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The Thursday Roundup

by Jerome Weeks 24 Jun 2010 7:57 AM

New home for Fort Worth’s Pantagleize, new app for NPR Music, new live-concert-with-video from the DSO.


COOL CRIB – Theater Jones reports that Fort Worth’s Pantagleize Theatre, which has been searching for a new home for years, has finally found a space. It’ll be the first tenant at 1115  Rio Grande, a 4,400-sq-ft building next to the neat-o, historic, terra-cotta-y Fort Worth Public Market (left), which is being renovated. The theater opens this fall.

COOL APP – The NYTimes reports that NPR’s popular music website (1.7 mill unique visitors per month) just got an iPhone app. Of the 300 new pieces of content added each month, try the Tiny Desk Concert, a 3-song video shot at NPR music host Bob Boilen’s desk.

IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE – AW, I’M SICK OF IT ALREADY – In the interest of bringing you everything remotely related to the Superman revisal opening tomorrow at the Dallas Theater Center, we’re duty-bound to report that the Big Guy can now  fly on your itty-bitty screens. The NYTimes says DC Comics, the home of Superman, has teamed up with comiXology to produce a DC Comics App for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Digital versions of DC Comics will also be available on the Sony PlayStation Network and the Comics by comiXology app and Web site. You could bring them to the Dallas Theater Center and watch along with the show.

THAT OTHER BIG-DEAL MUSICAL PREMIERE FRIDAY – Following the success of its concert-with-video of Blue Planet Live two years ago, the Dallas Symphony will premiere composer George Fenton’s concert version of the BBC’s Planet Earth. Conducted by Fenton, the hi-def, 80-minute-long Planet Earth Live will play Friday and Saturday at the Meyerson and then go splash and frolic with orchestras in Atlanta, Chicago, LA and Philly.