CLIBURN ONLINE: It’s probably not much of a stretch to say that the 13th edition of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is the most blogged about yet. Olin Chism has been good for posts every day on the Art&Seek blog. And he’s not alone in his daily devotion. Scott Cantrell has been breaking down the performances on dallasnews.com’s Arts Blog. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has understandably had a small army of folks out there reporting for dfw.com. Matt Erikson has drawn blogging duty for WRR. And Kristian Lin is well into the double digits for Fort Worth Weekly‘s Cliburn blog. If anyone has gotten hooked on any other Cliburn blogging, send me a link ([email protected]) and I’ll add it to this list.
DCPA ALREADY HAS ITS FANS: We’re still about five months away from the Oct. 12 opening of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, but those who will inhabit the space are already licking their chops. The Dallas Morning News spoke with a handful of its future inhabitants to see what they were most looking forward to for their new home in a feature on Sunday. Katricia Eaglin of Dallas Black Dance Theatre summed it up best: “Being one of the first companies to perform in that building means that we’ll become part of the history of that building, which means we’ll become part of the history of Dallas.”
ANOTHER MICHELANGELO DISCOVERED?: Michelangelo has been dead for more than 400 years, but some art historians are still trying to put him to work. First there was the discovery of The Torment of St. Anthony, which scholars only recently became convinced was by the artist (though some remain in doubt). The painting was purchased by the Kimbell earlier this month. Now a 16-inch sculpture of a crucifix (minus the cross) is being attributed to him. The creator of this piece is more in question than the Kimbell painting, though that hasn’t kept it from being displayed recently in Naples as the real deal. As the BBC reports, sometimes your stake in the piece can sway your judgment concerning its authenticity.