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ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Shonen Knife used to be my favorite band –– for a minute. Not long after the all-female Japanese trio that formed in 1981 arrived with a bang into my world about a decade later, bassist Michie Nakatani, frontwoman Naoko...


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2014 Tarrant County Gay Pride Week

JIMMY FOWLER
The 2014 Tarrant County Gay Pride Week festivities happen Oct 2-12 at different venues around the city. Here’s a complete guide to the times, dates, and locations of all the events, but it’s a good idea to highlight the wee...



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Opal Lee Wants To Celebrate 88th Birthday With You

Jeff Prince
Opal Lee is about to celebrate her 88th birthday, and she’d like to see you at her party. If you go, bring a little money for the collection plate. Lee’s using her birthday as a means to fund an even bigger party. &...


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DFW Meet and Cruise on Sept 27

JIMMY FOWLER
Despite gradually expanding (and much-needed) light rail systems in North Texas, the automobile remains the transportation of choice around here. It’s therefore inevitable that people would maintain a certain fetishy relation...



BARRY CORBIN AND JOE STEVENS DISCUSS A SCENE ON A HOT AFTERNOON IN GAINESVILLE (Photo by Jeff Prince)

Final Thoughts on Windsor, Barry Corbin, Joe Stevens & Co.

Jeff Prince
The ol’ notebook is about emptied out, the camera card is picked clean, and my buzz is finally subsiding after visiting the set of Windsor earlier this month (“A Script For Texas,” Sept. 17, 2014). If you’d ...


THE OBJECT THAT KEEPS SLIPPING THROUGH DEMARCO MURRAY'S FINGERS.

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Rams, Fumbles

Jeff Prince
Tony Dorsett can finally relax. The former Dallas Cowboys star fumbled the football more than any other National Football League running back not named Franco Harris. (Dorsett and Harris are tied with 90 fumbles each in their c...



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Luke Wade Wows on The Voice

ANTHONY MARIANI
Part of what makes The Voice better than its predecessor, American Idol, is the former’s emphasis on musicality in objection to sheer record-selling capabilities. That, and the Voice coaches are really a lot of fun to be arou...


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Sonny Carl Davis on Windsor, Alamo, Evil Bong, Willie Nelson

Jeff Prince
Sometime back in the early 1990s I stumbled across Last Night at the Alamo (1983), an obscure black-and-white film directed by the tortured Texas maverick Eagle Pennell. For years I’d pull the VHS tape out at perfect times an...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) To help raise money for Duane Smith, the Southern Train Gypsy bassist who recently had to relocate to Houston to receive cancer treatment, his band and three other Fort Worth acts –– melodicore stylists Oh Sleeper, self...


THIS WEEK'S COVER SHOT BEFORE IT WAS CROPPED AND ADORNED WITH OUR MASTHEAD AND HEADLINES (Photo by Jeff Prince)

Quinn Shephard On Windsor, Texas, Twang, Jersey Shore

Jeff Prince
Texans don’t know what to think of New Yorkers half the time. That TV commercial wasn’t far off the mark, the one where a Texan discovers his hot sauce is made in New York City and says, “New York City!?!?!? Get a rope....