TO HOLLYWOOD AND BACK AGAIN: Fort Worth filmmaker Tom Huckabee’s life story sounds like a movie itself. He got interested in making movies as a kid by playing around with cameras with his good buddy Bill Paxton. He moved out West to chase the Hollywood dream. Then tragedy struck his personal life, and it was time to refocus. That meant selling his house and pouring everything he had into churning out a make-it-or-break-it film back in his hometown. And that just skims the surface of Fort Worth Weekly‘s probing profile into Huckabee’s life and work.
BALANCE OF THE BANDS: Getting one band off the ground is a Herculean task. But working full time on two projects with potential requires other-worldly drive. That’s the challenge before Denton’s Alan Palomo, whose solo dance-music project, Vega, and his four-piece band, Neon Indian, are both finding a footing in the indie scene. So how does he juggle the load? “The approaches to the different projects, they don’t step on each other’s toes,” he tells quickdfw.com. “The styles of recording are so different, so I just have to set up a good system of making sure the sounds stay separate.” You can catch Neon Indian on Saturday at the Granada, playing on a bill with the excellent White Denim.
VISUAL ART BITS: The Amon Carter has loaned seven of its more than 300 Charles M. Russell works for the artist’s first major retrospective since his death in 1926. The exhibition kicks off in January is currently on view in Denver before traveling to Tulsa and Houston (Amon Carter blog) … A good get this week by the folks behind the This Week in the Arts podcast. They’ve snagged Susan Rothenberg to talk about her exhibit, “Moving in Place,” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (This Week in the Arts) … Dallas Arts Revue has launched a microsite devoted to its upcoming 30th Anniversary Show in December (Dallas Arts Revue).