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“Death Tax” at Amphibian Stage Productions

JIMMY FOWLER
“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

EDWARD BROWN
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.
JIMMY FOWLER
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”

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Gallery at UTA
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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.
LEONARD EUREKA
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...


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

ANTHONY MARIANI
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”

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Artspace 111
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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 ...


Seattle artist Norie Sato incorporated local photographs into her mosaics.

Flying Down the Road

Beautifying a highway calls for some natural art.
EDWARD BROWN
In 2005, the Fort Worth City Council adopted the Southwest Parkway Master Plan, which outlined how the city would use art to blend features of the proposed Chisholm Trail toll road into the existing urban environment. Running f...



Benito Huerta’s “In Case of Emergency — Pull”

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William Campbell Contemporary Art
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“And these few precious days I’d spend with you.” Benito Huerta’s show at William Campbell takes its title from Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson’s bittersweet song about finding love late in life, but the exhibit is mo...


HOMECOMING! built crates from discarded IKEA furniture. Now to get the darn things to Sweden.

HOMECOMING! Takes Flight

The most significant art collective in town isn’t hamstrung by costs — but needs help.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Earlier this year, three entities interested in public art began a first-ever collaboration. The 13-member art collective HOMECOMING! Committee, Downtown Fort Worth Inc., and the taxpayer-funded nonprofit Fort Worth Public Art ...