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Tuesday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 17 Jul 2012

Today in the roundup: The early winner at FIT, the value of Dallas’ “lost” buildings and a North Texas museum considered among the world’s most beautiful.


BEST OF THE FEST: The Festival of Independent Theatres is well underway at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas. This year eight North Texas theaters are taking part in the four-week festival. And one play in particular seems to be grabbing the critical attention. “Edward Albee’s 1976 one act Counting the Ways springs majestically to life under the spare, reserved direction of WingSpan’s Producing Artistic Director Susan Sargeant and features the brilliantly paired Lulu Ward and Adrian Churchill,” Alexandra Bonifield writes on criticalrant.com. “Ward and Churchill perform it with forceful elegance, and the simple designs, especially Lowell Sargeant’s jazz-spiced sound, contribute to the sense of euphoria,” Lawson Taitte writes on dallasnews.com. Your next chance to catch it is Thursday.

LAND OF THE LOST: Earlier this month, Jerome wrote about Lost Dallas, Mark Doty’s book that chronicles buildings in Dallas that no longer exist. The News followed up on Sunday with an extensive front-page feature. And now the paper’s editorial board has weighed in, arguing that some buildings – including the Statler Hilton and old Dallas High School building – can be part of the city’s past and future if thoughtfully reconsidered.

BEAUTY ON THE OUTSIDE: The folks over at Flavorwire got to thinking – what are the most beautiful art museums in the world? Not which museums have the most beautiful collections; rather, which buildings are the most beautiful. And would you look who made the list – the Tadao Ando-designed Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The list doesn’t seem to be in any particular order, so we’ll just assume the Modern is No. 1.