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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 6 Oct 2010 7:57 AM

Today in the roundup: Wrapping up VideoFest, an early listen to the Old 97’s new album and local museum news.


THAT’S A WRAP: Did you make it out to VideoFest? The four-day event took over the Angelika Film Center in Dallas late last month with more than 100 feature and shorts. Artistic Director Bart Weiss wraps up the event in the latest installment of Bart Chat, above.

LISTEN UP: I was trying to figure out how high up the North Texas Music Totem Pole the Old 97’s have climbed during their run. It’s gotta be pretty high up there at this point, right? I mean, maybe not quite as high as, say, Norah Jones or the Toadies. But certainly around the Polyphonic Spree rung. (Someone with more time on his hands would research the album sales.) Anywhoo, Rhett Miller, et al have a new album coming out Oct. 12 that sounds like it will raise their profile even higher. And the good news for you is that the whole thing is streaming right now on So give it a listen and let us know what you think.

LOCAL MUSEUM ROUNDUP: The Dallas Museum of Art’s Uncrated Blog talks about the revamped Center for Creative Connections, complete with a photo slide show. (Uncrated) … The Amon Carter Museum celebrates the NEA’s 45th birthday with a roundup of prints in the collection that were made in 1965. (Amon Carter Blog) … Every year during the State Fair of Texas, The Women’s Museum honors local girls doing great things with its Texas Girls State Fair. You can read about the first two honorees on the museum’s blog. (Women’s Museum Blog)