 90

A precocious talent who began playing in Texas jazz clubs at age 12 and continued to perform for most of his life, he spent many years teaching theory and composition at UMass-Amherst and wrote more than 100 scores as well as 15 volumes of poetry and the influential textbook Jazz Theory and Improvisation. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Texas, People, UMass Amherst, 06.17.20, Frederick C Tillis

Actors' Equity Association Says Texas's Spike in Virus Cases is a Reminder That Theatre Safety Plans Must Be Based on Science

Actors' Equity Association issued a statement following media reports that Texas has a record high number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients weeks following its early reopening. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Texas, Theatre, BWW News Desk, Actors Equity Association, Actors Equity Association Says Texas s Spike

Texas Governor Finally Gives Performing Arts Groups Guidelines On Operating Under COVID

Gov. Greg Abbott’s Phase III reopening guidelines covering “performance halls,” effective June 10, allow audiences up to 50% of capacity at indoor venues; there’s no such limit for outdoor shows as long as no single group has more than 10 people and all groups are at least six feet apart. Performers and presenters themselves aren’t prepared to rush back to work all at once, though. – The Dallas Morning News
Tags: Art, Texas, Issues, Audience, Greg Abbott, 06.08.20

iPic Theaters Will Reopen Texas Movie Theaters and Require Body Temperature Scans

According to Deadline,iPic Theaters has announced that it will begin reopening locations in Texas next week. The luxury movie theatre chain will open with special ticket prices inFairview and Houston on June 4, and inAustin on June 11. A re-opening plan has not yet been made for locations inNew Jersey, Illinois, Maryland, Florida and Washington. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Texas, Washington, Theatre, Houston, BWW News Desk, Jersey Illinois Maryland Florida

What It’s Like To Go To An Indoor Movie Theatre Right Now

First of all, yikes. However, many of us miss the moviegoing experience, and so a few movie theatres in Texas are trying to “create an early blueprint for all the other theatres that are still trying to figure out how to reopen safely.” – Vice
Tags: Art, Texas, Media, 05.24.20, Indoor Movie Theatre Right Now

American Museums Start To Reopen With Timed Entry, Masks, And Many More Rules

Of course, it all begins in Texas, where (as in other areas), Houston’s Fine Arts Museum has coordinated with other museums to create shared ideas of just how to do this. “The Fine Arts museum waited until it had firmed up protocols and obtained necessary supplies, Mr. Tinterow said, including ‘500-gallon barrels of sanitizer, tens of thousands of masks and gloves for staff interacting with the public.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Texas, Houston, Visual, 05.22.20, Tinterow, American Museums Start

Broadway Records to Release Lauren Turner's Debut EP, PLAY ON

Broadway Records announced today the release of Lauren Turner's debut EP, Play On. Lauren Turner is a Texas born vocalist that has been seen belting show tunes and harmonizing pop classics for 10 years becoming one of New York City's Cabaret Staples. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Texas, New York City, Theatre, Broadway Records, BWW News Desk, Lauren Turner

How And When Will Texas Arts Organizations Reopen? They Have No Idea, Thanks To The Governor

“North Texas arts organizations tuned in eagerly at 2 p.m. Monday to hear Gov. Greg Abbott’s address regarding ‘Phase Two’ of the effort to reopen the state’s economy, which, they thought, would include them. But the governor pulled off a bit of a stunner in not addressing performing arts organizations at all. He gave guidance to youth sports camps, summer camps, Little League baseball and professional sports” — even indoor rodeo. But not the arts. – The Dallas Morning News
Tags: Art, Texas, Little League, Issues, Greg Abbott, 05.18.20

Some Movie Theatres Reopen In Texas

Malls and other retail establishments reopened in the state as well. Movie theatres that reopened were showing older-run movies for $5. In one San Antonio theatre, “in an upscale shopping center called the Rim, business was steady — low for a Saturday in May, but higher than what might be expected in a state still grappling with a coronavirus outbreak that has killed nearly 900 people, 48 of them in Bexar County, which includes San Antonio.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Texas, Media, San Antonio, Bexar County, 05.02.20

Two Texas Movie Theater Chains, EVO and Santikos, Will Reopen This Week With New Guidelines in Place

EVO, a movie theater chain in Texas, is planning to reopen with a new check-in process, Variety reports..Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is now allowingmovie theaters to reopen, as long as they only operate at 25 of their usual capacity or 50in rural counties. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Texas, Theatre, Greg Abbott, BWW News Desk, Texas Movie Theater Chains EVO, Santikos Will Reopen This Week With New Guidelines

PBS to Air ANN Starring Holland Taylor This June

This summer, Great Performances explores the lives of two trailblazing American women with two acclaimed theatrical productions. Great Performances Ann, Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor's compelling portrayal of the legendary Texas Governor Ann Richards, premieres Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Texas, Theatre, Pbs, Holland Taylor, Ann Richards, TV News Desk, Air ANN Starring Holland Taylor

Texas Arts World Confused And Uncertain About Governor’s Reopening Orders

“The governor proclaimed that all retail outlets, as well as restaurants, movie theaters, museums and libraries, are free to reopen May 1 — but with occupancy no greater than 25%. That’s expected to expand to 50% by May 18. Debbie Storey, president and CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, which is home to five resident companies in the Dallas Arts District, summed up what many were feeling. ‘It didn’t specifically give us permission to open,’ Storey said, ‘so we’re still trying to assess wha...
Tags: Art, Texas, Issues, Audience, Storey, Dallas Arts District, AT T Performing Arts Center, 04.27.20, Debbie Storey

Broadway Rewind: A CHORUS LINE Is a Singular Sensation on Broadway!

This episode of Broadway Rewind takes you to the opening night celebration of the new production of Michael Bennett's Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Chorus Line. But we start things off at a rehearsal for the one night only Actors Fund Benefit of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which starred Emily Skinner as Miss Mona and Broadway's original 'Annie' herself, Andrea McArdle as Doatsey Mae. McArdle told BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge about her take on the role and her song, 'She reminds ...
Tags: Texas, Theatre, Broadway, Annie, Mona, BroadwayWorld, Michael Bennett, Andrea McArdle, Emily Skinner, BroadwayWorld TV, Chicken Ranch, Richard Ridge, Mabel Normand, Doatsey Mae McArdle, Doatsey Mae

The University Of Michigan Finally Fires Opera Singer David Daniels Over Sexual Misconduct

Daniels, once a leading countertenor and now facing a separate criminal charge for sexual assault in Texas, “was deemed not eligible for severance pay. According to the university, Daniels is the first tenured faculty member to be dismissed since it adopted its current bylaws in 1959.” – NPR
Tags: Art, Texas, Michigan, Issues, Daniels, David Daniels, 03.27.20

Remembering Terrence McNally

Perhaps the most important comic voice in theater since Neil Simon, McNally wrote to amuse and awaken. Laughter for him was the greatest survival tool ever invented. Humor was his shield against the homophobia he experienced as a Catholic boy growing up in Texas, against the losses that rained down on him and his community during the worst days of the AIDS crisis and against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune — which in showbiz is even more outrageous than usual. – Los Angeles T...
Tags: Art, Texas, People, Catholic, Terrence McNally, 03.24.20, Neil Simon McNally

‘The Leaning Tower of Dallas’ is Texas’ newest (temporary) landmark

After a planned demolition of the Affiliated Computer Services building in Dallas, the sturdy core of the building remains standing, albeit at an awkward angle.
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, News Brief, Dallas, De La Vega Development, Development, Leaning Tower Of Dallas, Mixed-use Development, The Central

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