Around Fort Worth

High School Playwrights Honored

Jimmy Fowler
Attention, high school creative writing teachers: Do you have a student who makes mysterious classroom comments like “actors are exhausting” and “the fourth wall is not sacred?” If so, you may have a budding playwright ...


Casey James In Stockyards Parade Rain Or Shine

Jeff Prince
God must be crying tears of joy for Casey James. Why else would He soak Fort Worth prior to James’ homecoming parade? Not to worry — this just in from a PR flak: “American Idol contestant Casey James will appe...



Joe T’s Gets Kudos From Casey

Jeff Prince
American Idol finalist Casey James flew into Fort Worth to hobnob with fans (all captured by Idol cameras for next week’s show), and his long day began at 7 a.m. with a visit to the Fox Channel 4 news station. One of the firs...


Fort Worth Writer Profiled in National Mag

Anthony Mariani
The March/April issue of Poets & Writers magazine contains a small profile of Alex Lemon, the 30-year-old TCU creative writing prof whose slight memoir Happy I semi-panned back in January, not long after the book came out, ...



Black Tie Dynasty Reuniting for Joan Jett Show

Anthony Mariani
One of Fort Worth’s most beloved yet polarizing indie-rock bands, Black Tie Dynasty, broke up about a year ago (or longer; I can’t recall) after about five years of togetherness. One member moved on to Telegraph Canyon. Ano...


Cops Gone Wild, Part 2,967

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s web site conveniently lists in order the stories being read the most. The top two stories today? This one about a local cop that went ballistic on his former girlfriend’s new companion, shooti...



Jordan Mycosckie Says Adios To FW

Jeff Prince
The curly-coiffed, punk-country, eccentric, and always lovable singer-songwriter Jordan Mycosckie has officially pulled up stakes and bade farewell to Fort Worth. A job offer — combined with his wife wanting to live close...


White Trash Beautiful

Jimmy Fowler
As this week’s ”Stage” review indicates, Circle Theatre’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical is a rude, crude, but extremely well-performed valentine to that last American class it’s permissible to pick on – so...



Billy Bob’s Concert, Auction Raises $170,000 For Brandi Todd

Jeff Prince
The benefit for Brandi Todd at Billy Bob’s Texas on Sunday raised about $170,000, organizers said. “When so much happens in this world, things you really shake your head at, it is nice to know that there are good people out...


Flower Mound Does What Fort Worth Won’t

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth city leaders, led by Mayor Mike Moncrief, have resisted putting a moratorium on urban gas drilling inside the city limits despite intense pressure from critics. Moncrief has said over and over that driller have the l...