Posts Tagged ‘work’

Cowtown Puppetry Festival

Hip Pocket Theatre's annual celebration of the lovable artform is in full swing.
JIMMY FOWLER
Theater artist Erin K. Orr, 36, spends most of the year in New York City, but she likes to “summer” in Texas. It’s not the hundred degree-plus temperatures that bring her to Fort Worth in August, though: For eight consecu...


A Shock from the Neighbors

Static
The Rev. Tom Franklin was surprised to hear last week that some leaders of the Highland Hills Neighborhood Association in southeast Fort Worth want him to dismantle the Taser memorial that he and others have been building on pr...



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...


Can We Talk?

Big Ticket
If you missed the one-week run of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work at AMC Grapevine Mills, don’t despair. Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg’s documentary portrait of the standup comic/TV talk show host comes to the Modern Art Museu...



I Can See Cleary Now: Ramona and Beezus

A brave pest finally gets her movie, and it does some good things.
KRISTIAN LIN
The shadow of America’s recession hangs heavily over Ramona and Beezus. Wow, that’s a portentous opening sentence. It’s true, though — the very first film adaptation of Beverly Cleary’s beloved kids’ books shows the...


Hazel’s Dance with Death

Static
At this very minute, a rogue army of tiny worms dressed in camouflage and smoking unfiltered Pall Malls is no doubt planning a midnight raid on the cute little heart of Hazel, the pet pooch of one of Static’s colleagues. Like...



Metamorphoses, Apocalypses

Big Ticket
The annual Mimir Chamber Music Festival is always good for a few pieces of music that you’ve never heard before, and this year’s program is no exception. Besides the usual component of Beethoven and Brahms, this year’s fe...


Please Give Weaves a Guilt-Edged Story

Charity begins at home in this richly observed comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
If there’s any doubt that Nicole Holofcener should have filmed the Sex and the City movie, her latest comedy Please Give should remove it. The independent filmmaker directed episodes of the TV show in the 1990s, presumably to...



Recruiting Tolerance

Hatemongers could learn a few things from this football coach.
E.R. BILLS
On my way to work a while back I saw a solitary picketer at the corner of Camp Bowie Boulevard and Cherry Lane. He had a sign in each hand and two or three on the  landscaping buggy he’d dragged to the street corner with...


The War on Sunshine

Officials in some cities are trying to gut Texas’ open meetings law.
Peggy Venable
A war against open government is being fought in Texas. Cities and public officials — including some in Arlington and Hurst — are using public money to go to court to try to gut the Texas Open Meetings Act, which prohibits ...