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Monday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 29 Nov 2010 7:51 AM

Today in the roundup: The intersection of gospel and blues, the end of Dallas Hub Theater and a chat with Vernon Fisher.


DEEP IN THE HEART: To say that gospel and the blues are a part of North Texas culture is like saying that Big Tex is a part of the State Fair. You can’t really talk about the later without the former. That’s the approach that took with this exhaustive photo and video essay detailing the two musical forms. It’s definitely worth the eight minutes or so it takes to watch the slide show. Props to Josh Birnbaum, who captured the images.

THE FINAL CURTAIN CALL: Dallas Hub Theater is no more. Tim Shane, executive director of Shane Arts, which used the theater, says the bills got to be too high. So the Deep Ellum space is on the market. Shane discusses the memories he accumulated in the five plus years he worked in the space in a video.

TALKING WITH VERNON: You’ve got about another month to catch “Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. To prep for your visit, take a listen to the current This Week in the Arts podcast, in which Dana Schultes interviews the Fort Worth native.