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Butterfly Connection Crew Call

Jimmy Fowler
The multi-arts collaborative The Butterfly Connection is producing a new four-part satirical web series called “Illegal Gringo Crossovers,” directed by Adam Dietrich. They’re seeking crew members to fill key tech position...


Fort Worth Sings for Haiti Gets First Bands

Anthony Mariani
The Burning Hotels, Josh Weathers and the True+Endeavors, and The Orbans, and two tribute bands –– Me and My Monkey (The Beatles) and Protect and Swerve (The Police) –– are the first of several 817-area bands to commit ...



Black Keys Frontman Produces Cadillac Sky’s New LP

Anthony Mariani
Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Cadillac Sky’s new album, Letters In the Deep, is now set for a summer release. You can catch the trad-bluegrass-rock band –– featuring frontman Bryan Simpson from Fort Worth ...


Artsy Monday, Boozy Tuesday

Jimmy Fowler
Now that another work week has begun, how will you cope? The Fort’s contemporary theater troupe Amphibian Productions comes to the rescue. Monday (February 8), check out their 7pm staged reading of Lanie Robertson’s “Woma...



FW Director Wins Top Prize

Jimmy Fowler
Congrats to Fort Worth writer-director Tom Huckabee for winning ”Best Narrative Feature” at this weekend’s seventh annual Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi for his dark comedy ”Carried Away.” (“The Scenesters,”...


Weekender: Fri., Feb. 5, 2010

Anthony Mariani
I haven’t written about Goodwin in a while, but let’s just say that Tony Diaz and company had better be in the studio –– tracks from their last CD, the now-classic Goodwin 2 (one of the best local albums of the decade, ...



Rocket Summer in Cosmo Girl

Anthony Mariani
Bryce Avary, a.k.a. The Rocket Summer, dishes on his prom days in Cosmo Girl. Among other profundities, Avary tells the magazine for future MRS degree seekers, “Prom can really suck for some people, and rule for others.” No...


FW Artists and Disciples

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Art” page profiles Drew Snyder, a 24 year old painter and Fort Worth native who opened an art gallery in the small beach community of Leucadia in northern San Diego County, California. It’s barely an exagge...



Jubilee in Phoenix

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s a round of applause for Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith and Fort Worth actor/frequent Jubilee collaborator Aaron Petit. The Black Theatre Troupe of Phoenix, AZ has invited Smith to direct and Petit to star i...


Haiti Benefit at Scat Jazz

Anthony Mariani
On Mon., Feb. 8, at Scat Jazz Lounge in Sundance Square, a slew of local acts will be putting on a benefit show for relief efforts in Haiti. Slated to perform are Josh Weathers and the True+Endeavors, Adonis Rose and the Krewe ...