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IN THIS ISSUE OF SOUTHLAKE ARTS
08 Publisher’s Letter
28 Shane Peterman
10 Events Calendar
32 Spencer Sloan
14 Summer Camp! VISUAL ARTS
18 Tammy Wascovich VISUAL ARTS
22 Bettina Pousttchi
UP AND COMING
34 Latenight at OhLook
42 Truckin' FOOD
46 The Reuben FOOD
48 Southlake Arts Beer Picks
36 Alaska: The Other Frontier MUSIC
38 Love Your Piano This month’s cover photo is of the Bettina Pousttchi exhibit at the Nasher.
GETTING WARMER It’s so nice to live in an area surrounded by so much talent and love of life!
Another talent that I’m excited to bring you is within our series on architecture.
It’s especially nice when I get to interview or create features with artists who, in conversation, blow me away with their passion for their craft and their integrity with serving the public. It reminds me of why I wanted to bring together all of the different areas of the arts in the first place: to connect them together so that we can appreciate them more.
When I first encountered Weinberger’s five years ago, I was on Hickory Street in Denton. I was introduced to their Reuben sandwich, and I’ve never quite been the same. Little did I know that the original store was on Main Street in Grapevine! Visiting with Dan Weinberger about his sandwiches, it is clear that he is passionate about the details and history of each and every sandwich he creates. He’s so passionate that we’re bringing you a series entitled ‘Sandwich Architecture’.
Our area doesn’t yet have a full-time theater center like Casa Mañana, Water Tower Theater or the Wyly Theater in Dallas (where local Acting Studio student Sloan Spencer is performing this weekend). However, there are companies such as The Acting Studio and OhLook! that, despite not having a local venue, are still putting out great volume and quality of work. The Acting Studio puts on Peter Pan this month with 80 kids. Read more about that in this month’s interview with Shane Peterman (Actor/Director/Acting Studio owner).
On the topic of architecture, this month we bring you Bettina Pousttchi, whose work consists of photo installments on architecture. It’s outside of the box, so you’ll have to put your thinking cap on. Furthermore, it’s July. It’s hot. Our destination is Alaska! Enjoy!
DAVID HALL David@SouthlakeArts.com
EVENTS CALENDAR MUSIC WHITEHOUSE HARMONY July 10th Austin Street Plaza QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT July 10th American Airlines Center LIONEL RICHIE & CEE LO GREEN July 11th Gexa OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW July 11th House of Blues RASCALL FLATTS & SHERYL CROW July 12th Gexa ELM STREET MUSIC AND TATTOO FESTIVAL July 12-14 Deep Ellum KISS & DEF LEPPARD July 13th Gexa TESLA July 15th House of Blues MOTLEY CRUE & ALICE COOPER July 16th Gexa
LADY GAGA July 17th American Airlines Center
VANS WARPED TOUR August 1st Gexa
LOS LONELY BOYS July 18th House of Blues
RAY LAMONTAGNE August 2nd Fair Park Music Hall
NASHER TIL MIDNIGHT: FOXTROT UNIFORM July 18th Nasher Sculpture Center
SARAH MCLACHLAN August 3rd ATT PAC
MARK GROTJAHN SCULPTURE Through August 17th Nasher Sculpture Center SAMURAI Through August 31st Kimbell Art Museum
ME AND MY MONKEY July 20th Bear Creek Park
FALL OUT BOY & PARAMORE August 5th Gexa
JAY Z & BEYONCÉ July 22nd ATT Stadium
YES August 6th Verizon
VOCAL TRASH July 23rd Keller Town Hall
TIM MCGRAW August 8th Gexa
ARCHIBALD MOTLEY: JAZZ AGE MODERNIST Through September 7th Amon Carter Museum
FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS July 24th House of Blues
JAZZ IN THE ATRIUM Thursdays Dallas Museum of Art
SHEN WEI June 18th - September 29th Crow
AUSTIN MALONE July 27th Verizon TORI AMOS July 29th ATT PAC STEVE MARTIN & EDIE BRICKELL August 1st ATT PAC TOAD THE WET SPROCKET August 1st House of Blues
RICHARD PHILLIPS/JULIAN Schnabel Through August 10th Dallas Contemporary
ART SIGHTINGS: BETTINA POUSTTCHI Through July 13th Nasher Sculpture Center LAMBERTO ALVAREZ: MOMENTS AT THE BALLPARK AND TEXAS LEGENDS July 7th-31st Keller Town Hall
UNDERGROUND: PHOTOGRAPHS BY KATHY SHERMAN SUDER Through August 17th Amon Carter Museum
THE EVOLVING UNIVERSE: A SMITHSONIAN EXHIBITION July 25th-September 30th Tower Gallery MIND’S EYE: MASTERWORKS ON PAPER FROM DAVID TO CÉZANNE Through Oct 10 Dallas Museum of Art FROM THE VILLAGE TO VOGUE: THE MODERNIST JEWELRY OF ART SMITH Through Dec 12 Dallas Museum of Art
SEEING AND BELIEVING: KRISHNA IN THE ART OF B. G. SHARMA Through Jan 19th Crow BENITO HUERTA: AXIS MUNDI V.2 Through Feb 1st Amon Carter Museum MEET ME AT THE TRINITY: Photographs by Terry Evans Through March 15th Amon Carter Museum ISA GENZKEN: RETROSPECTIVE Through 2015 Dallas Museum of Art
THEATRE LES MISÉRABLES June 27th-August 17th Wyly Theater LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS July 4th-August 3rd Jubilee Theater
KIDS FOOD TRUCKS Daily Klyde Warren Park TASTE OF DALLAS July 11th-13th Fair Park
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ummer is one of the best times of the year for your kids to immerse themselves in the arts. Camps offer a great opportunity for your kids to not only spend a great deal of time learning, but often times the friendships that they make at camp will last them a lifetime. Sometimes seeing someone the same age as you that is ahead of you can be a great motivator. That certainly happened to me at the UNT jazz camp when my classmates were Norah Jones, Robert Glasper, Mike Moreno, and McKenzie Smith. Here are some camps that we suggest for your student.
MUSIC UNT Jazz Combo Camp Denton, TX July 13-18, 2014 ages 14+ // $825 The curriculum includes: combo, faculty concerts (each evening), jazz history and listening, jazz theory (basic to advanced), master class instruction on bass, drums, guitar, piano, saxophone, trombone and trumpet, student concerts and student jam sessions. http://www.jazz.unt.edu Note: For teenagers serious about music, this is the best possible camp that you can attend.
Berklee Guitar Sessions Boston, MA July 6th-11th $1990 Ensembles, classes, and clinics in blues, metal, jam band funk / fusion, classic rock, contemporary rock, acoustic rock/pop, jazz, fingerstyle acoustic, and the performing songwriter. Youâ€™ll choose your main style for ensemble and from there you can branch out in our clinics and jams. Fretboard classes will be helpful to all students in any style. Experience Boston, the creative hub of New England. http://www.berklee.edu
Hall Music Productions Summer Camps Southlake, TX Weekly Monday-Thursday 9am-noon. All Ages // $225 Rock Band, String Chamber Ensemble, Keyboard Camp, Composition and Vocal Groups. Want something closer to home? Send your student for a week of music in the morning at Hall Music Productions. Curriculum includes rhythm skills, ear training, reading, writing, music history and performing! http://www.hallmusicproductions.com
Summer Dance Camps, Classes & IntensivesDana’s Studio of Dance Southlake Southlake, TX July Ages 2 ½ and up // $115-310 Princess Dance Camps, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop & Tumbling Camps & Classes, Contemporary, Lyrical & Technique Intensive, Ballet Intensive. http://www.danastudio.com
The Acting Studio Summer Camps & Shows Dance Camp - August 4-8 Acting Camp - 10-1 Auditions open now for Peter Pan Tuition: $225 per camp, $449 Peter Pan The acting studio is offering a variety of summer programs for your triple-threat student. Musical Theater, Dance, Acting and the big flying (literally) production of Peter Pan! http://www.actingstudiotx.com
Studio A Dance Summer Schedule Southlake, TX June 9th-July 31st All ages A full schedule of technique classes offered in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, musical theater, contemporary and hip hop. Ballet Intensive featuring Daniel Ulbricht from the New York City Ballet. http://www.studioasouthlake.com Epicenter for the Arts Camp Southlake, TX June 23rd - August 10th $65-$250 Epicenter for the Arts has something for EVERYONE! Camps are available in all styles of dance along with musical theater, acting, art and more! There will be a variety of themed camps such as Royal Ball, All BOYS Hip Hop, Art from the Heart, Triple Threat Performance labs, and Weekly Technique classes! Camps are offered from June 23-Aug 10th for Ages 3-professional age performing artists! Prices range from $65- $250. www.epiarts.com
ART Arthouse Art Camps Monday-Friday $40-$160 The Art House has a variety of ARTventures for your child to go on this summer. Drawing, painting, lego inspired characters, sculptures, tshirt design, American Girl sewing camp even how to paint your own dragon! Paint your Pet, Self-Portrait Lego character, Carousel Horse, Cupcake Sculpture and Super Hero t-shirt are just a few of the great Art Camps that start June 9th 9am-noon or 1-4 pm throughout the Summer. http://studioarthouse.com/
Kimbell Summer Camp Monday–Friday, July 7–11 Monday–Friday, July 14–18 Members $175 Non-Member $200 This mid-July program features five afternoons of creative activities for children (ages 6–12) inspired by Kimbell masterpieces and special exhibitions. Travel to the island nation of Japan to discover the ways of brave and bold samurai warriors. Over the course of five afternoons, campers will explore beautifully crafted helmets, masks, and suits of armor once worn for protection or proudly displayed in spectacular parades. Studio-art projects, gallery tours, and other learning activities will highlight themes central to samurai culture— including family honor, poetry and art, and appreciation for the natural world. This camp is offered in conjunction with Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. A light snack will be provided. http://www.kimbellart.org Nasher Architecture Camp Dallas, TX July 10th-July 11th $80-$100 Join architect and educator Peter Goldstein, AIA, for a collaborative workshop for high school students (grades 9–12) focusing on two Renzo Piano-designed museums. Daylong visits to the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and the Kimbell’s new Piano Pavilion will include in-depth building tours and a series of projects that will develop students’ drawing, model making, and creative problem-solving skills. First-come, first-served registration opens on March 17; maximum capacity is 20 participants. Registration fee is $80 per student for applications received by April 30. After April 30, registration is $100 per student. Lunch and supplies are included. Transportation is available courtesy of Carey Limousine. nashersculpturecenter.org southlake ARTS
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Muller Film & Television Education Camps Southlake, TX July 14-20 $175-$600 Muller Entertainment is bringing Film to Southlake! PA Workshop is a twoday intensive introductory course that comprehensively teaches the requirements of a career in the film industry. Short Film Intensive is a 7-day course where students are placed in their desired crew positions and matched with working professionals to create a festival-quality short film. filmtveducation.org
Bob Jones Cross-Timbers Eco-Adventure Day Camp Southlake, TX Tuesday-Fridays $140-$210 Cross-timbers Eco-Adventure Day Camp (CEAD Camp) is summer camp with a difference! All summer long, your child will learn about fascinating science topics through a hands-on, experiential learning based program with acres upon acres of cross-timbers wilderness to explore. They will have the opportunity to make observations on the trail, share with their peers, ask questions, and search for answers. http://bjnc.org/
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TAMMY WASCOVICH: COLOR TAKING SHAPE “WE ALL FACE THE THORNS OF LIFE – the ups-and-downs of family, employment, relationships – that can injure the spirit if we allow them to. But the example of the desert cacti, thorns and all, offer a teaching lesson to embrace. Cacti can survive and flourish under the harshest conditions,” Tammy says. “They are desert flowers but also can be found in cities wherever there’s a break in the concrete. Their beauty is practical, colorful, and geometric.” Tammy Wascovich has created a new body of work that is an expression of color, shape, and survival: Color Taking Shape. Tammy divides her time teaching at the Dallas and Fort Worth Art Institutes, the Southlake Art House, and pursuing painting and graphic design. A graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio, she earned a Master of Art degree in painting from Texas Woman’s University and was selected as one of the participants for TWU’s 2012 alumni show. She is very active in a number of area art organizations and has won numerous awards in juried competitions in Dallas, Cedar Hill, Denton, DeSoto, Plano, and Oklahoma. Tammy believes that applying the principles of design teaching theories to her paintings has opened up an entire new path to her art - mixing the subjective with the abstract. Tammy admits, “I enjoy getting my hands dirty, watching forms take shape and random lines turning into expressions of freedom and beauty.” Tammy’s media is acrylics. Transparent glazes, bold color, scratches, scribbles, textures, and mark making all combine in her cacti series Color Taking Shape. Visit these paintings at the Southlake Art House.
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Only a century ago, DFW was almost completely rural. If you look up “Dallas” in an old Merriam-Webster’s dictionary you will get something to the effect of “an area of North Texas consisting of the Trinity River and open plains where Native-American tribes inhabit and wild horses roam.” Somewhere along the way, industry and commerce came to the area, and the Northern part of downtown Dallas was a great place to get gas, change your oil, repair a flat or get an engine tune-up for your car. In 1984, the DMA moved to Ross Avenue from Fair Park and the neighborhood slowly changed from the smell of asphalt, oil and gasoline to a sight of humanity, passion and wonder (food trucks, valet parking and all!). In 2003, Ray Nasher and Renzo Piano transformed a parking lot and old gas station into a sculpture garden.
SIGHTINGS : BETTINA POUSTTCHI
rt has many different functions and purposes that could be separated into two categories - unmotivated and motivated. The most basic unmotivated function is to appeal to our basic instinct for balance (beauty), harmony and rhythm; this is evident in the patterns that Pousttchi uses. She created a photographic pattern reminiscent of expanding scissor gates often used to protect storefronts and automobile repair shops from unsavory late night visitors. What we have here, however, with ‘The Drive Thru Museum’ is art as a social inquiry and communication. To someone that is in a rush, the idea is silly. “It’s just a gate pattern stuck on glass with fake asphalt on the floor and arrows painted on it. This is art? The art is the sculptures on top of it. Let’s go outside and take a selfie by the statues to post to Facebook. That was a quick 5 minutes.” On the other hand, if you are someone who isn’t in a rush and likes to genuinely enjoy life, you realize that the purpose of “Drive Thru Museum” is self-reflection. What you have is a reflection of who we were as a culture and how much change has occurred in only the past 25 years. And within that change are masterpieces from our humanity.
Self-reflection is a theme in Bettina Pousttchi’s work. Take for example her piece “Echo”.
SIGHTI NGS : BETTINA POUSTTCHI In 20 09, Poust tchi was commissioned to create a work of ar t for the exterior of the Temporar y Ar t Galler y in Berlin. This was a provisional, ply wood-clad struc ture that stood atop a disputed plot of land in central Berlin. The building was construc ted on the former palace built by the Kings of Prussia in 1443-51. In 1945, the Allies (U.S.) accidentally bombed it, which damaged it (imagine that). Then, in 1950, the German Democratic Republic tore it down to make way for the Palace of the Republic. Af ter the wall was torn down in the late 80s by Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bruce Springsteen and, of course, Bay watch star and Deutchland idol David Hasselhof f, Berliners demolished the Republic Palace - a cultural center for its
Eastern citizens - and controversial plans began for rebuilding the Prussian Palace. So there stood a temporar y ar t galler y with ply wood on the outside while the government tried to decide what to do with it: Prussian Palace or Cold War architec ture. To rebuild any of the former would cost a for tune and never have the same feeling of what was there before. Poust tchi created 970 photographic posters covering the entire exterior of the museum, some 18,0 0 0 square feet. â€œEchoâ€? presented a unified, yet digitally altered photographic image of the former Palast der Republik. It was derived from securit y footage and archival photos then blurred. She even
replaced the communist emblem with a clock, underlining the element of time and its role in memor y and histor y.
A thought like that requires us to ask ourselves: Where are we? Who are we? What is our history, what are we doing now, and what will our future look like?
The powerful statement that “Echo” accomplished far exceeded the cost of printing and applying 970 posters. The possibilities that this technique presents for public art work and expression in a town like Southlake is incredibly exciting. Recently, our city has gone wild for strip malls, office buildings and medicaluse facilities, which creates walls of blank brick, wood siding, drywall and seemingly neverending signs that block our beautiful views which were breathtaking 25 years ago. What if, instead of these oppressive blank walls, we had a glimmer of creativity and expression or an echo of what this place was before, something that makes us unique?
Self-Reflection Go take a trip to the Nasher. After you park your car and approach the garden, you will see the gate pattern from the outside, arrows painted on the ground that read “Drive Thru”, and you might wonder for a minute if you are supposed to enter that way. After a few more steps, you finally enter and are greeted by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse and Naum Gabo. See it before it’s gone. Exhibit ends July 13th.
Shane Peterman ACTOR
The Acting Studio. You’ve probably seen their posters around town for the variety of theater and musical theater performances that they and students from our area put on. One of the driving forces behind all of those productions is 4th generation Dallas Texan Shane Peterman. Shane always sang in his formative years, and he majored in RTVF and Music at East Texas State University - Commerce. After college, he started to branch out into the musical theater scene in Dallas performing with such groups as Casa Mañana and Dallas Summer Musicals. However, he knew that he wanted to go to Broadway. Shortly after arriving in NYC, Lyric Stage in Dallas was calling him back to do shows and he had booked Sweeney Todd with The Water Tower Theater in Addison. Then, the surreal events of 9/11 happened. The city was closed down, he had to drive out of the city to eventually make it back to Dallas. After Sweeney Todd, NYC called him back to workshop Night of The Hunter on Broadway in 2003. It was a new 42nd Street Studios limited engagement, limited audience, score by Clay Richardson and open-ended contract. “In workshop” means that they aren’t yet fully produced; the creators are still developing the show. After his Broadway engagement. he felt that he had found himself as an artist and a person, so he headed back home to Texas. A performance in the show Oklahoma introduced him to his future wife, and, not too long after, they opened the Acting Studio in Grapevine. Recently, the Acting Studio put on a performance of The Secret Garden and, this month, they will be soaring around in the theater in Peter Pan!
ARTS CHAT David Hall: You’ve said that you teach the Meisner technique at the Acting Studio. What is that?
DH: Most people would have heard of method acting, and you say that’s not healthy? What are some of the problems with method acting?
Shane Peterman: Meisner technique is a technical approach to acting. It used to cost more to buy a movie ticket than Broadway. Broadway used to be movies for the masses. So, most actors were studying to be on Broadway. Mr. Meisner used a technique to further the craft of acting; the essence of it is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances, which basically [means] you use your imagination, objects, people, things that are strong to you, so that you have truthful emotional investment, as opposed to tricks or even method acting. It’s not even like method acting. Method acting is really enveloping yourself in that character which in my humble opinion isn’t healthy. So, we really specialize in the Meisner technique. He had the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC where that technique was really developed. My acting teacher was from there and we have a real alliance with their program. Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman - the list goes on. All of them use the Meisner technique which was developed at the Neighborhood Playhouse.
SP: Well, look at Heath Ledger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, amazing actors, but they lose their identity. I don’t think it’s healthy to be another person. We don’t let our children use method acting here, we encourage kids to use their imagination but to remember who they are. DH: So, from what you’ve seen, Meisner technique is healthier than method? SP: Yes, because I know what it’s like as an actor to have a truthful moment, a moment that tears you apart inside. And I know how good it feels when I do that. But I also know how good it feels to step away from that, right then. That’s what Meisner technique lets you do. I’m going to use those objects and experiences to create a real moment on stage, but I’ll also go home to my beautiful wife, kids and cat. It’s good to be able to separate your work and your life outside of that.
9 QUESTIONS FOR SHANE Who is your favorite living actor? Robert Duvall. He’s just an actor, he just does the work.
When you were growing up, what did you want to be? Superman
What is your favorite aspect of acting? Being able to tell my story through other stories. Being able to be different parts of myself through other works.
What is your favorite aspect of teaching?
What’s your favorite Broadway Show that’s come out in the past 10 years? Ragtime.
What about film in the past 10 years? Ron Howard’s stuff is great. I love his vision, storytelling and what he gets out of his actors. To get so many people in the fabric of what you’re trying to tell is incredibly difficult. I really respect Ron Howard’s film, even Rush. I enjoyed it and I don’t know a thing about Formula 1 racing. His films are character-driven, and at the end of the day, that’s what you’ll care about most. The person.
There are so many! When a kid really gets a moment and you see that lightbulb go off, and all you’ve done is give them the tools. That’s more than rewarding, it’s life!
If you were an inventor, what would you invent?
Where do you go to get away?
What three items would you bring to a deserted island?
I have to really go away to get away! I love seaside Florida. I love London. New York is ok, but I really love London.
My watch, my wife, and my prosthetic leg. Have to have that, otherwise it’s not going to be a good time!
Starbucks coffee cup covers that don’t leak. 1.5 out of 3 cups leak for me.
Do you prefer the theater and musical scene in London or NYC? There are a lot of new works in NYC, but there is a lot more truth in the art of acting in London. southlake ARTS
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12 QUESTIONS FOR SPENCER What is your favorite musical? Les Mis. I love that it is a story of revolution and compassion.
Who is your favorite actor? Corey Cott, who plays Jack Kelly in Newsies.
What do you love about stage acting? I love that you get one chance to make it your best. Also, the cast and community.
Where are you happiest? The Acting Studio.
Who is your inspiration? My director, Shane Peterman.
What is your most treasured possession? My friends.
What is your idea of a perfect food? Pizza, supreme pizza.
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Acting Studio student Spencer Sloan (13) will be making his professional acting debut as Gavroche in Dallas Theater Center’s modern adaptation of Les Misérables showing at the Wyly Theater June 27th - August 17th. Spencer started his theater journey at eight years old when he auditioned for Oliver and got the part of Oliver! Since then, he has performed in Little House on the Prairie, Les Misérables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie, Seussical (twice) and The Secret Garden. Spencer is honing his craft with the Acting Studio and, in the future, has his eyes set on Broadway. We sat down with Spencer in between rehearsals to ask him a few questions.
If you could have a meal with anyone, with whom would it be? Broadway directors.
If you were an inventor, what would you make? A one-way time machine.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you bring? Food and water.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve overcome? Auditioning for Les Mis.
What is your favorite emotion to act? Happiness.
LATENIGHT AT OHLOOK
hLook Performing Arts Center’s Late Night Series, now in its seventh summer, is known for pushing the envelope and sometimes even “brazenly pole vaulting over the line”. This summer, the series continues with its edginess as it features American history lessons in musical theater style with productions based on the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s.
The series begins with Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (see picture) currently running through July 5th. This comedic historical rock musical returns to OhLook after enjoying enormous success and an extended run last summer. It features John Davenport as Andrew Jackson, one of our nation’s founding rockstars, chronicling his life from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier in the late 18th century to his days as “Old Hickory”, the seventh President of the United States. July 11th-20th, take a step forward to the late 1800s when another Andrew Jackson surfaces in U.S. History in the regional premiere of Lizzie Borden: The Musical. Andrew Jackson Borden, father of Lizzie, gives new meaning to “bloody, bloody Andrew Jackson”. The story of Lizzie Borden has been retold countless times over the years in books, ballets, plays, operas and a made-for-TV movie. Despite the children’s rhyme (Lizzie Borden took an axe, she gave her mother 40 whacks....), Lizzie, who also catapulted to rockstar level status in her day, was acquitted. With the absence of anyone
else charged of the murder, this American History mystery remains unsolved; however, the musical dares to take a stand. Lizzie will be portrayed by Chandler Reeves. Ms. Reeves, having one year remaining as a Pace University Musical Theater student, already has New York credits including her Off-Broadway debut in the musical Unlock’d and role as understudy for Joanna in Sweeney Todd at the Lincoln Center. The finale of the series, The Wild Party, runs July 25th - August 9th. This musical by Andrew Lippa, based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem of the same name, tells the story of one wild evening in a Manhattan apartment shared by Queenie and Burrs in the Roaring Twenties. Stephanie Hall (pictured) will be reviving her role as Queenie, which she performed at OhLook in 2010. Ms. Hall has been seen throughout the DFW area including as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Garland Summer Musicals) and Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Garland Civic Theater) and has performed at the Dallas Theater Center and with The Fort Worth Opera. All Late Night Series performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 11:00pm at OhLook Performing Arts Center (1631 W. Northwest Highway). Tickets are $15 and are available at www.OHLOOKPERFORM.com.
Alaska: The Other Frontier There must be a reason that Texans love Alaska. Perhaps, it’s because Texas is flat and Alaska is not. Others just say we have an inferiority complex being the second largest state. But, more than likely it’s because our summer heat calls out for a visit to America’s cooler and final frontier.
19 miners in 1897 and soon after 30,000 fortune seekers followed). The luxury-category ships like Regent Seven Seas, Silver Seas and Oceania Cruises hold far fewer guests and will add some smaller ports to the itinerary like Sitka, Homer and Icy Strait.
The fact is … Texans visit Alaska more than any other state! One in five cruisers to Alaska begin their journeys with a flight from Texas. Personally, I have visited Alaska for business or pleasure over 25 times and absolutely never have I had the same experience, in any season.
The same 7-day cruise experience can be enjoyed Southbound, but many times folks that cruise this path will fly earlier to Anchorage and spend 4 to 7 days on land in “Big Alaska” like Denali, the Yukon Territory or the Klondike. Denali National Park is the favorite and can be reached in a day or two from Anchorage aboard a glass-domed Alaska Railroad train car. Along the way and in the park, we will all count down our sightings of Alaska’s big five … bears, moose, wolves, caribou and Dall sheep. Most of the park must be experienced from a guided park ranger bus for the protection of the wildlife and nervous tourists. Other great moments at sea are all the whale sightings and glacier calving (loud falling chunks of ice) that just show off along the cruise home.
Winter is the longest spell (late September through April) and absolutely the most extreme. Big game hunting, snow machine treks, and the last great race, the Iditarod Dogsled Challenge are the highlights. The Iditarod, is the 1200-mile endurance race that begins in early March each year and ends 9 to 16 days later in Nome (depending on your skills and your 16-member dog team). The excitement starts in Anchorage with a ceremonial start on 4th Street one morning and re-starts, for real, the next day in either tiny Willow or Wasilla. Both events are worth seeing and you have to be impressed with how excited the dogs are to get going. By March, the lighted hours equal nighttime and each day increases by 10 minutes through June (when dusk is as dark as it gets). Cruising is the most popular way to visit Alaska from either Seattle, Washington or Vancouver, Canada. We work with no fewer than seven different cruise lines that have no fewer than 30 different itineraries. However, once studied, there are really only 3 different ways to cruise. Northbound is the route that some folks like as it traces the path of the Gold Rush during the 19th or early 20th century. Holland America, Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian are the prominent contemporary cruise lines that are great for extended family vacations. All of these mid-size ocean liners will stop in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway (above Skagway, the mother lode of precious gold was discovered by
Lastly, the Inside Passage cruise from Seattle may be the most convenient for busy families in the summer months. Once passing Vancouver Island, you will enter the passage with seas as smooth as glass and trees, eagles and bears on both sides of the ship. Really, in some spots the sea lane is so narrow, two cruise ships could not pass each other. It takes 3 or 4 days to go through the pass, and during this time you visit those cozy ports of call and frontier adventures. Alaska is big, powerful and really not about humans. In few places on earth do land and sea meet so magnificently. It is where mountains seem to touch the sky, glaciers flow right to the sea, and nature balances perfectly with adventure. I highly recommend Alaska for your … Next Great Adventure! -Mike Currie, Cruise Holidays (817) 421-7447 southlake ARTS
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LOVE YOUR PIANO
BY DAVE CONTE, RPT, CCT
IN FEBRUARY, AFTER THE FIERCE ICE STORMS, WE REMINDED YOU OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CARING FOR YOUR PIANO. NOW, WITH THE JULY HEAT WAVES IN FULL EFFECT, WE EXAMINE IT AGAIN.
wning a piano is much like owning a fine car. Careful, diligent maintenance will ensure that either one will perform at its best and last longer. Conversely, neglect will allow deterioration of performance aspects and often leads to breakage and failure. Here are some guidelines to help you keep your piano healthy, so it can be enjoyed now, and kept in good condition for future generations: Voicing is an area that is undervalued. Like regulation, it can and does have a huge impact on the tone your piano can produce - from harsh and bright to dull and lifeless. This is mostly a factor of hammer shape, density, and resilience, which determines the character of tone. Careful manipulation of the tension of the hammer felt can change the entire sound of the piano. Piano strings also play a role. When they are not properly seated, have some defect, or are not in a level plane (so that the hammer can strike all three
strings of a note simultaneously), extraneous noise and significant loss of tone and clarity result. Like with other maintenance processes, regular attention to this detail is much more efficient than having to make large changes when badly needed. Care and placement: Most of us have heard many times never to put a piano near a window or door, or on an outside wall. This is still generally true, but with advancements in home construction today, it is not as critical. Attention should be given to proximity to heating and A/C ducts. Heated or cooled air blowing directly on the piano is not good. Obviously, care should also be taken not to place a piano very close to fireplaces or heaters and stoves. The question often comes up: at what temperature and humidity would it be best for the piano to be kept? This is an important question and carries serious consequences if
not observed. As an example, on a recent trip to Amarillo College, for which I was hired by a manufacturer to inspect 31 pianos, I found that a startling number of them had severe climate-related failure â€“ soundboards that had many cracks, failed bridges, pinblocks and even frames. We are fortunate that our local climate is not so constantly dry. This was a real eye-opener for the staff, and part of their investment in pianos will be in a central humidity control system. The short answer is: if you are uncomfortable, so is the piano. A temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity of 42% is optimum. If the room where your piano lives is enclosed, simply using an accurate hygrometer for you to read the relative humidity and adding a good quality humidifier and dehumidifier to regulate it is easy. More new homes, however, have big open spaces. Trying to control so much cubic footage of air is a challenge. Adding a humidity control system
MUSIC to your central HVAC is a good solution that will not only keep the piano more stable but your entire house as well (walls, door casings, hardwood floors, exposed beams, etc...). If that is not an option, there are humidity control systems which feature a heating element to help keep the piano dry in humid times and, for dry times, a moistureadding feature that can be installed directly on your piano and is automatic provided you keep the system operating properly and water tanks filled. Remember, pianos are not only a financial investment but an investment in the future, both for the owner and the music student, which, with proper care, may outlast even your home. No Cadillac or Ferrari has yet helped anyone learn how to play the music of Mozart or The Beatles.
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TRUCKIN´ story by Rich Romero
ood trucks have been a piece of American culture for centuries, going back to the old Chuck Wagons during the post-Civil War era. Where in the past fare has been staple foods like sandwiches and salads, recent trends have shown an increase in quality and popularity for the medium.
Locally, the Metroplex has an immense variety of food trucks that please visitors at various locations throughout the week. From Latin American to diner cuisine, the food trucks in DFW have all that it takes to satisfy the taste buds of any “foodie.” Southlake Arts Magazine has had the pleasure of being able to get up close and personal with a few of these local cruising chefs who can be found on the weekends at Klyde Warren Park.
bread crumbs and toasted walnuts. However, those with more “home cooked” tastes will thoroughly be satisfied with a Meatloaf Sandwich that is in such high demand that it usually only lasts until midday, according to Wright. This sandwich is a tangy delight that does not disappoint. From the hearty portion of meatloaf and cheese, to the need to eat with a fork due to juiciness, the sandwich proves Sauzy’s to be a dining location not to be missed for all outdoor eaters in the area. Sauzy’s can be found all over the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex; the trick to finding this piece of paradise is following the scent of summer mixed with freshly grilled burgers and onions, or following the company Sauzy’s Food Truck on Facebook, where a list of their stops is posted a month in advance.
American dining truck, “Sauzy’s” offers eaters a guaranteed oneof-a-kind taste venture. According to founder, Lee Wright, the company was built around her special sauce that has ingredients like beer and jalapenos in the forefront. Wright said the sauce is slow cooked for over ten hours and ends up being a “nice, hot, and tangy” supplement for nearly everything on the food truck’s menu.
For those with a flare for the spicy and exotic, “What’s Cook-N-Chef” makes that preference their business. It’s even in their slogan, “Your food is our business”. Forged by family in 2013, Chef Javi Santos and Scott “Pops”, set out to bring the Latin-infused foods-with-a-twist to the masses. Judging by their flame-covered van alone, it is clear that this is no ordinary truck.
Wright said her biggest social media item is the “Beet-Me” Burger; a burger consisting of roasted beets, quinoa, panko
What’s Cook-N-Chef offers classics like tacos, quesadillas, burritos, but what makes the foods unique are the ingredients.
Alone, the sound of a mixed bowl could be drab, but not for Chef Javi. The most popular item at the truck is the Churrasco Bowl. Guests choose between pork, beef skirt or chicken as their meat, which rests atop jasmine rice, Latin-infused black beans, lettuce and shredded cheese. The meal is then topped off with a special Keymayo Sauce. The sauce is Chef Javi’s own recipe and comes in either regular Spicy or Slap Your Mama hot. Guests will find most of the items adorned with some version of this sauce. It’s even used for dipping the company’s homemade plantain chips. This food truck really brings the flavor, and the inventive use of spices and flavors really opens up the meal, making it one to crave continuously. For a look at What’s Cook-N-Chef’s menu and schedule, visit their website at www.WHATSCOOKNCHEF.com. For Vietnamese food that really “woks and rolls,” check out the folks at Nammi Trucks. This Vietnamese fusion food truck has the goods for any adventurous taste bud. The menu is simple: customers pick a meat, then pick a meal. Meats range from BBQ Pork to Lemongrass Chicken. Even vegetarians can be pleased with the tofu varieties at this spot. Their meals include Banh Mi, Vietnamese Tacos, and a Nammi Rice Bowl. The Banh Mi, is most definitely a reason to map out this food truck’s destinations. It is a traditional Vietnamese sandwich that is served on a foot long baguette with your choice of seasoned meat. If that isn’t enough to entice excitement, the sandwich is served with a special garlic mayonnaise, cucumbers, pickled daikons, carrots, jalapenos and cilantro. It is literally a flavor explosion to the mouth that should not be missed this summer.
The ‘cruisin Vietnamese fusion’ can usually be found on weekends at Klyde Warren Park. The schedule for Nammi Truck can be found at NAMMITRUCK.com. If sushi is more your style, mosey on over to Tenielle Powers’ “nontraditional” food truck, Crazy Fish. From daily specials and seasonal dumplings to sushi desserts, Crazy Fish lives up to its name in the craziest of good ways. Powers even says that some of her menu is Texas inspired. The proof is in the truck’s Texas Cali roll that is packed with crab salad, jalapeno, and bell pepper. The roll is topped off delicately with just enough Sriracha sauce and bonito flakes to let you know that this roll packs the Texas summer heat. The sweet tooth is no longer ignored at a sushi stop. At Crazy Fish, guests can take a chance on the PB & J roll. This concoction contains peanut butter, raspberry jelly, and crunch milk chocolate. It is deliciously topped off with powdered sugar, raspberry sauce, and chocolate sauce and is then deep fried into a tempura roll. Not only are the rolls unique to the truck, but any of the rolls on the menu can be made into a tempura roll for those of us tempura fanatics. The food truck even states on the menu that they are capable of creating rolls on a combo basis, meaning each trip to the truck this season can be a new and gratifying experience. For a list of Crazy Fish’s stops near you, visit their website at www.CRAZYFISHUSA.com.
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Tart baby Swiss envelopes the filling of a sauerkraut, savory meats and sweet dressing. Freshly baked marble rye adds an additional flavor of nuttiness.
Drizzle of old-fashioned Russian dressing to give just the right amount of sweetness to balance the salt. Bed of oak barrel-aged pickled sauerkraut.
THE REUBEN Contrary to popular belief, the Reuben was not invented by Arnold Reuben of the deli in New York City. This debate was settled by Encyclopedia Britannica based on the earliest published menu. The creation of the king of deli sandwiches goes to Reuben Kulakofsky of Omaha, Nebraska. While working as a chef for the owner of a hotel, he created the sandwich for the ownerâ€™s guests while they played poker. (Interesting, since sandwiches were created so the Earl of Sandwich could play cards.) The sandwich was first published at the Blackstone Hotel on their menu in the 1920s. So, they get the bragging rights. The sandwich is placed in a hot skillet over a thin layer of rich melted butter and is grilled until the bread has a light toast on it and the cheese melts to perfection. All the rich flavors of the grilled sandwich, consisting of toasted marble rye, tart Swiss, salty sauerkraut, savory meats, and sweet creamy dressing, blend to give one of the most iconic and recognizable flavor profiles of any sandwich ever created. The KING of deli sandwiches, the REUBEN. Now, its time to slice, serve, and devour a true American sandwich! Enjoy!
PICKS BLANCHE DU BRUXELLES
Blanche du Bruxelles is made by the Lefebvre brewery, located at Quenast (in the French speaking district of Belgium) in the valley of the Senne and was founded in 1876. In this year, Jules Lefebvre, gamekeeper, farmer, inn keeper and brewer, inaugurated his new brewery. Pubs were opened around the neighbouring rock quarries so that the numerous workmen, made thirsty by stone working, could come to refresh themselves. Brewed using 40% soft wheat, Blanche de Bruxelles has a naturally opalescent colour with a very white, dense head. Coriander and orange peel added during wort boiling lend a slight but unobtrusive spiced nose. Although soft and smooth on the palate, as is typical of soft wheat beers, this light and well-balanced white beer is very fresh. Its complex aroma and modest alcohol content make Blanche de Bruxelles a beer like no other.
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