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Friday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 9 Aug 2013 7:54 AM

Renewed optimism in the Nasher-Museum Tower dispute, local music bits and Sesame Street’s greatest musical guests.


NASHER NEWS: The new Dallas Police and Fire Pension System trustees got together for the first time on Thursday with a promise to take a fresh look at all the possible solutions in the Museum Tower-Nasher Sculpture Center dispute. The new trustees include City Council members Tennell Atkins, Philip Kingston and Lee Kleinman, and Dallas police Sgt. Ken Haben. “My only mission right now is to pull the Nasher and the Museum Tower to the table to compromise for the better of the pension, for the better of the city, and better for the people out there,” Atkins tells … And in more fun news, the Nasher announced its first joint exhibition with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. It’s a retrospective of SMU grad David Bates’ work.

MUSIC BITS: Sarah Jaffe walks through her musical life, noting that she misses the days when she had to assemble her own CDs. ( … Fort Worth’s the Will Callers talk about moving on after losing two members to a car accident. ( … Bob Schneider headed to Dallas to film the video for “Hop on the World,” a song on his most recent album, Burden of Proof. Take a look. (DC9 at Night)

‘SESAME STREET’ SINGERS: For as long as there’s been a Sesame Street, famous performers have stopped by to sing songs about letters, numbers and the like. So which guest spots have been the best? The top 10 are rounded up (with video) on Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Cab Calloway all make the list. But put me down for Feist’s reworking of “1234” as No. 1.