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Programme: Starring Nathan Brown (left), Ben Hance (center), and Landon Cabarubio (right).

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Nathan Brown thinks it’s “late-’70s police investigation/chase music,” but even if you were a kid in that time period, you probably spent your fair share of boring nights lounging on the couch as Kojak knocked yet anoth...

charley's old fashioned sign

Old School Charley’s

Chow, Baby
As I was sitting in the tiny, ramshackle dining room of Charley’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers (4616 Granbury Rd, 817-924-8611), I wondered why the venerable burger shack never expanded, opened up a few other storefronts, or went...

Sean Chen plays music by the masters at the Kimbell, Thu.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 21- Ernest Bloch was famous for using Jewish themes and subjects in his music, but when he composed his Suite for Viola and Orchestra in 1919, he was inspired instead by the jungles of Asia, which he had never visited. Befo...

Libal, shown at a protest over conditions at a federal immigrant detainee center, say private prisons must go. Courtesy Bob Libal.

Private Hells

The U.S. Department of Justice has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to allow contracts with private prisons to expire.
Peter Gorman
A scathing early-August report by the Office of the Inspector General on the quality-of-inmate-life in private prisons led to a very quick decision by the Department of Justice: Unless a new contract is “substantially reduce[...


A Little Pain and Fermented Grain

Susie Geissler
I’m precariously perched atop an unwelcoming bar stool, waiting out steel blue thunderheads, and drinking a jalapeño martini as Tom Waits growls, “I like my town with a little drop of poison” into my frontal lobe. Not th...


Ridglea Room a Big Tease?

The Star-Telegram recently said that Jerry Shults has almost completed work on a key piece of rock ’n’ roll real estate. A venue inside the Ridglea Theater, the historic building purchased by the Gas Pipe magnate in 2010, t...


A New Kind of Happy

With a new album out, I Happy Am is growing its band and sound.
Jasun Lee
A lot has changed for I Happy Am since its beginnings as a solo musical outlet for Fort Worth artist Rebekah Elizabeth. After about a year of releasing online home recordings of her songs, Elizabeth’s boyfriend Zachary Zaneti...

Mark Scott takes the stage as part of Artisan Center Theater’s Songs from Shows You’ll Never See at Artisan.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 7 - Fresh off his Oscar nomination for directing Das Boot, Wolfgang Petersen came to America to make The NeverEnding Story, a fantasy film about a boy saving an enchanted kingdom from the Nothingness that threatens to annih...

Judge Pat Ferchill retires. Tarrant County

Controversial Judge Retires

Pat Ferchill leaves the bench after 35 years.
Tarrant County Judge Pat Ferchill announced his retirement effective Aug. 31 after sitting on the bench for 35 years in Probate Court No. 2. Ferchill was two years into a four-year term that expires in 2018. He will continue to...


Bapharet Vessel’s The Good Kind of Mushroom

Edward Brown
Bapharet Vessel The Good Kind of Mushroom (Self-released)   Does sophisticated songwriting and a mature sound come only with age and years of experience? Teenagers Julian Cedillo (guitar, vocals) and Adam Tunnard (drums, v...