Around Fort Worth

Aughts of Laughs

Jimmy Fowler
Character actor and Fort Worth resident Patrick Cranshaw died in December 2005 at the age of 86. He worked constantly until the end playing small but memorable film and TV roles with names like Uncle Earl, Grandpa, Pappy, and â...


Ohm Reunion, One O’Clock Lab Band Grammy

Anthony Mariani
One of Fort Worth’s and all of North Texas’ most trailblazing and significant experimental bands is performing a reunion gig of sorts tonight in Denton. Formed in 1995 by Sam Ward and the late Doug Ferguson (Frankie Teardro...



TCU Prof Lemon in Esquire

Anthony Mariani
KERA’s Art & Seek blog has noticed that this month’s Esquire magazine features an excerpt from a forthcoming memoir by a Fort Worth poet. TCU lit prof Alex Lemon’s Happy (Scribner) is about his salad days as a booze-f...


Good Guy Dennis Gilbert Eying Texas Rangers

Jeff Prince
Dennis Gilbert doesn’t appear to be the stereotypically shifty, conniving, creepy kind of a guy one might expect from a former sports agent who represented superstars such as Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, and Rickey Henderson in...



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...