ARCHITECT LEGORRETA DIES: Ricardo Legorreta, the Mexican architect whose buildings can be seen across North Texas, died Friday. Legorreta designed the Fort Worth Museum of Nature and Science and the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas as well as the Solana complex in Westlake. He was 80.
BETTY BUCKLEY’S 2011: The last of the looks back at 2011 are rolling in, and Betty Buckley puts the capper on theaterjones.com’s year in review. And the Fort Worth native had a pretty big year, even for her standards. She writes about starring in Dallas Theater Center’s Arsenic and Old Lace, teaching her Song Interpretation workshops and recording an album with her old pal T Bone Burnett.
LISTEN UP: In November, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra made news by acquiring a second Stradivarius violin. Now, both associate concertmaster Swang Lin and concertmaster Michael Shih perform on the instruments. But can you really tell a difference between the instruments made by the famed violin maker and other violins? That was the question put to a recent double-blind test involving professional violinists. The results – as well as clips that let you play along – are part of a story on npr.org.