Arts
Matthew Szal’s “Urban Bull”

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Fringe Art Studio
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Part of the new band of art galleries on Race Street, the Fringe Art Studio’s new show features photographs by Carson Sanders and paintings by Matthew Szal that ask whether a city’s history is erased by new construction. Th...


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A Texas Jubilee

Fort Worth author James Ward Lee celebrates the good/bad ol’ days.
EDWARD BROWN
The fictionalized North Texas town of Bodark Springs comes to life in James Ward Lee’s most recent book, A Texas Jubilee, reminding readers that few things in life are as pleasurable as well written folklore. Fort Worthian Le...



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Fort Worth’s Woodson Named State Painter

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth painter and TCU alum and former prof Jim Woodson has been named state artist (two-dimensional) for 2013 by The Texas Commission on the Arts. Woodson joins state poet laureates Rosemary Catacalos (2013) and Dean Young...


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Fort Worth Artist Wins Hunting Art Prize

ANTHONY MARIANI
Native Fort Worthian and TCU alum Marshall Harris’ “Round Up: B.F. Smith & Son Saddlery Circa 1940-1942,” a life-size photorealist graphite drawing, was chosen by judges from Texas, Tennessee, and Delaware from more t...



The sets of Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos are some of the most amazing ever seen in Bass Hall.

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Fort Worth Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is a glorious treat.
LEONARD EUREKA
Operas by Richard Strauss aren’t staged that often, not because they’re unpopular but because they’re expensive: enormous casts, huge orchestras, lavish scenery and costumes, and some of the most treacherous vocal writing...


Randall Reid’s “Reflection”

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William Campbell Contemporary Art
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The name of the game is “retro” at William Campbell Contemporary Art. Randall Reid’s new show of collages takes its inspiration from commercial and graphic art from the 1960s, specifically from pulp novel covers and Space...



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Review: “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”

JIMMY FOWLER
There’s no doubt that The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, playwright Mike Daisey’s theatrical monologue currently staged by Amphibian Productions through May 12, contains important information for so-called First World...


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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....