Author: Jessica Waffles

Fort Worth lights up the night at Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival

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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth hosted a luminous night on Saturday with its event Modern by Moonlight: Otsukimi Festival, celebrating the heritage of The Modern’s architect Tadao Ando. Otsukimi, translated as “moon-viewing,” is a Japanese practice believed to have begun in the Heian Period (794 – 1185) that refers to the tradition of… Read more »

MATTIE brings their unique performance to Oak Cliff with Barcelona artist Marina Herlop

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Dallas-based artist MATTIE performed at The Wild Detectives last Friday night, accompanied by movement artist Rai Barnard and DJ / producer Jordan Edwards (aka IAMYU).  (Note: this video contains language that some might find offensive.) The 1-hour set was a visual and sonic journey, a complete story from start to finish. Through use of narration-style recordings,… Read more »

Fort Worth record label Matte Black Sound signs its first artist, releasing “On The Line” by Ghost Cloak [PREMIERE]

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Matte Black Sound is a Fort Worth-based independent record label and production company whose slogan is, “Redefining what it means to empower creatives in the modern world – independent together.” Co-founded by Matthew McNeal and Andre Black, Matte Black Sound seeks to uplift local and touring artists with the resources they’ve garnered over the years.… Read more »

New healing center North Node Sanctuary gives the creative community a safe space

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North Node Sanctuary is a new safe space and community healing center in The Cedars (Dallas), created by small business owners Nu Elemental and OA ALBEY. The co-founders originally met in college at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, where they shared a dorm while playing together on the volleyball team. Elemental came from Fort… Read more »

Lorelei K performs with elegant grace in her headlining show at the Kessler Theater

A full band on stage

Lorelei K headlined at the Kessler Theater Friday night, bringing her unique and elegant performance to the heart of Oak Cliff in Dallas. Leader of the band Dahlia Knowles shared her current aspirations in an interview with KXT’s Preston Jones ahead of the show, emphasizing her love of touring and plans to continue the journey… Read more »

Maya Piata’s new bi-weekly residency at The Free Man gives space to uplift BIPOC artists

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Maya Piata aka “Shining Glory” is hosting a new residency at The Free Man on Commerce Street in Deep Ellum. Every first and third Tuesday, Piata is creating space for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People Of Color) community to thrive. She invites local small businesses booths into the venue and  has special guest performances during the… Read more »

Scenes from the Amplify 817 Showcase at Will Rogers Auditorium

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Will Rogers Auditorium was full of Fort Worth local music on Wednesday, as Amplify817 put on a showcase for 817 Day celebrating local artists Gr4nt, Bencjones, Averi Burk and Cut Throat Finches. The event gave the artists an opportunity to perform on a large auditorium stage, which attracted many local music lovers to come support their favorite artists.… Read more »