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TBT Visits Dallas

LEONARD EUREKA
Texas Ballet Theater’s repertory programs seldom offer all fresh material, but last month’s season-ending show in Fort Worth came close. Of the five ballets performed, only one was a repeat, company director Ben Stevenson...


Tenor David Portillo’s version of the classic “Ah! Mes amis” will knock your socks off.

Glory Denied, Daughter Roll

Fort Worth Opera Festival continues with two totally different works.
ANTHONY MARIANI and EDWARD BROWN
For this year’s requisite dose of comedy, Fort Worth Opera went with Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, a mid-19th-century bel canto piece about a young orphan girl who is raised by a ragtag group of soldiers in The ...



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Museum Swap: The Perot is Pretty Groovy

ANTHONY MARIANI
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....


Mary Dunleavy and Sean Panikkar bask in love’s warm glow in Fort Worth Opera’s production of La Bohème.

Vocal Majority

Strong singing kicks off Fort Worth Opera’s 2013 festival.
LEONARD EUREKA
There was no pressure for Sean Panikkar Saturday night –– after all, he was just singing the same role that Placido Domingo and Stephen Costello sang here before, just as their careers were taking off. But the Sri Lankan te...



Danville Chadbourne’s “The Tenacious Mystery of Divergence”

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Artspace 111
GALLERY
Danville Chadbourne will be all over Artspace 111. As part of the Bryan native’s new solo show, his large ceramic sculptures will be on display on the grounds outside the gallery while his paintings will be exhibited inside. ...


"The moor" totally kicks Damien Hirst's ass.

Museum Swap: Bernini

ANTHONY MARIANI
There’s this really ridiculous, rarely fun game I play called Museum Swap, in which I try to picture an exhibit at one of our major museums –– the Carter, Kimbell, or Modern –– in either one or both of the other two. ...



Tom Hollenback’s “SPWP-SD3”

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William Campbell Contemporary Art
GALLERY
The name of Tom Hollenback’s new solo show at William Campbell Contemporary Art is Mutabilis, Latin for “mutable,” a quality illustrated by the artist’s work here. One way he blurs the line between two-dimensional and t...


Mayor Betsy Price: “We don’t like other cities outdoing us.”

Ebbing Tide

Gas revenues to fund the arts? What gas revenues?
ANTHONY MARIANI
Be afraid, Fort Worth. Be very afraid. Late last year, the Fort Worth City Council decided to decrease funding for the nearly 50-year-old Arts Council of Fort Worth, a nonprofit agency that distributes funds to 45 local groups,...



(From left to right) Michael McMillan, Morgan McClure, Montgomery Sutton, Chip Wood, and Jenny King star in Circle Theatre’s current production.

Star Over Boise

Circle’s latest is a masterstroke in accessible sublimity.
JIMMY FOWLER
Idaho-born playwright Samuel D. Hunter is a hot property on the American stage right now, thanks in large part to his most recent Off-Broadway show The Whale, about a 600-pound man trying to reconnect with his daughter. Circle ...


Sierra Velazquez' "Self-portrait" is one of nearly two dozen original velvet paintings by local artists that will be up for auction at Bill Campbell's in May.

VELVEASL!: Velvet Paintings for a Good Cause

ANTHONY MARIANI
Admit it. You’ve always wanted a velvet painting. You know that every time you walk into The Gold Standard, you’re eyein’ up that part of the bar where all of those kitschy matadors and poker-playing dogs –– and that ...