Sid Richardson Museum presents "Night & Day: Frederic Remington's Final Decade"

Sid Richardson Museum presents "Stunning Saddle"

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Sid Richardson Museum presents "Night & Day: Frederic Remington's Final Decade," which explores works made in the final decade of Remington’s life, when the artist alternated his canvases between the color dominant palettes of blue-green and yellow-orange. The works included range from 1900 to 1909, the year that Remington’s life was cut short by complications due to appendicitis at the young age of 48.

In these final years Remington was working to distance himself from his long-established reputation as an illustrator, to become accepted by the New York art world as a fine artist, as he embraced the painting style of the American Impressionists. In these late works he strove to revise his color palette, compositional structure, and brushwork as he set his Western subjects under an interchanging backdrop of the shadows of night and the dazzling light of day.

Throughout his career Remington revised and reworked compositions across media, from his illustrations to his oils to his three-dimensional bronzes. As part of this process of revision, Remington took extreme measures from 1907 to 1909 when, as part of his campaign toward changing the perception of his art, he destroyed well over 100 works that he felt did not satisfy his new standards of painting.

A contract made with Collier’s magazine that began in 1903 meant that many of the works he destroyed are preserved through halftone reproductions published by that journal. The inclusion of these images in this exhibition offers the opportunity to compare them with modified and remade compositions Remington produced in his final years.

The museum is extending the run of the exhibition to Sunday, April 30, to showcase a rare Remington watercolor titled Cold Day on Picket. The artwork was recently discovered by Museum Director Scott Winterrowd during a visit with Dallas collectors Duffy and Tina Oyster.

Image courtesy of Stephanie Syjuco

Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Stephanie Syjuco: Double Vision"

Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Stephanie Syjuco: Double Vision"

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents "Stephanie Syjuco: Double Vision," an expansive multimedia exhibition in the Museum’s first-floor galleries. The newly commissioned, site-specific installation by the artist uses digital editing and archive excavation to transform images of renowned works from the Carter’s collection and reconsidering mythologies of the American West.

Reframing iconic works by American artists including Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, and others, Syjuco’s work will highlight the constructed nature of historical narratives and reveal how these works and their presentation can perpetuate colonial lore. New photographs by Syjuco will be mounted on two digitally altered landscapes rendered as murals on the gallery’s 50-f00t-wide and 15-foot-tall walls with floor-to-ceiling fabric curtains that together create an immersive, 360-degree experience.

The mural on the north wall will be a chromolithograph print from the Carter’s collection, The Storm in the Rocky Mountains (ca. 1868), by Bierstadt that has been doubled in places. A Rorschach-esque mirror of itself, the image underscores the projection of promise, fantasy, and opportunity historically placed on western land. Additionally, the mural image will extend beyond the border of the landscape to reveal color-management by both artist and Museum - the printer’s color checking as well as a digital color bar from the Carter’s photo studio. Mounted on top of the vinyl mural will be images Syjuco took of White male hands depicted in works throughout the Museum’s western art holdings often in the act of controlling, whether pointing, grasping, or handling items such as reins, ropes, and weapons.

The mural on the south wall will feature a different chromolithograph from the Carter’s Bierstadt holdings, The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak (1869). The image will be rendered in chroma key, a kelly-green color often associated with green screens, signaling space that will be manipulated in post-production. This vibrant tonal quality alludes to the pre-existing inhabitants, communities, and infrastructures that are “edited out” in many narratives of western settler expansion.

On top of the vinyl, Syjuco will mount large printed photographs of Remington sculptures from the Carter’s collection that she will carefully stage to contain photographic and cataloging tools often hidden from public view - color correction cards, identification tags, and measuring devices. The works will be intentionally captured from rear angles against a dark black background to remove them - literally and metaphorically - from their customary pedestals.

Photo by Amy Zumwalt

Four Day Weekend

Four Day Weekend

Critically-acclaimed comedy troupe, Four Day Weekend, is the longest-running show in the Southwest. The troupe performs a one-hour and forty-five minute show created from audience suggestions and participation at their 212-seat theater in downtown Fort Worth.

Voted Best Comedy and named “Best Entertainment Experience in Texas,” Four Day Weekend is a Fort Worth institution. They’ve been called “Fort Worth’s Greatest Ambassadors,” have been awarded the Key to the City, have performed for two U.S. presidents, and delivered a keynote address to the United States Congress.

Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Opera

Fort Worth Opera presents Noche de Zarzuela

Fort Worth Opera presents Noche de Zarzuela

Noche de Zarzuela will take the audience across the Atlantic for an evening of excerpts from Spain’s most beloved zarzuelas from composers Jacinto Guerrero, Frederico Moreno and Soutullo-Vert. Zarzuela is the traditional Spanish operatic art form, combing musical passages with spoken sections, similar to operetta. Catalina Cuervo, Eduardo Rojas, and the Lesley Resident Artists will move the audience through beautiful passages from Los Gavilanes, La Leyenda del Beso, and audience favorite Luisa Fernanda.

Photo courtesy of Farmgrass

Shinyribs in concert

Shinyribs in concert

A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip-shaking, belly-laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. All styles of American music are likely to be touched on, squeezed on and kissed on by this world-class band featuring frontman Kevin Russell, keyboardist Winfield Cheek, bassist Jeff Brown, drummer Keith Langford, the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns, and The Shiny Soul Sisters.

Whether on his six-string uke or his electric guitar or singing acappella, Russell entertains like no one else. The freedom with which he moves, coupled with his incredible voice is an experience in and of itself. His original songs laced with magical-realism along with novel interpretations of popular songs old and new are the true art that runs throughout. He’s Burl Ives meets Al Green, Hank Jr. meets Teddy Pendergrass, Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry.

Their most recent album was 2021's Late Night TV Gold.

Photo courtesy of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will harken back to the golden age of musical theater when Rodgers and Hammerstein, one of the greatest writing duos in history, had their heyday. They had a run of award-winning Broadway shows, including Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and more.

The concert, conducted by Carl Topilow, will feature vocalists Scarlett Strallen, Hugh Panaro, and William Michaels.

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'Yellowstone' stars to greet fans at Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

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Yellowstone fans, get your comfy shoes ready - there'll be a long line for this one. Cole Hauser a.k.a. "Rip Wheeler" on Yellowstone, and Taylor Sheridan, the show's co-creator, executive producer, and director of the series, will meet fans and sign autographs at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

The event will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm only on Friday, February 3. Location is the 6666 Ranch booth near the south end of Aisle 700 in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall.

According to a February 2 announcement from FWSSR, "fans will have the opportunity to snag an autograph as well as purchase some distinctive Yellowstone and 6666 Ranch merchandise while also enjoying all the features the Stock Show offers."

The event is free to attend (with paid Stock Show admission) and open to the public.

It's the second year in a row for Hauser to appear at FWSSR; in 2022, he and fellow cast mates drew huge crowds.

Sheridan, a Paschal High School graduate, is no stranger to Fort Worth; he lives in a ranch near Weatherford and filmed 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone, in and around Fort Worth. Currently, another spinoff, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, is filming in North Texas.

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is winding up its 2023 run on Saturday, February 4.

New family-run taco cafe tops this week's 5 hottest Fort Worth headlines

This week's hot headlines

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that listhere.

1. Fort Worth mom & daughter debut cafe with tacos and homemade tortillas. A new Fort Worth café is serving up breakfast tacos and burritos with homemade tortillas just like abuela used to make. Called Cafecito, it's a mother-daughter operation from Cinthya Duran, a South Fort Worth native, who's partnered with her mother, Yaneth Sanchez, on their first food and beverage endeavor.

2. Acclaimed Thai restaurant expands to Fort Worth's hottest neighborhood. An acclaimed Thai restaurant in the mid-cities is making a big step up to Fort Worth's hottest street: The new place is called Ko Thai, and it's opening at 721-725 W. Magnolia Ave., a couple doors down from Shinjuku Station (which sadly just closed after 13 years in the Near Southside).

3. Fort Worth to host forgiveness day for those with outstanding warrants. Scofflaws in Fort Worth are getting cut some slack: The Fort Worth Municipal Court is hosting a forgiveness event where anyone with an outstanding citation can clear it up without fear of arrest.

4. 4 DFW universities earn top rankings on new list of best colleges in U.S. Four Dallas-Fort Worth area universities have risen through the ranks in a highly anticipated new list of the country's best universities. Niche, an education review and ranking website, has deemed Texas Christian University the sixth best college in Texas, for the third consecutive year.

5. Where to eat in Fort Worth right now: 6 restaurants with the best sandwiches. For this month’s Where to Eat, we point you to the best sandwich shops in and around Fort Worth. These are traditional sandwiches, and include venerable classics as well as some worthy newcomers.

Third time's not the charm for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Movie Review

Keeping a franchise going in Hollywood is dependent on a lot of factors, but prime among them is a studio’s willingness to pay for it and an audience’s interest in seeing more of it. My Big Fat Greek Wedding was the surprise hit of 2002, earning over $368 million worldwide and even a screenwriting Oscar nomination for writer/star Nia Vardalos.

Vardalos immediately turned that success into a CBS sitcom, My Big Fat Greek Life, in 2003 … which lasted seven episodes. Thirteen years later, she tried to resurrect the franchise with 2016’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 … and was met with a resounding yawn from both critics and moviegoers. And yet, she’s somehow convinced the right people that an audience exists for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.

For the first time in the franchise, the title doesn’t refer to just the family of Toula (Vardalos), but also the location, as she, her husband Lan (John Corbett), her brother Nick (Louis Mandylor), her daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris), and more have returned to the Greek hometown of the family patriarch for a “reunion.” Except, for most of the film, it’s just them, the town’s mayor, Victory (Melina Kotselou), and a few others.

There is no real plot to speak of from writer/director Vardalos, as it’s just an excuse to string together a bunch of supposedly humorous gags about the unwelcoming nature of one local woman, the boorish personality of Nick, a will they/won’t they with Paris and ex-boyfriend Aristotle (Elias Kacavas), and more. That would be all well and good if the film had any kind of comic timing or charm. Which it doesn’t. Zero.

In fact, the first 30 minutes of the film are shocking in how inept the filmmaking is, with it turning into the equivalent of watching dead air on radio. None of the jokes land, shots are held on characters for unknown strange reasons, and the music sometimes drops out altogether, making the scenes very awkward.

Once they arrive in Greece, there are at least the visuals of the countryside to distract, but Vardalos manages to botch even that. Very few of the scenes take place in objectively picturesque locations, and even those that do don’t take full advantage of the views. Why you would travel all the way to Greece to not make it a love letter to that country is strange indeed.

You would also think that being in Greece would result in fun performances, but almost none of the actors seem like they’re having a good time. The lone exception is Andrea Martin as Aunt Voula, who absolutely slays with her criminally-small amount of screentime. Vardalos has also saddled Toula’s mother, Maria (Lainie Kazan), with dementia, a choice that does neither the actor nor the film any favors.

Much like Adam Sandler setting many of his movies in exotic locations, it feels like Vardalos only made My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 as a way to get her and her cast to Greece. The film itself is a hodgepodge of scenes with little humor or emotion, making it a waste of 90 minutes for anyone unlucky enough to sit through it.


My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is now playing in theaters.

Nia Vardalos and John Corbett in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

Photo by Yannis Drakoulidis / Focus Features

Nia Vardalos and John Corbett in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3.