Ken Dixon “Order & Disorder: Common Denominator”


William Campbell Contemporary Art
Ken Dixon’s show at William Campbell, 3 Short Stories & 12 Options, takes its inspiration from Texas’ Hill Country, but the artist renders his landscapes in paint, paper, and carved wood. The show remains up through Sat...

The hero of Buzzkill, an anonymous übermensch, derives his superpowers from drugs and alcohol.

Buzzkill: Up, Up, and Away

A new comic tackles addiction and power.
There have been as many takes on the superhero genre as there are members of the X-Men. The artform has been deconstructed, reconstructed, and outright parodied. But there’s never been a superhero who gains his powers from do...

HOMECOMING! Committee’s MacGuffin


The literature accompanying MacGuffin, a new multimedia exhibit by the Fort Worth/Dallas collective HOMECOMING! Committee, is intentionally vague: lots of talk about desire, sight, sound, multiple dimensions, and “a snapshot ...


“Death Tax” at Amphibian Stage Productions

“Nobody does something for nothing,” declares Maxine (Georgia Clinton), a bitter, delusional old woman nearing the end of her life in a respectable if impersonal eldercare facility. While she may not be as close to death as...

The composer takes in Bass Hall before his performance of Dracula.

Philip Glass’ Dracula: Bloody Good

The classical music scene in Fort Worth is all too often one of weak attendance figures and stale, centuries-old programming. Last Tuesday’s performance of Dracula: The Music and Film by Philip Glass and his namesake ensemble...

Ebony Marshall-Oliver stars in Neat, a companion piece of sorts to playwright Charlayne Woodard’s Pretty Fire.

Not so Neat

Racism is messy business in Jubilee’s new one-woman show.
Actor Ebony Marshall-Oliver was born and raised in a small south Louisiana town called Donaldsonville, although her family had moved to Atlanta by the time she was in high school. At 35, Marshall-Oliver is too young to have wit...

Sarah Williams’ “Sherman”


Gallery at UTA
Deserted landscapes that bear the imprint of humanity but aren’t exactly urban provide Sarah Williams with her inspiration. The painter shares the exhibit at the Gallery at UTA with photographer Amy Blakemore, whose works fre...

Carolyn Judson and Lucas Priolo danced the titles roles in Texas Ballet Theater’s production of Romeo and Juliet.

TBT’s Romeo and Juliet

Texas Ballet Theater did justice to The Bard’s tragic love story last weekend.
It’s been a rough five years for arts groups, thanks to a topsy-turvy economy. Texas Ballet Theater has been forced to give up live music accompaniment and to pare down some administrative jobs. But the first night of the com...


R.I.P. Ronald Shannon Jackson … and Fort Worth Jazz?

Legendary free-jazz composer and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson died of leukemia on Saturday. He was 73. In 2003, Fort Worth musician and writer Ken Shimamoto profiled Jackson for the Weekly (“Legend Shadows,” Jan. 2), not ...

John Hartley’s “Battlefield Scrimmage”


Artspace 111
You’ll feel like a kid in a toy store at Artspace 111’s new show opening this week. That’s because John Hartley’s paintings take toy soldiers, action figures, and weaponry as their chief subject, though there are a few ...