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Acting Classes at Jubilee

Jimmy Fowler
Attention, experienced and amateur Fort Worth actors who’d like to get some intense training in the craft: Jubilee Theatre artistic director Tre Garrett will conduct a syllabus-based six month actor training program that focu...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Denver

Jeff Prince
There were five — count ‘em, five! — big wins during last night’s Dallas Cowboys game against the Denver Broncos, and I’m not even counting the fact that we won the game 24-23. Winning scores don&#...



Haltom City Stories Project

Anthony Mariani
Not that Haltom City is necessarily lacking an identity, but Fort Worth multimedia artist Christopher Blay is helping define the Northeastern Tarrant County ville via his latest artistic endeavor. The Haltom City Stories Projec...


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...