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Weekender, The Orbans, Fred’s, and More

Anthony Mariani
Looking for The Weekender? Well, issa no here! You’ve got to sign up for it, ’member? And while you’re at it, also sign up for another newsletter that we’ve started, Food News & Booze –– both of them are full of...


Fort Worth Music in KXT Studios

Anthony Mariani
The newest and brightest addition to North Texas’ terrestrial-radio landscape, KXT/91.7-FM not only plays a lot of Fort Worth music –– Fate Lions, Goodwin, Katsuk, Telegraph Canyon –– but also has invited several ...



Fort Worth Police Speed To Scene Of Nothing

Jeff Prince
So I’m on my way to work this morning and I get behind a Fort Worth police car on Jacksboro Highway. The speed limit is 45 but the cop is doing 35 and weaving slightly. I can see through his back window he’s looking down an...


“Fearless” in 2010

Jimmy Fowler
North Texas filmmakers have a little less than a month to submit their short flicks (20 minutes or less, please) for the fourth annual ”Fearless Film Festival,” which runs April 10 & 11 as part of the 2010 Main St. Fort...



Save the Vampire Squid From Hell

Kristian Lin
I was appalled when I read this entry at Huffington Post, which seemed to say that the vampire squid might be endangered from human activity. Then I clicked on the original press release put out by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Res...


Reception for FW Artists

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday (Feb 19), The Art Institute of Fort Worth hosts a 5:30-7:30pm reception for painters Ron Tomlinson and Zack Hawkins to celebrate their joint gallery show there. Tomlinson has practically created a school of Fort Wor...



Drama Nabs ‘Idols’ Todrick Hall, Casey James

Jeff Prince
Last night’s episode of American Idol proved one thing – two of the most talented contestants hail from these parts. Todrick Hall, the 24-year-old dancer, actor, and playwright from Arlington, did a bang-up job of the Jason...


Fort Worth’s Adonis Rose Shares Grammy

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth-via-New Orleans jazz drummer and bandleader Adonis Rose played on the album that won the Grammy in the Best Large Group/Ensemble jazz category –– Book One, the debut album by the 20-piece New Orleans Jazz Orchest...



FW @ SXSW

Anthony Mariani
As first reported here, recent cover-story subjects Telegraph Canyon will be playing an officially sanctioned showcase at SXSW, though the band’s slot has not yet been confirmed. What we do know, however, is that Telegraph is...


Almost Hades, West Virginia And Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” always made me think West Virginia was a paradise. I’ve never been there, so I don’t know. But maybe he should have sang, “Almost Hades, West Virginia…” based on this G...