Beer and Steampunk

Announcing the winner of this year’s Visionary Brew label contest, and Grandma Steampunk is in the house.
Fort Worth Weekly
You can’t beat the cigar-chomping pig. For this year’s Visionary Awards contest –– to design a label for a Rahr beer brewed in honor of the Weekly’s fourth annual Visionary Awards (three $500 checks given to three up-...

Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.

To Be or Not to Be … French

Fort Worth Opera gives some great singers to a Shakespearean rarity.
Kristian Lin
While some of William Shakespeare’s other plays have inspired more than one great opera, Hamlet seems to have resisted the operatic treatment through the centuries. Despite the play’s swordfights, court intrigue, and great ...


Dog Days Are Here

Fort Worth Opera’s production of a family in postapocalyptic America is chilling and unforgettable.
Edward Brown
The stage of W.E. Scott Theatre looked like your typical Middle-American home: nondescript dinner table, disheveled living room, a bedroom. But a closer look revealed that right outside the house was a 20-foot stack of full gar...

La Traviata at the Fort Worth Opera.

Sumptuous La Traviata

Fort Worth Opera’s production of the Verdi classic dazzles.
Leonard Eureka
The only technical glitch in Fort Worth Opera’s opening-night production of La Traviata at Bass Performance Hall was the overhead translating screen. It didn’t light up until well into the show. Other than that, everything ...

Jim Covault shows Nate Davis what he means by the color Red in Stage West’s new production.

Red: Creative Blocks

In its new production, Stage West searches for Mark Rothko’s true colors.
Kristian Lin
Unlike, say, writers, visual artists can be illuminating to watch at work, which is why so many films and plays are about painters or sculptors. Showing an actor daub paint on canvas or carve a block of material into a sculptur...

Gabriel Lawson, Gil Pritchett, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, and Kyndal Robertson show their flower power in Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.

Black Songs Matter

The moment is ripe for Jubilee Theatre’s Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.
Kristian Lin
Right now, we all could use a little more African-American righteous anger in our lives. If you don’t believe me, just watch the videos of poor Walter Scott and Eric Harris being killed by cops. Or you can watch something tha...

“Portrait (P. Lappat)” may be no match for “Sorrow.”

Framing Desire: The Big Picture

The Modern shows off its improved collection of photography and video.
“Portrait (P. Lappat)” is imposing in both scale and content, with a gaze that’s inescapable. Though it’s the first thing you see when you walk into Framing Desire: Photography and Video, up now at the Modern Art Museum...

The Imbroglio Sextet — (from left to right) Sydney Guillaume, Cara Pollard, Alvaro Santiango, David Otto, Lucia Nuin, Salvador Contreras, and Javier Navascues — will launch its regional tour Friday at The Live Oak.

Imbroglio Sextet’s Grace

Featuring members from Spain, Michigan, and California — and Fort Worth — this new ensemble was created to help young Haitian music students.
Edward Brown
Cara Pollard’s 30-year career has been a balancing act between sitting in academia and following her restless spirit all over the world. With her trumpet in hand, the TCU professor has been to Europe, South America, and, perh...

There’s more to Jay Wilkinson than brilliant stuff like “De Hory,” the Fort Worth multimedia artist’s painted tribute to famed painter and forger Elmyr de Hory.

Jay Wilkinson Versus the World

This Fort Worth multimedia artist is enjoying solving the “problem” of art.
Edward Brown
Jay Wilkinson’s first works of art were inspired by comics but not in a Roy Lichtenstein kind of way. “I was dyslexic,” Wilkinson said, “so my mom gave me comics. Books were overwhelming. Comic books were cool because I...

Van Gogh’s “Enclosed Field with a Ploughman” is from 1889, not long before the tortured artist committed suicide.

Dabbling in Art

The first family of Fort Worth has an eye for (sometimes experimental) detail.
Laurie Barker James
Recent exhibits at the Kimbell Art Museum have included works from the Musée d’Orsay, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and private collections around the country. The Kimbell’s latest hails from closer to home. Much closer....