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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 3 Mar 2011 8:02 AM

Today in the roundup: Frisco to reconsider Collin County Arts Hall, help with your 35 Conferette schedule and talking violence in Fort Worth.


COLLIN COUNTY ARTS HALL UPDATE: The Frisco City Council has decided to allow voters to reconsider the city’s remaining $16.4 million bond commitment to the proposed Collin County Arts Hall. The project is a joint venture with Plano and Allen. “As a community we’ve allowed one project to divide us,” council member Scott Johnson tells “I’m convinced that this community will never move forward if this hangs around as an issue and as a noose around our neck.” The issue will be decided in a May special election.

WHO TO SEE: Have you already started picking through the 35 Conferette schedule? And if so, have you come to the realization that you can’t possibly see all the bands you’d like to next weekend? Then it might be time to call in the experts. For a little advice, check out Preston Jones’ 10 recommendations at

IN FOCUS: Installation artist Robert Lazzarini uses weapons in his art to have a discussion on violence in America. His work is the subject of a current FOCUS exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and he discusses his work in the newest episode of the video series Art This Week.