SCHOOLS OF FISH: If you’re an avid fisherman, you’ve likely heard of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. Admittedly, we don’t get into fish stories all that often here on the morning roundup. But this one involves a slew of local high schoolers who competed in the Center’s 2009 State-Fish Art Contest. Katya Lopatko [...]
Archive for April, 2009
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that it is postponing its planned nine-city European tour scheduled for early 2010. The new tour is now planned for 2012. The reason, as you may have guessed: the economy. “The responsible thing to do is to postpone the tour,” DSO President Douglas Adams said in a news release. [...]
Saturday’s grand lighting ceremony of the “Avenue of Light” installation on Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth has been postponed, due to concerns about outdoor gatherings in the city. A reception featuring artist Cliff Garten’s original model for the project is still on for Friday night, though Garten will not be present.
Believe it or not, there are actually three programs tonight at the USA Film Festival. Everyone seems to be focusing their attention, however, on one: the Joe Sedelmaier Tribute/Shorts Showcase. The primary reason is that a work-in-progress cut of Warriors of the Discotheque: The Starck Club Documentary will show during the shorts program. The doc [...]
From the KERA Newsroom (Thanks B.J. Austin and Justin Martin!): In Fort Worth, MAYFEST has been cancelled. Richard Zavala, Director of Fort Worth Parks, says the Tarrant County Health Department has declared that all outdoor public gatherings must be cancelled in the interest of public health.” Mayfest began along the Trinity River greenbelt in 1973. [...]
The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports that officials from Mayfest are expected to announce that the big fair on the Trinity River scheduled to open today will instead be canceled, due to concerns about swine flu. Check back; we’ll post cancellations as we hear about them.
Yesterday we posted about a ticket giveaway we are doing to see Colson Whitehead on Friday at Arts & Letters Live. He’ll be in town to discuss his new novel, Sag Harbor. Well, as luck would have it, we’ve come in to some more tickets for the event. If you want ‘em, shoot me an [...]
The Fort Worth schools closed today due concerns about swine flu virus. This is likely what prompted the Fort Worth Opera to send a press release saying that productions of Carmen, Cinderella and Dead Man Walking scheduled for this weekend are still scheduled for this weekend. They also suggest that ticketholders who are experiencing flu-like [...]
A PRESIDENT COMES TO TOWN: With all of its stage and big-screen accolades, Frost/Nixon might be the most highly anticipated show of this year’s Dallas Summer Musicals season. Frank Langella won a Tony and was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the disgraced president – big shoes to fill for his traveling replacement, [...]
This evening the Dallas Symphony Orchestra premieres a new concerto featuring Emanuel Borok, the DSO’s renowned concertmaster. The new work was commissioned for a special occasion. It celebrates the birthday — of Borok’s violin.