Archive for September, 2014
SXSW

Hoogie Boogie Land, Tex.

HEARSAY
So I’m broke, and the year I elect to stay home instead of go to Austin for South by Southwest, the annual international music festival and conference (March 12-17), is shaping up to be one of the most Fort-friendly South-bys...


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More Fun than the Law Allows

CHOW, BABY
I can’t seem to get through the little town of Pantego without having to produce my driver’s license and proof of registration. I get the feeling there are more squad cars than  citizens in that burg. The last time, I got ...



Scotty Boy (front) and Renizance attribute most of their success to The Hustle.

Slangin’

Immortal Soldierz built a mini-empire on gumption … and thousands of CDs.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
The two guys in Fort Worth’s Immortal Soldierz still make their living the old-fashioned way. Rappers Salvador “Scotty Boy” Vasilio and Hector “Renizance” Falcone call their business model The Hustle: They swagger up ...


Fletcher: “It seems to me they’ve bitten off more than they can chew.” Jeff Prince

Cats, Balls, and Clocks

Fans are worried — again — about Fort Worth’s minor league team.
JEFF PRINCE
Nine lives? The Fort Worth Cats must be on 11 or 12 by now, particularly after former owner Carl Bell ran out of money and lost LaGrave Field to bank foreclosure last year. Things seemed to be looking up after new owners John B...



Scottie Parsons’ “Shibeli River”

Gallery

William Campbell Contemporary Art
GALLERY
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the death of  Scottie Parsons at age 86. In honor of this artist who grew up during the high tide of abstract art, William Campbell Contemporary Art runs a show of her paintings. The...


Jessica Chastain awaits confirmation of bin Laden’s death in Zero Dark Thirty.

Zero Dark Thirty: Tortured Logic

Osama gets killed. Woo-hoo! But this movie has some major issues.
KRISTIAN LIN
OK, everyone. Here it is, the movie where Osama bin Laden bites the big one. And yeah, it’s also topping lots of film critics’ lists of the best movies of 2012, and it’s a mortal lock for multiple Oscar nominations, but w...



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Gangster Squad: Old Hats

This retro cop thriller is rotten at its core.
KRISTIAN LIN
As you’ve probably heard, Gangster Squad was supposed to arrive in theaters last September, but it was also supposed to include a scene (visible in the film’s early trailers) of the bad guys shooting up the audience in a mo...


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From Montreal with Charm

Jacques Marquis has been here only four months, but he’s leading the Van Cliburn Competition.
KRISTIAN LIN
Talking to people in classical music who have worked with Jacques Marquis, the word “charming” pops up repeatedly to describe him. That charm and his other talents will soon be tested: Having never attended a previous editi...



The food is comfort-style but semi-gourmet at Southern Breeze. Courtesy Southern Breeze Market Café

Keller Rose

Southern Breeze upgrades home-style.
ALEX TYLER
Located inside a historic house in Old Town Keller, Southern Breeze Market Café has a wide front porch, rustic hardwood floors, and a view of the kitchen from the foyer. Charming? Definitely. For the most part, the café will ...


Yinka Shonibare’s “Odile and Odette” at the Modern.

Double Focus

BIG TICKET
We were supposed to have only one new exhibit at the Modern to look at this weekend, but thanks to climate change, we’re getting two. Focus: Gary Simmons was originally scheduled to come to Fort Worth last October, but Hurric...