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Glen Farris at “TNL”

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight’s edition of “Thursday Night Live” at Central Market (4651 W Frwy, FW) features something a little different: Denton-based singer-songwriter Glen Farris combines poetry, storytelling, and a mythic sense of Texas p...


Free Tix to Burr/Calhoun Show at the Modern

Anthony Mariani
On Saturday, Doug Burr will celebrate the release of his new Paste-approved CD, O Ye Devastaor, with friends Calhoun opening at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (3200 Darnell St.). (The Calhoun guys will soon be celebrating ...



Bravo, Broadway Baptist

Jimmy Fowler
It’s a sad commentary on Christianity in America that many people are surprised and even thrilled when a Christian church takes a stand that is, well, Christian. But let’s not quibble: Kudos to Fort Worth’s Broadway Bapti...


Local Environmental Group Ready for Their Close-Up

eric.griffey
North Texas-based environmental group The Downwinders at Risk today announced that it’s publicly opposing a new permit from TXI’s Midlothian plant. The group will launch a wave of local television ads critical of Governor R...



A.C. ‘Ace’ Cook Dead At 74

Jeff Prince
Stockyards businessman and noted early Texas art collector A.C. “Ace” Cook is dead. He was 74. Cook’s long fight against cancer ended Monday afternoon. Cook’s burial will be private. A memorial celebrati...


Van Cliburn ‘Jazzes’ Up National Anthem

Jeff Prince
Last Friday, I blogged about Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy gushing in anticipation of Van Cluburn’s scheduled performance of the national anthem at Cowboys Stadium. That performance wasn’t yet avai...



R.I.P., Claude Chabrol

Kristian Lin
“I love murder,” the French film director reputedly once said. Indeed, many characters in his movies meet swift, brutal, meaningless deaths, so it seems incongruous that Claude Chabrol passed away Sunday at the age ...


Near Southeast to Get New Housing — Finally

betty.brink
Last week, the Texas Department of  Community Affairs Board approved a low income tax credit request from a developer from San Antonio, the NRP Group, to build 54 two- and three-bedroom, two-story houses in the Near Southeast ...



At Least Barbie Carpenter Didn’t Blow Games

Jeff Prince
Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bobby Carpenter caught a lot of grief during his four-year tenure with the team. The 2006 first-round draft pick was later nicknamed “Barbie” and featured on a blog site. Yep, it was...


Amphibian at the Modern

Jimmy Fowler
For a different way to spend Monday night, check out Amphibian Productions’ staged reading of Jon Robin Baitz’s play Three Hotels at 7pm tonight at the Modern. Tix are $15. Originally written as a teleplay for PBS-TV’s Am...