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Fort Worth Weekly
Solo Female Dancer Critic’s choice: Carolyn Judson A principal dancer with Texas Ballet Theater, Judson took advantage of two huge opportunities to shine last season: as Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and as the title cha...

Laura Gilpin’s “Tying a Chongo” (1954) is one of thousands of rare photographic artifacts in the Amon Carter’s archives.

Extensive Archives

Beneath its gallery space, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is preserving the legacy of several great American photographers.
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This past Tuesday morning was like any other at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. A few visitors were trickling in to see That Day, an exhibit of 27 black-and-white and color photographs by photojournalist Laura Wilson th...

Dog Days

Dark Days

Fort Worth Opera prepares for its festival by discussing its most harrowing production yet.
Edward Brown
Dog Days isn’t your typical opera. No unrequited love, no redemption, no slapstick humor, and the main character doesn’t sing a single line. But this new work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek wasn’t...

Some of the broad comic performances and situations reflect racial stereotypes that 21st-century movie audiences may find grating.

The Joint Is Jumpin’

Wildcatter Exchange screens a rare “race movie” to start a dialogue.
In 1983, veteran Fort Worth journalist and movie historian Michael H. Price — then a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram — received a phone call from his friend G. William Jones, director of the film and video arch...

Pilcher: “Writers know what other writers are going through, no matter what stage [of their careers] they’re in.”

Words with Friends

Fort Worth Writer’s Boot Camp is here to help you finish that novel or screenplay. And more.
As a longtime English teacher and librarian with the Fort Worth school district, Rachel Pilcher has had a lot of experience advising young writers on finding their voices. As a somewhat frustrated dabbler herself in various for...

Dallasites packed The Foundry last week for some casual performances by Fort Worth Opera singers.

Wild, Wild West Opera goes downtown, a multimedia experience blooms, and Rahr is this much closer to a new Visionary Brew label.

As the Fort Worth Opera preaches to the unwashed, former Arlington actor/director Frank Mosley and Fort Worth singer-songwriter/composer Clint Niosi reach for glory via a multimedia extravaganza, and we announce the winners in ...


Museum Swap: The Perot is Pretty Groovy

Never mind all of the noise you’ve (probably) been hearing about the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. The building is not as offensive as most architecture critics have said it is (especially that guy from the L....

Visionary Awards: Art Rulz

Michelle Brandley, Andrew Disney, and Micah Yarborough were the guests of honor at our recent Visionary Awards party.
Last Thursday evening at Artspace 111, we threw a party. About 200 people showed up, which isn’t bad, considering that Artspace 111, while spacious and airy, doesn’t have a large spatial footprint. The people who happily pi...

Your Guide to 817 Arts

Fort Worth’s got a little bit of everything — museums, galleries, theaters, institutions — but no attitude.
On the surface, an out-of-towner who spends more than a couple of minutes among some of us Fort Worthians might think we’ve got a little case of Dallas envy. But our envy isn’t for Dallas itself, though even the most hardco...

Rutledge Goes from Farm to Market

The Fort Worth painter has a startling new exhibit up now at Artspace 111.
As anyone who knows her can attest, Fort Worth artist Jo LeMay Rutledge is both blunt and a bit of a wisecracker. When one of her oil paintings was recently accepted in a citywide show, the 61-year-old was asked to write a shor...