UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Agnetha FALTSKOG and ABBA and Bjorn ULVAEUS and Anni Frid LYNGSTAD and Benny ANDERSSON; L-R: Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (back), Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson - posed, studio, group portait (Photo by RB/Redferns)
ABBA-CADAB-RA: So here's the thing, you don't have to be into hipster irony to be into ABBA. Now that we're clear on that, you should know tonight the Dallas Symphony is proud to present ABBA -The Music at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Come dance, come sing and have the time of your life at the official ABBA celebration featuring members of the original ABBA band. You've seen the rest, now see the best! There is no doubt that this is the most authentic ABBA show to date, the show packs all their greatest hits into a two hour musical extravaganza. The concert promises such mega-hits as Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia!, Take a Chance on Me, S.O.S. and so many more.
BUILDING BRIDGES: If you're at all interested in how art movements can sweep across national boarders -- and what culture can do to them after the fact -- then you'll want to check out Constructive Spirit at the Amon Carter. Featuring approximately eighty seldom-seen paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, drawings, and films, this exhibition juxtaposes the work from artists of the Americas, providing a fresh and innovative look at this dynamic and cosmopolitan period of modernism. Constructive Spirit features several works by artists represented in the Amon Carter Museum’s permanent collection, such as Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, and Louise Nevelson. Other artists in the exhibition include Joaquín Torres-García, Jesús Rafael Soto, and Arshile Gorky. The exhibition is a first-time chance for Carter patrons to understand the conceptual and aesthetic parallels that linked artists across the Americas.
LYNCH MOB: Recently there has been an explosion of Denton blogs/news outlets, We Denton Do It being one of those. One of the most interesting aspects of this atomic blogging expansion is that they are bringing in shows that wouldn't normally be coming into town -- in spaces that are not always considered venues. Tonight We Denton Do It presents Julian Lynch at J&J's Pizza on the square. Julian's been blowing up recently with the little blog that could, Pitchfork, giving this glowing review of his track "In New Jersey." "It's not surprising to learn that Julian Lynch splits his time between making music and working towards a PhD in ethnomusicology. His songs sound painstakingly constructed, the product of many hours spent in rumination. But 'In New Jersey', a track he recently posted to his tumblr, channels these academic tendencies in an approachable way; the song is a great blend of theory and passion, equal parts composition exercise and absorbing, emotive art." Sounds like a solid pick to us.
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