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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 11 Oct 2012 7:50 AM

Today in the roundup: Reviewing Fort Worth Contemporary Arts’ new show, local music bits and the future of YouTube.


POWER PLAY: Fort Worth Contemporary Art’s new group show, “where is the power,” takes a look at the concept of power in all of its incarnations. Pretty weighty stuff. And tough to pull off. “Through the end of October, where is the power offers Fort Worth’s über-traditional art scene a much needed jolt but doesn’t shine,” Anthony Mariani writes in his review. “The show is not offensive or amateurish, just maddeningly undercooked and minimalist almost to the point of infinitesimalism.”

MUSIC BITS: Last weekend’s Index Festival shows Dallas is figuring out how to put on a festival. (Front Row) … Reviews of new albums by Fort Worth bands Madras and James Hinkle & The Transatlantics. ( … Sofar Sounds’ secret shows around town are giving audiences an up-close look at some of the area’s top talend. (DC9 at Night)

MONEY FOR NOTHING: Enjoy watching those YouTube videos? YouTube knows you do. And soon, you’ll have to start paying for some of those videos.