Fat Lady and the Whale: The Dallas Opera has launched a photo game called Moby on the Move to gear up for the premiere of Moby-Dick. It works kind of like that vacation gnome: download the whale, take your pix with him, and share. The Opera will post their fave pix each week. Meanwhile, in Fort Worth, the Fat Lady has arrived to help those of us who are newer to opera. Check her out on Facebook or on Twitter. The opera’s interns can tell you more about her.
SXSW: Our local correspondents are all music, all the time down in Austin. Preston Jones remembers Alex Chilton. Zac Crain takes in Roky Erickson and Okkervil River. Mario Tarradell checks out keynote speaker Smokey Robinson. And of course, Stephen had day 1 in pictures. He’ll be back on KXT 91.7 at 4:30 and 6:30 today talking about his adventures, and he’s blogging all weekend. If you’ve been blogging from the conference and I missed you, let me know so I can link up.