Posts Tagged ‘Arts Fifth Avenue’
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Happy Birthday, A5A!

JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth has an eclectic performing and visual arts scene, but few places in Cowtown can boast the crazy diversity of programming that the neighborhood venue Arts Fifth Avenue has showcased over its thirteen-year history. Cel...


JOB

SceneShop’s “J.O.B.” at A5A

JIMMY FOWLER
A national polling organization just did one of those survey thingamajigs asking Americans if they were satisfied with their current jobs. Sadly, just like in polls past, very high numbers of people –– more than half ––...



(From left to right) Mary Jane Greer, Seth Johnston, and Laura Lutz Jones star in Drag Strip Courage’s production of Pinter’s giddy romp Old Times. Lee Chastain

Drag Strip’s Pinter Play

Local modern troupe tackles the legend’s wily Old Times.
JIMMY FOWLER
Much has been written about the enigmatic, vexing work of British playwright, screenwriter, director, and Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, who died in 2008 at the age of 78. He began his career on the 1950s London stage, writing c...


django

A5A Presents Django Reinhardt Festival 2014

JIMMY FOWLER
Musically, it’s hard to get more sophisticated than 20th century guitar icon Django Reinhardt. He’s full of contradictions. He’s about as continental as you can get, having secured his reputation as a guitarist with golde...



realmen

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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Case Brothers Celebrate 50 Years of Music

EDWARD BROWN
The Case brothers, Johnny and Jerry, have been making jazz and Western Swing –– though mostly jazz and sometimes together –– for 50 years. Quite an achievement. To celebrate the milestone, the brothers and some musicall...



hippocketart

“Pocket Full of Art” at A5A

JIMMY FOWLER
Most theater companies just send out press releases to announce their upcoming seasons. But co-founders Johnny and Diane Simons of Hip Pocket Theatre like to turn everything into a celebration. Their philosophy is that life, li...


django

Django Reinhardt Festival at A5A

JIMMY FOWLER
How cool is 20th century guitarist Django Reinhardt? So cool, Sean Penn faints at the mere mention of his name. More accurately, Sean Penn’s character in Woody Allen’s 1999 movie Sweet and Lowdown swoons every time someone ...



fifthofchristmas

SceneShop’s “A Fifth of Christmas”

JIMMY FOWLER
For certain kinds of people –– single, or childless, or those who’ve lost or are separated from loved ones –– the holiday season can feel like everything from a bad joke to happiness boot camp: You will feel the good ...


John Carlisle Moore’s “Rabbit Full House Divided” is on display now as part of a group show at A5A.

Cottontail Fire

Outsider artists gather at Arts Fifth Avenue.
JIMMY FOWLER
The term “outsider artist” is often used to describe self-taught artists who proudly and defiantly work outside of any movement, commercial trend, or academic tradition. Fort Worth painter-photographer-playwright John Carli...