Around Fort Worth

Wendy Davis and Joel Burns to Sling Booze

eric.griffey
Senator Wendy Davis and Councilman Joel Burns will be serving the public booze at Grace from 5-7pm, Sept 29. All of their tips will benefit the Mobile Summer Rec. programs at DeZavala, Daggett and Rosemont schools. A lot of pla...


Texas Ballet Theater Protests

Anthony Mariani
Members of North Texas’ professional musicians union plan on protesting Texas Ballet Theater’s performances at Bass Performance Hall on the weekend of October 2nd. To make up for budget shortfalls several months ago, TBT be...



Ridglea Theater Finally Sold?

Anthony Mariani
The Westside building that houses the Ridglea Theater may have finally been sold. Ridglea co-owner Richard Van Zandt said, “I’ve heard they’re going to sign a contract on Monday.” The sale will allow the company that ow...


Weekender: Fri., Sept. 11, 2009

Anthony Mariani
If you’re not doing anything tomorrow night (Saturday), you really oughta gather up some of your smartest (drinkingest?) pals and hit Fall Gallery Night. From 2 ’til about 9 p.m., you can hop from gallery to gallery –– ...



AISD Apologizes For Dissing Barack Obama Speech

Jeff Prince
Another hour passes; another apology is issued. This time the groveling comes from Arlington Superintendent Jerry McCullough for his handling of the Barack Obama speech to school kiddies. I’m sick and tired of hearing people ...


Rolling Stone Mag Praises Fort Worth Band

Anthony Mariani
Say what you will about Rolling Stone –– that it’s basically a celebrity rag with a few album reviews in it, that it hasn’t been relevant in, oh, about 900 years –– but the 850-year-old magazine is still the last wo...



Thursday Night Live Tonight

Anthony Mariani
New and old local outfits will clash –– um, I mean, “Complement each other nicely” –– tonight (Thursday) at Central Market. You’ve got newbies Luke Wade and No Civilians, a supergroup of sorts fronted by vet singe...


R.I.P. Lovable Curmudgeon Tad Gaither

Anthony Mariani
Former proprietor of both Black Dog Taverns, Gaither passed away recently of unknown causes. Folks who knew him will remember a little guy, no bigger than about 5’-7’’ and a buck-fifty, with a non-offensive, successful, s...



A Man of Taste and Style

Jimmy Fowler
Kudos to the five local Metropolitan Community Churches who’ve started the eye-catching “Would Jesus Discriminate?” highway campaign, with at least two billboards on I-30 in Fort Worth declaring things like “Jesus Affir...


Shhhh! On Shuttle

Jeff Prince
People bitching about the high cost of parking at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium might want to consider the “Shuttle Deal” at J. Gilligan’s, 400 E. Abram St., in Arlington. If you go to Gilligan’s before the game, order...