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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...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Sep 28 - 2:28pm

This October the Fort Worth Opera will present its first-ever, bilingual family-friendly production, The Barber of Seville in Texas, as part of its community engagement initiative.

| By Brianna Kessler | THE BARBER OF SEVILLE IN TEXAS is a fun and comical English/Spanish spin on Rossini’s original production, The Barber of Seville, and is perfect for children and adults of all ages. It’s a classic love-at-first-sight fairy tale with an untraditional twist. Two...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Sep 28 - 2:18pm

| Photos by Megan Parks | As millions of devoted fans anticipate the sixth and final season of television’s classic British period drama, Downton Abbey, thoughts may turn to afternoon tea. At Downton Abbey castle, Lord and Lady Grantham enjoy their elegant tea service upstairs; Mr. Carson...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Sep 28 - 12:18pm

A decade and a half has passed since five aspiring musicians, with an average age of 15, formed a band in a garage in their hometown of Fort Worth. They named it Green River Ordinance (GRO) after the Texas state law forbidding door-to-door sales. On this 15th anniversary, to mark the years...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Sep 28 - 11:56am

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s upcoming exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic opened its doors to the public on Sept. 20 and showcases vibrant, urban paintings that bring to light issues such as race, gender and how the world defines a hero.

| by Nicole Crites | “We are really excited to present this work in Fort Worth, and we know that the work is rich, not only visually, but also conceptually,” said the museum’s art curator, Andrea Karnes. “Anyone can look at it and take away so much to think about....

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