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Play Piano. Film It. Be Part of the Cliburn.

Kristian Lin
Today the Cliburn Foundation announced this summer’s Amateur Piano Video Contest. If you’re 35 or older this July 31 and don’t derive your income from playing, teaching, or composing piano music, you can film ...


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Former Fort Worth Rapper on Dr. Phil

ANTHONY MARIANI
The Fort Worth nerdcore rap artist formerly known as MC Router was on Dr. Phil today with her mother, who’s worried that her daughter, a recent Islam convert, will become a terrorist. In 2007, we profiled Router (“And Now, ...



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Made In America Expo Offers Studio Time To Contest Winner

Jeff Prince
The game of baseball is as American as apple pie. Actual baseballs, however, are made overseas. Same with Barbie dolls, Levi jeans, Converse shoes, and many other seemingly all-American products. Remember those old Radio Flyer ...


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UNT Acquires Williams Collection

ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the largest, most diverse, and most historic photography collections in Texas has finally found a home. Consisting of more than 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives –– plus correspondence, artifacts, and several vinta...



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DIY Day(s) this Weekend

ANTHONY MARIANI
The Syndicate is doing it right. Founded and operated by Erik Castel, the new Fort Worth booking agency-slash-promotions company is throwing a major bash right now (yes, this very minute) and tomorrow at 1116 Hawthorne Street o...


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Told Ya So! Texas Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

JIMMY FOWLER
I don’t like to brag –– in fact, I love to brag –– but I saw today’s ruling by a federal judge against Texas’ gay marriage ban coming from miles away. Me, and just about every legal scholar with half a brain: In s...



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Lone Star Film Screens 1982′s “The Thing”

JIMMY FOWLER
Someone at the Lone Star Film Society has great taste in B-movies. As part of its ArthouseFW series, the Society will screen John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of The Thing 10pm Fri Feb 28 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. My...


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Rock And Roll At The Velvet Box

Jeff Prince
The woman in this security camera photo seemed to be having a good time along the 7th Street entertainment corridor Saturday night. The Velvet Box posted the photo on its Facebook page along with the message, “If anyone h...



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Ted Nugent Leads a Confederacy of Assholes

JIMMY FOWLER
By now, Texas voters are accustomed to making excuses to themselves during primary season: “Of course the Republican candidates’ TV ads are so extreme –– primaries always bring out the party’s hardcore base.”...


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First Day Free for Samurai Armor Exhibit

Kristian Lin
At the press preview for the Kimbell Art Museum’s Samurai exhibit, museum director Eric Lee noted that this was the first time the museum would be able to hold two major exhibitions at the same time, with the Impressionis...