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The ‘Phibs and The Modern Present “The Audience”

JIMMY FOWLER
If you want a lesson in how to grow older with grace and authority, look no further than the great British actress Dame Helen Mirren. The 68-year-old is one of that very select group of international performers/celebrities who ...


Like most Los Vaqueros entrees, the Don Juan Coco Von is named after a Cisneros family member. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Happy 30th, Los Vaqueros

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Los Vaqueros, all three locations –– the Stockyards, TCU, and Weatherford –– are offering “throwback specials,” entrées and drinks priced as they were back when the restaurant s...



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Condom Nation Tour Offers Free HIV Testing

JIMMY FOWLER
I can tell you from personal experience that getting an HIV test –– especially your first –– can be a scary experience, indeed. But since the dawn of the AIDS pandemic in the early ‘80s, there’s never been a better ...


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North Texas Bronies Meet Up At Six Flags

Eric Griffey
For those unfamiliar with bronies, they are male fans of the “My Little Pony” cartoon. (Female fans are called bronettes). The North Texas Bronies are an active community that meets up regularly. The group has nearl...



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Peter Gorman Versus The Jungle

Eric Griffey
In addition to being an award winning journalist and author, Peter Gorman is also quite the adventurer. Every year, the Fort Worth Weekly staff writer spends a few weeks in the jungles of Peru leading tours. On his last trip, h...


photos by ronjenkinsphoto.com

Seasonal Jobs at Cutting Edge

JIMMY FOWLER
Mid-August arrives in North Texas, and a boy’s thoughts turn to: Haunted houses, the professional amusement kind where you pay admission to let strangers in makeup jump out at you from shadowy corners. This fall, for a change...



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Jane Austen vs. Kelly Clarkson: Celebrity Grudge Match

JIMMY FOWLER
Somebody needs to tell Burleson native Kelly Clarkson that she’s not acting like a pop star. First off, she apparently reads. Literature. For fun. It was her appreciation of British author Jane Austen that led her to purchase...


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Final Weekend for SceneShop’s “Real Men”

JIMMY FOWLER
Tonight and tomorrow night (8pm August 9 & 10) are the final performances of SceneShop’s annual summer collection of comic and dramatic sketches and scenes at Arts Fifth Avenue (1628 5th Ave, FW). The 2013 edition of this...



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Questions for Arlington’s 110-Year-Old Woman

JIMMY FOWLER
If you blinked on Sunday, you may have missed the local news story about an Arlington birthday celebration for a 110-year-old woman identified as Mrs. Sai Vu. I’d like to offer public congratulations to her and her family for...


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Help Kickstart DVA’s “Sam Shade” Show

JIMMY FOWLER
So you’re a North Texas arts supporter who’s been wanting to send some cash to a worthy project or artist. You’ve heard a lot about the online crowdfunding source Kickstarter, but as adorable as Zach Braff is, you’ve de...