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Dog Days’ James Bobick, as the father Howard, hoists Josh Kelly, portraying the dog Prince, to his feet in an effort to make him stand and reclaim his humanity in second act of the opera. Photo courtesy: Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ) In association with Beth Morrison Projects

Opera Festival Time

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Of the three productions composing Fort Worth Opera’s 2015 festival, two –– David T. Little’s Dog Days and Ambroise Thomas’ rarely seen version of Hamlet –– are area premieres. The third, Verdi’s La Traviata, is...


Michael Nye’s portraits of mental illness sufferers come to FWMSH.

Unquiet Minds

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The field of psychiatry has been around for more than 100 years, but there’s still much we don’t know about the workings of the human brain, especially in mentally ill people. Michael Nye was working as a lawyer in San Anto...



Green River Ordinance headlines the Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival.

As All Outdoors

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This weekend, Fort Worth and Grapevine have their own events competing for your leisure time, but if you’re diligent, you can fit them both into your schedule. The Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates its 30th anniver...


The ’70s live at Jubilee Theatre’s 
Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.

They Keep Comin’

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Here’s a bit of theater trivia: Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope was the first Broadway play ever to be directed by an African-American woman. The year was 1972, and the director was Vinnette Carroll. Written and composed by...



Fort Worth artist Lauren Childs’ “Before You Go” is among the paintings on display.

A Warm, Arty Place

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Combine a cool art show, one-of-a-kind musical performance, a little vino, free admission, and proceeds that benefit a worthy charity, and you’ve got one hell of an event. As part of Spring Gallery Night, Fort Works Art –...


Érica Rivas is far from a happy bride in Wild Tales.

Vendetta Argentina

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Nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, Wild Tales did not win, but it was definitely the most entertaining movie in the field. Damián Szifrón’s collection of six short stories is about Argentinian people taking reve...



Patsy Ferran and Arthur Darvill in Treasure Island.

Treasure Girl

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When adapting Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island to the stage, how do you make this hoary old classic new? For playwright Bryony Lavery, the answer was simple: Turn its hero into a girl. So her Jim Hawkins is now an inn...


Fei-Fei Dong plays as part of the Cliburn festival at the Kimbell.

Keys Master

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For every shade of every mood you’ve ever had, there’s a piano piece by Frédéric Chopin that perfectly captures it. Some people know the great Polish miniaturist only for his nocturnes and waltzes, pretty pieces made for ...



International Falls

Treading the Boards

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There are so many theater openings this week that we didn’t feel right choosing among them. Instead, we’re recapping all of them here. It starts on Wednesday, when various local movie theaters air King Lear from Canada’s ...


Once

If You Want Me

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Back when John Carney made his 2007 Irish film Once, he could scarcely have imagined it would spawn a Broadway musical that would win seemingly every award in sight. Maybe playwright Enda Walsh lays on a thick layer of Irish tr...