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West 7th Throwing Free Concert On Wednesday

Jeff Prince
West 7th development isn’t about to play second fiddle to Sundance Square, the Stockyards, or anybody else. The section of Seventh Street between downtown and the cultural district is a newly renovated party spot in town, and...


Flower Mound Takes On Drillers; FW Not So Much

Jeff Prince
Flower Mound city councilman Tom Hayden had an interesting quote prior to last night’s vote to put a moratorium on gas drilling: “We have a valuable asset that’s underneath our town. We have a more valuable asset that sit...



Thrift Art’s 10th Anniversary Show Set

Anthony Mariani
Frank Artsmarter (uh, not his real name) has spent a lot of free time over the past nine years scouring thrift stores and old people’s attics for the best (worst?) naïve art in North Texas and beyond. Every year, he exhibits...


Landers Machine Shop Takes Off

Anthony Mariani
In addition to The Where House on Hemphill, The Gallery at Landers Machine Shop (207 E. Broadway, 817-917-7123), which Dan McGraw wrote about at its inception, is serving as another viable alt-space for exhibits and performance...



Soccer Goes to the Movies

Kristian Lin
I’m Kristian Lin, but for the duration of the World Cup soccer tournament, you can call me Brad Janovich. I’m not as bad as that guy, though. For one, I don’t do the scarf thing. That might work over in the U.K., but it...


Big Groove Raps On North Side

Jeff Prince
Big Groove posted a YouTube video in May that I just happened to stumble upon today. “Da Funk” has got some still shots on the North Side, including the new convenience store at North Main Street and Northside Drive...



Dallas Morning News Asleep At Switch Today?

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Morning News online site is still running the oily birds found in Texas story that it posted at 7:40 a.m. But that story has since been debunked. Yahoo! News filed a corrected report two-and-a-half hours ago. A Morni...


Scenes from First Friday on the Green

Anthony Mariani
Hundreds of people spent last Friday evening camped out on the lawn of Magnolia Green Park, taking in the sounds of First Friday on the Green, with Fort Worth’s Calhoun and two Denton acts: Seryn and Doug Burr. Here are s...



Beat It to FWO’s Hyrdogen Jukebox Next Year

Anthony Mariani
In my recent review of Fort Worth Opera’s production of composer Jorge Martin’s Before Night Falls, I mention that the company’s 2011 festival will feature Hydrogen Jukebox, a collaboration between post-classical/Minimali...


Ticked-Off Group Protests “Ticked-Off”

Jimmy Fowler
Dallas director Israel Luna’s “transploitation” thriller Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives seems to attract attention wherever it goes – and usually not the positive kind. Ticked-Off is receiving its Southwest premiere a...