Around Fort Worth

Reception for FW Artists

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday (Feb 19), The Art Institute of Fort Worth hosts a 5:30-7:30pm reception for painters Ron Tomlinson and Zack Hawkins to celebrate their joint gallery show there. Tomlinson has practically created a school of Fort Wor...


Fort Worth’s Adonis Rose Shares Grammy

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth-via-New Orleans jazz drummer and bandleader Adonis Rose played on the album that won the Grammy in the Best Large Group/Ensemble jazz category –– Book One, the debut album by the 20-piece New Orleans Jazz Orchest...



FW @ SXSW

Anthony Mariani
As first reported here, recent cover-story subjects Telegraph Canyon will be playing an officially sanctioned showcase at SXSW, though the band’s slot has not yet been confirmed. What we do know, however, is that Telegraph is...


A DeSoto Veggie Tale

Jimmy Fowler
The enterprising capitalists at Sara’s Secret and Condoms To Go – two “erotic accessories” stores in DeSoto — have created a stir with a billboard ad on I-35 that features a cucumber with a terrified expression on...



Cellar Star Bongo Joe Remembered

Anthony Mariani
Every year, The Oxford American magazine puts out a music issue, a few hundred pages devoted mostly to obscure musicians from the south –– each issue comes with a compilation CD of select music. In the OA’s most recent it...


Calhoun Hits Studio with Ryan Adams’ Guy

Anthony Mariani
Calhoun kinda broke up a while back, but the two co-songwriters, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jordan Roberts and frontman/lyricist Tim Locke, continued making music together. In a couple of weeks, the two Fort Worthians will...



The Green Fuz to Play SXSW

Anthony Mariani
Late-’60s garage rockers The Green Fuz from nearby Bridgeport will be playing SXSW 2010 as part of Texas Monthly magazine’s Garage Rock showcase at the Continental Club. Earlier in the day on Sat., March 20, all five bandme...


Jane McGarry Joins Mike Snyder In Reject Pile

Jeff Prince
The dreadful news anchor team of Mike Snyder and Jane McGarry is finally out, at least at 10 p.m. when most people tune in to the news. Snyder was booted down to the 6 p.m. slot in July, and now McGarry is joining him. McGarry ...



Scampi’s to Close, Change Name/Concept

Anthony Mariani
After 14 years, the beloved Southside Mediterranean eatery will close its doors –– but only temporarily. The place will reopen in late spring as Jack Tanners Patio Grill and include a full-bar service, two patio areas, and ...


Jersey Mike’s Subs Help Fight Cancer

Anthony Mariani
From Sun., Feb. 14, until Thu., March 11, all 11 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in North Texas will contribute 25 cents from the price of every regular sub and 50 cents per giant sub to Wipe Out Kids Cancer, a Dallas nonprofit ...