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Tricky Therapy

A Weatherford drama school teaches more than just acting.
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They don’t waste any time at the Weatherford Acting, Film, and Stunt Academy, known as WACT. When I pay my first visit there on a frigid evening in January, I’m immediately directed to a seat on stage. I’m there to interv...
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Top 5 Shows

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1.) Natural Anthem is finally making its live debut. Former Will Callers and co-songwriters Jacob Murphy (guitar, vocals) and Daniel Slatton (drums) generated a lot of buzz last year after busting out their new, at-the-time stu...
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(From left to right) Michael Shih, Vadym Kholodenko (his page turner), and Kelly Cornell deftly handled Brahms' "Horn Trio."
 
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Sutherland: “It is time this board requires our superintendent and board president to follow this rule.” Lee Chastain

Disenfranchised

Sutherland can’t get on her own board’s agenda to ask about frequent tests and employee bullying.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Embattled Fort Worth school board trustee Ann Sutherland is no stranger to conflict with school district officials. Two years ago she was censured for asking too many questions. Last year she was threatened by the district’s ...
Nestor Martinez (left) will travel to England later this year. Courtesy Sam Reynolds
Arnett: “You never knew what you might find.” Jeff Prince
Opponents of expanding the nuclear disposal site in Andrews County say it’s not safe for high-level waste. David Bowser
 
Latest From Music Feature
Hennessy: “I own a house in Fort Worth, and I’m not selling it.”

Bull’s-Eye

Even during work training, Richard Hennessy focuses on Henry the Archer.
JIMMY FOWLER
When singer-songwriter Richard Hennessy came to Fort Worth because of a job transfer in early 2013, he expected to dislike Texas. But in reality, the 33-year-old New Jerseyan said, Fort Worth became the home he thought he’d n...
Napier: “I’m big on the ethos of putting musicians in the best environment you can. Some guys will just drop everyone into the same room for a few hours and expect them to be great.”
Unger: “The reason I love [this group] is because there’s no ego here.” Allyson V. Williams
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The Meaning of Paris

GWYNNE DYER
After French policeman Ahmed Merabet was killed outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week, his brother Malek said, “My brother was Muslim, and he was killed by two terrorists, by two false Muslims. Islam is a relig...
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Striking in the Right Direction?

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had yet to take office when heads started rolling. (That’s different from eyes rolling, which has been happening for a long time.) Revelations about a $110 million contract awarded to a private contract...
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Downtown Abbey

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In my humble estimation, Irish pubs are a default kind of bar. They’re cozy, with lots of warm lighting and dark wood, and emphasize brown liquors, darts, and billiards. I’ve never been across the Atlantic, so I have no ide...
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South-by’s Complete Only When …

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OK, South by Southwest. You’ve made your point. We get it. I’m an ass. I never should have ragged on you in the mid-aughts for booking Complete two years in a row, arguing that the infamous Fort Worth heavy metal trio that...
Bummer Vacation played at the final show at the Where House. Kayla Stigall
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Latest From Stage
(From left to right) Michael Shih, Vadym Kholodenko (his page turner), and Kelly Cornell deftly handled Brahms' "Horn Trio."

Kholodenko, FWSO Shine at the Piano (Pavilion)

EDWARD BROWN
Developing a unique and masterful voice is among the highest artistic achievements for any musician. In the light instrumentation of chamber music, though, the individual personalities of the musicians must be balanced against ...
Kholodenko’s return to Fort Worth is a sort of homecoming.
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Bob Allen and Melinda Wood Allen want Santa to be held accountable in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Lee Chastain
 
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Executive chef Jordan Ray delivers a 16-oz. rib-eye finished in a 900-degree pizza oven, topped with truffle-saffron butter and accompanied by a jalapeño grit cake and grilled asparagus. Vishal Malhotra

More than Seafood

Though the name may suggest otherwise, Fish Creek also serves up pizzas, steaks, and an amazing bread pudding.
EDWARD BROWN
Fish Creek didn’t always serve wood-fired artisan pizzas and prime steaks along with its seafood. Before taking over in 2009, owner Joe Lane worked for nearly a decade at various Fort Worth seafood restaurants. While some rem...
The cooks brand Wild Mushroom’s “Cowboy-Cut” bone-in rib-eye. Lee Chastain
The Mont Blanc was the preferred dessert. Lee Chastain
Chicken tikka masala in burrito form? That’s what Currytos Indian Mexican Grill specializes in, with mostly fantastic results. Lee Chastain
 
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Big Cheers for Little Bikkles

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Sometimes this town baffles me. Generic chain restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory get a ticker- tape parade when they come to town, but a fantastic, unique, family-owned hole-in-the-wall like Angie’s Bikkles Caribbean Res...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Life in the Israeli army has Dana Ivgy considering suicide by staple gun in Zero Motivation.

Odds and Ends

Picking through leftover movies — some brilliant, some not — from 2014.
KRISTIAN LIN
Just like last January, I find myself having watched a bunch of movies from the previous 12 months that I found intriguing but didn’t have a chance to write about in these pages. Since I didn’t get a chance to review any of...
Steve Carell holds forth on the importance of coaches as American leaders in Foxcatcher.
Bradley Cooper takes aim in "American Sniper."
Black lives matter: David Oyelowo (back row, center) leads a nonviolent protest in Selma.
 
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Cake opens Friday.

Film Shorts

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OPENING: Cake (R) Jennifer Aniston stars in this drama as a disfigured woman who becomes obsessed with the suicide of one of the other patients in her chronic-pain support group. Also with Sam Worthington, Adriana Barraza, Mami...
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Predestination opens Friday.
Foxcatcher now playing.
 
Latest From Arts
Henri Fantin-Latour’s striking “A Studio at Les Batignolles” is a group portrait.

Impressive Faces

Van Gogh, Monet, Gaugin, and several other revolutionary painters come to life at the Kimbell.
LAURIE JAMES
We just can’t shake him. On billboards, on buses, in publications like this one –– it seems that wherever we look, there’s Vincent van Gogh staring back at us. The legendary Dutch artist’s 1887 self-portrait, its vibr...
(From left to right) Michael Shih, Vadym Kholodenko (his page turner), and Kelly Cornell deftly handled Brahms' "Horn Trio."
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Gyorgy Beck’s “Hood”

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Hungary briefly takes over the Gallery at UTA this month when Hungarian-born artists Gyorgy Beck and Sylvia Plachy show their works. Longtime friends, the artists share a similar dreamy aesthetic even though they work in differ...
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