Archive for August, 2014
Spencer Myer plays at the Modern this Sunday.

Pre-Cliburn Concert This Sunday

Kristian Lin
If you’re gearing up for the Cliburn later this month, you can get a small taste of it this Sunday afternoon at the Modern Art Museum. Spencer Myer, who competed at the Cliburn four years ago (and made a fan out of me), w...


stevejobs

Review: “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”

JIMMY FOWLER
There’s no doubt that The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, playwright Mike Daisey’s theatrical monologue currently staged by Amphibian Productions through May 12, contains important information for so-called First World...



DFW Normal

If Marijuana is Legalized, Potheads Will Have Nothing Left To Talk About

Eric Griffey
If you’re like me, you have a friend or nine who still smokes weed all of the time, and all he/she/they ever talk about are (in no particular order): legalizing weed, the various benefits of weed, famous people who likely...


tbt 5-3

TBT Visits Dallas

LEONARD EUREKA
Texas Ballet Theater’s repertory programs seldom offer all fresh material, but last month’s season-ending show in Fort Worth came close. Of the five ballets performed, only one was a repeat, company director Ben Stevenson...



A KID DISCOVERS A WILDFLOWER (photo by Chris Emory)

Prairie Fest Illuminates Beauty Of Tandy Hills

Jeff Prince
If you missed last weekend’s 8th Annual Prairie Fest, don’t cry in your organic whole grain cereal. Crackerjack photographers are usually milling about and capturing the beauty and grace found in such abundance at t...


Deanna Durbin

R.I.P., Deanna Durbin

Kristian Lin
I’m interrupting my series of Django Unchained posts to bring you this piece of movie news: The passing of Deanna Durbin at the age of 91 was announced by her son through a newsletter for his mother’s fans. If you&#...



toadies

Dia De Los Toadies: Local Flavor

ANTHONY MARIANI
Good job, Toadies. For the 6th Annual Dia De Los Toadies –– Friday, Sept. 13-Saturday, Sept. 14 at Panther Island Pavilion near downtown Fort Worth –– frontman Vaden Todd Lewis and company have begun building a lineup i...


"Iron Man 3" opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Iron Man 3 (PG-13) Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is forced into hiding by a string of bombings masterminded by The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) in the series’ latest installment. Also with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, G...



Dixie’s Tupperware Party runs thru Sun at Van Cliburn Recital Hall.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 1 Have no fear, home saleswomen, because Dixie Longate is back. The Alabama housewife, a.k.a. Kris Andersson, takes centerstage in Dixie’s Tupperware Party, a one-person show about her dazzling success selling those i...


chow

Cooking for West

CHOW, BABY
The thoughts of many North Texans are focused on the little town of West, in the aftermath of the terrible fertilizer plant explosion on April 17. Among many locals who went down to help was one of Fort Worth’s best burger ch...