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(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall brought the music to the masses Sunday.

Double Shot of Chamber Music

EDWARD BROWN
Late Sunday evening, the independent coffeehouse Avoca Coffee, on the Near Southside, provided the casual (and great-smelling) backdrop for The Hall Ensemble’s first and only public performance this fall. Cellist Karen Hall a...


WILLIS ALAN RAMSEY PERFORMED FOR ABOUT 150 PEOPLE AT SHIPPING & RECEIVING BAR LAST NIGHT (All photos by Jeff Prince)

Willis Alan Ramsey’s Odd But Entertaining Road Show

Jeff Prince
Signs surfaced early that Willis Alan Ramsey’s show was going to be interesting. Ramsey and his wife (and opening act) Alison Rogers Ramsey limped literally and figuratively into their sound check at 5 yesterday afternoon...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Not as many hot commodities or touring headliners are participating in Lolaspalooza this year, chiefly because of the namesake club will be more than doubling in size soon (“Lola’s Doubles Up,” Oct. 15), but this year...


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DFW NORML Wednesdays at House Bar

JIMMY FOWLER
Get all the jokes about Twinkies and Visine out of your system right now. It’s true that DFW NORML has a sense of humor about the recreational side of cannabis. (One of their taglines is “Isn’t it high time you joined?”...



A JACKSBORO HIGHWAY GAS STATION HAS GAS FOR $2.89. (Photo by Jeff Prince).

Reverse Sticker Shock Today At Gas Pump

Jeff Prince
When I filled my gas tank last week, the cost was over $3 a gallon. Today — $2.89 a gallon. Seems like it’s been a couple years since I recall seeing a “2″ at the front of a gas price. Thanks Obama! (If ...


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Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Seattle Seahawks, The Dude

Jeff Prince
The so-called 12th Man in Seattle (the 90,000 fans who pack CenturyLink Stadium and believe they can alter games by their rowdy presence) found an ally in the 13th Man — the Dallas Cowboys special teams. The units fumbled...



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Remembering Bo Powell

ANTHONY MARIANI
One thing’s for certain: Bo Powell lived a full life. Though best known as a painter and muralist, Powell, who died Wednesday night at home at the age of 74, also worked as a roughneck, radio DJ, train conductor, long-haul tr...


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Fort Worth Film Festivals Join Forces

Kristian Lin
Somewhat buried in the Lone Star International Film Festival’s recent announcement of its headlining films is the tidbit that this year, the LSIFF has joined forces with Modern Cinema: Great Movies You Haven’t Heard...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Has anyone mentioned that chill electronic dance music is the new yacht rock? Most of the lyrics (if there are any) are lovey-dovey, and if you trade the turntables and synths for guitars and pianos, you’ve got early Kenn...


WILLIS ALAN RAMSEY'S SELF-TITLED FIRST ALBUM WAS RELEASED IN 1972, AND FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE FOLLOW-UP EVER SINCE.

More On Willis Alan Ramsey And His Fort Worth Gig

Jeff Prince
The Outlaw era of the 1970s exploded just as I was becoming a rebellious teenager obsessed with music. Before long I was hooked on Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Steven Fromholz, Michael Murphey, and other artists who grew l...