Archive for August, 2014
TEXAS FARM BOY TURNED WAR HERO AUDIE MURPHY MADE THE COVER OF LIFE MAGAZINE IN 1945.

Another Medal For Audie Murphy

Jeff Prince
Nobody can say Gov. Rick Perry doesn’t appreciate a war hero, although some might question his timing. Today, Perry awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Audie Murphy, a World War II hero. The timing is rather curio...


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North Texas Chevy Music Showcase Season 2 Is Here

ANTHONY MARIANI
There are lots of reasons to like Chevys, like dependability, speed, and style, but if you need one more, consider the North Texas Chevy Music Showcase, a series of mini-documentaries on local bands that airs year-round during ...



THIS LION COULD HAVE BEATEN THE COWBOYS YESTERDAY.

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions & Dez Bryant

Jeff Prince
Dez Bryant deserves a game ball, but not for the two touchdowns he scored in yesterday’s game against the Detroit Lions. Bryant gets a game ball, game jersey, team captainship, brass ring, and free hot dogs for saying what an...


CANDY CLARK HUNG OUT WITH STUDENTS OUTSIDE AFTER HER PRESENTATION IN THE TRIMBLE TECH AUDITORIUM. (photo by jeff prince)

Oscar-Nominated Actress Candy Clark Revisits Trimble Tech

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s Candy Clark couldn’t wait to skip town when she was a teenager in 1965 and freshly graduated from Fort Worth Technical High School, now known as Trimble Tech. She headed to New York and established a mo...



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Live Oak, Lee Bains III, and Professionalism

STEVE STEWARD
If you pay attention to local music, you probably already have heard what happened at The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge on Wednesday night. If not, the venue’s lead sound engineer Cal Trujillo and owner Bill Smith cut the ...


Carolyn Judson and Lucas Priolo danced the titles roles in Texas Ballet Theater’s production of Romeo and Juliet.

TBT’s Romeo and Juliet

Texas Ballet Theater did justice to The Bard’s tragic love story last weekend.
LEONARD EUREKA
It’s been a rough five years for arts groups, thanks to a topsy-turvy economy. Texas Ballet Theater has been forced to give up live music accompaniment and to pare down some administrative jobs. But the first night of the com...



Brie Larson uses a Super Soaker to keep order at "Short Term 12."

Bonus Film Review: “Short Term 12″

Kristian Lin
Do not miss Short Term 12 when it plays at the Modern this weekend, for it has the best female lead performance I’ve seen all year. It comes from former pop singer Brie Larson. You probably saw this 24-year-old actress as the...


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Joel Burns Will Not Pursue Wendy Davis’s Vacated Seat

Eric Griffey
Fort Worth city council member Joel Burns announced in an email yesterday evening that he will not run for Wendy Davis’s seat in the Texas Senate. On the day Davis announced she was running for Texas governor earlier this...



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Eminem, Free Speech Hero? Eh, Not So Much

JIMMY FOWLER
Diminutive white boy rapper Eminem has been catching heat lately for his use of the word “faggot” on the new tune “Rap God.” To get the official First Amendment disclaimer out of the way: Yes, artistic license ...


The Counselor opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Counselor (R) Cormac McCarthy’s debut as a screenwriter is this Ridley Scott-directed thriller about a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who gets involved in drug-trafficking. Also with Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Ja...