A MODEL LIFE AND CAREER: Kim Dawson, North Texas’ fashion-and-modeling pioneer, has died from complications from Alzheimer’s. She was 85. Her talent agency has represented such people as Angie Harmon, Janine Turner — and my wife and nephew. Our condolences.
JUBIILEE THEATRE LOSES ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Ed Smith will step down in August, when the current season ends. Smith, who had founded the Buffalo Black Drama Workshop and worked as artistic associate of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, took over the Fort Worth company in 2006 after the sudden death of co-founder Rudy Eastman. No details on the reasons for departure, only “It’s time for me to explore new creative endeavors and other theatrical projects.”
HAPPIER STUFF: Fort Worth guitarist Casey James made American Idol‘s top 10. Local musicians joke that he was cheap. … Hank Hammet, director of opera at SMU, prefers the award they got earlier this year to the Oscars (the National Opera Association’s competition for best production by a small professional company or university). It was the first time SMU even competed. … Tomorrow is the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association’s Spring Gallery Walk, it also happens to be the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s biennial show — and the weather is supposed to be perfect.