Around Fort Worth

TBT vs. DFW Musicians Union

Jimmy Fowler
Who knew that ballet was a blood sport? During the last couple of days, local arts sites have been abuzz over the stepped-up rhetoric between Texas Ballet Theater and the DFW Professional Musicians Association union over the us...


Naomi Needs a Table!

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s one for the personal planner: Next Monday night (December 7), make your way to The Modern for Amphibian Productions’ 7pm staged reading of Becky Mode’s frantic one-man comedy ”Fully Committed.” The 70 minute sh...



TCU Heroes Make Encore Appearance

Jeff Prince
Alert readers have noticed something strange – the current covers of Fort Worth Weekly and Fort Worth, Texas magazine look almost identical. Both publications feature cover stories on the TCU football team’s magical yea...


S-T Wants More Holiday Money

dan.mcgraw
Many of us were sort of surprised on Thanksgiving when we went to buy our morning Fort Worth Star-Telegram. They recently raised prices for the weekday edition to $1, and some of us were getting used to that. But the Thursday p...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
A forceful win over the Oakland Raiders has Cowboys Nation happy this post-Thanksgiving morning. But I’m not washing down my leftover turkey with Cowboys Kool-Aid just yet. First off, it was Oakland, a sorry team, at home. No...


Cowboys Get Ammo For Naming Rights Deal

Jeff Prince
Over-selling tickets is the oldest trick in the book. A local concert promoter once sold way too many tickets to a 1970s Willie Nelson concert. Then, to appease the fire marshal who was complaining about being over capacity, th...



FW/Austin’s Best Fwends Playing SXSW

Anthony Mariani
The first batch of bands chosen to play spring 2010′s SXSW Music Festival have been announced. A couple are from Dallas. There’s only one with Fort Worth ties: Best Fwends, who claim both Austin and Fort Worth home. Hop...


No Punk Like an Old Punk

Jimmy Fowler
During his interview for this week’s ”Music” feature, Disco:Hate a.k.a. Casey Colby made an interesting observation. He was discussing his favorite punk band, L.A.’s still-standing (with its umpteenth lineup change) Fea...



Ranch Style Beans, Rod Serling Slip Out

Jeff Prince
The gas drilling industry might be undermining the city’s quality of life, but the natural gas created from eating a can of Ranch Style beans has been lovingly embraced in Cowtown for many decades. Barry Shlachter’s sto...


Trinity Visions

Jimmy Fowler
Tree huggers, owl savers and local historians, take note – tonight (Monday) at 9pm is when KERA TV Channel 13 airs its original documentary ”Living with the Trinity.” The hour-long doc focuses on an eight year period (196...