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NPR Enters FW/Big D Fray

Jimmy Fowler
Many of us have long thought the ballyhooed rivalry between Fort Worth and Dallas is kind of – sorry, La Palin – retarded. For further proof, listen to today’s cute-as-a-migraine report on NPR’s “All Things Considered...


Another Bene for Great Tyrant’s Tommy Atkins

Anthony Mariani
In addition to a Fri., May 7, Lola’s-Sixth concert to benefit the family of recently deceased Great Tyrant bassist Tommy Atkins is a benefit concert on Sun., Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. at The Kessler Theater (1230 W. Davis St.) in Oa...



Mayor Mike’s Midnight Hallucination

dan.mcgraw
Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief gave his State of the City Address this week, and predictably everything is fairly wunnerful in Cowtown. He sucked up to the TCU football program, talked about job growth and better roads all the ...


Table Tennis at TxWesU

dan.mcgraw
If you need to get your sports fix on next week after the winter olympics wind down, head over to Texas Wesleyan University and watch the best table tennis players in the country compete. On March 4th and 5th, TWU is hosting th...



The Great Tyrant’s Tommy Atkins Bene Set

Anthony Mariani
A show to benefit the family of The Great Tyrant bassist Tommy Atkins will be held at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth (2736 W. 6th St. in the West 7th Street corridor, 817-966-0666) on Fri., May 7, and will feature three stellar Fort Wor...


FW Prosecutes Chad Gibson

Jimmy Fowler
In another boost to Fort Worth’s reputation, the city attorney’s office will prosecute Chad Gibson – the Rainbow Lounge patron who suffered a concussion during last summer’s botched and nationally condemned raid b...



Arts Lovers

Jimmy Fowler
A major theme in Circle Theatre’s current production of Michael Hollinger’s “Opus” – to be reviewed next week – is how romance can fuel, frustrate, and fuck up artistic creativity. In a much lighter and more frivolo...


Mother Jones Sees Brown In Rainbow Lounge Story

Jeff Prince
The latest edition of Mother Jones spotlights the police raid on Rainbow Lounge, which has already faded in memory around these parts. The lead paragraph gives a pretty good impression of the writer’s thoughts on the raid: ...



“Fort Wizard” Takes Over SXSW

Anthony Mariani
Lots of Fort Worth artists will be making the scene at the 2010 SXSW Music Festival in Austin from Wed., March 17, until Sun., March 21 –– and a lot of them will be performing. In addition to 817-related artists selected to...


Delta Woman

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” feature is a profile of veteran North Texas actor-director Phyllis Cicero, who helmed Jubilee Theatre’s current production of Endesha Ida Mae Holland’s autobiographical play ”From the Mississippi...