BIG STAR LOSES ANOTHER: It’s been a rough year for the influential Big Star. In March, singer Alex Chilton died right as South by Southwest was getting going, leading to an all-star tribute during the festival. And now news comes via dfw.com that former Big Star bassist Andy Hummel has died after a two-year battle with cancer. Hummel lived in Weatherford.
UPON CLOSER INSPECTION: If you haven’t spent much time on our local museum’s blogs, they’re a great resource for insight into their respective collections. Recently, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth blog has been taking a look at the life and work of Ellsworth Kelly. Part 3 of the series has just been posted, in which parallels are drawn between Kelly’s interest in bird-watching and his approach to shape and color. Interesting stuff.
WHAT UP, HOLMES?: In August, Theatre Three begins its 2010-11 season with Sherlock Holmes in the Crucifer of Blood. According to the theater, the show, “takes us from India’s Red Fort, into an opium den in London’s Limehouse district, across a dark and foggy Thames and, of course, into the fabled Baker Street detective’s study.” Sounds pretty ambitious. If you’re curious as to how all this might look, check out this video produced by Theatre Three, which includes several sketches of the costumes.