Posts Tagged ‘music’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 27 Having starred in the 1980 workplace comedy 9 to 5 and written the movie’s famous title song, Dolly Parton wrote a batch of entirely new songs to help turn the film into a Broadway musical, which premiered in 2009 to...


The Music Bed Wakes Up

A new song licensing company provides an income resource for indie artists.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Bright pop-rockers Green River Ordinance, singer-songwriter Jordan Critz, the shoegazing Constant Seas, and singer-songwriter Dara Maclean are just four Fort Worth artists who are making money the old-fashioned way: by sitting ...



Purple Piano Texas

The annual TCU workshop/festival featured some of the best playing you’ll hear all year.
LEONARD EUREKA
For 30 years now, one of the most ambitious and popular extracurricular programs at Texas Christian University has been the annual Piano Texas International Academy and Festival. Every year, the intensive month-long music camp ...


And the Winners Are …

Hearsay
The votes are in. All 10 million of them. Just kidding. We’re talking about only a few thousand here. Close to 10. But still only a few. Yep, all of the votes in our 14th or 15th Annual Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards have bee...



Music Awards Brings the Heat

Hearsay
I know, I know, the weather for last weekend’s 2011 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards Festival was nearly unbearable. You poor souls relegated to our two outdoor venues deserve medals. At The Backyard at Capital Bar for Calhoun...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 22 Because sickle-cell anemia sufferers often need blood transfusions, Remington College is hosting a blood drive specifically geared toward minority donors, especially African-Americans. The organizers estimate that each...



2011 The Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards

Fort Worth Weekly Music Staff
Fort Worth may never be a “music town” in the way that, say, Los Angeles, Austin, Nashville, Seattle, and New York City are, with multiple venues, several destination studios, a couple of big labels, and a lot of famous res...


Texas Ballet Theater’s Best

Along with TBT’s stellar Don Quixote, some pieces by Bruce Wood Dance Project also enlivened the weekend.
LEONARD EUREKA
For lovers of story ballets, there’s none more entertaining than Don Quixote, at least the version created by Texas Ballet Theater director Ben Stevenson, which had its North Texas premiere last weekend in Bass Performance Ha...



Julius Caesar Reigns

Baroque opera indeed has a local audience.
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In its 65-year history, the Fort Worth Opera had never performed a Baroque opera until last week, when Handel’s Julius Caesar was presented in Bass Performance Hall (with a reprise on Sunday). And what a debut: visually stunn...


Hydrogen Jukebox: Hot Air

Fort Worth Opera’s version is with you in Rockland, but I’m not.
KRISTIAN LIN
In classical music, each new work is tasked with keeping the art form alive, and each live performance of a contemporary piece of music is an event and an occasion for taking the cultural temperature of a local audience. So we ...