Archive for April, 2014
Car Salesman

Mac Churchill’s Senior Discount

Eric Griffey
It’s a story old as the automobile itself: A frail elderly man walks into a car dealership. The shyster-y salesmen twirl their freshly waxed mustaches and circle the old-timer like a puppy dropped into a pool of piranhas. “...


Identity Thief opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING: Identity Thief (R) Jason Bateman stars in this comedy as a New York man who travels to Florida to catch a small-time criminal (Melissa McCarthy) who has stolen his identity. Also with Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, T.I., Ge...



The TCU vs Kansas game tips off at 8pm at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 6 Joining the Big 12 was a football decision for TCU, but it has had a severe impact on the men’s basketball team. The Horned Frogs are still looking for their first win in conference play, and they’ll have their wo...


Static

High Cockalorum

STATIC
It was the kind of situation that, had a cell phone camera been handy, could have turned into one of those YouTube overnight wonders that gets a million hits right before everybody forgets it: The beer truck was stopped in the ...



DJ Havana Brown headlined the opening of Vee Lounge.

Vee Fame Game

LAST CALL
As the limo rolling down 5th Street pulled over to the curb and stopped, I wondered if it would disgorge somebody famous. Or at least glamorous. I was sitting on one of the cushiony hassocks scattered throughout Vee Lounge’s ...


Hearsay

Cool Lola’s Gets Blackbox

HEARSAY
Lola’s owner Brian Forella recently made an off-handed comment about his club that broke my heart a little. Apparently, he said, in the glittery, buzzing universe of the West 7th Street corridor, Lola’s is not as important ...



Joshua Elliott’s “self-congratulatory nonsense”

Gallery

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GALLERY
Joshua Elliott’s multimedia installation explores our delusions about ourselves and possibly even the whole idea of projecting one’s obsessions and neuroses into an art exhibit. Other information on this artist is hard to c...


Chow baby

Coffee with the Codger

CHOW, BABY
Here’s a sad fact: Chow, Baby is getting older. The signs are there: I’m always in bed before 10 p.m., I avoid crowded places, and I enjoy watching Andy Griffith solve mysteries. But the biggest change in my advancing years...



A play with music (rather than a musical), Jubliee’s Black Pearl Sings demands nuanced performances.

Black Pearl Shines

Jubliee’s latest production skillfully handles some delicate race matters.
JIMMY FOWLER
“You are an authentic doorway to the past,” Susannah (Lana K. Hoover), an Anglo song collector for the Library of Congress, tells Pearl (Liz Mikel), an African-American prisoner in a Texas jail in the 1920s. The white lady ...


Jones: “I felt like the players in this town were as good as in any city I ever lived in.” Vishal Malhotra

Class Act: Jody Jones

His songwriters’ showcase — and career — are growing.
ANTHONY MARIANI
In a way, Fort Worth chose Jody Jones. The early-fortysomething Americana singer-songwriter was born here and spent a good chunk of his childhood here, but he and his family moved away a long time ago: He finished growing up in...