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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 23 Sep 2010 7:50 AM

Today in the roundup: Local music notes, assessing the last 25 years in local art dealing and secrets of the Fort Worth cultural district.


MUSIC BITS: KXT 91.7 launches its fall concert series, Concerts on the Square, tonight at 8.0 in Fort Worth. Headliner Sahara Smith talks about working with T Bone Burnett on her debut album. ( … Lalagray is the guest for the latest video installment of DC9 Live at El Sibil. (DC9 at Night) … Fort Worth Weekly reviews a slew of recent releases by 817 artists, including the Toadies, Sean Russell and Young Indian Outlaw. ( … Kings of Leon talk about being kings of pop ahead of their performance tonight at Centre. (

PRESERVING THEIR HISTORY: Last week, guest blogger Lisa Taylor wrote about documenting the story of Dallas art dealer Edith Baker. One of the people who helped out was fellow Dallas Art Dealers Association member Kevin Vogel of Valley House Gallery. DADA celebrates its 25 anniversary this weekend with its Fall Gallery Walk. And ahead of that event, Vogel reflected on the last quarter century of the local arts scene with D Magazine’s Front Row blog.

FUN FW FACTS: Did you know that despite a policy against holding weddings at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, at least two couples have gotten married there, guerilla-style? Or that you can actually eat a piece of the green candy that lies on the floor there as part of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ untitled work? uncovers these nuggets and others about the Kimbell Art Museum in a fun feature called Cultural District Confidential.