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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 3 Oct 2012 7:15 AM

Today in the roundup: The new Guide Live, a piece of architecture in danger and a new deal in San Antonio.


A VIRTUAL MAKEOVER: Frequent visitors to Guide Live – the entertainment section of – will notice that the site has undergone a significant facelift. The new site is much more colorful and photo-driven than previous versions. The site also features the new Whatever Blog, which promises, “an offbeat look at the fun, weird and goofy side of Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.” The link doesn’t seem to be working this morning, but that’s surely a temporary issue.

WRIGHT HOUSE IN DANGER: A house that Frank Lloyd Wright built in Phoenix in 1952 could face the wrecking ball as soon as Thursday. Take a quick look at it and see if it reminds you of anything. If you said, “the Kalita Humphreys Theater,” you’ve got a good eye. Which makes sense – the Kalita opened in 1959. Preservationists are hard at work trying to save the house.

WE HAVE A DEAL: The musicians of the San Antonio Symphony have ratified a new three-year contract with the symphony that will ease the organization’s move to the city’s new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in 2014. The musicians had been playing under a contract that expired in 2011. Settling on a new contract has been tricky as the symphony’s financials have been unpredictable to say the least. The details of the new deal are at