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Tuesday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 15 Dec 2009

For about as long as we can collectively remember now, the AT&T Performing Arts Center has been compared (at least locally) with Lincoln Center. The goal all along has been to emulate the convergence of different forms of performing arts in one place. So let’s hope the Dallas version takes another page from the New York playbook and installs a discount ticket booth, as Lincoln Center has done.

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A LITTLE OFF THE TOP: For about as long as we can collectively remember now, the AT&T Performing Arts Center has been compared (at least locally) with Lincoln Center. The goal all along has been to emulate the convergence of different forms of performing arts in one place. So let’s hope the Dallas version takes another page from the New York playbook and installs a discount ticket booth, as Lincoln Center has done. Visitors to Lincoln Center will be able to purchase day-of tickets discounted 25 to 50 percent. Seems like that would be a welcome addition locally, especially if it were expanded to include all Art District sites.

DEALING WITH THE PAST: Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson arrived in America on Sept. 10, 2001. And since then, his work in one way or another has been dealing with the fallout of what happened on Day 2 in our country. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is currently showing a selection of his work, which features images of authority mixed with evocative phrases. “Einarsson can induce mental leaps of insecurity and paranoia in his viewers as often as he employs them to create his pieces,” writes Gaile Robinson in her dfw.com review.

ETC.: Kathleen Turner will star as the title character in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins for Philadelphia Theatre Company. Unfair Park has more details … Denton recently unveiled a new public art piece. The life-size sculpture O Be Joyful resides in a garden near the Denton Civic Center (dentonrc.com) … Akin Babatunde will perform a new holiday jazz show at Southside on Lamar. (dallasnews.com)

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