Around Fort Worth

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...



Telegraph Canyon’s SXSW Show Set

Anthony Mariani
Finally, Telegraph Canyon’s SXSW-sanctioned showcase is set: Sat., March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at The Ale House on 6th Street. Also on the bill are Thrift Store Cowboys, The Mighty Stef, and several other acts. Fort Worth will be ...


Attention FW Playwrights

Jimmy Fowler
North Texas stage scribes have a little more than six weeks left to submit their mind-blowing, redefining-theater-as-we-know-it scripts to Stage West’s Fourth Annual Texas Playwriting Competition. Submissions with entry forms...



The Joys, Pains Of Fort Worth’s Record Snow

Jeff Prince
When a record snowfall hits Fort Worth, people can’t wait to get out in it and have fun. A friend of mine still walks with a limp from doing something similar to these guys. Many years ago, we tied a ski rope to the back ...


Fort Worth Sings for Haiti Lineup Finalized

Anthony Mariani
The lineup for Fort Worth Sings For Haiti’s March 27 benefit show is all set. Chatterton, Jason Eady, Joey Green, Charlie Shafter and the Gnomes, Holy Moly, and Pablo and The Hemphill 7 will join the artists first mentioned h...