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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 16 Nov 2010 7:55 AM

Today in the roundup: Meet the new Cliburn chief, Happy belated B Day to Georgia O’Keeffe and prepping dinosaur bones.


A CHAT WITH THE NEW CLIBURN CHIEF: Next month, David Chambless Worters will take over as president and CEO of the Van Cliburn Foundation. If you’re headed out to the Vladimir Feltsman recital tonight at Bass Hall, Worters will be on hand for a Q&A beforehand. But if you can’t make it, Worters also sat down for a talk with the Cliburn Foundation website. “This is chance to work with some of the most talented aspiring artists in the world, to identify them and recruit them to the Cliburn, and to nurture and support their careers. I see the Cliburn as playing a leadership role not just in the realm of musical competition, but as a leading advocate for the arts in our society and for music education as a core value in our country,” he says.

HAPPY B DAY, GEORGIA: It looks like I’m a day late on this, but it’s worth pointing out anyway. Nov. 15 (aka, yesterday) is Georgia O’Keeffe’s birthday. She would’ve been 123. To commemorate it, the Amon Carter blog has posted a couple of photos taken of O’Keeffe during a rafting trip through Glen Canyon, Utah, in 1961.

NO BONES ABOUT IT: What does it take to prepare dinosaur bones for display? Workers at the Museum of Nature and Science are currently prepping an alamosaurus found by UTD students in Big Bend. This video examines the painstaking process.