Posts Tagged ‘smith’

The Grotto’s Got it Going On

Last Call
If you haven’t been to see a show at The Grotto yet, you should do your best to change that situation. Seriously, The Grotto is becoming one of my favorite venues in town. Under owner Cody Admire’s direction, the little-lou...


Bad Blood in Flower Mound

It’s a banner year for small-town backstabbing.
ERIC GRIFFEY
What do phallic vegetables, narcotics passwords, butt-pinching, and gas drilling have in common? They’re all related to a bizarre political melodrama unfolding in the town of Flower Mound.  



Gallery

Introductions
Gallery
UTA’s current art show is appropriately called Introductions, featuring works in various media by three new assistant professors who are on tenure track.


“Picture Pete” Still on View

Peter Feresten’s art-documentary photographs have taken on a second life.
COURTNEY ORTEGA
Known to his biker buddies as “Picture Pete,” Peter Feresten was an incomparable photographer and teacher. After his death in 2007, there was some concern over the fate of his archives: innumerable negatives, prints, and au...



Is He Blue?

Blues in the Night marks the departure of Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith.
JIMMY FOWLER
Back in 1992, Jubilee Theatre artistic director Ed Smith saw a Los Angeles production of Sheldon Epps’s jazz and blues revue Blues in the Night. Although it starred his friend, the soul singer Freda Payne, he wasn’t much im...


Cityview is Big

With a stellar new album in pocket, the punk-pop quartet gets closer to contentment.
JIMMY FOWLER
Drummer Mike Smith, singer Andy Kelly, and guitarist John Robinson Jr. make up the current lineup of Cityview along with bassist Matt Kuczaj. But Smith, Kelly, and Robinson have been friends ever since they met in junior high s...



The Karate Kid: Kung Fu Shuffle

Rest easy, Daniel-san. This remake is a worthy successor.
KRISTIAN LIN
All right, this is bugging me: Why is this movie entitled The Karate Kid? I understand why the filmmakers would want to keep the title of the 1984 movie that they were remaking, but this new version is set in China and revolves...


Rick Perry’s coyote story might land him next to Wile E.

Perry’s coyote story might land him right next to Wile E., in cartoonland.
DAVE MCNEELY
You gotta love the guv. Especially if you’re a newsperson. Just when thing get dull, up pops Rick Perry, with those cowboy boots headed mouthward. It provides new meat to newsfolks facing a long, hot, slow summer.



Texas Dance Theatre Goes Hyper-Modern

Too much confusion marred the fledgling TDT’s latest performance.
LEONARD EURKEA
Texas Dance Theatre brought its inaugural season to a close by offering a potpourri of Modern pieces last weekend at Scott Theater. They covered a lot of stylistic territory but weren’t all stellar.


JJ’s R.I.P.

Hearsay
As first reported on Blotch by longtime staff writer Eric Griffey (Sun., Jan. 3, 2010), the lovable J&J’s Blues Bar is closing its doors after 20-plus years. Owner Jim Schussler refused to discuss details with the Wee...