Conductor Andres Franco had a blast at Concerts in the Garden Saturday.

Concerts in the Garden: Groovy, Man

Alright, I’m going to say it. The Woodstock-themed Concerts in the Garden last Saturday was groovy. It was a happenin’, far out, psychedelic show that hit all the right buttons. Concerts in the Garden has been going strong ...

Best acoustic/folk nominees Big City Folk play The Grotto at 10 p.m. as part of an MAF'13 after-party tonight.

MAFter-Parties Tonight

It’s the mooost wonderful tiiime of the yeeeaar. As part of Fort Worth Weekly’s 11th Annual Music Awards Festival 4-10 p.m. today (Sunday), 48 of some of the most progressive bands in town –– including Burning Hotels, Q...

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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Trieste, Italy

My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...

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Chamber Music Society Gets New Director

Kristian Lin
Non-Cliburn-related classical music news: The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth recently announced that Gary Levinson will be their new artistic director. Levinson is a former current senior principal associate concertmaster ...


Free Tickets To See Barenaked Ladies

Jeff Prince
The Canadian rock group with the quirky songs and entertaining live shows is coming to Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, and you could see ‘em for free — if you can answer a question better than anyone else. The Bar...

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The Cliburn Has a Winner!

Kristian Lin
The awards ceremony started with a movie, a short film including footage of Van Cliburn’s triumph at the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition and his aftermath as a public figure. It was set not to his performance of the Tchaikov...

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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 4)

Kristian Lin
Last day of this competition! As always happens, the press room at the Cliburn is now filled to capacity. (In the first round, it was just a few diehards like me.) Three different Japanese journalists are seated around me at th...

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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 3)

Kristian Lin
I’m also the soccer guy on this website, as our regular readers know, so I heard about the incredible last few minutes of USA’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier in Kingston, with our guys blowing th...

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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 2)

Kristian Lin
The final round format has changed this year so that instead of the competitors playing their classical concerto first and then their showpiece concerto afterward, some of them are playing Rachmaninov or Prokofiev before they&#...

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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 1)

Kristian Lin
Spent my day off watching Man of Steel at a preview screening. You’ll have to wait until next week to find out what I think of the Superman film, but I will say that after steeping in high culture for the last week and a ...