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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 30 Jun 2010 7:50 AM

Today in the roundup: New KXT in-studio videos, a look at what the local museum blogs are up to and an assessment of Shakespeare Dallas’ summer comedy.


ROLL TAPE: All last week if you tuned into KXT 91.7, you heard us telling you about all the unique elements of the station. One of the things you often heard about was the many in-studio appearances by bands rolling through town. Athlete and Cowboy Junkies each recently stopped by to play a few songs, and you can now watch the videos on KXT’s YouTube channel.

MINI MUSEUM BLOG ROUNDUP: The Dallas Museum of Art’s Art Educator Blog highlights opportunities to learn more about Luc Tuymans while his show is up at the museum … With Independence Day around the corner, the Amon Carter Blog is considering how works in the museum’s collection reflect the Bill of Rights … Meanwhile, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s blog is considering women’s place in film by looking at work in its collection.

SILLY SHAKES: Shakespeare’s case of mistaken identity, The Comedy of Errors, is alternating with Cymbeline during Shakespeare Dallas‘ run this summer. And from reading the reviews, it sounds like it’s a real laugh riot. “Director Matthew Tomlanovich goes for the laughs and takes every possible liberty,” Lawson Taitte writes. “When someone tells an actual joke, you’d think you were watching a comic at a burlesque house.” Consider Will Arbery a tepid fan of SD’s over-the-top interpretation. “The disrespectful interpretation just goes on and on, like the Energizer bunny, until it finally somehow works,” he writes on D’s Front Row blog.

WHERE’S FRISCO? The city councils of Allen, Plano and Frisco met Tuesday to discuss their jointly-planned performing arts center. As has been the case for several months, Allen and Plano are fully committed but Frisco is still considering whether to jump in the pool or not. It’s not a top project, sez the mayor. Times are tight and Frisco officials couldn’t say when they might sell their share of the bonds.