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Final Weekend for SceneShop’s “Real Men”

JIMMY FOWLER
Tonight and tomorrow night (8pm August 9 & 10) are the final performances of SceneShop’s annual summer collection of comic and dramatic sketches and scenes at Arts Fifth Avenue (1628 5th Ave, FW). The 2013 edition of this...


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Questions for Arlington’s 110-Year-Old Woman

JIMMY FOWLER
If you blinked on Sunday, you may have missed the local news story about an Arlington birthday celebration for a 110-year-old woman identified as Mrs. Sai Vu. I’d like to offer public congratulations to her and her family for...



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Help Kickstart DVA’s “Sam Shade” Show

JIMMY FOWLER
So you’re a North Texas arts supporter who’s been wanting to send some cash to a worthy project or artist. You’ve heard a lot about the online crowdfunding source Kickstarter, but as adorable as Zach Braff is, you’ve de...


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Fort Worth Wrestles With (Sorta) Nude Servers

JIMMY FOWLER
This week the Fort Worth City Council debated the definition of nudity in order to head off possible public outrage from the Cowtown location of Redneck Heaven. The restaurant’s Lewisville address sometimes encourages its fem...



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The Taco Dog: New, Exclusive, and Pretty Gross

JIMMY FOWLER
I thought any baseball fan who could afford those pricey tickets at Rangers Ballpark would want fancy noshes from the concession stand. You know, something both decadent and preposterously foodie –– say, nachos made with wh...


Fred's will be expanding into the space formerly occupied by The Oui Lounge and The Love Shack. Photo courtesy of City Data.

Oui Lounge to Be Fred’s Texas TCU

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fred’s, according to a press release sent earlier today, will expand into the space formerly occupied by The Love Shack and Oui Lounge on Bluebonnet Circle near TCU. Fred’s Texas TCU will be the third restaurant bearing the...



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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Rudolstadt

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...


toadies

Indie-Music Fests Fill Fort Worth this Fall

ANTHONY MARIANI
Look at Fort Worth. Gettin’ all festival-y this fall, with not one but two huge events landing on our not-so-sandy shores, and that’s not counting Fort Worth Rock Assembly (Fri.-Sun., Sept. 6-8, at J&J’s Blues Bar) an...



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Screw Twinkies, Where’s My Ding Dong?

JIMMY FOWLER
The national media is dutifully giving today’s Return of the Twinkie a warm hug of celebratory headlines. People say they love Twinkies, but I’m not really convinced. There’s a certain social pressure to claim the golden ...


Fort Worthians Daniel Payne (left) and the author entertain the Euro masses.

Texas Troubadour Abroad: Leaving Riga

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...