Music
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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...


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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Portrush

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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Miley Cyrus Twerks, Tongues MTV VMA Show

Jeff Prince
USA Today called it “embarrassingly raunchy.” The online community is brutal this morning. Kelly Clarkson, without mentioning names, referred to the “pitchy strippers” on stage at the VMAs. Outrage aboun...


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Josh Weathers ‘I Will Always Love You’ Doesn’t Always Thrill

Jeff Prince
The Josh Weathers video of him slaying “I Will Always Love You” at The Kessler Theater in Dallas is the viral hit of the week. In that video, the audience is as quiet as an enthralled church mouse. Numerous versions...



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Josh Weathers Blows Up On The Chive

Jeff Prince
The Chive bills itself as “probably the best site in the world.” Whether it’s the best or not doesn’t matter. Fort Worth soul man Josh Weathers ought to be feeling good regardless. The Chive posted a vid...


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Jane Austen vs. Kelly Clarkson: Celebrity Grudge Match

JIMMY FOWLER
Somebody needs to tell Burleson native Kelly Clarkson that she’s not acting like a pop star. First off, she apparently reads. Literature. For fun. It was her appreciation of British author Jane Austen that led her to purchase...



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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Barcelona

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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Fort Worth Opera Star on “America’s Got Talent”

Kristian Lin
A once and future leading man for Fort Worth Opera just boosted his Q rating by appearing on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Sean Panikkar recently joined the all-tenor group Forte Opera Trio as a replacement for Hana R...