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Monday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 8 Feb 2010

BACK TO BACH: When you hear about a new Denton band, you probably expect it to be a cutting-edge, experimental group that plays music that’s considered “post-” something. But that’s the antithesis of one of the city’s newest outfits: the Denton Bach Players. As the name suggests, the group, which is part of the Denton […]

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BACK TO BACH: When you hear about a new Denton band, you probably expect it to be a cutting-edge, experimental group that plays music that’s considered “post-” something. But that’s the antithesis of one of the city’s newest outfits: the Denton Bach Players. As the name suggests, the group, which is part of the Denton Bach Society, plays music on period instruments as it was played in the 1600s. The Denton Record-Chronicle has the story of how the musicians came together to live out a common interest.

RECENT THEATER REVIEWS: Jubilee Theater is currently staging From the Mississippi Delta, an adaptation of Endesha Ida Mae Holland’s memoir. Holland was a young woman in the 1950s and 60s headed down the wrong path who ultimately righted her ship through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. “This is an uplifting, joyful and well-acted production that pulsates with passion and talent,” Punch Shaw writes in his dfw.com review. … MBS Productions’ 24 Hrs. of Love is a show in two acts, each telling the story of a different Spanish couple. Cathy O’Neal of theaterjones.com says, “It’s a shame that half of each couple was badly cast.”

QUOTABLE:A democracy can only flourish if we as a people share common goals, vision and ideals. It promotes empathy if people can put themselves into someone else’s shoes. Otherwise, you’d be in a dog-eat-dog society. The ability to allow someone to step outside themselves is something the arts have always done.”

– Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty, answering the question, “Why are the arts important?” Moriarty was the subject of the Point Person Q&A on Sunday in The Dallas Morning News; read the whole interview here.

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