Posts Tagged ‘heart’

Leading Ladies Lights Up

The cast of Theatre Arlington’s current production buoys shopworn material, and Ballet Concerto prevails.
JIMMY FOWLER
In the angsty, ironic world of contemporary American theater, there is perhaps no gutsier statement for a playwright to make than “My plays are successful if they give people joy, if they uplift them and change them in some p...


The Who Blew At Super Bowl

Jeff Prince
This year’s Super Bowl halftime show should let the event’s producers know loud and clear (and very off-pitch) that it’s time to retire the geriatric rockers. I was at The Cellar on West Berry Street during the game l...



Breaking Bad

KRISTIAN LIN
Somehow, the upper reaches of stardom have always seemed to just elude Jeff Bridges’ grasp despite all his advantages as a well-known actor’s son who came of age during a golden period for Hollywood filmmaking and k...


Wood Brothers

Listen Up
Loaded, the second collaboration between brothers Oliver and Chris Wood, follows 2006′s critically acclaimed Ways Not To Lose.



Shock to the Heart

A Fort Worth man says nearly a full minute of jolts from a police Taser have left him permanently — and perhaps fatally — damaged.
PETER GORMAN
When this story went to press, Steve Steen was still alive. But with a heart that’s functioning at roughly 10 percent of normal capacity, he’s barely hanging onto life these days.


Flat People

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After fronting bands in Austin, then going solo in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter and native Dallasite Bob Guittard made his journey back to Big D in 2002 to launch Flat People.



Reporting Live

A great director cuts into A Mighty Heart, but changes the pace to good effect.
Kristian Lin
Michael Winterbottom has spent the last 10 years as one of the world’s most prolific and influential filmmakers, and yet A Mighty Heart marks the first time that a film of his has reached the big screens of Fort Worth.


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Big Ticket
For all of you who were outraged when Pan’s Labyrinth lost the Best Foreign Film Oscar to The Lives of Others, you can see the latter film this week and take comfort in the fact that it’s pretty good, too. And if that doesn...



Denton’s Good / Bad art collective’s Rock Lottery

The Show
Take 25 North Texas musicians, wake ’em up early, throw their names into a hat, mix ’em up, pick ’em out, then divide them into five groups of five. In addition to a band name, give each group 12 hours to come up with thr...


In Fair Verona

The Show
The audience for Christian hardcore bands probably isn’t that large. There’s just something about singing to Him in the kind of gravelly, loud, guttural voice normally reserved for bloody murder. Gives a whole new meaning t...