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Best Of Culture 2014

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Solo Dance Performance (Female) Critic’s choice: Carolyn Judson Judson continues to blossom into one of Texas Ballet Theater’s leading ballerinas, giving memorable opening-night performances as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet an...


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North Texas Giving Day is Sept 18

JIMMY FOWLER
As you’ve probably heard from various media outlets, tomorrow (Thu Sept 18) is 2014 North Texas Giving Day, the sixth annual donations event that encourages folks to give money to their favorite non-profits. From 6am-midnight...



As with “Unseasonably Cool,” mischief pervades Judy Youngblood’s paintings, prints, and mixed-media works.

The Friendly Skies

Judy Youngblood talks about the weather in her striking new exhibit.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s an inspired goofiness and an inviting tactility to many of the paintings, prints, and mixed-media works in Changing Weather, Judy Youngblood’s current show at William Campbell Contemporary Art. As the title implies,...


Fort Worth’s Tony Saladino abstracts one particular historic district in his painting “Fort Worth Stockyards Revisited II.”

The Art of Preservation

“Cowboys and culture” may be suspect, but it’s still relevant.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Beneath the violet glow of dusk and across a dark, empty parking lot, a closed Costco megastore spills funnels of soft white light downward, creating angular, sinister shadows all around. Facing the building on horseback is a m...



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Second Life’s a Stage

Real-world performers are making real-world money in virtual reality.
EDWARD BROWN
Singer-songwriter Matthew Broyles is setting up for a gig. He’s seated in front of a microphone with his playlist at his feet, tuning his acoustic guitar and lightly running through some of the chord changes he’ll be perfor...


Disney alum Anneliese van der Pol starred in Prism Theatric’s inaugural production, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Prism Theatrics Arrives

Who says you can’t find Big Apple-type musicals in Fort Worth.
EDWARD BROWN
Matthew Blake Floyd’s professional journey has come full circle. After learning the ropes of musical theater as a student at Casa Mañana and eventually spending some time working in theater in New York City, he’s returned ...



Fort Worth artist Neal Langham helps brew the first batch of Visionary Brew at Rahr.

Rahr’s Visionary Brew Hitting the Streets

ANTHONY MARIANI
Rahr’s annual Visionary Brew is on the way. Brewed in celebration of our annual Visionary Awards, three $500 cash prizes awarded to three outstanding up-and-coming artists of various disciplines as chosen by a large committee...


Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker, By Doug J. Swanson. Viking Press; 368 pps.; $27.95

Benny and the Bad Boys

A former Morning News reporter recounts a legendary local mobster’s wild ride.
MARGARET ALLYSON
Doug J. Swanson’s new book is laugh-out-loud funny — odd, since it’s about a semi-illiterate gangster who left a trail of dead bodies from Dallas to Las Vegas. But Benny Binion was in many ways a true visionary, even if h...



The cast of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! includes Haltom High alumni and local drama teachers.

Mr. Zolidis’ Opus

The Brothers Grimm get the musical treatment by a Pulitzer-nominated playwright and former Haltom High teacher.
ROB PATTERSON
The way The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! found its groove is something of a fairy tale. Originally written in 2007 by playwright Don Zolidis as a non-musical stage play for his Haltom High School and North Oak Mi...


Motley’s “Octoroon Girl” probably traversed a difficult path to luxury.

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Harlem Renaissance master Archibald Motley receives his due at the Carter.
JIMMY FOWLER
After a glance at several of the paintings in the national exhibit Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, currently on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, fans of 1970s American sitcoms may wonder: Did Motley, a Harl...