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NX35: The Other Music Festival

Anthony Mariani
The only time that I’ve spent in Denton since I’ve been here, lo, these seven years agone, has been for a high school girls’ volleyball tournament –– my wife’s niece was playing, you filthy animals. Otherwise: never...


The Carter Family “Brand”

Jimmy Fowler
Many of the great world religions teach that we are each put on this earth to learn an important lesson. For young Amon “Chance” Carter IV, that lesson appears to be – if someone puts a hot iron to your ass, it’s going ...



Tonya Harding Breaks Kneecaps Of Common Sense

Jeff Prince
The death of Nancy Kerrigan’s father prompted the Olympic medalist’s nemesis, Tonya Harding, to issue a statement saying how sad she feels and how sympathetic she is because, like, her dad died last year too you know. At le...


“Whip It” Good

Jimmy Fowler
Just finished watching the new-on-DVD-and-download flick ”Whip It” – Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut – and I loved it. This one has loads of hip-checking charisma delivered by an ensemble of female performers with ...



Pernell Roberts Ghost Rides In Sky

Jeff Prince
The death of Pernell Roberts yesterday is something akin to when the last Beatle dies – an end of an era. Anybody over age 40 or so will never forget Bonanza. The long-running TV western brought the Cartwright clan into Ameri...


Stolen Instrument Notice: Joey Green’s Guitar

Anthony Mariani
An acoustic guitar belonging to Red Dirt singer-songwriter Joey Green was recently stolen in the Saginaw area. An identifying characteristic of the Taylor 314 CE (2001) is a drawing of a cartoon girl next to the words “Whatev...



Wingstop To Assault America On Super Sunday

Jeff Prince
Once again, Wingstop is ignoring the curse of chicken wings and going for another record-setting performance on Super Bowl Sunday. The Garland-based national chain restaurant is attempting to sell 5 million chicken wings on the...


Why The Surprise Over DynCorp Fraud?

Jeff Prince
News outlets are publishing this Associated Press article on questionable spending practices by DynCorp International, a former Fort Worth-based company that relocated to Virginia several years ago. An audit blasted the State D...



Fort Worth Opera Reality TV Show?

Anthony Mariani
A reality TV show about Fort Worth Opera may become a, um, reality. A behind-the-scenes series about the company, Lone Star Opera, has just won CableU’s Non-Fiction Emerging Producer Contest as part of the 2010 National Assoc...


Blue Boot Records, Brad Hines Climb the Charts

Anthony Mariani
The guys behind the new-ish Fort Worth record label Blue Boot Records have a potential hit on their hands. Texas Music singer-songwriter Brad Hines’ “Hooked on the Bottle” (penned by Weekly writer Jeff Prince) continues c...