Archive for October, 2014
The Details opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Details (R) Jacob Aaron Estes (Mean Creek) writes and directs this black comedy about an unscrupulous doctor (Tobey Maguire) whose marriage and career are destroyed when a family of raccoons invades his backyard. A...


The Official Sid Radner Houdini Seance is tonight at 8:15pm at The Masonic Center.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 31 No day like Halloween for conducting a seance, but the Official Sid Radner Houdini Seance is no ordinary affair. This event, sanctioned by the famous magician’s estate, is the first of its kind to be held in Fort W...



Stataic

Boo! Then, Boo-Hoo.

STATIC
Halloween conjures memories of the most notorious bogeyman in Fort Worth’s history — former Mayor Mike Moncrief. Talk about trick or treat: That guy tricked residents with scare tactics and then treated them to a good old-f...


Wake up, it's happy hour!

The Blackhorse Rises, Shines

LAST CALL
According to legend, there was once an itinerant holy man, wandering the countryside performing incredible feats of magic. When he wasn’t controlling the weather, transmogrifying matter, or bringing the dead back to life, he ...



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Bold Blossoms on the Ave

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby recently played the lottery for the first time. I didn’t win, so I’ll have to delay the opening of my karate-themed soul food restaurant, The Kickin’ Chicken, which I planned for Magnolia Avenue. The Near South...


Bob Hess, Mary Lang, Brandon J. Murphy, and Jessica Vera star in Amphibian’s production of The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in the World. Photo by Daylon Walton

Darkness Descends

Amphibian Productions’ Julia Pastrana is solid if light.
JIMMY FOWLER
Amphibian Stage Productions has just opened a sparkling new theater space on the Near Southside at Main Street and Vickery Boulevard, and what better way to show it off than with a play staged in total darkness? Leave it to the...



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Buzzards Circle Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Man, what a tough crowd. The Dallas Cowboys played an exciting, action-packed game against the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, almost pulled off a miraculous victory, and provided TV viewers with four hours of entertainmen...


Psychedelic, trippy-dippy, and loud, a Skeleton Coast blowout is always memorable.

Sailing Skeleton Coast

With a dazzling debut album, this young Fort Worth quartet soars.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The outdoor stage abounded with goofballs: a cherubic angel; a sexy cop; a young woman in black army boots, black fishnets, a black microdress, and bank-robber mask; a slight person of indistinct gender in a fuzzy red jumpsuit ...



Richard and Ginger Moore are living in the recreational vehicle behind them. Jeff Prince

Other Side of the Gavel

Allegations about a property deal land a JP in court.
JEFF PRINCE
A desire to spend their golden years in an affordable but comfortable home led Richard and Ginger Moore to tap into their small nest egg for an $18,000 down payment and ink their names on a lease-to-own contract. The Moores are...


Tarrant County rapper Doug Funnie's new album is poised to make him the nerdcore king. Locally, of course.

Doug Funnie’s Head in the Cloudz

HEARSAY
Uh-oh. Is Rivercrest Yacht Club’s reign as the clown princes of North Texas hip-hop in jeopardy? MCs Heffminster de la Rocha, Generic, and DDS, with their killer rhythm section of drummer Lucas White (James Hinkle, Gunga Galu...