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Celebrating the world of vampires and zombies popular in film and TV, Texas Ballet Theater revived company director Ben Stevenson’s colossal Dracula last weekend at Bass Performance Hall, and what a shot in the arm for the company. Opening night was sold out, and new young faces turned up in the audience. A couple seated next to me were first-time visitors, and after the show a man exclaimed to a friend in the lobby, “I didn’t know it was going to be a ballet, but it sure was good.”
- Killer or Filler?
Renowned for playing on more than 2,500 recording sessions, pioneering Fort Worth R&B guitarist Cornell Dupree, who passed away in May, was known simply as C.L. before he was taken to national prominence in 1962 by fellow Fort Worth native King Curtis. The blood-simple four-note intro to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” the rumbling guitar that flavored Curtis’ “Memphis Soul Stew,” and the unforgettable descending double-stop line that announced Brook Benton’s “Rainy Night in Georgia” are all examples of C.L.’s understated genius. For casual listeners who aren’t obsessive liner-note readers, he might be familiar from his late-’70s Saturday Night Live appearances with the band Stuff.
- A Fire of Many Flavors
It’s located on a busy corner in a former fast-food joint. The name means “fire sauce,” the chef is named Rodriguez, and chicken enchiladas are on the menu — gotta be basic Tex-Mex right?
- Ice Eater, SXFW
Even before parting with his former band, Burning Hotels (formerly known as The Burning Hotels) a couple of years ago, twentysomething drummer Wyatt Adams had a pretty good idea of what he wanted to do musically in the future. Not long after the split, Adams began jamming with multi-instrumentalist Zach Edwards, who was keeping the beat in the North Texas dream-pop trio Shapes Stars Make.
- NC killer mistakenly released recaptured in Dallas
A convicted killer from North Carolina who was mistakenly freed from a South Carolina jail while facing drug charges has been recaptured in Texas.
- Father of girl in suspected kidnapping won’t go to trial for sex abuse accusation
Grand jurors found there was not sufficient probable cause to warrant bringing the case accusing Phillip Monroe Smith, 36, of sex abuse to trial.
- Tarrant grand jury indicts eight squatters
They are accused of illegally taking possession of other people's homes
- Restaurant host in Fort Worth saves teen who was choking on chip
Stan Smith, who learned how to do the Heimlich while in college, has worked at the El Fenix on Camp Bowie Boulevard for three months.
- Wrangling Over Irving Entertainment Complex Continues
The developer of a $250 million entertainment complex in Irving is accusing the mayor of interfering with its efforts to get investors.
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- Paralympics Athlete Shows Need for Speed
Give him 10 seconds, and Jerome Singleton Jr. says he’ll change your perspective on the definition of "limitations."
- 241 Dallas Restaurants Inspected After NBC 5 Report
An NBC 5 investigation finds that more than 200 Dallas restaurants have not been inspected in at least two years.
- Giant Consignment Sale Is A Deal For ‘Friends’
In an economy where the costs of kids merchandise can crush a parent’s budget, the Just Between Friends consignment event in Fort Worth is a budget seekers paradise.
- Dallas’ Margaret Hunt Hill “Signature” Bridge Opens
The bridge is an economic and symbolic link to downtown. As workers rushed to prepare for tonight’s private dinner and concert, city manager Mary Suhm tells us work on a second signature bridge is underway.
- How to melt a daddy’s heart.
Came home last night, and found this note on the kitchen counter, and another one from my daughter. The notes were congratulating daddy on a successful “rating book” as we call it in TV [...]
- Darvish Pitches Shutout Inning In Texas Squad Game
Texas Rangers newcomer Yu Darvish struck out Elvis Andrus and pitched a hitless inning Friday in an intrasquad game.
- Ken Foote’s Radio/TV Files: When Weather’s At Its Worst, We’re At Our Best!
Today’s outbreak of tornadoes in northern Alabama reminded me of the responsibilities that radio and TV stations have to the public they serve when natural disasters occur.
- Jewish School Wins Playoff Game Reset For Friday
The boys basketball team from an Orthodox Jewish school in Texas has won the semifinal game that was rescheduled so it wouldn’t conflict with the Sabbath.
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