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The End: Lost Series Finale (Spoiler Alert)

Anthony Mariani
The finale to the greatest thing ever to happen to television was, to be charitable, a major letdown. Over the last six years, all of that great acting and those great characters, great subplots, and epic themes had been leadin...


CCR Cancels Red Dirt Roundup

Jeff Prince
Looks like the end of the road for the Red Dirt Roundup and Family Jam. Cross Canadian Ragweed’s big outdoor bash is held each September in the Stockyards and has drawn huge crowds and stellar lineups. This would have marked ...



Dig This Groovy Woodstock Book

Jeff Prince
Nobody comes across any sweeter than Jimi Hendrix in Back To The Garden, an insightful, backstage look at the 1969 Woodstock music festival. Longtime New York radio broadcaster Pete Fornatale was there, and he combined his own ...


The Wannabes Starring Savvy Hit Town Monday

Jeff Prince
Savvy is back. Woohoo, the local band from my teen years is rocking again on Monday in Fort Worth! Oh, wait, old timer in the mirror — there’s a new Savvy in town. A press release informs me that Savvy is an “internat...



Watch This: The Burning Hotels on KXT

Anthony Mariani
No doubt because drummer Wyatt Adams would have blown the lid off the place, the madman is absent for The Burning Hotels‘ recent, pared-down performance in KXT studios. The lighter, quieter timbre allows co-frontmen Matt ...


Ronald McDonald: Force for Good

Jimmy Fowler
The CEO of McDonald’s said something yesterday that made me spit out a mouthful of Big Mac: “Ronald McDonald does not hawk food. He is a force for good.” “Yeah, right,” I thought. “And The Hamburglar stands for just...



Ted Pillsbury Sued Bill McDavid, Spencer Taylor

Jeff Prince
Ted Pillsbury’s suicide – or not – is examined in this Dallas Morning News article that reveals the former director of the Kimbell Art Museum bought a .357 Ruger not long before his death. The gun was found beside the bod...


Pianos on the Screen, and One in the Lobby

Kristian Lin
Spotted last weekend at Rave Motion Pictures Ridgmar 13: A classical pianist playing a baby grand piano in the lobby. The west Fort Worth theater is the only one in Tarrant County showing the Van Cliburn documentary A Surprise ...



Come Back to the Fort, Ruta Lee, Ruta Lee

Jimmy Fowler
Longtime fans of Fort Worth theater will of course recognize the name Ruta Lee. The saucy, platinum-haired grande dame has graced the Casa Manana stage off and on for five decades. She’ll be returning in October to star in th...


American Idol Conspiring Against Casey James?

Jeff Prince
The American Idol judges are trying to pull a fast one – they want America to vote for Crystal Bowersox or Lee Dewyze. That leaves hometown boy Casey James twisting in the wind unless America bucks the system and votes big fo...