Archive for October, 2016

Desperation Play

Perry’s roundhouse swings are getting wilder.
In trying to pull his presidential campaign out of a nosedive, Gov. Rick Perry is escalating his attack on all things Washington. His latest proposals include making serving in Congress a part-time job, for half the current $17...


Arts Fifth Avenue
Fort Worth guitarist Darrin Kobetich, noted purveyor of bluegrazz (that’s “bluegrass” and “jazz”), will supply the music at Friday’s opening reception of Arts Fifth Avenue’s holiday show.

Muppets: I Felt It

Oh, Kermie! Our favorite showbiz puppets are back in fine form.
I feel like I’m nine years old again. The newest adventure of Jim Henson’s creations, simply titled The Muppets, may not always work, but any movie that can take me back to my childhood has accomplished something, and I dar...

Descendants: Mahalo to All That

Alexander Payne’s Hawaiian dramedy just misses greatness.
When Alexander Payne made Sideways seven years ago, George Clooney lobbied hard for the role that was eventually played by Thomas Haden Church. Payne passed on Clooney, figuring that the star was too famous and good-looking to ...

Tapping in to the Bureau

Joseph Schott’s take on J. Edgar Hoover still might make it to the screen.
The theater wasn’t crowded when Clint Eastwood’s latest biopic J. Edgar played recently at Movie Tavern. Mid-morning on a weekday isn’t exactly prime time for a theater or a tavern, but it’s a fine time for Joseph L. Sc...

Mighty Fine, Oliver’s

Market/restaurant Oliver’s Fine Foods is all good.
Part mini-mart, part fine winery, part butcher and bakery, and part short-order restaurant, Oliver’s Fine Foods’ downtown location occupies valuable corner real estate between Throckmorton and 4th streets. The new place fea...

Stop the Shutdowns

Chow, Baby
It seems like, lately, this space has been turning into a restaurant obituary column. Over the past year, Fort Worth has lost some of its most cherished, long-standing eateries, including Sardines Ristorante Italiano, Bistro Lo...

Modeo Fund-raiser

Big Ticket
In celebration of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (November), some upstanding young citizens have banded together to throw a party at The Where House to raise awareness of men’s health issues in general and raise funds for re...

DeMarco Da Man But Felix Da Cat

Jeff Prince
Two buddies of mine — George from Arlington and Big Jim from Mount Vernon — text me during Dallas Cowboys games. George tends to rant about owner Jerry Jones’ “play calling.” George thinks Jones pu...

Jubilee Bags NEA Grant

Jimmy Fowler
Jubilee Theatre just announced it has received its first ever National Endowment for the Arts grant. The cash will go toward commissioning and developing a musical about cowboys of color that is scheduled to receive a mainstage...