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Wednesday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 19 Jan 2011

Today in the roundup: Salvator Rosa: The Video, Good Records shoots for singles and the trouble with This at Stage West.


SNEAK PREVIEW: If you haven’t made it out yet to the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Salvator Rosa: Bandits, Wilderness, and Magic,” you can get a pretty good idea of what you’ll see with this video. Not sure who shot it, but it does a nice job of showing off the art work.

A CHANGE FOR GOOD RECORDS: Good Records, the record label owned by Tim DeLaughter of Polyphonic Spree fame, is changing the way it does business. Instead of putting out albums, the label will now focus on singles. “The philosophy is that people just don’t have enough time to take on a whole album these days,” DeLaughter tells DC9 at Night. “The idea is to spread it out and to give the artist as much freedom as possible.”

‘THIS’ AIN’T ALL THAT: Stage West’s current show, This, focuses on characters entering middle age with no direction in their lives. It’s the kind of show that could either go for the laughs or play up the drama. And finding the balance between the two seems to be the problem. “Director Jerry Russell chooses to sail us through the dramatic deep but within sight of the comedic shore,” David Novinski writes on theaterjones.com. “That tantalizing terra firma nags the evening reminding us of what might have been as potentially funny moments slip by.” Punch Shaw was also frustrated. “The play is instead the most torpid of soap operas sprinkled with a few jokes,” he writes on dfw.com. Judge for yourself through Feb. 13.