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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 30 Jan 2013 7:46 AM

Today in the roundup: UNT students on the ‘Today’ show, Allen High School’s sudden band director change and more on the Contemporary’s print sale.


JINGLE ALL THE WAY: A couple of UNT students found their way onto the Today show Tuesday morning. Andrew Walker and Kayley Walker (no relation) were competitors in the show’s Quest for the Best contest, which is looking for a new jingle for the show. Alas, they didn’t win. But you can watch their performance above (fast forward to the 2:15 mark) and hear more from them at

INTRIGUE IN ALLEN: About 40 supporters of the Allen High School marching band attended the city’s school board meeting Tuesday night wanting to know why director Charles Pennington was removed from his post. They left without learning the reason. And when reached for comment, Pennington – who remains a middle school teacher in the district – wasn’t any more forthcoming. “I really appreciate their support, but I don’t think that it is in my best interest to discuss that at this time,” he tells Stay tuned.

MAKING AMENDS: Last week, the Dallas Contemporary stepped in it when it was discovered that the gallery was selling prints on eBay that had been donated by the artists. Contemporary director Peter Doroshenko immediately condemned the practice, calling it “a dumb move.” But is that the end of the story? No, according to, who says the Contemporary has a long way to go to right this wrong.