Archive for April, 2014
"Mud" opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING: Mud (PG-13) Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter) writes and directs this thriller about two 14-year-old boys (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) who meet a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) by the Mississippi River and help him elude...


Jake Heggie's Ahab Symphony receives its world premiere with the UNT Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 24 As sometimes happens with opera composers, Jake Heggie found himself unable to shut off the tap of inspiration after completing work on his opera version of Moby-Dick. So he composed a further orchestral piece about ...



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Opposition — like the Tar Sands — Runneth Over

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As the tar sands spill in Arkansas — brought to you by Exxon — continues to poison the neighborhood, wetlands and now parts of formerly bucolic Lake Conway, news coverage of the spill and cleanup effort has diminished to al...


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No Frills Indeed

LAST CALL
I’d seen No Frills Grill & Sports Bar’s ads, and I’d driven past its locations in Arlington and Keller, but I’d never cared to step through any of their doors until this guy at a liquor store told me they had super-...



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High School Playwrights at Circle

JIMMY FOWLER
Circle Theatre is known for its commitment to staging fresh playwriting voices, and you can’t get any fresher than the high school crowd. Circle’s ninth annual High School Playwriting Project readings happen 3pm this Sunday...


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Bad Choices

’Twixt the devil and a big hot world.
GWYNNE DYER
There are, we are told, only two options: We stop burning fossil fuels before our carbon dioxide emissions drive the planet’s average temperature up by a full 2 degrees Celsius, in which case we will push the world into the b...



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Crabby

CHOW, BABY
I hope the folks who own Macaluso’s Italian Restaurant (2443 Forest Park Blvd.) have found a young and an old priest to exorcise whatever curse was put on that location. Since Le Chardonnay closed more than a decade ago, it...


Mary Dunleavy and Sean Panikkar bask in love’s warm glow in Fort Worth Opera’s production of La Bohème.

Vocal Majority

Strong singing kicks off Fort Worth Opera’s 2013 festival.
LEONARD EUREKA
There was no pressure for Sean Panikkar Saturday night –– after all, he was just singing the same role that Placido Domingo and Stephen Costello sang here before, just as their careers were taking off. But the Sri Lankan te...



Bill Werngren (left) and James Michael Taylor hang out in the Stockyards. Courtesy Jeannette Stewart

Swedish Message

A DJ travels across the Atlantic to experience his passion: Texas Music.
JEFF PRINCE
A radio DJ giving airplay to some of the state’s most overlooked artists seems particularly fond of pickers in the Fort Worth area, meaning under-the-radar kind of guys like Austin Allsup and James Michael Taylor get heard re...


Local youth get an introduction to a prairie. Jeff Prince

Persevering for Prairie

Part of the long-sought park is now protected.
JEFF PRINCE
Teenagers from a Fort Worth homeless shelter climbed out of a van and looked across what seemed a vast prairie to their urban eyes. They were at the Fort Worth Prairie Park to get some fresh air and a change of scenery. Leading...