Archive for December, 2014

Hollywood Woos Bootlegger Boy Barry Switzer

Jeff Prince
Variety magazine reports that producer Molly Smith (The Blind Side and P.S. I Love You) is planning on making a movie about Barry Switzer’s life, based on his autobiography “The Bootlegger’s Boy.” It wil...


Delayed Concussion For Former Rangers Slugger?

Jeff Prince
The strange tweets from former Texas Rangers outfielder Jose Canseco might be a delayed reaction to the conk on the head received in 1993. The Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Martinez hit a long ball that bounced off Canseco...



Rally Today to Support Women’s Health in Texas

betty.brink
At 2 p.m. this afternoon, Planned Parenthood and the  “women’s health express” will be coming to Fort Worth to protest “attacks on women’s health and family planning” in this state,  Steve Maxwell, head of...


Jason Wooten and Adam Hose in Rent.

Gays Gone By

Fort Worth Weekly
Two plays from the 1990s that tackle gay issues open this weekend. Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer and multiple Tony-winning Rent takes the stage at Casa Mañana through next weekend. Though the contemporary take on Puccini’s La...



“Laramie Project” at DVA

Jimmy Fowler
This is the final weekend of performances (March 9-11) for DVA Productions’ staging of Moises Kaufman’s multi-character play The Laramie Project. DVA was started by actor-director-singer and former Jubilee Theatre mainstay ...


White Elephant Weekend

Anthony Mariani
The legendary Stockyards venue the White Elephant (106 E Exchange Av, 817-624-8273) is probably one of the only countrified joints in town where you’re likely to bump into some young, chic, non-countrified natives (and the oc...



Another Fight for Maddie Show Set

Anthony Mariani
The fight for little Maddie Higgins continues. The 5-year-old Fort Worth girl is battling brain cancer –– with a smile on her face –– and a grassroots campaign, Fight for Maddie, has been busy holding fundraisers over t...


Bugs Henderson Dead

Jeff Prince
Recent benefits raised money for legendary guitarist Buddy “Bugs” Henderson, but all the love, greenbacks, and well wishes in the world couldn’t stave off the inevitable. Henderson reportedly died last night a...



2012 Visionary Awards Winners

Anthony Mariani
Congratulations to multimedia artist Tim Harding, filmmaker David Lowery, and painter Devon Nowlin, who have been chosen by a committee of esteemed local-culture professionals as Fort Worth Weekly’s 2012 Visionary Awards winn...


FOX News’ Doug Luzader Goes Mimi

Jeff Prince
Local viewers of FOX News see a lot of Doug Luzader. TV news correspondents such as Luzader are sometimes referred to as “talking heads,” but in this YouTube clip an Austin news anchor finds himself talking to the t...