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Lisa Gail Allred’s Three Seconds of Fame

Anthony Mariani
North Richland Hills singer Lisa Gail Allred is probably going to be an international star –– for 15 minutes –– in that William Hung sort of way. Allred is a middle-aged singer-songwriter who –– how to put this gent...


Don McLeroy on “Colbert Report”

Jimmy Fowler
On balance, Texas probably doesn’t have more whack jobs and nut cases than other large states, but for some reason ours get more national attention, perhaps because they speak with a twang. On last night’s The Colbert Repo...



High Speed News Porn

Jimmy Fowler
There’s an ongoing discussion about the safety of high speed vehicular pursuits by police. Can we please have a discussion about the creepiness of local TV news broadcasts covering high speed pursuits live via their helicopte...


City To Weigh Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy

Andrew McLemore
All those ashtrays surrounding Fort Worth City Hall could be a thing of the past if the City Council approved a proposal to stop hiring smokers. Mayor Betsy Price answered questions after Tuesday morning’s council meeting...



Hip Tips: Music Notes

Anthony Mariani
Dallas-based Hand Drawn Records will release its debut compilation CD on Saturday, Apr. 14, with a celebratory concert featuring three HDR artists –– Fort Worth/Dallas’ Exit 380, Fort Worth’s Secret Ghost Champion, and ...


Brewfest Was Awesome

Anthony Mariani
More than 5,000 folks, according to Fort Worth police, showed up last Saturday in the West 7th development for Brewfest on Crockett, an annual celebration of live (mostly local) music and craft beer. Some mighty fine Fort Worth...



Seeking Boys for New Band

Anthony Mariani
98 Degrees is reuniting for a summer tour. One Direction will perform at Gexa Energy Pavilion in late June. Eric Griffey (Rivercrest Yacht Club) and singer-songwriter Carey Wolff (ex-Woodeye, The Grackles) are writing the scrip...


Visionary Awards Pics

Anthony Mariani
That camera that we (read: I) misplaced last Thursday? Well, it was right where I left it: at Malone’s Pub, the site of our post-Visionary Awards festivities. Thanks to Weekleteers Carrie Mae Rehorn-Overcash and Jeff Prin...



Rahr Visionary Brew Label Finalists and Winner

Anthony Mariani
We received nearly 35 submissions from more than a dozen artists in our annual beer label contest for Rahr & Sons Brewing Company ’s Visionary Brew, brewed in honor of our annual Visionary Awards, three $500 cash awards g...


Visionary Awards Party Wrap-up

Anthony Mariani
A fantabulous night was enjoyed by nearly 200 folks last Thursday at Artspace 111. The occasion was our Second Annual Visionary Awards ceremony, the presentation of three $500 cash awards given to three outstanding up-and-comin...