Around Fort Worth

Bravo, Broadway Baptist

Jimmy Fowler
It’s a sad commentary on Christianity in America that many people are surprised and even thrilled when a Christian church takes a stand that is, well, Christian. But let’s not quibble: Kudos to Fort Worth’s Broadway Bapti...


A.C. ‘Ace’ Cook Dead At 74

Jeff Prince
Stockyards businessman and noted early Texas art collector A.C. “Ace” Cook is dead. He was 74. Cook’s long fight against cancer ended Monday afternoon. Cook’s burial will be private. A memorial celebrati...



Van Cliburn ‘Jazzes’ Up National Anthem

Jeff Prince
Last Friday, I blogged about Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy gushing in anticipation of Van Cluburn’s scheduled performance of the national anthem at Cowboys Stadium. That performance wasn’t yet avai...


At Least Barbie Carpenter Didn’t Blow Games

Jeff Prince
Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bobby Carpenter caught a lot of grief during his four-year tenure with the team. The 2006 first-round draft pick was later nicknamed “Barbie” and featured on a blog site. Yep, it was...



Amphibian at the Modern

Jimmy Fowler
For a different way to spend Monday night, check out Amphibian Productions’ staged reading of Jon Robin Baitz’s play Three Hotels at 7pm tonight at the Modern. Tix are $15. Originally written as a teleplay for PBS-TV’s Am...


Happy Birthday, A5A

Jimmy Fowler
Tomorrow (Saturday Sept 11) Arts Fifth Avenue will celebrate nine years of greatness as a community arts center/neighborhood performance venue/jazz joint/place to learn to tap dance and drum. From 2-6pm, free intro classes to t...



Van Cliburn National Anthem At Cowboys Stadium

Jeff Prince
Van Cliburn’s rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner is waxed upon in a rather uncharacteristic gushing manner by Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy in today’s paper. I was going to post a YouTube video o...


Blame The Parents, Not The Kids

Jeff Prince
A restaurant is causing controversy after putting up signs saying, “Screaming children will not be tolerated!” Some people say the signs are discriminatory, particularly against kids with disabilities. That’s ...



Florida Pastor Terry Jones Is Hitler’s Dog?

Jeff Prince
President Obama came down hard on the Florida pastor with a Quran fire fetish. Obama tried to put a guilt trip on him, saying torching the Quran will encourage Taliban recruitment and incite violence against American soldiers a...


Luke Wade at TNL

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight’s edition of “Thursday Night Live” at Central Market (4651 W Frwy, FW) is a little bit pop, a little bit rock, and a whole lotta soul, with a decidedly Texas twist: Luke Wade will perform an acoustic set with two ...