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CHRIS GORRIE (courtesy FWPD)

Fort Worth Welcomes Gay Cops

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth police detective Chris Gorrie identifies himself as gay on a YouTube video to let others know that a gay man can work at the Fort Worth police force and be supported by his peers, or at least not have to endure confr...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) At the bar the other night, Telegraph Canyon frontman Chris Johnson was celebrating his band’s last day in the studio. The follow-up to 2009’s The Tide and The Current (seems like decades ago, right?) should be out earl...



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Riscky’s Cowboy Day Rib-Eating Contest

JIMMY FOWLER
This Saturday is National Day of the American Cowboy, so “giddy up, dogie!” and all that good stuff. The Stockyards, of course, are home to authentic working cowboys, not the perfumed, panty-waisted posers of Hollywood’s ...


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Fort Worth Guitar Show Turns 13

Jeff Prince
Before you become a rock star and spend the remainder of your short life in a drug- and sex-fueled whirlwind, you’ll need a  good guitar. This weekend you’ll have hundreds of axes to choose from, new or used, cheap...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) So Denton singer-songwriter Jessie Frye is attractive, and she’s not afraid to flaunt her sex appeal. More power to her. That shouldn’t attenuate –– or amplify –– the fact that she’s a talented pianist, singer...


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Big Oil Slapped Fort Worth Silly But Denton Says Put ‘Em Up

Jeff Prince
Remember when natural gas drillers flooded into Fort Worth and relied on oil-rich Mayor Mike Moncrief to push through an industry-pleasing ordinance that put most of the power in the hands of drillers at the expense of resident...



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The Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I, for one, don’t mind living in the past. Holding up five fingers and a thumb saves my friends who aren’t Steelers fans the embarrassment of having to admit they’re devoted to lesser NFL franchises. (Note: That’s a...


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“Some Assembly Required” at the Modern

JIMMY FOWLER
Artists are always looking to new media, especially new technology, to find inspiration for their works. It’s almost inevitable, though, that the new-fangled medium winds up being informed by very old school methods and conce...



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Anybody See Tim Love’s Restaurant Startup Premiere?

Jeff Prince
The network television premiere of Restaurant Startup was at 9 last night, and I missed it. I had planned to Tivo it. I forgot. That sucks. So I figured I’d read today’s online reviews and see whether the show impre...


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The Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
(This, my Thursday installment of “interesting,” for lack of a better word, concerts, has gone by several different names since its inception last month, most recently “The Top 5 Shows,” but I don’t think I’ve found...