Roy Orbison rarely expressed anything celebratory in his work. In songs like “Blue Angel” and “Mean Woman Blues,” he -- and we -- found joy in heartache, beauty in the shades of gray in which Orbison’s music resides. So one wonders what the late singer would have made of the multi-tiered hubbub (including a documentary film, a gallery exhibit, a concert, and an awards banquet) kicking off this week. Perhaps the most compelling of the events is “Mercy: A Roy Orbison Pilgrimage” -- a display of Dallas entrepreneur Glen Agritelley’s Orbison memorabilia, the largest private stash in the world. The exhibition features nearly 100 items from Orbison’s career, among them a signed guitar, vintage concert posters and sheet music, and costumes the... More >>>