ERYKAH EVERYWHERE: Hope ya like Erykah Badu, ’cause ya can’t get away from her these days. (That’s understandable – she does have a new album to promote.) Where to begin … Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway tells dallasnews.com he’s looking into putting tougher rules on the book to guard against people making for-profit films without a permit in the city. Quick scores quite a coup by having her on its cover this week (which was planned before the video dust-up). She takes part in pitchfork.com’s 5-10-15-20 feature, in which artists talk about what they were listening to at those ages. You might be interested to know that she was a big grunge fan at 20. Still want more? She’ll be at Good Records on Saturday.
CAST YOUR VOTE: The Dallas Museum of Art is letting you decide the musical acts who will play on the Late Night Main Stage on April 16. Artists around town submitted videos of them performing, and the top six are posted for your perusal and votes. If Summer Ames doesn’t make it, I’ll eat my hat.
SING, SING, SING: That arbiter of opera, W magazine, has come up with its list of the Top 5 Operas to See This Spring. Making the cut: Fort Worth Opera’s Before Night Falls. One of the reasons the magazine’s anonymous opera blogger lists to see the show: “baritone cutie Wes Mason.”