Archive for November, 2014

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Big Ticket
Even now, Henrik Ibsen doesn’t really get his due. It’s hard for us to appreciate the rut that European theater was stuck in in the 19th century, filled with stock characters and sentimental clichés. That didn’t change u...


“Draw ‘Til Dusk”

Jimmy Fowler
As a UNT art professor told me many moons ago, drawing is an excellent, unsung form of meditation –– as long as you don’t get hung up on turning the final picture into some kind of masterpiece. The key is to draw only the...



JT Hodges Rally On Friday

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will welcome Nashville recording artist JT Hodges back to his hometown on Friday and give him a key to the city. Hodges is battling American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and several other country sin...


Black & White Casino Ball

Jimmy Fowler
Fans of casino-style games should set aside this Saturday night (Jan 28) to attend the Rose Marine Theater’s Black & White Casino Night Ball, a fundraiser for arts programming and community arts education efforts. Roulett...



UPDATED Montgomery Plaza Parking Over the Weekend

Anthony Mariani
In the wake of a controversial towing spree two weekends ago at Montgomery Plaza in the West 7th Street corridor (“Wreckers Haul Away Dozens from Montgomery Plaza,” Blotch, Monday, Jan. 13), the massive entertainment/reside...


Songwriters Galore At Grotto Tonight

Jeff Prince
Generally speaking, singer-songwriter nights at area clubs can be painful. Droning hacks abound. Eardrums assaulted. Abort! Abort! But I can say with confidence that listeners are in for a treat tonight at The Grotto — Gu...



Free Mammograms at Stock Show

Kristian Lin
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation is making hay while the Fort Worth Stock Show is going on. Next Tuesday they’ll sponsor The Stock Show Goes Pink, a celebration of breast cancer survivors. Patients who have live...


Etta James 1938-2012

Jimmy Fowler
I had the great pleasure of interviewing Etta James in 1995, when her autobiography Rage to Survive was released. The extraordinary versatility and richness of her six decade career have still yet to be acknowledged by most cri...



Thank God For Facebook…

Jeff Prince
…otherwise our very own American Airlines would be the most hated company in the land. 24/7 Wall Street crunched numbers and analyzed consumer data to rank the 10 most hated companies. The list doesn’t make sense to...


Fat Stock Show Song Benefits Students

Jeff Prince
Students who pursue an agricultural education at college will be tipping cows with joyous hearts — a new scholarship fund has been established for them. Jason Manning and Tommy Alverson released a new song with a timely t...