Culture

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...

Posted By gbennison on 2014 Aug 18 - 3:56pm

Draft horses helped settle the new world, hauling families across the frontier and tilling their land. They have found their place in movies, most recently War Horse, Elf, The Mask of Zorro and Dracula. Mounted police rely on their massive size and docility. Away from the spotlight, on farms around...

Posted By gbennison on 2014 Jul 25 - 1:22pm

Author Joel B. Bennett Joel B. Bennett, Ph.D., a Fort Worth researcher and consultant in organizational health and stress, workplace culture and employee training, has published a new book, Raw Coping Power: From Stress to Thriving...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Jul 25 - 1:11pm

DVA Productions, Inc, finishes its season with an enthusiastic, interactive musical sure to delight all audiences.

| by Kacie Galloway | Get ready to sing, dance and clap along with the talented cast of It’s a Man’s World, a new musical revue by DVA Productions, Inc. The show, featuring more than 20 songs made popular by men throughout history, is intended to excite, energize and reminisce...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Jul 25 - 1:05pm

| by Allana Wooley | Bringing a piece of the atmosphere of the ’30s and ’40s to Fort Worth's nightclub scene is Chuck Compher and Larry Harrison's big band, The Jazz Monsters. “Authentic, that's the word,” Compher said, proudly describing the band. “...

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