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The Best Players Not at the World Cup (Plus the All-Name Team)

Kristian Lin
The World Cup soccer tournament starts up this weekend, and so I’m here with my blog, sponsored by Fort Worth’s own Abbey Pub. I’ve never been to the Abbey, but I’m sure it’s a great place to watch the World Cup t...


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T Bone Burnett Blasts Online Music Rip Offs

Jeff Prince
T Bone Burnett grew up in Fort Worth, and he knows a thing or two about music. If you don’t believe it, look at the record producer’s mantle — he’s earned 13 Grammy Awards over the years. He’s also...



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Jimmy Buffett’s Fort Worth Gig His Hottest Ticket

Jeff Prince
Jimmy Buffett’s summer tour will take him across the Midwest and the East Coast in support of his new album Songs From St. Somewhere (2013). The concert ticket drawing the biggest bucks on the aftermarket, however, is to ...


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Top 5 (Non-Local-ish) Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) For a house party, the 2nd Annual Most Excellent Fest is looking pretty stout. Along with a diverse mix of locals and regionals –– from Fort Worth’s Bummer Vacation, whose Jordan Richardson-produced album should be ou...



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Hard Twist: Brutal, Beautiful Ranch Women

NICOLE CRITES
For folks who managed to grow up in cowboy country without learning a thing about ranch life, a hard twist refers to the old-time Manila hemp lariat rope that is tightly twisted or hard twisted. It can also be used to describe ...


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TBT’s Swan Lake: Full Bloom

LEONARD EUREKA
Since taking over Texas Ballet Theater 10 years ago, artistic director Ben Stevenson has presented a wealth of full-length ballets here that he created during his long tenure with the Houston Ballet. One of the most rewarding i...



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Public Forum On Teen Mental Health, Drug Abuse On Monday

Jeff Prince
Health officials say half of all mental health issues start by age 14. About 75 percent start by age 24. Agencies such as the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County w...


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Dia De Los Toadies Announces First Bands

ANTHONY MARIANI
Local flavor stands to rule The Toadies’ 7th Annual Dia De Los Toadies. Dallas’ Old 97’s, Somebody’s Darling, and a reunited Pleasant Grove will join Fort Worth’s Quaker City Night Hawks and the festival’s namesake ...



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Von Erichs Back In The Wrestling Ring

Jeff Prince
Well, slap with an iron claw and call me stupid. Who knew there were Von Erichs still alive and kicking in the wrestling ring? Turns out, Fritz Von Erich’s last remaining son, Kevin, has two wrestling boys of his own, Marshal...


PEDROZA AND BEEBE MAKING SOAP AT THEIR NEW BUSINESS IN ARLINGTON. (Photo by Jeff Prince)

Two Local Women Sue For Share Of Fifty Shades Of Grey

Jeff Prince
Jenny Pedroza and Christa Beebe are suing the company that published the smash-selling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. The women told Fort Worth Weekly not long ago that they believe they were bamboozled by Amanda Hayward of The ...