Kids In Business To Help Fund Schools Dallas, TX(2011-11-03)Some Carrollton-Farmers Branch elementary students are in the "greeting card" business this year. KERA's BJ Austin says it's a money-making idea from the district's Educational Foundation - which is working to help fill the gap left by state budget cuts.
Franz Mohr, Piano Technician To The GreatsDallas, TX(2011-09-05)Franz Mohr is a retired piano tuner and technician. That's not so unusual. But as Steinway's Chief Concert Technician, he prepared instruments for many of the world's greatest pianists.
Roundup: Philanthropist Charles Wyly Killed In ColoradoDallas, TX(2011-08-08)Texas billionaire and philanthropist Charles Wyly has died in a car accident in western Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol released a statement saying Wyly's Porsche was hit by a sport utility vehicle Sunday afternoon along a highway near Aspen.
Letters from SendaiDallas, TX(2011-07-18)This year many farmers were unable to plant their rice crops near Dallas' Friendship City of Sendai, Japan. The tsunami in March flooded the fields, leaving them too salty for production. Through our Letters from Sendai project KERA heard from 24-year old Gen Shoji, a university student and director of a group that supports sustainable farming.
Dalai Lama Visits DallasDallas, TX(2011-05-09)The 14th Dalai Lama delivered his message of peace and non-violence to a packed hall of high school and college students at Southern Methodist University.
Dallas Symphony CEO Bill Lively Abruptly ResignsDallas, TX(2011-04-29)In a surprise announcement, Dallas Symphony Orchestra CEO Bill Lively resigned today, effective immediately. The Symphony hired him earlier this month but Lively says health concerns led to his decision.
Dallas Symphony Prepares Percussion PremiereDallas, TX(2011-02-03)The Dallas Symphony is preparing a premiere for not one, but two orchestras. Famed drummer and composer, Stewart Copeland, of The Police, has written a work for the Symphony and D'Drum, a Dallas percussion ensemble. They'll appear with the symphony and their own array of instruments that make up their Gamelan orchestra. KERA's Bill Zeeble explains.
1968: James Brown Introduces Dallas to 'Say It Loud'Dallas, TX(2011-01-17)On this holiday honoring Martin Luther King, KERA's Rob Tranchin has a story from the summer following Dr. King's assassination in 1968. While in Dallas, James Brown performed his latest release. "Say It Loud! I'm Black and I'm Proud" would become important in the civil rights movement.
Trinity Photo Contest Announces WinnersDallas, TX(2010-11-18)The Dallas 2010 Trinity River Photo Contest winners are showing off ribbons and cash prizes. This is the second year for the contest featuring the river, the Great Trinity Forest, wildlife, and architecture. More than 850 photos were entered, 59% more than last year.
Makeover For Lower Greenville BlocksDallas, TX(2010-11-10)A stretch of Lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas is in for a million dollar makeover. KERA's BJ Austin says the goal is to clean up the rowdy bar scene that frustrates neighbors and keeps police busy.
Godard's 'Breathless' Celebrates 50th AnniversaryDallas, TX(2010-09-02)Tonight's your final chance to see on the big screen a newly restored version of Breathless - the 1960 groundbreaking first film from French director Jean-Luc Godard. KERA's Rob Tranchin explains in his review why he views Breathless as an existentialist anti-hero of a movie.
Controversial Cartoonist RememberedDallas, TX(2010-08-18)If you've ever seen a cartoon that made you laugh out loud at something you know is not funny, it was probably drawn by John Callahan. Many of his cartoons portrayed disabled people in a way that some found offensive. The controversial cartoonist died last month, and KERA's Rob Tranchin talked to two North Texas artists who see something special in his work.
Dallas Performing Arts Center Director QuitsDallas, TX(2010-07-26)The President and CEO of Dallas' brand new, Performing Arts Center has quit, effective immediately. KERA's BJ Austin says Mark Nerenhausen helped launch the $354 million center eight months ago, and had been on the job less than two years.
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge CappedDallas, TX(2010-06-28)Today Dallas celebrated a milestone in the building of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge over the Trinity River. Saturday the final piece of the 400-foot tall arch was lowered into place. Mayor Tom Leppert says the signature bridge will help define Dallas' landscape.
Moby Dick Opera World Premiere OpensDallas, TX(2010-04-30)Tonight, opera lovers and critics from around the country and the globe take their seats in Dallas' nearly sold-out Winspear Opera House. They've scored tickets to the world premiere of Herman Melville's classic, Moby Dick. The story of the great white whale is well known. But those involved with this opera aren't saying much about how it will all come together. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports.
Good Start For Dallas Performing Arts CenterDallas, TX(2010-01-25)In the first three months of operation, the Dallas Performing Arts Center downtown was visited by more than 93 thousand people. KERA's BJ Austin says the Center's first report card shows little evidence of the recession