This Week's Day-By-Day Picks

Tuesday, February 17

When you listen to a radio show every day, you feel as though you almost know the host, despite the fact that you may never know what he or she looks like. It's the power of the voice, and sometimes a gimmick that wins over listeners and creates the radio hero. Case in point: KERA 90.1's The Glen Mitchell Show. Mitchell has won numerous awards for his talk show and has attracted throngs of listeners with his ability to cover politics, health, sports, pop culture, art and much more. Now Mitchell fans can put a face with the tenor voice from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kimbell Art Museum as he broadcasts from there live. During the two-hour show, Mr. Radio will discuss the Kimbell's latest special exhibit, Turner and Venice, a collection of British painter J.M.W. Turner's watercolors, drawings and paintings. It will be an assault on the senses as visitors can both see and hear their radio and their art. Call 817-332-8451.

Wednesday, February 18

Three-part harmony: The trio truly sings despite a tour de France fiasco in The Triplets of Belleville.
Three-part harmony: The trio truly sings despite a tour de France fiasco in The Triplets of Belleville.

A friend, upon hearing of an upcoming show, said, "Paco de Lucia? He's a monster." But fear not, for what he meant was "Helluva guitar player. Helluva player." So we can bet that our little sound engineer friend knows of what he speaks and will most likely be spreading the engineer's budget a bit thin to go experience the live talents of a man whom WRR Classical 101.1 FM refers to as "one of the greatest living guitarists in the world." De Lucia is a flamenco artist to the fullest extent, combining the rhythm and emotion into a sultry, almost bluesy performance. He is truly an independent soldier for the genre. De Lucia says, "You must understand that a gypsy's life is full of anarchy. That is a reason why the way of flamenco music is a way without discipline." Soul and spirit are as much discipline as de Lucia needs when he takes the stage at Bass Hall, 525 Commerce St., in Fort Worth, Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at or by phone. Call 817-212-4280.

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