Life and Arts News Briefs


Country star to play at conference center

Tom “Wolf” Morrell, master of Western and Texas swing and the non-pedal steel guitar, will perform with the Time-Warp Top Hands at 8 p.m., Jan. 23 in the Conference Center.

Morrell, a Dallas native, received a Grammy nomination for his album “Wolf Tracks” in 2001.

Morrell belongs to the Fort Worth Western Swing Society Hall of Fame, the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame, the California Western Swing Hall of Fame and the Seattle Western Swing Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2001.

Morrell won the Academy of Western Artists’ Player of the Year while the Time-Warp Top Hands are two-time winners of Academy of Western Swing Artists’ Band of The Year.

Tickets are $10 for students of other schools, $15 for adults and free for UTD students.

Eclectic artists to converge at UTD Pub

The Underground Poetry Circus (UPC), an eclectic mix of all genres, will visit UTD Jan. 29, Feb. 19, Mar. 4 and Apr. 15, bringing spotlight poets, bands, a DJ and open mic along with occasional independent films.

Performing in the Pub from 10 p.m. until midnight, the UPC hopes to bring a high-energy type of entertainment to UTD.

The bands Head Krack, Common Folk, Smooth Choppy and Hot House Jazz will perform along with poets Taalam Acey, Lamar Hill, Regie Gibson and Da Boogie Man.

Rock Baby and GNO – with DJ Whiz – will host the events. Admission is free.


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