CATCHING UP ON COLIN COUNTY ARTS HALL: The proposed performing arts hall for Colin County relies on support from three “member cities” – Plano, Allen and Frisco. But Frisco’s commitment is starting to come into question. Dallasnews.com reports that the Frisco City Council has been handed a petition with 1,300 signatures that asks the council to let residents essentially revote on $16.4 million in bonds that was approved by voters in 2002. There’s also a runoff for a seat on the council between two candidates with differing views on the hall.
ADIOS, ARTS MANAGERS?: Have managers of arts institutions had it with trying to manage through tough economic times? That’s what Michael Kaiser is worried about. The Kennedy Center president says he’s spoken with thousands of arts managers over the past six months who tell him they’re strongly considering leaving the biz. And Kaiser worries about who will fill these positions if and when the experienced managers leave.
Street Level Movement: Song and Dance Up Close in Denton, Texas from Go Figure Skate on Vimeo.
DANCING IN DENTON: On Thursday, a pretty cool-sounding event goes down at Dan’s Silver Leaf in Denton. The night features local musicians and dancers working together to present a non-traditional performance. It’s kind of hard to explain; you’re better off just watching the above video, which features some really nice examples of those dancers and musicians working together.