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Wednesday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 11 Jan 2012

Today in the roundup: Flipping on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge lights, a Texas opera company in trouble, visual art bits.


LIGHT IT UP: If Downtown Dallas looked a little brighter than usual last night, that’s because the lights on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge were turned on for the first time. The milestone marks the end of construction on the bridge. The city also announced that Lyle Lovett will perform during the opening weekend celebration on March 2. Even more exciting – so will The Relatives.

TOUGH TIMES IN S.A.: The future of the San Antonio Opera seems to be very much in doubt. The Opera was scheduled to perform Don Giovanni in February, but the tickets for all the performances have been pulled from Ticketmaster. Also not good: employees of the company have cleared out of its office.

VISUAL ART BITS: Amon Carter Museum of American Art director Andrew Walker previews the catalog for the museum’s upcoming “Romance Maker: The Watercolors of Charles M. Russell.” (cartermuseum.org) … The Dallas Museum of Art offers a behind-the-scenes look at the installation of its upcoming Mark Manders show. (Uncrated) …  The Dallas Holocaust Museum’s “Every Child Has a Name” features work by child artists. (dallasnews.com)