NEW KIDS IN TOWN: Welcome to the stage Fort Worth’s Forum Theatre Company. The new outfit performs its first show, The Diary of Anne Frank, this week at Will Rogers Auditorium and will continue to focus on youth programming using teenage actors. “I think we all realized the need for this in Fort Worth,” Forum Executive Director Andy Baldwin tells theaterjones.com. Visit the company’s Web site for ticket information.
MUSIC BITS: The last episode of DC9 in Space to be filmed at Hal Samples Gallery is up, featuring Denton’s This Old House. The live music video series will continue, just in a different space (DC9 at Night) … Hunter Hauk chats up Quick covergirl Regina Spektor, who performs tonight at Nokia. For some reason I can’t find the story on quickdfw.com, but it is on dallasnews.com. Any who… (dallasnews.com) … A few local bands will take the stage tonight for a benefit for Snarky Puppy, whose van was broken into while on tour in Canada. (Pegasus News). Morning News Metro columnist Steve Blow woke up to KXT and liked it (dallasnews.com). Trolling the dial, he also found quite a few stations many people probably didn’t know existed in North Texas — like FunAsia (104.9 FM).
QUOTABLE: “My show is ridiculously Jewish. But if I’m a Jew in Dallas, I’m thinking: ‘Will it be Billy Crystal or some guy I’ve never heard of who was on a couple of failed sitcoms? Let’s see … Who are we going to go to?’ “
– Comic Elon Gold, who brings his show to the Lakewood Theater on Saturday, a few days before 700 Sundays opens at the Winspear. Read more from Gold on dallasnews.com.