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Cleburne Passes Smoking Ordinance

Peter Gorman
Well, there was hand-wringing, jubilation, and a lot of cigarettes lit after Cleburne passed a smoking ordinance last week. The ordinance makes it clear that any business can choose to allow smoking, allow smoking in designated...


Whitnye Raquel (courtesy of Whitnye's Facebook page)

Whitnye Raquel Is Figuring Out This Artist Thing

Jeff Prince
The cover story on wild and crazy singer-songwriters (“Music on the Edge,” Dec. 22, 2014) struggling to succeed in an overcrowded and underpaid music scene was supposed to include numerous profiles of local artists ...



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Party Like a President with Brian Abrams

Eric Griffey
Fort Worth Weekly alumni Brian Abrams will be discussing his new book, Party Like a President, at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Shipping & Receiving (201 S. Calhoun St.). The Fort Worth native’s book is about the drunken deba...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) The Bomb Factory (2713 Canton St., 214-932-6501) celebrated its grand opening (reopening?) last night with a show by one of Dallas’ biggest musical exports, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu. On Saturday the sprawling Deep El...



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Leon Bridges Kills it on The Late Late Show

Eric Griffey
Leon Bridges is like the Robert Durst of Fort Worth music: He just keeps killing.  Bridges made his national television debut last night on The Late Late Show with James Corden – and he killed it. His voice was on-point,...


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Dinner at the Gormans

Peter Gorman
Well, I’ve been asked to contribute to Blotch! I think the first thing I’ll do is put a Gorman recipe up once a week. And you can be sure that I expect all 55,000 readers of the hard copy of the newspaper and the te...



KIM KARDASHIAN GETS PAMPERED (courtesy of wikipedia)

Mark Cuban Could Have Avoided Lamar Odom Fiasco

Jeff Prince
It’s surprising that Mark Cuban, a guy who stars on reality TV, apparently wasn’t watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Khloe & Lamar several years ago. If he’d been keeping up with those shows he w...


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Keeping A Low Profile Not Always Easy For Irish Travellers

Jeff Prince
The Irish Travellers have forayed back into the news as they inevitably do. This time members of the Gypsy group have been connected to murder and insurance fraud, as reported by Deanna Boyd and Melody McDonald in the Fort Wort...



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America For Sale

Jeff Prince
If you have deep enough pockets, you can make the world flat again. Gas drillers shelled out bucks years ago to get the Fort Worth Zoo to say nice things about them. Before long, a diorama exhibit declared that the fossil fuel ...


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Dale Hansen’s Beef With Greg Hardy, Cowboys Goes Too Far

Jeff Prince
A coworker has a bumper sticker that says, “I Stand Against Genocide.” So heroic! Every now and then, Channel 8/WFAA sportscaster Dale Hansen puffs out his chest, points his baby blues straight into the camera, and delivers...