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Thursday Morning Roundup

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Before we move on to today’s linkapalooza, a quick plug for my appearance today on Think. I’ll join my podcasting partner, DMN movie critic Chris Vognar, as well as Christopher Kelly, who writes for Texas Monthly and The New York Times, in a discussion of Sunday’s Academy Awards. Will I get a word in edgewise? Will a caller ask us to break down the documentary shorts category? Tune in today at noon. And if you want to study up a bit before the show, we went ahead and posted this week’s Big Screen podcast a day early since it’s our Oscar Spectacular.

LOCAL MUSIC BITS: The New York Times has jumped on The Relatives bandwagon with a glowing profile of the recently resurrected Dallas R&B/Gospel group. (nytimes.com) … Fort Worth rapper Tawaine Hall talks about how his rough childhood influenced his debut album, Failure. (dfw.com) … Meanwhile, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Daniel Katsük explains why it’s been four years since we’ve heard new music out of him. (fwweekly.com)

QUOTABLE: “I was that kid who would pull my mom’s couch to the side and just dance.”

– Booker T. Washington dance teacher and choreographer Bridget Moore, whose newest work debuts as part of Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Cultural Awareness program this weekend. Moore talks more about her late entry into the world of dance in an interview with dallasnews.com.