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Tuesday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 11 Aug 2009

GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE YOUNG: Fine arts groups everywhere are trying their best to attract a younger audience. It’s the only way to ensure a future. The Dallas Opera has a slew of events this month that aim to various degrees to educate its audience. And the Dallas Museum of Art recently unveiled a mobile […]

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GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE YOUNG: Fine arts groups everywhere are trying their best to attract a younger audience. It’s the only way to ensure a future. The Dallas Opera has a slew of events this month that aim to various degrees to educate its audience. And the Dallas Museum of Art recently unveiled a mobile Web site for iPhone users. Other arts groups around the country are trying similar approaches. The Seattle Times looks into some innovative ways that teens are being exposed to the arts and finds that grabbing their attention is half the battle.

THE DAILY GRIND: Are you reading this post at work? The odds say you are. Assuming you are, you can check out the Amon Carter Blog for a post that at least looks work-related. Apparently the museum is home to several photos of people not only at work, but actually sitting at their desks. And they date back to 1847. Not sure what they did back then to avoid work.

MUSIC BITS: Will Johnson and Matt Pence of Centro-matic are branching out by having an art show at Good Records (dfw.com) … Pitchfork, the keepers of the keys to indie credibility, once again feature a band from Denton, this time Abacus (DC9 at Night) … House of Blues will open its restaurant stage to up-and-comers in the new weekly “Tomorrow’s Headliners Concert Series” (quickdfw.com).

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