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One of Ed Smith’s earliest professional aspirations was to run an African-American theater — now he’s at one of the best.
Ed Smith, the man who has replaced the late Rudy Eastman as artistic director of Jubilee Theatre, has taught graduate level theater courses in prestigious universities as well as directed productions at regional stages across t...
Not too long ago at the Black Dog Tavern, near the Will Rogers Memorial Center, where the annual Stock Show & Rodeo was in full swing, about 40 folks piled in to see a spoken-word poetry performance.
His country-music raising got him started, but Waylon Payne’s talent — and his demons — drive him on.
The stereo in Waylon Payne’s 1989 Mercedes Benz is blasting “Mama, Drive On” as he barrels down a farm road west of Fort Worth. A breeze whips through the sunroof and knocks ashes off his Marlboro, but he doesn’t notice...
Buoyed by a major arts grant, a local puppeteer takes his burlesque puppet show on the road.
Ricki Vincent is a large, bald, 47-year-old man covered in colorful tattoos who makes puppets do bad things. Not gossip or siphon gas from neighbors’ cars, or murder people like that creepy dummy from Magic. The Fort Worthian...
Local puzzlemaster and prankster Robert McKee spins misplaced pizza delivery orders into comedic delicacies.
Misplaced phone calls will forever terrorize our homes. For normal people, it’s a nuisance. For Fort Worth’s Robert McKee, it’s manna from the comedy gods.
The names on the DA fight card are the same as four years ago, but both contenders have a few new punches.
In the softly lit La Puertita, a former church that’s been incorporated into the sprawling Joe T. Garcia’s restaurant complex on Fort Worth’s North Side, the food was standard Tex-Mex-tasty, not too hot, not too spicy. Th...
On some days, the Arlington campus looks like a tense meeting of the United Nations.
A small plaque hangs inconspicuously on the wall of Nedderman Hall, one of the University of Texas at Arlington’s engineering buildings. “An international tribute to an international calling,” it says, “ … the fla...
JESSE JAMES DECONTO
Five years ago outside the Walls Unit in Huntsville, on the night the State of Texas prepared to execute Lois Robison’s son, young photographer Scott Langley watched as she screamed and cried on the sidewalk.