Fort Worth’s ‘State of the Arts’
-On Friday, Nov. 18, KERA’s Art&Seek’s “State of the Arts” will explore music in Fort Worth from its roots as a jazz hotbed to a diverse community with an explosion of venues and musicians.
Moderator Jerome Weeks, senior arts reporter and producer for Art&Seek, will be joined by Anthony Mariani, Tom Reynolds and Cameron Smith. This one-hour conversation begins at 6 p.m in the Kimbell Art Museum’s Piano Pavilion Auditorium. Admission is free. No reservations.
Anthony Mariani is the editor of the Fort Worth Weekly and for the past 14 years sole writer of its heralded Fort Worth-centric music column, HearSay. His music criticism has also been published in The Oxford American, Paste, The Village Voice, Vibe and Billboard. Tom Reynolds is a Fort Worth-based jazz guitarist who played in the house band at the Bluebird Nightclub with Robert Ealey. He has also played with John Raitt, Smokey Robinson, Bob Weir, Steve Miller and Dave Grusin. Reynolds is co-owner of the bar and music venue Shipping and Receiving. Cameron Smith is the principle singer-songwriter for Fort Worth rock band War Party and performs solo as Sur Duda. He is also a cofounder and co-owner of Dreamy Life Records and Music, LLC, a Fort Worth-based record studio, store and label.
State of the Arts Fort Worth, produced by KERA’s Art&Seek in partnership with the Kimbell Art Museum and Texas Christian University College of Fine Arts, identifies important trends and issues affecting North Texas artistic organizations and brings artists, experts and scholars together for thought-provoking discussions. Special thanks to the Fort Worth Weekly for their support of the program.