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The staging of Britten's "Noye's Fludde" in Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom."

Benjamin Britten and “Moonrise Kingdom”

Kristian Lin
Benjamin Britten’s music is one of my specialties, as it happens, and it’s front and center for one of my favorite movies of the year, Moonrise Kingdom. I didn’t have space to address the way Wes Anderson’s film uses Br...


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Sheran Keyton is “Simply Etta”

Jimmy Fowler
Even by rock ‘n’ roll standards, the great Etta James, who died early this year at age 73, lived a life of meteoric highs and sewer crawling lows. Her terrific autobiography Rage To Survive overflows with tales of wealth ea...



Co-owner of Whiskey Girl Saloon, Trent Debth wants to bring indie-rock (and some country) to the Stockyards.

Whiskey Girl Saloon Opening Soon

ANTHONY MARIANI
Make room, Lola. There’s a new girl in town.   Joining Shipping & Receiving on the Southside and Arnetic on Race Street is Whiskey Girl Saloon (2413 Ellis Av), another new venue specializing in local, original music....


Quaker City will be one of several Fort Worth bands featured in the Chevy Music Showcase.

UPDATE Fort Worth Bands Shine on Chevy Series on Kimmel

ANTHONY MARIANI
Quaker City Night Hawks, The Hanna Barbarians, Holy Moly, Tejas Brothers, and KatsuK bassist D. Anson Brody will represent the Fort in the North Texas Chevy Music Showcase, a mini-documentary that will air every Wednesday and T...



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Live Oak to Work With Spune?

ANTHONY MARIANI
More changes are afoot at The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, the plush venue/bar/restaurant that recently opened on the Near Southside. A month ago, Live Oak owner Bill Smith hired Jamie Kinser, co-owner and co-founder of Bl...


River Phoenix stars in his last movie, Dark Blood, featuring music from Fort Worthian James Michael Taylor.

Local Artist Scores River Phoenix’s Last Movie

ANTHONY MARIANI
James Michael Taylor is not “going Hollywood,” as the old saying goes –– he’s much too cantankerous and outspoken for anyplace other than Fort Worth –– but his music might be.   A movie for which the blue-col...



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Guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd Ready To Rock On Saturday

Jeff Prince
The bluesy teen-aged guitarist who stormed out of Shreveport two decades ago, got dubbed “the next Stevie Ray Vaughan,” scored a big hit with “Blue On Black” in 1997, and managed to stay relevant all the...


AFTER THE SHOW, NUGENT STRANGLED THIS GROUNDHOG WITH HIS BARE HANDS AND ATE IT RAW.

Ted Nugent Talks Obama, Guns At Billy Bob’s

Jeff Prince
The president, “big” women, and machine guns were a few of the topics that redneck philosopher and rock guitarist Ted Nugent touched on during Saturday night’s performance at Billy Bob’s Texas. The Dalla...



RANDY TRAVIS IS LIKE A CAGED BIRD THAT SINGS...AND DRINKS A LOT.

I Want To Party With Randy Travis

Jeff Prince
I’m diggin’ up bones / I’m diggin’ up bones Exhuming things that’s better left alone Country songbird Randy Travis dug up more bones last night. That makes at least three run-ins with area police t...


Cliburn Video Contest Winner Announced

Kristian Lin
I got so caught up in the Olympics that the Van Cliburn’s Amateur Piano Video Competition slipped under my radar. Rather than make weak excuses, I’ll just note that the contest was won by Kristin Anderson, an organi...