It looks like the Final Four Music Festival will be diverse after all. But does one pop rapper/TV actor a balanced festival make? Onto tonight:
It’s looking fairly dreary at the moment as I peer out at the largest arts district in the nation. But hopefully the weather will clear up by the time the ATT PAC hosts one of the first patio sessions of its spring season. A couple of singer/songwriters will be the talent this evening—Denton’s Doug Burr, and Fort Worth-native, Tyler Rougeux. It has been my experience that people will turn up in large numbers at this patio even if it’s freezing, so all should be well.
We live in an era where just about everyone is a photographer, but there are larger questions about what technology has done to the form as it pertains to the arts. Local arts residency CentralTrak will be shedding some light on the issues facing the contemporary photographer this evening, as part of its Next Topic lecture series. The talk is billed as “Photography and Materiality,” and even the idea of coming up with new terminology altogether will be addressed. A panel including four local artists and academics will host the discussion, and stick around if there’s a Q-and-A. This often well-informed audience can be just as illuminating as the experts.
I don’t know if you’re as disappointed as I am that the NBA posthumously ruled that the Mavericks potentially season-altering loss two nights ago should have fallen in their favor. But if you are, consider stopping by Lower Greenville tonight to cheer yourself up, as the Mavericks’ resident DJ, Whiz T will be making an appearance. He’ll be handling the beats at a hip hop freestyle battle at Crown and Harp, and it just may remind you of the team’s better moments. I consider Whiz T one of the secret weapons in keeping spirits high at The AAC, even when it doesn’t swing our way, however unfairly. Consider stopping by Blind Butcher for an entree-sized cheeseboard as dinner first.
Finally, the explosively popular and “subversively feminist” Amy Schumer will appear at the Verizon Theatre. Headlining such a venue is simply incredible for a comedian whose TV show only debuted last year, but it all makes sense when you consider that it was Comedy Central’s biggest premiere of 2013. So, procure a ticket if you have yet to do so. Note: This show has been rescheduled for November 20.
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