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Blogging the Cliburn (Day 2)

Kristian Lin
The competition’s second day brought our first performances of Mozart, Scriabin, Schubert, and John Adams. I missed the Champions League final on TV and Taylor Swift at Cowboys Stadium today, but I wouldn’t want to ...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Day 1)

Kristian Lin
Hello, everyone, and welcome to my coverage of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Unlike four years ago, we’ll be keeping this blog on the Weekly‘s website instead of a different site. Also unlike...



Queen City Music Hall will seat 1,000 and may satisfy Fort Worth's hunger for an active mid-sized music venue.

Queen City Music Hall Coming to Downtown Fort Worth

ANTHONY MARIANI
The downtown venue formerly known as City Streets and currently called Lone Star Nightclub (245 Commerce St.) is about to become a music venue. Owned by a group of investors led by Randy and Jim Butler, who opened and operate H...


Belushi's Canal is part of a bar/hostel chain that runs throughout Europe.

Texas Troubadour Abroad: Paris

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my ten years wr...



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Case Brothers Celebrate 50 Years of Music

EDWARD BROWN
The Case brothers, Johnny and Jerry, have been making jazz and Western Swing –– though mostly jazz and sometimes together –– for 50 years. Quite an achievement. To celebrate the milestone, the brothers and some musicall...


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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Leaving Philly

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...



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Two Changes to Cliburn Field

Kristian Lin
This news just in about the upcoming Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Two new pianists have joined the field to replace two others who have dropped out. Nikita Abrosimov of Russia and Yekwon Sunwoo of South Korea wi...


Spencer Myer plays at the Modern this Sunday.

Pre-Cliburn Concert This Sunday

Kristian Lin
If you’re gearing up for the Cliburn later this month, you can get a small taste of it this Sunday afternoon at the Modern Art Museum. Spencer Myer, who competed at the Cliburn four years ago (and made a fan out of me), w...



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Dia De Los Toadies: Local Flavor

ANTHONY MARIANI
Good job, Toadies. For the 6th Annual Dia De Los Toadies –– Friday, Sept. 13-Saturday, Sept. 14 at Panther Island Pavilion near downtown Fort Worth –– frontman Vaden Todd Lewis and company have begun building a lineup i...


BILLY BOB BARNETT GETS AN EARFUL FROM THE OL' POSSUM HIMSELF, GEORGE JONES. (photo courtesy of Barnett)

George Jones (Greatest Country Singer Since Hank Williams) Dead At 81

Jeff Prince
He’ll be “No Show Jones” forevermore — George Jones died today. Early in his career, Jones tried to sing like his idol Hank Williams. I once had a cassette of early Jones material and he practically mimi...