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World Cup Update (The Sweating It Out Edition)

Kristian Lin
Just once, it’d be nice if USA won its World Cup games by a huge margin or qualified for the next round with a game to spare. It would certainly be easier on the poor, shredded nerves of USA fans. Another round of World Cup g...


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Music Awards Festival Survival Guide

ANTHONY MARIANI
Greetings. Welcome to your guide to Fort Worth Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival (4-10 p.m. today/Sunday at eight venues in the West 7th Street corridor). To ensure your party is as awesome, safe, and non-annoying as...



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Jimmy Buffet: A Howlin’ Good Time

STEVE STEWARD
I won’t go as far as to say that last night’s Jimmy Buffet concert at Coyote Drive-In was the best concert of the year. (So far, that distinction goes to the Pinkish Black/Sub Oslo show at Lola’s Saloon last Saturday.) Bu...


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Friday Night Drags at Texas Motor Speedway

JIMMY FOWLER
Watching cars race around a track isn’t particularly my thing, but the appeal is understandable: speed + a roaring crowd + a Texas summer night x a crapload of beer = a sweet adrenaline rush. However, the Texas Motor Speedway...



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The Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
As you may or may not have heard, the Weekly’s 12th Annual Music Awards Festival is 4-10 p.m. Sunday at eight venues in the West 7th corridor. Quaker City Night Hawks, Pinkish Black, Son of Stan, Telegraph Canyon, The Longsho...


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World Cup Update (The Payback Edition)

Kristian Lin
I watched Jersey Boys immediately after USA’s rousing victory over Ghana, so it’s possible my review of the movie may have been colored by that. I don’t think so, but it’s possible. Let’s get to what we’ve learned n...



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Here’s Your Chance To Meet The Harlem Globetrotters

Jeff Prince
Seeing the Harlem Globetrotters perform their bizarre brand of basketball at Will Rogers Memorial Center back in the 1970s was a favorite childhood memory of mine (I still have the ticket stub). Now here’s a chance to get...


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TCU Professor Talks Gay Ministers in “Huffington Post”

JIMMY FOWLER
It’s a supreme irony that Christianity, which as historically practiced is the primary source of anti-gay bigotry in the western world, is a house that’s been quietly built from the efforts of many anonymous (i.e. closeted)...



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I just got lucky

Peter Gorman
Just got very, very lucky. Was out mowing the very back portion of my yard here in Joshua. It’s wild territory, invisible from the house and where we throw lawn cuttings from the fenced in portion of the yard behind the h...


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Deputy Superintendent Robert Ray Resigns

Eric Griffey
Fort Worth School District Deputy Superintendent Robert Ray announced his resignation yesterday, though he will continue in his current role until school restarts in August. He planned to retire several years ago, a district of...