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Burning Passion

The prairie is in Fort Worth’s DNA, and environmentalists are fighting to preserve it.
NICOLE CRITES AND MELISSA WYLIE
A mammoth slab of concrete known as the Chisholm Trail Parkway runs toward the horizon on her right. A colossal, rolling pasture wishfully known as Fort Worth Prairie Park stretches to her left. In the middle stands JoAnn Colli...
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Latest From Blotch
Curtain call featuring (from left to night) Buddy Brae, Corrie Donovan, Cecily Gordon, Chrisian Bester, Ricky Ian Gordon, Colleen Mallette, Jenna Meador, Amy Stewart, Alison Whitehurst, and Anthony Fortino

Beautiful Festival of American Song

EDWARD BROWN
America has left an indelible mark on the world of vocal music, thanks in no small part to composers like George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, among others. The American song genre can be difficult to define, though, since it pul...
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Latest From Metro
Ward Timber wants Region D’s natural resources protected. Courtesy Ward Timber

Flow Chart

Bipartisan resistance to a new reservoir could leave North Texas dry.
KENNETH KOST
A long-running battle over a proposed reservoir in Northeast Texas that is part of Fort Worth’s future water supply may be resolved by the Texas Water Development Board on Thursday, Aug. 7. When the current state water plan w...
Johnson: “We’re in the water-enhancement business.” Lee Chastain
Tarrant County College administrators are stepping on faculty’s toes. Jeff Prince
Young Vaquero fans get to cavort on the field during halftime and after games. Kenneth kost
 
Latest From Music Feature
(From left to right) Russ Genders, Branden Smith, and Mike Noyes are The Dangits.

The Dangits Come Alive

These North Texas hard-rockers still have a lot of kick in them.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The Dangits are the wily veteran cage-fighters of the North Texas music scene. Now instead of punching you squarely in the face for an hour or so, frontman Mike Noyes, guitarist Branden Smith, and drummer Russ Genders also want...
FU’s Kenny Uptain (second from right): “There’s no slowing down. If anything, we’ve probably picked up a little more than we had in the past.”
Bummer Vacation is (clockwise from top left) Ricky Williford, Ryan Torres-Reyes, Paul Hernandez, and Tyler Moore.
Fresh-faced Vincent Neil Emerson has an old soul.
 
Latest From 2nd Thought
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It’s Not Rocket Science

Being a higher education leader under Perry is tougher than that.
DAVE McNEELY
Which is more challenging: performing a liver transplant on a small child or navigating the political rapids of public higher education during the reign of Gov. Rick Perry? Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, who will leave his job as chan...
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Latest From Static
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Did Putin Poison Our Water, Too?

Fort Worth Weekly
Austin wants desperately to be weird, but the line between weird and delusional gets blurry when politicians are involved. First, Gov. Rick Perry practically accuses President Barack Obama of personally piggybacking all those i...
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Latest From Last Call
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Kent & Co. Fires on All Cylinders

LAST CALL
Back in May, I made a point to belittle Kent & Co. Wines. At the time, Frank Kent Motors was wrapping up construction of its new wine bar/service depot on West Magnolia Avenue, meaning that I was, in effect, reviewing a pla...
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Latest From Hearsay
Collin Herring is back in more ways than one.

New, Improved Collin Herring

HEARSAY
I never thought I’d say this, but Collin Herring is now an elder statesman of the Texas music scene. When the Fort Worth native was just starting out, circa the early aughts, he was wheels-off enough to make Mötley Crüe loo...
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Terrible People is the first -- and may be the last -- we hear of recorded Mailman.
 
Latest From Stage
Curtain call featuring (from left to night) Buddy Brae, Corrie Donovan, Cecily Gordon, Chrisian Bester, Ricky Ian Gordon, Colleen Mallette, Jenna Meador, Amy Stewart, Alison Whitehurst, and Anthony Fortino

Beautiful Festival of American Song

EDWARD BROWN
America has left an indelible mark on the world of vocal music, thanks in no small part to composers like George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, among others. The American song genre can be difficult to define, though, since it pul...
John Forkner, Scott Zenreich, Alexandra Lawrence, and Brandon Murphy star in the Phibs’ uproarious new play.
(From left to right) Mary Jane Greer, Seth Johnston, and Laura Lutz Jones star in Drag Strip Courage’s production of Pinter’s giddy romp Old Times. Lee Chastain
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Latest From Eats
Your first course, the salad bar, could be an entire gourmet meal on its own.

Rafain: Meat on Sticks

Come hungry and with lots of time to spare.
LAURIE JAMES W/ PHOTOS BY BRIAN HUTSON
In the words of Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse, lunch and dinner are “a three-course Brazilian feast.” Similar to other all-you-can-meat restaurants, the Dallas-based chain’s newest location, this one in the West 7th Street ...
The sandwiches, like this bacon cheeseburger, aren’t fancy, but they are tasty and very wallet-friendly. Brian Hutson
Along with a Bee’s Knees signature cocktail, R Bar & Grill offers a caesar salad with fried green tomatoes. Lee Chastain
Offerings like the grilled chicken plate with house sage butter, rice pilaf, and veggies prove that there’s more to Dalton’s Corner than foot-high beers. Lee Chastain
 
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So Many Tables, So Little Time

CHOW, BABY
It seems like a lot of my favorite restaurants in town haven’t been around very long. It could be that the new places are just the latest shiny objects dangled in front of my short attention span, but I don’t think so. My t...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Pierce Gagnon, Zach Braff, and Joey King emerge from a wig shop with their latest purchase in Wish I Was Here.

Tears in Tinseltown

Zach Braff is stuck in La-La Land in Wish I Was Here.
KRISTIAN LIN
I hated Garden State when it came out. I detested its cutesy preciousness, its 10-cent spiritual wisdom, its general air of being pleased with itself, its unearned oh-wow-the-world-is-so-beautiful mysticism. Despite all that, I...
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Cameron Diaz tries to fulfill Jason Segal’s roller-skating fantasy in Sex Tape.
Jason Clarke (foreground) tries to make peace with our new primate overlords in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
And So It Goes opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: And So It Goes (PG-13) Michael Douglas stars in this comedy as a self-centered man who enlists the help of his neighbor (Diane Keaton) when his estranged granddaughter (Sterling Jerins) is left on his doorstep. Also wi...
Boyhood opens Friday.
Venus in Fur opens Friday.
Third Person opens Friday in Dallas.
 
Latest From Arts
Ansel Adams’ “The Tetons –– Snake River” is one of the best of the best.

Ansel Adams in the Zone

Arlington Museum of Art’s retrospective is breathtaking — and almost over.
LAURIE JAMES
This week is your last chance to catch Ansel Adams Masterworks, a series of original, spellbinding photographs curated by the legendary photographer during the twilight of his career. Along with some of his most recognizable pi...
Curtain call featuring (from left to night) Buddy Brae, Corrie Donovan, Cecily Gordon, Chrisian Bester, Ricky Ian Gordon, Colleen Mallette, Jenna Meador, Amy Stewart, Alison Whitehurst, and Anthony Fortino
Glenn Downing’s drawing “Thor” represents the outer edge of Regional Juried Exhibition.
John Forkner, Scott Zenreich, Alexandra Lawrence, and Brandon Murphy star in the Phibs’ uproarious new play.
 
Latest From Gallery
Diane Durant’s “Wamsutter Baptist Church”

Gallery

Fort Worth Weekly
Our Art page recently wrote about the juried exhibition at Artspace 111, but that’s no reason to give it short shrift in this space. The show of 77 pieces by artists from across the Southwest remains up through mid-August. &n...
John Holt Smith’s “Wildflower Oculus”
Brian Moore’s “No. 102”
Soon Y. Warren’s “Oriental Red Poppy”