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Edward Brown

Edward Brown writes about music, arts and news for a variety of publications. He’s an award-winning writer for the Fort Worth Weekly and volunteers for numerous Fort Worth nonprofits. 

Must-See Live Shows in June

We’ve parsed through the lineups and cut through the noise to bring you a monthly roundup of the best live shows in Fort Worth. JUNE 1-9 Casa Mañana Theatre Presents Grease Headed by actors Jeff Sulivan as Danny, Adrianna Hicks as Rizzo and Jack Cahill-Lemme as Kenickie, the famed musical that…

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Lone Star Film Festival 2023 - How to Fest

Chad Mathews, director of the Lone Star Film Festival, promises this year’s Lone Star Film Festival to be spectacular. "One quarter of films featured at the 17th annual Lone Star Film Festival will feature movies made in the Lone Star State," Mathews said. "The festival experience will draw locals…

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Open Mic Honing New Talent in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is a popular destination for top-tier comedians performing at Hyena’s Comedy Night Club, Four Day Weekend and Amphibian Stage, but open mic events are where local comedians work out new material in front of a live audience. It’s a critical part of the stand-up community, Nick McClanahan…

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Fort Worth's Must Try Food Trucks

Whether you’re searching for a craft taqueria, vegan sammy or a belt-busting burger, Fort Worth’s food trucks and trailers have you covered. While not an exhaustive list, we’re here to help you start your foodie journey with several newer food truck options serving the 817. Funky Calavera This…

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Kinfolk House: Engaging the Community Through Art

When Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby opened Kinfolk House on the Eastside, they did so with the community in mind. The nonprofit art space hosts exhibitions, and the Huckabys ask guest artists to enhance their shows with public events like artist talks. “We focus on what we call projects,” Letitia…

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Celebrating Blackness in American Music

As a teenager, Brandi Waller-Pace felt left out from depictions of American music. The fiddle, banjo, and other quintessential American instruments were often associated with white musicians. It was only through her studies at Howard University and scholarly research afterward that Waller-Pace…

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Kirk Franklin: Keeping the Faith

When Pastor Kyev Tatum called for the renaming of New Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church’s chapel, he did it in part to remind the broader Fort Worth community of its historic ties to a renowned gospel songwriter. Tatum noted that Elvis Presley is forever tied to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee…

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Bass Reeves: The Real Story

The Yellowstone franchise continues to spur prequels, and large portions of the most recent spinoff — 1883: The Bass Reeves Story — were recently filmed in Fort Worth. Starring Emmy-nominated David Oyelowo as Bass Reeves, the legendary lawman of the Wild West, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story aims to…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Abel Casillas

Squeezebox Bandits’ star is on the rise. The band that is known for maintaining a bustling schedule is increasingly featured at high-profile performances organized by Visit Fort Worth and large festivals. Frontman Abel Casillas said his band will soon be featured on the popular TV series Texas…

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