Archive for November, 2014
Singer-songwriter/guitar-slinger Ronnie Heart is wrapping up his debut album.

Ronnie Heart’s Neo-Disco Soul

HEARSAY
Ronnie Heart is the bomb. Period. The last time I caught him was in the summer at a Friday on the Green, a monthly concert series that the Weekly puts on with Fort Worth South Inc. A diminutive presence with a black mini-pompad...


Allison Pistorius and Chris Hury battle for psychosexual supremacy in Circle’s Venus in Fur.

Venus in Fur: Take a Bow

A crack cast neutralizes the cringe-inducing and bolsters the delicious in Circle’s latest production.
JIMMY FOWLER
“Don’t we go to plays for the passions we don’t get in life?” asks playwright-director Thomas (Chris Hury) to Wanda (Allison Pistorius), a young actress auditioning for Thomas’ latest script. Given that Wanda is weari...



MUSIC

And Boom Goes the Prog-Funk

Bomb Atomic’s brand of rock and quality of live performance are explosive.
EDWARD BROWN
Vocalist Justin “Beef” Williams is as crazy about music in general as he is about his funkified prog-rocking quartet. During a recent Bomb Atomic set at The Grotto, he took advantage of a lull between songs to galvanize the...


Left to right, George Mackey, Kathy Lowthorp, and Sharen Wilson are all vying for the job of district attorney. Courtesy photos

Re-ordering the Bench

Departures and the DA’s race will change the face of Tarrant criminal justice.
JEFF PRINCE
The Tarrant County criminal justice system is poised for a significant makeover with the March 4 primary election looming. Four of the county’s 10 criminal court judges are retiring and taking about 100 years of combined expe...



Catherine Martin’s duds for The Great Gatsby are in the running for the Oscar for Best Costume Design.

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
KRISTIAN LIN
Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o. You won’t go too far wrong if you pick those people to win the Academy Awards for acting. You’ll also have lots of company — although there’s an outside...


James Marshall’s “Red #347”

Gallery

William Campbell Contemporary Art
GALLERY
The coolness of the abstract shapes of James Marshall’s sculptures is set off by the vibrancy of their colors. William Campbell’s current show spotlights Marshall’s works, and the opening reception is 5pm Friday.   T...



On the cover: Front row, left to right: Emma Nichols-Payne, Tucker Heim, teacher Michael Miles, Sierra Glazebrook. Back row, left to right: Khaila Sanders-Hicks, Ben Edwards, Keaton Bullen Brian Hutson

Empire of Dance

Debbi Jo Utter and her students make Fort Worth a force in the dance world.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
It’s been winter too long in Fort Worth, so the drizzly, overcast skies on a recent Saturday afternoon were both familiar and unwelcome. Inside the door of Dance Concept, cool gray walls and patterned gray carpet echoed Febru...


Crispy duck wings and chocolate-strawberry Napoleon await at Bird Café. Lee Chastain

Bird Café Takes Wing

Upscale pub grub alights on downtown.
LAURIE JAMES
It’s a glorious time to be a foodie in Fort Worth. The plethora of interesting, innovative restaurants just keeps expanding. The latest is Bird Café, local restaurateur Shannon Wynne’s new eatery and bar. Just walking dist...



Wayne Thiebaud’s “Salads, Sandwiches, and Dessert” at Amon Carter’s Art and Appetite.

Food, Glorious Food

BIG TICKET
A few weeks ago we remarked in this page on Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” and how the glass in the diner’s window was so vividly rendered that you felt like you could reach inside the painting and tap on it. Well, now yo...


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Denton Citizens Group Calls For Fracking Ban

Eric Griffey
A citizens group called The Denton Drilling Awareness Group (Denton DAG), a non-profit educational group, announced in a press release today they are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to ban hydraulic fracking withi...