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In what can only be described as “A Doozy”, DowntownFortWorth.com’s infamous annual letter-hunting contest, known and loved by many as both a drama-inducing local newspaper journalist bridge-burner as well as enabler of self-guided tours where entrants become hypnotized in their search of signage obscurities, the 10th installment promises to raise the bar in titillating fashion.
“Sure, it’s more challenging than ever, but the prize haul will justify all that time spent scrutinizing downtown’s vast array of fonts and bevel-styles,” explains Robert McKee, chief provocateur of Downtown Fort Worth.com’s Game and Wildlife Division.
On September 12, 2011, In Events, By admin
For the first time in over a decade, the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival begins with nary a wind — a tradition that, year after year, seemed to bring all sorts of torrents, hail storms and wind shears powerful enough to knock over tents prior to downtown’s biggest event.¬† As veteran meteorologist Rebecca Miller of WB33 had explained to us, areas such as downtown Fort Worth are more susceptible to more violent winds as the flow of air through the city is blocked and redirected by the buildings, causing turbulence and increased wind speeds on the ground; though this weekend appears to be trouble-free weather-wise.¬† The Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival runs until 10:00pm Thursday, 10:30pm Friday and Saturday and 8:00pm Sunday.
Who knew the best endorsement a downtown establishment could ask for would come from not the Dallas Cowboys but… Pittsburgh Steelers?¬† Pete’s, the dueling piano bar upstairs from The Library bar at 6th & Houston, has been mentioned by name by a myriad of sports networks and news websites due to a surprise visit and serenade by Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Tuesday.
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It is no surprise that one of the three songs in heavy rotation at Pete’s Piano Bar on Houston & 6th, Piano Man (the other two being Brown Eyed Girl and Tiny Dancer, of course), are making national headlines as TMZ has released cell-phone video footage of Ben Roethlisberger and a few of his offensive linemen — who, as the AFC team are staying in downtown Fort Worth for this weekend’s Super Bowl — drunkedly merrily singing the Billy Joel classic Tuesday night. ¬†View the video here.
The Chisolm Trail lot bounded by Main and Houston at 3rd and 4th, will be transformed into a 2500 square-foot stage where ESPN will be broadcasting live all throughout Superbowl Week.¬† Starting tomorrow, crews will be installing a 48-by-28 football field on Main Street, as well as a pair of Jumbotron screens.¬† ¬† Beginning January 31st, “Mike & Mike in the Morning”, among other ESPN shows and specials, will be on-location live in downtown Fort Worth.
On January 5, 2011, In Events, By admin
The Fort Worth Symphony is offering readers of DowntownFortWorth.com a 50% discount on selected seating sections for The Music of Michael Jackson at the Bass Hall on January 7th at 8pm. The show features Las Vegas entertainer James Delisco backed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as they cover songs throughout the span of Michael Jackson’s career. Call 817.665.6000 to book your seats!
Simply Fondue (4th between Main and Houston) is featuring 11 days of 2011 with $11 off their four course Original House Special until January 13th; valid for up to four people per table.¬† Reserve your table here
The push for Fort Worth to have a modern streetcar has been made clear with the arrival of an actual Portland streetcar planted right on 7th Street for all to view and tour through November 26th.¬† Fort Worth residents are encouraged to attend a “town hall” meeting on December 2nd at the Fort Worth Convention Center (1201 Houston Street) concerning the project, starting at 6:00pm with an open house.
On October 21, 2010, In News, Video, By admin
As a fitting end-cap to the cavalcade of national news coverage of Joel Burns’ now-legendary city council speech from last Tuesday, Burns’ husband JD Angle joined him via sattelite on MSNBC’s¬†The Last Word with Chris O’Donnell. When asked if he was surprised by his fellow councilmembers’ supportive response to his speech, Burns had effectively conveyed Fort Worth’s unique character trait in our ability to hold civilized city council meetings unlike other cities who are well-known for their divisiveness. ¬†View the clip here.
On October 21, 2010, In News, Video, By admin
Straight from his appearance on NBC’s Today Show, Fort Worth District 9′s esteemed city councilman Joel Burns flew to Los Angeles to tape a segment for The Ellen Show on Tuesday. ¬†During its airing on Wednesday afternoon, downtown’s Simply Fondue was kind enough to open their doors early for a crowd of constituents and downtown friends as they had the show on their screens. ¬†You can view Burns’ Ellen appearance here.