Archive for January, 2013

Matt’s Music Hall

The XX, Coexist. Winter makes me reach for electronic music: Nothing goes better with crisp, cold weather like beats, textures and circuitous but elegant song structures. The XX followed up their 2009 self-titled debut with a record sleepier than its predecessor, but more subtle and mature. Gone is the simple pop format of songs such as %26ldquo;VCR,%26rdquo; and in its place is the slow,... | Read More

Jack White’s On Bluesman Charley Patton, New Tegan & Sara And A Song For Mali

1. Alessi's Ark: "The Rain" from 'The Still Life'2. Rhye: "The Fall" from 'The Fall'3. Tegan And Sara: "I Couldn't Be Your Friend" from 'Heartthrob'4. Final Fantasy: "None Of You Will Ever See A Penny" from 'Has A Good Home'5. RVIVR: "Spider Song" from 'Spider Song' 6. Fatoumata Diawara: "Mali Ko" 7. Charley Patton: "Mississippi Boweavil Blues" from 'The Complete Recorded Works In... | Read More

GlobalFEST 2013

Every January for the past decade a dozen or more bands from around the world have gathered in New York City for globalFEST - one long, frenzied night of live music showcasing the diverse cultures, histories and numerous sonic branches of "World Music." This year's lineup included Zimbabwe legend Oliver Mtukudzi and his band The Black Spirits, Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, Chicago's wildly... | Read More

The Blanton Goes for Gold

On Saturday, February 16, the Blanton Museum of Art at University of Texas in Austin marks a milestone. The country%26rsquo;s largest university museum hits a half-century and celebrates with both an exhibition and a black-tie bash (PaperCity is media sponsor). The museum is the site of the big-ticket f%26ecirc;te, as well as a Gold a Go-Go After Party. Tapped as honorary gala chairs are... | Read More

The Blanton Goes for Gold

On Saturday, February 16, the Blanton Museum of Art at University of Texas in Austin marks a milestone. The country%26rsquo;s largest university museum hits a half-century and celebrates with both an exhibition and a black-tie bash (PaperCity is media sponsor). The museum is the site of the big-ticket f%26ecirc;te, as well as a Gold a Go-Go After Party. Tapped as honorary gala chairs are... | Read More

The Blanton Goes for Gold

On Saturday, February 16, the Blanton Museum of Art at University of Texas in Austin marks a milestone. The country%26rsquo;s largest university museum hits a half-century and celebrates with both an exhibition and a black-tie bash (PaperCity is media sponsor). The museum is the site of the big-ticket f%26ecirc;te, as well as a Gold a Go-Go After Party. Tapped as honorary gala chairs are... | Read More

Art Notes

Four game-changers in the international art firmament take place here %26mdash; all in 2013. First up, the Dallas Museum of Art%26rsquo;s extraordinarily inclusive new Friends %26amp; Partners initiative provides both free general admission and free membership promises to eradicate the concept of elitism in the museum world. Will other institutions follow, once the DMA opens up its doors... | Read More

Art Notes

Four game-changers in the international art firmament take place here %26mdash; all in 2013. First up, the Dallas Museum of Art%26rsquo;s extraordinarily inclusive new Friends %26amp; Partners initiative provides both free general admission and free membership promises to eradicate the concept of elitism in the museum world. Will other institutions follow, once the DMA opens up its doors... | Read More

Art Notes

Four game-changers in the international art firmament take place here %26mdash; all in 2013. First up, the Dallas Museum of Art%26rsquo;s extraordinarily inclusive new Friends %26amp; Partners initiative provides both free general admission and free membership promises to eradicate the concept of elitism in the museum world. Will other institutions follow, once the DMA opens up its doors... | Read More

Art Notes

Ten to see in %26rsquo;13. At the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Valerie Cassel Oliver%26rsquo;s adroit curation of %26ldquo;Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art%26rdquo; culls more than three dozen provocateurs across three generations, from Benjamin Patterson to Houston%26rsquo;s own two-time Whitney Biennial talent, Trenton Doyle Hancock, who reprises his 1998... | Read More

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