Around Fort Worth

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...


American Idol Conspiring Against Casey James?

Jeff Prince
The American Idol judges are trying to pull a fast one – they want America to vote for Crystal Bowersox or Lee Dewyze. That leaves hometown boy Casey James twisting in the wind unless America bucks the system and votes big fo...



Local NORML Folks: Legalize It!

Jeff Prince
This YouTube video shows scenes from the Dallas-Fort Worth National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) street rally in Dallas this month. If anything, it’s worth watching just to jam on the “Legal...


SI’s Peter King Underestimates Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Sports Illustrated isn’t much impressed with the Dallas Cowboys these days, even though our defense is solid; QB Tony Romo, WR Miles Austin, and RB Felix Jones are young, healthy, and super talented; we just drafted a pass-ca...



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...