Archive for August, 2014

Dallas Opera Calls Off “Kát’ya”

Kristian Lin
With sadness I report that Dallas Opera has called off its planned 2012 production of Kát’ya Kabanová by Leoš Janáček. Hard to blame them; times are tough, Dallas Opera is still doing a premiere next season (of Peter Max...


SHOOWT ‘IM! Swamp People Coming To Texas?

Jeff Prince
The History Channel’s Swamp People might film a couple of episodes in the Texas swampland this season, said Amos Cooper, alligator program leader with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. “They’re suppos...



Spune’s Lance Yocom Hospitalized

Anthony Mariani
A massive infection has hospitalized Lance Yocom. The thirtysomething owner of the Fort Worth-based multi-faceted music company Spune Productions has been on a ventilator since Sunday but is stable. Though his fever continues t...


Bob Bradley Fired as U.S. Soccer Coach

Kristian Lin
Here I was thinking that, after the Women’s World Cup, I’d be done blogging about soccer for a while. However, that was before Bob Bradley was fired as coach of the U.S. national men’s soccer team. Undoubtedly there’s j...



Gloat? Us?

Static
“Blown away” is a pretty good description of how Static’s colleagues at Fort Worth Weekly feel about the rag’s showing in a couple of recent journalism contests, one statewide, one national.


Support Your Local Institutions

Chow, Baby
I have friends who have lived in New York City for almost a decade now but have never visited the Empire State Building. They always mean to, but … you know, it’s not like it’s going anywhere. I feel the same way about so...



Dust-Up

Whether this Eastside fight is a mountain or a mole hill depends on your perspective.
JEFF PRINCE
The 100-degree heat didn’t stop 30 neighbors from congregating in a cul-de-sac in East Fort Worth on a recent afternoon to grouse about a maddening nuisance in their midst.


“Art Spark” at the Kimbell

Jimmy Fowler
This Saturday (July 30) 1-4pm, the Kimbell Art Museum presents a free family festival entitled Art Spark. The event will feature live performances inspired by works on display at the Kimbell – very likely including images fro...



I’ll Take TMI For $300

Jeff Prince
Jeapardy host Alex Trebek’s description of chasing down a hotel burglar included a little too much information. The 71-year-old TV celebrity unnecessarily states that he jumped out of bed and “put on my underwear...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 27 Having starred in the 1980 workplace comedy 9 to 5 and written the movie’s famous title song, Dolly Parton wrote a batch of entirely new songs to help turn the film into a Broadway musical, which premiered in 2009 to...