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Attention Texas fans of Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” – a north Texas fan art show celebrating the animated series might be up your alley. Pete Freedman is the founder and editor of CentralTrack.com, an online publication that focuses on North Texas culture for millennials:
“There’s going to be music, there’s going to be art inspired by the show, and of course there’s going to be a whole bunch of burgers to chow down on as well,” he says.
Barcadia in Fort Worth is hosting the event at the end of February. And Freedman says this isn’t the venue’s first foray into celebrating cult cartoons.
“They tried something similar in October of last year, October 2016, they celebrated a similarly animated comedy, a modern classic if you will, when they took on “Rick and Morty,” which is another great show that has a nice niche and cultish fan base and they did the same thing,” he says.
That series is part of the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup. Freedman says it’s an exciting event for Fort Worth.
“It’s a testament to the young creative community in Fort Worth which really doesn’t get the credit perhaps, of a Dallas, an Austin, or even a Houston,” he says. “And these kids are out here really making something and having fun on their own terms.”
The “Bob’s Burgers”-themed art show is next Sunday, February 26.
A Plano high school student scored a big cameo for his first movie. Evan Hara locked down famed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson for his movie “The Boundary.” He made his appearance via skype.
The 16-year-old’s film was inspired by the Oscar-winning movie “Interstellar” starring Texan, Matthew McConaughey of course. The movie took about two weeks to shoot during school breaks.
Native Texan Demi Lovato is stepping up to replace a fellow popstar. Lovato is taking over Meghan Trainor’s spot at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – or RodeoHouston after Trainor was ordered to rest her vocal chords.
This isn’t Lovato’s first rodeo – she performed there in 2010 and 2013. Her performance at RodeoHouston is scheduled for March 14.