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Reason No. 837 To Love FW — Self Policing

Jeff Prince
I’ve closed down my share of beer joints at 2 a.m. and left smelling like the ashtray that Keith Richards keeps beside his toilet. Drankin’ and a’ smokin’ and a’ dayncin’ all seem to go hand ...


LARRY JOE TAYLOR PLAYS MARK CIGAINERO'S CHILI PEPPER GUITAR ON STAGE LAST NIGHT AT THE LJT TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL. (Photo by Rob Grogan)

Hot (As In Spicy) News Update: Chili Guitar A Hit

Jeff Prince
Coastal-and-western singer Larry Joe Taylor christened the chili pepper guitar that Mark Cigainero introduced to the world yesterday at the annual LJT music festival and chili cook-off. The event runs through Sunday. A few year...



MARK CIGAINERO AND HIS CHILI PEPPER GUITAR. (Photos by Jeff Prince)

Luthier Takes Chili Pepper Guitar To Larry Joe Taylor Festival

Jeff Prince
Most local guitar pickers go to Mark Cigainero when they need work done on their six-string babies.  Cigainero and his brother, Mitchell, have been repairing axes for three decades in Fort Worth. A few years back, Larry Joe Ta...


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Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) If you go to a bar tonight (it’s Wednesday), you’ll probably be treated to some sort of 420 celebration. If that bugs you, well, I guess stay home. One day, weed will be legal here, and I hope someone blows a huge, victo...



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‘Dear President Obama’ Screening Thursday Night

Jeff Prince
The natural gas drillers who used bullying and deceptive tactics to roll over urban residents in a quest for greed are getting their karmic comeuppance these days. The price of natural gas has plummeted. The industry is reeling...


FORMER JUDGE JEAN BOYD (Fox News screenshot)

Ethan Couch, Parents Pucker Up For Taxpayer Teat

Jeff Prince
Remember those parents who were so wealthy they spoiled their kid to the point of being blame-free for his actions? The Ethan Couch “affluenza” case has hit another low. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that taxpayers f...



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Top 5 Shows This Weekend

Steve Steward
1) Team to Beat Show of the Week Alert: Don’t miss Telegraph Canyon at Lola’s Trailer Park tonight! As is the case with Trailer Park shows, they start at 7 and are done by 9; if you get there at start time, you’ll be trea...


LUKAS NELSON PERFORMING AT BILLY BOB'S TEXAS (photo by Jeff Prince)

Nelson, Jennings Coming to Lola’s Trailer Park

Jeff Prince
The importance of topical humor isn’t lost on Lukas Nelson. I ask him about the upcoming show that he and Shooter Jennings will be performing in Fort Worth, and he warns that their show might not begin exactly on time. “We...



SHANE HARMON (courtesy of FWFD)

Fort Worth Firefighter Shane Harmon Finalist For Award

Jeff Prince
After 9/11, people couldn’t slather enough love on emergency workers, particularly firefighters — 343 of them died that day trying to save people. Almost 15 years later, public appreciation might have waned a bit. B...


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Animal Rights Activists Releasing Bucks At UTA

Jeff Prince
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is paying University of Texas at Arlington students $1 each if they’ll stop on campus and watch a four-minute video of factory farm and slaughterhouse practices this week. Wonder how man...