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Texas Association of Magicians at Casa Manana

JIMMY FOWLER
You have to wonder if old-school stage magicians ever resent the internationally hyped creators of spectacle like David Copperfield and his spawn, which include Criss Angel, David Blaine, and the British performer Dynamo. Audie...


Fort Worth artist Neal Langham helps brew the first batch of Visionary Brew at Rahr.

Rahr’s Visionary Brew Hitting the Streets

ANTHONY MARIANI
Rahr’s annual Visionary Brew is on the way. Brewed in celebration of our annual Visionary Awards, three $500 cash prizes awarded to three outstanding up-and-coming artists of various disciplines as chosen by a large committee...



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“Capturing Family History” with Michael H. Price

JIMMY FOWLER
Michael H. Price is a longtime Fort Worth journalist, author, movie historian, comic book writer, and musician. (He probably knows a lot about 19th century Latvian folk dance, too, but there’s only so much room on this multi-...


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Visual Artist Open Call at Stage West

JIMMY FOWLER
The venerable Fort Worth theater company Stage West is now accepting digital portfolio submissions from visual artists who’d like to display their works inside the lobby and dining area of the theater during its upcoming 36th...



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Frisco New Front in Cupcake Crisis

JIMMY FOWLER
Like many adults, I mostly skimmed this week’s report about Frisco ISD officially “discouraging” cupcakes and other junky sweets at classroom parties during the new school year. “Another nail in the coffin of childhood...


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SceneShop’s “J.O.B.” at A5A

JIMMY FOWLER
A national polling organization just did one of those survey thingamajigs asking Americans if they were satisfied with their current jobs. Sadly, just like in polls past, very high numbers of people –– more than half ––...



CHRIS GORRIE (courtesy FWPD)

Fort Worth Welcomes Gay Cops

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth police detective Chris Gorrie identifies himself as gay on a YouTube video to let others know that a gay man can work at the Fort Worth police force and be supported by his peers, or at least not have to endure confr...


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Riscky’s Cowboy Day Rib-Eating Contest

JIMMY FOWLER
This Saturday is National Day of the American Cowboy, so “giddy up, dogie!” and all that good stuff. The Stockyards, of course, are home to authentic working cowboys, not the perfumed, panty-waisted posers of Hollywood’s ...



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“Some Assembly Required” at the Modern

JIMMY FOWLER
Artists are always looking to new media, especially new technology, to find inspiration for their works. It’s almost inevitable, though, that the new-fangled medium winds up being informed by very old school methods and conce...


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Feds Revising Cannabis Categorization?

Jeff Prince
For decades the United States government has shown abject idiocy in how it classifies marijuana. How can anyone trust a government that classifies weed as a Schedule 1 drug on the same danger level as heroin and crack? Schedule...