The Star-Telegram arts writers spotlight what's rocking their world this week.
1 Jessie Ware, If You're Never Gonna Move EP: Major labels occasionally bungle the stateside debut of talented foreigners, and it appears that buzzy British vocalist Jessie Ware is the latest victim. Her critically adored debut, Devotion, was briefly available in the U.S., but her American label, Interscope, inexplicably pulled it from shelves. Now, this five-track effort, in stores and featuring songs from Devotion, marks Ware's "official" American debut. Fortunately, her talent transcends peculiar boardroom machinations; this EP positively dazzles with its smoky soul-pop.
-- Preston Jones
2 The Imposter on DVD: It's a story almost too unbelievable to be true: A young San Antonio boy goes missing in 1994 and miraculously turns up three years later in Spain, yet doesn't appear to be exactly who he says he is. To say more would ruin the head-spinning twists of director Bart Layton's dazzling documentary, but it doesn't spoil anything to say The Imposter, out on DVD on Tuesday, is one of the most riveting nonfiction films in recent memory. DVD extras include a trailer for the film and a making-of featurette.
-- Preston Jones
3 Free museum admission: The Dallas Museum of Art will return to free general admission, beginning this week (major special exhibits will often still have a fee). And, for allowing the museum to track your engagement with it, such as visits to the exhibitions, attending programs, sharing experiences online and participating in other local arts events, the DMA Friends program will issue credits that can be converted into a variety of rewards. This, too, is free. dallasmuseumofart.org
-- Gaile Robinson