GET YOUR LEARN ON: The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History officially opens today. DFW.com has covered the museum extensively in the past week or so, with reports on the museum’s design, must-see attractions, the Cattle Raisers Museum located in the new building, the technology behind the exhibits and the cool temporary exhibit, CSI: The Experience. And, of course, you can listen to KERA’s radio report produced by yours truly here.
BEHIND THE SCENES: By day, Chris Holland is the Manager of Festival Operations for B-Side Entertainment. The company puts together Web sites for film festivals. By night, he runs the Film Festival Secrets blog, where he talks to some of the people who put on the events. His most recent entry focuses on Dallas International Film Festival Senior Programmer Sarah Harris. When asked to name a recent trend in festival submissions that she doesn’t like, she says, “During 2008-2009, I was seeing a lot of shorts where people were getting hit by cars. It was disturbing at first and then just got really old.” So note to filmmakers: if you’re gonna have someone hit by a car in your next short, it’d had better be for a good reason.
ETC.: Sarah Palin’s appearance at Legacy Books is all sold out. Sounds like its Craig’s List time if you really wanna go. (dallasnews.com) … The Los Angeles Times weighs in on the plans released this week for the George Bush Presidential Center, saying that it carries, “no hint of the swagger, bravado or taste for confrontation that Bush was known for as president.” (latimes.com) … Pete Yorn stopped by the KXT studio yesterday afternoon to play a few tunes and preview his show last night at the House of Blues. Quick was at the show and has a review and the setlist (quickdfw.com) … Speaking of the KXT studio, you can watch video of performers who have rolled through, including 100 Damned Guns, Little Black Dress and many others, on the KXT Web site.