DMA HELPS ITSELF: When museums stage exhibitions, they’re constantly shipping in and shipping out works of art – priceless ones in some cases. So you can imagine that breaths are held when those crates are pried open. The Dallas Museum of Art doesn’t have to worry about that anymore. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named the museum a certified cargo screening facility. The designation means the DMA doesn’t have to worry about who is handling the artwork it’s shipping out to other institutions since it will be handling the packing and screening.
MUSIC BITS: Midlake is holding a photo contest involving its latest album, The Courage of Others, and you. (dentonrc.com) … THe BAcksliders have a new video for “Talk to My Heart.” (DC9 at Night) … Smile Smile has posted the second edition of Jencey vs. Ryan. This time, the contest is rock, paper, scissors. (smilesmilemusic.com).
KRISTINA BAKER, 1960-2010: Kristina Baker, a local actress who appeared on stage at WaterTower Theatre, Circle Theatre and with other local companies has died of bladder cancer. She was 50. Theater Jones has more information on her memorial service scheduled for Saturday.