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Troubaderos Kill At White Elephant Battle Of Bands

Jeff Prince
An eclectic Americana band that’s only been playing together for about a year impressed the crowd and the judges at the Texas Music Showdown with Brett Dillon last night at the White Elephant Saloon in the Fort Worth Stoc...


School Shooting Play at A5A

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday and Saturday night (March 4 & 5) at 8pm, Arts Fifth Avenue will host a staged reading of Fort Worth playwright Steven Alan McGaw’s script landscape with stick figures. Originally written in 2000 as a one-act, ...



Buzzkill: DEA Bans Fake Pot

Jeff Prince
People who buy, smoke, and enjoy genuine weed could probably care less that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is banning the chemicals used in fake pot products such as K2. Last year, Fort Worth Weekly wrote about  the ...


NY Times Takes Aim At Gas Drilling

Jeff Prince
Director Josh Fox’s documentary on natural gas drilling, “Gasland,” didn’t win an Oscar at last night’s Academy Awards program, but gas drilling critics today are still pumped: The New York Times k...



Jacksboro Highway Jim Lane Sign Still Standing

Jeff Prince
Longtime Fort Worth lawyer and politician Jim Lane’s backyard stretches down a hill to the Jacksboro Highway, and his business sign has become a familiar sight over the years. The sign sports his business phone and famili...


“Ghostbreakers” Shoots for Fall Debut

Jimmy Fowler
Fort Worth filmmaker Benjamin Wilbanks (2009′s comic vampire thriller Night Crawlers) is dipping into the syndicated TV series business with Ghostbreakers, about a group of paranormal investigators who run into all kinds ...



100sec Dash Seeking Contributions

Anthony Mariani
Musical bon vivant Tony Ferraro (Fate Lions, late of Eaton Lake Tonics) is accepting submissions for volume three of his and booking agent/promoter Ben Rogers’ free digital compilation CD series, One Hundred Second Dash. Prev...


Teddy Bear Transport Finally Has A Home

betty.brink
Permit me an indulgence: To report on something positive that happened yesterday involving a member of my family.  Don’t usually do such stuff, journalistic ethics and all that, but hey, this is about as non-controversial as...



North Texas Filmmakers at SXSW

Kristian Lin
We’ve been busy giving you the info on local bands playing at South by Southwest, but some North Texas films will be playing the Austin festival, too. Of the two feature films from this area, the more interesting one is s...


Internships at Theatre Arlington

Jimmy Fowler
Theatre Arlington is offering 2011 summer internships to high school and college students who wish to expand their knowledge of working in professional theater. (Please note there are no acting internships available). Internshi...