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Cliburn Junior Competition Report

Edward Brown and Kristian Lin
There are many different ways to judge the success or failure of the first-ever Cliburn Junior Piano Competition, but the yardstick I’m using is that the three performances in the final round of the competition would not have...


Soundcheck 817: Chris Watson at the Keys Lounge

Eric Griffey
For our third Soundcheck, Key’s Lounge was nice enough to let us in early yesterday and chat with Chris Watson. Watson revealed that he used to sneak into Keys when he was a teenager and play in the club’s weekly bl...


Xs & Os: Love and Other Drugs

Our romance columnist discusses the science of heartbreak
Sarah Angle
Not so very long ago, I would have done almost any drug shoved in front of my face. I’ve never been into drugs before that phase, and I don’t do them now — it was just never my thing. Plus, I had the overwhelming fear my ...

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Equal at Last

Discriminatory, anti-gay marriage bans violate the Constitution. That’s the ruling of a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court today that divided liberal and conservative judges. Justice Anthony Kennedy gave what may be the most poign...


Music Awards Festival Parking

Eric Griffey
The nice folks at Fellowship Church (508 Carroll St., behind Velvet Taco) have agreed to let Music Awards Festival-goers use their parking lot for free on Sunday, and they’ll shuttle people back and forth from 7th street star...


The Top Shelf: Rules of the Wild Bar Kingdom

Brad Hensarling
In the wild kingdom of bars many different species of drinking establishments cohabitate to create a beautiful world of drunkenness that we can all enjoy and appreciate. If you look closely, in the distance you can see a street...


Morning News Roundup, June 26

Peter Gorman
ObamaCare Stands Strong with Supreme Court Ruling The Affordable Care Act, which has helped millions of previously uninsured United States citizens get medical coverage, survived a challenge when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-...

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Fort Worthology: Other Places

Kevin Buchanan
Something one hears a lot as an advocate for a more walkable, bikeable, connected, and livable city is that Fort Worth isn’t Portland/Amsterdam/New York/Chicago/San Francisco/(insert any other more walkable/bikeable/transit-c...


Rangers’ Young Pitchers Learning From Veterans

Charlie Clarke
On April 10, the Rangers lost Derek Holland, their best lefty starter, to an injured shoulder. The setback marked Holland’s third shoulder injury since 2011, joining Yu Darvish and Matt Harrison, arguably Texas’ top three s...

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Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) In terms of booking female songwriters and female-fronted bands, Magnolia Motor Lounge might be the leader of the pack; I don’t mean to say that MML is the only place in town where a lady can get a gig, but people who grou...