Around Fort Worth

Ridglea Music Closing

Anthony Mariani
After 50 years of business, Ridglea Music is closing its doors for good on Wed., June 30. Joe Fritz, who co-owns the place with his wife, Cheryl Fritz, say they never recovered from business lost during a long and drawn-out rel...


Mi Cocinita Close But No Cigar For New Lunch Spot

Jeff Prince
A local food critic tracking my quest for a new lunch spot due to the heartbreaking closure of Los Alamos Café advised me to eat at one of his favorite spots. I can’t reveal the critic’s identity, but his first name rhymes...



Rep. ‘Smokey’ Joe Barton Sorry For BP

Jeff Prince
Please…just watch video…can’t write now…Barton idiocy too overwhelming…my mind short-circuiting…can’t compute…can’t compute… .


1919 Comp CD Out Now

Anthony Mariani
1919 Hemphill’s second compilation CD, How Y’all Doin’ Tonight?, is out now and available at all 1919 shows for $5-8. The CD includes hand-screened, hand-glued DIY covers, a “huge insert,” according to the good folks ...



SceneShop Honors Thurber

Jimmy Fowler
The humorist and cartoonist James Thurber (1894-1961) gets a very welcome appreciation as SceneShop presents two readings entitled “Men. Women. Dogs. A Thurber Celebration.” ‘Shopsters Natalie Gaupp, Melodee Halbach, Peg...


Reader Assaults Peace Story

Jeff Prince
A reader sent this email after reading my cover story regarding peace advocates and a nonviolent communication program: “People get grants for any and everything and they will even test coffee rings in coffee cups but to ...



Reason No. 984 To Diss RadioShack

Jeff Prince
Today’s story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about Tarrant County’s inability to pay for the demolition of the civil courts building is just another knife in the back compliments of RadioShack. Let’s stroll d...


Fort Worth Artist Gets Modern Show

Anthony Mariani
In what has to be a first –– has to be –– the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is presenting a solo exhibit of a Fort Worthian’s contemporary art. K-Mart Conceptualism will gather about 35 works by Vernon Fisher, who h...



Rick Perry: From Gov To Prez…Or Pope?

Jeff Prince
Gov. Rick Perry resembled a TV evangelist this weekend in Dallas. The governor spoke at a Republican Party of Texas convention, looking quite beatific in this AP photo. What a difference a photo-op makes. After speaking at the ...


Quaker City Nighthawks at The Moon

Anthony Mariani
Along with Dallas’ The Roomsounds and Denton’s Foe Destroyer, multiple Music Awards nominee the Quaker City Nighthawks performed at The Moon by TCU over the weekend. Local photog Mike Hollis provides the visual repo...