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Friday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 14 Jun 2013 7:48 AM

Klyde Warren Park and the Arts District partner up, plus local music bits and a historical play with something to say about today.


KLYDE WARREN COMPROMISE: When Klyde Warren Park announced a few months back that it was considering forming a public improvement district, that didn’t sit so well with some of its Arts District neighbors. But it looks like through a little healthy conversation, the two sides have figured out a way to work together. According to, which received a joint statement from the two groups last night, “The planned improvement district, which must be approved by the Dallas City Council, would extend from Uptown into parts of downtown and would generate $600,000 in annual revenue. Ten percent of that would go toward ‘common purposes or programs’ involving both the park and the Arts District, according to the statement.”

MUSIC BITS: Dallas rapper Jenny Robinson talks up her new mixtape and her upcoming show at Hailey’s. (Front Row) … In November, the Lone Star Film Society will honor Lyle Lovett with its Stephen Bruton Award. On its blog, the society walks through Lovett’s many contributions to the world of television and film. ( … The Baptist Generals talk about their new album and just what they’ve been up to the last 10 years. (

THE NEW GUY: In The Timekeepers, two men – one gay and German, the other old and Jewish – find themselves paired up on a work detail in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. The show, written by Dan Clancy, is currently running at the Dallas Holocaust Museum / Center for Education and Tolerance. Newcomer Jeremy W. Smith plays Hans, the German, and he tells that, “There is still so much hatred out there, the bombings, the wars, prejudice against marriage rights for LGBT people. The Timekeepers is a play about affirmation and tolerance. Dark issue plays have to be performed to remind people that history repeats itself and that we can choose to make life better.” Catch it through June 22.