Around Fort Worth

Ed Smith’s Sweet, Stormy “Blues”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” page offers an interview with Ed Smith, the outgoing artistic director of Jubilee Theatre. Smith directed Jubilee’s current revue Blues in the Night and is unquestionably responsible for injecting dr...


Kinky Gubernatorial Observations

Jeff Prince
The current edition of Texas Monthly contains a Kinky Friedman column with some funny observations about the gubernatorial election, written by “the only man on earth who’s had the misfortune of running against both...



Perry: Flying Robots Will Save Us

Jimmy Fowler
As you may have heard, Pres. Obama will arrive in North Texas this afternoon to attend an evening fundraiser at the Dallas home of a wealthy Democratic supporter. Gutless Democratic candidate for guv Bill White won’t meet wi...


“Friday on the Green” Tonight

Jimmy Fowler
Sure, it’s August in Texas, and that means the weather’s a wee bit toasty outside. But that shouldn’t stop you from catching this month’s edition of “First Friday on the Green,” tonight’s free 7 pm concert at Magn...



My Faves For This Weekend

Jeff Prince
Not a bad weekend for music coming up, if you like flashy guitar pickers, nostalgic local rock music, and dandy songwriting. Davin James, a monster on acoustic guitar, will be cranking up the amps at White Elephant Saloon on Fr...


One More Reason I Love America

Jeff Prince
The battle between Big Tex and Big Mouth — Nolan Ryan vs. Mark Cuban — was finally settled this morning, and Ryan’s investor group looks to be the new owner of the Texas Rangers. But that’s not why I lov...



“Ticked-Off Trannies” At Midnight

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s cover story tells the tale of Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives – a stylish B-movie revenge saga shot in Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas – and the passionate national protests that rose up against it. Here’s...


Mike Modano Heads North

Kristian Lin
The news that Dallas Stars fans have been expecting is now official: Mike Modano has decided against retirement and signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. When it comes to athletes changing teams, the sight of M...



Amphibian’s Workshop for Young Actors

Jimmy Fowler
Junior high and high school-aged people with a flair for the dramatic are pretty common. Teenagers whose flair for the dramatic can earn them big bucks on TV and in film are a much rarer breed. Amphibian Productions wants to se...


Gas Drilling Air Quality Meetings Today, Tomorrow

Jeff Prince
Today and tomorrow are important days in the push toward improved monitoring of the oil and gas industry. First off, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating its air quality regulations regarding oil and gas and wi...