THAT’S A QUARTER CENTURY!: Thursday night, supporters of Dallas’ Undermain Theatre gathered at DiTerra’s on Lower Greenville to celebrate the group’s 25th birthday. The video above is a good companion to the night, walking you through Undermain’s many successes. And there was a bit of news amid all the merrymaking. Artistic director Katherine Owens says that the version of The Black Monk that Undermain collaborated on with David Rabe will soon be published. Oh yeah – and they’re fixing up the seats in the theater.
VIDEO AT 10: The Women’s Museum has begun a video series called the Muse Minute. The project plays like a mini-newscast from the museum with a pair of anchors, Haley Curry and Alyssa Gardina. This week’s episode served as a primer on upcoming events at the museum and did a pretty nice job of mixing in some still photos to support the descriptions of the events. You can watch the debut episode here.
‘ROCK’ STARS: Earlier this week, we talked about Rhett Miller’s appearance on the season finale of 30 Rock. As it turns out, the Old 97’s singer wasn’t the only one with Dallas ties to turn up. Booker T. Washington alum Norah Jones also took part in the We Are the World-style “Kidney Now!” telethon on the show. (Sample lyric: “This country has 600 million kidneys/And we really only need half/That leaves about 300 million kidneys/Do the math.”) And for good measure, Robert Randolph was also there. He’ll play in Richardson on Sunday at the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival. If you missed the episode, watch it here.