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Fort Worth Opera's production of the Mozart classic is set in the roaring '20s instead of 18th-century Naples, one of several delightful and mostly humorous touches.

Fort Worth Opera Swings into Mozart

EDWARD BROWN
The plot for Mozart’s Così fan tutte could easily be mistaken for that of an ’80s sitcom. The maestro and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte used dramatic material (jealous boyfriends, philandering girlfriends, cheating, flirting...


The Dickies bring their light-hearted punk to Trees Saturday.

Five Cool Touring Shows this Weekend

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Though they’ve got legit punk chops, The Dickies are basically all about having a few laughs. Formed in 1977 near the dawn of the genre in the San Fernando Valley, the band never broke into MTV but was huge onstage, openi...



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Colorado Symphony: Now With Weed!

Kristian Lin
For some decades now, classical music organizations have been wondering how to attract more young listeners to their concerts, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra has now hit on an idea inspired by the recent changes in their s...


Moviegoers take in some filmic Soviet propaganda at ArthouseFW at the Piano Pavilion. Courtesy: LSFS.

Strike Takes ArthouseFW to Surreality

EDWARD BROWN
Fort Worth is still waiting for its first indie film theater, but that hasn’t stopped groups like the Lone Star Film Society from programming cinematic experiences that present film as art, not just a divertissement. Last Sun...



PAULA NELSON PUT ON A BRAVE FACE DURING HER ARREST BASED ON THIS PHOTO POSTED ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE. (Photo by Kevin Lance)

Paula Nelson (Daughter Of Willie) Arrested For Marijuana In Texas

Jeff Prince
Yesterday was April 20, a special date for pot enthusiasts (a common code among marijuana users is “420″). Menard County deputies weren’t feeling festive. They arrested Paula Nelson, daughter of Texas Music ic...


ROD KENNEDY.

Kerrville Folk Festival Founder Rod Kennedy Dead At 84

Jeff Prince
The man who created the Kerrville Folk Festival, the huge and long-running celebration of songwriters, died in hospice care yesterday, according to a report published today in the San Antonio Express-News. Rod Kennedy was 84. &...



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Cliburn at the Modern Goes High with Higdon

EDWARD BROWN
If only seeing world-renown composers perform was as easy as strolling to the neighborhood art museum. Last Saturday was one of those rare days. Cliburn at the Modern is a fairly low-key event as far as Van Cliburn Foundation a...


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Thank Supreme Being It’s Friday…On The Green

Jeff Prince
The seasonal music series Friday on the Green resumes tonight, and the weather forecast, band lineup, and after-party are making my whistle yearn to be wet. The first show of the season begins at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Green Park, ...



THE WHITE ELEPHANT SALOON WAS ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC LAST NIGHT (all photos by Jeff Prince).

Buffalo Ruckus Stampedes Texas Music Showdown

Jeff Prince
The final winner of last night’s Texas Music Showdown almost turned out to be Forty Creek Whiskey. The whiskey-peddling, Texas Music-loving, buy-a-round-for-the-house kind of guy from Forty Creek, Bobby Camillone, was in ...


KONVICT KODY FOSTER HELPED BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO LAST NIGHT'S SET (all photos by Jeff Prince)

Surprise Ending At Texas Music Showdown

Jeff Prince
The five members of Koe Wetzel and the Konvicts snaked their way through the crowd at White Elephant Saloon last night. Then they disappeared into a darkened back room. An employee poked his head in to see what was going on. &#...