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To Save the Stockyards’ Living History

Looming development reawakens a preservationist spirit.
Story by Edward Brown Photo by Brian Hutson
Rows of dutifully preserved photographs in the Stockyards Museum are all that remain from much of Fort Worth’s early days. Several images capture the enormity of the meatpacking industry at the turn of the last century. Sprea...


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Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) Gonna try again to be brief, because it’s Friday and you probably have shit to do. Tonight’s show at 1912 is a real banger: besides Fungi Girls, Bummer Vacation (who have recently updated into a 2.0 form of sorts – a f...



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Tarrant County Among Top In Police Shootings

Jeff Prince
The Guardian‘s amazing year-long project, The Counted, is tracking and examining the number of people killed by police and other law enforcement agencies in the United States during 2015. The reporters have made some inte...


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Concert Review: War Party at The Republic Street Bar

Jasun Lee
The Republic Street Bar (201 East Hattie St., 817-615-9360) isn’t your typical music venue by any means. The place has no PA system, no soundman, and a somewhat sporadic schedule of live music. But in the spirit of other Near...



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Digitally Diving Old Folks

Static
A proposed change to Fort Worth’s charter caught Static’s attention recently. Last July, Fort Worth City Council appointed a task force to recommend possible changes to Cowtown’s founding document. The charter has been up...


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NASCAR’s Knickknacks

Rush Olson
Breaking fashion news: Bucket hats are in this year. This comes as happy tidings for those of us who have hung to ours waiting for them to re-ascend the style ladder. My source for this apparel assessment, Alex Dean, no doubt c...



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Welcome, Wayside Ballroom

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Right now, The Wayside Ballroom is a mess. Electrical cables dangle from the “ceiling,” machinery and tools are strewn across the dust-and-debris-covered floor, and at least 10 metric tons of musical gear weighs down the st...


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Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 28 - Fort Worth’s most eclectic venue, The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, just added author appearances to the sort of events that it hosts. Today, Sanderia Faye visits to read from her debut novel Mourner’s Bench, a...



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Van Raiders

For most local musicians who’ve had their gear pinched, their best hope isn’t the cops. It’s social media.
Steve Steward
Of course with any theft, an item’s intrinsic value is impossible to quantify. You can sell an amp for what it’s worth, less the price of personal attachment and personal expenditure in terms of maintenance money and of the...


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Colors of the Orchestra

Fort Worth Weekly
Karina Canellakis took Dallas Symphony Orchestra to our side of the county line last January, and now she’s back with a program designed to show off the various musical instruments that make up an orchestra. After Mozart’s ...