WON’T YOU HELP?: Fort Worth Opera General Director Darren K. Woods has posted the above video to the organization’s YouTube channel. In it, he talks about some of the nice things being said about the opera around the country and, as you might guess, asks for your financial support in light of other funding drying up.
TISK, TISK: The Council for Artists Rights, an advocacy group based in Chicago (I looked for a Web site but couldn’t find one) is none too happy with the DMA and the Modern. Its beef, according to Glasstire, is with the museums’ curators working with the Cowboys on the art program at the new stadium and essentially taking work away from an independent curator. Legitimate complaint? Much ado about nothing? You decide.
MUSIC BITS: Are Fort Worth’s Whiskey Folk Ramblers breaking up? Preston Jones is looking into the matter, and all signs for now point towards yes. (dfw.com) … Grapevine’s Mount Righteous has a new album out. The band’s songwriter, Joey Kendall, tells Hunter Hauk that the new release is, “all about suburbia, sort of the status quo and what people expect of you when you get older.” (quickdfw.com) … Sleep Whale is the guest for the latest episode of DC9 Live at El Sibil. (DC9 at Night)