ONE LUCKY FLAT STANLEY: Parents around the country are now wishing they lived next door to photographer extraordinaire, Allison V. Smith. Allison’s neighbor, young master Gus, truly scored with his Flat Stanley project. Check out more photographs of Flat Stanley’s adventures on Allison’s fantastic blog. (For those who aren’t parents of young kids, Flat Stanley was a children’s book that inspired the project — children create their own paper character and then keep a journal about all of the actitivities they and Stanley are involved in. Then they mail the journal and Stanley to friends — who add to the journal and return the whole thing.)
GOBBLE-GOBBLE: Kelly “the Gobbler’s Knob” Dearmore tells us about a really wicked-awesome mini-EP, by local “accountant-by-day and drunken-troubadour-by-night,” Ronnie Fauss. (more troubadour than drunk, really) You can check out a couple of tracks here. I found them Fausstastic.
K-K-K-KATY: Rich Lopez makes mention of last night’s Troy Aikman appearance at the Friends of Katy Trail’s inaugural membership drive kick-off. I look forward to more rehash over a cup of delicious Instant Tea, including a review of, what I’m assuming, was another great performance by Jayson Bales and the Charmers. The band performed at the event.
UNT ON THE SQUARE:: Lucinda Breeding reports on the grand opening of the new UNT space on the Denton Downtown Square. The UNT Institute for the Advancement of the Arts plans to keep its focus on the university’s heritage which will include programs such as an artist-in-residency and a faculty fellowship.
IT’S TASTY TOO:: The Greenville Avenue Restaurant Association, just a little over 3-months old, is throwing a big shindig on Saturday behind the Granada Theater. The 1st Annual Taste of Greenville will, not only offer folks a chance to taste some of Greenville Avenue’s most delicious fare, but there will also be performances by the King Bucks, Paul Renna, Dan Dyer, Johnny Lloyd Rollins, Max Stalling and the Cas Haley Trio. There will be lots of other fun events, including the Avi Adelman dunking booth. And yes, Avi will be the dunkee. Everything kick’s off around 10:50 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony (City Council Member Angela Hunt does the honors) and a performance by the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats’ Marching Band. Art&Seek will be there with cameras, so expect some great video rehash next week.