Posts Tagged ‘music’

Musical Transition

Turnover at the top raises questions about the Cliburn Foundation’s future.
KRISTIAN LIN
The 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition ended with a flourish — the crowning of a co-champion with a compelling life story, the filming of a documentary that would find distribution in movie theaters nationwide, ...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 14 If you’ve never ridden in a zeppelin before and have loads of spare cash to throw around, the Farmers Airship is in Fort Worth all week. The vehicle is the only zeppelin in the Western Hemisphere and bills itself as ...



Division Intervention

Last Call
You might say I’ve been feeling the funk a little, and not the kind that comes out of Parliament’s Mothership. More specifically, it’s a summertime blues spawned from a host of disappointments led by the dreadful weather....


9/11/11

Big Ticket
As the calendar would have it, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks falls on a Sunday. Not that there would have been a shortage of commemorative events regardless of what day of the week it fell on, but the coinc...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 31 Oh, this is too good to be true. Former Delaware Tea Party U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell, the first politician we can remember who felt the need to make a TV ad saying that she wasn’t a witch, appears a...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 24 The title of this documentary is God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, though if you watched his reality show from last decade, you might have been tempted to say “God help Ozzy Osbourne.” The film, showing at a small number of...



Hanna Barbarians at the Gate

Energy and talent fuel the rise of this Fort Worth sextet.
ANTHONY MARIANI
There’s rock ’n’ roll. And then there’s rawk ’n’ rolllll!, a peculiar species of music-centric living that fills parents’ rapidly graying heads with nightmares of drug-and-booze-fueled orgies presided over by the ...


Killer or Filler?

CDs by Constant Seas, Maren Morris, and We the Sea Lions go under our musical microscope.
ZACK SHLACHTER
Live Wire, Maren Morris: Maren Morris’ third album, Live Wire, is a mature effort from a singer who’s practically grown up on record. Her first release dropped when she was 14, and a loyal fan-base sprang up around her in n...



Music Comes … and Goes

Hearsay
So a friend of mine’s got a gripe about this Fort Worth Music Festival, né Jazz by the Boulevard, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in late September. My buddy, a local musician, is a little irked that the annual event has ...


Beats, Rhymes & Life: Rap Promoters

This hip-hop documentary is like butter.
KRISTIAN LIN
A Tribe  Called  Quest came along in the  early 1990s, when hip-hop music was dominated by murderously petty feuds and aggressive braggadocio. In this environment, Tribe’s socially conscious brand of rap stood ...