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The Top 5 (Non-Local-ish Shows)

ANTHONY MARIANI
Before we get to the touring acts, a word about the Fort. 1.) The Near Southside is the place to be tonight (Friday). At 7 p.m. at Magnolia Green Park (1100 Lipscomb St.), Dallas/Fort Worth indie-rockers The Orbans will headlin...


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Mother’s Day of the Dead

JIMMY FOWLER
If your mother is anything like my late mom was, the idea of a Mother’s Day Ghost Tour of notorious (alleged) Fort Worth hauntings would not only sound plausible, but actually preferable to more traditional, fancy-brunch-in-a...



LAVON "EMA" ROSENAUER AT HER WORK DESK IN HER FORT WORTH HOME (all photos by Jeff Prince)

More On Ema Rosenauer and Vintage Fort Worth Rock n’ Roll

Jeff Prince
This week’s feature story on LaVon “Ema” Rosenauer (“Godmother to Rock n’ Roll,” May 7, 2014) was a joy to research and write, but there wasn’t enough room for everything in the print e...


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On The Trail Of A Smell At Eagle Mountain Lake

Jeff Prince
You’ve heard of Ace Ventura, Pet Detective. Meet Jeff Prince, Poop Detective. Someone came to the Fort Worth Weekly office while it was closed and stuck an anonymous, handwritten letter on our front door with duct tape. T...



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Nothing Nice to Say? Text an Angry Everman ISD Principal

JIMMY FOWLER
Fellow Americans, I’m worried we might be losing something that’s sacred to the foundation of our republic: namely, the right to be totally catty bitches and assholes in our private talks and text exchanges. I won’t shed...


Fort Worth Opera's production of the Mozart classic is set in the roaring '20s instead of 18th-century Naples, one of several delightful and mostly humorous touches.

Fort Worth Opera Swings into Mozart

EDWARD BROWN
The plot for Mozart’s Così fan tutte could easily be mistaken for that of an ’80s sitcom. The maestro and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte used dramatic material (jealous boyfriends, philandering girlfriends, cheating, flirting...



JIMMY CARTER (FAR RIGHT) STANDS APART FROM MOST OF HIS PEERS. (Wikipedia photo)

Habitat For Humanity Breaking Ground In Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
Jimmy Carter was a popular punchline due to his rocky one-term stint as president, but the guy has been the best post-president ever. He’s America’s version of Mother Teresa, except Carter wears work boots instead o...


Bob Hoskins in "The Long Good Friday."

R.I.P., Bob Hoskins

Kristian Lin
I intended to post this earlier, but other post-worthy subjects got in the way. Earlier this week, Bob Hoskins passed away from pneumonia at the age of 71. The actor had announced his retirement from acting two years ago due to...



The Dickies bring their light-hearted punk to Trees Saturday.

Five Cool Touring Shows this Weekend

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Though they’ve got legit punk chops, The Dickies are basically all about having a few laughs. Formed in 1977 near the dawn of the genre in the San Fernando Valley, the band never broke into MTV but was huge onstage, openi...


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“Gigantabugs!” at the Fort Worth Zoo

JIMMY FOWLER
Though the Fort Worth Zoo is a popular North Texas destination staffed by many hard-working professionals, I don’t visit very often. I’m no PETA zealot, but the older I get, the more vaguely sad it makes me feel to watch an...