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A Tribute to Gay Classical Musicians

Kristian Lin
Sharon Isbin plays at TCU this Saturday, courtesy of Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society (who, by the way, just announced a giveaway of free tickets to military personnel, volunteers, and first responders). She’s perhaps the fi...


Arlington’s Rigor Mortis Reunites

Anthony Mariani
When we talk about legendary 817 metal, we always seem to focus on Pantera, often to the detriment of Rigor Mortis, a trio-cum-quartet that formed in Arlington in 1983 (right after Pantera) and after signing to Capital Records ...



Local Filmmakers Tackle Legendary Texas Musicians

Anthony Mariani
In addition to their One Square Mile documentary series, first reported here, married Fort Worth filmmakers Carl and Betsy Crum are tackling a project that’s inherently lighter though much more likely to result in bloodshed i...


Mayor Mike Moncrief Won’t Seek Reelection

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief announced he won’t be seeking reelection in May after eight years as Fort Worth’s most visible and powerful elected official. Of course, he didn’t announce it personally to Fort ...



FW Artist Scott Gentling Dead At 68

Jeff Prince
The mad genius of Fort Worth’s art world is dead. Scott Gentling died at his home on Tuesday after a stroke. The artist, writer, historian, and all-around deep thinker was 68. “He had the most unique mind,” sa...


A Win for Sundance Square

Jimmy Fowler
There’s been a lot of carping and general negativity about That Thing That Happened in Arlington Last Sunday. Much of the complaining has been warranted. However, I’d like to relay some good news – a press release from th...



The Price of Horror

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Books” page features an interview with Michael H. Price, Fort Worth’s veteran journalist-author-illustrator-historian-musician-playwright. The man does not know how to sit still. Through Amazon he is self-p...


Sean Russell, The O’s to Tour Europe

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth indie-rock singer-songwriter Sean Russell and Dallas folk duo The O’s are about to embark on a European tour together. In an e-mail, Russell says he’s been dreaming about touring Europe since before he recorded h...



Natural Gas Industry Blunders On Josh Fox, Gasland

Jeff Prince
The shills for the natural gas industry have been smart up to this point. They deny all accusations levied at their industry regarding environmental damages. They hire teams of lawyers, lobbyists, and scientists to protect thei...


Me-Thinks in a 4X4 Camaro

Anthony Mariani
Self-proclaimed “Fort Worth’s shittiest band,” The Me-Thinks have a song that appears in the following segment from Atombob.tv about a father and son’s bonding over building a 4X4 Camaro together. If y...