University of Texas Press, Jun 1, 2005 - Art - 274 pages
How do you tell a story that’s about baseball and jazz . . . Civil War battles and Cold War paranoia . . . love and death . . . true stories and lies . . . and a boy growing up on the flat sprawl of West Texas? Acclaimed visual artist and singer-songwriter Terry Allen created a multimedia work—Dugout—that combines writing and painting, video/sculpture installations, and musical theater to narrate, in his words, “a love story, an investigation into how memory is invented . . . a kind of supernatural-jazz-sport-
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