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Stevie Nicks, Gay Icon

Jimmy Fowler
One of my humble missions on this big blue marble is to expand the notion of what a gay icon is. And people, you won’t find a bigger gay magnet than the white winged dove, the leather and lace-clad gypsy, the Welsh witch hers...


New Green School Set To Blossom

Jeff Prince
Betty Brink is on vacation in Florida but emailed us this blog entry and asked that we post it, so here it is: A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for tomorrow, August 12 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the opening of a state-of-the...



Stage West Open Call

Jimmy Fowler
Stage West is now accepting portfolio submissions from North Texas visual artists. A total of six to 18 artists will be exhibited at the theater during Stage West’s 33rd season, which runs October 2011 to September 2012. They...


In Defense of Leon Russell

Jeff Prince
I recently told somebody that blues guitarist B.B. King was coming to Verizon Theatre on October 8 and that I was excited about Leon Russell and Fort Worth native Delbert McClinton opening the show. The guy I was talking to sai...



Movies About Maids

Kristian Lin
The Help looks poised to be a huge hit this weekend, and everyone is healthily chewing over the book and the film’s racial politics. There’s even a panel discussion on this subject going on at Dock Bookshop on the 18th....


“Echotone” at The Modern

Jimmy Fowler
The bumpersticker slogan “Keep Austin Weird” began many years ago as a grassroots protest against the commercial development and suburban sprawl that has marked the state capital. Well, the “KAW” campaign pretty much f...



Obama Misses Point

Jeff Prince
The stock market is in a freefall, losing 5 percent of its value today. Meanwhile, President Obama has been blaming the messenger ever since Standard & Poor’s knocked down the United States’ credit rating a notc...


Savvy Guitarist Rich Mauch Dies On Motorcycle

Jeff Prince
The guy whose looks, musicianship, and demeanor made him one of the coolest guys on the local rock scene in the 1970s and 1980s has died after a motorcycle accident on July 22 in Aransas Pass. Richard “Rich” Mauch w...



New Burning Hotels Track

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth’s electro-rocking Burning Hotels have just released for free download “Beard,” the lead track off their forthcoming eponymous album, their second full-length and third recording overall, a collection of smart...


Frank Kent Offers Karma Test Drives

Anthony Mariani
From 10:20 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 15, at Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana (3405 W. 7th St.), Frank Kent Motor Company will offer test drives of the Fisker Karma, “the world’s first true electric vehicle with extended...