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Alex Atchley Gets Busy

Anthony Mariani
Progressive, mainly electronic Fort Worth singer-songwriter Alex Atchley, the mastermind behind Naxat (read about the project here), the video-game-obsessed novelty-esque pop-punk band The Hack and Slashers, and the straight-ah...


Swingin’ It, Sixties-Style!

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page features an interview with director Robin Armstrong, who helmed Circle Theatre’s current production of Marc Camoletti’s 1962 sex farce Boeing-Boeing. (Don’t know about you, but I can say tha...



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...