Posts Tagged ‘debut’
For nearly 30 years, jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen (né Johnny Case) has been tickling the ivories at Sardines Ristorante Italiano (509 University Dr, 817-332-9937). But long before he began that gig, he performed Western swing with...
A stalwart cast can’t redeem Peter Bratt’s maudlin San Francisco affair.
Watching La Mission is a real whiplash experience. Writer-director Peter Bratt’s second feature follows intense, emotionally resonant scenes with moments that are so ham-fisted and underdeveloped, you have to stifle a giggle....
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
It’s one of the oldest stories in music: Local boy grows up singing and playing guitar in talent shows, coffee shops, and church camps, then attempts to parlay talent and ability into becoming something more than just ano...
Since coaxing their trumpeter-father Dennis Gonzalez out of musical retirement a decade ago and forming Yells at Eels, brothers Aaron (bass) and Stefan Gonzalez (drums) have been performing ever more impressively. (YAE’s ...
It’s a time of anniversaries. Three of the ballets scheduled for Texas Ballet Theater’s season-opening program are celebrating milestone birthdays, including artistic director Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes, s...
Beverly Sills 1929-2007
Nearly half a century ago at Baylor University, newcomer soprano Beverly Sills gave a recital, and afterward an eager fan asked to be sent an autographed photo.
Establishing supernatural, groove-oriented funk on a nightly basis would prove an exhausting task for your average musician, but San Diego’s On The One manages to crisscross the country and deliver earth-shaking, soulful inte...
For new talents, Metroplex opera is quite the launching pad, as Stephen Costello has proved.
In his major American debut more than 40 years ago, tenor Plácido Domingo sang Edgardo in Fort Worth Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor. (He had previously sung the walk-on role of Normano in the same piece for the Da...
Texas Ballet Theater takes a giant leap into the classics with four performances of Tchaikovsky’s colossal Sleeping Beauty this weekend in Bass Performance Hall. Heavy-duty dancing and costly scenic demands create a more lavi...
There are basically two kinds of retro bands — ones that hew closely to the old school, and ones that occasionally flip the script.