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We Heart Jazz & Tap

Jimmy Fowler
Tomorrow night (Sat Feb 12) at 8pm, Arts Fifth Avenue will host a pre-Valentine’s weekend performance they’re calling “A Jazzy Valentine.” It’s part jazz concert and part tap dance revue featuring R&B musicians Br...


Arlington’s Maren Morris’ Third Album En Route

Anthony Mariani
Texas Music chanteuse Maren Morris is putting the finishing touches on her third album. Recorded just a couple of weeks ago at Bass Propulsion Laboratories in Dallas (Deep Blue Something, Calhoun, Collin Herring), Livewire prom...



Frank Mosley’s I Could Live in Hope Opening

Anthony Mariani
Arlington filmmaker Frank Mosley is a favorite of ours (“The Wizard of Odd”) who’s celebrating the opening of I Could Live in Hope, a short film made in collaboration with Lee Luna, on Saturday at 7 p.m. at 500x Gallery i...


A Tribute to Gay Classical Musicians

Kristian Lin
Sharon Isbin plays at TCU this Saturday, courtesy of Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society (who, by the way, just announced a giveaway of free tickets to military personnel, volunteers, and first responders). She’s perhaps the fi...



Arlington’s Rigor Mortis Reunites

Anthony Mariani
When we talk about legendary 817 metal, we always seem to focus on Pantera, often to the detriment of Rigor Mortis, a trio-cum-quartet that formed in Arlington in 1983 (right after Pantera) and after signing to Capital Records ...


Local Filmmakers Tackle Legendary Texas Musicians

Anthony Mariani
In addition to their One Square Mile documentary series, first reported here, married Fort Worth filmmakers Carl and Betsy Crum are tackling a project that’s inherently lighter though much more likely to result in bloodshed i...



Mayor Mike Moncrief Won’t Seek Reelection

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief announced he won’t be seeking reelection in May after eight years as Fort Worth’s most visible and powerful elected official. Of course, he didn’t announce it personally to Fort ...


FW Artist Scott Gentling Dead At 68

Jeff Prince
The mad genius of Fort Worth’s art world is dead. Scott Gentling died at his home on Tuesday after a stroke. The artist, writer, historian, and all-around deep thinker was 68. “He had the most unique mind,” sa...



A Win for Sundance Square

Jimmy Fowler
There’s been a lot of carping and general negativity about That Thing That Happened in Arlington Last Sunday. Much of the complaining has been warranted. However, I’d like to relay some good news – a press release from th...


The Price of Horror

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Books” page features an interview with Michael H. Price, Fort Worth’s veteran journalist-author-illustrator-historian-musician-playwright. The man does not know how to sit still. Through Amazon he is self-p...