Archive for October, 2014
Carmen Miranda is the subject of Artes de la Rosa’s new show.

Miranda Blossoms

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Rose Marine Theater is usually a place for Spanish- or Spanglish-language entertainment, but for this weekend only, it’s going Portuguese. The subject of Artes de la Rosa’s Mamãe eu Quero: The Story of Carmen Miranda is no...


“Pomegranate Grouping” nicely embodies Ivey’s abstract realism. Courtesy David Wharton

Carol Ivey’s Illuminations

Think twice before labeling this Fort Worth painter’s work “decorative.”
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth painter Carol Ivey knows exactly when she fell in love with natural light. In the early 1980s, she was awarded an arts fellowship to work for 11 weeks on a small island called Ossabaw off the coast of Georgia. There ...



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Jubilee’s Holiday Bake Sale Rescheduled

JIMMY FOWLER
Mother Nature –– in collaboration with Jack Frost and, possibly, Climate Change Multinational, Inc. –– can down our power lines, fell our tree branches, and turn our roadways into Galleria-quality ice rinks. But dammit,...


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Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears, Mike Ditka

Jeff Prince
In today’s column I will attempt to avoid using cliches or pat phrases. There was no snow at last night’s Cowboys-Bears game on Monday Night Football, but you could tell it was colder than a well digger’s…ic...



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Mayors Push For Parks Funding

Eric Griffey
Tomorrow, seven mayors from around the country, including Fort Worth mayor Betsy Price, will launch a bi-partisan effort to push for more funding of green spaces in urban areas. The Mayors for Parks coalition will also urge fed...


World Cup draw

Is USA in World Cup’s Group of Death?

Kristian Lin
Everybody seems to think so. The draw happened in Bahia, Brazil this morning, and the Ping-Pong balls did not fall kindly for USA, as we drew Germany, Portugal, and Ghana in Group G. The American sports media has come to the co...



Ken O’Toole’s “Inner City”

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Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery & Studio
GALLERY
Ken O’Toole’s attractive abstract digital prints will be on display for this weekend only at Rebecca Low Sculptural Metal Gallery. There will be light refreshments at the west Fort Worth venue, but the exhibit will be on vi...


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Violent Mom Attack the Stuff of Middle School Legend

JIMMY FOWLER
Local TV newscasts really ought to use more eyewitness testimony from 11-year-olds in their stories, especially if those sixth graders are as deadpan funny as Austin Muller. He’s the Little Elm Middle School student who watch...



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Local Musicians’ Gear Stolen

Eric Griffey
Yesterday, Channel 8 reported several local musos got their equipment stolen. Musicians Sammy Fox, Band McGraw, and Heather Elles told the TV news reporter they’ve  collectively had $50,000 worth of gear taken from their...


KRATOM COMES FROM THE LEAVES OF THE MITRAGYNA SPECIOSA TREE FOUND IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (Wikipedia photo).

CBS 11 News Cuts Off Kratom Comments

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Weekly‘s recent story on kratom perked up readers — 26 commented on the story and several hundred clicked the “like” button. (I just  resisted using a stale Sally Field-Oscar speech “yo...