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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 27 Oct 2011 7:54 AM

Today in the roundup: An important art collection leaves Fort Worth, the debate over Arts District signage and Savion Glover describes his style.


HEADING SOUTH: One of the state’s most important collections of early Texas art is leaving Fort Worth and headed to Houston. The Hockshop Collection was put together by collector A.C. “Ace” Cook and contained hundreds of paintings. But when Cook died in 2010, the future of the collection – valued at $6 million – became uncertain. Fort Worth Weekly has the sad story of how its sale divided the Cook family and why a bid of $2.5 million was enough for the collection to leave North Texas.

COUNCIL DELAYS VOTE: On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council was scheduled to vote on whether or not to allow commercial signs – which are currently prohibited – in the Arts District. Angela Hunt, who represents the District, is opposed to the idea. But a developer of an office tower on Ross Avenue says he needs the revenue from the signage to make the numbers work on his tower. Yesterday, Hunt called for a delay of the vote so that she could try to resolve the issue on her own.

QUOTABLE: “My style is tomorrow. My style is next week.  My style is the future. I don’t know what my style is today. My approach to the dance is spiritual. I approach the dance like John Coltrane approaches his horn. I hope that through my dance I can deliver a message of peace and love. I stopped dancing many years ago for the sake of applause, for the sake of entertainment. My approach now is more “Edutainment” than entertainment.”

– Savion Glover, in an interview with, ahead of his performance on Tuesday at Bass Hall.