Archive for April, 2014

Montgomery Plaza’s New Parking Tact

Anthony Mariani
Dustan Goodell, president and CEO of Dallas-based Somerset Association Management, the company that runs Montgomery Plaza, said the actions over the weekend (“Wreckers Haul Away Dozens from Montgomery Plaza,” Blotch, Monday...


Joe Rogers Live

Jimmy Fowler
If you haven’t already, check out this week’s cover story on veteran Fort Worth jazz pianist and composer Joe Rogers, who also wrote music and lyrics for many of Jubilee Theatre’s blockbuster original musicals over the la...



Music Go Round to Open in Fort Worth

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth will soon be getting a new music store, a locally owned location of the national chain Music Go Round, an outlet for new and gently used gear, including guitars, drums, keyboards, sound equipment, and accessories. Co...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Red Tails (PG-13) Terrence Howard headlines this historical drama about a squad of African-American fighter pilots struggling for the chance to prove themselves in combat during World War II. Also with Cuba Gooding Jr....



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 18 It’ll be a stiff test for the TCU women’s basketball team this evening. Mired in the middle of the Mountain West Conference standings, the Lady Frogs will face the conference-leading UNLV Lady Rebels, undoubtedly...


Say Yes to NOS Bar

Last Call
Say what you want about the south side of West 7th Street. At least Fred’s is there. While you hear about the shiny shops and chef-driven restaurant concepts struggling to stay open, Fred’s is still consistently awesome and...



Fight for Maddie, Lola’s Food

Hearsay
 There’s no limit to the nice things that can be said about The Spiral Sound bassist Patrick Higgins. His generosity of spirit no doubt helps explains the outpouring of support for his and wife Melanie Higgins’ 5-year-...


Washington Math

Static
The letter from U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in response to a query was nice, but, um, factually challenged. Topic: the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico (via Texas). Problem: Hutchison...



Storms in New Jerusalem

A newbie tackles Baruch Spinoza’s heady philosophizing in Stage West’s latest.
JIMMY FOWLER
When Garret Storms auditioned last year for Stage West’s current production of David Ives’ New Jerusalem, his hopes weren’t particularly high. He’d just returned to Fort Worth to live with his family after earning a BFA...


War Party Throws Back

Blending punk and doo-wop (!), this Fort Worth quartet defines “niche.”
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
The details of a brief November road trip to Austin are still hazy for War Party’s four members. In an interview on a recent evening, months after the trip, drummer Peter Marsh could only shake his head, grin, and apologize t...