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Partying with Ed Harris at USA Film Festival

EDWARD BROWN
Last Sunday’s screening of Frontera at the 2014 USA Film Festival in Dallas was a candid glimpse into a great film and the world of acting. The room at the Angelika Film Center was packed with Hollywood heavyweights: actors, ...


(From left to right) Ian McEuen, Vanessa Becerra, and Sandra Lopez star in Fort Worth Opera’s production of With Blood, With Ink.

The Healing Arts

Fort Worth Opera’s With Blood, With Ink wrings beauty out of tragedy.
EDWARD BROWN
Composed by Daniel Crozier with a libretto by Peter Krask, With Blood, With Ink poses a centuries-old question: Can art palliate human tragedy? Many people find comfort in socially conscious art. Works like the Oklahoma City Na...



Anastasia Muñoz (left) and Katherine Bourne star in Stage West’s lively production of Orlando. Buddy Myers

Orlando Blooms

A man is transformed to a woman in Stage West’s production of a Woolf classic.
JIMMY FOWLER
Although John Gray’s bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus was a pop culture phenomenon more than 22 years ago, its basic premise –– that the sexes are controlled by virtually insurmountable, biologically det...


Moviegoers take in some filmic Soviet propaganda at ArthouseFW at the Piano Pavilion. Courtesy: LSFS.

Strike Takes ArthouseFW to Surreality

EDWARD BROWN
Fort Worth is still waiting for its first indie film theater, but that hasn’t stopped groups like the Lone Star Film Society from programming cinematic experiences that present film as art, not just a divertissement. Last Sun...



Sam Swanson, Lydia Mackay, and Garret Storms are looking for love –– and shelter and answers — in the ’Phibs’ current production, Hunting and Gathering. Daylon Walton

Hunting and Gathering: Rootless and Roofless

In Amphibian Stage Productions’ latest, “home” is more than just an address.
JIMMY FOWLER
“How come all the jobs I can do are not the jobs that will pay me to live like an adult?!” angrily declares Ruth (Lydia Mackay), a New Yorker in her late 30s without a regular home or stable employment. Ruth is the oldest o...


LTLAwards

Tarrant County Live Theatre Awards

JIMMY FOWLER
You always hear about people sacrificing their lives for their art, but what does that mean? “Sacrifice” might be a strong word, but the actors, directors, designers, tech people, administrators, and volunteers who work reg...



Byrd Williams IV captures the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Fort Worth in 1967.

Messages in Bottles

Byrd Williams IV told a UNT crowd about a century of photography.
GAYLE REAVES
If Byrd Williams IV were not a world-class photographer, he might be doing just about as well as a writer. As editor of Fort Worth Weekly, I’ve known for years about Byrd’s photographic skills and the legacy of his family o...


Higdon-and-Beau

Cliburn at the Modern Goes High with Higdon

EDWARD BROWN
If only seeing world-renown composers perform was as easy as strolling to the neighborhood art museum. Last Saturday was one of those rare days. Cliburn at the Modern is a fairly low-key event as far as Van Cliburn Foundation a...



Dallasites packed The Foundry last week for some casual performances by Fort Worth Opera singers.

Wild, Wild West Opera goes downtown, a multimedia experience blooms, and Rahr is this much closer to a new Visionary Brew label.

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
As the Fort Worth Opera preaches to the unwashed, former Arlington actor/director Frank Mosley and Fort Worth singer-songwriter/composer Clint Niosi reach for glory via a multimedia extravaganza, and we announce the winners in ...


Texas Ballet Theater dived into modern territory recently with spectacular results.

Voices, Arms Raised

Modern choreography finds Texas Ballet Theater in fine form.
LEONARD EUREKA
For a small regional company with a modest budget, Texas Ballet Theater rarely ceases to amaze, producing performances that are grand and memorable. Since artistic director Ben Stevenson took over 10 years ago, bringing with hi...