Posts Tagged ‘music’

It’s Beautiful, Man

John Q. Public
Editor’s note: This week’s letters aged a bit in our inbox but were too interesting to keep to ourselves any longer. To the editor: So I’ve had a few beers, but I’m gonna tell this story. I just spent the day with the b...


Keepin’ it Real at Dos Amigos

Last Call
I realized the other day that I need to pay more attention to pop music, because in another 10 years, the set lists of cover bands are going to adjust themselves, and at my current rate of absorption, I will have very little to...



Handicapping the Music Awards

Hearsay
Music awards competitions are not perfect. Ours certainly is not. Is the concept itself? Hmm. On one hand, I don’t think pitting musicians against one another in what amounts to a glorified popularity contest is necessarily h...


Go Before Night Falls

Fort Worth Opera’s production of Reinaldo Arenas’ memoir is a testament to art.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the coolest moments last Saturday at the world premiere of Fort Worth Opera’s Before Night Falls happened before the first note was even struck or sung. In a “zine” handed out by the ushers along with the playbills...



Fungi Girls: All Hyped Up

The Cleburne teens have a lot to live up to, which is saying something.
COLE GARNER HILL
Fame, sex, the power to demand Maine lobster tail at 3 a.m. — everyone starts a band with some sort of dream in mind. All Cleburne’s Fungi Girls have ever wanted is to be taken seriously. One look at the trio (of guys — t...


More Music Awards Mumbo-Jumbo

Hearsay
Time for your weekly Music Awards update. The lineup for our free all-day, all-817-local festival on Sun., June 27, keeps getting stronger. In addition to The Orbans, The Burning Hotels, Calhoun, Dove Hunter, Whiskey Folk Rambl...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 19 The recent parole of Talmadge Hayer a.k.a. Thomas Hagan, the only assassin of Malcolm X to admit his guilt, falls during the 45th year since the civil rights leader was murdered. Today would have been Malcolm X’s 85t...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 12 While the world swoons over the culinary contributions of France, Italy, China, and Mexico, Central Market turns its focus to South America in Passport Argentina, a two-week series of cooking classes that will tell you...



Few Shocks in A Surprise in Texas

A documentary on last year’s Cliburn: You really had to be there.
KRISTIAN LIN
Let’s get this out of the way: The reason A Surprise in Texas is getting a theatrical release is because a blind guy won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition last summer. Don’t believe me? Nobuyuki Tsujii is the ...


A Horse With Wings

Big Ticket
One of America’s great songwriters, Ricky Ian Gordon composes theatrical songs in the accessible style of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and he’s written them for Broadway singers like Audra McDonald and Kristin Ch...