Archive for November, 2014

Purple Piano Texas

The annual TCU workshop/festival featured some of the best playing you’ll hear all year.
LEONARD EUREKA
For 30 years now, one of the most ambitious and popular extracurricular programs at Texas Christian University has been the annual Piano Texas International Academy and Festival. Every year, the intensive month-long music camp ...


Andrew Kenny’s Wooden Birds

With his new Austin/Brooklyn band, the Fort Worth native harkens back to honey-brown, twang-free country-pop.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth native Andrew Kenny has earned critical praise and a national following as lead vocalist and songwriter for both the seminal mid-’90s slowcore outfit American Analog Set and, more recently, the Austin/Brooklyn pop ...



It Is Curious (Orange)

A Bedford therapist uses color to delve into his patients’ psyches.
SARAH ANGLE
At first glance, psychologist Dr. Steven Vazquez’ office in Bedford looks like an ordinary therapist’s room — quiet and dim, tasteful paintings and diplomas on the wall, and unremarkable furniture.


Water: Lighter than Booze?

Last Call
My parents live about 90 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area, and so their summer weather experience is slightly different than that of folks around here. I say “slightly” because Lodi still gets hot as balls. The main...



And the Winners Are …

Hearsay
The votes are in. All 10 million of them. Just kidding. We’re talking about only a few thousand here. Close to 10. But still only a few. Yep, all of the votes in our 14th or 15th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards have bee...


Leaving Afghanistan

GWYNNE DYER
It’s beyond satire. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, telling The New York Times what he had learned during his long tenure, explained that “I will always be an advocate in terms of wars of necessity. I am just much more...



Gallery

Gallery 76102
Gallery
Gallery 76102’s first-ever juried competition is called 897 Square, after the square mileage of Tarrant County.


Early Texas Art Exhibit Begins Friday

Jeff Prince
Local art historian Scott Barker and his cohorts at Collectors of Fort Worth Art came up with a novel idea awhile back — they wanted to create an exhibit of early Texas art and ask a wide assortment of local art collector...



The Tree of Life: Pictures at an Exhibition

Terrence Malick ponders life, the universe, and everything.
KRISTIAN LIN
The fifth film in 38 years by reclusive Texas auteur Terrence Malick is The Tree of Life, the polarizing film that drew boos and walkouts when it premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and yet went on to win the top pr...


Cowboy Up With Buck

Even if you’re not from cattle country, you’ll find this doc engaging.
KRISTIAN LIN
Buck is a close study about a horseman and his methods, so no wonder it has widened out beyond the specialty art-house theaters here in North Texas, where there’s a natural constituency of moviegoers who are interested in hor...