Posts Tagged ‘playing’

You’re Getting to Be a Hobbit With Me

Big Ticket
We’re not the biggest Tolkien fans at Night & Day, and we’re surprisingly unenthusiastic about the prospects of Peter Jackson’s upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel. However, we can’t possibly pass up Theatre Arlingto...


Skateland: Brand New Key

This Texas-set indie drama idly spins its wheels.
KRISTIAN LIN
The makers of Skateland are all from Longview, and it was filmed mostly in Shreveport and Marshall. Texans will probably find that bit of quasi-local information more interesting than anything that happens in this earnest drama...



Rabbit Hole: Childless Parents

The drama is only above-average in this story of bereavement.
KRISTIAN LIN
Whither the prestige picture? I’m talking about straightforward, visually handsome, modestly budgeted films that feature a few high-powered actors tackling weighty issues, usually working from a script with a literary or thea...


Conviction Has Courage, Lacks Craft

A true story becomes this plodding, unoriginal legal drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Hilary Swank stars in Conviction as a woman who launches a more or less single-handed assault on the legal system, and this suffocating, curiously overpraised drama provides compelling evidence of her artistic decline.



FWSO Goes for Baroque

The bright spots- figuratively and literally-were manifold in FWSO's preseason Music Festival.
LEONARD EUREKA
Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya started the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s preseason Music Festival some years back to provide summer employment for the musicians while at the same time exploring offbeat programming. Beginning...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 17 The old TV program The Gong Show used to have a recurring character called “The Unknown Comic,” a comedian who told jokes with a paper bag over his head (a wise move, considering how bad his jokes were). An unknown...



Moon Patrol

As Naxat, Fort Worth's Alex Atchley is out there.
CAROLINE COLLIER
A musically incisive nerd-punk who makes instrumental music inspired by video game soundtracks? That’s Alex Atchley, a 24-year-old Fort Worthian singer-songwriter who now performs as Naxat, the name of one of his previous...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 30 We intentionally excluded the Texas Brahmas from the sports-related sidebar on this page because we saved this slot for them. The defending Central Hockey League champions, now stuck in the middle of the pack, face off...



Pluck

JEFF PRINCE
Frank Whetstine has reinvented something almost as commonplace and universally accepted as the wheel: the plastic guitar pick. The flat, triangular pick favored for decades by folk strummers, country pickers, and rock ‘n&...


Right Directions

CAROLINE COLLIER
Kurt South is a regular guy who happens to know how to play the guitar and sing. Rather than craft mysterious epics, South plays the way he lives: simply and clearly. His country-blended, acoustically focused compositions follo...