Anyone who’s planning to see Stage West’s production of Liz Lochhead’s comedy Good Things should know this: A major cast member dropped out of rehearsals shortly before the original opening night and was repla...

Scaling Heights

It took a few years, but Dallas has finally caught up with Fort Worth and Houston and now has a world-class opera space, the Margo and Bill Winspear Opera House. The inaugural production was the Dallas Opera’s new take on...

CD, Sharp

A major element of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s renaissance in this decade has been the willingness of conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to program and promote esoteric contemporary fare, giving Fort Worth audiences a peri...


New York audiences were understandably abuzz when Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth debuted way back in 1942. Wilder was already considered an innovative American dramatist on the strength of 1938′s Our Town a...

The Zoo Redux

Thirty years ago, if you were in high school and you had a car, you almost had to have a sticker in your back window swearing fealty to either of two radio stations: KZEW/98-FM The Zoo or KTXQ/102-FM Q102.

Take the Keys

After 23 years as president of the Van Cliburn Foundation, the group that organizes and presents the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Richard Rodzinski is retiring, leaving a gaping hole not only in the ...

Chugging Along

Last week, the 40th anniversary of a local museum came and went — and few people noticed. When the Pate Museum of Transportation opened in 1969, it was the first of its kind in North Texas, featuring mainly rare, vintage ...

Making a Scene

Back in 1996, friends and fellow theater rats Steve McGaw, Les Hofheinz, and Elizabeth Morrison didn’t know what to expect when they performed their first showcase of scenes, monologues, and readings at the old Seventh St...


Featuring the work of eight graduate students from the school’s studio art and design programs, UNT’s current art exhibit Recovery and Reinvention focuses on cultural heritage and sources of inspiration from the pas...

Space is the Place

Michael Barnard is a wealthy Fort Worth real estate developer who owns property all over town. His latest project has an artistic bent, though Barnard is neither a big art collector nor a creator. What he’s doing is teami...