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Denise Lee Does Cabaret at Stage West

JIMMY FOWLER
Music fans in the 21st century have all but forgotten the art of cabaret singing. But that performance style –– in which a vocalist with minimal accompaniment interpets a collection of personally significant songs for a sma...


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2014 Peaceful Vocations Poetry Slam

JIMMY FOWLER
USA Today and other news outlets blared the Pew poll headlines just a few days ago: More than half of Americans think our military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have been a failure. It’s not just those damn commie homo h...



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2014 Stupor Bowl Ride

JIMMY FOWLER
One advantage of being a non-football fan on Super Bowl Sunday is: You have the roads and highways virtually all to yourself. Starting late in the morning, football fans plant themselves at their watching party of choice and do...


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Safety Panel on Workplace Shootings

JIMMY FOWLER
If you think about it, people who favor tough gun control laws are motivated by pretty much the same thing as those who want few (or no) firearms restrictions: Fear of A Crazy Person With a Gun. The stories are all over the loc...



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“The North Pool” at Amphibian Stage

JIMMY FOWLER
A couple of years ago Amphibian Stage Productions had a smashing success with playwright Rajiv Joseph’s tender, mournful dark comedy Animals Out of Paper, about a master origami artist who mentors an angry street teen as they...


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Is Texas Ready for Marriage Equality? It Doesn’t Matter

JIMMY FOWLER
Sweet mother of god, can we hurry up and get this show on the road? Marriage equality, gay marriage, bromances with (state and federal) benefits –– call ‘em what you like, but legal same-sex unions are coming to all fifty...



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“Saginaw Cares” — As Long As You’re Not a Skanky Addict

JIMMY FOWLER
The unintended irony in one Saginaw resident’s statement was so thick, you could cut it with a knife: “People care, they really do. Saginaw is still a small town.” Big-hearted li’l Saginaw cares so much, they’ve preve...


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Healthcare Writer Sneezes At Star-Telegram Obamacare Story

Jeff Prince
Maggie Mahar is something of a national expert when it comes to the healthcare industry. She’s written a book, news articles, and frequent blog posts on the subject. Before that she was a financial writer and a Yale Unive...



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Year of the Bible in Flower Mound? Not for the Zoros

JIMMY FOWLER
I’m always fascinated by the inability of people to do something simple but very important: Look at a situation through the eyes of other folks with different opinions and life experiences. Doing this obviously never occurred...


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DFW Norml Presents Chronica 2013

JIMMY FOWLER
Another season of peace, joy, and good will to everyone has almost passed, and not a minute too soon: My face hurts from wearing a constant expression of child-like wonder and generosity. There’s still a few days left for the...