Archive for October, 2014
The best band in Fort Worth, Complete will play South-by-Southwest for the fifth or sixth year in a row.

SXSW is Complete … Again

ANTHONY MARIANI
More than 800 bands (and counting) from all over the globe have been selected to perform as part of the 2013 South-by-Southwest Music Festival and Conference (March 12-17). The list includes a few regional acts, including three...


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Velvet Taco Taking Over Gold Standard

STEVE STEWARD
If you think the West 7th corridor is nothing but a warren of Uptown-aping, high-end mixed retail and over-priced eateries, you’re probably not going to like the news that Velvet Taco, the Dallas-based purveyor of fancified M...



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Off Asides On Cardiac Cowboys vs Cincinnati Bengals

Jeff Prince
General Manager Jerry Jones gets some credit for yesterday’s last-second 20-19 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. That’s right, you legion of JJ haters, I said it. The man gets some credit. But first, congratulati...


BETTY AND HER HUSBAND, CHARLIE, IN A PHOTO THAT SHE USED FOR HER FACEBOOK PROFILE PIC.

So Long, Betty Brink, And Rest In Peace

Jeff Prince
The writer who personified Fort Worth Weekly‘s willingness to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted died last night at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Betty Lee Bauer Brink was 80. She was born and rai...



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Joe T. Garcia’s Honored(?) In Oral History Project

Jeff Prince
The Texas Restaurant Association is giving love to Fort Worth’s legendary Mexican restaurant Joe T. Garcia’s. Sometimes love hurts. The association is an advocate for the foodservice industry, and is developing oral history...


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SceneShop’s “A Fifth of Christmas”

JIMMY FOWLER
For certain kinds of people –– single, or childless, or those who’ve lost or are separated from loved ones –– the holiday season can feel like everything from a bad joke to happiness boot camp: You will feel the good ...



Tarrant County Courthouse. COURTESY OF KEN LUND.

Texas Tribune: Tarrant County A ‘Bellwether’ For Texas Politics

Andrew McLemore
Tarrant County’s presidential election results are near identical to the state as a whole, and that’s making media outlets from the Texas Tribune to The New York Times refer to the county as a “bellwether̶...


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Judge Rules Against FWISD, Whistleblower Suit Moves Forward

Andrew McLemore
The long, complicated saga of former Fort Worth assistant principal Joe Palazzolo took another turn this week when a Wise County judge ruled against the school district’s attempt to quickly end his whistleblower lawsuit. ...



End of Watch opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: End of Watch (R) The chemistry between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña is the best thing in this buddy-cop thriller that thinks it’s more groundbreaking than it is. They portray L.A. beat cops who film themselves a...


Constantine Maroulis comes to Dallas to headline Jekyll & Hyde today thru Sun, Dec 16.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 5 Having starred in the Broadway version of Rock of Ages (and getting a cameo in the movie version), Constantine Maroulis now comes to Dallas to headline Jekyll & Hyde. Frank Wildhorn’s glossy musical adaptation o...