THINK GLOBALLY, RECORD LOCALLY: “All I knew was that I wanted to be a musician, and I wanted to skip the step of paying other people to record,” Fort Worth musician and sound engineer Zaq Bell says in reference to using a home recording studio. That’s the approach that more and more Fort Worth musicians are taking to recording, according to Fort Worth Weekly‘s cover story. “Now, for musicians to make any money at all, they need to get tradeable, downloadable copies of their efforts somewhere,” writes FWW‘s Caroline Collier. Further proof that computers = awesome.
CROSSING THE ATLANTIC: The Dallas Museum of Art will host a collection of 40 pieces of French medieval sculpture in an exhibition called “The Mourners.” The pieces normally reside at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, France, but they will be crossing the Atlantic in the fall of 2010. Dallasnews.com has more details about the show, which will hit the Met in New York before coming to town.
SETTING UP SHOP: If you’ve been looking for Billy Zane around town and haven’t spotted him yet, you haven’t been trying. The actor (Titanic) has taken up residence here to shoot the ABC midseason replacement The Deep End at The Studios at Las Colinas and has been a fixture at events around Dallas. And he says he wouldn’t mind sticking around for a while. “I’ve spent probably the majority of my adult life on location, usually in the jungle or at sea.” he tells Robert Wilonsky over on Unfair Park. “When I’ve got basketball across the street, following a major concert, it’s pretty cool.”