Archive for April, 2014
Ed Harris and William Fichtner prepare to shove off in "Phantom."

Phantom: Cold Sub

This underwater thriller takes a different viewpoint and not much else.
KRISTIAN LIN
In the narrow field of movies set on Soviet submarines, Phantom comes a distant second to The Hunt for Red October and struggles to outpace K-19: The Widowmaker. This film is based on a real-life incident in 1968 that, as a tit...


Fort Worth pop-jazz-blues singer-songwriter D. Anson Brody will release a song a week for a year.

D. Anson Brody: A Song a Week for a Year

ANTHONY MARIAN
Now that major record labels have become the sole province of mega-stars, local musicians are coming up with creative ways to release new music. For example, instead of putting out an album per year or less frequently, the root...



Pope Celebrates Solemnity Of The Epiphany

Catholic Scandals: The Ultimate in Reality TV

JIMMY FOWLER
Some Catholic commentators have lamented the latest round of tabloid-quality scandals besetting the Vatican. Tragic that so much vanity and human error should impede the serious business of selecting a new pope, they opine. An...


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Celebrate Texas Independence Day by Taking a Shot

Eric Griffey
State Republicans continue to feast on red meat this legislative session. Earlier today state Rep. Jeff Leach, a Republican from District 67 (which covers parts of Dallas and Plano), filed HB 1533, the Texas Gun Ownership Reinf...



PHIL WALLACE AND HIS FRESHLY SHORN LOCKS CAME JUST SHY OF WINNING THE 3RD ANNUAL RUSTY WIER SONGWRITING CONTEST ON SUNDAY IN DALLAS. (facebook photo courtesy of Phil Wallace)

Singer-Songwriter Phil Wallace Comes Close In Rusty Wier Contest

Jeff Prince
Two Fort Worth singer-songwriters were among the seven finalists appearing in the Rusty Wier Songwriting Contest that wrapped up on Sunday in Dallas after a weeks-long competition. Neither Cowtown crooner took home the grand pr...


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Van Cliburn Screening Recital Notes (Day 3)

Kristian Lin
Edward Neeman (USA/Australia) started the last day of screening auditions with an excellent Bach Partita in G major, doing particularly well in the slow sections of the piece. He then played Milton Babbitt’s puckishly tit...



PHILLIP MUSTAPHA KNOCKED DAVID RICHARDS OUT ...

Action Packed Golden Gloves Tourney In Town

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Regional Golden Gloves tournament presented three dozen fights last night at the John Justin Arena in the Will Rogers Memorial Center complex, and most were action-packed. The younger age groups fight 45-second r...


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Van Cliburn Screening Recital Notes (Day 2)

Kristian Lin
There was a bigger and more enthusiastic crowd for the second day of the screening recitals, an encouraging sign. And the pianists have not been stopping between selections for applause, a decision motivated by the need to stay...



Photo by Jeff Prince

The Can Man Can

Eric Griffey
When Louis Torres gets home after a hard day of work at Lockheed Martin, he enjoys a cold Miller Lite or Milwaukee’s Best. But when he finishes a cold one, he doesn’t just throw the can away. He turns it into an orn...


EARL MUSICK AND ALLISON BALSON AT A RECENT "MUSIC SCENE LIVE" SHOW AT THE THIRSTY ARMADILLO (photo courtesy of Allison & Stone)

Music Scene Live To Air On KLSR-1650 AM

Jeff Prince
Music Scene Live, the radio show that introduces listeners to local singer songwriters, has been picked up by KLSR-1650 AM. The station will air Music Scene Live from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays beginning this weekend. The show is...