PAUL SLOCUM IN DENVER: Last week, we talked with Dallas video artist Paul Slocum about his decision to close And/Or Gallery and focus more on his work. To that end, he’s got a pretty big exhibition about to open at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Building on his love of kitsch TV, You’re Not My Father is a collection of re-enactments of a scene from Full House. Fans of the show (you know who you are) might have guessed that the featured scene features D.J. and her Uncle Joey. (D.J. and Uncle Jessy would have also been a good guess.) The show opens tomorrow; you can read more about it over at artdaily.org.
WILL SING FOR CASH: You might remember Denton band Oso Closo from its work as the house band for the Dallas Theater Centers’ production of The Who’s Tommy last year. If you’d like to hear more from them, they could use your help. The band is trying to raise some cash to record its next album, and the more you are willing to help, the better the prize they will bestow on you in return. Mark Lowry over at Theater Jones has the details one some of those prizes, which includes the chance to sing backup on a track. For info on how to donate, head over here.
GIVING BACK: Richardson native Jeff Dunham was back in town over the weekend, performing a sold-out show at the American Airlines Center. Michael Granberry of The Dallas Morning News was at the show, which he says was notable for more than just the comedian and ventriloquist’s act. In addition to cracking up the crowd, Dunham also handed out some pretty sizeable checks to a couple of North Texas organizations, including the Dallas Public Library. It seems he’s feeling a little guilty about a book he checked out way back when and never got around to returning. The story has a happy ending, though.