Posts Tagged ‘music’

Death in Dallas

Big Ticket
Ben Stevenson’s first major new ballet in several years will be unveiled at the Majestic Theater in Dallas this weekend.


Sun at Arts Fifth Avenue

The Show
Local avant-garde and straight-ahead jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen already serves as the ultimate music educator in town.



Cute is What We Aim For

The Show
This week, thousands of bands will be crisscrossing the Metroplex on their way to and from the annual SXSW Music Festival in Austin.


One-Man Bands

Big Ticket
The piano, it’s often said, is the one instrument that can best approximate the sonorities and sound volume of an orchestra.



Flights of Fancy

Van Cliburn gold medalist Alexander Kobrin brought an inquisitive, authoritative touch to some semi-obscure music at the Caruth last weekend.
Stage
The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition has sifted through a lot of talent over the years, with most winners falling somewhere between the scholarly intensity of Radu Lupu and the sweeping romanticism of Olga Kern. But ...


Lost in thought and balletic reverie

Kultur
To a lot of viewers and critics, the title Lost has become a bad pun on the show itself.



Sweet Feet

Big Ticket
Texas Ballet Theater takes its annual look at shorter repertory pieces this weekend with four works.


Sly & the Family Stone

Listen Up
Sly Stone’s brief, dramatic performance at the 2006 Grammy Awards was the reclusive singer-player-writer-producer’s first major appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and it serves as a vis...



Rooting for Roots

In a new book about Americana, the vitriol tries to dilute the poignant insights.
Books
What an odd book — fascinating at times yet frustrating in its lack of organization and purpose.


Daymond Callahan

Listen Up
Apparently more determined to explore than to hew to genre, Daymond Callahan’s Music Society is focused on inspired, professional orchestration.