Blotch

This “Bee” Flies High

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” review declares that Theatre Arlington’s current production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is spelled “h-i-t.” If you’re looking for something that’s both light and scalpel sha...


Joe Ely Rocks The Rock Stage

Jeff Prince
Tuesday’s unveiling of the Rusty Wier sculpture (see previous Blotch post) was followed later that evening by a performance by Lubbock legend Joe Ely. Afterward, Larry Joe Taylor, Deryl Dodd, and Marc-Alan Barnette held a son...



Rusty Wier Immortalized At LJT Fest

Jeff Prince
The inimitable Rusty Wier will forever be pointing to the heavens in mid-song as he did for five decades on stages across Texas and the world. Larry Joe Taylor’s annual Texas Music festival began Tuesday at Melody Mountain Ra...


Holy Wildflower! Prairie Fest Is Saturday

Jeff Prince
Prairie Fest is perhaps the most unusual fête that Fort Worth has ever seen. What started in 2006 as a small, casual, green celebration among a few tree huggers at an overlooked park in East Fort Worth has since snowballed int...



GOP Blog Says Perry’s Office Helped Kill Play

Gayle Reaves
Journalism students at Tarleton State University have uncovered interesting developments in the question of how and why that college’s controversial production of “Corpus Christi” by Terrence McNally,  got ca...


Telegraph Canyon on Gossip Girl

Anthony Mariani
OK, OK! I watch Gossip Girl. But don’t ask me why. Maybe it’s the New York City setting. The campus of Columbia University, one of my beloved alma maters, has been featured prominently in the show (mainly in early episodes)...



Jerry Jones Slurs Even When Sober

Jeff Prince
Just a week after a drunken Jerry Jones surfaced on video talking smack about Bill Parcells and others, comes this Dallas Morning News report that the Dallas Cowboys coach blamed Dallas Mayor Laura Miller for killing a stadium ...


FWISD A-OK In Complaint

Jeff Prince
Intrepid reporter Betty Brink just wired in this report from somewhere in the Himalayas (actually, from Everman): The Fort Worth Independent School District has dodged another discrimination bullet.  The district found out yes...



Miller to Jones: “Not Impressed”

Jimmy Fowler
Memories aren’t the only things that light the corners of my mind – Jerry Jones’s hurt feelings do, too. When he told a questioner at an SMU event yesterday that Dallas, rather than Arlington, might’ve had Cowboys Stadi...


Sarah Palin A Grand Speaker?

Jeff Prince
The mouse that roared “you betcha!” is coming to Dallas, and people are clamoring to pay $1,000 each to listen to Sarah Palin spew catchphrases about patriotism, conservatism, God — and how much President Obama sucks....