Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History To Celebrate Historic Landing Of NASA’S Perseverance Rover

Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History To Celebrate Historic Landing Of NASA’S Perseverance Rover

FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY TO CELEBRATE HISTORIC LANDING OF NASA’S PERSEVERANCE ROVER WITH HYBRID EVENT

The Mars Landing Watch Party will be streamed live for the public, offering hands-on activities and a live Q&A with experts.  

Fort Worth, Texas (February 10, 2021) After almost a year in space, NASA’s Perseverance rover will make its terrifying seven-minute journey to the Martian surface. In celebration of this historic feat, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will bring together staff scientists, students in the Museum’s Little Scholars Program, and the Fort Worth community to observe the upcoming Perseverance landing while learning about the science of space exploration.

The descent to Mars, which NASA has referred to as “Seven Minutes of Terror,” will see the lander containing the Perseverance rover go from 12,500 miles per hour to land in the Jezero crater, a 28-mile-wide crater that scientists believe could have once held microbial life. This is far from a guaranteed success for NASA’s 2.7 billion dollar investment, as the success rate for Mars missions since 1960 is about 50%. During these seven minutes, the mission relies on automated systems to control the descent which adapt to local conditions to land safely.

Dr. Morgan Rehnberg, the Museum’s Chief Scientist, described the upcoming landing as “an opportunity to witness space exploration at its most exciting,” adding that “with Perseverance, NASA is taking its biggest step yet in the search for life outside of Earth.”

The event will include hands-on experiments, chats with our experts, and other scheduled activities on Thursday, February 18.

Between 8 AM and 1:30 PM the FWMSH Little Scholars will rotate through a series of special space-themed activities with their pods in the Museum. Our community can participate in the same activities at home by following along with the Museum’s prerecorded selection of videos and activity supply sheets: fwmuseum.org/mars-landing-event.

At 1:30 PM, our resident experts, Dr. Morgan Rehnberg and Dr. Doug Roberts, will go live on the Museum’s Facebook page to discuss the importance of this historic landing and answer questions from the community. When the moment finally arrives, viewers will be able to navigate to NASA’s live stream to view the event as it happens.

Schedule of Events:

Ongoing | Follow along with at-home experiences: fwmuseum.org/mars-landing-event

  • 1:30 PM | Live Q&A with Dr. Morgan Rehnberg and Dr. Doug Roberts
  • 2:15 PM | Handoff to NASA Live Stream
  • 2:55 PM | Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars

This event represents one piece of the Museum’s new hybrid programming model which combines in-person learning opportunities and special events with digital community-based experiences. To learn more about the Museum’s upcoming schedule of hybrid programs, visit our upcoming events page: fwmuseum.org/explore/upcoming-events.

To view on your web browser, please visit our press page.

Billy Bob’s Texas Announces Two More Miranda Lambert Shows

Billy Bob’s Texas Announces Two More Miranda Lambert Shows

FORT WORTH, Texas –   Country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, is headed back to her home state of Texas for a run of shows. Earlier this week, Lambert announced she’d be headlining Billy Bob’s Texas on April 22, 23, and 24. After selling out tickets to all three shows in minutes, Billy Bob’s Texas and Miranda Lambert announced two more shows at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk on May 1 and 2. These shows will be the grand finale to the world-famous Honky Tonk’s 40th anniversary celebration spanning the entire month of April.

“Hey y’all I just wanted to say thank you so much for selling out the first couple of shows at Billy Bob’s Texas… because they did well, we are going to add two more. Can’t wait! They go on sale March 5th,” Lambert announced on social media Friday morning (Feb. 12).

This will be Miranda’s first time back at Billy Bob’s Texas since she sold out back-to-back nights in 2011.

Tickets to the new shows will go on sale Friday, March 5.

Miranda Lambert – April 22, 23 & 24 | May 1 & 2

Vanner Records/RCA recording artist Miranda Lambert released her highly anticipated new studio album Wildcard Nov. 1 2019, which includes the Grammy-nominated “It All Comes Out in The Wash,” her number 1 country radio single, “Bluebird” and her current radio single, “Settling Down.”

The most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music, Lambert is the recipient of more than 70 prestigious awards and special honors: 35 ACM Awards (including 9 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Awards), 13 CMA Awards (Country Music Association), 2 GRAMMY Awards, the Harmony Award (Nashville Symphony), Artist in Residence (Country Music Hall of Fame), the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award, ACM Song of the Decade Award, and was named 2019 RIAA’s Artist of the Year.

The celebrated singer/songwriter has released seven studio albums that all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album Charts, including the critically acclaimed Wildcard (2019), The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014), Four The Record (2011), Revolution (2009), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) and Kerosene (2005). In addition, she released three albums with her trio, the Pistol Annies.

Miranda’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Since its inception in 2009, MuttNation has raised over $4.4 million in support of its mission to promote the adoption of rescue pets, support animal shelters across the country, advance spay & neuter, and assist with the transport of animals during times of natural disaster. www.muttnation.com

Her clothing and cowboy boot collection, Idyllwind, is a private-label brand sold at all Boot Barn stores nationwide. www.idyllwind.com.

For more information go to www.mirandalambert.com

House Band on the Honky Tonk Stage at 8 pm 
Showroom: Miranda Lambert at 10:00 pm  
Tickets:  $150-200 Reserved Seats / $50 General Admission
February Concert Lineup:
FEB 12 – Read Southall Band
FEB 13 – La Mafia
FEB 19 – Danielle Nicole with Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat @ The 81 Club
FEB 19 – Jimmie Allen
FEB 20 – Shenandoah & Collin Raye
FEB 26 – Mike & The Moonpies
FEB 27 – Tracy Lawrence
March Concert Lineup:
MAR 05 – Shane Smith & the Saints
MAR 06 – Charley Crockett
MAR 12 – Aaron Lewis
MAR 13 – Kip Moore
MAR 18 – The Steel Woods
MAR 19 – TBA
MAR 20 – TBA
MAR 26 – Samantha Fish
MAR 27 – Justin Moore
April Concert Lineup:
APR 01 – The Gatlin Brothers
APR 02 – Hank Williams Jr.
APR 03 – Hank Williams Jr.  
APR 08 – Midland
APR 09 – Midland
APR 10 – Midland
APR 15 – Dwight Yoakam
APR 16 – Dwight Yoakam
APR 17 – Dwight Yoakam
APR 22 – Miranda Lambert
APR 23 – Miranda Lambert
APR 24 – Miranda Lambert 

For the full concert calendar, special event and visitor information, please go to www.billybobstexas.com

About Billy Bob’s Texas:

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the 100,000 square foot cattle barn became Billy Bob’s Texas in 1981. Since then, more than 17 million visitors have enjoyed live entertainment and real bull riding at “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk”.

The facility has been host to hundreds of musical acts, from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top. On Fridays and Saturdays, the venue also features live bull riding – a step up from the mechanical variety. It seems like an unlikely source for a series that has sold millions of albums.

Billy Bob’s has been named the Country Music Club of the Year 10 times by the Academy of Country Music.

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FORT WORTH, Texas –   Country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, is headed back to her home state of Texas for a run of shows. Earlier this week, Lambert announced she’d be headlining Billy Bob’s Texas on April 22, 23, and 24. After selling out tickets to all three...

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Miranda Lambert to Headline Billy Bob’s Texas this April

FORT WORTH, Texas –  Country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, is headed back to her home state of Texas for a run of shows. April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, Miranda will be headlining back-to-back to back nights at Billy Bob’s Texas. These shows will be a part of the...

Margarita Day 2021

Margarita Day 2021

Margarita Day 2021 is February 22!

Last year at this time, we barely knew what the coronavirus was, figured it was something that China had to worry about.  We approached Margarita Day like any other drinking holiday and pardon the pun, “Drank it Up”.  

Even though there is hope in the air now, and we can see a glimpse of normalcy in the future, we invite you to approach Margarita Day with extra vigor and fortitude.  Let’s use Margarita Day as our opportunity to drown all of our COVID memories.

At What’s Up Fort Worth, we ask you to social distance and “Mask Off and Drink Up”.  Pick from one of the top margarita joints in The Fort.  You, our followers, created this list so enjoy! 

Here is your Top 10 List and More:

#1 Joe T Garcia’s
#2 Rio Mambo
#3 Wild Salsa
#4 Fat Daddy’s (Mansfield)
#5 Torchy’s Tacos
#6 The Original
#7 Yucatan Taco Stand
#8 El Primo’s (Mansfield) 
#9 El Arroyo (Arlington)
#10 Chimy’s

We hope you can try out one or two of our favorites on Margarita Day, February 22nd!

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Welterweight Showdown at Dickies Arena

Welterweight Showdown at Dickies Arena

Tickets On Sale Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com 

The highly anticipated welterweight showdown between rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) and former world champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 19 KOs) will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. 

The event, which is stacked from top to bottom with competitive undercard bouts, will take place Saturday, March 20 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, including the U.S., Mexico and Russia. 

“It’s rare that two fighters get to square off in front of their hometown fans, but with Dickies Arena just down the road from where both Vergil and Mo were born, this venue is exactly the right place for this fight,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “With a likely world championship opportunity at stake in front of friends and family, this is a guaranteed action fight to see either in person or on the DAZN app.” 

“I’m very happy to be fighting in front of my friends, family, and fans back at home again,” said Vergil Ortiz Jr. “Dickies Arena is a perfect sized venue, and it looks like it will be able to hold a substantial number of fans, so everybody needs to come out and support all the fighters. I’m really hyped for this fight.” 

“I’m excited to be fighting so close to home where my family, friends and hometown fans can come out and support my return to the ring,” said Maurice Hooker. “With Vergil and I both being from the Dallas area, this is a fight that had to happen in the DFW metroplex. We are going to put on one hell of a show for all of our hometown fans on March 20 at Dickies Arena.” 

As announced previously, the Ortiz vs. Hooker undercard will be stacked from top to bottom with highly competitive matchups. 

In the co-main event, Arslanbek “Lion” Makhmudov (11-0, 11 KOs) will make his highly anticipated United States debut in a 10-round defense of his NABF heavyweight title in a bout presented by Golden Boy and Eye of the Tiger Management. 

Two-division champion Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz (31-3, 4 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico and former flyweight champion Seniesa “Superbad” Estrada (19-0, 8 KOs) of East Los Angeles, California will meet in an epic 10-round fight for Ortiz’s WBA Minimumweight World Title. 

Luis “Matador” Hernandez (21-0, 19 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico will participate in a 10-round super lightweight battle against Alex Martin (15-3, 6 KOs) of Chicago, Illinois. 

George Rincon (10-0, 7 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will return in an eight-round super lightweight fight. 

Hector Valdez (13-0, 8 KOs) of Dallas, Texas will face Alberto Torres (11-3-3, 4 KOs) of Sacramento, California in an eight-round super bantamweight battle. 

Oscar Acevedo (7-0) of Garden City, Kansas and James “Crunch Time” Willkins (9-1-0, 6 KOs) of Staten Island, New York will meet in an eight-round super featherweight bout between two Golden Boy prospects. 

Tristan Kalkreuth (7-0, 6 KOs) of Duncanville, Texas will return in a six-round fight in the cruiserweight division. 

Opponents for Rincon and Kalkreuth will be announced shortly. 

Ortiz Jr. vs Hooker is a 12-round fight for the WBO International Welterweight Championship presented by Golden Boy. The event is sponsored by Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle” and “BetOnline – Your Online Sportsbook Experts.” The fight will take place on Saturday, March 20 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN worldwide, including the U.S., Mexico and Russia. 

Tickets for Ortiz Jr. vs. Hooker will go on sale this Friday, Feb. 5 at 10:00 a.m. CT and are priced at $200, $100, $60 and $40, not including applicable service charges and taxes. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.dickiesarena.com or www.ticketmaster.com. 

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and DAZN.com. Follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing and @DAZNBoxing. Become a fan on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/GoldenBoy and https://www.facebook.com/DAZN. Follow on Instagram @GoldenBoy and @DAZNBoxing. Follow the conversation using #OrtizHooker 

Photos and videos are available for download by clicking here or copying and pasting the link: http://bit.ly/OrtizHooker into a browser. Credit must be provided to Golden Boy for any photo and/or video usage. 

About Dickies Arena
Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances. For more information, visit www.DickiesArena.com

 

Contacts
Alissa Sanderson
asanderson@dickiesarena.com 
816-769-2234

Ramiro Gonzalez/Gabriel Rivas, Golden Boy: (213) 489-5631
Chris Legentil, DAZN: Chris.Legentil@dazn.com: (646) 660-5934
Haiwen Lu, DAZN: Haiwen.Lu@dazn.com: (917) 855-7922 

Miranda Lambert to Headline Billy Bob’s Texas this April

Miranda Lambert to Headline Billy Bob’s Texas this April

FORT WORTH, Texas –  Country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, is headed back to her home state of Texas for a run of shows. April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, Miranda will be headlining back-to-back to back nights at Billy Bob’s Texas. These shows will be a part of the world-famous Honky Tonk’s 40th anniversary celebration spanning the month of April.

“First concert in over a year. Texas, I can’t wait to come home,” Lambert announced on Monday (Feb. 8) via Instagram.

This will be Miranda’s first time back at Billy Bob’s Texas since she sold out back-to-back nights in 2011.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 12th.

Miranda Lambert – April 22, 23 & 24, 2021 Vanner Records/RCA recording artist Miranda Lambert released her highly anticipated new studio album Wildcard Nov. 1 2019, which includes the Grammy-nominated “It All Comes Out in The Wash,” her number 1 country radio single, “Bluebird” and her current radio single, “Settling Down.”

The most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music, Lambert is the recipient of more than 70 prestigious awards and special honors: 35 ACM Awards (including 9 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Awards), 13 CMA Awards (Country Music Association), 2 GRAMMY Awards, the Harmony Award (Nashville Symphony), Artist in Residence (Country Music Hall of Fame), the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award, ACM Song of the Decade Award, and was named 2019 RIAA’s Artist of the Year.

The celebrated singer/songwriter has released seven studio albums that all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album Charts, including the critically acclaimed Wildcard (2019), The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014), Four The Record (2011), Revolution (2009), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) and Kerosene (2005). In addition, she released three albums with her trio, the Pistol Annies.

Miranda’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Since its inception in 2009, MuttNation has raised over $4.4 million in support of its mission to promote the adoption of rescue pets, support animal shelters across the country, advance spay & neuter, and assist with the transport of animals during times of natural disaster. Her clothing and cowboy boot collection, Idyllwind, is a private-label brand sold at all Boot Barn stores nationwide.

For more information go to www.mirandalambert.com

House Band on the Honky Tonk Stage at 8 pm
Showroom: Miranda Lambert at 10:00 pm  
Tickets:  $150-200 Reserved Seats / $50 General Admission

February Concert Lineup:
FEB 12 – Read Southall Band
FEB 13 – La Mafia
FEB 19 – Danielle Nicole with Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat @ The 81 Club
FEB 19 – Jimmie Allen
FEB 20 – Shenandoah & Collin Raye
FEB 26 – Mike & The Moonpies
FEB 27 – Tracy Lawrence

March Concert Lineup:
MAR 05 – Shane Smith & the Saints
MAR 06 – Charley Crockett
MAR 12 – Aaron Lewis
MAR 13 – Kip Moore
MAR 18 – The Steel Woods
MAR 19 – TBA
MAR 20 – TBA
MAR 26 – Samantha Fish
MAR 27 – Justin Moore

April Concert Lineup:
APR 01 – The Gatlin Brothers
APR 02 – Hank Williams Jr.
APR 03 – Hank Williams Jr.  
APR 08 – Midland
APR 09 – Midland
APR 10 – Midland
APR 15 – Dwight Yoakam
APR 16 – Dwight Yoakam
APR 17 – Dwight Yoakam
APR 22 – Miranda Lambert
APR 23 – Miranda Lambert
APR 24 – Miranda Lambert

For the full concert calendar, special event and visitor information, please go to www.billybobstexas.com
 
About Billy Bob’s Texas:
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the 100,000 square foot cattle barn became Billy Bob’s Texas in 1981. Since then, more than 17 million visitors have enjoyed live entertainment and real bull riding at “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk”.
The facility has been host to hundreds of musical acts, from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top. On Fridays and Saturdays, the venue also features live bull riding – a step up from the mechanical variety. It seems like an unlikely source for a series that has sold millions of albums.

Billy Bob’s has been named the Country Music Club of the Year 10 times by the Academy of Country Music.

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FORT WORTH, Texas –  Country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, is headed back to her home state of Texas for a run of shows. April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, Miranda will be headlining back-to-back to back nights at Billy Bob’s Texas. These shows will be a part of the...