FOR THE LOVE OF THE LIBRARY: It’s that time of year again – budget cutting time for the City of Dallas. Assuming that the city does not raise property taxes – which many council members and Mayor Tom Leppert say they do not want to do – cuts to city programs are likely. Among the proposals is a shortening the number of hours that the Central Library is open from 44 to 24. Hours at neighborhood libraries would also be slashed. And that has some Dallas residents hot under the collar.
THEATER BITS: Irving’s Broken Gears Project Theatre succeeds in inviting outsiders to join its casts. (dallasnews.com) … Zayd Dohrn talks about his play Long Way Go Down, which headlines Kitchen Dog Theater’s New Works Festival. (theaterjones.com). … Speaking of Kitchen Dog, the theater has announced its 2010-11 season. Harold Pinter’s Betrayal bats lead-off. (theaterjones.com)
PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF: Not planning on traveling this summer? Visiting the Amon Carter may provide at least a little escape. The museum is hosting “Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light,” an exhibition of 40 of the photographer’s pictures. Gaile Robinson reviews the show and tells the story of how amateur photographers try to copy the master whenever they visit the locations Adams made iconic.