THE ART INSTALLMENT PLAN: It seems pretty obvious that a major hurdle standing between most people and a work of art they love is the price tag. But that hurdle doesn’t seem quite as big if you can jump over it a little bit at a time. That’s why some North Texas galleries have begun layaway programs for purchasing their pieces. Channel 5 has the story in the video above. Click here to read the text of the story.
REMEMBERING CARTER: Pretty much anyone who’s anyone in the local music scene will be a the Granda Theater tonight for the Carter Albrect CD release party. Albrect was a gifted pianist and guitarist who played with a slew of local acts, including Sorta, Sparrows and the New Bohemians before his death in 2007. Edie Brickell executive produced the album he was working on at the time of his death, Jesus is Alive… and Living in London. All proceeds from the album’s sale will benefit the Carter Albrect Music Foundation, which funds music scholarships.
Q&A’S GALORE: Quick is ramping up for its Next Big Thing awards show June 5 in a big way on its Web site with a ton of nominee interviews. If you’ve maybe heard of some of these local artists but aren’t that familiar with them, it’s a good way to get to know them. Recently posted to the site are interviews with Clint Niosi, Denton band Darktown Strutters and Fort Worth acts The Cut-Off and The Theater Fire.