Around Fort Worth

Fort Worth Opera Lassos ‘Celebs’

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Opera asked local celebrities to sing “Jingle Bells” in an off-key manner as part of a “Stop Bad Singing” campaign. This is hoped to encourage people to give money to the opera and, I suppose, to enco...


Romo’s a Homo? (No, No)

Jimmy Fowler
Let me apologize up front if any readers are offended by the “H” word in the post headline. If you didn’t already know, I’m gay, I play for the pink team, I’ve got sugar in my shorts, etc etc. I just couldn’...



Does John Denver Ever Cross Fort Worth’s Mind?

Jeff Prince
John Denver attended Fort Worth’s Arlington Heights High School in the early 1960s but reportedly didn’t enjoy his time there too much. He hit the road as soon as he could, plunging into the music business and becoming a st...


More on Monthly’s, Texas Music’s Neglect

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth bands might as well be from Idaho for all of the coverage they (do not) receive in Texas Monthly and Texas Music Magazine, two alleged “statewide” publications that have music sections. Agreed, the Monthly’s is...



Face It, Nolan Ryan Is Texas Rangers

Jeff Prince
Tom Hicks has had plenty of ups and downs as the Texas Rangers owner since 1998, but his final couple of bows have been graceful. Bringing back Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez to the Rangers in 2009 after a seven-year absence was a ...


Holy Mischief

Jimmy Fowler
Accusations of child sexual abuse against Catholic priests are so unsurprising, they barely blip on the media radar, as when seven Tarrant County women recently filed a lawsuit alleging that a priest who served locally molested...



Fate Lions, Maren Morris in KXT Studios

Anthony Mariani
KXT studios in Dallas will be full of Fort Worth sounds over the next two days. From 3:15 to 4:15 tomorrow (Wednesday) on 91.7-FM, Fate Lions will be performing on-air. The quartet hearkens back to the wow and flutter of The Pl...


Fred’s Collects Toys for River Oaks

Anthony Mariani
Every year, employees and friends of Fred’s Texas Café in the West 7th Street corridor deliver meals to homeless people. This holiday season, the homestyle-cooking restaurant will also be collecting toys for the River Oaks P...



Rockstar Sports Bar Relocating

Anthony Mariani
Rockstar Sports Bar is relocating from its current spot off the South Freeway by Burleson to a larger venue at 5751 Bridge St. on the East Side. The new spot will have almost 200 parking spaces, plus a larger stage and “bette...


2009 Gets Run Over By Reindeer Author

Jeff Prince
Randy Brooks, author of “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” proves every year at this time that he’s one funny SOB. (And not just because his song still gets played relentlessly some 30 years after it was first recorded...