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Big Man on Canvas

Three years of debilitating illness have only added heat to JT Grant’s passion for painting.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
“I’m going to paint over that one,” artist JT Grant said, pointing to a large canvas hanging high on the 14-foot white wall of his backyard studio in Fairmount. “It’s pretty old. It hasn’t sold. I have something dif...
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Latest From Blotch
THIS PICTURE OF "OPEN CARRY TEXAS" CHILDREN CARRYING GUNS AT MAIN STREET ARTS FESTIVAL WAS PUBLISHED ON THE MERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY WEB SITE.

Arts Festival? Grab An Uzi!

Jeff Prince
Members of Open Carry Texas (OCT) showed up at Main Street Arts Festival on Saturday to parade around with guns. The organization’s website says its mission includes educating Texans about their right to openly carry rifles a...
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WILLIE NELSON BETTER FIND HIS OLD HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HELMET IF HE PLANS TO POKE HIS HEAD IN THE TEXAS GUBERNATORIAL RACE.
 
Latest From Metro
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Universal Breakfast

A new law to get meals to more hungry kids is causing some confusion.
EDWARD BROWN
A new law that goes into effect this fall could go a long way toward keeping Texas schoolchildren from going hungry. But first, state and local officials have to figure out exactly what it means and, perhaps most importantly, w...
Huckabee: “They could probably make it a little easier for stupid people to understand.” Courtesy Rachel Pilcher
In Texas, the Tar Sands Blockade delayed but could not stop the southern leg of the Keystone. Tar Sands Blockade
Dorothy Luck visited the Texas Capitol last year to talk to legislators about guardianship abuses. Courtesy Latifa Ring
 
Latest From Music Feature
With producer Britt Robisheaux (left), Lazy Summer — (from left to right) Jeremiah Kirby, Justin Weisenborn, and Deryck Barrera — are about to release their second album.

Lazy Summer Creeping In

Former (and current) punks craft moody ukulele-driven instrumental jazz.
JIMMY FOWLER
The goal of most bands is to capture an audience with the raw musical power of their live performances. Guitarist/ukuleleist/composer Jeremiah Kirby, 34, spent several years trying to do that in a ska-punk band that played all ...
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After playing a sanctioned showcase, Fort Worth’s War Party is ready to, um, party at South By Southwest. Steve Steward
 
Latest From 2nd Thought
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Waiting Impatience

People in doctors’ waiting rooms are already worried. Must they also bear the pain of politics?
KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
Due to my wife’s recent medical problems, I’ve become an expert of sorts on doctors’ waiting rooms. This niche ecosystem is filled with a cross-section of humanity, trending toward the elderly but also including more than...
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Latest From Static
Former Fort Worth City Council member Louis Zapata died on April 4 after a long illness. He was 79.

Adios, Mr. Zapata

Fort Worth Weekly
Static and its colleagues eat with artery-clogging regularity at the various Mexican restaurants on North Main Street. Those places for many years were the domain of former Fort Worth City Council member Louis Zapata, who liked...
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S&R Delivers Chautauqua

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Fun fact: I learned what a Chautauqua is when I was 22 after reading the first few pages of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Another fun fact: I have never finished reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. P...
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Hooligans Pub, 310 Abrams St, Ste 150, Arlington, 817-274-1232
 
Latest From Hearsay
Missing Sibling: “Instead of being insular in a time when it’s easy to do so, find your missing sibling, long-lost close friends you may have never known were there.”

The Sibling Collective

HEARSAY
Missing Sibling is indeed a straight-ahead ragged-pop band committed to the health and longevity of loud, fuzzy guitars, bashing cymbals, and floating, yawning vocal melodies. But frontman Drew Gabbert, bassist/backing-vocalist...
Among Friday's shows, Fort Worth light-rockers The Oregon Trailers will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP.
JJ & The Rogues' new album has been well worth the wait.
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Latest From Stage
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Tarrant County Live Theatre Awards

JIMMY FOWLER
You always hear about people sacrificing their lives for their art, but what does that mean? “Sacrifice” might be a strong word, but the actors, directors, designers, tech people, administrators, and volunteers who work reg...
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Texas Ballet Theater dived into modern territory recently with spectacular results.
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Latest From Eats
Plop into a stadium-style seat and loosen your belt at TJ’s. Lee Chastain

TJ’s Sizzles

The deep-fryers see a lot of action at this established Arlington sports bar.
EDWARD BROWN
There’s no denying that TJ’s Catfish and Wings is a sports bar. Nearly every inch of available space is covered in photos of famous players and team logos from all over the country, and there’s a TV — or three — where...
The pies come straight from Cane Rosso’s 900-degree brick oven. Brian Hutson
Smartly spiced Tex-Mex goodies, including shrimp skewers, are plentiful at Mariscos la Marea. James Coreas
Hearty plates await at Sansom Park Café. Brian Hutson
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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Fill Stomach, Not Cart

Fort Worth Weekly
Aren’t those lists on the internet awful? Do we really need to know  “The Top 10 Cities for Buying Porcelain Donkeys” or which states some magazine editor thinks are the most “livable”? Something must be done. Am I s...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Denis Leary and Kevin Costner have a tense discussion in the Cleveland Browns’ front office on Draft Day.

No. 1 Pick

The Cleveland Browns finally win something in the dazzling Draft Day.
KRISTIAN LIN
I heard other people pitching Draft Day as the NFL version of Moneyball. Certainly this movie is going for the same thing as Bennett Miller’s Oscar-nominated baseball film, to squeeze gripping drama out of the world of sports...
Iko Uwais and Cecep Arif Rahman go at each other with curved blades in a restaurant kitchen in The Raid 2.
Russell Crowe plays Noah as a B.C. eco-terrorist.
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Latest From Film Shorts
Oculus opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Oculus (R) Karen Gillan (TV’s Doctor Who) stars in this horror film as a young woman who tries to exonerate her brother (Brenton Thwaites) of their parents’ murder by proving that a cursed mirror is responsible. Al...
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens Friday.
Cesar Chavez opens Friday
Bad Words opens Friday in Dallas.
 
Latest From Arts
LTLAwards

Tarrant County Live Theatre Awards

JIMMY FOWLER
You always hear about people sacrificing their lives for their art, but what does that mean? “Sacrifice” might be a strong word, but the actors, directors, designers, tech people, administrators, and volunteers who work reg...
Byrd Williams IV captures the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Fort Worth in 1967.
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Dallasites packed The Foundry last week for some casual performances by Fort Worth Opera singers.
 
Latest From Gallery
Jake Gilson’s “MK 777”

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A resident of the United Arab Emirates, Jake Gilson uses a technique known as “gun bluing” to create his paintings on steel. The results are solid, formidable, and more than a bit imposing, and they’re no display now thro...
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Susan Sponsler’s “gun case” (detail)
Bill Barter’s “Untitled”