by Steven Doyle
Ever wish to cook at home like one of your favorite chefs in Dallas or Fort Worth? There are certainly many opportunities to take classes from a whole host of chefs including Stephan Pyles, Kent Rathbun and so many more. Each week special classes are taught at the Milestone, Sur la Table, Central Market giving the avid home cook a chance to brush up their culinary skills while enjoying a the meal prepared by the chefs.
There are also many local chefs who have written cookbooks such as The Cheese Lover’s Cookbook and Guide by Paula Lambert, Big Ranch, Big City Cookbook by Louis Lambert with June Naylor, A Cowboy in the Kitchen by Grady Spears and Matt Martinez Culinary Frontier. There are plenty of cookbooks by our favorite chefs. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
More beer awaits a thirsty liver in this year’s Untapped Indie Music and Beer Festival version in Fort Worth that gears up Saturday afternoon. VIP is sold out and regular admission might soon as well. Look for over 65 breweries representing over 200 beers, plus a lot of live music including some national touring acts. Gain entry while you can for the low cost of thirty bucks. This includes a taster cup and a dozen tasters. Additional tasting cards are available for five dollars. Continue reading
by Angela Hopkins
Originally from Corsicana, Texas, and a graduate from Texas A&M, Jason Manning planted his roots in Fort Worth, now calling the Magnolia Area home. We will use the word “home” lightly, because Jason travels all over the States and sells out crowds with his Eagles Tribute Band, 7 Bridges. However his original music projects and collaborations with different artists, make his solo music soul encompassing. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
Starting Mar. 7, one of our favorite restaurants, SĒR Steak + Spirits, will feature live entertainment from local pianists and singers Jennifer Perryman and Annagrey.
The restaurant will feature live music Thursday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the upper level of the bar. Continue reading
by David Indorf
Sara Hickman returned to the scene of many of her most successful performances, Poor David’s Pub, for a Valentine’s Night show, and this one can be added to the “Memorable” folder. David Card is well known for treating his artists like family, which makes for some terrific concerts.
While Ms. Hickman is a talented musician in her own right, she gleefully ceded the yeoman’s share of the music making to local guitar wizard Sam Swank, whose acoustic and electric guitars added a different atmosphere to the songs so many in the audience have enjoyed for years. Absent a guitar cord tether, Ms. Hickman’s inner chanteuse was free to prance, preen, and prowl all over the stage and into the audience, to the expected delight of all in attendance. The only thing missing was a feather boa. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Anything Goes sails direct from Broadway under the direction of Kathleen Marshall, who won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Choreography. Cole Porter’s roundup of nostalgic hits in the production include “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and, of course “Anything Goes.” Continue reading
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by Sally-Page Stuck
Buzzbrews Kitchen begins to fill. Students work on notebook computers. The after-work crowd relaxes over cups of coffee. Paintings of Bob Marley and Madonna stare down on a young man. He is practicing Handel’s aria, Lascia Ch’io Pianga.
Amid the restaurant clammer, somewhere around 8:00ish, Mark Landson wanders up to the stage, violin in hand. Dressed in a Sun Studios t-shirt, jeans and pleasantly worn black boots, he could be any dude hanging out at a coffee bar. Then, he starts to play the hauntingly familiar strains of Bach/Gounod’s Ave Maria. He plays with such loving intensity, he transforms into another Rudolfo, Puccini’s romantic leading man in La Boheme. Continue reading