Monthly Archives: November 2011

2011 Gets Run Over By Reindeer

If songwriting excellence is defined by the sheer number of people who have cherished, sung, and enjoyed a particular tune, then Randy Brooks is...

Moon Reopening Berry Addy Temporarily

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Stage West Workshop

Aspiring playwrights, take note: There are only a few spots left in Stage West’s The Write Stuff: A Workshop in Dramatic Writing, an intensive...

Film Shorts

OPENING: My Week With Marilyn (R) Simon Curtis’ dramatization of the uneasy collaboration between Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) and Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh)...

Hello Martyr, Hello Fodder

The five Occupy Fort Worth protesters who were arrested last month for refusing to vacate a tent in downtown’s Burnett Park are proud of...

Seven at Circle

One of my favorite theatergoing experiences in recent years was Circle Theatre’s 2008 holiday production of A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant. If...

Killer or Filler?

 Perhaps as a testament to Darstar’s exceptionalness, Dallas-based Idol Records (Calhoun, Little Black Dress, The O’s) signed frontwoman Lisa Hardaway and her four bandmates...

Why Not Occupy Fort Worth On Saturday?

About 100 people showed up last Saturday for the Occupy Fort Worth activities that included a downtown march and concert. That's not a bad turnout...

From Finish Line to Wet Willie’s

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...

Overlooked Outlaw Kinky

You’d have to scratch your noggin pretty much to the bone to think of a bigger artistic iconoclast than Kinky Friedman,...