ART + MUSIC: Way back in July, we told you about a unique collaboration between the Dallas Museum of Art and UTD, in which UTD students created sound designs that represent works in the DMA collection. Tonight, the DMA will take another crack at audio interpretation with a concert called “Vocal Colors.” The idea is that a vocal quartet backed by a pianist will perform as artwork related to their music is projected in the Horchow Auditorium. Dallasnews.com has further details on how the project came together.
ANDY COMES TO TOWN: “Andy Warhol: The Last Decade” takes over the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth beginning Sunday. To get you up to speed on one of the most famous artists of the 20th Century, the museum’s blog has been busy cooking up a few educational posts. Last week, it featured a Q&A with Modern curator Andrea Karnes, who is facilitating the exhibit for the museum. A few days later, this post gets into some of the basic Warhol touchstones.
FOUNTAIN OF WISDOM: Our favorite local author, Ben Fountain, is answering questions today over at the Reading Room blog. Suggestion: Ask him about Haiti, he’s visited it umpteen times over the years and it appears in a couple of his terrific short stories in Brief Encounters with Che Guevara.
MUSIC BITS: Erykah Badu and Matthew and the Arrogant Sea have new albums coming out (not together – though that might be an interesting listen). DC9 at Night as details on where you can hear cuts from each. (DC9 at Night) … Scat Jazz Lounge in Fort Worth is planning a Haiti benefit concert featuring Tyler Wood, Adonis Rose and the Krewe of Swing, Luke Wade and No Civilians, Rabbit’s Got the Gun and Josh Weathers and the True Endeavors. DFW.com has all the details. (dfw.com)