Posts Tagged ‘2011’

Dimming Star

John Q. Reader
To the editor: I too am a veteran of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and I have to say that Jeff Prince’s article (“The Incredible Shrinking Star-Telegram,” June 29, 2011) was most impressive. The common theme seems to be t...


Dance Flicks

Big Ticket
The Modern Art Museum and Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth have long been partners in a summer festival of modern dance, but this year’s version has a new element. Modern Film Fest 2011 is a selection of films from Lincoln Cente...



Willie Nelson Picnic Lineup Is Set

Jeff Prince
The musical lineup for Willie Nelson’s July 4 picnic at Billy Bob’s Texas looks like an eclectic bunch, including several of Willie’s kids. It will certainly be the coolest picnic ever — half the bands w...


Onto Music Awards 2011

Hearsay
Though we still haven’t chosen a charitable beneficiary for our 2011 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards compilation CD, this year’s disc is still going to be pretty darn awesome. A few days ago, a slew of local artists –– n...



My Weekend Pick: Prairie Fest

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Prairie Fest volunteers are busy prepping the site and setting up tents, which isn’t easy with the wind blowing out there on the city’s most gorgeous prairie park, Tandy Hills Natural Area. But the breeze...


Texas Biennial: Austin Bias?

The show mostly takes place in Austin and features a lot of Austin artists – why?
ANTHONY MARIANI
Austin is a lot of things: state capital, Live Music Capital of the Universe ®, home of the second most important football team in the state, hippie playground. But Austin has never really been an art town –– at least comp...



Surprise! FM2865 Beats Chris Zalez at White Elephant

Jeff Prince
Youthful exuberance and a batch of good songs propelled FM2865 Band to the March 29 finals of the Texas Music Showdown with KHYI 95.3 “The Range” host Brett Dillon at the White Elephant Saloon. FM2865  squared off ...


Car-Buying Caveat

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Regarding the Metropolis article (“Treading on Trouble,” Jan. 26, 2011), I have a similar story: I bought a new 2005 Altima from a large local Nissan dealer. I didn’t want the after-market wheels/tires on i...



Hey, Mother Earth, Send More Ice

Jeff Prince
The snow and ice storm that closed down schools and businesses for days on end earlier this month is a memory. Temperatures are now in the 70s. I actually sweated this afternoon while sitting in my truck at a traffic light with...


Texas Budget Plan: Grab The Machete

Jeff Prince
Illinois is considering increasing its income tax by 66 percent in a desperate attempt to fix its budget. The move is expected to raise about $7 billion annually. Texans would storm the state capitol if anything like that happe...