Photo courtesy of Amon Carter Museum
CARTER PAINTING ON SNL: The curators at the Amon Carter can spot the museum’s works from a mile away. And in some cases, a thousand miles away. During the opening sketch of last weekend’s Saturday Night Live, a copy of the Carter’s Thunder Storm on Narragansett Bay by Martin Johnson Heade made an appearance. Over on the Amon Carter blog, they’ve got the details on how you can watch the sketch online.
A COUPLE OF SWAN SONGS: Flickerstick and Black Tie Dynasty – two bands that started in North Texas before playing shows around the world – will call it quits over the next few weeks. Flickerstick plays its final show next weekend, while BTD goes out March 28 at the Granada. Preston Jones over at DFW.com catches up with some of the principles to find out why now is the time to call it a career for these two local stalwarts.
ODD N INS: A few weeks back, Jerome Weeks reviewed The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortune for Art&Seek. Now Slate.com has gotten a hold of the author, Brian Burrough for its Every Day I Read the Book podcast. … File this under “I can’t believe this hasn’t happened already”: Minneapolis’ Children’s Theater Company will stage the debut of Bert & Ernie, Goodnight! this fall. The company had previous success with A Year With Frog and Toad, which originated there and later moved to Broadway. With household names like Bert and Ernie, it seems like only a matter of time before that show, too, moves to Broadway (and maybe to our area one day). … Casa Manana is offering a 20 percent discount on its Family Four-Packs for High School Musical. You can order the tickets here, but be sure to enter the promo code 4SCHOOL. … Clyde Berry, director of education for the Fort Worth Opera, joins Justin Flowers for the This Week in the Arts podcast.