Around Fort Worth

Fort Worth’s Complete Playing SXSW

Anthony Mariani
For the third or fourth consecutive year in a row, Fort Worth throwback metal-heads Complete will play a sanctioned showcase at the annual SXSW Music Festival (mid-March), bringing the grand total of Fort Worth/817 acts slated...


Performance Salon at A5A

Jimmy Fowler
This Sunday (Jan 16) 4-6pm, Arts Fifth Avenue hosts one of its terrific performance salons. They have invited a classically trained singer (Rachel Shirk); a performance poet (Tammy Melody Gomez); two modern dancers from Muscle ...



“World Famous” Tony Williams Breaks Out

Anthony Mariani
“The World Famous” Tony Williams grew up in Oklahoma but now calls Fort Worth home, and the R&B singer-songwriter has kept pretty busy since appearing on and co-writing two songs for Kayne West’s Grammy-winning 2004 a...


Texas Budget Plan: Grab The Machete

Jeff Prince
Illinois is considering increasing its income tax by 66 percent in a desperate attempt to fix its budget. The move is expected to raise about $7 billion annually. Texans would storm the state capitol if anything like that happe...



Naval Academy Gospel Choir Will Kick Off MLK Celebrations

betty.brink
  On Friday, Jan 14 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Trimble Tech High School, the U. S. Navy Academy Gospel Choir will open the first of the four-day KingFEST events celebrating the birth and life of the martyred Civil Rights leader Mart...


Best Bette at Stage West

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page features an interview with Morgana Shaw, North Texas actor-singer-choreographer-occasional Bette Davis interpreter. Taking a break from her prolific film and TV career, she stars in Stage West’s...



Fort Worth Artist McKie Trotter Shines In Houston

Jeff Prince
The curious works of Fort Worth modernist painter and instructor McKie Trotter (1918-1999) will be exhibited in Houston for the next few weeks, and they’re worth seeing if you happen to be down that way. Williams Reaves F...


JJ & The Rogues Representin’ The Fort

Anthony Mariani
One of my favorite Fort Worth bands of all time, one that I wish would churn out more CDs and play more shows, JJ & The Rogues are participating in a mega-band-battle sponsored by Shure music equipment and Red Gorilla Music...



More on The Where House

Anthony Mariani
The Where House needs to raise enough money by Mon., Jan. 31 –– a “red zone” in real-estate terms –– to remain open. The building’s owner owes about $20,000 in back taxes, according to Casey Smith, who runs The Wh...


Save The Where House

Anthony Mariani
The Southside DIY spot The Where House appears to be in straitened circumstances. The owner of the building at 2510 Hemphill St., according to a post from The Where House on the venue’s Facebook page, owes several thousand d...