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More (musical) reasons to love Dallas Love Field

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Here’s another reason to love Dallas Love Field Airport: free weekday concerts from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The airport is working with the Texas Music Project, which is organizing the Texas Singer/Songwriter Series.

Jon Christopher Davis (pictured here) kicked off the series and will back again this Friday. See the current schedule here.

And, while you’re at the airport, be sure to check out the permanent artwork collection and the temporary exhibitions the Love Field Art Program puts together.

 

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SxSW concerts at Austin’s Airport

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(Photo of Austin’s Charlie Belle band courtesy Austin-Bergstrom Int’l Airport)

The famed South by Southwest (SxSW) music festival is underway in Austin and for those flying into town the fun starts right at the airport.

In addition to the 21 regularly scheduled live shows already on tap at Austin Bergstrom International Airport this week, there are a several sanctioned SxSW showcases featuring Austin performers.

The official added shows are designed to welcome SxSW attendees to town and send them off in style – and all take place post-security.

So don’t rush to baggage claim when you land.

Here’s the schedule:

Monday., March 14

Suzanna Choffel (Indie Soul/Jazzy Pop) – 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Charlie Belle (Alternapop) – 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tues., March 15

Jai Malano (Modern Blues Vocalist) – 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Faye & The Fayettes (Smart Soul-Pop) – 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Mon., March 21

Jackie Venson (Indie Blues Guitarist & Singer) – 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Carson McHone (Alt-Country/Americana Songwriter) – 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Music for flying

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Have a Spotify account?

You can get one for free. And if you do, you’ll be able to listen to the playlist global airline alliance SkyTeam has put together to mark its 15th anniversary.

According to the SkyTeamThe DJs, the songs chosen “reflect the diversity of the alliance and provide a relaxing musical background to customers’ global travels.”

Tracks on SkyTeam’s Spotify playlist include:

Asgeir, Going Home

Arthur Beatrice, Carter

Poom, Les Voiles

Tops, Way To Be Loved

Glass Animals, Black Mambo

Marie Flore, Empty Walls

We Were Evergreen, Daughters

Jose Gonzales, Heartbeats

Alela Diane, To Begin

St Vincent, Marry Me

Hindi Zahra, Imik Si Mik

ALB, Whispers Under the Moonlight

Fleet Foxes, White Winter Hymnal

Dan Croll, Home

Oh Wonder, Lose it

Travel Tidbits: airports offer art, history & music

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“Slalom” at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Int’l Airport

Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport has a new piece of art – a kinetic work by Tim Prentice called Slalom in the baggage claim area.

The piece includes a gently undulating ribbon of reflective kinetic elements that float overhead and weave through the building’s support columns and will create an “ever-changing sequence of varied and unpredictable effects,” said Prentice.

SFO Museum presents: I Love You, California

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Red diamond rattlesnake skeleton. Courtesy of Ray Bandar & SFO Museum

At San Francisco International Airport, the SFO Museum is presenting “I Love You, California,” an exhibit exploring the state’s natural history through the collections of the California Academy of Sciences. Look for “invertebrates from abalone to deep sea squid, birds such as acorn woodpeckers and tufted puffins, plant pressings including the state flower, the California poppy, land and marine mammal skulls, fossils, and a myriad of minerals,” illustrating the diversity of the “Golden State.”

The exhibit is in the Departures Level, pre-security, of SFO’s International Terminal through January, 2016, but if you don’t think you’ll be going that way before then you can see a selection of the items displayed here.

Free concerts

And in the Washington, D.C. area, Washington Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport are presenting the fifth season of the Summer Jazz Series of free concerts.

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At Dulles, the concerts will take place near the East Security Checkpoint on the ticketing level between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. On Thursday July 30th, Two Smooth Duo will offer R&B tunes; on Thursday August 13, Lennard Jack and Fusion will play Caribbean jazz.

At Reagan National, concerts will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. pre-security on the Concourse Level across from Cosi near Terminal C or across from Cibo near Terminal B. The line-up includes the Heart Song Trio on Thursday, July 23, Lennard Jackson and Fusion on Friday, July 31 and the Potomac Jazz Project (classical jazz) on both Thursday, August 6 and Thursday, August 13. More details here.

Treat for Pearl Jam fans at Sea-Tac Airport

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Pearl Jam poster – Ames Bros., Chicago, 7/19/2013, Classic Show at Wrigley Field. Sold out. 2 hour and 40 minute rain delay. Courtesy EMP

There’s a treat in store for fans of the Seattle-born band Pearl Jam at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

An exhibit of Pearl Jam’s classic and now-historical poster art opens today at SEA, with 85 posters made over the years by more 30 artists including the Ames Bros., Brad Klausen, Munk One, Ward Sutton, and others.

PUSH ME, PULL ME: Pearl Jam and the Art of the Screen Printed Poster shows off the work of some great artists, of course, but also illustrates how, when the band formed way back in 1990, posters were the best way to communicate with their audience.

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Pearl Jam Post exhibit – opening day. Courtesy Jasen Emmons

Here are few more samples, all courtesy of Seattle’s EMP Museum, which helped put the show together at SEA on Concourse A, near Gate A.

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Brad Klausen, Seattle, 4/29/2005, Easy Street Records 10th Anniversary of CIMs. Secret, private show for indie record store owners. Courtesy EMP

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Don Pendleton, Brooklyn, 10/19/2013, Don created the art for Lightning Bolt that eventually won a Grammy for album package design. 1 of 2 sold out shows at Barclay’s Center. Courtesy EMP

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Tom Tomorrow, Philadelphia, 10/28/2009, 4-night stand at The Spectrum to close down the fabled arena. Courtesy EMP