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Jim Covault recites An Iliad at Stage West, accompanied by Jordan Jones Cleaver.

Homer!

Fort Worth Weekly
“Every time I sing this song, I hope it’s the last time,” says the narrator of An Iliad. Homer’s epic poem has inspired myriad adaptations and bastardizations in every storyteling medium you can think of. Inspired by Ro...


Kenneth Josephson’s “Matthew” is part of the Amon Carter’s exhibit on American photography.

Photo Thread

Fort Worth Weekly
It may be summer, but the Amon Carter Museum of American Art isn’t letting things stagnate in the dog days. Instead, they’re opening up two new shows this week to bring you down to the Cultural District. In addition to Plex...



Justin Duncan runs into someone in a hoodie in Stage West’s "bootycandy."

To Be Young, Gay, and Black

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A clueless white moderator asks a black playwright how he got the surname O’Malley. The writer’s response is one word: “Slavery.” That exchange is in bootycandy, Robert O’Hara’s satirical play that takes its title f...


"Only Yesterday" plays as part of Anime at the Modern.

Past and Future

Fort Worth Weekly
Tarrant County’s community of anime fans continues to keep the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s Anime at the Modern festival going. Where once the festival concentrated largely on films by the internationally acclaimed Hay...



Smokey Joe’s Cafe opens at Jubilee Theatre.

Let ’Em Roll

Fort Worth Weekly
The names of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are known largely to historians of early rock ’n’ roll, but they deserve to be better known, as several of their songs have become instantly recognizable classics. The two men were...


Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at Artes de la Rosa.

¡Gazpacho!

Fort Worth Weekly
Back in 1988, the film version of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown introduced an unsuspecting world to the sexually fluid, Day Glo-colored artistry of Pedro Almodóvar and the new freedom sweeping Spanish artists after...



Marshall Grain Co. hosts the 7th Annual Pooch Pool Party Saturday.

Poolside with Poochie

Fort Worth Weekly
The good folks at Marshall Grain Co. recognize that pets are part of the family, and they’re inviting community canines and their owners to the 7th Annual Pooch Pool Party. Of course, you can probably bring your kids, too. Th...


The musical 42nd Street runs Tue thru Sun at the Bass Hall.

Next Stop? 42nd Street

Fort Worth Weekly
Remember vintage Broadway musicals with big company dance numbers, extravagant costumes, and powerful vocals? Performers in the musical 42nd Street do. They are getting ready to star in the well-known show’s local premiere at...



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Fort Worth’s Fourth

Rowan Lehr
For July 4th, Panther Island Pavilion is offering a free day of live music and tubing, capped off by the largest Independence Day firework show in North Texas. At Fort Worth’s Fourth, we can celebrate our country’s freedom ...


Ballet Concerto holds its annual Summer Dance Concert, Thu-Sun.

Happy Anniversary

Fort Worth Weekly
This weekend brings the 35th edition of Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert, and the venerable dance troupe wants to make their annual outdoor recital a special occasion. In that spirit, the only work from the established ...