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Thursday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 23 Jul 2009

CHANNELING WARHOL: Andy Warhol’s been dead more than 20 years, but that’s not keeping him from inspiring new legions of fans. Two of those admirers will attempt to re-create the scene of his infamous Factory on Sunday in Fort Worth. Artists Kate McDougall and Brad Simmons will team up for a photography and film project […]

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CHANNELING WARHOL: Andy Warhol’s been dead more than 20 years, but that’s not keeping him from inspiring new legions of fans. Two of those admirers will attempt to re-create the scene of his infamous Factory on Sunday in Fort Worth. Artists Kate McDougall and Brad Simmons will team up for a photography and film project inspired by Warhol’s early short films. The public is invited to stop by The Chat Room to participate in the process. Fort Worth Weekly spoke with the pair about the project and what they hope to accomplish through it.

A FARCE IN FORT WORTH: Circle Theatre’s Incorruptible has definitely found some local fans. The farce follows a couple of medieval monks who face a moral question when their monastery falls on hard times. Lawson Taitte writes in his dallasnews.com review, “Farce doesn’t get any better than this.” That’s good enough for me. If you plan to see the show, be sure to check out the current This Week in the Arts podcast, which features playwright Michael Hollinger. And BTW, KERA members can purchase two-for-one tickets for Friday performances. If you spring for the $30 tickets, your membership practically pays for itself. I’m just sayin…

LOCAL ORCHESTRAS, PAY NO ATTENTION TO THIS: The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington has announced that it will tweet real-time program notes to its Twitter followers during an upcoming performance. The tweets will be sent out at specific moments during Beethoven’s Sixth to give listeners insight into the conductor’s interpretation of the piece. All I can say is, if you think the occasional cough is annoying during a performance, imagine the coordinated shuffling of 50 people grabbing their iPhones (20 of whom no doubt forgot to set them to vibrate).

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