STARTING THEM YOUNG: If you are a reader of this blog, you obviously have an interest in the arts. But how and where did that interest develop? For a lot of you, the answer is probably: at home. A recent Boston Globe story tackles the question: What can you do to develop an appreciation for the arts in kids? If you’ve got little ones in the house, this is a good primer. How many of you have art shelves?
MUSIC BITS: Richardson band The Fox and the Bird stops by the DC9 at Night performance space (DC9 at Night) … Elvis Costello stuck pretty close to his new album at Nokia on Wednesday night (dfw.com) … Fort Worth’s Luke Wade, formerly of Hurt Street, has formed a new local all-star band, No Civilians (fwweekly.com) … Fort Worth’s Burning Hotels have a new video out for their signature song (dfw.com) … Good Records on Lower Greenville has big plans for the return of Beatlemania next week (quickdfw.com).
AUDIO VISUAL: Mark Evan Walker has been a part of nearly every aspect of Fort Worth’s visual arts scene. His paintings and drawings have been displayed in numerous group shows. And when he’s not doing that, he’s designing sets for just about everyone in Fort Worth, including Stage West, whose current Skin of Our Teeth he designed. He discusses his wide-ranging career as the subject of the This Week in the Arts podcast.