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Thursday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 12 Aug 2010

Today in the roundup: How the DSO’s money woes affect everyone, local music notes and Ed Smith’s last days at Jubilee Theatre.


DSO’S WOES ARE EVERYONE’S PROBLEM: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has been having a tough time making ends meet of late. The organization relies heavily on donations from corporations, and with many corporations also having money problems, there’s less money to give. And that could be problematic for the local business community. “We lost Boeing because they thought the city of Dallas was not strong enough culturally,” DSO executive board member Myrna Schlegel says in the September issue of D CEO. “We don’t want to lose businesses and corporations in the future.”

MUSIC BITS: If you listen to KXT 91.7, you should be familiar with Austin’s Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears by now. The band plays The Loft on Friday, and Quick checks in with guitarist Zach Ernst to get the intel on the show. (quickdfw.com) … Also on Friday, Jackson Browne takes over the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. He spoke with Mario Tarradell about his musical relationship with David Lindley that has spanned five decades. (dallasnews.com) … Preston Jones says the Toadies new album, Feeler, is a welcome trip back to the ’90s. (dfw.com)

QUOTABLE: “It’s like a step-daddy trying to take daddy’s place in the household. Some of the children like what he’s doing, and some of them don’t.”

Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith, who took over the position from the theater’s founder, Rudy Eastman. Smith talks about his mostly happy tenure at the theater, which ends this month, with fwweekly.com.

  • Gini Mascorro

    For those uninitiated with Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – take the plunge and see ’em live at the Loft tomorrow night. And be prepared to shake that thang!