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Thursday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 20 May 2010

Music bits on the Burning Hotels, the Beaten Sea and Badu; Tammy Gomez on being trapped in a closet; Darren Woods on opera’s “bang for (the) buck”.


MUSIC BITS: KXT 91.7 has posted video of recent in-studio appearances by the Burning Hotels and the Beaten Sea on the station’s YouTube channel … Fort Worth’s Titanmoon is rocking out for the greater global good. (dfw.com) … Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat” – a.k.a. the song she’s singing in her famous video from earlier this year – has made the cut for the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack. (quickdfw.com) …  Badu also talks to Texas Monthly about growing up in South Dallas. (texasmonthly.com) … Take a listen to “Abigail,” a track from Paul Slavens’ new album, Alphabet Girls, Volume 1. (DC9 at Night)

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Two years ago, Tammy Gomez found herself accidentally locked in a closet in her own home. For the next 52 hours, she panicked, cried and worked to get out. And she thought. “That’s how I perceive adversity,” the performance artist tells Fort Worth Weekly. “I tell myself, ‘If I survive this, it’s going to make an awesome poem or a book.’ ” In this case, the experience has turned into Saliendo Abierta (Emerging Open), a piece of performance art she will perform Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Rose Marine Theater in Fort Worth.

QUOTABLE: “I want to get our company to where people say, ‘I don’t know that opera, but everything I go to there has such great quality that I trust Fort Worth is going to put on a first-class show. Whether I love that style of music or not, I’m going to get great bang for my buck.’

Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods, in a discussion with dallasnews.com about the company’s upcoming festival, which begins Saturday. The opera announced its 2011 festival lineup last night.