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“Black Boy Fly” at Jubilee Theatre

JIMMY FOWLER
As much as theater is a spontaneous art form that explores the important issues of the day, it’s not a particularly ripe medium for “ripped from the headlines”-style plots about hot button news stories. Playwrights tend t...


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Friday on the Green Offers Three Homegrown Bands

Jeff Prince
Friday on the Green’s got a scary-good lineup for tonight’s Friday the 13th extravaganza: Jetta in the Ghost Tree (featuring former Flickerstick frontman Brandin Lea), Kevin Aldridge & The Appraisers, and Mills ...



Blending dub with psychedelia, jazz, rock, and more, Sub Oslo is a sonic experiment that dates back years but is still as fresh-sounding as ever.

The Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) There was a time (circa the early aughts) when a Sub Oslo show at the dearly departed Wreck Room was the hottest ticket in North Texas. Though the mostly Denton band (drummer Quincy Holloway resides in the Fort) hasn’t be...


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Rick Perry Just Killed His (Slim) Chance at Being President

JIMMY FOWLER
With the lightning-fast way news cycles and political fortunes change nowadays, the 2016 presidential election might as well be a century away. Predictions are pointless, but they’re also free and easy to make, so I’m gonna...



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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...



JIMMY BUFFETT FANS ARE KNOWN AS PARROTHEADS, AND THEY'RE EXCITED ABOUT COMING TO FORT WORTH (wikipedia photo)

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...