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#FWMF: Lucinda Williams

JIMMY FOWLER
One of the best ways to gauge the stylistic breadth of Lake Charles, LA native and singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is to chart her genre-hopping Grammy wins. Out of 15 nominations, Williams has scored in three different cate...


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#FWMF: Jimmy Eat World

JIMMY FOWLER
After more than two decades as a successful national band, the Arizona-based modern rock quartet Jimmy Eat World can say they beat the critics in one way: They outlived the dreaded label “emo.” Somehow, lead singer-songwrit...



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Music Awards Are Here

ANTHONY MARIANI
Beauty contest. Popularity contest. Homecoming king and queen. Whatever you want to call them, our annual Music Awards (and others like ours) are merely a celebration of local talent. The voting aspect exists purely for enterta...


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#FWMF: Uncle Lucius

EDWARD BROWN
If you’re intent on experiencing the rock outfit Uncle Lucius at a live show (and you should be), then your best bet is to search outside their home base of Austin. “We’re on the road every Wednesday through Sunday,” sa...



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The Top 5 (Non-Local-ish Shows)

ANTHONY MARIANI
Before we get to the touring acts, a word about the Fort. 1.) The Near Southside is the place to be tonight (Friday). At 7 p.m. at Magnolia Green Park (1100 Lipscomb St.), Dallas/Fort Worth indie-rockers The Orbans will headlin...


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Mother’s Day of the Dead

JIMMY FOWLER
If your mother is anything like my late mom was, the idea of a Mother’s Day Ghost Tour of notorious (alleged) Fort Worth hauntings would not only sound plausible, but actually preferable to more traditional, fancy-brunch-in-a...



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Nothing Nice to Say? Text an Angry Everman ISD Principal

JIMMY FOWLER
Fellow Americans, I’m worried we might be losing something that’s sacred to the foundation of our republic: namely, the right to be totally catty bitches and assholes in our private talks and text exchanges. I won’t shed...


Fort Worth Opera's production of the Mozart classic is set in the roaring '20s instead of 18th-century Naples, one of several delightful and mostly humorous touches.

Fort Worth Opera Swings into Mozart

EDWARD BROWN
The plot for Mozart’s Così fan tutte could easily be mistaken for that of an ’80s sitcom. The maestro and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte used dramatic material (jealous boyfriends, philandering girlfriends, cheating, flirting...



The Dickies bring their light-hearted punk to Trees Saturday.

Five Cool Touring Shows this Weekend

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Though they’ve got legit punk chops, The Dickies are basically all about having a few laughs. Formed in 1977 near the dawn of the genre in the San Fernando Valley, the band never broke into MTV but was huge onstage, openi...


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Partying with Ed Harris at USA Film Festival

EDWARD BROWN
Last Sunday’s screening of Frontera at the 2014 USA Film Festival in Dallas was a candid glimpse into a great film and the world of acting. The room at the Angelika Film Center was packed with Hollywood heavyweights: actors, ...