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Wednesday Morning Roundup


by Stephen Becker 21 Apr 2010

FILM IN FW: For years, if you’ve wanted to see an art house film in Fort Worth, your options have been limited to waiting for the Lone Star Film Festival to roll around in the fall or heading to the Modern to check out the movie showing during Magnolia at the Modern. But those days […]

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FILM IN FW: For years, if you’ve wanted to see an art house film in Fort Worth, your options have been limited to waiting for the Lone Star Film Festival to roll around in the fall or heading to the Modern to check out the movie showing during Magnolia at the Modern. But those days are numbered. Spiral Diner owners Amy McNutt and James Johnston are hard at work developing The Citizen Theater. The two-screen house, which takes its name from Citizen Kane, will show a mix of first-run art house films and repertory fare. The couple spoke with nbcdfw.com about their plans for the space. Only downside: we’re probably going to have to wait until July 2011 to check it out.

MUSIC BITS: Another week, another local band breaks up. This week’s casualty is Fort Worth’s 100 Damned Guns. At least we’ll always have Paul Slavens’ Track by Track with the band from last year. (dfw.com) … The Burning Hotels are offering up a free mp3 of “Austin’s Birthday,” the lead track off of their newest effort, Novels. (DC9 at Night) …  If you’ve ever been curious about why the math behind tuning an instrument doesn’t always add up (and really, who hasn’t), a new book explains nature’s cruel joke. (Slate)

WHAT’LL YA HAVE?: It’s no secret that many a literary lion was also quite the substance abuser. But can you match the writer to his or her drug of choice? If not, feel free to consult this handy chart.

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