What’s a day’s work worth without a story to tell?
By Jackie Hoermann-Elliott
Based on a book by radio legend Studs Terkel, Working: A Musical was the first play that Jubilee Theatre Director William Earl Ray ever produced. And that was back before the veteran Austin area native was acting or directing f...

“The Pointe de Héve at Low Tide”

Early Impressions

The Kimbell’s new show focuses on Monet’s youthful period.
Kristian Lin
If you’re going to put on an art show about Claude Monet at this point, you’d better have something new to say. That’s the challenge facing the Kimbell Art Museum, which opened Monet: The Early Years last week. The exhibi...

Texas Ballet Theater’s version of DGV was quite a jolt.

TBT: On Pointe

Texas Ballet Theater rendered two contemporary pieces with aplomb.
Leonard Eureka
Taking on two hefty contemporary works for its season-opening program in Bass Performance Hall last weekend – Carlos Acosta’s Carmen and Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse – Texas Ballet Theater looked ...

Prints of “Sisters” by Fort Worth photographer Chip Tompkins will be among a bevy of prints by emerging and established artists as part of Art Tooth’s Pop Up Print Project.

Art Tooth

A new hybrid gallery project is feeding Fort Worth’s appetite for modern art.
Edward Brown
The unfolding story of Fort Worth’s contemporary art scene would be missing a few chapters if not for the efforts of several young artists whose names have become familiar recently. Aimee Cardoso, Shasta Haubrich, Dee Lara, B...


Gallery Night Sums

There was more art than could be humanly digested, but our critic tried.
By Christopher Blay
I’ve really been drawn to the paintings of one particular artist lately. Erika Duque. I had a studio visit with her a few months ago before the Transmissions group show at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, and I’ve seen her pai...

Hundreds of supporters came out to Shipping and Receiving last Sunday to hear musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Persevering for the Public

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians may be on strike, but they aren’t being silent.
Edward Brown
It definitely wasn’t Bass Hall. As cool and rocking and rolling as Shipping & Receiving is, it’s not where you’d expect to hear music of the kind regularly produced by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Well, now irre...

Don’t believe everything you read, our author says. Photo by Brianna Kessler.

In Russia with Love

A Wesleyan graduate travels to the “least friendly city in the world,” criticizes media.
My favorite thing about growing up and living in Fort Worth is seeing smiling faces every day. We’re a friendly town. Travel + Leisure says we’re the seventh friendliest in the country. On the personal friendly scale, I tip...

Liz Mikel, Justin Duncan, Aaron Green, Natalie Wilson King, and Djoré Nance suck on their Bootycandy at Stage West.

Two at Stage West

We review very different shows in Bootycandy and An Iliad.
Kristian Lin
Since my other duties at this publication leave me too busy to go to stage shows on a weekly basis, I thought I’d take the opportunity to take in both of the plays currently running at Stage West and write them up for you in ...

Bass Hall’s production of The Sound of Music was quite a ride.

Favorite Things

Nobody puts Mother Abbess in a corner.
The triumph of the human spirit sounds uninspiring after having been sung by the same characters with the same voices for over half a century. To conductor Jay Alger’s credit, The Sound of Music that echoed through Bass Hall ...

Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus No. 34 greets visitors to the Amon Carter Museum through 2018. Photo courtesy of The Amon Carter Museum.

Nice Threads

A rainbow fills the air above the Amon Carter’s staircase thanks to Plexus No. 34.
Kristian Lin
The main atrium of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art was completed 15 years ago this October as part of the museum’s expansion. To mark the occasion, the museum wanted to do something more imaginative than place a large ...