Archive for April, 2014
Andrés Franco conducts FWSO, Fri-Sun.

Russians in the Garden

BIG TICKET
As happens every four years, the Concerts in the Garden have been overshadowed by the Van Cliburn Competition. However, now that the competition is over, you can turn your attention to Fort Worth’s quintessential classical mu...


“I want to lead a country one day, for all I know.” Emma Watson holds court in The Bling Ring.

Louboutins

Meet the world’s shallowest girls in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring.
KRISTIAN LIN
I don’t give a crap about women’s shoes, yet there is a shot of Paris Hilton’s shoe closet, about halfway through The Bling Ring, that made me go slack-jawed. This is what a vastly talented filmmaker like Sofia Coppola ca...



“Claire Hinkle” was on display during Hinkle’s inaugural exhibit at Milan Gallery.

Rhapsody in Blues

James Hinkle closes one door and opens another.
EDWARD BROWN
Bluesman James Hinkle is trading in his guitar pick for a paintbrush. But don’t think he’s starting over. The 55-year-old native Fort Worthian has had a 30-year career in which he performed at Lincoln Center, toured Europe,...


Sulley and Mike face off in front of a frat house (and an appreciative monster audience) in Monsters University.

Learn From the Monsters

Pixar is back in force with this prequel to Monsters, Inc.
KRISTIAN LIN
Early in Pixar’s latest movie, Monsters University, Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) steps onto the campus of his college for the first time as a student and takes a deep breath. It’s a simple moment, and it’s done...



THIS HOUSE by Graham,

The Modern and The ‘Phibs Present “This House”

JIMMY FOWLER
Americans like to harumph that they’re sick of the dysfunction in the U.S. Congress –– too many special interests, career ambitions, dubious backroom deals, and above all, too many elected officials who disdain consensus ...


MARY KELLEHER IS SWORN IN AS THE NEWEST TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER. (photo by Jeff Prince)

Mary Kelleher Sworn In As New Blood On Water Board

Jeff Prince
There weren’t enough parking spaces for the cars outside, and there weren’t enough chairs for the people inside. A big turnout is rare at a Tarrant Regional Water District board of directors meetings. The water boar...



THE BALL-EDDLEMAN-MCFARLAND HOUSE ON PENN STREET IN FORT WORTH-

Historic Fort Worth Seeks Award Nominations

Jeff Prince
Know of anyone working wonders at preserving local businesses or homes? Now is your chance to give them an appreciative slap on the back by nominating them for a Historic Fort Worth preservation award. Nominations are accepted ...


universe

Star Party at Museum of Science & History

JIMMY FOWLER
Believe it or not, there’s a reality show full of stars that dazzles viewers and increases their IQ every time they watch it: It’s called the evening sky. Operating on the belief that nature provides the best entertainment ...



JULIE WILSON AT A GAS DRILLING TASK FORCE MEETING SEVERAL YEARS AGO (photo courtesy of Don Young).

A Not So Fond Farewell To Face Of Chesapeake

Jeff Prince
This week’s Static revealed a former Chesapeake Energy Corp. employee’s rather pungent recollections of Julie Wilson, the main mouthpiece for the gas drilling giant during its Barnett Shale heyday. Wilson announced ...


Before Midnight opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Before Midnight (R) The movie that This Is 40 should have been. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy reunite for this sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset as the now-married lovers who run into marital trouble while vacat...