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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 1 Jul 2010 7:56 AM

Today in the roundup: Music odds and ends, a DMA painting is headed to Paris and a list of the top architectural marvels since 1980 is out. Did any North Texas designs make the list?


MUSIC BITS: If the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth is living out its final days, Preston Jones says we only have ourselves to blame. ( … Chad Stockslager (the King Bucks) and John Pedigo (Boys Names Sue, The O’s) talk about their new variety show, the JC Experience. ( … Now that 2010 is half over, why not look at the year’s best albums so far? (

OFF TO PARIS.: We hear often about works of art coming to the Dallas Museum of Art on loan as part of one show or another. But the museum also lends art to other institutions. (Hey, it’s only fair, right?) So if you are a fan of Monet’s The Seine at Lavacourt, might want to head over there before it heads off to Paris for a Monet retrospective at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais this fall.

ETC.: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs would like to know how much you know about the city’s public art. Do ’em a solid and fill out this short survey. … Vanity Fair has compiled a list of 21 Modern Marvels – basically, the most important structures built since 1980. None of the newish North Texas buildings make the list, but all those guys who created them (Foster, Piano, Koolhaas, Ando) plus the guy who has designed the next one (Mayne) are all on there for other creations. … And a quick update on that Collin County arts hall – Plano and Allen are still in, but Frisco is waffling. (

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Yours truly will be keeping Krys Boyd’s chair warm today when I fill in for her hosting Think at noon. (But don’t let that keep ya from listening.) We’ll be talking with Mark Schatzker, author of Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef. And just a heads up – he wasn’t so thrilled with the steaks he had in the Lone Star State. Once again, that number is 1-800-933-5372.