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The explorers raise a toast to a new partnership.

Exploring New Terrain

Stage West and WaterTower Theatre collaborate on a new production.
JIMMY FOWLER
Stage West’s current show, Nell Benjamin’s British period comedy The Explorers Club, marks an important milestone in the venerable Fort Worth company’s 35-year history. It’s Stage West’s first full-fledged co-producti...


Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.

Cinematic Virtuosity

EDWARD BROWN
International piano competitions and glitzy film festivals make for interesting bedfellows. The mix seemed uneasy at first but slowly coalesced into a memorable evening as the Van Cliburn Foundation’s new documentary, Virtuos...



At The Live Oak, Anderson & Roe chatted with concertgoers and mixed in some Michael Jackson among the Stravinsky and Mozart.

Cliburn, Now in Session

Fort Worth’s venerable piano foundation gets a chic makeover
EDWARD BROWN
Last March, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe, also known as the classical duo Anderson & Roe, sat facing each other at pristine Steinway grand pianos and unleashed a pyrotechnic display of bravado and virtuosity to dozens of...


Carolyn Judson was spectacular as Aurora, perhaps her best role.

What a Beauty

Texas Ballet Theater opened its season brilliantly with a lavish classic.
LEONARD EUREKA
There probably isn’t a better way to open a dance season than with a lavish production of Sleeping Beauty with choreography by Ben Stevenson, sets and costumes by Broadway designer Desmond Heeley, and a Tchaikovsky score that...



(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall brought the music to the masses Sunday.

Double Shot of Chamber Music

EDWARD BROWN
Late Sunday evening, the independent coffeehouse Avoca Coffee, on the Near Southside, provided the casual (and great-smelling) backdrop for The Hall Ensemble’s first and only public performance this fall. Cellist Karen Hall a...


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Best Of Culture 2014

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Solo Dance Performance (Female) Critic’s choice: Carolyn Judson Judson continues to blossom into one of Texas Ballet Theater’s leading ballerinas, giving memorable opening-night performances as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet an...



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North Texas Giving Day is Sept 18

JIMMY FOWLER
As you’ve probably heard from various media outlets, tomorrow (Thu Sept 18) is 2014 North Texas Giving Day, the sixth annual donations event that encourages folks to give money to their favorite non-profits. From 6am-midnight...


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Second Life’s a Stage

Real-world performers are making real-world money in virtual reality.
EDWARD BROWN
Singer-songwriter Matthew Broyles is setting up for a gig. He’s seated in front of a microphone with his playlist at his feet, tuning his acoustic guitar and lightly running through some of the chord changes he’ll be perfor...



Disney alum Anneliese van der Pol starred in Prism Theatric’s inaugural production, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Prism Theatrics Arrives

Who says you can’t find Big Apple-type musicals in Fort Worth.
EDWARD BROWN
Matthew Blake Floyd’s professional journey has come full circle. After learning the ropes of musical theater as a student at Casa Mañana and eventually spending some time working in theater in New York City, he’s returned ...


The cast of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! includes Haltom High alumni and local drama teachers.

Mr. Zolidis’ Opus

The Brothers Grimm get the musical treatment by a Pulitzer-nominated playwright and former Haltom High teacher.
ROB PATTERSON
The way The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! found its groove is something of a fairy tale. Originally written in 2007 by playwright Don Zolidis as a non-musical stage play for his Haltom High School and North Oak Mi...