Around Fort Worth

Iconic Actress Pam Grier Here Friday

Jeff Prince
When it comes to sexy African-American actresses, Pam Grier stands alone. She was Foxy Brown, she was Coffy, and she was one tough black action heroine — something moviegoers had never seen in the 1970s. Blaxploitation fi...


Dez Bryant Says No To Roy Williams

Jeff Prince
The Dez Bryant hazing controversy is a tough one to judge. On the one hand, I admire the rookie wide receiver for refusing to be hazed by veteran WR Roy Williams. Hazing is silly in any form, such as among college fraternity pl...



Lochrann’s Inaugural Oysterfest Full of the Fort

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth will be in the Frisco house on Sat., Sept. 25, for Lochrann’s inaugural Oysterfest. Headliners Rhett Miller (Old 97’s), Bowerbirds, Efterklang (from Denmark), Jukebox the Ghost, Buke and Gass, Via Audio, and Hoor...


FW Guitar Show This Weekend

Jeff Prince
Get your motor running, head out on the highway. Some folks are born to be wild for guitars, and there’s plenty of heavy metal thunder expected at the 9th Annual Fort Worth Guitar Show tomorrow and Sunday at Radisson Hote...



Fort Night on KERA-TV’s “Think”

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight’s (Friday’s) 7pm edition of KERA-TV Channel 13’s local chat show Think is all about the Fort: Jerre Tracy, executive director of Historic Fort Worth, will name the top endangered structures/sites in the city and h...


National Honors for the Weekly

Gayle Reaves
The Fort Worth Weekly team hit some homers recently in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national competition. Texas Music, “boxcar tourist” Bo Keely and, of course that local character named Barnett Shale loom...



Walt Disney: Big Jerk or Super Big Jerk?

Jimmy Fowler
Starting tonight, Circle Theatre will present the final weekend of its engrossing Southwest premiere Something Intangible, and as this week’s ”Stage” review indicates, Bruce Graham’s script depicts a thinly veiled Walt ...


Jonathan Tyler Ready To Destroy Lola’s Sixth

Jeff Prince
Retro-fresh rockers Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights are seeing stars these days. They went from jamming at small Fort Worth-Dallas dives not so long ago to signing a major record deal at Atlantic, releasing an album, t...



Fort Worth Is Meryl; Dallas Is Melanie

Jeff Prince
Dallas-based blog site FrontBurner wrote about ESPN choosing Fort Worth over Dallas as production headquarters for covering the Super Bowl, prompting this classic reader comment: “If cities were aging beauties then Fort W...


Jimmy Johnson Won’t Survive

Jeff Prince
Back in 1993, then-Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson told a reporter the Cowboys would kick San Francisco’s ass in the NFC Championship game — and the newspaper could print his prediction in “three-inch ...