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Wednesday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 12 May 2010

BECOMING MA: Further proof that we’re all getting old: Melissa Gilbert, forever frozen in our memory banks as Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie, plays Ma in the touring musical version now playing Dallas Summer Musicals.

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BECOMING MA: Further proof that we’re all getting old: Melissa Gilbert, forever frozen in our memory banks as Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie, plays Ma in the touring musical version now playing Dallas Summer Musicals. And as iconic as her television character is, she’s now faced with creating a new Ma. “With Ma, no one had played her before Karen [Grassle], and her portrayal of Caroline was iconic,” Gilbert tells theaterjones.com. “But this is a musical, and it has different writers. They wrote the character a little differently than it was written in the series, they clearly took advantage of my position and history with this piece, and what people remembered most from my portrayal of Laura.”

DECONSTRUCTING ANDY: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s big spring show, “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade,” packs it in after this weekend. In other words: if you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got ’til Sunday. And before you go, be sure to check out the Modern Blog’s dissection of Warhol’s Last Supper (1986). The work is of course based on Da Vinci’s painting but also draws inspiration from a lot of other sources. “Warhol is re-visiting his fascination with repeated images here: how many repetitions “removed” from the original results in a loss of meaning,” writes poster Andrea D.

MUSIC BITS: Odis edits itself into The Hills to promote its final show (dfw.com) … Local label Gutterth Records (home to Daniel Folmer, Ryan Thomas Becker and others) has put its entire catalog online for all to stream. (DC9 at Night) … Alan Palomo is all about the remix. Need proof? Check out the new mix of Neon Indian’s “6669 (Aislyn Remix)” (stereogum.com)

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  • Happy birthday, Stephen! I hope it’s grrrrrrrrreat!

  • stephen becker

    Ah … so it appears someone has caught on to my “getting older” reference in item one…