Culture

Posted By gbennison on 2014 Oct 27 - 4:37pm

Imagine a time in Texas when women swapped bread for meat with peaceful Indians and shot cannons through cabin doorways to ward off the hostile ones. Throughout centuries, resilient women of the Lone Star State built ranches, defended their homes and children, doctored cowhands and nurtured...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Oct 27 - 4:28pm

Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River will be on display at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art through Jan. 18, 2015.

Mississippi Boatman View of Pikes Peak | by Jessy Diamba | George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879) moved to Missouri as a child and began painting the scenes of Missouri life for which he is now famous....

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Oct 27 - 4:17pm

Pat Green is in good company with his latest tune. The Texan released a new single, Girls From Texas, with Houston native Lyle Lovett joining him on the mid-tempo song.

| by Jessy Diamba | Girls From Texas is presumably from an upcoming new album. Green’s last studio record, What I’m For, was released in 2011, but he also released Songs We Wish We’d Written, a collection of some of his favorite hits, in 2012. While the singer hasn’t...

Posted By gbennison on 2014 Oct 27 - 4:10pm

The Art Station celebrates 10 years with Public Figures Private Artists.

Some are coping with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, developmental delays and school problems due to low self-esteem or attention issues. Others are looking to increase self-discovery and potential for growth. Since opening in 2004, The Art Station in Fort Worth, founded by Jane Avila, has...

Posted By gbennison on 2014 Sep 24 - 10:39am

The writing of Fort Worth author Rebecca Allard’s intense and compelling book, Reckless: A Memoir, took 17 years. Describing this book as intense is an understatement. Allard’s story is an honest and courageous telling of early childhood abuse at the hands of her father and 16 years of...

Posted By gbennison on 2014 Sep 24 - 10:26am

Betty Lynn Buckley and T Bone Burnett were both 19 years old and living in Fort Worth when they began making music together. Buckley is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies, often referred to as “The Voice of Broadway.” Burnett is renowned for his brilliant...

Posted By gbennison on 2014 Sep 24 - 10:15am

Launching a full-time art house theater in Fort Worth might be a little risky. After all, there hasn’t been a free-standing one in the city in more than two decades.

Launching an exclusively vegan restaurant in Fort Worth more than a decade ago definitely was risky. However, restaurateur Amy McNutt, 34, and her filmmaker husband James Johnston, 40, enjoy nothing more than a challenge. They don’t ask, “Why?” They ask, “Why not?”...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Aug 28 - 11:06am

In order to tell a great and timeless story like The Sound of Music, it takes vision and teamwork that most average theatergoers don’t get the chance to see.

| by Kacie Galloway | The Sound of Music is a beloved classic that has been enjoyed from generation to generation. Many people immediately think of young Julie Andrews and stern Christopher Plummer when they hear the show’s name, causing them to often come into the show with certain...

Posted By Alison Rich on 2014 Aug 18 - 4:15pm

Budding Fort Worth-based organization aspires to make the local art scene more accessible to everyone.

Lauren Childs, Yes, Oil Pastel on Canvas, 42"X32", 2014 Most folks would concur that cultural enlightenment — in any or all of its iterations — has benefits aplenty. But for some, stepping foot into, say, a formal-feeling gallery...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Aug 18 - 4:06pm

A $10,000 grant will help Texas Ballet Theater’s CityDance outreach program provide free ballet classes for even more children in DFW.

| by Kacie Galloway | The children watched with wide eyes as their instructors leapt through the air and spun around in the gymnasium. At once, you could tell that the kids wanted to emulate the elegant moves as they listened carefully and tried to do their own pirouettes. These children were...

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