Archive for July, 2014
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Fort Rock

This town is brimming with indie talent — and everyone wants a piece.
Anthony Mariani
In the late ’00s, an independent label based in New York City, Norton Records, put out a three-volume set of songs from Fort Worth’s “teen scene,” a short period in the mid-to-late 1960s when teenage boys picked up musi...


Bernie opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Bernie (PG-13) Based on a real-life murder case, Richard Linklater’s film stars Jack Black as a small-town Texas mortician who kills a wealthy widow (Shirley MacLaine) for her money and then tries to keep up the pret...



The Importance of Being Earnest is on stage Wednesday.

Night & Day

Fort Worth Weekly
WED ▪ 9 Perhaps the greatest farce ever written in the English language, The Importance of Being Earnest represents the high point of Oscar Wilde’s diamond-like wit, frequently verging on absurdity in its hijinks. Artisan C...


FW Cats

Cats on a Mild May Night

Static
The Fort Worth Cats spent much of last year tiptoeing on a hot tin roof, mired in money woes and inundated with uncertainty. Fans wondered if they’d seen the last of Cowtown’s professional baseball team. Team owner Carl Bel...



Ah, the good ol' crazy days.

Save the Cool Clubs

Hearsay
If you haven’t done so already, check out this week’s cover story by my evil alter-ego, associate editor Anthony Mariani, about the Fort Worth music scene. That handsome devil writes about the discrepancy between the vast n...


BMB

Upward to The Basement Bar

Last Call
Have you read the big (long-winded?) cover story yet (pg. 9)? Well, speaking of live music venues, have you been to The Basement Bar? Because it’s a pretty legit place for a show. I feel like it flies under Clubland’s radar...



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Eastward, Ho!

Chow, Baby
Is it possible for a restaurant in a big green building in a neighborhood with very few non-fast-food options to be labeled a hidden gem? Maybe, but La Rueda (2317 Oakland Blvd.) in East Fort Worth south of Meadowbrook Drive, w...


Soprano Carter Scott stars as Tosca, with tenor Roger Honeywell as Cavaradossi (left) and baritone Michael Chioldi as Scarpia, in Fort Worth Opera’s production of the Puccini classic.

Opera Festival Time

The annual Fort Worth Opera Festival is here, loud and clear.
LEONARD EUREKA
Good ideas don’t always translate into success, but Fort Worth Opera’s festival format, alternating performances of four productions in a month-long residency, mostly at Bass Performance Hall, has been a bell ringer from th...



With The Proper Husbands (Adrian Hulet, left, and Jed Barnett), Brenna Manzare has created quite a buzz.

Proper Husbandry

Singer-songwriter Brenna Manzare keeps it low-key but spellbinding.
ZACK SHLACHTER
For the past few months, there’s been buzz in Fort Worth about Brenna Manzare and her band, The Proper Husbands. Neither on her own nor with her trio has Manzare formally released any material yet. There are only a handful of...


Josh Hamilton Has Four Shots And A Double

Jeff Prince
OK, the headline was in bad taste. Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton might slip off the wagon on rare occasions, but he was the legal life of the party last night in Baltimore. Four home runs, a double, 18 total bases. Baltim...