CHECKING IN ON ‘CORPUS’: You may remember the big hubbub over Corpus Christi, the Terrence McNally play whose performances were canceled at Tarleton State University because it portrays Jesus and the disciples as gay. And you may also remember that said play will now be performed at Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, June 4-6. The Dallas Voice has checks in with the Corpus Christi‘s producers, who say they’re still not quite sure what to expect when they perform it in the playwright’s home state for the first time.
ADIOS, AMC GRAND: Unfair Park passes along the sad news that the AMC Grand 24 will be no more after November. Movie theaters come and go, but this is a bigger deal than most. The Grand was the first megaplex in the country when it opened 15 years ago and the first local theater to offer the giant screen, stadium seating experience that area moviegoers now expect. Yours truly can remember driving from Plano (which seemed like quite a hike at the time) to see the big summer movies on the big, big screens there.
MUSIC BITS: Chris Johnson of Telegraph Canyon has formed a side project – Pelicanstate – to service some of his poppier idea. (fwweekly.com) … The summer concert season is here. Time to start planning. (quickdfw.com) … The ballot for the Dallas Observer Music Awards has been released. If you feel compelled to vote for The Paul Slavens Show, KXT Texas Mix or Track by Track with Paul Slavens in the “Best Radio Show/Podcast” category, well, who am I to stop you? (DC9 at Night)