Archive for December, 2014
Ben Napier is expanding his Green Audio Productions in town.

Green Audio Expands

HEARSAY
With all of these great new bands in town, it just makes sense that great new producers would pop up. But just remember that there’s more to the auditory styling scene than Will Hunt, Jordan Richardson and Steve Steward, Brit...


A recording of Ronald Shannon Jackson’s last live performance has just been released, and Live at The Kessler Theater is a fitting tribute.

Killer or Filler?

New records come in all sizes in the Fort.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
Even in the winter doldrums, the rekkids keep on comin’. The biggest of the bunch on the chopping block this week is from a legend who left too soon, and it’s also one of the biggest albums to come out of the 817 this seaso...



The Union Gospel Mission has been turning away 200 families a month for lack of space. Brian Hutson

More Homeless on the Avenue

Eastside leaders are upset over shelter expansion plans.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Six years ago when the city adopted a 10-year plan to end homelessness in Fort Worth, officials promised to start finding ways to get people out of what Eastside residents call the shelter district along East Lancaster Avenue. ...


Justin Ginsberg’s “Lullaby Dreams”

Gallery

The Gallery at UTA
GALLERY
There’s still time to catch UTA’s 14th faculty biennial, showcasing the works of 35 faculty members in every kind of media you can imagine. The show includes Leighton McWilliams’ photographs and Justin Ginsberg’s gossam...



Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson share a couch and a love of beer in Drinking Buddies.

Odds and Ends

Here’s a romp through 2013’s weird, wacky, misconceived, overlooked films.
KRISTIAN LIN
I spend every December catching up with films that I didn’t see in the theater, and every year I find interesting ones that never played in Tarrant County, thus denying me a chance to write about them in these pages. However,...


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Soap Opera

Two ex-teachers learned an expensive lesson in helping one of the world’s most popular books get published.
JEFF PRINCE
Fifty Shades of Grey became 50 shades of blush for an Arlington woman who made a bad business deal. Jenny Pedroza helped introduce the masses to one of the hottest sellers in the history of books. Now she’s embarrassed that s...



Get ready for big flavors in this little shop.

Fork in the Road: Sparks Will Fly

Specializing in sandwiches and craft sodas, this small Arlington eatery delivers on flavor.
EDWARD BROWN Photos by Lee Chastain
Within a five-mile radius of the University of Texas at Arlington is a vast patchwork of ethnic restaurants (Thai, Indian, Chinese, you name it). The area is also now home to Fork in the Road, a small eatery that isn’t ethnic...


Bryan Pitts and Ashley Wilkerson star in Jubilee Theatre’s The Mountaintop.

King’s Speech

BIG TICKET
Because we think that African-American history should be part of our history all year long, we’re not the biggest fans of it being confined to one month through the device of Black History Month. Yet Jubilee Theatre has score...



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Fracktivists Decry Hiring Of Former Chesapeake Mouthpiece

Jeff Prince
Local residents who spent years battling natural gas drillers over unclean work practices are now standing collectively with mouths open and saying, “Wha!?!” They’re confused, astounded, and angry that Julie H. Wilson, th...


Sorry, kid, you're still too young for the Cliburn's youth competition next year.

It’s the Kiddie Cliburn!

Kristian Lin
Most of the world’s great pianists start playing the instrument as small children, and most people who have been around classical music will tell you that there are kids who can tear up the keyboard. That’s why the ...