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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 13 Nov 2012 7:29 AM

Today in the roundup: David Byrne’s local art stop, Dallas Chamber Symphony’s silent-film score and the Dallas Holocaust Museum’s new leader.


DAVID BYRNE, ART BUYER: As St. Vincent and the rest of the Love This Giant tour left Dallas for San Diego last month, the tour’s co-headliner David Byrne headed south for Waxahachie and a visit to the Webb Gallery. Apparently Byrne’s been friends with Julie and Bruce Webb for years. “David has always bridged the gap between art and folk art,” Julie tells, where you can see a pic from Byrne’s visit. And being the good friend he is, he made sure to pick up a couple of pieces while he was there.

MUSIC FOR MOVIES: Tonight, Dallas Chamber Symphony will perform a new live score for A Sailor-Made Man, the 1921 comedy starring Harold Lloyd. The symphony commissioned Austin composer Brian Satterwhite to write the new music, who’s written scores for more than 100 films. “I am really glad about this project because it gets me back in the concert hall,” Satterwhite tells “I have been totally focused on my film career, so this is the first time in a while that I am going to have my music be presented in front of an audience with a live orchestra.” For more on tonight’s performance see Art&Seek guest blogger Barbara Vance’s interview with the program’s conductor, Richard McKay.

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM FINDS CEO: Mary Pat Higgins has been named the new CEO of the Dallas Holocaust Museum, a week after Alice Murray announced she will leave her post at the end of the month. Higgins comes to the museum from the Hockaday School, where she’s currently the CFO. “The museum’s mission — to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and to teach the moral and ethical response to prejudice, hatred and indifference — fits perfectly with my personal passion for education, children and service to the community,” Higgins tells