Around Fort Worth

Chalk Mountain Still In Crosshairs

Jeff Prince
When the Super Bowl is played in Arlington next year and Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones is racing down the field to score the winning touchdown, the announcer will yell, “He’s at the 40…the 30…the 20…the 10...


Ease On Down the Road

Jimmy Fowler
Few images from my childhood movie memories are freakier than the stage and TV actress Mabel King (pictured below) as Evilene in Sidney Lumet’s 1978 film version of the Broadway show The Wiz. BET will be screening that flick,...



World’s Worst Rapper Appearing In Arlington

Jeff Prince
Kim Feil of Arlington encouraged us to check out a YouTube clip under the name kimfeilgood to see a “white lady rapping an environmental plea to stop a proposed gas well next to the Cowboys Stadium.” The white lady uses pha...


Parking Fees Hurt Will Rogers Flea Market

Jeff Prince
The city’s decision to begin charging for parking around the Will Rogers Coliseum is cutting into attendance at the city’s primary flea market on Harley Avenue. Charles Estell, who manages the Cattle Barn Flea Market, s...



CCR Cancels Red Dirt Roundup

Jeff Prince
Looks like the end of the road for the Red Dirt Roundup and Family Jam. Cross Canadian Ragweed’s big outdoor bash is held each September in the Stockyards and has drawn huge crowds and stellar lineups. This would have marked ...


The Wannabes Starring Savvy Hit Town Monday

Jeff Prince
Savvy is back. Woohoo, the local band from my teen years is rocking again on Monday in Fort Worth! Oh, wait, old timer in the mirror — there’s a new Savvy in town. A press release informs me that Savvy is an “internat...



Watch This: The Burning Hotels on KXT

Anthony Mariani
No doubt because drummer Wyatt Adams would have blown the lid off the place, the madman is absent for The Burning Hotels‘ recent, pared-down performance in KXT studios. The lighter, quieter timbre allows co-frontmen Matt ...


Ted Pillsbury Sued Bill McDavid, Spencer Taylor

Jeff Prince
Ted Pillsbury’s suicide – or not – is examined in this Dallas Morning News article that reveals the former director of the Kimbell Art Museum bought a .357 Ruger not long before his death. The gun was found beside the bod...



Pianos on the Screen, and One in the Lobby

Kristian Lin
Spotted last weekend at Rave Motion Pictures Ridgmar 13: A classical pianist playing a baby grand piano in the lobby. The west Fort Worth theater is the only one in Tarrant County showing the Van Cliburn documentary A Surprise ...


Come Back to the Fort, Ruta Lee, Ruta Lee

Jimmy Fowler
Longtime fans of Fort Worth theater will of course recognize the name Ruta Lee. The saucy, platinum-haired grande dame has graced the Casa Manana stage off and on for five decades. She’ll be returning in October to star in th...