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Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Jun 17 - 11:41am

Wendell knew he would be dead in a few seconds, but he didn’t pray. He never thought of heaven or hell or God, because he knew that what had started to happen in that snow was way beyond God’s ability to do much about. Instead, Wendell remembered feeling amazed by how fast a soldier can...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Jun 17 - 11:37am

If you ask 12-year-old Granbury fiddle prodigy, Ridge Roberts, the difference between a violin and a fiddle, he smiles and says: “Well, with a violin, you have strings; with a fiddle, you have strangs.” But make no mistake about it; Ridge is a fiddle historian, from the different types...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 May 27 - 11:51am

Texas Rising, starring Bill Paxton, premieres on Memorial Day

It’s been more than a year since we last spoke with film and television actor Bill Paxton. The interview with the Fort Worth native led to a feature called Texas Rising for the May 2014 issue. At that time, Paxton was preparing for what he says today is one of the most exciting things he...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Apr 22 - 12:43pm

Artist Christopher Blay

Fort Worth artist Christopher Blay prefers not to talk about himself. In fact, he will not. “My work is more than my biography,” he explains. Instead, Blay designates his art as functioning as an extension of who he is as a person and his interests. “I can talk about my work as...

Posted By Jocelyn Tatum on 2015 Apr 22 - 12:27pm

The Fine Line exhibition is coming back to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, April 16-May 31, asking the community one more time to overcome the stigma that comes with mental illness.

Beth, in this photo, was horribly abused. This photograph of her is among those on exhibit. In a photograph, Beth stands in a garden, leaning against the wall facing the camera wistfully. She is brilliantly talented, performing poetry in high...

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...

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