Archive for September, 2014
Karaoke

Anthony’s Time to Shine

Fort Worth Weekly
I was in a friend’s wedding on Saturday, so I had the whole weekend off, since the rehearsal was on Friday evening and the ceremony/reception Saturday night. No shift to work, no show to play, just me and a bunch of people I ...


ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson (right) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Rex’s Water World

STATIC
What was the best quote and/or revelation of the last week? Anderson Cooper acknowledging that he is gay? Nah, not even close. Fort Worth schools trustee Carlos Vasquez saying it’s OK to pass over someone for hiring if an adm...



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Savoir-Fare

CHOW, BABY
I’ve often fantasized about what it would be like to live in a little European city. I’d wake up from my mid-day nap, hide my bed-head with my beret, pick out my least-wrinkled black-and-white striped shirt, and hit the sho...


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No Dialogue?

So No Sign-Throwing
DIANE WOOD
It’s been a few years since I became aware of the problems with gas drilling in Fort Worth. Impressed with the knowledge put forth by Don and Debora Young, Gary Hogan, and others, I began to research and familiarize myself wi...



Russian Anna Bulkina dominated the showcase of burgeoning piano talent.

PianoTexas Wrap-Up

TCU’s annual festival featured some spellbinding performances.
LEONARD EUREKA
Every summer TCU’s PianoTexas Festival shows off brilliant young talent in two concerto programs in Ed Landreth Auditorium accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Six pianists, three per program, are selected by fes...


Standard Parking employees collect parking fees on city lots in the Cultural District. Jeff Price

Insult to Injury

Parking fees at Will Rogers are irksome. Stolen fees are worse.
JEFF PRINCE
Thievery has been reported at the Will Rogers Memorial Center parking lot. How much money is missing? That’s hard to say. City officials don’t want to talk about it. Neither do officials at Standard Parking, the vendor that...



Michelle Brandley’s “Showgirls”

Galery: Fort Worth Community Arts Center

GALLERY
The reception at FWCAC at 6pm this Friday evening will be like having Gallery Night in a single venue. That’s because the center’s new show contains pieces from galleries that are members of Fort Worth Art Dealers Associati...


Andrew Garfield hits the ceiling of a New York City subway car in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Spider-Man: New Silk Threads

A baby wall-crawler hatches in this restart of the superhero franchise.
KRISTIAN LIN
A scant five years after Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, and Kirsten Dunst decamped from the Spider-Man series, Sony Pictures has already decided to start the series over with new talent. The resulting movie, called The Amazing Spide...



Happy Fourth of July! Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, and Channing Tatum salute our armed forces in "Magic Mike."

Magic Mike: Comic Strip

Steven Soderbergh’s stripper drama is more than just thongs and chest oil.
KRISTIAN LIN
A few years ago, Steven Soderbergh made a movie called The Girlfriend Experience about a high-priced prostitute, in which he cast a porn star in the lead role. Instead of coming off like a stunt, his film turned out to be a ser...


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Revival in Riverside

Eastside residents are taking their neighborhood’s future into their own hands.
LISA MARIA GARZA
The line to order lunch at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Race Street was 20 minutes long on a recent Friday. Shelby Stevens didn’t mind. A line of customers indicates a healthy business climate, and the businesses on this Eastside s...