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Monday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 25 Apr 2011 7:55 AM

Today in the roundup: Food trucks are on their way to the Arts District, the Betty Buckley Awards nominees and how to produce a record.


MOBILE MUNCHIES: One of the big complaints about the Arts District – it’s hard to get something to eat down there – might be about to change. Proponents of food trucks are asking the City Council to change zoning laws to allow the mobile food vendors to set up shop along Flora Street. If the change goes through, we could see the trucks in the district as early as May.

THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE: Congratulations to Birdville High School and Haltom High School, whose musicals were nominated in the top three categories for this year’s Betty Buckley Awards. Birdville’s Anything Goes and Haltom’s South Pacific were each nominated as best musical and for the top acting awards. The Buckley Awards honor the top high school musical productions in Tarrant County. Take a look at the rest of the nominees over at dfw.com.

BEHIND THE BOARDS: In the last decade or so, record producers have taken more of a starring role when the album comes out. Guys like Timbaland and Kanye have even jumped into the spotlight with their own solo careers after doing production work for others. But what does a producer really do? That’s the subject of an essay by Austin novelist Jim Lewis.  He was asked by his friend Michael Fracasso to produce his new album – a task Lewis had never performed. So he set about figuring out what exactly that entails.