Posts Tagged ‘music’

Barber and Boyer

Big Ticket
Classical music fans have an all-American week to look forward to, and it’s not even close to the Fourth of July. Besides the various performances of John Adams’ works going on locally (see Wednesday’s blurb), the Fort Wo...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 23 Remember the Three Tenors? Some years after Luciano Pavarotti’s death we’re getting the Ten Tenors, a dectet of fine-looking young Australian guys singing popular and classical favorites, some suggested by audience...



Texas Ballet Theater Mixes It Up

All dourness aside, TBT’s mixed repertoire programs had Bass Hall rocking.
LEONARD EUREKA
Mixed repertoire programs can be a tough nut to crack. Without the unifying music and storyline of a full-length work, success depends on lining up shorter ballets that make a satisfying evening together. Texas Ballet Theater, ...


Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
KRISTIAN LIN
Welcome to my fourth annual look at the mid-major categories of the annual Academy Awards (to be televised Sunday) It’s my way of pointing out who did the best work last year in these aspects of filmmaking that immeasurably a...



Legendary Texas Music?

Hearsay
Married Fort Worth filmmakers Carl and Betsy Crum started quite a stir recently when they announced plans for a documentary about legendary Texas musicians. The Crums, noted for their meditative One Square Mile urbanism series ...


Texas Ballet Theater Turns 50

Big Ticket
It’s been a rocky road over financial and sometimes artistic potholes, but Texas Ballet Theater made it to 50 this year. Artistic director Ben Stevenson and company will celebrate the anniversary with two programs at Bass Per...



Stone Machine Electric Doom LuVa

Hearsay
Somewhere between the hair-metaldom emanating from joints such as The Rail and Tomcats West and the proto-punk and hardcore from 1919 Hemphill there’s doom. As unhurried but heavy as stoner rock (EPIC RUINS, Jefferson Colby, ...


If Music Be the Food of Love

Big Ticket
Though Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, most of the events celebrating it are going on during the weekend, and an unusual number of them feature classical music. On Friday, the Three Redneck Tenors visit White’s...



Come to the Cabaret

Big Ticket
William Bolcom was writing accessible popular music for the concert stage when that was not a cool thing to do. The 72-year-old composer will be at the Modern this weekend for a retrospective concert of his work.


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 19 Kim Ki-duk’s 2005 drama 3-Iron does indeed feature a golf club used as a weapon, but otherwise the film is mostly a serene and sometimes funny contemplation of alienation in South Korea, based on the real-life story ...