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2016 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Fort Worth Weekly
Music Awards For this year’s Music Awards issue, we decided to do something different. Instead of a couple of sentences about each nominee –– all nine million of them –– we thought we’d take the temperature of the s...
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Latest From Metro
(From left to right) Jim Forrester, Susan Urshel, Ben Davis, Ann Stahl, and Sabine Renz helped their neighborhood get the building they think they deserve. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.

Standing their Ground

A neighborhood association wills its way into a developer’s conscience.
MADELYN EDWARDS
Some folks simply refuse to be overrun by developers. And to be fair, some local developers aren’t above listening to and working with concerned neighbors. In the past couple of years, neighbors around Camp Bowie Boulevard ne...
Bernie supporters gather in Dallas at CWA UNION HALL. Photo courtesy of Timothy Meagher.
The concrete recycling plant planned for the East Side appears to be a dead deal for now. Photo by Jesse Brackeen.
Keller humanist and atheist Zachary Moore looks over a prayer he read at a Keller City Council meeting. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.
 
Latest From Music Feature
Case: “I never went into music to make a lot of money.”

Still Swinging

Though semi-retired, legendary pianist Johnny Case has released a new album.
EDWARD BROWN
In jazz vernacular, “groove” refers to the pulse of the rhythm section. To have a nice groove, an ensemble has to find the right balance between keeping steady time and swinging –– a pushing and pulling of the rhythm. I...
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McGlathery: “ ... It just makes sense for us to help each other out.”
(From left to right) Luis Moreno, Justin King, and Jack Bellomy are the core players in Black Market Garden. Photo by Armando Vera.
 
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What's next for Wendy?

Decent Deeds Done By Davis

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While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making history as the first female Democratic presidential nominee, we feel inclined to ask, “Where the hell is our hometown feminist, Wendy Davis?” One minute she’s protecting ...
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Latest From Last Call
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Mac in Time

Steve Steward
I went to another blue-collar dive in Arlington’s industrial area along Galleria Drive, north of the Six Flags Mall, or Plaza Central as it is currently known. What a treat it is to drive around that place and wonder what wil...
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Music Awards Festival Lineup

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Gather ’round, kinfolk. Here is the lineup for our 15th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival. For the first time, the event will be two days in two different parts of town. On Saturday, June 25, the Near Southside w...
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Latest From Stage
Curtis Raymond Shideler, Bob Hess, Ben Phillips, and Jerry Downey hammer out artistic differences in Circle Theatre’s Don’t Talk to the Actors.

I’ve Been Played

Real talent is wasted on fake wit in Circle Theatre’s backstage comedy Don’t Talk to the Actors.
Kristian Lin
Oh, goody. Another play satirizing the world of the theatuh and the pretensions of the brilliant egomaniacs and thin-skinned artisans who inhabit it. If you’re going to tread this well-worn ground, you’d better bring someth...
Alexandra Farber and Jiyan Dai danced the pas de deux with beautiful, gentle lines.
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Latest From Eats
The beef on the alambres was exceptionally tender. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Viva Jalisco!

You’ll find authentic Mexican food in this quirky restaurant on the edge of the North Side.
LAURIE JAMES
The motto of the Mexican state of Jalisco translates to “Jalisco is Mexico.” Among other things, Jalisco claims that mariachis, the sombrero, and tequila all originated in the west coast Mexican state. It’s no surprise th...
Papa’s Smokehouse and Cantina offers Tex-Mex and barbecue — or both. Photo by Lee Chastain.
Ahi Poke Bowl serves immaculately fresh seafood. Photo by Lee Chastain.
The West 7th corridor has a new after-bar carb-loading option. Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
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Blowing My Cover

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For the first time ever, I was spotted and unmasked as Chow, Baby while reviewing a restaurant. One of the fun parts of being an anonymous food critic is that I can pretend every dining experience is a secret mission. I take sp...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Elle Fanning’s not dead, merely posing for a photo shoot in The Neon Demon.

Fashion Victims

Women beware women in the gory horror film The Neon Demon.
Kristian Lin
Maybe you heard that Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon caused boos and walkouts at Cannes. Sometimes it seems like every movie does that, but this one was so controversial that The Daily Mail called for it to be banned in...
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Dory finds help from an octopus who can travel on land in Finding Dory.
Colin Firth and Jude Law toil over a big novel in "Genius."
 
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Film Shorts

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OPENING The Duel (R) Liam Hemsworth stars in this Western as a Texas Ranger investigating a series of unexplained deaths in a small town. Also with Woody Harrelson, Alice Braga, Emory Cohen, William Sadler, Christopher Berry, a...
Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.
Dheepan (R) (Opens Friday in Dallas)
How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change
 
Latest From Arts
Curtis Raymond Shideler, Bob Hess, Ben Phillips, and Jerry Downey hammer out artistic differences in Circle Theatre’s Don’t Talk to the Actors.

I’ve Been Played

Real talent is wasted on fake wit in Circle Theatre’s backstage comedy Don’t Talk to the Actors.
Kristian Lin
Oh, goody. Another play satirizing the world of the theatuh and the pretensions of the brilliant egomaniacs and thin-skinned artisans who inhabit it. If you’re going to tread this well-worn ground, you’d better bring someth...
Straight Razor Steve’s ‘65 Chevy C10 will be on display Saturday. Photo by ROWAN LEHR.
Maier captured a time and place (Chicago) that revealed universal truths.
Alexandra Farber and Jiyan Dai danced the pas de deux with beautiful, gentle lines.
 
Latest From Gallery
Trey Wright’s “Class Portrait”

Gallery

Fort Worth Weekly
The letters in OP Collective’s name stand for “Out of Pocket.” The group is four photographers who graduated from UNT and have regular jobs by day but pursue their art on the side. Their work is on display at UNT on the S...
Charles Gray’s “Untitled”
Richard Thompson’s “Painter’s Farm #7”
Liz Trosper’s “Retrograde”
 
Latest From Listen Up
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Nice Major’s California Colors

Dimitrius Jones
Fort Worth-based rapper Nice Major’s California Colors is a sonic collage of West Coast-style synth, slow-riding beats, droning, mind-bending notes, and intricate rhymes with superior pop sensibilities. The production quality...
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