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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 4 Jul 2013 7:54 AM

A couple of new season announcements, local music bits and a local actor on his role in The Lone Ranger.


NEW SEASONS: Couple of new season announcements to pass along. The Nasher Sculpture Center has announced the lineup for the fourth edition of its Soundings series. Cuatro Corridos, a chamber opera, kicks things off Oct. 4. It’ll be followed by a performance by Brentano String Quartet commemorating the Kennedy assassination, “Stories of Freedom” on April 4 and pianist Leon Fleisher on May 15. … Pfamily arts has also announced its 2013-14 season. It features three musicals and a play written by Cormac McCarthy. Details on

LOCAL MUSIC BITS: Preston Jones runs through new releases from Fort Worth’s Viktoria Jones, Jim Colegrove and Will Johnson. ( … Looking for a bar that plays good music? The Observer rounds up the 15 restaurants and bars that play the best. ( … Casey McPherson of Alpha Rev talks about being in the sweet spot between anonymous and Bieber famous ahead of the band’s July 12 gig at the Granada. (Front Row)

QUOTABLE: “I pinched myself every day I was out there. I get to ride horses and shoot guns in all the same places that John Wayne and John Ford shot their Westerns. … They always say try to enjoy every minute of your life, and that was definitely [a time] where I enjoyed every single minute of it.”

– Arlington’s Damon Carney, who has a small role as one of the good guys in the new movie adaptation of The Lone Ranger. Carney talks about his experiences on the set with