Arts

Dying with Dignity

In Jubilee’s new production, the only gray areas are in the characters’ psyches.
Stage
There’s no need for issuing “spoiler alerts” with a play titled A Lesson Before Dying.


This Old House

Even a stellar Stage West cast can’t redeem a hackneyed critical fave.
Kultur
There’s not a bad seat in the house at the “Old Vic,” Stage West’s new, old digs at the industrial end of West Vickery Boulevard.



Manhattan Express

Kultur
The FWSO makes an impressive Carnegie Hall debut.


Arggghhht!

A local quartet cranks up the rhetorical noise, all the way to 111.
Art
Home to elegant mannerists John Hartley, Nancy Lamb, Leslie Lanzotti, Jo-Ann Mulroy, and twin brothers Daniel and Dennis Blagg, Artspace 111 may be the last place you’d expect to find politically charged art.



Processions

The spirit of ’64 gets a makeover at 414.
Art
I must have been breathing heavy or something, because during the opening party last weekend for Tasty Bits, a group show at Gallery 414, the elderly gentleman whose gray noggin and hunched shoulders obscured my view of a certa...


Losing, Lost Gems

In these angsty times, sometimes you have to scour the art scene for life.
Kultur
As mannered Britons dump garbage all over gallery floors under the auspices of creating “art,” and brash young Americans simply Xerox their favorite photos of celebrities onto canvases in a seemingly endless, relent...



The Big Picture(s)

Kultur
A touring photo exhibit perplexes, while the 817′s two major dance companies generate some ka-ching.


Luck of the Draw?

A local collective of aspiring comic artists is on the wing.
Art
In early 2006, local artist Paul Milligan and some other artistically inclined fanboys started an informal group, Stumblebum Studios, mainly to have a virtual place where they could kick around ideas.



A Turn (and Jump) for the Better

TBT’s Nutcracker has always been a pleasure but is a must-see this season.
Stage
From a humble American beginning at the San Francisco Ballet under war-rationing restrictions in 1944, The Nutcracker has become a national Christmas tradition, performed by seemingly every dance company in the country, every y...


Open Ears and Minds

Kultur
Seattle transplant Herb Levy settled in Fort Worth eight years ago so that his wife, painter Carol Ivey, could be closer to her family.