Tablet Life & Arts

Arts writers’ picks for the week of April 6

The Star-Telegram arts writers spotlight what’s rocking their world this week.

1 Recently reviewed: Due to early print deadlines on some nights, our reviews of the area’s classical music and dance performances don’t always make it into the newspaper, but you’ll always find them online at Visit the website to read what our critics thought of recent shows and concerts presented by Texas Ballet Theater, Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, the Cliburn, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera and more.

— Stephanie Allmon

2 The Secret Sisters, Black and Blue: Siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers are back with another set of sweetly harmonized tunes on Put Your Needle Down, the eagerly awaited follow-up to their mesmerizing 2010 self-titled debut. As with their first record, the Secret Sisters again teamed with Fort Worth-raised producer T Bone Burnett, who helps expand their sonic palette from the freshman effort’s spare, elemental acoustics. The lead single, Black and Blue, showcases this growth superbly — a shuffling backbeat, reminiscent of the Everly Brothers by way of Brill Building pop, coupled with the Rogers’ luminous vocals makes for a song you’re only too happy to let leave a mark.

— Preston Jones

3 2014 Dallas Art Fair: The sixth annual Dallas Art Fair opens Thursday, April 10, with an evening gala followed by three days of viewing and shopping some of the world’s best galleries and art. With each passing year the fair attracts more international galleries, and this year is no exception. More than 90 galleries are participating. Ticket prices range from $20 for a one-day pass to $50 for a three-day pass. The art fair is in the Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas. Show hours are 11 a.m.-7-p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12; noon-6 p.m. Sunday, April 13. For more information and a listing of ancillary events, visit

— Gaile Robinson