Archive for August, 2014
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Larry Stanley Returns Home

A Fort Worth filmmaker tries to balance faith and fun.
KRISTIAN LIN
Larry Stanley is an avowed Christian whose religion informs his filmmaking, but he doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as a Christian filmmaker. “I don’t want to be backed into a corner,” said the Fort Worth resident who tur...


Amy Acker (under counter) hides from her friends’ conversation about her love life in Much Ado About Nothing.

Malibu Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing: the best romantic comedy of 2013 (and 1598).
KRISTIAN LIN
The story instantly passed into legend among both comic book geeks and theater geeks: After wrapping shooting on The Avengers in 2011, Joss Whedon was supposed to go on a two-week vacation in Italy with his family. Instead, wit...



Cover by Jennifer Smith

Touching Lives

From a single phone line, Basheer Ahmed began building a major institution in North Texas’ Muslim community.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY photos by adrien P. Maroney
It started with a phone line in his garage. Or more accurately, with a phone call from a charity that led Dr. Basheer Ahmed to get the new line installed, along with an answering machine. “An organization called World Vision ...


Wendy

Lots of Small Talk

STATIC
Fort Worth Weekly goes to print on Tuesday nights, so at press time Static didn’t know whether State Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster would be successful or not. If all went according to plan, the Fort Worth Democrat didn’t s...



The Live Oak’s shaved rib-eye sandwich is “terrific all around.” Lee Chastain

In Full Bloom

Though known mostly as a music venue, The Live Oak is also quite the gastropub.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fancy bar grub is already a well-established genre on the local dining scene. But The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge on the Near Southside makes its small upscale menu seem like a well-kept secret, if only because the dining ...


Michelle Gifford leads Ballet Concerto’s annual Summer Dance Concert.

Ballet Concerto Time

BIG TICKET
For its annual Summer Dance Concert, Ballet Concerto will revive three ballets from its extensive repertory. The nonprofit company will celebrate 31 years this week under the direction of founder Margo Dean. Popular duo Michell...



The Humphries brothers would go on to record with the legendary Roy Rogers and help create Western Swing music.

Early Fort Worth in Photos

An exhibit by the first family of photography in Fort Worth makes the rounds.
EDWARD BROWN
Before Fort Worth was a city of cowboys and culture, it was a city of, well, cowboys. The people of this not-so-long-ago time are documented beautifully in The Swartz Brothers: Fort Worth’s First Family of Photographers, a co...


Conductor Andres Franco had a blast at Concerts in the Garden Saturday.

Concerts in the Garden: Groovy, Man

EDWARD BROWN
Alright, I’m going to say it. The Woodstock-themed Concerts in the Garden last Saturday was groovy. It was a happenin’, far out, psychedelic show that hit all the right buttons. Concerts in the Garden has been going strong ...



Davis.Sen-Wendy

Live Stream of Wendy Davis Filibuster

Eric Griffey
Wendy Davis has begun what will be a 12-hour filibuster. She’s trying to block Senate Bill 5, which would limit Texas women’s access to abortions. In order to become a law, the bill must pass before midnight tonight...


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Local Stage Celebs Bartend at Grace

JIMMY FOWLER
Theater artists often work in the restaurant service industry to support their creatively fulfilling (as opposed to bank account fulfilling) endeavors onstage. But prolific North Texas theater directors Robin Armstrong and Har...