Haaa-lelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Last Sunday at Bass Performance Hall, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra opened the last of a series of performances of Christmas classics with the Copland-ian First Movement from John Rutter’s Gloria – I froze as th...

A Picture’s Worth …

It’s impossible to come of age in a city as grand and colorful as Fort Worth without falling in love with the architecture and scenery: skyscrapers, mom-and-pop shops, rivers, viaducts, longhorns, stockyards, trains, movi...

Camera Eyes

Cinema has gripped arty-farty Fort Worth. Coinciding with the second annual Lone Star International Film Festival are several art exhibits informed by moving pictures.


Nature is hot. In September, the New Museum in New York City opened After Nature, a group show that gathered post-apocalyptic works in various media, including filmmaker Werner Herzog’s “And a Smoke Arose: Lessons o...

Get Behind Your Ballet

Leonard Eureka
To continue their heroic efforts, Texas Ballet Theater’s dancers are putting on a benefit program tomorrow (Thursday) at the Scott Theater in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. The dancers have already raised about $18...

Going Once …

Several watercolor paintings recently donated to the Juneteenth Museum on Rosedale Street obviously weren’t rendered by a master, but they were painted with love and skill by one Fort Worth’s most influential Africa...

Fort Worth ‘Boo!’s

As Halloween is the season, Fort dwellers might want to ponder the spectral entities in their own backyard. Mitchel Whitington’s Ghosts of North Texas from Republic of Texas Press contains at least as much local history a...

Revolutionary Ballet

Leonard Eureka
It takes guts for a small company like Metropolitan Classical Ballet to try to mount a convincing production of a Soviet-era blockbuster like Spartacus, but the group met the challenge earlier this week in Bass Performance Hall.

Big Shoe

Leonard Eureka
It was touch and go for a while, but Texas Ballet Theater finally came up with enough money to open its season last week, and the audience at the Majestic Theater in Dallas approved enthusiastically.

Arts Notes

Being born a sharecropper’s son in 1915 on the outskirts of Fort Worth isn’t the background you might expect from someone who’d eventually be recognized as a pioneering artist. But David Brownlow rose above hi...