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Fire Marshal Bill Chimes In

Jeff Prince
After playing phone tag with Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois all morning, I decided to turn to a more celebrated fire marshal for safety tips for this July 4 weekend:

Fire Marshall Randy Issues Fireworks Warning

Jeff Prince
Drizzling rain forecast for this weekend ought to reduce the number of fires started by people who set off fireworks. Which reminds me, fireworks are stupid. Public fireworks displays are cool, but, c’mon, how many times ...

Theater is Cool

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” review of Theatre Arlington’s superbly executed Leading Ladies doesn’t mention one part of last Friday night’s production: The curtain call, when one of the lead actors announced to the audience ...

Brooklyn-via-Fort Worth Metal

Anthony Mariani
Before moving to Brooklyn three years ago, Frank Garcia spent nearly three decades deep into the Fort Worth hardcore scene, primarily as a member of both Garuda (a band that broke up several years ago but recently reunited) and...

West 7th Rocking at 6 Tonight

Jeff Prince
The recently rained out W7th Presents is back with a vow to hold tonight’s show come rain or come shine. Chatterton frontman and singer/songwriter extraordinaire Kevin Aldridge, No Civilians frontman Luke Wade, and Austin...

The Burning Hotels Sign Publishing Deal

Anthony Mariani
The Burning Hotels have just signed an administrative publishing deal with Kobalt Music, home of major indie players Phoenix, Yeasayer, and FIFA, which means that you’ll be hearing a lot of the Hotels’ music on TV s...

Batons, Anyone?

Gayle Reaves
So the Miss Texas pageant is back in town this week for – oh my, the 75th year. Where does the time go? In honor of that milestone, there’s a fascinating … well, they wouldn’t want us to call it a wrinkle, but … the o...

Frank Artsmarter: The Final Word on Art

Anthony Mariani
For more than two decades, multi-media artist Christopher Blay has interrogated and de-propositioned the visual art world. At the heart of all of his exhibits, writings, and stunts are the questions, “What is art?” and “S...

Lone Star Awards: The Weekly Rocked

Gayle Reaves
If you’re keeping score, Fort Worth Weekly rocked the house at the Houston Press Club’s journalism awards banquet over the weekend. In the small-newspaper division of the club’s statewide contest, Weekly writers brought h...

More Scenes from Music Awards

Anthony Mariani
Thanks to Weekly photog Vishal Malhotra for the pics.