Free Polyphonic Spree tonight at DMA

Turn this museum out

If you’ve yet to make it out to one of the Dallas Museum of Art’s Late Nights, might we suggest to do so tonight? For two reasons. Tonight is the annual Summer Block Party in the Arts District so the DMA, the Nasher and the Crow Collection are all having festivities in and out. So it’s already a bash.

Second, um, the Polyphonic Spree will be playing at the DMA’s Ross Ave. Plaza. Pretty much the only band that makes symphonic rock cool, the Dallas-based collective was formed by Tim DeLaughter, formerly of local band Tripping Daisy. With over 20 members and a section of horns, strings, percussion and pretty much everytghing else, the Spree is joyous in that hippies ’60s kinda way but still keeping a fresh approach to music. Pretty much, it’s awesomeness.

DEETS: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. 9 p.m. $10.

—  Rich Lopez

Leaders of the PAC

Josh Prince-Ramos is totally swoonworthy.
Josh Prince-Ramos is totally swoonworthy.

Yesterday, as I sat down to a nice catered luncheon in the cafe of the Winspear, having just completed my “final” tours of the opera house and the Wyly Theatre,  Dallas Opera artistic director Jonathan Pell and TITAS executive director Charles Santos asked me what the most impressive thing I saw was.

“Ummm… Josh Prince-Ramus’ eyes?” I responded.

I was only joking a bit. Prince-Ramus is hunky —after his remarks, he asked for questions from the journos. “Are you really that dreamy?” I nearly sighed. All the women and gay men, and I would wager half the straight men, who go to bed with him if he asked. He, with Rem Koolhaas, co-designed the Wyly, which is pretty impressive.

See lots of pics after the jump.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones