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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 4 Apr 2012 7:45 AM

Today in the roundup: North Texas’ busiest art weekend, Google’s digital museums and the guys behind Prekindle.


ART ALL OVER: Next weekend is the primo time for visual arts lovers. The Dallas Art Fair returns for its fourth incarnation, and the Dallas Contemporary will launch the Dallas Biennale. And while the Contemporary may have staked a claim to the Italian pronunciation, that hasn’t kept a group of three local artists from launching the Dallas Biennial the same weekend. Peter Simek tries to make sense of it all over on Front Row.

THE DIGITAL MUSEUM: Google Art Project is the Web search engine’s attempt to bring museums to every corner of the world. The service offers virtual tours of some of the world’s top museums, and yesterday 134 new museums were added to the original 17 participants. Still missing from the lineup – all North Texas museums.

VIRTUAL TICKETS: If you’ve bought a ticket to a local-music show online, you’ve almost certainly used Prekindle. The site was started by Pete Swulius and Dave Howard, a couple of Dallas musicians who quit the band life but wanted to stay involved in the music scene. In a Q&A with DC9 at Night, they talk about their approach to online ticketing and why running a business is easier than being in a band.