Around Fort Worth

Backside Pick at “TNL”

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight’s edition of “Thursday Night Live” at Central Market (4651 W Frwy, FW) is a particularly funkalicious one: Denton’s nine-piece funk-jazz-R & B outfit Backside Pick owns the stage 7-9 pm. Americana singer-son...


FW Filmmaker Tom Huckabee Shows Arty Side

Jeff Prince
Local filmmaker Tom Huckabee is a Renaissance man, which is a fancy way of saying he can do a bunch of different stuff. He’s been buddies with actor Bill Paxton ever since they met while growing up in Fort Worth, he’...



Cliburn Documentary Airs Tonight

Kristian Lin
If you missed A Surprise in Texas when it came out in theaters, you can catch up to it on TV tonight. Peter Rosen’s documentary on the 2009 Van Cliburn Piano Competition airs at 7:00 and again at 8:30 on KERA-TV. While we...


Butterfly Connection Seeks Actors

Jimmy Fowler
The Butterfly Connection seeks local actors for an American Heart Association training video for health care providers. All actors should be relatively fit, height/weight proportional, and be able to perform in constant motion ...



Bob Schieffer Is Puking Somewhere

Jeff Prince
Texas Christian University’s The Daily Skiff offers this opinion piece from senior writing major Danny Peters, who might want to consider repeating some of his earlier journalism classes. Under the headline “Air qua...


Dallas Morning News To Charge For Online Content

Jeff Prince
The newspaper tried charging for online access some years back but few people were willing to pay to read the Dallas Morning News on their computer back then. Now, News & Tech says the Dallas daily is planning to try again ...



Does Jeffress Worship Satan?

Jimmy Fowler
If you think Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas made a royal ass out of himself when he recently claimed that Islam promotes pedophilia, well, that’s just the latest salvo in a looong history of idio...


Will Killdares Dare To Wear Moo Moos Tonight?

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth-based Celtic rock band the Killdares will throw down their entertaining mix of music and revelry at 6 tonight at Central Market. The Thursday Night Live music series (sponsored by yours truly Fort Worth Weekly) is a ...



The “Coward” Ad: Thoughts

Kristian Lin
By now you’ve probably seen the full-page ad, taken in out in various newspapers across Texas yesterday: Whatever you think of our governor, his tactics, or politics in general, this thing sure is attention-grabbing. That...


Stage West Takes “Steps”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” page features an interview with Jim Covault, artistic director of Stage West and director of their current comic production Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, which opens tomorrow (Thursday). AH39S is...