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Friday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 24 Feb 2012

Today in the roundup: Fort Worth’s toughest musician, an art installation at UNT and recapping our Oscar conversation.

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THE FIGHTER: Mace Maben is one of the bigger rock musicians Fort Worth has ever produced, fronting several bands and traveling the country playing his guitar. But in September of 2009, cancer got in the way. Not one to back down from a fight, Mace and his wife, Suzie, confronted the disease head on. Their ups and downs, and Mace’s triumphant return to the stage, are the subject of the current Fort Worth Weekly cover story.

INTERPRETING SPACE: Thursday night, an opening reception was held for “Jill Downen: Dust and Distance,” the artist’s site-specific installation at UNT’s Art Gallery. The project uses 1,800 pounds of plaster to transform the 2,000 square-foot gallery. So what does that look like? CBS 11 was also curious, so photojournalist Mike Kinney headed over there to check it out. You can see what he saw in a video.

TALKIN’ OSCARS: Yesterday, Christopher Kelly of the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Chris Vognar of The Dallas Morning News and yours truly joined Think host Krys Boyd to talk all things Oscars. If you missed it, the podcast is now posted. And if listening to that made you think, “I’d really like to watch the Oscars with those guys,” you can – here’s info on the party Kelly is hosting and the one Vognar is hosting.

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