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Brandin Lea: Clean, Sober, and Back Onstage

ANTHONY MARIANI
At around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday evening, the folks at Lola’s Saloon will not be feeling warm and fuzzy and standing arm-in-arm with one another while shouting along to “Coke” (a Fort Worth classic if ever there was one), ...


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Fort Worth’s J.T. Hodges Goes Hollywood

Jeff Prince
Add thespian to J.T. Hodges’ list of talents. The Fort Worth musician will be featured in the world premier of Finding Christmas, a Hallmark Channel original movie at 8 p.m. on Sunday. The movie is part of the network’s “...



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Kickstarter Aims to Fund Hip Pocket Archive

JIMMY FOWLER
The same quality that makes live theater so unique and exciting also makes it very fragile and ephemeral: Once the performance is over, the art created by the performers is also gone, lost to the past. But we can save all the f...


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Philip Glass’ Dracula: Bloody Good

EDWARD BROWN
The classical music scene in Fort Worth is all too often one of weak attendance figures and stale, centuries-old programming. Last Tuesday’s performance of Dracula: The Music and Film by Philip Glass and his namesake ensemble...



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North Texas Chevy Music Showcase Season 2 Is Here

ANTHONY MARIANI
There are lots of reasons to like Chevys, like dependability, speed, and style, but if you need one more, consider the North Texas Chevy Music Showcase, a series of mini-documentaries on local bands that airs year-round during ...


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Live Oak, Lee Bains III, and Professionalism

STEVE STEWARD
If you pay attention to local music, you probably already have heard what happened at The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge on Wednesday night. If not, the venue’s lead sound engineer Cal Trujillo and owner Bill Smith cut the ...



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Eminem, Free Speech Hero? Eh, Not So Much

JIMMY FOWLER
Diminutive white boy rapper Eminem has been catching heat lately for his use of the word “faggot” on the new tune “Rap God.” To get the official First Amendment disclaimer out of the way: Yes, artistic license ...


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R.I.P. Ronald Shannon Jackson … and Fort Worth Jazz?

ANTHONY MARIANI
Legendary free-jazz composer and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson died of leukemia on Saturday. He was 73. In 2003, Fort Worth musician and writer Ken Shimamoto profiled Jackson for the Weekly (“Legend Shadows,” Jan. 2), not ...



North Texas Giving Day

Help the Arts on North Texas Giving Day

Kristian Lin
September 19 is North Texas Giving Day, which means that if you contribute $25 or more to a Texas charity between 7am and midnight, Communities Foundation of Texas will match your donation, so you can double your contribution a...


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Fort Worth Rock Assembly II at J&J’s

JIMMY FOWLER
Ask any native Texan who grew up listening to FM radio, and he or she will be happy to give you all kinds of Lone Star trivia. What’s the state bird? “Free Bird,” of course. State motto? “Hold Your Head Up,” natch. St...