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Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Mar 24 - 2:17pm

| by Sean Chaffin |

Mark Reznicek’s sticks have hammered the drums for the Toadies for the last 20 years. The band hasn’t slowed down in two decades of rock and continue this summer with the Summerland tour. Reznicek is also the co-creator of 2013’s Buzzkill comic book series, which will soon be...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Mar 24 - 1:56pm

MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival 2015

If recent years are any indication, tens of thousands of people will gather in Downtown Fort Worth, April 9-12, for the 30th MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival. The largest art festival in Texas—spanning 25 blocks from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Fort Worth Convention Center—...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2015 Mar 24 - 1:18pm

Like all good stories, “Dog Days” is a contemporary opera that is meant to make its audience think about what it means to be human.

The 13-year-old girl stands in front of the mirror in her underwear. Lisa is in anguish, starving and hanging on to her humanity by a thread about to snap. “Hello there, hello there, skin stretched around a bony frame. Angles, shapes and corners revealed under baby fat…the face I...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Feb 25 - 3:35pm

Texas History for Kids: Lone Star Lives and Legends encourages children to explore the state’s vibrant culture from past to present.

Author Karen Bush Gibson explores the stories and personalities of Texas, starting with details from the Cretaceous era. She covers the Native American history and the impact of European explorers and Spanish missions. Young readers will also learn about the first oil gusher at Spindletop, the...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Feb 25 - 3:31pm

A $1 million gift given by the Kleinheinz Family Foundation for Arts and Education puts the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History at the forefront of digital learning.

Established in 1941, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (FWMSH) is not only dedicated to the idea of lifelong learning, but also defined by its ability to engage its children and adult guests through creative programs and exhibits. The $1 million gift will go to support transformation...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2015 Feb 25 - 3:24pm

| by Celestina Blok |

Kimberley Ellis (left) stands with Phyllis, owner of Bull Chic. Twice a year in the spring and fall, tens of thousands of shoppers flock to Round Top (population 80 per the 2010 Census) and surrounding small towns between Austin and Houston for an...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Jan 19 - 11:29am

How a local group is helping writers develop their crafts

No matter the level of experience or chosen genre, writing is not easy, says Fort Worth Writer’s Boot Camp founder Rachel Pilcher. “It can be lonely,” she says. The Fort Worth native and longtime English teacher currently works as a librarian at Trimble Technical High School....

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Jan 19 - 11:18am

“A city that is continually improving while staying true to its deep Texas roots.”

This photo-driven book takes readers from the heritage of Fort Worth, “Where the West Begins,” to the modern and contemporary development of our city today. Photos of downtown skyscrapers and the Fort Worth Museum of Science side-by-side show the intriguing blend of historic and...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Jan 19 - 11:04am

Take Two: George Catlin Revisits the West is on exhibit through May 31 at the Sid Richardson Museum.

Buffalo Chase - Bulls Protecting the Calves, 1861/1869 Nine Ojibbeway Indians in London, 1861/1869 Buffalo Lancing in the Snow Drifts – Sioux, 1861/1869...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2014 Dec 15 - 4:11pm

Through the City of Grand Prairie re-entry program, Summers agreed to teach 10 ex-offenders how to properly place tile, a skill they can carry over into the workforce, and a little something about ceramics and art.

Walking paths wind through low-hanging trees leading to one of the three buildings Fort Worth ceramic artist Pam Summers calls home. She lives on a 2.5-acre oasis near Eagle Mountain Lake on a bluff overlooking the Fort Worth Nature Center. Summers describes her home, garden, gallery and studios...

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