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Pure Texas Boogie

Quaker City Night Hawks spread the rock ’n’ roll gospel one show at a time.
ANTHONY MARIANI W/ PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
It was getting pretty rowdy. On a random Monday night in the middle of last winter at Lola’s Saloon, psychedelic Fort Worth rockers Secret Ghost Champion had just finished a loud, moody set and were removing their equipment f...
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Latest From Blotch
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Rick Perry Goes Donor-, Er, Job-Poaching

JIMMY FOWLER
With today’s announcement that Rick Perry will return to New York to woo business owners down to Texas, I trust that the governor will try very hard to represent himself well. No yammering about states’ rights, no mention o...
Moviegoers take in some filmic Soviet propaganda at ArthouseFW at the Piano Pavilion. Courtesy: LSFS.
PAULA NELSON PUT ON A BRAVE FACE DURING HER ARREST BASED ON THIS PHOTO POSTED ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE. (Photo by Kevin Lance)
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Latest From Metro
Kleeb: “This is an issue that has brought out the ‘no more’ in a wide range of people.” Courtesy Mary Anne Anderi/BoldNebraska.org

Locking Out Keystone

PETER GORMAN
The fight against the Keystone pipeline is focused this week on a bunch of farmers in Nebraska whose lawsuit thus far has won a round in state court, delayed a decision by President Barack Obama on allowing the line to cross th...
Jamie Connelly, with wife Stephanie: “Something about barking dogs puts you on edge.”
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Huckabee: “They could probably make it a little easier for stupid people to understand.” Courtesy Rachel Pilcher
 
Latest From Music Feature
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Killer or Filler?

New albums by some scene stalwarts sound fresh.
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Among the relatively new releases with roots in the 817, the ones by Jessie Frye, Royal South and company, and Tripp Mathis have a lot of history behind them. Each artist has been on the scene for nearly a decade, Frye when she...
Lion Eye is (from left to right) Shayla Sweetz, Andrew McCollough (Dru B Shinin’), Sam Rude, Paul Gordan, Paul Garza, and Chris Birdine (Young Zeus).
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.
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Latest From 2nd Thought
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A lighter “Lite Guv”?

Either Patrick or Van de Putte could find their Senate powers reduced.
DAVE McNEELY
The lieutenant governor — the “lite guv” — is the second most powerful state official in Texas. Here’s what’s going on in the race for the job, why it’s so powerful, and why that could change. Lt. Gov. David Dewhu...
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Latest From Static
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Decade Of Defiance

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Boy, time flies when you’re battling giants. Has it really been 10 years since Don Young first heard about plans to start drilling for natural gas beneath Tandy Hills Natural Area? Young’s heart sped up, and his gut churned...
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Former Fort Worth City Council member Louis Zapata died on April 4 after a long illness. He was 79.
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Latest From Last Call
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Summer at Gator’s

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Here’s a question for real estate professionals: Why is it that certain locations –– despite viable traffic data and appropriate, geo-targeted demographics –– end up spelling doom for whatever business sets up shop th...
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Latest From Hearsay
The Apache 5 is back after a long hiatus, playing Friday at Lola's Saloon.

Apache 5, Happi Hous, Color Control

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As with most weekends in the Fort, this one has options for, let’s say, adults and for, let’s say, people with less serious responsibilities. If we could imagine Friday as a wedding reception, the people with 9-to-5s, maybe...
Todd Osborne brought the rawk to the Stockyards.
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.”
Among Friday's shows, Fort Worth light-rockers The Oregon Trailers will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP.
 
Latest From Stage
Anastasia Muñoz (left) and Katherine Bourne star in Stage West’s lively production of Orlando. Buddy Myers

Orlando Blooms

A man is transformed to a woman in Stage West’s production of a Woolf classic.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although John Gray’s bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus was a pop culture phenomenon more than 22 years ago, its basic premise –– that the sexes are controlled by virtually insurmountable, biologically det...
Sam Swanson, Lydia Mackay, and Garret Storms are looking for love –– and shelter and answers — in the ’Phibs’ current production, Hunting and Gathering. Daylon Walton
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Latest From Eats
Bite City Grill’s diver scallop risotto is a blend of lightness and creaminess. Brian Hutson

Chompin’ at the Bite

A James Beard-awarded Dallas chef takes over a haunted spot with glorious results.
LAURIE JAMES
In the wake of Fort Worth’s booming restaurant scene, it’s to be expected that some restaurants will fail. Over the past four years, the prime corner space at No. 153 in the 2600 block of Montgomery Plaza has turned over th...
Strawberry cheesecake in a cone (center) isn’t all that surprising, but buffalo chicken (left) and pulled pork make a major statement at Epic Cones. Lee Chastain
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The pies come straight from Cane Rosso’s 900-degree brick oven. Brian Hutson
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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Endless Boulevard

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I felt like I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone titled “All Roads Lead to Ridglea.” There I was, back in that Westside ’hood, for like, the 10th day in a row. I don’t live or work near there. It must have been food...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Scarlett Johansson strips down for her latest victim in Under the Skin.

Study in Scarlett

Under the Skin takes a cold-eyed view of its star’s hotness.
KRISTIAN LIN
Scarlett Johansson is naked in Under the Skin. Remarkably, she’s never done that before in a movie. Yet there’s more to it than that, as there usually is with her. Sex appeal has been a central part of Johansson’s stardom...
Jonas Armstrong wears a Nazi uniform to save Jews in Walking With the Enemy.
Johnny Depp (on monitors) welcomes Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, and Rebecca Hall to his afterlife in Transcendence.
Sky (middle) and her cubs forage for clams on a beach in Bears.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Only Lovers Left Alive opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

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OPENING: Only Lovers Left Alive (R) Jim Jarmusch’s latest film stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as two vampires whose centuries-long love affair is disrupted by her out-of-control sister (Mia Wasikowska). Also with Anto...
Dom Hemingway opens Friday.
Oculus opens Friday.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens Friday.
 
Latest From Arts
Anastasia Muñoz (left) and Katherine Bourne star in Stage West’s lively production of Orlando. Buddy Myers

Orlando Blooms

A man is transformed to a woman in Stage West’s production of a Woolf classic.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although John Gray’s bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus was a pop culture phenomenon more than 22 years ago, its basic premise –– that the sexes are controlled by virtually insurmountable, biologically det...
Moviegoers take in some filmic Soviet propaganda at ArthouseFW at the Piano Pavilion. Courtesy: LSFS.
Sam Swanson, Lydia Mackay, and Garret Storms are looking for love –– and shelter and answers — in the ’Phibs’ current production, Hunting and Gathering. Daylon Walton
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Latest From Gallery
Matt Moulton’s “untitled”

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Brand 10 Artspace
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Brand 10 Artspace now has just one location for your convenience, and there you can see the opening of house party, a performance art installation by the collective After School Special inspired by cautionary TV movies of the 1...
Doug Blagg’s “Santa Monica 2”
Jake Gilson’s “MK 777”
Allison Schulnik’s “Mound” (video still)