Archive for April, 2014
As this blackberry cobbler indicates, dessert at Copper Creek is a hit. Lee Chastain

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Copper Creek gets decent marks overall but fails at labeling.
EDWARD BROWN
A lot of Tarrant County restaurants claim to be “Texas fine dining,” and a few of them, like Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine, Lonesome Dove Bistro, and Reata Restaurant, actually make good on it. At other places, the bar isn...


The Van Cliburn Piano Competition goes on in his name.

Comes the Cliburn

BIG TICKET
Thirty young pianists from 14 countries will converge on Bass Performance Hall on Friday to begin the 14th Quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the first to be held since the death of the pianist who gave hi...



Queen City Music Hall will seat 1,000 and may satisfy Fort Worth's hunger for an active mid-sized music venue.

Queen City Music Hall Coming to Downtown Fort Worth

ANTHONY MARIANI
The downtown venue formerly known as City Streets and currently called Lone Star Nightclub (245 Commerce St.) is about to become a music venue. Owned by a group of investors led by Randy and Jim Butler, who opened and operate H...


Northern mockingbird: We just don't think you're good enough.

What Should Texas’ State Bird Be?

Kristian Lin
Yesterday I was directed to Nicholas Lund’s post on a birding blog about how to improve each state’s choice of state birds. I can’t tell if he’s really getting this worked up about state birds or whether...



Belushi's Canal is part of a bar/hostel chain that runs throughout Europe.

Texas Troubadour Abroad: Paris

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my ten years wr...


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The Watchdog Now Barking In Dallas

Jeff Prince
It didn’t take long for Dave “The Watchdog” Lieber to find a job after being unceremoniously dumped by the struggling Fort Worth Star-Telegram after 20 years. Lieber announced today that he’ll begin writ...



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Jose Canseco To Join The Fort Worth Cats

Eric Griffey
The 48-year-old former Texas Ranger will be suiting up for the Fort Worth Cats for the club’s series against the Edinburg Roadrunners — a team coached by his twin brother, Ozzie. Since he retired from the majors in ...


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Case Brothers Celebrate 50 Years of Music

EDWARD BROWN
The Case brothers, Johnny and Jerry, have been making jazz and Western Swing –– though mostly jazz and sometimes together –– for 50 years. Quite an achievement. To celebrate the milestone, the brothers and some musicall...



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Boy Scouts “Compromise” on Gay Ban is a Joke

JIMMY FOWLER
If the Boy Scouts gave out merit badges for cynical caginess, the North Texas-based Boy Scouts of America leadership would earn one with its nonsensical “compromise” on changing the group’s ban against gays and lesbians. ...


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Sally Majestic Calling it Quits

Eric Griffey
One of Fort Worth’s most long-tenured bands will be performing its last show tomorrow night at Arts Goggle. Reggae-rockers Sally Majestic’s first show was in Oct. 2001 at an out-of-the-way pizza joint in Denton. Now...