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Friday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 19 Apr 2013 8:00 AM

Today in the roundup: Season announcements from the Cliburn Foundation and Fort Worth Opera, plus a primer on Shane Carruth and more on the Dallas Contemporary’s current show.


SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT I: The Cliburn Foundation has announced details of its 2013-14 season. And most notable might be where some of the concerts will be held. That’s because on Jan. 23, 2014, Olga Kern will break in the new Piano Pavilion of the Kimbell Art Museum. Subsequent performances will also take place in the space. The full season is up at

SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT II: The Fort Worth Opera also has announced the details of its 2014 season. Included in the lineup is a pair of premieres: the already-announced, professional world premiere of Daniel Crozier and Peter Krask’s With Blood, With Ink; and the regional premiere and of Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Pulitzer Prize award-winning Silent Night (see Jerome’s story on the opera’s commitment to American works here). Crowd-pleasers by Bizet (The Pearl Fishers) and Mozart (Così fan tutte) are also planned.

CARRUTH IS ON FIRE: We’ve been talking about Uptream Color for more than a month now. And today, it’s finally out at the Angelika Film Center. To catch you up: Upstream Color is the latest film by Richardson native Shane Carruth. Carruth made a name for himself in 2004 with his debut film, Primer, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. But we haven’t seen anything from him since. Upstream, though, is worth the wait. It’s got an impressive 83 percent positive rating on And on this week’s Big Screen podcast, Chris Vognar and I tell you why it’s worth your time. Once you listen to that and are convinced you should see it, take a swing back by my profile of Carruth from South by Southwest.

FASHION SENSE: On Wednesday, we directed you to Glasstire’s look at the current trio of shows up at the Dallas Contemporary. One of the shows is the first U.S. exhibition by Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck. And that got the attention of the New York Times Style section, which notes: “Complete looks from two of his recent, and provocative, men’s wear shows are being presented on rotating mannequins, including some very kinky accessories, like the tribal-meets-bondage leather masks from his fall 2012 collection entitled ‘Lust Never Sleeps.’ That should wake them up in Dallas.” Van Beirendonck also answers a few questions about the show in the story.