Posts Tagged ‘west’
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Premium Rush

Former sports promoter Rush Olson is helping document the rebuilding of West.
KRISTIAN LIN
For starters, Rush Olson’s first name comes from his mother’s side of his family. “People always think it’s something to do with Rush Limbaugh or the Canadian band Rush,” said the 45-year-old Fort Worth native. One of...


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Cooking for West

CHOW, BABY
The thoughts of many North Texans are focused on the little town of West, in the aftermath of the terrible fertilizer plant explosion on April 17. Among many locals who went down to help was one of Fort Worth’s best burger ch...



In Defense of Zim?

Last Call
The big news this week is the fate of The Moon and the evolution of the Ridglea Theater. When FortLive.com published a scathing editorial about city councilman W.B. “Zim” Zimmerman’s machinations in blocking the zoning ch...


Stage West’s Sports Page

The media are the messages in a first-time playwright’s take on sports reporting.
JIMMY FOWLER
It’s been a long time coming for this weekend’s world premiere of Larry Herold’s comedy The Sports Page at Stage West. The playwright wrote the first version of his script — about a young reporter witnessing cultural an...



American Vistas

Big Ticket
This week two of Fort Worth’s major art museums open shows against each other, and they offer sharply different views of our nation’s history.


From Finish Line to Wet Willie’s

Last Call
In the 14-odd years I’ve lived in the Fort, I’ve been to Billy Bob’s exactly once, in 2002, to see Willie Nelson. I don’t remember much other than a bartender who opened five or six longnecks at a time, cradling them un...



Stage West’s Arms

An 1894 Shaw classic doesn’t seem topical. However …
JIMMY FOWLER
At one point during Stage West’s top-shelf revival of George Bernard Shaw’s 1894 comedy Arms and the Man, a seasoned manservant tutors a lady’s maid on the secret to being a successful servant: “The key to get on as a s...


What Will the Kids Get?

The Texas that remains after the ecological plunderers pass through may not be a thing of pride.
E.R. BILLS
About 470 years ago, famed Spanish explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado and his men got lost in the Texas panhandle. They floundered there for three weeks.



Debating Texas Identity

Author Glen Sample Ely exposes some ugly truths beneath the state’s ruggedly handsome veneer.
ZACK SHLACHTER
With Rick Perry making his bid for the U.S. presidency, you can expect to hear in his rhetoric many familiar tropes of Texas identity, especially as the governor attempts to set himself apart from the competition. Most likely, ...


FWSO’s American Celebration

No redneck rockers, thankfully. Just the holy trinity of Copland, Bernstein, and Gershwin.
LEONARD EUREKA
In a dramatic change of direction, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra turned its focus from traditional European fare to American theater and concert music for FWSO’s annual pre-season festival in Bass Performance Hall last we...