VAN ZWEDEN LEAVING HIS JOB: No, not that job, his other job. The music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will exit his position as chief conductor of Netherlands Radio Philharmonic in 2012 — assuming the NRP hasn’t been shut down by the Dutch parliament by then. It’s one of the top orchestras in the country but the government is considering killing its funding.
THAT’S DALLAS AND NEW YORK: As you no doubt know, Heritage Auction Galleries, the third-largest auction house in the world, is based in Dallas. But it’s also got a new branch at Park Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan — with a major window display, currently showing comic and sci-fi collectibles. The NYTimes highlights it in a roundup on comic-book-related sites because the New York Comic Con is in town.
DADA, the DMA and Dallas Art City: Art This Week has a video interview with Lisa Taylor, head of Taylor Made Press, on her Dallas Art Dealers Association documentary, Dallas Art City, which is screening Sunday at the Dallas Museum of Art. It covers 25 years of local artists, collectors and gallery owners, notably Edith Baker. Taylor also wrote about it for Art&Seek.
NATHAN LANE AND DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE: Beane is the funny lyricist and bookwriter for the musical, Give It Up!, which got an early staging at the Dallas Theater Center last season. Beane’s next work is more likely to get on Broadway, um, first, because the script for The Nance, his comedy about an old-school gay performer in 1920’s burlesque, has got Nathan Lane interested in starring in it and the Lincoln Center’s Andre Bishop interesting in producing it.