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Posted By Heywood on 2016 Jan 20 - 4:14pm

Local radio star Hal Jay celebrates a milestone this month in his always colorful career.

When it comes to radio, he has the most recognizable voice in the Metroplex. Or maybe it’s the laugh. Yeah, definitely the laugh. It sounds like one of those air compressor hoses you use at the gas pump. And when he really gets tickled, you would swear that someone had just punctured a snow...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Jan 20 - 4:07pm

Local artist Jim Woodson has made a career out of painting how things are instead of what they are.

Woodson believes that everyone is born an artist. “Over time life teaches us that’s not what a responsible human is supposed to do,” he says. From the time he was a small child, Woodson knew he would be an artist.  “There was no art in Waco. I didn’t know what...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Dec 28 - 12:23pm

Two new public art projects arise amidst construction.

Public art stirs our imaginings and lends a sense of place, promoting civic pride and reflecting who we are as a community. Fort Worth Public Art (FWPA), a City of Fort Worth program administered by the Arts Council of Fort Worth, has enriched the visual environment for residents and visitors,...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Dec 28 - 12:13pm

Joyce Gibson Roach, still blazing trails at 80

Joyce Gibson Roach, a charming, silver-haired, fifth-generation Texan storyteller, answers most questions with a winding trail of magical stories about her beloved West Texas, horses, cowgirls and talking horned toads. Roach is a retired Texas Christian University adjunct English professor, author...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Nov 16 - 4:12pm

Comedy veteran “Cowboy Bill” Martin and his wife, Michele sacrificed a down payment on their dream home so they could self-finance “Cowboy Bill Martin: Let the Laughter Roll.” The one-hour stand-up special, shot at the Rose Marine Theater in the historic Fort Worth...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Nov 16 - 4:09pm

At Story Stage, words matter.

There are costumes and props. There is a stage. There are therapists. However, Story Stage is not a theater company or a clinic. “We are using theater to create a fun and meaningful context for kids to build academic and social skills,” says Rebekah Carlile, Story Stage co-founder....

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Nov 16 - 4:04pm

Ah, love. A second chance. Oops, I mean third chance. Fourth? Well, who’s counting anyway? Disney may want us to think that their princesses are perfect, but no one is, especially when it comes to dating and relationships, says Donna Arp Weitzman, former mayor of Colleyville and author of...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2015 Oct 21 - 3:18pm

Underneath their pretty makeup, curled hair and sparkling costumes, the trick riders have bruised and muscular bodies. Although they make their horseback tricks at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo seem easy and elegant, mishaps happen daily during practice. Photographer Laura Wilson captures...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Oct 21 - 3:13pm

Fort Worth photographer’s book debut ships Nov. 1.

“There was a time when the chink-a-chink of spurs was immediately identifiable, the creak of a saddle an ordinary thing, and a man wasn’t worth much in a practical sense if he couldn’t throw a rope . . .  Being a cowboy was hard work that paid twelve dollars a month or twenty...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Sep 28 - 2:35pm

Storytelling is a shared experience; everybody loves a good story. The Wildcatter Exchange, a Fort Worth nonprofit, offers opportunities to interact with creators and the creative spirit. On Oct. 28, Wildcatters hosts A Conversation and Reading, featuring a debut novel from North Texas author...

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