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“Footloose”: Actor by Actor

Kristian Lin
Chris Penn and Kevin Bacon, 1984 Miles Teller and Kenny Wormald, 2011 I wanted to compare and contrast the actors playing the same roles in each version of Footloose, but I didn’t have the space to do this in my review of the...


Chill With Chris

Jeff Prince
Telegraph Canyon is among the freakiest of bands, cramming a large number of musicians and instruments onto small stages and playing anthem-ish, acoustic based alt-rock that kicks major ass. And when you strip everything away a...



Circle’s New Website

Jimmy Fowler
Circle Theatre is, of course, already one of the top purveyors of live theater in North Texas. Now they’re preparing to step up their online presence with a new website launching next month. They’re currently working with t...


Ranch Bash On Saturday

Jeff Prince
This Saturday’s weather is supposed to be pleasant and sunny, so heading out to LaGrave Field for Ranch Bash 2011 sounds like a sure bet for fun. The musical lineup features some of Texas Music’s hottest acts: Casey...



Calvin Tillman After The Storm

Jeff Prince
Remember the former mayor of DISH who fled the city after gas drillers turned it into an industrial site? Tillman and some of his townsfolk fought a long time against state laws and regulatory agencies that are geared toward pr...


Jacksboro Highway Out With Old, In With What?

Jeff Prince
I took the above photo in January and posted it on Blotch under the headline “Jacksboro Highway Like Time Travel.” The oldtime view from the Conoco station near the corner of Jacksboro Highway and Beverly Hills Driv...



Indie Film Seeks Interns

Jimmy Fowler
The producers of a Christopher Guest-style comic mockumentary called Wonder Kids will be filming at various locations in Fort Worth and Dallas Oct 13-19. The cast includes Dallas-based stage and film actor (and occasional Stage...


The Egg Rolls Of Wrath

Jeff Prince
“Damn foreigners coming over here and stealing our jobs and using up our resources. Why don’t they just stay in their own country? Turn around and git!” No, that’s not the Tea Party’s latest bumper...



Picture Tells A Thousand Words

Jeff Prince
On my way to work this morning, I noticed the remnants of a mishap. Seems that somebody veered off the road near my house and sideswiped a tree. The impact tore off the vehicle’s side mirror, which was still lodged in the...


Steve Jobs: Guru of Entitlement?

Jimmy Fowler
After Steve Jobs’ untimely death last week, his 2005 Stanford commencement address was replayed across social and traditional media. Parts of the speech were wonderful, including his advice to live with an awareness that life...