Archive for July, 2014

Tom Cheatham Wins Texas Music Showdown

Jeff Prince
You know the competition is fierce at a battle of the bands contest when a three-piece band rocks its ass off — complete with onstage acrobatics — and still comes in third. Dallas’ Rodeo Clown Dropouts opened ...


School District News That Didn’t Make the Print Edition (With a Correction)

betty.brink
Dansby’s recycled consultant Superintendent Walter Dansby raised a few eyebrows this week when he hired an educator with a questionable educational history, Mary Bull, as a consultant. Bull was fired as superintendent in ...



“Pete ‘n’ Keely” at Theatre Arlington

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page features an interview with Todd Hart, executive producer at Theatre Arlington. Hart directs and co-stars with Jenny Thurman in the theater’s current show Pete ‘n Keely, a barbed musical comedy...


Bully opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Bully (PG-13) Re-rated after an exhaustive saga with the MPAA, Lee Hirsch’s documentary examines bullying in schools across America. (Opens Friday) Keyhole (R) The latest film by Canadian avant-garde filmmaker Guy Ma...



Bug Fight will perform at Dan's Silverleaf in Denton on Wednesday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
 WED ▪ 11 Bug Fight’s midweek gig at Dan’s Silverleaf a few months ago must have gone over well. The improv comedy troupe has been invited back to play another Wednesday night at the Denton locale. The group performs at ...


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Smart Career Move

Fort Worth Weekly
Static peered into its crystal ball and saw a promotion and more money in Collin Gregory’s future. Arlington’s gas well coordinator spoke about the safety and production of natural gas at a panel discussion held April 9 at ...



Courtesy Frankie's Sports Bar and Grill Facebook page.

Frankie’s Cathode Rays

Fort Worth Weekly
Here’s the thing: I am bound by the tradition of two generations to be a San Francisco Giants fan, but given the distance and their first-week win-loss record, well, let’s just say it’s easier to pay attention to the Rang...


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Anything for a Quiet Life

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby isn’t the life of the party anymore, unless your idea of a party is a 12-hour “Top Chef” marathon with microwave popcorn. Since I’m not really in training, overindulging can hit me like a ton of bricks. The m...



Jenny Thurman and Todd Hart star as the formerly married singing duo Pete ’n’ Keely in Theatre Arlington’s current production.

Reunited

Pete ’n’ Keely get back together to remain relevant in Theatre Arlington’s current production.
JIMMY FOWLER
Todd Hart, executive producer of Theatre Arlington, didn’t have to do much prep work for directing and co-starring in Pete ’n’ Keely, the biting Off-Broadway musical comedy about a pair of a middle-aged entertainers whose...


Newbie Nolan Robertson (The Hendersons) joins the JJs — Jameson Cockerell (center) and Josh Townley — to keep the Rogues running.

Gone Rogue

Turnover in JJ & The Rogues has closed some doors while opening others.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
The two “Rogues” in JJ & The Rogues have, um, gone rogue. Just in the past few weeks, the Fort Worth pop-rock quartet lost a bassist and then, completely out of the blue, a drummer, leaving the group’s main duo in the...