Posts Tagged ‘features’
Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.

To Be or Not to Be … French

Fort Worth Opera gives some great singers to a Shakespearean rarity.
Kristian Lin
While some of William Shakespeare’s other plays have inspired more than one great opera, Hamlet seems to have resisted the operatic treatment through the centuries. Despite the play’s swordfights, court intrigue, and great ...


Grady Spears returns to Fort Worth’s culinary scene at the Farm Fresh Market, Sat.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 6 - For its incomprehensible plot, for its bargain-basement production values, and for its writer-director-star’s impenetrable accent, The Room has passed into lore as a bad movie. Now this 2003 epic gets the Mystery Scie...



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New Local Music

Chucho, The Ape Hangars, and Toy Gun lead the hit parade this month.
Fort Worth Weekly
Chucho’s Monotonic Tailpiece Fronted by singer-songwriter Kenny Uptain and compromising musicians from Foxtrot Uniform and The Longshots, the audacious country-blues outfit Chucho is named after a legendary Mexican bandito wh...


Hardy: “It seems to be slowly improving down here.” Photo by Jeff Prince.

Race Redux?

Signs point to an extended revitalization in Riverside.
Jeff Prince
How many times can a phoenix rise, for chrissakes? Fifty years ago, Race Street became a thriving business district serving East Fort Worth at the so-called Six Points intersection, where Riverside Drive and Race and East Belkn...



The owner’s daughter shows off a new classic, the ’75 Olds: two house-made blue cheese biscuits stuffed with beef tenderloin, bearnaise sauce, and more blue cheese. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Vintage Grill: Car Hopping

This Weatherford museum/restaurant serves up comfort food with some innovative twists.
Kristian Lin
When you walk into the Vintage Grill & Car Museum, you may think you have the place pegged. Nestled in the heart of downtown Weatherford, a block from City Hall, the restaurant is attached to a car museum showcasing about a...


Tornup (left) and DJ Berto G have become a force for socially conscious hip-hop in North Texas.

Tornup’s Righteous Rap

Along with DJ Berto G, this 22-year-old Fort Worthian is the anti-bling king.
Jimmy Fowler
Torry Evan Finley may be best known as bassist/frontman of the psychedelic sludge-metal band Spacebeach. The 22-year-old Fort Worthian also is a frequent presence at the Near Southside DIY space 1919 Hemphill, booking shows and...



Ryan Page, Joshua Kumler, Brooke Verbois, and Greg Dulcie head down the Yellow Brick Road in Casa Mañana’s The Wizard of Oz.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 29 - A pivotal event in the history of reggae music was the 1972 film The Harder They Come, in which Jimmy Cliff plays a Jamaican man trying to escape a life of crime for a life as a musician. The film helped popularize reg...


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Dog Days Are Here

Fort Worth Opera’s production of a family in postapocalyptic America is chilling and unforgettable.
Edward Brown
The stage of W.E. Scott Theatre looked like your typical Middle-American home: nondescript dinner table, disheveled living room, a bedroom. But a closer look revealed that right outside the house was a 20-foot stack of full gar...



“He was turning in receipts almost on napkins,” said Trae Fowler.

Haltom City Scars

City leaders hope an audit of a failed development enterprise will close the door on the past.
Peter Gorman
A plan to give Haltom City a facelift that wound up nearly tearing the place apart is under scrutiny. City leaders are hoping that by the time the dust settles, old wounds will finally begin to heal. “I certainly hope that wh...


World of Beer bartender Hays has a pint with your name on it. Photo by Lee Chastain.

World of Beer — Truly

In addition to 500 bottles, this new West 7th gastropub serves up some superb brew-infused grub.
Edward Brown
As the craft beer movement barrels on, it’s not just the liquid goodness that’s getting a makeover locally. The fare at gastropubs is also transforming. As the recently opened World of Beer proves, area diners are no longer...