35 Conferette: Local media gives the music conference formally known as Nx35 the show-by-show, blow-by-blow treatment. Dallas Observer wraps it up and throws in bonus slides of best beards at the conferette. Preston Jones over at dfw.com, rounds up the highlights in the Soundcheck blog. Pegasus News offers its takes on the best of Saturday bands. Front Row’s Peter Simek files daily too. And Paul Slavens and his flipcam surely win the “hardest working man on You Tube” award.
SXSW- With Denton behind us, we move on to Austin. The New York Times is blogging away, here about two films screening that show or discuss how digital collaborations and new, accessible technologies are changing ideas about art. DFW.com’s Chris Kelly wonders if the conference has gotten too big for its britches. The Observer goes him one better with SXSW bingo – check out the cards for Interactive and Music by Noah Patrick Pfarr and Alexander Flores. KERA’s interactive director Alan Melson offers elegant analysis in these posts comparing web development to making music and brands taking over at SXSW. Check back for more blogging, and videos, from Alan, Stephen Becker, April Kinser and Dane Walters.
Happy Birthday Horton: Today would be playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote’s 95th birthday. It’s also the official kick off of the Horton Foote Festival. Here’s a guide to performances. If you start now, you may see them all by the time the festival ends in May. At Art&Seek, we’re excited to have Hallie Foote, Horton’s daughter, in the Think TV studio this a.m. Look for Jerome’s interview with her on the Art&Seek segment of Think Friday.