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Thursday Morning Roundup

BUILDING UPDATES: Couple of architectural notes today. Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park has unveiled plans for adding a Natural Learning Center. Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster’s opinion? A more contemporary design might be a welcome addition, despite the area’s Art Deco history. … Meanwhile, to the the west, a vote planned for today on bringing the proposed Las Colinas entertainment complex back to life has been postponed. Details of the potential deal are at dallasnews.com.

MUSIC BITS: A Taste of Herb, the Herb Alpert and His Tijuana Brass tribute band (featuring our very own Paul Slavens), is building a loyal following in Denton. (DC9 at Night) … Local DJ Ynfynyt Scroll (a.k.a. Rodrigo Diaz) shares a new mix with Front Row, where you can download it ahead of his debut tonight at Beauty Bar. (Front Row) … Preston Jones wades through new efforts by locals acts Howler Jr., Panic Volcanic and Savage and the Big Beat. (dfw.com) … Meanwhile, Arlington quintet Spoonfed Tribe debuts a new album on Saturday at Lola’s in Fort Worth. (fwweekly.com)

THE MERGE: If you’re a fan of A+C North Texas magazine, you’ll soon be able to also stay up-to-date with the arts scene in Houston. That’s because A+C North Texas is merging its efforts with A+C Houston to form one super magazine, Arts+Culture Texas. According to the publication’s Facebook page, the new product will premiere in September and a new website should be up shortly.