Archive for April, 2014
Last Call

Super Fat Hearts

Fort Worth Weekly
February is already a short month, but it seems even shorter given that it’s crammed with promotional holidays. In the bar business, the Big Three of February represent nice opportunities to pad sales –– if a bar doesn’...


Oh Whitney and Donald Fagen got some recording done in Mexico but are now in Fort Worth to finish the project.

Oh Donald

HEARSAY
The Donald is in town. No, not the bilious gas-bag with the orange combover. The Donald. Donald Fagen, the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame member and co-author with Walter Becker of some of the sweetest, most delicious jazz-infl...



Chow

Musical Notes

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby keeps a list of restaurants it needs to try. Sounds organized, but it’s not. Here’s a sample of my list-making: Rodeo Goat, Red Door Bistro, eggs, orange juice, toothpaste, and “idea for a TV show: Luby’s Loc...


Libby Hawkins Roming and Nathan Dibben star in Stolen Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

Cold Shakes

Stolen Shakespeare Pursues The Winter’s Tale.
JIMMY FOWLER
The last eight months have been very busy for Jason and Lauren Morgan, the married co-founders and artistic directors of Stolen Shakespeare Guild. Along with producing, co-directing, and co-starring in three shows for the Guild...



(From left to right) Matt Mabe, Sam Anderson, David Matsler, and Pat Adams are on the way up.

Boss Honcho

Just try to knock Quaker City Night Hawks off their lofty perch.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Bona fide, non-hyphenated rock ’n’ roll is not something you pump out after learning just a couple of chords, though, yes, lots of bands (looking at you, AC/DC) have made a mint off spinning G, C, and D (and maybe two or th...


Kratky: “They know when they walk in the door that someone will be with them for 18 months.” Lee Chastain

In the Right Direction

Next Step program has a track record for helping ex-cons find and keep jobs.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Melvin Qualls’ story is unfortunately an all-too-common one. His mother overdosed on drugs when he was five, and his dad was a drug addict as well. His grandmother took care of him until her death when he was a teenager, then...



Linda Lucia Santana’s “Rebozos”

Gallery

WoCA Projects
GALLERY
The only Fort Worth gallery devoted especially to present-day female artists of color is WoCA Projects, which unveils its inaugural show this weekend, showcasing works by Linda Lucia Santana, Desha Dauchan, and Joy Ude. The ope...


Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert cast a look at the road out of town in Beautiful Creatures.

Beautiful Creatures: Good Witch of the South

A popular teen novel becomes this uneven, funny movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
I wasn’t overly impressed when I read Beautiful Creatures, the popular young-adult novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. So I was delighted to find myself thoroughly enjoying the movie version, or at least the first half o...



Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel star in "Safe Haven".

Safe Haven: Harboring a Fugitive

More of the same from Nicholas Sparks, with a weak lead performance.
KRISTIAN LIN
We’ve established pretty well that I’m not a fan of Nicholas Sparks’ novels or the movies made from them. The latest such weeper, Safe Haven, did not change my mind, but it did give me a tiny crumb of insight as to why th...


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Dreamy Soundz

A Fairmount couple takes music back to the future – on cassette.
BY STEVE STEWARD, PHOTOS BY ADRIEN MARONEY
Other than perhaps the cow skull affixed to the balcony rail, there are few signs that the old, red-brick fourplex in Fairmount houses anyone but renters. Despite the neighborhood’s increasing population of the so-called “c...