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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 16 Feb 2011 7:55 AM

Today in the roundup: Regina Taylor gets The Times treatment, SMU Lit Fest announces authors and Michael Cavanaugh on Billy Joel.


‘THE TIMES’ ON TAYLOR: Regina Taylor’s Trinity River Plays was one of the buzziest shows of the fall when the Dallas Theater Center debuted it. The show is a co-production with Chicago’s Goodman Theater, and now it’s playing up there. That got the attention of The New York Times, which profiles her today. For more from Taylor, take a look back at Jerome’s interview with her on Think TV.

BOOKS ON THE HILLTOP: The SMU Literary Festival has announced the list of authors who will participate in the event, slated for March 24-26. Among the participants is Rosalyn Story, who has a nice little side gig as a violinist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. (h/t: books blog)

QUOTABLE: “In New York, Billy Joel is like a religion; like Springsteen is in New Jersey. Billy did a concert in Long Island and invited me up to sing part of “Movin’ Out,” and I was really worried about what all those people were thinking, like ‘Who is this guy?'”

– Michael Cavanaugh, who performs the music of Billy Joel at the Meyerson Thursday and Sunday. Read more from Cavanaugh at