- Last night was the Dallas Opera’s last performance in the Music Hall at Fair Park. The Dallas Morning News ran a photo today (apparently unavailable online) of interim general director John Cody and a crowd making a champagne toast backstage when The Italian Girl in Algiers was done. Report is, they also sang Auld Lang Syne.
- The LA Times does a quick catch-up with King Tut at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition started in LA in 2005, after all, and it’s headed to San Francisco in June after it’s done at the “Dallas Art Museum” in May. Current status? “About 430,000 visitors bought tickets to the blockbuster “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” show at the Dallas Art Museum, making it the most-visited exhibition in the museum’s 100-year history.”
- Chatted with NX35 creative director Chris Flemmons late Saturday. He said he was happy with the turnout and the general running of the music conference — for a first-time event and despite the rainy weather. But then, the conference really was only about halfway through at that point, and things did get a little ragged Sunday, according to Mike Daniels. We’ll update when we know. They’re probably all recuperating (i.e., hungover).
- That newly-discovered Shakespeare portrait: Yes, no, maybe? Adam Gopnik does an excellent job in The New Yorker sifting through the history, the claims and the already-known images. Best line: The “Cobbes” portrait makes Shakespeare look like George Harrison in the “Penny Lane” video, circa 1967.