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Thursday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 6 May 2010

CONTRACTOR SUES DBDT FOUNDER: Dallas Black Dance Theater artistic director Ann Williams and her daughter are being sued by the contractor who built the organization’s new headquarters. Jim Schutze has a copy of the lawsuit over on Unfair Park, which alleges that Williams drug contractor Vince Fudzie’s name through the mud around town. Officially, Fudzie […]

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CONTRACTOR SUES DBDT FOUNDER: Dallas Black Dance Theater artistic director Ann Williams and her daughter are being sued by the contractor who built the organization’s new headquarters. Jim Schutze has a copy of the lawsuit over on Unfair Park, which alleges that Williams drug contractor Vince Fudzie’s name through the mud around town. Officially, Fudzie is suing for “tortious interference” and seeking a cool $10 mil.

MUSIC BITS: Dallas’ Descender celebrates its new album, Army of Elephants, with a couple of release parties this week. Never heard of Descender? A quick primer. (quickdfw.com) … Calhoun sorta broke up in September, then partially got back together and has been working on a new album. You can hear the band’s new direction on Saturday at Lola’s on Sixth, when Tim Locke and Jordan Roberts are joined onstage by Toby Pipes and Nolan Thies of Little Black Dress. (fwweekly.com) … If you missed Norah Jones and Sarah Jaffe on Tuesday night, here’s the night in pictures. (DC9 at Night)

DMN MINI ROUNDUP: The following are all courtesy of dallasnews.com: “Challenging budgetary times” have caused SMU to suspend operations of the SMU Press. … Five North Texas students join the ranks of the Presidential Scholars in the Arts … Jaap van Zweden brings a couple of his much younger countrymen across the pond this weekend for a series of piano concerts with the DSO.

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  • Bill Marvel

    A university without a house press can hardly be called major.

  • Carl

    At first glance, I wondered what was a “drug contractor.” Admitting it’s colorful in colloquial use to use drug as the past-tense of drag, in written form (even in a blog), it’s confusing. Just something to consider for folks who write a lot (“folks” being a colorful colloquialism).