Arts & Culture

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Harvard University Press

Since when did rock 'n' roll become "white"? 

Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” was released 25 years ago on June 11, 1993. The film helped redefine popular perceptions of dinosaurs, while earning three Academy Awards and $914 million in its original theatrical run. But after more than two decades of research, paleontologists have learned a lot about the long-extinct animals.

From Texas Standard.

Actor and musician Kevin Bacon is busy touring the Lone Star State with his brother Michael. The two are promoting their self-titled album “The Bacon Brothers,” their seventh studio record. Many Hollywood stars juggle various side projects with their careers, but Kevin Bacon insists his fraternal musical endeavor is serious business. He says it’s typically a challenge for actors to be taken seriously as musicians.

Courtesy Center Street Publishing

A Texan born and raised, singer-songwriter Roy Orbison got his start in a rockabilly band in high school. 

Emily Navaira

Live music and culture dominate the coming weekend.