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Wooden Birds Take Flight

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Music” feature offers an interview with Andrew Kenny, singer-songwriter-guitarist-bassist for the Austin/Brooklyn folk pop outfit The Wooden Birds. Kenny was born in Arlington and raised in Fort Worth. Back i...


Another Win for Palazzolo

betty.brink
            Joe Palazzolo, the embattled whistleblower and former assistant principal at Arlington Heights High School won another round in his appeal to the Commissioner of Education to get his old job back and to o...



Mob Mentality Wants Casey Anthony Torched

Jeff Prince
You’d think the Salem witch trials might have taught us something. Instead, the comments sections on online news reports and videos are filled with people who are enraged by the not guilty verdict given to Casey Anthony. ...


Cliburn in Russia

Jimmy Fowler
Van Cliburn is such An Institution here in the Fort that he tends to get taken for granted. But this past weekend The New York Times showed Cliburn some love with an intriguing story about his recent return visit to Russia to s...



Emily Browning (front), Jena Malone and Vanessa Hudgens (second row), Abbie Cornish, Scott Glenn, and Jamie Chung (back row) in "Sucker Punch."

Defending “Sucker Punch”

Kristian Lin
This week Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch came out on DVD, and since a) I didn’t get a chance to review it properly when it came out in theaters and b) I thought it was fundamentally misunderstood by the people who did review it...


Music Awards Festival Recap Vol. 3

Anthony Mariani
Staff photographer Anna Routh was also on the scene last Sunday for our 2011 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival — featuring 48 bands (all from Fort Worth) in eight venues in the West 7th corridor – and provid...



Early Texas Art Show And Sale Tonight And Saturday

Jeff Prince
Ho ho ho! It’s July in Texas and hotter than two fireflies mating in a wool sock, but art lovers around here look forward to the annual Collectors of Fort Worth Art show and sale like children awaiting Christmas morn. Thi...


Music Awards Festival Recap Vol. 2

Anthony Mariani
In addition to Pete Rearden, whose awesome pics can be viewed here, Weekly staff photog Vishal Malhotra was also on the scene and took some exceptional snaps (and while partially hobbled by recent surgery).  



FWSO’s “Rock and Roll Heaven”

Jimmy Fowler
We’d like to suggest one excellent way to start off your Independence Day holiday weekend: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s 8pm Fri July 1 edition of its Concert in the Garden series at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden (Univers...


Michele Bachmann Needs New Song

Jeff Prince
Poor Michele Bachmann. First laconic rocker Tom Petty told the presidential hopeful to cease and desist from playing “American Girl” while she’s on the campaign trail. Then Katrina & the Waves told Bachman...