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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 21 Dec 2011 7:53 AM

Today in the roundup: Plans for Bridge-O-Rama, local music bits and a night with the Von Trapps.


FAMILIAR FACES: Back in October, we told you about Bridge-O-Rama, the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s planned celebration for the opening of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in March. One part of the celebration will be Parade of Giants, which will feature larger-than-life puppet likenesses of famous West Dallas figures crossing the bridge. We were all pretty sure Bonnie and Clyde would make the cut, but who else we would see remained a mystery. Until now.

MUSIC BITS: Fort Worth singer-songwriter Tim Platt got his start hosting an open-mic night at Esoterica Salon & Lounge. Now he’s become a mainstay, performing with some of the best musicians in the city. ( … It was a big year for local hip-hop. (DC9 at Night) … And St. Vincent makes (yet another) another list of the albums of the year. (

QUOTABLE: “It’s almost funnier to watch the movie and know that this is based on the story of my family, and to know that — oh, this was a little different; that didn’t actually happen; or some of the characters are a little more Hollywood. But at the same time, it feels very special to have your family story portrayed in such an amazing way.”

– Melanie von Trapp, a descendant of the Von Trapp family immortalized in The Sound of Music, in an interview with Melanie and her siblings will take part in the Fort Worth Symphony Pops: Christmas with the Von Trapp Children concert tonight at Bass Hall.