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Friday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 4 Nov 2011 7:45 AM

Today in the roundup: Acrobats at the Meyerson, assessing John Marin at the Amon Carter and local music bits.


UP, UP IN THE AIR: This weekend, the program at the Meyerson will be one for the eyes as well as the ears. That’s because circus performers will accompany the music as part of Cirque Musica. Steve Cook is the creator of Cirque Musica, and in a Q&A with, he says, “The symphonic world is changing on a nationwide basis and is going through an interesting time right now. The audiences are changing and to bring new audiences in, you need to offer a broad product that encompasses as many elements as possible.”

JOHN MARIN UP CLOSE: On Saturday, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art will host an Interactive Art Workshop, during which participants will learn about the paintings in the new exhibition, “John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury.” Gaile Robinson got an early look at the show, which opens Saturday, and she writes in her review, “Marin’s geometric slicing of the picture’s plane, his push and pull of the paint, his desire to show the under-layers and his fascination with depicting movement were all intimations of the next big thing: abstract expressionism.”

MUSIC BITS: Before last week’s big KXT Turns 2 party at House of Blues, headliners Fitz and the Tantrums stopped by the KXT studios to play a couple of songs. Those videos are now up. ( … If you’re a St. Vincent fan, enjoy this playlist of covers she’s performed. (DC9 at Night) … It’s still six months away, but Fort Worth Weekly says next year’s Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards is already shaping up to be quite the contest. (